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New SaaS Offerings Deliver on the Promise of Data Management as a Service and Provide an Unprecedented Level of Choice and Simplicity

SAN JOSE, CA – Dec. 03, 2020 — / — Cohesity today announced the general availability* of Cohesity DataProtect delivered as a Service. This SaaS-based offering, the first of many to come as part of Cohesity’s comprehensive Data Management as a Service (DMaaS) solution, gives customers an incredibly easy way to make sure their on-premises and cloud-based data is backed up and protected. To take advantage of this new offering, customers simply sign up, protect and connect. It’s that easy.

Cohesity DataProtect has already been deployed by thousands of customers globally. Now, the company is extending that proven functionality to customers that want to realize the benefits of the technology through a SaaS model where the data infrastructure is managed by Cohesity and hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cohesity’s preferred cloud provider for DMaaS. With Cohesity DataProtect delivered as a Service customers can:

  • Reduce complexity with Backup as a Service that is built for the hybrid cloud, freeing up cycles to focus on other critical tasks.
  • Reduce backup setup to minutes by automatically discovering workloads once a secure connection is established and applying either preset or custom policies to begin protection.
  • Support multiple workloads including VMware workloads and NAS (file data) today, Microsoft 365 and enterprise databases in the coming months, and many more in the quarters ahead – all supported through a single converged experience.
  • Ensure efficient use of available bandwidth, accelerating backups to the cloud and data recovery from the cloud by only transmitting data blocks that have been changed.

In the future, customers will have even more ways to derive value from data by taking advantage of AWS cloud-based services. These services can help ensure compliance, enhance security, and derive additional insights and business intelligence through ML and analytics.

“After testing DataProtect delivered as a Service we can see how the offering can expand and simplify data management at regional/edge locations for us and give IT staff the ability to focus on other tasks,” said Oded Haner, Senior Vice President of Technology, Franklin Templeton. “From a strategic standpoint, there is tremendous potential in a comprehensive DMaaS solution that addresses a range of use cases from disaster recovery, to security, to compliance, and provides the ability to use cloud services to get even more value from data.”

“We have been testing DataProtect delivered as a Service for some time, and I am very pleased with its performance,” said Tim Kovars, Senior Systems Engineer, Quarles & Brady LLP. “The UI is simple, clean, and easy to navigate, and data ingestion and retrieval have been a snap. As a long-term Cohesity customer, this is the type of innovation I have come to expect from this data management company.”

“At Dolby we are constantly looking for ways to reduce our operational burden and overhead. That’s a key reason we are exploring Cohesity DataProtect delivered as a Service,” said Mike Graff, Senior Manager, IT Architecture, Dolby Laboratories. “We’re pleased with what we’ve seen so far in early testing and how the service could be a nice complement to the data management capabilities we’ve already deployed from Cohesity.”

Disaster Recovery as a Service: The Next Chapter in DMaaS
Building on our recent SiteContinuity announcement, Cohesity is also announcing SiteContinuity delivered as a Service, an offering that supports automated disaster recovery and failover of mission-critical applications and data to the cloud. The SaaS-based offering can significantly reduce infrastructure costs by using on-demand cloud resources instead of secondary data centers that, although rarely used, carry a full cost burden.

At a time when natural disasters and increasingly frequent ransomware attacks can lead to a loss of critical data, Cohesity is giving customers additional assurance that they can recover their data with just a few clicks, automating recovery operations spanning application tiers across on-premises and public cloud environments. The offering will be available in early access preview shortly with general availability to follow.**

“Customers continually seek new, innovative services to meet their evolving business and technology needs, and efficient ways to procure and consume those services,” said Doug Yeum, Head of Global Partner Organization, Amazon Web Service, Inc. “It’s why AWS continues to expand our service offerings, and we’re excited Cohesity is meeting this customer need with the release of Data Management as a Service offerings that will be made available in AWS Marketplace.”

Comprehensive Data Management Your Way
Today’s announcement is delivering on Cohesity’s strategy to provide the industry’s most comprehensive set of data management offerings in a SaaS model. Other SaaS offerings will be announced in the coming quarters.

A recent survey of 500 IT decision makers in the United States found that 94 percent of respondents believe it’s important to work with data management SaaS vendors that offer more than Backup as a Service. Many respondents are fearful that working with “one-trick pony” SaaS vendors will increase their workload (77 percent), fail to reduce costs (65 percent), and lead to mass data fragmentation (74 percent).

Cohesity also understands that customers want choice in how their data infrastructure is managed. With Cohesity, customers can manage data infrastructure themselves, or utilize a SaaS solution where associated infrastructure is managed for them, or a hybrid combination of both.

“From backup to disaster recovery to reusing data for dev/test and file services, our comprehensive Data Management as a Service solution removes the complexities of managing infrastructure,” said Matt Waxman, Vice President of Product Management, Cohesity. “With Cohesity Helios, our SaaS-based multicloud data platform, customers can act on data infrastructure they manage or that Cohesity manages through one pane of glass. Data management has never been simpler.”

“We’re not only excited about the level of customer choice Cohesity is offering in terms of managing data, but also how DMaaS is easy to transact through our normal channels,” said Keith Odom, Vice President, Data Center and Managed Services, RoundTower Technologies. “It gives partners like us the opportunity to provide even more value to our customers.”

Cohesity at AWS re:Invent 2020
Cohesity will have a major presence at AWS re:Invent 2020. Activities at the virtual conference include:

  • Customer panel: “Don’t Lose Data to Silos and Get the Most Out of Your Data,” Friday, December 4, 12-1 p.m. PT. For more information, click here —
    • Tom Monaghan: Vice President, Infrastructure and Site Reliability Engineering, Anaplan
    • Amit Singh: Senior Architect, Novartis
    • Matthew Dartez: Director of DevOps and Infrastructure, Kyriba
    • Milton Lin: Solutions Architect, CloudShape
    • Theresa Miller: Host and Principal technologist, Cohesity
  • Speaking session: “How to Be a Data Management Genius,” led by Theresa Miller, Principal Technologist, Cohesity, Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 3:00-3:30 p.m. PT and on-demand. People who attend the 3 pm PT session live will have the chance to ask questions via chat.

*DataProtect delivered as a Service is available immediately in the U.S. and Canada through Cohesity channel resellers and in AWS Marketplace. It will be available in other markets in the coming quarters.

**SiteContinuity delivered as a Service will be available in early access preview in early 2021 with general availability planned for Spring, 2021.

For More Information:

  • Learn more about Cohesity DataProtect delivered as a Service.
  • Get the report summarizing key research findings from Vanson Bourne on what customers want in a modern, comprehensive SaaS-based data management solution.
  • Check out the Cohesity DataProtect solution brief.
  • Discover more about Cohesity SiteContinuity disaster recovery.
  • Download the Gartner Magic Quadrant report for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions.

About Cohesity
Cohesity ushers in a new era in data management that solves a critical challenge facing businesses today: mass data fragmentation. The vast majority of enterprise data — backups, archives, file shares, object stores, and data used for dev/test and analytics — sits in fragmented infrastructure silos that make it hard to protect, expensive to manage, and difficult to analyze. Cohesity consolidates silos onto one web-scale platform, spanning on-premises, cloud, and the edge, and uniquely empowers organizations to run apps on that platform — making it easier than ever to back up and extract insights from data. Cohesity is a 2019 CNBC Disruptor and was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Visit our website and blog, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and like us on Facebook.

Cohesity, the Cohesity logo, SnapTree, SpanFS, DataPlatform, DataProtect, 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




BOSTON, MA – Dec. 3, 2020 — / — Nasuni®, a leading provider of cloud file storage, announced today that it is participating in the launch of Professional Services in AWS Marketplace. Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers can now find and purchase professional services from Nasuni in AWS Marketplace, a curated digital catalog of software, data and services that makes it easy to find, test, buy and deploy software and data products that run on AWS. As a participant in the launch, Nasuni is one of the first independent software vendors to quote and contract services in AWS Marketplace to help customers implement, support and manage their software on AWS.

As organizations migrate to the cloud, they want to use their preferred software solutions on AWS. With professional services from Nasuni available in AWS Marketplace, customers have a simplified way to purchase and be billed for both software and services in a centralized place. Customers can further streamline their purchase of software with standard contract terms to simplify and accelerate procurement cycles.

“Organizations that are embracing cloud driven digital transformation are looking for the best ways to streamline the process – including procurement,” said Jason DePardo, VP customer success for Nasuni. “Our team of cloud file storage experts is dedicated to helping companies migrate from legacy, on-premises file storage to the cloud by leveraging our experience from moving more than 500 enterprise customers to cloud file storage.”

IT organizations leverage professional services from Nasuni to ensure fast, low-risk migrations of file server and NAS workloads to Nasuni and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and a successful implementation that adheres to best practices, delivering maximum benefits to business stakeholders, end users and IT administrators. With access to Nasuni’s professional services in AWS Marketplace, customers can choose from a variety of prepackaged professional service offerings and streamline procurement. Nasuni also recently announced its AWS Outposts Ready Designation and AWS Digital Workplace Competency.

