Sponsored content: Vembu Perpetual Licensing, Service Provider Program and GDPR compliancy
Over the past decade, Vembu has been versatile in complying to the various requirements of customers. After recently releasing Vembu BDR Suite v3.8.0, Vembu is now introducing some interesting non-technical updates to their portfolio and program. This blogposts highlights three recently announced updates:
Vembu Perpetual Licensing Option
With launching the latest perpetual licensing, Vembu looks forward to availing more flexibility with the pricing. The Vembu BDR Suite which was earlier at the subscription pricing model will now be available at perpetual licensing, thereby helping IT environments fulfill their requirements that would cost less over time. The reason behind this change was due to multiple requests from various spheres and also in an attempt to comply with business continuity policies of all types of organizations.
Vembu’s Perpetual License entitles the customer to use the software indefinitely. Generally, one year of Technical support and Product Updates are included in the Perpetual license. Even after the expiry of the one year maintenance period, the product continues to work but to receive further Technical Support and Software updates, the customer needs to purchase the Annual Support and Upgrade plan. To experience the Support and Updates, the customer is charged the Annual Maintenance Cost (AMC) which is 20% of the original license price. The Customer can either choose to continue with the same version of the software or can pay the AMC and switch to the new update of the software. There are no penalties if there is a lapse for a while to pay the AMC for getting Updates and Support since it is customer’s choice to go with or without the new updates.
With Vembu’s Perpetual licensing model, the customer can experience:
Low upfront cost – Due to one-time investment, the license is purchased at a remarkable discount.
Full support – Customer can get all the updates, technical support from Vembu by renewing with Annual Maintenance cost.
Since the purchase of Vembu’s Perpetual License is a Long-term investment by our customers, we continually increase our value in an unprecedented way. Thus, Vembu customers can now opt for Perpetual License by paying the initial cost and can use the software endlessly plus paying the AMC will allow them to entitle all the updates and support from Vembu. Ultimately, this will lead to customers having considerable savings over-time.
Not to forget that Vembu offers one of the most comprehensive free editions in the market, Vembu BDR Suite Free Edition. Thus once the trial period is over, an user can opt for the free edition else if the form requires a proper business continuity plan, Vembu offers multiple and flexible pricing options. Now with the addition of Perpetual licensing, a firm can design their business continuity plan without any hassles.
Vembu Service Provider Program
In the aim of setting firm footprints across the globe by catering one of the most comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solution at an affordable pricing, Vembu unfolds it’s New Service Provider Program that would provide service providers a great scope for huge benefits and discounts with the Vembu BDR Suite v3.8.0.
Service Providers are critical to any business when it comes to establishing a brand’s footprints across the globe. Providing the right solution to the customers in every aspect becomes their top priority. It’s obvious that the pricing of the backup software would be the first aspect considered when a customer analyses a solution for his data centers. With this year seeing a remarkable rise in the threats to data like ransomware attacks, businesses are very keen to safeguard their data centers and turn up to the service providers who promise a range of solutions.
With New Vembu Service Provider Program, there lies a huge benefit for SPs like Managed Service Provider (MSP), Cloud Service Provider (CSP), Application Service provider( ASP), Hosted Service Provider (HSP) or anyone who is involved in IT solution delivery who offer Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to the customers. We at Vembu, share their responsibility for ensuring business continuity in the event of a disaster with lesser downtime possible. Apparently, Vembu is providing higher price discounts for all types of service providers with this new program.
While being targeting the welfare of customers, Vembu understands very well what Service Providers mean. As an MSP, you would want to increase your margins. Vembu is one place where there is a huge opportunity to grow revenue and provide more value to your customers is within the backup software market. Your importance being dealt with profuse benefits, Vembu Service Provider Program is to be renowned. Here’s list of takeaways on to why any service provider should sign-up this strategic alliance for enjoying the long-term growth in this technological era.
Key Technology Benefits for Service Providers
Something for Everyone
Vembu provides a one-stop Backup and DR solution which satisfies all your customer data protection needs. Using Vembu BDR Suite of Products, user can backup all Physical and Virtual machine (VMware and Hyper-V) environments. All Windows, Linux, Mac data and other MS applications and databases. Also providing cloud solutions to make it easy for SPs to extend their backup infrastructure to the cloud. Also, Vembu helping SPs to have a Disaster Recovery solution in their on-site/off-site or cloud locations that can reduce services downtime from hours to minutes. Vembu provides stern RTO and RPO, which allow businesses to keep their critical data and applications up and running at all times.
