Barracuda introduces virtual Barracuda backup appliance

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KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 17): Cloud-connected security and storage solutions provider Barracuda Networks Inc has launched Barracuda Backup Vx, a new deployment option for Barracuda Backup aimed at organisations looking to reduce onsite hardware through virtualisation.

In a statement today, the company said the new offering Barracuda Backup Vx, which compliments VMware vCloud Air, has been introduced to customers at the VMworld 2015 exhibition.

It said Barracuda Backup Vx uses both inline target-based deduplication and compression to reduce storage and bandwidth requirements, and easily scale storage as data grows, eliminating the need for forklift upgrades.

The Regional Manager for Barracuda in Malaysia, Thiban Darmalingam, said Barracuda Backup Vx further expanded the flexibility and virtualisation support that the company was able to offer customers, especially those who were moving away from physical infrastructure.

“Part of providing complete data protection means that we need to offer customers the option to deploy our products in a way that makes the most sense for their environments — whether that’s in the form of a physical appliance, a cloud solution, or a virtual appliance,” Darmalingam said.

He added that the Barracuda Backup Vx, which is scalable for growing environments, was licensed as a per-TB capacity subscription, allowing customers to pay only for what they back up.

“Replication is built into each Barracuda Backup Vx subscription; customers can choose whether to replicate to the Barracuda Cloud or to a virtual receiver for disaster recovery. Replication to the Barracuda Cloud includes “Unlimited” Cloud Storage and extended retention through offsite vaulting,” he said.