Intronis, Inc. has announced the immediate availability of its Spring Release ’14. The new platform enhancements, which include expanded support for physical imaging and virtualized environments including Hyper-V and VMware 5.5, significantly extend the Intronis cloud backup platform to become the IT channel’s leading single-source provider of business recovery services. The Spring Release ’14 enables channel partners to streamline the tools they use, reducing their management time, while expanding business opportunities with their customers and prospects.
“Business IT environments are becoming increasingly more complex and data-driven, putting greater pressure and responsibility on the channel partner to protect, secure and recover the entire business, not just the data,” says Rick Faulk, Intronis CEO. “Our Spring Release ’14 is the first in a series of new product introductions coming over the next several months that addresses these challenges head on, and provides our channel partners with an all-in-one data protection platform that will help deliver faster data recovery and maximize business availability.”
The Intronis Spring Release ’14 adds a number of important features that will enable channel partners to more effectively and efficiently support blended IT environments and virtualized solutions. Major features added to the Intronis Cloud Backup and Recovery Solution include:
Physical Imaging: Intronis partners are now able to backup servers, laptops, and desktops locally, and provide their clients with local image-level, P2V (physical-to-virtual) and object-level recovery. Intronis partners can backup these images using a recurring-interval or calendar-based schedule, enabling fine-grain control over recovery points. Plus, backups can be saved locally or on a network share for faster data recovery.
Hyper-V: In addition to backing up VMware virtual machines (VMs), Intronis partners can now backup Hyper-V VMs to the Intronis Cloud, to a local device, or both. Hyper-V backups are stored and encrypted, and partners can save any number of historical versions of VM backups using Advanced Archiving rules.
Expanded Platform Support: Other enhancements in this release include support for Exchange 2013 and VMware vSphere version 5.5, a refreshed user interface, faster performance on the Intronis portal, and faster file-level restores.
“By adding support for Hyper-V, VMWare 5.5, and Physical Imaging, Intronis is fulfilling our desire to leverage a single vendor and platform for all of our customers’ backup and recovery needs,” says David Alger, CTO, Mobius Works, a long-time Intronis partner. “With the Intronis Spring ’14 Release, we can now easily restore a virtualized image so that our customers can get back up and running more quickly in the event of an outage or data loss.”
For Intronis partner Computer Network Services in Florida, the Spring Release ’14 means the total IT solutions provider can now offer new and existing customers the ability to extend Intronis’ offerings to their main servers, while continuing to use the cloud file and database features for other systems and mobile users. “Virtualization is a necessity for any business, so for us, the ability to support Hyper-V is imperative to stay on target and continue to deliver exceptional customer service,” says Matthew Ritchie, IT consultant and network engineer, Computer Network Services, a Stevens and Stevens LTD company.
The new and advanced features and functionality within the Intronis Spring Release ’14 are proven to help channel partners better manage, support and protect their customers’ IT ecosystems. “The Spring ’14 Release is a transformative announcement for Intronis and positions our partners to deliver higher-value services and enterprise-grade support,” says Chuck DeLouis, Intronis vice president of product management. “It’s extremely rewarding to see the enthusiasm our partners have for Intronis’ new Spring Release ’14 and the solutions coming shortly on our strategic roadmap.”