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Recognized for innovations in managing insider risk, helping companies mitigate file exfiltration without disrupting legitimate collaboration

Minneapolis, MN — Nov 25, 2020 — / — Code42, the leader in insider risk detection and response, announced that it won a Minnesota Technology Association 2020 Tekne Award. The Code42 IncydrTM platform was recognized in the data security category for innovating the ways companies detect and respond to insider risk and data loss, leak and theft. For the past 23 years, the Tekne Awards have highlighted the new and exciting ways technology developed by Minnesota companies is impacting our community and the world.

“In the past year, two-thirds of all data breaches involved insiders. Code42 Incydr helps businesses identify indicators of risk, which could mean someone may be exfiltrating data. And when data is exfiltrated, Incydr shows what, when and how the insider took it. This is game-breaking technology – validated by some of the world’s best security companies who are using it today in their own security programs,” said Joe Payne, Code42’s president and CEO. “It is an honor for Code42 and Incydr to be recognized with a Tekne Award this year.”

“The Tekne Awards recognize the innovators and tech leaders powering Minnesota’s growing science and technology economy,” said Jeff Tollefson, president and CEO of the Minnesota Technology Association. “This year we were especially excited to honor organizations that showed swift and innovative responses to the COVID-19 crisis.”

Incydr is a SaaS data risk detection and response platform that allows security teams to effectively mitigate file exposure and exfiltration risks without disrupting legitimate collaboration. The foundation of Incydr’s ability to speed insider risk detection and response comes from monitoring all file activity regardless of what is considered acceptable or unacceptable by security policy. This allows Incydr to not only reduce alerts and investigation time, but also remediate risk that goes unnoticed by conventional data security technologies.

Companies competed for Tekne Awards in 16 primary award categories, ranging from Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning to Technology for Good. Descriptions of each category are available at:

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  • Read our book, Inside Jobs: Why Insider Risk is the Biggest Cyber Threat you can’t Ignore.

About Code42
Code42 is the leader in insider risk detection and response. Native to the cloud, Code42 rapidly detects data loss, leak, theft and sabotage as well as speeds incident response – all without lengthy deployments, complex policy management or blocking employee productivity. With Code42, security professionals can protect corporate data and reduce insider risk while fostering an open and collaborative culture for employees. Backed by security best practices and control requirements, Code42’s insider risk solution can be configured for GDPR, HIPAA, PCI and other regulatory frameworks.

More than 50,000 organizations worldwide, including the most recognized brands in business and education, rely on Code42 to safeguard their ideas. Founded in 2001, the company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and backed by Accel Partners, JMI Equity and Split Rock Partners. Code42 was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of America’s best workplaces in 2020. For more information, visit

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Public Relations Principal, Code42

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SoftIron Joins Veeam Technology Alliance Partner Program

LONDON, UK – Nov. 25, 2020 — / — SoftIron Ltd., the leader in task-specific data center solutions, today announced it has earned Veeam Ready – Object and Object with Immutability qualification for its Ceph-based HyperDrive® storage solution. Along with the verified status, SoftIron is also proud to announce its formal engagement with Veeam®, the leader in backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™, as a Technology Alliance Partner.

This achievement makes HyperDrive one of the only accredited, open source, software-defined storage (SDS) architectures that is also capable of delivering unified storage (block, file and object) with qualified immutability features. Coupled with SoftIron’s unique ‘task-specific’ approach – purpose-built hardware to optimize Ceph – this gives enterprises unparalleled freedom, flexibility and reliability when it comes to deploying performant and agile data storage, data management and backup solutions.

Object Immutability is a feature which secures data from being modified or deleted, once written and designated as a protected object file. HyperDrive has also earned Veeam Ready Object status, demonstrating compatibility with both S3 and Veeam Backup & Replication™ cloud tier and object storage capabilities. The benefits of this combination are numerous; enabling seamless integration into multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud strategies, whilst also supporting a number of performance tiers and different storage workloads within the same architecture.

“Veeam’s core tenant of simplicity, flexibility and reliability match perfectly with our own design goals in building task-specific data center infrastructure,” said Craig Chadwell, VP of Product for SoftIron. “Our decision to partner with Veeam was a strategic one, and we have already seen significant customer interest in the combined capabilities of the solution. With this verification, we can offer a best-in-class alternative for customers seeking an integrated open-source solution to deploy Veeam’s backup and replication capabilities, either on premises or in a hybrid-cloud architecture that’s compatible with S3. We’re really excited to be working alongside Veeam and look forward to plenty of success together.”

An emerging factor that is influencing IT leaders to consider replacing existing backup and recovery platforms can be attributed to the increased demand for comprehensive protection from ransomware. According to a recent Gartner report, Critical Capabilities for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions, “by 2022, 40% of organizations will completely replace or supplement their backup applications, compared with what they had deployed in 2018,” finding that “basic backup functionality offered by cloud vendors is being supplanted by enterprise backup solutions to improve data protection and make cloud data protection consistent with on-premises capabilities.” The Gartner report is available for a limited time on SoftIron’s website at

End users or resellers who are interested to learn more about HyperDrive’s Veeam Ready solution, or to request a demo, can visit or email

*Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions, 20 July 2020, Nik Simpson, Santhosh Rao, Jerry Rozeman, Michael Hoeck

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About SoftIron®
SoftIron® is the world-leader in task-specific appliances for scale-out data center solutions. Their superior, purpose-built hardware is designed, developed and assembled in California, and they are the only manufacturer to offer auditable provenance. SoftIron’s HyperDrive® software-defined, enterprise storage portfolio runs at wire-speed and is custom-designed to optimize Ceph. HyperSwitch™ is their line of next-generation, top-of-rack switches built to maximize the performance and flexibility of SONiC. HyperCast™ is their high-density, concurrent 4K transcoding solution, for multi-screen, multi-format delivery. SoftIron unlocks greater business value for enterprises by delivering best-in-class products, free from software and hardware lock-in. For more information visit

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HubStor, a leading cloud data management provider, today announced the availability of its Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Archive-as-a-Service offering for Google Workspaces with support of backup, recovery, replication, and archiving of Google Drive

OTTAWA, ON – Nov. 24, 2020 — / — HubStor, a leading cloud data management provider, today announced the availability of its Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Archive-as-a-Service (AaaS) offering for Google Workspaces with support of backup, recovery, replication, and archiving of Google Drive. The announcement continues HubStor’s expansion of its BaaS unified backup and archive platform.

With this release, HubStor continues to enhance how enterprises protect their data in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. By leveraging HubStor’s BaaS, customers can enjoy reliable Google Drive backup with the scalability to meet significant user volumes for large and geo-graphically dispersed enterprises.

Extending support to include Google Drive was a logical choice for the expansion of HubStor’s SaaS backup capabilities for providing data protection for enterprises’ collaboration and data sharing applications. HubStor’s BaaS solution provides organizations with a streamlined approach to help ensure that their data for file sync-and-share and collaboration applications are protected. With more and more employees working remotely, enterprises are relying on these applications, and full data protection for them is essential.

HubStor provides solutions for IT leaders who are looking for a straightforward approach to protecting their organization’s SaaS data. As more enterprises adopt Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions as part of their mission-critical processes, they need to ensure full data protection for data in those SaaS applications. Legacy on-premises backup solutions with on-premises storage, replication, and tape vaulting practices, don’t work for SaaS.

HubStor plans to expand its backup support for Google Workspaces with recovery capabilities for the broader set of business collaboration tools offered by Google.

HubStor’s 15-minute setup process for SaaS data backup allows IT administrators to begin protecting their Google Drive data without a time-consuming onboarding and set-up process. The SaaS design of the solution provides simple data protection architecture with the ability to recover data to their choice of locations. Flexible data retention policies allow organizations to have compliance regulations enforced automatically. To learn more, visit?

About HubStor
HubStor is a cloud data platform that simplifies how enterprises protect and manage data at any scale. Organizations leverage HubStor in cloud regions around the world for backup, file system tiering, compliance archiving, message journaling, content indexing and search, and application data retirement. HubStor is headquartered in Canada and maintains SOC 2 compliance. For more information, please visit?

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Marketing Director, HubStor
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Better performance, system scalability, and lower TCO among top reasons to install ExaGrid

Marlborough, Mass., November 24, 2020 — / — ExaGrid® the industry’s only Tiered Backup Storage solution, today announced that more city and county governments are replacing inline deduplication appliances with ExaGrid’s tiered backup storage, which sits behind more than 25 backup applications and utilities, for improved backup and restore performance, true scalability as data grows and a lower TCO (total cost of ownership).

The IT department at the City of Kennewick, Washington not only supports various city departments, but also the Bi-County Police Information Network (BiPIN) for Benton County and neighboring Franklin County, to maximize efficiency in sharing information between police departments in the two counties, with 13 entities participating. “For many years, we used Veritas Backup Exec to back up data to Quantum tape drives, and then to Dell EMC Data Domain. One of the major drawbacks of using this solution was the licensing between Backup Exec and Data Domain. We had to purchase additional licensing from both to deduplicate and then to store deduped data, and when we virtualized our environment, more licensing was required for VMware servers and VMDK saves. The licensing situation is very much analogous to buying a car without tires, and it was pretty frustrating. As a city department, we have to be mindful of the budget and it felt like we weren’t getting the best backup coverage for what we were paying,” said Mike O’Brien, the city’s senior system engineer.

“ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture is one of its biggest selling points, especially the fact that we can mix and match different ExaGrid appliances to our existing system. Switching to ExaGrid was a no-brainer because its upgradability just blows away what Data Domain offers,” said O’Brien. “When we started to run low on space on our Data Domain system, we had hoped to increase the size of the drives that were in the original shelf and it was disappointing to find out that we would actually need to purchase another shelf, which turned out to be much more expensive than the first, even though it was almost identical,” he said.

“Our backups [with ExaGrid] are incredibly fast, especially compared with how they used to run using Backup Exec and Data Domain,” said O’Brien. “Our weekend backups used to start on Friday evening and wouldn’t be finished until Monday night, sometimes even running into the Monday night incremental backup job. Now, we’ve been able to stagger various backup jobs throughout the weekend and they are finished early Sunday morning, even with gaps in between the jobs.”

ExaGrid President and CEO, Bill Andrews, credits ExaGrid’s unique scale-out architecture and continued updates and innovations to the tiered backup solution for ExaGrid’s growing list of customers that include local governments’ departments and agencies. “Municipal organizations are looking to get the best value for their budgets, and the best backup and restore performance to ensure that their data is well-protected. ExaGrid continues to grow its feature set, which most recently has included the Retention Time-Lock for Ransomware Recovery,” he said. “As city governments are often targeted for ransomware attacks, we expect to see continued growth in this sector.”

Read more about the O’Brien’s experience in the City of Kennewick success story, as well as other success stories about local governments that use ExaGrid, including La Plata County Government in Colorado, the City of Bellingham in Washington, the City of Kingston in Ontario, and Dakota County in Minnesota, among many others.

About ExaGrid
ExaGrid provides tiered backup storage for over 25 backup applications and utilities with a unique disk-cache Landing Zone, long-term retention repository, and scale-out architecture. ExaGrid’s Landing Zone provides for the fastest backups, restores, and instant VM recoveries. The retention repository offers the lowest cost for long-term retention. ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture includes full appliances and ensures a fixed-length backup window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift upgrades and product obsolescence. Visit us at or connect with us on LinkedIn. See what our customers have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and why they now spend significantly less time on backup in our customer success stories.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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Kristina O’Connell

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Individuals can now scan their operating system and applications for open vulnerabilities that malware attacks can exploit, and close them for greater security, privacy and protection

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, November 24, 2020 — / — Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today announced an update of Acronis True Image 2021 that incorporates a professional-grade vulnerability assessment tool into the personal cyber protection solution. Individuals and home office users can now scan their operating systems and applications for exploitable vulnerabilities and get recommendations on effectively closing those security gaps.

