Asigra First To Bring Agentless Remote Online Backup to IBM iSeries-AS/400 Environments


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Solution Brings Centralized Remote and Branch Office Data Protection to
Installed Base of 700,000 + Systems

TORONTO – February 27, 2007 – Asigra™, the technology specialists in agentless remote backup and recovery software, today announced that its Televaulting™ software is the first agentless Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) data protection solution to support IBM iSeries-AS/400® server environments. This enables organizations with these computing platforms to benefit from the industry’s most powerful backup and recovery solution for remote and branch offices throughout the enterprise. Asigra now supports IBM’s installed base of 700,000 + iSeries-AS/400 servers, delivering the advantages of continuous data protection, data de-duplication and highly optimized automatic remote site backup to satisfy business continuity and compliance requirements.

According to analysts, almost 98% of Fortune 100 companies have purchased AS/400 systems and maintain this platform. Users include 80 of the Top 100 retailers and six of the Top 10 supermarket and grocery chains worldwide. Additionally, 16,000 banks worldwide have AS/400 environments that have requirements for centralized remote and branch office backup and recovery.

Asigra Televaulting software has been certified to support backup of legacy IBM AS/400 systems, now known as iSeries. Also supported are AIX and Linux environments as well as hot backup of DB2 databases – additional IBM platform interoperability is planned. Support for iSeries-AS/400 opens the door for highly efficient remote online backup of these environments. The expanded platform coverage is an embedded feature of Televaulting 6.2 and no additional software, agents or licensing are required.

Asigra Televaulting is agentless, multi-site backup/recovery software that combines utility service provisioning with a disk-based WAN-optimized architecture to overcome the limitations of traditional distributed-backup software. Asigra’s unique agentless architecture provides a simple, reliable and affordable solution to back up multiple remote iSeries-AS/400 servers deployed globally and consolidate the backups in the central datacenter. No server re-configuration is required and the backup administrator does not need specialized iSeries-AS/400 knowledge since Televaulting runs on either Windows or Linux systems. Local onsite backup management is not required as the entire process is administered from a centralized remote site. By eliminating excessive software licensing costs and the expense of installing, managing and maintaining backup hardware and software at each local iSeries-AS/400 site, Asigra Televaulting provides iSeries-AS/400 customers with a disk-based backup solution that is more affordable, scalable, reliable, secure and manageable than conventional backup products.

“Asigra Televaulting is the ideal remote data protection solution for iSeries-AS/400 users, given the strong remote office orientation of the markets where penetration of iSeries-AS/400 is strongest, including banking, retailing and manufacturing,” said Eran Farajun, executive vice president of Asigra. “The grid-based architecture of Televaulting software delivers the performance and capacity scaling to keep pace when iSeries-AS/400 sites grow their user base and storage capacity to provide assured data protection regardless of the of the data load. And, strong encryption in-flight and at-rest guarantee the security that these businesses require.”

Asigra’s Televaulting ROBO software eliminates many backup pain points through technology that is designed for enterprise-wide centralization, built from the ground up to perform on a global level. It is tested and certified compatible by leading infrastructure providers not to take the place of data center backup software, but to complement it for multi-site backup and recovery. Business benefits that differentiate Asigra’s offering from other backup solutions include: addressing compliance regulations with offsite encrypted data protection, reduction in worldwide IT management expenditures, and compounded reduction of both hardware/software capital and enterprise-wide license costs. Asigra offers a ‘pay-as-you-grow’ compressed-capacity-based licensing model, allowing users to pay only for storage under management.
Televaulting ensures that private customer data remains secure with the industry’s highest-level commercial encryption, up to AES 256. During a backup operation, common files are de-duplicated both locally and globally, incremental delta block changes of data are compressed and then encrypted prior to transport over the WAN. Data remains encrypted in-flight and at-rest. The backup data is only unencrypted by the original client when it has retrieved the encrypted data from the data center for a restore.

About Asigra
Asigra is the award-winning leader in remote office/branch office (ROBO) online backup and recovery for enterprises and managed backup service providers. The company’s flagship product, Televaulting, is used by global enterprises in the financial, insurance, legal, government, healthcare and retail industries with more than three petabytes of data protected. Asigra technology is used by hundreds of service providers worldwide who offer backup managed services to companies ranging from SMBs to Global 2000 enterprises. The agentless remote site backup and recovery solution provides simple, centralized management of the data protection process while eliminating the capital and operational expenses associated with agent-based solutions. Founded in 1986, Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with partner offices around the world. For more information, visit

Asigra, Asigra Televaulting, BLM, Backup Lifecycle Management, and the Asigra logo are trademarks of Asigra Inc. All other brand and product names are, or may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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