Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup and recovery software provider, today announced that it has joined the Hitachi Data Systems Technology Alliance Program. As a Hitachi Data Systems Technical Alliance Program partner, Asigra also announced certification of its Hybrid Cloud Backup™ and Recovery platform with the Hitachi NAS Platform, delivering enterprise-class backup that ingests and stores less and requires minimal management for midmarket organizations. The resulting best-in-class backup and recovery solution overcomes the challenges faced today by users of traditional backup and recovery hardware/software solutions.
Reducing capital and operational costs while optimizing IT environments with high-performance hardware and software solutions remains a high priority among midmarket organizations. Asigra v9 Cloud Backup™ and Recovery software directly addresses cost concerns with an architecture that uses data reducing ingestion and sophisticated global de-duplication to reduce storage under management and increase efficiency. Customers can use Asigra software as part of services provided by a third party or they can purchase and deploy it in their own private cloud. Asigra software provides the flexibility to alternate between these two approaches without requiring reinstallation of the client software.
Hitachi NAS Platform deployed in conjunction with Asigra v9 provides users with a comprehensive backup and recovery solution that eliminates the need for software agents on backup targets to transform data protection. By deploying Hitachi NAS Platform with Asigra v9, users effectively redesign their backup infrastructure with a powerful and efficient backup platform, configurable as a private, public, or hybrid backup cloud to meet both corporate directives and cost requirements.
Asigra v9 integrates smoothly with the Hitachi NAS platform to enhance the value of both platforms. For users with existing or planned virtualized server environments, the joint solution reduces data center space and cooling requirements while simplifying data protection of mixed virtual/physical computing systems with a single powerful backup platform. The Hitachi NAS Platform ensures that mission critical applications continue to run at peak speeds while Asigra’s agentless software operates without draining processing power or memory during backup and recovery operations. With Asigra’s near infinite scalability, Hitachi NAS Platform is perfect for managing growing data volumes without requiring excessive management resources. The joint solution slashes administrative time requirements and costs for protecting information within even the most complex datacenter environments.
“Ensuring data availability via effective backup of data and continuous data protection for applications is of high interest to customers including those with multiple remote locations and a geographically-dispersed workforce,” said Miki Sandorfi, chief strategist, File and Content Services, Hitachi Data Systems. “The Hitachi NAS Platform, combined with Asigra Hybrid Cloud Backup’s integrated continuous data protection capability, provides customers with robust data and application protection.”
Asigra provides agentless deployment and operation with features that automate the backup and recovery process. The platform has broad interoperability that supports use in nearly any environment including Windows, Linux, Unix, Series i and OSX. Asigra v9 software for private and/or public cloud-based backup delivers powerful enterprise-class capabilities regardless of organization size and scope. The software supports low-touch management and restriction-free vault and backup target growth with grid-based scalability and the industry’s broadest support for enterprise applications including Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and SQL server. With Asigra, backup data is de-duplicated, compressed, and encrypted at protected sites prior to transport over the business-class WAN to the backup vault for maximum performance, security and efficiency.
"As the economy continues to adjust, information growth at midmarket organizations will continue and create data management challenges for IT professionals managing those environments,” said Eran Farajun, executive vice president of Asigra. “To address these challenges, we are proud to partner with companies like Hitachi Data Systems to deliver simple, yet powerful backup solutions that our channels will be successful with and mutual customers will benefit from.”
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 (asigra.com) is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally.
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