Asigra Named One of the Top 20 Cloud Storage Vendors for 2011

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Cloud Backup Leader Recognized for Public and Private Cloud Backup Platform

TORONTO – Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backup™ Recovery, and Restore (BURR) software provider since 1986, today was named one of the Top 20 Cloud Storage Vendors for 2011 by CRN Magazine, a leading IT channel publication. Additionally, Asigra was ranked as one of the Top 100 Cloud Computing Vendors for 2011. This continues the company’s momentum in 2011 as the company’s Cloud Backup™ software sets the standard for MSPs, VARs and solution providers seeking the industry’s best cloud backup and recovery platform.

Cloud backup is the direction to go, whether seeking to cut costs, fool-proof backups, or ease the minds of company IT staff now and in the future. With so many cloud-focused companies out there, Asigra is known for being the company who has been in the business for 23 years with many firsts in the industry. To name a few: Asigra was the first to provide public cloud incremental forever, local and global deduplication with additional compression in 1993; the first to provide a public and private cloud-based service oriented architecture; the first to provide agentless continuous data protection, and several others.

CRN recognized Asigra for its agentless cloud backup and recovery platform which features the most comprehensive capabilities on the market, saying, “Public or private cloud? Asigra’s got you covered. The company offers a Public Cloud Backup or Private Cloud Backup Solution to cover the backup bases in both types of environments, and it requires no agent to back up data on your servers.”

“The cloud was made for storage. At its core, the cloud offers a nearly infinite space to store data, whether it’s for backup, business continuity, disaster recovery or any of the other myriad reasons. And for solution providers, offering Storage-as-a-Service, or offering the ability to back up or store data via the Internet, is creating a host of new opportunities,” noted the publication. “The ability to expand or scale back storage capacity on a whim is a powerful proposition, and solution providers and enterprises want to ensure they’re trusting their data to the right cloud storage vendor.”

Cloud backup is specialized backup technology for protecting data by transmitting a copy of the data over a proprietary or public network to a public or private backup vault. In a public cloud implementation, the vault is usually managed by a third-party service provider, who charges the end-user organization a fee based on capacity. Larger organizations that build a private backup cloud typically deploy a proprietary vault which serves as the central backup repository for distributed enterprise backup. In conjunction with industry-leading storage hardware and services delivered through partners, Asigra delivers powerful cloud backup capabilities that allow organizations to economize and modernize their backup processes for greater efficiency, control and data availability.

“With an architecture built for better business outcomes, our partners find Asigra Cloud Backup™ simpler to manage, easier to support, and less resource-intensive. In the end, that is what companies want and we deliver,” said Tracy Staniland, Senior Director of Corporate Marketing, Asigra. “We are gratified that CRN recognizes the value we bring and have been perfecting since 1986.”

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Resources:

Gartner: 2010 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Disk-Based Backup and Recovery
http://www.asigra.com/GartnerMQ

Enterprise Strategy Group: Enabling Efficient Data Protection for the Internet Computing Era
http://www.asigra.com/about-asigra/analyst-insights

Customer Success Stories
http://www.asigra.com/about-asigra/customer-success-stories

About CRN
CRN provides solution providers and technology integrators with the crucial information and analysis they need to drive their company’s sales. As an advocate for and voice of the IT channel, solution providers turn to CRN first for immediate information. Celebrating its 25th year, CRN is the most trusted source for channel professionals. CRN can be found on the web at www.channelweb.com.

About Asigra
Asigra transforms the way businesses manage and protect their data by delivering market leading cloud backup solutions that seamlessly and efficiently manage, scale and deliver data protection services. Asigra Cloud Backup™ is built for new and existing MSPs/VARs who focus on data protection, IT constrained organizations, and industries with compliance mandates that are looking to improve their backup with a secure, reliable and predictable data protection cloud backup model. With 25 years of experience as backup/recovery pioneers, Asigra technology protects more than 300,000 sites globally ranging from the Global 100 to SMBs. Asigra manages one of the largest business-class backup service provider networks in the world who power their cloud backup services using Asigra technology. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit www.asigra.com.

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