Friday 15 May 2009

Off-Site Backup Services with OWN

We have mentioned in the past how partnering up with OWN provides an excellent passive revenue stream for our company: An Opportunity for Passive Income with OWN.

As an OWN partner, we are slowly moving into reselling more of the services that OWN offers.

We are now in a position where Cloud storage is going to provide the best off-site backup solution for one of our clients in the immediate future. This client has multiple sites with a different market focus at each site. Two of those sites incorporate volumes of scans and images as part of their product and service offerings.

A loss of any data for those two sites would be absolutely devastating to them and the community they serve.

So, given the volume of data that needs essentially a static place to sit, along with the fact that multiple sites juggling multiple NAS units (we are talking huge volumes of data here) for their backup routines is essentially out of the question.

The cost of either wiring up direct cable or fibre connection between the sites, or even putting in a fibre connection in the main site with the branches using standard DSL or Cable Internet to upload to cannot be justified when compared to the cost of OWN hosting the data.

The OWN storage fees provide an excellent value for the product and service we will receive from OWN for the Off-Site Storage service.

This is the kind of partnership that gives us the best of both worlds:

  1. We do the leg work to bring our clients onboard with the service. We get to charge a setup fee based on service configuration and also invoice monthly for the service thus providing a passive revenue stream for MPECS Inc. Our clients get a phenomenal service in the process.
  2. Vlad and his crew get to do all of the exciting stuff keeping that data safe and available! ;)

Partnerships are the way to make sure we stick around folks! Finding good, honest, and upstanding corporate citizens to partner with is the future proofing foundation for our own company.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

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