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Centralized management and licensing for all of an organization’s backup and restore infrastructure lowers costs, reduces complexity and minimizes IT requirements

TORONTO – October 19, 2011 –/BackupReview.info/– Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backup™ and recovery software provider since 1986, today announced the results of an ESG Lab Report that validates key advantages for service providers offering backup as a service for public and private clouds. Backup infrastructure consolidation and simplification were cited as core advantages of Asigra’s cloud-based platform which lowered overall IT resource requirements.

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ESG Lab validation highlights included:
• Complete protection of multi-location data center systems, servers, desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones under a single platform and management console.
• Apple iPhone, Apple iPad and Android device backup to an Asigra-enabled cloud using a simple one-click user interface.
• Agent-less backup for a broad range of data types, including Microsoft and Linux file systems, Oracle and SQL Server databases, Microsoft Exchange email, and IBM iSeries folders.
• The security of backup and restore operations were verified via an audit of Asigra’s FIPS 140-2 certification and examination of the encrypted backup data set.
• Asigra Cloud Backup takes advantage of increased bandwidth and performance of 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks.
• Centralized license management and monitoring to simplify and automate licensing across a variety of platforms and applications.
• Single pane of glass management of backup infrastructure activity, health, capacity and license usage.
• Confirmation of multi-tenant capabilities and the ability to manage customer specific billing.

According to the report, “More and more organizations are struggling with the cost and complexity of maintaining multiple backup solutions. Whether through acquisition or out of necessity, different solutions are often used to protect different types of data. ESG Lab has confirmed a single solution from Asigra can be used to protect an amazingly broad set of data types from mission-critical Oracle servers, to business-critical Microsoft applications, to laptops and iPhones.”

“Asigra Cloud Backup is a flexible solution designed to quickly respond to changing business needs without incurring downtime,” said Brian Garrett, Vice President, ESG Lab. “The platform’s wizard-driven controls and centralized management capabilities help IT understand and respond quicker to the evolving needs of the business while reducing risk in the process.”

“The results of this report align with the feedback we receive daily from the hundreds of service providers in our channel ecosystem,” said Kent McIntosh, Head of Product Marketing & Strategic Market Development, Asigra. “While alternative solutions require service providers to exert additional management time and costs, Asigra v11 is the only cloud backup platform that covers the entire sphere of IT, allowing providers to refocus on strategic business objectives rather than the process of backup.”

For access to these reports, please visit the links below:
• ESG Lab Validation Report: Asigra Public Cloud Backup v11:
http://asigra.com/esg-lab-validation-report-asigra-public-cloud-backup-v11

• ESG Lab Validation Report: Asigra Private Cloud Backup v11
http://asigra.com/esg-lab-validation-report-asigra-private-cloud-backup-v11

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About Asigra
Asigra is a Canadian cloud computing vendor focused on backup, recovery and restoration with more than 400,000 customer sites deployed globally. Asigra Cloud Backup™ 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. As a leading Canadian cloud backup software provider, the company is recognized among top-tier industry analysts, including the Enterprise Strategy Group, Gartner, IDC, Forrester Research and the 451 Group. Recently, the company was named 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 www.asigra.com.

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Agency Contact:
Joe Austin
Ventana PR
(818) 332-6166
joe.austin[@]ventanapr.com

Company Contact:
Nerissa Martin
Asigra
(416) 736-8111 ext. 1455
nerissa.martin[@]asigra.com

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