Hycu launches its MSP Protg program

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Specializing in backup and restoration, Hycu unveiled a program last June for cloud service providers, who will be able to offer the Protg multi-cloud solution to their customers.

Simon Taylor, CEO of Hycu, during a virtual press briefing on Zoom last June.  (Cr

Publisher Hycu, formerly known as Comtrade Software, is from a spin-off of Comtrade Group (an IT services company founded 25 years ago) specializing in backup and recovery solutions for HCI environments, Nutanix mainly before expanding its offer with its Protégé solution. And last December, the publisher announced the extension of its scope to other workflows with the marketing of its Protégé as a service solution, which supported the Google Cloud platform before those of AWS and Azure.

The Protégé solution, which offers data protection based on applications and databases, disaster recovery on clouds, restoration of applications on another cloud, for example for test and development, as well as migration , therefore comes to Azure and runs as a native service, available via subscription directly from Azure Marketplace. To work, the solution – agentless as Hycu CEO Simon Taylor points out – leverages Azure APIs to support all classes of BLOB storage.

MSP special program

In addition, Hycu announced in June the Hycu for cloud service providers program to enable them to offer their customers the Protégé solution as a managed service. “Data protection and data migration are handled by Hycu with MSP partners like Forthright,” Simon Taylor told us. In Europe, and more specifically in France, the manager told us that initial discussions had been started with OVH, which has started working with Nutanix, but nothing yet with Iliad.

GCP and Azure are supported by Protégé, still lacks AWS for a truly multicloud solution. (credit: DR)

Among the use cases put forward by the publisher as part of this CSP Program, let us mention the migration of an on-premise solution to the cloud, or the transfer of a workload from one cloud to another. but also cloud disaster recovery or data protection. Hycu clarifies that there is a no pre-commitment, service providers benefit from a pay-per-use service that can be activated and deactivated (for tests with production data, for example) according to customer needs. Knowing the complexity of backup and restore scenarios, and the hazards that can arise even with regular testing, companies do not have fun installing and then revoking their backup solution. Service providers will have access to a continuous training program as well as certifications to support their customers in good conditions.

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