Barracuda Networks Launches Massive 90TB Backup Appliance

Barracuda Backup Server 1090 Redefines Purpose-Built-Backup-Appliance Scalability

Las Vegas, Nev., Interop, May 8, 2011 – Barracuda Networks Inc., a leading provider of content security, data protection and application delivery solutions, today announced the new Barracuda Backup Server 1090, one of the largest backup appliances on the market. With model 1090, Barracuda Backup, Barracuda’s number one selling product line, extends its flexible and simplified backup capabilities to protect even larger environments with 90TB of storage and allows customers to manage all their backups up on a single platform.

“Barracuda Networks continues to address tremendous market demand to simplify business backups by providing an end-to-end solution for protecting servers and applications in both physical and virtual environments,” said Guy Suter, general manager of the backup business. “The need for backup simplification spans all businesses, regardless of how much data they need to protect. The introduction of the Barracuda Backup Server 1090 is a direct result of customers asking for a single platform to use Barracuda’s end-to-end backup solution in larger environments. It’s this innovation and the continued commitment to our customers that drives our backup business, making it the fastest growing product at the company.”

The Barracuda Backup Server 1090 is an ideal solution for customers protecting up to 45-50TB of primary data, with the ability to store nearly 90TB of data including retention files and histories. Barracuda Backup customers experience storage savings 20 to 50 times greater than the storage needed for traditional backup methods. Additionally, the Barracuda Backup Server 1090 offers much faster speeds with 10Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE).

“The City of San Francisco’s famous transportation system supports one of the most travelled cities in the world which creates a growing data storage requirement. As a Barracuda customer, we are impressed with how the company helps us meet this challenge.” said Hoppers Hopkins, IT Manager at The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. “The new 1090 gives us the space we need in a simple, single backup platform.”

As the new flagship model in the product lineup, the Barracuda Backup Server 1090 ships in a 4U chassis with (34) 3TB drives in RAID 60, powered by 32 cores and features large mirrored enterprise SSD drives to deliver fast database IO performance. Its impressive hardware configuration combines with industry leading backup technology to make this new class of backup appliance both big and fast. More information can be found on the Product Management Blog here:

Pricing and Availability
Now available, the Barracuda Backup Server 1090 includes a one-time hardware purchase of a Barracuda Backup Server, priced at $135,000 in North America, with an Energize Updates subscription that includes a no per server or application backup software license, priced from $24,299 per year. Cloud storage service can be added in 200GB increments for $50 per month ($0.25/GB) or with a lower unmetered annual plan for the entire appliance. The Barracuda Backup Service is available worldwide. For more information, please visit:

About the Barracuda Backup Server
The Barracuda Backup Server is a powerful appliance installed onsite to provide full local backup of current and historical data, high backup performance and fast network-based local restores. The Barracuda Backup Server has the ability to replicate site-to-site between one or more Barracuda Backup Servers as well as de-duplicates data at the origin to minimize the unnecessary storage of the same file. In addition, the Barracuda Backup Server provides efficient and secure offsite transfer using compression and encryption. The Barracuda Backup Server deployed in combination with the Barracuda Backup Service supports a variety of backup options and scenarios to ensure that data is protected and provides maximum disaster recovery.

About the Barracuda Backup Service
The Barracuda Backup Service is an affordable, integrated local and offsite data backup and disaster recovery solution. It combines the Barracuda Backup Server with a subscription service that replicates data to cloud storage or between multiple locations on a customer’s network. Combining local and offsite storage provides the best of both worlds – onsite backups for the fastest restore times and secure offsite storage for disaster recovery. The Barracuda Backup Service subscription plans provide diverse offsite storage at affordable monthly fees and scale to meet increasing data requirements.

About Barracuda Networks Inc.
Barracuda Networks combines premises-based gateways and software, virtual appliances, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive content and network security, data protection and application delivery solutions. The company’s expansive product portfolio includes offerings for protection against email and Web threats as well as products that improve application delivery and network access, message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L’Oreal, and Europcar are among the more than 150,000 organizations protecting their IT infrastructures with Barracuda Networks’ range of affordable, easy-to-deploy and manage solutions. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its International Headquarters in Campbell, Calif. For more information, please visit