Barracuda announced this week that customers and partners can now use Amazon Web Services (AWS), as one of their options for data replicating.
Barracuda, a data protection company, offers disaster recovery and backup solutions for partners, end users, and managed service providers (MSPs). Barracuda Backup allows organizations to backup data from Office 365, physical servers, and Hyper-V/VMware virtual machine to an on-site Barracuda appliance. The data is then replicated to an external storage location.
These offsite replication options had been limited to remote physical appliances, remote virtual appliances, and Barracuda’s own cloud storage service. Barracuda, an AWS Advanced Technology Partner, added the AWS Simple Storage Service, (S3) to its list.
[Click on the image to see a larger view.] Barracuda’s backup customers have the option of replicating data to an AWS S3 account. Rod Mathews (senior vice president and general manager at Barracuda), stated in a prepared statement that Barracuda’s current technology allows organizations to securely send data to Barracuda Cloud, or another backup appliance, with minimal configuration. Customers and resellers who adopt public cloud have the flexibility to replicate data to AWS with similar simplicity. There are a variety of deployment options and the ability to retain ownership and control over cloud data.
Barracuda says that organizations who do not have the resources to maintain remote physical sites can benefit from the ability to replicate data to AWS. It is also convenient for those who are currently migrating some or all of their resources into the public cloud. Customers can choose to have their data transferred directly from AWS S3 to an AWS Elastic Compute Cloud environment (EC2) if they are unable to retrieve their data on-premises.
Compliance has many benefits.
AWS customers have complete control over all their assets in public cloud, down to the geographical location of the S3 bucket. This option can simplify your infrastructure and reduce costs for data protection if you are restricted by compliance issues,” Christine Barry, Barracuda, wrote in a blog post.
Barracuda says customers who choose AWS to replicate their data won’t need to spin up additional resources or perform complicated configurations.
The company announced that customers and resellers who are familiar with AWS infrastructure will be able set up replication quickly and that no cloud-side tuning will need to be done by the customer. “Those who are familiar with Barracuda solutions can use the same simple-to-use Barracuda Cloud Control administration platform.”
Barracuda Backup’s integration with AWS is currently only available to customers in North America. However, it will soon be extended to other markets. More information about Barracuda Backup is available here.

Barracuda Lets Backup Customers Replicate Data to AWS