Neckarsulm, 28 August 2017 – Following the successful launch of its new digital platform for multi-cloud services, Bechtle is now offering the first business cloud service developed in-house. Customers who purchase Backup-as-a-Service through www.bechtle-clouds.com are able to securely store their backups in Bechtle’s Tier 3+ data centre in Frankfurt. Additional proprietary cloud services are in the works to complement the public cloud services of vendor partners currently provided.
Bechtle’s new Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) is the first cloud service produced in-house to be provided through its state-of-the-art data centre located on the e-shelter campus in Frankfurt. This BaaS offering allows customers to backup their data using the industry standard, S3, or NetApp AltaVault solutions—thereby shedding complex and costly processes such as tape backups.
The service affords several benefits, including a simple ordering process, clear usage overview and invoicing via the platform itself. In addition, it offers various options for transferring large initial data volumes, known as “seeding”. Maximum availability and scalability are ensured, as well as data residency in Germany.
The platform’s attractive pay-as-you-go model begins at €0.049 per GB per month. Additional pricing models, such as flat rates or different tiers for large data volumes, will be following shortly. Bechtle’s BaaS is invoiced exclusively by actual usage, which, unlike conventional backups on customer hardware, eliminates the cost of unused capacity.
Until 31 December of this year, Bechtle is offering BaaS customers free data transfers when they restore data backed up in the cloud. A special introductory price is also available to SOLIDWORKS customers, offered in conjunction with the Bechtle Group member, SolidLine AG.
In the coming months, Bechtle will be rolling out additional backup options based on technology by Veeam and other providers. A supplementary Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) is also in the works.