Cloud Backup and DR Provider Realizes Significant Managed Service Provider Growth

SUNNYVALE, CA – Mar 11, 2015 — / – announced today that its Director of Channels, Art Ledbetter has been named to the prestigious list of The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs. The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners.

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The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs have demonstrated their enduring support for the channel by consistently defending, promoting and executing effective channel partner programs and strategies. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.

Art Ledbetter
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Ledbetter has led in innovative partner programs which have fueled the adoption for the Zetta DataProtect solution for enterprise-grade online backup and disaster recovery by small and mid-sized businesses, distributed enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs). Under his channel direction, has grown its MSP partner network by 431 percent over the last year, and more than 300 percent growth in the customer base attributed to its partner channel. DataProtect is an award-winning SaaS solution that features a simple, easy to use architecture that is designed to move large amounts of data quickly over the Web — up to 5TB in 24 hours. With the ability to deploy quickly, without an appliance, DataProtect has been optimized for data sets over 500GB and offers 99.99996 percent backup reliability and 100 percent recovery reliability.

“Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

“I am very pleased to again be recognized by CRN as a Channel Chief,” said Ledbetter. “In a data-centric era, customers are actively searching for new ways to reduce the cost and complexity of data protection. Zetta DataProtect is the ideal solution for partners who are seeking to meet this need while expanding revenue opportunities and strengthening their customer relationships.”

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at

 is an award-winning provider of enterprise-grade cloud backup, disaster recovery and archiving technology for small/medium enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs). Its software-only approach with built-in WAN acceleration enables companies to simplify backups, speed data recovery and reduce overall cost.

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The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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