With an estimated 60% of data breaches involving vulnerabilities for which a patch is available but not applied, and more than 11,000 common vulnerabilities and exploits (CVEs) listed for popularly used software, the ability to quickly find and fix those openings is critical in stopping cybercriminals. Incorporating vulnerability assessments in the same personal solution as Acronis’ advanced antimalware and backup ensures individuals, prosumers, and home office users can significantly reduce the risk of malware.

“During the past five years, the emergence of ransomware as a service means criminals don’t need to be particularly technical – they can just pay for a malicious toolkit that exploits unpatched vulnerabilities,” said Serguei “SB” Beloussov, founder and CEO of Acronis. “Users need an easy and efficient way to identify and close those vulnerabilities to ensure their system data and backups are secure. Providing that capability in one solution with antimalware and backup delivers comprehensive cyber protection and tremendous value.”

Given this year’s increased number of remote workers and online shoppers, cybercriminals are expected to be particularly aggressive in their attacks during the holiday shopping season. The ability to close any security gaps in their system comes just in time for users taking advantage of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

Antimalware that’s VB100 certified
In addition to the vulnerability assessment tool, the autumn update also introduces an enhanced antiransomware engine. The improved engine further strengthens Acronis True Image’s next-gen, full-stack antimalware technology, which recently earned VB100 certification by returning a 99.9% detection rate with zero false-positives in the independent lab’s tests.

Peter Karsai, Head of Testing at Virus Bulletin, said, “We were pleased to welcome Acronis True Image to our endpoint security certification programme and it came as little surprise that it achieved VB100 certification on its debut, the product’s business counterpart Acronis Cyber Protect now having earned its third VB100 certification. We look forward to continuing to test both products.”

The new vulnerability assessment tool and enhanced ransomware engine are both included in all editions of Acronis True Image 2021, the personal solution in the Acronis Cyber Protect family of products. The advanced antimalware capabilities are included with Advanced and Premium licenses, and offered as a three-month trial with Standard and Essential licenses.

“Increasingly, cybercriminals are leveraging artificial intelligence and other technologies to make their malware more effective and increase the frequency of attacks. Stopping these attacks starts with fixing vulnerabilities so they are denied access to your system,” noted Candid Wüest, VP of Cyber Protection Research at Acronis. “Yet even with strong system defenses and an antimalware solution, the reality is an attack can still get through. That’s why cybersecurity without backup – and backup without cybersecurity – is ineffective against today’s threats. Only Acronis True Image delivers the cyber protection today’s users need.”

For additional details about Acronis True Image 2021 and its unique integration of best-in-breed backup and advanced antimalware technology, visit

About Acronis
Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions. With award-winning AI-based antimalware and blockchain-based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment – from cloud to hybrid to on-premises – at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, including 100% of the Fortune 1000, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries in more than 40 languages.

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Acronis International GmbH
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Recognized in “Store” Category for Providing Ransomware Protection via Immutable Backup Data

SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 24, 2020 — / — Cloudian® today announced that its S3 Object Lock solution is a finalist in the “Store” category for the IABM BaM Awards® 2020. Recognized as the gold standard for rewarding broadcast and media innovation, the awards honor outstanding technological offerings that deliver real business and creative benefits.

Cloudian’s object storage-based Object Lock solution protects against the rapidly growing ransomware threat by enabling media and entertainment organizations to create immutable backups of content that are then invulnerable to hacker encryption or deletion. This immutability ensures availability of an uninfected copy of the content for reliable recovery in the event of a ransomware attack, eliminating the need to pay ransom.

Unlike offline tape storage, which requires manual management and can entail significant recovery time, Object Lock can be fully automated using on-premises disk-based storage for a trouble-free, lights-out operation. In addition, Cloudian’s Object Lock solution is part of its HyperStore platform, one of only two object storage systems with Common Criteria certification, signifying that the storage is tamper-proof so immutability cannot be compromised.

“With global ransomware attacks up 40% over a year ago, and the media and entertainment industry being a key target, there is a clear need for robust data protection,” said Jon Toor, chief marketing officer at Cloudian. “Proactive approaches tend to focus on employee training and awareness, but entirely preventing human error is unrealistic, particularly with the large, distributed teams involved in modern media production. We’re honored to be recognized by IABM for providing a solution that fully safeguards content against ransomware.”

BaM Awards winners will be determined by a panel of 40 independent judges and announced on Dec. 2.

To learn more about Cloudian’s Object Lock solution and how Cloudian addresses M&E storage needs more broadly, visit and

About Cloudian
Cloudian is the most widely deployed independent provider of object storage. With a native S3 API, it brings the scalability and flexibility of public cloud storage into the data center while providing ransomware protection and reducing TCO by 60% or more compared to traditional SAN/NAS and public cloud. The geo-distributed architecture enables users to manage and protect object and file data across sites—on-premises and in the cloud—from a single platform. Available as software or appliances, Cloudian supports conventional and containerized applications. More at

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New partnership allows Sidepath clients to expand data accessibility through cost-effective cloud storage

BOSTON MA — November 23, 2020 — / — Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company, announced a new partnership today with Sidepath, an IT Solutions Provider and Technology Integrator dedicated to helping clients leverage innovative enterprise technologies to better align IT and business needs. Through the new partnership, Sidepath clients — typically small and medium-sized businesses — will have access to Wasabi’s high performance, scalable and flexible cloud storage enabling greater data accessibility either as a primary or hybrid storage option. Sidepath clients will also have the ability to reduce costs and stay within budget through Wasabi’s Reserved Capacity Storage offering.

Managing and storing data has always been a headache for IT departments and this feeling has only compounded as the business world experiences a spike in enterprise technologies being deployed that only add to the flood of new data being produced every day. This data holds tremendous value but can be rendered useless without the right tools and storage infrastructure in place. Sidepath addresses this challenge by delivering solutions that greatly reduce complexity within IT infrastructure by simplifying data management, simplifying virtualization, and accelerating network performance. By partnering with Wasabi, Sidepath can expand its services to include cloud capacity allowing for expanded storage options.

“Data management and storage are our customers’ greatest IT challenges — and potential opportunities,” said Patrick Mulvee, Partner at Sidepath. “Unfortunately, traditional on-premise data centers don’t always work for a world that has begun to move to the cloud. By partnering with Wasabi, we’re able to advance our mission of simplifying our clients’ technology infrastructure by providing a flexible and easy-to-use cloud storage option that can further align their IT and business needs.”

Wasabi’s Reserved Capacity Storage is an innovative pricing model that provides further savings over the pay-as-you-go model. The offering allows users to pay upfront on a yearly basis, with the option to scale-up storage capacity as needed. In addition to being 1/5th the cost of Amazon S3 with no fees for egress or API requests while remaining markedly faster than competitors, Wasabi’s Reserved Capacity Storage allows for greater budget forecasting and peace-of-mind when coordinating cloud investment.

“We launched Wasabi after realizing that the traditional cloud storage market was in desperate need of disruption. Too often, companies were being forced into storage agreements that were unmanageable with hidden fees and rigid capacity limitations,” said Wasabi SVP of Product, Jim Donovan. “We’re excited to provide Sidepath with a new, cost-effective option, while also expanding Wasabi’s geographic reach through Sidepath’s rich network of customers.”

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About Wasabi
Wasabi provides simple, predictable and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an infinite amount of data at 1/5th the price of the competition with no complex tiers or unpredictable egress fees. Trusted by customers worldwide, Wasabi has been recognized as one of technology’s fastest-growing and most visionary companies. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi has secured $110 million in funding to date and is a privately held company based in Boston.

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About Sidepath
Sidepath is an IT Solutions Provider and Technology Integrator dedicated to helping our clients leverage innovative enterprise technologies to better align IT with their business needs. Sidepath delivers solutions that greatly reduce complexity within IT infrastructure by simplifying data management, simplifying virtualization, and accelerating the network. Sidepath’s Professional Services design, educate and integrate turnkey solutions leveraging best of breed technologies. We focus on Data Protection/Management, Storage and Server Virtualization, Backup, WAN Optimization, Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity, Hosting, Cloud Services and wide area network connectivity.

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Company supports staff with home office allowance, training & wellness programs and more as local hiring set to expand by 15-20 percent

SUNNYVALE, Calif./Pune, INDIA – November 23, 2020 — / — Druva, Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, today announced plans to ramp up its workforce in India within the next 12 months, even as it extends remote working for all employees until the spring of 2021. Since initiating a mandatory remote working policy earlier this year to protect employees and the larger community, Druva has supported its local workforce of almost 500 employees with a number of unique benefits including a home office update allowance, office equipment loaning, career enhancement initiatives, additional days off designed to support mental health and virtual wellness and training programs.

Since March 2020, Druva has successfully transitioned its global employees to a work from home model. To seamlessly enable this transition, the company has focused on supporting its employees to create a productive environment away from the traditional office, even amid the uncertainty of the pandemic. Greater emphasis has been paid on ensuring employee work-life balance, supporting challenges and concerns associated with remote working and offering more flexible work schedules to support impacted families.

“In unprecedented times like these employees expect their organisation to care about their well being above everything else,” said Milind Borate, co-founder and Chief Development Officer, Druva. “From the beginning of the pandemic-induced lockdown, we decided to focus on the safety, flexibility and remote training and development opportunities for our employees. Adapting to trends and working to overcome challenges has been part of Druva’s DNA since its founding and it is no different now. Be it the employee assistance program, allowance for home office upgrades or extension of remote working, everything is being done with our employees in mind, and we have emerged stronger than before.”

Other initiatives and benefits Druva has offered employees include:

  • Employee assistance program (EAP) to provide holistic mental wellness support for all India employees and their dependents through designated, professional counsellors.
  • Revised Fitness Reimbursement Policy to encourage a well-rounded and healthy lifestyle for employees and their immediate family members. This includes reimbursement for expenses related to a variety of wellness activities including subscriptions for online fitness classes, fitness trackers, sports equipment and exercise DVDs/videos and games.
  • Extending Insurance in some key areas along with an employee paid top-up option, which will allow employees to extend coverage for themselves and their dependents while still having access to all the benefits of the existing corporate policy. An EMI payment option has also been introduced to provide employee support in managing the premium.
  • Concierge Services have been extended to a door-step service while the company maintains a remote working model.

The remote working model has also minimally impacted the company’s regular activities, including onboarding, business delivery, timely promotions and annual salary increases. While the company continues to closely review the ever-evolving situation, Druva is committed to expanding its local presence and is on track to add 15-20 percent new headcount in Pune over the next few months. Once a return to office is deemed safe, the company intends to roll out a phased approach, with a hybrid model for some departments. The company is now focused on further accelerating growth through 2021 as it sees a greater need for its cloud data protection technologies during these times of increased cloud migration.

About Druva
Druva delivers Data Protection and Management for the cloud era. Druva Cloud Platform is built on AWS and offered as-a-Service; customers drive down costs by up to 50 percent by freeing themselves from the burden of unnecessary hardware, capacity planning, and software management. Druva is trusted worldwide by over 4,000 companies at the forefront of embracing the cloud. Druva is a privately held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and is funded by Sequoia Capital, Viking Global Investors, Tenaya Capital, Riverwood Capital and Nexus Partners. Visit and follow us @druvainc.

Media Contact:
Sagar Desai
Head Marketing Communications, India
Druva, Inc.

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BOULDER, Colo. Nov. 19, 2020 — / — Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and management solutions, today announced that Grass Valley’s STRATUS has integrated with Spectra’s BlackPearl® Object Storage platform. Designed for numerous concurrent media workflows, BlackPearl eliminates the need for expensive third-party middleware by directly integrating with a wide range of production, automation and asset management applications. GV STRATUS is a video production and content management application that simplifies workflows, streamlines video editing and enables stories to break faster while providing creative freedom.

