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Asigra Adds Docker Container Support to Cloud Backup and Recovery Solution

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Backup and recovery software provider Asigra has created an enterprise-class cloud backup solution for applications packaged using Docker containers.

Docker has helped developers package their applications to run on a range of server and cloud environments, and which has eased the transition for many organizations looking to transition their existing applications to the cloud.

Docker container backup and recovery is now available for Asigra Cloud Backup customers at no additional cost. (Asigra Cloud Backup is sold through regional Asigra Partners and starts at 15-20 cents per gigabyte per month, depending on the SLAs required.)

Service providers and enterprises can use these new Docker capabilities to provide cloud-to-cloud; cloud to on-premise; and on-premise to cloud backup of Docker-packaged applications.

Enterprise Strategy Group Senior Analyst Mark Bowker said Asigra’s backup and recovery solution for Docker is an industry first, and will help many businesses ensure “full-scale data protection” as Docker becomes a central technology for enterprises.

It’s estimated that more than 11,000 applications are on Docker since its launch in 2010, and it continues to grow. Recently, Parallels Cloud Server announced that it would add support for Docker containers in Q1 2015.

Asigra CEO David Farajun said backup and recovery continues to be a weak spot for Docker. “While Amazon and Microsoft Azure both support Docker containers there has been no backup solution for these and other environments leveraging the platform,” Farajun said in a statement. He said Asigra’s Docker support allows its partners to provide “greater flexibility and cost efficiencies with cloud-based applications.”

Asigra’s Cloud Backup doesn’t rely on agents, making it easier to install, and provides a high degree of automation including autonomic healing for recovery assurance and policy-based optimization.

Asigra Cloud Backup can adapt to any size from single to multi-location environments, easily scaling with grid-based vault or client architecture. Advanced features include Continuous Data Protection (CDP) for loss-less recoveries, global data deduplication and AES-256 encryption and FIPS 140-2 certification for security.

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