Virtustream Partners with Asigra to Accelerate Cloud Portfolio Growth

TORONTO, ON. – April 16, 2013 – / – Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backup™, recovery and restore (BURR) software provider since 1986 today announced that Virtustream has selected cloud-based data recovery software by Asigra as the cornerstone of its data protection services portfolio. Virtustream, a leading cloud innovator that offers enterprise-class cloud solutions for enterprises, governments and service providers, selected Asigra for its end-to-end data recovery capabilities, multi-faceted partner support and service provider ecosystem.

Virtustream simplifies the moving of complex IT processes to the cloud, whether private, public or hybrid. The solution provider delivers on the promise of this platform by helping organizations realize the full economic and business benefits possible through cloud computing. Virtustream’s flagship offering, xStream, is a secure, high availability, enterprise class hybrid cloud solution that delivers application level SLAs for mission critical applications (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and thousands more). The company is trusted by enterprises worldwide, including Earthlink, Goodyear, Kawasaki Motors Corp and Mobily, who run their mission critical applications and protect their data using Virtustream cloud infrastructure.

In order to grow a more streamlined and profitable organization, Virtustream partnered with Asigra to enable enterprises and its service provider partners with a more complete and operationally efficient cloud solution. Asigra lowers operational costs by allowing service providers to deploy the same familiar software for a variety of data protection applications. For example, the company packages its Asigra-based solution to enable backup as a service, DR as a service, recovery as a service and as an onboarding tool to Virtustream’s cloud platform.

With these new capabilities, Virtustream customers have cited a number of advantages. First, organizations have improved server performance as a result of Asigra’s agentless architecture. Traditional technologies require the installation of software on all data protection targets which puts unnecessary strain on server CPU cycles. Asigra eliminates this, allowing servers to focus on application performance. Customers also enjoy utility-based billing of their services where they only pay for the services consumed. Furthermore, end-customers of the service (enterprises) place high value on the ability to self-administer data restores. This is especially critical where there is no time for delayed recovery operations.

With respect to Virtustream’s selection of Asigra, the company offers the following advice to service providers considering data protection as a service, “Compare Asigra against other backup solutions and evaluate all of them on the same set of metrics,” said Corbin Mills, North American Storage Lead, Platform Operations for Virtustream, “Doing this, you will see that Asigra provides the best option for delivering the right solution to customers.”

According to IDC, Big Data will join mobile and cloud as the next “must have” competency with the volume of digital content passing 2.7ZB (1ZB = 1 billion terabytes) in 2012, up 48% from 2011, rocketing toward 8ZB by 20151.

“With the velocity, volume and variety of data being generated, enterprises are searching for reliable, secure and cost efficient methods for protecting this data whether it is big data, disaster recovery or business continuity strategies. Moving enterprise workloads to the cloud is at the core of our service and Asigra has been a key part of our growth and success,” said Matt Theurer, Senior Vice President, Global Cloud Platform Services, Virtustream. “Their partner development team’s willingness to talk with and assist our sales teams has allowed Virtustream team members to educate themselves in order to provide workable solutions for our customers. They also provide in-depth knowledge on the industry as a whole, allowing Virtustream to better understand and address customer needs and fears.”

“As a premier provider in their segment of the market, Virtustream has earned the trust and admiration of its global customer base,” said Eran Farajun, EVP, Asigra. “The addition of Asigra’s industry-leading security, reliability, efficiency and deployment flexibility complements their suite of enterprise-class cloud-based applications for a more robust service offering.”

[1] – IDC, IDC Predictions 2012: Competing for 2020 -

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About Virtustream
Virtustream is a leading cloud innovator offering enterprise class cloud solutions to enterprises, governments and service providers. Virtustream enables businesses to move complex production applications to the cloud – whether private, public or hybrid – while delivering the full economic and business benefits of the cloud. Both xStream and the Virtustream Cloud deliver secure, cloud efficiency with performance SLAs for mission critical applications (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and thousands more). Virtustream’s solutions are backed by professional services to design, migrate to, and manage clouds.

Virtustream offers these enterprise class cloud solutions worldwide; owns data centers in the U.S. and EMEA; operates an international Cloud Exchange, SpotCloud®; has offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, NewYork, Washington D.C., Toronto, London, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and has partners in Asia and China.

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 2013 Partner Program Guide, named a CRN 2013 Channel Chief, and also named a Best Channel Partner for 2013 by Business Solutions Magazine. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit


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UBM Tech Channel

Joe Austin
The Ventana Group for Asigra

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