NovaStor Releases Handbook for Starting a Managed Backup Service NovaStorâ s new whitepaper provides IT service providers and

channel partners with es sential information on how to develop their own managed backup service. Simi Valley, CA, USA, October 01, 2010 -- NovaStor, a pioneer in data protection , announced today the release of a new whitepaper titled â Cloud Backup: Getting Star tedâ . The whitepaper gives Managed Service Providers, Value Added Resellers, IT Sol ution Providers and System Integrators valuable information on how to make more money with a managed backup service. Due to rapid data growth, increasing demand, rising bandwiths and better technol ogy, one area of cloud computing that presents significant opportunity is manage d backup and recovery (data protection) as a service. A business currently manag ing their own backup and recovery processes stands to save considerable money in hardware costs, software costs, and IT overhead by outsourcing this service to a qualified service provider using a cloud based platform. Doing so ultimately a llows them to focus on what the service provides (business continuity) without w orrying about the infrastructure and resources necessary to provide it. However, not every business model for data protection services has an equal pote ntial for success. Readers will find detailed information on the four most comm on business models for delivering a data protection service and which ones have the most profit potential. Also included are the five most important factors to consider when developing a backup business model, the five essential criteria f or successful business development, valuable tips for customer acquisition and t he importance of choosing a technology partner who offers more than just technol ogy. â Cloud Backup: Getting Startedâ is currently available for free on NovaStorâ

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About Novastor NovaStor (http://www.novastor.com) is a leading international provider of softwa re solutions for data protection and availability. NovaStor provides software, S aaS solutions and services for local and online backup, restore and retention of business-critical data. Clients include home, mobile, and SMB users, service pr oviders as well as international corporations. NovaStor's cost-effective solutio ns are platform- and hardware-independent and ensure that optimal technological and economical use is gained from the customer's existing and future IT environm ent. NovaStor is headquartered in Switzerland (Zug), has offices in Germany (Hamburg) and the USA (CA, Agoura Hills), and is represented in numerous other c ountries through partnerships. For Further Information: NovaStor, Mike Andrews, 29209 Canwood Street, Agoura Hi lls, CA 91301, Tel.: +1 (0)805 579 6700, Fax: +1 (0)805 579 6710, E-Mail: mike.a ndrews@novastor.com, http://twitter.com/novastor Contact: Mike Andrews NovaStor 80B West Cochran Street Simi Valley, CA 93065, USA Tel: +1 (0)805 579 6700 Fax: +1 (0)805 579 6710 mike.andrews@novastor.com http://www.novastor.com

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