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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ – November 20, 2020 — / — OwnBackup recently ranked 79 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a listing of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in North America. As highlighted by this distinguished award, OwnBackup’s revenues grew 1,486% and its customer base increased by 520% percent over the last three years.

To take this impressive momentum to the next level, OwnBackup recently expanded its world-class executive leadership team, appointing Jeannie Mun as chief financial officer, Leo Minervini as chief information officer, Travis Howe as chief information security officer, and Laura Cooper as chief people officer. In addition, new leaders in Asia Pacific and Europe joined to support growing customer demand for SaaS data protection in these markets. They will build on OwnBackup’s solid base of 2,600 customers worldwide—more than 29 percent of which are based outside the United States.

“The current pandemic is shining a bright light on several key trends that have been fueling business resilience ever since we first imagined OwnBackup. In this ever-changing business environment, digital transformation, cloud complexity, and artificial intelligence are all accelerating faster than anyone expected,” said Sam Gutmann, CEO of OwnBackup. “We’re putting the right people and practices in place to scale our business as we help forward-looking leaders in our growing customer ecosystem rapidly adapt and prepare for whatever paradigm shift comes next.”

New C-level Executives Poised to Supercharge Growth
Photo: Jeannie Mun

Joining OwnBackup as CFO, Jeannie Mun’s (pictured above) financial leadership experience spans high growth technology organizations such as MediaMath, which achieved a six-year compound annual growth rate of over 100% during her tenure, and OysterBooks, which was acquired by Google. Earlier in her career, she was an investment banker with Jordan Edmiston Group and a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting. “I’m thrilled to join such a great company and help lay a solid foundation for long-term viability and continued scale,” said Jeannie Mun, CFO at OwnBackup. “We have a clear and compelling opportunity to leverage OwnBackup’s impressive technology and IP to further expand our customer base and product offerings into numerous new markets.”

Leo Minervini
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Leo Minervini (pictured above) joined OwnBackup to head the company’s global IT organization, bringing strategic technology experience from Trifecta Technologies, Carlo’s Bakery, Oracle, and Trend Micro. As CISO, Travis Howe leads OwnBackup’s security, privacy, and compliance initiatives. He is a visionary executive with experience as a United States Navy cryptologist, the security lead for the western third of the U.S. power grid, and a U.S. space command classified network architect. Laura Cooper manages the company’s global human resources, talent, recruiting, and facilities operations, adding valuable HR operations expertise from her leadership roles at Bluecore, Franklin Templeton Investments, Samsung Electronics America, and NICE Systems.

About Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500™
Now in its 26th year, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2016 to 2019. Overall, 2020 Technology Fast 500™ companies achieved three-year revenue growth ranging from 175% to 106,508%, with median growth of 450%.

About OwnBackup
OwnBackup, the 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. Helping more than 2,600 businesses worldwide protect critical cloud data, OwnBackup covers data loss and corruption caused by human errors, malicious intent, integration errors, and rogue applications. Built for security and privacy, OwnBackup exceeds the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements for backed-up data. Co-founded by seasoned data-recovery, data-protection, and information-security experts, OwnBackup is a top-rated backup and restore ISV on Salesforce AppExchange and was awarded the Salesforce Appy Award in 2018. OwnBackup ranks number 25 on the 2020 Financial Times Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies list and 79 on the 2020 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ list. Headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., with R&D, support, and other functions in Tel Aviv and London, OwnBackup is the vendor of choice for some of the world’s largest users of SaaS applications.

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By protecting its critical data, this global broadcast provider can concentrate on creating award-winning content for the world’s most recognized brands

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Nov. 19, 2020 — / — Scality, leader in software solutions for global data orchestration and distributed file and object storage, today announced that Nightshift, leader in film and digital content, relies on Scality RING software-defined storage as the storage platform for its highest-value assets, totaling over a petabyte of data.

From Paris to New York, Nightshift innovates to deliver engaging content for some of the most well-known brands in the world. L’Oréal Paris, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss and Lancôme work with Nightshift to deliver engaging branded content. Their team of producers and artists deliver world-class media across all channels.

“We develop creative content for the most well-known brands in the beauty market around the globe,” said Mathieu Hue, Nightshift’s managing director. “We simply can’t afford to lose any footage or our work-in-progress, so we trust all of our high-value content storage to Scality RING as we work on it. This involves ingestion of raw footage, editing and post-production work, and secure storage.”

Raw video footage is immediately protected on the RING using file protocols to be kept safe and available for editing and post-production work including color grading movies, as well as for streaming secure screenings through Nightshift’s exclusive tools for customer reviews and approvals from locations around the globe.

“Nightshift combines innovative technological vision with the best talent in the industry,” added Hue. “And we appreciate the same qualities in Scality. The bottom line is that our software-defined storage from Scality means we can dormir sur nos deux oreilles, as we often say in France, because it is entirely reliable and resilient. We know our critical assets—the products of our hard work—won’t be lost. Period.”

Nightshift deployed multiple Supermicro servers running Scality software through partner Digital Storage.

“Supermicro and Scality collaborated to meet the data storage and orchestration challenges of customers like Nightshift,” said Eric Sindelar, general manager, operations and advanced technology development, Supermicro. “Our recently announced solution highlights the growing association between companies, and we’re excited to support customers like Nightshift.”

Scality RING brings reliability, availability and performance to multiple use cases in the media and entertainment space. Software-defined Scality RING object storage turns any standard x86 server into highly expandable storage. It scales without limits and guarantees 100 percent availability—all while reducing costs by as much as 90 percent compared to legacy systems. Scality RING is deployed by more than hundreds of petabyte-scale customers around the world. It features native file protocols and high-fidelity AWS S3 API, data encryption, volume and bucket data protection, data-restorative versioning, extended location control for data sovereignty, and geo-replication for disaster recovery for customers requiring ironclad data protection.

About Scality
Scality® is a market-leading software-defined file and object platform designed for on-premise, hybrid and multi-cloud environments. We give customers the freedom and control necessary to compete in a data-driven economy.

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Kristen Wiltse – US
A3 Communications

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A3 Communications
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GLASGOW, Scotland – November 20, 2020 — / — iomart is proud to announce that it has achieved re-certification for four important ISO accreditations, demonstrating that we ensure industry best practice across our business on behalf of our customers.

iomart underwent rigorous audits from UKAS accredited certification body Alcumus ISOQAR for our data centre operations our offices, our customer-facing teams and our management processes.

The re-certifications are for the following ISO standards:

  • ISO 9001: Quality Management Systems
  • ISO 27001: Information Security Management
  • ISO 22301: Business Continuity Management
  • ISO 14001: Environmental Management Systems

iomart was also audited successfully for the latest service management certificate ISO 20000: 2018 which is for Information Technology Service Management Systems.

Reece Donovan, Chief Executive Officer, iomart, said: “I would like to congratulate the iomart team on achieving these ISO standards. How we manage and operate our business is very important, not just for us but also for our customers, who put their trust in us. Our talented people continue to lead the way in our sector and I am delighted that our commitment to quality management, information security, business continuity, service delivery and environmental management continues to meet the most rigorous professional standards.”

iomart has been at the forefront of ISO adoption within the cloud computing industry for over a decade. We pride ourselves on meeting the highest standards across our entire operation in order to deliver excellence in the managed cloud services we provide to thousands of customers. This in turn helps our customers meet their own compliance obligations around managing data, risk and sustainability. In addition to the accreditations we have just been re-certified for, we have an ISO 50001 certified Energy Management System.

Steve Flockhart, Compliance and Standards Manager, iomart, said: “Our teams spent several days with the auditors going through every aspect of the business to demonstrate how we work continuously to meet the requirements of these ISO standards. I am delighted to say that we passed each one with flying colours. The re-certifications demonstrate that we take good governance and attention to detail seriously throughout iomart.”

What Do These ISOs Stand For? 
ISO 9001 demonstrate a company’s ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and enhances customer satisfaction.

ISO 27001 demonstrates that a company has met the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system.

ISO 22301 demonstrates that a company meets the requirements to implement, maintain and improve a management system to protect against, respond to and reduce the likelihood of  disruption.

ISO 14001 demonstrates that a company is seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.

Find out more about the many industry standards we work to by visiting the accreditations page of our website.

About iomart
For over 20 years iomart Group plc (AIM: IOM) has been helping growing organisations to maximise the flexibility, cost effectiveness and scalability of the cloud. From data centres we own and operate in the U.K. and from connected facilities across the globe, we deliver 24/7 storage and protection for data across the most complex of cloud and legacy infrastructures. Our team of over 400 dedicated staff work with our customers at the strategy stage through to delivery and ongoing management, to implement the secure cloud solutions that deliver to their business requirements. For more information visit

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The new update of the Enterprise File Fabric focuses on pandemic related feature enhancements that strengthen data security and remote working requirements

LONDON, UK – November 20th 2020 — / — Storage Made Easy® (SME), announces a new release of the Enterprise File Fabric, which integrates File and Object Storage into a single platform accessible through a global file system.

The release focuses on remote working and cybersecurity, providing a powerful combination of privacy and collaboration that works with a company’s existing file and object data sets.

Highlights of the new release include:

Strengthened Remote Working and Collaboration Capabilities:

  • With more companies having remote employees, the File Fabric’s SMB connector has been updated enabling SMB shares to no longer be restricted by boundaries of the office, facilitating cloud-like working with SMB shares without the need for VPN or VDI. The same technology works with Cloud based file systems such as Amazon FSx or Azure files.
  • Additionally a new feature of the File Fabric, called Jibe, has been introduced. Jibe is a service that is able to monitor data that is added to a company’s file or object data estates directly. As the File Fabric does not lock customers into having to use it directly to access and work with data, Jibe is a mechanism to ensure that the File Fabric metadata is instantly updated as new files or objects are directly added. This enables the File Fabric to analyze new data in near real-time, updating its ‘smart index’ immediately and enforcing security controls which include: taking immediate protective action on exposed PHI / PII data and make the data available to end users and other system workflows.
  • In this release the File Fabric has also been integrated with Microsoft Teams to provide easy in-situ access through Teams for companies that have adopted this tool for remote working and collaboration. This reduces friction and increases productivity for remote Teams that use the File Fabric to access File or Object data and who ‘live in Teams’ during their working day.
  • SiteLink, the File Fabric’s Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) multi-site capabilities have been updated to support multi-site file locking and file transfer acceleration between nodes using our unique M-Stream® File Transfer acceleration feature.

Strengthened Media Capabilities:

  • M-Stream®, the File Fabric’s file transfer acceleration technology, has been enhanced and certified with more file and object providers to offer a fast productivity enhancing experience for remote workers with limited consumer broadband speeds.
  • brand new, tile-based ‘gallery view’ is now supported in the Web File Manager, inclusive of pan and zoom features, which provides a better experience for photo file assets.
  • The File Fabric now provides on-demand transcoding between a range of video file formats for customers using the File Fabric’s media and entertainment module.

Improved Data Compliance and DLP Capabilities:

  • The File Fabric’s Content Discovery module, which provides smart discovery of PHI / PII data, has been extended to include pre-defined template policies for CCPA and FINRA. The template policies are automatically applied to documents in real-time, on upload by end users. The templates help enable automatic detection of personal information and protecting sensitive information wherever it is stored. Policies are extendable and companies can easily create their own templates as appertains to their own business domain.

Performance Improvements:

  • As with every release, the File Fabric’s indexing and API performance has been vastly improved enabling file and object estates with billions of files to be accessed and managed from the File Fabric.


  • Storage Made Easy was one of the official Backblaze launch partners connector. The new release supports B2 Cloud Storage as a destination for S3 compatible workflows.
  • As Amazon have rolled out new Amazon S3 Regions, these have been added as supported regions to the File Fabric’s S3 Connector. Specifically three new Amazon S3 regions have been added: Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local) – ap-northeast-3, Europe (Stockholm) – eu-north-1, Middle East (Bahrain) – me-south-1.

Todd Dughman, Director of Information Technology at TNP, said: “The File Fabric from Storage Made Easy enabled us to have web scale remote access to our Nasuni SMB file shares, inclusive of Microsoft Teams support. This enabled us to retire a secondary remote access file sharing solution we were using from Egnyte”.

