For the second year in a row, Asigra has been awarded TechTarget’s 2015 Quality Award for enterprise backup. Despite high expectations set by storage professionals who are known to be tough judges of the software they use, Asigra Cloud Backup™ managed to not only sweep the top categories for an additional year but also improved on its scores for every category in the enterprise group. Once again, Asigra scores surpassed those of competitive offerings Commvault, EMC, HP, IBM and Symantec.
“As it did last year, Asigra flexed its muscles across all five rating categories, leading the field in each one and rolling up an overall score of 6.66 to easily outdistance number two finisher Commvault (6.09),” wrote Rich Castagna, Vice President of Editorial, TechTarget.
346 respondents provided 774 product evaluations in TechTarget’s 2015 review of enterprise and midrange backup solutions. Not only did Asigra top the enterprise section in all five categories — Salesforce Competence; Initial Product Quality; Product Features; and Reliability — it also received the highest percentage of positive responses (82 percent) to the subjective question: Would You Buy This Product Again?
You can view the TechTarget article here: Asigra, Veeam remain top users' choice for backup applications
We’ve put together a Slideshare that highlights the many reasons enterprise users continue to select Asigra for their backup requirements that includes each of the categories and scores where Asigra finished first:
A Product Analysis of Asigra’s Converged Data Protection Appliance for Managed Service Providers by Storage Switzerland
Storage Switzerland has recently released a product analysis article with a comprehensive review of Asigra’s newest offering, the Converged Data Protection Appliance for Service Providers.
The paper written by George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland, describes the challenges in the dramatically changing IT landscape for Managed Service Providers. The analysis brings to light the compelling aspects of the Asigra architecture and the importance of building a strong data protection foundation, with a focus on minimizing the amount of time that a Managed Service Provider (MSP) spends setting up their infrastructure and enabling them to get to market faster to start earning monthly recurring revenue from their cloud backup services and how Asigra does that with the new Converged Data Protection Appliance for MSPs.
Learn what the Storage Switzerland Product Analysis says about the new Asigra Converged Data Protection Appliance for MSPs.
Asigra is honored to be included as one of the vendors positioned in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances for five years in a row.
The 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.
In this year's report, Gartner's research focuses on which backup and recovery software vendors 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.
You can download the full report here:
Thought leaders, influencers and sought after industry pundits congregated in Toronto for the annual Asigra Global Partner Summit consisting of 2 ½ days of action packed learning, networking and information-sharing. The only conference for Service Providers that is focused on cloud backup and is free to attend – there is no conference registration fee.
It was evident through many of the presentations that “Trust” is important in today’s buying cycle from early engagement to post purchase. Asigra VP of Marketing spoke about the Triangle of Trust followed by Tiffani Bova and Jill Rowley conveying their insights on why trust is a differentiator that companies need to embrace.
Asigra’s Eran Farajun stressed to the partners that the market is ripe for opportunity and that together – Asigra and our partners – are in a position to capture these opportunities. Eran spoke about the new strategic alliances that the company has formed with Oracle as well as AWS and of course, he emphasized to the partners that SaaS based applications like Google Apps and Office 365 are growing exponentially in the market opening up new cloud-based backup sales opportunities. He told partners to leverage these engagements as gateways to broader data protection conversations. Farajun also presented partners with the company’s object storage strategy.
But it wasn’t all about the keynotes and sessions, Asigra encouraged partners to provide their feedback on the product, technical support, professional services and marketing. The Hands-on Lab presented partners with a first-hand glimpse at new features in development and the opportunity to engage with the product engineers themselves. Since Asigra is 100% channel focused, we are reliant on our partners’ insights to ensure that we are building product and programs that make sense for their business. Partner feedback is welcomed and embraced.
There was so much that took place over the 2 ½ days that we cannot possibility share everything, but one thing that is for certain and in tradition the Summit was a success. And the peer to peer networking was priceless.
Asigra has a strong group of brand ambassadors who have represented Asigra and their own company’s brand in numerous ways including engaging with the Asigra brand online, publishing product reviews on third party sites, and advocating for cloud backup on a daily basis. In the latter part of 2014 Asigra launched an innovative advocate program called Asigra Backup Heroes (ABH) that recognizes our partners for their efforts in evangelizing and promoting the benefits of cloud backup services powered by Asigra to SMBs and Enterprises worldwide. This year, we acknowledged the Top 5 Asigra Backup Heroes from based on their outstanding achievements in being brand advocates. Thank you to these ABHers, as we like to call them, for their continuous effort in supporting our brand and strengthening the voice of the entire Asigra Global Ecosystem. Here are the 2015 Asigra Brand Advocates (as per the Leaderboard ):
- Greg Drumsta, tech42
- Matthew P. Grosso, Data Storage Corporation
- Anuj Mediratta, Ace Data
- Rajwinder Singh, Ace Data
- Stephen Sifers, Sagiss
We've had a great time with all of our partners at the 2015 Asigra Global Partner Summit. On our last day of the conference we have some more photos to share of our wonderful partners and speakers. If you would like to see all of our summit pics, make sure to visit our Flickr page here
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With hundreds of Asigra partners joining us at our Global Partner Summit we love to share pictures of everyone enjoying a great time at our event. Today featured some more outstanding keynote speakers during the morning and early afternoon. Have a look at some of our photos for Day 2 of the summit. Plus have a look at our pics from the night before at the Asigra Hybrid Partner Awards night:
We had some influential keynote speakers today at the 2015 Asigra Global Partner Summit and the reaction from Twitter proves that our global channel of partners really enjoyed each and every session. Have a look at some of the key takeaways that our partners have shared with us over Twitter in this Storify:
Phoenix took top honors with the 2015 Asigra Hybrid Partner of the Year award. The company received this honor for achievements across the board in sales, marketing and customer service and execution.
According to Mike Osborne, Managing Director of Phoenix’s business continuity unit, “Over this past year, we’ve worked more closely with Asigra and continued to invest, innovate and differentiate our cloud backup and recovery solutions. Winning this award really is an achievement that everyone involved at Phoenix is really proud of. Asigra recognizes our differentiators as a provider of holistic recovery solutions, the value we add to its software platform and our joint proposition to the market. Our DR-as-a-Service portfolio is a key area of growth for us. We have the skills, expertise and infrastructure to match best of breed technologies with recovery assurance, all from a trusted business continuity provider. In this way, we’re able to deliver solutions that meet every customer’s recovery time and recovery point objectives not just for data but for their entire infrastructure.”
A big congratulations to Phoenix from all of us here at Asigra!
Congratulations to Agio who was this year’s winner of the New Hybrid Partner of the Year award at the 2015 Asigra Global Partner Summit. This award is presented to a new Asigra Partner within the past year who has demonstrated strong revenue growth, signed new customers and has achieved high customer satisfaction.