Asigra Announces First Agentless Backup and Recovery for Apple Macintosh OS X Systems

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Asigra, the technology specialist in agentless distributed backup and recovery software for network computing, today announced the release of its Televaulting for Mac OS X solution, bringing its award-winning, agentless backup and recovery architecture and affordable pay-as-you-grow pricing to multi-site businesses that rely on Apple Macintosh servers.

With the release of this product into the Mac OS X market also comes new agentless functionality for Macintosh environments that eases and simplifies backup management by not requiring a backup agent to be installed on each target machine. Designed to support backup needs for both local and multi-site environments, Televaulting for Mac OS X offers the first agentless backup/recovery environment geared toward Macintosh desktops, laptops, servers and mixed Mac/Windows environments. This allows users to protect every system on the network without the hassle of agent-based license fees, agent installation, agent-induced performance loss and annual agent upgrades.

From one or more Macintosh servers, users can now protect the widest range of customer data, regardless of where the data resides - whether on a departmental LAN or remote office. The solution allows a Macintosh server to back up any Mac OS X system or any Windows servers, PCs or laptops. Televaulting for Mac OS X even supports backing up systems running Novell NetWare, Linux, or Unix.

"Asigra's agentless, feature-rich back up to disk has already proven itself in service provider and enterprise IT environments. Asigra's support for Apple's OS X makes Mac data backup simplicity equivalent to what Apple's 'iTunes' does for downloadable music. Customers serious about protecting their data will be hard-pressed to find a better, simpler, or lower cost solution," said Marc Staimer, President and CDS of Dragon Slayer Consulting.

The solution, targeted at both small and midrange businesses, is designed to minimise bandwidth requirements and support even the most stringent bandwidth needs of digital media and video production environments. Users concerned about bandwidth usage of backup/recovery operations can now take advantage of new Televaulting features such as incremental forever, advanced compression and de-duplication, allowing users to minimise backup bandwidth requirements from distributed sites.

Using Televaulting for Mac OS X, customers can also enjoy the first Macintosh-based backup software to offer guaranteed backup with autonomic healing functionality and security features to protect backup data when it is both in-flight and at-rest. Asigra also brings a new layer of intelligence to Mac-based backup environments with the first information lifecycle management (ILM) functionality for Mac backup that makes the solution ILM-aware. Users wanting to move forward with more enterprise-wide best practices in ILM and backup lifecycle management (BLM) can use Televaulting for Mac OS X to match ILM policies for either data retention or destruction.

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