Cloud storage provider Barracuda Networks announced on Monday it has released Barracuda Backup version 5.4 with extended cloud storage.
The new version of the backup solution enables users to perform longer retention periods for backups without upgrading the local appliance, as well as supports local caches greater than 100TB.
In addition, Barracuda Backup also has deployed Cloud LiveBoot, which lets virtual machines boot from the backup appliance or from the cloud in the event that access to local servers or primary storage is lost.
Using unlimited cloud storage to offload older backups, Barracuda Backup 5.4 meets demands on the local cache and enables longer retention periods for all appliances.
Cloud LiveBoot enables Barracuda Backup customers to lower any downtime by rapidly booting VMs in the Barracuda Cloud from backups in the event that their primary servers or storage fails.
Barracuda Backup combines the backing up of VMware and cloud storage capabilities with standard cloud storage to ensure that users can rapidly recover data directly from deduplicated backups without a set configuration.
Finally, Barracuda Backup offers an all-in-one data protection solution and includes software, an onsite appliance, and a choice of an offsite appliance or the Barracuda Cloud for replication and disaster recovery.
The solution seamlessly integrates into existing infrastructures without having to make any changes.
Each appliance has a local cache to allow for fast restores and version 5.4 enables users to store longer-term backups in the cloud without having to make a copy on the local appliance, which supports longer retention periods without using a larger appliance.
The new Barracuda Backup 1090 appliance increases maximum local cache capacity to more than 100TB in a single appliance, allowing for greater flexibility and more backup capabilities.
In March 2009, Barracuda Networks launched Barracuda Web Application Firewall 860 and 960, which secure web applications for enterprises and large organizations, including corporate websites and XML web services.