TORONTO – Asigra Inc., a cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider since 1986, delivered some facts regarding the growth in SaaS and cloud-based business application services, as well as the need for more comprehensive data protection strategies to ensure business continuity and compliance.
As organizations migrate to the Cloud, IT professionals are being challenged to protect online application data in a way that is fast, efficient, secure and compliant. The consolidation of cloud-based application backup data, in addition to other corporate data assets, into a single centralized backup repository ensure these challenges will be met.
According to International Data Corporation (IDC), “the cloud software market reached $22.9 billion in revenue in 2011, a 30.9 percent year-over-year growth rate. It is expected to reach $67.3 billion by 2016 at a compound annual growth rate of 24 percent.
SaaS delivery will outpace traditional software product delivery, growing nearly five times faster than the software market as a whole and becoming the significant growth driver to all functional software markets. By 2016, the cloud software model will account for $1 of every $5 spent on software.
Customer Resource Management (CRM) is leading all other enterprise application areas in net new SaaS/cloud application deployments, with the majority of on-premise replacements being in North America and Europe. Perceived lower total cost of ownership continues to be the dominant reason enterprises are considering SaaS adoption, with 50 percent of respondents in 2012 mentioning this as the primary factor in their decision.
With Asigra’s latest technology, the company targets backup and recovery across physical, virtual, endpoint and SaaS/cloud operating environments. The hardware and software agnostic solution provides a single end-to-end data protection suite that can be deployed as a public, private and/or hybrid cloud.
Asigra Cloud Backup v12 coverage includes storage, servers, desktops and the broadest range of mobile endpoint devices including laptops, tablets and smartphones, making it ideal for mixed operating and multi-device applications. Version 12 also ensures the highest level of data security with AES 256 encryption of data in-flight and at-rest, certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as FIPS 140-2 compliant.
“While SaaS/cloud applications have introduced higher levels of simplicity and value to organizations, they have also altered the way IT professionals must architect their backup environments,” said Tracy Staniland, vice president corporate marketing for “As a forward-looking player in the backup and recovery space, Asigra allows organizations to maintain confidence and control by centralizing all backup data into a single storage pool for greater accountability and compliance. IT professionals continuing their march to the Cloud can look toward Asigra for continued leadership in this area.”
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