Nasuni is also available for purchase in AWS Marketplace, and is available through the AWS Marketplace Private Offers (PPOs) and AWS Marketplace Consulting Partner Private Offers (CPPOs) programs. Nasuni is also an AWS Well-Architected Partner and AWS Advanced Technology Partner.

Nasuni is a bronze sponsor of AWS re:Invent 2020, which runs from Nov. 30 – Dec. 18, 2020. If you are a registered attendee, please visit our virtual booth, and get your cloud file storage on AWS questions answered. To register, please visit the main AWS re:Invent site.

About Nasuni
Nasuni provides modern, cloud file storage, powered by the world’s only global file system. Nasuni is a cloud replacement for traditional network attached storage (NAS) and file server silos. Nasuni consolidates file data, with instantly expandable cloud storage at half the cost. Eliminating the need and complexity for legacy backup and disaster recovery infrastructure, Nasuni dramatically simplifies IT administration. Workers from leading companies rely on Nasuni to easily access and share files globally from the office, home or on the road. Sectors served by Nasuni include manufacturing, construction, creative services, technology, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, oil and gas, financial services, and public sector agencies. Nasuni’s corporate headquarters is based in Boston, Massachusetts, delivering services in over 70 countries around the globe. For more information, visit

JaeMi Pennington

Source: Nasuni




BOCA RATON, FL – Dec. 03, 2020 — / — Newtek Business Services Corp., (Nasdaq: NEWT), an internally managed business development company (“BDC”), today announced that Newtek’s CEO, Barry Sloane, and the experts from Newtek’s technology portfolio company, Newtek Technology Solutions, will host a webinar to discuss the importance of navigating the new cloud-computing technology landscape in today’s ever-changing operating environment.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 3PM EST, and will discuss how small- and medium-sized businesses can manage their IT in a secure private cloud, as well as what businesses can do to be at the forefront of innovative technology processes. Specific topics will include, ecommerce solutions, managed IT services to protect against security threats, and the advantages of private cloud hosting for scaling and managing an organization.

Please register through the following link Newtek Technology Solutions Webinar and learn how Newtek Technology Solutions can help your business stand out, with the right technology solutions to keep an organization secure and profitable.

If you have any questions, please contact Newtek Technology Solutions at 1-877-323-4678 or email

Newtek Business Services Corp., Your Business Solutions Company®, is an internally managed BDC, which along with its controlled portfolio companies, provides a wide range of business and financial solutions under the Newtek® brand to the small- and medium-sized business (“SMB”) market. Since 1999, Newtek has provided state-of-the-art, cost-efficient products and services and efficient business strategies to SMB relationships across all 50 states to help them grow their sales, control their expenses and reduce their risk.

Newtek’s and its portfolio companies’ products and services include: Business Lending, SBA Lending Solutions, Electronic Payment Processing, Technology Solutions (Cloud Computing, Data Backup, Storage and Retrieval, IT Consulting), eCommerce, Accounts Receivable Financing & Inventory Financing, Insurance Solutions, Web Services, and Payroll and Benefits Solutions.

Newtek® and Your Business Solutions Company®, are registered trademarks of Newtek Business Services Corp.

Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. Words such as “believes,” “intends,” “expects,” “projects,” “anticipates,” “forecasts,” “goal” and “future” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, intensified competition, operating problems and their impact on revenues and profit margins, anticipated future business strategies and financial performance, anticipated future number of customers, business prospects, legislative developments and similar matters. Risk factors, cautionary statements and other conditions, which could cause Newtek’s actual results to differ from management’s current expectations, are contained in Newtek’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available through Newtek cautions you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected or implied in these statements.

Investor Relations & Public Relations
Jayne Cavuoto
Telephone: (212) 273-8179

Source: Newtek Business Services Corp.




Agency within the highly classified segment of U.S. Public Sector to Deploy Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management Platform to Protect Mission Critical Data

PALO ALTO, Calif. – December 3, 2020 — / — Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, today announced it has closed a major deal in the Public Sector. The award, worth more than $10M, will enable a classified agency within the US Government to modernize its enterprise backup and provide assurance for mission critical data. Rubrik will orchestrate the movement of data between on premises locations and cloud environments across multiple regions.

The customer selected the Rubrik Cloud Data Management Platform due to its tight integration with VMware; key platform capabilities such as LiveMount, instant recovery, and search functionality. Furthermore, Rubrik delivered on the unique requirements and security standards for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Commercial Cloud Services (C2S).

“This contract is an integral part of a major infrastructure modernization initiative,” said Tom Kennedy, Vice President, US Public Sector at Rubrik. “Rubrik is addressing the need for the customer agency to modernize its enterprise backup, bolster critical mission assurance and complete a top-down overhaul of the legacy option it had in place, which was failing to keep pace with its enterprise’s adoption of virtualization and classified cloud. The simplicity and security of Rubrik’s platform offers the greatest value to manage and protect sensitive and critical mission data.”

This most recent award builds on the momentum Rubrik has experienced in the highly classified segment of the US Government over the last three years. The laser focus of Rubrik’s Special Access Programs Region, led by Breal Madison, on the unique mission critical requirements and security mandates specific to classified customers has expanded the company’s involvement with enterprise modernization efforts across multiple IC member agencies. Since 2018, Rubrik has secured multiple seven-figure, and now eight-figure awards driven by the unique capabilities of Rubrik’s solutions.

Rubrik works with strategic Value-Added Reseller (VAR) partners in the highly-classified segment of the Public Sector. In this deal, Clearshark served as the technology accelerator to win this business. Clearshark is an IT Solutions Provider with a first-class engineering team composed of results-driven, mission-focused subject matter experts from the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy. ClearShark has award-winning partnerships with industry-leading innovators, like Rubrik, ensuring their customers receive the ideal combination of products and services to excel in their mission objectives.

More information on Rubrik’s solutions for U.S. Federal agencies can be found online here —

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

Rubrik is a registered trademark of Rubrik, Inc. Other marks may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Kelsey Shively, Senior Director of Communications, Rubrik

Source: Rubrik




Latest version provides a customized, granular recovery experience for Microsoft Teams, ensuring business continuity for remote workers’ critical Teams conversations and safeguarding against data loss

COLUMBUS, Ohio – December 3, 2020 — / — Veeam® Software, the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™, today announced the general availability of the latest version of the company’s fastest growing product — Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. Version 5 adds purpose-built backup and recovery for Microsoft Teams, making it easier than ever for users to quickly find and restore Teams data, including entire groups, specific channels and settings. Protecting this data is more critical than ever, as the shift to remote working has created an explosion in Microsoft Teams adoption over the past year, with 115 million daily active users last month, up 475% from 20 million daily active users almost 12 months ago.[i]

With 85% product growth year-over-year (YoY) in Q3’20, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 has exceeded 133,000 downloads across tens of thousands of organizations, which are relying on Veeam to protect their Office 365 data, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and now backup and recovery specifically built for Microsoft Teams.

“For many, Microsoft Teams has become the center of our productivity universe and holds valuable intellectual property. But protecting data in Microsoft Teams has been a challenge historically,” said Danny Allan, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at Veeam. “Although Microsoft Teams data has its own basic retention, it doesn’t fully protect against accidental deletion or security threats that lead to data loss, nor does it enable long-term retention for compliance or regulatory purposes — a significant concern for many companies. Teams is not a self-contained application, as the data is scattered throughout Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. In addition, the Teams configurations, which include settings, members and team structure, are vital components to ensure Teams data is fully protected and easily recoverable. Veeam is meeting this critical business need with our new version of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.”

In addition to safeguarding Microsoft Teams applications, channels and tabs, and the data within those components, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 provides the most customized, granular recovery experience using NEW Veeam Explorer™ for Microsoft Teams. This Explorer is built from the ground up specifically for Microsoft Teams, providing powerful eDiscovery with the broadest set of search criteria, combined with most effortless recovery back to Teams — making it easier than ever for businesses to quickly search, find and recover the Teams data they need.

Ultimately, whether Microsoft Teams or the entire Office 365 environment, it’s the responsibility of each business to protect and control their data. Microsoft Teams support in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5 now includes:

  • Purpose-built Microsoft Teams backup: Full control and protection over Microsoft Teams data
  • Faster and easier recovery: Industry-leading restore options built for Microsoft Teams
  • Unmatched eDiscovery: Enables granular search and find across Microsoft Teams components for seamless governance and compliance

In addition, v5 now provides powerful scalability withnew architectural enhancements that deliver 5x the scale increase to support larger enterprises, combined with the ability to browse the UI for over 100,000 objects simultaneously. Version 5 also provides up to 2x faster Office 365 data movement to object storage, along with parallel processing for digesting massive SharePoint Online lists, and faster PowerShell and Rest API calls that execute in seconds.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5 is now generally available. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Community Edition provides FREE backup and recovery of Office 365 data for up to 10 users, 10 teams and one TB of SharePoint data. For more information, please visit

Supporting Quotes

“There has been a spike in usage of Microsoft Teams with over 115 million people using Teams every day[ii], the risk of losing and compromising data within the platform is also increasing. However, IDC research shows that despite the evident risk of loss of data, Office 365 backup is still an afterthought, and more than 75 percent rely on Native Microsoft Data Protection Capabilities — which is not enough. With purpose-built backup that covers Teams environment, companies like Veeam provide faster and easy recovery, and granular searches, Office 365 customers can mitigate this risk firsthand and feel confident about their business continuity, compliance and resiliency.” — Archana Venkatraman, Associate Research Director, IDC?

