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Jul 2014
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The Why of Asigra

 

Simon Sinek, in his book, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, explains, “People don’t buyGolden Circle what you do. They buy why you do it.” Inspired by biology, Sinek created the Golden Circle which visually represents the three questions all organizations should be asking themselves as seen in the image below.

Most organizations can very easily tell you WHAT their product does. Then they tell you HOW the product is different from the competition. The problem with most organizations is that they don’t know the answer to the question of WHY they exist. At Asigra, not only do we know the answer to WHY we exist, we put it ahead of any other question.

Why

We enable Managed Service Providers, IT Providers, VARS, Cloud Service Brokers and Telcos to add profitable monthly recurring revenues.

How

We work with channel partners on a global perspective that focuses on different customer segments and vertical markets.

What

We develop agentless, multi-tenant cloud backup and recovery software that enables Managed Service Providers to offer secure, reliable, manageable and affordable cloud backup managed services through public, hybrid and private cloud deployments to mid-market and enterprises worldwide.

We are in the business of enabling monthly recurring revenues, it just so happens that we make cloud backup and recovery software. Our technology is basically a vehicle that helps increase the value of our channel partners’ businesses by helping them gain margin, reach new geographic markets, ultimately allowing them to service their customers in a much more efficient way in order to successfully maintain the trusted relationship.

Our goal is not to do business with everyone who needs what we make. Our goal is to do business with people who believe what we believe. So if you are a Managed Service Provider and believe that you deserve to add profitable monthly recurring revenues to your organization, we should talk.

To find out more about how Asigra works with its Partners to help them add or increase recurring revenue, download our Partner Program brochure.

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Jul 2014
18

CoNetrix Boosts Data Recovery Capabilities for Customers with Cloud-Backup Services

 

CoNetrix, a full-service IT firm,had traditionally protected its customers’ data using alternative online backup technology. CoNetrix However,CoNetrix did not feel the solution was comprehensive enough and wanted a more robust, stable, and predictable service for data protection. Dissatisfied with the limited capabilities of their current solution, CoNetrix turned to Yotta280, an IT service provider to transition to a cloud-based data recovery solution powered by Asigra.

“As a managed service provider, we appreciate the robustness of the Yotta280 cloud backup services powered by Asigra.” says Rob Garrison, Chief Technology Officer, CoNetrix. “Our financial services customers have data recovery compliance requirements that they must adhere to, and we can now offer them a stable and predictable backup and recovery solution that we can stand behind wholeheartedly.”

CoNetrix highlightsthe capabilitiesthat were deciding factors for selecting the Yotta280 / Asigra Cloud Backup™ solution:

  • Support for both physical and virtualized IT environments
  • High-performance local and remote backup and recovery
  • Long-term data recoverability to meet compliance mandates
  • NIST FIPS 140-2 certified security with AES-256 encryption in-flight and at-rest

Read the complete case study

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Jul 2014
18

The Universal Language of Data Protection

Posted by Zaid Rasid in Cloud Backup
 

Asigra was founded with a vision to create the best multi-tenant backup and recovery software platform for Service Providers and Enterprises. Today, Asigra Cloud Backup™ powers the world’s largest and most profitable cloud backup and recovery service providers. This network of backup and recovery specialists deliver reliable cloud-based backup solutions to a wide range of organizations worldwide - from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. In every case, the name Asigra offers the recovery assurance that their data is not only protected, but can be quickly recovered and restored when needed.

It is this network of global partners that recently came together in Toronto for the 2014 Asigra Partner Summit. Many flew in from all over the world, and exemplified the global reach of Asigra. It was during the event that we also debuted our Universal Language of Data Protection video which is an expression of how our many partners feel about using Asigra software to deliver reliable, secure, manageable and affordable backup and recovery services that provide their customers peace of mind and deliver on the true business value of backup – the recovery.

You can view and hear for yourself - click on the video below:

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Jul 2014
16

Storage Magazine Reveals Asigra Ranks 1st in Enterprise Backup Applications

Posted by Zaid Rasid in Cloud Backup
 

Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com recently released the results of their ninth annual Quality Awards for backup and Storage Magazine Quality Awards recovery survey. Overwhelmingly, Asigra Cloud Backup™ software ranked first overall in the Enterprise backup applications category. Over the last five years, the enterprise category has been represented by the “big five backup apps” including CommVault, EMC, Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM and Symantec; but making the first appearance as a finalist, Asigra joins the ranks. A total of 455 respondents provided 1,012 product evaluations. You can view the full list of products that were included in the survey evaluations here.

In fact, SearchStorage.com considered Asigra’s win as ‘stunning’ with the margin of victory of 0.60 points the largest ever in the enterprise backup applications group. Asigra’s overall score was 6.38 putting it well ahead of competitors: EMC NetWorker (5.78), CommVault Simpana (5.75), HP Data Protector (5.72) and Symantec NetBackup (5.68).

