Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced its new Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) offering, which allows Barracuda Backup 190 and 390 to be purchased as an annual service that includes an appliance, Energize Updates, Instant Replacement and Unlimited Cloud storage. This new service gives customers an alternate method of purchasing Barracuda Backup with a smaller up-front cost, while still providing the product’s award-winning functionality.
“Purchasing Backup-as-a-Service is a simple and more cost-effective way for customers to meet their backup needs,” said Rod Mathews, GM Storage, Barracuda. “The BaaS program provides customers additional flexibility to purchase Barracuda Backup in the way that better suits their needs, from either their operational or capital budgets.”
This new service will also be available through Barracuda’s resellers including those resellers who provide managed backup services to their customers. Those partners will be able to provide an annual billing plan to customers to better align BaaS with their managed services.
Barracuda Backup-as-a-Service Subscription Highlights:
• Local appliance for fast backup windows and recovery times;
• Site license for Barracuda software required to backup and recover data;
• Unlimited Cloud storage flat-rate pricing for Barracuda Backup cloud storage (up to the limit of the Barracuda appliance);
• 24 x 7 x 365 award-winning phone and email support;
• Next business day shipment of replacement in the event of a hardware failure;
• New appliance (same model) replacements for units that are four years old and continually under a service contract;
• Access to Cloud LiveBoot for offsite recovery of VMware virtualized servers.
The BaaS addition to Barracuda Backup 190 and 390 provides additional flexibility for customers looking for an integrated backup solution at an affordable price. Barracuda was recently recognized for its market share in the report Gartner Competitive Landscape: Backup and Recovery Appliances for Open Systems, Worldwide, 2013.
Barracuda Backup 190 and 390 service packages are available immediately in the U.S. Barracuda Backup U.S. list price starts at $1199 USD for an annual 190 service and U.S. list price starts at $2999 USD for an annual 390 service. Both packages include the appliance, Energize Updates, Instant Replacement and Unlimited Cloud storage.
About Barracuda Backup
Barracuda Backup (barracuda.com/backup) is a versatile, integrated solution that includes all the software, backup agents, and storage needed for physical, virtual and hybrid environments at one affordable price.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA)
Barracuda (barracuda.com) provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the functionality and performance of Barracuda storage products. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Company’s control and that could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could materially affect the Company’s business and financial results include, but are not limited to, a highly competitive business environment and customer response to the Company’s products, as well as those factors set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s prospectus filed with the SEC on November 6, 2013 pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update the forward-looking information to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date of this press release.