Jacob Moss, Music Tech Assistant at Sparks & Shadows, said: “The final catalyst that justified the company moving forward with SME was the quality of support. It has been great; they respond very quickly. Overall, the File Fabric has been terrific for our business. Not only did it provide everything we needed, but we realized we could do things we would love to have done but didn’t imagine we could do”.

Jim Liddle, Storage Made Easy CEO, said: “In today’s complex work environment, with many companies having employees that work from home, who have SMB file or object storage workflow requirements, the File Fabric can provide a single pane of glass for compliance, security, and employee productivity.”

Find more information and see the full list of new and improved features here —

About Storage Made Easy (SME)
Storage Made Easy’s Enterprise File Fabric™ integrates file and object data into one single platform through a unified file system that works with on-premises and on-cloud data storage assets.

End users, whether local or remote, are able to access the unified file system using web scale protocols and clients that bridge desktop and cloud, but which provide familiar workflows to end users.

Cloud-like economics are provided across a company’s entire storage portfolio, unlocking the benefits and cost-efficiency of its data assets whilst providing strict controls and governance for legislative compliance, such as GDPR and CCPA, and addressing security concerns such as ransomware attacks.

The platform’s unique File Transfer acceleration technology M-Stream®, speeds up the transfer of files from desktop to storage, storage to desktop or even public cloud to public cloud, enhancing user productivity and providing ROI on latency sensitive workflows.

The company is backed by Moore Strategic Ventures, LLC, the private investment vehicle of Louis M. Bacon, in addition to other private shareholders including London-based entrepreneurs who previously successfully exited their businesses to larger industry peers.

Storage Made Easy is the trading name of Vehera LTD.

Follow us on Twitter @SMEStorage and @storagemadeeasy and visit us at to learn more.

Press Contact
Mariado Martinez
Business Development Director
+44 (0)2086 432 885

Source: SME




Increased investment from Kubernetes data management provider to help advance cloud native technology innovation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Nov. 18, 2020 — / — KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA Virtual – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, today announced that Kasten has upgraded its membership to platinum.

Kasten – recently acquired by Veeam® – is a market leader for Kubernetes data management, making it simple for both developers and operators to run stateful cloud native applications. Kasten’s goal is to simplify backup and data management to deliver the flexibility, reliability, and security needed to accommodate Kubernetes-native workloads as enterprises shift away from monoliths to containers and microservices.

“Kubernetes has become so intrinsically foundational to computing and the innovation that will come along with it,” said Niraj Tolia, President and GM at Kasten. “Kasten and its parent company, Veeam, both recognize the critical importance of supporting and helping guide CNCF and the Kubernetes development communities as we continue to see significant growth in the space. The whole team at Kasten is excited to be engaging even further with the cloud-native ecosystem.”

In addition to developing Kasten K10, its Kubernetes-native data management solutions, Kasten contributes to the Kubernetes Storage Special Interest Group and the Data Protection Working Group in Kubernetes, to help improve storage operations and promote data protection support for the Kubernetes and CNCF communities. Kasten also maintains Kanister, an open source project that helps extend support for and execution of data management tasks for databases and NoSQL systems running in Kubernetes, and supports the development of kopia, a fast and secure open-source tool to manage backups.

“It is really a testament to the relevance of our community when organizations like Kasten increase its meaningful investment in CNCF,” said Priyanka Sharma, general manager of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Without these supporters, CNCF would not be where it is today, and we thank Kasten for its increased investment. We look forward to working with Kasten to drive continued technological innovation in the diverse cloud native community.”

Additional Resources

  • CNCF Newsletter
  • CNCF Twitter
  • CNCF Website
  • Learn About CNCF Membership
  • Learn About the CNCF End User Community

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Cloud native computing empowers organizations to build and run scalable applications with an open source software stack in public, private, and hybrid clouds. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of the global technology infrastructure, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Envoy. CNCF brings together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors, and runs the largest open source developer conferences in the world. Supported by more than 500 members, including the world’s largest cloud computing and software companies, as well as over 200 innovative startups, CNCF is part of the nonprofit Linux Foundation. For more information, please visit

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The Linux Foundation

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Company’s Decentralized Cloud Storage Service, Tardigrade Increases Users by More Than 300 Percent as Decentralized Cloud Market Experiences Rapid Growth

ATLANTA, GA – Nov. 18, 2020 — / — Storj Labs today announced multiple new integrations with its Tardigrade Decentralized Cloud Storage Service, including Velero—a VMware service for data recovery and migration for Kubernetes environments. VMware is also a Docker Registry and a storage and distribution system for named Docker images. The company also announced global research university Carnegie Mellon and the University of Maryland are both using Tardigrade to store and share large research datasets securely. These institutions are among the 11,200 customers who use Tardigrade decentralized cloud storage and take advantage of the company’s 45 PB of storage capacity spread worldwide.

Tardigrade is the world’s first decentralized cloud object storage solution backed by enterprise service level agreements (SLAs). The service launched to the general public in March 2020. Since the general launch, Storj Labs has grown the network’s capacity from 22 petabytes to 45 petabytes and Tardigrade users from 3,600 to 11,200—an increase of more than 300 percent. Today, there are 171 million files stored on Tardigrade.

“Decentralized cloud storage has the ability to greatly enhance security, privacy, and data durability for data owners and is largely why we’ve seen such impressive growth,” said Ben Golub, Storj Labs CEO and Executive Chair. “With more companies moving to the cloud, and the cloud industry being dominated by three large companies, decision-makers are very interested in pursuing other options for cloud storage to eliminate downtime and data centralization. Tardigrade is an ideal storage solution for any type of business looking to store data in the cloud, and technology companies that are interested in generating revenue through new approaches.”

Tardigrade’s Open Source Partner Program (OSPP) allows companies to generate revenue every time their users upload data to the decentralized cloud storage service. By joining the OSPP and integrating their platforms with Tardigrade, partners can help their users take advantage of the service’s security and data durability benefits while also generating revenue that can be sustainably reinvested in their respective businesses.

  • VMWare’s Velero: As one of the leading providers of data backup and recovery solutions for Kubernetes environments, Velero users can now use Tardigrade to backup their Kubernetes object data to Tardigrade. This gives their Kubernetes clusters multi-region availability and the benefit of end-to-end encryption.
  • Docker Registry: This service enables Docker users to store named Docker images and manage various versions of the same container. These container images reside on a storage device. Now, Docker users can host their registries on the decentralized cloud with Tardigrade, enhancing security, privacy, and performance.

“The Velero community is excited to see Tardigrade develop an integration with Velero, providing another option for object storage to our users,” said Michael Michael, Director of Product Management at VMware. “Velero’s mission is to be the best backup and recovery solution for Kubernetes, and integrations like this showcase our strong commitment to be an ecosystem citizen and enable users to take advantage of secure, globally-distributed cloud storage solutions that meet their needs.”

Storj Labs Tardigrade service is S3 compatible, end-to-end encrypted, and globally available similar to multi-region architectures of centralized services—all at a fraction of traditional cloud providers’ price. Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland will be able to take advantage of these benefits to keep their data secure and available for fast access worldwide, making research more accessible.

  • Carnegie Mellon University: As a globally-distributed research university with campuses across six continents, Carnegie Mellon quickly experienced the benefits a globally-distributed cloud storage service could bring to the organization and its important data. The university’s School of Computer Science hosts a large, quickly-growing research dataset on Tardigrade that is quickly growing beyond the multiple TB range and generating over 80TB of bandwidth utilization monthly.
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore: The physics department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, uses Tardigrade to store and transfer important research data to locations around the world. Tardigrade’s globally distributed architecture means large files can be downloaded with much higher performance due to parallelism.

“Tardigrade is an ideal solution for sharing the dataset because the data stored is globally available by default,” said Juncheng Yang, a CMU Ph.D. student. “Tardigrade helped us to solve our data storage and global sharing problem. The parallel architecture removes the bandwidth bottlenecks we’d been facing, enabling us to upload and share our data more efficiently and quickly.”

To date, Tardigrade has achieved 100% file durability since its beta launch over a year ago. The company is the only decentralized cloud storage service with an SLA, which guarantees 99.9999999% durability and 99.9% availability. Tardigrade delivers performance on par—or better than centralized cloud storage providers— delivering enterprise-grade Amazon S3-compatible object storage.

Developers and other cloud storage users interested in trying out Tardigrade can get started storing data on the platform by visiting the Tardigrade sign-up page.


  • To learn more about Storj Labs, visit the website at
  • Learn more about Tardigrade customers and partners on the website:
    • Tardigrade Backup for Kubernetes with Velero
    • Build a Docker Container Registry Backed by the Decentralized Cloud
    • Storj Labs and Carnegie Mellon: Moving Large Datasets Faster Across Research Institutions
    • Storj Labs and University of Maryland: Moving Large Datasets Faster Across Research Institutions
  • Learn more about the Tardigrade Decentralized Cloud Storage Service by visiting
  • Learn more about the Open Source Partner Program on the website.
  • Follow us on Twitter @Tardigrade_io and @storjproject.

About Storj
Storj Labs provides secure, affordable distributed cloud storage that gives data ownership back to the user, instead of major corporations. The company’s open-source cloud storage platform utilizes spare disk drive space shared by its community members to create a secure network for developers, operations teams, companies, and others in need of secure cloud storage. The distributed architecture of the Storj network protects against attacks, improves reliability, increases download/upload speeds, and enhances performance compared to many traditional cloud storage approaches.

Storj Labs also created the Tardigrade decentralized cloud service, the world’s first decentralized cloud object storage service. Tardigrade offers decentralized cloud storage that’s automatically encrypted, easily implemented, highly performant, exceptionally economical, and ridiculously resilient.

Now in production, the Tardigrade service delivers durability, performance, and security that is better than major cloud providers, at a fraction of the cost. Through the Tardigrade Open Source Partner Program, any open source projects that enable users to store data on Tardigrade via connectors will receive a portion of the revenue generated by those users.

Storj Labs
P: (404) 630-2242

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Clarksville, TN – Nov. 19, 2020 — / — dinCloud, a leader in Virtual Workspaces and Cloud Services is pleased to announce the revamp of its cloud orchestration and management portal, dinManage. This marks the achievement of yet another milestone in dinCloud’s commitment to constant innovation in cloud computing technologies and a step forward in enhancing UI/UX (User Interface and user experience). New dinManage can be accessed using the URL

As a premier Cloud Service Provider, dinCloud has always given great importance to User Experience (UX). We also strongly believe in giving maximum visibility to our valued users into their cloud deployments.

With this very goal in mind, we designed a highly intuitive and user friendly Cloud Management Portal called dinManage. This web based portal enables our cloud users to manage all aspects of their cloud environments from a single User Interface (UI).

Moreover, Ever since its introduction, dinCloud’s expert developers have been making incremental improvements in dinManage. These enhancements covered both the technical aspects as well as elements related to the User Interface (UI).

Lately, it was felt that we need to undertake a complete overhaul of dinManage. This task was undertaken to bring dinManage at par with the best cloud providers globally. Today, we are pleased to achieve a total revamp of our cloud orchestration portal, dinManage.

We have transformed the entire Graphical User Interface (GUI) of dinManage, with the primary focus on User Experience (UX). The home screen of dinManage now allows you to have a glimpse of your entire cloud environment and its core elements.

As the product range of dinCloud kept increasing over the years, it was felt to consolidate all our cloud services within dinManage. In this way, our valued cloud users will be able to manage Virtual Desktops, Virtual Servers and Virtual Databases, all through dinManage from a single pane of window without having to go anywhere else or jumping over to any other page.

In the revamp of dinManage, our developers paid special attention to elements that directly impacted its performance. You would be glad to know we have standardized the entire code that manages the complex back-end processes initiated via dinManage.

As we strive for perfection, our developers went a step further and started work on optimizing the code. With the successful optimization of dinManage code, we were able to drastically reduce lag times when executing tasks and processes over this portal.

Security is a core consideration at dinCloud and our dinManage portal is no exception. As you can control nearly all aspects of your cloud deployment via dinManage, we have successfully implemented Two Factor Authentication (2FA) prior to login.

A key aspect of end user experience is the responsiveness of deign. We are pleased to announce that now, dinManage has a fully responsive design. You can seamlessly avail all features of dinManage over your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop.

This complete transformation of dinManage has given dinCloud a unique competitive edge in the global Cloud market. With a revamped dinManage portal, we are now able to deliver more value, satisfaction and functionality to our valuable cloud users.

