- Redstor adds AI and analytics to smart data management service and now offers support for OneNote, Kubernetes and Salesforce
International data management specialist Redstor has expanded the reach and capability of its smart, cloudnative data management and protection platform, providing partners and their end users with a unified view of data residing on infrastructure, cloud and an ever-growing list of SaaS services for faster, easier protection – all from a single application.
In the first half of the year, the Software as a Service (SaaS) business has developed protection for Azure Kubernetes Services and Salesforce; added a host of new features and functionality; and invested heavily in RedApp, a feature-rich, purpose-built application that makes it easier for partners to deliver rapid, effortlessly scalable protection and management of customer data.
Malware detection for backups
With headquarters in the UK and a growing development team in Spain, Poland and the Ukraine, as well as South Africa, Redstor has been able to introduce a host of new features and innovations, including artificial intelligence for the detection and removal of malware from backups.
Complementing existing antivirus software, Redstor’s malware detection for backups provides an additional layer of protection for malware-free recoveries. A machine-learning model utilises shared insights gained from malicious files found in backup sets to enhance community resilience against zero-day threats, with daily automatic updates to improve protection.
New company-level analytics and Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace dashboards provide partners with an overview of protected data – both by customer and across all products – so they can drill down to see at a glance:
- *The number of accounts and users;
- *Which accounts have grown, where and by how much over a month or year;
- *The status of backups and restores in the last 24 hours; and
- *Threat alerts (malicious files) detected for individual customers.
- Google Marketplace and OneNote integrations
The recent integration of the Redstor app with Google Marketplace has allowed partners to turbo-charge protection of customer data in Google Workspace.
Instead of an admin needing to grant multiple permissions for a backup to go ahead, Redstor’s integration with Google Marketplace app has reduced the set-up process to the ticking of a single box. Single-item recovery is just as quick and easy to perform.
In a move that has attracted huge interest from education partners keen to provide schools with Class and Staff Notebook support and to capitalise on a margin-rich service with seamless, automated onboarding, Redstor now also supports Microsoft OneNote, Class Notebooks and Staff Notebooks, as part of OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams backups.
By offering the broadest M365 support of any backup provider, Redstor has been able to double the number of M365 users and Google Workspace users it protects in the first four months of this year alone.
Other enhancements include:
- *the ability for web app users to remotely manage machines and backups without having to set up all the PCs they connect from;
- *a new Azure Mobility service that makes it easy to perform a full system recovery or migrate a machine directly into Azure; and
- *the ability quickly and easily to manage and recover Kubernetes containers in Microsoft Azure and, in doing so, radically reduce the impact of accidental deletion, malicious activity or data corruption.
Unlike traditional, machine-based backups that weren’t designed for modern, container-based applications, Redstor’s smart cloud data management platform delivers operational simplicity and automated updates with no error-prone script deployments or configuration, no upfront costs and no complex licensing.
Redstor already offers flexible, cloud-native, hardware-free protection for the broadest range of data types and sources and, according to CEO Paul Evans, plans to extend support to even more applications in the future.
He said: “Data now exists in more formats than ever before, across a vast number of devices, applications and cloud platforms. Getting full oversight and visibility is difficult without the right tools. As data is moving to the cloud, Redstor is building out more connectors to those sources. After launching Salesforce this month, we will be looking to provide protection for Intuit and Sage.
“With many people now expecting to work wherever they need to and whenever they need to, service providers know they need smarter and more intuitive solutions to protect customer data if they are to enjoy recurring revenue and enduring relationships.
“Redstor is perfect for the post-Covid world and is already helping to establish our partners as trusted advisors. Quick to demo and deploy, it eliminates the need for hardware and the associated maintenance costs and site visits, and also allows businesses to scale up or down easily as demand changes.”
Redstor is a disruptive data management SaaS business that has created a smart, cloud-native platform, which delivers rapid protection of data residing on infrastructure and in a wide array of SaaS applications. Channel focused and trusted by more than 40,000 clients, Redstor’s mission is to make data management simple, smart and safe.