Asigra Named a Coolest Cloud Vendor by CRN Magazine

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TORONTO – January 30, 2014 - Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider since 1986 today announced it has been named as one of the Top 20 Coolest Cloud Vendors of 2014 by CRN. The annual list recognizes the most innovative cloud storage vendors and solutions tailored to address the channel industry’s unique needs. Asigra was honored for its cloud-based data recovery solution and the company’s unique recovery-based pricing model.

Each year, CRN honors the 20 Coolest Cloud Storage Vendors in an effort to help solution providers navigate the growing cloud marketplace and identify the best solutions to support the IT channel.  Winners are named across the category for platforms and tools, infrastructure, hardware and software, based on data and information gathered from both solution provider nominations and the CRN editorial team.

“The volume of data collected and stored by businesses is rapidly growing -- and so is the cost of storing all that data. So businesses are increasingly looking to the cloud as an enterprise data repository,” said the editors at CRN. “Asigra's Cloud Backup platform offers backup and recovery features and emphasizes a strong program for solution providers, MSPs and telcos. The company in 2013 made cloud DR waves by starting to charge for restores, not backups.”

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 tools and capabilities ensure that organizations can securely protect more data while using less network and storage resources, without having to deploy multiple point solutions. The Asigra Hybrid Partner Program is designed to help service providers create new opportunities to scale business quicker and make it more profitable. As a partner, service providers gain exclusive access to resources that will help to create new opportunities, increase profitability and close deals faster.

Asigra received favorable mention by CRN for its recently introduced Recovery License Model® (RLM). The Asigra Recovery License Model provides businesses with immediate and significant backup cost savings of 40%, and over time more than 60% as a result of separating backup and recovery license costs. The pricing option allows users to keep backup and recovery costs predictable, low and in control, despite the need to backup growing volumes of data. The model’s pricing benefits are illustrated with the Recovery License Model Calculator which is available to service providers.

“The adoption of cloud computing solutions is showing no signs of slowing down as solution providers look to provide their clients with the scalability, flexibility and cost benefits necessary to compete in today’s business environment," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "Each vendor on this list was carefully selected based on its ability to help organizations capitalize on those opportunities.” 

“This acknowledgement of Asigra by CRN highlights the growing industry issue of rising backup costs due to the influx of data throughout IT,” said David Farajun, CEO, Asigra. “The Recovery License Model gives our partners and customers the option of shifting the way they allocate resources to protect data so that they no longer pay for what they do not recover. Our performance-based pricing alternative provides a much fairer approach that delivers significant cost savings for the customers and partners we serve.”

Coverage of the Top 20 Coolest Cloud Vendors is featured in the January issue of CRN, and online at http://bit.ly/1b33JDu

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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 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

About the Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

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