The joint solution between Spectra Logic and Grass Valley provides an end-to-end production solution that includes modern, open standard content storage and management of large repositories of assets. The combination provides fast and concurrent access to full or partial assets, irrespective of where the assets reside, whether on local or remote storage such as disk and tape, or in the cloud. With its seamless support for many storage mediums, Spectra’s BlackPearl combined with GV STRATUS simplifies workflows and provides powerful search and retrieval methods for any content to accelerate editing, sharing, collaborating and preserving of digital assets across the media infrastructure.

“We are delighted that the GV STRATUS solution is now certified to work seamlessly with Spectra’s BlackPearl platform, providing an excellent combination of asset management capabilities with effective content retrieval and long-term digital protection,” said Hossein ZiaShakeri, Spectra Logic Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Alliances.

This integration comes as Spectra Logic joins the Grass Valley Technology Alliance (GVTA). The GVTA certification program delivers key benefits to customers, such as improved purchasing confidence and access to a wide range of systems and solutions that are interoperable with Grass Valley platforms and workflow components which ultimately means less integration problems and easier deployment.

“As our customers strive to deliver the captivating content and high production values that consumers demand, the Grass Valley Technology Alliance gives them access to trusted solutions, such as Spectra’s BlackPearl, that are tested and configured to ensure interoperability with Grass Valley’s solutions – one of the major hurdles our customers face when deploying mutli-vendor systems, ” said Tim Shoulders, CEO and president of Grass Valley. “We are delighted to see Spectra join the GVTA, bringing our valued ecosystem partners to a total of 22 diverse companies that support collaboration across the media production chain.”

Spectra BlackPearl
Spectra Logic continues to deliver modern end-to-end storage solutions that fit the ever-changing needs of this new era for broadcast, production and post-production. Spectra BlackPearl solves the problem of costly and complex approaches to digital preservation by combining NAS and S3-based interfaces with multiple storage targets into a simple and affordable solution. Spectra® RioBroker is a free data mover for BlackPearl that speeds file transfers, streamlines workflows and scales out BlackPearl in both performance and capacity to accommodate growing amounts of digital assets.

GV STRATUS is a video production and content management toolset that simplifies media workflows, putting a priority on speed to air, enabling stories to break faster while providing creative freedom. The solution delivers powerful search and retrieval tools for valuable archive content, delivering fast access to assets to speed up workflows.

About Spectra Logic Corporation
Spectra Logic develops data storage and data management solutions that solve the problem of long-term digital preservation for organizations dealing with exponential data growth. Dedicated solely to storage innovation for more than 40 years, Spectra Logic’s uncompromising product and customer focus is proven by the adoption of its solutions by leaders in multiple industries globally. Spectra enables affordable, multi-decade data storage and access by creating new methods of managing information in all forms of storage—including archive, backup, cold storage, private cloud and public cloud. To learn more, visit

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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ – November 20, 2020 — / — OwnBackup recently ranked 79 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a listing of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in North America. As highlighted by this distinguished award, OwnBackup’s revenues grew 1,486% and its customer base increased by 520% percent over the last three years.

To take this impressive momentum to the next level, OwnBackup recently expanded its world-class executive leadership team, appointing Jeannie Mun as chief financial officer, Leo Minervini as chief information officer, Travis Howe as chief information security officer, and Laura Cooper as chief people officer. In addition, new leaders in Asia Pacific and Europe joined to support growing customer demand for SaaS data protection in these markets. They will build on OwnBackup’s solid base of 2,600 customers worldwide—more than 29 percent of which are based outside the United States.

“The current pandemic is shining a bright light on several key trends that have been fueling business resilience ever since we first imagined OwnBackup. In this ever-changing business environment, digital transformation, cloud complexity, and artificial intelligence are all accelerating faster than anyone expected,” said Sam Gutmann, CEO of OwnBackup. “We’re putting the right people and practices in place to scale our business as we help forward-looking leaders in our growing customer ecosystem rapidly adapt and prepare for whatever paradigm shift comes next.”

New C-level Executives Poised to Supercharge Growth
Photo: Jeannie Mun

Joining OwnBackup as CFO, Jeannie Mun’s (pictured above) financial leadership experience spans high growth technology organizations such as MediaMath, which achieved a six-year compound annual growth rate of over 100% during her tenure, and OysterBooks, which was acquired by Google. Earlier in her career, she was an investment banker with Jordan Edmiston Group and a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting. “I’m thrilled to join such a great company and help lay a solid foundation for long-term viability and continued scale,” said Jeannie Mun, CFO at OwnBackup. “We have a clear and compelling opportunity to leverage OwnBackup’s impressive technology and IP to further expand our customer base and product offerings into numerous new markets.”

Leo Minervini
Photo: Leo Minervini

Leo Minervini (pictured above) joined OwnBackup to head the company’s global IT organization, bringing strategic technology experience from Trifecta Technologies, Carlo’s Bakery, Oracle, and Trend Micro. As CISO, Travis Howe leads OwnBackup’s security, privacy, and compliance initiatives. He is a visionary executive with experience as a United States Navy cryptologist, the security lead for the western third of the U.S. power grid, and a U.S. space command classified network architect. Laura Cooper manages the company’s global human resources, talent, recruiting, and facilities operations, adding valuable HR operations expertise from her leadership roles at Bluecore, Franklin Templeton Investments, Samsung Electronics America, and NICE Systems.

About Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500™
Now in its 26th year, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2016 to 2019. Overall, 2020 Technology Fast 500™ companies achieved three-year revenue growth ranging from 175% to 106,508%, with median growth of 450%.

About OwnBackup
OwnBackup, the leading cloud-to-cloud backup and restore vendor, provides secure, automated, daily backups of SaaS and PaaS data, as well as sophisticated data compare and restore tools for disaster recovery. Helping more than 2,600 businesses worldwide protect critical cloud data, OwnBackup covers data loss and corruption caused by human errors, malicious intent, integration errors, and rogue applications. Built for security and privacy, OwnBackup exceeds the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements for backed-up data. Co-founded by seasoned data-recovery, data-protection, and information-security experts, OwnBackup is a top-rated backup and restore ISV on Salesforce AppExchange and was awarded the Salesforce Appy Award in 2018. OwnBackup ranks number 25 on the 2020 Financial Times Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies list and 79 on the 2020 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ list. Headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., with R&D, support, and other functions in Tel Aviv and London, OwnBackup is the vendor of choice for some of the world’s largest users of SaaS applications.

For more information, visit

About Deloitte
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By protecting its critical data, this global broadcast provider can concentrate on creating award-winning content for the world’s most recognized brands

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Nov. 19, 2020 — / — Scality, leader in software solutions for global data orchestration and distributed file and object storage, today announced that Nightshift, leader in film and digital content, relies on Scality RING software-defined storage as the storage platform for its highest-value assets, totaling over a petabyte of data.

From Paris to New York, Nightshift innovates to deliver engaging content for some of the most well-known brands in the world. L’Oréal Paris, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss and Lancôme work with Nightshift to deliver engaging branded content. Their team of producers and artists deliver world-class media across all channels.

“We develop creative content for the most well-known brands in the beauty market around the globe,” said Mathieu Hue, Nightshift’s managing director. “We simply can’t afford to lose any footage or our work-in-progress, so we trust all of our high-value content storage to Scality RING as we work on it. This involves ingestion of raw footage, editing and post-production work, and secure storage.”

Raw video footage is immediately protected on the RING using file protocols to be kept safe and available for editing and post-production work including color grading movies, as well as for streaming secure screenings through Nightshift’s exclusive tools for customer reviews and approvals from locations around the globe.

“Nightshift combines innovative technological vision with the best talent in the industry,” added Hue. “And we appreciate the same qualities in Scality. The bottom line is that our software-defined storage from Scality means we can dormir sur nos deux oreilles, as we often say in France, because it is entirely reliable and resilient. We know our critical assets—the products of our hard work—won’t be lost. Period.”

Nightshift deployed multiple Supermicro servers running Scality software through partner Digital Storage.

“Supermicro and Scality collaborated to meet the data storage and orchestration challenges of customers like Nightshift,” said Eric Sindelar, general manager, operations and advanced technology development, Supermicro. “Our recently announced solution highlights the growing association between companies, and we’re excited to support customers like Nightshift.”

Scality RING brings reliability, availability and performance to multiple use cases in the media and entertainment space. Software-defined Scality RING object storage turns any standard x86 server into highly expandable storage. It scales without limits and guarantees 100 percent availability—all while reducing costs by as much as 90 percent compared to legacy systems. Scality RING is deployed by more than hundreds of petabyte-scale customers around the world. It features native file protocols and high-fidelity AWS S3 API, data encryption, volume and bucket data protection, data-restorative versioning, extended location control for data sovereignty, and geo-replication for disaster recovery for customers requiring ironclad data protection.

About Scality
Scality® is a market-leading software-defined file and object platform designed for on-premise, hybrid and multi-cloud environments. We give customers the freedom and control necessary to compete in a data-driven economy.

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Kristen Wiltse – US
A3 Communications

Federica Monsone – EMEA
A3 Communications
+44 1252 875 203

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GLASGOW, Scotland – November 20, 2020 — / — iomart is proud to announce that it has achieved re-certification for four important ISO accreditations, demonstrating that we ensure industry best practice across our business on behalf of our customers.

iomart underwent rigorous audits from UKAS accredited certification body Alcumus ISOQAR for our data centre operations our offices, our customer-facing teams and our management processes.

The re-certifications are for the following ISO standards:

  • ISO 9001: Quality Management Systems
  • ISO 27001: Information Security Management
  • ISO 22301: Business Continuity Management
  • ISO 14001: Environmental Management Systems

iomart was also audited successfully for the latest service management certificate ISO 20000: 2018 which is for Information Technology Service Management Systems.

Reece Donovan, Chief Executive Officer, iomart, said: “I would like to congratulate the iomart team on achieving these ISO standards. How we manage and operate our business is very important, not just for us but also for our customers, who put their trust in us. Our talented people continue to lead the way in our sector and I am delighted that our commitment to quality management, information security, business continuity, service delivery and environmental management continues to meet the most rigorous professional standards.”

iomart has been at the forefront of ISO adoption within the cloud computing industry for over a decade. We pride ourselves on meeting the highest standards across our entire operation in order to deliver excellence in the managed cloud services we provide to thousands of customers. This in turn helps our customers meet their own compliance obligations around managing data, risk and sustainability. In addition to the accreditations we have just been re-certified for, we have an ISO 50001 certified Energy Management System.

Steve Flockhart, Compliance and Standards Manager, iomart, said: “Our teams spent several days with the auditors going through every aspect of the business to demonstrate how we work continuously to meet the requirements of these ISO standards. I am delighted to say that we passed each one with flying colours. The re-certifications demonstrate that we take good governance and attention to detail seriously throughout iomart.”

What Do These ISOs Stand For? 
ISO 9001 demonstrate a company’s ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and enhances customer satisfaction.

ISO 27001 demonstrates that a company has met the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system.

ISO 22301 demonstrates that a company meets the requirements to implement, maintain and improve a management system to protect against, respond to and reduce the likelihood of  disruption.

ISO 14001 demonstrates that a company is seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.

Find out more about the many industry standards we work to by visiting the accreditations page of our website.

About iomart
For over 20 years iomart Group plc (AIM: IOM) has been helping growing organisations to maximise the flexibility, cost effectiveness and scalability of the cloud. From data centres we own and operate in the U.K. and from connected facilities across the globe, we deliver 24/7 storage and protection for data across the most complex of cloud and legacy infrastructures. Our team of over 400 dedicated staff work with our customers at the strategy stage through to delivery and ongoing management, to implement the secure cloud solutions that deliver to their business requirements. For more information visit

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The new update of the Enterprise File Fabric focuses on pandemic related feature enhancements that strengthen data security and remote working requirements

LONDON, UK – November 20th 2020 — / — Storage Made Easy® (SME), announces a new release of the Enterprise File Fabric, which integrates File and Object Storage into a single platform accessible through a global file system.

