Paragon Software today has announced record revenue growth for the first half of 2014, besting last year’s number by 86 percent for the same period. Due primarily to this year’s launch of the company’s new Pure Channel partner program, this growth is being driven by the significant increase in the number of new opportunities registered by partners. In addition, the channel partners, resellers and managed service providers (MSPs) participating in Pure Channel are experiencing close ratios of well over 40 percent on the almost 500 new customer opportunities passed on to them through the program.
Focused on helping resellers simplify sales cycles and achieve profitable growth, Pure Channel represents a major overhaul to the company’s previous channel program. It stands out in the market because it eliminates the need for traditional revenue commitments, certifications and contracts. The program is built around Paragon Protect & Restore (PPR), the company’s industry-leading, image-based BDR product. PPR is optimized for small and midsize business and mid-enterprise markets and designed for physical, virtual and hybrid server environments.
“With Pure Channel, our goal is simple: to help our resellers and MSPs grow their businesses profitably. We’ve made it our commitment to do everything we can to be the most effective vendor on their line cards; the growth and opportunities we’ve delivered to date through the program this year – far outpacing the results of 2013 – are just the beginning,” said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group Corp.
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Paragon Software won the customer not only with PPR itself, but with the intensive technical support and active customer assistance it provides.
After thoroughly examining many different backup and disaster recovery solutions, the French regional broadcast station Fréquence Plus opted for Paragon Protect & Restore (PPR) to safeguard its extensive IT infrastructure.The broadcast station with one server, 10 employees and more than twice as many PCs was looking for an image-based backup and recovery solution they could depend on. The main factor was high resource performance and extremely fast disaster recovery to make sure the station could keep broadcasting.
With its central console, concept of archiving on additional storages (second-tier or cloud storages) and superlative data security and flexible (not to mention extremely fast) system recovery, Paragon’s PPR met all of the customer’s technical requirements. However, it required a great deal of support effort to implement the backup solution in Fréquence Plus’ IT infrastructure: the implementation process was fraught with delays, since the Paragon technicians kept finding defective data blocks on various drives, and various compatibility problems meant that several updates had to be conducted first.
PPR combines backup and disaster recovery for virtual and physical servers in a single product. The solution simplifies backup and recovery processes, thus dramatically reducing downtime. All mportant systems, applications and data are safe – and are reliably managed in a single program interface. Backups are initially saved locally and can then be archived in a downstream storage location, which can either be local as well, remote on a network, or in online storage (the cloud).
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Paragon Protect & Restore Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution Wins Top Spot in Professional Support, Receives Highest Possible Ratings Across Four Major Review Categories
Paragon Protect & Restore (PPR) – image-based backup and disaster recovery (BDR) software – has earned a 9.83 out of 10 points possible in TopTenReview’s 2014 ranking of Best Server Backup Software. In addition, PPR tied with a leading global brand to capture the top spot in the professional support category, while also earning the highest possible ratings across three other server backup software categories including recovery and restoration, management tools and resource management.
PPR was recognized by the popular reviews website for offering a comprehensive agent-based solution for physical machines as well as an agentless solution for virtual machines. The software, optimized for small to midsize business and mid-enterprise markets, is designed to meet the most demanding needs of physical, virtual and hybrid server environments.
Results of an independent customer satisfaction survey – separate from TopTenReview – underscores Paragon’s commitment to excellence in support, with the company earning a 9.8 rating out of 10 total points possible. Survey results, along with customer comments, can be found online. TopTenReview’s in-depth look at PPG is also available online.
VARs and MSPs interested in becoming a Paragon partner, please visit Paragon’s Pure Channel page or call 888.347.5462 (press option 2, then 2 again).
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New Channel Program Focuses on Award-Winning Paragon Protect & Restore Image-Based Backup and Disaster Recovery Product Line for Physical, Virtual and Hybrid Server Environments
Paragon Software Group has announced the Paragon “Pure Channel” Program, an aggressive new go-to-market initiative that will fuel stronger revenues for Paragon channel partners, expedite sales cycles and deliver powerful new enablement and demand generation services to value-added resellers (VARs), direct marketing resellers (DMRs), integrators and managed service providers (MSPs).
Launched today and focused on the Americas, Pure Channel features a high-impact “Pure Profit” strategy grounded in what Paragon calls “POP” (Paragon Opportunity Protection), which offers 30 percent guaranteed margin protection to partners on their registered opportunities.
The new initiative is built around Paragon Protect & Restore (PPR), a robust, effective and easy-to-manage image-based backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution optimized for small to midsize business and mid-enterprise markets. Designed to meet the most demanding needs of physical, virtual and hybrid server environments, PPR offers Paragon’s channel partners a measurable technological advantage when providing business continuity solutions to their customers.