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Arcserve Unveils Unified Data Protection 8.0 to Defend Organizations’ Entire Infrastructure from Accidental Data Loss and Ransomware

Arcserve is the first data protection vendor to offer ransomware prevention across hyperconverged, hardware, cloud, and SaaS environments

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – March 2, 2021 — / — Arcserve, LLC, the world’s most experienced data and ransomware protection provider, today unveiled Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) 8.0, which is designed to protect organizations’ entire infrastructure, including hyperconverged, from data loss, cybercriminals, and persistent threats like ransomware. This makes Arcserve the only data protection vendor capable of delivering ransomware prevention across hardware, cloud, SaaS, and other environments.

According to The State of Ransomware in the US: Reports and Statistics 2020 —, new tactics like double extortion saw significant adoption in 2020. Cybercriminals around the world are constantly coming up with new tactics to solicit ransom payments, meaning many are not only holding data hostage, but threatening to publish it, and have been increasingly targeting backup data, too. Arcserve has been actively working with Sophos and other key partners to combat this challenge for businesses, enabling them to protect their backup data, no matter where it’s stored.

“Ransomware and malware are among the most serious data threats facing organizations today,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC. “IT leaders and business leaders alike recognize these threats that must be addressed urgently. Organizations are looking for comprehensive solutions that address both data protection and data security holistically. Due to its partnership with Sophos, Arcserve is at the forefront of vendors delivering these integrated solutions. Given to the broad deployment of applications in today’s organizations, these solutions must address core, cloud and edge environments, which is what Arcserve aims to do with the release of UDP 8.0.”

Ransomware prevention with Sophos
Arcserve UDP 8.0 prevents ransomware attacks by integrating seamlessly with industry-best cybersecurity protection from Sophos to protect critical data backup infrastructure. Sophos uses a deep learning neural network, advanced anti-ransomware technology, and more to detect both known and unknown malware to keep backup data safe from malicious activity. Further, Arcserve UDP 8.0 also protects backups from modification with Amazon AWS S3 immutable storage, which is protected by AWS Object Lock.

“The sophistication and targeted approach to attacks, plus the agility of attackers, as evidenced in Sophos’ 2021 Threat Report, means organizations need layers of defense that will protect their data no matter where it is stored. With Arcserve, we are bringing expanded security to both of our customer bases and our channel partners,” said Francois Depayras, Vice President of OEM at Sophos. “Organizations of all sizes can rest easy knowing their data backups have the same level of protection as the rest of the IT environment. This is critical because attackers are determined to take to victims offline to increase the pressure to get organizations to pay the ransom. Our relationship with Arcserve also helps channel partners provide a wider breadth of data protection and security for their clients.”

New Integrations with Nutanix and Oracle
Arcserve UDP 8.0 will now also support backing up Nutanix Files workloads and using Nutanix Objects as a backup target, in addition to continued support of Nutanix AHV for secure disaster recovery and backup of Nutanix Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI). This will not only protect critical HCI workloads from loss but also reduce the time spent managing disaster recovery and backup by providing a streamlined, web-based user interface.

“This integration with Arcserve UDP 8.0 will make it easier for businesses to continuously protect HCI workloads and data,” said Mark Nijmeijer, Senior Director of Product Management – Data Protection at Nutanix. “We have actively been working with the Arcserve team to ensure that backup and recovery of these mission-critical environments doesn’t turn into a time-consuming or cumbersome process, allowing IT professionals to focus their time and effort on higher level data protection strategies. We are very excited about this UDP 8.0 release and will continue to build deeper integrations between our products.”

In addition to now protecting HCI, Arcserve UDP 8.0 protects Oracle database backups from data loss, disasters, and ransomware with a native data protection integration through Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN). Through this native integration, Oracle database administrators will be able to back up and recover their entire Oracle installations, including standalone database and RAC clusters. Oracle database administrators will also be able to test their recovery with Arcserve’s Assured Recovery feature, integrated with RMAN BACKUP VALIDATE command.

“As IT infrastructures become increasingly more complicated, it’s important that we’re able to help our customers protect their data, no matter where it’s stored,” said Ivan Pittaluga, CTO at Arcserve. “The unveiling of Arcserve UDP 8.0 carries on the company’s tradition of making sure we do just that. We are not only covering data across hardware, SaaS, the cloud, and HCI, but we’re also adding in an extra layer of protection by integrating best-in-class cybersecurity. It’s truly a huge value add to our partners and end users.”

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Arcserve provides exceptional solutions to protect the priceless digital assets of organizations in need of full scale, comprehensive data protection. Established in 1983, Arcserve is the world’s most experienced provider of business continuity solutions that safeguard multi-generational IT infrastructures with applications and systems in any location, on premises and in the cloud. Organizations in over 150 countries around the world rely on Arcserve’s highly efficient, integrated technologies and expertise to eliminate the risk of data loss and extended downtime while reducing the cost and complexity of backing up and restoring data by up to 50 percent. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with locations around the world. Explore more at and follow @Arcserve on Twitter.

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Portworx by Pure Storage to Help Bring Hybrid Cloud Capabilities to Clients in Any Environment

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – March 1, 2021 — / — Portworx by Pure Storage, a Kubernetes Data Services Platforms, today announced that it has teamed up with IBM to help enable OpenShift-based data services to run in hybrid cloud environments with performance, data protection, data security and mobility on IBM Cloud Satellite. IBM Cloud Satellite, now generally available, enables clients to run IBM cloud services on any cloud, on premises, in multicloud environments or at the edge – all delivered as a service. This flexibility will help bring cloud capabilities to where client data resides, in the environment of their choice, while focusing on consistency, user experience, and security.

With its open architecture, IBM Cloud Satellite builds on IBM’s deep industry expertise and can help enterprises across a variety of industries including telecommunications, healthcare, banking, insurance, travel and transportation, transform into digital-first organizations. The need to modernize mission-critical workloads is intensifying. According to a recent IBM Institute for Business Value report, 74% of CEOs interviewed during the COVID-19 pandemic believe cloud computing will most help their organization deliver these results over the next 2-3 years. We see a cornerstone of this transformation is in edge computing. The continued proliferation of edge devices is expected to shift the amount of data that resides at the edge compared to within central data centers. As this transition takes place, IBM Cloud Satellite is designed to bring cloud services to where clients’ data already resides — and help them bridge to where they want to go.

Portworx by Pure Storage is part of IBM’s ecosystem of partners fueling hybrid cloud environments by helping clients manage and modernize workloads from bare-metal to multicloud and everything in between with Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform. IBM Cloud Satellite is engineered to give clients the flexibility to bring their applications to environments where their data resides while leveraging the security of IBM Cloud.1

IBM Cloud Satellite is designed to help clients address security, privacy and data sovereignty requirements based on their data governance requirements and address the client’s local regulations and compliance obligations by enabling them to deploy and manage applications with consistency for specific markets. IBM Cloud Satellite offers high levels of control over critical data delivered via IBM Cloud – the industry’s most secure and open public cloud for business.1 Moreover, it offers high levels of control over critical data and centralized policies to ease migration. Those cloud services can therefore be co-located with their apps and data.

“With the pace of cloud adoption accelerating, companies are increasingly turning to hybrid cloud to allow them to innovate more efficiently, while maintaining high levels of security and control,” said Harish Grama, general manager, IBM Cloud. “To help facilitate this momentum, IBM is investing $1B in its ecosystem initiative over the next three years to support ecosystem partners and speed the development of platforms such as IBM Cloud Satellite. Collaborating with ecosystem partners like Portworx by Pure Storage can help offer a wider set of clients new ways of bringing IBM Cloud to where their data resides.”

Portworx provides a uniform data services platform for cloud-native applications running across hybrid cloud Satellite locations. Data encryption of the Portworx data volume is designed to secure data at rest, irrespective of the Satellite location of these volumes whether on-premises or on the cloud. Additionally, Portworx provides high availability and cross-cloud data protection to run mission-critical stateful applications on Kubernetes and OpenShift with the reliability, performance and security associated with a traditional enterprise-class storage solution, as well as the agility, speed and automation you expect for cloud native applications. Customers can purchase Portworx from IBM.

“Portworx’s collaboration with IBM on IBM Cloud Satellite recognizes the value we place in providing IBM Cloud customers with access to Kubernetes storage, data protection and data security platform solutions, regardless of location,” said Murli Thirumale, Vice President and General Manager, Portworx by Pure Storage. “Whether it’s on-premises, the public cloud, or both, Portworx works across data center environments to enable customers to embrace hybrid cloud for demanding enterprise workloads.”

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1 – Based on IBM Hyper Protect Crypto Service, the only public-cloud enabled FIPS 140-2 Level 4-certified Hardware Security Module (HSM). FIPS 140-2 Security Level 4 provides the highest level of security defined in this standard. At this security level, the physical security mechanisms provide a comprehensive envelope of protection around the cryptographic module with the intent of detecting and responding to all unauthorized attempts at physical access.

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Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) gives technologists their time back. Pure delivers a modern data experience that empowers organizations to run their operations as a true, automated, storage as-a-service model seamlessly across multiple clouds. One of the fastest-growing enterprise IT companies in history, Pure helps customers put data to use while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. And with a certified customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, Pure’s ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world. For more information, visit

About Portworx by Pure Storage
Portworx, acquired by Pure Storage in October 2020, is the container storage company enterprises rely on to manage mission critical data services in containers. By enabling data availability, data security, backup and disaster recovery for Kubernetes-based applications running on-prem or across clouds, Portworx has helped dozens of Global 2000 companies such as Carrefour, Comcast, GE Digital, Lufthansa, T-Mobile, and SAIC run containerized data services in production. Based in Los Altos, Portworx works with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cisco, Google, IBM, VMware, and other leading enterprise software companies to accelerate container adoption. For more information, visit or follow @portwx.

Analyst Recognition: Pure Storage has been named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage Arrays. Additionally, Portworx was recognized as the leader in GigaOm’s inaugural 2020 Radar Report for Data Storage for Kubernetes

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Gürallar Group, a Turkish holding company with businesses in several industries, selects NAKIVO Backup & Replication, to protect its hybrid environment with VM backup and instant object recovery

Sparks, NV – March 2, 2021 — / — NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting physical, virtualized, and cloud environments, has announced today that Gürallar Group has selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect their environment.

Gürallar Group was founded more than 50 years ago. The group has several businesses spanning glass tableware and glass packaging manufacturing, roof tile manufacturing and machinery development. It also owns Gürallar Yapi, an immovable property investment and development company. Lastly, Gürallar Group owns the Ali Bey Hotels & Resorts brand and JOALI Maldives.

Gürallar Group headquarters is located in Kütahya, Turkey. The group’s data center has 10 physical servers and 50 virtual machines. Virtual machines store files, databases, web servers, document management applications, an ERP system and other applications. Server problems, malware, hacking threats, natural disasters and human errors pose a real threat to the business. That is why data protection and business continuity are key priorities for Gürallar Group. Loss of data can have a detrimental impact on the group, including disrupting manufacturing, withholding services and losing credibility in the eyes of customers, all of which would lead to financial losses.

Previously, Gürallar Group relied on another VMware backup solution. One of the issues faced repeatedly with that solution was failed jobs. In addition, the backup solution sometimes crashed due to internal database errors. These issues took too long to fix, diverting resources from other important activities. Gürallar Group wanted to keep their business running rather than constantly fixing errors. Recovery times were also rather long, and a whole day was needed to recover a virtual machine. At some point, Gürallar Group decided it was time to switch to a new backup solution that would provide fast performance, reliability and agility.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a reliable data protection solution for physical, virtual, cloud and SaaS environments. The software offers a complete set of functionalities, including backup, replication, recovery, backup to cloud, backup to tape, granular recovery, data deduplication and Site Recovery. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is faster, more reliable and easier to manage than legacy solutions. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, there are multiple deployment options as well, including installation on Windows or Linux, installation on a NAS and deployment as a virtual appliance.

“We selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication due to the good Linux file system support and great data deduplication ratio. NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports a variety of different deployments and that is great to have options. For now, we just installed the product on a Linux OS. The installation process is easy to manage without external help, and the web interface is pretty self-explanatory,” says Yasar Ozkul, Senior Infrastructure and Network Specialist at Gürallar Group.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication performs fast and reliable backups of virtual machines, while saving effort and time. The product performs incremental backups of virtual machines by copying only the changed data blocks to the repository after the initial full backup. This approach saves backup time and storage space. “We perform backup jobs every day, and they are always incremental. Backup jobs complete successfully, and we no longer have to fix constant errors. For VM backup, I enjoy NAKIVO Backup & Replication because of short backup times and good data deduplication ratio. By having lower storage space requirements, we save money on direct storage costs and costs related to electricity,” says Yasar.

LAN-free data transfer also provides savings for the Gürallar Group, while with instant granular recovery, the group can recover application objects near-instantly. LAN-free data transfer increases VM backup speed and reduces the load on the network. “Instant object recovery for Microsoft Active Directory helped us a lot, as rapid recovery ensures business continuity. Active Directory databases can be instantly accessed from deduplicated VM backups and we can search for Active Directory objects and containers or download entire containers or objects. With our previous solution, such near-instant recovery was not possible,” says Yasar.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides Gürallar Group with fast and reliable VM backup, where backup jobs complete successfully and in a timely manner. The IT team no longer needs to spend hours on endless errors within the backup solution. NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports a broad array of file systems, including Linux file system. With instant object recovery, the group can recover Active Directory objects near-instantly as well. “We are satisfied with NAKIVO Backup & Replication so far, as the product delivers reliability, performance and agility. The support team is knowledgeable and fast, with someone responding to requests asap. NAKIVO Backup & Replication protects our hybrid environment with VM backup and ensures business continuity with quick recovery,” says Yasar.


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About Gürallar Group
Gürallar Group commenced its business in 1948 as a family-owned company and claimed its rightful respected place among the largest private sector groups in the first quarter of the 21st century. The Group carried out the majority of its investments in the first year of its activity in and around Kütahya, Turkey, and significantly contributed to the socioeconomic and sociocultural development of the region. Adopting a long-term strategic perspective, the Group has achieved sustainable growth in different sectors from glass tableware to tourism, construction and machinery. For more information, visit

NAKIVO is a US-based corporation dedicated to delivering the ultimate backup and disaster recovery solution. NAKIVO Backup & Replication protects VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, and Amazon EC2 environments, physical servers, workstations, Oracle databases, and Microsoft Office 365 application data. With 20 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth, 5-star online community reviews, 98% customer satisfaction with support, and more than 15,000 paid customers worldwide, NAKIVO is one of the fastest-growing data protection software vendors in the industry. NAKIVO’s customers include great multinational companies such as Coca-Cola, Honda, China Airlines, DHL, and many others. NAKIVO has a global presence, with over 5,400 channel partners in 150 countries.

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Druva to help the agency enhance productivity, security and connectivity for a modern, mobile workforce

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – March 2, 2021 — / — Druva Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, has teamed with Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE 500® science and technology leader, on NASA’s End-user Services & Technologies (NEST) contract. As a subcontractor, Druva will protect more than 60,000 endpoint workloads. This enables NASA to seamlessly protect, backup and restore files across the organization, regardless of device or location, utilizing AWS GovCloud (US).

The NASA NEST team is moving the agency from a traditional PC model to a more device-agnostic, mobile-friendly model with built-in security and cloud-based resources for better addressing workforce needs. As the only FedRamp-certified SaaS-based data protection offering with comprehensive protection certified for use by government agencies via AWS GovCloud, Druva is able to support NASA’s dispersed team with centralized, compliant, and secure storage.

“Our goal through NASA NEST has been to transform NASA IT systems and, above all else, continuously enhance the end-user experience,” said Nate Apodaca, Leidos program manager for NASA NEST. “We selected Druva for its global accessibility and robust security architecture. This will help meet the stringent security standards our customer demands.”

“Over the last 50 years, no single entity has introduced more significant technological advancements than NASA, creating much of the technology we now rely on daily,” said Jaspreet Singh, founder and CEO, Druva. “The agency’s continued focus on pushing the boundaries of science requires the best our industry has to offer, and by leveraging cloud, NASA can now tap into the full potential of its data. Our partnership and support of NASA dates back more than five years, and we are both humbled and excited to expand our collaboration through NASA NEST.”

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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.

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Druva Inc.

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Ideal for Protecting Data and Backups from Cyberattacks and Ransomware and Implementing Regulatory and Corporate Compliance

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – March 2, 2021 — / — Nexsan, a StorCentric company, and a global enterprise leader in secure and reliable storage solutions, today announced the general availability (GA) of the Nexsan® Assureon® Cloud Edition, which acts as an immutable active data vault. Assureon Cloud Edition delivers flexible deployment options as a cloud, hybrid or on-premise solution. It is ideal for protecting unstructured data and backups against cyberattacks and ransomware, ensuring regulatory and corporate compliance, providing secure storage for reusable content, and for storage optimization.