About dinCloud
dinCloud offers digital transformation services to organizations through its cloud platform. Each customer’s hosted private cloud offers Hosted Workspaces and Cloud Infrastructure that the customer controls. Services are available through dinCloud’s network of Value Added Resellers (VARs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Organizations interested in business process outsourcing (BPO) can leverage Premier BPO to extend services from IT to other back office and front office functions as well.

Visit,, or follow @dinCloud on Twitter.

PR Contact:
Sam Aslam
Director Marketing

Source: dinCloud




Durham, NC – November 18, 2020 — / — When it comes to data protection, some interruptions for data backup and recovery are inevitable. But minimizing the duration of interruptions allows users to resume accessing data quickly and helps return operational workflows to a productive pace sooner.

Principled Technologies (PT) timed how long a Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) DP5800 solution and a competing solution took to complete backups of databases and VMs and recover databases from backups. The Dell EMC IDPA solution saved time in each test scenario.

According to the report, “By choosing an IDPA DP5800-based solution for data protection, your organization can set shorter backup and recovery windows, which could minimize disruptions to application performance and user access, help you meet [service level agreements (SLAs)], and keep your organization’s daily operations on track.”

To read the full report and see test details, visit —

About Principled Technologies, Inc.
Principled Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of technology marketing and learning & development services.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. For more information, please visit

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Principled Technologies, Inc.
Sharon Horton

Principled Technologies, Inc.
1007 Slater Road, Suite #300
Durham, NC
USA, 27703

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With the Andes 5.3 release, Rubrik delivers up to 10X faster SQL Server backups for large enterprises and reduced cloud archiving costs by up to 95%

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Nov. 19, 2020 — / — Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, announced updates to its cloud data management platform, offering global enterprises best-in-class data storage, protection, and orchestration. Details of Rubrik’s winter product release were shared today in a virtual event with top IT industry leaders, emphasizing the company’s focus on helping today’s businesses modernize and automate, extend to the cloud and mitigate risk around their soaring volumes of data.

“Rubrik is driving a revolution in modern data management,” said Dan Rogers, president at Rubrik. “With Andes 5.3, innovative companies can add automation to their data operations, protection across hybrid environments including all three major public cloud providers, and mitigate increasing data risks.”

Rubrik’s latest advancements come at a time when businesses are accelerating cloud adoption to better support distributed workforces and explosive data growth. In a recent report, global research and advisory firm Forrester predicted that, largely as a result of the pandemic, the global public cloud infrastructure will grow 35% in 2021. More than 59 zettabytes (ZB) of data will be created, captured, copied, and consumed in the world this year, according to a new update to the Global DataSphere from International Data Corporation (IDC). At the same time, global ransomware reports have increased by 715% YoY according to the BitDefender Mid-Year Threat Landscape Report, suggesting that bad actors are capitalizing on the pandemic and increase in remote work.

To thrive in this changing environment, enterprises need a data management solution that can seamlessly migrate and power on data in the cloud and protect against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. The Andes 5.3 release is designed to address the needs of customers by delivering more enterprise-scale and performance, enhanced turnkey cloud migration, and expanded intelligent risk mitigation.

Sephora VP of IT Anil Gupta said, “Our infrastructure is essential to stay competitive, especially during these dynamic times. Rubrik technology grows with us–providing essential data protection and increasingly flexible and expandable data management as well.”

Performance at Enterprise Scale
Andes 5.3 offers improved performance benchmarks for large enterprise infrastructure and applications:

  • 10x faster backups of SQL Server environments with hundreds of databases per host–supporting up to 10,000 SQL databases on a single Rubrik 4-node cluster;
  • Oracle backup speed doubled to nearly one gigabyte per second;
  • A new ‘Recovery Validation’ feature for Oracle in Andes 5.3 will enable validation and recovery tests that ensure an Oracle database is recoverable;
  • New Service Level Agreement (SLA) policies can be applied to Rubrik Elastic App Service or managed volumes–enabling full backup automation; and
  • NAS restore performance has improved 3x and NetApp scanning performance has doubled, allowing for 35 million files to be scanned in less than 15 minutes.

According to Mike Suter, Cloud Systems Architect for CBRE Group, “Rubrik CDM allows for easy protection and fast recovery back to previous snapshots. Polaris has taken this a step further by reducing costs and also natively handling replication and recovery for complete data protection and disaster recovery.”

Expanding to the Cloud
Rubrik has focused on cloud since its inception and, with Andes 5.3, expands orchestration and cost control across private and public cloud infrastructures and hybrid environments:

  • Now supporting Google Cloud to include VMs and file sets as well as automated discovery and backup of SAP HANA on Google Cloud using Rubrik SLA-based policies;
  • Comprehensive hybrid-cloud VMware protection across on-premises, AWS, Azure and Google, and now VMware Cloud on AWS;
  • Fully cloud-native Polaris for Amazon RDS enabling unified protection of RDS across multiple AWS accounts and regions, and recovery to different AWS regions
  • New protection of Oracle databases on AWS and Azure; and
  • Improved Smart Tiering to archive data to cool storage when storage savings are greater than the compute costs of having to reconstruct the data for recovery.

Enterprise Risk Mitigation
Beyond immutable backups and faster recovery across hybrid environments, Rubrik offers products that work on top of its data protection platform Polaris to help customers proactively mitigate data risk, even as threats accelerate.

To help enterprises better reduce the risk of non-compliance and data breaches, Rubrik’s next release of Polaris Sonar product will offer visibility into high-risk locations, including sensitive files open to everyone and those that contain data that has not been accessed for some time. Released in 2019, Sonar is designed to discover sensitive, personally-identifiable information (PII) hiding in an organization’s unstructured data. Over 600 customers are now using Polaris Radar and Sonar applications to mitigate data risk.

James Fleming, Director of ITS at leading biomedical research institute, Francis Crick Institute, said, “Sadly, during the pandemic, we’ve seen more attempts to plant ransomware, even as we contend with a huge increase in sensitive health information. In addition to essential protection against ransomware through Rubrik’s immutable backups, Sonar helps to find sensitive data that would be at risk of being exposed.”

A number of select customers and partners are currently using Andes 5.3 in beta, with general availability expected over the coming months through Rubrik’s expansive global partner network.

“Enterprises today are tasked with new challenges in managing their data, from an increase in business data to the proliferation of ransomware,” said Mike McLain, Architect, Data Protection at Insight. “I am excited about the enhancements Rubrik is making to its platform in Andes 5.3 that will make it easier than ever for our mutual customers to automate, protect, and modernize their data infrastructure.”

Daniel Jenkins, IT Network Engineer for Omnitracs said, “Rubrik truly is a set-it-and-forget solution that allows us to automate our complex workflows in our hybrid cloud environment. Coupled with automation and ease of use with public cloud, Rubrik has yielded 65% cost savings while freeing up time for innovation.”

Over 2,700 customers around the world trust Rubrik to protect, automate, and govern their applications at a massive scale in one seamless fabric from data centers to the cloud. Rubrik enables breakthrough simplicity, speed, and savings for the enterprise, and serves three of four Fortune 100 telecom companies, two of four Fortune 100 defense and aerospace companies, two of three Fortune 100 specialty retailers, and four of five Fortune 100 insurance companies.

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About Rubrik
Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, enables enterprises to maximize value from data that is increasingly fragmented across data centers and the cloud. Rubrik delivers a single, policy-driven platform for data recovery, governance, compliance, and cloud mobility. For more information, visit and follow @rubrikInc on Twitter.

Kelsey Shively, Sr. Director of Communications, Rubrik

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Launches unified solution enabling companies to comply with GxP, adhere to data privacy laws, and facilitate collaboration; announces Advisory Board to shape new offerings and go-to-market strategies

Mountain View, CA. – November 19, 2020 — / — Egnyte, the leader in cloud content governance, announced Egnyte for Life Sciences, a purpose-built platform to serve those advancing the science of health. Egnyte’s unified solution helps biotech, medical device, and diagnostics companies accomplish three outcomes quickly: meet regulatory compliance standards, expedite data sharing and collaboration, and secure essential intellectual property.

Life Sciences companies need to manage numerous content-rich workflows that are unique in both their complexity and compliance demands: clinical studies, quality documentation, and regulatory submissions, to name a few. With Egnyte for Life Sciences, these companies can now do so in a single piece of software. The platform provides robust document management capabilities to facilitate intra- and inter-institutional collaboration while maintaining compliance with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 directives.

At Fulcrum Therapeutics, a Cambridge, MA-based firm, Chris Moxham, a Ph.D. and SVP of Discovery Research, leverages Egnyte as a unified solution to enable collaboration, security, and compliance with regulatory frameworks. “There has been an explosion of data types, and the data sets we work with are quite large, things like high-content imaging and sequence data,” said Moxham, whose pioneering research centers on developing medicines that treat the root cause of genetically defined diseases. “The ability for Egnyte to store the data files on a compliant platform and provide seamless access to scientists so we can create knowledge and move forward has been invaluable.”

In addition to addressing the complexities of managing regulated data at different stages of drug development – from research to clinical trials to IPO – Egnyte for Life Sciences also helps companies with global reach address the complexity of operating under multiple privacy and compliance regimes. Leveraging machine learning, the platform will identify risks to sensitive data and automates compliance with, for example, data privacy laws, like GDPR and CCPA. The software provides real-time alerts for misclassified personally identifiable information and a single dashboard to remediate issues.

The launch is a continuation of Egnyte’s strategy of providing simple yet sophisticated cloud content governance, security, and compliance solutions to content-critical businesses.

Egnyte is also announcing the formation of a Life Sciences Advisory Board to shape its offerings and go-to-market strategy in the industry. Advisory Board members include a Nobel Laureate, prominent biotech venture capitalists, and experts in life sciences data management.

About Egnyte
Egnyte provides one unified platform to govern and gain insight into business content on any app, any device, anywhere. More than 16,000 businesses trust Egnyte to empower distributed teams, protect business-critical data and reduce file-sharing cost and complexity. Investors include Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Byers, and Goldman Sachs. For more information, visit

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Boston, MA – November 19, 2020 — / — Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, is pleased to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named them a finalist in the 2020 CRN Tech Innovator Awards. Wasabi was recognized for its Reserved Capacity Storage solution in the Cloud Storage category.

This annual award program honors innovative vendors in the IT channel across 49 technology categories, in key areas ranging from cloud to security to storage to networking. CRN editors assessed hundreds of vendor products along multiple criteria, including uniqueness, key capabilities, technological competency, and addressing customer needs.

Wasabi Reserved Capacity Storage (RCS) is a new cloud storage service offering that makes selling cloud storage simple and profitable for resellers and buying cloud storage a natural addition to on-premises storage for end customers. RCS helps businesses save money by delivering a fixed, prepaid service period of 1, 3 or 5 years for storage capacity while reducing storage costs with added discounts for term and capacity. Wasabi RCS offers predictability with no fees for egress or API requests.

“CRN’s Tech Innovator Awards celebrate technology vendors that empower end-users and promote business growth for solution providers with pioneering, purpose-built solutions,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Congratulations to each of this year’s CRN Tech Innovator Award finalists! We are honored to recognize these best-in-class vendors that are powering IT transformation and innovation.”

“It is an honor to be recognized for this award alongside such respected industry leaders. Wasabi Reserved Capacity Storage is a solution that fits the needs of businesses looking to pay one bill for a set time with a set storage capacity. If more space is needed we make it easy to add on”, said Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Marty Falaro. “We’re laser-focused on doing one thing really, really well — cloud storage — and RCS is another way our channel partners can make more money and help their customers embrace the cloud in a way that is incredibly simple and cost-effective.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

About Wasabi
Wasabi provides simple, predictable, and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an infinite amount of data at 1/5th the price of the competition with no complex tiers or unpredictable egress fees. Trusted by customers worldwide, Wasabi has been recognized as one of technology’s fastest-growing and most visionary companies. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi has secured $110 million in funding to date and is a privately held company based in Boston.

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About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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Trusted Cloud Services offer Peace of Mind

WAYNE, PA – Nov. 19, 2020 — / — Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), a leading provider of highly-available, cloud connected infrastructure in North America and Europe, today announced it has achieved VMware Cloud Verified status. The Cloud Verified designation validates that Sungard AS offers the complete VMware-based software defined data center infrastructure delivered as a service.