Across the board, Asigra ranked first in numerous other categories. Here’s a look at some of the results:

  • Salesforce Competence (6.46)
  • Initial Product Quality (5.78)
  • Product Features (6.82)
  • Product Reliability (6.53)
  • Technical Support (6.31)

You can find all of the results from the survey here: Users pick Asigra and Veeam as top backup applications

Tweet this: The results are in – users pick @Asigra and Veeam as top backup applications – read why http://bit.ly/1k2iGqI #cloud #backup

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Jul 2014
15

Asigra positioned in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances

Posted by Samantha Chiu
 

2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant

We’re proud to announce that Asigra has been positioned in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances for the fourth consecutive year. Asigra ranked among key players in the backup and disaster recovery market.

This Magic Quadrant describes the evolution of backup, which incorporates new products, solutions and techniques for protecting, backing up and recovering physical server and virtual server files, applications, system images and remote offices and endpoint devices. The Magic Quadrant narrows it down to the backup and recovery software vendors that have a strong presence in midsize and large organization IT environments. The vendor profile is not product-specific, but rather represents the vendor's overall position in the enterprise backup/recovery software and integrated appliance market.

"As enterprise backup and recovery continues to evolve we are pleased to be among the category’s leading solution providers,” said Eran Farajun, Executive Vice President, Asigra. “With more than one million installations globally and a growing number of medium to large enterprises migrating to Asigra, we remain focused on working with our partners to provide cost-effective data protection for businesses worldwide."

For more information about this announcement, read the full press release or download your complimentary copy.

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Jul 2014
8

2014 Asigra Partner Summit Highlights - A LookBook

Posted by Zaid Rasid in Cloud Backup
 

With the 2014 Asigra Partner Summit coming to a conclusion, we've amassed many stories, experiences, insights and memorable moments from the event.

We put together a compilation of all of our stories in a LookBook that give you a quick look into our summit. Have a look below to learn more about our award winners, to view many pictures, and to gain insights from our many speakers.

 
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This is a LookBook, it has been prepared for you.

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Jun 2014
20

The 2014 Asigra Partner Summit – A Look in Pictures

Posted by Zaid Rasid in Cloud Backup
 

The 2014 Asigra Partner Summit has come to a conclusion.  During our event, our photo team (PrimeImage Media), were able to capture some wonderful moments.  Not to mention, our very own partners enthusiastically particpated in our #selfie contest.  We put together a photo montage below of some of the amazing pics that were captured.  We hope you enjoy them!!!

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Jun 2014
20

Asigra Hybrid Partner of the Year: Long View Systems

Posted by Tracy Staniland
 

Long View Systems took top honors with the Asigra Hybrid Partner of the Year award. The company received this honor for Long View Systems achievements across the board in sales, marketing and customer service. Among the key accomplishments for 2014 was a significant growth in customer adoption over the past year which has contributed to an upward trajectory in revenue for the company.

According to Craig Cook, Director and Chief Architect, Cloud Services, Long View Systems, “The market for data protection services remain a profitable and growing opportunity as data volumes continue to rise and systems to be protected become more distributed. Businesses must now protect their data locally and offsite to defend against data loss, and therefore need to modernize their backup infrastructure for greater recovery assurance. Thanks to Asigra and their team of experts, our backup services remain infinitely flexible and scalable to meet the changing needs of customer IT environments. We appreciate the recognition received with this award and expect continued successes throughout the year.”

A big congratulations to Long View Systems from all of us here at Asigra!

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Jun 2014
19

New Perspective Offers Cloud Backup Success for Service Providers

Posted by Zaid Rasid in Cloud Backup
 

Analyst firm Neovise recently published a perspective report titled Choosing a Competitive Cloud Backup Solution for Service Neovise Provider Success. The report discusses the current landscape of the backup and recovery services market and how it has quickly become inundated with generic providers and resellers. To help service providers sort through the multitude of solution offerings, Neovise summarizes strategies and suggestions in choosing the right vendor to successfully deliver backup and recovery services.

Here’s a look at what’s inside this analyst report:

  • Why outdated pricing models are pervasive in the industry and the keys to changing them
  • Why static pricing can lead to more recoveries thus increasing costs, and how to avoid them
  • How service providers can gain competitive advantages by differentiating themselves and by changing their pricing models
  • How service providers can leverage the Asigra Recovery License Model to break free from traditional pricing by decoupling backup and recovery costs
  • How service providers can pass savings onto their customers or use a custom pricing model to improve their own profits

To learn more about these insights and strategies, you can download this complimentary perspective by visiting the link below:

DOWNLOAD THE PERSPECTIVE

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Jun 2014
19

2014 Asigra Partner Summit Day #selfie Winners & Pics!

Posted by Zaid Rasid
 

The #selfies arrived at the 2014 Asigra Partner Summit. We’ve had some great entries from many of our partners. We had so many good entries that we gave away multiple prizes to the following winners:

Here’s a look at some of the #selfies that came through the #asigrasummit hashtag. Thanks to everyone who participated!

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