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Backup and Archive Target Features Patent-Pending Deduplication, Vendor Agnostic Interoperability, and Object Storage Support

AUSTIN, TX – February 9, 2016  – /BackupReview.info/ — Artisan Infrastructure, the leading innovator of cloud infrastructure, cloud management and business continuity solutions, today introduced Neverfail® HybriStor™ data protection appliances through channel partners. The new solution addresses the capacity, performance, and interoperability limitations of competitive products with nearly unlimited capacity expansion, scalable performance, instant local/remote recovery, and a multi-vendor architecture. This vendor agnostic approach uses open standards for connecting to most backup and archive applications using an NFS or CIFS mount. The high performance and cloud-scale product also delivers AES 256-Bit encryption for data security in-flight to meet the most demanding compliance requirements.

“Worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) factory revenues grew 2.2% year over year totaling $813.6 million in the third quarter of 2015 (3Q15),” according to the International Data Corporation (IDC ) Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker . “Total PBBA open systems factory revenue grew 3.8% year over year in 3Q15 with revenues totaling $742.4 million while the mainframe market experienced a decline of -12.3% for the same period. Total worldwide PBBA capacity shipped for 3Q15 was just shy of 831 petabytes, an increase of 22.4% year over year.”

HybriStor is a next generation data protection solution with PBBA capabilities that meets the most rigorous data recovery requirements of businesses for recovery point objectives (RPOs) and rapid recovery time objectives (RTOs). With nearly unlimited scalability, the solution provides an answer to the problem of explosive data growth which has slowed legacy solutions to a crawl and restricted backup and archive windows for many organizations.

Benefits include:
•       Smaller backup and archive windows, improved recovery times and reduced storage consumption – Offers up to 95% reduced storage data transmission and consumption by deduplicating and compressing data before storing to disk. The result is high performance, low memory demands, and massive improvements in storage efficiency.
•       Improved WAN performance – Reduces WAN consumption by transmitting only globally unique and compressed data over the wire that alleviates the effects of latency, maximizes bandwidth utilization and relieves network congestion.
•       Instant data recovery – InstaCache™ technologies enable automatic data retrieval from cost-efficient deduped storage to high performance SSD storage for local and remote instant data recovery.
•       OpenStack Swift object storage support – Provides a NAS interface and works as a gateway to local OpenStack Swift object storage. Performance can scale-up and capacity can scale-out with deployment of additional object storage nodes.
•       Secure transmission of data – Incorporates advanced, military-grade AES 256-bit encryption for secure transmission of data in-flight.
•       Consistent, familiar, intuitive management – Web UI supports mobile device access and delivers the same user experience across all of them.
•       Industry-standard management interfaces for maximum interoperability – REST APIs enable easy integration with 3rd party management tools. NAS interface with AD/LDAP support provides simple interoperability and centralized user management. Eliminates vendor lock-in with support for most data protection software solutions that use an NFS or CIFS mount.

The HybriStor appliance can be connected locally to direct-attached storage (DAS) or object storage, providing unprecedented RPO and RTO performance. The option to connect to object storage provides significant cost reductions compared to traditional disk or tape, enormous scalability for massive data vaults, and long-term data retention for more reliable recovery.

“The Neverfail HybriStor appliance fills a critical gap in many service provider offerings, allowing them to onboard customers that want to use the cloud but do not want to replace their current data protection software,” said George Crump, principal analyst, Storage Switzerland. “Artisan Infrastructure has tailor made the solution for customers that demand performance and efficiency. Its flexible design allows users to leverage their existing backup software investment and choose the hardware platform that best meets their performance, redundancy, and capacity needs.”

“With the Artisan Neverfail HybriStor deduplication system in place, we not only reduced our backup and replication times, but also maximized our storage and bandwidth efficiency,” said Eric Chen, CEO, ProphetStor Data Services, Inc. “We’re also more confident than ever before in our backup and recovery process.”

“HybriStor takes performance, capacity, and ease-of-use to the next level, delivering an industry-leading secondary storage solution that rivals any in the industry,” said Chin Kuo, SVP of Continuity Solutions, Artisan Infrastructure. “The solution overcomes one of the biggest obstacles in object storage — performance. By removing this barrier, HybriStor is set to become the new standard in backup and archive storage at a price point that is equally compelling.”

Pricing and Availability
The Neverfail HybriStor data protection virtual appliance provides customers with up to 100TB of free managed capacity, with an assumed deduplication ratio of 10 to 1 and up to 10TB managed capacity per node. More details can be found atwww.artisaninfrastructure.com/hybristor

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To learn more about Neverfail HybriStor Data Protection Virtual Appliances, visit www.artisaninfrastructure.com/hybristor

About Artisan Infrastructure
Artisan Infrastructure is the leading innovator of cloud infrastructure, cloud management and business continuity solutions that enable solution providers and enterprises to migrate, manage and deliver continuously available cloud applications at the speed of business. Artisan serves managed service providers, global systems integrators, communications providers, telco’s, data centers, independent software vendors and enterprises exclusively through the channel. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in Chicago, New York, Denver, Kansas City, Portland, Edinburgh, Scotland and Cluj, Romania. Artisan operates data centers in the United States and Europe. For more information on Artisan Infrastructure’s Cloud Architect™, Neverfail™ and Cornerstone™ solutions, contact the company at 512-600-4300, or http://www.artisaninfrastructure.com.  Follow Artisan Infrastructure on Twitter at twitter.com/ArtisanInf

Contact:
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The Ventana Group
(512) 531-9119
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More than 20 universities enrolled in the NET+ CrashPlan cloud backup service

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – February 09, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Code42 and Internet2 are pleased to announce that Internet2 NET+ CrashPlan, a customized endpoint backup service for U.S. higher education institutions, continues to expand its deployments and is now a generally available service in the NET+ portfolio. The service provides a secure and simple method for colleges and universities to rapidly deploy Code42’s endpoint backup service to their students, faculty and staff, helping reduce data loss and speed data recovery.

“In the age of breach, end-to-end data protection is a critical component of higher ed data security strategies,” said Shel Waggener, senior vice president for Internet2. “We are pleased that Code42 NET+ CrashPlan is part of the NET+ portfolio, providing a critical service to end users at interested member institutions as they seek solutions to protect their most precious resource—data.”

More than 20 universities have signed onto the NET+ CrashPlan endpoint backup service since it launched as an early adopter service in 2013, including Boston University, Emory University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University, University of Notre Dame, Princeton University, Rice University, Stanford University and University of Alabama in Huntsville.

“We cannot risk losing intellectual property to hard drive crashes and deleted files, not to mention the productivity drain that comes when users lose their work. For us, having a consistent, reliable endpoint backup solution is critical,” said Brian Anderson, director of information technology for Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences. “Now, with NET+ CrashPlan, when users experience loss of a device or file, CrashPlan restores their data quickly and completely—it has our users’ backs, every time.”

Working across all platforms, including Mac, Windows and Linux, Code42 CrashPlan backs up data produced anywhere, on any device, with no user intervention to initiate backup and no disruptions to device performance. In fact, one IT administrator can manage the data of thousands of users via a single console.

To reach Internet2’s “general availability” status, Code42 invested in new processes and product features specific to the needs of higher education institutions, including:

  • Designated customer support for Internet2 members
  • Integration with the InCommon federated identity management program
  • Completion of the Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix
  • Interconnected data centers and an optimized, high-capacity, high-performance network to speed data transfer
  • IPv6 support to accommodate the expansion of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies and increased use Internet of Things (IoT) devices

“Be it a senior philosophy thesis, physics experiment results or medical research papers, the data stored on computers by higher education students, faculty and staff represents hours of work, and losing this data can be devastating to its owners,” said Karen Pisha, senior vice president of customer success at Code42. “We have features and services designed to secure the data for our higher education clients. Internet2 has been a tremendous partner in supporting this important group of customers.”

Visit the Internet2 NET+ CrashPlan page for more details about the program, FAQs, application and contract: http://goo.gl/bvFZQJ

About Code42
Code42 is a global enterprise SaaS provider of endpoint data protection and security to more than 37,000 organizations—including the most recognized brands in business and education. The company’s highly secure cloud solutions enable IT and security teams to limit risk, meet data privacy regulations and recover from data loss—no matter the cause. Code42 is headquartered in Minneapolis and backed by Accel, JMI Equity, NEA and Split Rock Partners. For more information on the company and its solutions, visit www.code42.com

About Internet2
Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research and community service missions.

Internet2 also operates the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, with Internet2 Network Operations Center powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves more than 90,000 community anchor institutions, 305 U.S. universities, 70 government agencies, 42 regional and state education networks, 84 leading corporations working with our community and more than 65 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries.

Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, MI; Denver, CO; Emeryville, CA; Washington, DC; and West Hartford, CT. For more information, visit http://www.internet2.edu or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.

Contact
For Code42
Kelsey Quickstad, 415-820-4494
Code42@eastwick.com

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Cooperation will make Actifio’s best-in-class technology accessible to more resellers and customers across the region

BOSTON, MA – Feb. 9, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, and Arrow, a global provider of enterprise computing solutions, today announced their distribution agreement for Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). The cooperation will see Actifio´s best in-class copy data virtualization technology made more accessible to a growing number of resellers and customers across the region. After the success of the agreement in the United States, the move to EMEA is the next consequent step potentially towards a global cooperation.

Arrow enables resellers to offer customized solutions to their customers, from the design and planning of a project to installation and support services.

“As a value added distributor, Arrow is a large and very important player in our region. We have seen how successful the partnership has been in the US, where the concept and technology of data virtualization is already established,” said Thorsten Eckert, Sales Director DACH at Actifio. “This is the natural next step to help enterprise customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland better protect, access and move their data for critical use cases including backup modernization, disaster recovery and test data management for application development.”

The focus of the cooperation is on business development as well as the qualification and promotion of resellers and partners. Actifio will contribute its experience from successful data virtualization projects in the region. After activating its broad network of customers, Arrow will be driving forward the concept of data virtualization alongside Actifio.

“Actifio´s data virtualization technology can be implemented across a wide range of industries and in various environments,” said Jesper Trolle, vice president sales, marketing and services, EMEA, Arrow ECS. “We will identify key channel players and put them in a position to advise their customers on central data management, the advantages of virtual copies and the resulting business benefits based, all provided by Actifio’s award-winning technology.”

The collaboration also hopes to see a qualified growth of the Actifio partner network and thus create new opportunities in the market. In turn, Arrow expects to benefit from being able to access Actifio’s technology, allowing the company to fulfil some of the growing demand for efficient data management solutions.

The cooperation is not only intended to grow the number of resellers and systems integrators focused on data virtualization, both companies also plan to penetrate the market in cooperation with their existing customer base, programs and resources.

Actifio partners benefit from the cooperation through joint marketing activities and enhanced communication around data virtualization. Smaller system integrators and channel partners will leverage by their customers being better informed about the advantages of data virtualization.

About Actifio
Actifio virtualizes the data that’s the lifeblood of businesses in more than 30 countries around the world. Its Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology enables businesses to protect, access, and move their data faster, more efficiently, and more simply by decoupling data from physical storage, much the same way a hypervisor decouples compute from physical servers. For enterprise-class backup modernization, self-serve instant data access, or service provider business transformation, Actifio is the first and only choice for radically simple copy data virtualization. For more visit Actifio.com, or follow us on Twitter @Actifio.

About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 56 countries.

Contact:
Bite for Actifio
Callum Gibson Durr
415-914-5210
actifio@biteglobal.com

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Joint solution increases performance up to 20 times for Chinese customers; Expands footprint into China market

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 09, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Teridion, the cloud-based networking company that delivers the fastest Internet experience, today announced the addition of AliCloud, Alibaba Group’s cloud computing arm, to its Global Cloud Network. This expansion permits the company to offer more granular services within China, increasing performance for customers spanning all types of cloud-based companies, including enterprise file sharing, backup and restore, financial services, ad-serving networks, as well as voice and video. AliCloud also provides a more streamlined access to the China market for companies doing business there.

The AliCloud cloud platform currently spans North America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, providing global access to data centers located in the major cities of China. This eases entry for companies wishing to target customers in China, as well as for companies in China requiring connectivity to other regions. AliCloud offers a full suite of elastic computing, database, application, storage and security services.

“With the addition of AliCloud, the Teridion Global Cloud Network now offers an unparalleled Internet experience to an additional 700 million users,” said Elad Rave, founder and CEO of Teridion. “Our cloud-based customers can now more effectively address the largest market in the world with their premium services.”

About Teridion
Teridion is redefining dynamic content delivery by bringing the highest performance connectivity over the public Internet between data centers and end users across the globe. With Teridion’s Global Cloud Network, cloud providers and enterprises deliver applications and services up to 20 times faster, while benefiting from Internet cost efficiencies. Files upload faster, web conferences run smoother, videos stream quicker, applications achieve optimal performance and users are more productive. Unlike traditional content delivery networks, the Teridion solution is provisioned in a matter of minutes with no additional hardware or software and no need of caching. The platform scales on-demand, works for uploads, as well as downloads, and is not limited by geography, cloud provider or end-user device. For more information, check out www.teridion.com/ or www.twitter.com/teridionnet.

Media Contact
Silicon Valley PR
Georgiana Comsa
650-800-7084
georgiana@siliconvalleypr.com

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First ever publicly-known Brazilian Portuguese-speaking cyberespionage campaign targeting financial institutions as well as telecommunications, manufacturing, energy and media companies

TENERIFE, SPAIN – February 9, 2016 – /BackupReview.info/ — The Kaspersky Lab Global Research and Analysis Team has announced the discovery of the Poseidon Group, an advanced threat actor active in global cyber-espionage operations since at least 2005. What makes the Poseidon Group stand out is that it’s a commercial entity, whose attacks involve custom malware digitally signed with rogue certificates deployed to steal sensitive data from victims to coerce them into a business relationship. In addition, the malware is designed to function specifically on English and Brazilian Portuguese Windows machines, a first for a targeted attack.

At least 35 victim companies have been identified with primary targets including financial and government institutions, telecommunications, manufacturing, energy and other service utility companies, as well as media and public relations firms. Kaspersky Lab experts have also detected attacks on service companies that cater to top corporate executives. Victims of this group have been found in the following countries:

  • United States
  • France
  • Kazakhstan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • India
  • Russia

However, the victim spread is heavily skewed towards Brazil, where many of the victims have joint ventures or partner operations.