The Nexsan Assureon Cloud Edition Delivers:

  • Unbreakable Backup –Assureon (in conjunction with UnityTM) provides the last line of defense to protect backups from any malware, ransomware attacks, or user error so organizations can recover files from a worst-case scenario situation.
  • Secure Protection of Digital Assets – Assureon protects data with unique file fingerprinting and asset serialization processes, in conjunction with metadata authentication, private blockchain and a robust data verification algorithm.
  • Regulatory and Corporate Compliance – Assureon exceeds even the strictest corporate or regulatory requirements for HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, GLBA, Sarbanes-Oxley, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), CJIS, SEC 17A-4 and PCI DSS. Assureon makes it easy and automatic for organizations to adhere to their internal guidelines for data retention, deletion, privacy, protection and risk mitigation.
  • Flexible Deployment Options – Assureon adapts to your organization’s infrastructure with flexible options in implementation as a cloud, hybrid cloud, or on-premises solution.

“Organizations need to remain compliant and implement solutions with the most up-to-date technology to protect their data and ensure business continuity. Cybersecurity is a top priority across all industries, and now Assureon Cloud Edition offers the flexibility of an on-prem, hybrid or public cloud environment,” said Surya Varanasi, CTO of StorCentric. “Assureon’s advanced security and data integrity features make it ideal for regulatory and corporate compliance, primary storage optimization, and the secure, long-term retention of files.”

Nexsan Assureon active data vault solutions are widely deployed and proven across the financial and healthcare industries; federal, state and local government organizations; as well as call centers, video surveillance and organizations with multiple remote offices and/or branch locations.

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About Nexsan, A StorCentric Company
Nexsan® is a global enterprise storage leader, enabling customers to securely store, protect and manage critical business data. Established in 1999, Nexsan has built a strong reputation for delivering highly reliable and cost-effective storage while remaining agile to deliver purpose-built storage. Its unique and patented technology addresses evolving, complex enterprise requirements with a comprehensive portfolio of unified storage, block storage, and secure archiving. Nexsan is transforming the storage industry by turning data into a business advantage with unmatched security and compliance standards. Ideal for a variety of use cases including Government, Healthcare, Education, Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, and Call Centers. Nexsan is part of the StorCentric family of brands. For further information, please visit:

About StorCentric
StorCentric® provides world-class and award-winning data management solutions for Enterprise and SMB customers. Between its Drobo, Nexsan, Retrospect, Vexata and Violin Systems divisions, the company has shipped over 1M data management solutions and has won over 100 awards for technology innovation and service excellence. StorCentric innovation is centered around customers and their specific data requirements, and delivers quality solutions with unprecedented flexibility, data protection and expandability. For further information, please visit:

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Unitrends and Spanning Cloud Apps awarded gold, Kaseya and ID Agent awarded silver and Graphus awarded bronze for cybersecurity innovation

Miami, FL and New York, NY – March 1, 2021 — / — Kaseya, the leading provider of IT and security management solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), was recognized with five awards from the 2021 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards including honors for Unitrends, Spanning Cloud Apps, ID Agent and Graphus. The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards are an annual competition honoring individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security.

Unitrends and Spanning Cloud Apps won gold for best Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery solution in North America (between 1,000 and 4,999 employees). Both organizations provide IT professionals with reliable, enterprise-class data protection focused on reducing downtime with features like instant recovery, ransomware detection and automated disaster recovery testing.

Kaseya won two silver awards for Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company in North America (between 1,000 and 4,999 employees) and best Compliance Solution in North America (between 1,000 and 4,999 employees). Kaseya was recognized for its IT Complete Security Suite, which allows IT professionals to secure their networks effectively through deep workflow integrations that simultaneously increase productivity and reduce costs, as well as its Compliance Manager solution. Compliance Manager allows users to audit and document compliance from a single pane of glass for regulations like GDPR, HIPAA, NIST CSF and CMMC.

ID Agent won a silver award for best Breach and Attack Simulation for its BullPhish ID solution. BullPhish ID provides security awareness training that combines the most validated credential exposure data in the marketplace with the tools to test, train and measure employee knowledge, allowing employees who may have been the weakest link in a company’s defense to become its strongest point of protection from phishing attacks.

Graphus, Kaseya’s industry-leading cloud email security solution, was awarded bronze for Excellence in Email Security. Its patented technology employs artificial intelligence to establish a TrustGraph® between people, devices, and networks to detect threats delivered via email, including phishing and spear phishing, business email compromise (BEC), account takeover (ATO), identity spoofing, malware and ransomware.

“Kaseya’s IT Complete Security Suite is a comprehensive solution that allows SMBs and MSPs to protect themselves against a growing number of cybersecurity threats” said Fred Voccola, CEO, Kaseya. “The five Cybersecurity Excellence Awards we’ve received showcase the strength of our IT Complete solution and our commitment to keeping our customers safe from cyberattacks across all areas of their business through continuous innovation.”

About Kaseya
Kaseya® is the leading provider of IT and security management solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and small to medium sized businesses (SMBs). Through its open platform and customer-centric approach, Kaseya delivers best in breed technologies that allow organizations to efficiently manage, secure, and backup IT. Kaseya IT Complete is the most comprehensive, integrated IT management platform comprised of industry-leading solutions from Kaseya, Unitrends, RapidFire Tools, Spanning Cloud Apps, IT Glue and ID Agent. The platform empowers businesses to: command all of IT centrally; easily manage remote and distributed environments; simplify backup and disaster recovery; safeguard against cybersecurity attacks; effectively manage compliance and network assets; streamline IT documentation, and automate across IT management functions. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Kaseya is privately held with a presence in over 20 countries. To learn more, visit

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March 01, 2021

The top 100 online backup companies are grouped into 4 categories, namely:

1) Consumer – for the general consumers

2) Small Medium Business (SMB) – for small and medium businesses

3) Enterprise – for large enterprise corporations

4) Enablers – for enablers, channel, white label companies

The top 100 Online Backup Companies are determined mainly based on these criteria outlined in this article: How Do I Choose the Best Online Backup Provider?

In addition to the points specified in the above link, we also take into consideration news releases companies publish in the preceding month, server stability, reports from our mystery shoppers, our own reviews, the company’s culture and ethics, users’ feedback, company corporate blogs, and more.

To read our official news release regarding our top 100 online backup companies, please click here.

The Top 100 Cloud Backup Companies for March 2021

Online Backup Reviews: Top 25 Top 75 Top 100 Online Backup Service Providers

Unless otherwise indicated, all domains are “dot com” websites.

Note: Some companies might have products and/or services in 2 or more categories.

01 Carbonite Safe Arcserve Databarracks Asigra
02 Backblaze Carbonite Server StorageCraft Veeam
03 IDrive Backup-Everything Code42 Rubrik
04 Acronis IDrive Business Assured-DP Novastor
05 SpiderOak Code42 StorageGuardian Datto
06 Livedrive CloudOak iomart (Backup-Technology) OwnBackup
07 KeepVault Cohesity HYCU
08* MSP360 HYCU BaculaSystems
09 SugarSync* JungleDisk Nasuni Acronis
10 Dropbox* DataDepositBox Egnyte Arcserve
11 Box* ElephantDrive Zerto*** CommVault
12 ADrive DriveHQ ExaGrid Dell EMC
13 SOSOnlineBackup BackupAssist Cloudian Druva
14 OpenDrive* USDataVault Nakivo Actifio
15 Backupify** UKBackup Barracuda (Intronis)
16 Memopal Datastring KeepItSafe Vembu
17 MyPCBackup Novosoft DataStorageCorp IBM (Spectrum Protect)
18 LongViewSystems Falconstor
19 iCloud* SolutionUnion Kaseya Axcient
20 Google Drive* Rackspace Redstor (Attix5)
21 OneDrive* LiveVault
22 Amazon Drive* BackupManager N2WS (Veeam)
23 Norton Nordic-Backup SunGard CTERA
24 SecureBackup IASOBackup Unitrends
25 Cloud Daddy CentralDataStorage Veritas Infrascale

To learn more about the enabling companies and their respective categories, click here.


* Storage and collaboration solution good for consumers as well as enterprises.

** Backupify is a backup tool for social networking accounts (e.g. Google+, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

*** Replication solution


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March 01, 2020

The growth of the cloud backup industry, over the last decade has been dramatic. The market has witnessed the rise and fall of many startups and stabilization of others. Interestingly, the companies that have gained a strong foothold in the industry are not all similar. There is a subtle distinction in the nature and types of services they offer. Some of these companies are pure enablers, while others combine enablement functions with direct-to-market services. Yet others, may license the software from enablers with or without re-branding options and service the cloud backup service needs of their clients.

Five distinct categories can be identified as under (click on links for details):
1/ Pure Enabler
2/ Enabler & Service Provider – Channel or Direct
3/ Service Provider – Channel Only
4/ Service Provider – Channel and Direct
5/ Service Provider – Direct Only (For complete list of companies, see our top monthly ranking list)

Based on a number of factors, such as technology, features, easy of use, dedication to MSPs, channel, revenue structure, reputation, support, price entry point, value, and corporate culture of the companies, we have summarized our rankings.

The companies are categorized in their respective columns. If we have made an error in the category or companies have changed their business plan and as a result need to be categorized in a different column, please let us know.

Top Online Cloud Backup Enablers

Note: Click on company names to read their profiles

No. Company Ranking (Click links for more details)
Pure Enabler Enabler & Service Provider
Channel or Direct
Service Provider Channel Only Service Provider Channel and Direct
1 Asigra Y
2 Veeam Y
3 Rubrik Y
4 Novastor  Y
5 Datto Y
6 OwnBackup Y
8 BaculaSystems Y
9 Acronis Y
10 Arcserve Y
11 CommVault Y
12 Dell EMC Y
13 Druva Y
14 Actifio Y
15 Barracuda (Intronis) Y
16 Vembu Y
17 IBM Spectrum Protect Y
18 Falconstor Y
19 Axcient Y
20 Redstor (Attix5) Y
21 LiveVault Y
22 N2WS Y
24 Unitrends Y
25 Infrascale Y

For online backup companies that offer direct services to end users, please check out our top online backup monthly rankings. These 75 companies are listed in three columns – Consumer, SMBs and Enterprises.

I. Pure Enablers: These are companies that develop and own the online backup software. They license the product to their MSP partners. The MSPs can re-brand the product and sell services under their own banner and brand and are supported by the enabling company for deployment of the software. Pure enablers do not provide any cloud backup services themselves and do not own/host any vaults. No channel conflict. These companies may also partner with distributors and resellers for distribution or sale of licenses.

II. Enablers & Service Providers – Channel or Direct: These are companies who go direct-to-market with online backup services using software developed and owned by them or licensed from other enablers. If they own the software or have the distribution rights for the software they may license the software to their MSP partners for extending the reach of the market. MSPs can only act as channels for the Enabler or use the software (without branding) for providing services to their clients.

III. Service Providers – Channel Only: These are companies who go direct-to-market with online backup services using software developed and owned by them or licensed from other enablers. They may own/host their vaults, but go-to-market ONLY through their wholesale resellers. If they own the software or have the distribution rights for the software, they may license the software to their MSP partners for extending the reach of the market. MSPs can only act as channels for the Enabler or use the software (without branding) for providing services to their clients. They do not sell cloud backup services directly to end-user customers. No channel conflict.

IV. Service Provider – Channel and Direct: These are companies who go direct-to-market with online backup services using software developed and owned by them or licensed from other enablers. These companies license software from enablers, and own/host their vaults, but go-to-market BOTH directly to end-user customers AND through their wholesale resellers. If they own the software or have the distribution rights for the software they may license the software to their MSP partners for extending the reach of the market. MSPs can only act as channels for the Enabler or use the software (without branding) for providing services to their clients. Potential for channel conflict.

V. Service Providers – Direct Only: These are companies who develop and own their own software or license it from an enabler and own/host their vaults, but go-to-market directly to end-user customers. for providing online backup services to their clients. They do not sell cloud backup services via resellers. No channel conflict.

Below are enablers’ ranking profiles:

1. Asigra – Based in Toronto, Canada, Asigra describes itself as a company that is devoted to furthering cloud Backup, Recovery and Restore (BURR) by offering its cloud solutions entirely through its Partner ecosystem. The company prides itself on its role as a cloud service enabler and focuses all its energies on architecting a cloud solution that is agentless; differentiated with a robust backup and recovery engine and a capacity based pricing model. With over thirty years of experience and 1,000,000 deployments globally, Asigra is distinguished by its innovation and efforts at educating the data protection marketplace and driving the demand for best-of-the-breed cloud-based services. The company assumes a non conflicting role and believes in creatively nurturing its Partner ecosystem by providing its partners with value beyond the software. Asigra is committed to providing its partners with effective marketing and sales tools to help them scale their cloud backup business and position themselves as leaders within the market. With an aggressive Partner Program, Asigra partners are able to deploy cost-effective public, hybrid and private cloud solutions to consumers, SMBs and Enterprises worldwide. Service Providers Powered by Asigra, including Terremark (a Verizon company), NTT America, Centre Technologies, Highstreet IT Solutions, INFINIT Consulting, Pulsant and Backup Technology, are actively helping define standards for the industry. David Farajun, the CEO of the company does not hesitate to declare that Asigra’s success is defined by the success of its partners. For more information, visit

2. Veeam – Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 51,000+ ProPartners and 267,500+ customers with the highest customer satisfaction scores in the industry. It is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, with has offices in more than 30 countries. Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™, a business that must operate 24.7.365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Availability Suite™, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication™, leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the modern data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs, while always supporting the current and future business goals of Veeam customers. To learn more, visit or follow Veeam on Twitter @veeam.

3. Rubrik – Launched in 2014 and headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Rubrik is one of the latest companies to enter the data protection space. It has developed the world’s first Cloud Data Management platform for data protection, search, analytics, archival and copy data management for hybrid cloud enterprises. With its motto to “simplify how businesses around the World keep and use their data”, Rubrik builds beautifully simple products for businesses to meet their most challenging data management needs. Rubrik blends expertise from both consumer and enterprise worlds to pioneer a fresh approach to an old problem. It combines traditional backup with the ability to recover, manage, and secure data across public and private clouds. In its short existence, Rubrik has spread its wings in 5 continents and grown into a 600 employee corporation, and now has $150M run-rate in bookings in just 8 quarters of selling, and signed 500+ channel partners across the globe. It has received numerous industry awards including: #7 on LinkedIn’s Top Companies | Startups 2017 list, Gartner Visionary in 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions, Gartner Cool Vendor, Forbes Cloud 100, Forbes Next Billion Dollar Companies, Business Insider’s 51 Enterprise Startups to Bet Your Career On, InformationWeek Top 25 Vendors to Watch, Top 20 Companies to Watch, Best of VMworld, and CRN Emerging Vendors, among others. Fortune 500 companies use Rubrik to manage data at scale while realizing data-driven services anytime, anywhere. “All Your Apps. Instantly Available.” For more information, please visit

4. NovaStor – NovaStor, a global company with offices in Switzerland, Germany and the U.S., markets its award-winning, Cloud, SMB and Enterprise backup and recovery products through MSPs, VARs, OEMs and System Retailers. It guarantees its Partners, Cloud, MSP, SMB and Enterprise customers personal account management, enticing discounts, extensive tailor-made product training, efficient lead generation, practical support for marketing and 24-7 local technical support. Further, it provides these Enterprise, Cloud and MSP Partners and customers with unlimited access to support forums, information portals and a variety of workshops, webinars and training sessions to promote the commercial interests of their partners. Partners and MSPs who sign up with NovaStor can expect to have the company’s full attention and support in building long-term, solid business relationships that are founded on transparency, simplicity and personal interaction. NovaStor proudly asserts on its website that its partner program constructs with all components required to to build successful companies that can capitalize on growth markets and create wealth for all stakeholders. The programs are designed to ensure that NovaStor and its partners, some of which include HP, General Mills, and Tieto, go to market with complete confidence that they will be successful together. For additional information, please visit

5. Datto – Datto Inc. is an award-winning global vendor of backup, disaster recovery (BDR) and Intelligent Business Continuity (IBC) solutions, providing best-in-class technology and support to its 5,000+ channel Partners throughout North America and Europe. Datto is the only hybrid-cloud BDR/IBC vendor that provides instant on- and off-site virtualization, and screenshot backup verification, achieved through its Inverse Chain Technology(TM). Catering to the specific needs of the small to medium-size business market, the Datto product line is comprised of three families; Datto SIRIS 2 (SIRIS 2 Business, SIRIS 2 Professional, SIRIS 2 Enterprise), Datto ALTO 2 (ALTO 2, ALTO XL, ALTO XL Professional), and Datto NAS. Datto partners with the best technology providers in the industry to deliver the most robust and seamless BDR and business continuity solutions available, including: AutoTask, ConnectWise, Kaseya, Level Platforms, Servoyant and StorageCraft. Founded in 2007 by Austin McChord, Datto is privately held. Datto became a publicly traded company in October 2020. For more information, please visit

6. OwnBackup, a 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 1,000 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-ranked backup and restore ISV on Salesforce AppExchange and was awarded the Salesforce Appy Award in 2018. Headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 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.

