Today we released a new service for BackupAgent Partners. They can now build and maintain their private label version of the cloud backup client software using our Private Label Portal.
Access to the portal is tied to the login credentials a Partner has for our support website: http://support.backupagent.com
Upgrading software is not a difficult task. Nowadays most of it is done automatically through a single press of the update button. An upgrade of a server environment or one that affects a lot of users, asks for planning a maintenance window. Also more preliminary actions such as making a backup of said software should be taken, but it basically comes down to the same press of a button. This also applies to updating your BackupAgent Cloud Backup Platform.
ExtendASP has updated their integration module for BackupAgent as part of release 5.1. ExtendASP rewrote the integration from scratch as this was required since it no longer uses HMC as a core provisioning engine. The new integration module no longer uses BackupAgent’s Active Directory engine for authentication. Instead it uses BackupAgent’s native API and provisioning functions.
Seamless and easy provisioning
ExtendASP customers can provision BackupAgent’s cloud backup services as easily as any other product by activating the module in the control panel :
Summer is over and the BackupAgent team has been working around the clock to wrap up the summer release. We’re announcing some significant improvements and features based on feedback we collected last year from our business partners. Therefore, October 11th we will host a webinar for all interested in the ins-and-outs of this release. Here are already some highlights:
BackupAgent has released a service manager for Citrix CloudPortal Services Manager 10.0 (CPSM). CPSM is the successor of EMS Cortex’ control panel, which Citrix acquired last year. As part of this BackupAgent is now Citrix Ready Partner in the Citrix Ready program.
Effectively, the new BackupAgent service manager is a port from the BackupAgent provisioning features of Cortex v9.2 to the new Citrix-branded.
We’ve released an update of our latest 4.2.1 server platform which includes the ability to monitor BackupAgent’s server application using Pingdom. This allows for pro-found monitoring and notification in case your BackupAgent servers are sub-par in terms of availability.
BackupAgent’s new APS package v1.2-4 has been released and is using the branding features in Paralells Automation as well as the new multi-tenancy features of BackupAgent Server 4.2.1.
Today we officially released version 4.2.1 of the BackupAgent server software to our partners. Last week we already announced the release and also upgraded our own cloud to this new version.
The main new feature of this new release is the unlimited multi-tenancy and branding capability, which also enables BackupAgent to offer new services
BackupAgent is one of the very few vendors who supports hot backups for MySQL. The other week, we were brainstorming about markets we were not addressing and one discussion revolved around LAMP developers. We figured that this community could benefit a great deal from the fact that we have a Linux agent that can also backup MySQL databases. However, LAMP developers are known to be highly self-sufficient, which enables them to hack their own little backup service around their apps.
Lean Startup Machine is coming to Rotterdam this weekend and as part of the ramp-up to this great weekend we hosted a Lean Startup Cirle meetup in our offices in Delft last month. BackupAgent has recently implemented Innovation Accounting.