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Barracuda's new backup option in Malaysia helps reduce hardware assets

AvantiKumar | Sept. 23, 2015
Virtual Barracuda Backup Appliance's new Vx option extends Barracuda's deployment flexibility to customers looking to virtual environments, said Barracuda's Thiban Darmalingam.

Thiban Darmalingam, Regional Manager for Barracuda in Malaysia 

Photo - Thiban Darmalingam, the Regional Manager for Barracuda in Malaysia.


Barracuda Networks has introduced a new deployment option for Barracuda Backup called Barracuda Backup Vx for Malaysian organisations looking to reduce onsite hardware through virtualisation, said the cloud-connected security and storage solutions provider.
Thiban Darmalingam, the Malaysia-based regional manager for Barracuda, said that the new solution, introduced at VMworld 2015, also complements VMware vCloud Air.

Darmalingam said that Barracuda Backup Vx used both inline target-based deduplication and compression to reduce storage and bandwidth requirements, and can be scaled storage as data grows, eliminating the need for forklift upgrades.

"Barracuda Backup Vx further expands the flexibility and virtualisation support we're able to offer our customers, especially those who are moving away from physical infrastructure," he said.

"Part of providing complete data protection means that we need to offer customers the option to deploy our products in a way that makes the most sense for their environments - whether that's in the form of a physical appliance, a cloud solution, or a virtual appliance," said Darmalingam.  

He added that Barracuda Backup Vx is licensed as a per-TB capacity subscription allowing customers to pay only for what they back up.

In addition, replication has been built into each Barracuda Backup Vx subscription; customers can choose whether to replicate to the Barracuda Cloud or to a virtual receiver for disaster recovery. Replication to the Barracuda Cloud includes 'Unlimited' Cloud Storage and extended retention through offsite vaulting.


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