Barracuda Networks Launches Barracuda Backup Server 990 Featuring Increased Storage Capacity for Local Data Backup -- Additional Barracuda Backup Service Enhancements to Include Faster Data Transfer to the Cloud for Offsite Storage
Campbell, Calif., April 8, 2010 -- Barracuda Networks Inc., a leading provider of security, storage and networking solutions, today launched the Barracuda Backup Server 990 with 24 terabytes of internal storage, making it the ideal on-premises solution for organizations requiring local backup for large volumes of data. Now available in six models and combined with the Barracuda Backup Subscription to provide offsite backup storage in the cloud, the Barracuda Backup Service is the most complete backup and disaster recovery solution available for organizations today.
"As organizations continue to migrate their data protection strategies from legacy tape backups, Barracuda Networks has seen greater demand for high density disk-based data protection," said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks. "With the Barracuda Backup Server 990, we continue to take advantage of both the advantages and economics of modern disk storage technologies."
The increased onsite storage capacity offered with the Barracuda Backup Server 990 is crucial for organizations like Ohio-based American Motorcyclist Association that require a reliable solution for storing financial and racing data, as well as membership data for its 235,000 members.
"Protecting over 85 years of member data is critical to the American Motorcyclist Associations' business," said Robert Kluczynski, director of IT and project management for the American Motorcyclist Association. "The Barracuda Backup Server 990 product has reduced our data management costs by 25 percent and allowed us to focus more time on member-centric activities. Barracuda Networks proved to be our number one choice for data backup and has exceeded our expectations in customer service and response time as well."
Refining offsite data transfer and deduplication capabilities
The Barracuda Backup Service now features more efficient backup transfer methods by better utilizing the available bandwidth between the backup server and the cloud. This makes it possible to transfer large amounts of changing data offsite in shorter times than traditional solutions. The Barracuda Backup Service now provides new data deduplication functionality for Windows server backups.
The Barracuda Backup Service now offers full open file backup support which allows administrators to back up files that have been locked by the operating system for improved data protection. The Barracuda Backup Service also increases the efficiency of the local network by starting the deduplication process at the agent, eliminating the need to send as much network traffic across the local network.
Formerly restricted to Windows system support for Windows Server 2003 and 2008, upgrades to the Barracuda Backup Agent software now support Windows 7 and provide full system backup and restore, making it easier for full system recovery in the event a server goes down. The Barracuda Backup Agent software is provided at no additional per server or per agent fees.
Pricing and Availability
New feature enhancements including, open file backup support, more efficient backup methods and enhanced data deduplication, and more are immediately available to current and future Barracuda Backup Service customers. Barracuda Backup Service pricing includes a one-time hardware fee for the Barracuda Backup Server and a monthly fee for offsite storage. Barracuda Backup Server pricing ranges from $999 for the model 190 and $44,999 for the new model 990. Offsite storage plans are priced at $50 for per month for every 100 GB of offsite backup storage with no overage fees, no agent fees and no per server fees. For more information, please visit: http://www.barracudanetworks.com/backup.
About the Barracuda Backup Service
The Barracuda Backup Service is an affordable, integrated local and offsite data backup and disaster recovery solution. The Barracuda Backup Service combines an onsite appliance with a monthly subscription that replicates data to offsite storage in the cloud. Combining local and offsite storage provides the best of both worlds - onsite backups for the fastest restore times and secure, offsite storage for disaster recovery. The Barracuda Backup Subscription plans provide secure offsite storage at affordable monthly fees and scale to meet increasing data requirements. The Barracuda Backup Server is a powerful appliance installed onsite to provide full local backup of current and historical data, high backup performance and fast network-based local restores. The Barracuda Backup Server also performs block-level deduplication at the origin to minimize the required backup storage footprint up to 50 times, drastically reducing backup windows and providing efficient and secure offsite transfer using compression and encryption.
About Barracuda Networks Inc.
Barracuda Networks Inc. combines premises-based gateways and software, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive security, networking and storage solutions. The company's expansive product portfolio includes offerings for protection against email, Web and IM threats as well as products that improve application delivery and network access, message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, and Europcar are among the more than 100,000 organizations protecting their IT infrastructures with Barracuda Networks' range of affordable, easy-to-deploy and manage solutions. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its international headquarters in Campbell, Calif. For more information, please visit www.barracudanetworks.com.