2017 Press Releases

May 16, 2017

BackupAssist Publicises Cloud Independent Data Protection for the SMEs

BackupAssist announced version 10 of the company's popular BackupAssist backup and disaster recovery software. The new software allows customers and partners to cost-effectively leverage existing cloud accounts and infrastructure with their choice of redundancy level and backup vault locations to meet cost, compliance, and performance requirements.

BackupAssist 10 allow customers to choose their cloud vendor and are provided with the ability to determine the physical locations where their data will be stored. Moreover, with cloud independence, customers can be assured of receiving the maximum data deduplication/compression efficiency because the customer selects the final backup storage location, eliminating backup and storage provider conflicts of interest.

According to Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC, "BackupAssist 10 is designed specifically for SMEs focusing on ease-of-use and reliability. The software provides platform protection for Hyper-V and support for key applications such as Microsoft SQL, marking its territory in the SME segment. The latest generation software adds multi-cloud support for Amazon AWS S3 and Microsoft Azure infrastructure, providing greater customization in how IT environments are protected."

Advanced capabilities in version 10 include:

  • Cloud Storage Independence: BackupAssist 10 provides true cloud independence. This design allows the customer to choose where to store backup data - allowing the selection of the most appropriate cloud storage resource. Current options include Amazon AWS S3 and Microsoft Azure. The new feature provides a pay-per-use option and is ideal for customers who do not want to pay for storage space they are not using.
  • Fully Insulated Encryption: Create encrypted backup containers that deliver complete data privacy. Utilizing AES-256 encryption, each container is completely independent of each other, even if multiple containers exist on the same cloud account or in multi-tenanted systems. Different encryption keys are used for each container and the cloud provider has zero-knowledge of the content, mitigating the risk of data theft.
  • Nearly 4X Data Deduplication and Compression: Reduces bandwidth use and storage space needs when backing up to the cloud. Unlike competitive solutions which require additional servers to be installed to provide data deduplication, BackupAssist allows administrators to deduplicate data straight to the cloud without additional infrastructure.
  • Advanced Application Backup and Recovery: Protect Hyper-V guests, Exchange Server, SQL Server and more.

"The feature set in version 10 is ideal for our operations and is expected to enhance our backup infrastructure with fast recovery, increased storage efficiency and superior data encryption." Said Will Fraley, Director of Information Technology, Charlotte Behavioral Health Care.