Photo - Thiban Darmalingam, Regional Manager for Barracuda in Malaysia.
According to cloud security and storage firm Barracuda Networks, its Barracuda Backup solution has achieved VMWare Ready status, which is VMware's highest level of endorsement, it said.
Thiban Darmalingam, the regional manager for Barracuda in Malaysia says, "Being a market leader means providing customers with solutions that address their concerns. One way we've done that is by making virtualisation a priority by designing features like Cloud LiveBoot for customers who need to protect and recover virtual machines."
"By taking the steps to become a VMware TAP Elite partner and achieving VMware Ready status, we've expanded our compatibility and support for customers looking for a backup solution in the virtual environment," said Darmalingam, adding that Barracuda Backup was now available on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX)
He said that companies could can reduce downtime by quickly booting critical VMs [virtual machines] in the Barracuda Cloud should their primary servers or storage fail by using Barracuda Backup with VMware vSphere 5.0.x. "This combination delivers low-cost, rapid recovery directly from de-duplicated backups without any special configuration."
Cloud and virtualisation firm VMware vice president, global alliances & OEMS, Sanjay Katyal, said, "We are pleased that Barracuda Backup qualifies for the VMware Ready logo, signifying to customers that it works effectively with VMware vSphere, and can be deployed in production with confidence."
New Barracuda Backup announcements
Darmalingam added that Barracuda has also announced the release of a Barracuda Backup 290 and a capacity upgrade to its current Barracuda Backup 390.
With these new additions and upgrade, we will be able to provide our customers further purchasing flexibility by better aligning Barracuda Backup with the data protection and recovery demands of small and medium-sized organisations (SME), he said.
"Barracuda Backup 290 provides an option for branch offices looking to back up their local data at an affordable cost," said Darmalingam. "Combine that with the buying flexibility of our integrated appliances and backup-as-a-service plans, and Barracuda Backup is one of the most flexible, cost effective backup solutions on the market."
He said, "Barracuda Backup 290 comes equipped with 1TB of usable storage, fitting nicely between the 500GB Barracuda Backup 190 and the newly-adjusted 2TB Barracuda Backup 390. All three models can be purchased as an appliance with subscriptions separately, or under Barracuda's Backup-as-a-Service plan, which includes an appliance, Energize Updates, Instant Replacement and Unlimited Cloud Storage with one, three or five year payment options."
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