Barracuda Networks Offers Complete Data Deduplication Technology With Barracuda Backup Service

Customers benefit from both on-appliance and agent-based data deduplication capabilities

July 14, 2009

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Campbell, Calif., July 13, 2009 - Barracuda Networks Inc., the worldwide leader in content security appliances, today announced that the proven data deduplication technology used on-appliance with the Barracuda Backup Service has now been extended to the Barracuda Backup Agent, a lightweight software-based client side application, ensuring that more customers benefit from the increased storage savings using data deduplication.   Applying block-level deduplication inline, the Barracuda Backup Service can yield reductions in backup storage requirements between 20 and 50 times over what is required for traditional backup or snapshot technologies, effectively enabling customers to reduce backup windows and bandwidth requirements.  

"While traditional disk-to-data snapshot technology eliminates the complexity of restoring full and incremental backups, it often carries a large price tag due to the associated storage requirements," said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks.  "Barracuda Networks complete data deduplication technology represents the best possible scenario in that it delivers the convenience of snapshots without the storage overhead."

The Barracuda Backup Service, which includes an onsite appliance and offsite cloud-based backup and storage, intelligently and specifically targets only the data that is new, or that has changed during the previous backup runs, and uses aggressive data deduplication techniques to reduce the storage footprint of data added to the backup archive.  

The Barracuda Backup Server combined with the Barracuda Backup Agent enables more frequent backups and reduces the file transfer requirements for backups by analyzing source data, isolating new transactions at the bit level and only copying, transferring and archiving new bit sequences.  This advanced data deduplication technology is applied within the revision history of a single file or data set as well as across the entire backup volume.    The Barracuda Backup Agent natively backs up data from Windows systems, such as, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server and Windows System State.  
About the Barracuda Backup Service
The Barracuda Backup Service is an affordable, integrated local and offsite data backup and disaster recovery solution. The Barracuda Backup Service combines an onsite appliance with a monthly subscription that replicates data to two offsite locations. Combining local and offsite storage provides the best of both worlds - onsite backups for the fastest restore times and secure, offsite storage for disaster recovery.  The Barracuda Backup Subscription plans provide diverse offsite storage at affordable monthly fees and scale to meet increasing data requirements.  The Barracuda Backup Server is a powerful appliance installed onsite to provide full local backup of current and historical data, high backup performance and fast network-based local restores.  The Barracuda Backup Server also de-duplicates data at the origin to minimize the unnecessary storage of the same files or datasets, while providing efficient and secure offsite transfer using compression and encryption.

About Barracuda Networks Inc.
Barracuda Networks Inc. built its reputation as the worldwide leader in content security appliances by offering easy to use and affordable products that protect organizations from email, Web and IM threats.   Barracuda Networks has leveraged its success in the security market to offer networking products that improve application delivery and network access as well as world-class solutions for message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, and Europcar are amongst the more than 85,000 organizations protecting their networks with Barracuda Networks' solutions.  Barracuda Networks' success is due to its ability to deliver easy to use, comprehensive solutions that solve the most serious issues facing customer networks without unnecessary add-ons, maintenance, lengthy installations or per user license fees.  Barracuda Networks is privately held with its headquarters in Campbell, Calif.  Barracuda Networks has offices in 10 international locations and distributors in more than 80 countries worldwide.  For more information, please visit

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