Click here to close now.


@CloudExpo Authors: Chris Witeck , David Dodd, Anders Wallgren, Ed Featherston, Greg O'Connor

News Feed Item

Modular DPS Unveils MSP Aggregator Program; Fuels IT Service Provider Sales Growth for Cloud Data Protection

New Modular 360 Partner Program(TM) Offers Partner Access to Products, Services and Expertise to Enhanced Cloud Opportunities

TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 04/03/12 -- Modular Data Protection Services (DPS) Inc., a leader in cloud data protection for the channel servicing the SMB/SME market, today announced a new and innovative program for IT Services Providers looking for new methods to address growing customer demand for cloud data protection services. Through an alliance with the Intel Hybrid Cloud group, 6fusion Inc. and MSPexcellence, Modular DPS has built the Modular 360° Partner Program™, a comprehensive program which enables managed service provider (MSP) partners to deliver a complete data protection strategy to their SMB/SME clients by leveraging the respective offerings and expertise of the program's alliance members.

"Today's market is reaching the tipping point towards mass adoption of cloud data protection," said Eric Strong, President & CEO, Modular DPS. "This presents exponential growth potential for IT Service Providers that are ready with turnkey solutions that can drive valued business outcomes with a short time to market, low risk solution that's both flexible and cost effective. With the creation of the Modular 360° Partner Program™, we are offering partners just that. We've packaged together the products, expertise and services partners need so that they may quickly and effectively drive recurring revenue through a range of professional service options that will build equity in their practice."

The Modular 360° Partner Program™ aggregates all the necessary components to provide partners a complete data protection strategy which drives incremental MSP sales growth. Partner program members benefit from the additive program elements from each alliance member including:

  • The necessary data protection software, materials and service document templates as well as the sales and technical assistance from Modular DPS to enable partners to get up and running quickly. Powered by Asigra's widely recognized cloud data protection software platform.

  • Access to the Intel Hybrid Cloud program, from Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), and the Intel AppUp(SM) Small Business Service catalog. Program partners can create custom client solutions from the catalog including server, business software and data protection components -- all in one, single client premise device. This appliance also acts as the local data storage repository and data collection point for transfer through the cloud to an offsite data vault.

  • Support from 6fusion Inc. with an optional end-to-end cloud management platform for workload distribution and a pay-per-use billable utility model. Program Partners can elect to protect data within Modular DPS' 6fusion environment or they can deploy and operate their own hosted data vault instance.

  • Knowledge base from MSPexcellence and access to its "MSPexcellence Playbook and Program for Cloud Solution Providers," for innovative and rapid MSP sales program enablement. This framework and tools enable program partners to develop and align their cloud services strategy and delivery roadmap within a three-month timeframe.

"The Modular 360° Partner Program™ has really helped me accelerate the delivery of my cloud services strategy," said Kevin Rickey, Owner of Automate Data Systems in Stoney Creek, Ontario. "The Modular team has worked closely with my own organization to help us not only acquire the technical components and expertise we required to setup and deploy data protection services to our clients, they have also really assisted us in our client facing engagements and we have begun capturing new services revenues as a result."

The Modular 360° Partner Program™ offers a number of additional exclusive benefits for authorized members. For more information, please visit:

About Modular DPS:
Modular DPS Inc. is a cloud services aggregator comprised of a team of IT industry veterans with experience at all tiers of the IT marketplace. The company creates and delivers data protection service offerings principally through its Modular 360° Partner Program™. This unique approach combines all of the necessary business knowledge, support and technical components to enable IT service organizations to quickly and effectively deliver Cloud Data Protection services rooted in the fundamental principle that establishing a secure and absolutely recoverable client data set is the foundation of a solid data protection strategy.

Eric Strong
President & CEO
Email Contact
O: (845) 397-0515

Media Contact:
Derek Kol
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@CloudExpo Stories
I recently attended and was a speaker at the 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I also had the opportunity to attend this event last year and I wrote a blog from that show talking about how the “Enterprise Impact of IoT” was a key theme of last year’s show. I was curious to see if the same theme would still resonate 365 days later and what, if any, changes I would see in the content presented.
Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical...
We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at HGST, showed how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources.
Today air travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Dr. Sarah Cooper, M2Mi’s VP Business Development and Engineering, explored the IoT cloud-based platform technologies driving t...
As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing & protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. CommVault can ensure protection & E-Discovery of your data - whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise.
In recent years, at least 40% of companies using cloud applications have experienced data loss. One of the best prevention against cloud data loss is backing up your cloud data. In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sam McIntyre, Partner Enablement Specialist at eFolder, presented how organizations can use eFolder Cloudfinder to automate backups of cloud application data. He also demonstrated how easy it is to search and restore cloud application data using Cloudfinder.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 7-9, 2016 at Javits Center, New York City and Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 18th International @CloudExpo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York and Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty ...
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances from Isomorphic Software and others, rich desktop and tuned mobile experiences can now be created with a single codebase – without compromising functionality, performance or usability. In his session at DevOps Su...
As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningf...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ab...
The Internet of Everything is re-shaping technology trends–moving away from “request/response” architecture to an “always-on” Streaming Web where data is in constant motion and secure, reliable communication is an absolute necessity. As more and more THINGS go online, the challenges that developers will need to address will only increase exponentially. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Todd Greene, Founder & CEO of PubNub, exploreed the current state of IoT connectivity and review key trends and t...
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now ...