The release focuses on remote working and cybersecurity, providing a powerful combination of privacy and collaboration that works with a company’s existing file and object data sets.

Highlights of the new release include:

Strengthened Remote Working and Collaboration Capabilities:

  • With more companies having remote employees, the File Fabric’s SMB connector has been updated enabling SMB shares to no longer be restricted by boundaries of the office, facilitating cloud-like working with SMB shares without the need for VPN or VDI. The same technology works with Cloud based file systems such as Amazon FSx or Azure files.
  • Additionally a new feature of the File Fabric, called Jibe, has been introduced. Jibe is a service that is able to monitor data that is added to a company’s file or object data estates directly. As the File Fabric does not lock customers into having to use it directly to access and work with data, Jibe is a mechanism to ensure that the File Fabric metadata is instantly updated as new files or objects are directly added. This enables the File Fabric to analyze new data in near real-time, updating its ‘smart index’ immediately and enforcing security controls which include: taking immediate protective action on exposed PHI / PII data and make the data available to end users and other system workflows.
  • In this release the File Fabric has also been integrated with Microsoft Teams to provide easy in-situ access through Teams for companies that have adopted this tool for remote working and collaboration. This reduces friction and increases productivity for remote Teams that use the File Fabric to access File or Object data and who ‘live in Teams’ during their working day.
  • SiteLink, the File Fabric’s Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) multi-site capabilities have been updated to support multi-site file locking and file transfer acceleration between nodes using our unique M-Stream® File Transfer acceleration feature.

Strengthened Media Capabilities:

  • M-Stream®, the File Fabric’s file transfer acceleration technology, has been enhanced and certified with more file and object providers to offer a fast productivity enhancing experience for remote workers with limited consumer broadband speeds.
  • brand new, tile-based ‘gallery view’ is now supported in the Web File Manager, inclusive of pan and zoom features, which provides a better experience for photo file assets.
  • The File Fabric now provides on-demand transcoding between a range of video file formats for customers using the File Fabric’s media and entertainment module.

Improved Data Compliance and DLP Capabilities:

  • The File Fabric’s Content Discovery module, which provides smart discovery of PHI / PII data, has been extended to include pre-defined template policies for CCPA and FINRA. The template policies are automatically applied to documents in real-time, on upload by end users. The templates help enable automatic detection of personal information and protecting sensitive information wherever it is stored. Policies are extendable and companies can easily create their own templates as appertains to their own business domain.

Performance Improvements:

  • As with every release, the File Fabric’s indexing and API performance has been vastly improved enabling file and object estates with billions of files to be accessed and managed from the File Fabric.


  • Storage Made Easy was one of the official Backblaze launch partners connector. The new release supports B2 Cloud Storage as a destination for S3 compatible workflows.
  • As Amazon have rolled out new Amazon S3 Regions, these have been added as supported regions to the File Fabric’s S3 Connector. Specifically three new Amazon S3 regions have been added: Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local) – ap-northeast-3, Europe (Stockholm) – eu-north-1, Middle East (Bahrain) – me-south-1.

Todd Dughman, Director of Information Technology at TNP, said: “The File Fabric from Storage Made Easy enabled us to have web scale remote access to our Nasuni SMB file shares, inclusive of Microsoft Teams support. This enabled us to retire a secondary remote access file sharing solution we were using from Egnyte”.

Jacob Moss, Music Tech Assistant at Sparks & Shadows, said: “The final catalyst that justified the company moving forward with SME was the quality of support. It has been great; they respond very quickly. Overall, the File Fabric has been terrific for our business. Not only did it provide everything we needed, but we realized we could do things we would love to have done but didn’t imagine we could do”.

Jim Liddle, Storage Made Easy CEO, said: “In today’s complex work environment, with many companies having employees that work from home, who have SMB file or object storage workflow requirements, the File Fabric can provide a single pane of glass for compliance, security, and employee productivity.”

Find more information and see the full list of new and improved features here —

About Storage Made Easy (SME)
Storage Made Easy’s Enterprise File Fabric™ integrates file and object data into one single platform through a unified file system that works with on-premises and on-cloud data storage assets.

End users, whether local or remote, are able to access the unified file system using web scale protocols and clients that bridge desktop and cloud, but which provide familiar workflows to end users.

Cloud-like economics are provided across a company’s entire storage portfolio, unlocking the benefits and cost-efficiency of its data assets whilst providing strict controls and governance for legislative compliance, such as GDPR and CCPA, and addressing security concerns such as ransomware attacks.

The platform’s unique File Transfer acceleration technology M-Stream®, speeds up the transfer of files from desktop to storage, storage to desktop or even public cloud to public cloud, enhancing user productivity and providing ROI on latency sensitive workflows.

The company is backed by Moore Strategic Ventures, LLC, the private investment vehicle of Louis M. Bacon, in addition to other private shareholders including London-based entrepreneurs who previously successfully exited their businesses to larger industry peers.

Storage Made Easy is the trading name of Vehera LTD.

Follow us on Twitter @SMEStorage and @storagemadeeasy and visit us at to learn more.

Press Contact
Mariado Martinez
Business Development Director
+44 (0)2086 432 885

Source: SME




Increased investment from Kubernetes data management provider to help advance cloud native technology innovation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Nov. 18, 2020 — / — KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA Virtual – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, today announced that Kasten has upgraded its membership to platinum.

Kasten – recently acquired by Veeam® – is a market leader for Kubernetes data management, making it simple for both developers and operators to run stateful cloud native applications. Kasten’s goal is to simplify backup and data management to deliver the flexibility, reliability, and security needed to accommodate Kubernetes-native workloads as enterprises shift away from monoliths to containers and microservices.

“Kubernetes has become so intrinsically foundational to computing and the innovation that will come along with it,” said Niraj Tolia, President and GM at Kasten. “Kasten and its parent company, Veeam, both recognize the critical importance of supporting and helping guide CNCF and the Kubernetes development communities as we continue to see significant growth in the space. The whole team at Kasten is excited to be engaging even further with the cloud-native ecosystem.”

In addition to developing Kasten K10, its Kubernetes-native data management solutions, Kasten contributes to the Kubernetes Storage Special Interest Group and the Data Protection Working Group in Kubernetes, to help improve storage operations and promote data protection support for the Kubernetes and CNCF communities. Kasten also maintains Kanister, an open source project that helps extend support for and execution of data management tasks for databases and NoSQL systems running in Kubernetes, and supports the development of kopia, a fast and secure open-source tool to manage backups.

“It is really a testament to the relevance of our community when organizations like Kasten increase its meaningful investment in CNCF,” said Priyanka Sharma, general manager of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Without these supporters, CNCF would not be where it is today, and we thank Kasten for its increased investment. We look forward to working with Kasten to drive continued technological innovation in the diverse cloud native community.”

Additional Resources

  • CNCF Newsletter
  • CNCF Twitter
  • CNCF Website
  • Learn About CNCF Membership
  • Learn About the CNCF End User Community

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Cloud native computing empowers organizations to build and run scalable applications with an open source software stack in public, private, and hybrid clouds. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of the global technology infrastructure, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Envoy. CNCF brings together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors, and runs the largest open source developer conferences in the world. Supported by more than 500 members, including the world’s largest cloud computing and software companies, as well as over 200 innovative startups, CNCF is part of the nonprofit Linux Foundation. For more information, please visit

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Jessie Adams-Shore
The Linux Foundation

Source: Cloud Native Computing Foundation




Company’s Decentralized Cloud Storage Service, Tardigrade Increases Users by More Than 300 Percent as Decentralized Cloud Market Experiences Rapid Growth

ATLANTA, GA – Nov. 18, 2020 — / — Storj Labs today announced multiple new integrations with its Tardigrade Decentralized Cloud Storage Service, including Velero—a VMware service for data recovery and migration for Kubernetes environments. VMware is also a Docker Registry and a storage and distribution system for named Docker images. The company also announced global research university Carnegie Mellon and the University of Maryland are both using Tardigrade to store and share large research datasets securely. These institutions are among the 11,200 customers who use Tardigrade decentralized cloud storage and take advantage of the company’s 45 PB of storage capacity spread worldwide.

Tardigrade is the world’s first decentralized cloud object storage solution backed by enterprise service level agreements (SLAs). The service launched to the general public in March 2020. Since the general launch, Storj Labs has grown the network’s capacity from 22 petabytes to 45 petabytes and Tardigrade users from 3,600 to 11,200—an increase of more than 300 percent. Today, there are 171 million files stored on Tardigrade.

“Decentralized cloud storage has the ability to greatly enhance security, privacy, and data durability for data owners and is largely why we’ve seen such impressive growth,” said Ben Golub, Storj Labs CEO and Executive Chair. “With more companies moving to the cloud, and the cloud industry being dominated by three large companies, decision-makers are very interested in pursuing other options for cloud storage to eliminate downtime and data centralization. Tardigrade is an ideal storage solution for any type of business looking to store data in the cloud, and technology companies that are interested in generating revenue through new approaches.”

Tardigrade’s Open Source Partner Program (OSPP) allows companies to generate revenue every time their users upload data to the decentralized cloud storage service. By joining the OSPP and integrating their platforms with Tardigrade, partners can help their users take advantage of the service’s security and data durability benefits while also generating revenue that can be sustainably reinvested in their respective businesses.

  • VMWare’s Velero: As one of the leading providers of data backup and recovery solutions for Kubernetes environments, Velero users can now use Tardigrade to backup their Kubernetes object data to Tardigrade. This gives their Kubernetes clusters multi-region availability and the benefit of end-to-end encryption.
  • Docker Registry: This service enables Docker users to store named Docker images and manage various versions of the same container. These container images reside on a storage device. Now, Docker users can host their registries on the decentralized cloud with Tardigrade, enhancing security, privacy, and performance.

“The Velero community is excited to see Tardigrade develop an integration with Velero, providing another option for object storage to our users,” said Michael Michael, Director of Product Management at VMware. “Velero’s mission is to be the best backup and recovery solution for Kubernetes, and integrations like this showcase our strong commitment to be an ecosystem citizen and enable users to take advantage of secure, globally-distributed cloud storage solutions that meet their needs.”

Storj Labs Tardigrade service is S3 compatible, end-to-end encrypted, and globally available similar to multi-region architectures of centralized services—all at a fraction of traditional cloud providers’ price. Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland will be able to take advantage of these benefits to keep their data secure and available for fast access worldwide, making research more accessible.

  • Carnegie Mellon University: As a globally-distributed research university with campuses across six continents, Carnegie Mellon quickly experienced the benefits a globally-distributed cloud storage service could bring to the organization and its important data. The university’s School of Computer Science hosts a large, quickly-growing research dataset on Tardigrade that is quickly growing beyond the multiple TB range and generating over 80TB of bandwidth utilization monthly.
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore: The physics department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, uses Tardigrade to store and transfer important research data to locations around the world. Tardigrade’s globally distributed architecture means large files can be downloaded with much higher performance due to parallelism.

“Tardigrade is an ideal solution for sharing the dataset because the data stored is globally available by default,” said Juncheng Yang, a CMU Ph.D. student. “Tardigrade helped us to solve our data storage and global sharing problem. The parallel architecture removes the bandwidth bottlenecks we’d been facing, enabling us to upload and share our data more efficiently and quickly.”

To date, Tardigrade has achieved 100% file durability since its beta launch over a year ago. The company is the only decentralized cloud storage service with an SLA, which guarantees 99.9999999% durability and 99.9% availability. Tardigrade delivers performance on par—or better than centralized cloud storage providers— delivering enterprise-grade Amazon S3-compatible object storage.

