Infographic: The Rise of the Cloud
Learn why cloud computing is the present and future of IT.
Save money on cloud backup, switch to Asigra with data backup on-island and in our Toronto data center. As an Asigra partner, Fireminds provides direct billing, on-island support and access to 24 x 7 Asigra support. Switching to cloud backup with Fireminds can save you anywhere from 10% to 20%.
Today's businesses need end-to-end data protection that makes recovery reliable, secure and efficient.
Asigra Cloud Backup™ is an enterprise-class data protection software solution that provides a single, comprehensive, integrated approach to data protection including VM replication. Its complete range of capabilities allow you to securely protect all sources and types of corporate data.
However, Asigra’s single solution approach doesn’t mean one-size-fits-all. Instead, Asigra Cloud backup makes it easy to align the level of data protection to the value of the data being protected on a granular basis. The result is better protection, lower cost, and far less complexity than can be achieved with multiple non-integrated point solutions that only protect a subset of data sources.
Designed for efficient performance and compatibility with public, private and hybrid cloud architectures, the Asigra Cloud Backup data protection platform is equipped with:
As an integrated, comprehensive data protection solution, Asigra Cloud Backup performs fast, efficient and secure backups of all types and locations of data, including:
Peace of mind for your data protection.
Here are just some of what Asigra Cloud Backup offers IT Professionals and Managed Service Providers:
With Asigra Cloud Backup, a single integrated platform covers you against all data-loss scenarios in your environment. Whether you need to protect data on endpoint devices such as desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones, or protect critical servers and enterprise applications in physical and virtual environments, Asigra Cloud Backup provides a complete range of capabilities. No longer do you need to employ a complicated mix of point solutions to address specific circumstances.
Asigra Cloud Backup lets you easily choose how you want to protect your data—file-based or image-based, physical or virtual environments, from servers to smartphones and across all hardware and software platforms—so you won't be forced into making compromises. With Asigra Cloud Backup, matching the level of protection to the value of the data being protected on a data source by data source basis has never been simpler.
Asigra's global deduplication and data compression technologies minimize the amount of data that is sent over the network and ensure that it is efficiently stored, making it easier and more cost-effective for you to protect all the data in your environment.
Asigra's data encryption modules are FIPS 140-2 certified by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. Data is encrypted at the source before it leaves the company LAN, so you can be sure that all your data is secure as it travels over public networks and while it is stored in backup repositories. Moreover, because Asigra Cloud Backup is agentless, you don't have to install software agents on your computers that can expose your machines to security threats and attacks from malicious software.
The goal of data protection is to have the data and applications available to you at the time of failure. Asigra Cloud Backup includes powerful autonomic healing and validation restore capabilities ensure that your data is always recoverable when you need it.
Asigra Cloud Backup can be deployed on a range of platform choices, and includes production hardened, open source options like CentOS Linux and FreeBSD UNIX and ZFS on your choice of commodity hardware. Asigra Cloud Backup can also be deployed in virtualized environments, in Docker containers, and in cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services. This infrastructure flexibility helps you keep data protection costs and complexity to a minimum without limiting your future deployment options.
Want to find out more about the business benefits of Asigra Cloud Backup? Check out our product brochure.
Trusted since 1986, Asigra makes award-winning enterprise backup and recovery software that leads the industry in secure, reliable, manageable and affordable data protection. Asigra Cloud Backup™ works in the cloud or on-premise, for everything from mobile devices to entire data centers.
Fireminds has launched Bermuda’s newest and one of the most sophisticated data centres. The new data centre, will allow for continued growth in delivering Cloud solutions, managed hosting, and colocation. The data center, which is located in the Waterfront Properties on Pitts Bay Road, will act as the core of Fireminds cloud solutions.
As an Azure Cloud and Office 365 partner of Microsoft, Fireminds has offered customers cloud solutions via the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform for four years and its staff of 40+ technology consultants have Gold level certifications in Azure Cloud. As their client base has continued to grow in the insurance and finance industries, there has been an increase in demand for on island hosting solutions.
