Asigra, a leading cloud backup recovery and restore (BURR) software provider since 1986, is bringing a lot of firsts to the market with its latest offering. Today, the company introduced the Asigra Cloud Backup v11 with Cloud BURR industry firsts including: data protection of handheld devices, including tablets and smartphones; the first multi-tenanted client to reduce dramatically management resources; and the industry’s only automated cloud license server.
The new software also takes the title as the first enterprise-class cloud backup platform to protect the entire digital footprint, including storage, servers, desktops, and laptops; to provide data recovery and restore assurance (R2A) for consumers, and to establish new performance benchmarks.
“Our CEO back in 1986 lost his data and he was looking for a solution that would provide in his mind recovery assurance,” Ashar Baig, senior director of product marketing, told TMCnet in a recent interview about why Asigra’s new version was introduced. “Since then, we’ve used this term a lot called R2A which is recovery, restore, assurance, which means that the data is always going to be restored back to you.
” Asigra Cloud Backup v11 offers a variety of benefits including the fact that it will become an industry-first SMB and enterprise-wide cloud backup, recovery and restoration support for tablets and smart phones for end-to-end protection of the digital footprint.
This expanded support allows rollback to any point across any device to meet recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPO/RTO), according to company officials. The Apple App Store, Android (News – Alert) Market and Amazon Appstore now carry Asigra’s mobile backup app. In addition, the latest Asigra version guarantees that it will make good on its promise to return lost data, unlike other consumer backup solutions.
“Lots of consumer backup solutions out in the marketplace provide unlimited backup but they don’t provide recovery assurance that your data is going to be recoverable,” Baig said. “There’s no reason to back up the data if you are not going to be able to recover it so the one thing we do on the enterprise class is we offer R2A.
Our software does five things in the background to make sure that your data are recoverable.” Among those things are data integrity checks– data corruption checks and restore validation.
Other highlights of version 11 include an automated Asigra world-class cloud license server which provides the industry’s highest level of management automation of any cloud backup solution for service providers and end-users; a comprehensive and intuitive Web-based command center that provides complete visibility, control and management of the entire Asigra environment; up to 400 percent performance improvement; and support for 10 Gbps LAN interfaces on storage hardware, network switches and servers.
Moreover, the internal Asigra processes have been improved to handle much faster data read/writes. “How organizations protect their data is increasingly determined by user-driven trends, such as the integration of mobile devices in business environments,” David Farajun, CEO of Asigra, said in a statement. “The launch of version 11 reaffirms our commitment to overcoming the challenges of today’s evolving IT environment by providing the finest technology available to meet the needs of our customers. There simply isn’t a better end-to-end data protection solution in the world.”
Asigra Cloud Backup v11 provides a “simple, single, adaptable, and flexible” cloud BURR platform for end-to-end data protection – from handhelds to distributed data centers, according to company officials. The version offers data protection for Apple (News – Alert) iOS devices such as the iPad, iPod, and iPhone and Google Android–based tablets and smartphones.
“It will be important for IT professionals to deploy comprehensive backup and recovery strategies if they hope to reduce the staff requirements, capital expense and operational inefficiencies of managing multiple islands of data protection in the enterprise,” Dave Russell, research vice president for Gartner (News – Alert), said in a statement.
“Cloud backup, recovery and restore providers that deliver more holistic solutions will see their message resonate rapidly with the growing number of organizations plagued by backup challenges.” Added Baig, “We have 400,000 end customer sites that are protected by Asigra. We have been in business 25 years. But of all these end customer sites if anyone ever initiated a restore their data was always restored to them. That’s a very powerful statement to make in this day and age.”
Carrie Schmelkin is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Previously, she worked as Assistant Editor at the New Canaan Advertiser, a 102-year-old weekly newspaper, covering news and enhancing the publication’s social media initiatives. Carrie holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s degree in English from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
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