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Jul 2013
19

A Timeline of a Pioneer of Cloud Backup and Recovery

Posted by Zaid Rasid
 

In the tech industry, there have been a few outstanding leaders that have emerged from basements or garages and into corporate offices creating some of the world’s most influential software companies. Immediately we think of the greats like the late Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Larry Ellison, Marrisa Mayer and more. All of these individuals are and were great entrepreneurs and they brought real innovation to their fields. They were the mavericks and they were there right from the start.

However, it would be remiss to not include among the list of great software innovators and leaders, Asigra’s very own David Farajun. For the last 27 years, David has lead the field of backup and recovery and was beyond his years when it came to technological advances.  He was literally introducing cloud backup to the market prior to the advent of the internet! On top of that he introduced two huge changes in licensing models that revolutionized the entire industry. Under David’s guidance, Asigra remains a strong competitor and a force to be reckoned with in the backup and recovery space.

We thought it would be a great idea to create an infographic that highlights the many achievements accomplished by Asigra, all under the leadership of David Farajun, only proving that he is indeed a pioneer of cloud backup and recovery.

Enjoy.

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Jul 2013
18

Storage Switzerland on Big Data

Posted by Zaid Rasid
 

Storage Switzerland Logo

Colm Keegan, a senior analyst at Storage Switzerland, wrote an excellent paper on the impact of big data on legacy backup licensing. He talks about the surging data growth trend and the need for relief in backup licensing models. He also mentions the increasing burden on IT planners to handle the growing trend in data with limited budgets. In his paper, Colm elaborates on several topics related to the issues of data growth and traditional licensing models. Some of the topics he covers includes

  • Backup/recovery divergence
  • Consumption based pricing
  • Predictable expense run rate
  • Measuring Efficiency
  • Data Recovery Transparency

You can read his article in its entirety by downloading the paper here.

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Jul 2013
18

Realigning Costs to the Value of Recovery

Posted by Zaid Rasid
 

Realigning costs

In today’s day and age it’s not enough to simply backup your data. It’s essential to understand that your most critical data, applications and systems can be recovered at anytime. And so, IT leaders are in need of more flexible and sophisticated backup and recovery strategies that are in line with their costs.

We wrote a recent white paper that highlights the four capabilities of a backup and recoverability solution that can maximize recoverability.

Because at the end of the day, Recovery is Everything.

Download the paper here

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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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