OwnBackup is a team of passionate, creative, curious individuals from all over the globe, but we all share a common belief: No company operating in the cloud should ever lose data.OwnBackup believes that your data should be safe and accessible no matter where it is stored, so it built a platform that integrates with leading SaaS/PaaS solutions to keep you covered. OwnBackup’s system complements your vendor’s built-in data-protection mechanisms by protecting you from data loss & corruption, caused by accidental deletion, bad code, rogue integrations, and malicious employees. OwnBackup’s availability and downtime is tracked in real-time on a publicly available site for complete transparency into its service, Click here to view OwnBackup’s historical availability on-demand —

OwnBackup is drawing on its experiences in data recovery, data protection, and information security to build a best-in-class company that’s prepared for rapid growth.Its belief that you should never lose data on the cloud is driving it to constantly refine and improve its platform. It is the top-ranked backup & restore ISV on the AppExchange, and it was picked as a Gartner 2015 “Cool Vendor” in Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery. For more information, visit

7. HYCU, Inc.: HYCU is the fastest-growing leader in the multi-cloud backup and recovery as a service industry. By bringing true SaaS-based data backup to both on-premises and cloud-native environments, the company provides unparalleled data protection, migration and disaster recovery to more than 2,000 companies worldwide. HYCU’s award-winning, purpose-built solutions eliminate the complexity, risk and high cost of legacy-based solutions, providing data protection simplicity in a hyper-connected, multi-cloud world. Customers experience frictionless, cost-effective data backup and recovery, no matter where their data resides. Based in Boston, Mass., the company employs 300 people across the globe. HYCU solutions are ideal for Service Providers, SIs and MSPs that can leverage an easy to deploy, manage and maintain a Backup as a Service and DR service offering. More information on becoming a Cloud Services Provider Partner are available at Or, learn more at

8. Bacula Systems – Bacula Systems is Switzerland based leading Enterprise Open Core backup and restore software- Company, which combines Bacula’s enterprise-class open standards software with first-class support and professional services. Bacula Systems – a company known in the industry for its commitment to safe, secure and reliable backup solutions. It is a company that represents the disruptive force of open core in the industry, combined with professional development methodologies, support and accountability expected from enterprise software vendors. Leveraging the millions of downloads of the community project, Bacula Enterprise, is by far the most popular Open Core software solution for backup, data recovery and protection of computer data. Bacula software offers up to ten times lower total cost of ownership compared to proprietary solutions, higher reliability and proven performance in mission-critical enterprise environments. Bacula Systems provides world-class technical support, renowned training courses, and Bacula Enterprise Edition products via the Bacula Systems Subscriptions. Since early 2000, Kern Sibbald has been leading the Open Source community in the development of the Bacula project, which over recent years has built up a strong reputation, as a true enterprise-ready backup solution. Bacula Systems SA was founded in 2009 in order to provide full professional support services to the enterprise and via its network of Bacula Partners. For additional information, please visit

9. Acronis – Headquartered in Burlington, MA and founded in 2002, Acronis a truly global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Acronis is a fast-growing international company with over 700 employees and over 900 partners in more than 145 countries worldwide. Acronis boasts well over 5,000,000 individual customers and over 500,000 business customers from various industries and has more than 50 patents under its name. Acronis’ award winning customer support centers offer 24/7 assistance to its customers worldwide. Acronis can help you securely migrate, protect and recover critical data wherever it resides in your physical, virtual or cloud environments. With a Unified Platform and new generation technology, its innovative solutions are designed to ease the management burden and reduce total cost of ownership, while improving your recovery time objectives. Acronis provides complete, efficient, and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual, and cloud environments, as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices. For more information, please visit

10. Arcserve – Arcserve is a leading provider of data protection and recovery solutions, giving organizations the assurance that they can recover their data and applications when needed. Launched in 1983, Arcserve now provides a comprehensive solution for cloud, virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud. Once synonymous with legendary tape backup software, Arcserve has since been hard at work reinventing the industry. After 18 years under the CA Technologies umbrella, Arcserve struck out on its own as an independent, private data protection company. Understanding the importance of being nimble, Arcserve built out a portfolio of data protection technologies with an eye toward flexibility, scalability, and ease-of-use. The company was first to market with a unified data protection solution that offers comprehensive features and functionality, including industry-proven backup, replication, high availability, and true global deduplication—all managed from a single pane of glass. Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) was launched first as a software, then as a physical appliance, and now in the cloud. Backed by unsurpassed support and expertise, Arcserve’s award-winning backup and recovery solutions are used by 45,000 end users in more than 150 countries, and distributed by over 7,500 distributors, resellers and service providers around the world. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with offices around the world. For additional information, visit

11. CommVault – Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions. A Gartner Leader in Data Center Backup and Recovery market for the sixth consecutive year, Commvault helps companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform modern data environments. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry’s leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualisation, archive, file sync and share. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert. Without the distraction of a hardware business or other business agenda, Commvault’s sole focus on data management has led to adoption by companies of all sizes, in all industries, and for solutions deployed on premise, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and provided as-a-service. For additional information, please visit

12. Dell EMC – Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

Products and Services:
Dell EMC Cloud Disaster Recovery: Cloud DR allows enterprises to copy protected VM’s from their on-prem Data Domain/ Integrated Data Protection Appliance to the public cloud, stored over object storage, then run orchestrated DR testing or Failover of those VMs copies to cloud instances and later automatically Failback those recovered cloud instances back to virtual machines on-premises. Cloud DR also allows customers to efficiently extend their on-premises data protection to VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC on AWS), by recovering the VMs copies stored over AWS S3 storage directly to new virtual machines over the VMC on AWS environment. The VMC on AWS environment is not required during on-going protection and can be obtained on-demand when recovery is needed. Customers that wish to use Data Domain replication from on-prem Data Domain to a DD VE instances in AWS to gain deduplication benefits, as well as Avamar’s agent-based application consistency, can use Cloud DR Advanced mode in order to enable orchestrated recovery of VMs and applications protected on-premises to EC2 instances in AWS and automated failback of those recovered instances back to on-premises virtual machines.

Data Domain Cloud Tier: Data Domain Cloud Tier provides best of breed technology that will allow businesses to gain the advantages of cloud while lowering overall TCO. With DD Cloud Tier, data is natively tiered to the public, private or hybrid cloud for long-term retention. Only unique data is sent directly from Data Domain to the cloud and data lands on the cloud object storage already deduplicated. With Dell EMC’s advanced deduplication, storage footprint is greatly reduced for cost-effective long-term retention in the cloud. A broad ecosystem of backup and enterprise applications and a variety of public and private clouds are supported with DD Cloud Tier. Data Domain’s pricing starts at sub $9K.

Data Protection Suite: Best-in-class Dell EMC Data Protection software solutions accelerate backups up to 20x and recovery up to 10x for mission-critical applications. Dell EMC software covers a broad range of applications, including everything from virtual machines to high IO/change rate OLTP, and VMware workloads running on AWS.

Dell EMC Data Domain has an open ecosystem strategy: It can serve as the target backup storage with both Dell EMC backup software as well as software from Dell EMC’s competitors, who incorporate Data Domain in their total solutions. Data Domain coupled with Dell EMC Data Protection Software gives customers the most out of their investment by providing them with a number of additional benefits.

Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA): Powerful data protection in a single appliance that is easy to deploy and manage — no matter where data resides. The integrated appliance brings together protection storage and software, search, and analytics, plus simplified management and cloud readiness. The clean, intuitive interface of the IDPA System Manager provides a comprehensive view of data protection infrastructure from a single dashboard.

Some of these benefits include:

  • Higher average deduplication rate – and more savings from the resulting reduction in amount of backup capacity required
  • Direct orchestration of long term retention/archiving to the Cloud with control of data movement policies
  • Instant access and restores for VM workloads
  • Cloud disaster recovery (replication and spin off of virtual machines in Amazon Web Service)

Key Features:

  • Reduces storage requirements by 10 – 55x with variable-length deduplication
  • Gain industry leading speed, scalability, and reliability


  • Back directly from a wide range of enterprise apps or primary storage
  • Deploy protection storage however you want it


  • DD Cloud Tier: Natively tier deduplicated data to the cloud for modern long-term retention
  • DD Cloud DR: Copy backed-up VMs to the public cloud (AWS) for disaster recovery

13. Druva – Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry’s first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence–dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva’s award-winning solutions intelligently collect data, and unify backup, disaster recovery, archival and governance capabilities onto a single, optimized data set. As the industry’s fastest growing data protection provider, Druva is trusted by over 4,000 global organizations, and protects over 40 PB of data. Learn more at and join the conversation at

14. Actifio – Actifio is the world’s leading Data-as-a-Service platform. It enables thousands of users around the world to deliver their data just as they deliver their applications and infrastructure… as a service available instantly, anywhere. An enterprise-class software platform powered by patented Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology, Actifio frees data from traditional infrastructure to accelerate adoption of hybrid cloud, build higher quality applications faster, and improve business resiliency and availability. Actifio comes with rapid incremental forever backup and scalable instant recovery for database, NAS and file workloads in VMs, physical machines, and the Cloud; and a high-performance, scalable database cloning and instant recovery solution that is purpose-built for Oracle, MS SQL and ERP applications. Enterprise customers use Actifio to build higher quality applications faster by making high fidelity test data instantly available to authorized developers, to improve business resiliency and availability by rendering traditional backup and disaster recovery point tools obsolete, and to accelerate adoption of hybrid cloud architectures in service to those and many other enterprise use cases. Actifio captures data at a block level in native format, according to customized SLA, allowing to manage a physical copy, moved once and stored anywhere. Actifio uses unlimited virtual copies for instant access and protection, reducing business risk by minimizing application downtime, drastically reducing backup windows, and delivering lower RTOs and RPOs, for any size dataset across a wide variety of enterprise applications. Actifio delivers maximum advantage with lower TCO by reducing license, infrastructure, and operational costs, and by eliminating multiple point tools, data sprawl and manual processes. Actifio is Agile, Resilient, Independent, Secure and Scalable. For more, visit or follow us on Twitter @Actifio.

15. Barracuda (Intronis) – Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA) simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications, and data, regardless of where they reside. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. Barracuda’s data protection business includes Barracuda Backup, a solution designed for the cloud that provides the flexibility to easily back up data wherever it resides – on premises or in the cloud – and replicate data to a secure cloud or to a private location. Barracuda Backup can be deployed as a purpose-built backup appliance, in virtual environments, or for cloud-to-cloud backup. Barracuda Backup physical appliance combines software, local storage and offside replication in a single package. Barracuda Backup Vx is a software solution for virtual environments that leverages existing compute and storage infrastructures. Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup replicates data from supported cloud environments into Barracuda’s Cloud Storage. For additional information, please visit

16. Vembu – Vembu is not a direct-to-customer sales Company. This, Chennai, India based company, takes its place in the cloud backup and recovery marketplace as a cost effective, hybrid data protection product developer, catering to the needs of small and medium businesses, through the agency of its partners. With over 2000 MSPs, VARs, resellers and distributors registered and marketing its product– StoreGrid–the company categorizes as a cloud enabler–a service provider’s service provider. Vembu’s award winning software StoreGrid–is built around a simple, pay as you go licensing model that integrates business automation and RMM platforms; supports backup of Disk Image, MS SQL, MS Exchange, MS Sharepoint, MySQL, VMWare and Oracle and the interfaces are completely customizable and brandable. The company nurtures its partners by constantly interacting with them at webinars and conferences and providing them with a range of marketing strategy tools. The company’s dynamic and interactive website provides partners and their customers with access to support forums, How-to videos, knowledge bases, FAQs and other systems. For additional information, please visit

17. IBM Spectrum Protect – A solution by IBM, one of the leading technology companies, IBM Spectrum Protect™ (ISP) can simplify data protection where data is hosted in physical, virtual, software-defined or cloud environments. With ISP, you can choose the right software to manage and protect your data, while also simplifying backup administration, improving efficiencies, delivering scalable capacity and enabling advanced capabilities. ISP provides a single data protection platform and simplified administration for virtual and physical machines, using snapshots and backups. It is easy to use, provides policy-based multi-site replication, and flexible restore capabilities, allowing companies to scale and adapt quickly to changing business needs, without compromising security, privacy. It scales quickly and reduces backup infrastructure costs by more than half. ISP also feature: Automated deployment steps, Built-in cloud integration, Scalable performance, Multi-site replication, Optimized data protection, Reduced backup infrastructure costs, and Virtualized, software-defined infrastructures. For more information, visit:

18. FalconStor – FalconStor (OTCQB: FALC) is a data protection company that enables enterprises to modernize their data backup and archival operations across sites and public clouds, delivering increased data security and providing the fastest recovery from a ransomware attack while driving down costs by up to 90 percent. A proven technology leader with more than 30 patents, FalconStor is trusted by more than 1,000 enterprise customers and an ecosystem of managed service providers and resellers worldwide. FalconStor enables secure backup and archival to the chosen cloud provider with no touch operations, making the entire process extremely easy. For more information, visit or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

19. Axcient – Axcient (founded in 2006 at Mountain View, California), is a privately held company backed by Allegis Capital, Peninsula Ventures and Thomvest. The Company provides cloud services through a network of MSPs, distributors and resellers. A dedicated management team is geared to develop its partner programs and provide continuous support with a variety of training options and co-marketing choices. Certification of at least one member of the staff as Axcient Support Technician is a precondition to partnership. The company does not encourage development or modification of Axcient’s appliances or request for phone based trainings. The frictionless partnership philosophy is extended to partner relations and indirectly to customer relations. The Axcient platform combines ease of use with unprecedented uptime guarantees to the small and medium business segment. Users can expect to enjoy cost savings with pay as you go service features, zero investment in infrastructure, license or software expenditures. The service integrates the best elements of on-premise data protection and online disaster recovery services to ensure customer satisfaction. For additional information, please visit

20. Redstor (Attix5) – Founded in the UK in 1998, and headquartered in Reading, UK, Redstor is a well-respected and trusted global provider of cloud backup and disaster recovery software and services. Redstor is a fast growing, international, data management software as a service (SaaS) business. In the fall of 2015, Redstor acquired Attix5, a South African based cloud backup enabling company. For almost two decades, Redstor has been the Data Management & Security Company of choice for businesses and organisations looking for a trusted advisor to manage and secure their data. Redstor’s focus is on partner-enabled cloud backup as a service (BAAS), delivering these services either through its own storage platforms around the world, or by supplying its Backup Pro software to power its partners’ own service platforms. Redstor-powered services are currently available through hundreds of partners worldwide. As an ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certified organisation, Redstor combines technical excellence with proven processes to deliver innovative, flexible and secure cloud services that reduce risks and cost to end users. Redstor platform currently addresses Backup, DR and Archiving and its journey is towards incorporating security, access and insight, all managed and controlled from one place. Restor gives its customers control over their most valuable asset — their data — wherever, whenever, all from a single console. For more information, visit

21. LiveVault – Launched in 1996, LiveVault is one of the pioneers in the online backup technology. The company has endeavored to service its clients using the latest technological advancements in the rapidly changing cloud backup industry while maintaining close customer relationships. It delivers fully automated, turnkey, backup over the Internet or a private network connection for uninterrupted remote data protection. LiveVault provides automated and continuous backup, with protection intervals as low as every fifteen minutes, to ensure data is protected as it is created. Data is moved offsite to secure; mirrored data centers and is completely secure and protected at every step of the way using stringent procedures, protocols, and standards.

The handling of data has evolved significantly in the past few years in response to security threats and legislative acts addressing privacy and financial reporting issues. The LiveVault service enables businesses which are subject to these regulations to easily comply with the data backup and storage requirements of HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC, NASD, and Graham-Leach-Bliley. LiveVault encrypts all data at the source using 256-bit AES encryption with a unique private/public key pair. For an additional layer of protection, LiveVault® uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to establish a secure, resilient communication tunnel to offsite data centers.

