Barracuda Accelerates Customer Cloud Transitions with New “Cloud Ready” Program
Innovative Program Provides 90-day Licenses for use in AWS or Microsoft Azure at No Additional Cost to Customers that Purchase Qualifying Network and Application Security Products
CAMPBELL, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2017) – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) -
- Barracuda’s new “Cloud Ready” program accelerates customers’ ability to move applications and workloads to the cloud by providing 90-day trial licenses for use in their choice of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
- With the “Cloud Ready” program, customers that purchase a new on-premises Barracuda Web Application Firewall or Barracuda NextGen Firewall can receive a cloud license to deploy the same solution in AWS and Azure at no additional cost for up to 90 days.
- Barracuda’s “Cloud Ready” program enables customers to sample cloud for their new and/or existing workloads, without the burden of having to determine where or how to allocate security resources.
Barracuda today announced its new “Cloud Ready” program designed to help organizations securely extend their workloads and applications into cloud environments. With each new purchase of an on-premises Barracuda NextGen Firewall or Barracuda Web Application Firewall – including both physical and virtual deployments – Barracuda provides a cloud license for the same solution in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure (Azure) at no additional cost for up to 90 days. Leveraging Barracuda’s cloud-enabled security suite, organizations can deploy their applications and workloads securely with the same powerful capabilities and intuitive user interface whether deployed on-premises or in the cloud.
“In the burgeoning cloud era, IT buyers are in the difficult position of trying to meet the computing needs of today while determining where the compute environment will live over the next few years,” said BJ Jenkins, CEO, Barracuda. “With our “Cloud Ready” program, Barracuda helps to simplify that process. We are empowering customers to make the right decisions for their businesses today, while enabling them to begin sampling cloud with new or existing workloads secured with leading-edge application security and firewall technology.”
Growing Cloud Adoption & Bridge-to-Cloud
Global spending on cloud infrastructure is estimated to grow from $50 billion in 2016 to more than $228 billion by 2026. As many organizations look to leverage cloud resources, operating in a hybrid architecture is often a necessary part of cloud adoption. As a result, most IT organizations are trying to determine how their traditional on-premises infrastructure will work when they start leveraging cloud resources, as well as what to put where, what works best in which environment, or what may need to be kept on-premises. At the same time, security remains a top concern and often a significant burden on under-resourced IT departments.
“While evaluating, implementing and managing security has always been difficult, it has been made more so in the cloud era,” said Michael Osterman, president and principal analyst, Osterman Research. “Offerings like Barracuda’s ‘Cloud Ready’ program gives customers a way to leverage cloud resources and not worry about how they might allocate security resources. This program is particularly interesting for IT decision makers deciding what to manage on-premises, in the cloud, or using both delivery models in a hybrid approach.”
Barracuda has a proven history and a reputation built on successfully helping customers transform their businesses in the on-prem world with competitive pricing, innovative packaging and simplified processes. In the spirit of continuing to make IT simple, secure and affordable for customers, Barracuda’s “Cloud Ready” program offers a path for organizations to adopt cloud infrastructures.
“Barracuda’s built our business around simplicity,” commented Michael Hughes, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales, Barracuda. “We’ve designed our business model to make things easy for customers to leverage advanced security technology for their businesses. Our ‘Cloud Ready’ program is a great example of this philosophy, giving customers the flexibility, choice and freedom to begin cloud deployments without upfront costs.”
Public Cloud Security Leadership
Barracuda is a leader in public cloud security, with firewalls available in Azure, AWS and Google Cloud. More than 50 of the Fortune 1000 have selected Barracuda firewalls to protect and connect to their cloud workloads and applications. Customers deploying Barracuda solutions in cloud environments benefit from:
- Innovative security solutions: powerful, easy-to-use and manage network and application security solutions built for the cloud era.
- Simplified management across all environments: single pane of glass management across on-prem and cloud deployments, which means no difficult retraining or rethinking.
- Flexible deployment options: the only vendor to offer security solutions directly via AWS, Azure and GCP, making it easy for customers to leverage hybrid cloud environments without having to worry about how they are secured.
“Every business is looking to the cloud to power their digital transformation securely and at global scale,” said Mike Schutz, general manager, Cloud Platform Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “Microsoft Azure and our partners are on the leading edge of this transformation. As a key security partner, we are pleased to see Barracuda continue to help accelerate our customers’ innovation in the cloud.”
For more details on the “Cloud Ready” program including applicable rules and requirements, please visit cuda.co/cloudready. This program is available to Barracuda customers, and applies only to purchases made during the eligible program period.
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About Barracuda Networks
Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA) simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications and data regardless of where they reside. 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.
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