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DR orchestration service for single data stack combines low RPO and low cloud cost

SUNNYVALE, CA – August 14, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Datrium, the leader in Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, today announced Datrium CloudShift, the first SaaS-based DR orchestration service for VMware to combine radically simple operation, low recovery point objectives (RPO), low AWS cloud cost, and end-to-end readiness assurance. The combination of Datrium’s single data stack design, which is inclusive of both primary and backup data, together with its SaaS platform for hybrid clouds, ensures enterprises can finally handle the challenge plaguing most real or tested disaster recovery (DR) events: predictable success. Datrium will demonstrate CloudShift at the VMworld 2018 U.S., Aug. 26-30, Booth #1350.

Enterprises are continually seeking new economic models for IT practices, including public cloud leverage. However, due to data volume constraints created by on-premises to cloud communications, few large organizations embrace cloud-based DR due to bandwidth/latency limitations or costs. This is especially the case when using primary infrastructure replication. While modern backup products claim reduced bandwidth and cloud DR storage costs, backups are intrusive, and their restore points are typically too far apart for DR SLAs. Above either, DR orchestration software requires ongoing multi-vendor compatibility and software maintenance, leading to complexity and frequent failures in DR tests.

Datrium CloudShift revolutionizes hybrid cloud DR infrastructure by focusing on Datrium’s single data stack and providing simple, SaaS-based operation, combining low RPO intervals with low cloud cost. Vendor finger-pointing is eliminated, software is always up to date, and end-to-end resource health checks assure success. CloudShift will support on-demand hybrid cloud as well as on-premise-only configurations.

“Enterprises spend millions of dollars on disaster recovery and for what? DR infrastructure that works, at best, half the time? That is insane,” said Tim Page, CEO of Datrium. “CloudShift not only makes Cloud-based DR simple and affordable, but does so in such a way that organizations can actually recover from a disaster when necessary.”

Radically Simple
CloudShift is a SaaS-based service, eliminating maintenance of dedicated software for DR orchestration. CloudShift provides a single console for resources and runbooks, and is virtual machine- (VM) centric so there are no intermediate artifacts such as LUNs to wrangle. The service is also deeply integrated with Datrium DVX, with its converged primary and backup data stack for on-premise and public cloud data centers. Integration with DVX means there are no multi-vendor activity handoffs, separate consoles, software stack maintenance schedules and data transformations to verify. Both Cloud DVX and CloudShift are extensions of Datrium’s SaaS platform and leverage AWS’s serverless approach to simplify end-user operations.

Compromise Eliminated Between Low RPO and Low Cloud Cost
In Cloud DR, there have long been two conflicting choices. Organizations optimizing for low RPO, for example primary storage with metro clustering, are burdened with high resource costs. Those optimizing for low cloud cost, for example using backup-driven methods, have to settle for lengthy RPO intervals. CloudShift offers the best of both, supporting RPOs that are minutes apart with no performance impact, while also reducing cloud cost since the DVX stores all data copies with all the cost optimizations of a backup system.

During nominal data center operations, the only costs incurred for Cloud DR are for globally deduplicated and compressed VM data in S3 using the Cloud DVX service. Datrium is partnering with VMware to leverage VMware Cloud on AWS for Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2). Resources in VMware Cloud on AWS may be consumed on-demand for the duration of a test or actual DR event, enabling true pay-per-use economics.

“At Sonoma County, we provide IT services to first responders as we did during the devastating fires last year,” said Stuart Lewallen, data center team lead, Sonoma County. “The simplicity of DVX in our data center and in the cloud has been a phenomenal improvement compared to our previous solution. Cloud DVX gives us economical offsite backup, and we intend to adopt CloudShift for a simple, cost effective way to ensure that we will be ready for the next disaster and all our critical services will be available when they’re needed most.”

Single Data Stack Assures DR Success
Datrium DVX is a hybrid cloud infrastructure platform that converges primary and backup data, and already provides blockchain-like data verification multiple times per day to ensure integrity. This is extended with CloudShift, where the DR plan is continuously checked for compliance across the entire stack to ensure that protected VMs, desired snapshot data and target resources remain valid and ready for failover/failback. Most other products are either orchestration-only or backup-based, leaving transition points and multi-vendor adaptors to be maintained and tested separately. With Datrium CloudShift and VMware Cloud on AWS, enterprises can avoid virtual machine conversion risk between vSphere and AWS VMs.

“VMware Cloud on AWS provides customers a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud offering that gives customers the SDDC experience from the leader in private cloud, running on the leading public cloud provider, AWS,” said Kristen Edwards, director, Technology Alliance Partner Program, VMware. “Solutions such as Datrium CloudShift enable IT teams to reduce cost, increase efficiency, and create operational consistency across cloud environments. We’re excited to work with partners such as Datrium to enhance native VMware Cloud on AWS capabilities and empower customers with flexibility and choice in solutions that can drive business value.”

Availability

  • Datrium CloudShift will be available in the first half of 2019.
  • CloudShift Blog: Datrium CloudShift Makes Cloud DR Look Inevitable
  • CloudShift Whitepaper: Datrium CloudShift Mobility and DR Orchestration
  • CloudShift Video: CloudShift in 60 Seconds

About Datrium
Datrium is the leader in Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, unifying on-prem infrastructure control with public cloud agility, SAN reliability and scalability with HCI simplicity, and all-flash array performance with invisible backup protection. Datrium customers experience dramatically higher application performance, vastly simpler administration and protection of hybrid cloud infrastructure, and substantial public cloud cost savings. For more information, visit www.datrium.com and follow @datrium on Twitter.

VMware, VMware Cloud on AWS, vSphere, Cloud Foundation, vSAN, and NSX are registered trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact:
Alison Deane
831-419-2542
Alison@datrium.com
www.datrium.com

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AWS Recognizes Cohesity’s Proficiency and Customer Success in Effectively Leveraging AWS

SAN JOSE, CA – August 14, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Cohesity, a leader of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage Competency status for its cloud storage solutions. This recognition certifies that Cohesity has not only met strict technical proficiency requirements identified by AWS, but is also delivering integrated storage solutions with remarkable customer success.

Cohesity DataPlatform supports AWS, empowering enterprises to take advantage of the agility, scalability, and cost effectiveness of AWS while benefitting from a hyperconverged solution that consolidates secondary apps and data – including backup, long-term archival, test/dev, and disaster recovery. This allows organizations to eliminate a vast array of data silos that are highly inefficient and costly to manage, and instead bring everything together in a single interface that is simple to use, highly efficient, and can unlock new opportunities to extract valuable insights from untapped data.

“Enterprises require an easier way to take control of their secondary apps and data and realize the benefits of both public cloud and on-premises infrastructure,” said Vivek Agarwal, head of corporate and business development, Cohesity. “We are proud to be recognized by AWS for providing solutions that help customers seamlessly extend their data center into the cloud to effectively and efficiently address a wide range of use cases.”

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology Partners in the AWS Partner Network (APN) that have demonstrated deep domain experience in specialized solution areas. AWS conducted a rigorous technical review of Cohesity’s integrated cloud solutions to help ensure the offerings can be effectively deployed and implemented on AWS.

“Our biggest immediate benefits with Cohesity were significant reduction in operational costs and eliminating failures of our legacy backup solution,” said Steven McCaa, director of end user services and infrastructure, LendingClub. “Besides a rock-solid data protection solution, Cohesity has not only enabled LendingClub to have a single platform for a lifetime of backups, but also provided capabilities for disaster recovery and seamless support for AWS for archiving.”

For more information:

  • Register for the Cohesity and AWS webinar being held on September 6 at 11 a.m. PT, in which LendingClub will explain how they have achieved significant business value from the joint solution.
  • Read Cohesity’s blog post, “Building a Hybrid Architecture for Data Protection and Long-Term Retention.”
  • Download the Cohesity and AWS solution brief.

