Barracuda Extends Barracuda Backup Product Line with New Models and Expanded Cloud and Vx Options 

News Highlights:

·         Barracuda announced significant updates to its Barracuda Backup product line, including expanded subscription and cloud storage pricing options and two new large-scale models – increasing deployment flexibility for customers operating in physical, virtual, cloud, and hybrid environments.

·         Barracuda Backup Vx is a software offering that is deployed as a virtual machine in VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, and includes the same integrated backup functionality as the physical Barracuda Backup appliance. It can now be purchased as a per-socket subscription for virtual hosts, which includes software replication. Physical server backup with Barracuda Backup Vx can be licensed on a per-server basis.

·         Barracuda Backup Vx includes a new, metered Barracuda Cloud Storage plan that is priced competitively against major public cloud storage providers. With today's announcement, it now includes built-in data redundancy and the ability to move data out of the cloud without additional bandwidth charges as with other cloud backup providers.

·         Barracuda also introduced a new standalone purchasing option for Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup. The new option offers one of the industry’s most cost-effective cloud backup services.

·         The new Barracuda Backup 790 offers 12 TB of usable capacity and the new Barracuda Backup 895 offers 24 TB of usable capacity, giving customers cost effective options as their backup requirements expand.

Barracuda today announced multiple updates to its Barracuda Backup product line – including expanded subscription and cloud storage pricing options and two new large-scale Barracuda Backup models. Barracuda Backup Vx and Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup provide customers with integrated backup functionality at industry-competitive price points. Barracuda’s new Barracuda Backup 790 and Barracuda Backup 895 offer 12 TB and 24 TB of usable capacity, respectively. For organizations transitioning to cloud, hybrid, and virtual network configurations or for those who already have made the move, these updates offer additional flexibility for data protection and recovery in a single-source solution.

“Barracuda is an established leader in the worldwide purpose-built backup appliance market and we’re pleased to expand our offering with Barracuda Backup Vx as a purpose-built virtual appliance,” said Rod Mathews, GM Storage, Barracuda. “Many businesses deploying backup software for virtualization are forced to deal with the headaches of licensing, deploying, and maintaining a ‘build-it-yourself’ solution with multiple point products. Barracuda Backup Vx delivers the same integrated functionality and quick setup experience as Barracuda physical appliances. Barracuda offers a cost effective integrated backup solution – regardless of how customers want to deploy. Today’s announcement reinforces our commitment to helping customers simplify their data protection needs.”

New Subscriptions and Cloud Storage Options

Barracuda Backup Vx can be deployed as a purpose-built virtual appliance to protect virtualized and physical environments with existing storage infrastructures. The offering is now available as a software subscription with pricing available per socket per year, and includes Barracuda’s award-winning support and ongoing product updates.

For offsite replication to Barracuda Cloud Storage, Barracuda Backup Vx can be coupled with a new, metered cloud storage plan. Capacity is measured based on how much cloud storage is consumed after deduplication and compression. Barracuda Cloud Storage includes WAN optimization, offsite compression and encryption, and offsite vaulting for extended retention for historical revisions. Barracuda’s solution also includes geographic or colocation data redundancy. Customers can also choose to replicate to a remote Barracuda Backup Vx receiver for basic disaster recovery.

Standalone Cloud-to-Cloud Backup

Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup now can be purchased as a standalone subscription. Barracuda delivers even more value with the new Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 Complete Protection edition, which includes backup, archiving, and email security in an integrated solution designed for Office 365 environments.

Increased Storage Options and Improved Upgrade Paths

The new Barracuda Backup models include the Barracuda Backup 790 with 12 TB of usable capacity and the Barracuda Backup 895 with 24 TB of usable capacity. The new additions offer customers greater flexibility and existing Barracuda customers now have more upgrade options when additional capacity is required.

“Barracuda Backup provides our organization with the flexibility to manage our backup and recovery needs in a way that makes the most sense for us," said Ken Kula, Partner and CFO at Eleven Inc. "Not only is Barracuda a great fit on the technology end, Barracuda also simplifies the pricing, deployment and management processes by covering all the pieces of backup and recovery with a single vendor solution.”

Pricing and Availability

Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 Complete Protection, Barracuda Backup Vx, Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup, Barracuda Backup 790, and Barracuda Backup 895 are available today. International pricing varies by region. 

For more information about Barracuda Backup products, please visit http://cuda.co/bkup.  








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