LiveVault is a General Services Administration (GSA) contract holder and provides online backup services to government clients. These clients include federal, state and local governments and other government entities. LiveVault is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and has data vaults in various locations in the US and Canada. The Utility Class data centers are access-restricted with 24-hour security guards, strategic monitoring equipment, and electronic security systems. All data facilities are controlled environments with redundant air conditioning and power systems, emergency diesel generators, state-of-the-art fire detection and suppression systems, and multiple high-speed Internet connections. LiveVault is owned by j2 Global. Visit their website

22. N2WS – Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, 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, Cloud Protection Manager (CPM), was designed and built from the ground up to meet all backup and DR requirements for enterprises on AWS 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. N2WS offers a 30-day free trial with no credit card needed. Interested parties can test-drive all features of our Enterprise edition so they will be able to see first hand how to efficiently and cost-effectively protect their EC2 instances, RDS, DynamoDB, Aurora databases, as well as Redshift clusters, utilize both cross-region and cross-account DR, as well as take advantage of all new and enhanced latest versions. N2WS wasacquired by Veeam in January 2018 for $42.5 Million all cash. Veeam kept N2WS as a separate entity until November 2019, then volunteerly sold it back to the original founders for an undisclosed amount (rumoured to be sold at a huge discount from its original purchase price of $42.5M), after Veeam became the subject of investigation by the US government for its Russian operation. For more information, visit

23. CTERA Networks – CTERA Networks revolutionizes storage and data protection for SMBs and branch offices with Cloud Attached Storage®, a hybrid solution that combines secure cloud storage services with on-premises storage appliances for a seamless user experience. Current solutions for data storage and data protection – such as file servers and backup tape drives – are unnecessarily expensive and disparate. Since SMBs and branch offices are in short supply of IT staff and data management practices are often non-existent, there is a real need for a cost-effective, all-in-one solution for centralized storage and secure off-site data protection. Cloud Attached Storage by CTERA is the answer to the storage and data protection woes of SMBs and remote/branch offices (ROBO). Integrating reliable cloud storage with appliances that are integrated cloud storage gateways and network attached storage (NAS) devices, it provides much needed reliability and storage flexibility, bundled as an easy-to-use, remotely managed storage service. CTERA has designed its technology to cater to the needs of service providers, and is partnering with leading cloud service providers, MSPs and resellers to deliver managed storage, hybrid local/off-site backup and file sharing services to their customers. CTERA Networks is privately held and backed by Benchmark Capital. For additional information, please visit

24. Unitrends – Headquartered in Burlington, MA, Unitrends increases uptime, productivity and confidence in a world in which IT professionals must do more with less. Unitrends leverages high-availability hardware and software engineering, cloud economics, enterprise power with consumer-grade design, and customer-obsessed support to natively provide all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. The result is a “one throat to choke” set of offerings that allow customers to focus on their business rather than backup. Unitrends eliminates backup complexity and stress with all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. Unitrends provides simpler, better, and smarter IT solutions, allowing you to get more free time with all-in-one backup appliances powered by simplicity. Unitrends solutions are pre-integrated and optimized with high-speed performance, deduplication, and predictive analytics needed to protect diverse environments. Built-in ransomware detection and SLA Policy Automation save time and deliver complete confidence in recovery. Learn more by visiting or follow on Twitter @Unitrends and LinkedIn.

25. Infrascale – Infrascale is a parent company of SOS Online Backup (, a leading provider of cloud backup, recovery and archiving solutions for businesses and consumers, supporting more than 50,000 small businesses and individuals around the world. Infrascale provides the most powerful disaster recovery and cloud backup solutions in the world, and is recognized as a 2017 Gartner Leader for Disaster Recovery as a Service. Founded in 2011, the company aims to give every organization the ability to recover from a disaster — quickly, easily and affordably. Combining intelligent software with the power of the cloud, Infrascale cracks the disaster recovery cost barrier by removing the complexity and cost of standby infrastructure to restore operations in minutes with a push of a button. Infrascale equips businesses with the confidence to handle the unexpected by providing less downtime, greater security, and always-on availability. In March 2020, SOS Online Backup, a solution offered by Infrascale, suffered a data breach as discovered and reported by vpnMentor. Personal data containing allegedly more than 135 million users were found unencrypted in a misconfigured Amazon S3 bucket. Visit or follow us on Twitter at @Infrascale for more information.

© 2021 –
 releases ranking of the top 100 online backup companies, categorized into four sectors: Consumer, SMB, Enterprise, and Enablers; based on predefined standardized criteria, to help users select the appropriate online backup company.

March 01, 2021 – publishes the March 2021 list of top ranking cloud backup companies, categorized into four sectors: ConsumerSMBEnterprise, and Enablers. The list comprises of 25 companies under each category, for a total of 100 online backup solutions, based on standardized criteria defined on its site. This standardization of selection criteria goes a long way towards enabling users select the right online backup service for their specific needs.

“From 2005 to 2008, we ranked the top 25 companies on a monthly basis in one basket; and that was not easy to identify the solutions easily. Then in 2009, we added 50 more companies and started ranking the top 75 companies in three sectors – Consumer, SMB and Enterprise solutions. And beginning the October 2011 ranking, we have added a fourth column that identifies and ranks the top enablers”, said editor Ezra Brook. The top companies are presented in order of their rankings.

With hundreds of companies offering seemingly the same service, choosing the best online backup provider could be challenging. Users need a standard set of criteria on which to evaluate the different services and understand which one would suit them the best. Factors that generally play a role in selecting online backup service include service requirements such as: cost per GB, cost per PC or per account, security, speed (backup and restore), reliability, uptime, quality, customer service, accessibility and financial standing of the company.

For more details, check our criteria – How Do I Choose the Best Online Backup Provider.

The top 5 cloud backup companies, from each sector include:

  • Consumer: Carbonite Safe, Backblaze, IDrive, Acronis, and SpiderOak
  • SMB: Arcserve, Carbonite Server, Backup-Everything, IDrive Business, and Code42
  • Enterprise: Databarracks, StorageCraft, Code42, Assured-DP, and StorageGuardian
  • Enablers: Asigra, Veeam, Rubrik, Novastor, and Datto

The complete list of the top 100 cloud backup companies for March 2021 is found here.’s reviews, daily up to date news, articles and monthly rankings of the top online backup services, are supplemented with the voices from online backup and data storage companies. The CEO Interview spotlight section features interviews with CEOs/VPs and other senior executives of online backup and data storage companies. The ranking of the top 100 online backup companies is the endpoint of dedicated research and hours of hard work on the part of our research team. Interviews with key personnel in the online backup and data storage industry, reviews, articles on backup basics and links to third party websites on the site, bring a 360 degree view of the online backup and data storage industry.

About the company: has been running since 2004 and is dedicated to serving the online backup and data storage industry. By providing all relevant information, BackupReview helps potential users make the right choice for online backup solution. The site’s daily posts are published in a number of other websites, including Twitterand its complimentary blog. The complete list of sites, where BackupReview’s posts are published, is found here. Feature highlights of the site include: Daily up to date cloud backup and storage newsdirectory of online backup companies, articles on backup basics, reviews of online backup services by its editors, and from other review sites, and aggregated online backup companies’ corporate blogs.

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Partnership focuses on building cyber resilience for SMEs through Managed Service Provider expertise and Datto Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

Singapore – March 1, 2021 — / — Datto Holding Corp. (“Datto”) (NYSE:MSP), the leading global provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions purpose-built for delivery by managed service providers (MSPs), today announced a distribution agreement with NEXTGEN Asia, to help accelerate growth of the Managed Service Provider (MSP) channel in Southeast Asia.

Datto, the MSP technology company, will expand its investment in Southeast Asia to equip MSPs with solutions that can help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) avoid downtime and disruptions that occur in the aftermath of a cyber attack. With Datto tools, MSPs can help protect their clients against permanent data loss and recover from ransomware or user error quickly with one-click restore, addressing business continuity concerns and security issues.

Wendy O’Keeffe, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of NEXTGEN Asia will help lead the relationship with Datto. “There are so many things to love about this partnership as we grow and build our brands together,” said O’Keeffe. “Datto already has a significant channel community with over 17,000 MSPs worldwide. It is a 100% channel-only business which is critical to building trust. We have a joint plan to grow the Datto partner community and augment their current partnerships with an enriched level of technical, operational, and sales and marketing excellence across Datto’s core technologies which are aimed at building cyber resilience for SMEs.”

“To elevate service and support for Datto partners in Southeast Asia we need to work with an extremely capable and innovative organisation. NEXTGEN is that partner and Wendy O’Keeffe is that leader,” said Danny Mesrop, VP of Sales, APAC at Datto. “Through NEXTGEN, we can drive immediate impact through broader education, awareness, and a solution set that helps address the challenges Datto partners and their clients face–which include cyber attacks that threaten to bring business-crippling downtime and cost.”

Datto Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) solutions are purpose-built for MSPs, enabling them to deliver customised backup and recovery for a wide range of SME clients. With industry-leading features including DRaaS instant recovery in the secure Datto Cloud, centralised client management via the secure Datto partner portal, integrated ransomware detection and more, MSPs from around the world rely on Datto solutions to provide secure, reliable business continuity for their clients.

NEXTGEN Group CEO, John Walters noted that the partnership with Datto is aligned with NEXTGEN’s technology strategy of data management, enterprise software, and cybersecurity. “Security is a major concern in the region. Some markets in Southeast Asia have been the most targeted globally with ransomware. Consequently, cyber incidents have become the top business risk priority for customers in the region. At NEXTGEN we have grown our cybersecurity practice tenfold and matured our service offerings dramatically over the past eighteen months. We look forward to supporting Datto’s growth strategy in the region.”

For additional information please visit:

About The NEXTGEN Group
The NEXTGEN.Group is a pioneering technology services group that supports the channel ecosystem. We do this by bringing together and distributing established and emerging technologies across enterprise software, cloud, data management, and cybersecurity solutions that push the boundaries of what is possible – the next generation of IT knowledge, service and delivery. The business is a hub of collaboration within the supply chain that makes it easy for technology partners to do business with international vendors on complex and ever-changing product suites. Our unique and award-winning combination of specialist knowledge, innovative technology platforms and complementary services enables our partners and vendors to stay relevant and remain ahead in this dynamic IT environment. Learn more at

About Datto
As the world’s leading provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions purpose-built for delivery by managed service providers (MSPs), Datto believes there is no limit to what small and medium businesses can achieve with the right technology. Datto offers Unified Continuity, Networking, Cybersecurity and Business Management solutions and has created a unique ecosystem of MSP partners. These partners provide Datto solutions to over one million businesses across the globe. Since its founding in 2007, Datto has won awards for its rapid growth, product excellence, superior technical support, and for fostering an outstanding workplace. With headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut, Datto has global offices in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Australia, China, and Singapore. Learn more at

Media Contacts:
Yu Xiu Kueh

Wendy O’Keeffe

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Joins Exclusive Group of Companies Providing Industry-Leading Consulting and Technology Services to Extend Data Center Solutions into AWS via Storage, Archiving, Backup, and Disaster Recovery Solutions

HERNDON, VA – February 26, 2021 — / — ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS – news) today announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage Competency status. This designation recognizes that ePlus provides proven consulting and technology services to guide customers along their cloud journey to select and implement storage strategies and successfully achieve their storage goals on AWS.

Achieving the AWS Storage Competency differentiates ePlus as an AWS Partner that possesses deep domain expertise in core storage categories such as Backup and Recovery, Primary Storage, Archive, and Business Continuance / Disaster Recovery (BCDR), having developed innovative technology and solutions that leverage AWS services. To receive the designation, APN Partners must possess deep AWS expertise and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS.

“ePlus is extremely proud to achieve AWS Storage Competency status,” said Justin Mescher, vice president of cloud and data center solutions at ePlus. “Attaining this designation was the result of a rigorous process and comprehensive audit, which validates our expertise to help customers ensure their critical workloads are protected, secured, and highly available while leveraging the agility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation that AWS provides.”

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology APN Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and AWS Marketplace Channel Partner, ePlus helps organizations build a foundation to accelerate AWS adoption, increase security, and optimize for cost. With a breadth of successful cloud storage deployments, ePlus offers expertise in extending data center storage into AWS, storage advisory services focused on migration, backup and recovery to AWS, business continuity/disaster recovery to AWS, and primary storage options in AWS. For more information about ePlus’ AWS storage practice, visit

About ePlus inc.
ePlus is a leading consultative technology solutions provider that helps customers imagine, implement, and achieve more from their technology. With the highest certifications from top technology partners and lifecycle services expertise across key areas including security, cloud, data center, collaboration, networking and emerging technologies, ePlus transforms IT from a cost center to a business enabler. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 1,500 associates serving a diverse set of customers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pac. The Company is headquartered at 13595 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA, 20171. For more information, visit, call 888-482-1122, or email Connect with ePlus on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. ePlus, Where Technology Means More®.

ePlus®, Where Technology Means More®, and ePlus products referenced herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ePlus inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of other companies, products, and services mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Forward-looking Statements
Statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements.” Actual and anticipated future results may vary materially due to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the duration and impact of COVID-19 and the efficacy of vaccine roll-outs, which could materially adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations and has resulted worldwide in governmental authorities imposing numerous unprecedented measures to try to contain the virus that has impacted and may further impact our workforce and operations, the operations of our customers, and those of our respective vendors, suppliers, and partners; national and international political instability fostering uncertainty and volatility in the global economy including an economic downturn, an increase in tariffs or adverse changes to trade agreements, exposure to fluctuation in foreign currency rates, interest rates and downward pressure on prices; our ability to successfully perform due diligence and integrate acquired businesses; the possibility of goodwill impairment charges in the future; reduction of vendor incentive programs; significant adverse changes in, reductions in, or losses of relationships with one or more of our largest volume customers or vendors; the demand for and acceptance of, our products and services; our ability to adapt our services to meet changes in market developments; our ability to implement comprehensive plans to achieve customer account coverage for the integration of sales forces, cost containment, asset rationalization, systems integration and other key strategies; our ability to reserve adequately for credit losses; our ability to secure our electronic and other confidential information or that of our customers or partners and remain secure during a cyber-security attack; future growth rates in our core businesses; our ability to protect our intellectual property; the impact of competition in our markets; the possibility of defects in our products or catalog content data; our ability to adapt to changes in the IT industry and/or rapid change in product standards; our ability to realize our investment in leased equipment; our ability to hire and retain sufficient qualified personnel; and other risks or uncertainties detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information set forth in this press release is current as of the date of this release and ePlus undertakes no duty or obligation to update this information.

Kleyton Parkhurst, SVP
ePlus, Inc.

Source: ePlus, Inc.




NEW YORK, NY – Feb. 26, 2021 — / — Logicalis US, an international IT solution and managed services provider, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named the company to its 2021 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category. The annual list recognizes the leading North American solution providers that have demonstrated innovative and forward-thinking approaches to managed services. These services help end users improve operational efficiencies and navigate the ongoing complexities of IT solutions, while maximizing their return on IT investments.

CRN recognized Logicalis for continued excellence in managed services, spanning IT Helpdesk, IT Staffing Services, Lifecycle/Asset Management, Managed Security, Managed VOIP, Remote Monitoring, Colocation, Managed Storage/Backup, and Network Operations Center (NOC). In addition, Logicalis’s recognition on the Security 100, a category of the list recognizing MSPs focused on off-premises and cloud-based security services, demonstrates its dedication to drive innovation with security solutions.

“We are honored to be named to CRN’s MSP 500 for the eighth year in a row, which underscores our commitment to acting as Architects of Change for our customers,” said Jon Groves, CEO at Logicalis US. “When the onset of Covid-19 changed our customers’ technology needs, our team was there to provide around the clock support and offerings to help them navigate the evolving landscape. Being named in the Security 100 category highlights our team’s quick thinking and dedication to providing leading security solutions and services. These services continue to help our customers understand the importance of security as part of a holistic approach to strengthen their technology landscape.”

“Effective MSPs enable companies to focus on their core objectives while improving the quality and reliability of their cloud computing capabilities,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The solution providers on CRN’s 2021 MSP 500 list deserve recognition for their innovative and forward-thinking approaches to managed services, and the ability to optimize operational efficiencies and systems to maximize return on investments.”

The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN and online at

About Logicalis US
Award-winning Logicalis US works alongside our customers to recommend, plan, and implement a digital transformation strategy that aligns with their business goals. Through our consulting and managed services and with our longtime strategic partners, we then deliver custom security, network, collaboration, cloud, and data center solutions.

As Architects of Change™, we help our customers to deploy and adopt technologies that engage their employees and customers, optimize and manage IT operations for improved agility and cost savings, and employ emerging technologies that deliver innovative outcomes.

Logicalis US is part of the Logicalis Group, which has more than 6,500 employees and annualized revenues of $1.7 billion, from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa.

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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© 2021. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved.

Press Contact:
Champion Communications Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)207 030 3818

Source: Logicalis




SARATOGA, Calif. – Feb. 25, 2021 — / — RSTOR (, a software defined cloud platform provider that enables enterprises to manage data across hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures, has announced a series of customer website enhancements that simplify and integrate data mobility and storage management.

“After our new branding was announced, RSTOR took a fresh look at what customers need from cloud service providers and focused the new RSTOR Management Console and support sites on delivering swift resolutions for key tasks and insights that enable enterprise level management of multi-cloud services,” says RSTOR CEO Gio Coglitore.

In September of 2020, the company launched RSTOR Transporter, a solution that enables automated data synchronization across infrastructures and serves as a foundation for multi-cloud virtualization strategies. The RSTOR Management Console for existing customers has integrated RSTOR Transporter with RSTOR Space — an award winning S3 compliant object storage service that is free from egress charges, data access charges, data movement or API charges.

“This integration makes it much easier — and less expensive — for enterprises to move massive amounts of data to and from data centers, private clouds and multiple public cloud destinations,” says Coglitore.

The new streamlined interface includes enhancements that put customers’ most frequent tasks at their fingertips including:

  • Creating RSTOR Space buckets and objects, uploading and managing massive object stores;
  • Executing cost-effective cloud-to-cloud-transfers with RSTOR Transporter in a transparent manner, allowing users to track and analyze the movement of data in real-time; and
  • Managing security, access, users, as well as governance policies, for exclusive RSTOR features like data superpositioning and automatic data replication between buckets.

