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Asigra Named One of the Top 20 Cloud Storage Vendors for 2011

Cloud Backup Leader Recognized for Public and Private Cloud Backup Platform

Asigra Inc., a Cloud Backup Recovery, and Restore (BURR) software provider since 1986, was named one of the Top 20 Cloud Storage Vendors for 2011 by CRN Magazine. Additionally, Asigra was ranked as one of the Top 100 Cloud Computing Vendors for 2011. This continues the company's momentum in 2011 as the company's Cloud Backup software sets the standard for MSPs, VARs and solution providers seeking the industry's best cloud backup and recovery platform.

Cloud backup is the direction to go, whether seeking to cut costs, fool-proof backups, or ease the minds of company IT staff now and in the future. With so many cloud-focused companies out there, Asigra is known for being the company who has been in the business for 23 years with many firsts in the industry. To name a few: Asigra was the first to provide public cloud incremental forever, local and global deduplication with additional compression in 1993; the first to provide a public and private cloud-based service oriented architecture; the first to provide agentless continuous data protection, and several others.

CRN recognized Asigra for its agentless cloud backup and recovery platform which features the most comprehensive capabilities on the market, saying, "Public or private cloud? Asigra's got you covered. The company offers a Public Cloud Backup or Private Cloud Backup Solution to cover the backup bases in both types of environments, and it requires no agent to back up data on your servers."

"The cloud was made for storage. At its core, the cloud offers a nearly infinite space to store data, whether it's for backup, business continuity, disaster recovery or any of the other myriad reasons. And for solution providers, offering Storage-as-a-Service, or offering the ability to back up or store data via the Internet, is creating a host of new opportunities," noted the publication. "The ability to expand or scale back storage capacity on a whim is a powerful proposition, and solution providers and enterprises want to ensure they're trusting their data to the right cloud storage vendor."

Cloud backup is specialized backup technology for protecting data by transmitting a copy of the data over a proprietary or public network to a public or private backup vault. In a public cloud implementation, the vault is usually managed by a third-party service provider, who charges the end-user organization a fee based on capacity. Larger organizations that build a private backup cloud typically deploy a proprietary vault which serves as the central backup repository for distributed enterprise backup. In conjunction with industry-leading storage hardware and services delivered through partners, Asigra delivers powerful cloud backup capabilities that allow organizations to economize and modernize their backup processes for greater efficiency, control and data availability.

"With an architecture built for better business outcomes, our partners find Asigra Cloud Backup simpler to manage, easier to support, and less resource-intensive. In the end, that is what companies want and we deliver," said Tracy Staniland, Senior Director of Corporate Marketing, Asigra. "We are gratified that CRN recognizes the value we bring and have been perfecting since 1986."

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Joe Austin is Vice President, Client Relations, at Ventana Public Relations. He joined Ventana PR in 2006 with more than 14 years experience in high-tech strategic communications. His media relations experience spans both broadcast and print, and he maintains longstanding relationships with editors and reporters at business, IT, channel, and vertical publications. Austin's relationship with the media includes marquee outlets including CNN, BusinessWeek, USA Today, Bloomberg, and the Associated Press for clients ranging from startups to billion-dollar enterprises. Experience includes working with Maxell, McDATA (Acquired by Brocade), Center for Internet Security, Securent (Acquired by Cisco), Intrepidus Group/PhishMe, FireEye, Mimosa Systems, Xiotech, MOLI.com, EMC/Rainfinity, Spinnaker Networks (Acquired by NetApp), ONStor, Nexsan, Asigra, Avamar (Acquired by EMC), BakBone Software, Dot Hill, SANRAD, Open-E and others. With more than a decade of strategic planning, media tours, press conferences, and media/analyst relations for companies in the data storage, security, server virtualization, IT outsourcing and networking arenas, Austin's domain expertise assists in positioning clients for leadership. Austin was recently recognized as a “Top Tech Communicator” for the second year in a row by PRSourceCode. The editorial community – represented by more than 300 participating IT journalists – rated each winner based on best overall performance and recognized those who added the most value to their editorial processes in terms of responsiveness, reliability, and overall understanding of editorial needs.

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