Feeds

Barracuda announces BaaS - Backup as a Service - range of boxen

Excelsus, velocius, fortius, et cetera ad nauseam

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Barracuda Networks has announced BaaS - Backup-as-a-Service - which is based upon its 190 and 390 series backup appliances.

The backup appliance range has seven models: 190; 390; 490; 690; 890; 990; and 1090. These vary by, amongst other things, their usable internal capacity. The 190 has 500GB and the 390 1TB. At the top of the range the 1090 has 102TB.

Barracuda's Backup "supports replication to another Barracuda appliance for private-cloud data protection or secure transfer to the Barracuda Cloud." Standard features include:

  • Protects physical and virtual (VMware and Hyper-V) environments
  • LiveBoot for VMware
  • User file access via Copy (www.copy.com)
  • Deduplicated storage and fast replication
  • Microsoft SQL, Exchange, and message-level restore
  • VMware snapshot and file recovery
  • Cloud storage and site-to-site replication
  • Extended cloud backup retention

Rod Mathews, Barracuda's general manager for storage, said: “Barracuda Backup is simple to deploy and manage and offers an “unlimited” cloud storage option, making it representative of what organisations need for backup modernisation in today’s environments.”

The product also has an affordable per-GB price or users can buy unlimited flat-rate cloud storage, Barracuda claiming that this is "the industry’s first flat-rate subscription for complete backup and retention in the cloud from a single backup appliance."

Get a product datasheet here (pdf).

So now Barracuda has additionally morphed this into a BaaS offering which features:-

  • Local appliance for fast backup windows and recovery times
  • Site license for Barracuda software required to backup and recover data
  • Unlimited Cloud storage with flat-rate pricing for Barracuda Backup cloud storage (up to the limit of the Barracuda appliance)
  • 24 x 7 x 365 phone and email support
  • Next business day shipment of replacement in the event of a hardware failure
  • New appliance (same model) replacements for units that are four years old and continually under a service contract
  • Access to Cloud LiveBoot for offsite recovery of VMware virtualised servers

Matthews said; “The BaaS program provides customers [with] additional flexibility to purchase Barracuda Backup in the way that better suits their needs, from either their operational or capital budgets.”

Barracuda BaaS (our term) is available from Barracuda Networks and its US resellers. The service, with a 190 appliance starts at $1,199, and it's priced starting from $2,999 for a 390 appliance-based one.

When the service becomes available in Europe is open to question. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
NASA launches new climate model at SC14
75 days of supercomputing later ...
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
You think the CLOUD's insecure? It's BETTER than UK.GOV's DATA CENTRES
We don't even know where some of them ARE – Maude
DEATH by COMMENTS: WordPress XSS vuln is BIGGEST for YEARS
Trio of XSS turns attackers into admins
Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault
Applications need to be built to handle TITSUP incidents
BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?
Don't worry about that cable, it's part of the config
Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data
Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.