StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced the immediate availability of the much anticipated OneXafe® Solo™. The launch follows a successful global beta program that garnered strong endorsements from partners, MSPs, and distributors. OneXafe Solo provides a radically simple, anytime, anywhere, cloud-based business continuity solution in a compact plug-and-play device. It delivers enterprise-class data backup and recovery at an SMB price point.
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OneXafe Solo is extremely easy to configure, deploy, and manage. Because the device can stream data directly to the cloud via a simple internet connection, there is no need for costly onsite infrastructure. It is built using the same advanced data protection technology platform that powers StorageCraft ShadowXafe. OneXafe Solo features the powerful functionality of reliable and flexible restore, SLA-based data protection and workflow, instant restore with StorageCraft Virtual Boot, and cloud-based management with StorageCraft OneSystem. Because of its ultimate flexibility, OneXafe Solo is perfectly suited for deployment in a wide range of environments, including virtual, physical, agentless (i.e. host-based), agent-based, as well as with multiple local storage options.
Thanks to OneXafe Solo, MSPs can now protect single tenant and multi-tenant customer environments within minutes. To deploy, users connect the device to the internet, and follow a few simple steps that can be completed by non-technical personnel. The appliance then ‘calls home,’ and notifies the MSP that it is activated. Next, the MSP remotely sets data protection policies, including backup frequency, retention policy, target location, and replication for cloud disaster recovery. Easy setup for licensing, billing, and reporting through seamless integration with ConnectWise adds to the management and economic benefits for MSPs.
With many companies rushing to set up secure remote working environments for employees due to mandatory COVID-19 related ‘shelter in place’ orders, SMBs with limited budgets and skills will be particularly challenged. MSPs have a vital role here, and OneXafe Solo can be a high-value asset in this situation. Thanks to its flexibility and simplicity, it can be deployed without any technical knowledge in a small business or ROBO (remote office/branch office) environment. MSPs can then manage OneXafe Solo remotely via StorageCraft OneSystem from anywhere through any web browser. This eliminates the need for dedicated onsite servers, time-consuming software upgrades, or further onsite customer visits.
OneXafe Solo provides MSPs and SMBs with the ultimate flexibility and a range of deployment options independent of the environment they’re protecting, including VMs, physical servers, desktops, and laptops. Unlike competitive appliances in this class, OneXafe Solo does not impose a limit on the number of machines that can be supported by a single device. This expands the value, scale, and flexibility of the solution. OneXafe Solo allows MSPs to accommodate additional data protection policies and manage at scale with just a few clicks. With the same set of tools, MPSs can address multiple use cases, including physical or virtual server protection, on-premise, or direct to cloud backup, all with always-on offsite disaster recovery.
Mike Bodenheimer SCME, Backup Support Specialist, Dynamic Quest, U.S.: “This is a perfect solution for some of our SMB clients and also helps to round out our already robust offerings further. The OneXafe Solo allows us to deliver customers an immediate, simple, and scalable data protection, back-up, and recovery solution at a highly competitive price point. We take the appliance to our customer site, power on, assign SLAs and RTOs, and the rest is taken care of. The incredibly powerful but simple ‘single pane of glass’ management makes it a breeze to manage and adjust policies and settings.”
Travis Vigneau, Director of Solution Partner Strategy for ConnectWise, U.S.: “We were very excited to learn of StorageCraft’s OneXafe Solo. This is going to be a great solution for MSPs in helping them grow their cloud backup and recovery business. The simplicity of the solution belies the power and scale of the cloud backup and recovery services it delivers. The benefit of no upfront cost, single pane of glass management and easy integration to the ConnectWise business management platform makes it a strong entry in the ConnectWise ecosystem.”
Bill Stayart, Chief Technology Strategist Kyocera Document Solutions, U.S.: “We have been asking for a solution like this. It entails no complex configuration and requires minimal to no technician support. We simply drop the OneXafe Solo appliance into a customer site, connect to the internet, and they are up and running with cloud backup in minutes. This is the perfect channel solution — a high-value customer service that is simple to order, even more simple to deploy, powerful, and ridiculously easy to manage.”
Frank Rosenkranz, Managing Director, Uzuner Systems GmbH, Germany: “This is a perfect solution for our SMB clients and customers with distributed environments. We can deliver them immediate, simple, and scalable data protection, back-up, and recovery at a highly consumable price point. We can take or send the appliance to our customer site, power on, assign SLAs and RTOs, and the rest is taken care of. In the event we need to adjust service levels, the incredibly powerful but simple ‘single pane of glass’ management makes it a breeze.
Chris Cadge, Sales Director, Mtech, U.K.: “As an early adopter, I have been extremely impressed with the simple, no-nonsense setup of OneXafe Solo and its ability to provide full protection in one small unit at a single monthly price. Setup literally took minutes. We installed a 2.5” drive in the appliance and, once we ran through the setup routines, we were able to protect our servers with regular backups to both the internal drive and to the StorageCraft Cloud Services. Its single-pane-of-glass management provides a modern, intuitive, and informative interface. I can easily see the status of my backups, and in an emergency, I can cloud-boot my server in a couple of minutes and have everything running again. This gives me the best of both worlds, with local recovery of files and folders and an off-site recovery environment in the case of a disaster.”
Colin Nah, Director, Biz-Era.Net Pte Ltd, Singapore: “After extensive testing of OneXafe Solo, it is clearly going to be of great benefit to our customers with distributed servers in different locations that want to back up to a common location. The small footprint of the appliance, ease of set up, and ability of the service to back up on-premises as well as to the cloud make it a high-value addition to our business continuity portfolio.”
Pricing and Availability
There are no upfront costs. OneXafe Solo is billed via a monthly subscription that aligns with an MSP’s business model by charging for the number of machines that are protected. OneXafe Solo is available immediately through major distribution partners. Subscription pricing starts at less than US$99/month per protected machine, with a lower price of $79/month for each additional protected machine.
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