Registration information will be available soon for the joint AWS and Cohesity roadshow kicking off in Atlanta in conjunction with AWS Summit Atlanta on September 13.

About Cohesity
Cohesity makes your data work for you by consolidating secondary storage silos onto a hyperconverged, web-scale data platform that spans both private and public clouds. Enterprise customers begin by radically streamlining their backup and data protection, then converge file and object services, test/dev instances, and analytic functions to provide a global data store. Cohesity counts many Global 1000 companies and federal agencies among its rapidly growing customer base and was named to Forbes’ “Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017,” LinkedIn’s “Startups: The 50 Industry Disruptors You Need to Know Now,” and CRN’s “2017 Emerging Vendors in Storage” lists. For more information, visit our website www.cohesity.com and blog https://cohesity.com/blog/, follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/cohesity and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/3750699/ and like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cohesity/.

Contacts
Cohesity
Jenni Adair, 650-400-1871
Head of Corporate Communications
jenni@cohesity.com
or
BOCA Communications for Cohesity
cohesity@bocacommunications.com

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland – 14 August 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage currently celebrating its 15-year anniversary, today announced that the Honorable Eugene R. Sullivan, former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, joined Acronis Board of Directors as an advisor for ethics and judicial matters.

The board of directors sets the tone for how the company operates on a daily basis. Building on Acronis’ foundation of ethical behavior, Judge Sullivan will help the company to continue acting on its ethical principles, attracting new talent, and maintaining its positive reputation within the community.

“Acronis works hard to build and preserve an ethical culture in all of our offices worldwide. Strong work ethics improves our productivity and helps us to be an active part of the community. We are committed to maintaining ethical relationships with our employees and customers, respecting the environment and fair business practices. The Honorable Eugene R. Sullivan will help our company become an even more responsible member of the community,” said John Zanni, the president of Acronis.

“I’m pleased to join Acronis as a board advisor. Before I accepted this position, I met with the Management of Acronis and observed a Board of Directors’ Meeting at its Swiss Corporate Headquarters. I was greatly impressed with the vision and the integrity of Management. Acronis is on the right path to ethical and business successes and I am privileged to be a part of this company,” Judge Sullivan said.

Judge Sullivan is a Senior Federal Judge with more than 16 years of appellate experience. Nominated by President Ronald Reagan, Judge Sullivan was installed as a Federal Judge in 1986, became Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in 1990, and was elevated to Senior Status in 2002. When not recalled to active court service, Judge Sullivan is a senior partner at Freeh, Sporkin & Sullivan law firm.

After graduating from the United States Military Academy, West Point, Judge Sullivan served in the Army, qualifying as a tanker, an Airborne Ranger, a Ranger Instructor, and a Jumpmaster. Judge Sullivan was awarded the Bronze Star, the Air Medal and other decorations for his service in Vietnam, and was inducted into the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame.

Following his Army service, Judge Sullivan graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, serving as an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal in his senior year. He was part of the White House’s legal defense team for President Nixon during the Watergate investigation in 1974. From 1974 to 1982, he was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Between 1982 and 1986, Judge Sullivan served in the Pentagon as the General Counsel of the U.S. Air Force. Judge Sullivan was the General Counsel of the National Reconnaissance Office and the Governor of Wake Island. In 1988 and 1989, Judge Sullivan served on the Federal Commission to review the West Point Honor Code. He is a Trustee Emeritus and the founding Chair of the Ethics Committee of the West Point Board of Trustees (Association of Graduates) and serves on the Executive Board of the Duke Law School Center for Law, Ethics and National Security.

Judge Sullivan is a renowned author and public speaker, giving many lectures on American law to visiting international judges and lawyers. During his career in promoting the rule of law, Judge Sullivan has been awarded the Medal of Justice from Romania, the First Class Medal of Defense from Hungary, the Defense Minister’s Citation of Merit from the Republic of China, an honorary Doctor of Law degree from New England School of Law, the Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Medal, the Medal for Distinguished Public Service from the U.S. Department of Defense, and the 2001 Castle Award from the West Point Society. Sullivan is also a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Judge Sullivan has published two political thrillers: The Majority Rules(2005) and The Report to the Judiciary(2008), both of which are available for purchase at Amazon. He is the Chair of the Judging Panel for the annual International Impact Dublin Literary Award.

About Acronis
Acronis sets the standard for cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage through its innovative backup, anti-ransomware; disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions. Enhanced by AI-based Active Protection technology, blockchain-based authentication and a unique hybrid-cloud architecture, Acronis protects all data in any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and applications.

Founded in Singapore in 2003, today the company is trusted by more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses worldwide, including 79 of the top 100 most valuable brands.

Press Contact:
Katya Turtseva
Acronis International GmbH
+1 (646) 272-9435
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Leading Analyst Cites Numerous Customer Use Cases for Actifio’s Data-As-A-Service Platform, Showcased at Data Driven 2018 Event

Waltham, Mass. – August 14, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Evaluator Group senior analyst John Webster noticed something different at Data Driven 2018, Actifio’s first global user and partner conference, held earlier this summer in Miami. Actifio, the Data-as-a-Service company, avoided the usual formula for such events.

“What was notable about this event that differentiated it from other vendor-sponsored events we’ve attended in the past was its customer- and partner-centric orientation,” Webster wrote in a July Evaluator Group Industry Snapshot, after attending Data Driven 2018. “All the keynotes, panels and technical sessions featured customers and partners. The message: An event for customers should be led by customers. The typical chest-thumping “we’re the greatest” spectacles weren’t on display . . . Rather, Data Driven was all about enterprise data management and Actifio use cases as seen from customers’ perspectives.”

Describing interviews he conducted with Actifio customers at the conference, Webster cited a large insurance provider for application development and testing, now generating database copies on demand, compared with the weeks-long process of the past. Webster noted an energy services firm that created a new revenue-generating cloud-based analytics service as a result of the Actifio platform. Webster’s report continued, “The event drove home the point that the Actifio engine is now being used in creative and perhaps unexpected ways by its imaginative users who see its core technology as a problem-solver and business enabler.”

Actifio’s Vision and Today’s Cloud Realities
The Evaluator Group report cited Actifio’s “differentiated approach” to enterprise backup and recovery compared with “well-known, purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) vendors,” referring to it as merely “a starting point.”

“A next logical step,” Webster wrote, “was to bridge on-premises backup to the cloud and then expand the usability of the connection to hybrid cloud data archiving, DevOps and elastic application scaling, and analytics.” Describing Actifio’s alliances with the major cloud providers and anticipating new services that can be applied to data once it’s in the cloud, Webster concluded: “Hybrid clouds are now multi-cloud environments. It is the ability of each enterprise IT organization to secure, protect and manage this increasingly fractured data environment. Actifio’s enterprise customers have an opportunity to use its core technologies to scale the consolidated data environment in ways that no single CSP (cloud service provider) can currently offer.”

Data Driven 2018 drew nearly 500 participants from companies with a combined market capitalization over $2 trillion – https://www.actifio.com/press-releases/data-weapon-of-mass-disruption-it-business-leaders-convene-at-actifios-data-driven-2018/#sthash.J2yVwpfz.dpbs

To learn more about Actifio’s products and solutions, please visit www.actifio.com

About Actifio
Actifio is the world’s leading Data-as-a-Service platform. It enables thousands of users around the world to deliver their data just as they deliver their applications and infrastructure… as a service available instantly, anywhere. An enterprise-class software platform powered by patented Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology, Actifio frees data from traditional infrastructure to accelerate adoption of hybrid cloud, build higher quality applications faster, and improve business resiliency and availability. For more, visit Actifio.com or follow @Actifio on Twitter.