Self-Service Wizard Available to U.S. Customers
In addition to announcing the new integrated Management Console, RSTOR unveiled a self-service wizard that makes it possible for organizations of all sizes to create accounts that can be funded with a credit card. This enables customers to immediately manage users, policies and data administration tasks without RSTOR sales or support personnel. This service is currently being released as a beta to customers in the United States.

“The self-service wizard was created in direct response to requests from customers who have found the RSTOR platform intuitive enough to manage on their own. It allows organizations to quickly take control of their data in today’s complex cloud environment. That said, our support representatives are only a phone call — or chat session — away from providing immediate assistance to customers interested in executing more sophisticated data management strategies in the cloud,” says Coglitore.

Customer Knowledge Base and RSTOR Answers
As RSTOR continues to work with its customers and partners to advance the state of data mobility and storage capabilities, new insights emerge on how to better navigate and manage hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructures. To share these learnings, RSTOR has created a customer knowledge base and Support Portal from which the wider community of interest can learn about solutions for emerging multi-cloud issues and challenges.

RSTOR has also launched a new blog series called RSTOR Answers where our experts provide answers to the questions that customers are facing today. RSTOR’s experts will provide answers on a range of technical, business and cloud strategy questions. Anyone can submit a question to

“RSTOR is continually developing new innovative tools and methodologies that enable enterprises to nimbly move data between on-premises data centers, private-cloud and public-cloud environments,” says Coglitore.

  • Resources:
    RSTOR’s new enhanced Management Console are available today at RSTOR Portal (
  • New U.S.- based customers can sign up for a self-serve account by clicking ‘Get Started’ at
  • The new support portal and knowledge base is available at: RSTOR Support Portal (
  • The RSTOR Answers blog is available at

© 2021 R-Stor Inc. All rights reserved.
RSTOR, the RSTOR logo, and all RSTOR product and service names mentioned herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of R-Stor Inc. in the U. S. and other countries. All other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder(s).

Airrion Andrews

Source: RSTOR




Woman-Owned Cloud Service Provider Based in Oregon Celebrates 25th Anniversary and Increases Employees 70% YoY

HILLSBORO, OR – Feb. 24, 2021 — / — Opus Interactive, a leading provider of complex hybrid cloud hosting services, announces its 25th Anniversary in the cloud computing industry.

Photo: Shannon Hulbert

Opus enters the 25th year announcing:

* Sales team expansion in Texas, VA, and two additional markets in response to increased demand. Included, Opus welcomes Chris Knapp, who brings over 15 years in cloud computing sales including many with Rackspace. This announcement follows recent onboarding of sales engineering and customer success hires. The Sales Division continues to be led by Jeff Howard, who has been with the company since 2016.

* Director of Operations hire. Chris Chapman joins Opus with nearly 25 years of experience in Operations leadership positions. Chris will be responsible for key operations activity, including operational strategy, program management, supplier management and customer support to ensure the highest level of consistent customer delivery.

* DevOps Division launch within the company to expand automation and optimization of the company’s hybrid and multi-cloud solutions with monthly deployments. The team is headed by VP of Products, Jeremy Sherwood.

“As an organization, we foster a culture of innovation that constantly measures customer needs and asks — how can we make IT better, faster, and more cost effective to meet the needs of our customers — and that’s what’s driving expansion coming into our 25th year,” said Shannon Hulbert, CEO. “New territories to meet growing demand in specific markets, strengthening organizational support expertise, and further innovation in how we respond to customers that are all faced with managing increasingly complex solutions. We’re committed to expanding customer visibility into hybrid/multi-cloud environments, applying reusable application logic to infrastructure builds and management, and incorporating automation to accelerate continuous innovation – which is what has driven Opus forward for 25 years.”

Opus Interactive began as an IT division in a creative agency, hosting applications and sites. The Company joined HPE and VMware’s Partner Programs and began working with what was then called “virtualization” in 2003. Opus’ History timeline, shows they launched their core IaaS offering, OpusCloud from Oregon in 2005.

Today, Opus Interactive delivers tailored hybrid and multi-cloud solutions for mission critical workloads from state-of-the-art data centers that enable customers nationwide. As stewards to customer infrastructure, the Inc 5000 company is committed to green IT and sustainable hybrid and multi-cloud services. The organization, whose facilities are known for commitment to renewables and efficiency, was named Oregon’s Best Green Companies list in 2020.

About Opus Interactive
Founded in 1996, Opus Interactive has earned a reputation for custom IT solutions that fit unique requirements for security, scalability, cost, and future growth needs of its customers. An accredited member of the International Managed Services Provider Alliance, the Company operates from Tier III+ data centers located in Hillsboro, Portland, Dallas, and Northern Virginia. Through close partnerships with industry-leaders and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Opus delivers custom solutions for Cloud Hosting & IaaS, Colocation, DRaaS & Backup, Object Storage, VDI, and Public Cloud Monitoring & Management.

Opus Interactive is a woman and minority-owned enterprise that has worked closely with VMware and HPE partnership programs since 2005. With past performance that includes more than 20 years of proven results and current compliance with PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FedRAMP Moderate Ready and SSAE 18 SOC 2 Type II, Opus helps customers reduce cost and optimize resources using efficient operations.

For more information about Opus Interactive, visit


Shannon Hulbert
Opus Interactive
P: +1 (503) 972-3961

Opus Interactive
8135 NE Evergreen Parkway
Hillsboro, OR
USA, 97124

Source: Opus Interactive




Wins Gold and Receives High Scores for Integration and Performance

San Francisco, CA – February 25, 2021 — / — LucidLink, an innovator in cloud file services, today announced that it has won gold—again. For the second year in a row, it is recognized by TechTarget’s Storage Magazine and SearchStorage as Cloud Storage Product of the Year.

LucidLink Filespaces, a shared global namespace, works like a standard NAS but reduces latency as primary file data is hosted in the cloud. LucidLink competed against finalists HPE, IBM cloud storage pioneer Nasuni, and 2019 silver winner Hammerspace, none of which finished in the top three this year. The pandemic seemed to accelerate cloud storage adoption in 2020, perhaps more than any other storage Products of the Year category.

“We always posited that if customers could consolidate data on affordable, scalable cloud storage without sacrificing edge performance, they’d adopt this approach. Especially if they could connect from anywhere and use it like a local drive,” said Peter Thompson, co-founder, and CEO, LucidLink. “After the pandemic created an overnight remote workforce, many of our customers have completely replaced their on-prem, high-performance NAS filers, and love the results.”

According to Search Storage, TechTarget, LucidLink drew exceptionally high scores from our judges for ease of integration and performance, with no clear weak spots. One judge stated, “LucidLink is attacking a serious problem with cloud-based file access in a hybrid multi-cloud environment. Its work on latency reduction for remote access, in particular, is differentiated and compelling.”

LucidLink has enabled several customers to quickly adapt to working remotely by providing fast access to data from anywhere. As noted by one customer, WebMD, “Since our entire production team is working remotely, LucidLink has allowed us to get back up to speed and continue to output high-quality productions. It has helped us become more efficient than ever, even as we increase the number of programs we produce,” said Zachary Bennett, Director of Operations, WebMD.

“Lucidlink helped us seamlessly transition from our local NAS workflow to a cloud-based workflow. There is no way we would have been able to keep up with our volume of work without it,” continued Bennett. “We will never go back to using just a local NAS. LucidLink’s Cloud NAS solution puts us ahead of the game.”

LucidLink cloud-native NAS solution is ideal for organizations that would like to take advantage of cloud storage economics and utilize it for applications, file systems, and high-performance workloads. LucidLink leverages cloud-based storage with the functionality you expect from an on-premises hardware NAS – only better.

The 2020 TechTarget awards were judged by the editorial their staff, in conjunction with industry experts, analysts, and consultants. Judges evaluated products based on innovation, performance, ease of integration, ease of use and manageability, functionality, and value.

About LucidLink
LucidLink offers an innovative cloud-native file service designed specifically for extensive data access over distance. LucidLink Filespaces provides best-in-class security and high-performance scalability to run file-based workloads on object storage for maximum efficiency and productivity. The service is compatible with any S3 compatible object storage provider that utilizes cloud, on-prem, or hybrid storage, and it supports all major operating systems, including Linux, Windows, and macOS. Investors currently include Baseline Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, S28 Capital, Fathom Capital, and Bright Cap Ventures. LucidLink is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices in Bulgaria, Europe, and Australia. For more information about LucidLink, please contact Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and visit us at

Julie O’Grady

Source: LucidLink




MAITLAND, FL – February 25, 2021 — / — ThreatLocker, the global cybersecurity leader, providing enterprise-level cybersecurity tools for the Managed Services Provider (MSP) industry to improve the security of servers and endpoints, today announced its partnership with Datto, the leading global provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions purpose-built for delivery by MSPs. This integration streamlines secure business operations for MSPs, allowing them to access their Autotask PSA account from within the ThreatLocker portal.

Ransomware remains the most common cyber threat to SMBs, and MSPs have seen increased security risks for clients following the move to remote working and the accelerated adoption of cloud applications in 2020. It’s imperative that businesses adopt solutions and best practices to protect themselves and their clients’ data from a cyber attack. ThreatLocker addresses these concerns, protecting against ransomware, viruses, and other malicious software, integrating seamlessly with Autotask PSA, which combines all the mission-critical tools MSPs need to operate a successful business.

This integration enables MSPs to validate their Autotask PSA account from within the ThreatLocker portal. Successful validation allows the MSP to map their existing Autotask PSA sites to their existing ThreatLocker organizations. Initial PSA ticket settings can also be selected through the integration and with successful company mapping, PSA tickets can now be created.

“Datto is excited to partner with ThreatLocker, whose platform and seamless integration with Autotask PSA helps partners to securely manage their business operations,” said Joe Rourke, Director of Product Management at Datto. “Partnering with ThreatLocker and their leading cybersecurity solutions, this integration further protects our partners and their clients’ data from malware and malicious threat actors.”

To learn more about how you can protect your clients from the costly effects of downtime following a ransomware attack, visit:

About ThreatLocker
ThreatLocker® is a global cybersecurity leader, providing enterprise-level cybersecurity tools for the Managed Services Provider (MSP) industry to improve the security of servers and endpoints. ThreatLocker’s combined Application Whitelisting, Ringfencing™, Storage Control and Privileged Access Management solutions are leading the cybersecurity market towards a more secure approach of blocking all unknown application vulnerabilities. To learn more about ThreatLocker visit:

Zachary Vito
RH Strategic

Source: ThreatLocker




Data Protection Specialist Partners with Leading XDR Provider to Deliver Comprehensive Cloud Data Management Solution

HERNDON, VA – Feb. 25, 2021 — / — Assured Data Protection, the prominent IT managed services provider (MSP) for cloud data protection solutions, today announced that it has entered into a global partnership agreement with Confluera, a leading provider of next generation detection and response solutions, to provide eXtended Detection and Response (XDR) as part of its established data protection service offering. The agreement enables Assured Data Protection to expand its cloud data management portfolio, drive engagement with new and existing customers, and create new channel opportunities for its MSP partners and other resellers.

Assured Data Protection, one of the largest MSP’s of Rubrik cloud data management service, has added XDR as-a-service to its suite of enterprise-grade data backup and recovery solutions. The new XDR service powered by Confluera, allows customers to address data breaches in real-time. The fully automated process identifies threats upon point of entry and tracks their progress before neutralizing them. It adds another layer of data protection and removes the need for IT teams to manually correlate historical data, saving considerable time and resources.

Confluera is expanding its growing partner program to accommodate new MSPs and provide them with advanced detection and response capabilities that accurately track and intercept threats. Most cyberattacks evade traditional endpoint security measures, resulting in breaches in the data center. Assured Data Protection’s solutions are already embedded inside the data center and can be easily configured to support the Confluera solution. The incorporated solution can now be delivered by Assured Data Protection and its MSP partners, expanding Confluera’s footprint across global markets.

For the XDR service, Assured Data Protection is extending the same level of sales and technical support it already provides to partners that have adopted its backup and recovery solutions. This includes everything from scoping and implementation to full sales and technical enablement.

Channel partners distribute and resell Assured Data Protection’s solutions as a service based on a flexible OPEX model, either as a co-branded product or as a white-labelled service.

Simon Chappell, CEO of Assured Data Protection, explained: “We’re data protection specialists and we see smart threat detection and response as an extension of our business. We live in the data center so we can add XDR capabilities seamlessly to provide customers with an all-encompassing solution that spans their entire IT and cloud infrastructure. The partnership with Confluera has allowed us to enhance our offering at a time when customers are looking to secure their businesses and streamline their data management processes. Our longer-term ambition is to become a hub for XDR services, but right now we have an opportunity to work closely with our MSP partners to create new data protection ecosystems that incorporate XDR.”

“Global demand for modern detection and response solutions has never been higher. We are excited to partner with Assured Data Protection to bring an unparalleled solution to market that combines the next generation technology with proven service expertise,” said Mukesh Singh, Vice President of Sales at Confluera. “We took a fresh approach to detection and response, one that is not limited by the error-prone and laborious task of correlating events after the incident has already occurred. Our patented technology builds the storyboard of an attack as it unfolds in real-time, enabling organizations to address the breach before it can do harm. The partnership with Assured Data Protection enables us to offer these benefits to our customers in a service footprint.”

Stuart Harper, Managing Director, Optec IT Solutions, explained: “We work closely with Assured Data Protection. Their structured processes and partner support dovetail nicely with our own operations. The specialized training, sales and technical support they provide have allowed us to ramp up our cloud data protection service offerings and introduce XDR into the mix. We’re able to integrate directly with them on key projects to maintain the highest levels of service delivery and customer support.”

About Assured Data Protection
Assured Data Protection brings more than 100 years of industry experience in managing data backup, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions as a managed service provider. The Company delivers tailored services based on the Rubrik cloud data management platform to meet individual client needs in an affordable and achievable manner. It supports enterprises with data needs ranging from 5TB to multiple petabytes across any number of sites, from on premises private clouds to hybrid cloud approaches. For more information, visit

About Confluera
Confluera is the leading provider of eXtended Detection and Response (XDR). Recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 20 Cybersecurity Startups to Watch in 2021, Confluera is the only vendor that offers real-time sequencing of various attack steps found in modern cyberattacks. Confluera’s patented machine learning technology automates the tedious and error-prone task of correlating events, removes the complexity of manual analysis of multiple systems, and provides a high degree of detection accuracy not previously possible. To learn more about Confluera’s award-winning solution, visit

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Assured Data Protection

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StorNext 7 outperforms all other file systems across all three SPEC SFS 2014 metrics using 57% fewer storage nodes than the next nearest competitor

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Feb. 25, 2021 — / — Quantum Corporation (NASDAQ: QMCO) today announced that its StorNext® File System is the fastest file system for video workloads. In testing using the independent SPEC SFS 2014 benchmark, the StorNext 7 system outperformed all other file systems across all three performance metrics, using a reference architecture with 57% fewer storage nodes than the next nearest vendor and at a much lower cost per concurrent stream.

These results demonstrate that StorNext provides the best performance and best value for any workload that requires massive streaming performance with a large number of concurrent users or processes. Use cases in media and entertainment, video surveillance capture and retention, and earth and life sciences with large digital image files can all benefit from the streaming performance and data lifecycle management of the StorNext system.

The SPEC SFS 2014 SP2 Video Data Application (VDA) test, which is designed to simulate a high-performance video-based workload at scale, was conducted on the StorNext File System and Quantum F-Series NVMe storage servers. The Quantum StorNext system set new performance records for:

  • The highest aggregate throughput (34,391 MB/sec)
  • The lowest latency (0.9 milliseconds overall response time)
  • The highest number of concurrent streams (7,450 streams).

The charts below show how Quantum outperformed its competitors across the three metrics.

“Video creation is growing exponentially across all industries — whether for entertainment, marketing, communications, training or surveillance — and customers require extremely high-performance storage systems to ingest and process their video content,” said Brian Pawlowski, Chief Development Officer, Quantum. “These test results clearly demonstrate that StorNext is the fastest file system on the planet for video workloads. And thanks to the architecture of the StorNext File System, it achieved these record-breaking results with substantially less hardware than the nearest competitor.”

“The record-setting results in this SPEC SFS testing validate the StorNext system’s performance leadership for video and other large file workloads,” said Eric Burgener, Research Vice President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, IDC. “And since explosive growth of this type of data is occurring across many industries, StorNext is well positioned to help enterprises ingest, process, and manage this type of data across its lifecycle.”

The reference architecture uses generally available products, configured as a single StorNext 7 File System running on Quantum Xcellis® appliances, with 10 Quantum F-Series NVMe storage servers. The StorNext File System was connected to clients via iSER (iSCSI Extensions for RDMA) over a 100GbE dual network, with an additional 1GbE network for metadata and administration. Full details of the architecture used are publicly available on the SPEC website.