“As remote working has exploded, Microsoft Teams has become mission critical in terms of allowing our company to work effectively. We’re already protecting our Office 365 users with Veeam, and version 5 will now give us peace of mind that our Microsoft Teams deployment is equally protected with a solution that’s built for Teams.” – Yair Ventura, Senior System Engineer, DavidShield Group

“Veeam is arguably the easiest, fastest and most flexible solution in our data centers. It integrates beautifully with HyperFlex to back up and recover at warp speed, giving us peace of mind that critical data in Oracle ERP and Microsoft Office 365 are a click away.” — Elliot Segler, senior cloud engineer, Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers (WesCEF)

“Veeam Availability Suite™ and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows back up 16 TB across 319 virtual machines on-premises and in Azure. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 backs up SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, One Drive for Business and Microsoft Teams, giving ADE total access and control of data for legal compliance. Veeam protects any workload anywhere and for us that includes native backup to Azure and backup in Azure. Veeam is simple to use, making it easy to manage everything under a single pane of glass.” — Chris Henry, Infrastructure Manager, Arizona Department of Education

“The IT team was so impressed with Veeam that it also deployed Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows to back up hundreds of laptops in the field, as well as Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to maintain access and control of historical information in Exchange, OneDrive and SharePoint. We worried about losing historical data before we transitioned to Office 365, but Veeam alleviated that worry. We have backups at our fingertips. That’s awesome from a data standpoint because we retain 30 years’ worth — a total of 2 petabytes and growing.” — Raj Perumal, CIO,  Ducks Unlimited

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 83% 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] Microsoft Teams at 3: Everything you need to connect with your teammates and be more productive, By Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365;


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

Source: Veeam




Containers will transform solution architectures; their impact will be comparable to that of server virtualization and cloud computing. Hybrid cloud DR will save millions of dollars

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Dec. 1, 2020 — / — Scality, the leader in software solutions for distributed file and object storage, today announced its data storage predictions for 2021, focusing on the rapid growth rate of cloud-native apps and containerization. According to IDC, by 2023, over 500 million digital apps and services will be developed and deployed using cloud-native approaches. That is the same number of apps developed in total over the last 40 years.

“The accelerated growth of next-generation cloud-native digital apps and services will define new competitive requirements in every industry. Cloud native and containers are rapidly turning into the new blueprint for application development and underlying cloud infrastructure services,” explains Giorgio Regni, CTO at Scality. “For the storage industry, the container trend represents a significant inflection point that will transform deployment architectures leveraging Kubernetes and container-native storage APIs. Its impact will be comparable to that of server virtualization in the 2000s and cloud computing in the 2010s.”

Scality’s Chief Product Officer Paul Speciale added, “2021 will see a number of trends emerge as enterprise IT teams and storage vendors adapt in order to support the rise of cloud-native apps and the subsequent change in application and cloud infrastructure models.”

Scality’s predictions for 2021:

New container-centric storage solutions will emerge
Storage vendors in 2021 will create solutions to address the increasing scale and agility demands of container-based services, including boot volumes and logs, transactional databases, application data over traditional file and new object APIs, as well as backup and long-term archives. New container-centric storage products will be developed to enable traditional data-centric applications, as well as object storage and backups, to access Container Storage Interface (CSI)-type persistent volumes and radically reduce the complexity of large-scale Kubernetes deployments.

Hybrid cloud data management will be adopted for disaster recovery
Disaster Recovery (DR) across two physical data centers will no longer be required in 2021. Instead, hybrid cloud DR solutions that manage synchronized copies of critical data on-premises and in the public cloud will enable IT leaders to avoid the costs required to maintain and service two remote locations for DR, thereby saving thousands, if not millions, of dollars.

Flash media will be embraced for high-capacity storage
A new generation of high-density flash storage will become widely available in 2021. The optimal combination of high performance and lower prices makes it suitable for scale-out high-capacity file and object storage. Until now, flash storage has been deployed in smaller capacity applications and latency-sensitive use cases, while high-density spinning disk has been the preferred storage medium for large volumes of data (for example, media files or medical images). With the introduction of lower-cost, higher-density flash media in 2021, these use cases will adopt capacity-optimized solutions that maximize these benefits in density, scale and agility for multiple workloads.

Object storage will become a de facto storage model for data lakes
Research and Markets estimates that by 2025 data lakes will grow into a $20.1 Billion market. To fully analyze and take advantage of the wealth of information and insight in these massive data repositories, organizations require a foundational storage layer that makes data accessible and useful. In 2021 object storage will fulfill this role, becoming the dominant storage interface for analytics applications, such as Cloudera, Elastic, Spark, Splunk, Vertica, Weka and many others. This is because analytics applications leverage the AWS S3 API, the standard API for object storage; large semi-structured and unstructured data sets are a natural fit for object storage; and performance and capacity resources can scale independently since object storage decouples the application compute tier from the storage tier.

2021 will see an increased convergence of object and file storage for unstructured data
Organizations today are prioritizing data storage that scales both in capacity and in the breadth of applications that it supports. Cloud-native applications, which naturally consume and interact with object storage over S3 API, are increasingly deployed in the enterprise alongside long-standing applications that access file system storage. As a result, solutions that combine file and object models into single unified systems will prevail in the enterprise starting in 2021.

The service mesh will be adopted to connect and secure workloads
Complex cloud-native applications that straddle cloud regions, on-premises core data centers and edge locations are becoming increasingly popular. Yet secure communication between these services remains a challenge, particularly as the rise in remote working strains legacy network and firewall designs. In 2021, ‘service mesh’ approaches to secure network communication will be broadly adopted. Such approaches will enforce Transport Layer Security (TLS) and authentication and access control for both workload connectivity as well as towards the edge. This gradually introduces ‘zero-trust’ networks (spearheaded by Google’s BeyondCorp framework) where network policies can be codified and systematically deployed and enforced.

About Scality:
Scality® is a market-leading software-defined file and object platform designed for on-premise, hybrid and multi-cloud environments. We give customers the freedom and control necessary to compete in a data-driven economy. Follow us @scality and LinkedIn. Visit or subscribe to our company blog SOLVED.

Kristen Wiltse – US
A3 Communications

Federica Monsone – EMEA
A3 Communications
+44 1252 875 203

Source: Scality




“The Storries XVII” Marks ExaGrid’s Third Consecutive Win at Industry Awards

Marlborough, Mass., December 3, 2020 — / — ExaGrid®, the industry’s only Tiered Backup Storage solution, today announced that the company was honored with “Enterprise Backup Hardware Vendor of the Year” and “Storage Performance Optimisation Company of the Year” at the annual Storage Awards, “The Storries,” announced virtually on November 26, 2020. Winners are determined by public vote, so receipt of these awards is especially meaningful as it reflects the voices of ExaGrid’s customers and partners, and further validates ExaGrid’s differentiated product architecture and outstanding customer support. This year’s win adds to ExaGrid’s previous wins at “The Storries” including winning “Enterprise Backup Hardware Product of the Year” in 2019, and “Enterprise Backup Storage Vendor of the Year” in 2018.

ExaGrid’s disk-cache Landing Zone for backup and restore performance is tiered to a long-term retention repository for cost efficiencies as well as a scale-out storage architecture that scales as data grows. ExaGrid offers the best of both worlds by pairing the fastest backup and restore performance with the lowest cost long-term retention storage.

“We are thrilled to win two awards this year, as just being nominated in seven categories alongside leaders in the industry has been quite an honor,” said Bill Andrews, President and CEO of ExaGrid. “ExaGrid continues to innovate and build out product features that resolve the issues that customers often face with backup storage. This year, we released the Retention Time-Lock for Ransomware Recovery Feature in our software version 6.0, becoming the only solution to offer a delayed delete ransomware recovery strategy from backup storage. The new software version also added improvements to the user interface and enhanced deduplication and replication performance with different backup applications. ExaGrid is determined to change the economics of backup by eliminating product obsolescence and expensive forklift upgrades, and ensuring our system is cost-effective up front with savings from deduplication without impact on performance, and cost-effective over time as data grows with our scale-out architecture. Many thanks to everyone who voted for us to win these awards, we are truly grateful,” said Andrews.

ExaGrid has won the following awards in 2020:

  • Network Computing Awards – Company of the Year
  • Network Computing Awards- Hardware Product of the Year
  • Storage Awards “The Storries XVII” – Enterprise Backup Hardware Vendor of the Year
  • Storage Awards “The Storries XVII” – Storage Performance Optimisation Company of the Year

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

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

Media Contact:
Kristina O’Connell

Source: ExaGrid




Pioneer in Disaster Recovery solutions offers new, tailored offering

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 2, 2020 — / — Flexential, a leading provider of data center colocation, cloud, connectivity and data protection, today announced a new Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering, Flexential DRaaS. Flexential DRaaS is an ultra-flexible offering designed to answer the market need for a tailored solution that can protect complex IT infrastructures. Flexential was one of the pioneers in introducing cloud-based disaster recovery to the market in 2012, leveraging a team of experts to design modern, cost effective and reliable DRaaS solutions. The new Flexential DRaaS gives organizations the option to customize their selection according to their business requirements and only pay for what they need. Flexential DRaaS is scalable and highly flexible, tailored to each business’s individual needs with support for all types of environments, including on-premises, cloud, colocation and hybrid, and allows customization to technical and business requirements.