Media Contact:
P.J. Lee, CTP for Actifio
pjlee@ctpboston.com

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Hybrid, Edge Data Center Solutions Provider Now a Veeam Cloud & Service Provider Partner

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 14, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — 365 Data Centers, a leading provider of hybrid data center services for carrier, content and enterprise customers, is now a Silver Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partner offering the industry’s best-of-breed data protection services through Veeam, the leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise™. 365 Data Centers now offers its own private enterprise Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) across its high-speed, low latency US-based network.

365 Data Centers’ BaaS adheres to four data protection philosophies:

Data Resiliency: All backup data is stored in checksum-based storage repositories, protecting it against silent bit error corruption and providing maximum fidelity and recoverability.

Data Security: All backup data is encrypted in-flight and at-rest using strong industry standard encryption to comply with GDPR, HIPAA and other industry requirements.

Data Redundancy: All backup data is stored in repositories that leverage N+2 redundancy with ultra-rapid recovery capabilities from component failures.

Data Survivability: 365 Data Centers helps clients maintain the 3-2-1 rule: three copies of your data on two different types of media with one backup at an offsite location.

“We’re proud to partner with Veeam to provide our clients with the industry’s leading BaaS product,” said Jeff Slapp, Vice President, Cloud Services & Support at 365 Data Centers. “We employ systems that ensure the best possible integrity and recoverability of our clients’ mission critical data. Plus, our BaaS adheres to strict data retention policies that many companies must follow to stay compliant. In today’s business climate, there are few things more important than rapid and reliable access to company data, so we’re staying ahead of the curve on data integrity.”

“365 Data Centers are true professionals in delivering best-in-class cloud and managed services, and as a silver member of the VCSP program, the company now offers the best-of-breed data protection and availability solutions in the industry,” said Matt Kalmenson, Vice President of Cloud & Service Provider Sales at Veeam. “365 clients can now achieve Hyper-Availability for all of their virtual, physical and cloud-based workloads. With a single console, they can manage fast, flexible and reliable backup, recovery and replication of all their applications and data.”

To learn more about 365 Data Centers, click here – https://www.365datacenters.com/

About 365 Data Centers:
365 Data Centers is a leading provider of hybrid data center solutions in ten strategic, primarily edge, markets. With data centers in Boca Raton, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York and Tampa, the company has in place a total of 195,000 square feet, 13 MW of power and a redundant, low latency, nationwide fiber network, including direct connectivity to the NAP of the Americas. Our robust, carrier neutral ecosystem and secure, reliable edge colocation, network, IP, DRaaS, backup, cloud compute and storage, and business continuity services help organizations reduce costs, drive innovation and improve their customer experience. 365 Data Centers supports mission-critical application infrastructure by providing industry leading SLA protections and adhering to industry standards such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, VISA, SSAE 16, SOC 2 and ISAE 3402. 365 Data Centers’ corporate office is located in Norwalk, Connecticut. Visit https://www.365datacenters.com/ for more information.

Contact:
365 Data Centers
Phone: 415-901-5700
Toll Free: 866-365-6246
Email sales@365datacenters.com

Address:
Corporate Headquarters
365 Data Centers
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USA, 06854

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Strategic acquisition strengthens Cox Business’ managed services and connected cloud offerings

ATLANTA, GA – Aug. 9, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Cox Business, the commercial division of Cox Communications, today announced its acquisition of RapidScale, a leading managed and hybrid managed cloud services provider that delivers secure and reliable cloud solutions to businesses of all sizes.

The acquisition immediately enhances Cox Business’ managed services portfolio by combining transport and connectivity with RapidScale’s managed and hybrid managed cloud offerings. The new, strengthened connected cloud platform delivers a wide range of technology to help businesses improve productivity and reduce IT expenditures. RapidScale’s managed cloud solutions, including desktop, server, mail, backup and recovery, provide the most reliable, innovative and secure services that complement any organization’s IT efforts.

“Businesses today need a true technology partner to deliver innovation that helps them transform operations, better engage with customers and remain competitive,” said Steve Rowley, executive vice president, Cox Business. “Adding RapidScale to the Cox family, grows our business in a strategic manner by improving our cloud platform and enhances our value to business customers, regardless of size or vertical market.”

“Joining Cox is an opportunity to continue to innovate and expand our existing products meet businesses IT needs both today and, in the future,” said Randy Jeter, co-founder and chief executive officer, RapidScale. “Cox and RapidScale share a commitment to delivering leading technologies with second-to-none customer service.”

Cox was the first national cable operator to provide telecom services for businesses, starting in 1993, and has grown this segment to more than $2 billion in annual revenue. The Cox Business portfolio has been strengthened beyond core business telecom offers with several recent strategic investments, acquisitions and new capabilities including Blueprint RF, Unite Private Networks, Trapollo, Hospitality Network and Cox Business Security Solutions.

As a global managed cloud services provider, RapidScale enables businesses to simplify their IT operations and benefit from enterprise-level technology with a suite of cloud solutions and services.

RapidScale has recently been honored with several prestigious awards and recognitions, including CRN’s 2018 Coolest Cloud Vendor list, Silicon Review Magazine’s 50 Best Workplaces of the Year 2017, CRN’s 2017 Next-Gen 250 list, and 2016 Citrix Top Innovator for Enablement and Growth.

The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among Diversity Inc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity 13 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com

Media Contact
Sommer Figone
Marketing Manager
RapidScale
(866) 371-1355
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www.rapidscale.net

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Showcases Code42 Forensic File Search; highlights new research findings on data security realities

Minneapolis, MN — Aug 10, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Code42, a leading data security company, today announced it will be exhibiting at the CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony. The gathering of CIOs and senior IT and business executives takes place Aug. 13-15 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

At the conference, Code42 will showcase its Forensic File Search product, which helps security, IT and compliance professionals dramatically reduce the time it takes to investigate, respond to and recover from data security incidents. Through a single endpoint application, Code42 Forensic File Search silently collects file metadata and events across employee computers and makes them searchable via the cloud. In the event of a data breach or loss, security, IT and compliance teams can use a simple search bar to get comprehensive answers to challenging data security questions in near real time.

At the event, Code42 Senior Vice President of Research and Development Rob Juncker will present the session, “C-Suite Confessions: New Research Reveals What Drives Data Security Vulnerabilities” on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2:15-2:45 p.m. His presentation will cover surprising truths about how human behaviors drive risky data security practices despite the billions that companies spend on data loss prevention. According to new Code42 research, 72 percent of CEOs admit they’ve taken valuable intellectual property (IP) from former employers. Yet, 78 percent agree that ideas, in the form of IP, are the most precious asset in the enterprise.

For a demonstration of Code42 Forensic File Search, visit the Code42 kiosk in the Palos Verdes Foyer during event hours:

  • Monday, Aug. 13: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 14: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 15: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

About Code42
Code42, the global leader in cloud-based endpoint data security and recovery, protects more than 47,000 organizations worldwide. Code42 enables IT and security teams to centrally manage and protect critical data for some of the most recognized brands in business and education. From monitoring endpoint data movement and use, to meeting data privacy regulations, to simply and rapidly recovering from data incidents no matter the cause, Code42 is central to any organization’s data security strategy. Code42 is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and backed by Accel Partners, JMI Equity, NEA and Split Rock Partners. For more information, visit code42.com

Contact:
Code42
Gerri Dyrek
844-333-4242
Vice President Corporate Marketing
gerri.dyrek@code42.com
www.code42.com

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Parex Resources Inc., an oil and gas company from Alberta, Canada, achieved fast VM backup and VM recovery, saved storage space, and obtained better visibility and reporting with NAKIVO Backup & Replication installed on a QNAP NAS

Sparks, NV – August 13, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting virtualized and cloud environments, has announced today that Parex Resources Inc. has selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect their VMware environment.

