Issue 1 2019

Acquisition International - Issue 1 2019 21 Altaro is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use backup solutions for managed service providers (MSPs), IT resellers and IT departments. We caught up with the firm’s CEO, David Vella who provided us with a glimpse into the ways in which the team are able to deliver affordable enterprise- class functionality, while avoiding unnecessary features that add cost and undue complexity. ince Altaro’s inception in 2009, Altaro VM Backup has accumulated more than 40,000 customers worldwide, 9,000 partners globally and 1,000 MSPs to date. Over the years, the firm has gained attention as being one of the natural choices for both Hyper-V and VMware backup and replication. It is also available as monthly subscription programs for MSPs. Altaro also provides another solution for MSPs to back up and restore Office 365 mailboxes, Altaro Office 365 Backup. Altaro provides customer-focused, optimized B2B solutions at competitive pricing. It specializes in backup solutions that are characterized by enterprise-class features, functionality and are aimed at IT Departments and MSPs. Going into further detail, David begins by informing us of the types of clients that the firm serves and how the team approaches them. “Backup is critical for companies and organizations worldwide, regardless of the sphere they operate in. Altaro is particularly strong in the education, health, government, and NGOs verticals, but it also has a marked presence in the automotive, manifesting and construction industry among others. “With hundreds of customer testimonials, reviews and case studies, it motivates the team here at Altaro to continue working to the best of its ability to produce quality solutions and offer optimum customer service at all times.” Helping the firm to deliver their exceptional services is the dedicated team of more than 100 employees who collectively form the cornerstone of the company’s global success. When discussing the internal culture, David is keen to highlight the role the staff play in the success of Altaro. “Altaro cultivates an open, welcoming, family-like atmosphere, with a ‘can do’ attitude and an accent on dynamism, creativity and execution. Employees are exposed to advanced technologies, new ideas and learning opportunities. Their cooperation with a global team of likeminded professionals also contributes to their personal Protecting Your Data development. New tech joiners benefit from Altaro’s Bootcamp, an ‘earn while you learn’ program that gives them the training and skills they need to be successful.” Looking ahead to what the future holds, David signs off by revealing the exciting plans which lie in the pipeline for the firm, especially following their recent success in Acquisition Intl.’s Global Excellence Awards 2019 where they were righteously awarded the accolade Best SME Virtualization Backup Solutions Developer 2019. “Moving forward, we have an exciting roadmap for the months to come, with new releases that authorised Altaro distributors, partners and MSPs are very much looking forward to so as to provide greater value to their customers. “We will soon release our B2B Office 365 backup solution and we are currently working on an eagerly awaited physical backup solution to complement Altaro VM Backup, our well-establish virtual machine backup product.” “...we have an exciting roadmap for the months to come, with new releases that authorised Altaro distributors, partners and MSPs are very much looking forward to so as to provide greater value to their customers.” Company: Altaro Web Address: www.altaro.com S Dec18519

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