Barracuda doubles capacity of cloud storage, retains pricing

Cloud storage capacity increases from 100GB to 200GB

Barracuda Networks Inc. today announced it has doubled the capacity available to customers of its backup service while keeping the price the same.

The new cloud storage offering includes 200GB of storage for $50 per month, which works out to 25 cents per gigabyte. That storage includes unlimited backup and restore bandwidth.

"Data usage is increasing quickly, while IT budgets are falling under considerable pressure," said Guy Suter, general manager of the Barracuda Backup Service. "We make the choice simple for customers transitioning from old tapes to modern backup technology by doubling the cloud storage available for the same low cost."

Until now, Barracuda offered 100GB of storage for $50 a month.

The Barracuda Backup Server provides local backups and disaster recovery replication to cloud storage or across private networks. The service also utilizes inline data de-duplication. Server and application data is protected through included backup software with no per-server or application licensing fees.

The cloud storage service stores de-duplicated user data at two locations in addition to a third copy at the customer's own site.

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. Additional cloud storage service can be added in 200GB increments.

Lucas Mearian covers storage, disaster recovery and business continuity, financial services infrastructure and health care IT for Computerworld. Follow Lucas on Twitter at @lucasmearian or subscribe to Lucas's RSS feed . His e-mail address is lmearian@computerworld.com.

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