E-mail Security Vendor Barracuda Networks Buys into Data Backup Business
Barracuda Networks has acquired BitLeap, a provider of local and offsite recovery solutions, for an undisclosed sum. Along with the acquisition, Barracuda Networks announced a new backup offering that combines local data backup with a cloud-based service.Barracuda Networks is biting into the data backup business with the acquisition of BitLeap, a provider of local and offsite disaster recovery solutions. As part of the acquisition, Barracuda Networks will now offer Barracuda Backup, a complete and affordable data backup and disaster recovery solution, to customers of all sizes and business types. The offering combines the Barracuda Backup Server - for rapid restoration on the local network - with the Barracuda Backup Service, a cloud-based storage service that backs up to two geographically dispersed data centers for redundancy.
"No other backup solution provides an affordable means of combining local, appliance-based backup with two offsite replicas," said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks, in a statement. "By maintaining three copies of each customer's data, Barracuda Backup offers superior levels of disaster tolerance through hardware redundancy, geographically dispersed data centers, elimination of single points of failure and distance solutions."