VMware Cloud Verified partner services enable customers to achieve unmatched levels of consistency, performance, and interoperability for both traditional or containerized enterprise applications, giving them the confidence that the service is based on the most advanced VMware cloud technologies.

“Sungard AS is proud to be recognized as VMware Cloud Verified,” said Jim Paterson, Executive Vice President of Sungard AS. “With this designation, we can assure customers that they can move to the cloud with confidence knowing that Sungard AS meets or exceeds VMware’s rigorous standards for offering VMware cloud technology.”

Recognized as VMware Cloud Verified, Sungard AS’ new Private Cloud solution meets VMware’s standards for the ability to seamlessly run, manage, connect and secure applications across private and public clouds in a common operating environment. Built on industry-leading hyper-converged technology from its longstanding relationships with Dell Technologies and VMware, Sungard AS Private Cloud delivers the resiliency, control and commercial flexibility businesses seek.

“Partners that are VMware Cloud Verified provide organizations with complete and advanced VMware Cloud technologies, along with interoperability across clouds for greater advantage for their customers’ businesses,” said Jim Aluotto, senior director, Cloud Provider Business, Americas Region, VMware. “Cloud Verified services delivered by VMware Cloud Providers can provide the efficiency, agility, and reliability inherent in cloud computing. We look forward to supporting Sungard AS as it empowers organizations with a simple and flexible path to the cloud.”

VMware’s global network of more than 4,300 cloud providers leverage VMware’s consistent cloud infrastructure to offer a wide array of services in over 120 countries, provide geographic and industry specialization, and help customers meet complex regulatory requirements.

Learn more about how to become a Cloud Verified Partner and Sungard AS’ partnership with VMware.

About Sungard Availability Services
Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) is a leading provider of cloud connected infrastructure solutions serving enterprise customers from 75 hardened data centers and workplace recovery facilities in nine countries. Sungard AS has a 40-year track record of delivering resilient and highly available hybrid IT solutions. Backed by high performance networks, Sungard AS modernizes customers’ end-to-end IT across connected infrastructure, cloud, recovery, and workplace solutions. Working with customers to understand their business objectives, Sungard AS identifies gaps in customers’ current environments and tailors a solution to achieve their desired business outcomes. Visit Sungard AS at? call 1.888.537.6519. Connect with us on our Blog, LinkedIn,?Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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As the only data protection vendor included this year, Druva’s category leadership and sustained, continuous high growth help the company secure a spot on the annual list

SUNNYVALE, Calif. ? November 19, 2020 — / — Druva Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, today announced it has been recognized in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America now in its 26th year. This is Druva’s fifth consecutive year being named to the annual list, and as the only data protection vendor included in 2020, highlights the company’s continued growth as businesses across the globe turn to new technologies – designed and built in the cloud – to propel their organization into the cloud era.

“The events of this past year have been unprecedented in their sheer scale and magnitude, forcing every business to re-evaluate their business model, customer value, and workforce security,” said Jaspreet Singh, founder and CEO, Druva. “Cloud’s accessibility, robust security architecture, and cost savings have made it the defining technology of 2020. Built on that same principle, cloud-based data protection is bringing thousands of companies the business agility and data resilience needed to adapt with today’s dynamic marketplace. In light of this year’s events, our inclusion in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is even more gratifying, and a true testament to the company we have built over the years, as well as the passion of our incredible customers.”

As revealed in Druva’s recent 2020 Value of Data Report, 79 percent of IT leaders see data management and protection as a competitive business advantage and in 2020, Druva has continued to set the pace for the wider industry. The company now manages more than 166PB of data and in the last year more than 1,000 data center customers have turned to Druva to streamline data management and compliance while improving TCO by up to 50 percent and eliminating legacy on-premises hardware. In October, Druva surpassed 6.2 million daily backups, a 25 percent increase since the company announced it was performing 5 million daily backups nearly six months earlier. This summer Druva announced a new partnership with Tech Data, a global IT distributor and solutions aggregator, to bring customers access to a wider set of preferred partners while eliminating supply chain constraints and further reducing costs.

Druva has also continued to expand its comprehensive data protection portfolio and in the last few months has brought forward a series of industry firsts. Earlier this week at DxP: Cloud Data Protection Summit 2020, the company announced the acquisition of sfApex, bringing advanced data protection, sandbox management and data governance to Salesforce, the leading CRM platform. At the event, the company also introduced expansive new capabilities to help customers combat the rising threat of ransomware, and direct-to-cloud support for Oracle databases on-premises and in the cloud. Keynotes and sessions with speakers from AWS, Gartner, Hope Global, Regeneron, Republic Services, VMware, Zoom and more are now available on-demand.

In September, Druva introduced the industry’s first SaaS-based data protection for Kubernetes, the most widely adopted enterprise-grade container orchestrator. Druva Cloud Platform has also continued to be recognized for its best-in-class customer experience, receiving awards from TrustRadius and G2, as well as receiving a certified NPS score of 88.

About Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500™
Now in its 26th year, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2016 to 2019.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $US50,000, and current-year operating revenues of at least $US5 million. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.

Additional Information

  • Learn more about DxP: Cloud Data Protection Summit 2020
  • Read more about Druva’s 2020 Value of Data survey, and its insights from 700 IT leaders across the US and UK

About Druva
Druva delivers Data Protection and Management for the cloud era. Druva Cloud Platform is built on AWS and offered as-a-Service; customers drive down costs by up to 50 percent by freeing themselves from the burden of unnecessary hardware, capacity planning, and software management. Druva is trusted worldwide by over 4,000 companies at the forefront of embracing the cloud. Druva is a privately held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and is funded by Sequoia Capital, Viking Global Investors, Tenaya Capital, Riverwood Capital and Nexus Partners. Visit Druva and follow us @druvainc.

Media Contact:
Jesse Caputo
Director of Public Relations
Druva Inc.

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With more than 200% revenue growth, Nasuni continues to dominate the shift to cloud file storage from legacy on premises storage systems

BOSTON, MA – November 19, 2020 — / — Nasuni Corporation today announced it ranked 420 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America, now in its 26th year. Nasuni Corporation grew 222% from 2016 to 2019.

Nasuni Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Flanagan, credits enterprises’ desire to break free of legacy, on-premises storage and migrate to the efficiency of the cloud, as reflected in the company’s 150% growth of data-under-management in the past 24 months.

“Enterprises are tired of being tied to physical data centers and the burdens legacy hardware creates,” said Flanagan. “We are seeing incredible demand for Nasuni’s cloud based approach that dramatically cuts file storage costs, eliminates traditional backup and enables high-performance, local file access and global collaboration, regardless of whether teams are working from the main office, branch office or home.”

“For more than 25 years, we’ve been honoring companies that define the cutting edge and this year’s Technology Fast 500 list is proof positive that technology — from software and digital media platforms, to biotech — truly does permeate so many facets of our lives,” said Paul Silverglate, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology sector leader. “We congratulate this year’s winners, especially during a time when innovation is needed more than ever to address the monumental challenges posed by the pandemic.”

“Each year the Technology Fast 500 listing validates how important technology innovation is to our daily lives. It was interesting to see this year that while software companies continued to dominate, biotech companies rose to the top of the winners list for the first time, demonstrating that new categories of innovation are accelerating in the pursuit of making life easier, safer and more productive,” said Mohana Dissanayake, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and industry leader for technology, media and telecommunications, within Deloitte’s audit and assurance practice. “We extend sincere congratulations to these well-deserved winners — who all embody a spirit of curiosity, and a never-ending commitment to making technology advancements possible.”

About Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500™
Now in its 26th year, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2016 to 2019.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $US50,000, and current-year operating revenues of at least $US5 million. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.

About Nasuni
Nasuni is a world-class file services platform built for the cloud. Nasuni consolidates network attached storage (NAS) and file server silos in cloud storage, delivering infinite scale, built-in backup, global file sharing, and local file server performance, all at half the cost of traditional file infrastructures. Leading companies from a wide array of industries rely on Nasuni to share and collaborate on files across multiple sites, enhance workforce productivity, reduce IT cost and complexity, and maximize the business value of their file data. Sectors served by Nasuni include manufacturing, construction, creative services, technology, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, oil and gas, financial services, and public sector agencies. Nasuni Corporation is based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and its software platform is deployed in more than 70 countries around the globe. For more information, visit

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Tinton Falls, N.J. – November 19, 2020 — / — Today Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a recognized global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, announced that GigaOm has named the company an “outperformer” in its most recent report, “GigaOm Radar for Kubernetes Data Protection.” The report takes a comprehensive view of the data protection for Kubernetes market, as businesses are accelerating their hybrid cloud journey with enterprise adoption of containers.

This report recognizes the simplicity with which customers can store, protect and migrate containers in hybrid and multi-cloud environments with Commvault’s Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform and Commvault Complete Data Protection, citing Commvault’s strengths as “an easy-to-use and familiar environment to operate, helping the user to consolidate all backup operations on a single platform.”

Earlier this week, Commvault further simplified data protection for Kubernetes with its new Metallic VM and Kubernetes Backup, a cloud-delivered BaaS solution to protect Kubernetes applications.

“Commvault is demonstrating a strong commitment to Kubernetes and its operational models while continuing its robust support for traditional platforms and operations. And with the new Metallic additions this week, Commvault can now deliver the simplicity of SaaS in protecting Kubernetes applications, on-prem or in the cloud. At the end of the day, Commvault is a market leader for enterprise data protection,” said Enrico Signoretti, Research Analyst, GigaOm.

“We’re thrilled that Commvault has been recognized as an ‘outperformer’ in data protection for Kubernetes,” said Manoj Nair, General Manager, Metallic. “With our newly introduced Metallic VM and Kubernetes Backup, we have further transformed data protection for Kubernetes so our customers now have the easy button to protect their Kubernetes applications, while accelerating DevOps agility.”

Learn more about Commvault’s Kubernetes portfolio —

About Commvault
Commvault is a worldwide leader in delivering data readiness, enabling customers to intelligently manage data with solutions that store, protect, optimize and use data. Commvault software automates mind-numbing IT tasks and makes data work harder for customers— so they can gain invaluable insights for their businesses. Commvault solutions work across cloud and on-premises environments, leveraging the digital tools and procedures already in use. Commvault software, solutions and services are available from the company and through a global ecosystem of trusted partners. Commvault employs more than 2,300 highly-skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States.

About Metallic™

Metallic, A Commvault venture, was established to bring next-generation software-as-a-service (SaaS) data protection to the market, delivering Commvault’s powerful core technology simply through the cloud. Together with its partners, Metallic offers a growing portfolio of SaaS backup and recovery solutions to help today’s companies keep their data protected, compliant and safe from deletion, corruption and attack. Metallic operates as a division of Commvault.

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New Distribution Brings Together Everything Needed to Deploy Open-Source Apache Cassandra™ On Kubernetes In One Place

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – November 18, 2020 — / — Today, at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America, DataStax released K8ssandra, an open-source distribution of Apache Cassandra™ on Kubernetes. K8ssandra, a Kubernetes Helm chart that deploys all things Cassandra, is available now and gives database administrators (DBAs) and site reliability engineers (SREs) elastic scale for data on Kubernetes.

“K8ssandra will help make data cloud-native,” said Sam Ramji, Chief Strategy Officer at DataStax. “Kubernetes has made running and scaling stateless apps straightforward, but those apps need data. Bringing Cassandra to Kubernetes means having an automated open source distributed datastore that SREs appreciate. K8ssandra lets you scale data elastically and observe it with Prometheus and Grafana. It’s a distribution of known-good components that work well together on Kubernetes, and it’s a place for SREs to share operational wisdom.”

K8ssandra is an open-source distribution of Cassandra that supports stateful workloads on Kubernetes with elastic scale and auto-healing functionality. K8ssandra is deployed using helm and includes projects that the community has identified as essential for automating Cassandra:

  • Cass-operator: an operator that serves as the translation layer between the control plane of Kubernetes and operations done by the Cassandra cluster.
  • Cassandra Reaper: a tool that helps manage the critical maintenance task of anti-entropy repair in a Cassandra cluster.
  • Cassandra Medusa: a way to backup and restore your data.

K8ssandra also includes and integrates with:

  • Prometheus: pre-built and collected metrics.
  • Grafana: pre-configured dashboards, enabling observability.

According to the “Cloud Development Survey” from Evans Data Corporation, sixty-two percent of developers indicated that they prefer Kubernetes or cloud service providers to manage their data.

