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Chelmsford, Mass. – Aug. 1, 2016 – Barracuda Networks, Inc. today announced the launch of a virtual version of Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition. Available now in North America and Europe, the virtual appliance is sold as a subscription and leverages Barracuda’s award-winning technology to protect both physical and virtual environments. It provides a flexible, scalable backup solution for MSPs that prefer to use their own storage or are looking to reduce their investment in dedicated hardware.
“The addition of the virtual backup appliance to our MSP solutions portfolio continues our commitment to provide our partners with the best data protection technology and multiple deployment options,” said Brian Babineau, General Manager, MSP Solutions, at Barracuda. “Our MSPs now have several choices — from software-only backup to fully-integrated appliances — to protect their customers’ virtual, physical, and hybrid environments.”
A Robust Feature Set with MSP-friendly Pricing
Similar to the physical version of Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition, which was introduced earlier this year, Barracuda’s virtual appliance option offers a robust feature set including integrated backup, compression, and deduplication capabilities, along with cloud-based centralized management. Because it is a virtual appliance, MSPs can avoid physical hardware management, such as rack space, maintenance, and eventual replacement, and reduce power and cooling costs.
The subscription-based pricing model around the Barracuda virtual appliance simplifies budgeting and planning for channel partners and includes replication to a virtual receiver at a secondary site. Replication to Barracuda Cloud Storage is available as a cost-effective per TB plan that scales easily for growing environments. This makes it easier for MSPs and IT service providers to provide complete data protection and reduce the risk of data loss for customers by having multiple backup copies available.
Ease of Integration and Scalability
The virtual version of the Barracuda appliance fits easily into any virtual environment supported by an MSP. It can be combined with Intronis’ other data protection solutions including the award-winning Intronis ECHOplatform, which enables IT service providers to securely protect businesses’ physical and virtual data through a rebrandable software-only solution, and Barracuda NextGen Firewall – Intronis MSP Edition, a turnkey solution that optimizes the security, performance, and availability of their customers’ networks.
As an added advantage, with the virtual appliance MSPs can cut back on the management associated with physical hardware, such as shipping costs, upgrades, and replacement. Furthermore, businesses are unlikely to outgrow the virtual appliance as it can easily scale to support organizational growth and fluctuating backup and data protection requirements.
About Intronis MSP Solutions
Intronis MSP Solutions provides security and data protection for businesses, delivered exclusively through the IT channel. Intronis enables MSPs to centrally deploy and manage a broad portfolio of services — protecting business-critical files, folders, email, applications, and servers, locally and in the cloud — through a rebrandable console that integrates with major RMM and PSA tools. MSPs benefit from fixed pricing plans and partner enablement tools that help MSPs accelerate growth and profits. Intronis was acquired in October 2015 by Barracuda. To learn more about Intronis MSP Solutions, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and read the Intronis Cloud Backup and Recovery Blog.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA)
Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA) simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications, and data, regardless of where they reside. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud, and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. For additional information, please visit barracuda.com.