Asigra Introduces First Cloud Backup Appliance Built on the Intel® Hybrid Cloud Platform, Providing SMBs with Purpose-Built Data Protection for Physical and Virtual Environments

SAN FRANCISCO – September 13, 2011 –/– Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backupâ„¢, recovery and restore (BURR) software provider since 1986, is working with Intel® to introduce a new backup appliance at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2011 in San Francisco. The Asigra Cloud Backupâ„¢ Appliance is built on the Intel® Hybrid Cloud platform and provides organizations with both local and cloud-based data recovery for fast and efficient data backup and best-in-class recovery of critical business data. The new solution protects an organization’s entire digital footprint while slashing cost and complexity.

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The Asigra Cloud Backup Appliance integrates the Intel Hybrid Cloud platform with Intel storage hardware and provides a high availability solution for rapid onsite recovery and secure cloud-based data protection. Available through service providers and value-added resellers (VARs), the new offering features Asigra’s agentless architecture, legendary for simple deployment and efficient management. It is also the only cloud backup solution with military-grade security, featuring FIPS 140-2 certification to ensure data integrity in flight and at rest to meet regulatory compliance requirements across multiple vertical markets. Other highlights include local and global data deduplication to optimize WAN performance and capacity and continuous data protection (CDP) for maximum data recoverability.

“For organizations that want the flexibility and affordability of cloud backup as well as the peace of mind and speed of on-premise recoverability, the Asigra Cloud Backup Appliance integrated with the Intel Hybrid Cloud Platform is an all-in-one local and Cloud BURR solution,” said Ashar Baig, Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Asigra. “In working with Intel, we have developed the Asigra Cloud Backup Appliance, combining Asigra’s renowned Cloud BURR technology with local recovery. Furthermore, the offering is packaged for ease-of-use and affordability that is ideal for small and medium sized businesses.”

The Asigra Cloud Backup Appliance is pre-tested with Asigra Cloud Backup software, pre-configured with the Intel Hybrid Cloud Platform and packaged for out-of-the-box use. Customers have the option of paying a flat fee for the appliance or a monthly service fee, based on what they use. This eliminates the capital expense of purchasing and maintaining traditional data protection hardware/software. The appliance is based on Intel’s Xeon® processor, providing businesses with a powerful new option to protect business-critical data.

The Asigra Cloud Backup Appliance provides the following advantages over traditional backup and recovery solutions:
• Centralized management and ease-of-use – Centralized control with a view of the entire backup and data protection environment from one interface.
• Automation – Consistent data protection without human intervention.
• Touchless protection of all popular computing and operating systems – A single solution for Windows, Mac and Linux Operating Systems as well as built-in storage capacity to protect servers, desktops, and mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones. This eliminates the need for multiple backup solutions to protect the entire digital footprint.
• Fast local and secure offsite recovery on-demand – SMBs can have a local copy of their data for efficient and immediate recovery as well as an encrypted de-duplicated copy of the data in the cloud for off-site recovery in the event of a data loss event due to human error, malware or a natural disaster.

“In working with Asigra, we have architected an attractive new option for small and medium-sized businesses to modernize backup and recovery while maintaining the reliability and speed of recovery they demand,” said Bridget Karlin, General Manager, Intel Hybrid Cloud. “With this tightly integrated, pre-configured solution, we are providing a best of breed solution that delivers a better end-user experience.”

Pricing and Availability
The Asigra Cloud Backup Appliance built on the Intel Hybrid Cloud Platform is offered on a rental basis with pay-as-you-grow pricing for low upfront capital expense (CAPEX). For MSPs and VARs, the new offering provides access to millions of SMBs with a private label cloud backup solution that can be custom branded by channel partners.

To learn more about the Asigra Cloud Backup Appliance, contact the company at 416.736.8111, visit or connect with Asigra at the Intel Developer Forum in the Cloud Zone – Data Center Pavilion this week.

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About Asigra
Asigra is the leading Canadian cloud computing vendor focused on backup, recovery and restoration with more than 400,000 customer sites deployed globally. Asigra Cloud Backupâ„¢ transforms the way businesses manage and protect their data by delivering seamless end-to-end data protection that efficiently scales and easily adapts to any IT environment. 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 more than 25 years of experience as backup/recovery pioneers, Asigra manages one of the largest business-class backup service provider ecosystems in the world who power their cloud backup services using Asigra technology. Asigra is recognized among top-tier industry analysts, including the Enterprise Strategy Group, Gartner, IDC, Forrester Research and the 451 Group. Recently, the company was recognized as a leader in cloud backup for 2011 by the MSPmentor 250, a leading online destination for managed service providers. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit


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