“Running a database at scale has long been one of the most difficult challenges for engineering staff, and Cassandra was built for exactly that purpose,” said Stephen O’Grady, Principal Analyst with RedMonk. “As Kubernetes has accelerated towards ubiquity, organizations will increasingly look for ways to run databases at scale on that platform. This is, in turn, what K8ssandra is built for.”

“New Relic is highly supportive of standardizing community-supported tools for operating and managing Cassandra clusters. We are excited about the K8ssandra launch and look forward to actively contributing and collaborating with the broader open source community. This is a great starting point for new and existing users to run Cassandra in Kubernetes and benefit from direct access to the best available Cassandra expertise and practices,” said Tom Offerman, Senior Software Engineer at New Relic.

In March 2020, DataStax open-sourced a Kubernetes operator in partnership with the community to help make Cassandra the ideal database for scale-out, cloud-native data. K8ssandra is the continuation of that work.

“Orange has had a strong commitment to running Cassandra in Kubernetes with our open-source operator CassKop. I’m happy to see K8ssandra will expand what we are doing as a community to make Cassandra the standard for data on Kubernetes,” said Franck Dehay, Software Engineer at Orange.

Apache Cassandra is the leader in scale-out, zero-downtime workloads and is used at global enterprises—including Home Depot, Netflix, and Apple. Cassandra supports an array of data use cases—from financial services transactions to entertainment streaming services and everything in between.

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Provider of World’s Fastest Cloud File System Technology Unveils New Channel Programs and a New Attitude—Partner Portal, Big SPIFFs, MDF and Expanded Certification

CAMPBELL, Calif.— November 17, 2020 — / — Panzura has announced a powerful, new and comprehensive set of channel support and investments to drive the success of Panzura partners around the world, including system integrators, value-added resellers, technology alliance partners, OEMs and managed service providers (MSPs).

Panzura has upped the ante with competitors, now offering a 35 percent discount on all sales which underscores the company’s new partner-first approach to the market. Additional programs geared toward channel partners to boost sales activities have also been introduced. Resellers will now benefit from new SPIFFs, and an unlimited marketing development fund (MDF), both designed to address the challenges of making money in the channel, and to ensure partners are rewarded with lucrative deals.

In support of the existing and new channel programs offered by Panzura, the company has rolled out an online partner portal, powered by Allbound’s partner relationship and channel management solution. The portal provides a seamless experience for managing the full range of co-op, MDF, SPIFFs, rebates and rewards, and gives sales representatives and program administrators an easy “one-stop shop” to manage, grow, train and execute their Panzura business. This includes deal registration, as well as access to resources for sales enablement, and marketing assistance including the ability to co-brand assets within moments. Partners can also use the portal to get Panzura certified, a program which will see significant expansion into new market segments beyond its AEC roots.

“The success of our partners is our success—nothing could be more important than ensuring they have the best tools and support available to do their jobs,” said Zach LaVoie, global director of channel sales at Panzura. Since its acquisition in May by Profile Capital Management, a private wealth fund that invests in exceptional technology, the company has reshaped its culture with a renewed commitment to help customers and partners achieve outstanding business outcomes.

“We have taken a good hard look at the sticking points for our reseller partners, and across the board removed the barriers to closing deals and getting things done. That includes making it easier for customers to get data into the cloud, and take advantage of Panzura services,” LaVoie added.

Program expansion and investments
Recent partner program enhancements, all of which can be found on the new partner portal, are designed to provide easy tools for joint business planning and expanded deal reporting and registration.

MDF—A new Marketing Development Fund has been introduced with no practical limit as a means to help partners drive revenue together with Panzura. Registered partner program participants can apply to the fund by filling out a form on the partner portal.

SPIFFs—The Sales Performance Investment Fund is a versatile incentive for partners that offers $250 to sales representatives, and an additional $250 to tech resources, as a discreet bonus for closing a deal or booking a demo.
Panzura certification—An upgrade to the Panzura Certification Program, which has previously focused on AEC sales, will include new content, exams and certifications for additional customer segments.

Alliance experts—Panzura has brought in dedicated experts to assist resellers with deals that revolve around implementations for cloud alliance partners such as Google, IBM, AWS, Azure, Cloudian and Wasabi.

“While Panzura’s technology had us on day one, their investment in our current and future partnership has been a big deal to us,” said Cary Dahl, field CTO at SHI International Corp. “They are not rigid around program parameters and are willing to do what it takes to achieve our sales goals, maximize revenue, and ensure our customers are completely satisfied. We look forward to deepening our relationship with Panzura with the great new incentives and programs they now offer.”

“Hands down, Panzura has the fastest and most powerful platform for accessing and protecting data spread across public clouds, on-premises data centers and the edge,” said Robert J. Zannotti, executive vice president for global sales at Microdesk, Inc., “Our partnership is becoming more important and meaningful for both companies, and we look forward to continuing to grow together.”

About Panzura
Panzura is the fabric that transforms cloud storage into a global file system, allowing enterprises to use the cloud as a high performance, globally available data center. Companies all around the world in the sports, healthcare, financial services, media and entertainment, gaming, and architectural, engineering and construction industries, as well as government agencies use Panzura’s fabric to manage hundreds of petabytes of data in the cloud. Visit for more information.

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An average of 12 cloud providers were used to drive business transformation, but complexity can lead to risk unless comprehensive data protection tools are used

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – November 17, 2020 — / — Veritas Technologies, a global leader in data protection, availability and insights, today highlighted the challenges that businesses around the globe are facing as they try to protect data stored in complex hybrid multi-cloud environments, from the growing threat of ransomware. In the 2020 Ransomware Resiliency Report, Veritas found that only 36% of respondents said their security has kept pace with their IT complexity, underscoring the need for greater use of data protection solutions that can protect against ransomware across the entirety of increasingly heterogenous environments.

Need to pay ransoms
Typically, if businesses fall foul to ransomware and are not able to restore their data from a backup copy of their files, they may look to pay the hackers responsible for the attack to return their information. The Veritas research showed companies with greater complexity in their multi-cloud infrastructure were more likely to make these payments. The mean number of clouds deployed by those organizations who paid a ransom in full was 14.06. This dropped to 12.61 for those who paid only part of the ransom and went as low as 7.22 for businesses who didn’t pay at all. In fact, only 20% of businesses with fewer than five clouds paid a ransom in full, less than half the number (44%) for those with more than 20. This compares with 57% of the under-fives paying nothing to their hackers and just 17% of the over-20s.

Slow recovery times
Complexity in cloud architectures was also shown to have a significant impact on a business’s ability to recover following a ransomware attack. While 43% of those businesses with fewer than five cloud providers in their infrastructure saw their business operations disrupted by less than one day, only 18% of those with more than 20 were as fast to return to normal. Moreover, 39% of the over-20s took 5-10 days to get back on track, with just 16% of the under-fives having to wait so long.

Inability to restore data
Furthermore, according to the findings of the research, greater complexity in an organization’s cloud infrastructure, also made it slightly less likely that they would ever be able to restore their data in the event of a ransomware attack. While 44% of businesses with fewer than five cloud providers were able to restore 90% or more of their data, just 40% of enterprises building their infrastructure on more than 20 cloud services were able to say the same.

John Abel, SVP and Chief Information Officer at Veritas said: “The benefits of hybrid multi-cloud are increasingly being recognised in businesses around the world. In order to drive the best experience, at the best price, organizations are choosing best-of-breed cloud solutions in their production environments, and the average company today is now using nearly 12 different cloud providers to drive their digital transformation. However, our research shows many businesses’ data protection strategies aren’t keeping pace with the levels of complexity they’re introducing and, as a result, they’re feeling the impact of ransomware more acutely. In order to insulate themselves from the financial and reputational damage of ransomware, organizations need to look to data protection solutions that can span their increasingly heterogenous infrastructures, no matter how complex they may be.”

Businesses recognize the challenge
The Veritas research revealed that many businesses are aware of the challenge they face, with just 36% of respondents believing their security had kept pace with the complexity in their infrastructure. The top concern as a result of this complexity, as stated by businesses, was the increased risk of external attack, cited by 37% of all participants in the research.

Abel continued: “We’ve heard from our customers that, as part of their response to COVID, they rapidly accelerated their journey to the cloud. Many organizations needed to empower homeworking across a wider portfolio of applications than ever before and, with limited access to their on-premise IT infrastructure, turned to cloud deployments to meet their needs. We’re seeing a lag between the high-velocity expansion of the threat surface that comes with increased multi-cloud adoption, and the deployment of data protection solutions needed to secure them. Our research shows some businesses are investing to close that resiliency gap – but unless this is done at greater speed, companies will remain vulnerable.”

Need for investment
Nearly half of businesses (46%) shared they had increased their budgets for security since the advent of the COVID pandemic. There was a correlation between this elevated level of investment and the ability to restore data in the wake of an attack: 47% of those spending more since the Coronavirus outbreak were able to restore 90% or more of their data, compared with just 36% of those spending less. The results suggest there is more to be done though, with the average business being able to restore only 80% of its data.

Back to basics
While the research indicates organizations need to more comprehensively protect data in their complex cloud infrastructures, the survey also highlighted the need to get the basics of data protection right too. Only 55% of respondents could claim they have offline backups in place, even though those who do are more likely to be able to restore more than 90% of their data. Those with multiple copies of data were also better able to restore the lion’s share of their data. Forty-nine percent of those with three or more copies of their files were able to restore 90% or more of their information, compared with just 37% of those with only two.

The three most common data protection tools to have been deployed amongst respondents who had avoided paying ransoms were: anti-virus, backup and security monitoring, in that order.

Global trends
The safest countries to be in to avoid ransomware attacks, the research revealed, were Poland and Hungary. Just 24% of businesses in Poland had been on the receiving end of a ransomware attack, and the average company in Hungary had only experienced 0.52 attacks ever. The highest incident of attack was in India, where 77% of businesses had succumbed to ransomware, and the average organization had been hit by 5.27 attacks.

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The 2020 Ransomware Resiliency Report was carried out by Wakefield Research in September 2020 and includes the responses to questions from 2,690 senior IT executives at companies of 1,000 or more employees in Australia, Benelux, China, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey, UAE, UK and US.

About Veritas
Veritas Technologies is a global leader in data protection, availability and insights. Over 80,000 customers—including 87 percent of the Fortune Global 500—rely on us to abstract IT complexity and simplify data management. The Veritas Enterprise Data Services Platform automates the protection and orchestrates the recovery of data everywhere it lives, ensures 24/7 availability of business-critical applications, and provides enterprises with the insights they need to comply with evolving data regulations. With a reputation for reliability at scale and a deployment model to fit any need, the Veritas Enterprise Data Services Platform supports more than 800 different data sources, over 100 different operating systems, more than 1,400 storage targets, and more than 60 different cloud platforms. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter at @veritastechllc.

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. – November 17, 2020 — / — PSA, the world’s largest consortium of professional systems integrators, today announced the addition of ProActive Data Storage and Monitoring Inc., (www., to its Managed Security Service Provider Program (MSSP). ProActive offers both local and cloud video storage through its patented file reduction solution for surveillance video storage along with system health monitoring.

“ProActive is a leading video monitoring and storage manufacturer,” said Tim Brooks, vice president of sales and vendor management for PSA. “The ProActive team has developed robust and affordable video solutions, providing back-up for critical surveillance data. We are very pleased to add ProActive to our lineup of products.”

ProActive is committed to creating affordable video solutions for the entire marketplace by turning video files into small compressed data files. This compression reduces the amount of hard drives, cloud storage space and upload bandwidth needed to store the videos, resulting in lower video storage costs for customers. The health monitoring feature provided by ProActive, pushes notifications to alert the user if their video system is down reducing the chance of losing saved video files.

“We are extremely excited about our new partnership with PSA,” said Thomas Maggio, CEO of ProActive. “This partnership will help bring our patented technology offering to some of the premier systems integrators in our industry, allowing them to offer a solution for their clients to back-up their important surveillance data.”

By offering affordable cloud storage and health monitoring as a managed solution, integrators possess the ability to create greater customer retention and provide diverse products and services to their end users.

PSA’s MSSP program hinges on uniting industry-leading partners in cybersecurity and cloud-based security solutions, offering training and certification opportunities and financing options with assistance from PSA.

