Company Joins Industry Leaders from IDC, EMC and NetApp in Panel Discussion at Premier Industry Event

TORONTO – September 23, 2010 –/– Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backupâ„¢ and recovery software provider since 1986, today announced it is presenting at the 2010 Cloud Burst Summit in a panel moderated by Ben Woo, senior analyst for International Data Group (IDC). Executives from EMC and NetApp are also participating in the discussion which will focus on cloud storage security, standards and other important industry topics.

The Cloud Burst Summit is produced by the Storage Industry Networking Association (SNIA) and takes place during the Storage Developer Conference (SDC) on September 23, 2010 in Santa Clara, California. The Cloud Burst Summit is the only industry event focused on storage in the Cloud and brings together end users, cloud providers and storage vendors for a unique experience that includes product demonstrations, a vendor showcase and in depth sessions on this part of the overall cloud computing industry.

During the event, IDC’s Ben Woo will host a panel titled Cloud Storage Reality that will include Erik Riedel, senior director of technology and architecture in the Cloud Infrastructure Group at EMC, Val Bercovici, cloud czar at NetApp’s Office of the CTO and Ashar Baig, Chairman of the SNIA Cloud Backup and Recovery SIG and Senior Director of Product Marketing for Asigra. The panel will address the industry’s toughest questions in cloud storage, including security and standards and discuss trends that are influencing the development of new technologies.

“As the first forum for the cloud storage community, the Cloud Burst Summit is an excellent venue to discuss the issues and challenges of greatest concern to end-users who are considering these advanced technology platforms,” said Ashar Baig, senior director of product marketing at Asigra. “Organizations of every size are interested in the operational and cost advantages that cloud storage provides but want to be sure these solutions comply with their business and IT requirements now and in the future. Our goal is to ensure the industry is aligned with such requirements and keeps pace as they evolve.”

Asigra at the SNIA Cloud Burst Summit
The Cloud Storage Reality panel is scheduled to begin at 4:15 pm on September 23 at the Cloud Burst Summit which takes at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California. Additionally, Ashar Baig will also present in a separate session titled Why Cloud Backup and Recovery (BUR) Now? which will begin at 3:00 pm on September 23rd at the Summit. Attendees can either join in person or via a live-streamed event with on-demand post-summit viewing featuring SNIA Cloud Burst Summit sponsors. To access the event online go to

SNIA Cloud Burst Summit
As the only industry event focused on storage in the Cloud, the SNIA Cloud Burst Summit will be co-located with SDC on September 23rd. The event is focused on bringing together end users, cloud providers and storage vendors for a unique experience including demos, a showcase and in depth sessions on this part of the overall cloud industry. The SNIA Cloud Burst Summit will bring together IT storage professionals that are looking to cloud storage as a solution for their IT environments. The day’s agenda will include presentations from cloud industry luminaries, the latest cloud development panel discussions, a deeper dive on cloud backup, and a cocktail networking opportunity in the evening.

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About Asigra
Asigra transforms the way businesses manage and protect their data by delivering market leading cloud backup solutions that seamlessly and efficiently manage, scale and deliver data protection services. 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 25 years of experience as backup/recovery pioneers, Asigra technology protects more than 250,000 sites globally ranging from the Global 100 to SMBs. More than 1000 of the world’s largest and most profitable service providers including CDW, HP and Terremark Worldwide power their cloud backup services using Asigra technology. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally.

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