Asigra, Toronto, Ont., just released the latest version of Televaulting, its software for enabling solution providers to host and deliver online storage backups.
New to Televaulting 8.0 is the ability to protect virtual machines created with VMware's ESX and ESXi applications without the need for software agents, said Eran Farajun, COO.
Also new is the ability to let solution providers host the online storage using cloud storage infrastructures such as Amazon S3, Nirvanix, or CleverSafe rather than on their own infrastructures, Farajun said. "The cloud storage vendors are trying to make it easy to plug into them," he said. "This is not an option for young data because of the latency involved. But it's good for archiving of old data."
Televaulting 8.0 also now includes multi-directional replication which allows customers to continue to work without disruption if their primary storage vault goes down, Farajun said. The application's replication is also now application-aware so that it works as intended depending on the needs of the application, he said.
Asigra has also added grid technology to the front end to allow multiple backup applications to share the same backup server and increase backup server utilization.
Asigra does not provide online storage services, but instead relies completely on solution providers and managed service providers, Farajun said.