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About PSA
PSA is the world’s largest systems integrator consortium made up of the most progressive security and audio-visual systems integrators in North America. Combined, PSA members boast over 400 branch locations, employ over 7,500 industry professionals, and are responsible for over $4.5 billion annually in security, fire, life safety, and pro audio-visual installations.

PSA’s mission is to empower its owners to become the most successful systems integrators in the markets they serve. PSA brings this mission to life by partnering with industry leading product and solution providers, delivering unparalleled education and training programs and by offering a variety of distinctive services that can enhance any company’s operations. Learn more at

About ProActive Data Storage & Monitoring, Inc.
In August 2016, ProActive was formed based on the necessity to fill a gap in the industry that has long been ignored. Tom Maggio and Michael Biordi started ProActive Data Storage & Monitoring to revolutionize the surveillance industry and the capabilities of video monitoring and storage. Today, as a leading video monitoring and storage manufacturer, the company believes in putting its customers’ needs first and developed affordable video solutions that has allowed users to store important video footage with less storage requirements and minimized downtime with real-time system failure alerts. ProActive offers filtered health monitoring which sends alerts to customers if there is a problem with the camera system. For further information on ProActive Data Storage & Monitoring, visit www.

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Microsoft Azure customers worldwide now gain access to StoneFly cloud storage to take advantage of the scalability, reliability, and agility of Azure to drive application development and shape business strategies

HAYWARD, California – November 16, 2020 — / — StoneFly Inc. today announced the availability of StoneFly cloud storage in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. StoneFly customers can now take advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform, with streamlined deployment and management.

StoneFly cloud storage provides enterprise storage (SAN, NAS, and object) with a complete set of enterprise data services. StoneFly cloud storage enables users to combine S3 object and Azure Blob storage in the same cloud, allowing users to test out different environments in Microsoft Azure’s secure cloud without having to manage multiple platforms. This makes StoneFly cloud storage suitable for DevOps, software testing, and production.

Additionally, the enterprise cloud storage facilitates use cases such as file storage, collaboration and sharing, target storage for virtual machines (VMs), immutable backup and DR, meeting regulatory compliance, and more.
Furthermore, with advanced built-in data services, you can secure your workloads from ransomware and data loss using immutable snapshots, optimize storage consumption with deduplication and thin provisioning, keep data safe with encryption, set up cross-platform multi-vendor redundancy with sync and async replication, archive data for years in scalable petabyte-scale repositories, and the choice to store data across multiple clouds (no vendor lock-in) and locations; or at a centralized cloud storage.

“Whether it’s building a collaborative cloud environment using StoneFly NAS, running high-performance structured workloads in Azure with StoneFly iSCSI, storing data for years in S3 tiers, or all of the above, our cloud storage in Azure offers you a versatile solution that fits multiple use cases at every scale, starting from a few gigabytes to petabytes, and at a competitive price point,” said Mo Tahmasebi, founder and CEO of StoneFly.

“Through Microsoft Azure Marketplace, customers around the world can easily find, buy, and deploy partner solutions they can trust, all certified and optimized to run on Azure,” said Sajan Parihar, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp. “We’re happy to welcome StoneFly’s solution to the growing Azure Marketplace ecosystem.”

The Azure Marketplace is an online market for buying and selling cloud solutions certified to run on Azure. The Azure Marketplace helps connect companies seeking innovative, cloud-based solutions with partners who have developed solutions that are ready to use.

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About StoneFly Inc.
StoneFly Inc., headquartered in California, was founded to deliver upon the vision of simple and affordable storage optimization and disaster recovery protection through IP SAN solutions. StoneFly is a leading manufacturer of high-performance network-attached storage (NAS), storage area networks (SAN) – iSCSI systems, hyperconverged systems, and RAID systems. StoneFly’s range of enterprise products also includes cloud storage solutions, cloud storage gateway solutions, and data migration services for enterprise workloads.

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Exciting news!

West Palm Beach – Nov. 18, 2020 — / — Computing‘s Cloud Excellence Awards recognize the very best of the cloud industry, from compelling products to vendors, through to the top use cases from end-user firms. N2WS is thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as the winner in the category Cloud DR and Continuity Product of the Year.

Ohad Kritz, Founder and CEO commented “It is an honor to be awarded Cloud DR and Continuity Product of the Year in the Cloud Excellence Awards – this recognition helps to reaffirm our position in providing peace of mind for our customers with daily backup strategies and cost effective, worry-free scalability on AWS.”

2020 winners have been announced in an exclusive eBook, with in-depth insights into all categories, the nominees and of course the lucky winners.

About N2WS
N2WS was founded in 2012 with the mission of providing enterprise-class data protection for production environments deployed in the public cloud. N2WS Backup & Recovery from N2W Software was designed and built from the ground up to meet all backup and DR requirements and is now the leading enterprise-class backup, recovery, and disaster recovery solution specifically optimized for Amazon’s AWS EC2 infrastructure. Enterprises can recover complete servers/instances, specific volumes, or individual files in seconds to other AWS regions or even another AWS account, and be back up to production in only seconds.

You can try N2WS today. CPM’s 30-day free trial (no credit card needed) includes all features of our Enterprise edition so you will be able to see first hand how to efficiently and cost-effectively protect your EC2 instances, RDS, EFS, DynamoDB, Aurora databases, as well as Redshift clusters and utilize both cross region and cross-account DR, reporting and many cost saving and data lifecycle management features.

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Only Company Named to Both Top Data Virtualization & Data Protection Lists, Actifio’s Breadth of Use Cases Reinforced

WALTHAM, Mass. – November 17, 2020 — / — Actifio, the pioneer of copy data management software, has been honored among “The 13 Best Data Virtualization Tools and Software for 2020” by Solutions Review. This makes Actifio the only company to be featured on both “Best Data Virtualization” and “Best Data Protection” lists for 2020.

“Actifio offers a Virtual Data Pipeline (VDP) that automates self-service provisioning and refresh of enterprise workloads,” reported Solutions Review. “The product integrates with existing toolchains and features data delivery and re-use for data scientists through a set of APIs and automation. Users can recover any data across any cloud from any point in time as well. Actifio is a unified platform that includes security and compliance tools to protect, secure, retain and govern data no matter where it resides.”

Actifio is further set apart from traditional backup and recovery providers thanks to its multi-cloud copy data management software platform, which not only gives developers full lifecycle management of virtual copies of data in their native format allowing, but also provides application-consistent backup incrementally, forever. Having this mission-critical data on-demand gives developers an edge in developing applications and getting them out to market faster.

Other companies named to the “Best of 2020” Data Virtualization Software list in addition to Actifio are AtScale, CData, Data Virtuality, Denodo, IBM Cloud Pak for Data (which incorporates the Actifio Virtual Data Platform), Informatica, Oracle, Red Hat, SAP, SAS, Stone Bond Technologies, and TIBCO Software.

Solutions Review develops resources to assist buyers in search of the best tools to fit the needs of their organization. It understands the in-depth research needed to pick the right solution based on a meta-analysis of real user sentiment gathered through the most trusted business software review sites and its own five-point inclusion criteria.

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About Actifio
Actifio is the pioneer of multi-cloud copy data management software, enabling organizations to virtualize and deliver their data instantly, anywhere. An enterprise-class software platform powered by patented Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology, Actifio helps accelerate adoption of hybrid, public and multi-cloud strategies, build higher quality applications faster, and improve business resiliency and availability. For more, visit or follow @Actifio on Twitter.

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Award-winning PX-Backup, PX-DR and PX-Store products represent the most advanced solutions in the market for data protection, backup, and disaster recovery

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 13, 2020 — / — Portworx by Pure Storage, the industry’s most complete Kubernetes Data Services Platform, today announced it was named a leader in the GigaOm Radar for Kubernetes Data Protection, which examines the effectiveness of twelve different Kubernetes data protection solutions across ten key criteria and evaluation metrics. According to the report, Portworx provides “a highly scalable and flexible solution for Kubernetes data storage and management that works seamlessly across different on-premises and cloud environments” Portworx also received top marks on all five evaluation metrics including flexibility, scalability, performance, ease of use, and TCO/ROI.

Today’s report inclusion marks the second time this year Portworx has been included in a GigaOm Radar Report. In March (and a subsequent update in July), Portworx was labeled the category leader in the GigaOm Radar for Data Storage for Kubernetes after ranking the company as a “strong focus and perfect fit” on 9 out of 11 evaluation criteria and key capabilities.

“Portworx’s continued presence in GigaOm Radar Reports for Kubernetes is testament to the strength of capabilities when it comes to Kubernetes data protection and data storage,” said Enrico Signoretti, senior data storage analyst, GigaOm. “Features like PX-Backup and PX-DR support highly scalable workflows across both on-premise and cloud environments, and Portworx by Pure Storage provides application owners and DevOps teams with the tools they need to simplify data management processes.”

“This positioning signifies industry-wide recognition of Portworx’s ability to deliver scalable and consistent Kubernetes data protection and storage to enterprises everywhere,”said Murli Thirumale, co-founder and VP, GM cloud native business unit at Portworx by Pure Storage. “We’re pleased to be ranked so highly alongside our peers in today’s GigaOm Radar Report for Kubernetes Data Protection.”

For more information about Portworx’s leadership in data protection around Kubernetes, visit to download the report.

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About Pure Storage
Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) helps modern organizations turn data into business advantage. Pure solutions enable a unified data experience that can adapt as customer needs evolve. One of the fastest-growing enterprise IT companies in history, Pure Storage helps customers put data to use while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. Pure Storage provides a modern data experience that creates a common operating environment across multiple data centers and clouds, easing operations via APIs and intelligent AI-driven automation. And with a certified NPS customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, Pure’s ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world.

About Portworx by Pure Storage
Portworx, acquired by Pure Storage in October 2020, is the container storage company enterprises rely on to manage mission critical data services in containers. By enabling data availability, data security, backup and disaster recovery for Kubernetes-based applications running on-prem or across clouds, Portworx has helped dozens of Global 2000 companies such as Carrefour, Comcast, GE Digital, Lufthansa, T-Mobile, and SAIC run containerized data services in production. Based in Los Altos, Portworx partners with Amazon, Cisco, Google, HPE, IBM, Pivotal, VMware, and other leading enterprise software companies to accelerate container adoption. For more information, visit or follow @portwx.

Analyst Recognition
Pure Storage has been named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for General Purpose Storage. Additionally, Portworx was recognized as the leader in GigaOm’s inaugural 2020 Radar Report for Data Storage for Kubernetes

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TORONTO, ON – November 18, 2020 — / — Asigra Inc., a leader in backup and recovery software that delivers comprehensive backup repository cyber protection, today identified five ransomware challenges expected to impact businesses in 2021, driven in part by an escalation of increasingly sophisticated ransomware attacks globally. Tasked with ensuring operational continuity, Asigra is responding to these challenges and providing guidance on maintaining productive business operations.

According to the US Government’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), “The organization has observed continuing ransomware attacks across the country and around the world. Malicious actors have adjusted their ransomware tactics over time to include pressuring victims for payment by threatening to release stolen data if they refuse to pay. Malicious actors increasingly use tactics such as deleting system backups, which make restoration and recovery more difficult or infeasible for impacted organizations.”

Organizations today have a false sense of security that their backup will be there for them when a ransomware attack occurs. Sadly, a large number of these attacks now target backup data, preventing business recoveries after such attacks. With pandemic-influenced IT trends evolving and a shift in IT solutions and services underway, Asigra has identified the following challenges expected in 2021 and guidelines for operating successfully going forward:

  1. Ransomware Attacks on Kubernetes Containers: The deployment of Kubernetes-based containers is growing rapidly as it allows software to run consistently between computing environments, making it highly portable, productive and ideal for digital transformation. Along with these advantages comes the generation of massive data volumes, making these new environments prime targets for new ransomware variants. Mitigating these attacks will require an industry-wide approach to ensuring the viability of these environments before, during and after such attacks.
  2. Cyber-targeting of SaaS-Based Applications: With the increase in distributed enterprise operations and remote work environments, there will be continued adoption of SaaS-based applications. Beyond the flexible use of these applications, they offer cost, time and scalability advantages in many cases. However, they also create a new data source that is vulnerable to ransomware and must be protected.
  3. AI-Driven Cyberattacks: Artificial intelligence and the technologies that enable it are becoming more advanced. The resulting new capabilities are allowing criminal organizations to conduct more complex and targeted attacks. To counter these more intelligent attacks, organizational defenses must also evolve.
  4. Ransomware Payments to Become Illegal: The US government has expressed intentions to align the payment of cyber ransoms with the support of terrorist organizations and will likely make these payments illegal. It is expected that other nations will enact such laws as well, especially to defend against possible nation-state sponsored actors. Without the ability to retrieve criminally encrypted data or recover properly, ransomware attacks will become business ending events.
  5. Managed Security Service Provider Registration with the Government: The US government will move to require MSPs/MSSPs that provide cybersecurity services to register their organizations with the government, adding more regulations as the ransomware trend continues to accelerate.

