Cloud Backup

Datahouse Cloud Backup, powered by Asigra is the next generation backup solution that is purpose built for the cloud computing environment and designed to offer backup efficiencies that do not exist with other backup solutions. This efficient architecture allows the solution to capture less, ingest less, and store less thus reducing the amount of data that must be managed.

 

Agentless

Datahouse Cloud Backup is an agentless solution that drastically reduces the amount of resources required to completely manage your backup requirements. Datahouse Cloud Backup does not require agents to be installed on each machine or application that needs to be protected; instead it reaches out over the network to back up operating systems, file systems, and applications, using industry standard programming interface.

Backup and recovery software typically requires agents to be installed on host servers that a system administrator wants to back up. Even in a modest-sized environment, agent management can get extremely complex when an administrator is forced to deal with different operating systems and revision levels. The complexity of agent management is further complicated by the growing number of software packages that also require agents running on the same host servers, or what is also referred to as “agent pollution”. Agents pose a major security risk because they require an open port on the firewall.

 

Security

Backup and Recovery (BUR)TM is the most secure agentless data protection platform in the industry.

Encryption Advantage.

  • Asigra encrypts the data in-flight and at-rest from cradle to grave.
  • FIPS 140-2 certified - an independent third-party certification
  • From handheld devices like tablets (DS-Tablet Client) and smart phones (DS-SmartPhone Client) to remote laptops (DS-Mobile Client)or remote office or branch sites (DS-Client) to central data repositories within the data center (DS-System or BLM)
  • Key escrow management
  • Password rotation support
  • Data destroyed with certificate of destruction

Customers can choose from encryption strengths that range from triple DES 56-bit with an 8-character key, to AES 256-bit with a 32-character key. The software maintains backward compatibility of its software so that even now, using the most current release of Asigra, users can still access and retrieve data encrypted with DES 56-bit encryption years ago.

 

Effecient

Datahouse Cloud Backup software is designed to alleviate the challenges of backing up and recovering you data and offers unprecedented efficiencies to the data being captured, ingested, stored and transmitted over the network using the following methods:

  • De-duplication techniques
  • Backup and transmission of only new/changed data (incremental forever)
  • Advanced Compression techniques

 

Bandwidth optimization

One of the biggest challenges with protecting remote sites is managing WAN bandwidth costs. Optimizing the amount of bandwidth being consumed in the data center mitigates steep fluctuations which lowers the operational costs associated with bandwidth for service providers.

The combination of deduplication of data, continuous deltas and compression, changes the economics of protecting data in service providers' favor. Datahouse Cloud Backup can reduce the amount of WAN bandwidth utilized, minimizing operational costs, and reduces the amount of storage capacity required to deliver the service. This combination is not a one-time cost savings, but an ongoing requirement in ensuring the economic viability of the service. Bandwidth Throttling functionality enables bandwidth management as well.

 

Automonic Healing

Autonomic healing – is a automated process that runs on the cloud data center in the background, and scans the entire storage to ensure data integrity. Since the data in the cloud is encrypted, the “Autonomic Healing“ process checks links between the data blocks, compares digital signatures between different components for inconsistencies. When corrupted data is uncovered, it is marked as corrupted and a notification is sent to the client software to resend the portion of that data that was marked corrupted. This ensures that the data is always recoverable in case of a disaster.

 

Local Storage

Datahouse Cloud Backup powered by Asigra enables you to store some or all backup data locally. Data can also be stored locally as well as offsite or offsite only. Since data stored locally can be backed up and restored at LAN speeds, Local-Only Backup gives organizations an added, low cost tier of recovery.

  • Low-cost agentless alternative to incumbent tape-based solution
  • A Local-Only Backup Set backs up data to the DS-Client LAN without sending any data to the DS-System at the remote site. This helps reduce WAN bandwidth costs
  • Each generation backed up for a Local-Only Backup Set is independently restorable and does not depend on other generations of the same file
  • The data resides compressed locally on customer premises allowing data backups and recoveries at LAN speeds
  • Local-Only Backup Sets can be easily migrated to offsite backup sets
  • Local-Only Backup helps further align the value of data with the cost of protecting it

 

BLM – Backup Life Management

We recognizes that there are multiple tiers of backup of active data. Operationally critical data requires more frequent backups on higher performance devices. Less critical backups are relegated to less expensive, lower performance devices. Older versions of backup files are moved to slower devices to save costs.

 

Compliance

Datahouse Cloud Backup powered by Asigra Compliance Advantage

Asigra Cloud Backup can help your business with a variety of compliance issues:

  • Disk-based, automated solution that runs quietly in the background with no manual intervention – tape backups require manual intervention and thus are not compliant with regulations like Sarbanes Oxley, HIPPA and Gram-Leach-Bliley and others. Contact us for the full list of compliance requirements.
  • All backup data is aggregated, allowing for immediate recovery - traditional backup solutions are not centralized and lead to difficulties in obtaining and providing records to auditors in a timely manner.
  • Backup data is automatically & securely transferred offsite using FIPS 140-2 certified encryption technology via private or public cloud – traditional backup architecture requires additional 3rd party products or manual involvement when transferring data offsite on disk or tape and is thus not secure or reliable.

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