Pricing Discounts for SP
Vembu provides lucrative discounts for Service Providers to grow their business and increase their revenue. By signing up for Vembu Service Provider program they can get many benefits of Vembu Backup solution which also includes a significant pricing discount on pre-purchase on Vembu BDR Suite of Products.
Monthly Based License
Create a new revenue stream to replace one-off license purchases with Vembu’s monthly rental pay-as-you-go licensing model for Service Providers. It’s a definitely should be a flexible way for your customers to pay only for the solution that they are using on a monthly basis and which eventually will reduce the storage and backup costs.
Multi-tenancy (Group Management)
This multi-tenancy feature enables you to create and manage a number of tenants (customers) in segregated environments under one single server. A multi-tenancy feature called Group Management allows the SPs to group their customer’s backup job data at regular intervals and will also give their tenants the access to their own environment to protect their servers and configure recovery tasks. It’s a notable feature that provides security and privacy that only the tenant registered under that particular account will be able to access the status of the backed up servers with complete detailed reports.
Vembu provides luscious service to the Service providers by providing Vembu BDR360 tool. It’s a Centralised Management & Monitoring and Reporting tool specially designed for Service Providers to know the status of their client’s Backup Servers and backup jobs configured to it.
- Vembu BDR360 provides dedicated set of various types of reports like VM-level report, Image Verification report, Calendar based report. With these reports, SP’s can manage their individual clients backup status effectively
- The health status of each backup can be viewed from Dashboard and each system’s CPU and Disk usage can be monitored from the console itself for proper capacity planning
- It also provides Instant Notifications and Email Alerts about the status of backup jobs
Centralised Portal Management
This portal management will aid customers with large and growing vaults to more efficiently manage a distributed environment. Vembu has a centralized license management portal to allocate licenses to the customers and helps service providers to view all their purchases, leads, registered accounts and personal information within their own personalized portal which helps SPs to manage all customers billing and invoicing from a centralized location.
At Vembu, we strive for customer delight and thus provide a backup solution to give an ultimate protection for all your customers’ data. Vembu secures the data with inbuilt end-to-end Encryption using the AES-256 algorithm. It also delivers inbuilt Compression and Deduplication for eliminating data redundancy. Thus, before the data is stored it is encrypted, compressed and deduped which helps the Service Providers to keep their customers’ data safe.
Vembu GDPR Compliancy
Addressing customers’ concern have always been Vembu’s top priority. The Vembu BDR Suite does comply with the new regulation and will make the users the real data owner. Complying with industry standards and policies has always been one of Vembu BDR Suite’s core attributes and the GDPR is no exception as well.
The laying of this GDPR is crucial and inevitable norm. But what is to be known is, there is not one software that would uphold all the principles of it. We at Vembu are looking towards certify data centers and assure customers their rights. Vembu being a 15 year old firm has worked extensively on being compliant with local laws of various countries. One of the most important fact about security compliances are the stringent measures to be followed by organizations to protect the critical customer data. Vembu uses patented and in-house file system to store the data in chunk files thus making it unreadable unless it is restored by the administrator as per process. Vembu also uses federally acclaimed AES 256-bit algorithm to encrypt the data while transfer and at-rest while data is compressed, deduped to make suit the storage needs of a business.
The Vembu BDR Suite in itself has already garnered attention for its extended service of delivering backup and recovery reports to even individual virtual machine. This assures them the authority to monitor their data continuously. The multilayered verification to the data they configure for backup turns out to be an added advantage to them. As a part of auditory compliance, organizations are also expected to store and present the data up to a certain period of time. The retention policies vary from organization and Vembu provides the option to do so through two types of retention: Basic and Advanced retention. The basic retention will keep the daily merged recovery points as per the number of days you have configured for the retention. You can have up to 99 daily merged recovery points using the basic retention. If you want more number of recovery points, you can select advanced retention. The advanced retentionhas three kinds of merge options within it and you can choose any combination of this three as per your wish namely daily merge, weekly merge and monthly merge respectively thus empowering organizations to store data as much as 10 years with any no. of retentions.
We further will be holding up talks with our Service Providers and partners across the globe keeping in mind the global stock exchange. All geared up with responsibility, we are ready to implement our road map on this much needed GDPR.
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