“In today’s highly connected world, business uptime and data availability are critical for business survival. Even seconds of downtime or data loss can be extremely destructive, causing revenue loss, brand damage and legal impacts,” said Mike Fuhrman, chief operating officer, Cloud and Managed Services, Flexential. “Flexential, which has nearly a decade of experience in DRaaS, is now offering a new, scalable, cloud-based disaster recovery solution that will give businesses the highly available environment, redundancy and continuous data protection they need to keep their data safe.”

Flexential DRaaS is designed to protect organizations’ most critical workloads that require RPOs of seconds and RTOs of minutes. The solution is powered by Zerto Continuous Data Protection (CDP), which provides journal-based recovery, allowing granular recovery of data from the point of just seconds before a cyberattack. This is especially critical now, as there has been a 148 percent rise this year in ransomware attacks relating specifically to COVID-19 scams.

According to Forrester Research, “COVID-19 shined a bright light on every company unprepared to recover from a data center outage and refocused enterprise IT teams on improving resiliency.”[1] As businesses now work to ensure they are prepared when the next disaster strikes, Flexential is making data protection simple by designing, hosting and managing it for any organization. Flexential disaster recovery experts can guide organizations through the whole disaster recovery process from assessing the environment to designing, implementing and testing the entire disaster recovery infrastructure. The solution also saves organizations from overspending on data protection because it is a cloud-based, fully managed service that eliminates upfront investments in hardware, licensing management, and internal resource allocations.

Flexential DRaaS is part of a robust end-to-end data protection portfolio designed to protect all systems and applications in a simplified and cost-effective way. The data protection portfolio offers Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to protect mission-critical workloads, Backup as a Service (BaaS) to protect secondary/less-critical workloads, Object-based Storage (OBS) for Geo-dispersed storage, and Archive Storage for storing data for long-term compliance and security purposes.

Flexential also offers five DR centers in the U.S. strategically located to provide coverage within 600 miles of most metropolitan areas, truly ensuring that customers are always covered. To learn more about Flexential data protection solutions, visit here —

About Flexential
Flexential empowers the IT journey of the nation’s most complex businesses by offering flexible and tailored solutions in colocation, cloud, data protection, managed and professional services. The company builds on a platform of three million square feet of data center space, in 20 highly connected markets, and on the FlexAnywhereTM 100GB private backbone, to meet the most stringent challenges in security, compliance and resiliency. See how Flexential goes beyond the four walls of the data center to empower IT in an interactive map of the Flexential colocation, cloud and DRaaS data centers, PoPs and cloud on-ramps, visit

Flexential is a registered trademark of the Flexential Corp. Follow Flexential on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

[1] Forrester 2021 Predictions: Cloud Computing Powers Pandemic Recovery, Dave Bartoletti, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Oct. 19, 2020.

Lori Stafford-Thomas
Senior Director, Corporate Marketing, Flexential

Source: Flexential




New updates enhance ransomware protection and business continuity capabilities

Tinton Falls, N.J. – December 2, 2020 — / — Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a recognized global leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, today announced enhanced capabilities for its Commvault® Disaster Recovery solution. Commvault Disaster Recovery now supports recovery automation with continuous replication for VMware workloads. Additionally, Commvault Disaster Recovery supports orchestration to, from and between on-premises, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Commvault Disaster Recovery offers easy-to-use, scalable replication and disaster recovery automation through a single extensible platform with an intuitive user interface. Automated failover and failback provide verifiable recoverability, along with comprehensive reporting for both monitoring and compliance. It also enables robust continuous data replication with fully automated disaster recovery capabilities, capable of both sub-minute Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs), along with near-zero Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs).

“We’ve been impressed by Commvault Disaster Recovery from day one,” said Steven Hannah, Backup Recovery/Storage Solutions Architect, Meridian IT. “The flexible recovery automation functionality paired with the simplicity of Commvault Command Center puts effective, near-real-time disaster recovery right at the customer’s fingertips. This addition of support for Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services as a Disaster Recovery target for VMware workloads is a natural and compelling evolution of the product.”

With this announcement, Commvault now has disaster recovery automation for Microsoft Azure and AWS within zones or across regions, along with simple cross-cloud migration support. Commvault continues to support multiple clouds to give customers the choice and flexibility needed to meet today’s ever-changing Disaster Recovery requirements across locations and workloads using a single solution.

“We’re seeing some exciting developments in the world of disaster recovery, and Commvault Disaster Recovery’s multiple cloud targets and speedy cross-cloud conversions make it extremely compelling,” said Christophe Bertrand, Senior Analyst, ESG. “With everything going on in the world today, a true disaster could be right around the corner for any company. It’s critical to have enterprise multi-cloud tools in place to mitigate data loss and automate recovery operations immediately.”

Additional use cases supported by these enhancements to Commvault Disaster Recovery include cloud migration, seamless integration with storage replication, ransomware protection, smart app validation in sandbox, instant mounts for DevOps with data masking, and much more.

“Business continuity, in the event of ransomware attacks or site disasters, are top of mind for all businesses,” said Rahul Pawar, Vice President, Product Management, Commvault. “The new additions to Commvault Disaster Recovery mark a big step forward in ensuring reliable recovery for our customers, while taking full advantage of the agility and flexibility of public clouds.”

Learn more about Commvault’s Intelligent Data Management portfolio —

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

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PALO ALTO, CA – Dec. 01, 2020 — / — Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, announced today that it will be showcasing new integrations on Amazon Web Services (AWS) during AWS re:Invent 2020. These enhancements are included in the forthcoming Rubrik Andes 5.3 release, announced earlier this month, and build off its rich cloud portfolio to address the most pressing challenges enterprises face as they accelerate cloud adoption.

Rubrik Andes 5.3 emphasizes the company’s focus on building the most comprehensive cloud data management solution on the market. The latest innovations feature a suite of advancements to help businesses modernize and automate, extend to the cloud, and mitigate data risk at scale while leveraging Rubrik’s hands-free, policy-driven approach.

“At Rubrik, we’re focused on working with companies who help us support our customers at every stage of their cloud journey,” said Wendy Bahr, Chief Commercial Officer at Rubrik. “As a leading cloud service provider, AWS plays a critical role in our go-to-market strategy as businesses across industries rapidly increase cloud adoption. Rubrik Andes 5.3 introduces multiple enhancements that bring valuable efficiencies and more accessibility to the cloud economic model.”

As enterprises adapt their strategies to meet the needs of remote work, cloud adoption is growing at a rapid rate. According to IDG’s 2020 Cloud Computing Survey, 59 percent of tech buyers involved in cloud purchasing said they planned to be “mostly” or “all” in the cloud in 18 months, up from 38 percent who say they are mostly or all in the cloud currently. Furthermore, the rise of remote work increases data threats such as ransomware and phishing attacks, furthering the need for a modern data protection solution spanning cloud, hybrid cloud, on-premise, and edge environments.

“We are pleased to be working with Rubrik to help businesses simplify adoption and maximize efficiencies in the cloud,” said Bill Vass, Vice President of Technology, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Rubrik’s cloud-first solutions integrate with AWS services to unlock even more value for customers on their modernization journey on AWS.”

Leading companies already rely on Rubrik’s cloud solutions to seamlessly migrate, protect, and manage critical data on AWS. Fueled by strong enterprise and government demand, the company’s new integration on AWS is designed to deliver even more extensive protection while controlling cloud costs in large-scale environments.

  • Massive Cost Savings & Optimization Rubrik Andes 5.3 extends Instant Tiering to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Glacier Deep Archive. With instant tiering, customers can now archive directly to Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive, which is up to 3-times less expensive than Amazon S3 Glacier and up to 9-times less expensive than Amazon S3 Standard, enabling customers to more easily archive to AWS at a fraction of the cost.
  • Seamless Hybrid Cloud VMware Protection The company’s latest release builds on an already extensive suite of VMware protection offerings. Rubrik Andes 5.3 introduces support for VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS, providing the flexibility to migrate and protect VMware workloads across data center, edge and VMC. With Rubrik’s SLA policy engine, users can migrate and protect their VMware environment with the same policies designed for their on-premises environment.
  • Unprecedented Simplicity for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Rubrik extends cloud-native protection with Polaris for Amazon RDS allowing automated and unified protection of Amazon RDS across multiple AWS accounts and AWS Regions and fast recovery to different AWS Regions.

A Growing Collaboration
Rubrik’s latest announcements follow a growing collaboration with AWS spurred by increased customer adoption. Rubrik is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner and a participant in the AWS ISV Workload Migration Program, and has achieved AWS Storage Competency and AWS Public Sector Partner status. Recently, the company also achieved the AWS Outposts Ready designation, part of the AWS Service Ready Program, which recognizes Rubrik’s successful integration with AWS Outposts.

