Asigra Introduces Cloud Backup Plan

Cloud backup and recovery software provider Asigra announced the launch of Cloud Backup v10 on June 8. Available through the Asigra partner network, the latest edition extends the scope and performance of the Asigra platform, including protection for laptops, desktops, servers, data centers and cloud computing environments with tiered recovery options to meet Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs). Organizations can select an Asigra service provider for offsite backup, choose to deploy the software directly onsite, or both. Pricing begins at $50 per month through cloud backup service providers.

V10 expanded the tiers of backup and recovery (Local-Only Backup and Backup Lifecycle Manager (BLM) enables cloud storage) and also allows the backup of laptops in the field and other environments, enabling businesses to back up and recover their data to and from physical, virtual or both types of servers. Among the features are DS-Mobile support to backup laptops in the field, FIPS 140-2 NIST certified security and encryption of data in-flight and at-rest and new backup sets for comprehensive protection of enterprise applications, including MS Exchange, MS SharePoint, MS SQL, Windows Hyper-V Oracle SBT, Sybase and Local-Only backup.

Senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group Lauren Whitehouse said, “The local backup option is a powerful benefit for managed service providers (MSPs) as they can now offer more pricing granularity for customers on three levels—local, new and aging data. With more pricing flexibility, more reliable and affordable backup service package to attract more business customers and free them from the pain of tape backup.”

At least two-thirds of companies in North America and Europe have already implemented server virtualization, according to Forrester Research. Asigra added enhancements to the virtualization support in v10 as a response to the major server virtualization vendors embracing the cloud as the strategic deliverable of a virtualized infrastructure. The company has offered support for virtual machine backups at the host level; Cloud Backup v10 is able to be deployed as a virtual appliance with virtual infrastructures. The company said that the current version now supports Hyper-V, VMware and XenServer.

“The availability of Asigra Cloud Backup v10 has reset the playing field for Asigra with end-to-end date protection from the laptop to the data center to the public cloud. With advanced features that differentiate Asigra both technologically and economically from comparable solutions, the platform can adapt to the changing nature of today’s IT environments, providing unmatched backup efficiency and security as well as the ability to respond to dynamic business challenges,” said executive vice president for Asigra Eran Farakjun. To discover how a Cloud back-up system can benefit your enterprise, contact Nubifer Inc.

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