Symform Announces General Availability of Version 2.0

Seattle, WA – June 28, 2010 – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Symform, Inc. (, the fastest growing company in the backup and disaster recovery segment, today announced the general availability of version 2.0 of the Symform Cooperative Storage Cloud. The new version introduces laptop backup support and two key functions: Flexible Contribution and Instant Restore. Additionally, the user experience has been redesigned and the speed of data throughput has been increased substantially.

“Symform continues to deliver on our mission to protect the data of SMBs worldwide and we’re doing this ten times cheaper and ten times faster than any other traditional online storage service,” said Praerit Garg, President and Co-founder. “Version 2.0 incorporates key features and functions that our reseller Partners have requested since our debut in October 2009. These are truly game changers for this market and we’re thrilled at the early feedback.”

Flexible Contribution
This feature enables the contribution of storage and bandwidth from another Symform node or nodes that are organized in a Symform resource group. Partners are now able to set-up additional storage in their offices (or in a co-lo facility) so that their clients won’t have to manage this. Additionally, Partners are now able to “pool” resources and contribute from multiple nodes – example: a business has multiple offices and wants to contribute storage and bandwidth from more than one office on behalf of the entire group.

Instant Restore
This feature enables a Partner to sync a Symform node (storing their client’s data) to the Symform Cooperative Storage Cloud and simultaneously sync it with another node – like one in a Partner’s office, the SMB owner’s home, or in a co-lo facility. This way, a client’s data is always “hot” and ready to be restored immediately should a disaster occur. SLAs of a few hours instead of a few days are now easily achievable.

Laptop Backup Support
Symform’s software now runs on a laptop where it can continuously sync data from the laptop to the Symform Cooperative Storage Cloud. Since laptops aren’t frequently in the office or tethered to the Internet, the Flexible Contribution function makes it easy for a laptop node to contribute storage from another node or nodes in a Symform resource group.

The Symform Cooperative Storage CloudTM enables small businesses to implement a backup and disaster recovery solution that is more secure, ten times cheaper, and ten times faster than traditional online backup services. The company was founded on the realization that millions of small businesses have computers with an excess of inexpensive storage capacity, power running 24×7, and unlimited Internet bandwidth – especially nights and weekends. The Symform team has developed software that aggregates this relatively unreliable and un-trusted capacity over the Internet and transforms it into a secure and reliable global storage system. The heart of Symform’s software is a proprietary technology called RAID-96.TM

About Symform
Symform, a privately held company based in Seattle, is developing cost-effective solutions to large-scale distributed data management problems. Symform is dedicated to the belief that technology products built on the cooperative, decentralized principles underlying the Internet are inherently more affordable, dependable, scalable, and sustainable than centralized data-center-based alternatives.

Symform, Symform Cooperative Storage Cloud, RAID-96, and “You make the net work” are trademarks of Symform, Inc. References to other companies and their products acknowledge the trademarks owned by their respective companies and are for reference purposes only.

Copyright (c) 2007-2010, Symform, Inc. All rights reserved. Patents pending.

Symform, Inc.
Kevin Brown, 206-973 7400

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