One of the characteristics of the Poseidon Group is an active exploration of domain-based corporate networks. According to Kaspersky Lab’s analysis report, the Poseidon Group relies on spear-phishing emails with RTF/DOC files, usually with a human resources lure, that drop a malicious binary into the target’s system when clicked on. Another key finding is the presence of Brazilian-Portuguese language strings. The Group’s preference for Portuguese systems, as revealed by the samples, is a practice that has not previously been seen.

Once a computer is infected, the malware reports to the command and control servers before beginning a complex phase of lateral movement. This phase will often leverage a specialized tool that automatically and aggressively collects a wide array of information including credentials, group management policies, and even system logs to better hone further attacks and assure execution of the malware. By doing this, the attackers actually know what applications and commands they can use without alerting the network administrator during lateral movement and exfiltration.

The information gathered is then leveraged by a fronting business to manipulate victim companies into contracting the Poseidon Group as a security consultant under the threat of exploiting the stolen information in a series of shady business deals to benefit Poseidon.

“The Poseidon Group is a long-standing team operating on all domains: land, air and sea. Some of its command and control centers have been found inside ISPs providing Internet service to ships at sea, wireless connections as well as those inside traditional carriers,” said Dmitry Bestuzhev, Director, Global Research and Analysis Team, Kaspersky Lab Latin America. “In addition, several of its implants were found to have a very short life span which contributed to this group being able to operate for such a long time without being detected.”

As the Poseidon Group has been active for at least ten years, the techniques used to design its implants have evolved, making it hard for many researchers to correlate indicators and put all of the pieces together. However, by carefully collecting all the evidence, working with the threat actor’s calligraphy and reconstructing the attacker’s timeline, Kaspersky Lab experts were able to establish by the middle of 2015 that previously detected but unidentified traces in fact belonged to the same threat actor, the Poseidon Group.

Kaspersky Lab’s products detect and remove all known versions of Poseidon Group components.

To read the full report on the Poseidon Group with a detailed description of the malicious tools and stats, together with indicators of compromise, see Securelist.com

Learn how sophisticated targeted attacks are investigated: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzPYGRO9LsA

More about cyberespionage operations here: https://apt.securelist.com/

About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them.

Learn more at www.kaspersky.com

For the latest in-depth information on security threat issues and trends, please visit:
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Threatpost | The First Stop for Security News
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Sarah Kitsos
781.503.2615
sarah.kitsos@kaspersky.com
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SwiftStack and VeriStor Partner to Provide Cost Efficient Enterprise Cloud Infrastructures

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and ATLANTA, GA – February 9, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — SwiftStack, the leader in a new breed of object storage, today announced it has partnered with VeriStor, an advanced IT solutions provider specializing in virtual infrastructure and enterprise private, public and hybrid cloud services and solutions. By integrating SwiftStack’s object storage into its enterprise cloud services portfolio, VeriStor is expanding its offerings for easy-to-consume storage with ultra- simplified cloud management that scales seamlessly across multiple data centers.

The customer adoption of object storage is rising with IDC predicting that it will be a $28.3 billion market by 2018. Driving this growth is an overwhelming desire among businesses for a software-centric approach to storage, one that offers the cost-effective scalability of the cloud and avoids vendor and hardware lock-in.

Responding to an increasing need from its medium to large enterprise customers for greater storage agility and efficiency, VeriStor is adding SwiftStack, which is built on an open source engine, to its storage portfolio. This will provide VeriStor customers with software-based enterprise-ready storage that delivers simplicity, pay-as-you-grow licensing and massive scale independent of hardware.

“One of the biggest challenges we’re seeing is the ability for customers to effectively manage both application growth and petabytes of data,” said Don Jaworski, CEO of SwiftStack. “With this new partnership, VeriStor will be able to offer their customers infrastructure for data protection across multiple sites. Especially considering VeriStor’s strong relationship with Commvault, the ability to offer Commvault’s data and information management paired with SwiftStack as software-defined storage for backup data presents customers with an extremely valuable package.”

“We take pride in the fact that our customers receive the best software solutions and services possible, and adding SwiftStack to our portfolio of offerings was an easy decision to make,” said Ashby Lincoln, President and CEO Of VeriStor. “SwiftStack’s Object Storage software allows us to help our customers effectively overcome diverse storage demands, simplifying their management approach in the process.”

About VeriStor
At VeriStor, we design, implement and manage IT solutions that fuel business productivity. As an end-to-end solutions provider, VeriStor specializes in enterprise data storage, virtual infrastructure, public, private and hybrid cloud services, migration, and technology financing. Headquartered in Atlanta, VeriStor delivers solutions nationwide to enterprise and mid-market companies in all industries including financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, education and federal, state and local government. To learn how VeriStor can help you achieve an IT infrastructure that accelerates business growth, improves efficiencies and reduces costs, visit: http://www.veristor.com.

About SwiftStack
SwiftStack innovations power object storage for Enterprises, offering freedom of choice for genuine simplicity and TCO at scale. SwiftStack has perfected the delivery of private cloud object storage within and across data centers for content delivery, active archive, and data- centric workflows. The SwiftStack solution, built on OpenStack Swift at its core, is managed by a unique out-of-band controller and includes scale-out nodes with rolling upgrades as well as a filesystem gateway interface for traditional applications. No object storage solution is as flexible, simple, or open as SwiftStack, which has driven adoption by HP Cloud, eBay, and PAC-12 among many F500 companies. Connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn, or please visit www.swiftstack.com.

Contact:
Katie Schaeffer/Charlotte Hanson
swiftstack@touchdownpr.com
US: + 1 (512) 765-6081
UK: +44 (0) 1252 717 040

Erin Jones
Avista Public Relations for VeriStor
P: (704) 664-2170
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Easy access to IBM Cloud services over Bell’s secure and reliable private broadband network

MONTRÉAL, QC – Feb. 8, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Bell Business Markets and IBM today announced a new partnership to expand the cloud computing services available through Bell Business Cloud. This partnership will give businesses across Canada access to the IBM Cloud via a secure, high-speed private connection from Bell, simplifying the way customers adopt and build out their hybrid clouds.

More and more organizations are looking for a reliable and secure connection to the cloud, that doesn’t rely on sending data over the public Internet. Bell Business Cloud addresses this issue by enabling enterprises to plug into the IBM Cloud, giving them direct access to a wide range of on-demand computing and storage options.

These new services include:

  • Bell Cloud Connect: connecting the largest and most advanced IP network in Canada to IBM Cloud for end-to-end performance, security and reliability
  • Bell Cloud Compute: running on IBM Cloud to offer a secure, scalable, self-serve environment for managed virtual machines that improves operational performance while reducing costs
  • Backup & Restore: providing access to IBM Cloud to protect customer data and applications through a secure backup location as well as ensuring availability of data and applications.

“Bell is an established leader in data hosting and cloud computing, providing customers with exceptional support from an expert nationwide team,” said Tom Little, President, Bell Business Markets. “With businesses of all kinds increasingly relying on cloud services for their mission critical applications, adding IBM Cloud services to Bell Business Cloud provides customers with the seamless integration, security and dependability they expect and require.”

“The world’s appetite for data is increasing and with this comes a greater need for organizations to support cloud workloads. IBM Cloud is the leading platform for data-driven cloud and analytics that enables organizations to open the doors to more responsive and innovative ways of doing business,” said Nevil Knupp, VP of Cloud, IBM Canada. “IBM Cloud supports Bell’s new client offerings to help companies gain more control of their data, improve application performance and efficiencies with enhanced collaboration, centralize IT management, reduce costs and achieve greater efficiencies.”

IBM is equipped with one of the highest performing cloud infrastructures available to offer organizations speed, power, and flexibility, while delivering a high degree of customization, transparency, predictability, and automation. According to analyst findings from Synergy Research around Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, andprivate cloud, IBM is positioned as a top performer and leader in the private and hybrid cloud space.

IBM Cloud delivers fast, easy and automated access to a public, private and hybrid cloud services that enable companies to lower their overall IT costs while increasing agility and productivity. IBM offers a complete portfolio of cloud services, with over 40 data centers in every major financial market around the world, supporting a wide range of applications including big data, analytics, mobile and cognitive.

As Bell’s Business Cloud ecosystem continues to evolve through new partnerships, customers will benefit from additional solutions, enterprise applications and business tools, with the ability to increasingly acquire their technologies on a utility basis.

Driven by industry-leading innovation and supported by a strong expertise, Bell Business Markets offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services including data centre solutions, unified communications, security and professional services supporting all the customer’s ICT needs.

Bell’s Business Cloud in partnership with IBM is available across the country to all mid and large businesses. For more information, please visit bell.ca/businesscloud

About Bell
Bell is Canada’s largest communications company, providing a comprehensive and innovative suite of broadband communication services to residential and business customers under the Bell Canada and Bell Aliant brands. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company. It has assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media, including CTV, Canada’s #1 television network, and the country’s most-watched specialty channels. To learn more, please visit BCE.ca

The Bell Let’s Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns, like Bell Let’s Talk Day, and significant Bell funding of community care and access, research, and workplace initiatives. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk

About IBM
For more information on IBM Cloud visit www.ibm.com/cloud

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NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6 Beta now provides native backup and replication of Amazon EC2 instances and also provides Backup Copy jobs, native NFS support, updated Web interface, and more.

CAMPBELL, CA – February 8, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ – NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting virtualized and cloud environments, has announced today that it has started an open Beta program for NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6. All Beta program participants completing the program requirements will receive an Amazon gift card. More details and v6 Beta download are available at www.nakivo.com/en/beta/v6.html

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6 Beta provides the following key features:

AWS EC2 Support: Amazon EC2 is the most popular public compute cloud, which enables customers to rapidly deploy and utilize cloud-based instances. However, there has been no native data protection solutions for EC2 instances, so customers had to manually create snapshots or use physical backup solutions to protect their data. For the first time, NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6 Beta provides native backup and replication of Amazon EC2 instances. The Beta version features:

  • Support for VMware and Amazon cloud environments in the single pane of glass
  • Scheduled, forever incremental backup of EC2 instances to a backup repository which can be located anywhere: in the same Amazon region, in a different Amazon region, or in a local office
  • Flexible backup retention policy which enables saving up to 1,000 recovery points for each backup, and rotating them on the daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis
  • Support for applications and databases of Windows-based and Linux-based Amazon EC2 instances
  • Global data deduplication and compression
  • Instant file and application objects recovery, full instance recovery to any region
  • Native EC2 instance replication to the same region or cross regions for disaster recovery

Backup Copy Jobs: Backups can be lost due to a number of reasons: accidental backup deletion, backup file corruption, disk failure, lost or stolen hardware, malicious attack, or due to some other undesired and unpredicted event. Thus, having more than one copy of business-critical backups is vital for ensuring that data can be recovered in case of a disaster. Backup Copy jobs provide a simple yet powerful way to create and maintain copies of backups, which can be stored anywhere: onsite, offsite, or in Amazon cloud. Backup Copy jobs copy backups from one backup repository to another, without touching the source ESXi hosts or source VMs/Amazon EC2 instances. This way source VMs/Amazon EC2 Instances are read only once, while backups can be copied to one or multiple locations. In addition, Backup Copy jobs have their own schedule and backup retention policy, which means that customers can run backup copies whenever they want and copy what they want to a secondary backup repository. This way, for example, customers can store several daily VM backups onsite, and keep (archive) weekly, monthly, and yearly copies of VM backups to a secondary backup repository for long term storage.

NFS shares support: In addition to supporting Windows CIFS shares andlocal folders, NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6 Beta enables creating backup repositories directly on NFS shares. Backup repositories can now be created on NFS shares simply from the product’s web interface.

Internationalization: NAKIVO Backup & Replication is used by customers across the globe. In NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6 Beta, date and time format, first day of the week, and the decimal symbol format can now be customized in the product’s configuration.

Improved Web interface: While the product’s web interface has been praised by customers for its simplicity and ease of use, the Beta version further improves the interface and makes it even more intuitive with updated dashboards and configuration. For example, job dashboards now include live charts displaying backup speed and the amount of transferred data, while job wizards include the vSphere’s “VMs and Templates” view.

“Today we are proud to introduce an open Beta program for NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6,” said Bruce Talley, CEO and co-founder of NAKIVO. “For the first time, a single product can provide native backup and replication for both VMware and Amazon EC2 environments, enabling customers to protect and recover their data more efficiently and cost effectively. We are excited to invite VMware professionals and Amazon cloud users to try the new v6 Beta and help us make NAKIVO Backup & replication even better.”

NAKIVO is delivering a better way for SMBs, enterprises, cloud providers to back up and replicate their VMware VMs and Amazon EC2 instances. Featuring a simple and intuitive Web UI, NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports live applications and databases, enables instant recovery of VMs, files, and application objects directly from compressed and de-duplicated backups, speeds up data transfer with network acceleration, and reduces data size with global deduplication and compression.

Resources
Overview: www.nakivo.com/en/product/overview.html
Datasheet: www.nakivo.com/en/resources/NBR-DS.pdf
Success Stories: www.nakivo.com/en/customers/success-stories.html
Trial Download: www.nakivo.com/en/VMware-Backup-Free-Trial.html

About NAKIVO
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, NAKIVO Inc. is a privately-held company founded in 2012. NAKIVO develops a fast, reliable, and affordable data protection solution for VMware and Amazon Cloud environments. As of Q4 2015, over 10,000 companies are using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect and recover their data more efficiently and cost effectively. Also, over 100 hosting, managed, and cloud services providers are using NAKIVO to deliver VM BaaS, and DRaaS to their customers. NAKIVO has over 1,000 channel partners in 111 countries worldwide. Visit www.nakivo.com to learn more.

Twitter: @NAKIVO
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NakivoInc
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/nakivo

Contact:
Yana Petrenko
MarCom Manager
yana.petrenko@nakivo.com
+1 408 916 5955

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Unique tool set enables managed service providers to improve margins with cloud backup and recovery offerings, and a low-cost delivery model

BURLINGTON, Mass. and ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 8, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Unitrends, a leader in enterprise-level cloud continuity, and CloudCheckr, a key provider of Amazon Web Services (AWS) monitoring and services management solutions, today announced a joint partnership to help managed service providers (MSPs) build, manage and grow their AWS-hosted businesses.

