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Jul 2013
17

2013 Asigra Cloud Backup Partner Summit – Final Thoughts

Posted by Zaid Rasid in Cloud Backup
 

This was my first Asigra Summit that I got to attend and help organize. It was a whirlwind of emotions that included a lot of heavy lifting and long days. With my team, we were able to put together a successful summit that brought together all of our wonderful partners. In addition to battling the regular challenges that come with organizing such a big event, Mother Nature intervened and dropped one of the largest rainfalls ever recorded in Toronto’s history in a single night, causing chaos in the streets. This made the experience all the more interesting and worth every effort. Despite the weather we prevailed and made it through the storm. The summit continued to be a success.

One of the major highlights for Asigra was announcing our new Recovery Licensing Model. The announcement in itself created an instant change and shifted the paradigm of the backup and recovery industry. It had our partners talking to say the least and coverage of the announcement spread quickly. Next to that, we had a great awards night where we got to celebrate the success of our partners. The theme of that night seemed to be family, and how the ecosystem of Asigra is so strong, that it almost feels as though we are all part of the same one.

Here’s a quick compilation of most of the highlights that we captured throughout the summit. Thanks to everyone who joined us and we’ll see you again, next year.

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Jul 2013
17

New Whitepaper: The Costs of Rapid Data Growth

Posted by Zaid Rasid
 

Data Growth

We recently published a white paper called The Costs of Rapid Data Growth. In the paper, we discuss the increasing challenges that IT managers are faced with in battling data growth, and in particular the increase in costs.

So how do IT managers handle the costs of exponential data growth? And what’s currently wrong with the current pricing models that are prevalent in the industry?

To find these answers, download the paper now, hear from industry analysts ESG and learn how Asigra solves the problem of rapid data growth.

The Costs of Rapid Data Growth

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Jul 2013
11

Twitter Highlights - 2013 Asigra Cloud Backup Partner Summit

Posted by Zaid Rasid in Cloud Backup
 

We love Twitter here at @Asigra and over the course of the #asigrasummit, Twitter was ablaze with Tweets from our wonderful partners. We put together a storify to display all of the great mentions of the summit including some monumental tweets, reactions and announcements. Enjoy!

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Jul 2013
11

Boat Cruise Pics - #asigrasummit

Posted by Zaid Rasid in Cloud Backup
 

The 2013 Asigra Cloud Backup Partner Summit came to a conclusion last night and it ended in style aboard a private yacht on the shores of Toronto. It goes without saying, that everyone had a great time and it was a beautiful night to end the summit. Thanks to all of our partners and network for joining us. Here's a look at some of the photos.


Created with flickr slideshow.

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Jul 2013
11

Recovery is Everything: Four Capabilities to Recover Data

 

Recovery is Everything: Four Capabilities to Recover DataWith Asigra we believe it’s not about backup, it’s about recovery. We also live by the mantra of 100% recovery assurance. So what do mean when we say ‘Recovery is Everything’? Well our brand promise is to give IT Management the new found ability to control and conquer the exploding complexity of recovering data. In fact, Asigra equips IT Management with a unique combination of four capabilities that support the ability to recover data across the enterprise.

Let’s take a look at what makes up those capabilities:

  1. Reliability: Means ensuring the integrity of your data at every moment by validating, healing, and updating it continuously and automatically. At any time, you can test the true recoverability of your data anywhere in the enterprise without disrupting day-to-day business operations.
  2. Security: With an agentless architecture you can avoid the inherent vulnerability of backup agents. At the same time, your data is fully encrypted both in-flight and at-rest. Also, enterprises can satisfy their compliance requirements with the highest level of encryption used by the US government and military (NIST FIPS 140-2).
  3. Manageability: You want things to be simple. A single view and consolidated backup data repository provide enterprises with greater control and manageability across their entire enterprise environment to ensure simplicity. You can also provide BYOD recoverability on all your employees’ desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
  4. Affordability: Finally, you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg to get your data back. Unlike current pricing models, Asigra offers a fairer performance-based Recovery License Model that is based on the amount of data you recover on an annual basis.

Success isn't about data backup. It's about getting your data back. That’s why Asigra has spent the past 27 years focused on helping organizations deploy reliable backup and recovery strategies. To find how we can help you with your data recovery needs or to schedule a Recovery Risk Assessment visit www.recoveryiseverything.com

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Jul 2013
10

Day 2 - Photo Recap

Posted by Zaid Rasid
 

Here are some great pics from some of our speakers on Day 2 of the summit:

Created with flickr slideshow.