“Having a strong disaster recovery strategy is always top of mind. We’ve taken advantage of Rubrik’s seamless integration with Amazon S3 to keep our data in the cloud for long-term retention. In case of a disaster, we can rest assured that this critical data is immune to the elements,” said Jason Marks, Enterprise Architect at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. “We are also excited by Rubrik’s CloudOn feature, which would allow us to instantly spin up workloads in the cloud and maintain business continuity. If our on-prem site is down, we can quickly convert our archived VMs into cloud instances and launch apps in-demand on AWS.”

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

Kelsey Shively, Senior Director of Communications, Rubrik

Source: Rubrik




New partnership allows Tintri IntelliFlash customers to extend data resources to the public cloud for greater overall capacity and improved economics

BOSTON, MA – December 1, 2020 — / — Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company, today announced a new technology alliance partnership with Tintri, a provider of Intelligent Infrastructure for enterprises, to provide a hybrid cloud experience for users of Tintri VMstore and Intelliflash. Through this partnership, IT departments will recognize increased data mobility, protection, and availability through an ability to replicate, backup, or migrate data volumes and VM snapshots to Wasabi through Tintri Cloud Connector.

Tintri’s Intelligent Infrastructure provides the best platform to run Virtual and Database workloads. Along with class-leading SAN and NAS solutions, Tintri understands the inherent characteristics of disparate storage media, and intelligently manages data placement to deliver optimal performance at low latency and analytics. Its advanced data services, including flexible management, enables maximum uptime, consolidated workflows, and storage administration. Combined with Wasabi, Tintri Cloud Connector will seamlessly extend private cloud data resources for better data center storage economics. The availability of remote cloud storage, boasting 11 nines of data durability, also strengthens customer data protection.,

“Wasabi’s technology is a great compliment to the Tintri portfolio,” said Tom Ellery, GM at Tintri. “Through our partnership with Wasabi, we can have a hybrid cloud infrastructure that is easy, fast, and cost-competitive. It helps our customers solve their ever-increasing data management challenges. Including object, archive, and data protection use cases.”

Wasabi’s storage is 1/5th the cost of Amazon S3 with no fees for egress or API requests while remaining markedly faster than competitors. For those currently using a private cloud, the availability of the Wasabi public cloud option through Tintri Cloud Connector extends data resources for greater overall capacity without the hefty price tag.

“We created Wasabi to provide an affordable, yet high-performing, cloud storage option that would provide the scalability and freedom for companies looking to increase data accessibility, but are wary of entering vendor agreements where capacity is limited and service fees are high,” said David Friend, Wasabi CEO, and co-founder. “Through our partnership with Tintri, we’re providing their customers with the ability to leverage the benefits of the cloud at any time through a seamless integration that doesn’t require further database maintenance.”

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

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About Tintri
Based in Silicon Valley, Tintri is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DataDirect Networks (DDN), the data-at-scale powerhouse and the world’s largest privately held storage company. Tintri delivers unique outcomes in Enterprise data centers. Tintri’s AI-enabled intelligent infrastructure learns your environment to drive automation. Analytical insights help you simplify and accelerate your operations and empower data-driven business insights. Thousands of Tintri customers have saved millions of management hours using Tintri. Choose differently, the choice is yours. Learn more about the Tintri portfolio of solutions at

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Supporting businesses with data protection in the cloud era by partnering with one of the world’s largest IT distributors

SUNNYVALE, Calif. ? December 2, 2020 — / — Druva Inc.,the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, is partnering with Tech Data to expand its European footprint to the Nordics. Through this latest extension, regional businesses will now benefit from access to a wide set of preferred partners, the ability to effectively safeguard data and eliminate potential supply chain dependencies. Leveraging Druva’s SaaS-based platform for protecting data stored within data centers, cloud or endpoints, businesses in the Nordics can now strengthen their data resilience, and the digital transformation initiatives it powers.

One of the most progressive technology markets in Europe, enterprises in the Nordics have in recent years increasingly focused IT budget on digital transformation. According to Tieto’s Cloud Maturity Index 2019*, more than four-fifths of all organizations in the Nordics are using cloud services to some extent, and more than 80 percent of IT decision-makers estimate use of cloud services will increase. As companies undertake data center modernization initiatives, channel partners are critical in migrating applications to the cloud and protecting new cloud and SaaS workloads. This is further amplified in light of today’s evolving working patterns and the need to protect end user data. To meet this growing demand for cloud data protection, Druva and Tech Data will together help Nordic businesses deploy a comprehensive data protection strategy for their expanding SaaS applications, protect against malicious actors and unforeseen disasters, whilst ensuring continued compliance with evolving data privacy regulations.

“The transition to cloud is now a vital operational need, not simply a future business goal,” said Nick Turner, VP, EMEA Sales, Druva. “The uncertainty of 2020 means businesses have undoubtedly felt the strain on day-to-day operations and are implementing cloud solutions in droves. With Tech Data’s support, we’re uniquely placed to support businesses in the Nordics navigating this rapid transition, with a streamlined platform that offers visibility across all workloads and can scale on demand with their business needs.”

“Enterprises are demanding cloud-based solutions which free them from the maintenance costs and scaling limits of traditional hardware and software,” said Bjarne Broers, Director Advanced Solutions Nordics, Tech Data. “We are delighted to be able to bring Druva’s cloud native offerings to our partner community in the Nordic region and in turn helping customers radically simplify and accelerate their digital transformation initiatives.”

This expansion follows the announcement of Druva’s partnership with Tech Data in August and is part of the company’s continued focus on empowering its channel partners and resellers through the Druva Compass program. In February, Druva also extended its channel program in the neighboring DACH region. The Druva Compass program, introduced in 2019, has focused on bringing partners enablement assets, accreditation programs, data insights, targeted sales plays and go-to-market resources to help their customers transition to a comprehensive cloud-based data protection solution. Through all of these efforts, the program aims to help partners position their own business for predictable, long term, recurring revenue.

Additional information

  • Read the blog post about Druva’s new partnership with Tech Data —
  • Learn more about Druva Compass —

* Tieto, State of cloud in the Nordics, Cloud Maturity Index 2019, November 2019.

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

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

Source: Druva




Remote workers and managed service providers targeted by cyberattackers, and data exfiltration outpaces data encryption

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, December 2, 2020 — / — Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today released its Acronis Cyberthreats Report 2020, its in-depth review of the current threat landscape and projections for the coming year. Based on the protection and security challenges that were amplified by the shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, Acronis warns 2021 will bring aggressive cybercrime activity as criminals pivot their attacks from data encryption to data exfiltration.

Ransomware continues to be the leading threat, with Maze ransomware accounting for nearly half of all known cases in 2020. Yet the Acronis Cyberthreats Report points to a growing trend of cybercriminals trying to maximize their financial gain. Not content to collect ransoms to decrypt infected data, they steal proprietary – and sometimes embarrassing – data before encrypting it. They then threaten to publicly release the stolen files if the victim doesn’t pay up.

Acronis’ analysts found evidence that more than 1,000 companies globally had their data leaked following a ransomware attack in 2020 – a trend that is expected to accelerate in the coming year, overtaking encryption as the criminals’ primary tactic.

“More than any year in recent memory, 2020 posed a tremendous number of challenges to IT professionals, organizations, and the service providers who support them,” noted Stas Protassov, Acronis co-founder and Technology President. “What we’ve seen is how quickly bad actors are adjusting their attacks to the new IT landscape. By analyzing the activity, attacks, and trends, we’ve detected and clearly presenting our findings, we hope to empower our partners and help the IT community at large prepare for the threats on the horizon.”

Takeaways of the Acronis Cyberthreats Report

Among the other notable findings in the Acronis Cyberthreats Report include:

  • Attacks against remote workers will increase. While 31% of global companies reported daily cyberattacks in 2020, the frequency of attacks targeting their remote workers is projected to increase in 2021, since the defenses for systems outside of the corporate network are more easily compromised, giving bad actors access to that organization’s data.
  • Ransomware will look for new victims, become more automated. Rather than continuing to cast a wide net, ransomware attackers will focus on targets that provide a bigger return on their efforts. Breaking into one network to steal data from several companies is more profitable than attacking individual organizations. So, while small businesses will still be targeted, cloud environments and organizations like managed service providers will become more valued targets because their systems can provide access to the data of multiple clients.
  • Legacy solutions struggle to keep up. Blocking the new malware has rendered traditional antimalware solutions obsolete, as they cannot keep pace with the increased sophistication and frequency of new threats. The average lifespan of a malware sample in 2020 was just 3.4 days. As attackers continue to utilize automation, the number of malware samples will continue to climb. Organizations will need to find new approaches to protection that are agile and designed to stay ahead of new threats. Simple standalone security and backup solutions will no longer be enough.

