Barracuda Networks has introduced a local and cloud-based data backup and disaster recovery solution.

The company claimed that Barracuda Backup Service is an integrated local and offsite data backup solution that combines the Barracuda Backup Server for rapid restoration on the local network with the Barracuda Backup Service, a secure cloud-based backup service hosted by two data centres in Europe.

It is able to back up data directly from nearly all operating systems and comes with backup software to provide application backups of Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server and Windows System State.

Michael Hughes, Barracuda Networks vice president of channels, EMEA, said: “The Barracuda Backup Service offers small businesses and enterprises access to enterprise-class data protection and disaster recovery. It is simple to use and occupying up to 1/50th of the normal backup storage footprint, customers are welcoming the Barracuda Backup Service for its convenience as much as for its exceptional value.”