Developers and other cloud storage users interested in trying out Tardigrade can get started storing data on the platform by visiting the Tardigrade sign-up page.


  • To learn more about Storj Labs, visit the website at
  • Learn more about Tardigrade customers and partners on the website:
    • Tardigrade Backup for Kubernetes with Velero
    • Build a Docker Container Registry Backed by the Decentralized Cloud
    • Storj Labs and Carnegie Mellon: Moving Large Datasets Faster Across Research Institutions
    • Storj Labs and University of Maryland: Moving Large Datasets Faster Across Research Institutions
  • Learn more about the Tardigrade Decentralized Cloud Storage Service by visiting
  • Learn more about the Open Source Partner Program on the website.
  • Follow us on Twitter @Tardigrade_io and @storjproject.

About Storj
Storj Labs provides secure, affordable distributed cloud storage that gives data ownership back to the user, instead of major corporations. The company’s open-source cloud storage platform utilizes spare disk drive space shared by its community members to create a secure network for developers, operations teams, companies, and others in need of secure cloud storage. The distributed architecture of the Storj network protects against attacks, improves reliability, increases download/upload speeds, and enhances performance compared to many traditional cloud storage approaches.

Storj Labs also created the Tardigrade decentralized cloud service, the world’s first decentralized cloud object storage service. Tardigrade offers decentralized cloud storage that’s automatically encrypted, easily implemented, highly performant, exceptionally economical, and ridiculously resilient.

Now in production, the Tardigrade service delivers durability, performance, and security that is better than major cloud providers, at a fraction of the cost. Through the Tardigrade Open Source Partner Program, any open source projects that enable users to store data on Tardigrade via connectors will receive a portion of the revenue generated by those users.

Storj Labs
P: (404) 630-2242

Source: Storj Labs




Clarksville, TN – Nov. 19, 2020 — / — dinCloud, a leader in Virtual Workspaces and Cloud Services is pleased to announce the revamp of its cloud orchestration and management portal, dinManage. This marks the achievement of yet another milestone in dinCloud’s commitment to constant innovation in cloud computing technologies and a step forward in enhancing UI/UX (User Interface and user experience). New dinManage can be accessed using the URL

As a premier Cloud Service Provider, dinCloud has always given great importance to User Experience (UX). We also strongly believe in giving maximum visibility to our valued users into their cloud deployments.

With this very goal in mind, we designed a highly intuitive and user friendly Cloud Management Portal called dinManage. This web based portal enables our cloud users to manage all aspects of their cloud environments from a single User Interface (UI).

Moreover, Ever since its introduction, dinCloud’s expert developers have been making incremental improvements in dinManage. These enhancements covered both the technical aspects as well as elements related to the User Interface (UI).

Lately, it was felt that we need to undertake a complete overhaul of dinManage. This task was undertaken to bring dinManage at par with the best cloud providers globally. Today, we are pleased to achieve a total revamp of our cloud orchestration portal, dinManage.

We have transformed the entire Graphical User Interface (GUI) of dinManage, with the primary focus on User Experience (UX). The home screen of dinManage now allows you to have a glimpse of your entire cloud environment and its core elements.

As the product range of dinCloud kept increasing over the years, it was felt to consolidate all our cloud services within dinManage. In this way, our valued cloud users will be able to manage Virtual Desktops, Virtual Servers and Virtual Databases, all through dinManage from a single pane of window without having to go anywhere else or jumping over to any other page.

In the revamp of dinManage, our developers paid special attention to elements that directly impacted its performance. You would be glad to know we have standardized the entire code that manages the complex back-end processes initiated via dinManage.

As we strive for perfection, our developers went a step further and started work on optimizing the code. With the successful optimization of dinManage code, we were able to drastically reduce lag times when executing tasks and processes over this portal.

Security is a core consideration at dinCloud and our dinManage portal is no exception. As you can control nearly all aspects of your cloud deployment via dinManage, we have successfully implemented Two Factor Authentication (2FA) prior to login.

A key aspect of end user experience is the responsiveness of deign. We are pleased to announce that now, dinManage has a fully responsive design. You can seamlessly avail all features of dinManage over your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop.

This complete transformation of dinManage has given dinCloud a unique competitive edge in the global Cloud market. With a revamped dinManage portal, we are now able to deliver more value, satisfaction and functionality to our valuable cloud users.

About dinCloud
dinCloud offers digital transformation services to organizations through its cloud platform. Each customer’s hosted private cloud offers Hosted Workspaces and Cloud Infrastructure that the customer controls. Services are available through dinCloud’s network of Value Added Resellers (VARs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Organizations interested in business process outsourcing (BPO) can leverage Premier BPO to extend services from IT to other back office and front office functions as well.

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PR Contact:
Sam Aslam
Director Marketing

Source: dinCloud




Durham, NC – November 18, 2020 — / — When it comes to data protection, some interruptions for data backup and recovery are inevitable. But minimizing the duration of interruptions allows users to resume accessing data quickly and helps return operational workflows to a productive pace sooner.

Principled Technologies (PT) timed how long a Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) DP5800 solution and a competing solution took to complete backups of databases and VMs and recover databases from backups. The Dell EMC IDPA solution saved time in each test scenario.

According to the report, “By choosing an IDPA DP5800-based solution for data protection, your organization can set shorter backup and recovery windows, which could minimize disruptions to application performance and user access, help you meet [service level agreements (SLAs)], and keep your organization’s daily operations on track.”

To read the full report and see test details, visit —

About Principled Technologies, Inc.
Principled Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of technology marketing and learning & development services.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. For more information, please visit

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Principled Technologies, Inc.
Sharon Horton

Principled Technologies, Inc.
1007 Slater Road, Suite #300
Durham, NC
USA, 27703

Source: Principled Technologies, Inc.




With the Andes 5.3 release, Rubrik delivers up to 10X faster SQL Server backups for large enterprises and reduced cloud archiving costs by up to 95%

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Nov. 19, 2020 — / — Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, announced updates to its cloud data management platform, offering global enterprises best-in-class data storage, protection, and orchestration. Details of Rubrik’s winter product release were shared today in a virtual event with top IT industry leaders, emphasizing the company’s focus on helping today’s businesses modernize and automate, extend to the cloud and mitigate risk around their soaring volumes of data.

“Rubrik is driving a revolution in modern data management,” said Dan Rogers, president at Rubrik. “With Andes 5.3, innovative companies can add automation to their data operations, protection across hybrid environments including all three major public cloud providers, and mitigate increasing data risks.”

Rubrik’s latest advancements come at a time when businesses are accelerating cloud adoption to better support distributed workforces and explosive data growth. In a recent report, global research and advisory firm Forrester predicted that, largely as a result of the pandemic, the global public cloud infrastructure will grow 35% in 2021. More than 59 zettabytes (ZB) of data will be created, captured, copied, and consumed in the world this year, according to a new update to the Global DataSphere from International Data Corporation (IDC). At the same time, global ransomware reports have increased by 715% YoY according to the BitDefender Mid-Year Threat Landscape Report, suggesting that bad actors are capitalizing on the pandemic and increase in remote work.

To thrive in this changing environment, enterprises need a data management solution that can seamlessly migrate and power on data in the cloud and protect against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. The Andes 5.3 release is designed to address the needs of customers by delivering more enterprise-scale and performance, enhanced turnkey cloud migration, and expanded intelligent risk mitigation.

Sephora VP of IT Anil Gupta said, “Our infrastructure is essential to stay competitive, especially during these dynamic times. Rubrik technology grows with us–providing essential data protection and increasingly flexible and expandable data management as well.”

Performance at Enterprise Scale
Andes 5.3 offers improved performance benchmarks for large enterprise infrastructure and applications:

  • 10x faster backups of SQL Server environments with hundreds of databases per host–supporting up to 10,000 SQL databases on a single Rubrik 4-node cluster;
  • Oracle backup speed doubled to nearly one gigabyte per second;
  • A new ‘Recovery Validation’ feature for Oracle in Andes 5.3 will enable validation and recovery tests that ensure an Oracle database is recoverable;
  • New Service Level Agreement (SLA) policies can be applied to Rubrik Elastic App Service or managed volumes–enabling full backup automation; and
  • NAS restore performance has improved 3x and NetApp scanning performance has doubled, allowing for 35 million files to be scanned in less than 15 minutes.

According to Mike Suter, Cloud Systems Architect for CBRE Group, “Rubrik CDM allows for easy protection and fast recovery back to previous snapshots. Polaris has taken this a step further by reducing costs and also natively handling replication and recovery for complete data protection and disaster recovery.”

Expanding to the Cloud
Rubrik has focused on cloud since its inception and, with Andes 5.3, expands orchestration and cost control across private and public cloud infrastructures and hybrid environments:

  • Now supporting Google Cloud to include VMs and file sets as well as automated discovery and backup of SAP HANA on Google Cloud using Rubrik SLA-based policies;
  • Comprehensive hybrid-cloud VMware protection across on-premises, AWS, Azure and Google, and now VMware Cloud on AWS;
  • Fully cloud-native Polaris for Amazon RDS enabling unified protection of RDS across multiple AWS accounts and regions, and recovery to different AWS regions
  • New protection of Oracle databases on AWS and Azure; and
  • Improved Smart Tiering to archive data to cool storage when storage savings are greater than the compute costs of having to reconstruct the data for recovery.

Enterprise Risk Mitigation
Beyond immutable backups and faster recovery across hybrid environments, Rubrik offers products that work on top of its data protection platform Polaris to help customers proactively mitigate data risk, even as threats accelerate.

To help enterprises better reduce the risk of non-compliance and data breaches, Rubrik’s next release of Polaris Sonar product will offer visibility into high-risk locations, including sensitive files open to everyone and those that contain data that has not been accessed for some time. Released in 2019, Sonar is designed to discover sensitive, personally-identifiable information (PII) hiding in an organization’s unstructured data. Over 600 customers are now using Polaris Radar and Sonar applications to mitigate data risk.

James Fleming, Director of ITS at leading biomedical research institute, Francis Crick Institute, said, “Sadly, during the pandemic, we’ve seen more attempts to plant ransomware, even as we contend with a huge increase in sensitive health information. In addition to essential protection against ransomware through Rubrik’s immutable backups, Sonar helps to find sensitive data that would be at risk of being exposed.”

A number of select customers and partners are currently using Andes 5.3 in beta, with general availability expected over the coming months through Rubrik’s expansive global partner network.

“Enterprises today are tasked with new challenges in managing their data, from an increase in business data to the proliferation of ransomware,” said Mike McLain, Architect, Data Protection at Insight. “I am excited about the enhancements Rubrik is making to its platform in Andes 5.3 that will make it easier than ever for our mutual customers to automate, protect, and modernize their data infrastructure.”

Daniel Jenkins, IT Network Engineer for Omnitracs said, “Rubrik truly is a set-it-and-forget solution that allows us to automate our complex workflows in our hybrid cloud environment. Coupled with automation and ease of use with public cloud, Rubrik has yielded 65% cost savings while freeing up time for innovation.”

Over 2,700 customers around the world trust Rubrik to protect, automate, and govern their applications at a massive scale in one seamless fabric from data centers to the cloud. Rubrik enables breakthrough simplicity, speed, and savings for the enterprise, and serves three of four Fortune 100 telecom companies, two of four Fortune 100 defense and aerospace companies, two of three Fortune 100 specialty retailers, and four of five Fortune 100 insurance companies.

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  • [BLOG] Mitigating Enterprise Data Risk in a Growing Threat Landscape

About Rubrik
Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, enables enterprises to maximize value from data that is increasingly fragmented across data centers and the cloud. Rubrik delivers a single, policy-driven platform for data recovery, governance, compliance, and cloud mobility. For more information, visit and follow @rubrikInc on Twitter.

