Photo - Thiban Darmalingam, Regional Manager for Barracuda in Malaysia
Malaysian companies now have more flexibility for their data protection and disaster recovery planning with the release of a cloud to cloud backup solution, which also supports Microsoft Office 365, said cloud security and storage provider Barracuda Networks.
During the launch in Kuala Lumpur, Thiban Darmalingam, regional manager for Barracuda in Malaysia, said that the SaaS [software-as-a-service] backup solution was part of the company's aim to provide more flexibility for business to manage their data protection and business continuity needs.
"Cloud-to-Cloud Backup, Barracuda's new SaaS backup option, provides customers with the ability to replicate data from supported cloud environments into Barracuda's Cloud Storage, giving customers additional options for long-term data retention and physical-to-virtual portability," said Darmalingam.
"As IDC's worldwide unit leader in Integrated Purpose Built Backup Appliances [IDC Worldwide Quarterly Purpose Built Backup Appliance Tracker, CQ4, March 2015], extending the value we provide to our customers is always our top priority, which includes giving them flexible options for protecting their data and restoring services quickly in the event of a disaster. With the increased adoption of SaaS applications, it is crucial that the same level that is available for physical servers is available for virtual servers and cloud services," he said,
Darmalingam said that the Cloud-to-Cloud Backup currently supported Microsoft Office 365 including Exchange Online and OneDrive for Business. "IT administrators concerned about protecting Microsoft Office 365 environments will be able to replicate data over a secure connection to be stored in Barracuda Cloud Storage."
In the event of lost, IT administrators can easily download or restore data directly back to Microsoft's hosted applications from Barracuda Cloud Control - a centralised web-based administration console, accessible from anywhere. Benefits include:
- Protection against accidental or malicious data loss
- Customisable retention policies and granular selection
- Automated or manual backups
- Search, multi-selection restores, or downloads
- Barracuda Cloud Storage can be deployed in geographically distributed, enterprise-grade data centres
- Data encrypted with HTTPS/SSL in transit and AES 265-bit encryption at rest
For longer term data retention, he said that Barracuda Backup customers can use Offsite Vaulting to store historical revisions in Barracuda's Cloud Storage or an offsite Barracuda Backup appliance. Benefits include:
- Export individual files, folders, or databases - both scheduled and on-demand - to disk, tape drives, autoloaders, and robotic libraries
- Automatic scheduling and media rotation, data encryption and compression, and alerting of backup completion or errors
Darmalingam said that Barracuda Backup's LiveBoot feature delivered a rapid recovery option for virtual environments during disasters and will now add physical-to-virtual (P2V) portability. For physical servers that are not yet end of life, IT admins will be able to restore these systems into a virtual server hosted in VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V..
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