March 20, 2023

DIY Data Backup for IT Dealers

DataFort Provides Dealers with the Ability to Deploy Their Own Full-Scale, Profitable Off-site Backup Service

Release date: September 2005

DataFort, the leading UK provider of off-site data backup, today announced the launch of its ‘SELF-BILLING Dealership’ programme – allowing channel businesses to create their own branded backup service, removing the increased risk and decreased profit of setting up an in-house service or outsourcing to a third party. The service has a potential of turning offsite backup into a service with a profit potential of up to 300%.

“Growth in broadband and the increasing socio-economic need for secure backup of business data has lead to a boom in dealers/resellers/system integrators setting up their own off-site backup services,” explains Gavin Smith, Founder & CEO of DataFort. “But capital expenditure and ongoing manpower and maintenance costs make it tremendously difficult for them to turn a profit from such a service.”

DataFort offers an alternative that puts profit back on the agenda - by providing dealers with a complete backup service, with a brandable front end. It removes all of the considerable set-up costs for dealers moving into backup, such as:

  • Licensing software
  • Buying servers
  • Selecting and installing firewalls
  • Selecting a secure facility

…and replaces them with instant access to the business benefits of working with a market leader in the backup marketplace, namely:

  • Award-winning client software
  • Unlimited end-user licenses
  • A web-based customer management tool
  • Second-tier support
  • Product development
  • Sales manual and technical training

“It is often the case that data backup software providers charge resellers additional costs for web management tools and maintenance contracts,” concludes Smith, “but with DataFort there are no additional charges. We are offering resellers an established, high-performance solution that will strengthen and lengthen their relationships with their end-users.”

Pricing and Availability

This programme has a minimum charge of £360 per month with a gross profit potential of over £1100 This is based on selling 100Gb of space at a retail price of £15.00 per gigabyte. There are significant discounts as the amount of use increases. DataFort has upcoming product releases that will allow our channel partners to stay at the forefront of providing their customers with flexible secure backup and archival service.


DataFort provides dependable secure off-site computer information storage with a focus on functionality and convenience for the end user. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Guildford, UK and New York, USA. It’s software and services are used by thousands of businesses worldwide - ranging from small SMEs and schools through to quoted companies and local government. Every hour of every day someone, somewhere backs up with DataFort.


Marcie Terman
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