Asigra v11 Cloud Storage Protects Smart Phones
Asigra has taken the lid off version 11 of their cloud storage solution, and Sr. Director of Product Marketing Ashar Baig took the stage at the Asigra Partner Summit to pitch it to partners. The marquee feature of the new edition is endpoint cloud backup that takes into account the larger and larger role that Apple iOS and Google Android mobile devices are playing in the modern enterprise — which they’re billing as the first of its kind. But there’s more to Asigra v11 than smartphone backup.
The smartphone/tablet backup functionality of Asigra v11 means that not only can you store and recover files — it’s offering a real “rollback” feature, letting the device return to its state at any earlier point. Obviously, this is something that laptops and PCs have been able to do for a while, but it’s not a feature commonly associated with the mobile device market.
Something I found intriguing was the launch of DS-Consumer, which Asigra is highlighting as the first-ever consumer cloud backup platform with what they call “Recovery, Restore Assurance (R2A).” Basically, they’re aiming to bring Carbonite-like functionality to their storage portfolio, but with a higher rate of recovery and availability than the average provider. They’re saying that it’s a “game-changing” consumer play for Asigra backup partners.
They’ve also updated the Asigra License Server with better automation for multi-tenant environments: It now requires a lot less human intervention thanks to advances in automation, which is a boon when generating Asigra storage licenses for VMs that spin up and down in real time.
DS-NOC is also making its debut in Asigra v11, letting MSPs administer every aspect of their storage deployment from the web browser anywhere, at any time. They’re also promoting an overall 400% performance boost, saying that data loads are getting bigger while backup windows are getting smaller.
Last, but not least, Asigra v11 is tightly integrated with NetApp FAS devices on the API level for accelerated performance. As a hardware-agnostic platform with various API ties to other vendors, Asigra likes to view their product as “future-proofed.” Servers come and servers go, but their software will run on all of it.
It’s no understatement to say that Asigra’s namesake platform is their business, and in turn, it’s something that the channel-driven company’s partners have built significant portions of their portfolio around.