SOURCE: Barracuda Networks

Barracuda Networks

August 04, 2011 08:00 ET

Barracuda Networks Doubles Cloud Storage for the Same Low Price

Enables Modern Business-Class Backups at Unprecedented $0.25/GB Rate

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 4, 2011) - Barracuda Networks Inc., a leading provider of content security, data protection and application delivery solutions, today announced it has doubled the amount of cloud storage available to Barracuda Backup Service customers at the same low, flat-rate price. The new cloud storage pricing features 200GB of storage for $50 per month. This unprecedented rate, at just $0.25/GB monthly, includes unlimited backup and restore bandwidth.

Barracuda Networks offers complete backup protection from a single vendor, replacing traditional media-based systems like tape. The Barracuda Backup Server provides local backups and disaster recovery replication to cloud storage, or across private networks. Storage needs are reduced up to 50 times via inline data de-duplication. Server and application data is protected through included backup software with no per server or application licensing fees.

"Data usage is increasing quickly while IT budgets are falling under considerable pressure," said Guy Suter, general manager of the Barracuda Backup Service. "Barracuda Networks is once again raising the bar on storage requirements and deliverables. We make the choice simple for customers transitioning from old tapes to modern backup technology by doubling the cloud storage available for the same low cost."

Barracuda Networks broke the mold for cloud storage when its flat-rate pricing was first introduced. Typically, low pricing is reserved for customers with special volume discounts. The Barracuda Networks pricing difference allows all customers, regardless of size, to benefit from the cloud's scale with a single low flat-rate storage price. Barracuda Networks' cloud storage efficiently stores de-duplicated customer data at two locations in addition to a third copy at the customer's own site.

The increased storage amount is immediately available to both new and current Barracuda Backup Service customers. "We are excited to make this change across all of our customers right away. We believe existing customers should be able to take advantage of the new pricing without having to wait for contract renewals. It really is a no brainer for companies looking to leverage this type of technology at a fraction of the cost of legacy solutions," continued Suter.

Backup software provided by Barracuda Networks supports Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, and HyperV under a low site-wide Energize Updates license, which includes access to future updates. Competing backup software solutions often charge complex per server and per application fees with extra upgrade costs. Customers switching to the Barracuda Backup Service can potentially save thousands of dollars on typical backup costs while implementing a modern backup solution with considerable technical advantages.

Pricing and Availability
The Barracuda Backup Service includes a one-time hardware purchase of a Barracuda Backup Server, priced from $999, with an Energize Updates subscription, priced from $199 per year. Cloud storage service can be added in 200GB increments for $50 per month ($0.25/GB). The Barracuda Backup Service is available in North America, South America and Europe. For more information, please visit: http://www.barracudanetworks.com/backup.

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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