HYCU Unveils R-Cloud Platform For SaaS Vendors To Build Data Protection
Joseph F. Kovar
‘We want to protect the world from a SaaS perspective, and there’s 17,000 different SaaS services. How can we do that? We certainly can’t build 17,000 different SaaS products. We certainly can’t build integrations into 17,000 companies. And that’s when lightning struck. It shouldn’t be us building 17,000 integrations. We should be a platform that allows 17,000 SaaS vendors to write to us,’ says HYCU founder and CEO Simon Taylor.
First, define HYCU.
HYCU stands for hybrid cloud uptime. We are the world’s fastest-growing cloud data backup company, or Backup-as-a-Service business. The company today has over 3,600 customers in 78 countries and holds a 90 NPS [Net Promoter Score]. We designed our business around two major concepts. The first was to inject a true SaaS offering into the wider universe of backup and recovery, make things very, very simple to use, accessible via turning it on, not downloading it, making it true SaaS. The other problem we initially set out to solve was what we call the ‘equivalency challenge,’ which is, if you look at the history of data protection, there were great backup vendors who supported Unix back in the day, somebody else for Windows, somebody else for VMware. But in today’s world, where data is not just in one place, it’s in multiple places, HYCU wanted to create an end-to-end solution that could provide equivalent levels of data protection support, both on-prem and in the public cloud, and from a SaaS perspective.