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Company Reaches New Milestone in Multi-Billion Dollar Cloud Backup Services Market

TORONTO – March 8, 2012 –/BackupReview.info/– Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup and recovery software provider since 1986, today announced that it has reached the 550,000 global customer site deployment milestone, with 150,000 of those installations taking place in the last six months alone. The 37% increase since June, 2011 shows the growing adoption of public, private and hybrid cloud backup as businesses replace time consuming, manually intensive, insecure and unreliable tape-based data protection.

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Cloud service providers powered by Asigra have accelerated their onboarding of new customers as cloud backup and recovery continues to unseat traditional tape-based approaches to data protection due to the complexity and costs associated with legacy backup. According to analysts, growth in the market is being driven by the need for companies to ensure business continuity. With most businesses perceiving traditional in-house data backup infrastructure as insufficient in safeguarding critical corporate data from system failures, theft, vandalism, floods and fire while magnetizing enormous investments in time and money. Against this backdrop, cloud-based backup options are increasing in popularity as companies race to online vaulting managed service providers to hedge the risks associated with the unknown future.[1]

“Businesses today are redesigning their backup environments to take advantage of the technological advancements accelerated by the Cloud,” said Asigra CEO, David Farajun. “While we have benefitted from this trend, it is our global partner ecosystem and the work it does with end customers that supports this growth. Together, we are changing the face of data protection.”

“With more than 26 years of experience in this area, Asigra delivers a refined solution that is vendor-and hardware-agnostic to deliver sound end-to-end protection,” said Jason Buffington, Senior Analyst for the Enterprise Strategy Group. “But the real strength behind Asigra is their understanding of the channel and how to help partners succeed. This is illustrated by a laser focus on their channel ecosystem and extensive turnkey programs to help managed service providers build their businesses while reducing the risks faced by investing in new technology.”

“The most important thing for customers is ensuring their data is there when they need it,” said Casey Parker, General Manager, Dakota Backup. “While there are many advantages that Asigra provides, one of the most important is their strength in security. Asigra’s FIPS 140-2 certification validates their encryption process which allows us to win accounts that are tightly regulated. With security still an issue for many businesses considering the Cloud, Asigra’s secure approach to data protection addresses customer concerns that help us win the business.”

“As a partner that has worked with Asigra for more than 10 years on private cloud deployments, we now have more than seven petabytes of data under management using their cloud backup software,” said Simon Chappell, President of Backup Technology Ltd. “Asigra’s transformation of the backup and recovery market in the past several years with their promise of recovery assurance and a strong focus on their partners has propelled them in the eyes of service providers.”

Asigra Cloud Backup™ is an award-winning enterprise backup and recovery platform optimized for public, private or hybrid cloud computing and designed to offer efficiencies unavailable with traditional backup architectures. Asigra’s advanced platform allows users to capture less, ingest less, and store less data thereby reducing the amount of backup software cycles and storage hardware required to deploy and maintain high levels of data protection. Asigra overcomes the limitations of traditional backup products that are unable to handle the exponential data growth, variances in information value and complexities within the IT infrastructure with a highly resilient and elastic platform that adapts to the changing nature of today’s IT environments. This provides unmatched backup efficiency and security as well as the ability to respond to today’s dynamic business challenges.

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About Asigra
Asigra is the leading Canadian cloud computing vendor focused on backup, recovery and restoration with more than 550,000 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 progressive Managed Service Providers who focus on driving growth and increasing their total addressable market to better service their customers, IT constrained organizations, and industries with compliance mandates that are looking to improve their backup with a secure, proven and flexible cloud backup and recovery model. With more than 26 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 by Business Solutions Magazine as a Best Channel Vendor for 2012 and Storage Magazine named Asigra Cloud Backup its 2011 Product of the Year. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit www.asigra.com.

Asigra and the Asigra logo are trademarks of Asigra Inc. All other brand and product names are, or may be, trademarks of their respective owners.

[1] Cloud Computing Services Report, Global Strategic Business Report, October 2011 – http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reportinfo.asp?report_id=1227772&t=e

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