MSP Today Expert Feature
January 18, 2013

Calling MSPs and IT Consulting Firms: Sterling Data Storage Ensures Data Security in the Cloud

While unpredictable storms like Super Storm Sandy hit the country hard this past year, business are taking a second look at their data protection and disaster recovery plans in the year 2013. It’s never been more important for businesses to ensure that their data is secure.

One way many companies are making sure their data remains safe is cloud backup.

According to Gartner (News - Alert), the use of cloud services will grow by 61 percent over the next five years. The surge of popularity is due to the lack of upfront costs and frequent IT resources needed to support the hardware and software.

Recently, Sterling Data Storage partnered with IT consulting firms, IT service companies and managed service providers. Sterling Data Storage helps prepare clients using cloud backup services. As part of the company’s launch, it is offering its services at no upfront licensing fee or for capital investment.

Ideal for companies looking to protect their client’s data and files, Sterling Data Storage is offering its white-labeled application, which can be used by a company as a branding tool.

"Most small and medium sized businesses lack the IT budget to afford dedicated staff members with data backup experience to select, implement and manage an automated backup solution. Leaving data exposed to natural disasters, theft or corruption is not an option. The most affordable solution is working with a cloud backup service provider," stated Jim Morand, CEO at Sterling Data Storage and 25-year veteran of information security and technology.

 "We give our IT Consultant and MSP partners the chance to help the business clients they already have stay protected and in compliance with the many data protection rules and regulations," continued Morand.

With an easy-to-use application and no limitation on the amount of data stored, the company can easily have MSPs and IT consulting firms up and running within days. Client data is secured using encryption and meets all of the requirements for HIPPA, SOX and State Bar compliance.

With secure data storage, MSPs and IT consulting firms have the ability to seamlessly continue business as usual for clients.

Edited by Braden Becker