Kelsey Shively, Sr. Director of Communications, Rubrik

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Launches unified solution enabling companies to comply with GxP, adhere to data privacy laws, and facilitate collaboration; announces Advisory Board to shape new offerings and go-to-market strategies

Mountain View, CA. – November 19, 2020 — / — Egnyte, the leader in cloud content governance, announced Egnyte for Life Sciences, a purpose-built platform to serve those advancing the science of health. Egnyte’s unified solution helps biotech, medical device, and diagnostics companies accomplish three outcomes quickly: meet regulatory compliance standards, expedite data sharing and collaboration, and secure essential intellectual property.

Life Sciences companies need to manage numerous content-rich workflows that are unique in both their complexity and compliance demands: clinical studies, quality documentation, and regulatory submissions, to name a few. With Egnyte for Life Sciences, these companies can now do so in a single piece of software. The platform provides robust document management capabilities to facilitate intra- and inter-institutional collaboration while maintaining compliance with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 directives.

At Fulcrum Therapeutics, a Cambridge, MA-based firm, Chris Moxham, a Ph.D. and SVP of Discovery Research, leverages Egnyte as a unified solution to enable collaboration, security, and compliance with regulatory frameworks. “There has been an explosion of data types, and the data sets we work with are quite large, things like high-content imaging and sequence data,” said Moxham, whose pioneering research centers on developing medicines that treat the root cause of genetically defined diseases. “The ability for Egnyte to store the data files on a compliant platform and provide seamless access to scientists so we can create knowledge and move forward has been invaluable.”

In addition to addressing the complexities of managing regulated data at different stages of drug development – from research to clinical trials to IPO – Egnyte for Life Sciences also helps companies with global reach address the complexity of operating under multiple privacy and compliance regimes. Leveraging machine learning, the platform will identify risks to sensitive data and automates compliance with, for example, data privacy laws, like GDPR and CCPA. The software provides real-time alerts for misclassified personally identifiable information and a single dashboard to remediate issues.

The launch is a continuation of Egnyte’s strategy of providing simple yet sophisticated cloud content governance, security, and compliance solutions to content-critical businesses.

Egnyte is also announcing the formation of a Life Sciences Advisory Board to shape its offerings and go-to-market strategy in the industry. Advisory Board members include a Nobel Laureate, prominent biotech venture capitalists, and experts in life sciences data management.

About Egnyte
Egnyte provides one unified platform to govern and gain insight into business content on any app, any device, anywhere. More than 16,000 businesses trust Egnyte to empower distributed teams, protect business-critical data and reduce file-sharing cost and complexity. Investors include Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Byers, and Goldman Sachs. For more information, visit

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Boston, MA – November 19, 2020 — / — Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, is pleased to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named them a finalist in the 2020 CRN Tech Innovator Awards. Wasabi was recognized for its Reserved Capacity Storage solution in the Cloud Storage category.

This annual award program honors innovative vendors in the IT channel across 49 technology categories, in key areas ranging from cloud to security to storage to networking. CRN editors assessed hundreds of vendor products along multiple criteria, including uniqueness, key capabilities, technological competency, and addressing customer needs.

Wasabi Reserved Capacity Storage (RCS) is a new cloud storage service offering that makes selling cloud storage simple and profitable for resellers and buying cloud storage a natural addition to on-premises storage for end customers. RCS helps businesses save money by delivering a fixed, prepaid service period of 1, 3 or 5 years for storage capacity while reducing storage costs with added discounts for term and capacity. Wasabi RCS offers predictability with no fees for egress or API requests.

“CRN’s Tech Innovator Awards celebrate technology vendors that empower end-users and promote business growth for solution providers with pioneering, purpose-built solutions,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Congratulations to each of this year’s CRN Tech Innovator Award finalists! We are honored to recognize these best-in-class vendors that are powering IT transformation and innovation.”

“It is an honor to be recognized for this award alongside such respected industry leaders. Wasabi Reserved Capacity Storage is a solution that fits the needs of businesses looking to pay one bill for a set time with a set storage capacity. If more space is needed we make it easy to add on”, said Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Marty Falaro. “We’re laser-focused on doing one thing really, really well — cloud storage — and RCS is another way our channel partners can make more money and help their customers embrace the cloud in a way that is incredibly simple and cost-effective.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

About Wasabi
Wasabi provides simple, predictable, and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an infinite amount of data at 1/5th the price of the competition with no complex tiers or unpredictable egress fees. Trusted by customers worldwide, Wasabi has been recognized as one of technology’s fastest-growing and most visionary companies. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi has secured $110 million in funding to date and is a privately held company based in Boston.

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About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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Trusted Cloud Services offer Peace of Mind

WAYNE, PA – Nov. 19, 2020 — / — Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), a leading provider of highly-available, cloud connected infrastructure in North America and Europe, today announced it has achieved VMware Cloud Verified status. The Cloud Verified designation validates that Sungard AS offers the complete VMware-based software defined data center infrastructure delivered as a service.

VMware Cloud Verified partner services enable customers to achieve unmatched levels of consistency, performance, and interoperability for both traditional or containerized enterprise applications, giving them the confidence that the service is based on the most advanced VMware cloud technologies.

“Sungard AS is proud to be recognized as VMware Cloud Verified,” said Jim Paterson, Executive Vice President of Sungard AS. “With this designation, we can assure customers that they can move to the cloud with confidence knowing that Sungard AS meets or exceeds VMware’s rigorous standards for offering VMware cloud technology.”

Recognized as VMware Cloud Verified, Sungard AS’ new Private Cloud solution meets VMware’s standards for the ability to seamlessly run, manage, connect and secure applications across private and public clouds in a common operating environment. Built on industry-leading hyper-converged technology from its longstanding relationships with Dell Technologies and VMware, Sungard AS Private Cloud delivers the resiliency, control and commercial flexibility businesses seek.

“Partners that are VMware Cloud Verified provide organizations with complete and advanced VMware Cloud technologies, along with interoperability across clouds for greater advantage for their customers’ businesses,” said Jim Aluotto, senior director, Cloud Provider Business, Americas Region, VMware. “Cloud Verified services delivered by VMware Cloud Providers can provide the efficiency, agility, and reliability inherent in cloud computing. We look forward to supporting Sungard AS as it empowers organizations with a simple and flexible path to the cloud.”

VMware’s global network of more than 4,300 cloud providers leverage VMware’s consistent cloud infrastructure to offer a wide array of services in over 120 countries, provide geographic and industry specialization, and help customers meet complex regulatory requirements.

Learn more about how to become a Cloud Verified Partner and Sungard AS’ partnership with VMware.

About Sungard Availability Services
Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) is a leading provider of cloud connected infrastructure solutions serving enterprise customers from 75 hardened data centers and workplace recovery facilities in nine countries. Sungard AS has a 40-year track record of delivering resilient and highly available hybrid IT solutions. Backed by high performance networks, Sungard AS modernizes customers’ end-to-end IT across connected infrastructure, cloud, recovery, and workplace solutions. Working with customers to understand their business objectives, Sungard AS identifies gaps in customers’ current environments and tailors a solution to achieve their desired business outcomes. Visit Sungard AS at? call 1.888.537.6519. Connect with us on our Blog, LinkedIn,?Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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As the only data protection vendor included this year, Druva’s category leadership and sustained, continuous high growth help the company secure a spot on the annual list

SUNNYVALE, Calif. ? November 19, 2020 — / — Druva Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, today announced it has been recognized in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America now in its 26th year. This is Druva’s fifth consecutive year being named to the annual list, and as the only data protection vendor included in 2020, highlights the company’s continued growth as businesses across the globe turn to new technologies – designed and built in the cloud – to propel their organization into the cloud era.

“The events of this past year have been unprecedented in their sheer scale and magnitude, forcing every business to re-evaluate their business model, customer value, and workforce security,” said Jaspreet Singh, founder and CEO, Druva. “Cloud’s accessibility, robust security architecture, and cost savings have made it the defining technology of 2020. Built on that same principle, cloud-based data protection is bringing thousands of companies the business agility and data resilience needed to adapt with today’s dynamic marketplace. In light of this year’s events, our inclusion in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is even more gratifying, and a true testament to the company we have built over the years, as well as the passion of our incredible customers.”

As revealed in Druva’s recent 2020 Value of Data Report, 79 percent of IT leaders see data management and protection as a competitive business advantage and in 2020, Druva has continued to set the pace for the wider industry. The company now manages more than 166PB of data and in the last year more than 1,000 data center customers have turned to Druva to streamline data management and compliance while improving TCO by up to 50 percent and eliminating legacy on-premises hardware. In October, Druva surpassed 6.2 million daily backups, a 25 percent increase since the company announced it was performing 5 million daily backups nearly six months earlier. This summer Druva announced a new partnership with Tech Data, a global IT distributor and solutions aggregator, to bring customers access to a wider set of preferred partners while eliminating supply chain constraints and further reducing costs.

Druva has also continued to expand its comprehensive data protection portfolio and in the last few months has brought forward a series of industry firsts. Earlier this week at DxP: Cloud Data Protection Summit 2020, the company announced the acquisition of sfApex, bringing advanced data protection, sandbox management and data governance to Salesforce, the leading CRM platform. At the event, the company also introduced expansive new capabilities to help customers combat the rising threat of ransomware, and direct-to-cloud support for Oracle databases on-premises and in the cloud. Keynotes and sessions with speakers from AWS, Gartner, Hope Global, Regeneron, Republic Services, VMware, Zoom and more are now available on-demand.

In September, Druva introduced the industry’s first SaaS-based data protection for Kubernetes, the most widely adopted enterprise-grade container orchestrator. Druva Cloud Platform has also continued to be recognized for its best-in-class customer experience, receiving awards from TrustRadius and G2, as well as receiving a certified NPS score of 88.

About Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500™
Now in its 26th year, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2016 to 2019.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $US50,000, and current-year operating revenues of at least $US5 million. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.

Additional Information

  • Learn more about DxP: Cloud Data Protection Summit 2020
  • Read more about Druva’s 2020 Value of Data survey, and its insights from 700 IT leaders across the US and UK

About Druva
Druva delivers Data Protection and Management for the cloud era. Druva Cloud Platform is built on AWS and offered as-a-Service; customers drive down costs by up to 50 percent by freeing themselves from the burden of unnecessary hardware, capacity planning, and software management. Druva is trusted worldwide by over 4,000 companies at the forefront of embracing the cloud. Druva is a privately held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and is funded by Sequoia Capital, Viking Global Investors, Tenaya Capital, Riverwood Capital and Nexus Partners. Visit Druva and follow us @druvainc.

Media Contact:
Jesse Caputo
Director of Public Relations
Druva Inc.

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With more than 200% revenue growth, Nasuni continues to dominate the shift to cloud file storage from legacy on premises storage systems

BOSTON, MA – November 19, 2020 — / — Nasuni Corporation today announced it ranked 420 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America, now in its 26th year. Nasuni Corporation grew 222% from 2016 to 2019.

Nasuni Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Flanagan, credits enterprises’ desire to break free of legacy, on-premises storage and migrate to the efficiency of the cloud, as reflected in the company’s 150% growth of data-under-management in the past 24 months.

“Enterprises are tired of being tied to physical data centers and the burdens legacy hardware creates,” said Flanagan. “We are seeing incredible demand for Nasuni’s cloud based approach that dramatically cuts file storage costs, eliminates traditional backup and enables high-performance, local file access and global collaboration, regardless of whether teams are working from the main office, branch office or home.”

“For more than 25 years, we’ve been honoring companies that define the cutting edge and this year’s Technology Fast 500 list is proof positive that technology — from software and digital media platforms, to biotech — truly does permeate so many facets of our lives,” said Paul Silverglate, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology sector leader. “We congratulate this year’s winners, especially during a time when innovation is needed more than ever to address the monumental challenges posed by the pandemic.”