In a recent survey conducted by Kaseya, more than 400 MSPs revealed that the greatest areas of MSP services revenue growth in 2015 were backup and recovery, remote monitoring, and cloud services, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). Respondents expect these service pricing plans to rise again substantially in 2016. Leveraging the powerful combination of CloudCheckr and Unitrends Boomerang™, a virtual appliance enabling users to simply and affordably move virtual machines (VMs) from VMware to AWS, MSPs can take full advantage of these offerings without increasing overhead expenses.

“The alliance between Unitrends and CloudCheckr is invaluable for MSPs building their AWS business,” said Mark Campbell, Unitrends’ chief technology officer (CTO). “CloudCheckr provides a low-cost delivery model that optimizes AWS operating and maintenance costs, while Unitrends Boomerang provides simple, powerful and affordable software for Disaster Recovery as a Service, migration and cloudbursting with VMware.”

CloudCheckr is an online service that provides comprehensive AWS monitoring, evaluating up to 350 best practices in cloud workload configurations, costing, billing and security alignments. The service alerts users to exposures or vulnerabilities, and provides actionable intelligence on response strategies. CloudCheckr gathers data from AWS services such as CloudWatch, CloudTrail and API, which MSPs can analyze to optimize costs, manage cost allocation and provide accurate reporting for AWS Cloud. CloudCheckr also provides in-depth security features, including alerts, audit trails and continuous infrastructure monitoring while cloud applications are in active use.

Unitrends Boomerang is a simple, intuitive and cost-effective virtual appliance for replicating VMware VMs to AWS for low-cost backup and disaster recovery. With Boomerang, AWS MSPs can provide differentiation and maintain margins with Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), migration, cloudbursting and billing for AWS infrastructures.

“Backup and disaster recovery in the cloud are top imperatives for enterprises today,” said Aaron Newman, CloudCheckr’s co-founder and CTO. “Our partnership with Unitrends will enable MSPs to deliver unique cloud-based backup and recovery services that address the needs of their IT clients while increasing their service margins and AWS revenue.”

On Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, Unitrends and CloudCheckr will host an interactive online discussion focused on how MSPs can expand their business with AWS and effectively support customer demand for business continuity, managed compute capacity and related services in the cloud. To register, please click here.

For more information on Unitrends Boomerang, go to: http://vmboomerang.com/

About CloudCheckr
CloudCheckr is based in Rochester, NY. CloudCheckr analytics provide decision support for cloud resource control, purchasing and configurations so companies can scale their cloud infrastructure while balancing performance, security, and spend. It is an Amazon Web Services Advanced Technology Partner with AWS Security Competency certifications in both Logging & Monitoring and Configuration & Vulnerability Analysis.

About Unitrends
Unitrends delivers award-winning business recovery solutions for any IT environment. The company’s portfolio of virtual, physical and cloud solutions provides adaptive protection for organizations globally. To address the complexities facing today’s modern data center, Unitrends delivers end-to-end protection and instant recovery of all virtual and physical assets as well as automated disaster recovery testing built for virtualization. With the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership, Unitrends’ offerings are backed by a customer support team that consistently achieves a 98 percent satisfaction rating. Unitrends’ solutions are also sold through a community of thousands of leading technology partners, service providers and resellers worldwide. Visit www.unitrends.com

Media Contacts:
Jarrett Plante
Marketing Associate, CloudCheckr
Jarrett.plante@cloudcheckr.com
585-413-0869

Stacey Comito
Director of Marketing Communications, Unitrends
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781-418-9606

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TORONTO, ON – February 5, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Data Deposit Box Inc. (CSE: DDB) (OTCQB: DDBXF) (FSE: 2DD) (the “Company”), a global provider of cloud backup and recovery technology, is pleased to announce that, further to its press releases dated December 29 and December 31, 2015, the Company’s previously announced private placement financing (the “Offering”) has been over-subscribed. The Company has completed the second and final tranche (“Second Tranche”) of the Offering raising additional gross proceeds of $201,000 through the issuance of 1,005,000 units (the “Units”).

The aggregate gross proceeds raised pursuant to the Offering was $576,000 through the issuance of 2,880,000 Units. Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital of the Company (each, a “Common Share”) and one Common Share purchase warrant (each, a “Warrant”).

Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at a price of CDN$0.30 per Common Share for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of issuance (the “Warrant Term”), provided, however, that should the closing price at which the Common Shares trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange (or any such other stock exchange in Canada as the Common Shares may trade at the applicable time) exceed $0.35 for 10 consecutive trading days at any time following the date that is four months and one day after the date of issuance, the Company may accelerate the Warrant Term (“Reduced Warrant Term”) such that the Warrants shall expire on the date which is 30 calendar days following the date a press release is issued by the Company announcing the Reduced Warrant Term. Gross proceeds raised from the Offering will be used for marketing, product development and general operating expenses.

Certain eligible persons (the “Finders”) were paid a cash commission equal to 8% of the proceeds raised from subscribers introduced to the Company by such Finder and also issued an aggregate of 40,000 broker warrants (the “Broker Warrants”) to Finders, each Broker Warrant entitling the holder to acquire one Common Shares at a price of $0.20 for a period of one year from the date of issuance, subject to the Reduced Warrant Term.

The securities issued upon closing of the Second Tranche are subject to a hold period until June 6, 2016, pursuant to applicable securities laws.

About Data Deposit Box
Data Deposit Box, a pioneer of cloud backup and recovery technology, has set a new industry standard by providing the SMB market with the same level of security and protection that is available to large enterprises. Data Deposit Box patented backup technology, known for its Exabyte scalability, advanced data reduction capabilities and ease-of-use, has won prestigious industry awards and has been featured in many key industry publications.

Data Deposit Box technologies and solutions are currently used daily by over 200,000 customers, 1,000 resellers, 25 MSPs and private label partners for online backup and recovery, archiving, disaster readiness, secure file sharing and remote access.

Visit the Company’s website at: www.datadepositbox.com

Forward-looking Information
This news release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward looking information is frequently characterized by words such as “plan”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “would”, “potential”, “proposed” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. These statements are only predictions. Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the information is provided, and is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information. For a description of the risks and uncertainties facing the Company and its business and affairs, readers should refer to the Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information if circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions should change, unless required by law. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information.

Investor Inquiries
W. Clark Kent
Corporate Development
Telephone: 647-519-2646
Email: ckent@currentmca.com

Source: Data Deposit Box

 

 

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By Ben Puzzuoli, Director Sales & Marketing at DataDepositBox
February 5, 2016

Data Deposit Box Cloud Backup Expert Tips: Do Cloud Vendors Deliver What They Promise?

Cloud vendors offer a variety of services. What assurances are there that cloud vendors can deliver the services they promise? How can they guarantee they will be able to satisfy their customer’s demands?

Like any new technology, cloud based technology has its share of challenges. With the industry changing so quickly due to technological advances, it can be difficult for companies to keep up with the changes. It can also be difficult for companies to keep their customers up to date with all of the latest changes. This could create a lack of trust from consumers, who are wary to take a chance on a new technology that they have never tried before. It is up to cloud vendors to do whatever they can to allay their concerns.

Cloud vendors must also deliver if they promise a certain level of performance. They need to provide agreed level of service. However, you need to keep in mind that, if a cloud service provider is unable to provide the level of service that they promised, there may be circumstances beyond their control.

For example, a vendor’s promises might be dependent upon certain specifications being fulfilled prior to the delivery of the service. If these specifications are not what they are supposed to be, this will hinder the ability of the cloud vendor to do what it has promised. In addition, another extenuating circumstance is that there may be hardware or software problems, which can adversely affect the cloud vendor’s ability to provide adequate service to its customers. Therefore, before you blame your cloud vendor for not being able to provide the level of service you were expecting, try to make allowances for extenuating circumstances that may be preventing them from fulfilling their end of the bargain. However, despite these challenges, there are a variety of things that cloud vendors can do to ensure customer satisfaction.

First of all, they can ensure that a customer’s data is safe and secure. If data is lost, they can assure them that an adequate data recovery plan is in place to retrieve the lost data.

Another thing they can do is to work with customers to keep them informed of any new industry changes or changes to their service. Communication is one way of keeping cloud vendor customers happy.

In addition, some cloud service vendors offer service agreements, spelling out in detail all of the services they will provide. This is a good way for a customer to ensure they are receiving the services they desire, and have them in writing and ensure copies are kept in a safe place.

It is up the individual company to ensure that they maintain the highest standards and to keep the lines of communication open with their customers. This is the most effective way to keep customers happy. Communication is the key.

About the Author: Ben Puzzuoli is Director of Sales & Marketing at DataDepositBox, a Toronto based cloud data backup service provider, which is listed at both the Toronto and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges. DataDepositBox technologies and solutions are currently used daily by over 200,000 customers, 1,000 resellers, 25 MSPs and private label partners for online backup and recovery, archiving, disaster readiness, secure file sharing and remote access. Visit DDB website here: www.DataDepositBox.com

 

 

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Expands advanced security solutions to businesses of all sizes with AWS Key Management Service

REDWOOD CITY, CA – February 04, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Box (NYSE:BOX) today introduced Box KeySafe, the company’s new solutions for customer managed encryption, to provide organizations with independent control over their encryption keys without sacrificing any of the ease of use and powerful collaboration features of Box. Box KeySafe enables even the most security conscious businesses to centralize their most sensitive content in the cloud, driving new levels of productivity and faster business processes.

“Businesses of every size across even the most regulated of industries can now take full control of their data in the cloud with Box KeySafe,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “Today, we’re making customer-managed encryption easier to deploy and more cost-effective than ever before, further raising the bar for security in the cloud.”

Box KeySafe is available in two offerings, giving customers choice and flexibility in selecting the right key management implementation for their organization. Introduced in February 2015 as Box Enterprise Key Management (EKM), the first Box solution leverages Amazon Web Services (AWS) and a dedicated hardware storage module (HSM) to protect keys used to encrypt sensitive data. Today, Box is introducing an all-new solution that integrates with AWS Key Management Service to ensure customers can control their encryption keys through a simple, software-based technology that doesn’t require dedicated HSMs.

“The cloud has transformed how companies of every size, all over the world operate and interact with their employees, customers and partners,” said Terry Wise, Vice President of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Security is a top priority for us and the global enterprises relying on AWS. We’re thrilled to see Box expand the use of AWS’s security offerings to provide customers with a robust encryption key management solution through the AWS Key Management Service integration that’s affordable, easy to manage, and designed to meet the highest levels of security and regulatory compliance.”

Both Box KeySafe solutions deliver:

  • Independent key control – Box can never access a customer’s encryption keys.
  • Unchangeable usage policies and audit logs – Customers maintain exclusive control over key policies and usage logs to ensure proper access to encrypted data.
  • Frictionless end user experience – Simple data access across devices and the hallmark collaboration, file preview, and content management functionality of Box’s modern content platform.

More than 54,000 paying businesses including 55% of the Fortune 500 and 41 million users trust Box as their platform for business productivity and enterprise collaboration.

Pricing and Availability
Box KeySafe with AWS CloudHSM is available today. Box KeySafe with AWS Key Management Service will be available next month. Pricing is determined based on the size of each customer deployment. For more information, please visit: http://www.box.com/keysafe

About Box
Founded in 2005, Box (NYSE:BOX) is transforming the way people and organizations work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. As the leading enterprise software platform for content collaboration, Box helps businesses of all sizes in every industry securely access and manage their critical information in the cloud. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com

Contact
Box
Emilie Gerber
415-577-7100
press@box.com
www.box.com

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BOSTON, MA – Feb. 04, 2016 –/BackupReview.info/ — Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ:CARB), a leading provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015.

The Company reported:

  • Record revenue of $136.6 million for 2015, an increase of 11% year over year
  • Record bookings of $144.1 million for 2015, an increase of 12% year over year
  • Record revenue of $35.1 million for the fourth quarter, an increase of 10% year over year
  • Record bookings of $37.4 million for the fourth quarter, an increase of 8% year over year

The Company also reported that both SMB and consumer bookings for 2015 were consistent with expectations. SMB bookings grew 35% over 2014, consistent with expectations of growth greater than 30% and consumer bookings grew 2% consistent with expectations of zero to 5%.  Non-GAAP gross margins and non-GAAP net income per share significantly outperformed expectations for the year ended December 31, 2015.

“2015 was a strong year for Carbonite, driven by the growth in SMB bookings which accounted for 38% of total bookings in 2015 versus 31% in 2014. Now that we have closed the acquisition of EVault, integration will be a top priority as we integrate the two businesses to maximize operational and go-to-market synergies, positioning ourselves for continued growth,” said Anthony Folger, CFO of Carbonite.

“The acquisition of EVault is transformative for Carbonite,” said Mohamad Ali, President and CEO of Carbonite. With EVault, Carbonite now has a complete family of products that address the needs of all sizes of SMBs, positioning us to gain share in the cloud-based backup and disaster recovery market and enter the disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) market – a market with an estimated 30% CAGR through 2018 according to Gartner – with customer-proven solutions. I’m most pleased with how we continue to deliver value above and beyond what our customers expect of us, which is evident by the numerous customer-choice awards we won in 2015. There’s no doubt we’ve hit our stride and after substantial progress made in 2015, we’re well positioned for continued success in the year ahead.”

