A suite of online data backup services has been launched by Frontier Voice and Data which will offer the channel a new service to sell into the increasingly cloud based computing environment.
The voice and data network services provider is offering the service free of charge to dealers until September, as long as customers sign a 12 month contract. After the free introductory period standard charges apply.
The data back-up service is available in two variants aimed principally at SME customers. A single PC online back-up service for up to 20Gb is available for just £4.20 a month. A single server back-up service is available for £16.80 a month for 20Gb with additional 20Gb increments charged at £5.25 a month. Frontier reseller partners can add their own mark up to the service and it can be supplied as a ‘white label’ service where appropriate.
Frontier Voice and Data say that installation is easy and straightforward providing resellers with a simple ‘up-sell’ for their broadband customers. With disaster recovery an increasing concern even among SME and micro businesses, online data backup is in growing demand.
Commenting on the new service Michael J Thornton, Sales and Marketing Director for Frontier Voice and Data said, “The online data backup service with the free introductory period we are offering is typical of Frontier’s value-add approach to the channel. This is an excellent opportunity for our partners to offer a simple addition to their customers’ broadband provision that will generate additional margins month after month. It also aids customer retention because once set-up the service will form an integral part of disaster recovery plans. As computing moves into the cloud customers are requesting online services and Frontier Voice and Data is providing a range of suitable services for the channel.”