One method of addressing any of the above challenges is to ensure a viable backup copy is available to restore all data to pre-attack status. This entails a strong defense of the organization’s backup infrastructure, including access to backup software controls. Recent ransomware variants are conducting immutability subversion attacks which are possible because ‘step-up’ or Deep MFA (multi-factor authentication) has not been applied to backup software. Asigra Deep MFA requires credentials for any critical function that could compromise a recovery – providing protection to secure policy settings and controls.

“Organizations need to ready themselves to properly and quickly respond to ransomware attacks regardless of what has been attacked. One way to do this is to make backup data very difficult to hack,” said David Farajun, Chief Executive Officer, Asigra, Inc. “Regardless of the imposing number of routes that ransomware will take in 2021, having a well-planned response plan to get your systems back up and running in the least amount of time will be critical to ensuring business viability.”

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About Asigra
Trusted since 1986, Asigra technology is proudly developed in and supported from North America, providing organizations around the world the ability to quickly recover their data from anywhere through a global network of IT service providers. As the industry’s most comprehensive data protection platform for servers, virtual machines, endpoint devices, databases and applications, SaaS and IaaS based applications, Asigra lowers the total cost of ownership, reduces recovery time objectives, and eliminates silos of backup data by providing a single consolidated repository with 100% recovery assurance and anti-ransomware defense. The company has been recognized as a three-time Product of the Year Gold winner by TechTarget for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software and positioned well in the market by analysts. More information on Asigra can be found at

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New partnership simplifies the process of identifying older data and migrating it while still making it available to users, reducing costs while increasing the accessibility of hot data

BOSTON, MA, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL November 17, 2020 — / — Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company, today announced a new partnership with DataCore Software, the authority on software-defined storage (SDS), to provide customers with a fast, practical, and cost-effective solution for archiving inactive files and saving snapshots to the cloud in a secure format. Users of NAS and file systems can use DataCore vFilO file and object storage virtualization software to pool and easily migrate cold, inactive data to the cloud, unlocking greater storage capacity for hot data on network-attached storage (NAS) and filers on-premises.

Inactive, historical data is one of the biggest culprits of annual storage spend for any company. While this data is critical to save, it consumes a significant amount of storage space requiring companies to buy new equipment and manually spread files across different systems. This is both expensive and ultimately breaks directory hierarchies and disrupts users, resulting in expensive data silos. With access to Wasabi’s low-cost, scalable cloud object storage, users of DataCore vFilO can leverage secondary storage in the cloud in a completely non-disruptive, automated, and reversible manner. The integrated solution saves companies from buying more expensive capacity on-premises and keeps the familiar directory structure intact.

IT organizations leverage vFilO’s capability to serve as a virtualization layer on top of existing file systems including Isilon, NetApp, and other NFS or SMB-based systems, then establish policies to identify data to be archived in the cloud based on metadata such as file age. vFilO then continuously identifies files that meet the policy, encrypts and compresses them, performs global deduplication, and uploads them to a cloud storage system. The files are still available transparently for users. Upon request, these files are downloaded from the cloud, re-hydrated, and presented to users.

Another use case is to store copies of entire folders, shares, or systems in the cloud for data protection purposes, where data is encrypted and protected. Wasabi offers not only extremely low-cost cloud object storage using the standard S3 interface, the company also provides multiple datacenter options in various geographic locations. Wasabi provides 11x9s of data protection with redundant data centers and the option for immutability.

“Customers rely on DataCore vFilO to orchestrate data placement across different classes of storage as the value of data changes. While we have always prioritized efficient data archival, identifying a cloud option that was cost-effective without compromising on performance has been a challenge,” said Paul Tilston, VP Alliances at DataCore. “By integrating Wasabi’s cloud with vFilO, we solve this problem allowing customers to easily extend their data archival to the cloud in an automatic and sustainable way at an extremely low cost.”

Wasabi’s hot cloud storage provides the most affordable alternative for archiving files and storing extra snapshots. The company’s zero egress fees and low latency allows users to easily access archived data without the fear of excess fees or long delays.

“Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage provides simple, predictable, and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world at 1/5th the price of the competition,” said David Friend, Wasabi CEO and co-founder. “Through this partnership, Wasabi will allow DataCore customers to alleviate storage capacity issues while enabling them to fully leverage the power of their data without burning through their storage budget.”

“Despite the economic uncertainty we’ve experienced throughout 2020, enterprise data growth continues to expand at a relentless pace,” said Andrew Smith, research manager, IDC Infrastructure Platforms and Technologies. “However, in many enterprises, storage budgets are not growing in parallel with data growth. This can create an unsustainable scenario where IT organizations are asked to store more data without the ability to contribute any additional spending. Low-cost secondary storage services from cloud providers are designed to help alleviate this challenge, providing customers with extremely low rates (in terms of $/GB month), and intelligent tiering options that help place data in the most accessible and cost-effective environments possible.”

About Wasabi
Wasabi provides simple, predictable, and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an infinite amount of data at 1/5th the price of the competition with no complex tiers or unpredictable egress fees. Trusted by customers worldwide, Wasabi has been recognized as one of technology’s fastest-growing and most visionary companies. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi has secured $110 million in funding to date and is a privately held company based in Boston.

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About DataCore
DataCore Software delivers the industry’s most flexible, intelligent, and powerful software-defined storage solutions for block, file and object storage, helping more than 10,000 customers worldwide modernize how they store, protect, and access data. With a comprehensive product suite, intellectual property portfolio, and unrivaled experience in storage virtualization and advanced data services, DataCore is The Authority on Software-Defined Storage. To request a demo, visit

Wasabi PR contact
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DataCore PR Contact
SVM Public Relations on behalf of DataCore

Source: Wasabi




Veeam protects the company’s IT systems supporting society

Brisbane, Australia – 18 November 2020 — / — Veeam® Software, the leader in backup solutions enabling Cloud Data Management™, today announced that Penske Australia & New Zealand, a leading supplier of the world’s finest heavy-duty trucks, diesel and gas engines, power systems and related parts, has replaced Veritas NetBackup with Veeam Backup & Replication™.  Veeam increases backup, replication and recovery speeds by 90% and ensures seamless failover for the first time, making disaster recovery efficient and reliable. Veeam also supports regulatory compliance and helps protect against cyberattacks.

Penske Australia & New Zealand is wholly owned by Penske Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company that operates automotive and commercial vehicle dealerships across the United States and Western Europe. Penske Australia & New Zealand provides trucks that transport goods and services across both countries, which means the availability of IT systems is critical to the continuity of logistics. The company also provides engines for buses, trains, maritime vessels and military vehicles and supplies generators that deliver electricity to mines, hospitals and large city infrastructures.

Several IT systems support Penske Australia & New Zealand. Two of the most critical are Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Pentana ERP. “If they’re not available, we’d be in a world of hurt,” said Bobby Stojceski, Technology and Security Manager at Penske Australia & New Zealand. “We wouldn’t be able to provide the level of service our customers expect and deserve. We also wouldn’t be compliant with regulatory requirements, and we’d be exposed to the ever-increasing threat of cyberattacks.

“Data protection is a top priority,” he continued. “That’s why we didn’t waste any time replacing NetBackup. Backup and recovery solution were slow, unreliable and difficult to manage. Replication wasn’t easy either. We used VMware SRM to replicate, but at the time, it could only replicate at the storage level, and we needed to replicate at the virtual machine level for faster DR. Veeam provides a simple, integrated solution that saves the company valuable time.”

Stojceski said being able to fail over to the DR center quickly and reliably is the biggest benefit Veeam provides. “It means monitoring and maintenance services we provide to customers won’t be interrupted, enabling us to do our part to keep the lights on in hospitals and cities for public health and safety, confirm engines in military defense vehicles are operating at maximum capacity, and keep trucks on the road so they can deliver freight to support the economy.”

Penske Australia & New Zealand also uses SureBackup® to verify the recoverability of backups, helping the IT team tick off compliance tasks for the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) and the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD). As a global business holding sensitive government data, ensuring a high level of multi-region compliance is essential for the protection of not only the company, but also the economy from cyberattacks.

“Knowing Veeam helps protect our data is reassuring,” Stojceski said. “Don’t get me wrong—we’re on high alert, but if our network were breached, Veeam replicas and backup repository would help us recover our IT systems fast.”

Veeam backs up and replicates 36 TB across 200 virtual machines from Cisco HyperFlex storage snapshots. Penske Australia & New Zealand implemented the Cisco HyperFlex system a few years after deploying Veeam. “Backup, replication and recovery have never been so fast because Veeam integrates so well with HyperFlex,” Stojceski said.

In addition to integration, he said Veeam and Cisco HyperFlex have something else in common: they offer a roadmap for the future. Unfortunately, the future included COVID-19.

“We could have been in tough shape if we hadn’t installed Veeam and Cisco HyperFlex before the pandemic. Veeam allowed us to deploy and protect a remote desktop environment in a matter of days, enabling 300 employees to work from home. There’s never been a more important time to make sure goods and services keep moving through Australia and New Zealand. We’re grateful Veeam and Cisco HyperFlex help us maintain business as usual.”

To learn more, visit

About Veeam Software
Veeam® is the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™. Veeam provides a single platform for modernizing backup, accelerating hybrid cloud and securing data. Veeam has 400,000+ customers worldwide, including 83% of the Fortune 500 and 69% of the Global 2,000. Veeam’s 100% channel ecosystem includes global partners, as well as HPE, NetApp, Cisco and Lenovo as exclusive resellers. Veeam has offices in more than 30 countries. To learn more, visit or follow Veeam on Twitter @veeam.

Veeam Software
Director, Global Public Relations
Heidi Monroe Kroft, 614-339-8200 x8309

Source: Veeam




The integrated solution will allow CRM customers to get comprehensive backup, sandbox seeding and data governance capabilities

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – DxP 2020 – November 17, 2020 — / — Druva Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, today announced the acquisition of sfApex, a leading Salesforce developer tools and data migration service provider. This integrated Druva solution brings customers the best of both technologies, including advanced data protection with sandbox management and data governance, delivered in the exact same way their CRM service is accessed – via a cloud-native SaaS platform.

Salesforce is the leading SaaS-based CRM and the second most widely adopted enterprise SaaS application, but since discontinuing its own recovery feature in July 2020, many customers are now facing increased risk of data loss, business disruption or irreparable brand damage. Druva, combined with sfApex, delivers comprehensive SaaS data protection and management for Salesforce with granular backup and data recovery as well as streamlined and automated migrations and improved tools for developers. As customers face increasingly stringent compliance regulation, Druva Cloud Platform delivers enhanced data privacy capabilities to keep pace with all of today’s changing needs.

“Salesforce is critical to every organization: the data stored within it fuels growth, ensures strong customer relationships, and helps identify opportunities to expand relationships,” said Jaspreet Singh, founder and CEO, Druva. “Given its sensitivity and potential business impact, keeping this data available and compliant is a business critical function. The addition of sfApex, and their team’s deep expertise, to the Druva family brings a compelling and powerful solution to customers to help ensure they meet today’s dynamic business demands without ever  having to worry about the lights going out.”

“After years as a developer on Salesforce, in 2012 my co-founders and I recognized an opportunity to improve the platform’s data protection and governance for sandbox environments,” said Kashyap Patel, founder, sfApex. “Since then, the power of Salesforce data has only grown, and we are incredibly excited to join the Druva family and expand these capabilities even further. Combining the strengths of sfApex with Druva’s extensive resources and industry leadership, we are committed to bringing a best-in-class experience and innovations to protect Salesforce customers’ most critical data.”

In addition to enhanced backup and recovery for Salesforce data, customers will benefit from data protection and governance support for Salesforce sandboxes, and the ability to more effectively manage CRM data, reducing risk to production environments. This includes automated testing and developer sandbox creation with seeded data in seconds without impacting production workloads, and the ability to mask existing data in order to remain compliant with privacy requirements. Together, these capabilities will allow users to accelerate Salesforce developer cycles by up to 40 percent.

