Asigra and BlueArc Broaden Strategic Relationship to Deliver High-Performance Backup and Recovery Infrastructure

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Asigra Hybrid Cloud Backup™ Platform Certified with BlueArc Mercury™ Series Storage

TORONTO – July 7, 2009 – Asigra Inc., the leading cloud backup and recovery software provider, today announced that the Asigra Hybrid Cloud Backup™ and Recovery platform supports BlueArc’s new Mercury Series Network Storage System as a premier hardware platform for enhanced backup and recovery. When combined with Asigra, BlueArc’s Mercury Series delivers enterprise-class scalability and performance in a mid-range solution that overcomes the challenges faced today by an ever-increasing number of end users and cloud backup service providers.

IT operation requirements to reduce capital and operational costs while meeting demands to do more with less are necessitating more powerful solutions without additional expense. Asigra’s cloud backup and recovery software directly addresses cost concerns with an architecture that reduces I/O, memory and management overhead that is a fundamental trait of traditional data protection offerings. With BlueArc’s Mercury Series storage servers deployed in conjunction with Asigra, users are provided a comprehensive enterprise-class backup and recovery solution that transforms data protection to significantly lower resource requirements and allow for focus on more strategic IT initiatives than backup.

Asigra Hybrid Cloud Backup and Recovery software version 9 integrates smoothly with BlueArc’s Mercury Series to extend the value of both platforms. For customers employing virtualization schemes to reduce their data center footprint, Mercury’s performance ensures that consolidated applications continue to run at peak speeds while Asigra’s agentless deployment runs without draining processing power or memory during backup and recovery operations. With Asigra’s near infinite scalability, BlueArc Mercury Series is the perfect complement to managing growing data volumes without excessive management resources. The combined offering also lowers administrative time and costs for protecting information within virtualized datacenter environments.

“Today, organizations seek faster, higher capacity and more efficient storage to cope with the imposing demands of their hard working IT infrastructures,” said Bridget Warwick, vice president of marketing at BlueArc. “BlueArc’s Mercury Series serves as the great equalizer in mitigating the impact of information overload and is a powerful hardware platform for driving the industry’s most popular applications, as is the case with the Asigra Hybrid Cloud Backup and Recovery offering.”

“Regardless of the economy, information growth continues to drive IT priorities – an increasing challenge for organizations drawing from shrinking IT budgets,” said Eran Farajun, executive vice president of Asigra. “As a result of our relationships with partners such as BlueArc, we are providing customers with a simple answer to complex backup and recovery concerns. As a result, IT resources are being utilized for projects that move the business forward versus getting caught up in the minutiae of backup.”

About BlueArc
BlueArc partners with customers to solve their storage and data management-related business challenges. BlueArc’s best-of-breed, high-performance, highly scalable and cost-effective storage solutions help to accelerate our customers’ success. Information about BlueArc solutions and services can be found at http://www.bluearc.com.

About Asigra
Leading organizations reduce costs by applying cloud computing to backup and recovery with efficient, cost-effective and transformational solutions from Asigra. Customers consistently redirect savings derived from our approach to projects of higher strategic and personal value, many of which have been on-hold for a year or more. The positive business outcomes made possible from a low touch agentless architecture are revealed through Asigra’s Day One ROI™ – an exercise that delivers enormous value with little up-front investment. The company and its products have been widely acclaimed by leading partners such as CDW, HP and SunGard and renowned Global 2000 enterprises. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit www.RecoverYourCool.com.

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