Agentless Cloud Backup Architecture
Asigra Cloud Backup™ requires no agents, which inherently makes it easier to install and support than legacy backup and recovery solutions.
Cloud Backup, recovery and restore software typically requires agents that are installed onto the host servers that a system administrator wants to back up. Even in a modest-sized environment, agent management can get extremely complex when an administrator is forced to deal with different operating systems and revision levels. The complexity of agent management is further complicated by the growing number of software packages that also require agents running on the same host servers, or what is also referred to as “agent pollution”.
Asigra does not require any agents to be installed but instead reaches out over the network to back up operating systems, file systems, and applications, using industry standard programming interfaces.
4 Reasons Why Agentless Is Better
- Agentless architecture saves you time. Dealing with backup software agents is a cumbersome and mundane task that can be extremely time consuming. Matching agent revisions with operating system levels, researching compatibility issues, and other labor-intensive tasks are nonexistent when using the Asigra solution.
- Agentless architecture is easier to support. Additionally, many problems that occur while managing backup software are due to agent bugs and their incompatibility with host servers. Asigra is inherently easier to support and the risk of problems is reduced as compared to other solutions because of its agentless design.
- Agentless architecture is less resource-intensive. Traditional backup and recovery software puts agents onto servers and processing power is being stolen away from a server’s core application to feed the needs of agents. Asigra makes no such demands of the servers it is backing up.
- Agents pose a major security risk because they require an open port on the firewall. The agentless design of the Asigra solution significantly reduces MSP's cost structure.
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