Leading Global Infrastructure Services Provider Enhances Data Protection with Backup and Recovery Services Built on Asigra Cloud Backup Platform

TORONTO – September 26, 2011 –/– Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backupâ„¢, recovery and restore (BURR) software provider since 1986, today announced that NTT America (, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), a global infrastructure services provider, has selected Asigra Cloud Backupâ„¢ as its data and application continuity platform. The NTT America Cloud Backup service is a turnkey offering that incorporates business continuity, disaster recovery, data protection services and virtual disaster recovery (VDR) to ensure enterprise-class recovery in the event of a disaster.

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NTT America is a leader in end-to-end network, IT solutions and services for midsize and large enterprises. The company provides managed network services, one of the largest Internet backbones, and data center services including managed hosting and private enterprise cloud computing services globally under the NTT Communications brand. By leveraging Asigra Cloud Backup, NTT America now delivers advanced data and application continuity, disaster recovery and data protection services with the reliability, flexibility, operational efficiency, and security required for mission-critical business operations. NTT America’s cloud portfolio improves uptime and compliance with regulatory requirements while reducing the capital expense, management and complexity of traditional computing infrastructure.

“Trends in IT show that an increasing number of businesses are making the switch from traditional to cloud-based backup solutions, benefitting from the added agility and elasticity that cloud backup brings,” said Lauren Whitehouse, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “The partnership between NTT America and Asigra is ideal, combining experience, innovation and reach to provide public, private and hybrid cloud backup supported by two respected technology vendors.”

“We are seeing strong demand from both midsize and large organizations for cloud-based applications, especially backup. Asigra has proven to be a leading player in this area and our strategic relationship validates our trust in their solution,” said Doug McMaster, vice president for NTT America’s Data Center Services. “As NTT America helps businesses align IT infrastructure with the demands of their business, our Cloud Backup service supports them with reliable solutions that are secure, efficient and scale to meet their business and cost requirements.”

The NTT America Cloud Backup service powered by Asigra provides a complete solution:
• Enterprise-class backup and recovery that protects the entire digital footprint from the data center to the smartphone
• Cross-platform support for distributed heterogeneous IT environments
• Non-disruptive agentless deployment and management
• Support for local and remote recovery in public, private and hybrid cloud backup configurations
• Limitless protection of physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure
• Asigra Cloud Backup is the only agentless cloud backup and recovery (BURR) platform with FIPS 140-2 certification, providing the highest level of security assurance. FIPS 140-2 certification is the most current security requirement for cryptographic modules and data encryption. (View the NIST document here).
• Virtual disaster recovery (VDR) for anytime, anywhere business recovery

“Regardless of organizational complexity, Asigra Cloud Backup helps businesses simplify and gain added maneuverability in how they manage data protection,” said Eran Farajun, EVP, Asigra. “With software that enables private, public or hybrid cloud backup, Asigra caters to organizations regardless of the cloud adoption phase they are in. In the end, this allows our partners to be more responsive and better serve the unique demands of their customers.”

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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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