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
This is an advanced version of Option 3 by offering each customer a dedicated replication appliance hosted in your datacenter, so that if a customer's primary backup appliance fails, you can quickly deliver their dedicated replication appliance to them and convert it to a backup appliance to replace the failed one.