2017, so far, has been an eventful year for Altaro. At the outset of the year, the company launched the next version of Altaro VM Backup and had recently rolled out a radically new Cloud Management Console (CMC) within the Altaro VM Backup suite, helping customers and partners to monitor and manage multiple VM backups hosts and sites from a single online console. Additionally, the company's CEO and co-founder, David Vella was presented with the 'Rising Star Award' at EY Entrepreneur Awards in March this year. With over 30,000 small and mid-market businesses trusting Altaro and a growing worldwide partner network, 6000 in number, the firm has emerged as a fast-growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual environments.
In today's golden age of virtualization, Altaro's flagship product-Altaro VM Backup has won recognition for being the perfect backup solution for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware. The IT industry giant, Microsoft, has itself chosen Altaro VM Backup as one of the solutions to protect their virtual machines (VM), proving the solutions worthiness in a dynamic and demanding environment. The product is easy-to-use, affordably priced, feature-rich, and comes with an outstanding support team. Vella asserts, "Customers love Altaro VM Backup for its agility, simplicity, and for making the life of system administrators less painful." The affordable pricing is due to the company's adoption of a different pricing model i.e. charging per host rather than competitors' model of charging per socket.
Customers love Altaro’s products for their agility, simplicity, and for making the life of system administrators less painful
Version 7 of Altaro VM Backup, introduced the best Augmented Inline Deduplication in the industry, along with Boot from Backup enabling minimal downtime, enhanced security, scalability, and integrity testing features. The Augmented Inline Deduplication delivers faster backup and data recovery for local and remote locations by transferring new data exclusively to the backup storage vault. For Altaro's customers, this means much lower storage requirements and significantly less data to be transferred, resulting in dramatic savings in bandwidth and storage savings of 63 to 96 percent.
Distinguishing itself within the top one percent of Microsoft's partner ecosystem, Altaro has earned the Microsoft Gold Application Development competency. From its inception, Altaro has been focused on building a global channel to deliver its IT solutions to the SMBs. Through their Partner Program network, resellers can benefit from a program which is dedicated to a channel-based sales model. Altaro’s 6,000+ partners get access to the Altaro Partner Portal, which includes sales tools, marketing material, and technical information. Moreover, the partners are provided with free NFR keys, free access to the Altaro Cloud Management Console(CMC), and lead tracking support. Altaro has also launched a Managed Service Providers program, which is a monthly subscription program that allows partners to monitor and manage all VMs via the CMC. Partners can scale up and down as required since pricing is based on a pay per VM per month while having full access to all the latest features of Altaro VM Backup.
Established in 2009, Altaro has a client base comprised of industry and academic veterans like Microsoft, Amazon, Thomson Reuters, and Harvard University. The firm has its eyes set on the virtual backup space and in the near future, plans to unveil support for backing up to the cloud. It continues to strengthen its MSP platform which allows IT resellers to manage all their customer backups and all their disaster recovery needs without leaving the office. With its ambitious vision, meticulous planning, and watertight execution, Altaro's solutions are being considered among the best of the bunch, in a market evolving at sonic speed.