How to Choose the Best BCDR Solution for Your MSP
When it comes to assessing business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) readiness, an MSP must examine the capabilities provided by the BCDR solution above all else. Of course, your disaster recovery plan, incident response policies, cyber liability coverage, and your team’s preparedness is critical to meeting SLAs – but you’re only as capable as your solution allows you to be. Today’s best-in-class data protection solutions are leveraging automation and innovation to combat the specific cybersecurity threats that MSPs and their SMB clients face.
How to Choose the Best BCDR Solution for Your MSP is a complete eBook guide to securing the right solution. So whether you’re adding BCDR to your stack for the first time or shopping for a better overall product and partner experience, this eBook is here to help.
- Review six of the most critical BCDR components to evaluate when adding BCDR to your stack or vetting potential new vendors.
- Get insights from real MSPs to compare and contrast solutions while considering variables that may impact operational maturity downstream – i.e., level of tech expertise required, product reliability, support response times, and total cost of ownership (TCO).
- Easy-to-digest takeaways that get to the bottom line quickly – here’s what to avoid and here’s what to seek out.
- Enjoy a downloadable, done-for-you BCDR Solution Checklist that makes analyzing and comparing solutions a breeze.
“Fortunately or unfortunately, not all BCDR solutions are created equal. To wade through your options and weigh your choices appropriately, MSPs need to understand all the factors impacting BCDR effectiveness to choose the right one.”
BCDR Security, Usability, and Profitability
Due to the steady increase in sophistication, complexity, frequency, and the consequences of today’s cyberattacks, backups alone are no longer enough. Our cybersecurity landscape demands protection from targeted attacks on MSPs and SMBs, vulnerable remote and dispersed endpoints, and the number one cause of data loss, human error. To both deter bad actors and successfully survive an attack, businesses need comprehensive BCDR.
A complete BCDR solution not only provides security but also enables your technicians with usability, supporting your MSP’s profitability. The way to do that is to standardize on a modern, all-in-one solution that satisfies multiple use cases so you can eliminate tech stack complexity. With fewer resources required for managing vendors and solutions, MSPs can lower labor costs and dedicate more time to tasks that actually add value for clients. By streamlining your stack in this way, you simplify your entire operation so you can focus on growth.
“When it comes to pricing BCDR solutions, you have to incorporate ‘soft costs,’ including onboarding, training and certification, maintenance, on-site visits, support and troubleshooting, storage, additional software, and billing. The time and resources that go into managing a BCDR solution can significantly impact profitability more than the solution’s price tag.”
In How to Choose the Best BCDR Solution for Your MSP, we identify the six components necessary to achieve security, usability, and profitability with just one vendor. An MSP-focused vendor will be able to provide all of these components giving MSPs scalable and sustainable growth.
- Choice and Flexibility
- Backup Technology
- Critical Capabilities
- Security and Compliance
How Does Your BCDR Solution Measure Up?
Between mergers and acquisitions, end-of-life products, successful ransomware attacks, and lost backups, it’s been a doozy of a year for MSP vendors. Unfortunately, their MSP customers typically feel the effects of those changes the most. Regardless of the past experience you’ve had with your current BCDR vendor, it’s always a good time to see what else is out there. You don’t want to miss out on channel innovations that could help your MSP get ahead.
Utilize How to Choose the Best BCDR Solution for Your MSP to reevaluate your current solution. See how they score on the checklist and get an overview of some of the newest features and latest best practices in BCDR. Switching vendors isn’t always the headache you may think, so don’t be afraid of the process of choosing a new vendor. The results will be worth the extra effort if it’s the best solution for your MSP. Download your eBook now and see how easy it can be to find the right BCDR for you and your clients.
About the Author: Carissa Johnson // Product Marketing Manager, Axcient
Carissa Kohn-Johnson has a background in behavioral and physical healthcare technology and information technology and currently works as the Product Marketing Manager for Axcient. She has a lot of MSP Channel experience from planning and attending hundreds of conferences and tradeshows, and found her passion in technology, and working with MSPs in particular. She serves on the Information Services Advisory Board for her community and feels most at home with other technology-forward people. Connect with her on LinkedIn – perhaps you can contribute to the Axcient blog?