Wick Hill Now Shipping Barracuda Networks’ New Local and Offsite Data Backup Solution

Distributor Wick Hill is now delivering the Barracuda Backup Service, an affordable, integrated local and offsite data backup solution for any size or type of business, which combines the Barracuda Backup Server for rapid restoration on the local network with the Barracuda Backup Service, a secure cloud-based back-up service hosted by two data centres in the UK.

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of leading VAD Wick Hill, commented: “Barracuda Backup Service is a tried and tested low-cost solution to the time-consuming manual process of tape back-up. As the most common failure of tape back-ups is human error, this fact alone makes it attractive. Barracuda’s solution also overcomes another common failure in tape back-up, which is the tape itself. The many other advantages of Barracuda’s system make it the ideal solution for many organisations and an excellent solution for our VARs to provide to their customers.”

The Barracuda Backup Service provides a complete and affordable SME/SMB data
backup solution from a single vendor. It can back up data directly from nearly all operating systems and comes included with backup software to natively provide application backups of Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server and Windows System State.

The combination of inclusive backup software, integrated local storage, data de-duplication technology, and offsite cloud-based storage, found in the Barracuda Backup Service, leads to significantly simplified deployment and cost savings for customers.

“Customers in Europe, particularly those in the mid-market, have trended toward on-site solutions for data backup and recovery primarily due to security and privacy concerns,” said Carla Arend, program manager, IDC European Storage Software and Services Research.

“Barracuda Networks’ approach in combining a server on site for fast restore of data locally as well as replicating data offsite should serve this market, as well as larger enterprise customers, very well because it has a very reasonable pricepoint and is backed by strong security for data protection.”

“The Barracuda Backup Service offers Europe’s SMBs and SMEs access to enterprise-class data protection and disaster recovery at a fraction of the traditional cost,” said Michael Hughes, Barracuda Networks vice president of channels, EMEA.

“Simple to use and occupying up to 1/50th of the normal backup storage footprint, customers are welcoming the Barracuda Backup Service for its convenience as much as for its exceptional value.”

The Barracuda Backup Service safely maintains backup data offsite using efficient and secure data transfers to offsite data centres and provides industry-leading policy management for data retention. Replication techniques in the Barracuda Backup Service benefit from advanced data de-duplication technology designed by Barracuda Networks to conserve bandwidth and reduce storage requirements.