Parex Resources Inc. (“Parex”) is actively engaged in crude oil exploration, development and production in Colombia. Through foreign subsidiaries, the company holds interests in onshore exploration and production blocks totaling in approximately 1.6 million gross acres.

Parex’s IT infrastructure is distributed via two sites, where each site has two physical servers and approximately 35 to 40 VMware VMs. Nearly all of the production servers are virtualized, including three SQL servers per site, an Oracle database, and file servers. Parex stores historical files that can trace back for months or even years; protecting this information is critical, as the organization’s users require constant access to files. Therefore, Parex depends on a VM backup solution to provide them with not only reliable VM backup, but also quick VM and file recovery. The ultimate goal for the organization is to be available 24/7 and achieve near-instant VM and file recovery.

Approximately two years ago, Parex performed backup to tape, but the process was too time-consuming. Thereafter, Parex depended on another backup product for data availability, however, increasing storage space was slowly becoming a problem. “We decided to look for another VM backup solution to provide us with better flexibility and faster VM backups. Moreover, we wanted to achieve near-instant VM recovery because the recovery usually took nearly 10 minutes with the previous product, and days with the backup to tape approach. We wanted ease-of-use, a simple user interface, great functionality, and fast VM backup and recovery speed,” says Alejandro Trevino, Senior Information Technology Administrator at Parex Resources Inc.

Parex’s IT team decided to select NAKIVO Backup & Replication, a fast, easy-to-use, and affordable VM backup solution designed specifically for VMware environments. NAKIVO Backup & Replication now provides Parex with VM backup, instant VM recovery, instant file recovery, and global data deduplication functionality. Alejandro first encountered NAKIVO Backup & Replication as an application that was available on the QNAP App-Center, which led to his curiosity about the product. He first tested the software thoroughly and then reviewed online testimonials, before deciding to select the product.

“Currently, we have two QNAP NAS servers, one in our Canadian site, another in our Columbian site. We installed NAKIVO Backup & Replication on our QNAP NAS servers, and now the data gets backed up through the local servers. Overall, NAKIVO Backup & Replication is an extremely easy software to set up. Of course, I read some technical documentation and contacted support several times, however, this was mostly out of curiosity and desire to learn, rather than having difficulty with understanding the software and its user interface. Support is great, as I always received answers to my questions extremely fast and the support guys were always on top of my support tickets,” explains Alejandro.

With the previous backup product, Parex started to notice limited storage space, while with NAKIVO Backup & Replication installed on a QNAP NAS, storage space is ultimately saved with global data deduplication, compression, and skip swap files and partitions. “With NAKIVO and QNAP, we managed to save 100% of our data because if we start running out of storage space, we can always just put in another hard disk. Basically, right now, we can probably run 20 years of backups. Not only that, but because of NAKIVO Backup & Replication’s space saving features, we can schedule more backup jobs and keep backups for longer periods of time in the backup repository. Such a combination of hardware and software brought us amazing results, not to mention that the price for both products was way better than that of the competitors,” says Alejandro.

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, Parex’s IT team can back up their VMware VMs faster than with their previous backup product, and especially faster than the backup to tape approach. “With backup to tape, the whole backup usually took two to five days. With the previous backup product, backups were much faster, but because we were running out of storage space, we could only store our backups for 6 months. Now, with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, the forever-incremental backups usually take 20 minutes, and we can keep backups for probably 20 years which is a huge difference,” reports Alejandro.

Alejandro was also impressed with NAKIVO Backup & Replication’s instant VM recovery and instant file recovery. The functionality allows the IT team to recover any failed VMs directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups. While with instant file recovery, files can be recovered in just seconds. “NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides much better recovery functionality. We perform regular tests, to ensure that everything works correctly. The results were excellent for both instant VM recovery and instant file recovery. Flash VM Boot recovers entire VMs in less than a minute now,” says Alejandro.

Parex’s IT team also rely on NAKIVO Backup & Replication for automated reporting of their VMware environment. Previously, Parex did not have complete visibility in their virtual infrastructure, while now, they can see how the virtual environment is functioning. “Every single day I receive a report and email notifications as soon as our backup jobs finish successfully. Previously, reports were hard to find and understand, but now everything is perfectly visible in a single PDF,” says Alejandro.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication installed on a QNAP NAS provides Parex Resources Inc. with fast VM backups that require less storage space. The forever-incremental backups finish in more or less 20 minutes, while with the backup to tape approach, backup usually took two to five days. Moreover, NAKIVO and QNAP allowed Parex to save their storage space, allowing the company to store backups for approximately 20 years. In addition, NAKIVO and QNAP licensing costs were more affordable than that of other VM backup products available on the market. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication’s instant VM recovery and instant file recovery, Parex can recover entire VMs and files much faster than with their previous backup product, enabling the IT team to provide information to the company’s users much faster. Finally, automated reporting and email notifications provide visibility for the IT team and help them monitor activity and recognize problems early on. “NAKIVO Backup & Replication provided our organization with fast VM backup, VM recovery, saved our storage space, and offered us efficient reporting capabilities. By going with NAKIVO and QNAP, we definitely made the best decision,” says Alejandro.

RESOURCES

  • Trial Download: https://www.nakivo.com/resources/download/trial-download/
  • Datasheet: https://www.nakivo.com/res/files/nakivo-backup-replication-datasheet.pdf
  • Success Stories: https://www.nakivo.com/customers/success-stories/

About Parex Resources
Parex Resources Inc. is a Colombian focused, international oil, gas exploration and development company, headquartered in Calgary, Canada and publicly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:PXT). Since inception in 2009, Parex has achieved material reserves, production, and land growth. Parex is committed to developing energy resources in a manner that is economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable, as it builds a portfolio of drilling opportunities and advances its exploration and development program. For more information, please visit www.parexresources.com

About NAKIVO
Founded in 2012, NAKIVO is a US corporation dedicated to developing the best data protection solution for VMware, Hyper-V, and cloud environments. With 20 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth, 5-star online community reviews, 97.3% customer satisfaction with support, and more than 10,000 deployments worldwide, NAKIVO is one of the fastest-growing data protection software vendors in the industry. NAKIVO’s customers include great companies such as Honda, Coca Cola, China Airlines, Microsemi, and many others. NAKIVO has a global presence, with approximately 3,000 channel partners in 137 countries.

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Contact:
Sasha Tolkachova, PR Manager
sasha.tolkachova@nakivo.com
+1 416 845 3381

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Research reveals 72 percent of CEOs lift corporate IP from former employers and other data security realities

Minneapolis, MN — Aug 9, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Code42, a leading data security company, today announced that it will host a live, complimentary webinar, featuring the findings of its recently released 2018 Data Exposure Report. The research reveals surprising truths about how human behavior drives data security vulnerabilities despite the billions companies spend on data loss prevention. Ideal for IT and security leaders and analysts, the webinar, “Data Security Disconnects: 2018 Data Exposure Report,” will be hosted by Code42 Vice President of Product Marketing Mark Wojtasiak.

Registration for the webinar, which takes place Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 1-1:30 p.m. CDT, is now open — http://bit.ly/2MjQrfr

During the webinar, Wojtasiak will talk about risky data security practices in the C-suite, data visibility challenges, cryptocurrency stockpiling and why prevention-only data security strategies are no longer enough. Research highlights include:

  • Almost three-quarters (72 percent) of CEOs admit they’ve taken valuable intellectual property from a former employer. Yet 78 percent of CEOs agree that ideas, in the form of IP, are still the most precious asset in the enterprise.
  • While 80 percent of CISOs agree that “you cannot protect what you cannot see,” business leaders think otherwise. The majority of business leaders (82 percent) believe that IT can protect data they cannot see.
  • Among CISOs, 64 percent believe their company will have a public breach in the next 12 months, which has led nearly 73 percent of CISOs to stockpile cryptocurrency to pay cybercriminals.
  • Three-quarters of CISOs (75 percent) and 74 percent of CEOs believe their security strategies need to change from prevention-only to prevention-and recovery-driven security.