“Each year the Technology Fast 500 listing validates how important technology innovation is to our daily lives. It was interesting to see this year that while software companies continued to dominate, biotech companies rose to the top of the winners list for the first time, demonstrating that new categories of innovation are accelerating in the pursuit of making life easier, safer and more productive,” said Mohana Dissanayake, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and industry leader for technology, media and telecommunications, within Deloitte’s audit and assurance practice. “We extend sincere congratulations to these well-deserved winners — who all embody a spirit of curiosity, and a never-ending commitment to making technology advancements possible.”

About Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500™
Now in its 26th year, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2016 to 2019.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $US50,000, and current-year operating revenues of at least $US5 million. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.

About Nasuni
Nasuni is a world-class file services platform built for the cloud. Nasuni consolidates network attached storage (NAS) and file server silos in cloud storage, delivering infinite scale, built-in backup, global file sharing, and local file server performance, all at half the cost of traditional file infrastructures. Leading companies from a wide array of industries rely on Nasuni to share and collaborate on files across multiple sites, enhance workforce productivity, reduce IT cost and complexity, and maximize the business value of their file data. Sectors served by Nasuni include manufacturing, construction, creative services, technology, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, oil and gas, financial services, and public sector agencies. Nasuni Corporation is based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and its software platform is deployed in more than 70 countries around the globe. For more information, visit

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Tinton Falls, N.J. – November 19, 2020 — / — Today Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a recognized global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, announced that GigaOm has named the company an “outperformer” in its most recent report, “GigaOm Radar for Kubernetes Data Protection.” The report takes a comprehensive view of the data protection for Kubernetes market, as businesses are accelerating their hybrid cloud journey with enterprise adoption of containers.

This report recognizes the simplicity with which customers can store, protect and migrate containers in hybrid and multi-cloud environments with Commvault’s Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform and Commvault Complete Data Protection, citing Commvault’s strengths as “an easy-to-use and familiar environment to operate, helping the user to consolidate all backup operations on a single platform.”

Earlier this week, Commvault further simplified data protection for Kubernetes with its new Metallic VM and Kubernetes Backup, a cloud-delivered BaaS solution to protect Kubernetes applications.

“Commvault is demonstrating a strong commitment to Kubernetes and its operational models while continuing its robust support for traditional platforms and operations. And with the new Metallic additions this week, Commvault can now deliver the simplicity of SaaS in protecting Kubernetes applications, on-prem or in the cloud. At the end of the day, Commvault is a market leader for enterprise data protection,” said Enrico Signoretti, Research Analyst, GigaOm.

“We’re thrilled that Commvault has been recognized as an ‘outperformer’ in data protection for Kubernetes,” said Manoj Nair, General Manager, Metallic. “With our newly introduced Metallic VM and Kubernetes Backup, we have further transformed data protection for Kubernetes so our customers now have the easy button to protect their Kubernetes applications, while accelerating DevOps agility.”

Learn more about Commvault’s Kubernetes portfolio —

About Commvault
Commvault is a worldwide leader in delivering data readiness, enabling customers to intelligently manage data with solutions that store, protect, optimize and use data. Commvault software automates mind-numbing IT tasks and makes data work harder for customers— so they can gain invaluable insights for their businesses. Commvault solutions work across cloud and on-premises environments, leveraging the digital tools and procedures already in use. Commvault software, solutions and services are available from the company and through a global ecosystem of trusted partners. Commvault employs more than 2,300 highly-skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States.

About Metallic™

Metallic, A Commvault venture, was established to bring next-generation software-as-a-service (SaaS) data protection to the market, delivering Commvault’s powerful core technology simply through the cloud. Together with its partners, Metallic offers a growing portfolio of SaaS backup and recovery solutions to help today’s companies keep their data protected, compliant and safe from deletion, corruption and attack. Metallic operates as a division of Commvault.

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New Distribution Brings Together Everything Needed to Deploy Open-Source Apache Cassandra™ On Kubernetes In One Place

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – November 18, 2020 — / — Today, at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America, DataStax released K8ssandra, an open-source distribution of Apache Cassandra™ on Kubernetes. K8ssandra, a Kubernetes Helm chart that deploys all things Cassandra, is available now and gives database administrators (DBAs) and site reliability engineers (SREs) elastic scale for data on Kubernetes.

“K8ssandra will help make data cloud-native,” said Sam Ramji, Chief Strategy Officer at DataStax. “Kubernetes has made running and scaling stateless apps straightforward, but those apps need data. Bringing Cassandra to Kubernetes means having an automated open source distributed datastore that SREs appreciate. K8ssandra lets you scale data elastically and observe it with Prometheus and Grafana. It’s a distribution of known-good components that work well together on Kubernetes, and it’s a place for SREs to share operational wisdom.”

K8ssandra is an open-source distribution of Cassandra that supports stateful workloads on Kubernetes with elastic scale and auto-healing functionality. K8ssandra is deployed using helm and includes projects that the community has identified as essential for automating Cassandra:

  • Cass-operator: an operator that serves as the translation layer between the control plane of Kubernetes and operations done by the Cassandra cluster.
  • Cassandra Reaper: a tool that helps manage the critical maintenance task of anti-entropy repair in a Cassandra cluster.
  • Cassandra Medusa: a way to backup and restore your data.

K8ssandra also includes and integrates with:

  • Prometheus: pre-built and collected metrics.
  • Grafana: pre-configured dashboards, enabling observability.

According to the “Cloud Development Survey” from Evans Data Corporation, sixty-two percent of developers indicated that they prefer Kubernetes or cloud service providers to manage their data.

“Running a database at scale has long been one of the most difficult challenges for engineering staff, and Cassandra was built for exactly that purpose,” said Stephen O’Grady, Principal Analyst with RedMonk. “As Kubernetes has accelerated towards ubiquity, organizations will increasingly look for ways to run databases at scale on that platform. This is, in turn, what K8ssandra is built for.”

“New Relic is highly supportive of standardizing community-supported tools for operating and managing Cassandra clusters. We are excited about the K8ssandra launch and look forward to actively contributing and collaborating with the broader open source community. This is a great starting point for new and existing users to run Cassandra in Kubernetes and benefit from direct access to the best available Cassandra expertise and practices,” said Tom Offerman, Senior Software Engineer at New Relic.

In March 2020, DataStax open-sourced a Kubernetes operator in partnership with the community to help make Cassandra the ideal database for scale-out, cloud-native data. K8ssandra is the continuation of that work.

“Orange has had a strong commitment to running Cassandra in Kubernetes with our open-source operator CassKop. I’m happy to see K8ssandra will expand what we are doing as a community to make Cassandra the standard for data on Kubernetes,” said Franck Dehay, Software Engineer at Orange.

Apache Cassandra is the leader in scale-out, zero-downtime workloads and is used at global enterprises—including Home Depot, Netflix, and Apple. Cassandra supports an array of data use cases—from financial services transactions to entertainment streaming services and everything in between.

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  • Press Release: DataStax Helps Apache Cassandra Become the Industry Standard for Scale-Out, Cloud-Native Data
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Provider of World’s Fastest Cloud File System Technology Unveils New Channel Programs and a New Attitude—Partner Portal, Big SPIFFs, MDF and Expanded Certification

CAMPBELL, Calif.— November 17, 2020 — / — Panzura has announced a powerful, new and comprehensive set of channel support and investments to drive the success of Panzura partners around the world, including system integrators, value-added resellers, technology alliance partners, OEMs and managed service providers (MSPs).

Panzura has upped the ante with competitors, now offering a 35 percent discount on all sales which underscores the company’s new partner-first approach to the market. Additional programs geared toward channel partners to boost sales activities have also been introduced. Resellers will now benefit from new SPIFFs, and an unlimited marketing development fund (MDF), both designed to address the challenges of making money in the channel, and to ensure partners are rewarded with lucrative deals.

In support of the existing and new channel programs offered by Panzura, the company has rolled out an online partner portal, powered by Allbound’s partner relationship and channel management solution. The portal provides a seamless experience for managing the full range of co-op, MDF, SPIFFs, rebates and rewards, and gives sales representatives and program administrators an easy “one-stop shop” to manage, grow, train and execute their Panzura business. This includes deal registration, as well as access to resources for sales enablement, and marketing assistance including the ability to co-brand assets within moments. Partners can also use the portal to get Panzura certified, a program which will see significant expansion into new market segments beyond its AEC roots.

“The success of our partners is our success—nothing could be more important than ensuring they have the best tools and support available to do their jobs,” said Zach LaVoie, global director of channel sales at Panzura. Since its acquisition in May by Profile Capital Management, a private wealth fund that invests in exceptional technology, the company has reshaped its culture with a renewed commitment to help customers and partners achieve outstanding business outcomes.

“We have taken a good hard look at the sticking points for our reseller partners, and across the board removed the barriers to closing deals and getting things done. That includes making it easier for customers to get data into the cloud, and take advantage of Panzura services,” LaVoie added.

Program expansion and investments
Recent partner program enhancements, all of which can be found on the new partner portal, are designed to provide easy tools for joint business planning and expanded deal reporting and registration.

MDF—A new Marketing Development Fund has been introduced with no practical limit as a means to help partners drive revenue together with Panzura. Registered partner program participants can apply to the fund by filling out a form on the partner portal.

SPIFFs—The Sales Performance Investment Fund is a versatile incentive for partners that offers $250 to sales representatives, and an additional $250 to tech resources, as a discreet bonus for closing a deal or booking a demo.
Panzura certification—An upgrade to the Panzura Certification Program, which has previously focused on AEC sales, will include new content, exams and certifications for additional customer segments.

Alliance experts—Panzura has brought in dedicated experts to assist resellers with deals that revolve around implementations for cloud alliance partners such as Google, IBM, AWS, Azure, Cloudian and Wasabi.

“While Panzura’s technology had us on day one, their investment in our current and future partnership has been a big deal to us,” said Cary Dahl, field CTO at SHI International Corp. “They are not rigid around program parameters and are willing to do what it takes to achieve our sales goals, maximize revenue, and ensure our customers are completely satisfied. We look forward to deepening our relationship with Panzura with the great new incentives and programs they now offer.”

“Hands down, Panzura has the fastest and most powerful platform for accessing and protecting data spread across public clouds, on-premises data centers and the edge,” said Robert J. Zannotti, executive vice president for global sales at Microdesk, Inc., “Our partnership is becoming more important and meaningful for both companies, and we look forward to continuing to grow together.”

About Panzura
Panzura is the fabric that transforms cloud storage into a global file system, allowing enterprises to use the cloud as a high performance, globally available data center. Companies all around the world in the sports, healthcare, financial services, media and entertainment, gaming, and architectural, engineering and construction industries, as well as government agencies use Panzura’s fabric to manage hundreds of petabytes of data in the cloud. Visit for more information.

PR Contact
Spark PR for Panzura
Thomas Morelli

Source: Panzura




An average of 12 cloud providers were used to drive business transformation, but complexity can lead to risk unless comprehensive data protection tools are used

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – November 17, 2020 — / — Veritas Technologies, a global leader in data protection, availability and insights, today highlighted the challenges that businesses around the globe are facing as they try to protect data stored in complex hybrid multi-cloud environments, from the growing threat of ransomware. In the 2020 Ransomware Resiliency Report, Veritas found that only 36% of respondents said their security has kept pace with their IT complexity, underscoring the need for greater use of data protection solutions that can protect against ransomware across the entirety of increasingly heterogenous environments.

Need to pay ransoms
Typically, if businesses fall foul to ransomware and are not able to restore their data from a backup copy of their files, they may look to pay the hackers responsible for the attack to return their information. The Veritas research showed companies with greater complexity in their multi-cloud infrastructure were more likely to make these payments. The mean number of clouds deployed by those organizations who paid a ransom in full was 14.06. This dropped to 12.61 for those who paid only part of the ransom and went as low as 7.22 for businesses who didn’t pay at all. In fact, only 20% of businesses with fewer than five clouds paid a ransom in full, less than half the number (44%) for those with more than 20. This compares with 57% of the under-fives paying nothing to their hackers and just 17% of the over-20s.