Evolving responses to evolving threats
“When it comes to existing solutions and strategies, the current trends in cyberattacks all show that traditional cybersecurity is failing – usually because of weak technologies and human error, which are both avoidable,” added Candid Wüest, the VP of Cyber Protection Research at Acronis and co-author of the report. “Just as cybercriminals are evolving their attacks, organizations need to advance their protection and security. Comprehensive cyber protection solutions offer the integration and automation that eliminate complexity, optimize performance, and streamline recovery when a successful attack inevitably occurs.”

Acronis has been a pioneer in cyber protection, which is the integration of data protection, cybersecurity, and endpoint management. To protect all data, applications and systems, Acronis solutions are designed to address the Five Vectors of Cyber Protection – safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS).

Creating the Acronis Cyberthreats Report 2020
The Acronis Cyberthreats Report 2020 is based on examining attack and threat data collected by the company’s global network of Acronis Cyber Protection Operations Centers (CPOCs), which monitor and research cyberthreats 24/7. Malware data was collected by more than 100,000 unique endpoints around the world running Acronis Cyber Protect, which launched in May 2020, and covers attacks targeting endpoints detected between June and October.

The full report provides in-depth insights into the top security/threat trends the CPOCs observed in 2020, a review of malware families and related statistics, a deep dive into ransomware’s most dangerous groups, the vulnerabilities that contribute to successful attacks, and Acronis’ complete security forecast and recommendations for 2021.

A download link for the full Acronis Cyberthreats Report 2020 is available here —

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
+1781782-9086; (019060)

Source: Acronis




StoneFly’s purpose-built backup and DR solution (DR365V) has been validated by Veeam as an optimized appliance capable of supporting all Veeam backup, replication, and restore features and functioning as immutable S3 object storage for Veeam backups, snapshots, and replicas

Hayward, California – November 17th, 2020 — / — StoneFly, Inc. today announced that all DR365V models have been verified, by Veeam, as Veeam-ready repository and Veeam ready object solution. The complete turnkey backup and disaster recovery (DR) appliances support all Veeam availability suite version 10 backup, replication, and restore features and can be set up as a secure and high availability immutable S3 target storage for Veeam backup files, snapshots, and replicas.

With StoneFly’s Veeam ready appliance, users can set up backup and DR for:

  • Windows / Linux Physical Servers
  • VMware / Microsoft Hyper-V / KVM / Citrix (Formerly XenServer) / StoneFly Persepolis Hypervisors (Virtual Servers) / Nutanix AHV Acropolis
  • Microsoft Azure / Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Workloads

In addition to the built-in data protection features of Veeam, the DR365V also comes preconfigured with StoneFly’s patented 8th generation storage operating system: SCVM. With SCVM, users get access to an array of enterprise features which in turn enable them to build a complete turnkey data center in a box effortlessly. SCVM’s advanced features can be divided into three types:

  • Data Protection Features: Immutable Snapshots, Secure Air-Gapped Vault™, Air-Gapped Fabric™, Write-Once Read-Many (WORM) repositories, Encryption, and more.
  • Storage Optimization: Deduplication, SSD Caching, Automated Tiering, and more.
  • Advanced Data Services: Cloud Connect, Real-Time Graphical Performance Reporting, and more.

The DR365V’s Veeam Ready verifications are also listed on Veeam’s website.

To learn more about DR365V’s Veeam ready repository verification, click here —

To learn more about the Veeam ready object verification, click here —

For more information on DR365V, visit StoneFly website or call +1 510 265 1616.

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

For more information, press only:
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StoneFly Inc.
+1 510 265 1616

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Hamza Mazhar

StoneFly, Inc.
26250 Eden Landing Rd.
Hayward, CA
USA, 94545

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Day Focuses on Security, Efficiency, and Cyber Resilience

NORWALK, Conn., December 2, 2020 — / — 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), will host its third virtual MSP Technology Day on December 9, 2020. The quarterly virtual event will take a deep dive into two main integrated solutions MSPs use every day to run a successful, efficient, and secure business – Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) and Professional Services Automation (PSA).

Datto’s new virtual conferencing platform will help connect the MSP community in a way more similar to Datto in-person events. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact 1:1 with Datto and with integration vendors in the RMM and PSA partner ecosystem at 35 different booths.

“As we continue to navigate the pandemic, it couldn’t be a more critical time for the global MSP community to stay connected and help each other,” said Rob Rae, SVP of Business Development at Datto. “With 2020 coming to a close and 2021 on the horizon, it’s essential that our partners and their clients feel supported and prepared for security challenges ahead. We received a lot of positive feedback from attendees following the first two Tech Days, and we’re excited to engage with MSPs in new ways during this event via an enhanced experience virtual trade show platform and in-depth knowledge sharing sessions.”

Sessions include:

  • What is Cyber Resiliency and Can You Achieve it?
    Presented by Ryan Weeks, Datto CISO, this session features updates on the efforts Datto is making to protect MSPs and SMBs from cyber attacks, and how MSPs should position Cyber Resilience to end users. Who and what are the people, products, and processes needed to achieve resilience? How can MSPs develop a cyber resilience plan for themselves and their clients?
  • Live discussion with Brian Krebs: leading cybercrime journalist and New York Times bestselling author of “Spam Nation”
    Hosted by Ryan Weeks, this discussion will provide Krebs’ analysis of the cybercrime landscape, along with key cybersecurity insights to aid MSPs in enhancing information resilience for end users.
  • Tech Review: MSP Business Management
    During this deep dive technical review of what’s new and what’s coming for Datto’s Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) and Professional Services Automation (PSA), attendees will get the first glimpse of Datto’s new Ransomware Detection and Network Topology capabilities for RMM, released this month.

Event Details:
December 9, 2020
Session 1: 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM EDT
Session 2: 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM EDT

To learn more and to register for the event, visit:

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, 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

Shoba V. Lemoine

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Fully integrated Spectra Logic BlackPearl and Aveco ASTRA MAM provide seamless management of large volumes of media content

BOULDER, CO – Dec. 1, 2020 — / — Spectra Logic®, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, and Aveco®, the media industry’s largest independent automation provider, today jointly announced a fully integrated media asset management (MAM) and archiving solution, which has been fully tested, certified and put on air.

Based on the Aveco ASTRA MAM and Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System, users can manage and protect their content seamlessly – from ingest to production to archive and distribution. Lifecycle management, automated tiering and cloud connectivity enable end users to manage costs and take advantage of cloud services where it makes sense.

“With Spectra BlackPearl seamlessly integrating storage management workflows (including archive) into the Aveco ASTRA MAM solution, users can now directly search and recall assets regardless of which storage medium they reside on, whether on-premise or in the cloud within the MAM,” said Hossein ZiaShakeri, Spectra Logic Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Alliances. “This is the optimum solution for media organizations looking for affordable and scalable storage based on open standards on tape, object storage disk or cloud, to ensure their content will outlive its storage medium.”

At its core, the ASTRA MAM provides a common database and a set of tools for all ASTRA applications. Having all tools tightly integrated around a common media asset management system enables lower costs, better interoperability, and simpler workflows. BlackPearl provides a modern, simple portal to a multi-tier storage architecture and fully integrates into the Aveco ASTRA MAM solution allowing for direct search and recall of assets.

“Our primary goal with ASTRA MAM is to provide a centralized platform for all content used in production and master control and to give operators a simple yet powerful way to accomplish everyday tasks,” said Pavel Potuzak, CEO of Aveco. “Spectra BlackPearl integration builds on this goal by adding in powerful and scalable archiving for a complete ingest-to-archive solution.”

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

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December 01, 2020

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 December 2020

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) BaculaSystems
07 KeepVault Cohesity OwnBackup
08* MSP360 HYCU Acronis
09 SugarSync* JungleDisk Nasuni CommVault
10 Dropbox* DataDepositBox Egnyte Arcserve
11 Box* ElephantDrive Zerto*** Dell EMC
12 ADrive DriveHQ ExaGrid Actifio
13 SOSOnlineBackup BackupAssist Cloudian Druva
14 OpenDrive* USDataVault Nakivo Barracuda (Intronis)
15 Backupify** UKBackup Vembu
16 Memopal Datastring KeepItSafe Falconstor
17 MyPCBackup Novosoft DataStorageCorp IBM (Spectrum Protect)
18 LongViewSystems LiveVault
19 iCloud* SolutionUnion Kaseya Axcient
20 Google Drive* Rackspace Redstor (Attix5)
21 OneDrive* Unitrends
22 Amazon Drive* BackupManager N2WS (Veeam)
23 Norton Nordic-Backup SunGard CTERA
24 SecureBackup IASOBackup DataDepositBox
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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December 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 BaculaSystems Y
7 OwnBackup Y
8 Acronis Y
9 CommVault Y
10 Arcserve Y
11 Dell EMC Y
12 Actifio Y
13 Druva Y
14 Barracuda (Intronis) Y
15 Vembu Y
16 Falconstor Y
17 IBM Spectrum Protect Y
18 LiveVault Y
19 Axcient Y
20 Redstor (Attix5) Y
21 Unitrends Y
22 N2WS Y
24 DataDepositBox  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. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

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. 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

12. 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.