Customers will also be able to benefit from the full breadth of the Druva Cloud Platform with the ability to protect data from other leading SaaS applications including Microsoft365, Google Workspace and Slack within a single platform, gaining complete visibility for governance, compliance and recovery across cloud, data center and endpoint workloads. Druva’s end-to-end enterprise security helps ensure customer data remains safe with encryption in flight and at rest, separation of data and metadata, and FedRAMP, HIPAA and SOC2 certifications. Druva can also help dramatically lower TCO through a subscription-based pricing model, intelligent storage tiering, global availability and no hardware, software or long-term commitments required.

About DxP 2020
The DxP 2020 virtual summit hosted by Druva provided industry professionals with the opportunity to learn from engaging keynotes by industry leading thought leaders, technology vendors and trailblazers of today’s cloud disruption. The summit explored educational in-depth breakout tracks, product demonstrations, real-life examples, case studies and practical techniques applicable to your work right away. Keynotes and sessions from the event are available on-demand at

About Druva
Druva delivers Data Protection and Management for the cloud era. Druva Cloud Platform is built on AWS and offered as-a-Service; customers drive down costs by up to 50 percent by freeing themselves from the burden of unnecessary hardware, capacity planning, and software management. Druva is trusted worldwide by over 4,000 companies at the forefront of embracing the cloud. Druva is a privately held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and is funded by Sequoia Capital, Viking Global Investors, Tenaya Capital, Riverwood Capital and Nexus Partners. Visit and follow us @druvainc.

Media Contact:
Jesse Caputo
Director of Public Relations
Druva Inc.

Source: Druva




Healthcare Cloud Service Providers Can Leverage Cloudian’s Data Immutability and Robust Security Features Within Backup-as-a-Service Offerings

SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2020 — / — Cloudian® today announced that eligible cloud providers in the VMware Partner Connect program can now protect healthcare data from ransomware with free software from Cloudian. For every healthcare organization enrolled, VMware cloud service providers serving this industry receive a free 50 TB, year-long license for Cloudian object storage software, including Cloudian’s government-certified Object Lock technology that protects stored data from ransomware tampering by making it immutable. As a result, cloud service providers in the program that serve the healthcare industry can offer free ransomware protection to their customers for a more secure backup solution.

Today’s announcement addresses the unprecedented ransomware attacks on hospitals and other healthcare providers already reeling from the effects of the COVID pandemic. Hackers are taking advantage of this to create even more havoc by locking down access to key data and extorting victims to regain access. Reinforcing its data storage leadership, Cloudian is offering VMware cloud service providers and their healthcare customers a way to overcome the ransomware threat and safeguard their data.

As an example, Green Cloud Technologies, a VMware cloud service provider partner, now offers US-based healthcare providers 50 TB of its Secure Object Storage powered by Cloudian—including ransomware protection—for one year at no charge.

“Cloudian and VMware provide a great foundation for protecting against the increasing ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations,” said Keith Coker, CEO of Green Cloud. “With Object Lock, backup data is made immutable and, therefore, invulnerable to hacker encryption or deletion. In the event of a ransomware attack, we can quickly and easily recover an uninfected copy of a customer’s data.”

Cloudian offers Object Lock as part of its HyperStore object storage platform. Limitlessly scalable and highly cost-effective, HyperStore also provides industry-leading security features beyond just Object Lock data immutability. These features include secure shell, integrated firewall, RBAC/IAM access controls, AES-256 server-side encryption for data at rest and SSL for data in transit, as well as certification with U.S. Department of Defense and SEC Rule 17a-4(f) security requirements.

“VMware is committed to helping our VMware cloud providers and their customers meet evolving data protection needs with advanced services built on the VMware Cloud Provider Platform,” said Rajeev Bhardwaj, vice president of products, Cloud Service Business Unit, at VMware. “We are thrilled to continue working closely with Cloudian, a key ecosystem partner dedicated to helping partners and critical healthcare customers tackle the scourge of ransomware.”

Cloud service providers seeking more information on Cloudian’s free healthcare ransomware protection offering can visit

Healthcare providers can contact Cloudian at or Green Cloud at

About Green Cloud Technologies
Green Cloud is one of the largest independent channel-only cloud IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) providers in the country that sells cloud infrastructure products to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Value-Added Resellers (VARs) who need turn-key, cloud-based infrastructure solutions. Learn more at

About Cloudian
Cloudian is the most widely deployed independent provider of object storage systems, with the industry’s most advanced S3 compatibility and an extensive partnership ecosystem. Its award-winning flagship solution, HyperStore, provides limitless scalability and cloud-like technology, flexibility and economics in the data center. Cloudian’s global data fabric architecture enables enterprises to store, find and protect object and file data seamlessly across sites, both on-premises and in public clouds, within a single, unified platform. Learn more at

VMware and VMware Partner Connect are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.

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Source: Cloudian




Direct-to-cloud data protection eliminates multi-step and complex legacy processes for managing Oracle databases

SUNNYVALE, Calif. ? DxP 2020 ? November 17, 2020 — / — Druva Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, today announced direct-to-cloud data protection for Oracle databases. According to Gartner, 75 percent of all databases will be deployed or migrated to a cloud platform by 2022* and as organizations increasingly move legacy databases to the cloud, Druva now offers unified data protection for Oracle databases in hybrid (on-premises and cloud) environments which eliminates complex, multi-vendor infrastructure management while improving security, scalability and total cost of ownership (TCO).

As the leading database management system, Oracle’s offerings continue to be key to the technology strategy for thousands of organizations. Therefore, as companies expand their cloud footprint, Oracle databases are increasingly hosted on AWS to improve scalability, security and availability. Until now, teams have relied on complicated, expensive and inefficient data protection architectures to protect their hybrid cloud environments. As organizations increase their Oracle footprint in the cloud, Druva’s new support for Oracle offers customers a unified data protection alternative that delivers the cloud’s intended operational and economic benefits through global deduplication, automated tiered storage for long-term retention and on-demand scaling.

“Moving services to the cloud should simplify processes, not make them more convoluted and costly,” said Stephen Manley, Chief Technology Officer, Druva. “Solutions that add steps or create separate cloud environments are not designed for the cloud era. With central visibility across on-premises and the cloud, organizations using Druva can efficiently protect all their Oracle databases while being confident the data is secure, compliant and visible.”

As the first direct-to-cloud backup of Oracle databases with deduplication, encryption and long-term retention, Druva’s new support is built with simplicity in mind. Customers can now easily deploy without proprietary infrastructure or storage, ensure compliance with extensive regional storage options for data residency, reduce cost for long-term retention and preserve backups with immutable storage. Benefits include:

  • Visibility and control for both central IT and database administrators
  • RMAN integrated direct-to-cloud data protection for databases running on-premises and in the cloud
  • No intermediary staging location to store RMAN dumps, reducing overall cost and complexity
  • Auto-discovery of Oracle database instances
  • Role-based access control (RBAC)
  • Fast cloning and granular recovery to meet the needs of both database administrators and dev/test teams
  • Auto tiering to cold storage for long-term retention for lower TCO
  • Simple, capacity-based licensing

Organizations have diverse data protection requirements for their Oracle databases, especially as they migrate to or are built natively in the cloud, Druva offers methods designed to fit the needs of all deployments. For database administrators that need a greater level of control, Druva offers an agentless method using RMAN to connect to an NFS backup store, in addition to the agent-driven centralized backups. The platform brings database administrators and IT teams improved agility with greater visibility and data control.

Oracle backups to the Druva Cloud Platform leverage built-in off-site protection, global deduplication, RPOs of 15 minutes, and long-term retention, while deploying on-premises or in the cloud. Best of all, customers only pay for storage consumed in the Druva cloud, making it cost transparent and predictable. And for customers adopting Amazon RDS for Oracle, Druva offers not only RDS support, but cross-region and cross-account snapshot support as well as support for DR plans.

Druva’s new direct-to-cloud method of data protection for Oracle is expected to be available in the first half of 2021.

About DxP 2020
The DxP 2020 virtual summit hosted by Druva provided industry professionals with the opportunity to learn from engaging keynotes by industry leading thought leaders, technology vendors and trailblazers of today’s cloud disruption. The summit explored educational in-depth breakout tracks, product demonstrations, real-life examples, case studies and practical techniques applicable to your work right away. Keynotes and sessions from the event are available on-demand at

Additional information

  • Read more about Druva Data Protection for Oracle —

*Gartner, Market Share Analysis: Database Management Systems, Doc # G00717751. Published: August 2020.

About Druva
Druva delivers Data Protection and Management for the cloud era. Druva Cloud Platform is built on AWS and offered as-a-Service; customers drive down costs by up to 50 percent by freeing themselves from the burden of unnecessary hardware, capacity planning, and software management. Druva is trusted worldwide by over 4,000 companies at the forefront of embracing the cloud. Druva is a privately held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and is funded by Sequoia Capital, Viking Global Investors, Tenaya Capital, Riverwood Capital and Nexus Partners. Visit and follow us @druvainc.

Media Contact:
Jesse Caputo
Director of Public Relations
Druva Inc.

Source: Druva




Zerto for Kubernetes Now Available in Beta and in a New Hands-On Lab

BOSTON, MA – November 17, 2020 — / — With containers becoming the go-to choice for production deployment, Zerto, an industry leader in cloud data management and protection, today announced the beta program of Zerto for Kubernetes (Z4K), an extension of its Zerto Platform to support next-generation, cloud native applications.?Organizations can now easily protect, recover, and move any Kubernetes application and its persistent data for accelerated deployment within their application development lifecycles.

By applying its always-on replication for backup, disaster recovery (DR), and mobility capabilities for Kubernetes applications that utilize persistent data, Zerto is bringing its industry-leading continuous data protection (CDP) and journaling technology to containerized applications and making it available to customers who want to participate in the beta program.

Zerto for Kubernetes is also being made available for access by anyone, anywhere with a new hands-on lab running the Z4K beta code. For organizations just starting out with a containerized strategy, the hands-on lab provides an easy way to test drive Z4K in the comfort of your own home or office at any time with no additional setup required. The lab provides complimentary, on-demand training on how to set up, configure, and manage a Z4K environment.

Container-Based Environments are Gaining Wide-Spread Industry Recognition
The timely release comes against a backdrop of what ESG calls pervasive adoption of containers, illustrated in a recent survey — —  in which 71% of respondents said they have deployed or plan to deploy container-based applications in a hybrid-cloud strategy. It’s clear to see why 57% of respondents indicated multi-cloud support as one of the most important features when it comes to backing up their organization’s container environments.*

This survey and other analyst reports, including “VM data protection veteran Zerto sets its sights on Kubernetes-based stateful apps” written by Liam Rogers, 451 Research, a part of S&P Market Intelligence, can be viewed, here —

Since Zerto announced its plans to extend its platform to support next-generation applications at ZertoCON in June, Zerto has seen a rapid increase in demand for Z4K globally. Organizations like IFDS are making Zerto an integral part of their development cycle because the Zerto platform easily protects, recovers, and moves applications for accelerated software development and delivery.

“An evolution has been happening in the IT landscape for some time now. Organizations want their applications updated as frequently and as granularly as possible. These continual updates require utilizing microservices that often prove too big for the virtual machines,” said Deepak Verma, director of product strategy, Zerto. “Z4K provides all the unique functionality our customers love in the Zerto platform but for containerized Kubernetes applications and with the DevOps engineer in mind. That means backup, DR, and data mobility for Kubernetes applications can be part of an on-premises or cloud deployment and be easily integrated and managed without requiring every Kubernetes application to write its own solution.”

*Source: ESG Survey, Data Protection Trends and Strategies for Containers, September 2020.

About Zerto
Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation through a single, scalable platform for cloud data management and protection. Built for enterprise scale, Zerto’s simple, software-only platform uses continuous data protection to converge disaster recovery, backup, and data mobility and eliminate the risks and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. Zerto enables an always-on customer experience by simplifying the protection, recovery, and mobility of applications and data across private, public, and hybrid clouds. Zerto is trusted by over 8,000 customers globally and is powering offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and more than 450 managed service providers.

Derrick Shannon
Touchdown PR

Source: Zerto




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