Vendor View point: Asigra
Unprecedented data growth is challenging companies of all sizes, placing increasing
pressure on their backup and recovery initiatives. With mounting pressure to comply
with regulatory requirements and improve disaster recovery practices, companies are
experiencing dissatisfaction with traditional backup methods that are falling short
regarding efficiency, reliability, and ease of use. The need for innovative and cost-
effective backup and recovery is driving interest in managed storage solutions. While
storage as a service offers many benefits, these solutions often require agents to be
installed on target machines, which can represent additional costs and complexity for
service providers, reducing their margins.
Asigra is addressing the need for effective, affordable, and easy to manage backup
and recovery with its Information Recovery Management Platform — Asigra
Televaulting. Delivered to both small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and large
enterprises through managed service providers, including outsourcers and
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integrators, the platform is designed to make it easy and cost-effective for customers
to achieve regulatory compliance and drive greater benefits from virtualization.
Asigra's key differentiation — its agentless service-oriented architecture (SOA) —
makes the solution less intrusive and simple to deploy and maintain, decreasing
management costs for service providers and increasing their profitability.
Based on Asigra's experience in the data storage market, the company has
demonstrated the following:
"Intelligent retention" reduces costs while enabling compliance. Asigra's
approach to tiering and categorizing backup data is based on a data value
continuum, storing and pricing information based on its value to the company.
This approach, called "intelligent retention", helps customers align the cost and
value of data over time with business expectations regarding recovery time and
recovery point objectives (RTOs and RPOs).
Agentless software drives profitability for service providers. While many
traditional backup and restore solutions require an agent installed on every target
server, workstation, and laptop, the Televaulting architecture is agentless, saving
deployment, management, and maintenance costs for service providers.
Televaulting can maximize virtualization investments. Customers with virtual
server environments can leverage the agentless architecture to achieve backup
and recovery without placing a "tax" on the CPU and RAM resources of the
physical hypervisor host.
Filing Information: July 2008, IDC #, Volume: 1
Canadian IT Advisor: Technology Assessment