Asigra to Demonstrate Next Generation Cloud Backup and Recovery at Storage Networking World 2011


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Technology Highlights Include Mobile Device Data Protection, Cloud-Based Virtual Disaster Recovery and User-Selected Granular Recovery

TORONTO – October 5, 2011 – Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backup™, Recovery and Restore (BURR) software provider since 1986, is joining two cloud service providers at the 2011 Storage Networking World (SNW) conference in Orlando to showcase next generation cloud backup. Highlights at this year’s event will include live demonstrations of mobile device backup and user-selected granular recovery in the SNIA Hands-On Lab. Case studies on cloud-based Virtual Disaster Recovery (VDR) will be featured at Asigra’s booth in the SNIA Cloud Pavilion.

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WHO: Asigra Inc., Yotta 280 and Data Storage Corporation

WHAT: Asigra will demonstrate the true power, simplicity, and performance of cloud backup, performing mobile device backup and granular data recovery performed by students at the SNIA Hands-On Lab during Storage Networking World Fall 2011.

WHEN: Monday, October 10th – Wednesday, October 13th 2011

WHERE: JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL

At this year’s SNIA Hands-on-Lab at SNW, IT professionals will perform cloud backup by remotely accessing production data on servers residing in Toronto, Canada using their laptops at SNW in Orlando. The production data will be backed up to the Yotta 280 storage cloud located in Jacksonville, FL. Lab participants will then delete information to simulate a loss event and perform user-selected granular recovery from the storage vault in Jacksonville back to the primary servers in Toronto to demonstrate high performance recovery across geographies. The demonstration will showcase the simplicity, flexibility and speed of Asigra’s business-class cloud backup and recovery solution.

The Asigra Hands-On Lab will provide attendees with one-on-one contact with cloud backup experts as end users are guided through a series of exercises organized around various data protection procedures. The Asigra Cloud Backup demonstration will give users a chance to “test drive” the latest capabilities in a supportive environment. The classes take place for two hours at regular intervals throughout the conference and are limited to 16-20 seats to give attendees a rich learning experience. Open to all end-user attendees at SNW, the lab provides hands-on experience with cloud backup to raise awareness of its advantages in business environments.

At the SNIA Cloud Pavilion, Data Storage Corporation will join with Asigra to present on the advantages of cloud-based Virtual Disaster Recovery Powered by Asigra. With Asigra cloud-based VDR, data recovery is performed without the need to reinstall software applications, patches or services packs to any computing platform. The solution’s ability to restore physical servers to any virtual environment (P2V) preserves the granularity of restoring individual files required for recovery. With this capability, Asigra provides a means to easily recreate a company’s physical environment within the realm of a virtual environment for maximum business continuity.

“National and global service providers have teamed with Asigra to deliver enterprise-class data protection that covers any size organization’s digital footprint, from the remote worker to the data center,” said Kent McIntosh, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Strategic Market Development for Asigra. “Asigra’s Hands-On Lab at SNW allows participants to experience the technology first hand and will showcase the security, efficiency and simplicity demanded by IT professionals.”

About the SNIA Hand-on-Lab
The SNIA Hands-On Lab provides participating companies the opportunity to present technology to IT end users attendees in a forum that raises skill levels through one-on-one discussion and hands-on lab experience. Organized in conjunction with selected SNIA Forums, the End User council and participating SNW sponsors/exhibitors, the Hands-On Lab gives technology users a chance to “test drive” the latest technologies in a controlled, learning lab environment. During these two-hour sessions attendees will be led through a series of structured exercises with representatives of the participating companies providing advice and expertise.

About SNIA
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA’s mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA Web site at

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About Asigra
Asigra is the leading Canadian cloud computing vendor focused on backup, recovery and restoration with more than 400,000 customer sites deployed globally. Asigra Cloud Backup™ transforms the way businesses manage and protect their data by delivering seamless end-to-end data protection that efficiently scales and easily adapts to any IT environment. 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 more than 25 years of experience as backup/recovery pioneers, Asigra manages one of the largest business-class backup service provider ecosystems in the world who power their cloud backup services using Asigra technology. Asigra is recognized among top-tier industry analysts, including the Enterprise Strategy Group, Gartner, IDC, Forrester Research and the 451 Group. Recently, the company was recognized as a leader in cloud backup for 2011 by the MSPmentor 250, a leading online destination for managed service providers. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit


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