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Asigra offers agent-less backup solution for Mac OS X

updated 09:15 am EDT, Mon June 13, 2005

Televaulting for Mac OS X

Asigra today announced the release of its solution, which offers agentless backup and recovery architecture and "affordable" pay-as-you-grow pricing. It offers the first agentless backup/recovery environment for Mac desktops and laptops, servers and mixed platform environments. It allows users to protect every system on the network without agent-based license fees, agent installation, agent-induced performance loss and annual agent upgrades. It allows a Macintosh server to back up virtually system, including Mac OS X and machines running Windows, Novell NetWare, Linux or Unix. Due at the end of the year, the solution supports both agent-based and agent-less backups, utilizes compression and security, and uses off-site storage for optimial data protection.

"Asigra's agentless, feature-rich back up to disk has already proven itself in service provider and enterprise IT environments. Asigra's support for Apple's OS X makes Mac data backup simplicity equivalent to what Apple's `iTunes' does for downloadable music. Customers serious about protecting their data will be hard pressed to find a better, simpler or lower cost solution," said Marc Staimer, President and CDS of Dragon Slayer Consulting.

The solution, targeted at both small and midrange businesses, is designed to minimize bandwidth requirements and support the bandwidth needs of digital media and video production environments. Users concerned about bandwidth usage of backup/recovery operations can now take advantage of new Televaulting features such as incremental forever, advanced compression and de-duplication, allowing users to minimize backup bandwidth requirements from distributed sites.

Televaulting also offers guaranteed backup with autonomic healing functionality and security features to protect backup data when it is both in-flight and at-rest. Asigra also brings a new layer of intelligence to Mac-based backup environments with the first information lifecycle management (ILM) functionality, supporting policies for either data retention or destruction.

Asigra Televaulting with Mac OS X system protection will be available in Q4 of 2005. Pricing is based on the amount of transferred.

by MacNN Staff



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