TORONTO – July 14, 2014 – Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider since 1986 today announced it has been named by TechTarget as the top enterprise backup application for 2014. In the comparison, Asigra outscored all enterprise backup competitors in the areas of sales-force competence, initial product quality, product features, product reliability, technical support and likelihood of return purchases.
“For the last five years, enterprise backup was represented by the ‘big five backup apps’ of CommVault, EMC, Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM and Symantec; but Dell NetVault Backup and Asigra Cloud Backup software joined the ranks this year,” said editors in the comparison. “Asigra provides software for cloud backup services and software for enterprises to install in their data centers; we asked users to comment on the latter product...Asigra’s margin of victory of 0.60 points is the largest ever in the enterprise backup applications group.”
A total of 455 respondents providing 1,012 product evaluations participated in this year’s review with Asigra sweeping all categories in the annual enterprise backup software vendor comparison. Asigra received the highest overall ranking of 6.38 out of 8 compared to all other contenders in this year’s evaluation. Most impressively, when asked whether they would purchase the product again given what they know today, 93% of the participants surveyed indicated a readiness to purchase Asigra again – the highest in the category. All vendors surveyed on this question were ranked as follows by enterprise users1:
Asigra – 93%
Dell – 92%
IBM – 79%
HP - 77%
CommVault – 76%
EMC – 71%
Asigra Cloud Backup is the industry’s leading cloud-based data recovery software with an installed base of private cloud deployments worldwide. The software is built for efficient operation and easily integrates with public, private, and hybrid cloud architectures. Asigra’s agentless multi-tenant software architecture provides for simple deployment and hands-free management while providing advanced features that include global de-duplication, automated mass deployment, autonomic healing, and validation restore capabilities. The software maintains the most complete set of capabilities in the industry with enterprises highlighting the following:
Support for physical, virtual and cloud environments
Non-intrusive and easy to manage agentless architecture
High-performance local and remote backup and recovery
Long-term data recoverability to meet compliance mandates
“The most well-known enterprise backup solutions in the market were reviewed in this comparison and enterprise customers responded favorably to the value proposition provided by Asigra,” said Eran Farajun, Executive Vice President, Asigra. “While our end-to-end backup software may be a new consideration for some enterprises, it is in widespread use with more than one million installations globally. We are proud to see the strengths of our technology, customer service and reliability corroborated by the enterprise users that depend on our solution every day.”
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.
1. Searchdatabackup.com, Users Pick Asigra and Veeam as Top Backup Applications, July, 2014
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