Acronis and ZNetLive join forces to offer new security solution

Acronis and ZNetLive join forces to offer new security solution - Plesk

Our partners Acronis and ZNetLive have just teamed up to create a stronger, more accessible cybersecurity solution for users. ZNetLive is India’s largest cloud distributor, having 17 years experience under their belt and customers in 70+ countries. They have now partnered with Acronis, leading security provider with innovative backup and recovery solutions, file sync for enterprises – plus share solutions for both small and larger businesses. Check out the Acronis backup extension, available to Plesk users.

Reasons behind the Acronis ZNetLive Partnership

The main goal for this relationship is to optimize ZNetLive’s partner network and bring Acronis services to small businesses. There is a clear need for each customer to have complete security, powered by AI, with effective ransom blocking. ZNetLive has a leading service in India and with Acronis, they will make huge steps in providing useful tools to a bigger community.

Together, they will give their partners the key skills and solutions to enhance their customers’ protection. Munseh Jadoun, CEO at ZNet Technologies, has talked about feeling motivated to work with Acronis and their security solutions. Whereas, Neil Morarji, Acronis GM, believes this partnership will increase demand in the Indian market.

ZNetLive, Acronis and Plesk

Plesk Onyx is an add-on service which works with ZNetLive’s Cloud VPS and Dedicated Servers, Cloud hosting as well as WordPress hosting, Microsoft Azure and AWS cloud. Also, ZNetLive works with a dedicated Plesk Bundle to help enterprises streamline their IT administration. This combination allows you to stay on top of the most innovative web technologies.

Meanwhile, the Acronis backup extension is available in Plesk too and enables reliable cloud backup for Plesk web hosting servers. Hosters using Plesk can protect entire servers, including all the customer websites they contain. Thus reducing demands on the server and network.

Furthermore, all Plesk administrators can backup on-demand, choose how often to backup, where to store backup data and check recover activity. You can also change your service plans within Plesk, enable or disable self-service recovery, and create a premium backup and disaster recovery service for your customers.

Both ZNetLive and Acronis are top enterprises in the cloud server and security environment. And we at Plesk feel proud of this agreement and the key benefits it will bring customers.

Is this partnership beneficial to you? Tell us in the comments.

Become a Plesk Partner Too

Plesk Partners like ZNetLive get to enjoy a host of benefits from our Partner program. Including exclusive discounts and resources, exposure, support and consultations from our dedicated Partner Success Team, and much more. On the other hand, Acronis teamed up with us to bridge the gap of additional backup solutions for Plesk users. And so developed a Plesk extension to incorporate it into our platform. If you too feel like you can contribute and develop for Plesk, click below and talk to one of our experts.

Can ZNetLive and Plesk help MSPs generate new revenue streams?

More revenue for managed service providers

Today’s technological evolution means complete digitalization and hence, different complexities in IT infrastructure and systems. These complexities are hard for start-ups and SMBs to manage with a shoestring budget, insufficient IT expertise and security risks. The solution is a new business model – a managed IT and infrastructure service.

What can you do as a Managed Service Provider?

They provide an effective method for customers to stay up-to-date with the latest technological advancements, better their business processes and cut costs at the same time. The rate at which managed service demand is increasing proves that this model is here to stay for years to come.

MarketsandMarkets forecasts the managed services market to grow to $257.84 billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.1%. The SMEs segment for managed services is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are third-party service providers whose core job is managing offerings. Services ranging from network, infrastructure, applications, security, communications, information and more. The MSP market is made of cloud service providers, hosting companies, application service providers (ASPs) and network service providers (NSPs). All of them bundle their legacy offerings with management services.

Challenges that MSPs need to address

With the hosting industry rapidly scaling to the cloud, came a revolutionary shift in demands of web professionals and developers.

  1. Now users require service provider support for various advanced software, like Docker and Github. And a framework-ready environment for Ruby on rails, Node.js, Python, PHP and more. Moreover, they need complete visibility into their services. Not to mention easy access from an integrated platform. Without all this, they’ll go to the infrastructure providers for everything, leading to reduced productivity for both.
  2. The MSPs have to find new ways to provide advanced customized solutions that fulfill their end customers’ expectations and requirements and multi-server management. The absence of a unified platform and environment for all languages consumes a lot of time.
  3. There’s a missing connection between the original infrastructure service provider and the end customers of the MSPs.

