Asigra Expands Availability of Enterprise Cloud Backup to Europe

European Service Provider Selects Asigra for Stable, Well-Engineered Solution and Industry Expertise

TORONTO – January 23, 2013 — / — Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backup™, recovery and restore (BURR) software provider since 1986 announced that PROGTECH GmbH, one of Germany’s most experienced managed service providers (MSPs) for professional data, security and surveillance solutions, has selected Asigra Cloud Backup™ to deliver high-value cloud backup services to the DACH region.

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PROGTECH customers include large distributed manufacturers and companies in the call center market with multiple remote locations as well as agencies in the healthcare sector. The service provider also delivers wholesale access to IT resellers and OEMs who private label their services. In addition to cloud backup and recovery, the company also specializes in internet security and fully managed security solutions. PROGTECH has grown steadily since its founding in 1994 and now looks toward cloud-based data protection to grow operations further.

“Backing up data to tape is a process best left to the last century. Cloud backup is state-of-the-art when it comes to securing your expanding volumes of business data and sensitive company information in a professional, safe and cost effective way,” said Glauco Bischof, Head of Sales for PROGTECH GmbH. “This is reaffirmed with Asigra’s backup platform thanks to the exceptionally high standard of security, agentless architecture for simple and easy management and bulletproof reliability for recovery assurance.”

PROGTECH was previously a customer of Novastor, but now has Asigra-based cloud backup services deployed across a number of organizations who comment favorably on both the service and the support. According to Bischof, “Asigra has been one of our most trusted vendors. We are treated as a real partner by their management team and receive broad and timely support when and how our customer require. Their workflow is professional and our point of contact is always available for us with attentive care. We look forward to growing our professional partnership.”

Western Europe is forecast to account for 17% of the absolute growth globally in the cloud services market .[1] This highlights the availability and adoption of cloud services in this region. PROGTECH is one of the hundreds of cloud service providers worldwide who are growing marketshare in the cloud backup space with services based on Asigra software. In addition to award-winning technology, Asigra supports its partner ecosystem with cutting-edge sales and marketing solutions, e-learning systems, hands-on Level 1 and Level 2 training, national and international training centers and 24/7 on-demand engineering support.

“We’re happy to have PROGTECH become a member of our partner ecosystem,” said David Smith, Vice President, Partner Sales, Asigra. “Customers who desire a single solution to consolidate backup across their entire IT operation in a highly secure and efficient manner can depend upon PROGTECH to provide that capability. We look forward to having them as one of our valued partners in the region.”

Asigra Cloud Backup is localized into German specifically for the DACH region and the company provides local European time zone support hours for customers in that area. Asigra enables international partners with value beyond software to implement best practices in sales and marketing processes for the highest level of success.

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PROGTECH GmbH began operations as ProgTech, a private company founded by Michael Schimanski in 1994. Located in Bavaria, Germany, PROGTECH GmbH has distinguished with controlled and generic growth. Continued success has made it possible for ongoing investments in operations using its own resources, without reliance on investors. With its Bavarian product line, PROGTECH GmbH covers all important aspects of data security in the LAN/WAN and cloud technology areas. Services include fully managed firewalls, monitoring, backup and secure hosting of cloud services, such as Microsoft Exchange, Sharepoint and Lync. With these services PROGTECH GmbH helps organizations to manage and improve their IT investments and business operations. The key reasons customers, VARs and OEMs choose PROGTECH GmbH is the support they get and the exceptional warranties to ensure customer data will be stored and replicated only in/to data centers located in Munich, Bavaria. Visit the company website at

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 recognized with the 2012 Frost & Sullivan North American Cloud Based Data Management New Product Innovation Award and named “Product of the Year” by Storage Magazine. Asigra was also 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

[1] Gartner, Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2011 – 2016, 2Q12 Update –


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