The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) is a non-profit corporation formed to establish, maintain and endorse standardized benchmarks and tools to evaluate performance and energy efficiency for the newest generation of computing systems. SPEC develops benchmark suites and also reviews and publishes submitted results from its member organizations and other benchmark licensees.

Additional Resources

  • For the SPEC SFS2014_vda test results for StorNext:
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About Quantum
Quantum technology and services help customers capture, create and share digital content – and preserve and protect it for decades. With solutions built for every stage of the data lifecycle, Quantum’s platforms provide the fastest performance for high-resolution video, images, and industrial IoT. That’s why the world’s leading entertainment companies, sports franchises, researchers, government agencies, enterprises, and cloud providers are making the world happier, safer, and smarter on Quantum. Quantum is listed on Nasdaq (QMCO) and was added to the Russell 2000® Index in 2020. For more information visit

Quantum, the Quantum logo, Xcellis and StorNext are registered trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. SPEC is a registered trademark of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking” statements. Quantum advises caution in reliance on forward-looking statements. If the risks or uncertainties ever materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, the results of Quantum Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries (“Quantum”) may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including cost effectiveness, performance and scalability of StorNext that customers may experience. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the impact of Covid-19 on our business and other risks that are described in the “Risk Factors” in Quantum’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Committee on June 24, 2020. Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — Feb. 25, 2021 — / — Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, today announced that the company has been granted a U.S. patent entitled “Data Protection Automatic Optimization System and Method.” Issued on Jan. 12, 2021, U.S. Patent #10891200 describes new capabilities for the Cobalt Iron Compass® enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) backup platform that enable automatic and dynamic adjustment to data collection activities in response to a detected event or condition.

The patent addresses a large and unmet requirement for comprehensive data collection and effective monitoring in the enterprise backup world. Enterprise backup has many moving parts, including backup servers, backup server OSs, a backup catalog or database, backup software, backup agents, storage, networking, and possible cloud resources. Ideally, each of these components is continuously monitored for health, capacity, performance, and ransomware issues, but that is rarely the case.

Under certain conditions or events, deeper data collection and monitoring is necessary to help identify, remediate, and track any issues. However, adequate data collection of these various metrics and conditions is seldom performed. Even when some data is collected, it almost always is static in nature — meaning the same level of data collection is performed at the same frequency, regardless of the situation or operational status.

“We have developed this technology to create a more dynamic means of collecting data about backup infrastructure and operations. In particular, when certain conditions or events occur, more information is needed from components or operations in order to properly analyze, prepare for, and respond to those situations,” said James Kost, senior systems engineer for Cobalt Iron. “For example, if there are operational or infrastructure issues with backup, it might be very desirable to increase the fidelity and frequency of automatic data collection for all involved components. Another example might be indications of a ransomware attack. If the business is under a particular security condition, increasing data collection fidelity and frequency can allow closer and more accurate insights into any activities that impact the backup environment and operations.”

The new dynamic data collection fidelity technology is targeted to IT administrators, backup administrators, systems administrators, CIOs, and other IT professionals who are responsible for maintaining backup and IT infrastructure and operations. The techniques disclosed in the patent dynamically adjust data collection activities in response to events such as failure of hardware components, network utilization issues, failed backups, transient errors, and security events, as well as business-driven dynamics such as audits and legal holds. After identifying components and operations that might be associated with a certain condition or event in the backup environment, the techniques dynamically adjust data collection fidelity and frequency accordingly. The new patent also protects the unique, pluggable Compass architecture, disclosing novel Compass techniques that automatically adjust backup, storage, cloud, and network plugged-in components as dictated by conditions or events.

“This patent is a significant milestone in the ongoing development of Compass and extends Cobalt Iron’s technology leadership in advanced, analytics-based optimizations of enterprise backup and IT operations,” Kost added. “By initiating deeper and more dynamic levels of data collection for all infrastructure components and operations, the technology enables administrators and other IT professionals to gain deeper insights into their operations and respond faster to business, technical, political, meteorological, or other circumstances. The net result is minimized risk to IT infrastructure and operations, faster problem resolution, and the ability to capture critical information about an event that otherwise would likely be lost.”

About Cobalt Iron
Cobalt Iron is the global leader in SaaS-based enterprise data protection. The company was founded in 2013 to bring about fundamental changes in the world’s approach to data protection. Through analytics and automation, Cobalt Iron enables enterprises to transform and optimize legacy backup solutions into a simple cloud-based architecture. By leveraging the cloud, Cobalt Iron reduces overall capex by more than 50% while eliminating backup failures and inefficiencies. Processing more than 7 million jobs a month for customers in 44 countries, Cobalt Iron delivers modern enterprise data protection for enterprise customers.

Product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Wall Street Communications
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VP of Marketing
Tel: +1 785 979 9461

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Cohesity to Lead a Presentation on Data Protection Strategies for Azure and Microsoft 365 During the March 2-4 Virtual Event

SAN JOSE, CA – February 24, 2021 — / — Cohesity today announced that it is a sponsor of this year’s Microsoft Ignite and will showcase its data protection capabilities for Microsoft 365 and Azure during Microsoft Ignite 2021, which will take place this year as a virtual event from March 2-4, 2021.

Cohesity will lead two sessions during the event, including one live speaking session and one on-demand session. Both sessions will look at the cloud-based data protection and recovery strategies Microsoft 365 and Azure users can take to mitigate risk.

Key Sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2021:

Session 1: Microsoft 365 & Azure Data Protection Strategies: When to Use Microsoft Versus Third-party Options

  • WHO: Presenters will include:
    • Theresa Miller, field CTO, Cohesity
    • Phoummala Schmitt, senior cloud ops advocate, Microsoft
    • Sonia Cuff, senior cloud advocate, Microsoft
    • Douglas Ko, director of product marketing, Cohesity (moderator)
    • Michael Letschin, director of technical strategy and field CTO, Cohesity (moderator)
  • WHEN: March 2, 5 – 5:30 p.m. PT
  • WHERE: This event will be live, to RSVP access this link —
  • ABOUT: Enterprise data in Microsoft 365 and Azure VMs is critical to business. Data must be recoverable, but enterprises are challenged to meet recovery SLAs. Regulatory compliance may force the need to keep copies of M365 data. The result is a need for a solid data recovery plan and the right solutions to mitigate risks, avoid disasters and stay in compliance. In this session, experts from both Cohesity and Microsoft will answer questions to help ensure business data is there whenever it is needed.

Session 2: Sleep Better with the MVP Secrets to Protecting Microsoft 365 Data

  • WHO: Theresa Miller, field CTO, Cohesity
  • WHERE: The on-demand session information can be found here —
  • ABOUT: Fear of data loss from malicious users or cyberattacks is increasing enterprises’ demands around enterprise recovery SLAs. Regulatory compliance guidelines may force the need to keep replicated copies of Microsoft 365 data. In this session, Cohesity will explore:
    • Common problems that Microsoft 365 cannot solve
    • Microsoft 365-native options for retaining data
    • Protecting Microsoft 365 workloads with Cohesity (including a demo)

Cohesity Partner Showcase: To learn more about Cohesity ransomware protection, enterprise backup and recovery for Microsoft 365, using Azure for archiving, disaster recovery, dev/test, and consolidating protection for Azure, Azure Stack, and on-premises data, click here —

About Cohesity
Cohesity radically simplifies data management. We make it easy to protect, manage, and derive value from data — across the data center, edge, and cloud. We offer a full suite of services consolidated on one multicloud data platform: backup and recovery, disaster recovery, file and object services, dev/test, and data compliance, security, and analytics — reducing complexity and eliminating mass data fragmentation. Cohesity can be delivered as a service, self-managed, or provided by a Cohesity-powered partner.

© 2021 Cohesity, Inc. All rights reserved. Cohesity, the Cohesity logo, Helios, and other Cohesity marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cohesity, Inc. in the US and/or internationally. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Doug Free
Director of Corporate Communications

BOCA Communications for Cohesity

Source: Cohesity




Leading European insurance provider trusts Veeam to help protect its brand

BAAR, SWITZERLAND – February 25, 2021 — / — Veeam® Software, the leader in backup solutions enabling Cloud Data Management™, today announced that the Baloise Group, a leading provider of prevention, pension, assistance and insurance solutions in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg, has entrusted Veeam Availability Suite™ to protect the Baloise brand and the company’s competitive edge. Veeam delivers enterprise scalability that strengthens Baloise’s business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategy, supports the fight against ransomware, helps attract an additional 1 million customers and saves €1 million in IT costs over five years.

Baloise is not a traditional insurance company—it’s an innovative market leader. Every business decision the company makes is based on society’s changing security, safety and service needs in the digital age. Baloise’s unique selling proposition is reflected in a Simply Safe strategy that combines forward-thinking products with customer-focused services; therefore, critical IT systems such as SAS Data Warehouse, SAS Business Intelligence and proprietary insurance and banking applications that support products and services must be available all the time.

Ensuring availability was a challenge with legacy backup solutions (IBM TSM and Microsoft DPM) because they didn’t provide the enterprise scalability required to protect IT systems and fight ransomware, putting the Baloise brand and customer acquisition at risk. “Enterprise scalability and ransomware protection are essential to our company’s success,” said Thomas Salvisberg, IT Service Continuity Manager at the Baloise Group. “We’re on course to attract an additional 1 million customers by 2021, and that wouldn’t have been possible with legacy backup.”

Baloise considered several replacement solutions including Commvault, NetBackup, vSphere Data Protection, VMware Site Recovery Manager and Veeam. “Veeam’s enterprise scalability keeps our IT systems available,” Salvisberg said. “We meet service level agreements (SLAs) with our business units, they deliver innovative offerings to our customers and our company maintains a solid edge over competitors.”

Salvisberg said Veeam helps ensure the company’s critical systems are available around the clock, enabling the IT infrastructure to remain agile and respond to market changes quickly—another competitive edge. “By staying agile, we can create new solutions fast to meet the changing needs of customers. For example, when a customer app we created with the University of Luxembourg became extremely popular, we transformed it into a safe-driving program. We were able to do that because Veeam keeps our IT infrastructure agile and affords us time. We spend 50% less time on backup management because Veeam is so easy to use, saving 20 hours each week.”

Veeam backs up 250 TB across 2,000 virtual machines (VMs) on-premises from NetApp storage snapshots and replicates off-premises for BCDR. Veeam also sends backup copies to Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) for ransomware protection. Not only can Veeam restore critical data from backup copies fast in an emergency situation, but it can also detect a ransomware attack in the initial stages by monitoring for abnormal activity. Veeam analyzes CPU usage, datastore write rate and network transmit rate to identify higher than normal amounts of activity on a particular VM.

Veeam helps Baloise save money too. “It was more affordable than legacy backup, saving €1 million in IT costs over five years,” Salvisberg said. “We initially chose Veeam because it provides what legacy backup couldn’t—enterprise scalability to ensure our IT systems are always available. Saving money was a great bonus.”

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About Veeam Software
Veeam® is the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™. Veeam provides a single platform for modernizing backup, accelerating hybrid cloud and securing data. Veeam has 400,000+ customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 69% of the Global 2,000. Veeam’s 100% channel ecosystem includes global partners, as well as HPE, NetApp, Cisco and Lenovo as exclusive resellers. Veeam has offices in more than 30 countries. To learn more, visit or follow Veeam on Twitter @veeam.

Veeam Software
Director, Global Public Relations
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Company secures 11 honors, including being named a Grand Stevie Winner at annual event, underscoring Druva’s best-in-class customer experience

SUNNYVALE, CA ? February 25, 2021 — / — Druva Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, today announced it has received 11 awards as part of the 2021 Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Among six Gold, four Silver Awards, and one Grand Stevie Award, Druva has been recognized for its impactful support of customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, its customer satisfaction strategy, and its personalized approach through use of customer insights. As the most awarded cloud vendor at this year’s event, the 2021 Stevie Awards marks the latest recognition of Druva’s exceptional customer experience delivered through its industry-defining, cloud-native platform.

Delivering superior customer service is the cornerstone to success in today’s digital world. In fact, according to PwC, 73 percent of respondents agree that customer experience helps drive their buying decisions.* SaaS solutions offer a unique customer experience, delivering an easily accessible online platform without software or hardware requirements. Druva’s award-winning platform not only simplifies access and management of backups, but offers IT leaders proactive alerts and storage recommendations to further reduce costs. Customers benefit from detection capabilities that minimize the impact of malicious attacks, which are expected to cost $6 trillion in damages this year according to Cybersecurity Ventures.** Druva Cloud Platform also offers automated disaster recovery features which can be launched in two clicks, and legal hold capabilities which can be initiated in minutes. With a solution that is updated as frequently as every two weeks, never requires end-user patching and is accessible from anywhere in the world, Druva has helped thousands of customers thrive in the cloud era.

“The global pandemic has accelerated the demand for cloud-based solutions that can empower and protect today’s digital workforce,” said Matt Lindeman, Chief Customer Officer, Druva. “Customers are depending on their vendors to help navigate this new working landscape and provide them with the tools to meet today’s demands and tomorrow’s business agility. We are honored to receive these recognitions, as it is a testament to all our hard work in remaining the most trusted partner on the cloud journeys.”

This year, Druva has been recognized as a Gold and Silver Stevie Award winner in the following categories:

  • Most Valuable Response by a Customer Service Team, COVID-19 Response (Gold)
  • Best Customer Feedback Strategy (Gold)
  • Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy (Gold)
  • Innovation in Customer Service (Gold)
  • Best Return on Customer Service Investment (Gold)
  • Best Use of Customer Insight (Gold)
  • Best Use of Technology in Customer Service (Silver)
  • Contact Center of the Year (Silver)
  • Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year (Silver)
  • Customer Service Department of the Year (Silver)

Nominees were not able to apply for the Grand Stevie awards directly, as winners were determined by a points system based on the total number of awards won in the program, with a Gold Stevie win counting for three points, a Silver Stevie win for two points, and a Bronze Stevie win for 1.5 points. Druva was named a Grand Stevie Winner with the sixth most points overall.

Druva has received several other industry accolades for its customer-first approach, including an industry-leading certified NPS score of 88. In July, Druva was awarded with top ratings for best-in-class performance and user experience from TrustRadius and G2. The company also received a NorthFace ScoreBoard Award by the Customer Relationship Management Institute (CRMI) for the second consecutive year.

Hear it from our customers:
“Before we partnered with Druva, it took four resources to manage our backup tools. Now one person can manage it because it doesn’t require a back-up specialist. We’ve easily cut up to 75% of our time managing the day-to-day backups. With Druva, I can do what I need to as a CIO: glance at the dashboard and know my team can recover anything in minutes,” – Tom Ferrucci, CIO, Hope Global

“What we accomplished with Druva in just three months probably would have taken us a year and a half to do before. COVID-19 motivated everybody to have a singular focus on our cloud strategy and Druva has been a catalyst of Katz achieving that 5X faster,” – Robert Lyons, CTO, Katz Media Group

“The Druva Cloud Platform is a one-stop-shop allowing us to manage all 26 holding companies’ data via a central management console. I do a lot of due diligence before I pick a product, which also includes the service and the company behind it. We set the bar high with our new data protection strategy, and the Druva Cloud Platform has exceeded our expectations,” – Robert Elworthy, assistant director of IT, Langdale Industries

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top honors for customer service, contact center, business development, and sales professionals. The formal winners presentation will take place via virtual ceremony on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. More than 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were considered in this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 160 professionals worldwide on nine specialized judging committees. A full list of the results can be found online here —

Additional Information

  • Read more about Druva’s approach to customer success and the new features we’ve introduced
  • Learn more about our certified NPS score of 88

*PwC, Experience is everything: Here’s how to get it right, 2018.

**Cybersecurity Ventures, 2021 REPORT: CYBERWARFARE IN THE C-SUITE, 21 January, 2021

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 & Analyst Relations
Druva Inc.

Source: Druva, Inc.




Establishing a New Global Leader in Data Protection and Management

  • Merger will create broadest set of best-in-class business continuity solutions from a single vendor
  • End-users will achieve a fast-track to cloud modernization and next-generation data infrastructures
  • MSPs, VARs, and distributors will gain immediate business advantages
  • Combination will expand global footprint, scale, and regional diversification
  • Innovation and technology further advanced through combined IP portfolio and accelerated investment into R&D

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. and DRAPER, Utah – Feb. 24, 2021 — / — Arcserve, the world’s most experienced data and ransomware protection provider, and StorageCraft, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to merge. Once completed, the merger of the two highly complementary companies will form the most comprehensive global provider of data management and protection solutions for organizations spanning from SMBs to the Fortune 50. The merger will solve the growing market need for a single source to manage and protect workloads throughout the data center, cloud, SaaS applications, and at the edge. With expanded geographic reach, the industry’s broadest product portfolio, flexible business models, and magnified innovation footprint, the merged companies will bring extensive market and revenue opportunities for MSPs, VARs, and distributors.

Addressing challenges facing end-users in every size organization
Combining capabilities will create a comprehensive product suite that addresses the vast majority of use cases and business continuity challenges. With total global data storage projected to exceed 200 zettabytes by 2025 and cybercriminals expected to attack a new business every 11 seconds in 2021, organizations will be able to choose one vendor for a single, agile ecosystem to manage data workloads in all environments and to protect and recover data in the event of cyberthreats, human error, and natural disasters.

