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Barracuda Backup

Companies looking to buy or extend backup facilities are faced with a myriad of choices. Should you go for custom software and backup locally, for example, invest in a dedicated backup server or, perhaps, use the cloud to store backups? And what about protecting virtual servers? Fortunately, by opting for Barracuda Backup you can cover all these bases, and more, in one scalable and easy to manage appliance.

Your Starter For Ten

The greatest choice while picking Barracuda Backup is which of the SuperMicro-based machines to go for. A choice made all the simpler by ethicalness of basic valuing in view of limit as opposed to buying licenses for every server, application and client to be secured which can make costs soar, even on little systems.

You should simply work out how much stockpiling you’ll require. On private companies and branch arranges for instance the detached Barracuda Backup 190 (£899 ex. VAT) can deal with around 200-500GB of information while, for those needing rack mount, the Backup 390 (£2,249 ex. VAT) raises this to 1TB.

Presently, that may not seem like a considerable measure, but rather with information pressure and, all the more vitally, information deduplication as standard it goes a terrible long way. Furthermore you can reproduce reinforcements both to different apparatuses and the cloud, which we’ll cover in a matter of seconds.

System association is by means of a solitary Gigabit Ethernet port on the littler apparatuses with 10GbE accessible on top of the line models, for example, the Backup 990 (£40,449 ex. VAT) this model conveying 33TB of capacity on a 16-drive exhibit. What’s more, if that is insufficient, the 1090 (£121,349 ex. VAT) accompanies 102TB of reinforcement space with hot-swap drives and repetitive power accessible on both these and other best of the range models.


All that you require as far as programming comes pre-introduced on the Barracuda machine with a similar programming and capacities on each case paying little mind to show. More than that, the product is intended to utilize APIs and standard interfaces incorporated with stages, for example, Windows and VMware, diminishing handling overheads and to a great extent wiping out the need to introduce and arrange specialists.

There are special cases, yet the operators required are additionally to be found on the case empowering the Barracuda machine to be utilized to move down a blend of Windows, Mac and Linux frameworks. Work areas and servers can both be secured with particular help for Microsoft Exchange including recuperation to the individual message level. In like manner there’s help for SQL Server and, in the virtual world, both VMware and Hyper-V.

Flexible Backup & Recovery

Administration is by means of an easy to understand Web reassure which opens with an intelligent dashboard to demonstrate the present reinforcement/recuperation status with connections to penetrate down to settle issues or change the setup. A similar reassure can be utilized to arrange and screen numerous machines – a critical thought as another key component of Barracuda Backup is the capacity to recreate reinforcements both to different apparatuses or, by means of the Internet, to capacity in the Barracuda cloud.

This capacity to consequently duplicate and mirror reinforcement stores makes for exceptionally adaptable setup. It additionally empowers organizations to get relatively persistent security for almost no exertion. Indeed, even those with a dispersed branch arrange where reinforcements could be taken locally and reproduced to a substantially bigger focal machine for extra assurance. The merged machines could then be additionally recreated to the cloud or those in the branches arranged to reinforcement to the cloud straightforwardly.

The main things to pay special mind to are the requirement for adequate transmission capacity to adapt to replication and the cost of distributed storage which is sold in 200GB additions. You likewise need to begin with no less than a model 490 (£4,449 ex. VAT) keeping in mind the end goal to combine reinforcements from various apparatuses.

Recuperation is similarly as liquid and should be possible utilizing any repeated store to numerous areas with exposed metal recuperation for most server and work area stages, if required. VMware clients likewise get the choice to boot and run their VMs either on a Backup apparatus or, as of the most recent adaptation of programming, in the cloud. Known as LiveBoot for VMware, this element empowers business-basic virtual servers to be recouped in minutes and to bear on working while time is spent dealing with whatever made them crash.

Easy To Use

We discovered Barracuda Backup extremely direct, particularly when it came to making new reinforcement employments. Essentially pick the reinforcement source, select the information to be duplicated, the areas to duplicate it to and the timetable to apply, with open-document bolster worked in to amplify the accessible reinforcement window.

In like manner, with regards to recuperation it’s for the most part a matter of perusing for the records to be reestablished and squeezing a couple of catches. You can even delegate recuperation to singular clients through Copy, the Barracuda-claimed distributed storage benefit which gives each client 15GB for nothing.

Be that as it may, don’t simply trust us. You can attempt the Barracuda Backup interface out for yourself at Barracuda Live, or agree to accept an assessment unit to see precisely how it measures up in your association.


With a wide selection of apparatuses to look over, Barracuda Backup is a simple to oversee arrangement that can be scaled to suit an extensive variety of business needs, the robotized replication abilities additionally broadening that versatility and reach.

On the drawback there are no long haul filing alternative and no offloading of information to tape, yet circle based reinforcement and the utilization of the cloud are from multiple points of view predominant and progressively on a standard as far as cost. Our solitary other concern was the absence of any office to deal with inheritance stages and applications.

The capacity to adapt to both physical and virtual assets, on alternate hands, is a key offering point and we were especially inspired with the LiveBoot choice, VMs taking only a couple of minutes to acquire online our tests. This capacity is constrained to VMware at display, yet Hyper-V bolster can’t be that far away and its value remembering that, with refreshes naturally downloaded and connected, upkeep is especially an easy decision. Particularly on the off chance that you go for the discretionary moment substitution benefit promised to supplanting fizzled apparatuses, pre-stacked with information from the cloud, that day.


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