Backup Technology would like to extend it’s congratulations to Asigra after they were named Search Storage’s Backup and Disaster Recovery product of the year 2011.
After being founded in 1986 by the current CEO, David Farajun, Asigra has continually led the market with unique features, product innovation, support and scalability. The Asigra software has been integral to all of Backup Technology’s Cloud Backup and Virtual Disaster Recovery services since 2005, in which time we have managed to create a global customer base protecting over 8 PetaBytes of data with individual customers exceeding 50 TeraBytes, this simply would not have been possible with any other backup and recovery solution.
Asigra were chosen from hundreds of very impressive product entries, SearchStorage’s judging panel then selected an exceptional group of 48 finalists. In turn the 18 winners were then selected from among the finalists based on innovation, performance, ease of integration, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value.
In recent years Asigra has appeared for the first time in Gartner’s prestigious Magic Quadrant and become increasingly prominent in analyst insights produced by organisations such as CRN, Forrester and the 451 Group. Such recognition validates Asigra’s credentials to all existing partners and customers, whilst also raising it’s profile amongst organisations who are experiencing problems using outdated tape backup solutions or other less scalable or robust Online Backup Services.
One of the key benefits of the Asigra solution which was highlighted by Storage Magazine is that it can be deployed as an on premise Private Cloud solution or as a Fully Managed Public Cloud service depending on a clients Data Protection and Disaster Recovery requirements.. This flexible approach has allowed Backup Technology to create bespoke Asigra Private Clouds for organisations such as The Government Offices, British Red Cross and Cheshire Police whilst Public Clouds are utilised by the likes of Liverpool Football Club, LK Bennett and Suzuki.
One of the judges even commented “There’s nothing like Asigra Cloud Backup in the market for enabling backup and recovery as a service.”
Asigra not only leads on features but also performance. SearchStorage highlighted the many performance enhancements included in version 11 such as “400% improvement in throughput over previous versions, support for 10 Gbps local-area network (LAN) interfaces, and data read/write acceleration with multi-threaded data dedupe, parallel processing for read I/O and data throughput, multiple overlapped I/O and delta differencing.”
“Our goal is to focus organizations on what data protection is really all about, data recovery,” said David Farajun, CEO for Asigra. “We are thrilled that Storage Magazine has recognized the unique advantages our solution brings. Asigra offers a multi-dimensional solution that can reside in and protect physical and virtual environments simultaneously while being device agnostic to protect all instances of data throughout an organization, substantially reducing data protection management requirements.”
2012 promises to be a record year for Asigra and Backup Technology. We hope that this is also the first of many awards this year, after over 26 years of pioneering the market Asigra certainly deserve it.