Stepping beyond known and tested boundaries has always been a challenge to any enterprise. But, that is where the growth potential is.  The IBM-Asigra co-branding venture hopes to tap just this market and take organizations beyond traditional voice and broadband services to create a difference, increase revenues and ensure customer satisfaction. The combine, generates opportunities that were hitherto unavailable and the pay-as-you go model brings with it the comfort of knowing that you are not spending more than you are using.

Asigra Televaulting solution is an easy to install and use, information-recovery platform that encapsulates a number of tools for effective delivery of services. The Agentless DS-Client, Scalable licensing, embedded billing system, co-branding advantages, LAN Data Audit features and rigorous SLA monitoring system make it the Cloud backup and recovery option of choice.

IBM SmartCloud-Asigra strategic alliance is futuristic. The whole construct becomes very powerful as Asigra can be used to backup on premise and/or off premise data and thereafter the data in the Asigra Cloud can be backed up to the IBM SmartCloud as an Asigra instance.  All applications installed on the Asigra instance will be immediately accessible to the end-user accessing the instance.

As a result the Asigra-IBM SmartCloud integration is enterprise ready.  It can support serious enterprise applications such as DB2, Lotus, Oracle and Microsoft Exchange.  Remote offices, mobile workers and geographically dispersed data centers can expect to enjoy a highly integrated, highly available solution that can be recovered anywhere, anytime and on to any kind of device.  The centralized backup management console of the combine is unmatchable with automatic load balancing capabilities and turnkey solutions for modern day computing environments.

Interestingly, IBM urges end-users who want to backup their data to the IBM SmartCloud to just contact the nearest Asigra Managed Service Provider with their request. Links to the Asigra website are available on the IBM site.

Given the configuration described above, the business advantages that can be derived are obvious.

Here are some of the advantages:

  1. Dynamic provisioning with elastic scaling
  2. Efficient utilization
  3. Virtualization
  4. Wide OS and platform support
  5. Backup of stateful applications and databases
  6. Effective data life cycle management