Yesterday we talked about what you can do to celebrate and spread the message of Worldwide Backup Day. Today we're celebrating our own unofficial “Backup Day” by announcing some updates to our Barracuda Backup product line. You can get all the details in this press release, but here's a quick summary:
Barracuda Backup Vx
The award-winning, purpose-built Barracuda Backup is one of the most versatile and flexible data protection options available. It can be deployed as a physical or virtual appliance, or as a cloud-to-cloud solution.
The Barracuda Backup Vx can now be purchased as a per-socket subscription for virtual hosts, including software replication. This is a software solution that can be deployed on VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, and includes the same integrated backup functionality as the physical Barracuda Backup physical appliance.
Barracuda Backup Vx also includes a new metered Barracuda Cloud Storage plan. Barracuda customers can deploy this virtual appliance with built-in data redundancy and the ability to move data out of the cloud without additional bandwidth charges.
Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup can now be purchased as a standalone per-user subscription. It is also available as part of Barracuda Essentials for Office 365, which bundles it with message archiving and email protection.
Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup allows customers to restore access to their cloud data from accidental deletion or malicious attacks.
New models for increased storage options
We have two new large-scale models to meet the needs of users who require additional capacity. The Barracuda Backup 790 offers 12TB of useable capacity in a 2U form factor, configured with 6x4TB RAID 10. The Barracuda Backup 895 offers 24TB usable capacity in a 3U form factor. It is configured with 12X3TB RAID 60. Both models have hot swappable disks and power supplies. Like all of our Barracuda Backup appliances, these new models also include centralized management, local and cloud LiveBoot, and many more features. You can get more details on the specifications of our Barracuda Backup appliances in this data sheet. (pdf)
Evolution and innovation
Data protection methods have been evolving for decades, from punch cards and magnetic tape to the cloud and purpose built appliances we have now. There was tremendous innovation within each of these methods, bringing us new formats like LTO or new hardware like Network Attached Storage. Barracuda is also committed to innovation that drives our technology forward. Here are just a few of the many advancements we've made in our backup solutions over the years:
- 2008: Launched Barracuda Backup, an integrated local and off-site data backup solution
- 2009: Introduced flat-rate pricing and reduced costs by up to 70%
- 2009: Added complete support for Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, and Microsoft Windows State to Barracuda Backup Service, at no additional charge
- 2011: Doubled our cloud backup storage, with no price increase to customers
- 2011: Added private cloud capabilities to Barracuda Backup Server
- 2012: Launched Barracuda LiveBoot for VMware
- 2013: Launched Barracuda Cloud LiveBoot
- 2014: Introduced Barracuda Backup-as-a-Service
- 2015: Began roll out of SaaS Cloud-to-Cloud Backup
- 2015: Launched Barracuda Backup Vx
- 2016: Intronis launches Barracuda Backup – MSP Edition
Our backup solutions have evolved with the needs of our customers. Businesses have been working hard to keep up with Big Data, shrinking IT budgets, increased mobility, BYOD, and more. Barracuda has been on this journey with them, offering powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use backup solutions to help them stay competitive and stay in business.
If you would like more information on Barracuda Backup solutions, visit our corporate site here.
Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. In this role, she helps bring Barracuda stories to life and facilitate communication between the public and Barracuda internal teams. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.