Feb 2014

Asigra Named to 2013 ‘Products of the Year’ Award

Posted by Zaid Rasid

Asigra Takes Bronze in Backup and Disaster Recovery Software and Services category

Olympians aren’t the only ones winning medals. Asigra is proud to announce a bronze medal finish in our recentStorage Magazine ‘Product of the Year’ award, presented by TechTarget’s Storage Media Group. Asigra received the award for its comprehensive end-to-end cloud backup solution and innovative Recovery License Model® (RLM).

Products were judged by a panel of users, analysts, consultants, and Storage magazine and editors. Asigra was recognized as one of the top 3 products in the Backup and DR Software category, beating out Acronis, CommVault, FalconStor Software, Quantum Corp., Continuity Software and Unitrends. Products were judged based on six criteria: Innovation, performance, ease of integration into environment, ease of manageability, functionality and value.

You can find more information about Asigra’s nomination in the Storage Magazine/ 2013 Product of the Year awards, by visiting:

You can also find more information in our full press release by visiting here:

“With version 12.2, Asigra Inc. unveiled a new pricing model that bills customers based on the amount of data they recover rather than on how much they back up.”

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Feb 2014

British retail giant Kiddicare eliminates inadequacies of tape backup

Posted by Ani Yildirim in Cloud Backup

British retail giant Kiddicare has been growing over the last few years. With expansion, however, comes an increasinglyKiddiCare larger amount of data the company has to manage and protect. Recovery times were excessive and security issues worrisome. Most of the backup systems Kiddicare used were unable to meet the company’s demand for a multi-platform distributed environment. Kiddicare turned to Active 8 IT, an IT consultancy powered by Asigra, to restructure the company’s backup environment with a cloud-based data recovery solution to ensure the recovery of its business critical information.

“It’s not about the backup, it’s about the Recovery” says John Mack, IT Engineer, Kiddicare. “We’ve used a variety of backup systems in the past, but none have been as good as Asigra at solving multiple business and technology challenges simultaneously. We thank Active 8 IT for providing us with this amazing system.”

With Asigra Cloud Backup™, Kiddicare revamped its backup and recovery strategy to:

  • Eliminate the need for tape backup
  • Improve the reliability and speed of recovery
  • Enable smarter use of IT resources
  • Establish a stronger safeguard for compliance
  • Leverage external cloud service providers for off-site data recovery

Read the complete case study

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Feb 2014

Why I Love Asigra Cloud Backup


Valentine’s Day is no doubt one of the most popular days celebrated globally among couples. People plan differentValentines Card and unique ways to celebrate their love for each other by purchasing romantic gifts, chocolates, cards, and even getaways. So for Valentine’s Day, I’ve put together a list of my top reasons as to why I love Asigra Cloud Backup™ and why you should love Asigra too.

It’s always there when I need it:Asigra Cloud Backup can instantly restore data regardless of your location including individual files which are the most common types of data recovery. As long as there is access to the internet, all files are readily available.

I always feel secure: Files selected for backup are encrypted before transmission to a cloud vault and remain encrypted once they reach their destination. Asigra’s customers can choose from encryption strengths that range from DES 56-bit with an 8-character key, to AES 256-bit with a 32 character key. It’s also NIST FIPS 140-2 certified which is the Federal Information Processing Standard used by the US government.

It’s convenient: Once you’ve selected a backup schedule, company data is saved automatically, providing an unobtrusive and transparent solution. This “set it and forget it” model results in less operational and administrative management which doesn’t require an additional time commitment for your organization.

It provides maximum affordability: – Businesses don’t have unlimited IT budgets so it’s important to use a solution that won’t require you to incur capital expenditure. Asigra can help organizations cut costs by using their existing infrastructure, so you won’t need to buy or install expensive equipment.

To learn more about Asigra and hear why Asigra is recognized as a leader in Cloud Backup, visit our website at

Happy Valentines Day!

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Feb 2014

ESG Video: 8 Suggestions for Every Data Protection Strategy

Posted by Zaid Rasid

Jason Buffington of Enterprise Strategy Group recently put together a video targeted to IT Pros who would like to learn about the steps necessary in ensuring organizational recover-ability. In the video, are eight suggestions to consider as part of a data protection strategy. You’ll learn about the following:

  • What you should be looking for when considering modernizing your data protection strategy and mechanisms
  • Why virtualization isn't a ‘one horse race’ anymore
  • Why data protection is more than just ‘backups’ – the data protection spectrum
  • Why data de-duplication needs to be close to production workloads
  • The need for better dashboards and instrumentation
  • The key factors that drive an organization to consider another backup solution
  • And much more...

Watch the full video here:

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Feb 2014

London & Capital Implement Oncore IT Cloud Backup and Recovery Solution Powered by Asigra to Reduce In-House IT FootPrint

Posted by Zaid Rasid in Cloud Backup

Asigra Partner OncoreIT, a managed service and cloud platform provider, recently deployed their Cloud Backup and Recovery solution powered by Asigra with asset management company London & Capital. In a video published by OnCoreIT, we hear from Chief Information Officer Glenn Murphy of London & Capital who discusses many of the reasons his company chose OnCore IT and Asigra as its leading innovative backup software of choice.

Also, Marketing Director of OncoreIT, Paul Cook discusses the main benefits derived by London & Capital from using both OncoreIT services that include access to enterprise level softwarefor maximum security, reliability, and resiliency.

Finally, Murphy talks about the company’s strategy to trust their IT day-to-day responsibilities, including backing up to the cloud, to a service provider like OncoreIT. Considering that London & Capital is in the financial sector, Murphy makes the point that by reducing the IT foot print in-house, by trusting cloud services, his business can leverage the expertise of managed services to enable his team greater focus on sales and core financial competencies.

