Continuum Invests in Next Generation Backup and Recovery Cloud Solution for Future of Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partners
BOSTON – Aug. 4, 2014 – Continuum®, the industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions, has acquired R1Soft®, creator of the R1Soft Server Backup Manager (SBM) product line, from Idera, a leading provider of application and server management solutions. Recognized as the leading commercial backup software for web hosting providers, R1Soft SBM has been deployed by more than 2,500 cloud infrastructure providers and protects more than 300,000 servers worldwide.
“With the opportunity ahead in cloud-based backup, this acquisition is an investment in next generation cloud solutions for the future of our MSP partners,” said Michael George, CEO at Continuum. “The R1Soft core technology is an ideal fit for our partners who desire hosted server backup and continuous data protection. We are working to enhance the product by integrating our service and business model to enable MSPs and other IT service providers to easily offer the solution to their customers – profitably.”
Many Continuum partners have inquired about cloud-based backup solutions. The company is working to offer various options for its partners and their clients. R1Soft is known worldwide for having the fastest, most scalable, yet affordable server backup software for both Windows® and Linux® platforms in private and public clouds.
Idera is a leading provider of application and server management solutions. Idera provides a wide variety of application performance management products including the Idera line of SQL Server management tools, the Precise line of end-to-end application performance management products, and the SaaS-based CopperEgg cloud-focused server and application monitoring solution. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera is a Microsoft Managed Partner and has over 13,000 customers worldwide.
About Continuum Managed IT Services
Continuum is the technology industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services, allowing its Managed Services Provider (MSP) partners to maintain both on premise and cloud-based servers, desktops and other endpoints for small-and-medium-sized businesses. Continuum’s SaaS platform enables MSPs to efficiently backup, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain clients’ IT infrastructurefrom a single pane of glass, all backed by an industry–leading network operations center (NOC) and Service Desk. MSPs leverage Continuum’s pay-as-you-grow business model to scale IT services without committing to long-term contracts and to reserve in-house staff for strategic initiatives. The company employs 800 professionals worldwide, supports over 3,300 partners and monitors more than half a million endpoints. For more information, visit http://www.continuum.net/ or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @FollowContinuum.
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