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Jul 2013
10

Day 2 Keynote Recap - #asigrasummit

Posted by Zaid Rasid
 

Day 2 of the 2013 Asigra Cloud backup started off with an amazing announcement from EVP Eran Farajun about Asigra's new Recovery License Model. Following that, we had Andrew Sobel with a great talk on Power Questions.

And of course, during any presentation, some great takeaways are found in the form of Tweets which we thought we'd share with you in this Storify.

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Jul 2013
10

Recovery License Model Aligns Pricing with the True Value of Backup – Data Recovery

Posted by Eran Farajun
 

The growing problem of unfair pricing in the backup and recovery market is unsustainable. It is time for a fair pricing model, one that is aligned with the true business value of backup – data recovery.

Technology has enabled business model revolutions in many markets that are fair to customers, allowing significant savings and better overall value. This has resulted in pricing overhauls in several markets, including the music industry’s shift from albums to per-song pricing; telecom’s move from per-minute to per-second billing, and the auto insurance industry’s Pay-as-You-Drive (PAYD) performance-based pricing as an alternative to monthly premiums based solely on actuarial statistics.

The Asigra Recovery License Model® gives organizations the option of selecting a fair pricing model based on how little they recover. The model is enabled by technology and follows what many experts agree is an evolving movement toward performance-based pricing that aligns with the value derived by the customer. The Recovery License Model separates the cost of backup and recovery. Backup costs are based on capacity and remain constant; recovery costs are based on how much recovery you actually do and although this number is variable there is a limit to how much you can be charged. And nobody recovers 100% of their data – so why should you be paying to recover 100%?

The Recovery License Model pricing gives IT professionals the ability to better control backup and recovery costs, even as organizational data grows rapidly. With this approach, fees are based on a Recovery Performance Score that is calculated over a 12-month period. A waiver is provided for the single largest recovery event in any licensing term and only successful recoveries are included in the calculations. This allows customers who recover less to pay less.

Hear what Databarracks, one of the UK's first providers of managed backup and disaster recovery services, has to say about the business benefits of the Recovery License Model.

Those who adopt the pricing model will realize immediate savings of approximately 40% and long term savings of 60% to 70% as a result of separating backup and recovery license costs and associating price with recovery performance. The Asigra Recovery Tracker™, proprietary analytics tracking software, generates actionable information that helps to improve IT efficiency, enabling performance-based savings and more user control on how they are billed for backup software/services. The model keeps backup and recovery costs under control over time, despite the trend of rapid data growth showing no signs of slowing down.

The Asigra Recovery License Model follows customer demand for pricing that prioritizes data recovery over the backup of data. This is reinforced by recent Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) research of IT managers and/or staff who influence backup and recovery purchasing decisions. The research revealed a number of findings related to data recovery, including the fact that most of the respondents attributed higher IT costs to rising volumes of data (data capacity). Survey respondents also indicated that they anticipate an increase in backup and recovery costs over the next five years as these volumes grow.

For more information on how you can effectively control and lower your backup and recovery software costs as data volumes continue to grow, download your complimentary copy of “The Costs of Rapid Data Growth”.

Do you think it is fair that you pay to recover 100% of your data, when you don’t actually recover 100% of your data? Don’t you deserve to pay less since you recover so very little?

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Jul 2013
9

Photo Slideshow - Asigra Cloud Backup Partner Summit Awards Dinner

Posted by Zaid Rasid in Cloud Backup
 

Here's a look at some pictures from the #asigrasummit awards dinner. It was a great event with great friends and family.


Created with flickr slideshow.

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Jul 2013
9

Acknowledge the Brand Advocates

Posted by Tracy Staniland
 

At Asigra, it doesn’t go unnoticed when our partners mention us and represent the Asigra brand online. Whether it be providing user suggestions and advice on Spiceworks or participating in backup and recovery discussions on LinkedIn or Tweet, and ReTweet Asigra news, all of our partners do a great job of embracing the digital landscape. This year we recognized five partners in particular for doing an outstanding job. Here’s a look at the five:

  • Stew Parkin – Backup Technology
  • Nathan Golden – Managecast
  • Matt Grosso – Data Storage Corporation
  • Paul Cook – OnCore IT
  • Issal
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