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Introducing the New Asigra Cloud Backup Connector

Asigra Inc., a Toronto-based business with roots in the IT industry that span over 30 years, specializes in cloud backup and security services. As such, it should come as no surprise to those familiar with the brand that their most recent product, the Cloud Backup Connector Appliance, is meant to facilitate file backup, recovery and protection while offering LAN-inspired performance in a safe and secure manner. Capable of operating across cloud frameworks, virtual operating environments and physical networks, the device offers business owners increased efficiency when it comes to network-oriented tasks and operations.

Moreover, Asigra's Cloud Backup Connector Appliance offers all of this functionality in a convenient UCS E-series server blade format. Those who already use Cisco ISR G2 routers can incorporate the Cloud Backup Connector Appliance simply by sliding the server blade in and installing the included Asigra Cloud Backup software. This helps to reduce overhead costs on part of small and medium-sized businesses while still providing an enterprise-level solution of secure data storage, backup and recovery.

In fact, One of the biggest features of the Asigra Cloud Backup Connector Appliance is its agent-less backup functionality. Collating data from all of the latest hardware and software, including systems running Linux, Microsoft, Mac, Android and more, the agent-less backup protocol lets user backup their data with ease and simplicity.

To accommodate the agent-less backup approach, the Asigra Cloud Backup Connector Appliance features 2 TBs of internal storage with scalability to a full 10 TBs per appliance. This offers plenty of storage space for compressed data, while three separate 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports provide connectivity to other networks and devices. The device also features a single service module slot, three separate digital signal processor slots and an internal service module.

Furthermore, the utilization of AES 256-bit encryption means users can rely on state-of-the-art security to safeguard their data for long-term storage. Fully compliant with the U.S. government's standard of security, FIPS 140-2 certification, users of the Cloud Backup Connector Appliance can take solace in the fact that they are receiving government-level protection and encryption.

Asigra's vice president of marketing, Tracy Staniland, summarized the new Cloud Backup Connector Appliance in a recent interview by saying, "Our agent-less solution increases security. There are no agents on the endpoints, so no open ports. And we can now back up data in third-party clouds like Salesforce and Google Apps, and Microsoft Office 365 in 2014."

Those who have already used the Cloud Backup Connector Appliance have offered stellar reviews on the product. David Van Eck, head of IT with L.K. Bennett, explained how his company has benefited from the Asigra Cloud Backup Connector Appliance. "Our switch to the Cloud Backup Connector Appliance helped the company to achieve several business benefits. Through a centralized online monitoring portal made available by our service provider, we receive guaranteed backup and recovery for all of our data systems as a professional and fully managed service. The backup forms the basis for our enterprise-wide data recovery solution, which is essential to L.K. Bennett.”


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