Data growth is a matter of concern today. It is a challenge that must be met head-on, but equipped with the right tools. There are business pressures and regulatory pressures dictating actions and reactions. Global expansions and proliferating branches and offices of local enterprises demand connectivity, communication and secure data transfers. Organizations are looking for backup systems that are efficient, reliable and easy to use. Traditional backup methods no longer suffice.

Cloud backup is being hailed as the backup method of choice for the current business environment. The cloud is seen to deliver intelligent, elegant, scalable, highly available and easy to implement systems to end users grappling with growing volumes of data. Users want to be doing a lot with a single code base. They want to deliver multi level backups from a single interface and centralized management console.

Agentless cloud backup software architecture developers like Asigra are conscious of the paradigm shift and have proactively redesigned their cloud backup services to accommodate the demands of their customers.  The centralized cloud backup system backs up information from a variety of servers including HyperV servers, VMWare, Microsoft Exchange or SharePoint servers. The cloud backup service can be easily tailored to the needs of large enterprises or small and medium enterprises with options to use Public, Private or Hybrid cloud models for their data protection needs. Local copies of the backup can be generated even while data is being transmitted to the remote server in the cloud backup system. Cloud backup users can now switch seamlessly between their cloud backup repository or their local data backup from the administrative console or mix and match environments to suit the needs of the employees working with the data.

The bottom line is that end users have greater control over their data—whether the data resides in the cloud backup or on the local server. The lifecycle of the data in either repository can be managed centrally. Archived data can be removed from the cloud backup and retained in the local backup or the archival process for both the cloud backup and the local backup system can be managed without a pause or switchover. Other features that are available with cloud backup software such as LAN Storage Discovery; Mass Deployment Encryption; Compression; CDP deduplication; Data Replication or LAN Resource Discovery can be orchestrated on the unified platform.

Cloud backup offers a complete and holistic solution. It permits the use of a single code base for creation of multi level backups.