The Code42 2018 Data Exposure Report includes feedback from nearly 1,700 security, IT and business leaders from the U.S., U.K. and Germany. For more educational content on data security best practices, Code42 offers a variety of on-demand webinars, including:

  • Move Forward Faster: Accelerating Incident Response with Forensic File Search – https://on.code42.com/go/webinar-incident-response-forensic-search-41218-ondemand-g/
  • Spot Risk Sooner: User Behavior Study Reveals Gaping Holes in InfoSec – https://on.code42.com/go/webinar-user-behavior-security-ondemand-webinar-g/
  • Be Prepared: GDPR 72-Hour Breach Notification Rule – https://on.code42.com/go/webinar-gdpr-72-hour-breach-notification-rule-g/

About Code42
Code42, the global leader in cloud-based endpoint data security and recovery, protects more than 47,000 organizations worldwide. Code42 enables IT and security teams to centrally manage and protect critical data for some of the most recognized brands in business and education. From monitoring endpoint data movement and use, to meeting data privacy regulations, to simply and rapidly recovering from data incidents no matter the cause, Code42 is central to any organization’s data security strategy. Code42 is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and backed by Accel Partners, JMI Equity, NEA and Split Rock Partners. For more information, visit code42.com

Contact:
Code42
Gerri Dyrek
844-333-4242
Vice President Corporate Marketing
gerri.dyrek@code42.com
www.code42.com

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ATLANTA, GA – Aug. 10, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — iVision, a leading IT consulting and managed cloud service provider, announced plans today to offer third-generation DRaaS and BaaS cloud offerings in collaboration with Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company. The expanded capabilities will leverage infrastructure by hyperscaler cloud providers, including AWS and Microsoft Azure. Development of these new features coincides with Equinix’s recent acquisition of Infomart Dallas, a 1.6 million gross-square-foot facility (one of the largest interconnection hubs in the U.S.), where iVision currently hosts and operates a large subset of its Fusion Recovery (DRaaS) and Fusion Protect (BaaS) cloud-based service offerings.

With the variety of new features and choices available in cloud infrastructure for backup or DR, customers using the iVision Cloud Fusion platform will be able to build towards a true multi-cloud strategy, while keeping the operations, procedures and support centrally managed by iVision’s engineering and support staff.

“We’re very excited to see Equinix’s acquisition of the Dallas Infomart location; a key location for hosting the infrastructure that powers our Fusion cloud offerings,” states Eric Aslaksen, CTO of iVision. “Being able to leverage the newly expanded Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™), puts our network and security edge closer to the hyperscalers infrastructure, a key element in our multi-cloud strategy, and an integral component for how we plan to evolve our Fusion service platform into its 3rd generation.”

Equinix Vice President of Global Partners & Alliances, Greg Adgate said, “By providing direct and secure access to iVision’s Cloud for Backup & DR on Platform Equinix, we can help enterprises interconnect with the leading cloud hyperscalers and fully realize the benefits of hybrid and multi-cloud in a trusted, secure, low-latency deployment.”

As customer demand grows, iVision has already begun working closely with key clients to preview some of the new Fusion multi-cloud capabilities leveraging the features of ECX Fabric, for example, low-cost high-speed direct access into Microsoft Azure cloud storage for offsite backups. Development and testing efforts are expected to speed up through the remainder of the year as iVision increases its focus on supporting customers’ multi-cloud initiatives.

About iVision
iVision is an Atlanta-based, privately held technology integration and management firm. We engineer success for clients through objective recommendations, technology and process expertise and best-of-breed guidance. Our infrastructure and application solutions are organized into Business Services, Technology Services, and Operations & Support. At iVision, we work with clients to architect, transform and support their technology — enabling them to realize their vision of a better tomorrow. Learn more about our company at ivision.com

Contact:
Mark Argyle, Director of Marketing
P: +1-678-999-3002
E: margyle@ivision.com
W: www.ivision.com

Address:
iVision
1430 West Peachtree Street NW
Suite 425
Atlanta, GA
USA, 30309

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  • Achieves Record Second Quarter Revenues (up 5.4% to $287.9 million vs. Q2 2017)
  • Announces Twenty-Eighth Consecutive Quarterly Dividend Increase
  • Raises Full Year 2018 Adjusted non-GAAP Earnings Per Diluted Share

LOS ANGELES, CA – Aug. 9, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ – j2 Global, Inc.  (NASDAQ: JCOM) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018 and announced that its Board of Directors has declared an increased quarterly cash dividend of $0.4250 per share.

“We enjoyed another record quarter, with particularly strong EPS and free cash flow, and continue our focus on our subscription and performance-marketing businesses,” said Vivek Shah, CEO of j2 Global. “We are also excited to have welcomed two new executives to j2, John Nebergall, General Manager of our Cloud Fax unit and Tim Smith, General Manager of our Backup unit. The leadership team at the company has never been stronger.”

SECOND QUARTER 2018 RESULTS
Q2 2018 quarterly revenues increased 5.4% to a second quarter record of $287.9 million compared to $273.2 million for Q2 2017.

Net cash provided by operating activities increased to $102.4 million compared to $60.5 million for Q2 2017. Q2 2018 free cash flow (1) increased 22.4% to $87.0 million compared to $71.1 million for Q2 2017. The increase in free cash flow (1) is primarily due to reduced cash outflow associated with accounts payable and accrued expenses due to the timing of payments, lower income tax payments and an increase in net income after taking into consideration certain non-cash transactions in comparison to Q2 2017.

GAAP earnings per diluted share (2) decreased 9.5% to $0.57 in Q2 2018 compared to $0.63 for Q2 2017. The decrease over the prior comparable period is primarily attributed to (1) fair value adjustments associated with investments and contingent consideration; and (2) an increase in interest expense associated with the issuance of the $650 million 6.0% Senior Notes due in 2025.

Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share (2)(3) for the quarter increased 12.8% to $1.50 compared to $1.33 for Q2 2017.

GAAP net income decreased by 9.2% to $28.5 million compared to $31.4 million for Q2 2017. The decrease over the prior comparable period is primarily attributed to (1) fair value adjustments associated with investments and contingent consideration; and (2) an increase in interest expense associated with the issuance of the $650 million 6.0% Senior Notes due in 2025.

Quarterly Adjusted EBITDA (4) increased 3.0% to $113.5 million compared to $110.2 million for Q2 2017. The impact of a change in accounting principle associated with revenue recognition (ASC 606) was a decrease of approximately $2.8 million for both the quarterly revenues and quarterly Adjusted EBITDA for Q2 2018. Without this impact, Q2 2018 revenues would have been $290.7 million and Adjusted EBITDA would have been $116.3 million.

j2 ended the quarter with approximately $428 million in cash and investments after deploying approximately $44 million during the quarter for acquisitions and j2’s regular quarterly dividend.

Key financial results for Q2 2018 versus Q2 2017 are set forth in the following table (in millions, except per share amounts). Reconciliations of Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow to their nearest comparable GAAP financial measures are attached to this Press Release.

