To celebrate World Backup Day, we're tipping our hat to all the IT providers out there keeping data secure and giving an update on the rollout of our own backup solution, Ninja Data Protection.
While NinjaOne has made huge strides in the functionality of our remote monitoring and management software since our founding in 2013, until 2020, we were a single-product company. That all changed in August of last year when we released Ninja Data Protection – our cloud-based file and folder backup product for Windows.
For many at NinjaOne, Ninja Data Protection wasn’t their first foray into backup. Sal Sferlazza, our CEO, and key members of our development team have successfully brought to market backup products in the past.
With Ninja Data Protection, we set out build a backup solution that minimizes management effort and drives partner efficiency through a native single-pane-of-glass integration that allows users to manage the backup lifecycle alongside other endpoint management workflows.
And the initial feedback has been incredibly encouraging.
“The way cloud backup is integrated seamlessly with the platform is just great! Our clients love seeing perfectly detailed reports every month. It gives them peace of mind knowing a 'ninja' is working in the background keeping their business running flawlessly. We love it.”
– Frank Simon, Rango Technologies
Our partners are confirming that Ninja’s incremental block-level backup technology, strong compression, and account-wide pooled storage is helping them keep data protection costs low so they can deploy Ninja in almost any environment. Our policy-based backup planning and unified agent architecture is making deploying and managing backups fast and easy.
In terms of the rollout and early adoption, here are some additional stats we're excited to share.
Since August of 2020, over 500 partners have utilized Ninja Data Protection to protect over 1.5 petabytes of critical business data on over 7,500 workstations and 1,200 servers. In addition, Ninja Data Protection was also voted a Top Performer in backup software on software review site Capterra.
What's next for Ninja Data Protection
Already-implemented features and improvements
In the six months since its release, we’ve already made significant enhancements to Ninja Data Protection, including:
- presentation-ready backup reports
- end-user file restore
- improving backup plan flexibility and improving speeds
Ninja Data Protection will be Beta testing our full image backup functionality in our upcoming 5.2 release. The new functionality will allow users to automate the creation of full image backups directly to the cloud from within Ninja. Bare metal restore functionality via the Ninja backup utility will also become available in 5.2.
On the roadmap
Looking to the future, Ninja is exploring additional features including:
- Support for backing up network attached storage (NAS)
- Mac file and folder backup
- And more…
A big thanks to all of our partners who have provided invaluable feedback and support in helping us develop Ninja Data Protection. We couldn't have done it without you, and we'll continue to rely on your questions and suggestions to make this the best product it can be.
Happy World Backup Day to all the IT support providers out there keeping their clients and organizations safe.