You can watch the video in full below:

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Feb 2014

Here’s What You Need to Know about the Asigra Recovery License Model®

Posted by Zaid Rasid in Cloud Backup

It was only a few months ago that Asigra changed the landscape of the backup and recovery market by introducing the revolutionary Asigra Recovery License Model®. The introduction of the model has been well accepted by Asigra Partners and enterprise buyers as the word got out quickly about the multiple ways that companies could reduce their overall costs by paying for backup and recovery based on their recovery performance.

Check out for yourself how the model works, what others are saying about it and an infographic representing research study results. Learn how you can start saving money immediately.

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Jan 2014

Introducing the Asigra Hybrid Partner 28-Day Blogging Challenge

Posted by Zaid Rasid in Cloud Backup

What if your company could be in front of 10,000 monthly visitors? What if your content could be shared to overAsigra 28 Day Blog Challenge 3,000 followers with a reach of over 100,000 accounts? What if you could gain quality inbound links back to your own website? What if your hotel and flight accommodations were taken care of for the upcoming 2014 Asigra Partner summit?* You could have all of this by entering our challenge and writing amazing educational blog posts that position you and your company as backup and recovery thought leaders.

What is the challenge?

In the month of February, we want to get you started with blogging and so we created this challenge as an opportunity for you to create and submit guest blog posts of 200-500 words which could be published on the Asigra blog. An Asigra panel will review all of the submitted blog post entries and decide on a single winner, based on the criteria outlined below.

Who is eligible?

All Asigra Hybrid Partners.

Interesting. Are there prizes?

Yes! If you win, Asigra will cover the cost of your hotel and flight accommodations* for the upcoming 2014 partner summit. Also, your blog posts could be published to the Asigra corporate blog and shared to the Asigra social media channels.

How do I enter?

You can enter as many blog posts as you like. Each blog post will be considered a single entry into the challenge. Each must be original content that has not been published already. Once you’ve written the post(s), simply send it as an email to:

How will you decide on a winner?

The judging panel will consider several criteria in determining which blog post is their favourite. The winner will be announced on March 7, 2014.

How will my blog post be judged – what is the criteria?

We’re looking for content that is authentic, interesting, exciting, engaging, educational or provides value to our readers. We will be judging quality vs. quantity. This means that it is not about how many blog posts you submit, but rather about the quality of the content, however, if you submit more than one quality blog post this will increase your chances of winning. It’s up to you to use your creativity!

Ok, how can I get started quickly?

  1. Take a look at the Asigra blog for examples of the types of content we publish. We have example guest blog posts which you can find here, here and here.
  2. Read this Hubspot article that goes into detail about how to write the perfect blog post: How to Write a Blog Post: A Simple Formula to Follow (use it as a guideline).  Or read this thorough guide: How to Write a Blog Post with Perfection.
  3. The Asigra Blog Guidelines document on the partner portal contains all of the information you need to get started.
  4. Start blogging! This challenge runs for the 28 days of February 2014.

The winner will be announced on March 7, 2014.

If you have any questions or need advice email:

* Total value of flight and accommodations cannot exceed $1,000. If your flight cost exceeds this amount, you will be responsible for covering the difference. This contest is open to Asigra Hybrid Partners only.

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Jan 2014

Asigra Recovery is Everything® Newsletter Recap: January 2014


If you haven’t subscribed by email to the Asigra Recovery is Everything® newsletter, you can take advantage of the monthly content we aggregate and share by subscribing here. Our newsletter features great content about the cloud backup and recovery market and includes Asigra news and events plus industry news and events.

Here’s a look at some of the content from our most recent newsletter:



Asigra in the News

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Jan 2014

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Ends the Headache of Tape Backup with Cloud-Based Data Recovery

Posted by Zaid Rasid in Cloud Backup

How do you protect the digital records of 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the twoCommonWealth world wars? How do you ensure that this vast amount of important information is preserved and protected from data loss? Primarily, you have to work with a reliable and reputable technology partner like disaster recovery specialists Techgate plc. Techgate, is of course powered by Asigra, and in a recent case study, we learn how they were able to transition the Commonwealth War Graves Commision (CWGC) from an unmanageable and manual tape backup and recovery solution to a centrally managed and automated cloud-based backup and recovery solution. Some of the key take aways from the case study include:

  • Why CWGC made the decision to break away from their highly reliant tape backup solution
  • How CWGC found a solution to manage over 20TB of data across disparate physical locations
  • Why CWGC needed to improve their recovery times significantly in order to ensure business continuity for the long term
  • Why CWGC chose cloud over tape

You can read the case study here

If you’d like more information about backup and recovery solutions for your business, you can reach a Recoverablity Specialist by calling 416-736-8111 ext. 1457.

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Jan 2014

Frequently Unanswered Questions Podcast

Posted by Zaid Rasid

Truth in IT’s David Littman recently sat down with Executive Vice President Eran Farajun of Asigra during a podcast discussing cost effective pricing models for backup and recovery. In the podcast below they discuss the following:

  • How you can save money by leveraging a new and unique pricing model based on how little you recover data
  • The two most prevalent problems that mid-market and enterprise clients face when it comes to their backup and recovery solutions
  • How companies are exasperating their backup and recovery challenges and what they can do to remedy the complexity of their environments
  • The right questions to ask during the due diligence process in finding a backup and recovery solution
  • The top backup and recovery players in the market and their differentiators

Listen to the podcast here:

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