Q2 2018 Q2 2017 % Change
Revenues
Cloud Services $150.3 million $144.7 million 3.9%
Digital Media $137.6 million $128.5 million 7.1%
Total Revenue: $287.9 million $273.2 million 5.4%
Operating Income $54.4 million $58.6 million (7.2)%
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities $102.4 million $60.5 million 69.3%
Free Cash Flow (1) $87.0 million $71.1 million 22.4%
GAAP Earnings per Diluted Share (2) $0.57 $0.63 (9.5)%
Adjusted Non-GAAP Earnings per Diluted Share (2) (3) $1.50 $1.33 12.8%
GAAP Net Income $28.5 million $31.4 million (9.2)%
Adjusted Non-GAAP Net Income $73.7 million $64.8 million 13.7%
Adjusted EBITDA (4) $113.5 million $110.2 million 3.0%
Adjusted EBITDA Margin (4) 39.4% 40.3% (0.9)%

BUSINESS OUTLOOK
For fiscal 2018, the Company reaffirms its estimates that it will achieve revenues between $1.20 billion and $1.25 billion and Adjusted EBITDA between $480 million and $505 million. Due to the continued review of the income tax benefits related to the 2017 Tax Act, the Company is increasing its estimates of Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share to between $6.16 and $6.46 from between $5.95 and $6.25.

Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share for 2018 excludes share-based compensation of a revised lower $26 million to $29 million from $31 million and $34 million, amortization of acquired intangibles and the impact of any currently unanticipated items, in each case net of tax.

It is anticipated that the non-GAAP effective tax rate for 2018 (exclusive of the release of reserves for uncertain tax positions) is revised lower to between 20% and 22% from between 23% and 25%.

The Company has not reconciled the Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share and tax rate guidance included in this release to the most directly comparable GAAP measure because this cannot be done without unreasonable effort due to the variability with respect to costs related to acquisitions and taxation, which are potential adjustments to future earnings. We expect the variability of these items to have a potentially unpredictable and significant impact on our future GAAP financial results.

DIVIDEND
j2’s Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.4250 per common share, a $0.01, or 2.4% increase versus last quarter’s dividend. This is j2’s twenty-eighth consecutive quarterly dividend increase since its first quarterly dividend in September 2011. The dividend will be paid on September 4, 2018 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 20, 2018. Future dividends will be subject to Board approval.

Notes:

(1) Free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by operating activities, less purchases of property, plant and equipment, plus contingent consideration. Free cash flow amounts are not meant as a substitute for GAAP, but are solely for informational purposes.
(2) The estimated GAAP effective tax rates were approximately 18.3% for Q2 2018 and 22.8% for Q2 2017. The estimated Adjusted non-GAAP effective tax rates were approximately 18.5% for Q2 2018 and 28.5% for Q2 2017.
(3) Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share excludes certain non-GAAP items, as defined in the Reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted non-GAAP Financial Measures, for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 totaled $0.93 and $0.70 per diluted share, respectively.
(4) Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest and other expense, net; income tax expense; depreciation and amortization; and the items used to reconcile EPS to Adjusted non-GAAP EPS, as defined in the Reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted non-GAAP Financial Measures. Adjusted EBITDA amounts are not meant as a substitute for GAAP, but are solely for informational purposes.

About j2 Global
j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM) is a leading internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Everyday Health and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, eVoice, Campaigner, Vipre, KeepItSafe and Livedrive in its Cloud Services segment. j2 reaches over 180 million people per month across its brands. As of December 31, 2017, j2 had achieved 22 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth. For more information about j2, please visit www.j2global.com.

“Safe Harbor” Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements in this Press Release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those contained in Vivek Shah’s quote and the “Business Outlook” portion regarding the Company’s expected fiscal 2018 financial performance. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs and are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These factors and uncertainties include, among other items: the Company’s ability to grow non-fax revenues, profitability and cash flows; the Company’s ability to identify, close and successfully transition acquisitions; subscriber growth and retention; variability of the Company’s revenue based on changing conditions in particular industries and the economy generally; protection of the Company’s proprietary technology or infringement by the Company of intellectual property of others; the risk of adverse changes in the U.S. or international regulatory environments, including but not limited to the imposition or increase of taxes or regulatory-related fees; and the numerous other factors set forth in j2 Global’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). For a more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties affecting j2 Global, refer to the 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by j2 Global on March 1, 2018, and the other reports filed by j2 Global from time-to-time with the SEC, each of which is available at www.sec.gov. The forward-looking statements provided in this press release, including those contained in Vivek Shah’s quote and in the “Business Outlook” portion regarding the Company’s expected fiscal 2018 financial performance are based on limited information available to the Company at this time, which is subject to change. Although management’s expectations may change after the date of this press release, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update these statements.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, we use the following Adjusted non-GAAP financial measures: Adjusted non-GAAP net income, Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

We use these Adjusted non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision-making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. Our management believes that these Adjusted non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance and liquidity by excluding certain expenses and expenditures that may not be indicative of our recurring core business operating results. We believe that both management and investors benefit from referring to these Adjusted non-GAAP financial measures in assessing our performance and when planning, forecasting, and analyzing future periods. These Adjusted non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management’s internal comparisons to our historical performance and liquidity. We believe these Adjusted non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors both because (1) they allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision-making and (2) they are used by our institutional investors and the analyst community to help them analyze the health of our business.

For more information on these Adjusted non-GAAP financial measures, please see the appropriate GAAP to Adjusted non-GAAP reconciliation tables included within the attached Exhibit to this release.

For detailed financial report, visit: http://investor.j2global.com/news-releases/news-release-details/j2-global-reports-second-quarter-2018-results

Contact:
j2 Global, Inc.
Scott Turicchi
800-577-1790
press@j2.com

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Trial Software now includes unique Cloud interaction capabilities together with advanced features for MSPs

YVERDON-LES-BAINS, Switzerland – August 9, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — ?Bacula Systems today announced significant updates to its trial version of Bacula Enterprise Edition, a backup and recovery solution (https://www.baculasystems.com/best-enterprise-data-backup-solutions) for medium and large enterprises. Potential customers wishing to test Bacula Enterprise Edition can now experience its very latest features, available via a free trial process.

With wide-reaching features for modern data centers, hosting centers and MSPs, the latest trial software release includes comprehensive documentation with specially written test scenarios and use cases, providing users with one of the most powerful enterprise-grade backup and restore solutions available today.

“This trial experience is effectively the same as Bacula Enterprise Edition’s latest version 10 software, and gives potential customers a real taste of the high levels of control and advanced customization enjoyed by our customers in data centers and large IT departments. It also offers potential customers the opportunity to experience our high-quality support services, which are acknowledged by our customers to be the very best in the industry,” said Frank Barker, CEO, Bacula Systems.

One of the use case scenarios covered in the Trial Guide documentation covers that of backing up Linux and Windows clients using Bacula’s Amazon S3 Cloud module. This module also includes the ability to manage network bandwidth when transferring backup data to the cloud and ensures that backing up to the cloud does not monopolize a network. Concurrent asynchronous upload and download is also available, together with multiple bucket support in a single storage daemon.

Bacula Enterprise Edition 10 adds native integration of Xen and Proxmox to its existing Hyper V, KVM and VMware capabilities, making it the most broadly compatible, scalable backup solution in the industry for virtual environments and endpoints.

“Bacula Systems does not charge by data volume and comprises of especially modular components, so is especially scalable and cost-efficient for large IT departments,” said Aristide Caraccio, VP of Sales and Marketing at Bacula Systems. “Because of Bacula’s other MSP-friendly features, such as REST API and Global Endpoint Deduplication, many hosting, IaaS and MSP businesses are now switching to Bacula. They also benefit from native Azure integration and BCloud Service, a user-oriented front-end designed to safely delegate simple and restricted backup administrator tasks to an end user, used by large enterprises and managed services providers. These MSPs gain significant functionality benefits when changing from their legacy backup solution to Bacula, as well as drastically reducing their costs,” he added.