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. Barracuda – 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

15. 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

16. FalconStor – Headquartered in Melville, NY, FalconStor Software, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the OTC. It is a leading storage software company offering a converged data services software platform that is hardware agnostic. Our open, integrated flagship solution FreeStor® reduces vendor lock-in and gives enterprises the freedom to choose the applications and hardware components that make the best sense for their business. We empower organizations to modernize their data center with the right performance, in the right location, all while protecting existing investments. FalconStor’s mission is to maximize data availability and system uptime to ensure nonstop business productivity while simplifying data management to reduce operational costs. Our award-winning solutions are available and supported worldwide by OEMs as well as leading service providers, system integrators, resellers and FalconStor. The Company is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

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. 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

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. 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.

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. DataDepositBox – DataDepositBox’s Partner programs enable more than 1,000 MSPs, and OEMs offer branded online backup and recovery services to more than 200,000 customers across sectors with a minimum monthly commitment or on an agreed commission basis. An integrated remote desktop feature of the software links mobile workers and remote offices with the service provider’s data center and creates the necessary mesh for effective anywhere, anytime, business operations. Partners can set up the entire system in a few hours. The powered by label on the partner website defines the source of the SaaS software engine that keeps the system running. The account management web portal is template based and can be customized by the Partner to their taste. The GUI facilitates personalization and management of APIs with carrier class scalability and reliability. The authorized reseller has full access to all the knowledge resources of the parent company, including marketing and sales strategies. Partners can use the logo and trademark; marketing collateral materials; online banners and email marketing templates to position themselves effectively in their chosen market. In March 2020, Data Deposit Box suffered a data breach as discovered and reported by vpnMentor. Personal data containing allegedly more than 270,000 users were found unencrypted in a misconfigured Amazon S3 bucket. For additional information, please visit

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.

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 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.

December 01, 2020 – publishes the December 2020 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 December 2020 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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This formal program supports marketplace requirements to deploy the Rubrik platform for data backup and disaster recovery (DR) in an outsourced manner as a managed service

HERNDON, VA – Nov. 30, 2020 — / — Assured Data Protection, the prominent IT managed services provider for cloud data management solutions, announced that the Company has added AVANT, C3 Technology Advisors and FreeIT Data Solutions to its Partner Program. This formal Program supports marketplace requirements to deploy the Rubrik platform for data backup and disaster recovery (DR) in an outsourced manner as a managed service. Today, the Company and its partners support more than 250 organizations worldwide with this “Rubrik-As-A-Service” (RUaaS) approach.

AVANT is the nation’s premier distributor for next-generation technologies. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area network deployments to the latest in security services, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make intelligent, data-driven decisions about services, technology and cost-effective communications. For more information, visit

C3 Technology Advisors is a technology consulting firm and distributor for midsize to enterprise customers specializing in UCaaS, WAN/ISP connectivity, SD WAN, cybersecurity, IaaS, DRaaS, cloud contact center, colocation and dark fiber. The company assists IT buyers in making the optimal tech product decisions. For more information, visit [

Freeit Data Solutions is an IT services and solutions company that designs and deploys data center solutions for mid-large sized companies, enabling them to better manage and protect their data. For more information, visit

RUaaS allows IT executives to gain all the benefits of the Rubrik platform without the planning, implementation and ongoing management. Instead, IT directors enjoy exceptionally quick setup times, easy to use data management tools, faster data recovery times and overall impressive cost savings with a pay-as-you-go approach.

“At Freeit, we are always looking for innovative ways to help our customers protect and manage their data. By partnering with Assured Data Protection, we can offer an enterprise-class service offering in a pay-as-you-go model that provides end-to-end encryption and data recovery, with immutable back-ups,” explains Wayne Orchid, President & CEO, Freeit Data Solutions.

Stacy Hayes, Managing Director, Americas at Assured Data Protection remarks how RUaaS improves an organization’s data protection experience by freeing up internal IT resources for strategic initiatives instead of day to day backup and DR activities. The Company was recently recognized as the first Managed Service Provider (MSP) to be elevated as a Rubrik Authorized Support Partner (RASP).

For more information about the Assured Partner Program or to apply to join it, visit here —

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 solutions 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-premise private clouds to hybrid cloud approaches. For more information, visit

Liz Sara
Best Marketing LLC
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Stacy Hayes
Assured Data Protection

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BOSTON, MA – November 30, 2020 — / — Watsoft, a Value Added Distributor (VAD) wholesaler based in France, has announced its new partnership with Wasabi, the leader in hot cloud storage. Through this new partnership, Watsoft will now be able to provide Wasabi’s cloud storage to small and medium-sized businesses in French-speaking countries.

Wasabi provides simple, predictable and affordable hot cloud storage for SMB and enterprise-level clients across the globe. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an infinite amount of data with no complex tiers or unpredictable egress fees, all at 1/5th the price of the competition.

“As our customers’ IT and data management challenges become more complex, so has their need for reliable storage. This typically means a cloud migration is necessary as it’s often a much more sustainable and cost-effective option when compared to on-premise,” said Oleg Bivol, president of Watsoft.” By partnering with Wasabi, we’re able to enhance our MSP offerings by providing our clients with a cloud storage option that meets their storage needs today while preparing them for future growth.”

In addition to being a scalable, high-performing and cost-effective cloud storage option, Wasabi also features tamper-proof buckets to protect against the most common causes of data loss such as natural disasters, outages or cyber-attacks. Wasabi is compatible with Amazon S3 APIs and works perfectly with all of the existing S3 storage applications, such as backup and recovery.

“Our goal at Wasabi is to make the benefits that cloud storage provides available to any company beyond just those with massive budgets and robust IT teams that can manage the challenges presented by vendor agreements with the traditional big 3 storage providers,” said Richard Czech, VP of EMEA Sales at Wasabi. “By partnering with Watsoft, we’re able to continue this mission while expanding our availability within French-speaking countries.”

Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage will be presented by Watsoft in an exclusive webinar that will take place on December 3rd. The solution will be available for sale through Watsoft at the beginning of December 2020.

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

Follow and connect with Wasabi on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and our blog.

About Watsoft
Watsoft is a value-added distributor whose mission is to provide SMEs with solutions software to help them manage and secure their information systems. Its offer is distributed through a network of more than 3300 resellers in France and in the other French-speaking countries all over the world.

Watsoft’s specificities: a strong MSP base, a mode of distribution on technical support for its resellers, an offer of technical training, a sales department specifically dedicated, and marketing tools provided.

For more information, visit Watsoft’s website or visit Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Wasabi PR contact
InkHouse for Wasabi

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Cohesity to Host a Speaking Session and Customer Panel Highlighting the Future of Modern Data Management — Including How Organizations Can Get the Most Value From Their Data

SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 30, 2020 — / — Cohesity today announced it will showcase a host of new offerings at AWS re:Invent 2020, running Nov. 30 to Dec. 18, that focus on simplifying IT and data management in a hybrid-cloud era. Event attendees will have the opportunity to see many of these new innovations and demos of Cohesity’s other software-defined solutions in its virtual room that will launch the first day of the conference. To learn more about Cohesity’s presence at re:Invent, visit this site —

At the event, Cohesity will also lead a customer panel where customers will provide first-hand insights on how they are combatting mass data fragmentation while deriving maximum value from data. Additionally, Cohesity will host a breakout session where attendees will receive practical guidance on how to advance data management within organizations that, like most, are challenged by data growth and data silos — spanning data center, cloud, and edge.

Cohesity’s AWS re:Invent 2020 engagements include:

Daily Demos in Cohesity’s Virtual Room

Cohesity’s data management experts will host demos of the software and its recently announced Data Management as a Service solution in the virtual room. Please join the team at one of the scheduled times below:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (AMERICAS)
    • 12 p.m. (PST) Backup as a Service & Cohesity DataProtect demo
    • 1 p.m. (PST) Cohesity 101
    • 2 p.m. (PST) Cohesity 101
    • 3 p.m. (PST) Cohesity 101
  • Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (EMEA & APJ)
    • Demos available upon request

Customer panel: “Don’t Lose Data to Silos, and Get the Most Out of Your Data”


  • Amit Singh, senior architect, Novartis
  • Matthew Dartez, director of DevOps and infrastructure, Kyriba
  • Milton Lin, solutions architect, CloudShape
  • Tom Monaghan, VP infrastructure & site reliability engineering, Anaplan
  • Theresa Miller, host & principal technologist, Cohesity

When: Friday, Dec. 4, 12-1 p.m. PST

Speaking session: “How To Be a Data Management Genius”

Who: Theresa Miller, principal technologist, Cohesity
When: Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, 3:00-3:30 p.m. PST (also available on-demand). Live attendees can take part in a Q&A session via live chat.

To learn more about Cohesity’s presence at re:Invent 2020 visit this site —

About Cohesity
Cohesity ushers in a new era in data management that solves a critical challenge facing businesses today: mass data fragmentation. The vast majority of enterprise data — backups, archives, file shares, object stores, and data used for dev/test and analytics — sits in fragmented infrastructure silos that make it hard to protect, expensive to manage, and difficult to analyze. Cohesity consolidates silos onto one web-scale platform, spanning on-premises, cloud, and the edge, and uniquely empowers organizations to run apps on that platform — making it easier than ever to back up and extract insights from data. Cohesity is a 2019 CNBC Disruptor and was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Visit our website and blog, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and like us on Facebook.

