Barracuda launches SaaS Cloud-to-Cloud Backup


8 July 2015

Cloud-connected security and storage solutions company Barracuda is expanding on its existing flexible options for businesses to manage their data protection and disaster recovery needs. It has announced Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Cloud-to-Cloud Backup service supporting Microsoft Office 365.

According to Barracuda, its new SaaS backup option which is an extension of Barracuda Backup and Backup Unlimited Cloud Storage, provides customers with the ability to replicate data from supported cloud environments into Barracuda’s Cloud Storage.

“As businesses continue to move their infrastructures to the cloud with the adoption of SaaS applications, providing the same level of protection for physical servers, virtual servers, and cloud services is crucial," said Rod Mathews, GM Storage, Barracuda.

"The new options for Barracuda Backup, including Cloud-to-Cloud Backup for SaaS applications, will offer customers additional flexibility for data protection and disaster recovery,” he said.

Barracuda's new Cloud-to-Cloud Backup currently supports Microsoft Office 365 including Exchange Online and OneDrive for Business. The company said IT administrators concerned about protecting Microsoft Office 365 environments will be able to replicate data over a secure connection to be stored in Barracuda Cloud Storage.

Lost data, according to Barracuda, can be more easily searched for and retrieved. Administrators can download or restore data directly back to Microsoft’s hosted applications from Barracuda Cloud Control, a centralised web-based administration console, accessible from anywhere.

Additionally, the company said Barracuda Backup customers can leverage Offsite Vaulting to store historical revisions in Barracuda’s Cloud Storage or an offsite Barracuda Backup appliance. Barracuda Backup is extending its functionality to include export options for historical revisions to external media such as disk or tape.

Barracuda Backup also has added physical-to-virtual (P2V) portability, according to Barracuda. Administrators will be able to restore physical systems into a virtual server hosted in VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V, the company said.

Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is expected to be available in the next two months.