Barracuda LiveBoot for VMware Provides Instant Recovery from Backups

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New Barracuda Backup Features Enable Booting and File-level Restore Directly from Deduplicated Backup Images -- at no additional charge to customers.

Barracuda Networks

Barracuda Backup offers unprecedented capabilities in data center continuity and disaster recovery previously unrealized in the world of tape backup.

Barracuda Networks Inc., the leading provider of security, networking and data protection solutions, today launched Barracuda Backup release 5.0, featuring groundbreaking functionality with its new instant recovery via Barracuda LiveBoot™ for VMware. This new capability, included at no additional charge to Barracuda Backup customers, allows administrators to boot a critical server if the primary storage for their VMware environment fails, reducing overall downtime.

Barracuda Backup is a complete end-to-end business backup solution for mixed physical and virtual server environments. Barracuda LiveBoot for VMware enables a virtual machine to be booted directly off the Barracuda Backup Server’s deduplicated backup storage live, getting businesses up and running again quickly. In addition to reducing overall downtime, Barracuda LiveBoot for VMware also provides customers a platform for testing and sandboxing their servers to validate software upgrades or changes.

"The move to virtualization has brought about significant management benefits not previously possible in the physical server world," said Guy Suter, general manager for Barracuda Backup. "With our new ability to instantly boot from deduplicated backups and test restores to file level, Barracuda Backup offers unprecedented capabilities in data center continuity and disaster recovery previously unrealized in the world of tape backup."

Additional highlights of this new Barracuda Backup release include:

  •     Granular Data Restore – Barracuda Backup features an intuitive restore browser where administrators can either recover a whole server or selectively restore folders and individual files directly from a single pass, fully deduplicated backup store. The use of one deduplicated image to do both types of restores eliminates the need to install additional software or run separate backups for granular restore options, and it provides flexibility from a very efficient backup method.
  •     Elastic Compute Resources – Barracuda Backup’s integration with server storage in the customer’s VMware environment provides the customer with more flexibility on the compute resources they apply to recovered servers.

Barracuda Backup sets the industry standard for assured data storage and retrieval while minimizing data-storage costs and administration effort. Barracuda Backup combines a plug-and-play appliance for onsite backups with cloud and private cloud disk-based replication to quickly and securely store data in multiple locations offsite.

To learn more about Barracuda Backup and other Barracuda Networks security, networking and data protection solutions for virtual environments, stop by the Barracuda Networks booth #2041 at VMworld® 2012, which takes place August 26-30, 2012, at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.


Pricing and Availability
Barracuda Backup release 5.0 including Barracuda LiveBoot for VMware is available now for current customers with an active Energize Updates subscription. The Barracuda Backup Service includes a one-time hardware purchase of a Barracuda Backup Server, priced from $999, with an Energize Updates subscription, priced from $199 per year which includes all server and application agents at no additional charge. Cloud storage service can be added in 200GB increments for $50 per month ($0.25/GB). The Barracuda Backup Service is available worldwide. For more information, please visit:

About Barracuda Networks Inc.
Barracuda Networks combines premises-based gateways and software, virtual appliances, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive content and network security, data protection and application delivery solutions. The company’s expansive product portfolio includes offerings for protection against email and Web threats as well as products that improve application delivery and network access, message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, and Europcar are among the more than 150,000 organizations protecting their IT infrastructures with Barracuda Networks’ range of affordable, easy-to-deploy and manage solutions. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its International Headquarters in Campbell, Calif. For more information, please visit


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