Empowering service providers and simplifying web professionals’ lives

What about ZNetLive with Plesk Onyx?

Being a leading name among long-serving IT services providers, ZNetLive understands the issues that service providers and their end customers face. Hence, ZNetLive solutions have been specially designed with Plesk. So service providers can cater to SMBs’ and web professionals’ evolving needs, while Plesk Onyx addresses all the above-mentioned challenges.

ZNetLive and Plesk-powered services include dedicated servers, Cloud VPS, shared hosting, WordPress hosting. And managed services like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM Cloud.

Benefits of ZNetLive and Plesk Onyx

ZNetLive have recently become the authorized distributor of Plesk in India. Providing a full range of Plesk solutions for developers, digital agencies, IT admins, content mangers, web hosters, and hyperscalers at a very competitive pricing. They focus on cost-effective solutions, especially handy for those with budget constraints.

With the home-grown automation tool (RackNap), ZNetLive delivers customers these Plesk solutions in an efficient, automated manner.

  • ZNetLive-Plesk offerings allow you to focus on a wider target audience. Hence allowing you as a service provider to earn more from your existing offerings. Also, Plesk helps scale the server offerings and extend the amount of instance sales for resellers and customers renting servers.
  • With an ever-developing Plesk ecosystem of third parties, added components and various editions, ZNetLive solutions provide service providers the best in the market for up-selling and cross-selling customers with a high-price per server.

“I am greatly impressed with the dedicated server powered by Plesk that I purchased from ZNetLive. Plesk helps us with centralized management to automate multiple client websites effortlessly. Easily distribute web spaces and subscriptions across multiple servers with centralized management and Intelligent Server Maintenance. My clients are basically SMBs and web professionals - the geeky ones. Now they can work with any OS, database or programming language. My business is soaring - thanks guys!”

Nitin Gajjar, CTO, Jeet Info India Pvt Ltd.

With Plesk Extensions, web professionals can design, develop and better manage websites and apps. Meanwhile, ZNetLive offerings empower service providers to grow at a fast pace with all business facets covered. Whether it’s support, data security, migration or backup services. Offering visibility of all services and products from one place.

Plesk-powered services: The way forward for MSPs

For any managed service provider to be successful, it’s essential to have the right bridge between the infrastructure provider and its end customers. Plesk Onyx is that control panel solution which connects everything effectively. And its most important feature? The ability to continuously evolve and adapt according to the dynamics of the industry.

Managed Hosting Services – Your Golden Opportunity?

Managed Hosting Services

It’s becoming more and more difficult to grow your business by offering traditional hosting products. Today, the way customers buy technology is at odds with how most hosters have sold it up till now. Moreover, hosting has become a commodity. The market is dominated by a couple of global players who are competing on price – because they can.

So, what do you do if you don’t want to – or simply can’t – compete on price? Then you compete on value, of course.

How Managed Hosting Services boost your value

Add managed hosting services to your standard hosting product portfolio and your strategy quickly becomes feasible and valuable. Here are the top three reasons why.

Short Time-To-Market
Managed Hosting - Short Time-To-Market

A lot of technical expertise already exists inside hosting companies so this will undoubtedly lead to a reduction in the time it takes a product to move from conception to being available for sale.

High Demand

Managed Hosting Services - High Demand

Both enterprises and SMBs often struggle to evaluate the right digital transformation strategies, migrate workloads, manage and secure infrastructure and networks and also have the time to identify a suitable backup and recovery plan.

 

Growth Opportunity

Managed Hosting - Growth Opportunity

According to Markets and Markets, the global market for managed hosting services will grow to $193.34bn by 2019 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12.5%.

Additionally, according to 451 Research, users of SaaS and application hosting services will spend 59% on managed services. Enter – you and your business.

Why you should offer Managed Hosting Services too

Offering managed third-party cloud services is a very popular trend with huge growth potential, no doubt. But don’t limit your business to this trend alone as there are more exciting opportunities to stand out. You can add value through managed services, grow your business and make your customers extremely happy.

Here’s one top example from ZNetLive, one of our hosting partners in India. In our ZNetLive/JeetInfo Case Study, we see how they’ve been successfully adding managed hosting services to their bundled offers for quite some time now. Enjoy this inspiring story and consider the same for your business. If you’re ready to give it a try, get in touch with one of our experts today.

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