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Asigra Cloud Backup version 12.2 offers backup across physical, virtual and cloud environments. With version 12.2, Asigra Inc. unveiled a new pricing model that bills customers based on the amount of data they recover rather than on how much they back up.
The cost for backup is fixed at $0.166 per gigabyte (GB) per month and recovery billing is based on a sliding scale. The higher the percentage of data recovered, the higher the per-GB cost. The highest rate is $0.50 per GB per month for customers who recovered 25% of their data over the previous six months. This cap keeps fees from escalating if a customer needs to restore a large amount of data in a short period of time. An analytics engine monitors recoveries, tracking how many are performed, the amount of data recovered and the source of data losses.