Asigra Achieves One Million Site Deployment Milestone

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TORONTO – December 9, 2013 - Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider since 1986, today announced it has reached the one million customer site deployment milestone with nearly half of new installments produced in the past 12 months. The 82% increase in customer adoption over the past 18 months was driven in part by rising volumes of data from social media, mobile computing and cloud-based applications and facilitated by Asigra’s global partner ecosystem of nearly one thousand managed service providers (MSPs), cloud service providers (CSPs) and VARs.

“Asigra addressed the challenges we were up against when looking for an effective multi-site solution for backup, restore and disaster recovery,” said Simon Bennett, Information Systems Director at Pernod Ricard Europe. “In an effort to optimize the recovery of growing data volumes across physical, virtual and cloud-based data, we considered multiple backup vendors. Asigra and their long time partner Backup Technology were the only vendors to provide a complete offering in this respect -- delivering management, scalability and flexibility advantages over competitive solutions. Across the group we now protect over 60 terabytes of data in 20 locations including England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Greece, Turkey, and France.”

“Since establishing our cloud backup services on Asigra Cloud Backup™ we have grown our customer base significantly with enterprises such as FedEx, First Horizon Bank and Onyx Medical Corporation benefitting from this technology,” said Gayle Rose, CEO, EVS Corporation. “Asigra has continued to increase its footprint in the industry by remaining an innovator and producing industry firsts such as recovery-based pricing and integrated cloud-to-cloud backup among others. We applaud Asigra for their success in reaching this milestone.”

Asigra introduced the industry’s first recovery-based pricing model in 2013, changing the way backup pricing is viewed in the market and resetting the discussion around data recovery. The company’s Recovery License Model gives IT professionals the ability to better control backup and recovery costs, even as organizational data grows rapidly. With this approach, fees are based on a Recovery Performance Score that is calculated over a 12-month period (every 6 months in the first year). A waiver is provided for the single largest recovery event in any licensing term and only successful recoveries are included in the calculations. This allows customers who recover less to pay less, and costs are capped so customers never pay to recover more than 25% of their data which provides predictable costs.

Asigra also introduced several product enhancements in 2013 with the rollout of version 12.2. New capabilities in the latest generation software include over a hundred new features across all spheres of functionality including cloud-to-cloud backup for Google Apps, single-pass backup of Microsoft apps (Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013), enhanced VDR functionality and new user interfaces. The new features in v12.2 build on Asigra’s promise of enabling recoveries from the core to beyond the edge of the enterprise.

Highlighting the company’s success in 2013, Asigra received 14 notable awards and recognition in the first eight months of the year, including CRN Magazine’s Five Star Partner Program Awards, CRN Magazine Channel Chiefs Award, Red Herring North American and Global 100, Talkin’ Cloud 100, Storage Magazine Product of the Year Finalist, Enterprise Storage Forum Top 10 Backup Appliances, CRN Magazine Coolest Cloud Storage Technologies, Business Solutions Best Channel Vendor for 2013, Backup Review’s #1 Ranked Cloud Backup Enabler and others.

Asigra Cloud Backup™ is an enterprise-class backup and recovery software solution that provides a single, integrated approach to data protection. Its complete range of capabilities ensure that users can securely protect more data while using fewer network, storage and IT resources, without having to deploy multiple point solutions. Designed for efficient performance and compatibility with public, private and hybrid cloud architectures, the Asigra solution is equipped with:

  • Agentless software architecture for easier deployment and management
  • Global de-duplication and data compression technology to minimize resource requirements
  • NIST FIPS 140-2 security certification for military-grade AES 256 data encryption
  • Autonomic healing and validation restore capabilities to ensure data integrity

“As an established IT solution and service provider with thousands of enterprise customers and locations throughout North America, we are thorough in the vetting of our vendors,” said Craig Cook, Chief Architect, Long View Systems. “Asigra’s strong engineering background is evident in their software with contemporary capabilities proven in the field by the company’s vast service provider network and customers they service. We are not surprised by the global adoption of this product.”

“The energetic acceptance by customers around the world as illustrated by this important hallmark underscores our focus on eliminating backup challenges with business empowering features, high levels of customer service and fair pricing options,” said Asigra CEO and Founder David Farajun. “With demand for cloud backup maintaining momentum, we are pleased to deliver end-to-end data recovery software that delivers the flexibility, efficiency and ease-of-use customers are asking for to meet their business needs.”

Organizations interested in learning more about the Asigra Recovery License Model® can visit the company’s video and resource center at: http://www.asigra.com/resource-center/recovery-license-model.

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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 recognized 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 www.asigra.com

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