Technology Elite Awards 2018

8 US BUSINESS NEWS / 2018 Technology Elite Awards , Altaro To date, the company counts more than 40,000 business located in some 120 countries as is customers and operates through a worldwide network of more than 8,000 partners and MSPs. The company’s strategy is based on 4 main pillars, which are at the centre of everything the company does: • Ease of use – Developing software solutions with mid- market and small companies in mind, so that customers can be up and running in just minutes while avoiding any complexity or unnecessary features that gobble up budgets and add further obstacles and hassles. Since its inception in 2009, Altro has grown rapidly over the years with its flagship solution for virtualized environments, Altaro VM Backup, which gained traction as the natural choice for VMware and Hyper-V data recovery and replication. Altaro VM Backup is also available as a subscription- based solution for MSPs with a multi-tenant cloud console to manage all customer installations via a central dashboard. A start-up-turned-international- company, Altaro had humble beginnings. It started operating from a small dark basement in Malta, Europe in 2009, following a chance encounter between the four co-founders – David Vella, Simon Attard, Julian Pace Best Cloud Backup Solutions Company 2018: Altaro & Best Virtual Environments Recovery Solution: Altaro VM Backup Altaro Software is a fast-growing developer of easy-to-use, backup solutions for businesses of 1,000 employees or less. We profile this dynamic company to find out more and explore the secrets behind its success. Ross and Stephen Chetcuti Bonavita – who realized that they shared the dream, drive, experience and skills to launch their own software start-up. Funded out of their personal savings and countless labor- intensive days, their little team worked at second-hand desks to save on costs. As Altaro evolved to the globally entity it is today, the co-founders were inspired by their own experiences as they grew their business: The difficulties they faced made them want to do things better. This has impacted the way Altaro created and runs it product offerings and subscription programs – the aim is to cut through all the extras that have limited value-add and focus on what really matters: Providing customer-focused optimized solutions at competitive pricing. Today, this dedicated and experienced firm specializes in backup solutions that are characterized by enterprise- class features and functionality and aimed at IT Departments and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). New to Altaro’s solutions offering is Altaro Office 365 Backup for MSPs, a monthly subscription solution that enables MSPs to provide their customers with robust backup and recovery services for Office 365 mailboxes, with mailboxes being automatically backed up to Altaro’s Microsoft Azure infrastructure. Oct18395 The Altaro co-founders. From left: David Vella, Julian Pace Ross, Simon Attard and Stephen Chetcuti Bonavita. The Altaro team