Asigra Cloud Backup Components

Asigra Cloud Backup is comprised of two major components: the DS-Client, installed at the edge of the cloud where data needs to be protected; and the DS-System, installed at the vaulting location, or core of the cloud, where the protected data resides. This scalability enables Asigra Cloud Backup to support additional backup loads and multiple operating systems, servers, databases, applications, and storage environments.

The Asigra Cloud License ServerInstalled on: Windows, Linux, MAC
The Asigra Cloud License Server consists of a software component and a hardware key, can run on any reliable physical or virtual machine in your environment and does not require high-end computing resources. All Asigra components must authenticate themselves with this singular license server, so Asigra recommends deploying it on a simple physical machine with a reliable network connection.

Agentless DS-ClientInstalled on: Windows, Linux, MAC
The DS-Client software is agentless - it does not need to be installed on the machines it backs up. It can run on a dedicated DS-Client machine or on an existing machine on the LAN that it needs to backup. It is designed to accommodate a range of heterogeneous network backup requirements, and transmit data securely to the DS-System onsite or offsite via an IP WAN. The DS-Client is typically given administrator privileges and will back up data that it is allowed to access. DS-Client software is not licensed (except the EULA); and you can install as many or as few DS-Clients as needed.

Standalone DS-SystemInstalled on: Windows, Linux
DS-System software maintains, manages and validates the online storage repository where the backed up data transmitted by DS-Clients is saved. Depending on the DS-System license, a DS-System may be used to provide backup/restore services to one or more DS-Clients under the same accounts or under different accounts, when DS-Clients reside on Windows, Linux or MAC. The DS-System is typically located in a secure offsite hosting facility. The storage Architecture for the DS-System may be Direct-Attached-Disk, SAN or NAS depending on the DS-System type.

N+1 DS-SystemInstalled on: Windows, Linux.
The N+1 configuration of the DS-System is designed to allow for further scalability of the DS-System as well as to increase the availability of the backup service. The N+1 DS-Sytem offers scalable architecture for more nodes in the N+1 configuration, as well as scalable storage through the Extensible Storage functionality. It is designed so that the DS-System can survive failures for some of its nodes without interrupting the backup service.

An N+1 DS-System is made of several DS-Systems (denoted by “N”) that work together to provide backup and restore services to the same DS-Clients. Any DS-System from the N+1 formation is able to provide DS-Client with the same service (backup, restore, delete, synchronization, validation, etc.).

Modules are additional software functionality that augment the core backup/restore capability of the DS-Client and DS-System.  The modules are pre-integrated with the DS-Sytem’s central storage repository.

Learn more about the five advanced Asigra Cloud Backup components that will help bring significant efficiencies to your backup and recovery infrastructure:

Integrated Backup Lifecycle Management
Integrated Replication
Integrated LAN Storage Discovery
Integrated Local Storage
Integrated Web Portal

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