Cohesity, the Cohesity logo, SnapTree, SpanFS, DataPlatform, DataProtect, 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




Combatting the rapidly evolving cybercrime landscape, Acronis brings cyber protection insights to efforts aimed at addressing systemic cybersecurity challenges and improving digital trust

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland – 30 November 2020 — / — Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today announced it was partnering with the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity to join the efforts of this private-public network to respond to the world’s growing cybersecurity threats.

As the digital economy becomes an ever-increasing driver around the globe, cybersecurity becomes a primary concern. Engaging leaders from business, government, civil society, academia, and a multitude of sectors, the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity champions cybersecurity as a competitive advantage that creates value and opportunities for public and private organizations.

Through this partnership, Acronis will contribute its unique approach to cyber protection, which provides a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity, to develop innovations that will solve the security and protection challenges of the future. Specifically, Acronis will engage in the Cyber Risk and Corporate Governance project to help establish a baseline understanding of key cybersecurity issues, while providing guidance on strategies for security and cyber resiliency.

“The Forum’s most recent global risk report noted that the top five global threats were cybersecurity-related, with cyberattacks and data theft among the most immediate dangers,” according to Acronis Founder and CEO Serguei “SB” Beloussov. “Having been at the forefront of the new IT discipline of cyber protection, Acronis brings a unique, comprehensive perspective to the protection challenges facing today’s institutions. By collaborating with our peers, we can ensure business and government leaders have the tools and frameworks needed to meet their cybersecurity obligations of the modern world.”

As part of the company’s new involvement in the platform, Acronis Founder and CEO Serguei “SB” Beloussov brought his expertise to the Centre for Cybersecurity’s annual meeting, which occurred November 16-17, 2020.

“Cybersecurity is critically important in the digital world, yet every day we witness successful breaches. Acronis uniquely offers a cyber protection platform that natively integrates the five layers of protection into a single offering: prevention, detection, response, recovery, and forensics,” said René Bonvanie, chairman of the board of Acronis. “In doing so, Acronis is offering a highly effective and efficient approach to modern cybersecurity challenges.”

The partnership also means institutional leaders from both the private and public sectors will benefit from strategy and governance standards that have been developed, in part, using the holistic approach of cyber protection.

To learn more about the Acronis Cyber Protection Solutions, visit

About the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity
With a view to securing our digital future, the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity is leading the global response to address systemic cybersecurity challenges and improve digital trust. It is an independent and fully impartial global platform focused on fostering international dialogues and collaboration to tackle the most salient cybersecurity challenges, convening key stakeholders from public and private sectors. For more information, 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
+1781782-9086; (019060)

Source: Acronis




New leaders in APAC and EMEA drive move to managed services model for SME IT

Norwalk, CT — November 30, 2020 — / — 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 several key sales leadership appointments across Asia Pacific (APAC) and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). As the MSP technology company, Datto expanded its sales leadership team to help empower MSPs with the IT resources and added expertise required to meet the increasing and accelerating digital transformation needs of the (Small and Medium Enterprises) SME market in 2021.

Leadership in APAC:
Datto welcomes Danny Mesrop as Vice President of Sales, APAC, to establish and grow Datto’s go-to-market strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. Mesrop brings years of experience leading successful sales programs and channel relationships to Datto. Prior to joining, he was Regional Vice President, Channels & Alliances for Asia Pacific at Akamai Technologies. After over a decade of being based in Singapore, Mesrop will relocate to the Datto office in Sydney, Australia.

To assist Mesrop in expanding partner growth in the Asia-Pacific region, Datto is pleased to announce the promotion of Tom Fernandez as Regional Sales Manager, Asia. Fernandez joined Datto in 2013 and brings years of proven team leadership, sales expertise, and successful MSP partner relations to his new role. Fernandez has recently relocated to the Datto Singapore office in order to better serve MSP partners.

Leadership in EMEA:
Datto welcomes James Vyvyan as Vice President of Sales, EMEA, where he will oversee company growth in the region and manage Datto’s EMEA Sales Leadership team. Vyvyan began his career in the British Army and reached the rank of Captain before making the move into the corporate realm. Most recently, he spent 13 years at Sophos, managing teams in the channel before he moved on to lead the UK team, where he was ultimately promoted to Senior Vice President of EMEA Sales.

Also in EMEA, Datto welcomes Michael Gutsch as Regional Sales Manager, DACH. Here he will be responsible for the extension of sales, growth of the MSP partner network, and strategic go-to-market activities in the DACH region. Gutsch started his career with Dell where he led Dell’s eBusiness in the German market and was also responsible for End User Computing Brand & Merchandising for Germany. Most recently, he worked as Head of MSP CEEMEA at Sophos where he helped build the MSP Channel for Sophos in the region.

“Prioritizing word-class sales talent with experience in forging relationships across the globe is a top priority for Datto,” said Sanjay Singh, Chief Revenue Officer. “Datto has been very clear in its commitment to helping global IT providers transform to the managed services model. Making real investments in regional leadership and resources is a core part of that promise. I’m very pleased to be able to welcome our new sales leaders as they drive our teams to support the accelerated growth of MSP partners in markets across the globe.”

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, 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 Contact:
Shoba V. Lemoine

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Everything IT, a Dublin-based IT company, is a top IT company offering online backup storage solutions and IT support services

Sandyford, UK – November 27, 2020 — / — Every organization, businesses and enterprises require protection of their company data from hacks and loss, which in the event of this happening, could be a great onslaught on the activities and smooth running of such companies, and could draw them back from full effectiveness. These services for data backup are provided by top IT companies who are tested and trusted by their clients, and can be vouched for, to provide quality services. One of the companies providing these services in Ireland is Everything IT, a Dublin-based IT company, offering online backup storage solutions and IT support services to businesses and organizations who wish to make a difference.

Responding to a query, Everything IT’s spokesperson commented, “At Everything IT, we are committed to helping businesses and enterprises with our outstanding third-party solutions that guarantees safety and protection for their hardware, storage, servers, and other important infrastructure components, safeguarded in an ideal environment from theft and loss. This positions these organizations in a safe space, as compared to their competitors who have no access to such technological solutions occasioned by advancements in a fast-paced and ever-changing world of digital transformation. At Everything IT, all things related to online backup storage solutions and IT support services is our forte!”

Individuals, organizations, and firms Looking for Top IT Companies in Ireland offering situation-specific, unequalled and unique solutions that address all their data backup issues can be rest assured of the innovative technologies and expertise of Everything IT. With a fully functional and scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Everything IT meets the individual needs of these organizations, with the provision of additional resources and expertise that helps to get the job done. By working with different organizations and sizes, they have been able to understand perfectly the workings of the industry, innovate, and deliver solutions.

The spokesperson further added, “Everything IT is well-positioned to helping organizations, regardless of their size lessen to the barest minimum, any risk they might face, especially as it concerns critical business data. Our company is able to offer remote Cloud backup solutions for desktop and laptop computers which are reliable, comprehensive, and affordable. Some of our storage backup solutions include but not limited to: Mailbox level backups, Exchange server level backups, File data backups, Database backups and Disaster recovery. We also offer our clients remote offsite backup services in the cloud, meaning that their most important digital assets are always accessible and optimally secured.”

Organizations in need of backup solutions can Hire Online Backup Storage Solution that works optimally and efficiently. Everything IT proves to be one of the go-to IT companies for that purpose.

About Everything IT
Everything IT is a Dublin-based IT company that offers quality IT, and Data Backup services in Ireland. They also offer one of the Best IT Support Services in Dublin that works to meet the unique needs of organizations and enterprises.

Media Relations Contact
Everything IT
Telephone: +353 1 524 0755

Everything IT
Unit 1A, Bracken Business Park,
Bracken Rd, Sandyford, Dublin,
D18 H283, Ireland

Source: Everything IT




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

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

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

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

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

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

For additional information, please visit

Additional Resources

  • Visit to learn more about our award-winning Incydr data risk detection and response solution.
  • Take a spin through an interactive demo of Incydr in our free sandbox environment.
  • Join the conversation with Code42 on our blog, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
  • Read our book, Inside Jobs: Why Insider Risk is the Biggest Cyber Threat you can’t Ignore.

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

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

© 2020 Code42 Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Code42, the Code42 logo and Incydr are registered trademarks or trademarks of Code42 Software, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.

Company Contact:
Kristin McKenzie
Public Relations Principal, Code42

Source: Code42




SoftIron Joins Veeam Technology Alliance Partner Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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

+44 20 3890 5466
+1 855 450 CEPH (2374)

Softiron Ltd.
Level 1, Devonshire House
One Mayfair Place
London W1J 8AJ
United Kingdom

Source: SoftIron




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Contact
Dan Moshkovich
Marketing Director, HubStor
+1 855-704-1737

Source: HubStor




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Media Contact:
Kristina O’Connell

Source: ExaGrid




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Press Contact:
Kayla Fedorowicz
Acronis International GmbH
+1781782-9086; (019060)

Source: Acronis




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