About Bacula Systems:
http://www.baculasystems.com/company

Download Bacula Enterprise Edition for a free evaluation:
https://www.baculasystems.com/try

Bacula Enterprise Edition:
https://www.baculasystems.com/corporate-data-backup-products/bacula-enterprise-data-backup-software

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Media Contact:
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rob.morrison@baculasystems.com
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StorageCraft Cloud Services Give MSPs Options of Cloud Pooling, One-Click Orchestrated Recovery, and 30-Day Free Virtualized Recovery

DRAPER, Utah – Aug. 9, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced enhancements to its Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Cloud Services for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). StorageCraft DRaaS for MSPs now includes Cloud Pooling, One-Click Orchestrated Recovery, and 30-Day Free Virtualized Infrastructure Replication. For MSPs, this offers additional revenue opportunities, improved margins and expanded market potential. Purpose-built for disaster recovery and total business continuity, StorageCraft Cloud Services reside in Tier 3 datacenters providing enterprise-grade security and 99.999% uptime.

StorageCraft Cloud Pooling: Until now, MSPs could not pool data storage across machines within StorageCraft Cloud Services. Now, StorageCraft Cloud Services pools each machine’s included data capacity at each service level, giving MSPs improved efficiency and flexibility. Because MSPs can plan and load-balance their total data capacity, it avoids the costs of unplanned overages. It also lets MSPs sell their service offerings to a broader market. For example, an MSP may be able to add small businesses that might not previously have been a profitable option to service at competitive price points.

StorageCraft One-Click Orchestrated Recovery: Through a single pane of glass, using the StorageCraft Cloud Services web portal, MSPs can pre-configure each customer’s recovery sequence so that, in the event of disaster or on-premises failure, entire systems can be brought back online with a single click to the last recovery point. Recovery can be pre-configured to ensure the right servers, directories and files come back online at the right time.

StorageCraft Cloud Services for MSPs provides default settings of 3 daily and 2 weekly recovery points, plus the option to add more. This high-value, low-touch feature helps MSPs bring customers back online within minutes of a disaster rather than hours or days and can help an MSP meet Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs). In case of a ransomware attack, One-Click Orchestrated Recovery can help an MSP circumvent the attack by re-booting to the last point of recovery from the cloud, so a business can continue unaffected, without paying ransom and without losing data or customers.

30-Day Free Virtualization: StorageCraft Cloud Services can accelerate data recovery across virtual, physical and cloud infrastructures, restore server environments at scale, and restore an entire infrastructure. In the event of a sitewide disaster, StorageCraft Cloud Services offers the ability for an MSP to simply virtualize a customers’ IT environment into the StorageCraft Cloud and operate as though they were working off their own system. Customers experience complete business continuity while their on-premises infrastructure is brought back online.

The 30-Day Free Virtualization per machine benefit ensures business continuity for costumers at unmatched economics compared to alternative offerings and public cloud services that charge for every second their service is used in case of a disaster. It also provides MSPs a low-cost, high-value functionality to run disaster recovery testing scenarios of customer environments. Pre-testing is a critical, and often overlooked component of success disaster recovery planning.

Quotes:
Says Clay Harris, president & COO of WorkSmart, a StorageCraft MSP: “The business opportunity from offering Cloud Services is immense. It is one of the fastest-growing segments in our industry, with Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) set to grow from $2.4B in to $3.73B by 20211. Choosing the right vendor is critical to make the most of this potential. We partnered with StorageCraft because its Cloud Services give us the means to differentiate in the market, offer more to our existing customers and attract new customers. As well as the increased revenue opportunities, the ease and low-maintenance of StorageCraft’s Cloud Services allows us to improve margins through reduced operational cost and overhead.”

Adds Hugo Parra, senior director of product management at StorageCraft: “StorageCraft Cloud Services has been hugely successful since becoming available in 2014. The number of servers protected by StorageCraft Cloud Services increased by almost 300% YoY in 2017. Our MSP community is reaping the benefits of purpose-built business continuity cloud services. They are able to offer a superior alternative to public cloud in terms of self-serve failover orchestration, all-inclusive virtualization and recovery costs, and clear, predictable SLAs. This high-value low-touch model boosts partners’ margins, addressable market, and ability to meet customers’ most stringent requirements while keeping maintenance and operation costs to a minimum.”

About StorageCraft
The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides award-winning backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops, laptops and SaaS applications in addition to powerful data analytics. StorageCraft provides business continuity and data management market services through software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data, and lower the total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.storagecraft.com.

StorageCraft and ShadowProtect are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corp. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. © 2018 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.

1 – Source: Gartner: 2018 Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service, July 2018, Mark Jaggers and Ron Blair

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Jock Breitwieser
StorageCraft Technology Corp.
+1 408.800.5625
jock.breitwieser@storagecraft.com
www.storagecraft.com

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TOKYO, JAPAN – August 09, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX), a leader in cloud content management, today announced the opening of its new Tokyo office. Based in the heart of the city, Box has moved into the 15th floor of the Tekko Building beside Tokyo Station, to provide room to grow while remaining close to its customers.

“We’re on a rapid international growth trajectory,” said Stephanie Carullo, COO of Box. “Japan is an important market for us and we’ve seen continued growth since our launch there in 2013. We’re committed to investing in the country as we help Japanese enterprises make the shift to the cloud for content management. As we move into a new, larger office space we will expand our presence in Tokyo and across Japan.”

“We’re growing quickly in Japan thanks to the increasing demand for work style reform,” said Katsunori Furuichi, K.K. Box Japan president and managing director. “Organizations across all sectors are looking for ways to digitize their businesses and become more flexible around content and their working styles. Tokyo is a strategic hub for serving large multinational Japanese businesses, and we’re thrilled to move to this new location in the city.”

Since Box opened its first office in Tokyo in 2013, it has continued to forge partnerships and attract customers from multiple sectors. Today it employs almost 100 people in Tokyo with plans to continue to expand in the next 12 months. The launch of Box Zones, Box Governance, and its Binding Corporate Rules approval have all contributed to Box’s success in Japan, by allowing even the most security-conscious companies to choose Box for cloud content management.

The new office is 21,000 square feet and has capacity for nearly 200 employees. The space has been designed with collaboration in mind. In addition to the many meeting rooms and collaborative workspaces, there is a Zen Room to promote well-being, a Mother’s Room for new parents, and a large communal space to encourage a healthy work environment.

Box makes it easy for more than 85,000 organisations around the world to share, access, and collaborate on files securely. The new Tokyo office joins Box’s recent international expansion including newly opened offices in London, Sydney and Toronto.

About Box
Box (NYSE:BOX) is the cloud content management company that empowers enterprises to revolutionize how they work by securely connecting their people, information and applications. Founded in 2005, Box powers more than 85,000 businesses globally and 69% of the Fortune 500, including AstraZeneca, General Electric, P&G, and The GAP. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit http://www.box.com/

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Newest feature of scalable container orchestration platform Amazon ECS, enables Portworx cloud native storage to power mission critical databases

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Aug. 10, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Portworx, the cloud native storage company modern enterprises trust to manage data in containers, today announced that Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) has integrated with its flagship product PX-Enterprise, enabling mission critical stateful workloads to run in Docker containers with dynamic provisioning, cross-Availability Zone high availability, application consistent snapshots, auto-scaling and encryption functionality. Following Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) integration with PX-Enterprise earlier this year, Amazon customers have unparalleled choice when it comes radically simplified operations of containerized stateful services running anywhere on the Amazon Web Services platform.

Containers have redefined how today’s leading enterprises build and deploy applications, automate operations and cut costs through improved resource utilization. As container adoption accelerates, however, to include mission critical stateful services like databases, enterprises have discovered a need for a cloud native storage solution that provides HA, backups, snapshots, encryption, auto-scaling and monitoring integration to successfully manage stateful containerized applications. The combination Amazon ECS scaleable container platform and Portworx persistent storage provides enterprises with an easy-to-manage container environment no matter what their scale.

