Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of content security, data protection and application delivery solutions, today announced the new Barracuda Backup Service with VMware host support, allowing customers to quickly and efficiently back up and restore guest virtual machines. The new service also provides deduplicated images of virtual servers that can be transferred offsite for comprehensive disaster recovery protection. This new functionality is available free of charge for existing Barracuda Backup Service customers with an active Energize Updates subscription.
“As of mid-2011, VMware reportedly has some 75 percent of the virtualization market, which is rapidly growing across all verticals as customers look to lower costs and simplify server deployment,” said Guy Suter, general manager of the Barracuda Backup Service. "We believe that customers are supported best with a product that can protect both physical and virtual environments, simply, without patching solutions together. The Barracuda Backup Service does just that.”
The new Barracuda Backup Service offers physical and virtual backups within a single, integrated offsite replication solution with no complex per server or per application fees. With VMware host support, Barracuda Backup Service customers have a quicker, more efficient way to recover their virtual servers, including comprehensive disaster recovery and business continuity functionality regardless of whether they replicate their data to the cloud or to another Barracuda Backup Server.
“With our entire network virtualized, it is critical to address our virtual environment,” said Otis Curry, Computer Technology Corporation. “Barracuda Backup Service allows us to do this with a single integrated solution, which is great for maximizing our resources and making sure our data is safe.”
Barracuda Networks now supports VMware product versions: VMware ESX 4.0.x and 4.1.x, VMware ESXi 4.0.x, and 4.1.x, VMware ESXi 5.0.x, and VMware vCenter Server 4.0.x, 4.1.x, and 5.0.x. Additionally the Barracuda Backup Server continues to support Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, and HyperV under a low site-wide Energize Updates license, which includes access to future updates.
Pricing and Availability
The Barracuda Backup Service version 4.2 is available now for current customers with an active Energize Updates subscription. The Barracuda Backup Service includes a one-time hardware purchase of a Barracuda Backup Server, priced from $999, with an Energize Updates subscription, priced from $199 per year. Cloud storage service can be added in 200GB increments for $50 per month ($0.25/GB). The Barracuda Backup Service is available worldwide. For more information, please visit barracudanetworks.com/backup.
About the Barracuda Backup Server
The Barracuda Backup Server is a powerful appliance installed onsite to provide full local backup of current and historical data, high backup performance and fast network-based local restores. The Barracuda Backup Server has the ability to replicate site-to-site between one or more Barracuda Backup Servers as well as de-duplicates data at the origin to minimize the unnecessary storage of the same file. In addition, the Barracuda Backup Server provides efficient and secure offsite transfer using compression and encryption. The Barracuda Backup Server deployed in combination with the Barracuda Backup Service supports a variety of backup options and scenarios to ensure that data is protected and provides maximum disaster recovery.
About the Barracuda Backup Service
The Barracuda Backup Service is an affordable, integrated local and offsite data backup and disaster recovery solution. It combines the Barracuda Backup Server with a subscription service that replicates data to cloud storage or between multiple locations on a customer’s network. Combining local and offsite storage provides the best of both worlds - onsite backups for the fastest restore times and secure offsite storage for disaster recovery. The Barracuda Backup Service subscription plans provide diverse offsite storage at affordable monthly fees and scale to meet increasing data requirements.