Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup and recovery software provider since 1986, today introduced its Cloud API to allow integration of the company's Hybrid Cloud Backupô and Recovery software with the broadest selection of cloud storage services. The Asigra Cloud API opens access to a growing number of cloud storage services, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network, Google GDrive, Rackspace Cloud, and Yahoo! Scalable Storage and Delivery Services. A primary application for this enhanced platform support includes cost-efficient long-term data retention, leveraging Asigra's Backup Lifecycle Manager (BLM) for long-term backup data retention in elastic storage farms.
With improved security, nearly unlimited capacity and throughput to support business requirements, large-scale cloud storage providers are enabling very cost-efficient storage for long term data retention. The Asigra Hybrid Cloud Backup and Recovery application has the ability to integrate with these storage repositories, helping organizations fully capitalize on its BLM module which aligns the value of backup data with the appropriate storage medium. Asigra recognizes that there are multiple tiers and differing values of corporate information, including backup data. Operationally critical data requires more attention and frequent backups on higher performance devices to ensure fast recovery. By implementing a tiered cloud storage layer with Asigra BLM, IT organizations can better utilize their existing high-performance storage for higher value information by moving less critical and older backup data to these commoditized storage pools.
Cloud Backup is differentiated from online backup by environmentally agnostic technology (cross platform interoperability with application independence) that provides massive client/vault scalability , the ability to work with commodity storage, pay-as-you-grow utility pricing and a high level of data and application portability. Asigra excels in these areas and the company's Backup Lifecycle Manager option for both private and public cloud deployments allows businesses and service providers to further leverage economies of scale with an additional low-cost cloud storage tier. The Asigra Cloud API provides simple connectivity of an organization's backup infrastructure to third-party cloud storage pools and allows users to provision backup data to these environments based on data value (age, redundancy requirements, relevance, recovery time objectives (RTO), etc.). (continued...)