Organizations of all sizes will be able to rely on a single partner to protect current and evolving data infrastructures with a solutions-based portfolio that spans DRaaS, BaaS, SaaS protection, hybrid and converged data management, direct to cloud data protection, and workload migration to the cloud – or any other infrastructure.

Significant value for MSPs, VARs, and distributors
As two 100% channel-focused organizations come together, the merger will create meaningful new revenue opportunities for partners worldwide. The significantly expanded portfolio will simplify the selling process with solutions, services, and support from one vendor while also providing diversification to help partners expand addressable market share, scale revenue, and create margin opportunities. Flexible perpetual license and subscription business models will further optimize market and revenue opportunities and enable friction-free commerce.

Accelerated investment for future infrastructures and next-generation data workloads
Arcserve and StorageCraft will continue to fully support and invest in their existing solutions. In addition, both companies will increase investments in R&D and combined IP, which will strengthen both companies’ product portfolios. Channel partners and end-users alike will see rapid innovation for continuous data availability across every platform and location. This will enable a seamless evolution from current to next-generation infrastructures and data workloads, including hyper-converged, multi-cloud, containers, edge infrastructures, and next-generation cloud data centers.

Following the merger, StorageCraft will be branded ‘StorageCraft, an Arcserve Company,’ and the merged company will be united under the leadership of CEO Tom Signorello, the current CEO of Arcserve, and president Douglas Brockett, the current president of StorageCraft.

The combined Arcserve and StorageCraft solution portfolio will be available through channel partners and distribution.

Supporting Quotes

Tom Signorello, CEO, Arcserve
“Companies in every sector are looking to modernize their infrastructures amid unabated cyber threats and global changes that have altered the way they must protect and manage data. This merger will place us at the forefront of filling a massive market gap by supporting all workloads in every environment with one ecosystem. No longer will organizations require ad-hoc solutions that only add to the complexity they are trying to solve. We will be better placed than any other vendor to be ready as new workloads arise and infrastructures evolve – providing certainty today and in the future.”

Matt Medeiros, Chairman and CEO, StorageCraft
“The combination of StorageCraft’s leadership in the SMB and MSP market combined with Arcserve’s strength in the enterprise and VAR ecosystem, is game changing for the data protection and recovery market.”

Douglas Brockett, President, StorageCraft
“Following the completion of the merger, the scope and scale of our combined businesses will allow us to bring a dramatically broader portfolio of solutions to market. At the same time, it expands the resources with which we can serve our customers and ensures we grow hand in hand with our channel partners.”

Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC
“The combination of Arcserve and StorageCraft is very intriguing because it combines complementary hardware and software platforms. Arcserve’s data protection and data security portfolio, when combined with StorageCraft’s object-based data protection appliance platform, opens up solution possibilities beyond data protection and recovery. A holistic approach to data protection, security and secondary uses is the sort of solution that many IT organizations are considering.”

Jerome Wendt, President & Founder, DCIG LLC
“StorageCraft and Arcserve coming together as a single company will very likely disturb the status quo of the data backup and protection industry. Independently, they represent well-run organizations with market-leading products that play in complementary markets. As a unified entity, it means that, for the first time, organizations have access to solutions that span from the enterprise to the smallest office – all from a single source. It gives organizations new freedom and potentially better choices in how they implement data management in their environments – plus a powerful and less complicated roadmap for future data workloads. This merger is likely a win for everyone, except maybe their competitors.”

Jeff Richards, Director of Solutions & Services, Paragon Micro
“When two 100% channel-centric data protection leaders merge, it can only be good news for the channel. The unified portfolio of best-in-class solutions is highly attractive to us. There is minimal product overlap, which makes the potential for adding services and expanding our market and revenue opportunity pretty frictionless.”

For more information, including background and factsheets, please visit Arcserve — — or StorageCraft —

About Arcserve
Arcserve provides exceptional solutions to protect the priceless digital assets of organizations in need of full scale, comprehensive data protection. Established in 1983, Arcserve is the world’s most experienced provider of business continuity solutions that safeguard multi-generational IT infrastructures with applications and systems in any location, on-premises and in the cloud. Organizations in over 150 countries around the world rely on Arcserve’s highly efficient, integrated technologies and expertise to eliminate the risk of data loss and extended downtime while reducing the cost and complexity of backing up and restoring data by up to 50 percent. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with locations around the world. Explore more at and follow @Arcserve on Twitter.

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About StorageCraft
For nearly two decades, StorageCraft has been innovating advanced data management, protection, and recovery solutions. Together with our channel partners, we ensure medium and small organizations can always keep their business-critical information safe, accessible, and optimized. Our customers benefit from category-leading intelligent data protection, and management solutions converged primary and secondary scale-out storage platform and world-class cloud backup and DRaaS services. Regardless of whether an organization relies on on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid IT environment, StorageCraft solves the challenges of exploding data growth while ensuring business continuity through best-in-class protection and recovery solutions. For more information, visit

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Managed Service Provider (MSP) DigeTekS Recommends, Deploys and Now Manages Nexsan E-Series P Storage Platform

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – February 24, 2021 — / — Nexsan, a StorCentric company, and a global enterprise leader in secure and reliable storage solutions, today announced that Wyoming Surgical Associates, PC has selected its Nexsan E-Series P storage platform to support the rapid growth and digital transformation of its general, vascular and spine surgery medical practice.

“For over five years, we had depended upon a Nexsan Unity NST 5000. For us, it was a great entry level storage option because of its hybrid design, dependability and highly competitive pricing. It provided us with scalability, support for both NAS and SAN, and universal connectivity for Fibre Channel, Ethernet and SAS — all at a price we could more than afford,” said Janis Black, Practice Manager, Wyoming Surgical Associates. “However, to support our rapidly growing medical practice, exponential data growth and rapid deployment of new applications, we decided it was time to update our data storage backbone.”

Wyoming Surgical Associates turned to DigeTekS, its trusted managed services provider (MSP) to research, evaluate and recommend potential solutions. Given Wyoming Surgical Associates success with its existing Nexsan, together with the extensive and positive experience DigeTekS also enjoyed, Nexsan topped the list of data storage platforms to explore. (DigeTekS manages numerous Nexsan client deployments across Colorado and Wyoming.) After careful evaluation, DigeTekS recommended the all-flash Nexsan E-Series 18P (E18P) storage platform.

“It’s critical that we maintain complete vendor neutrality and choose the ideal solution for each client’s individual requirements,” Logan Greening, DigeTekS, LLC CTO. “Of course, we were not surprised when Nexsan climbed to the top of the list. We continue to be very impressed with how the Nexsan architecture moves forward.” He continued, “We were a bit worried about an all-flash system costing too much for a medical practice their size – but Nexsan came in at the right price that fit their budget.”

The Nexsan E-Series P storage platform stood out from the competition initially as it was among the very few that was able to demonstrate its having been deployed and proven in the most demanding real-world enterprise environments. Along with the ultra-reliability Nexsan is long known for, the Nexsan E18P offered unrivaled price and performance, robust connectivity options (FC, iSCSI) for seamless interoperability along with a robust qualified OS support matrix.

Today, the Nexsan E18P is supporting a wide range of medical and business applications, including but not limited to its Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, Citrix, Picture Archive and Communication Systems (PACS) and Lytec MD medical billing software.

The Nexsan E18P sits in an onsite server closet at Wyoming Surgical Associates and is monitored and managed remotely by DigeTekS. For added protection and disaster recovery (DR), data is replicated back to the DigeTekS datacenter via VMware. In case of a failure or cyberbreach, data is also backed up via SEP Software. The Nexsan E18P is so seamless to manage remotely, and intuitive, that recently when it was necessary to swap a controller, DigeTekS was able to talk Black through it over the phone.

“Whether we are in surgery, meeting with patients, making appointments, or billing we need fast, accurate and uninterrupted access to medical records, insurance and other critical information. Furthermore, we need to know that we are able to manage and access this data in a fully secure, protected and HIPAA compliant manner,” added Black “And from Wyoming Surgical Associates perspective, this is where the Nexsan E18P truly delivers.”

To learn more, the Wyoming Surgical Associates case study, as well as additional use cases, can be found here:

About DigeTekS, LLC
DigeTekS, LLC is a consulting company providing deeply experienced services in Complete Managed Services, CyberSecurity Consulting, CyberSecurity Insurance Guidance, Co-Managed Services, Cloud Hosting Services, Disaster Recovery/Data Storage Solutions, Project Management, and Hourly Support. We have been in business since 2005 and provide services for small, medium, and large companies that are in both private and public sectors. The fact that many of our clients have been with DigeTekS for over 15 years continuously speaks to the excellence of our services.

About Nexsan
Nexsan® is a global enterprise storage leader, enabling customers to securely store, protect and manage critical business data. Established in 1999, Nexsan has built a strong reputation for delivering highly reliable and cost-effective storage while remaining agile to deliver purpose-built storage. Its unique and patented technology addresses evolving, complex enterprise requirements with a comprehensive portfolio of unified storage, block storage, and secure archiving. Nexsan is transforming the storage industry by turning data into a business advantage with unmatched security and compliance standards. Ideal for a variety of use cases including Government, Healthcare, Education, Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, and Call Centers. Nexsan is part of the StorCentric family of brands. For further information, please visit:

About StorCentric
StorCentric® provides world-class and award-winning data management solutions for Enterprise and SMB customers. Between its Drobo, Nexsan, Retrospect, Vexata and Violin Systems divisions, the company has shipped over 1M data management solutions and has won over 100 awards for technology innovation and service excellence. StorCentric innovation is centered around customers and their specific data requirements, and delivers quality solutions with unprecedented flexibility, data protection and expandability. For further information, please visit:

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New 4-in-1 solution ?combines backup, replication, storage snapshots and now, Continuous Data Protection (CDP)

COLUMBUS, OH – February 24, 2021 — / — Veeam® Software, the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™, today announced general availability of NEW Veeam Backup & Replication™ v11, enabling the most advanced data protection solution for Cloud, Virtual, Physical and Enterprise workloads. With more than 200 new features and enhancements, the single solution for comprehensive data management is powerful and flexible enough to protect each phase of the data life cycle, while handling all the complexities of a multi-cloud environment for AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

“Veeam released V10 with more than 150 new enhancements just 12 months ago, and now has more than 700,000 downloads. Being able to launch the next version — Veeam Backup & Replication v11 — with an additional 200 new and powerful backup, cloud, DR, security and automation enhancements speaks volumes to Veeam’s speed of innovation, as well as our strong commitment to the needs and data reliability demands of our customers and partners,” said Danny Allan, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at Veeam.

451 Research reports that 69% of enterprises indicate at least 75% of their workforce can now effectively work remotelyi. With workloads accelerating to multi-cloud ecosystems and workers increasingly operating remotely, data is harder to manage and control than ever before. In response to the new data protection challenges customers faced in 2020 and in anticipation of those to come this year, the new V11 includes reliable security and ransomware protection that fends off increasing risks of cyberthreats now and into the future, delivering unprecedented resiliency for companies of any size.

New Veeam V11 enables businesses to leverage the following features as part of a complete data protection solution:

  • Disaster Recovery with Veeam Continuous Data Protection (CDP): Eliminate downtime and minimize data loss for Tier-1 VMware workloads with built-in CDP and achieve immediate recoveries to a latest state or desired point in time providing the best recovery point objectives (RPOs).
  • Reliable Ransomware Protection: Keep backups safe with immutable, hardened Linux repositories compliant with SEC 17a-4(f), FINRA 4511(c) and CFTC 1.31(c)-(d) regulations, preventing encryption by ransomware, accidental or malicious deletions; based on general-purpose servers, without any hardware lock-in.
  • AWS S3 Glacier and Azure Blob Archive: Reduce the costs of long-term data archival and retention by up to 20 times and replace manual tape management with new native support for Amazon S3 Glacier (including Glacier Deep Archive) and Microsoft Azure Archive Storage through end-to-end backup life cycle management with Veeam Scale-out Backup Repository™ Archive Tier.
  • Google Cloud Storage: New support for Google Cloud Storage for Veeam Scale-out Backup Repository Capacity Tier, providing greater choice of hot cloud object storage targets.
  • Expanded Instant Recovery: Achieve the lowest recovery time objectives (RTOs) with powerful instant recovery for Microsoft SQL, Oracle databases and NAS file shares from the pioneer of Instant VM Recovery®.
  • NEW Veeam Agent for Mac: Delivers end-user data backup for any macOS device, joining existing Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows, Linux, IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris.
  • Veeam-powered BaaS and DRaaS: Leverage the services, solutions and expertise needed to maximize the value of V11 by teaming up with Veeam-powered service providers for a fully managed backup experience.

Veeam delivers Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to the market thanks to partnerships with leading cloud and managed service providers in over 180 countries. To ensure these services are seamlessly integrated into V11, NEW Veeam Service Provider Console v5 offers service providers a web-based platform for centralized management, monitoring and customer self-service access of data protection operations. Version 5 now features expanded backup management for Linux and Mac, monitoring and reporting of cloud-native AWS and Azure backups and enhanced security with multi-factor authentication (MFA), and powerful insider protection services.

New Veeam Availability Suite™ v11 combines the expansive backup and recovery features of Veeam Backup & Replication v11 with the monitoring, reporting and analytics capabilities of Veeam ONE™ v11, offering businesses complete data protection and visibility enabling customers to achieve unparalleled data availability, visibility and governance across multi-cloud environments. Furthermore, adding Veeam DR Pack, which includes Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator (formerly Veeam Availability Orchestrator), to a new or previous purchase of either Veeam Availability Suite or Veeam Backup & Replication provides site recovery automation and DR testing to ensure business continuity.

New Veeam Backup & Replication v11 will be available for download today and all features are included in Veeam Universal License (VUL) – the portable, flexible, cloud-ready license for all workloads on premises and in the cloud. Universal licensing makes protecting different types of workloads easy across multi-cloud environments as licenses can be transferred between workloads at no additional cost. Veeam customers can choose to receive an additional 25 VUL licenses for 6 months at no additional cost to be used for AWS and Azure-native backup and recovery when upgrading to V11.

For the latest information on pricing and how to buy Veeam products, visit

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Supporting Quotes

“Customers face the very difficult task of cutting complexity and costs while at the same time meeting very demanding data protection requirements. The highlights of Veeam’s V11 hit a number of the most prominent requirements that we hear from customers, including meeting strict SLAs, mitigating downtime and data loss through disaster preparedness and ransomware protection, and meeting compliance requirements pertaining to data retention.” – Krista Macomber, Senior Analyst, Data Protection and Multi-Cloud Data Management at Evaluator Group

“HPE is committed to providing our customers with intelligent storage solutions critical to driving their businesses, while addressing the most pressing needs to enable organizations to recover and maintain business continuity. With Veeam, we ensure the critical data needed to accelerate business is safe and readily available to customers at all times. We are thrilled that Veeam V11 adds asynchronous snapshot replication support for HPE Primera mission-critical storage, provides Catalyst Copy improvements for HPE StoreOnce and HPE Cloud Volumes Backup, and enables the fastest ever Veeam all-in-one backup platform performance when using the HPE Apollo 4510 Gen10 System.” — Chris Powers, VP and GM, Collaborative Platform Development, HPE Storage

“Our customers are increasingly relying on us to deliver a comprehensive BaaS and DRaaS solution to relieve the burden of having to do more with less. Veeam provides us with the best technology and the smartest and most helpful team to ensure we do just that. The new features being released in version 5 of Veeam Service Provider Console enable us to streamline our data management efforts even further so we can spend more time focusing on the primary needs of our customers.” — Will Baccich, CEO at Global Data Vault, a Platinum Veeam Cloud & Service Provider Partner

“The inclusion of Azure Archive storage within the UI is huge for us; as a healthcare provider we are bound by long retention policies, combine that with the ever-increasing size of data within the enterprise and from our initial estimates, we’re looking at a 10x cost reduction of our archive backups. As a data driven company, the addition of Instant MSSQL Recovery means we have the confidence in our availability solution to meet our tight and critical RPOs and RTOs. Having our BI and patient data always available to us means our patients get a smooth customer journey, and our business units are able to leverage that data to improve the experience moving forwards.” — Mike Conjoice, Solutions Team Manager, Bupa Dental Care

“Veeam’s fast upgrade and enhancement cycles give us confidence that the company is continuously improving their product. With a focus on features in the public cloud, such as cloud-native integration, object storage and the new Archive Tier for automated archival to cheaper storage, Veeam’s products complement our move away from legacy infrastructure. Our growth plans are in line with Veeam’s updates, and a large number of feature updates have directly helped us with the deployments we’ve been rolling out.” – Jake Jayatilaka, Enterprise Infrastructure Manager, Clough Group

About Veeam Software
Veeam® is the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™. Veeam provides a single platform for modernizing backup, accelerating hybrid cloud and securing data. Veeam has 400,000+ customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 69% of the Global 2,000. Veeam’s 100% channel ecosystem includes global partners, as well as HPE, NetApp, Cisco and Lenovo as exclusive resellers. Veeam has offices in more than 30 countries. To learn more, visit or follow Veeam on Twitter @veeam.

i – 451 Research Report: Voice of the Enterprise: Digital Pulse, Coronavirus Flash Survey October 2020 – Advisory Report

Veeam Software
Director, Global Public Relations
Heidi Monroe Kroft, 614-339-8200 x8309

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SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland – February 24, 2021 — / — Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, and Williams Racing today announced the renewal of their technology partnership, extending the areas of cooperation and driving the adoption of award-winning cyber protection technology across the entire Williams Racing IT infrastructure.

