Ed: Backing up servers is and always has been a pain in the ass, so this team has found a real problem with a seemingly simple solution.
Although cloud storage systems are usually redundant with multiple copies of data, this will only protect you from outright failure of a VM or instance.
It won’t save you from yourself and the many screw-ups that can happen running infrastructure.
Full or partial data corruption can happen for a variety of reasons not just hardware.
You could accidentally delete an instance yourself, or a malicious or incompetent team member could delete or corrupt data or an instance, you could have a problem with your newly deployed code, virus or hacker either accidentally or intentionally deleting or corrupting your data.
As a guy who in another life spent 24 hrs in a noisy ice cold data centre trying to recover a crashed server I can tell you this happens everyday and yet none of the cloud service providers provide a good solution for this.
Most cloud services don’t automatically provide a proper versioning backup method for each instance, in fact quite the opposite, the Cloud is still a bit of a DYI self service when it comes to backups.
I would go so far to say that backup is considered optional and the existing solutions seem to do a pretty poor job of syncing cloud backups away from the server.
DevOps tools are the latest hot sector, managing remote cloud resources is a real pain, looks like these guys might be onto a good point solution for a market that is willing to pay.
|What problem are you solving?
|Backup configuration and management for multiple Linux servers is complex and takes a lot of developers’ time.
|What is your solution?
|Bitcalm – SaaS for the super simple server files and DBs backup configuration and management.
|How will you make money?
|Tell us about the market & founders, why is this a great opportunity?
|We target web-developers as our target market. Currently they have 3 opportunities to solve this problem:
1. Use backup solution, which is provided by hosting
pro: built-in solution, easy to use
con: can’t manage backups for multiple servers, hosted on multiple providers, can’t migrate, keeping backups, just snapshots
2. Find or self-code scripts.
pro: seems like a cheap solution
con: need specific skills, time to set up, time to validate, time to manage, time to support and results in non-convenient and not reliable results.
3. Use enterprise solutions.
con: expensive, solves other problems (for big companies)Comparing to these three ways, BitCalm is really life-saving service.
Eugene (CEO) faced this problem himself when he was running his own web agency; at the end of each project Eugene and his team faced the same pain in the ass – backup configuration and its maintenance.As a result he decided to build saas solution to solve his own problem and the same time, solve the problem for millions of indie developers, freelancers and small and medium-sized web-development companies.
|Eugene Morozov (CEO), Boris Dus (Business developer), Yury Andreykovich (CPO)
|What type of funding has the company received?