USA: Barracuda Networks Inc. announced its new Data Protection Plus strategic initiative, aimed at helping customers access, retain and share critical data from anywhere and any device.
As part of this initiative, Barracuda is announcing several major enhancements and new releases across its portfolio of cloud-connected backup, archiving and productivity solutions, as well as the acquisition of C2C Systems, a leading provider of information management, email archiving and PST management solutions.
“Today’s modern workplace is more virtualized, cloud enabled and mobile. One of IT’s biggest challenges is to ensure business applications are up and running – promoting application availability, productivity and collaboration – often with limited time and resources,” said Rod Mathews, GM Storage at Barracuda.
“Protecting the modern workplace demands a new way of thinking. Data Protection Plus enables and accelerates the use of virtualization, cloud and mobile technologies, and represents the latest innovation across our storage product line. Barracuda continues to make it easy for our customers to access, retain and share their critical information.”
“With the growth in cloud and virtualization, data is more accessible than ever before,” said Dave Simpson, senior storage analyst, 451 Research. “IT organizations require solution flexibility to not only protect that data, but also provide fast recovery and availability options to workers everywhere. Barracuda's approach to delivering multiple options across the storage portfolio gives customers that flexibility."
Leveraging their investment in Barracuda, customers can simplify their IT infrastructure and centrally manage solutions across the Barracuda portfolio – regardless of the size or type of deployment – through integrated, easy-to-use web interfaces that support configuration, monitoring and reporting. New functionality available as part of the Data Protection Plus initiative is included at no additional cost to customers with current Energize Updates subscriptions. Details on the individual product updates, general availability and pricing will be released in the coming weeks.