PRESS RELEASE — Seattle – SkyKick (www.skykick.com), a global provider of cloud management software for information technology (IT) solution partners, announced today that its Cloud Backup application is now included as a free benefit within Microsoft’s Internal Use Rights (IUR) program. SkyKick’s Cloud Backup application provides cloud-to-cloud backup, unlimited storage and instantaneous recovery of Office 365 data—specifically from Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft OneDrive for Business and Microsoft SharePoint.
The Microsoft Partner Network gives eligible partners access to Internal Use Rights licenses (IUR) for Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft cloud solutions, including Office 365, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft Power BI Pro, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Visual Studio Online and Project Online. With this new IUR benefit, Microsoft Action Pack, Silver and Gold Competency partners can now back up their cloud data using SkyKick technology and store that data on Azure for free. SkyKick Cloud Backup opens up additional recurring revenue and profitability opportunities for channel partners.
Recent reports have found that an overwhelming majority of cloud data loss is due to user error. SkyKick’s Cloud Backup product is a powerful solution that helps partners recover their customers’ lost data, which reduces support costs and provides a better customer experience. It is built on a powerful platform with high levels of encryption and security, and no software to install. SkyKick Cloud Backup takes only a minute to set up, and offers powerful search with one-click restore of Office 365 data. The product offers unlimited data retention, so customer data can be backed up for as long as required.
“Thousands of partners around the world have used SkyKick’s Migration Suites to move their customers to Office 365,” said SkyKick Co-CEO Evan Richman. “The Azure IUR Cloud Backup offer is our next step forward in delivering innovative products which enable Microsoft partners to build a more profitable, efficient and risk-free cloud business all on one unified platform.”
In addition to the new SkyKick Backup IUR offer, SkyKick’s Office 365 Migration Suites are available for free through the Microsoft Office 365 IUR program. The SkyKick Migration Suite and Backup IUR offers run through June 30, 2016.
“Recovering lost data can take partners hours,” said Gavriella Schuster, General Manager of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Group, who recently wrote a blog post about the SkyKick relationship. “We’re excited to offer a solution that enables data to be easily recovered in seconds, allowing partners to focus on helping customers and increasing their revenue opportunities in the cloud.”
SkyKick’s Backup application is part of SkyKick’s cloud management products. These solutions enable IT partners to migrate, backup and centrally manage cloud data and services for popular cloud products such as Office 365 and Dropbox. With SkyKick’s cloud management products, IT providers now have one unified platform with integrated applications to grow their cloud customer base, create more operational efficiency and build a more successful cloud business.
For more details about SkyKick being available through the Microsoft IUR program, go to skykick.com/AzureIUR for the SkyKick’s Cloud Backup offer and skykick.com/iur for the SkyKick’s Migration offer.
SkyKick is a global provider of cloud management software for IT solution partners. Its products are designed to help build successful cloud businesses by making it easy and efficient for IT providers to migrate, backup and manage their customers in the cloud. Over 5,000 partners worldwide use SkyKick’s products to accelerate their cloud business, and the company has won numerous awards including being named a Microsoft Partner of the Year, Red Herring Top 100 North America winner and one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in Washington State. SkyKick is headquartered in Seattle. For more information visit www.skykick.com.