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Barracuda Boosts Backup Cloud Storage

The Barracuda Backup Server appliance includes up to 24 TB of internal storage (in the 3U rackmount model only).
The Barracuda Backup Server appliance includes up to 24 TB of internal storage (in the 3U rackmount model only).

Barracuda Networks is expanding cloud storage for organizations that subscribe to its local and cloud-based disaster recovery solution, known as Barracuda Backup Service. As of Aug. 4, storage has been doubled for new and existing subscribers and is being offered in 200 GB increments at $0.25 per GB per month.

Barracuda Backup Service offers three types of disaster recovery: local backups, replication to the cloud, and replication to private clouds, where Barracuda appliances can store data across multiple sites within an organization. (Those appliances, Barracuda Backup Servers, are offered in configurations ranging from 250 GB to 24 TB in internal storage and range in form factor from a 1U mini rackmount chassis to a 3U rackmount chassis.)

The full solution combines local backups via Barracuda Backup Servers with secure offsite storage at two data centers, where Barracuda handles monitoring, management, and notifications to admins when issues are detected.

Other features include:

  • 256-bit AES encryption;
  • Data deduplication;
  • Data compression;
  • Regulatory compliance, including HIPAA;
  • Compatibility with Mac OS X, Windows, and Novell;
  • Message-level e-mail backup for Exchange and Novell Groupwise;
  • Backup scheduling and automation;
  • Data rate limits;
  • Various reporting tools, including file revision history, network use statistics, and user and administrator activity.; and
  • Browser-based administration with policy management.

The increase in storage is effective now for both existing and new customers. The service requires the purchase of a Barracuda Backup Server, which starts at $999. Annual subscriptions run $199. Cloud storage costs $50 per month per 200 GB of storage. Further details can be found on the Barracuda Backup Service portal.

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