5 Trends for MSPs to Watch in 2018

5 Trends for MSPs to Watch in 2018

According to a research by Markets and Markets, it is estimated that the Managed Services market will be worth a whopping $257.84 billion by 2022. This makes a compound annual growth rate of 11.1 percent.

Having said that, newer and more advanced technologies will be introduced and MSPs will need to adapt to them. At the same time, there will be constraints, like budget and implementation of hardware and software. Continue reading

Ahsay Provides Rebranding Solutions to MSPs, Enabling Them to Market Their Backup Services Under Their Own Label

Kowloon, Hong Kong – March 19, 2018: Branding helps MSPs to stand out from their competition, establish market recognition and inculcate trust in their customer-base. Ahsay Systems Corporation, a world leading backup software developer, provides MSPs with the flexibility to rebrand its offered software solutions and market them under their own label, helping them to leverage the power of branding in their business.

See How Ahsay’s Rebranding Works

The power of branding in business is undebatable. It helps develop a positive perception in the market. Customers are more likely to trust branded businesses than resellers. And where a business provides unique services, branding can help establish market recognition and make the business stand out from its competitors. Unfortunately, the concept of branding is almost non-existential in the MSP sector. It’s not that managed service providers are not aware of the benefits that branding has to offer, but since many MSPs use third party software applications to provide services to clients, they simply can’t leverage the power of branding in their business.

Ahsay Systems Corporation is a world leading white label backup software developer, headquartered in Hong Kong. The company provides a whole host of backup solutions including software for backing up PCs and Macs and servers, databases and virtual machines; and android and iOS devices. Being white label solutions, these backup software can be easily customized and rebranded. Expanding on the rebranding capabilities of the developed software suite, Schubert Chong, CEO of Ahsay Systems Corporation commented:

Our backup software carry rebranding capabilities. Managed service providers can customize the interface and software environment in any way they may wish. They can incorporate their company’s logo. They can apply service name, contact information and company details. They can even request for customized installers for their rebranded AhsayOBM, AhsayACB and AhsayCBS applications. The rebranding options are endless.”

If MSPs require DIY rebranding, they need to purchase software license, with a one-off rebranding option fee.

You need to purchase the software and the rebranding rights before you can customize it. Rebranding is not available with a trial license. But if you look at the benefits that branding brings, it’s an investment worth making,” concluded Schubert Chong.

If MSPs want to save their effort and shorten their time to market, they can opt for the rebranding service offered by Ahsay’s professional customer service team. MSPs can then focus on activities that add more value to their business.

To learn about Ahsay’s services and features of the backup software suite, customers can visit the company’s official website.

See How to Offer Managed Backup Service with Ahsay’s Backup Software

About Ahsay Systems Corporation Limited

Ahsay Systems Corporation Limited is the world’s leading backup software vendor, providing backup for service provider, assisting them in delivering secure backup products and services to their business customers.

Contact Details

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https://www.ahsay.com/

Address:

28/F., Ford Glory Plaza,

37 Wing Hong Street,

Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon,

Hong Kong

International Hotline

+852 3580 8091

How Important Is Marketing For MSP Startups?

How Important Is Marketing For MSP Startups

Remember those days when you scoured video stores in your neighborhood to rent your favorite blockbuster? You might still find a few of them across the block in your area, but this business model of renting and purchasing is disappearing, and it’s disappearing fast… thanks to Netflix.

This applies to not only the movie rental industry, but to many other industries as well, especially IT. Continue reading

4 SEO Best Practices that MSPs Should Adopt

4 SEO Best Practices that MSPs Should Adopt

With all the things you have to do as an MSP during the course of a day, it can be easy to overlook your business website.

However, this could mean losing potential business. Your website is your primary lead generation and conversion platform. Ignoring it can lead to potential leaks in your lead capturing system.

And while most of your website’s management—that support your lead generation—remain admittedly static, there are some that keeps changing. Continue reading

4 Tips that Help MSPs Deliver Incredible DRaaS to Their Clients

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From natural disaster to hardware failure, there are many events that can put an organization’s data into jeopardy.

In today’s tech landscape, the importance of data security cannot be stressed enough. As an MSP, you need to ensure that your clients’ data stays intact and that their systems keep running smoothly. 

Why Offer DRaaS?

Business continuity and reputation are the two most crucial concerns for businesses. The key to both lies in data protection.

This is where Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) comes into play. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can differentiate themselves by offering DRaaS to their clients. According to a report by Gartner, DRaaS to protect business’s production applications from failures will grow by a whopping rate of 200 percent from 2016 to 2020.

Some of the benefits that your clients get from DRaaS include:

  – Reduction of downtime and data loss

  – Faster application recovery

  – Revenue protection

  – Greater recovery options

  – Enhanced backup software

As an MSP, you want to provide robust protection and performance to your clients. Here are some tips that MSPs need to keep in mind when providing DRaaS to their clients:

1. Offer Cloud Availability for Physical Servers, Virtual Servers and Other Applications

When providing a DRaaS solution, you need to provide customers an assurance that no matter what, there will be no workflow interruption. The business will continue as the disaster gets resolved in the background.

For this, you need to ensure that the company’s physical servers, virtual servers and other applications operate from the cloud.

2. Manage All Users through a Centralized Web Console

Your client might want to create multiple user accounts. With centralized management software, you can easily backup everything through a single web console.

This provides them peace of mind when it comes to compliance.

