There are many ways to skim a great profit as a managed services provider. For managed backup services, the profits go up all the more! In lure of profits, it’s easy to go astray, looking for cheaper means of backup solutions that you can offer your clients. You can repackage that offering into something attractive and provide the services to unknowing SME’s. And sure, it’ll work. Until you realize that what you’re really getting is limited services and functions that do not even begin to meet the high demands of your customers.
If you fail to meet expectations, you’re risking your business’s reputation. Here are some ways how low-grade public or private backup solutions could be hurting your business:
1. Rigid Structures
On premise and remote backups are run not only on a single platform. For enterprises that are working on various other platforms and databases, such as Exchange DAG, Exchange Database, VMware, Hyper-V, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Database, Lotus Domino and many other expect a cross platform coverage that inferior backup solution cannot provide.
2. Inadequate Performance
With the increase in data transfer volume, higher bandwidth is required. If not managed appropriately, you risk a slower network connection that could put your client’s business on the hold.
3. Extra Charges You Didn’t Foresee
It’s easy to be swayed away by low prices. But most often, MSP’s fail to gauge the limits of the services. You may be charged for any addition in the number of your clients, plug-ins, service supports, training guides or maintenance. So, eventually, you end up paying more!
4. No Guarantee of Security
The protection and security of your clients’ data is something that should never be compromised. You could not only lose business, but also risk facing legal action in the case of a data loss and security breach.
5. Unorganized Management of Backup
As you manage your data storage on a periodic basis, it is essential that you keep track of whether the backup has been successfully stored in the data center. Typically, when you’re using professional service providers, there is a centralized system, allowing you to keep track of the backup as they’re being performed. With low-grade software, each account has to be manually tracked, and its storage verified.
When your customers question you, you cannot blame the service provider. They’ve entrusted one of the most crucial aspects of their business onto you. Choosing a professional backup service provider will help you manage your business more effectively, providing your clients with impeccable services.
We have developed a range of backup modules for AhsayOBM to back up different type of servers, according to your individual needs. Apart from Microsoft Exchange Individual Mailbox, VMware and Hyper-V backup modules, all other modules will be included in the Purchase and Meter license of AhsayOBM! Take a look at what we have to offer!