Barracuda Backup Version 6.3 Enhances Public Cloud Support
New offerings include Cloud-to-Cloud Backup for Office 365 and the expanded Backup Export Tool for exporting data to Amazon Web Services for long-term storage.Backup and data storage specialist Barracuda announced several enhancements to its Backup product line to enable faster backup and recovery performance, enhance public cloud support and expand storage capacity. The company now offers Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup for Office 365 improvements, while the expanded Backup Export Tool now supports exporting data to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for long-term retention. Backup provides the flexibility for users to run image-based backups with instant recovery for virtual servers using LiveBoot as well as Backup Agent for granular file and application recovery. Backup Agent now also includes multi-streaming and complements existing recovery options for physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V) or virtual-to-virtual (V2V) scenarios. "With IT spend shrinking year over year, many organizations no longer have the luxury of hiring dedicated IT staff for each discipline, such as network, backup, infrastructure and desktop," Rod Mathews, senior vice president and general manager of Barracuda’s data protection business, told eWEEK. "Modern IT professionals are constantly tasked to do more with less, so a complete solution with an intuitive, all-in-one, easy-to-use management console across the entire environment—from email security to network to content security to data protection—is critical."
Customers with a Barracuda Cloud Storage subscription can take advantage of Offsite Vaulting for long-term retention for up to seven years. For organizations requiring longer retention times or support for external storage, the Backup Export Tool was designed to enable customers to export data to external disk or tape in the local environment.