New NU Africa partnership provides backup and replication solutions for VMs and physical servers


Johannesburg, 29 Aug 2019
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Hannes Rheeder, General Manager: Enterprise Systems Management and Cloud at Networks Unlimited Africa.
Hannes Rheeder, General Manager: Enterprise Systems Management and Cloud at Networks Unlimited Africa.

African value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited Africa, has announced a partnership agreement with Altaro, a leader in backup solutions for managed service providers (MSPs), IT resellers and IT departments.

Hannes Rheeder, General Manager: Enterprise Systems Management and Cloud at Networks Unlimited Africa, says: “We are very excited to bring this new product on board. Finding a reliable backup and replication solution for Hyper-V and VMware can be challenging. Through our partnership with Altaro, we are able to offer easy and affordable protection of Hyper-V and VMware virtualised environments.”

Altaro provides solid backup solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, well-priced and backed by excellent support. The company’s flagship solution is Altaro VM Backup, which was specifically designed to simplify backing up and restoring of virtual machines (VMs) in a cost-effective and reliable manner.

Noteworthy points include the following:

  • Altaro VM Backup boasts best-of-breed augmented inline deduplication technology that significantly speeds up backups and reduces storage requirement. Its Boot from Backup makes it possible to boot any VM version from the backup location instantly, without affecting its integrity.
  • The latest version of the solution introduces WAN-Optimised Replication functionality, which permits a business to make an ongoing copy of its VMs to a remote site and to switch to that copy with immediacy should anything go wrong with the live VMs, such as damage due to storms, fires and flooding.
  • Backup scheduling using schedule groups is an additional useful feature, while its retention policies work to automatically clear older backup versions from your backup storage.
  • Altaro also offers Altaro Office 365 Backup, a subscription solution to backup and restore Office 365 mailboxes while storing the backups taken.

“Altaro’s clients number over 50 000 businesses worldwide, across over 120 countries, and they cite the company’s easy of use and fast operations in setting up solid backup strategies. Clients also like its cost-effectiveness, as it is priced per host, not per socket, as well as its excellent support offering. Networks Unlimited Africa takes pride in sourcing partners that are on the cutting edge of the IT arena, and actively providing best-of-breed solutions. We are pleased to be able to add this excellent VM solution to our customers throughout sub-Saharan Africa,” concludes Rheeder.

To find out more about the Altaro solution, please contact Hannes Rheeder, General Manager: Enterprise Systems Management and Cloud at Networks Unlimited Africa.

Altaro

Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use backup solutions for managed service providers (MSPs), IT resellers and IT departments. It specialises in backup for virtualised and cloud environments, providing affordable enterprise-class functionality while avoiding unnecessary features that add cost and undue complexity. With 50,000+ customers worldwide, 10,000+ partners globally and 2,000+ MSPs to date, the company’s flagship solution is Altaro VM Backup, which has gained traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware backup and replication. Altaro also provides an annual subscription solution to back up and restore Office 365 mailboxes, Altaro Office 365 Backup. Both are also available as monthly subscription programs for MSPs.

Networks Unlimited Africa

Networks Unlimited Africa is a value-added distributor, offering the best and latest solutions within the converged technology, data centre, networking, and security landscapes. The company distributes best-of-breed products, including Altaro, Attivo Networks, Carbon Black, Cofense, Fortinet, F5, Hypergrid, Indegy, Mellanox Technologies, NETSCOUT, NETSCOUT Arbor, ProLabs, RSA, Rubrik, SevOne, Silver Peak, Tintri by DDN and Uplogix. The product portfolio provides solutions from the edge to the data centre, and addresses key areas such as cloud networking and integration, WAN optimisation, application performance management, application delivery networking, Wi-Fi-, mobile- and networking security, load balancing, data centre in-a-box, and storage for virtual machines.

Since its formation in 1994, Networks Unlimited Africa has continually adapted to today's progressively competitive and evolving marketplace, and has reaped the benefits by being a leading value-added distributor (VAD) within the Sub-Saharan Africa market.

Editorial contacts
Vivienne Fouche (+27) 082 602 1635 vivienne@pr.co.za
Sue Shirilele (+27) 011 202 8400 sue.shirilele@nu.co.za
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