We Need You! Join the BackupAssist v9 Beta Test Program

BackupAssist beta testingOur Australian friends over at BackupAssist have been working hard to make sure v9 is the best release yet. They could however, really do with your help in testing the Beta version (released this morning) to make sure it’s as good as it possible can be come the final release.

As the distributor we like to provide as much feedback as we can, but we also rely on the fantastic response we always receive from customers and partners to help make sure we’ve got the broadest testing base.

Please note –  As a beta product, we do not recommend using this version of BackupAssist v9 on live or production machines.

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The Great BackupAssist Renewal Sale

BackupAssist renewal promotionIf you, or one of your customers, own a copy of BackupAssist with expired upgrade cover (you can check here), for the next four weeks, we’re offering a brilliant opportunity to bring it up to date (which also reinstates the free technical support cover).

Renewing an expired licence would normally be £95.00 + VAT, but up to and including Monday 14th September, it will be available to you at the non-expired rate of £66.00 + VAT.

**Now extended to 30th September 2015**

The reason for this sudden turn of generosity is two-fold…

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The BackupAssist MultiSite Manager

BackupAssist’s MultiSite Manager (BAMM) is here, and if you’re a registered partner program member, it’s completely free for your own use.

If you manage more than a handful of BackupAssist customers, I hope this will be music to your ears, particularly if you’re spending more time than you’d like checking the many emailed backup reports coming in from your various client sites every day.

Please note: BAMM is the replacement for BackupAssist’s legacy Centralised Monitoring Console (CMC) which is now no longer supported.

I’ll explain the key differences between the two in the moment, but if you’re a reseller currently using the CMC, we highly recommend you migrate and here’s why…

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Professional videos of every speaker at our recent partner event

Alt-N Technologies, BackupAssist, MailStore….they were all there. And that’s not all, we were even fortunate enough to bag a couple of inspirational guest victims speakers!

Yes, just in case you’ve missed us shouting about it every five minutes, last month was our “PartnerMeet” event in Canary Wharf. As you’ve probably gathered, we don’t do these that often (as often as we should!) and we were thrilled with the way it went, not least because of the great presentations made by the speakers we’d lined up for the day.

If you weren’t able to make it along then a) forever hold your head in shame and b) do not fear, we planned for this and took the liberty of booking a film crew to capture the lot.

Enjoy footage in glorious HD of each and every presentation on the day….

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BackupAssist v8 Vs. Backup Exec 2014 – product comparison

Backup Exec ComparisonWhich backup software is best for your business? It’s a question that leads to many more.

What can the software back up? What restore options does it have? Can it perform a system recovery? What is the support like? How much does it cost?

In this post I look at the features required for a comprehensive backup solution, and compare Symantec Backup Exec and BackupAssist’s support for those features.

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