Asigra Inc., the leading cloud backup and recovery software provider, today announced that International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada has named the company one of “10 Canadian Cloud Solutions to Watch” in a recent study released this month. In the report, IDC provides insight into Asigra’s Cloud Backup™ platform as well as the company’s go-to-market strategy, partners, and customers. Other companies that were profiled in the report include BoardSuite, CiRBA, Enomaly, FreshBooks, Nulogy, PollStream, Rypple, Teradici, and ThinDesk.
"Cloud computing is still only in the nascent stages in Canada, but is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years," says Krista Napier, senior analyst, Competitive Intelligence and Emerging Technology at IDC Canada. IDC estimates that By 2012, 9% of spending on IT services worldwide, including business applications, application development and deployment, system infrastructure software, storage and servers, will be in the Cloud – the leading area of IT growth (IT Cloud Services Forecast, Oct 2008).
Asigra provides next generation hybrid cloud backup and recovery software aligned with cloud computing and designed to offer backup efficiencies unavailable with traditional backup architectures by allowing users to capture less, ingest less, and store less data. As a result, organizations using the Asigra platform are able to reduce the amount of backup assets they have to buy, manage, and maintain. Customers can leverage the Asigra Hybrid Cloud Backup and Recovery technology on-premise, through a service provider or both (hybrid deployment) to optimize, economize and modernize their backup processes.
“Being recognized by IDC as a cloud solution provider to watch is an honor that recognizes the hard work behind the software and company,” said Eran Farajun, executive vice president for Asigra. “We continue to remain at the forefront of cloud backup and embrace the cloud as a powerful way to reduce capital and operational costs while improving security, reliability and performance. Recognition by IDC validates our approach and execution.”
Asigra Hybrid Cloud Backup is available through the Asigra partner network. Organizations can opt to deploy the software directly onsite or select a service provider powered by Asigra for offsite backup or both. Pricing for the platform starts as low as $500 and scales based on environment.
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.