Fourth Quarter 2015 Results:

  • Revenue for the fourth quarter was $35.1 million, an increase of 10% from $31.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.
  • Bookings for the fourth quarter were $37.4 million, an increase of 8% from $34.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.1
  • Gross margin for the fourth quarter was 73.8%, compared to 68.7% in the fourth quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP gross margin was 75.3% in the fourth quarter, compared to 69.5% in the fourth quarter of 2014.2
  • Net loss for the fourth quarter was ($4.6) million, compared to a net loss of ($5.1) million in the fourth quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter was $3.6 million, compared to non-GAAP net loss of ($0.9) million in the fourth quarter of 2014.3
  • Net loss per share for the fourth quarter was ($0.17) (basic and diluted), compared to a net loss per share of ($0.19) (basic and diluted) in the fourth quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP net income per share was $0.13 (basic and diluted) for the fourth quarter, compared to non-GAAP net loss per share of ($0.03) (basic and diluted) in the fourth quarter of 2014.3
  • Total cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $64.9 million as of December 31, 2015, compared to $61.1 million as of December 31, 2014.
  • Cash flow from operations for the fourth quarter was $4.6 million, compared to $7.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. Free cash flow for the fourth quarter was $7.1 million, compared to $7.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.4

Full Year 2015 Results:

  • Revenue for the full year was $136.6 million, an increase of 11% from $122.6 million in 2014.
  • Bookings for the full year were $144.1 million, an increase of 12% from $128.2 million in 2014.1
  • Gross margin for the full year was 71.6%, compared to 68.5% in 2014. Non-GAAP gross margin was 73.1% in the full year, compared to 69.3% in 2014.2
  • Net loss for the full year was ($21.6) million, compared to a net loss of ($9.4) million in 2014. Non-GAAP net income for the full year was $4.1 million, compared to non-GAAP net loss of ($0.1) million in 2014.3
  • Net loss per share for the full year was ($0.80) (basic and diluted), compared to a net loss per share of ($0.35) (basic and diluted) in 2014. Non-GAAP net income per share was $0.15 (basic and diluted), for the full year, compared to non-GAAP net loss per share of ($0.00) (basic and diluted) in 2014.3
  • Total cash and investments were $64.9 million as of December 31, 2015, compared to $61.1 million as of December 31, 2014.
  • Cash flow from operations for the full year was $13.2 million, compared to $22.7 million in 2014. Free cash flow for the full year was $14.3 million, compared to $15.1 million in 2014.4

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Bookings represent the aggregate dollar value of customer subscriptions received during a period and are calculated as revenue recognized during a particular period plus the change in total deferred revenue, excluding deferred revenue recorded in connection with acquisitions, net of foreign exchange during the same period.
Non-GAAP gross margin excludes amortization expense on intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense and acquisition-related expense.
Non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share excludes amortization expense on intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, litigation-related expense, restructuring-related expense, acquisition-related expense, hostile takeover-related expense, and CEO transition expense.
Free cash flow is calculated by subtracting the cash paid for the purchase of property and equipment and adding the payments related to corporate headquarter relocation, acquisition-related payments, hostile takeover-related payments, CEO transition payments, litigation-related payments and the cash portion of the lease exit charge from net cash provided by operating activities.

An explanation of non-GAAP measures is provided under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below and reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP measures is provided in the tables at the end of this press release.

Business Outlook
For the first quarter of 2016, non-GAAP revenues are expected to be in the range of $40.0-$45.0 million and non-GAAP net loss per share to be in the range of ($0.07)-($0.05) (basic and diluted).

For the full year of 2016, non-GAAP revenues are expected to be in the range of $175.0-$190.0 million and non-GAAP net income per share to be in the range of $0.09-$0.15 (basic and diluted).

Carbonite’s expectations of non-GAAP net income (loss) per share for the quarter and full year excludes stock-based compensation expense, litigation-related expense, acquisition-related expense, amortization expense on intangible assets and assumes a 2016 effective tax rate of 0% and weighted average shares outstanding of approximately 27.2 million for the quarter and 27.3 million for the full year 2016.

2015 Highlights

Investment in Product and Engineering
In 2015, Carbonite upgraded and refreshed its entire product portfolio of endpoint, server and appliance solutions to meet the changing needs of both consumers and SMBs. This includes updates to

  • Carbonite Pro Prime – which provides administrators the ability to remotely deploy and manage backups for all of the workstations in their organization, simplifying the data protection process and reducing the risk of data loss for SMBs.
  • Carbonite Server Advanced – which includes image backup and bare metal recovery, in addition to support for Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Exchange Online email backup and increased support for Hyper-V VM backup.
  • Mailstore Server – which delivers a fully integrated job scheduler that eliminates the need for third-party scheduling tools, advances support for Microsoft Office 365 and improves search functionality.

Channel Growth
In 2015, Carbonite enhanced its Partner Program with additional tools, training and support as well as financial incentives that will help them improve their business. The Company:

  • Ended 2015 with over 8,200 active reseller partners, an increase of 41% over 2014
  • Added an award-winning regional distributor, Ebertlang in the DACH region
  • Signed agreements with two large IT distributors, ALSO and TD Azlan, in Europe

Industry Recognition
As a result of its renewed focus on product and channel, Carbonite was awarded for its commitment to its customers, receiving the highest honors in more than 15 awards programs throughout the year. Among the most notable achievements include:

  • PC Magazine Business Choice Award – First Place in the Cloud Computing Services SOHO/SMB category
  • International Business Awards – Gold Stevie for Customer Service Department of the year, Silver Stevie for Customer Service Executive of the Year, and Bronze Stevie for Customer Service Team of the Year
  • CRN Partner Program Guide  – 5 Star Winner
  • ChannelPro Readers’ Choice Awards – Gold Winner for Best Cloud BDR Solutions

Conference Call and Webcast Information
In conjunction with this announcement, Carbonite will host a conference call on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. EST to review the results. This call will be webcast live and can be found in the investor relations section of the Company’s website athttp://investor.carbonite.com. The conference call can also be accessed by dialing (877) 303-1393 in the United States or (315) 625-3228 internationally with the passcode 18837602.

Following the completion of the call, a recorded replay will be available on the company’s website, http://investor.carbonite.com,under “Events & Presentations” through February 4, 2017.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures including bookings, non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share, non-GAAP operating expense and free cash flow. Bookings represent the aggregate dollar value of customer subscriptions received during a period and are calculated as revenue recognized during a particular period plus the change in total deferred revenue, excluding deferred revenue recorded in connection with acquisitions, net of foreign exchange during the same period. Non-GAAP revenue excludes the impact of purchase accounting adjustments.  Non-GAAP gross margin excludes amortization expense on intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense and acquisition-related expense. Non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share excludes amortization expense on intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, litigation-related expense, restructuring-related expense, acquisition-related expense, hostile takeover-related expense, and CEO transition expense. Non-GAAP operating expense excludes amortization expense on intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, litigation-related expense, restructuring-related expense, acquisition-related expense, hostile takeover-related expense, and CEO transition expense.  Free cash flow is calculated by subtracting the cash paid for the purchase of property and equipment and adding the payments related to corporate headquarter relocation, acquisition-related payments, hostile takeover-related payments, CEO transition payments, litigation-related payments and the cash portion of the lease exit charge from net cash provided by operating activities.

The Company believes that these non-GAAP measures of financial results provide useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to the Company’s financial condition and results of operations. The Company’s management uses these non-GAAP measures to compare the Company’s performance to that of prior periods and uses these measures in financial reports prepared for management and the Company’s board of directors. The Company believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing the Company’s financial measures with other software-as-a-service companies, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors.

The Company does not consider these non-GAAP measures in isolation or as an alternative to financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The principal limitation of these non-GAAP financial measures is that they exclude significant items that are required by GAAP to be recorded in the Company’s financial statements. In addition, they are subject to inherent limitations as they reflect the exercise of judgments by management. In order to compensate for these limitations, management presents its non-GAAP financial measures in connection with its GAAP results. The Company urges investors to review the reconciliation of its non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures, which it includes in press releases announcing financial results, including this press release, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate the Company’s business.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This Press Release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements represent the Company’s views as of the date they were first made based on the current intent, belief or expectations, estimates, forecasts, assumptions and projections of the Company and members of our management team. Words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “should,” “believe,” “hope,” “target,” “project,” “goals,” “estimate,” “potential,” “predict,” “may,” “will,” “might,” “could,” “intend,” variations of these terms or the negative of these terms and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Those statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding guidance on our future financial results and other projections or measures of future performance. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond the Company’s control. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the Company’s ability to profitably attract new customers and retain existing customers, the Company’s dependence on the market for cloud backup services, the Company’s ability to manage growth, and changes in economic or regulatory conditions or other trends affecting the Internet and the information technology industry. These and other important risk factors are discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), which is available on www.sec.gov, and elsewhere in any subsequent periodic or current reports filed by us with the SEC. Except as required by applicable law, we do not undertake any obligation to update our forward-looking statements to reflect future events, new information or circumstances.

About Carbonite
Carbonite, Inc. (Nasdaq:CARB) is a leading provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and midsized businesses. Together with our partners, we support more than 1.5 million individuals and small businesses around the world who rely on us to ensure their important data is protected, available and useful. To learn more about the cloud solutions voted #1 by PC Magazine readers, as well as our partner program and our award-winning customer support, visit us at Carbonite.com.

Carbonite, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations (unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenue $ 35,065 $ 31,914 $ 136,616 $ 122,620
Cost of revenue 9,196 10,001 38,784 38,567
Gross profit 25,869 21,913 97,832 84,053
Operating expenses:
Research and development 6,585 6,443 28,085 24,132
General and administrative 11,792 6,514 37,265 17,862
Sales and marketing 12,860 12,821 53,671 49,882
Restructuring charges 120 750 469 762
Total operating expenses 31,357 26,528 119,490 92,638
Loss from operations (5,488 ) (4,615 ) (21,658 ) (8,585 )
Interest and other (expense) income, net (20 ) (181 ) 145 (398 )
Loss before income taxes (5,508 ) (4,796 ) (21,513 ) (8,983 )
Provision (benefit) for income taxes (909 ) 337 102 367
Net loss $ (4,599 ) $ (5,133 ) $ (21,615 ) $ (9,350 )
Net loss per share:
Basic and diluted $ (0.17 ) $ (0.19 ) $ (0.80 ) $ (0.35 )
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
Basic and diluted 27,120,633 27,022,899 27,187,910 26,816,879
Carbonite, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)
(In thousands)
December 31,
2015
December 31,
2014
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 63,936 $ 46,084
Marketable securities 1,000 15,031
Trade accounts receivable, net 3,736 2,412
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 3,188 5,224
Restricted cash 135 828
Total current assets 71,995 69,579
Property and equipment, net 22,083 25,944
Other assets 167 2,181
Acquired intangible assets, net 8,640 10,322
Goodwill 23,105 23,728
Total assets $ 125,990 $ 131,754
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 8,384 $ 7,346
Accrued expenses 11,559 10,506
Current portion of deferred revenue 80,269 75,494
Total current liabilities 100,212 93,346
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 18,434 15,930
Other long-term liabilities 6,271 7,940
Total liabilities 124,917 117,216
Stockholders’ equity
Common stock 278 272
Additional paid-in capital 165,391 152,920
Treasury stock, at cost (5,693 ) (22 )
Accumulated deficit (160,943 ) (139,328 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income 2,040 696
Total stockholders’ equity 1,073 14,538
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 125,990 $ 131,754
Carbonite, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (unaudited)
(In thousands)
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2015 2014
Operating activities
Net loss $ (21,615 ) $ (9,350 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 13,634 12,469
Gain on disposal of equipment (192 )
Accretion of discount on marketable securities (9 ) (34 )
Stock-based compensation expense 10,216 6,065
(Reduction of) provision for reserves on accounts receivable (20 ) 63
Other non-cash items, net (100 ) 506
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisition:
Accounts receivable (1,386 ) 17
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,019 (830 )
Other assets 2,029 (1 )
Accounts payable 2,864 1,952
Accrued expenses 595 1,715
Other long-term liabilities (1,372 ) 4,496
Deferred revenue 7,511 5,610
Net cash provided by operating activities 13,174 22,678
Investing activities
Purchases of property and equipment (9,730 ) (14,495 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 286
Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities and derivatives 19,149 16,499
Purchases of marketable securities and derivatives (750 ) (16,499 )
Decrease (increase) in restricted cash 693 (828 )
Payment for acquistion, net of cash acquired (1,325 ) (15,803 )
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 8,323 (31,126 )
Financing activities
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 2,254 4,239
Excess tax benefit from equity awards 23
Repurchase of common stock (5,671 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (3,394 ) 4,239
Effect of currency exchange rate changes on cash (251 ) (99 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 17,852 (4,308 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 46,084 50,392
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 63,936 $ 46,084
Carbonite, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures (unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Calculation of Bookings
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenue $ 35,065 $ 31,914 $ 136,616 $ 122,620
Add:
Deferred revenue ending balance 98,703 91,424 98,703 91,424
Impact of foreign exchange 58 211
Less:
Impact of foreign exchange
Beginning deferred revenue from acquisitions 1,861 1,861
Deferred revenue beginning balance 96,452 87,001 91,424 84,000
Change in deferred revenue balance 2,309 2,562 7,490 5,563
Bookings $ 37,374 $ 34,476 $ 144,106 $ 128,183

 

Calculation of Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss) and Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss) per Share
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Net loss $ (4,599 ) $ (5,133 ) $ (21,615 ) $ (9,350 )
Add:
Amortization of intangibles 530 214 2,005 890
Stock-based compensation expense 2,798 1,770 10,216 6,065
Litigation-related expense 968 6,409 42
Restructuring-related expense 743 334 743
Acquisition-related expense 3,886 422 5,025 422
Hostile takeover-related expense 411 1,657 411
CEO transition expense 683 54 683
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ 3,583 $ (890 ) $ 4,085 $ (94 )
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
Basic and diluted 27,120,633 27,022,899 27,187,910 26,816,879
Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share:
Basic and diluted $ 0.13 $ (0.03 ) $ 0.15 $
Reconciliation of GAAP Gross Profit to Non-GAAP Gross Profit
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Gross profit $ 25,869 $ 21,913 $ 97,832 $ 84,053
Add:
Amortization of intangibles 327 110 1,281 438
Stock-based compensation expense 206 149 730 539
Acquisition-related expense 8 8
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 26,410 $ 22,172 $ 99,851 $ 85,030
Non-GAAP gross margin 75.3 % 69.5 % 73.1 % 69.3 %
Reconciliation of GAAP Operating Expense to Non-GAAP Operating Expense
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Research and development $ 6,585 $ 6,443 $ 28,085 $ 24,132
Less:
Stock-based compensation expense 260 269 1,171 1,285
Acquisition-related expense 89 340
Non-GAAP research and development $ 6,236 $ 6,174 $ 26,574 $ 22,847
General and administrative $ 11,792 $ 6,514 $ 37,265 $ 17,862
Less:
Amortization of intangibles 40 39 200 157
Stock-based compensation expense 2,152 1,090 7,226 3,216
Litigation-related expense 966 6,407 42
Acquisition-related expense 4,330 422 5,222 422
Hostile takeover-related expense 411 1,657 411
CEO transition expense 683 54 683
Non-GAAP general and administrative $ 4,304 $ 3,869 $ 16,499 $ 12,931
Sales and marketing $ 12,860 $ 12,821 $ 53,671 $ 49,882
Less:
Amortization of intangibles 163 65 524 295
Stock-based compensation expense 180 262 1,089 1,025
Litigation-related expense 2 2
Acquisition-related expense 59 55
Non-GAAP sales and marketing $ 12,456 $ 12,494 $ 52,001 $ 48,562
Restructuring charges $ 120 $ 750 $ 469 $ 762
Less:
Restructuring-related expense 743 334 743
Non-GAAP restructuring charges $ 120 $ 7 $ 135 $ 19
Reconciliation of GAAP Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes to Non-GAAP Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Provision (benefit) for income taxes (909 ) 337 102 367
Less:
Acquisition-related expense (600 ) (600 )
Non-GAAP provision (benefit) for income taxes $ (309 ) $ 337 $ 702 $ 367
Calculation of Free Cash Flow
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 4,634 $ 7,860 $ 13,174 $ 22,678
Subtract:
Purchases of property and equipment 1,457 3,893 9,730 14,495
Add:
Payments related to corporate headquarter relocation 69 1,309 3,872
Acquisition-related payments 509 2,053 1,406 2,053
Hostile takeover-related payments 100 1,791 100
CEO transition payments 634 29 634
Cash portion of lease exit charge 101 230 887 230
Litigation-related payments 3,346 5,385
Free cash flow $ 7,133 $ 7,053 $ 14,251 $ 15,072

“Form 8-K” is found here:
investor.carbonite.com/secfiling.cfm?FilingID=1340127-16-116

Investor Relations Contact:
Emily Walt
Carbonite
617-927-1972
investor.relations@carbonite.com

Media Contact:
Emily Held, PAN Communications (for Carbonite)
617-502-4300
carbonite@pancomm.com

Sarah King
Carbonite
617-421-5601
media@carbonite.com

Source: Carbonite

 

 

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Innovation Endeavors Invests in Cloud-to-Cloud Backup Vendor Based on Early Success and Increasing Market Need

FORT LEE, NJ & HERZLIYA PITUACH, ISRAEL – Feb. 04, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — OwnBackup, a leading cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery vendor, today announced the close of a $3.5 million Series A financing round led by Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors with participation from Oryzn Capital. The company will use the investment to accelerate its global growth, drive continued product innovation and significantly expand its engineering, development, sales and marketing teams.

