New Resource Provides Guidance and Top Requirements to Consider When Choosing an Enterprise-Class Cloud Backup Provider

TORONTO – May 28, 2014 — / — Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider since 1986, today announced the availability of a new enterprise backup resource titled, “How to Improve Enterprise Backup and Recovery.” The free resource provides larger organizations with insight to meet the backup challenges of mobile workforce environments, BYOD and cloud-based application data as explosive information growth overwhelms traditional data protection architectures.

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Data volumes continue to grow at a rapid rate for many large organizations. Recent research by Enterprise Strategy Group reveals that 52% of enterprises today are backing up more than 50TB of data. The rate of data growth is daunting with 75% of organizations indicating their data is growing between 5-25% every year (1). The expansion of mobile workforces, the emergence of BYOD, increasing use of cloud-based applications such as Google Apps, Office 365 and/or means more data is being created beyond the data center. Therefore, it is imperative to have a reliable data protection strategy to efficiently back-up all data, regardless of location, platform or device.

The new informational guide for enterprise backup professionals released by Asigra provides details about the merits of enterprise-class cloud backup, including the high levels of security and ability to capture and protect data wherever it resides. The resource also presents different cloud backup licensing models and steps that organizations should consider when selecting a cloud backup service provider to properly implement a modern backup infrastructure.

Backup and recovery is one of the oldest and most frequently performed data center operations. Yet, it remains one of the most frustrating procedures as the need for effective and fast recovery requirements challenge storage and data center managers. As covered in this resource, modern cloud-based data recovery provides several advantages over traditional backup solutions in the areas of security, reliability, speed, manageability and affordability. However, there is confusion among many enterprises surrounding how to select the most appropriate cloud backup service provider for their organization.

Asigra provides seven key tips to consider when selecting a service provider, the first three of which include:
•       Researching the service provider – The reputation, experience and stability of the provider should be of paramount consideration.
•       Analyzing the technology – One must figure out whether the service is truly business-class. A “so-called” business-class solution will not suffice.
•       Reviewing the security credentials of the solution and determining if it has been tested and sanctioned by credible third-parties?

“Choosing a cloud backup service provider to protect an enterprise operation involves the review of several factors, the most notable of which is trust,” said Eran Farajun, Executive Vice President, Asigra. “In this overview we provide a checklist of items designed to help backup and storage administrators feel more confident in the decisions they make when choosing a backup service provider to implement secure and reliable data protection enterprise-wide.”

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About Asigra
Trusted since 1986, Asigra provides organizations around the world the ability to recover their data now from anywhere through a global network of partners who deliver cloud backup and recovery services as public, private and/or hybrid deployments. As the industry’s first enterprise-class agentless cloud-based recovery software to provide data backup and recovery of servers, virtual machines, endpoint devices, databases and applications, SaaS and IaaS based applications, Asigra lowers the total cost of ownership, reduces recovery time objectives, eliminates silos of backup data by providing a single consolidated repository, and provides 100% recovery assurance. Asigra’s revolutionary patent-pending Recovery License Model provides organizations with a cost effective data recovery business model unlike any other offered in the storage market. Asigra has been recognised as a Gartner Cool Vendor and has been included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software since 2010. More information on Asigra can be found at


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[1] – Enterprise Strategy Group, February 2013

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