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Asigra Executive Focuses on Cloud Backup and Recovery Education at Storage Networking Industry Association Winter Symposium

(February 01, 2011)
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Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup and recovery software provider since 1986, today announced that company executive and chairman of the SNIA Backup and Recovery Special Interest Group (SIG), Ashar Baig, participated in the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Winter Symposium to collaborate on the SIGs educational agenda for 2011. The SNIA leads the industry in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. The Winter Symposium, which offers networking, working group meetings, informative keynote sessions, and other unique programs, was held in San Jose, California this past week.

Baig, a leading advocate of cloud backup and recovery, is targeting key industry organizations, venues and events to educate IT professionals on this innovative approach to data protection. For example, a recent BrightTalk presentation by Baig focused on industry requirements and trends driving the adoption of cloud backup by businesses globally. Other educational events under Baigs direction include end user and market focused presentations, podcasts and panel discussions at various industry events centered on the topic of cloud backup. These presentations will continue to be delivered throughout 2011 and highlight Cloud Backup, Recovery and Restore (BURR) end user requirements, typical end user concerns, challenges facing current and future BURR users, how Cloud BURR addresses those problems and the benefits Cloud BURR brings to cloud service providers.

"As enterprises start moving backup, recovery and restore to the cloud, it's important that they understand the issues associated with implementing conventional BURR, including how manually intensive it is and its escalating costs," said Baig. "Cloud BURR not only resolves many of these issues but also can significantly improve IT performance, human productivity and costs."     

About Asigra Cloud Backup

Asigra Cloud Backup is designed to offer backup efficiencies unavailable with traditional backup architecture by allowing users to capture less, ingest less, and store less data, thereby reducing the amount of backup assets enterprises must buy, manage and maintain. The company's end-to-end data protection solution protects servers, desktops, laptops, structured and unstructured applications and raw files residing on the LAN as well as laptops in the field. Asigra supports public, private and hybrid cloud environments. Asigra software components can run in physical or virtual environments and can backup/recover physical, virtual, or a mix of physical and virtual environments. Enterprises can leverage Asigra Cloud Backup and Recovery (BUR) technology as software or as Software as a Service (SaaS) to optimize, economize and modernize their backup infrastructure.

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About Asigra
Asigra transforms the way businesses manage and protect their data by delivering market leading cloud backup solutions that seamlessly and efficiently manage, scale and deliver data protection services. Asigra Cloud Backup is built for new and existing MSPs/VARs who focus on data protection, IT constrained organizations, and industries with compliance mandates that are looking to improve their backup with a secure, reliable and predictable data protection cloud backup model. With 25 years of experience as backup/recovery pioneers, Asigra technology protects more than 100,000 sites globally ranging from the Global 100 to SMBs. Asigra manages one of the largest business-class backup service provider networks in the world who power their cloud backup services using Asigra technology. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit

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