“The increasing reliance on SaaS and PaaS environments will create new security and compliance challenges in the years ahead, but innovators like OwnBackup are helping organizations protect and recover that data when needed,” noted Yuval Shachar, investment partner at Innovation Endeavors. “Led by data recovery visionaries, OwnBackup will quickly become the go-to solution for organizations that want to ensure they have the same level of data protection in their cloud environments as their on-premise applications.”

OwnBackup already helps hundreds of customers across a variety of verticals protect critical cloud data—with a focus on Salesforce and the Force.com platform. From large Fortune 500s to non-profits, customers rely on its innovative technology to secure billions of SaaS records every day, prevent data corruption and meet compliance mandates.

OwnBackup provides automated cloud-to-cloud backup and best-in-class restore tools to minimize operational disruptions, ensure business continuity and meet compliance requirements. While designed for mid-sized and large enterprises that want to protect their business-critical SaaS application data, OwnBackup goes beyond basic backup and recovery to also provide customers with the tools they need to do more with their data.

“There is an enormous industry demand for automated, cloud-to-cloud backup and restore solutions, and we are the only vendor currently able to deliver. Organizations want to be able to easily manage and fully protect application data—regardless of where it lives,” said Sam Gutmann, CEO of OwnBackup. “This investment will help us fulfill our vision of becoming the single pane of glass for an enterprise to manage and protect all SaaS and PaaS application data stored in the cloud.”

Today, OwnBackup also officially graduates from the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Program in Israel. “We were excited to work with the OwnBackup team over the past four months to help them achieve their vision and connect them with enterprises around the globe,” said Navot Volk, managing director, Microsoft Ventures Israel.

To learn more, check out how athenahealth protects over 180 million Salesforce records with OwnBackup.

Israeli high-tech industry veteran Yuval Shachar of Innovation Endeavors and Oryzn Capital’s Aviad Ariel will join the OwnBackup Board.

About OwnBackup
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. OwnBackup covers data loss and corruption caused by human errors, malicious intent, integration errors and rogue applications. Co-founded by seasoned data-recovery, data-protection and information-security experts, OwnBackup is the top-ranked backup and restore ISV on the Salesforce.com AppExchange and was selected as a Gartner 2015 “Cool Vendor” in Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery. For more information, visit http://www.ownbackup.com

About Innovation Endeavors
Innovation Endeavors is an early-stage venture capital firm partnering with startups that apply cutting edge technology to transform large industries. The firm runs a dedicated global team and builds industry networks to create value for its portfolio companies. Innovation Endeavors has offices in Silicon Valley and Tel-Aviv, and is solely backed by Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google. Please visit http://www.innovationendeavors.com to learn more.

Contact:
Erica Camilo
Connexa Communications for OwnBackup
+1 610-639-5644
Erica@connexacommunications.com

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Extended Partner Program Delivers Marketing, Sales Enablement, Incentives, Training and Certification Programs to Quickly and Easily Bring Cloud Data Protection Services to Market

BURLINGTON, MA – Feb. 04, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Acronis ®, the global leader in hybrid cloud data protection, today announced its new Acronis Partner Program for Cloud. An extension of the Acronis Global Partner Program, the Acronis Partner Program for Cloud is uniquely designed to accelerate cloud data protection services revenue with a subscription model for service providers, distributors and cloud resellers. The program provides leading solutions, resources, programs and incentives to help Acronis partners profit from the huge market growth predicted for cloud data protection services, which include backup, disaster recovery and file sync and share. According to IDC, the Data Protection & Disaster Recovery software market will grow to $8.1 billion by 2019.*

The Acronis Partner Program for Cloud supports any deployment model, including service provider-hosted, Acronis-hosted and hybrid, and any business model with licensing flexibility. This includes turnkey cloud data protection services with minimal integration that are quick to deploy and easy to use, as well as offerings that are more deeply integrated into partner technology and services portfolios.

The Acronis Partner Program for Cloud uses multiple tiers to distinguish and reward a partner’s sales performance, certification commitment and marketing collaboration. Incentives include stackable profit margins, incremental margins for deal registration, rebates and incremental accelerators. The program also features simplified partner on-boarding, free web-based sales tools and enablement programs, technical training, marketing programs and demand generation support, as well as co-op and market development fund programs.

“The end users that we service need an easy and reliable backup and recovery solution combined with the knowledge and support we can deliver as a service provider,” said Charles Grau, vice president, IT and Operations at United Data Technologies (UDT). “The new Acronis Partner Program for Cloud allows us to build on our growing Acronis Cloud business by rapidly bringing proven data protection services to market in a way they easily plugs into our technology environment and existing business model.”

Acronis Enables Service Providers to Deliver Complete Data Protection Solutions
Acronis is driving the transformation of data protection with easy, complete and affordable solutions for small businesses and mid-sized companies. Acronis provides complete data protection through an integrated set of solutions, including backup, disaster recovery, and file sync and share. Acronis protects businesses from all types of data loss related to natural and man-made disasters, including files, systems and applications.

For service providers and cloud resellers, Acronis delivers a complete multi-tenant, multi-tiered cloud architecture across infrastructure and data centers, operations and storage. Acronis Cloud solutions provide automation of services and complete control of provisioning, billing, monitoring and management, enabling partners with highly scalable solutions that can support millions of end users.

Acronis Cloud solutions support the industry’s broadest range of storage options, including multiple destinations, seeding, migration, and any mix of single customer sources, including on-premises, and the broadest range of workloads and data sources, including XEN®, KVM, Linux®, Virtuozzo, Docker®, Open-Xchange, and MySQL®, as well as Windows®, Mac®, Hyper-V, VMware®, RHEV, Oracle® VM, Microsoft Exchange® and SQL.

All Acronis solutions are powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine – a set of unique, deep, and powerful data protection technologies that capture, store, recover, control, and access any data from any location.

“We’ve taken our vast expertise in managed services and built a best-in-class partner program for service providers that extends our global partner program and makes it easier than ever for partners to move to the cloud,” said John Zanni, chief marketing officer, Acronis. “We are 100% focused on the cloud partner model. Our goal is to bring thousands of new service provider partners and cloud resellers onboard worldwide in 2016.”

Service providers, distributors and cloud resellers interested in joining the new Acronis Partner Program for Cloud can click here for more information: http://www.acronis.com/en-us/partners/global-program.html

* IDC, Worldwide Data Protection and Recovery Software Forecast, 2015–2019, Doc #258493, Sept 2015

About Acronis
Acronis sets the standard for New Generation Data Protection through its backup, disaster recovery, and secure access solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, complete and safe backups of all files, applications and operating systems across any environment—virtual, physical, cloud and mobile.

Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of over 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses in over 145 countries. With its more than 50 patents, Acronis’ products have been named best product of the year, and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning and replication.

For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com

Press Contact:
Pete Wermter
Acronis International GmbH
+1 650 255 4092
Pete.wermter@acronis.com

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Makes sweeping portfolio open for data scientists and app developers with more than 25 cloud data services and 150 publicly available datasets

ARMONK, NY – 04 Feb 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a broad expansion of its Cloud Data Services portfolio with more than 25 services now available on the IBM Cloud. They are designed to help developers build, deploy and manage web and mobile applications and enable data scientists to discover hidden trends using data and analytics in the cloud. The hybrid cloud services can be deployed across multiple cloud providers and are based on open source technologies, open ecosystems that include company and third-party data, and open architectures that allows data to easily flow amongst the different services.

In addition to self-service capabilities for everything from data preparation, migration, and integration, to tools for advanced data exploration and modeling, IBM introduced the following new cloud data services today:

  • IBM Compose Enterprise: A managed platform designed to help development teams build modern web-scale apps faster by enabling them to deploy business-ready open source databases in minutes on their own dedicated cloud servers.
  • IBM Graph: The first fully managed graph database service built on Apache® TinkerPop that provides developers a complete stack to extend business-ready apps with real-time recommendations, fraud detection, IoT and network analysis uses.
  • IBM Predictive Analytics: A service that allows developers to easily self-build machine learning models from a broad library into applications to help deliver predictions for specific product use cases, without the help of a data scientist.
  • IBM Analytics Exchange: An open data exchange that includes a catalog of more than 150 publicly available datasets that can be used for analysis or integrated into applications.

“Data is the common thread within the enterprise, regardless of where its source might be. In the past, data handlers have relied on disparate systems for data needs, but our goal is to move data into the future by providing a one-stop shop to access, build, develop and explore data,” said Derek Schoettle, General Manager, Analytics Platform and Cloud Data Services. “IBM’s integrated Cloud Data Services give developers greater scalability and flexibility to build, deploy and manage web and mobile cloud applications, and enable data scientists to apply information across businesses efficiently.”

IBM Graph delivers the only enterprise-grade graph database as a service, built on Apache TinkerPop, the leading open source graph technology stack. Provided as a service, IBM Graph helps remove the complexities traditionally associated with moving data from existing databases to graph architectures.

“It is good to see Apache TinkerPop and the Gremlin graph traversal language being adopted as the primary interface to IBM’s Graph service,” said Marko A. Rodriguez, Apache TinkerPop Project Management Committee member. “IBM was instrumental in pushing TinkerPop to join the Apache Software Foundation which is important because Apache provides a commercial-friendly license and a tried-and-true open source development model that has done wonders for TinkerPop’s software and community. I hope other large enterprises follow IBM’s decision to leverage Apache TinkerPop in their respective graph products and services.”

The new offerings build on IBM’s significant investment in Apache Spark and further complement its mission to provide enterprise class support for open source developers and data handlers of any level. IBM has redesigned more than 25 of the company’s core analytics and commerce solutions with Apache®Spark™- helping to dramatically accelerate their real-time processing capabilities.

For more information on IBM’s Cloud Data Services portfolio, please visit: www.ibm.biz/open-for-data

For more information on IBM Analytics, please visit www.ibm.com/analytics

Contact(s) information
Lynnette Nolan
IBM Media Relations
781-775-0579
lnolan@us.ibm.com

Source: IBM

 

 

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Sungard AS Recognizes Actifio Among Key Partners for Distinguished Performance, Dedication

BOSTON, MA – February 4, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Sungard® Availability Services™ (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, recognized seven of its key channel partners for their performance and dedication during 2015 with its annual Partner Performance awards. Winners were selected from Canada and the U.S.

The Sungard AS Partner of the Year awards distinguish overall partnership engagement and sales performance, while the Breakout Partner of the Year awards acknowledge excellence in execution working with Sungard AS. This year, Actifio was named Breakout Technology Partner of the Year for providing extraordinary support across multiple significant deals.

“Together with our channel partners, Sungard AS achieved great success in providing critical application management, production cloud and disaster recovery services to customers during 2015,” said Carmen Sorice, Senior Vice President, Global Channel Sales and Programs, Sungard AS. “Taking a moment to recognize their efforts demonstrates our commitment to being the partner of choice to our stakeholders. We deliver outstanding service and performance driven by our partner program to create the best customer experience in the industry.”

Actifio provides copy data virtualization solutions for the enterprise. As a strategic technology provider to Sungard AS, it allows customers to cost effectively modernize their data protection and disaster recovery strategies. Among the biggest achievements of its partnership with Sungard AS last year was the joint launch of Recover2Cloud for AWS (Amazon Web Services) at the AWS re:Invent 2015 conference in October.

“Sungard AS’ reputation for delivering high availability recovery services is unmatched, and our partnership with them is integral as it allows us to deepen our joint offerings to customers,” Ash Ashutosh, CEO of Actifio. “We are therefore delighted and honored that our work together in 2015 has been recognized as exemplary, and this will only drive us to deliver an even better experience for our customers in 2016.”

Sungard AS presented the Partner Performance Awards to each winner individually, and announced their accomplishments at the annual Sungard AS sales kickoff meeting in Philadelphia last week. In addition to the Partner Performance Awards, Sungard AS offers solutions, training and support to help partners leverage mutual synergies to create business opportunities.

About Actifio
Actifio virtualizes the data that’s the lifeblood of businesses in more than 30 countries around the world. Its Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology enables businesses to protect, access, and move their data faster, more efficiently, and more simply by decoupling data from physical storage, much the same way a hypervisor decouples compute from physical servers. For enterprise-class backup modernization, self-serve instant data access, or service provider business transformation, Actifio is the first and only choice for radically simple copy data virtualization. For more, please visit Actifio.com, or follow us on Twitter @Actifio.

