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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: Press Release

Asigra to Present on Cloud-Based Virtual Disaster Recovery

EVP Eran Farajun Outlines How Cloud-Based Virtual Disaster Recovery Speeds Recovery and Reduces Costs

Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backup, Recovery and Restore (BURR) software provider since 1986, will present at the DatacenterDynamics (DCD) 2011 Toronto conference on the topic of cloud-based virtual disaster recovery (VDR). Asigra's executive vice president, Eran Farajun, will recount approaches and key advantages of cloud-based disaster recovery when deployed in an enterprise environment. Interested attendees should go to Hall 2 at the Mariott Eaton Center in Toronto on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 9:55 a.m.

As a growing number of organizations restructure their IT environments to enhance uptime, Virtual Disaster Recovery (VDR) is emerging as a key ingredient for any organization's business continuity plan. VDR focuses on backing up virtual machines instead of physical servers, which often requires re-installation of the operating system and the use of local-client backup applications to recover applications and data. With VDR, recovery is much quicker since there is no need to re-install the operating system and applications on a physical server. Instead, virtual machines are recovered with these elements intact. VDR advantages include:

  • High-speed recovery which is critical when time is of the essence and a production data center becomes unavailable.
  • Recoverability of virtualized applications to either the same or disparate hardware platforms.
  • The ability to recover data to the location of choice for greater operational flexibility.
  • Many-to-one recovery for greater efficiency. This allows companies to get the most out of fewer recovery servers compared to the production site.

Guidance on cloud-based VDR strategies and techniques will be provided during Farajun's presentation to help organizations ensure access to critical business applications and data when required.

"Virtual Disaster Recovery can provide significant advantages for organizations virtualizing their IT environments," said Lauren Whitehouse, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "As companies transition to a more virtualized state, they are being exposed to new strategies and solutions that allow for greater flexibility and control of data protection processes. VDR is one such approach to recovering virtualized applications and data that helps organizations become more prepared when the situation requires."

"VDR is an advanced approach to expediting data recovery in the event of system downtime, returning access to important business data quickly and efficiently without the need for costly additional hardware or offsite recovery locations," said Farajun. "With cloud-based VDR, data recovery is performed without the need to reinstall software applications, patches or services packs to any computing platform."

About DatacenterDynamics
DatacenterDynamics is a full service B2B information provider at the core of which is a unique series of events tailored specifically to deliver enhanced knowledge and networking opportunities to professionals that design, build and operate data centres.

With 40 established annual conferences in key business cities across the world, DatacenterDynamics is acknowledged as the definitive event where the leading experts in the field share their insights with the top level datacentre operators in each market.

In 2010 over 16,000 senior data center professionals attended a DatacenterDynamics event, creating the most powerful forum in the industry today.

DatacenterDynamics is renowned for its proximity to the data center market in all its event locations, seeking to establish one on one relationships with every professional with whom we engage. This personal touch coupled with a deep understanding of the market mechanics makes DatacenterDynamics much more than just a B2B media provider, which is highlighted by the number of long-term relationships that have been forged internationally with end-users, vendors, consultants, governments and NGOs alike.

About Asigra
Asigra is the leading Canadian cloud computing vendor focused on backup, recovery and restoration with more than 400,000 customer sites deployed globally. Asigra Cloud Backup transforms the way businesses manage and protect their data by delivering seamless end-to-end data protection that efficiently scales and easily adapts to any IT environment. Asigra Cloud Backup is built for new and existing MSPs/VARs who focus on data protection, IT constrained organizations, and industries with compliance mandates that are looking to improve their backup with a secure, reliable and predictable data protection cloud backup model. With more than 25 years of experience as backup/recovery pioneers, Asigra manages one of the largest business-class backup service provider ecosystems in the world who power their cloud backup services using Asigra technology. Asigra is recognized among top-tier industry analysts, including the Enterprise Strategy Group, Gartner, IDC, Forrester Research and the 451 Group. Recently, the company was recognized as a leader in cloud backup for 2011 by the MSPmentor 250, a leading online destination for managed service providers. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit www.asigra.com.

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Joe Austin is Vice President, Client Relations, at Ventana Public Relations. He joined Ventana PR in 2006 with more than 14 years experience in high-tech strategic communications. His media relations experience spans both broadcast and print, and he maintains longstanding relationships with editors and reporters at business, IT, channel, and vertical publications. Austin's relationship with the media includes marquee outlets including CNN, BusinessWeek, USA Today, Bloomberg, and the Associated Press for clients ranging from startups to billion-dollar enterprises. Experience includes working with Maxell, McDATA (Acquired by Brocade), Center for Internet Security, Securent (Acquired by Cisco), Intrepidus Group/PhishMe, FireEye, Mimosa Systems, Xiotech, MOLI.com, EMC/Rainfinity, Spinnaker Networks (Acquired by NetApp), ONStor, Nexsan, Asigra, Avamar (Acquired by EMC), BakBone Software, Dot Hill, SANRAD, Open-E and others. With more than a decade of strategic planning, media tours, press conferences, and media/analyst relations for companies in the data storage, security, server virtualization, IT outsourcing and networking arenas, Austin's domain expertise assists in positioning clients for leadership. Austin was recently recognized as a “Top Tech Communicator” for the second year in a row by PRSourceCode. The editorial community – represented by more than 300 participating IT journalists – rated each winner based on best overall performance and recognized those who added the most value to their editorial processes in terms of responsiveness, reliability, and overall understanding of editorial needs.