The whole Ahsay's solution is with flexible client-server architecture. AhsayCBS server-side centralized management console can be installed on your own backup server hosted in your datacenter, on cloud VM such as Microsoft Azure, or on backup appliances deployed in your customers' offices. Users' backup data can be stored on your own backup server, or on cloud storage such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3, etc., or the locally deployed backup appliances. The AhsayOBM / AhsayACB client agents are for installing on the servers, workstations that need to be backed up. With proper configuration, your customers' data will be automatically backed up or replicated to your managed storage.
The following are some common deployment options that our existing partners adopted:
Option 1: AhsayCBS and backup data hosted in your datacenter
Option 2: AhsayCBS and backup data hosted in public cloud (hardwareless deployment)
Option 3: Deploy backup appliance at customer's site and replicate to your datacenter
Option 4: Deploy backup appliance at customer's site and replicate to dedicated replication appliance
There are customers who prefer to have total ownership on their backup data and are reluctant to back up their data to third party's datacenter, i.e. your datacenter. To win these customers, you can offer them backup appliances with your rebranded AhsayCBS installed so that they can fully manage their backup system within their premises.
To eliminate data loss caused by on-site disasters, you can offer them offsite replication service to your datacenter (by creating individual receivers on your datacenter's AhsayCBS), so that when disaster strikes, you can help them recover the data from your replication server.
Your customer will be responsible for backup users creation and management on AhsayCBS. All the client machines will be backed up by AhsayOBM and AhsayACB to the locally deployed backup appliance.
For casual data loss caused by accidental deletion, software failure, etc., your customers can quickly restore data from their local AhsayCBS backup appliance.
When a severe disaster strikes a customer's site, you can help them rebuild a new backup appliance, restore their backup data and settings to the new appliance, and send it back to your customer for disaster recovery.