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CDW Moves to the Cloud

CDW Standardizes On Asigra Televaulting to Empower Remote Backup Services

Asigra announced that CDW has selected Asigra Televaulting as its online backup platform. Chosen for its unmatched service-oriented architecture, powerful data de-duplication and broad interoperability, Asigra Televaulting will be the technology platform behind CDW’s Remote Backup Service.

“Online backup is emerging as one of the top growth opportunities in the IT industry,” said Clint Harder, Sales and Product Development Manager of Hosting and Managed Services for CDW. “As a provider of enterprise-ready products and services, we are pleased to build our backup service offering on the Televaulting Information Recovery Management Platform. For those customers looking for best-of-breed business-class backup services, the CDW remote backup offering will be compelling, especially when combined with our hosting and managed service capabilities and Hosted Enterprise Infrastructure offerings.”

“The importance of critical information to business operations cannot be underestimated and organizations need a business continuity solution in place that provides rapid recovery when required,” said Laura DuBois, analyst for IDC. “Research reflects the growing importance of online backup and its value as a cost effective way to protect informational assets and CDW’s entrance as a backup services provider further validates this space.”

CDW will deploy Asigra Televaulting and provide backup and recovery services based on the platform to its customers. “Asigra Televaulting is the most appropriate platform for our customers because it combines powerful enterprise-class features without the need for agents on backup targets at customer sites,” commented Harder. “The solution demonstrated lowest overall TCO of any solution we considered by reducing management overhead and lowering hardware costs using intelligent retention technology.”

As the premier backup SaaS platform for backup service providers, Asigra Televaulting provides the following advantages:

  • Intelligent retention
  • Global Data De-Duplication
  • Automated SLA monitoring and management
  • Grid-based scalability for unlimited growth capabilities
  • Broadest platform and application support for barrier-free deployment
  • Virtual data center information recovery advantages

“We are dedicated to allying ourselves with partners such as CDW to bring business users the powerful capabilities of Asigra Televaulting,” said Eran Farajun, Executive Vice President at Asigra. “Televaulting empowers service providers with significant return on investment potential, making it the premier choice for growing a profitable online backup business. We believe that our alliance with CDW will ensure business continuity for those organizations looking for a simple, reliable and complete answer to their backup and recovery challenges.”

For more information on CDW or Asigra contact Joe Austin, joe.austin@ventanapr.com at Ventana PR.

More Stories By Joe Austin

Joe Austin is Vice President, Client Relations, at Ventana Public Relations. He joined Ventana PR in 2006 with more than 14 years experience in high-tech strategic communications. His media relations experience spans both broadcast and print, and he maintains longstanding relationships with editors and reporters at business, IT, channel, and vertical publications. Austin's relationship with the media includes marquee outlets including CNN, BusinessWeek, USA Today, Bloomberg, and the Associated Press for clients ranging from startups to billion-dollar enterprises. Experience includes working with Maxell, McDATA (Acquired by Brocade), Center for Internet Security, Securent (Acquired by Cisco), Intrepidus Group/PhishMe, FireEye, Mimosa Systems, Xiotech, MOLI.com, EMC/Rainfinity, Spinnaker Networks (Acquired by NetApp), ONStor, Nexsan, Asigra, Avamar (Acquired by EMC), BakBone Software, Dot Hill, SANRAD, Open-E and others. With more than a decade of strategic planning, media tours, press conferences, and media/analyst relations for companies in the data storage, security, server virtualization, IT outsourcing and networking arenas, Austin's domain expertise assists in positioning clients for leadership. Austin was recently recognized as a “Top Tech Communicator” for the second year in a row by PRSourceCode. The editorial community – represented by more than 300 participating IT journalists – rated each winner based on best overall performance and recognized those who added the most value to their editorial processes in terms of responsiveness, reliability, and overall understanding of editorial needs.

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