Asigra Inc. has announced that FlexITy, an award winning provider of voice, data, and managed services, has selected Asigra Cloud Backup™ as their platform for backup and recovery services. FlexITy’s decision enhances the company’s already extensive portfolio of managed services.

As one of Canada’s fastest growing technology service providers, FlexITy is a leading Canadian IT service provider with unparalleled experience and a comprehensive service offering that spans multiple industries. The organization maintains extensive relationships with Canada’s leading enterprises and governments and works with businesses of all sizes, including those in the Global Fortune 500. FlexITy collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance organizations with a focus on support that is backed by more than 100 plus managed services professionals across Canada.

Key criteria considered critical to FlexITy’s decision included Asigra’s secure data protection solution featuring NIST FIPS 140-2 certification, especially as it applied to heavily regulated vertical markets such as financial services and healthcare. This, along with the fact that Asigra’s software is widely deployed across nearly one thousand IT service providers, many of which are involved in heavily regulated industries, influenced FlexITy’s decision. Asigra’s enterprise-class data protection platform transforms the way organizations manage and protect organizational data by delivering a solution that seamlessly and efficiently protects information end-to-end for easy management and data recovery assurance.

Another key driver that was important in FlexITy’s selection of Asigra Cloud Backup was its agentless architecture. Asigra simplifies the protection of data by eliminating the need to install software agents on backup targets. Instead, Asigra Cloud Backup reaches out over the network to back up operating systems, file systems, and applications through industry standard programming interfaces to identify and protect this information. Another significant decision point in selecting Asigra was its converged approached to consolidating data protection, including physical, virtual, cloud and mobile computing environments with minimal requirements for human intervention.

“Asigra’s innovations can be seen in the company’s application, collaborative partner ecosystem and patented Recovery License Model, positioning the company well in the lucrative data protection market,” said Peter Stavropoulos, president and CEO, FlexITy.

 “While features and functionality are important for customers today, pricing is also a sensitive issue. Asigra has enhanced the value proposition of data protection in several ways that heighten its appeal. Combined with decades of experience, Asigra provides an unbeatable software solution that offers customers the recovery assurance they are looking for,” said John Pigatsiotopoulos, vice president, sales, FlexITy.

“The transition from on-premise data protection to the cloud is taking place now and IT service providers recognizing this will take an early lead in capitalizing on the opportunity,” said Eran Farajun, executive vice president, Asigra. “FlexITy has a successful history in managed services and with Asigra Cloud Backup will expand its role in better serving Canadian organizations today and in the future.”


This article was originally posted “FlexITy Partners With Asigra” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.