The service will utilise Vizioncore’s vReplicatior andvConverter tools to underpin outsourced cloud-based disaster recovery services,and forms part of iland’s global ‘Continuity Cloud’, a resilient back-upservice spread over six datacentres, including a new facility in London.
The partners claim that customer demand for back-up anddisaster recovery services from their resellers will make the new service
“In the USa lot of folks have taken the initial step of virtualising their infrastructureand the logical next step is disaster recovery, but they don’t want to investin a second site,” said iland channel sales director Dante Orsini.
“There is a lot of pent up demand among dealers for thistype of service,” added Vizioncore EMEA vice president Roger Baskerville. “Somelarger resellers have their own infrastructure but we think the vast majoritywill favour going to hosted datacentres.”
Sam Routledge, services director at Vizioncore platinumpartner Softcat, who is currently evaluating the possibility of coming on boardas a partner when the service launches, said it wouldn’t make sense for hisbusiness to get involved in running datacentres itself.
“We would have to devote a lot of resource to design andmarketing, and we would rather use that for consulting,” he said.
Citing a customer survey run by Softcat in June, Routledge added:“One question that we always ask is what your priorities are. This year the onething that came up time and time again was data recovery and businesscontinuity.”