FREESTOR SETS MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDERS FREE
MSPs using FreeStor to drive efficiency and profitability with wider portfolio of SaaS/BaaS offerings
MELVILLE, N.Y., March 30, 2016 — FalconStor Software® Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), a 16-year innovator of software-defined storage solutions, is enjoying rapid acceptance by managed service providers who are using FalconStor’s converged, hardware-agnostic, software-defined storage and data services platform FreeStor®to manage their own customers’ infrastructures and create new revenue opportunities.
FreeStor has given MSPs new and augmented capabilities like Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Migration-as-a-Service, Continuity-as-a-Service, Recovery-as-a-Service, Backup-as-a-Service and more, on a single platform that supports internal IT, co-located, and managed services simultaneously. This is an asset for MSPs that must maintain a diverse range of applications, OSes, hypervisors, and storage platforms in shared or isolated environments. MSPs are also using FreeStor to transition customers with legacy storage environments to the cloud; to secure end-user data wherever it lives; and to offer a simplified pricing model so users pay-as-they-grow, based on capacity. FreeStor allows variable SLAs across client systems and datacenters, multi-tenancy reporting and billing support, and suits capacity requirements ranging from very small (less than 10 TB) through hundreds of petabytes and beyond.
MSPs use FreeStor to deliver several advantages to their customers, including:
- Best-in-class horizontal data services such as data protection, reduced downtime, and business continuity
- Increased flexibility for changing storage needs based on business demands, without straining existing resources
- Insight and control across legacy, modern, virtual, physical, local, and remote environments
- Single-pane-of-glass management, monitoring and analytics and reporting across local and remote environments to reduce operational complexity while improving service provider margins.
- Faster time to deployment, productivity and revenue for the MSPs and their customers
- Subscription pricing that eliminates unpredictable capacity expansion, refreshes, and renewal costs
- Enabling new revenue streams without necessarily adding new hardware.
Innovative Solutions Consulting Inc., based outside of Kansas City, Mo., uses FreeStor to offer a software-defined storage technology to its customers. “FreeStor gives us the flexibility to manage customers’ entire environment completely, or just a portion of it, or in being the one they call in a managed services support model,” said Mardy Martin, Innovative Solutions Consulting CTO. “It resolves a real issue around the need to continually invest in additional equipment to maintain and grow their environments. FreeStor eliminates the need for this by extending capabilities of existing hardware and by being the most open software-defined storage platform on the market today. It helps us deploy faster and with fewer resources. In turn, FreeStor helps grow our business revenues and maintain or improve our margins.”
FreeStor's horizontal architecture unlocks a new world of storage opportunities, allowing IT managers, MSPs and CSPs to maximize efficiencies and lower costs while taking advantage of the public cloud, hybrid cloud, flash storage and software-defined storage. FalconStor’s groundbreaking Intelligent Abstraction® approach delivers seamless access and unified data services across entire storage infrastructures without having to invest in new technology, or rip and replace existing platforms. Always-on availability and continuity keep businesses running while enabling them to move, synchronize and protect data seamlessly across virtual and physical storage platforms.
“MSPs who must safeguard their clients’ data, who support diverse customer infrastructures, and must move clients to more resilient platforms like the cloud, appreciate FreeStor as much as enterprise end users,” said Gary Quinn, FalconStor President, and CEO. “MSPs understand the intimate relationship between efficiency and profitability, and FreeStor is a profound tool in their arsenal for efficient storage and data management. They quickly see how FreeStor helps them internally and externally, by simplifying their own infrastructure and by reducing management points and eliminating cross-training, administration, and support for multiple systems.”
FalconStor Software®, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is a leading software-defined storage company offering a converged data services software platform that is hardware agnostic. Our open, integrated flagship solution, FreeStor®, reduces vendor lock-in and gives enterprises the freedom to choose the applications and hardware components that make the best sense for their business. We empower organizations to modernize their data center with the right performance, in the right location, all while protecting existing investments. FalconStor’s mission is to maximize data availability and system uptime to ensure nonstop business productivity while simplifying data management to reduce operational costs. Our award-winning solutions are available and supported worldwide by OEMs as well as leading service providers, system integrators, resellers and FalconStor. The Company is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).
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Scott Kline, JPR Communications