About Sungard Availability Services
Sungard Availability Services (“Sungard AS”) is a leading provider of critical production and recovery services to global enterprise companies. Sungard AS partners with customers across the globe to understand their business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes. Leveraging 35 years of experience, Sungard AS designs, builds and runs critical IT services that help customers manage complex IT, adapt quickly and build resiliency and availability. To learn more, visit www.sungardas.com or call 1-800-468-7483. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Sungard Availability Services is a trademark or registered trademark of SunGard Data Systems or its affiliate, used under license. The Sungard Availability Services logo by itself is a trademark or registered trademark of Sungard Availability Services Capital, Inc. or its affiliate. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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415-914-5210
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SAN JOSE, CA – Feb. 4, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — CoverMe, Inc. today is pleased to announce their new CoverMe Private Cloud Storage service, which works together with their CoverMe App iOS 2.5 to provide high-security backup of your private, confidential data.

What is CoverMe Private Cloud Storage?
People have often asked if they lose their phone can they recover their photos? If they change their mobile phone, can the contacts list and data be transferred to their new phone? The new CoverMe Private Cloud Storage provides the solution to these questions, creating a safe and impenetrable place to store your personal data.

CoverMe Private Cloud Storage takes care of all your privacy needs:
With CoverMe cloud storage, you can save all your confidential information in a special cloud space allocated just for you, accessible whenever you need: From message logs to password management, from private photos to top-secret documents.

Multiple levels of security:
Can CoverMe Private Cloud storage really protect your privacy? Can it be cracked by hackers resulting in huge information leaks? No need to worry. The biggest difference between CoverMe Private Cloud Storage and other ordinary cloud storage is that CoverMe has multiple independent password protections and the integrated use of a variety of the most advanced encryption algorithms.

All data stored on CoverMe Private Cloud Storage undergoes heavy encryption before being stored in a separate space for each user and can only be accessed by the user’s unique key. Each key is generated randomly using various information from the user, and each user key is different. Even CoverMe’s programmers who have written the code are not able to crack the user key.

CoverMe Private Cloud Storage is the ideal place to store data outside your phone. You can rest assured that your data will be protected and accessible only to you, whenever and wherever you need it.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 76.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
CoverMe 2.5 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play.

CoverMe 2.5 – http://www.coverme.ws/cn/index.html
Download from iTunes – https://goo.gl/kf2HL3
Promotional Banner – https://goo.gl/VgsjEi
Screenshot (Secure Phone Calls) – http://goo.gl/Km3Cao
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App Icon – http://goo.gl/RZufF5

About CoverMe
CoverMe was founded in 2012 in San Jose, California. CoverMe is dedicated to offering mobile security for all smartphone users. CoverMe developes mobile App along with the private cloud services to enhance security to phone calls and messaging placed by the smartphone user and to protect personal information. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 CoverMe, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Contact:
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Steve.Wei@jeesu.com
Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/covermemobile
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/company/2935159
Twitter: https://twitter.com/covermeapp

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Devart has released Skyvia 4.0. The update delivers no coding visual Query Builder for designing SQL queries, improved data visualization and new Query Gallery feature

PRAGUE, Czech Republic – February 2nd, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Devart, a recognized provider of database connectivity solutions and tools for developers, has announced the release of Skyvia 4.0, an online service for cloud data integration, cloud backup and data management. Skyvia Query represents completely improved and redesigned online SQL editor for cloud and relational data.

«We have done our best to deliver a product for both IT professionals with SQL knowledge and novice users without any programming knowledge. The new visual query builder feature allows users to create even complex queries simply via drag-and-drop and completely without SQL coding. Query results can be easily visualized in form of charts and used for quickly creating simple reports. Last but not least addition in the new version is Query Gallery for storing created queries in order to reuse them and automate routine SQL tasks» – said Alex Hyrniy, Skyvia Product Manager.

Visual Query Builder
Skyvia 4.0 provides a capability to design SQL queries visually, without typing code, in a new Query Builder tool. It has intuitive interface and is not SQL-centric. Query Builder can help even an unexperienced user to quickly query data from cloud and relational sources. If it’s necessary, there is an ability to switch from a Query Builder to the generated SQL statement and tweak it in the SQL editor.

Data Visualization and Export
The new version of Skyvia introduces tools that allow visualizing the retrieved data as charts. Users can display your data as different chart types, create charts with several series, and clearly see the true meaning of your data. The returned data can now be effortlessly exported to popular formats such as CSV, PDF, PNG, etc.

Query Gallery
Skyvia 4.0 now allows storing composed SQL queries in the Query Gallery. A created query can be saved to the Query Gallery and then users can quickly load and reuse it whenever necessary. It can really help user to automate routine data-related tasks. Besides Query Gallery already stores a number of predefined queries for different data sources for the most common use cases.

For more information about redesigned online SQL Editor, enhanced data visualization capabilities, and other improvements in the new version of Skyvia, please visit https://skyvia.com/query/

About Devart
Devart is one of the leading developers of database tools and administration software, ALM solutions, data providers for various database servers, data integration and backup solutions. The company also implements Web and Mobile development projects.

Press Contact:
Jacob Martin
+380 577 281 425
jacobm@skyvia.com
www.skyvia.com

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New Indosat Ooredoo Branded Service Is Seamlessly Integrated into Company’s Wireless Plans

SAN MATEO, CA – Feb 3, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Bitcasa, the cloud drive for the device economy, today announced a partnership with network operator Indosat Ooredoo, a leading telecommunications network and services provider in Indonesia. Indosat Ooredoo has integrated Bitcasa’s cloud storage technology into the company’s wireless plans. The new service, called incloud, launched in November of 2015 and is seeing steady growth.

“Bitcasa has given us the opportunity to use personal cloud as one of the digital services we offer our customers to enhance their experience with Indosat Ooredoo. We are very excited to leverage Bitcasa’s infrastructure, pre-built applications, and subscriber analytics. This offering is in-line with our vision to be the leading digital telco in Indonesia, enriching people’s lives through digital experiences,” said Alexander Rusli, CEO of Indosat Ooredoo. Indosat Ooredoo currently provides wireless services for over 69 million subscribers in Indonesia.

With the partnership, Indosat Ooredoo subscribers have access to incloud branded applications that provide cross-device storage, access, and sharing functionality backed by Bitcasa’s industry-leading security model. Bitcasa’s platform allows Indosat Ooredoo to maintain ownership of the service branding, customers, and data.

“Most cloud storage solutions available to the device economy require taking on a great deal of risk — or giving away users to third-party brands,” said Brian Taptich, CEO of Bitcasa. “Our partnership with Indosat Ooredoo to power their incloud service further validates that the Bitcasa platform removes these hurdles, allowing partners to use cloud storage to generate additional revenue and reduce churn.”

As the amount of digital content created and shared across devices continues to increase exponentially, cloud storage has become increasingly important for device manufacturers, network operators, and ISVs because of its ability to deepen customer relationships.

Bitcasa has a growing roster of global partners that utilize its white-label Turn-key Drive applications including SanDisk and Hutchison Telecommunications, which services more than 82 million customers throughout Asia and Europe. More than 25,000 developers also use Bitcasa’s CloudFS APIs, which provide a simple way to integrate cloud storage into applications and services.

About Bitcasa
Bitcasa is transforming the drive. By providing secure APIs and white label storage applications for OEMs, network operators, and software developers, Bitcasa helps the device economy create deeper relationships with their customers in over 140 countries worldwide. The Bitcasa Platform enables secure file storage, access, and sharing across all major platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, and the Web. Bitcasa is backed by top-tier investors, including Horizons Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners, First Round Capital, Samsung Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. For more details visit www.bitcasa.com or follow us on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/bitcasa or on Twitter @bitcasa.

About Indosat Ooredoo
Indosat Ooredoo (ISAT), member of Ooredoo Group, is building Indonesia’s leading digital telco, enabling access and greater connectivity for everybody and every business. Focusing on human growth, Indosat Ooredoo aspires to enrich the lives of Indonesians in the digital world and proactively offer solutions to fulfill their needs.

The company reported 69 million mobile customers as of Q3 2015 and has recorded an increase of 155% in data usage compared to the same period last year. Supported by 3,000 employees, Indosat Ooredoo has recorded an increase revenue of 10.5% compared to the same period last year. Indosat Ooredoo was recognised in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category in the 2015 Asia Pacific Stevie Awards.

For other information about Indosat Ooredoo, please visit :

Public Relations Division
Tel: 62-21-30442614
E-mail: publicrelations@indosatooredoo.com
Website: indosatooredoo.com

About Ooredoo
Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives, Myanmar and Indonesia. The company was named “Most Innovative Company of the Year – MEA Region” at the 2015 International Business Awards.

The company reported revenues of US$ 9.1 billion in 2014 and had a consolidated global customer base of 114.9 million customers as of 30 September 2015. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.

Twitter: @Ooredoo
Facebook: facebook.com/ooredoogroup
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/ooredoo
YouTube: www.youtube.com/ooredoogroup

Disclaimer
This document may contain certain financial information and results of operation, and may also contain certain projections, plans, strategies, and objectives of Indosat Ooredoo, that are not statements of historical fact which would be treated as forward looking statements within the meaning of applicable law. Forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual events and Indosat Ooredoo’s future results to be materially different than expected or indicated by such statements. No assurance can be given that the results anticipated by Indosat Ooredoo, or indicated by any such forward looking statements, will be achieved.

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LONDON, UK – 3rd February 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Strong Growth in OpenStack and other Object Storage related sales ensure Storage Made Easy, the self-hosted enterprise file share and sync fabric vendor, is on track for its second year of 100% plus year-over-year growth.

Storage Made Easy, the self-hosted Enterprise File Share and Sync Fabric vendor, today announced that it has once again achieved 100% year-on-year growth for it’s Q3, ending December 31st 2015.

This represents seven straight quarters of 100% year-on-year growth for the company, partly fuelled by a ramp of sales to companies who utilized the SME solution with object storage, particularly companies embracing OpenStack Swift.

Storage Made Easy was recently nominated as one of the Top 20 most promising OpenStack Providers of 2015 by CIO Review and is the leading enterprise file share and sync vendor for OpenStack Swift partnering with companies such as SwiftStack, Mirantis, Redhat, IBM and HP.

Storage Made Easy CEO Jim Liddle said, “2015 has proved to be another groundbreaking year for us and we have continued to achieve good sales growth across the board, but particularly in the US which has been responsible for over 70% of global sales in our current fiscal year.”

“Companies embracing Object Storage have a real requirement to have something resembling the access that they had from their existing file storage. This includes Active Directory/LDAP integration for single-sign-on, feature rich file managers, CIFS drives, desktop sync, WebDav or FTP access, but their needs also encompass strong governance and controls for today’s compliance driven enterprise. The Storage Made Easy solution provides this, not only for OpenStack Swift Object Storage, but also for SwiftStack, Ceph, Cloudian, Scality, CleverSafe, Azure, Amazon, and other S3 compliant object storage systems, in addition to more traditional storage systems.”

“We have also seen growth in the use of our solution on G-Cloud, the UK Government cloud where we have a real differentiator in what our solution provides.”

“We have continued to be successful because the Storage Made Easy solution is robust and is in real production use for a variety of complex enterprise use cases, not only in the UK and the US, but also across the globe with hundreds of customers, who in turn have hundreds of thousands of their users using the solution.”

“Where we compete with open source and commercial solutions from other leading vendors we tend to win more often than not, not only because our solution is feature rich but also because our company understands the enterprise and is willing to engage with prospects to ensure that we fully satisfy the requirements they have.”

Storage Made Easy’s solution has been embraced by companies such as Veritext, the largest legal deposition company in North America, in which SME is integrated into its Law Studio product. Other users include global companies such as Lush, the cosmetics company who use Storage Made Easy with OpenStack in over 50 countries. SME recently closed business with one of the world’s largest telco’s for an internal 100,000 user rollout of its solution for use with OpenStack Swift Object storage, in which it is being used to replace an existing filer based technology solution for the incumbent user base. The Storage Made Easy solution was chosen, after extensive testing, over several notable alternative commercial and open source solutions.

Storage Made Easy has its headquarters in the United Kingdom and is a wholly owned UK company ensuring its products can be used by U.S. and European companies that require cross border data privacy.

About Storage Made Easy (SME)
The Storage Made Easy Enterprise File Share and Sync Fabric enables IT to regain control of “cloud sprawl”, unifying private and public file sharing into a single, converged storage infrastructure that can easily be managed and be used to set governance and audit controls.

The SME solution offers a “blanket” that enterprises can privately apply to wrap around all their data: on premises, within a public cloud, or on a third party software vendors’ cloud (SharePoint or SalesForce for example). Customers use SME for security, encryption, audit, and control as well as to provide a data unification platform.

Storage Made Easy is the trading name of Vehera LTD who have sales offices in the UK, USA and Switzerland.

Follow us on Twitter @SMEStorage and visit us at www.StorageMadeEasy.com to learn more.

Press Contact:
Ana de Jorge
Business Development Director
ana.dejorge@storagemadeeasy.com
Tel: +44 (0)2086 432 885

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Arcserve reimagines data protection with Linux and Windows-focused support, wizard-driven setup and faster, more flexible recovery options; accelerates partner revenue opportunities

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – February 02, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Arcserve, LLC, the market’s first provider of simple, unified data protection for cloud, virtual and physical environments, today announced the new release of Arcserve® Unified Data Protection (UDP) to deliver continuous availability and unmatched simplicity from within a multi-platform solution set. Available across the UDP portfolio of software, appliances and the cloud, it introduces significant advancements in data protection for Linux™ environments, instant VM recovery and instant Bare Metal Recovery, unified installation and enhancements for third party integration.

“As organizations move away from a modest tolerance for downtime to demanding an ‘always on’ environment, the idea of recovery gives way to availability,” said Mike Crest, CEO, Arcserve. “This new release underscores our commitment to eliminating the notion of recovery time altogether – regardless of where data lives – with a purpose-built solution that offers enterprise grade technology paired with a simple, intuitive user experience.

Already encompassing global source-side deduplication, WAN-optimized replication and automated disaster recovery testing, Arcserve UDP provides single solution simplicity across cloud, virtual and physical environments.

The new release redefines data protection with:

* Wizard-Driven Setup: New getting started wizards and a Unified Product Installer get you up and running in minutes; simply click the features you want and download in one easy step.

* Management Authority: Improve deployment, management and third-party integration with role-based administration, reboot-less agent deployment and a new Command Line Interface (CLI).

