Zentyal, developer of easy IT solutions for small business, announced today the launch of the beta version of Zentyal Cloud, the small business cloud. With Zentyal Cloud the company adds cloud services to its server solution and remote monitoring and management platform, completing its all-in-one IT infrastructure offering.
Zentyal Cloud helps small and medium businesses (SMBs) to take their IT infrastructure easily to the cloud. It is the only cloud-service in the market that allows to take the management of users, permissions, files and email to the cloud, while being fully synchronized with the local IT infrastructure. Therefore, latest versions of the company files will always be available, data loss and system downtime cease to be problems and above all, it makes possible to take advantage of the cloud without loosing control over the systems.
In times when multiple cloud solutions try to gain a foothold in the market, Zentyal Cloud stands out for three main reasons: the integration with local IT infrastructure offers more reliable and robust cloud services; as the end customer can choose the location of their data, security and privacy of data is guaranteed according to customer requirements and, lastly, the end customer is in control of the cloud services used by his/her employees.
“This is the only cloud service that takes into account the local IT infrastructure of the customers and brings together the best of both cloud and local infrastructure” said Ignacio Correas, CEO and Founder of Zentyal. “Thanks to this, we are bridging the gap between both worlds and overcoming all the major concerns of end customers regarding the cloud, specifically privacy, security, reliability and control.”
The channel is the largest beneficiary
While the ultimate goal of Zentyal Cloud is to make the life of SMBs easier by helping them in the migration to the cloud, the IT channel is the largest beneficiary of this new service, that will be sold exclusively through partners, that they can now add to their portfolio or Zentyal products.
Thanks to Zentyal Cloud, the Authorized Zentyal Partners – local IT support and service providers that maintain and manage the IT infrastructure of other companies – can now offer complete IT infrastructure, from the server to the cloud, to their SMB customers. This is something that increases automatically the value of their offering and it is only the beginning.
In addition, Zentyal Cloud fully integrates in the remote monitoring and management platform Zentyal Remote. Like this, the partners that offer managed services to their customers can also control Zentyal Cloud from Zentyal Remote. This allows the partner to manage systems in a proactive way, avoiding system crashes and downtime, that translates to a higher value offering.
Zentyal Cloud is specially interesting for the Professional and Premier Partners because they are given the option to host the customer data either on private cloud of the customer, or in their own data centers. Moreover, they have the option of making visual changes in the Zentyal Cloud interface. This means, in terms of functionality, that they can customize Zentyal Cloud for their customers and, in business terms, that they can add another layer of value to their offering.