@scottalanmiller said in MSP Backup Product - Local Storage:
@taurex said in MSP Backup Product - Local Storage:
@CCWTech You'd likely need something that's known as Backup as a Service (BaaS) app. You might have to rely only on agent-based backups for VMs without a backup appliance. I believe the main reason behind backup appliances/servers is agentless VM backups.
BaaS essentially always means that it is going to cloud. If it isn't, it's hard to call it a service as you are doing most of it and there isn't any back up service.
Appliances don't imply agentless, I'm sure some appliance does that. But the big appliance players almost all do agent and agentless, and some are only one or the other. The biggest ones, like Datto and Unitrends, do agents for sure... one exclusively, one optionally. And a Veeam based appliance will do either, too.
Thanks for pointing that out, Scott. I stand corrected. I'm quite interested myself if there's a backup solution out there with a hosted central management console. Although, if it's a Linux based appliance that can manage backups of Windows-based VMs, I'd check it out too. Veeam is excellent but I find it too Windows-centric. No Linux-based central management, proxies have to be Windows either etc.