SMB/Enterprise Focused Cloud Services Provider Demonstrates Cloud Backup Powered by Asigra and VMware at VMworld 2012

SAN FRANCISCO AND TORONTO - August 27, 2012 — / — Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud BackupRecovery and Restore (BURR) software provider since 1986, today announced that Virtacore Systems, a VMware, Google and Cisco certified provider of hybrid cloud services, has selected Asigra Cloud Backup™ software to power advanced cloud-based data protection for SMBs and enterprises. With Asigra Cloud Backup, Virtacore delivers secure, reliable and efficient data protection, providing end-to-end backup and disaster recovery for continuous and reliable access to business data.

As a provider of public, private and hybrid cloud services to the mid-market, Virtacore enables customers to virtualize and move their IT infrastructure into the cloud, reducing capital and operating expenses, thereby improving data security, network availability, application performance and scalability. Virtacore’s SSAE 16 Type II certified data protection infrastructure is built on a VMware-based unified platform and Asigra Cloud Backup software. As a premier cloud service provider, Virtacore delivers advanced data and application continuity with the reliability, flexibility and security required for mission-critical business operations.

The Virtacore Cloud Backup service powered by Asigra modernizes data protection with:

  • Enterprise-class backup and recovery that protects the entire digital footprint from the data center to the mobile device
  • Cross-platform support across distributed IT environments
  • Automated mass deployment and centralized management
  • Support for local and remote recovery in public, private and hybrid cloud backup configurations
  • Limitless protection of physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure
  • FIPS 140-2 certification for 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).
  • Cost-effective long-term backup data retention that scales based on requirements

“The migration from traditional tape-based solutions to modern cloud-based backup continues at a rapid rate as organizations realize the advantages of reliable recovery, enhanced data security and a reduction in IT expenditures,” said George Naspo, CEO, Virtacore Systems. “The partnership between Virtacore and Asigra is ideal, combining experience, innovation and efficient execution that gives end-customers a strategic advantage in how they apply IT resources.”

“With tightened IT budgets and the increasing need to simplify IT infrastructure, SMBs and enterprises are turning to cloud-based backup. Virtacore has a proven track record in delivering cloud services to these customers and cloud backup is a perfect complement to their service portfolio,” said Tracy Staniland, Senior Director, Corporate Marketing, Asigra. “Regardless of the diversity in systems, applications or physical location of server, desktop or mobile device data, these organizations will benefit from Asigra’s OS and device agnostic cloud backup technology that helps businesses simplify and gain added maneuverability in how they manage data protection.”

Virtacore will be exhibiting at VMworld (Booth #716) August 26th-29th, 2012 in San Francisco, CA. The company will be discussing their new cloud backup and recovery services, cloud platform, orchestration engine, and white label cloud services. Visit the booth for a demo or learn more about Virtacore cloud services at

Virtacore will present an exclusive our Wine Bar Party, to be held on the evening of August 27th and hosted by Virtacore, VMware, Cisco, ePlus, NetApp, Asigra, and Sidera. Interested show attendees can visit the Virtacore booth on Monday, August 27th to inquire. The party will take place from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. The event address is 20 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA 94103.

About Virtacore Systems

Virtacore is a leading cloud services and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, offering public and private clouds to the middle market through the company’s best-of-class VMware and Cisco-based platform. Virtacore enables customers to virtualize and migrate their IT infrastructure into the cloud, reducing capital costs and operating expenses, while improving data security, network availability, application performance and scalability. Virtacore also offers Google Apps and related application services and support for businesses and service providers. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IKANO Communications, which is backed by Insight Venture Partners. Headquartered in Sterling, VA, Virtacore has offices in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Seattle. For more information, visit or

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About Asigra

Asigra is the leading cloud computing software vendor focused on backup, recovery and restoration with more than 550,000 global installations. 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. 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 and provide hands-on local service. Asigra is recognized by leading analyst firms as a top cloud storage vendor. Asigra Cloud Backup™ was recently named “Product of the Year” by Storage Magazine and Asigra was recently awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN Magazine’s 2012 Partner Program Guide, named a CRN 2012 Channel Chief, and also named a Best Channel Partner for 2012 by Business Solutions Magazine. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit


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