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Gmail Backup for Professional Users

You might wonder why anyone would pay to backup a free service, but many independent professionals including freelancers, contractors and consultants use individual Gmail accounts as their primary business platform. This includes email, business contacts and calendar, and potentially gigabytes of critical documents such as client deliverables, sales presentations and proposals.

Sure Google has world-class disaster recovery capabilities, but only for their disasters, not yours. The trash folder is your only backup and once that’s been cleared, your data is gone forever. Not a very good backup if your livelihood depends on the work you have stored in Google.

Of course there are free solutions but these can be manually intensive, limited in scope, and/or impose unrealistic storage limitations for a professional user.

For less than one billable hour of the average consultant’s hourly rate, you can backup Gmail, Chat, Docs, Calendar and Contacts for an entire year to unlimited Amazon S3 secure storage. This gives you peace of mind for the next 12 months knowing that you can quickly recover data that has been accidentally (or maliciously) deleted, altered or otherwise corrupted. You can even export your data free of charge for local use whenever needed.

And when you’re ready to move up to a Google Apps account, CloudAlly will grow with you providing automated daily backups of all users within your Google Apps domain, as well as the ability to backup Salesforce, AWS SimpleDB and other leading online services.

So before a personal disaster strikes and you have to tell your clients that you’ve lost their work, visit CloudAlly to sign-up for a free trial and start backing up your Google business data today.

Referral and Reseller Programs

CloudAlly Backup Service

Independent consultants, ISVs and MSPs can now offer their customers a comprehensive cloud to cloud backup and recovery solution for leading online services such as Google AppsSalesforce and AWS SimpleDB through CloudAlly’s Partner Programs for Referrals and Resellers.

Referral Partner Program

As a CloudAlly Referral Partner, you provide a valuable service to your customers by recommending a comprehensive backup and recovery service to ensure business continuity for your customer’s cloud-based applications. You receive a Referral Commission based on the first year licensing value of each referred client. Read more

Google Apps Enterprise Backup

Google Apps Enterprise Backup

Over 4 million businesses are now using Google Apps and companies of all sizes continue to migrate to Google as an alternative to on-premise solutions. Often times this includes multiple domains to manage a variety of unique brands, geographic locations or business units across the enterprise.

As part of this migration, it’s important to implement a comprehensive backup solution to ensure that user data across all domains can be quickly recovered in the event of data loss. Google has some of the finest disaster recovery procedures in the world, but can do very little to recover user data that has been accidentally (or maliciously) deleted, altered or otherwise corrupted.

And it’s not only a backup solution that needs to be considered, but the ability to manage employee transfers across business units and archive user data when an employee leaves the company. CloudAlly’s enterprise level Google Apps backup service addresses these requirements and more. Read more

Cloud Computing, Brazil and the 2014 World Cup

Football and Cloud Computing might seem like “chalk and cheese” as they say in England, but as I recently found out, there is a very real connection and it appears to be a major factor in the adoption of cloud services in Brazil. Let me explain…

One of the most interesting aspects of a cloud start-up is to observe the geographic distribution of new customers. We launched CloudAlly earlier this year and have been growing our customer base in the US, the UK and Australia, but have also seen considerable activity in Western and Eastern Europe, as well as South America, specifically in Brazil.

Of course Brazil puts the “B” in “BRIC”, as in Brazil, Russia, India and China, when referring to emerging economies, but the fact that most of our new clients from Brazil are in the Advertising industry really had me puzzled.

I was talking to Jonathan Toni, Sales Director of UK based Compare the Cloud, about this recently and without missing a beat he said “No offense, but an American probably wouldn’t get it.” He went on to explain that Brazil was hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and that companies from around the world are already lining up for a piece of the advertising pie. Read more

CloudAlly’s new look for the New Year.

While we realize looks aren’t everything, we firmly believe that presentation is, and that’s why we kicked off the New Year with a new look. And it’s not just superficial. Sure we think our new graphics, color schemes and overall presentation are looking pretty sharp, but we’re not just a pretty face. In addition to changes under the hood, we’ve also added more information about CloudAlly, the services we backup and how to get the most out of our system.

As part of our new year makeover, we also announced the launch of our Amazon SimpleDB backup service, a new simplified pricing structure for our Salesforce and Google Apps backups, and we lowered the price for Yahoo Mail and individual Gmail backups.

And based on the flurry of activity that we’ve seen since the first of the year, it seems that our makeover was well timed. Apparently more and more businesses are realizing that most online service providers don’t provide the ability to recover user data that was accidentally or maliciously deleted, so “backup my online data” must have been at the top of a lot of companies New Year’s resolutions.

Take a look at our new CloudAlly Backup Services page for a complete list of the online services that we backup, as well as a sneak peak at the next one queued up and getting ready for release. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to release new backup services, expanded feature sets and greater flexibility.

Enterprise Level Backup for Google Apps & Salesforce

CloudAlly’s Enterprise Level Backup for Google Apps and Salesforce

If you are one of over 4 million businesses using Google Apps for Business, chances are you might be using multiple internet domains to manage unique brands, geographic locations or business units across your organization.

And like many Google Apps businesses with multiple domains, you might also be running multiple Salesforce.com organizations to manage a geographically dispersed sales team. This can create a very manually intensive and time consuming process for System Admins responsible for backing up these online applications as part of your Business Continuity Plan.

CloudAlly provides a powerful centralized online backup solution for both Google Apps and Salesforce to unlimited Amazon S3 secure storage, enabling your System Administrator to activate system-wide automated daily backups across all Google Apps domains and Salesforce organizations with a few simple clicks.

Daily Backup Summaries are sent to your Systems Admin so there’s no need to login each day to verify backup status resulting in additional time savings.

Unlimited Amazon storage and unlimited retention of your daily archives eliminates the consumption of on-premise storage while allowing you to recover critical business data from any point in time whenever needed.

Visit CloudAlly at /latest to sign-up for a free 15-day trial (no credit card required) and start backing up your Google Apps and Salesforce enterprise data today.