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Gold winner in the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2014 Products of the Year Backup and Disaster Recovery Software and Services category.
Version 13 of the Asigra Inc. Cloud Backup product added backup for data created in the cloud. This is a growing concern for many organizations that rely heavily on cloud-based applications, as cloud application providers aren't responsible for helping users retrieve deleted, edited or corrupted data.
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The latest version of the software can back up for Google Apps, Office 365 and Salesforce.com. Backup data from these applications can be integrated with backup data enterprise wide, and be stored both locally and off-site for disaster recovery purposes. The software also offers an automated restore function to repopulate data created in the cloud.
With this update, Asigra Cloud Backup can provide the same level of protection for data created in the cloud as it does for on-premises data. Users can back up Google Apps, Office 365 and Salesforce.com data to a service provider cloud or bring the data in-house. They can also choose the frequency and granularity of the backups to meet compliance and business continuity needs.
Cloud application backup isn't unique to Asigra. Products such as Backupify and Spanning offer backup for data created in the cloud. However, Asigra Cloud Backup is the only backup platform that protects all corporate data in a single repository: virtual and physical servers, storage, desktop, mobile devices and now cloud.
Asigra Cloud Backup scored highest among the category finalists for innovation and ease of integration, and also received high marks for functionality and value. One judge noted that its "agentless architecture was designed for the cloud, even before cloud was a buzzword. And the addition of protection for Salesforce, Google Apps and Office 365 to the product is an industry first." Another judge said the update is "innovative in that it makes Asigra's already full-function product more full function."
The software can be installed locally for private cloud backup or accessed by cloud backup service providers. Asigra said pricing for a fully managed backup service starts at approximately $50 per month based on its channel partners' pricing models, deployment configuration and the amount of data protected.
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