February 05, 2007
TORONTO -- January 30, 2007 -- Asigra, the technology leader in agentless backup and recovery software for service providers targeting the growing managed storage services market, today announced growing traction of the Asigra backup and archive platform as managed backup service leaders continue to transition from rival solutions to ensure greater scalability, billing flexibility, reliability, profitability, and to avoid commercial conflicts of interest.
In deploying the Asigra Televaulting backup, archive and recovery solution, CoreVault, AllConnected, More Group, Diversified Disaster Recovery Services, Horry Telephone Cooperative (HTC) and Data Storage Corporation join HP Business Continuity Services, Bell Canada Business Solutions, AmeriVault, DS3 DataVaulting, VaultLogix, Terian, NetMass, NetStandard, and many other successful managed service providers (MSPs) in delivering award-winning data protection to small, medium and large enterprises. Many other MSPs are moving toward Asigra adoption because of increased scalability, greater security and higher profitability with no channel conflicts. Offerings from companies such as Seagate|eVault, EMC|Avamar, and Iron Mountain|LiveVault fall short in these and other important commercial areas where a comprehensive offering is required.
According to the Gartner Worldwide Storage Services forecast, the managed storage service industry is expected to undergo rapid growth as corporations pursue simplified and centralized IT infrastructures that ensure business continuity and regulatory compliance. Increasingly complex storage systems and growing IT assets located in public and private data centers are expected to spur a growth for storage services through 2008, bringing the worldwide opportunity to nearly $30 billion.
"Organizations seeking storage infrastructure automation have found it difficult to implement a premises-based remote and branch office data protection platform. With fewer resources at their disposal, IT administrators are challenged with increasing requirements to make the distributed environment more compliant, efficient and safe," explained Paul Myerson, Senior Channel Analyst for The Enterprise Strategy Group, a leading industry analyst firm focused on storage and information management.
"Asigra's agentless solution is built from the ground up for service provisioning and provides a hands free approach. Managed service providers targeting this space are improving their bottom lines with Asigra by helping organizations reduce their operational and capital expenditures with a time tested solution," said Myerson.
For more than 20 years, Asigra has delivered its production-hardened Televaulting software to service providers that protect critical corporate information belonging to the world's most demanding organizations. Optimized for use by MSPs, Asigra Televaulting provides highly efficient backup, archive, and recovery services to medium and large enterprise customers. MSPs using Asigra can restore their customers' remote and branch office data from an infinite number of recovery point objectives, while the backup window and recovery times are greatly reduced. Asigra Televaulting also allows for seamless scalability without requiring excessive backend storage accumulation. Business benefits that differentiate Asigra's offering from those of other technology suppliers include a partner-focused business model; production-hardened technology that supports compliance; storage optimization driven by data duplication reduction; industry-leading encryption for data security both in flight and at rest; compounded reduction of capital and enterprise-wide license costs; and simple implementation and management resulting from Asigra's agentless architecture.
"New and existing service providers are gaining competitive advantages by implementing Asigra's agentless remote and branch office backup, archive and recovery solution while avoiding channel conflicts and issues surrounding agent-based product offerings from solution providers that also offer services," said Eran Farajun, executive vice president, Asigra. "Asigra is a true partner for managed service providers; we're free of channel conflicts since the company provides software and not backup services. This is a major selling point to service providers and they are making the move to Asigra to avoid competing with their technology suppliers."
In addition to supporting, not competing with, its MSP customers, Asigra has built its solutions to ensure service provider success. This includes an embedded multi-tiered billing system, private branding capabilities, scalable licensing, SLA monitoring and management, and business processes and best practice tools and templates to jump-start profitability. Televaulting's agentless architecture is non-invasive and increases profitability due to low operational overhead -- a key driver for the company's success with MSPs that continues to accelerate its acceptance in the market.
Asigra is the award-winning leader in remote office/branch office online backup/recovery with more than three petabytes of data under protection. Since 1986, the company's agentless Televaulting solution has centralized data management and eliminated the pricing and performance problems created by agent-based tape backup software in multi-site enterprises. Televaulting addresses state, federal and international regulatory compliance demands by backing up remote/branch office data to the data center. Data is encrypted both in-flight and at rest. Televaulting is offered by leading resellers and service providers worldwide. Privately held, Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with partner offices located globally. For more information, visit www.asigra.com.
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