We've previously covered Bocada's data protection and backup reporting moves on The VAR Guy. Now, Bocada is focusing on a managed storage initiative for MSPs. The goal: Help MSPs to use Bocada's Data Protection Service Management (DPSM) model in a managed service environment.
According to the company:
Bocada’s Prism solution guides MSPs through the DPSM model, a ... process of evaluating the backup environment, mapping data protection policies to the requirements of their client’s business and improving IT and operational alignment. Unlike standard error, trend or usage reporting solutions, Prism is able to show an MSP how an error or flaw in the data protection environment impacts the ability to adhere to an SLA, policy, or compliance objective, and then enables users to correct the error and meet the goal ... Prism also provides compliance, audit and capacity usage management, and automatic chargeback/billing reports."Admittedly, Bocada competes in a very crowded market. Many MSPs are now overwhelmed by a long list of backup and storage management solutions from which to choose. But Bocada does have experience in the channel -- particularly in the government sector. The company in January 2011 extended a distribution agreement with Promark Technology, Inc., which is on the General Services Administration (GSA) schedule for government-related IT engagements.
And in the MSP sector, Bocada claims to work with "the world's largest MSPs who manage nearly 600,000 backup clients with Bocada solutions." For more details, check out Bocada's Partner Portal.
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