Asigra Introduces Near Synchronous Replication at VMworld 2015 US

Aug 31, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – August 31, 2015Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider since 1986 today announced the company’s participation in the VMware vSphere APIs for IO Filtering Program. Asigra has developed a software-based data service through interoperability with VMware vSphere APIs for IO Filtering, which will be available in Q4 2015. The enhancements presented at VMworld 2015 US will bring new efficiencies, automation, and service level monitoring to global Asigra Partners, enabling them to meet the aggressive demands of enterprises for reliable, faster DRaaS. Visit booth #2329 to preview a product demo of the company’s award-winning, agentless cloud backup and recovery software solution including remote and local VDR, snapshot based VM replication, and the all-new near-synchronous VM replication.

Many enterprises run mission critical applications with service level agreements (SLAs) that demand replication for business continuity or disaster recovery (DR) purposes. For high-demand applications such as transactional databases that power financial services and e-commerce apps, the SLAs have extremely demanding RPOs/RTOs (e.g. near zero data loss with infinite recovery points, sub-minute recovery times). Where enterprises have decided to meet this need using VM replication, they require a solution that will support these demanding use cases. Asigra now supports organizations with near synchronous replication of virtualized infrastructure to ensure uptime and data availability for mission critical environments where downtime is not an option.

Instead of using multiple VM replication solutions for different RPO/RTO use cases, many enterprises would prefer the centralization of operations with a consolidated solution that addresses multiple use cases and avoids added complexity and cost. Asigra Cloud Backup is a converged data protection software solution that follows this approach. With a range of enterprise backup and replication options in a single platform to meet business continuity requirements, Asigra delivers a secure, comprehensive data protection software platform that eliminates the need deploy, learn, manage and maintain more than a single VM data protection solution.

Enabling these advanced replication features is Asigra’s interoperability with VMware vSphere 6 and support for VMware vSphere APIs for IO Filtering, which provide a storage agnostic platform to run virtual data services on a per virtual machine level while leveraging vSphere Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) as the framework to control these data services. Asigra’s new replication features provide recovery assurance for virtual machines at the RPO/RTO determined by the IT administrator. VMware’s extension of Software-Defined Storage to third-party solutions, such as Asigra’s near-synchronous replication, allows external storage capabilities and software data services to be holistically managed through policies via SPBM.

“The flexibility provided by vSphere 6 and vSphere APIs for IO Filtering for backup service providers expands what is possible with cloud infrastructure in the design of data protection services,” said Eran Farajun, executive vice president, Asigra, “Not only is much of the management burden lifted but there is greater oversight in how systems are managed. Complementing this is the cost savings resulting from choice of storage solutions that is available to Asigra Partners in their efforts to contain costs. In the end, the interoperability of Asigra Cloud Backup and VMware vSphere APIs for IO Filtering is a win for our partner ecosystem and the enterprises that trust them.”

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About Asigra

Trusted since 1986, Asigra provides organizations around the world the ability to recover their data now from anywhere through a global network of partners who deliver cloud backup and recovery services as public, private and/or hybrid deployments. As the industry’s first enterprise-class agentless cloud-based recovery software to provide data backup and recovery of servers, virtual machines, endpoint devices, databases and applications, SaaS and IaaS based applications, Asigra lowers the total cost of ownership, reduces recovery time objectives, eliminates silos of backup data by providing a single consolidated repository, and provides 100% recovery assurance. Asigra’s revolutionary patent-pending Recovery License Model provides organizations with a cost effective data recovery business model unlike any other offered in the storage market. Asigra has been recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor and has been included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software since 2010. In 2014, Asigra Cloud Backup was also named the Top Enterprise Backup Solution and Product of the Year by Storage Magazine. More information on Asigra can be found at www.asigra.com.

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Agency Contact:

Joe Austin
The Ventana Group
(818) 332-6166
jaustin@theventanagroup.com

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