Asigra Announces First Enterprise Backup and Recovery Solution to Support Docker Containers
New Capability Integrates Docker-Based Application Backup and Recovery Into Enterprise-Wide Data Protection for Simplicity and Cost Savings
TORONTO– January 7, 2015 –Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider since 1986, today announced the first enterprise-class cloud backup solution to support Docker Containers. Addressing the enormous popularity of Docker and the rapid deployment of applications on the open source platform, Asigra Cloud Backup™ now provides the industry’s most comprehensive backup and recovery solution for application data in these environments, on-premise and in the cloud.
The use of Docker Containers has exploded because the platform makes it possible to operate a much greater number of applications on existing server infrastructure. For cloud service providers and enterprise users this provides a significant opportunity for cost control as more organizations transition to the cloud. The open platform makes it possible for IT administrators to build, ship and run applications, unchanged, on laptops, datacenter VMs, and cloud platforms which can be protected using Asigra’s platform agnostic data protection suite.
Asigra Cloud Backup software provides seamless operation with Docker Containers, revolutionizing data protection by eliminating the need for disruptive software agents on backup targets for simple management, better performance and greater security. The end-to-end enterprise-class solution provides a high degree of automation, including autonomic healing for recovery assurance and policy-based optimization that simplifies operations in multi-platform physical, virtual, cloud and mobile environments.
Asigra Cloud Backup delivers deployment flexibility by adapting to any size single or multi-location environment, supporting any size business from SMBs to the multi-national enterprise. The solution scales easily with grid-based vault/client architecture and provides advanced features including Continuous Data Protection (CDP) for loss-less recoveries, global data deduplication and one of the industry’s strongest security profiles available with AES-256 encryption and FIPS 140-2 certification.
When used with Docker Containers, Asigra is an efficiency play for service providers and enterprises. Combined with the Asigra Recovery License Model® (RLM), organizations benefit from immediate cost savings and long term operational efficiencies. Docker also provides interoperability for enterprises using multiple third party based cloud applications such as Amazon and Azure. Organizations can use Docker to move containers from one cloud to another; or from a cloud to on-premise or vice versa. In concert with Docker, Asigra provides flexibility as it can be used cloud-to-cloud; cloud to on-premise; and on-premise to cloud.
“The open source community is getting increased legitimacy and support from customers looking to deploy solutions such as Docker Containers with their existing virtualized environments to benefit from the economies of scale,” said Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “Asigra’s support for Docker leads the industry with full-scale data protection to help organizations protect their investments as the technology moves toward greater adoption.”
“With more than 11,000 applications on Docker since the company’s founding in 2010 and we believe the innovative platform will be highly disruptive in the years to come,” said David Farajun, CEO, Asigra. “While Amazon and Microsoft Azure both support Docker containers there has been no backup solution for these and other environments leveraging the platform. That changes today with our support of Docker and signifies another technology innovation that enables Asigra partners to offer enterprises greater flexibility and cost efficiencies with cloud-based applications.”
Pricing and Availability
Docker container backup and recovery is included at no charge for current partners and end-users of Asigra Cloud Backup. New customer pricing starts at 15-20 cents per gigabyte per month, depending on the service provider service level agreement (SLA).
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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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