Papworth Trust Moves to Enterprise Cloud Backup and Virtual Disaster Recovery for Secure Data Protection
Papworth Trust, a leading disability charity replaced their unreliable legacy tape backup solution with a flexible agentless backup system provided by Backup Technology (BTL) and powered by Asigra. Historically, Papworth Trust was accustomed to using tape backups but as they opened new sites and offered new services, the amount of their stored data grew. Soon, the management of their tape backup solution became overwhelming and the increased costs of tape and the reliability issues meant they needed something new. After speaking with several backup providers and organizations, Papworth Trust chose BTL powered by Asigra.
BTL provides Papworth Trust with fully managed Enterprise Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery to protect its multiple sites. The Trust has a hybrid of physical and Virtual servers across its widespread operation, all of which are critical to providing a service that thousands of people rely on.
We’ve put together a full case study that details the BTL implementation for Papworth Trust. You can read it in its entirety by visiting here:
“The added confidence in BTL’s service led to Papworth Trust taking up BTL’s Virtual Disaster Recovery Solution, a fully managed DR solution that provides virtualised recovery and hosting when disaster strikes.”
Watching Rory Mcllroy winning his British Open this weekend and witnessing Asigra win in the Tech Target Enterprise Backup Applications Comparison I realized that success has its common denominator that transcends both sport and technology; whether it’s during a golf tournament or when Asigra beats out the competition.
Being a first year golfer and learning the hard way I now understand how critical it is to own the right set of golf clubs. As much as I want to have the ability to drive my ball as far as Rory I know I can’t do it using the set of hand me down clubs I was using from 1995. That’s like saying I am going to back up my physical and virtual server when my solution only has the ability to backup end point devices. I know purchasing new clubs does not make me a better golfer but it does give me the ability to have the same technology in order to grow my game to a new level just like giving Managed Service Providers the opportunity to have an all in one solution to give themselves the ability to effectively compete with competitors no matter the market.
Users pick Asigra among top enterprise backup applications
If you think about it, Asigra’s backup and recovery software solution is like purchasing the right set of golf clubs because even though you have 14 clubs in your bag you may not need all of them at once but they are great tool to have in the set for when you do have a tough shot that requires a wedge. Our robust solution is an all in one software platform that provides you the ability of backing up virtual servers, physical servers, enterprise applications and databases as well as end point devices (desktops, laptops, smart phones, tablets) and third party cloud based apps like Google Apps, Salesforce.com, etc.. Asigra beat out the competition for a reason but don’t take my word for it, check out the leader board for yourself.
During the 2014 Asigra Partner Summit, Asigra’s Director of Business Development, Gan Sharma, sat down with prominent tech blogger Robert Novak to discuss Cloud Transformation, Big Data and the challenges involved with rising backup costs. We gained many insights from Robert over our summit and here’s a sample of some of the key points from the interview:
- Why confusion, fear, uncertainty and doubt linger around Cloud technology and what IT professionals can do to transcend them
- How to understand the limitations of the cloud and embracing it to ensure success when investing in cloud technology
- Why diversifying your cloud solutions is important
- How companies should better leverage and understand their big data
- Understanding the opportunity costs that are associated with having a sound backup strategy in place
- Robert’s view on rising backup costs and the concerns of exponential data growth
Simon Sinek, in his book, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, explains, “People don’t buy 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.
We enable Managed Service Providers, IT Providers, VARS, Cloud Service Brokers and Telcos to add profitable monthly recurring revenues.
We work with channel partners on a global perspective that focuses on different customer segments and vertical markets.
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.
CoNetrix, a full-service IT firm,had traditionally protected its customers’ data using alternative online backup technology. 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
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:
Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com recently released the results of their ninth annual Quality Awards for backup and 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
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Asigra positioned in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances
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."
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.
This is a LookBook, it has been prepared for you.
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!!!