SOURCE: Barracuda Networks

Barracuda Networks

May 10, 2011 13:00 ET

Barracuda Backup Server Now Features "Private Cloud" Capabilities for Offsite Data Redundancy

New Site-to-Site Replication Features Broaden Data Storage Options for Customers Beyond Local and Cloud Backup

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Interop 2011 -- (Booth # 1139) Barracuda Networks today launched site-to-site replication capabilities for the Barracuda Backup Service, a market leading solution that allows companies to efficiently back up their data both locally and offsite without the hassle of tapes or other removable media. This enhancement allows customers to deploy a "private cloud" by enabling one Barracuda Backup Server to replicate data to one or more Barracuda Backup Servers housed locally or deployed at other locations for disaster recovery.

"Many organizations today prefer to utilize internal company locations as the first line of defense for disaster recovery," said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks. "Site-to-site replication enables those organizations to redundantly back up their data to their preferred locations while also allowing economical cloud-based data protection where appropriate."

Leading data deduplication technology in the Barracuda Backup Service facilitates efficient replication of changing data to cloud storage. The addition of site-to-site replication provides customers with the ability to use this technology in a private network environment. This expands the market served by the Barracuda Backup Server to include customers interested in private and hybrid data replication deployments.

Today's launch delivers replication:

  • Between Barracuda Backup Servers; each can back up data locally as well as send it offsite to other backup servers.
  • From many Barracuda Backup Servers to a single unit; common for customers or partners who would like to replicate from satellite locations to a central location.
  • From one Barracuda Backup Server to several others; appropriate for customers with critical data they want replicated to multiple locations on their network.
  • To the cloud in addition to other Barracuda Backup Servers; ideal for customers with critical data they want to protect in multiple ways.

The City of Weston, in Weston, Fla., has two Barracuda Backup Servers deployed in conjunction with the Barracuda Backup Service and finds the new feature to be a crucial benefit, allowing them to safely and reliably replicate their business critical data offsite to their disaster recovery center. "We are impressed with the easy setup for site-to-site replication and the efficiency of data replication," said Steven Murray, director of information technology for the City of Weston. "This is the perfect solution for our disaster management needs."

Customizable Hybrid Cloud Solutions
In addition, site-to-site replication enables organizations to take advantage of a "hybrid cloud" by combining private replication between Barracuda Backup Servers with replication to cloud storage provided by Barracuda Networks ultimately providing protection for an organization's most critical data.

Perfect Backup with No Tape or Trucks
The Barracuda Backup Service and the complete line of Barracuda Networks solutions will be featured at the company's booth #1139 this week at Interop, Las Vegas. In addition, Guy Suter, director of product management, will give a presentation on the benefits of efficient backup for organizations on Tuesday, May 10 at 10:15-11 a.m. PT in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center room L. In this session, Suter will explore the advantages of integrated deduplication for disk-based backup operations and discuss best practices for deduplicating large changing sets of data. These methods can help organizations eliminate costly storage consumption and reduce infrastructure impact during remote site replication and cloud backup.

Pricing and Availability
For on-premises backups, customers purchase Barracuda Backup Server appliances along with an annual subscription for the Energize Update service which provides the backup software license, central management, support and software updates. Barracuda Backup Server models are priced starting at $999. Cloud storage plans are also available at $50 per month for every 100 GB of storage used after data deduplication and compression savings. When combined with a Barracuda Backup Service subscription, an Instant Replacement option provides an extra level of protection in instances when a Barracuda Backup Server is destroyed in a disaster. In such a case, Barracuda Networks will ship a replacement Barracuda Backup Server with the data replicated to the cloud pre-loaded on the unit. For more information, please visit: http://www.barracudanetworks.com/backup.

About the Barracuda Backup Server
The Barracuda Backup Server is a powerful appliance installed onsite to provide full local backup of current and historical data, high backup performance and fast network-based local restores. The Barracuda Backup Server has the ability to replicate site-to-site between one or more Barracuda Backup Servers as well as deduplicates data at the origin to minimize the unnecessary storage of the same file. In addition, the Barracuda Backup Server provides efficient and secure offsite transfer using compression and encryption. The Barracuda Backup Server deployed in combination with the Barracuda Backup Service supports a variety of backup options and scenarios to ensure that data is protected and provides maximum disaster recovery.

About the Barracuda Backup Service
The Barracuda Backup Service is an affordable, integrated local and offsite data backup and disaster recovery solution. It combines the Barracuda Backup Server with a subscription service that replicates data to cloud storage or between multiple locations on a customer's network. Combining local and offsite storage provides the best of both worlds -- onsite backups for the fastest restore times and secure offsite storage for disaster recovery. The Barracuda Backup Subscription plans provide diverse offsite storage at affordable monthly fees and scale to meet increasing data requirements.

About Barracuda Networks Inc.
Barracuda Networks Inc. combines premises-based gateways and software, virtual appliances, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive content security, data protection and application delivery solutions. The company's expansive product portfolio includes offerings for protection against email, Web and IM threats as well as products that improve application delivery and network access, message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, and Europcar are among the more than 130,000 organizations protecting their IT infrastructures with Barracuda Networks' range of affordable, easy-to-deploy and manage solutions. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its International headquarters in Campbell, Calif. For more information, please visit www.barracudanetworks.com.

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