As part of the Official Cyber Protection partnership, Williams Racing will continue the use of Acronis Cyber Protect across their IT infrastructure. The innovative solution, used by elite sports teams around the world, integrates fast and reliable backup, AI-powered anti-malware and antivirus, and comprehensive endpoint management, all managed from a single interface. The unique cyber protection approach eliminates complexity and makes it simple for teams to manage and monitor workloads, data, applications, and systems across an entire network.

“Acronis Cyber Protection encompasses all areas of workload protection, simplifies data management and prevents cyberattacks. It’s a constantly changing environment. To have a technology partner whose technology meets the modern day needs and leads the market is critical for our team to regain competitive advantage,” said Graeme Hackland, Williams Racing Chief Information Officer.

During the last year, more than 15 new teams partnered with Acronis, pushing the total number of sports teams in the Acronis #CyberFit Sports portfolio to over 50. San Diego Padres, Washington Football Team, Atlético de Madrid, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, Roborace, Airspeeder, and many other teams chose Acronis to protect their edge.

“Acronis technology is designed to address the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of modern organizations – at the highest levels of business and competitive sport. This design methodology ensures the highest calibre of cyber protection for all workloads, data, applications, and systems, keeping data tamper-free and easily accessible for smooth day-to-day operations. Data is critical in Formula One and we are proud of being part of Williams Racing’s journey,” said Jan-Jaap Jager, Acronis Chief Operating Officer.

Acronis #TeamUp Program for managed service providers
Acronis is also proud to announce that its #CyberFit Sports program is now open to managed service providers (MSPs) who are invited to deliver Acronis Cyber Protection solutions to world-class sports properties on behalf of Acronis and enjoy a rich world of sports benefits and brand exposure.

MSPs are invited to review the #TeamUp program and apply to become an official #CyberFit Delivery Partner at

To find out more about Acronis deployment by Williams Racing, visit

To see how Williams Racing protects their edge, 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.

Press Contact:
Kayla Fedorowicz
Acronis International GmbH
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New research also reveals that 59% of IT leaders have reported increased data loss via email due to remote working

LONDON, UK – 23rd February 2021 — / — The Egress Data Loss Prevention Report 2021 has revealed that 95% of IT leaders say that client and company data is at risk on email. In addition, an overwhelming 83% of organisations have suffered data breaches via this channel in the last 12 months. Human error was at the root of nearly one-quarter of incidents, with 24% caused by an employee sharing data in error – for example, sending an email containing sensitive data to the wrong recipient or attaching the wrong file.

The study, independently conducted by Arlington Research on behalf of Egress, interviewed 500 IT leaders and 3,000 remote-working employees in the UK and US across vertical sectors including financial services, healthcare and legal.

Key insights include:

· 95% of IT leaders believe that client and company data is at risk on email

· Data is most at risk on email, with 83% of organisations experiencing email data breaches

· Almost one-quarter (24%) of email data breach incidents were caused by an employee sharing data in error

· 42% of IT leaders say that half of all incidents won’t be detected by their static DLP tools

· 79% of IT leaders reported that they have deployed static email DLP solutions. However, that same amount reported experiencing difficulties resulting from their use

· 85% of employees are sending more emails due to remote working, heightening the risk of an email data breach

· 59% of IT leaders have reported an increase in email data leaks since implementing remote working as a result of the pandemic

· 73% of employees feel worse due to the pandemic, leading to increased likelihood of mistakes and security incidents

The hidden cost of remote working
Remote working has left employees highly reliant on digital communication, turning to a host of tools from video conferencing software to chat applications to carry out their duties remotely. Employees have also become even more reliant on email, particularly for sharing sensitive data. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 85% of employees reported sending more emails and 80% say they use email to communicate confidential information, increasing the surface area for risk when it comes to an outbound email data breach.

The research also found that 60% of employees are working in environments where distractions and interruptions are commonplace, such as a shared home offices and communal spaces. In addition to concerns around confidentiality, the distractions faced by employees in these settings leads to an environment of heightened risk of accidental data loss.

The risk is compounded by stress and tiredness – and the research revealed that 73% of employees reported that they feel worse because of the pandemic. The blurring of work and home life has led to many employees working longer hours, in distracting environments, with both factors exacerbating the risk of an employee-activated security incident. 73% of employees surveyed revealed that they access work emails outside of their contracted working hours, and almost one-quarter of employees (24%) reporting that they are normally doing something else at the same time.

It’s no surprise then that 59% of IT leaders acknowledged that they have seen an increase in data leakage via email since employees started working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organisations rely on legacy email DLP technology – and it’s failing them
To mitigate this risk, 79% of IT leaders state that they have deployed static email DLP solutions. However, that same amount reported experiencing difficulties resulting from their use. Furthermore, their effectiveness was found to be limited, with 42% of IT leader respondents saying that half of all incidents won’t be detected by the DLP tools they have in place.

Egress CEO Tony Pepper comments, “It’s clear to see that legacy DLP tools are no longer fit for purpose; they’re difficult to use and because they can’t take people’s behaviour into consideration, they’re limited in their ability to mitigate the rising tide of email data breaches in this new world of remote working. Many employees continue to work in challenging environments, and the lines between work and home life have been well and truly blurred. All of this contributes to the likelihood that a costly mistake might be made. Organisations must be aware of the new environment of risk that has been created by the working conditions brought about by the pandemic, and utilise advances in machine learning to give employees a safety net that can detect when they’re about to cause a data breach and prevent these incidents before they happen.”

Egress’ 2021 DLP Report was conducted by independent organization Arlington Research among 500 IT leaders and 3000 remote-working employees in the financial services, legal and healthcare sectors within the UK and the US.

Further information
For further information and interview requests, please contact

About Egress
Our mission is to eliminate the greatest risk to every business – the insider threat. To achieve this Egress has built the world’s only Human Layer Security platform that empowers your people to remain secure while being highly productive.

Using patented contextual machine learning, Egress is trusted by the world’s biggest brands to prevent human error and protect against malicious or reckless behaviour on email without any administrative overhead. Funded by FTV Capital and Albion VC, Egress is headquartered in London with offices in Toronto and Boston.

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RocketCyber’s managed security operations center (SOC) brings 24x7x365 cybersecurity to Kaseya IT Complete, strengthening the platform

DALLAS, TX and NEW YORK, NY – Feb. 23, 2021 — / — Kaseya®, the leading provider of IT and security management solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced the acquisition of RocketCyber. While many MDR (managed detection and response) and SOC (security operations center) solutions proliferate the market, few are purpose-built for the MSP and with the SMB cost-sensitive owner in mind. RocketCyber developed the industry’s only cloud-agent SOC that requires no hardware or specialized equipment, deploys in minutes and seamlessly integrates into a customer’s existing security and ticketing products, making it the ideal solution for the Kaseya IT Complete platform.

“The addition of RocketCyber makes Kaseya IT Complete the only integrated platform in the market to deliver managed SOC, automated internal threat detection, credential monitoring, anti-phishing and more for a truly comprehensive, end-to-end cybersecurity suite that tackles all of today’s modern-day threats,” said Fred Voccola, CEO, Kaseya. “With this acquisition, we’ve doubled down on our security investments to provide our customers with access to experts who can continuously monitoring their IT environments without the cost and complexity of disparate tools.”

RocketCyber managed SOC provides a 24/7 team of security analysts that detect and respond to threats across endpoints, networks and cloud attack vectors enabling IT professionals to cut through the noise and focus on critical issues that need to be remediated. Round the clock monitoring eliminates the need to recruit and staff highly compensated cyber engineers to perform detection, triage and examination of the mountains of threat data from myriad point solutions. Skilled SOC analysts escalate only important actionable items. RocketCyber’s automated remediation and isolation technology applies remedies or guidance for a threat in order to contain and isolate a device on the network, until it is vetted clean.

New integrations to the Kaseya IT Complete platform resulting from the acquisition of RocketCyber include:

  • The integration between Kaseya VSA and RocketCyber that allows organizations to rapidly deploy managed SOC across their entire infrastructure and instantly begin continuous cybersecurity monitoring.
  • The integration between Kaseya BMS and RocketCyber that enables BMS to become the primary ticketing interface when RocketCyber analysts detect security incidents that need to be addressed.
  • The integration between Passly and RocketCyber that delivers single sign on (SSO) access to RocketCyber and ingests user login data from Passly so that the data can be reviewed by RocketCyber analysts, who can then create incident tickets for issues that need to be addressed and remediated.

“When Billy Austin and I came together to found RocketCyber, our mission was to bring high-end cybersecurity capabilities to the masses and safeguard organizations against the onslaught of cyberattacks and cybercriminals,” said Carl Banzhof, CEO and co-founder, RocketCyber. “RocketCyber is the culmination of our combined 50-plus years of experience in creating intrusion detection, vulnerability, risk and compliance technologies. In the end, Kaseya was the clear choice for us with its rich security platform. Now that our products are deeply integrated, MSPs and SMBs can protect themselves against all attack vectors and sleep soundly at night.”

RocketCyber will continue to operate as an independent business within Kaseya, led by Banzhof in Dallas, Texas. Kaseya’s state-of-the-art SOCs will be located in Dallas, TX, Miami, FL and Dublin, Ireland. Additional integrations across the IT Complete suite are in development between RocketCyber and ID Agent Dark Web ID, IT Glue, Graphus and RapidFire Tools. For more information about RocketCyber and Kaseya’s entire suite of security solutions, please visit

About Kaseya
Kaseya® is the leading provider of IT and security management solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and small to medium sized businesses (SMBs). Through its open platform and customer-centric approach, Kaseya delivers best in breed technologies that allow organizations to efficiently manage, secure, and backup IT. Kaseya IT Complete is the most comprehensive, integrated IT management platform comprised of industry leading solutions from Kaseya, Unitrends, RapidFire Tools, Spanning Cloud Apps, IT Glue, ID Agent and Graphus. The platform empowers businesses to: command all of IT centrally; easily manage remote and distributed environments; simplify backup and disaster recovery; safeguard against cybersecurity attacks; effectively manage compliance and network assets; streamline IT documentation, and automate across IT management functions. Headquartered in Dublin Ireland, Kaseya is privately held with a presence in over 20 countries. To learn more, visit

About RocketCyber
RocketCyber, a Kaseya company and managed security operations center (SOC) platform, enables managed service providers (MSPs) to deliver security monitoring services for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs). Built specifically for MSPs and with the SMB cost-sensitive owner in mind, the RocketCyber cloud platform identifies malicious and suspicious activity that evades traditional cyber defenses and delivers round the clock monitoring to detect and respond to threats across endpoints, networks and cloud attack vectors. For more information, visit

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Recognizing Its Leading Role in The Canadian Channel During 2020

BOSTON, MA – February 24, 2021 — / — Zerto, an industry leader in cloud data management and protection, announced it has been named the “Best Emerging Vendor” in the eChannelNews 2021 Reseller Choice Awards —  The award recognizes Zerto’s track record over the past 12 months in delivering its solutions for disaster recovery, backup, and cloud. With more than 600 vendors nominated across 68 categories, winners were determined by votes from thousands of Canadian VARs, solution providers, IT consultants and MSPs, based on their overall performance in the Canadian channel.

Working with a range of channel partners across Canada, including CDW Canada, GlassHouse Systems, and Softchoice to name a few, Zerto delivers the only cloud data management and protection platform that enables enterprises to mobilize, protect, and recover applications across public and hybrid clouds without downtime or data loss. Zerto enables its Canadian customers to fully utilize the cloud across private, public, or hybrid cloud environments for disaster recovery (DR), backup, or data mobility.

Organizations are turning to Zerto when their current DR solution doesn’t meet business SLA requirements for RTO/RPO needs, when they are utilizing cloud to reduce real estate costs of an on-premises DR target, or when they are using cloud for backup. As a result, Zerto has doubled year-over-year the number of cloud deployments, seeing tremendous growth from its platform.

Eric Barnhart, director of Americas channel sales, Zerto, commented, “We’re delighted to receive this recognition from eChannelNews and their readers across the channel in Canada. This award demonstrates the emphasis we place not only on innovation and product development, but also on the partnerships we forge that help customers achieve Continuous Data Protection across their entire environment.”

“Every year we run the country’s largest campaign to invite all the Canadian channel partners to vote for their favorite vendors and distributors,” said Julian Lee, president of TechnoPlanet and publisher of eChannelNEWS. “This year we listed 68 categories. The categories change as the industry changes. Congratulations to all winners of this Reseller Choice Award as it says that the channel thinks you are the best of the best! When vendors and distributors compete to be the best, the entire channel wins”.

About Zerto
Zerto?helps customers accelerate IT transformation through a single, scalable platform for cloud data management and protection. Built for enterprise scale, Zerto’s simple, software-only platform uses continuous data protection to converge disaster recovery, backup, and data mobility and eliminate the risks and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. Zerto enables an always-on customer experience by simplifying the protection, recovery, and mobility of applications and data across private, public, and hybrid clouds. Zerto is trusted by over 9,000 customers globally and is powering offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and more than 450 managed service providers.

Derrick Shannon
Touchdown PR

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Collaboration with Equinix brings additional access, compute, and data center colocation

FREMONT, CA — Feb. 24, 2021 — / — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in data storage and management solutions, today introduced Lyve™ Cloud storage-as-a-service platform, an S3-compatible storage-only cloud.

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Lyve Cloud enables always-on mass capacity data storage and activation. It is designed as a simple, trusted, and efficient service allowing enterprises to unlock the value of their massive unstructured datasets. Seagate is collaborating with Equinix, the world’s digital infrastructure company, to make Lyve Cloud accessible to more customers. This collaboration will provide extensive interconnect opportunities for additional cloud services and geographical expansion.

“Lyve Cloud is a natural extension of Seagate’s leadership in mass data solutions, combining our mass capacity HDD innovation with deep storage industry knowledge to help customers activate more of their valuable data,” said Ravi Naik, executive vice president, storage services, and chief information officer at Seagate. “According to Seagate’s Rethink Data report, as much as 68% of data available to enterprises goes unused. By providing a reliable and cost-efficient cloud storage solution at the metro edge, closer to where their data is generated, Lyve Cloud lets enterprises store and activate their data at scale, securely and efficiently.”

By locating Lyve Cloud infrastructure in close proximity to Equinix Metal™ within Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers, customers can consume the scale and efficiency of object storage as a service at the metro edge, while leveraging Equinix Fabric™ to interconnect sources of data to a variety of edge and cloud-based applications for hybrid and multicloud architectures. Placing Lyve Cloud infrastructure in metro edge colocation data centers also enables reduced latency because data is stored and processed closer to where it is generated.

“We see a lot of synergy in collaborating with Seagate to help our customers increase their digital advantage,” stated Eric Schwartz, chief strategy officer of Equinix. “Leveraging Lyve Cloud and Platform Equinix, customers have an optimized, cost-effective object storage option to make their cloud truly composable. Equinix’s position at the Metro Edge enables Lyve Cloud to address use cases that demand data storage and activation, accelerating digital transformation initiatives such as disaster recovery, hybrid and multi-cloud, storage for bare metal services, AI and Machine Learning.”

Lyve Cloud offers privacy, no lock-in, and no egress fees, allowing customers to retain full control of their data while lowering TCO for storing massive datasets. Lyve Cloud’s ISO27001 and SOC2 certifications meet the data security needs of enterprise customers and provide always-on encryption for data in motion and at rest.

“Enterprises are increasingly recognizing the need to store more of their business-critical data for longer periods of time, not only for business continuity, but also to harness its potential for analytics and deep learning,” said Wenceslao Lada, vice president, technical alliances, Commvault. “With Commvault’s seamless integration and full compatibility with Seagate Lyve Cloud, end-users now have a compelling new option for cloud storage that enables worry-free, longer term data retention with predictable cost economics and simple recovery capabilities.”

“As CIO, three things I most seek for from any solution are predictability, security, and no lock-ins,” said Sudhakar Chilukuri, CIO Lattice Semiconductor. “Lyve Cloud features fit these needs very well. We don’t have to replace anything but can add Lyve Cloud for certain data workloads. It’s critical to choose a cloud storage strategy that has transparent pricing, no ingress, and egress fees, and is reliable and performant.”

Seagate’s Lyve Cloud and Lyve Solutions are built with mass data in mind. These solutions, including modular hardware and software, deliver a portfolio that streamlines data access, transport, and management for today’s enterprise. Lyve Cloud is offered at multiple locations in the United States and in other countries in the future.

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