Irish firm pitches products for business continuity and disaster recovery

By Espie Angelica A. de Leon

Kaseya, a Dublin-based provider of IT infrastructure management solutions, introduced its latest products for advanced network monitoring, business continuity, and disaster recovery at the New World Hotel in Makati City on September 6.

Unitrends MSP chief executive Michael Sanders

Geared for managed service providers and internal IT organizations, Kaseya’s newly unveiled technologies are Traverse and Kaseya Unified Backup (KUB) system powered by Unitrends. KUB is built into the Virtual System Administrator (VSA), the company’s product for managing and automating IT environments.

Traverse is an advanced software solution providing IT specialists with a correlated view of the IT infrastructure in their organization. The underlying system is linked with the processes and services that it supports via its Innovative Service Container technology.

With its integrated network flow collector, the scalable platform also enables the IT group to immediately spot affected services, trouble areas, and problem sources for end-to-end monitoring.

The network monitoring solution is likewise embedded with predictive analysis capability and an integrated, multi-tenant network configuration manager.

“So it’s really understanding what is happening inside your cloud and also what is happening on premise and be able to identify things such as breaches, data loss, things getting off the platform. That’s where Traverse comes in,” said Kaseya Asia Pacific general manager Craig Allen.

Meanwhile, KUB combines enterprise-class backup, ransomware detection, cloud-based storage and business continuity disaster recovery (BCDR) services in one appliance-based platform.

With KUB, the IT department can simplify its backup stack using a single console from the VSA. During each backup, KUB likewise looks into every file for ransomware infection. It automates testing and uses AI to provide intelligent alerts.

According to Unitrends MSP CEO Michael Sanders, having quick and easy visibility while performing backups is not enough. Automated testing should be done as well.

With the combined power of VSA and KUB, IT administrators may monitor movements and application usage using the dashboard and address issues remotely and more quickly. This eliminates the need for the administrator to be physically present to solve the problem, thus decreasing costs and downtime. Meanwhile, as the IT team fixes the problem, employees can still continue working at the same time.

“When we start talking about disaster recovery, we’re talking about not just making a backup,” Sanders emphasized. “We’re talking about the process of getting the data back.”

Sanders with Kaseya Asia Pacific general manager Craig Allen

BCDR, however, takes it one step further, he added, by making sure that business gets back on its toes and continues after data retrieval.

According to him, 75% of small businesses (SMBs) don’t have a BCDR plan and the ones who do usually have a weak BCDR strategy. Of those that fell prey to major data loss, 40% closed shop.

“As the SMB market grows in the Philippines, they will bring enterprise-class technology all the way down to the SMBs, all the way down to companies with 20 employees. [They’re] going to have automated patch management, backup solutions like this because it’s still just as important to them,” said Allen.

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