* Faster, More Flexible Recovery Options: New enterprise storage array snapshot integration provides high performance, low-impact snapshots of virtual and physical production servers. Instant VM recovery from agent-based and agentless backups of vSphere and Hyper-V and virtual-to-virtual (V2V) and virtual-to-physical (V2P) restores, provide additional options for improving RTOs and RPOs. Instant Bare Metal Restore (BMR) enables local and remote recovery of virtual and physical systems, from within the UDP console.

* Significantly Enhanced Linux Support: Linux systems now benefit from UDP’s advanced Windows® protection capabilities, such as global deduplication, WAN-optimized replication, archive to tape and many more. Leverage file/folder level recovery of Linux VMs backed up via agentless, host-based backups on vSphere and Hyper-V hosts. You have full control of data protection objectives with infinite incremental backups, bare metal restore of Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) systems, and the ability to back up and restore to and from recovery point server (RPS) deduplication data stores.

* Data Protection Advancements for Windows Platforms: Complete data protection for the most recent Windows environments, including Windows 10. Exchange granular recovery (Including Exchange 2016) lets you recover non-email items without having to restore the entire mailbox. Reboot-less agent deployment provides rapid deployment of Windows agents from the UDP console without needing to reboot production machines.

* Unified Tape Management: New Unified Tape Management allows you to manage the scheduling, monitoring and migration of recovery points to tape, directly from within the UDP console.

“Arcserve’s Unified Data Protection has taken a major step forward with this latest release. New capabilities such as hardware snapshots, instant VM recovery and instant Bare Metal Restore, Linux-focused support, and enhanced operational usability provide users with a simple and unified solution to protect any form of data,” said Jason Buffington, senior analyst for data protection at Enterprise Strategy Group. “Arcserve UDP should appeal to SMB and mid-sized organizations that need comprehensive recovery with one solution, from one vendor, managed from one pane of glass.”

Arcserve partners and managed service providers leverage Arcserve UDP to accelerate revenue opportunities, provide disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), and expand their market reach. “I’ve used a variety of data protection tools, but those seem like ‘features’ of what Arcserve provides in its UDP solution. With its extensive capabilities, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to use while providing remarkable results – a 92% reduction in data size – so that I’m able to back up more data at less cost, and provide superior protection for customers,” said Benoit Rainville, President of MS Geslam.

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About Arcserve
Arcserve is a leading provider of data protection and recovery software that provides organizations with the assurance that they can recover their data and applications when needed. Launched in 1990, Arcserve provides a comprehensive solution for cloud, virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud, backed by unsurpassed support and expertise. Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), available on Arcserve’s appliance or your hardware, drives a full range of highly efficient and integrated data protection capabilities through a simple, web-based user console. Arcserve has a customer base of 45,000 end users in more than 150 countries and partners with over 7,500 distributors, resellers and service providers around the world. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with offices around the world. Visit http://www.arcserve.com

Contact:
Leslie Keil
Senior Manager, Marketing Communications
952.903.5434
leslie.keil@arcserve.com
www.arcserve.com

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dinPharma Increases Flexibility While Meeting Compliance Regulations

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 3, 2016 – /BackupReview.info/ – dinCloud, a cloud services provider to the life sciences industry, today announced dinPharma, a solutions set of cloud-based services specially developed for the pharmaceutical industry, including pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies.

Due to its regulatory environment, storing and sharing of sensitive information has become a difficult and tedious process for the pharmaceutical industry. dinPharma was designed to provide pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies with a centralized way to access their sensitive data from anywhere, at any time, all while meeting compliance and security regulations including HIPAA, PCI, FDA GxP, and the phRMA code.

To help alleviate these pain points, the dinPharma solutions set includes:

  • dinHVD - Hosted Virtual Desktops (HVDs) allow users to login from a laptop, desktop, iPad, or Android device, gaining access to their same workspace data (reports, analytics, research, etc.) regardless of device.
  • dinServer – Hosted virtual servers give user’s full visibility into their pharmaceutical infrastructure. Users have their own private virtual private data center including firewall, network, and storage.
  • dinApp – This application virtualization platform allows pharmaceuticals and pharmacies to run Line of Business (LOB) applications that require multiple instances or versions, such as Internet Explorer.
  • dinSQL – dinCloud’s Hosted SQL Server offering enables hosting of SQL Server databases in the cloud via a virtual private data center, as a primary site or a backup in a business continuity/disaster recovery scenario. Pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies can store confidential data, such as customer information, prescription or credit card details, and more in the cloud. Supports Microsoft SQL Server 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005 (which ceases extended support in April).

In a Technology Vision on Life Sciences, research firm Accenture stated, “Cloud computing has gone from an intriguing idea to a core capability so quickly that leading Life Sciences companies are approaching new systems architectures with a ‘cloud first’ mentality. They have found that the scalability, flexibility and responsiveness of cloud computing make it a compelling choice as they move into new markets or launch new products and services.”

“Pharmaceutical companies have a lot of sensitive information to store and protect. That, combined with the need to streamline processes and reduce costs, has led many to implement a secure and effective cloud-based Enterprise Quality Management (EQM) strategy,” said Mike Chase, CTO, dinCloud. “dinCloud helps pharmaceutical companies achieve efficiency by storing, computing, and sharing data within our cloud, giving employees better accessibility to data across multiple levels throughout the company and geographical locations. Additionally, increased scalability in their IT infrastructure means pharmaceutical companies can easily spin their virtual resources up or down, to accommodate temporary staff, or fluctuating resource demands, and in accordance with business requirements.”

Cloud Services for Pharmacies
Within the pharmaceutical industry, there is also a salient use case for pharmacy retailers. Like its pharmaceutical counterparts, pharmacies are increasingly adopting cloud-based solutions. In a customer-facing industry like pharmacy retail, cloud solutions can help guarantee business continuity and negate downtime. Cloud-based solutions can also help pharmacy retailers unify data so that patient records are available across retail locations. dinCloud recognizes this use case and potential value of cloud within the pharmacy retail industry. With its cloud services for pharmacies, dinCloud meets the need for cloud-based solutions that address the level of security needed to protect sensitive pharmacy/patient data.

Pharmaceutical Customer Success
When issues with its former app virtualization solution (Citrix’s XenApp) persisted, DermaTran, a national group of compounding pharmacies, evaluated alternatives, ultimately migrating to dinApp, dinCloud’s cloud-based application publishing service.

“User security and application access control is one of my favorite features of dinApp. I can create security groups in active directory for each application, place all appropriate users within each group, and use those to ensure that access to each application is only available to the appropriate people – a PCI and HIPAA requirement,” said Jesse Davis, network administrator at DermaTran Health Solutions. “The depth of the configuration to ensure that access is restricted properly truly hinges upon the organization of Active Directory, however, dinApp has the capacity to use other means to achieve the same security levels.”

Pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies using dinPharma can realize benefits including cost savings, scalability, security, disaster recovery, flexibility and availability. The solutions are especially valuable to companies with more than one location since all information is centralized.

To learn more about dinCloud’s dinPharma cloud solutions, visit: www.dincloud.com/dinpharma

About dinCloud:
dinCloud is a cloud services provider that helps organizations rapidly migrate to the cloud, provided via its strong channel base of VARs and MSPs. Each customer’s dedicated private virtual data center provides hosted virtual desktops, hosted virtual servers, and cloud storage services, which are controlled by the customer through dinManage, dinCloud’s web-based management tool. dinCloud provides subscription-based services tailored to fit a range of business models resulting in reduced cost, enhanced security, control, and productivity.

Visit www.dinCloud.comwww.linkedin.com/company/dincloud, or follow @dinCloud on Twitter.

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JOHANNESBURG, SA – Feb. 3, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Customers of Tarsus Cloud On Demand, local cloud distributor and hybrid cloud enablement partner, will now be able to take advantage of the recently announced release of the new Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) solution. The Arcserve UDP offering will allow customers to tap into a solution that delivers continuous availability and simplicity from within a multi-platform system.

With backup and recovery rapidly gaining traction as a key service for businesses to move to the cloud, the use of Arcserve UDP will enable customers to dramatically reduce recovery time and in turn leverage continuous availability, instant recovery and replication across cloud, virtual and physical environments.

“Customers want cloud solutions that are merely an extension of their IT strategy; this means that they want technologies that simplify the cloud experience while offering the ‘safety’ of traditional systems,” states Jonathan Kropf, CEO at Tarsus Cloud On Demand. “We have been the local distributor of Arcserve since 2015 and have seen customers benefit greatly from using it in their hybrid cloud environments.

“Now, with the new release of UDP, Arcserve literally re-imagines data protection with Linux and Windows-focused support, wizard-driven set-up and faster, more flexible recovery options, and accelerates partner revenue opportunities.”

According to Arcserve, the UDP solution already encompasses global source-side deduplication and automated disaster recovery testing, but has now introduced significant advancements in data protection for Linux environments, instant VM recovery and instant Bare Metal recovery, unified installation and enhancements for third party integration.

Significant feature enhancements include: Wizard-driven, single installation set-up; faster, more flexible recovery options with enterprise storage array snapshot integration; instant VM recovery; and instant Bare Metal Restore. With regards to the extension of Linux support, customers can now leverage file/folder level recovery of Linux VMs backed up via agentless, host-based backups on vSphere and Hyper-V hosts, infinite incremental backup, and much more.

Furthermore, the data protection advancements for Windows includes Exchange granular recovery for non-e-mail items, without needing to restore the entire mailbox store, Windows 10 support and more. Customers can also now use management authority with role-based administration, reboot-less Windows Agent deployment and a new Command Line Interface (CLI); as well as a Unified Tape Management module to manage the scheduling, monitoring and migration of recovery points to tape – directly from within the UDP console.

All capabilities will be available across the Arcserve UDP portfolio of solutions, making it ideal for DRaaS, SMEs, mid-market and decentralised enterprises.

“DRaaS is most certainly a key cloud drive for local customers and I believe that with the new extended capabilities of UDP, customers will be able to take advantage of a reduction in data size at a lower cost, all coupled with superior protection for their information assets,” ends Kropf.

Tarsus Cloud On Demand
Tarsus Cloud On Demand is a South African cloud vendor and hybrid cloud enablement partner. The company is 100% channel focused and provides its resellers a platform, complementary applications and solutions to assist their end-user customers with embracing the benefits of cloud technology. Tarsus Cloud On Demand’s customers are made up of partners deploying cloud solutions for their customers, and even service providers taking cloud solutions to a broader customer base and partner channel. The company is majority owned by Tarsus Technologies’ parent company MB Technologies.

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Tarsus Cloud on Demand
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FalconStor experts offer tips on architecting modern data centers for hyper-scale requirements

MELVILLE, NY – February 03, 2016 – /BackupReview.info/ — Storage workloads in modern data centers increasingly require scale-out environments to run demanding enterprise applications. These hyper-scale architectures can benefit greatly from software-defined storage (SDS) in terms of economic value, flexibility, and operational efficiency, according to experts at FalconStor Software® Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), a 15-year innovator of software-defined storage solutions.

Scale-out workloads such as No-SQL, online transaction processing (OLTP), cloud and big data analytics are hungry for performance and capacity to provide appropriate service levels to end users and applications. The architecture of a hyper-scale data center that must grow to meet compute, memory, and storage requirements on-demand often depends on the nature of the applications and business priorities, such as flexible capacity, security, and uptime. Projects typically are driven by the overall cost of ownership, particularly as requirements reach hundreds of petabytes.

“Many modern applications that need these hyper-scale scale-out environments offer built-in resiliency, protect themselves from hardware failures, and can self-heal, which eliminates the need to build in high-availability at the storage layer,” said Farid Yavari, Vice President of Technology at FalconStor. “That opens the door to using consumer-grade, commodity hardware that can fail without impact on service availability. On the other hand, the relatively smaller footprint of revenue-generating scale-up applications may justify paying a premium for name brand storage with HA and data protection features, because it’s unwise to test radical new technologies in that environment.”

Properly architected SDS platforms enable the use of heterogeneous commodity hardware to drive the lowest possible cost, orchestrate data services such as replication, and create policy-driven, heat-map based tiers, so data is placed on the appropriate storage media. An SDS approach eliminates the reliance on expensive, proprietary hardware and vendor “lock-in.”

The two most common models for scale-out hyper-scale storage are either direct-attached storage (DAS), or a disaggregated model based on various protocols such as Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) or Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe). Some very large custom data center installations at companies that have the right protocol-level engineering staff run on homemade, workload-specific protocols specifically developed to optimize the storage traffic for their custom use cases.

Since the available slots constrain the DAS model in a server, the scale is limited and often quickly outgrown. In the DAS model, independent scaling of compute and storage resources cannot be optimized. Therefore, enterprises start with, or must ultimately move to, disaggregated storage models built with commodity hardware. SDS adds intelligent orchestration and management to the disaggregated data center via an abstraction layer separating heterogeneous storage hardware from applications.

SDS results in a more resilient, efficient, and cost-effective infrastructure. The fact that SDS is hardware agnostic allows enterprises to implement new storage technologies in a brown field implementation, eliminating the need for deploying greenfield infrastructure when initially migrating to newer storage models. Using SDS capabilities, the migration from legacy to modern technologies can happen over time, maximizing Return on Investment (ROI) in an already established storage infrastructure.

SDS provides flexibility in data migration, seamless tech refresh cycles, and independent scaling of the storage and server resources. Even where data protection and high availability (HA) capabilities aren’t necessary, SDS can provide other valuable features such as actionable predictive analytics, Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization, application-aware snapshots, clones, Quality of Service (QoS), deduplication and data compression.

“Software-defined storage solutions blend well with hyper-scale infrastructures built to meet growing requirements for storage flexibility, density and performance,” said Yavari. “Falling prices of flash, the introduction of various flavors of storage-class memory, and an increasing appetite for commoditization of the data center infrastructure has helped fuel possibilities in hyper-scale storage. SDS enables deployment of storage technologies with different capabilities, at various cost points, to drive the lowest possible Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).”

FalconStor’s FreeStor® delivers enterprise-class, software-defined, intelligent data services combined with predictive analytics across any primary or secondary storage hardware, in the cloud or on premise. FreeStor helps IT organizations realize more economic value out of existing environments and any future storage investments while maximizing flexibility and operational efficiency.

