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October 24, 2014
This is an exclusive interview by BackupReview.info (BR)
with Mr. Robert Moulton, CEO at Seven10 Storage Software
Photo: Robert Moulton
Phone, US: 1-978-725-3332
Company History and Operation
1/BR: Please give us some background information about your company, such as how it was founded, by whom, how long have you been around, where your headquarters are, how many branch offices you have or you will have, etc.
Launched within the shadows of the September 11th three founders of Seven10 – brothers Bobby and Jim Moulton and Gary Lafreniere – started the company as a software development partner to major OEMs in Healthcare and Finance with the
In 2009, Seven10 shed its OEM-only strategy and launched the 2nd phase of growth as an enterprise class information management company with proven, differentiated solutions for data migration and cloud-as-a-tier ILM management. Since that time, Seven10 has experienced 60% Y/Y growth and continues to be a leader in providing converged storage solutions for long-term data protection.
Seven10 is headquartered in Lawrence, Massachusetts with sales and marketing offices in Florida and Germany.
2/BR: Tell us about your day to day job, and its challenges and successes
We deliver a secure, scalable, and centralized view of tiered storage. With proven success in healthcare, financial and other compliance-driven markets, our software delivers demands for immediate access while providing the most economical choices for long-term data retention. Our technology is built for an evolving enterprise.
3/BR: Is your customer base primarily in the USA and/or Canada, or is there a significant international presence as well?
4/BR: How many employees do you have and how big is your R&D department?
5/BR: Any other news about your company you care to share?
We successfully re-launched our Handshake Partner Program just last quarter with the additions of Bedroc, RoundTower and Comport Consulting as key resellers of the Storfirst suite of solutions. Our Handshake Partner Program was recently featured in TechTarget’s SearchITChannel.
6/BR: How many subscribers do you have?
7/BR: Could you briefly tell us about your revenue history, and what your future revenue growth would be?
8/BR: Which companies are your main sales partners globally?
9/BR: What makes your company and its service different from others?
10/BR: What have been your greatest challenges so far and what do you see these challenges are / will be at the present time and in the coming years? How do you plan to overcome those challenges?
11/BR: And what are your biggest accomplishments so far?
12/BR: What are your top selling account packages, and why are they enjoying so much success?
Our Storfirst Migration is the industry’s only 100% software-based solution for seamless data migrations. With this software-only approach, Seven10 is completely changing the paradigm for technology refreshes from resource intensive, complex and expensive projects to low-touch, customer driven and graceful transitions to newer technology.
13/BR: Are there any new products/services you are developing that will soon be available?
14/BR: Do you charge by account or by PC? Do you offer unlimited backup and restore?
15/BR: Are your products and/or services industry compliant? If so, please explain.
16/BR: One of the biggest concerns of online backup users is data security and privacy. How have you addressed those issues?
17/BR: Does your solution take into consideration compatibility across the major platforms, mobility, flexibility and constant access to data?
18/BR: Whom do you consider your main competitors? And Why?
We consider the past, present and future when developing our technology and develop it in a way that outpaces the constant innovation that takes place in the storage landscape. We build technology not just for the future, but to help customers transition from the past. In contrast, our competitors provide limited capabilities that focus on only one aspect of the customers’ problem domain.
19/BR: Large companies like Microsoft, Apple and Google have started to offer online storage solutions. What is your take on that? How can you compete with such companies?
20/BR: There has been a great deal of M&A activity in the industry during the last few years. Some companies are now listed on the stock markets. Do you think that major M&A will happen in the industry this year and beyond? What is your strategy?
21/BR: In the next two years or so, what new developments do you expect to see in the online backup and data storage industry?
22/BR: Any advice for IT companies planning to launch an online data backup and storage business?
Feedback and General Comment
23/BR: Now that we know about you, we want to ask you about us. As you know BackupReview.info has been providing useful and timely information about the online backup and data storage industry since 2004. We post daily news, write reviews, rank the top 100 online backup companies on a monthly basis, we keep a directory of companies, conduct interviews, and publish all of our posts in many social networking sites. How can we improve our website and its services?
Ed: We sincerely thank Robert for this interview opportunity.
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