Wick Hill Now Shipping Barracuda Backup 5.2

Ian Kilpatrick

Wick Hill announces the availability of Barracuda 5.2, with Cloud LiveBoot.

This new version extends Barracuda Backup LiveBoot recovery technology to the cloud, enabling customers to boot VMware images they have replicated to the cloud by pulling data directly from deduplicated storage, as it is needed. This new functionality is included at no additional charge to Barracuda Backup customers with Energize Updates and Instant Replacement subscriptions.

Barracuda Backup offers a complete end-to-end business backup solution for mixed physical and virtual server environments. Barracuda LiveBoot for VMware enables a virtual machine to be booted directly off the Barracuda Backup Server’s deduplicated backup storage live, getting businesses up and running again quickly.

With Barracuda Backup version 5.2, customers can extend Barracuda LiveBoot for VMware to the cloud using Barracuda’s virtualisation infrastructure. In addition to recovery and reducing overall downtime, Barracuda Cloud LiveBoot for VMware provides customers a platform for testing the validity of their backups, granular restores, and testing applications outside of their production environments.

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group, commented: “This is a major feature for new and existing Barracuda backup customers, who are using VMware. It provides organisations with security, continuity and a testing environment.”

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