online backup software vendor


We are looking at providing backup services for our customers. It should
have software running on our servers with SAN attached to it and client
software running on windows or mac. Anyone knows some good vendors?


Should look at Commvault cloud services solution. We run it here internally and like them very much.


I highly recommend looking at Crashplan Pro. We use it for some of our customers and it works great, and the pricing is very reasonable.

The original poster is looking for software that can be hosted locally, which Crashplan is not as far as I can tell. I am also looking for something that can be hosted locally. The only one we have been able to find is Vembu StoreGrid. Our experience with Vembu has ranged from abysmal to horrific. I would highly recommend *not* looking at them.

I had not heard of the Commvault solution. We'll have to look into that.

I also be grateful for any other options that people are using.


I'm using i365 eVault ( which is an locally hosted solution,
with the usual bell and whistles (deduplication, asynchronous mirroring of
the storage pool, agents for Exchange/SQL/Oracle/Linux/VMware etc.) and
priced right. Did not use Commvault or StoreGrid so can't really compare,
but never had any problem with i365!




Absolutely it can be hosted locally, we run the server software in our data center and our customers are clients who connect to it for backup. In fact, the server software is free to download and install.

Code42, the makers, also run their own "hosted" version, which you may be seeing. Make sure you're looking at Crashplan PRO, and not just Crashplan.

We considered Vembu early on as well, but opted for Crashplan instead. It works quite well - the main downside against some of the others is it doesn't support application level backup - it's purely filesystem based. Thus, you can't do things like backup individual Exchange accounts or SQL databases, which some people want.

We use Ahsay online backup server ( I've been very happy with it.