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New Barracuda Backup Vx Enables Customers to Deploy Barracuda Backup on Virtual Environments

New Vx Option Further Expands Barracuda's Deployment Flexibility as Customers Look to Virtual Environments

Campbell, Calif. (Sept. 1, 2015) – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) -

Highlights:

  • Barracuda introduces Barracuda Backup Virtual Appliance (Vx), a software solution that can be deployed in virtual environments to leverage existing compute and storage infrastructures, while also optimizing local storage and bandwidth requirements with deduplication and compression.
  • Scalable for growing environments, Barracuda Backup Vx is licensed as a per-TB capacity subscription allowing customers to pay only for what they back up.
  • Replication is built into each Barracuda Backup Vx subscription; customers can choose whether to replicate to the Barracuda Cloud or to a virtual receiver for disaster recovery. Replication to the Barracuda Cloud includes “Unlimited” Cloud Storage and extended retention through offsite vaulting.

Barracuda introduces Barracuda Backup Vx, a new deployment option for Barracuda Backup aimed at organizations looking to reduce onsite hardware through virtualization. Barracuda Backup Vx uses both inline target-based deduplication and compression to reduce storage and bandwidth requirements, and easily scale storage as data grows, eliminating the need for forklift upgrades. Barracuda will demonstrate its data protection technology, and products that compliment VMware vCloud Air this week at VMworld 2015, August 30 - September 3, at Moscone Center, San Francisco in booth 2011 in Hall C.

“Barracuda Backup Vx further expands the flexibility and virtualization support we’re able to offer our customers, especially those who are moving away from physical infrastructure,” explains Rod Mathews, GM Storage, Barracuda. “Part of providing complete data protection means that we need to offer customers the option to deploy our products in a way that makes the most sense for their environments - whether that’s in the form of a physical appliance, a cloud solution, or a virtual appliance.”  

Barracuda Backup Vx includes two options for offsite replication: customers can choose to replicate to the Barracuda Cloud, or customers can replicate to a Barracuda Backup Receiver Vx hosted on their own infrastructure. For more information or to try Barracuda Backup Vx, visit: http://cuda.co/backupvx

Pricing and Availability

Barracuda Backup Vx is now in early availability, with expected general availability in October, starting at list price $2,250 per TB of protected data. International pricing and availability vary by region.

About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA)

Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA) provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. For additional information, please visit barracuda.com.

Forward-Looking Statements 

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the potential benefits, general availability release timing, and functionality of Barracuda Backup Vx. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Company’s control and that could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Factors that could materially affect the Company’s business and financial results include, but are not limited to customer response to the Company’s products, as well as those factors set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update the forward-looking information to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date of this press release.