“With Probax and Veeam, it’s the peace of mind that we have the offsite storage somewhere away from our clients' main form of media and the compliance is sorted. With Hive's ease of use, it's been a natural progression to deploy more Probax services powered by Veeam. It makes onboarding new engineers much easier with no learning curve.”
Powernet IT Solutions is a leading Managed Service Provider that offers IT support for organisations across Australia. The company was founded in 1994, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Powernet’s goal is to help businesses in Australia maximise their productivity and IT security with reliable IT solutions that go beyond migrations. The company always seeks strategic partnerships with clients and vendor partners that prioritise productivity and work towards mutual success. Powernet is an award-winning Microsoft Gold partner with over 100 industry certifications. It also holds the ISO9001 Quality Assurance and “Great Place to Work” accreditations.
Powernet had been using an on-site backup storage solution for a number of years. The problem was that there was no off-site storage for that solution. Many of Powernet’s customers were initiating a cloud data protection strategy and wished to eliminate on-premises footprints. Other customers wanted to move to a hybrid model with on-premises solutions and cloud replications, something that Powernet wasn’t able to offer with their current vendor.
Further, there was significant demand for Microsoft 365 backup solutions, given the rapid take-up of SaaS solutions and Microsoft 365 in particular. Powernet offered full-suite backup solutions, but for clients that only wanted Microsoft 365 backups, their only choice was to pay for the full-suite even if it wasn’t required.
Powernet also began to notice an upward trend in demand for fast, scalable, cost-efficient, and less complex object storage solutions and wanted to be able to cater to this market requirement.
With a strong partnership already in place, Powernet decided to continue its collaboration with Probax after using the now-displaced on premise solution for years. The decision came largely due to the growing customer demand for off-site and object storage solutions, as well as Microsoft 365 backups.
“We want our Technology Partners to be able to engage with us, let us know what's coming, the roadmaps, to be able to grow with us and work with us. That is exactly what we got from Probax."
- Adam Hu, Head of Technical Strategy, Powernet IT Solutions.
Probax’s partnership enabled Powernet to meet customer needs with secure data storage solutions that scale with their businesses.
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