Asigra Takes Bronze in Backup and DR Software and Services Category
Online PR News – 23-February-2014 – TORONTO, CANADA – TORONTO, CANADA, February 21, 2014 - Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider since 1986 today announced that the company has been named to the 2013 Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com ‘Products of the Year' awards. Presented by the editors of TechTarget's Storage Media Group, Asigra received the award for its comprehensive end-to-end cloud backup software solution and innovative Recovery License Model® (RLM).
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Now in its eleventh year, the Product of the Year awards by Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com have recognized data storage products that were either initially introduced in the last year or significantly enhanced over a prior version. Products were judged by a panel of users, analysts, consultants, and Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com editors. Asigra was recognized as one of the top 3 products in the Backup and DR Software category, beating out Acronis, CommVault, FalconStor Software, Quantum Corp., Continuity Software and Unitrends. Products eligible for consideration in this category include backup and recovery software, cloud backup and recovery services, DR, snapshot and replication, electronic vaulting and data archivers.
"Asigra provides backup across physical, virtual and cloud environments... Version 12.2 of Asigra Cloud Backup offers cloud-to-cloud backup for Google Apps, single-pass backup for Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint, and VMware VDR enhancements for failover/failback, noted SearchStorage.com. "With version 12.2, Asigra Inc. unveiled a new pricing model that bills customers based on the amount of data they recover rather than on how much they back up." According to one of the judges in the competition, "from a business model perspective, [Asigra Cloud Backup v12.2 with the Recovery License Model] is a paradigm shift."
With industry standard pricing based on capacity, backup costs increase as data volumes grow. The Asigra Recovery License Model is based on a low, limited recovery cost so that expenditures remain low even as data volumes rise. Those who adopt this pricing model can anticipate immediate savings of 40% and long term savings of 60% to 70% as a result of separating backup and recovery license costs and associating price with recovery performance. As part of this solution, proprietary analytics tracking software is included which generates actionable information to enable performance-based savings and more user control on how customers are billed for backup software/services. The groundbreaking backup software pricing model keeps the costs of data protection under control over time, even with the trend of rapid data growth showing no signs of slowing down.
"The key value proposition of backup software is data recovery and both our technology and business model center around that concept," said Asigra CEO, David Farajun. "For the third year in a row Storage magazine has recognized Asigra and the innovations our solution brings to customers. The Recovery License Model has been a game-changer for the market and we appreciate this commendation by TechTarget."
For more information about Asigra's nomination in the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2013 Product of the Year awards, visit: http://searchdatabackup.techtarget.com/feature/Asigra-Inc-Cloud-Backup-Version-122-with-Recovery-License-Model
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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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