Asigra TrueNAS backup appliance built on iXsystems open source storage will protect mission critical data



Cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider Asigra announced on Thursday the Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance which will be shown at the VMworld conference in Las Vegas this week. In partnership with iXsystems, the new backup solution combines Asigra Cloud Backup V14 software with iXsystems’ TrueNAS storage, featuring the OpenZFS open source file system and volume management for unprecedented flexibility and data integrity.

The Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance is a physical hardware solution configured with Asigra Cloud Backup Software version 14. The software converges data protection and cyber security to counter rapidly growing malware attacks on backup data, including ransomware Attack-Loops. Asigra Cloud Backup allows IT and backup administrators to easily and effectively safeguard business data using extensive automation features and an intuitive console that simplifies managed backup.

The solution runs on iXsystems’ TrueNAS hybrid storage systems, offering high availability (HA), superior scalability, flexibility, data integrity, and ROI. Models include the Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance X10, X20, M40 and M50, providing a range of capacities from 60TB to over 10PB.

Asigra’s enterprise-class client and backup system software will also be made available to run on the hundreds of thousands of FreeNAS systems in deployment, including the FreeNAS Mini. Remote FreeNAS systems and their associated clients and servers can be backed up via Asigra to a larger TrueNAS or FreeNAS system with global deduplication, instant recovery and RansomWare protection.

As multi-functional storage, the appliances can be used as a general purpose NAS as well, providing support for every common operating system, hypervisor, and application. The systems provide the choice of SMB, AFP or NFS for file storage, iSCSI for block storage, or S3-compatible APIs for object storage appliances and include a future-proof 128-bit “scale up” OpenZFS file system for decades of continuous use. All systems scale seamlessly as needed, offer flexible snapshotting and replication, and unrivaled data integrity with self-healing bit rot mitigation.

“The Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance brings together two well-respected companies that we have had the pleasure of working with for many years. This new Appliance makes the implementation of the Asigra solution much simpler and a very robust approach for enterprise data protection,” said Rob Didlake, founder & CEO, Dataedge Solutions.

“Feature-rich, multi-platform data protection capable of scaling on demand is a must for organizations operating in distributed computing environments, where business information exists across physical, virtual and cloud-based repositories,” said Brett Davis, Executive Vice President, iXsystems. “With the evolved state of IT, the Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance significantly reduces complexity and TCO comparative to legacy solutions, delivering enterprise-ready unified storage with all of the advantages, reliability, and flexibility made available with the ZFS file system.”

“The Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance is a very compelling choice for MSPs who need to quickly and reliably build out their backup service infrastructure without undue complexity or costs,” said Eran Farajun, Executive Vice President, Asigra. “This service provider optimized solution protects data in any environment, including VMware deployments in AWS, and delivers unrivaled flexibility for Asigra administrators and the business clients they support.”

In May, Asigra announced its latest release v14 Cloud Backup Evolved to address the growing challenges of modern data protection. The company’s newest generation of software converges data protection and cyber security to counter rapidly growing malware threats, including ransomware Attack-Loops, which target backup data to prevent successful recoveries to force a ransom payment.

Asigra Cloud Backup Evolved converges data protection and IT security for effective malware detection that ensures safe, secure and reliable backup and data recovery. The enhanced platform includes the industry’s first zero-day Attack-Loop preventative technology using bi-directional malware detection, zero-day exploit protection, variable repository naming, and two-factor authentication (2FA) for a full defensive suite against advanced ransomware and other cyber-attacks on backup data. This is complemented by FIPS 140-2 certification and military-grade data encryption to ensure enterprise-class data security.

The impact of ransomware on corporate data can be extremely disruptive and can impact organizations both operationally and financially. According to the findings in a report by Symantec, hackers stole $172 billion from people in 2017. The key technique used to extort money was malware – including attacks by ransomware and cryptojacking.

Currently available through authorized partners, the Asigra TrueNAS Backup Appliance begins pricing at US$10,000 for an appliance configured with 60TB of storage and scales based on configuration.

 

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