Slow recovery times
Complexity in cloud architectures was also shown to have a significant impact on a business’s ability to recover following a ransomware attack. While 43% of those businesses with fewer than five cloud providers in their infrastructure saw their business operations disrupted by less than one day, only 18% of those with more than 20 were as fast to return to normal. Moreover, 39% of the over-20s took 5-10 days to get back on track, with just 16% of the under-fives having to wait so long.

Inability to restore data
Furthermore, according to the findings of the research, greater complexity in an organization’s cloud infrastructure, also made it slightly less likely that they would ever be able to restore their data in the event of a ransomware attack. While 44% of businesses with fewer than five cloud providers were able to restore 90% or more of their data, just 40% of enterprises building their infrastructure on more than 20 cloud services were able to say the same.

John Abel, SVP and Chief Information Officer at Veritas said: “The benefits of hybrid multi-cloud are increasingly being recognised in businesses around the world. In order to drive the best experience, at the best price, organizations are choosing best-of-breed cloud solutions in their production environments, and the average company today is now using nearly 12 different cloud providers to drive their digital transformation. However, our research shows many businesses’ data protection strategies aren’t keeping pace with the levels of complexity they’re introducing and, as a result, they’re feeling the impact of ransomware more acutely. In order to insulate themselves from the financial and reputational damage of ransomware, organizations need to look to data protection solutions that can span their increasingly heterogenous infrastructures, no matter how complex they may be.”

Businesses recognize the challenge
The Veritas research revealed that many businesses are aware of the challenge they face, with just 36% of respondents believing their security had kept pace with the complexity in their infrastructure. The top concern as a result of this complexity, as stated by businesses, was the increased risk of external attack, cited by 37% of all participants in the research.

Abel continued: “We’ve heard from our customers that, as part of their response to COVID, they rapidly accelerated their journey to the cloud. Many organizations needed to empower homeworking across a wider portfolio of applications than ever before and, with limited access to their on-premise IT infrastructure, turned to cloud deployments to meet their needs. We’re seeing a lag between the high-velocity expansion of the threat surface that comes with increased multi-cloud adoption, and the deployment of data protection solutions needed to secure them. Our research shows some businesses are investing to close that resiliency gap – but unless this is done at greater speed, companies will remain vulnerable.”

Need for investment
Nearly half of businesses (46%) shared they had increased their budgets for security since the advent of the COVID pandemic. There was a correlation between this elevated level of investment and the ability to restore data in the wake of an attack: 47% of those spending more since the Coronavirus outbreak were able to restore 90% or more of their data, compared with just 36% of those spending less. The results suggest there is more to be done though, with the average business being able to restore only 80% of its data.

Back to basics
While the research indicates organizations need to more comprehensively protect data in their complex cloud infrastructures, the survey also highlighted the need to get the basics of data protection right too. Only 55% of respondents could claim they have offline backups in place, even though those who do are more likely to be able to restore more than 90% of their data. Those with multiple copies of data were also better able to restore the lion’s share of their data. Forty-nine percent of those with three or more copies of their files were able to restore 90% or more of their information, compared with just 37% of those with only two.

The three most common data protection tools to have been deployed amongst respondents who had avoided paying ransoms were: anti-virus, backup and security monitoring, in that order.

Global trends
The safest countries to be in to avoid ransomware attacks, the research revealed, were Poland and Hungary. Just 24% of businesses in Poland had been on the receiving end of a ransomware attack, and the average company in Hungary had only experienced 0.52 attacks ever. The highest incident of attack was in India, where 77% of businesses had succumbed to ransomware, and the average organization had been hit by 5.27 attacks.

To read the full 2020 Ransomware Resiliency Report, please visit:

The 2020 Ransomware Resiliency Report was carried out by Wakefield Research in September 2020 and includes the responses to questions from 2,690 senior IT executives at companies of 1,000 or more employees in Australia, Benelux, China, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey, UAE, UK and US.

About Veritas
Veritas Technologies is a global leader in data protection, availability and insights. Over 80,000 customers—including 87 percent of the Fortune Global 500—rely on us to abstract IT complexity and simplify data management. The Veritas Enterprise Data Services Platform automates the protection and orchestrates the recovery of data everywhere it lives, ensures 24/7 availability of business-critical applications, and provides enterprises with the insights they need to comply with evolving data regulations. With a reputation for reliability at scale and a deployment model to fit any need, the Veritas Enterprise Data Services Platform supports more than 800 different data sources, over 100 different operating systems, more than 1,400 storage targets, and more than 60 different cloud platforms. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter at @veritastechllc.

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. – November 17, 2020 — / — PSA, the world’s largest consortium of professional systems integrators, today announced the addition of ProActive Data Storage and Monitoring Inc., (www., to its Managed Security Service Provider Program (MSSP). ProActive offers both local and cloud video storage through its patented file reduction solution for surveillance video storage along with system health monitoring.

“ProActive is a leading video monitoring and storage manufacturer,” said Tim Brooks, vice president of sales and vendor management for PSA. “The ProActive team has developed robust and affordable video solutions, providing back-up for critical surveillance data. We are very pleased to add ProActive to our lineup of products.”

ProActive is committed to creating affordable video solutions for the entire marketplace by turning video files into small compressed data files. This compression reduces the amount of hard drives, cloud storage space and upload bandwidth needed to store the videos, resulting in lower video storage costs for customers. The health monitoring feature provided by ProActive, pushes notifications to alert the user if their video system is down reducing the chance of losing saved video files.

“We are extremely excited about our new partnership with PSA,” said Thomas Maggio, CEO of ProActive. “This partnership will help bring our patented technology offering to some of the premier systems integrators in our industry, allowing them to offer a solution for their clients to back-up their important surveillance data.”

By offering affordable cloud storage and health monitoring as a managed solution, integrators possess the ability to create greater customer retention and provide diverse products and services to their end users.

PSA’s MSSP program hinges on uniting industry-leading partners in cybersecurity and cloud-based security solutions, offering training and certification opportunities and financing options with assistance from PSA.

Other partners include:

About PSA
PSA is the world’s largest systems integrator consortium made up of the most progressive security and audio-visual systems integrators in North America. Combined, PSA members boast over 400 branch locations, employ over 7,500 industry professionals, and are responsible for over $4.5 billion annually in security, fire, life safety, and pro audio-visual installations.

PSA’s mission is to empower its owners to become the most successful systems integrators in the markets they serve. PSA brings this mission to life by partnering with industry leading product and solution providers, delivering unparalleled education and training programs and by offering a variety of distinctive services that can enhance any company’s operations. Learn more at

About ProActive Data Storage & Monitoring, Inc.
In August 2016, ProActive was formed based on the necessity to fill a gap in the industry that has long been ignored. Tom Maggio and Michael Biordi started ProActive Data Storage & Monitoring to revolutionize the surveillance industry and the capabilities of video monitoring and storage. Today, as a leading video monitoring and storage manufacturer, the company believes in putting its customers’ needs first and developed affordable video solutions that has allowed users to store important video footage with less storage requirements and minimized downtime with real-time system failure alerts. ProActive offers filtered health monitoring which sends alerts to customers if there is a problem with the camera system. For further information on ProActive Data Storage & Monitoring, visit www.

PSA Media Contact:
Candice Aragon
Director of Marketing
Office: 303-450-3467

ProActive Media Contact:
Allan Liers
National Sales Manager
Office: 631-591-6700

Source: PSA




Microsoft Azure customers worldwide now gain access to StoneFly cloud storage to take advantage of the scalability, reliability, and agility of Azure to drive application development and shape business strategies

HAYWARD, California – November 16, 2020 — / — StoneFly Inc. today announced the availability of StoneFly cloud storage in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. StoneFly customers can now take advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform, with streamlined deployment and management.

StoneFly cloud storage provides enterprise storage (SAN, NAS, and object) with a complete set of enterprise data services. StoneFly cloud storage enables users to combine S3 object and Azure Blob storage in the same cloud, allowing users to test out different environments in Microsoft Azure’s secure cloud without having to manage multiple platforms. This makes StoneFly cloud storage suitable for DevOps, software testing, and production.

Additionally, the enterprise cloud storage facilitates use cases such as file storage, collaboration and sharing, target storage for virtual machines (VMs), immutable backup and DR, meeting regulatory compliance, and more.
Furthermore, with advanced built-in data services, you can secure your workloads from ransomware and data loss using immutable snapshots, optimize storage consumption with deduplication and thin provisioning, keep data safe with encryption, set up cross-platform multi-vendor redundancy with sync and async replication, archive data for years in scalable petabyte-scale repositories, and the choice to store data across multiple clouds (no vendor lock-in) and locations; or at a centralized cloud storage.

“Whether it’s building a collaborative cloud environment using StoneFly NAS, running high-performance structured workloads in Azure with StoneFly iSCSI, storing data for years in S3 tiers, or all of the above, our cloud storage in Azure offers you a versatile solution that fits multiple use cases at every scale, starting from a few gigabytes to petabytes, and at a competitive price point,” said Mo Tahmasebi, founder and CEO of StoneFly.

“Through Microsoft Azure Marketplace, customers around the world can easily find, buy, and deploy partner solutions they can trust, all certified and optimized to run on Azure,” said Sajan Parihar, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp. “We’re happy to welcome StoneFly’s solution to the growing Azure Marketplace ecosystem.”

The Azure Marketplace is an online market for buying and selling cloud solutions certified to run on Azure. The Azure Marketplace helps connect companies seeking innovative, cloud-based solutions with partners who have developed solutions that are ready to use.

To learn more or to get a free trial of StoneFly cloud storage on Microsoft Azure, click here —

About StoneFly Inc.
StoneFly Inc., headquartered in California, was founded to deliver upon the vision of simple and affordable storage optimization and disaster recovery protection through IP SAN solutions. StoneFly is a leading manufacturer of high-performance network-attached storage (NAS), storage area networks (SAN) – iSCSI systems, hyperconverged systems, and RAID systems. StoneFly’s range of enterprise products also includes cloud storage solutions, cloud storage gateway solutions, and data migration services for enterprise workloads.

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StoneFly Inc.
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Exciting news!

West Palm Beach – Nov. 18, 2020 — / — Computing‘s Cloud Excellence Awards recognize the very best of the cloud industry, from compelling products to vendors, through to the top use cases from end-user firms. N2WS is thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as the winner in the category Cloud DR and Continuity Product of the Year.

Ohad Kritz, Founder and CEO commented “It is an honor to be awarded Cloud DR and Continuity Product of the Year in the Cloud Excellence Awards – this recognition helps to reaffirm our position in providing peace of mind for our customers with daily backup strategies and cost effective, worry-free scalability on AWS.”

2020 winners have been announced in an exclusive eBook, with in-depth insights into all categories, the nominees and of course the lucky winners.

About N2WS
N2WS was founded in 2012 with the mission of providing enterprise-class data protection for production environments deployed in the public cloud. N2WS Backup & Recovery from N2W Software was designed and built from the ground up to meet all backup and DR requirements and is now the leading enterprise-class backup, recovery, and disaster recovery solution specifically optimized for Amazon’s AWS EC2 infrastructure. Enterprises can recover complete servers/instances, specific volumes, or individual files in seconds to other AWS regions or even another AWS account, and be back up to production in only seconds.

You can try N2WS today. CPM’s 30-day free trial (no credit card needed) includes all features of our Enterprise edition so you will be able to see first hand how to efficiently and cost-effectively protect your EC2 instances, RDS, EFS, DynamoDB, Aurora databases, as well as Redshift clusters and utilize both cross region and cross-account DR, reporting and many cost saving and data lifecycle management features.

For more information, visit:

Press Contact
N2W Software

Source: N2WS




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