Barracuda Expands Its Data Protection Solutions with Public Cloud Replication to AWS
Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, announced that organizations using Barracuda Backup now have the ability to replicate data securely and efficiently from either an on-premises physical or virtual backup appliance to AWS. This feature provides customers, resellers, and MSPs with improved flexibility and choice to protect their data from data loss and potential disasters, including security threats like ransomware, and is available in addition to the ability to replicate to the Barracuda Cloud.
An effective data protection strategy involves replicating data offsite to protect against local disasters and data loss, yet many organizations do not have the resources for a second data center at a remote site, and need a simple, cost-effective solution to replicate backups. Customers, and the resellers and service providers they are working with, are increasingly turning to the cloud as a solution. According to a new Barracuda global research report, “Unlocking the Benefits of Public Cloud,” the majority of organizations surveyed said they use public cloud for storage (83%), followed by data recovery (62%).
“Efficient data protection, in the cloud or on-premises, includes a strategy to rapidly recover data in the event of data loss or disaster, as well as the many security practices involved in preventing unauthorized access. As a security and data protection company committed to the cloud, Barracuda is uniquely positioned to help organizations with these challenges,” explained Rod Mathews, senior vice president and general manager, data protection solutions at Barracuda. “Barracuda’s current replication technology allows organizations to securely and efficiently send data to the Barracuda Cloud or another backup appliance with minimal configuration. The new release gives customers and resellers adopting public cloud the flexibility to replicate data to AWS with the same simplicity – providing a choice of deployment options with the ability to maintain ownership and control of cloud data.”
Barracuda Backup is an integrated end-to-end solution that provides customers, resellers, and MSPs with the ability to replicate to their own AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) bucket – giving them the ability to choose where their data resides while also affording them control over their replicated backup data. Barracuda deploys infrastructure in AWS to provide an end-to-end solution to customers – ensuring that replication to the customer’s AWS S3 bucket happens efficiently with minimal configuration.
Barracuda Backup does not require users to deploy compute resources in AWS to enable the replication process, and it does not require that users become AWS infrastructure experts in order to install and configure replication and restore capabilities. Resellers and customers who have a basic understanding of AWS infrastructure will be able to set up replication quickly, and no cloud-side tuning will be required on the part of the customer. Users who are familiar with Barracuda solutions will find the same easy-to-use Barracuda Cloud Control administration console.
Barracuda is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner and offers firewall solutions in AWS, including Barracuda’s Web Application Firewall that has been pre-approved and certified with the AWS APN Competency Certification. This release puts Barracuda in a unique class with AWS as one of the few Partners offering security and storage solutions in two of the AWS defined security epics from their Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) – Infrastructure Security and Data Protection.
“We’ve seen many customers who are heavily invested in AWS, and this announcement opens up a new market segment for VARs. Barracuda is a trusted Partner with strategic vision and strong investments in public cloud,” said Allan Hurst, director of project management at KIS IT Solutions & Services, a Barracuda Partner. “We look forward to extending the latest Barracuda Backup updates to our mutual customer base to offer them additional flexibility and choice for data replication.”
Barracuda Backup replication to AWS is available immediately in North America, with worldwide deployment expected to be rolled out in the coming months. For more information about Barracuda’s Data Protection solutions, including pricing and availability, please visit http://cuda.co/backup.
Barracuda adds AWS replication to Barracuda Backup: http://cuda.co/19628
Introducing replication to AWS for Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition: http://cuda.co/msp694
Data Protection in Age of Ransomware: http://cuda.co/19456
Unlocking the Benefits of Public Cloud: http://cuda.co/19259
About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA)
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