Annual list recognizes the most innovative and forward-thinking vendors in the virtualization space

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 21, 2012 — / — FalconStor Software, Inc. FALC, a market leader in disk-based data protection solutions, today announced it has been recognized in CRN’s 2012 Virtualization 100 list. Featuring the top 100 vendors in the virtualization space, the Virtualization 100 is an annual list published by UBM Channel’s CRN that helps solution providers identify and evaluate virtualization products and programs. CRN lists are considered the de facto resource solution providers use to make strategic technology decisions and support their business.

Companies on the 2012 Virtualization 100 list were selected by CRN editors based on their innovative and forward-thinking approach to selling products and services through the IT Channel. Vendors on the list were selected based on their ability to help VARs transform themselves into true service providers that help organizations take advantage of the ease, flexibility, scalability, elasticity and cost savings that virtualization has to offer.

“With all the noise in the marketplace, it can sometimes be challenging for solution providers to determine which virtualization company would be the best to partner with,” said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, UBM Channel. “That’s why we developed our annual Virtualization 100 list, to highlight and outline the top 100 technology vendors in the space that power, support and evangelize the benefits of virtualization across all parts of the IT infrastructure. We congratulate each member or the Virtualization 100 for making this year’s list.”

Offered through a worldwide network of partners and solution providers, FalconStor Software provides disk-based data protection and storage virtualization products that transform traditional backup and disaster recovery into next-generation service-oriented data protection. With data and system uptime critical to a company’s success, customers rely upon FalconStor’s highly scalable, heterogeneous solutions to protect their entire IT infrastructure. FalconStor solutions enable these companies to maximize their data availability and system uptime and automate the full recovery of business operations in the shortest period of time.

“Our customers operate in a 24/7, year-round world, which makes effective data protection a must-have component in running their operations. Today, companies cannot tolerate more than four hours of downtime without experiencing a significant impact on their business. FalconStor is dedicated to working with our channel partners to help end users preserve and protect their data,” said Brendan Kinkade, vice president of channel management at FalconStor. “We credit our success in the data protection market — whether on-premise, virtual or cloud data centers — to our channel partners who understand the needs of their customers and know how FalconStor can solve their IT challenges.”

The 2012 Virtualization list will be featured on and in the May 2012 issue of CRN.

About FalconStor Software
FalconStor Software, Inc. (FALC) is a market leader in disk-based data protection. The company’s mission is to transform traditional backup and disaster recovery into next-generation service-oriented data protection. Built upon an award-winning platform, FalconStor solutions deliver disk-based backup, continuous data protection, WAN-optimized replication and disaster recovery automation. FalconStor solutions are available through a worldwide network of partners, including solution providers, top-tier strategic partners and major OEMs. Thousands of customers worldwide, from small businesses to Fortune 100 enterprises, entrust their data to FalconStor solutions. FalconStor maintains headquarters in Melville, N.Y., and offices throughout Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, visit or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

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