Automated Windows server backup and recovery software provider BackupAssist has announced version 10 of their product.
With the availability of version 10, BackupAssist customers will be have the choice of using their preferred public cloud infrastructure for the storage of their backup data.
“BackupAssist 10 brings big enterprise backup to SMEs that is optimised for ease-of-use and reliability,” says IDC protection, availability, and recovery research director Phil Goodwin.
The new software allows customers to cost-effectively leverage existing cloud accounts and infrastructure with their choice of redundancy level and backup vault locations to meet cost, compliance, and performance requirements.
"The data protection and recovery market are forecast to continue growing at a faster pace than overall IT spending,” says Goodwin.
“This means that IT organizations are prioritizing data protection and recovery activities and directing more resources to them.”
“Much of this growth is in the software and cloud segments, which are growing the fastest," Goodwin adds.
Small and medium enterprises want a choice on where their backup data is saved and replicated to.
With cloud independence, customers can be assured of receiving the maximum data deduplication and compression efficiency because the customer selects the final backup storage location, eliminating backup and storage provider conflicts of interest.
“Because the requirements of SMEs are globally diverse, many customers require a data recovery solution that can be customised to meet their computing needs,” says BackupAssist CEO and co-founder Linus Chang.
Advanced capabilities in version 10 include: