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Asigra Cloud Backup 12 Unifies Enterprise Data

Asigra took the wraps off its Asigra Cloud Backup 12, which it says is the first and only backup solution that backs up all enterprise data in a single, consolidated repository. The new version offers cloud application support for SaaS and PaaS, as well as mobile endpoint support, virtual disaster recovery for VMware environments, and the seemingly mandatory anytime/anywhere enterprise-wide data recovery capability.

Highlights include enterprise-class support for cloud application data, which the company says it employs to protect "the complete" Salesforce.com database, including accounts, contracts, leads, campaigns, and custom objects. An Asigra press release says ,"When recovery is required, users have the option of recovering just the data, or can recover both the schema and data. Users retain control of their Salesforce.com backup data and maintain security with AES 256 encryption in flight and at rest."

The anytime/anywhere capability covers a "comprehensive" range of end-point target coverage, including support for Windows, Linux and Mac desktops, Android/iPad tablets, iPhones, and Android smartphones. The company says, "Enhancements include support for non-rooted Android devices for complete recovery of call logs, settings, applications, SD card data, calendar, alarm clock settings, music, SMS/MMS communications, bookmarks, photos and videos."

Version 12 also offers high-performance snapshot support, including protection of large data sets, e.g. big data, using storage snapshots and a no-host snapshot manager interface to catalog, configure and manage snapshots. The product's virtual machine disaster recovery function protects against machine failures with back-up copies of VMs and instant activation of back-up copies. Remote site protection is provided with backup of VMs to offsite datacenters with "continued business operations as data is recovered to the primary site."

Asigra Cloud Backup 12 is available exclusively through Asigra Hybrid Partners, and pricing is available on request.

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 11/30/2012 at 12:48 PM


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