Choosing server software for hosting an online backup service can be a daunting task
In addition to considering factors such as whether you’ll receive technical support by experienced online backup professionals in (or close to) your own time zone who natively speak your language, there are multiple factors to consider about hardware, software, and maintenance.
Having run a growing and profitable online backup service for more than seven years, utilizing Windows 2003 server with Linux SANs and NASs, we decided to architect and design the WholesaleBackup server to function as an appliance (but with the ability for Linux administrators to tweak and enhance to their heart’s delight). The result is a 100% Linux solution that can run on the simplest of embedded devices to virtual machines to hundreds of load-balanced servers.
We’re interested in partnering with someone who has experience with producing and supporting Linux appliances, such as those based on mini-ATX or Pico-ITX boards, as we believe there are interesting market segments for small dedicated online backup servers in the SMB market.
Please call us and ask Shawn if you are interested in bringing an onsite backup appliance with your own brand to the market.
WholesaleBackup provides a white-label business solution, which allows you to offer secure offsite data backups
You can build your very own Windows backup server using our server backup platform and provision end-user online backup clients branded with your company name. Your customers will have a local and online backup system where they can store their backup data in a local vault on their own machine in addition to having another backup storage vault on your Windows backup server.
We also provide a hybrid cloud backup platform that allows you to store customer data on very cheap cloud storage from Amazon S3 and Google cloud storage. This option does not require you to have your own server. All you have to do is provision the cloud backup clients with your company brand and logo, once they are installed and the selections are made for the files and folders to backup, the data will go through a de-duplication process to avoid duplicate files, then create file blocks which are encrypted for transmission which will be sent to your cloud storage vault.
Whether you choose to build your own backup server or create your own cloud backup clients, you can run and monitor your backup business from a web browser with the Backup Management Web Console, which centralizes all of your customer’s status, backups, settings, and billings information. Our Partners, MSPs, VARs, and resellers, call this the mission control center for their backup operations.