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Asigra Awarded Product of the Year for Exceptional Protection of Virtual Server Environments

Leading Backup Service Software Platform Chosen for 64-bit agentless capability (January 08, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-1-8--Asigra Inc., the leader in remote backup and recovery software for enterprises and service providers, today announced that the companys flagship product, Asigra Televaulting, has been named Product of the Year by Byte and Switch, a leading storage networking publication. The editors of Byte and Switch selected Asigra Televaulting for exceptional protection of virtual server environments.

According to Byte and Switch, ?Asigra added 64-bit capability to its agentless software in 2007, making it possible for service providers and enterprises using Asigra's platform to apply backup and recovery features to virtual machines. This entails things like backing up one virtual machine to another virtual machine; backing up data from one vendor's server and restoring that data on another vendor's hardware; and selectively restoring individual virtual machines without restoring an entire server or servers.

?With the addition of 64-bit capability, Asigra became the first provider of agentless backup services software to operate within virtualized environments, said Byte and Switch. ?Given the momentum of virtualization in large networks, we think that's a significant milestone.


 


?We are proud to receive this recognition, adding to our list of industry accolades we have received over the past year, said Eran Farajun, executive vice president of Asigra. ?This award is another validation for our leadership position within the remote backup and recovery space. Asigra maintains a successful strategy of protecting over 50,000 remote sites by delivering service oriented backup software for enterprises and managed backup service providers. Our focus on maintaining leadership in this area has resulted in award-winning technology that continues to receive praise and gain traction with enterprises.

About Asigra Televaulting
Asigra Televaulting is agentless, multi-site backup/recovery software that combines utility service provisioning with a disk-based WAN-optimized architecture to overcome the limitations of traditional distributed-backup software. Televaultings simple, reliable and affordable multi-site backup and recovery consolidates ROBO backups to a central datacenter. With Asigras automated backup, IT management is not required as the entire process is administered centrally. With support for 64-bit environments, organizations using Televaulting will reduce network traffic loads, thereby reducing time and hardware requirements for enterprise-wide backup. This disk-based backup solution provides more affordable, scalable, reliable, secure and manageable backup than available with conventional backup products.

About Byte and Switch
Byteandswitch.com serves as the leading voice for service providers, financial analysts, investors, and equipment manufacturers. The publication addresses the need for clear, concise information about the exploding field of storage networking. Byteandswitch.com targets the technology, pursues the people, and finesses the financial secrets from the experts and reveals key storage networking investment opportunities and explains how service providers can make money from this technology. The publication gives credit to the movers and shakers who are making storage networking the most dynamic segment of the networking industry today.

About Asigra
Asigra is the award-winning leader in remote office/branch office (ROBO) online backup and recovery software for managed backup service providers and enterprises, protecting more than 50,000 remote sites globally. The companys flagship product, Televaulting, is used by large enterprises in the financial, insurance, legal, government, healthcare, and retail industries with more than four petabytes of data protected. Asigra technology is used by hundreds of service providers worldwide that offer managed backup services to companies ranging from small and medium businesses (SMBs) to Global 2000 enterprises. The agentless remote site backup and recovery solution provides simple, centralized management of the data protection process while eliminating the capital and operational expenses associated with agent-based solutions. Founded in 1986, Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with partner offices around the world. For more information, visit www.asigra.com.

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Asigra, Asigra Televaulting, BLM, Backup Lifecycle Management, and the Asigra logo are trademarks of Asigra Inc. All other brand and product names are, or may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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