Purpose-Built Backup Appliance for VMware and AWS Merges Award-Winning Asigra Cloud Backup Evolved Software and iXsystems TrueNAS Storage to Protect Mission Critical Data
Toronto, Canada, August 29, 2018 — Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider since 1986, today announced the Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance which will be shown for the first time in booths 2224 and 2230 at the VMworld conference in Las Vegas this week. In partnership with iXsystems, the new backup solution combines Asigra Cloud Backup V14 software with iXsystems’ TrueNAS storage, featuring the OpenZFS open source file system and volume management for unprecedented flexibility and data integrity.
The Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance is a physical hardware solution configured with Asigra Cloud Backup Software version 14. The software converges data protection and cyber security to counter rapidly growing malware attacks on backup data, including ransomware Attack-Loops™. Asigra Cloud Backup allows IT and backup administrators to easily and effectively safeguard business data using extensive automation, powerful features and an intuitive console that simplifies managed backup. The new solution runs on iXsystems’ TrueNAS hybrid storage systems, offering High Availability (HA), superior scalability, flexibility, data integrity, and ROI. Models include the Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance X10, X20, M40, and M50, providing a range of capacities from 60TB to over 10PB.
Asigra’s enterprise-class client and backup system software will also be made available to run on the hundreds of thousands of FreeNAS systems in deployment, including the FreeNAS Mini. Remote FreeNAS systems and their associated clients and servers can be backed up via Asigra to a larger TrueNAS or FreeNAS system with global deduplication, instant recovery, and RansomWare protection.
“The Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance brings together two well-respected companies that we have had the pleasure of working with for many years. This new Appliance makes the implementation of the Asigra solution much simpler and a very robust approach for enterprise data protection,” said Rob Didlake, Founder & CEO, Dataedge Solutions.
“Feature-rich, multi-platform data protection capable of scaling on demand is a must for organizations operating in distributed computing environments, where business information exists across physical, virtual and cloud-based repositories,” said Brett Davis, Executive Vice President, iXsystems. “With the evolved state of IT, the Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance significantly reduces complexity and TCO comparative to legacy solutions, delivering enterprise-ready unified storage with all of the advantages, reliability, and flexibility made available with the ZFS file system.”
“The Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance is a very compelling choice for MSPs who need to quickly and reliably build out their backup service infrastructure without undue complexity or costs,” said Eran Farajun, Executive Vice President, Asigra. “This service provider optimized solution protects data in any environment, including VMware deployments in AWS, and delivers unrivaled flexibility for Asigra administrators and the business clients they support.”
As multi-functional storage, the appliances can be used as a general purpose NAS as well, providing support for every common operating system, hypervisor, and application. The systems provide the choice of SMB, AFP or NFS for file storage, iSCSI for block storage, or S3-compatible APIs for object storage appliances and include a future-proof 128-bit “scale up” OpenZFS file system for decades of continuous use. All systems scale seamlessly as needed, offer flexible snapshotting and replication, and unrivaled data integrity with self-healing bit rot mitigation.
Pricing and Availability
The Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance is available immediately through authorized partners and will be shown for the first time at Asigra’s VMworld booth #2230 and iXsystems’ booth #2224. Pricing starts at $10,000 for an appliance configured with 60TB of storage and scales based on configuration.
Trusted since 1986, Asigra provides organizations around the world the ability to quickly recover their data from anywhere through a global network of IT service providers who deliver Cloud Backup Evolved as either public, private and/or hybrid solutions. As the industry’s most comprehensive data protection platform for servers, virtual machines, endpoint devices, databases and applications, SaaS and IaaS based applications, Asigra lowers the total cost of ownership, reduces recovery time objectives, and eliminates silos of backup data by providing a single consolidated repository with 100% recovery assurance. Asigra’s innovative Recovery License Model provides organizations with a unique and cost-effective data recovery business model unlike any other in the market. The company has been recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor and included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software since 2010. More information on Asigra can be found at www.asigra.com.
Through decades of expertise in system design and development of Open Source software (FreeNAS, FreeBSD, OpenZFS, and TrueOS), iXsystems has become an innovation leader in a global marketplace that relies on Open Source solutions, high availability storage and servers, technology partnerships, and expert support. Since its founding in 2002, thousands of companies, universities, and government organizations have come to rely on iXsystems’ enterprise servers, TrueNAS Unified Storage, and consultative approach to building IT infrastructure and Private Clouds with Open Source economics. Millions of tech-savvy users also download and deploy our Open Source software each year.
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