Michael Thompson, Founder & VP, Sales StrategyThe genesis of Sky Data Vault (SDV) traces back to 2013, when the founders, seasoned in managed services, IT support, and telecom marketplaces, recognized the surging adoption of cloud services and demand for affordable, cloud-enabled DR solutions. “We all think of fire, flood, and long term power outage when we hear DRaaS. The reality is human error, hardware failure, and malware are far more common than environmental issues. We felt if we simplified the service for the customer, eliminated upfront hardware costs, and went to market with a monthly service fee, DRaaS would be more accessible for organizations to mitigate risk in all areas of their business,” begins Michael Thompson, Founder, Sky Data Vault.
Sky Data Vault’s state-of-the-art Disaster Recovery solutions portfolio includes Direct to Cloud (D2C) Back Up, Hybrid DRaaS, and Direct to Cloud (D2C) DRaaS to give organizations options based on their business objectives. D2C Back Up offers protection and recovery services for important files and folders by encrypting the backups and storing them in the secure SDV Cloud. For organizations with a more enhanced recovery requirement of entire servers or applications, the company’s Hybrid DRaaS service offers both on premise, as well as an off-site cloud recovery option—the best of both worlds.
Late in 2015, Sky Data Vault rolled out the newest service to their solution portfolio with D2C DRaaS. “Organizations looking to leverage IaaS, lease space in data centers, or still have large on premise environments have been eager to deploy this service. In essence, D2C DRaaS gives the organization a fully managed DR site for their production environment. All files, folders, applications, and software can be turned up in a matter of minutes,” extols Thompson. As with all services in the SDV Portfolio, D2C DRaaS, does not require any equipment, individual software, maintenance, or hosting costs.
The strength of Sky Data Vault lies in pursuing an agile approach to design complex protection and recovery service in a much more simplified manner.
It is not necessarily the technology that differentiates us from our peers, but the way we designed the services to simplify DR for our customers and provide it to them in a cost-effective flat monthly fee, with no upfront costs
“It is not necessarily the technology that differentiates us from our peers, but the way we designed the services to simplify DR for our customers and provide it to them in a cost-effective flat monthly fee, with no upfront costs,” states Thompson.
Sky Data Vault has reached out to many SMB and non-profit organizations through its growing MSP and Channel partner community to address their protection and recovery needs. In one instance, Airlines for America, was relocating their physical offices while evaluating moving some applications to IaaS. “By working with Sky Data Vault, we were able to mitigate risk with the physical move to the new offices. We were also able to evaluate the right IaaS for our business and deploy with confidence knowing that SDV could support both our on premise, as wells as clouded DR requirements,” states Scott Mearns, Managing Director of IT, Airlines for America.
Surging ahead, Sky Data Vault is on an aggressive growth path and plans to launch a risk assessment tool in the next year to empower organizations in understanding and analyzing potential risks in their current environment. “We also look forward to leveraging new technologies and efficiencies to reduce the time spent in a recovery scenario,” concludes the Founder.