About FalconStor
FalconStor® Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is a leading software-defined storage 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 www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

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Geminare’s DRaaS Cloud Management Platform Capabilities Expand Across TierPoint Companies Enabling the Delivery of a National Footprint of Leading Edge Hybrid DRaaS Solutions

PALO ALTO, CA – Feb 2, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Geminare today announced the expansion of its partnership with TierPoint to enable the most advanced delivery platform for Hybrid DRaaS in the North American market today. Leveraging Geminare’s DRaaS Cloud Management Platform (CMP) and the remarkable skill set available through TierPoint’s announced and completed acquisitions, TierPoint is enabling customers to utilize virtually any Public, Private, or Hybrid Cloud deployment model for their DR requirements.

Recognizing the importance of providing an advanced level of deployment and support knowledge to deliver data protection solutions on Cloud infrastructure, TierPoint has built out specialized teams of experienced solution architects and support engineers that are able to assist customers with virtually any DRaaS deployment model. Paired with Geminare’s award-winning, multi-patented Disaster Recovery as a Service Cloud Management Platform (DRaaS CMP) — one of the industry’s most mature platforms for the delivery of DRaaS solutions — TierPoint has raised the bar for service providers delivering DRaaS.

TierPoint customers are able to leverage DRaaS across Public Clouds such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, and Google Cloud Platform, while having full integration back to on-premises applications, physical hardware technologies, or individual applications requiring specialized backup or replication technologies. Data archiving to and from virtually any Cloud platform is uniquely integrated into the DRaaS CMP and allows TierPoint customers the ability to capitalize on commodity storage pricing in Public Clouds.

“With a national footprint of over 5000+ customers, we appreciate that DRaaS needs to be managed in a hybrid delivery model. Being able to assemble technology providers, solution integrators, and multiple teams of support professions with the expertise to deliver on the promise of Public, Private, and Hybrid DRaaS is what TierPoint has done successfully,” said Shea Long, SVP of Products for TierPoint. “With this level of expertise, we are defining delivery models for DRaaS, and with the growth of DRaaS across our customer base we continue to invest in, and expand upon, our DRaaS capabilities in order to set the bar high.”

“With DRaaS now considered mainstream, service providers without a comprehensive and flexible DRaaS technology stack will be missing a key pillar in their solution suite,” said Joshua Geist, President and CEO of Geminare. “We see TierPoint as having redefined how DRaaS can be delivered to customers by empowering service delivery teams with key technologies and real world knowledge. TierPoint has clearly recognized that DR in the Cloud no longer works in a ‘one size fits all’ model, and is creating one of the most flexible customer centric DRaaS solutions in the market. We are very excited to be a part of this journey.”

About TierPoint
TierPoint is a leading national provider of cloud, managed services, and colocation, helping organizations improve business performance and manage risk. With corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., TierPoint operates highly-redundant, carrier-neutral data centers in the states of Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. www.tierpoint.com

About Geminare
Geminare is the leading Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) technology platform, enabling global Service Providers to successfully incorporate DRaaS into their customer-facing solution offerings. In-market with the #1 ranked DRaaS products, Geminare’s Cloud Recovery has received the Highest Product Rating Score in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Recovery as a Service Report and represents the industry’s most mature, multi-patented, multi-tiered, and award-winning Cloud-based DR offering. Geminare’s platform powers DRaaS Magic Quadrant Leaders and many of the world’s leading Service Providers including TierPoint, Google Cloud Platform, HPE, NTT Communications, Cable & Wireless Communications, Dimension Data, Iron Mountain, HOSTING and many others. Geminare is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with additional operations in Toronto, Canada. www.geminare.com

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CAMPBELL, CA – February 1, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) – a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced the appointment of James Forbes-May as Vice President of APAC Sales.

As Vice President of APAC Sales, Forbes-May will work with the sales teams across the Asia Pacific region to expand Barracuda’s presence and distribution channel, as well as to identify new business opportunities for Barracuda in the Asia Pacific region.

Chris Ross, Senior Vice President of International Sales said, “James has a track record of success and his aptitude, deep knowledge and extensive sales experience will contribute to the growth of the company in APAC.”

Commenting on his new role, Forbes-May said, “Barracuda has a very impressive IT solutions portfolio and I am delighted to be a part of this dynamic organization. I am looking forward to helping to capitalize on the market opportunities in security and data protection to further strengthen Barracuda’s position in the region.”

Prior to joining Barracuda, Forbes-May was with Arcserve for more than four years. He also has held leadership roles at Vision Solutions (formerly Double-Take) and Yosemite Software. He is an execution-focused sales leader, with international business and sales experience. Prior to spending the last eight years in the Asia-Pacific region, Forbes-May worked in the software business in EMEA. During his time in Asia, he has driven significant sales growth, expanded channels, and driven new go-to-market sales strategies.

About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA)
Barracuda provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. 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.

For additional information, please visit www.barracuda.com

Barracuda, Barracuda Networks, and the Barracuda Networks logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the U.S. or other regions.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the opportunities for Barracuda products and growth in Asia. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Company’s control and that could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could materially affect the Company’s business and financial results include, but are not limited to customer response to the Company’s products, as well as those factors set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update the forward-looking information to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date of this press release.

Contacts
Jonelle Elam
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
408-342-6415
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www.barracuda.com

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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
408-342-5683
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Network Computing to Announce Awards  in London on March 17

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 01, 2016 – /BackupReview.info/ — FalconStor Software® Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), a 15-year innovator of software-defined storage solutions, today announced that that its FreeStor®, converged, hardware-agnostic, software-defined storage and data services platform has been nominated for Storage Product of the Year 2015 by Network Computing UK. Network Computing UK nominates innovative companies, offer expanded business opportunities in their industries with the latest trends such as software-defined storage and have been noted as being outstanding and reliable – moving the industry forward. Awards are judged by industry peers on the Network Computing Awards site.

FreeStor’s horizontal architecture unlocks a new world of storage opportunities, allowing IT managers, MSPs, and CSPs to maximize efficiencies and lower costs while taking advantage of the public cloud, hybrid cloud, flash storage and software-defined storage.  FalconStor’s groundbreaking Intelligent Abstraction® approach delivers seamless access and unified data services across entire storage infrastructures without having to invest in new technology, or rip and replace existing platforms. Always-on availability and continuity keep businesses running while enabling them to move, synchronize and protect data seamlessly across virtual and physical storage platforms.

“Being nominated for Network Computing’s Storage Product of the Year is a very prestigious honor,” said Iris Hatzenbichler, Director, Marketing EMEA for FalconStor. “Network Computing looks at solutions and architectures that help companies progress and achieve their IT vision and goals for the year. We strive to empower organizations to modernize their data center with the right performance so they may protect existing investments.”

Gary Quinn, FalconStor President, and CEO, commented, “We are very pleased to be recognized by our peers with this nomination from Network Computing UK. Organizations around the world continue to discover how FreeStor is best suited to providing greater efficiencies, reducing downtime, lowering costs and improving simplicity over other solutions available. We are grateful for the acknowledgment, and look forward to ensuring that this new paradigm in data services continues to remain the best storage product for years to come.”

The results will be revealed at an evening ceremony on March 17th at the Hotel Russell in London. Colleagues may vote here: http://www.networkcomputingawards.co.uk/

About FalconStor
FalconStor® Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is a leading software-defined storage 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 www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

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New High-Performance Personal Cloud Solution Enables Easy Sharing, Access and Security for Personal Data Files in the Cloud

ANAHEIM, CA – February 2, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — ZyXEL Communications, a world-leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, has announced the release of a new 2 bay personal cloud storage device, the NAS326. The NAS326 functions in conjunction with the ZyXEL Drive — a personal cloud app, that allows users to share and back up files instantly by registering an account on the myZyXELcloud portal.

The ZyXEL NAS326 is equipped with a high performance processor to provide up to 105MB/sec reading and writing data, and allows users to backup files and stream UHD 4K video without performance stutter. Additionally, the NAS326′s RAID 1 capability clones data from one drive to a backup drive, protecting users’ personal files from accidental damage or corruption.

The NAS326 serves as a personal cloud for easy and secure remote file access, backup, syncing and sharing. With ZyXEL’s FindMe, it takes four easy steps spanning about 15 seconds to set up the NAS with one’s home network. The ZyXEL Drive mobile app also offers the freedom and flexibility to remote access and sharing from any mobile device. In addition, the NAS326 enables users to play videos, music, or display photos on the big screen through TV streaming devices such as Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku 3, Amazon Fire TV or with Samsung and LG Smart TVs.

“With the new OS and tools, ZyXEL cloud appliances now offer matching or even surpassing usability and benefits over a public cloud,” said Shawn Rogers, market developer manager for channel business for Americas at ZyXEL. “These tools are meant to break technical barriers that frequently stop people from trying a personal cloud. Those looking for a balance between convenience and security should really try out ZyXEL’s NAS326 and discover how easy and simple using a personal cloud can be.”

Unlike popular public cloud sharing applications, which utilize public storage, require recurring fees and provide services that can be changed or cancelled without warning, users of the NAS326 and ZyXEL Drive have full control over all data on their own private cloud with no recurring fees. Storage can be freely allocated between multiple users and shared freely, bypassing firewalls. Users can easily backup and restore all data from family phones and tablets in the event of accidents.

Benefits of the NAS326 and ZyXEL Drive include:

  • High performance processor to provide up to 105MB/sec reading/writing data
  • Easy steps to start using ZyXEL NAS with FindMe
  • Sharing and remote access capabilities from wherever and whenever
  • Ability to create a shared cloud space for people without NAS
  • Data protection from accidents with RAID 1 capability
  • User friendly interface

The NAS326 and ZyXEL Drive present the ultimate combination of security and ease when sharing and backing up irreplaceable memories. ZyXEL Drive is also compatible with the NAS540 and NAS520.

The NAS326 will be available for purchase in two weeks at all e-tailers and retails for $149.99 (MSRP).

ZyXEL Communications Corp.
ZyXEL, a pioneer in IP technology for over two decades, provides a complete portfolio of multi-service LTE, fiber and DSL broadband gateways, home connectivity solutions, smart home devices and enterprise-class Ethernet switches, security and Wi-Fi equipment for small to mid-size business. ZyXEL offers integrated, interoperable network solutions based on open standards. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, ZyXEL offers its partners service-rich solutions backed by a domestic team of logistic, sales, and technical support professionals.

Press Contact
ZyXEL Communications, Inc. – North America Headquarters
Don Nguyen
Tel: +1 714 632 0882 x 184
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Extends Phoenix Capabilities to Include Disaster Recovery; All-in-One Solution Offers Unprecedented Cost Savings

SUNNYVALE, CA – February 2, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ —  Druva, the leader in converged data protection, today announced new Disaster Recovery (DR) functionality to extend its converged cloud-based data protection solution for enterprise infrastructure, Druva Phoenix. Introduced a year ago, Phoenix was the first to provide backup and archival of both physical and virtual server environments direct to cloud.  With today’s announcement, Druva adds new DR functionality, creating a single platform supporting multiple, often disparate data protection capabilities. The first-of-its-kind, integrated public cloud offering eliminates software, expensive hardware, tapes and process complexity while saving enterprises anywhere from one-third to one-fifth of their total operating costs. Druva Phoenix is built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and leverages the public cloud’s elasticity, global presence and security, meaning companies can store, protect and manage large volumes of data simply, efficiently and effectively.

“Companies have been forced to juggle multiple hardware and software resources – including on-site tape, secondary disk hardware and backup software – to manage, protect and secure data.  This has created organizational silos and significant expense.  Phoenix has been designed as a one-stop-shop for on-demand, infrastructure data protection services,” said Jaspreet Singh, CEO, Druva. “By adding DR to Phoenix’s existing public cloud backup and archival capabilities, these silos are eliminated, saving enterprises money and resources.”

“The convergence of ‘data protection’ and ‘cloud-services’ continues to make increasing sense for organizations of all sizes, all of whom are looking for better recovery-agility while reducing costs and complexity,” said Jason Buffington, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “Many IT professionals are asking ‘Why BaaS when you can DRaaS?’ as a growing recognition that most businesses cannot afford the downtime of waiting for data to be restored before the business processes can be resumed – and cloud-services can offer that agility. Druva continues to be an innovation leader in cloud-based data protection, so their broadening approach to cloud-centric Backup, Archive and Disaster Recovery within a single framework is a model that many should look earnestly at.”

Phoenix’s new DR capability enables organizations to continuously back up their VMware environments, and automatically recover and spin up their virtual machines in the AWS public cloud when disaster strikes, ensuring business continuity and eliminating the need for additional dedicated on-premise software, storage or hardware, significantly reducing cost and improving agility.  With its advanced configuration settings, Phoenix provides the setup of detailed polices to automate network and security failover to a DR environment, significantly reducing downtime.  Additionally, administrators can automatically spin up multiple copies of virtual machines across geographies and accounts for test and dev automation.

Druva Phoenix unifies hot, warm and cold backup and archiving processes, performing backups and restores 20 times faster than competitive solutions to ensure companies meet their recovery objectives. Druva’s cloud architecture creates a single converged platform that scales to support multiple workloads, all while natively using AWS storage technologies.  Since only a single copy of data is stored, the risk and cost associated with maintaining multiple copies is eliminated.

In addition to the new DR capabilities, Phoenix also provides:

  • Unified Backup & Recovery for Physical and Virtual Environments - Removes the need for costly multi-vendor approaches and provides ever-incremental backups for greater storage flexibility and recovery.
  • Seamless Archival – Automates storage management and provides infinite retention ensuring data can be held and securely stored for decades.
  • Test & Dev - Boots a copy of a virtual image in the cloud, allowing companies to create a replica of the production environment. Tests and validation can be run against a copy of the production data.
  • Integrated Analytics – Converging multiple services provides administrators unified visibility to data and usage patterns.

In terms of cost, enterprises derive bottom-line benefits from the public cloud “pay as you play” pricing model and converged cloud-first approach. Companies save on administration, licensing and maintenance costs, as cloud removes the need for additional software, hardware, tapes, multiple vendors, gateways and more.

Druva Phoenix backup and archival is available today.  Integrated disaster recovery is currently in limited availability with GA in 60 days at additional charge.  To learn more about Druva Phoenix, visit www.druva.com/phoenix.

About Druva
Druva is the leader in converged data protection, bringing data-center class availability and governance to the mobile and distributed enterprise. With a single dashboard for backup, availability and governance, Druva’s award-winning solutions minimize network impact and are transparent to users. As the industry’s fastest growing data protection provider, Druva is trusted by over 3,000 global organizations on over 3 million devices. Learn more at www.druva.com and join the conversation at twitter.com/druvainc.

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