Just like more and more service providers, we are convinced that automating provisioning and billing processes is crucial when offering a broad portfolio of services to a growing customer base. Control panels form the solid backbone of a contemporary hosting service provider. Therefore we started early on with creating off the shelf integration modules for common panels. Partners could already enjoy seamless integration with e.g.
Since last year we are experiencing a striking increase of interest in our platform from the Asian market. It goes without saying that Asia is currently the booming region when it comes to IT deployment and with that comes the growing demand for cloud services. Backup, of course, is a cloud service that cannot be missed in one's portfolio. As a result of this BackupAgent has increased its efforts in serving the APAC region.
At the recent Parallels Summit 2010 WHIR TV interviewed my colleague Roland Sars. Together with Nick Lallas of Parallels he explained why the combination Parallels Automation and BackupAgent is so powerful for service providers and hosters. It’s an interesting video covering some company background and the vision on the service provider and hosting market. The video (posted below) is less than 5 minutes long, enjoy!
Apart from being a marketing man, I am also a quite fanatic webdeveloper. For developing the logic for websites and other online tools I have a big preference for the scripting language PHP. It is fairly easy and fast way to build average functionality. As a PHP developer is soon learned the ease of using MySQL databases to store and retrieve my data since PHP has a lot of standard functions to communicate with MySQL.
As BackupAgent we embrace the concept of SaaS. From the beginning on we offered our BaaS (Backup-as-a-Service) Model, and there is still a strong believe in this way of approaching the market. Furthermore we notice the acceptance and adoption of SaaS large, and growing.