The Fireminds Bermuda based data center hosts a number of services locally, with seamless integration to Microsoft’s 24 global data centers, allowing customers to run critical applications and services in Bermuda, but scale via the Azure Cloud fabric globally. Critical data can also be confined to on-island servers to ensure data residency requirements are satisfied.
The cloud infrastructure implemented acts as a local Azure node and gateway to other Azure services globally, offering services such as:
The primary Fireminds Cloud is built on Azure technology stack, but customers can also utilize other hypervisor technologies such as Vmware, XenServer and custom solutions can be built upon request.
Compute loads can be fixed price or variable for systems such as seasonal data modeling. All workloads are automatically fed into the Fireminds billing system for real-time monitoring of compute costs.
In addition, the Fireminds data center hosts its on-island Cloud PBX which features a high availability Voice over IP PBX cluster allowing customers to replace their phone systems with a modern set of features.
Customers looking for more traditional Colo solutions can rent racks in the Fireminds data center which are individually secured and have from 3KW to 10KW of power available for server and storage farms. Fireminds offers fully managed rack solutions with individually metered redundant power, 24 x 7 monitoring and support and on-site storage for spares. Colo customers also have access to all shared services including Azure cloud, online backup, redundant telecoms and iSCSI storage area networks.
The data center, has access connectivity to all major telecom providers allowing for local loop diversity and access to all off-island undersea cable systems. Fireminds has implemented a carrier grade Cisco core network with high-end Cisco firewall clusters with the full suite of Security as a Service offerings from Cisco to assist with securing client networks using IPS, IDS and real-time security threat monitoring. In addition, tenants on the WaterFront Properties campus can utilize their existing dark fiber assets to cross connect with the Fireminds data center for up to 10GB connection speeds.
The network core is a managed service allowing the Cisco certified team at Fireminds to leverage the best of all on-island carriers to offer robust software defined networks (SDN) in the data center, for maximum up-time and failover capabilities. The network core also has MPLS connectivity to client data centers on and off island and Express Route connectivity to other Azure data centers.
The Fireminds data center also has rooftop access for wireless connectivity within the City of Hamilton.
The Fireminds data center located at Ideation House in Hamilton, Bermuda is a Tier 3 designed facility with the following features:
The Fireminds data centre is the hub of all telecommunications in Ideation House and features 20 racks available for colocation. The Fireminds data center is a lights out facility remotely managed by the Fireminds 24 x 7 global network operations team. The Fireminds NOC is located at Fireminds HQ at Innovation House in the City of Hamilton, Bermuda. The Fireminds HQ & NOC is also on UPS and generator backup and has redundant telecom connections.
As your business grows you need a technology platform to scale with you and provide all the features for a successful business, including:
The Fireminds Cloud delivers a virtual desktop environment running on the world class Microsoft Azure Cloud, located in 19 datacenters globally, on-premise servers in your office or in The Fireminds datacenter, this ensures your business is always online and can grow fluidly to any number of users. As a Microsoft Certified Partner in Office 365 and Azure Cloud, the Fireminds team has years of experience delivering world class cloud solutions in Azure and on-premise hybrid solutions.
In 2015, Fireminds was named Microsoft Partner of the Year for its innovative work in the Azure Cloud environment, delivering solutions to a wide range of business in Insurance / Re-insurance, Financial Institutions, Government sector and Retail. The Fireminds team is a combination of certified cloud system administrators, on-site IT support technicians, IT project managers and software developers, giving your company all the resources it needs to build a cost efficient, fully featured IT environment to support your business.
Headquartered in Bermuda, Fireminds can build global cloud solutions, domiciled in the jurisdiction of your choice, ensuring compliance with your governing authorities and risk management teams.
In addition, to Fireminds Desktop as a Service, Fireminds offers cloud solutions such as Infrastructure as a Service and Disaster Recovery as a Service, which can be bolted onto your existing IT infrastructure to further enhance it. The Fireminds system administrators and network engineers can integrate the Fireminds Cloud, powered by Microsoft Azure with your IT environment.