Intronis, a provider of backup and data protection technology, has introduced a flat-fee, unlimited cloud and unlimited local storage price plan geared toward small-to-mid-size businesses, CMO Aaron Dun told TechRadar Pro. Dun said he believes the plan will change the way businesses approach data management and protection.

Traditionally, IT departments pay storage technology providers by the amount of data stored. Dun said the existing systems used by other service providers could potentially cause cost spikes if storage needs were to dramatically increase without forewarning.

However, Intronis' new pricing plan allows MSPs to work with small businesses to establish their storage and protection costs upfront without having to worry about ballooning costs if storage needs increase, Dun said. Intronis is also banking on the notion that working with MSPs to allow small-to-mid-size-businesses to pay a flat fee for storage will enable the SMBs to focus more on storage and protection strategy rather than the costs associated with storage and protection.

ECHOPlatform

Intronis also released the ECHOplatform, a cloud backup and data recovery solution designed to simplify the delivery of backup and protection services. The platform features an open API, integration with PSA and RMM tools, and it supports VMware, Hyper-V, SQL and Exchange backup.

Pricing under the new model will be variable depending on the managed service provider or SMB to whom Intronis is selling its storage and protection solution.