Agentless Virtual Server Backup and Recovery Solution with Global Data De-Duplication, CDP and SOA Trusted to Enhance Citrix Application Delivery Infrastructure solutions

TORONTO - October 27, 2008 - Asigra Inc., the leader in agentless information recovery management, today announced that Asigra Televaulting has been validated for use with Datacenters leveraging Citrix XenServer. Asigra Televaulting is pro-virtualization backup and recovery optimized for Citrix XenServer environments to mitigate performance, management and cost challenges associated with traditional agent-based solutions.

The Asigra approach to protecting Citrix XenServer virtual server environments offers several advantages over agent-based backup and recovery software. For organizations that have deployed Citrix XenServer in production environments, traditional backup and recovery calls for placing a backup software agent in the host or guest OS. While this approach most closely reflects how backup was performed in the physical world, it places unnecessary strain on the host's resources compared with Asigra's agentless information recovery platform. Asigra eliminates the need for software on every virtual and physical machine targeted for backup, reducing management resource requirements, performance drain and cost considerations.

Backup and Recovery Built for Virtualized Server Environments

Asigra's agentless backup and recovery solution for Citrix XenServer allows virtual server environments to perform without disruption while providing the industry's most powerful information recovery platform. The company's native 64-bit Televaulting platform addresses the performance, management and cost shortcomings of alternative backup and solution recovery for protecting virtualized server environments by providing the following:

* Agentless backup optimized for virtualized server environments to greatly reduce management, CPU and memory requirements;

* A pro-virtualization capacity-based pricing model;

* Any-to-any restore capability (P2P, P2V, V2V, V2P);

* Automated mass deployment and single interface management;

* Compliant VM backup;

* VM-level and file-level backup/recovery support;

* Comprehensive enterprise application support;

* Extensive mixed physical/virtual OS interoperability, and

* Next generation features including global data de-duplication, CDP, grid-based scalability, intelligent data retention and no-cost datacenter replication.

Through comprehensive testing of Asigra Televaulting with Citrix XenServer, customers can be confident the backup and recovery platform has successfully passed necessary tests and can be trusted to work effectively with Citrix XenServer. Asigra is well positioned with it's capabilities built for the increasing performance and complexities of virtualized server environments.

According to IDC, global shipments of virtual server licenses have increased 53% year over year as of the second quarter of 2008. "Momentum in the server virtualization market continues to build as customers leverage the technology to solve additional business problems beyond server sprawl and facilities operating costs," said the market research firm in a recent report . "These use cases not only increase the total available market but also are driving customers to think about virtualization from more of a strategic perspective."

"Compatibility with leaders in server virtualization underscores our commitment to the industry and to Citrix XenServer customers," said Eran Farajun, Executive Vice for Asigra Inc. "The interoperability ensures best-of-breed data protection and information recoverability without disruption, allowing virtualized servers to deliver on the promise of VM efficiency."

About Asigra

Asigra is the award-winning leader in agentless information recovery management empowering service-oriented business continuity for the real-time enterprise. Asigra Televaulting, the company's service-oriented information recovery management platform, is in use by hundreds of IT outsourcers who deliver managed backup and recovery services and enterprises to protect more than 50,000 locations internationally. Televaulting provides simple, centralized management of the information recovery process, ensuring information availability while eliminating the capital and operational expenses associated with agent-based solutions. Founded in 1986, Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with partner offices around the world. For more information, visit

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