3. Do Not Break Their Banks

DRaaS is not a luxury anymore – it has become a necessity for enterprises. If you want to stay ahead in the game, you should provide affordable DRaaS solutions. You might have to go out of your way, but your clients will really appreciate your affordable services.

4. Make Sure Your Disaster Recovery Also Recovers Latest Data

Disaster recovery is more relevant if you can retrieve recently lost data. Your DRaaS solution should have access to all the latest data, so that recovery is easy and useful.

With a team of tech-enthusiasts, we at Ahsay offer comprehensive VMware backup and Disaster Recovery as a Service. From live VM migrating to multi-destination backup, our VMware disaster recovery solution helps MSPs enhance their offering to their clients.

State of Cyber Security and How MSPs Might Be Able to Benefit

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According to Fox Business, it is not just large organizations or government agencies that are targets of cyber attacks, small businesses such as e-commerce stores, restaurants, clinics and even colleges are being targeted.

From data breach to malware attacks, small businesses are exposed to a wide variety of security threats.

This has led small companies to increase their budgets on cyber security. According to Business Wire, 46 percent of the companies are increasing budgets by an average of 21 percent. What’s more, according to the same resource, 41 percent of the companies were willing to invest in obtaining security services from Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Continue reading

4 Backup Tests that MSPs Should Regularly Carry Out

ahsay-article-4-1In this digital landscape, you have to understand that a lot of stuff can go wrong. For instance, your hardware might crash or there can be problems in configurations. If you are a managed service provider (MSP), you need to make sure that these instances are minimized.

Just like a performer who constantly needs to update his/her skills, you also need to sharpen your armory. Regularly testing your mechanisms is a great way to ensure that you are providing extraordinary services to your clients.

Here are some tests that MSPs should regularly carry out:

1. Test Backup Functionality

Regularly testing backups ensures that data loss is reduced. The testing you carry out will give you great insights on what might go wrong.

For example, your client might require additional retention points. Before you add these resources to the backup, you should carry out backup tests to check if they work properly. If they do not, you might want to take a different approach.

2. Test the Performance of Your Virtual Machine (VM)

ahsay-article-4-2Here’s how a virtual machine is so important for you: In cases of disaster, the downtime of your client’s servers increases. This would mean that they will not be able to maintain profitability. This is where a virtual machine comes into play. Having a VM will allow your client to continue their operations, while you work on fixing the bigger issue.

From ensuring that it will boot to checking its various applications, make sure that you regularly check the VM.

3. Test Your Disaster Recover Processes

Sometimes, your backup mechanisms might fail to meet your desired expectations. Some reasons of this failure can include unsuitable hardware, ordinary appliances, etc. If you find out that your backup tests are failing for certain types of machines, you might not provide your services for these endpoints.

Having said that, you cannot know in advance what backup service might fail you. This is the reason you should have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in place. From knowing what time it would take to restore uptime to singling out responsible factors, you should be very well-prepared.

4. Create Simulated Scenarios

Although you cannot predict the severity and timing of data disaster, you can create simulated scenarios to test the reliability of your backup mechanisms.

There are quite a few manual and automated processes for this. However, when conducting these tests, make sure that the data loss or disaster occurs in an isolated, non-production environment.

We at Ahsay are one of the world’s leading backup software vendors. From windows system backup to SQL backup, our comprehensive software allows MSP with incredible options.

Finding The Right Backup Solution For Your MSP Business

As a managed service provider, there is one decision that you are absolutely bound to make: which vendor should you choose to partner with to offer your business clients with the absolute best backup solutions? When making that decision, it is more than just finding a solution provider that offers the right price. It’s about forming a strategic alliance that will promote long-term growth.

The hard fact remains that backup for service provider is no small matter, and shouldn’t be taken lightly. We offer you a guide to ensure that you make the right decision that will boost your business and client satisfaction.

1.     Conduct A Technical Review

In terms of the technical benefits that are offered to you, you need to ask all the tough questions. We’ve listed some of the most pressing ones:

  • Does the solution include service delivery modules?
  • Was the solution specifically designed for MSPs?
  • Is it compatible with various operating systems? If not, can you find backup modules for various systems?
  • Are the solutions reliable enough to provide regulations compliance?
  • Is it flexible enough?

2.     Shortlist The Vendors

Make sure you’re making note of all the features! Create a checklist of what you’re looking for, and cut down the ones who didn’t meet the preliminary requirements. Do not evaluate the vendor simply on the offering, but also on their business model. For instance, the last thing you need is your service provider to compete with you for your clients.

3. Look Up For Reviews!

To accurately gauge the services of a backup service provider, go out in the industry! Who would understand the services better than the very businesses that are using it? The reputation of the business is absolutely vital. Make sure that they’ve established a strong customer base, and prestige as a high quality service provider. Remember, your profitability depends on this. So work with a reputable backup service provider.

4. Understand the Vendor’s offering

It sounds quite simple, but you’d be surprised to know how ambiguous some backup solutions service providers really are. When you visit their website, make sure that every aspect of their offering is well portrayed so that you have a clear idea of the extent of services that they offer.

5. Scalability

And finally, the aspect of growth and flexibility. Will the vendor allow you enough flexibility to increase your offering as your business grows? The MSP industry is attractive, with reasonable growth margins. Make sure you factor in these possibilities, as well!

Many online backup providers and resellers are currently using Ahsay to provide online / offsite / remote / backup services to their business customers. Take a look at what we have to offer, and start making profits with Ahsay now.