When customers effectively use Portworx cloud native storage to containerize stateful services, the effects can be dramatic. According to Rhett Dillingham of Moor Insights & Strategy, “Portworx’s unique storage solution delivers the availability, performance, and features necessary to minimize stateful application operations costs which, can easily exceed $1 million per year across staff and support contracts. These capabilities can also reduce compute infrastructure costs for some workloads by 40-60 percent for savings that can grow to more than $1 million per year. Most importantly, improved revenue growth from an optimal customer experience and increased developer productivity can also be achieved, although they are more difficult to quantify in impact (Moor Insights & Strategy, Rhett Dillingham, The Business Value of Portworx PX Enterprise, Aug 2018)”.

“Enterprise container adoption is skyrocketing as companies recognize the value that container technologies provide on the path to digital transformation,” said Murli Thirumale, co-founder and CEO of Portworx. “Amazon Web Services integration with Portworx for both EKS and now ECS is evidence of a sea change happening in the industry: enterprises running on Amazon need flexible cloud native storage solutions that play well containers. By giving enterprises these two options for container data management, we’re radically simplifying operations of containerized stateful services running on Amazon.”

Combining the benefits of Amazon ECS with Portworx’s cloud native storage, enterprises now have access to:

  • Multi-AZ EBS for Containers – Teams can flexibility deploy Docker containers within and across Availability Zones based on their business needs. Portworx will not only replicate each container’s volume data among ECS nodes and across Availability Zones, but also add additional EBS drives based on reaching capacity thresholds.
  • Daemon Scheduling on ECS: Portworx users now have access to daemon scheduling, which allows users to automatically run a daemon task on every one of a selected set of instances in an ECS cluster. This ensures that as ECS adds new nodes, every server can consume and access Portworx storage volumes.
  • Auto-scaling groups for stateful applications – Enterprises have all the benefits of auto-scaling groups (ASGs) without data loss. Portworx itself manages the dynamic creation of EBS volumes for an ASG, so if a pod is rescheduled after a host failure, the pre-existing EBS volume will be reused, reducing failover time by 300%.
  • Hyperconverged compute and storage for ultra-high performance databases – Enterprises have the benefits of EC2 instance storage for ECS without data loss, so if the EC2 instance serving the database pod goes down, ECS can reschedule the pod to another host in the cluster where Portworx has placed an up-to-date replica. This ensures hyperconvergence is maintained even across reschedules.
  • Application-aware snapshots – ECS administrators can define groups of volumes that constitute their application state and consistently snapshot directly via .docker. These group snapshots can be backed up to S3 or moved directly to another Amazon region in case of a disaster.

For more information about how databases run on Amazon ECS, check out our blog – https://portworx.com/amazon-ecs-databases/

Learn More
Leading companies use Portworx– https://portworx.com/customers/
Docker Storage – https://portworx.com/use-case/docker-persistent-storage/
Portworx on Twitter – https://twitter.com/portwx
Portworx on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/portworx/

About Portworx
Portworx is the cloud-native storage company modern enterprises trust to manage data in containers. Portworx dramatically reduces storage, compute and infrastructure costs for running mission critical multi-cloud applications with zero downtime or data loss for customers such as Lufthansa Systems, TGen and twenty-two members of the Fortune Global 2000 or federal agencies. The company is headquartered in Los Altos, Calif., and investors include Mayfield, Sapphire Ventures and GE Ventures. For more information, visit portworx.com or follow @portwx.

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K2 shows continued commitment to innovation with enterprise-grade security and management additions to SmartBox, and upgrades to sub-workflow and SmartAssist functionality

BELLEVUE, WA – Aug. 09, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — K2, the leader in low-code digital process automation, today announced it has released new features for K2 Cloud that help enterprises quickly create intelligent process applications to transform their business. The latest release brings enterprise-grade storage functionality to SmartBox, expanded functionality for sub-workflows and SmartAssist enhancements, and further cements K2’s investment in constant innovation.

SmartBox, K2’s built-in data storage service, has been updated with enterprise-grade functionality that allows customers to securely store application-related data. These new capabilities include:

  • Row-level security: Data can be stored for many users in a single SmartBox object while restricting row-level access based on the user’s identity.
  • Dedicated schema: SmartBox business data can be kept separate from application data to meet compliance, backup and disaster recovery policies.
  • Property indexing: Indexes on SmartBox data properties can be created manually, or K2 can intelligently add them where needed, to improve performance when using those properties for searches or joins.

“Data security continues to be a key focus for many of our enterprise customers and it’s important we provide services that meet their compliance and regulatory requirements,” said Olaf Wagner, Senior Vice President of Product and Co-Founder, K2. “These new capabilities make SmartBox a complete enterprise-class business data storage system, built right into K2. So, if a developer doesn’t already have data available in a third-party system, they can simply use SmartBox and have the peace of mind that their data will be secure.”

Developers of any skill level can create SmartBox objects through K2 Designer’s simple drag-and-drop interface, without having to engage the assistance of IT or database admins, keeping those resources focused on high-impact projects that require their unique expertise and skill. SmartBox provides a centralized repository that can be utilized across all K2 applications and is managed directly from K2’s management console.

K2 also enhanced its sub-workflow capability as K2 Cloud now makes it easier to trigger multiple sub-workflows against a list of items. This simplifies complicated logic so that even developers with basic technical skills can implement more complicated sub-workflows without requiring formal programming knowledge or training. In addition, the SmartAssist intelligent assistant within K2 continues to be enhanced in a number of areas. For example, in this latest release, start integration warning badges have been added to SmartAssist, which displays a warning badge on the Start step of a workflow in the K2 Workflow Designer if a start event has not been configured.

“A big part of being the smartest and fastest low-code process automation platform is in making scenarios that have traditionally required niche skills for complex solutions, simpler,” continued Wagner. “We’ve abstracted away the complexity of sub-workflow implementation to a drag-and-drop environment. Further, we’re adding more intelligence to the platform that allows SmartAssist to provide better, smarter guidance than ever. All of this makes it easier for developers to build their applications, without limiting power and flexibility.”

These new features are available to customers today on K2, the smartest and fastest low-code Digital Process Automation (DPA) platform. Read more about the new K2 Cloud features on the K2 blog – https://www.k2.com/blog/k2-cloud-updates-data-storage-process-application-building

ABOUT K2:
K2 is the leading low-code, cloud-based Digital Process Automation (DPA) platform for enterprises seeking to rapidly and intelligently create modern process applications, automate workflows and transform their business. With K2, thousands of organizations worldwide and 30% of the Fortune 500 have taken control of their business processes to increase visibility and improve operational efficiency. Discover what you can accomplish when you connect your people, processes and applications at www.k2.com

Contact:
Courtney Drake
K2
517-990-5880
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In conjunction with VAD Technologies, brings unique backup storage appliances to the region

Westborough, Mass., August 9, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — ExaGrid®, a leading provider of hyper-converged secondary storage for backup, today announced the expansion of its Middle Eastern coverage with the appointment of Rami Nasser as ExaGrid’s Regional Sales Director for the Middle East, India, and Africa. In addition to its Israeli office, ExaGrid will be adding sales offices in Dubai, Turkey, India, and South Africa. ExaGrid has simultaneously partnered with distributor VAD Technologies to strengthen its channel footprint by providing VAD’s resellers with an exceptional backup storage product offering to their enterprise customers.

Nasser has been with ExaGrid for a year and a half, and previously held numerous management positions at CA and Arcserve over a span of 16 years. His extensive sales management, business development, and enterprise storage management expertise are central to the effective execution of ExaGrid’s aggressive expansion strategy.

Nasser has been pivotal in formalizing ExaGrid’s distributorship with VAD Technologies in the Middle East. “We are excited to partner with ExaGrid in the Middle East region,” said Mario M. Veljovic, General Manager at VAD Technologies. “We are constantly looking for disruptive next generation data centre technologies to ensure that our resellers can offer the latest and greatest high performance enterprise solutions to their customers, and ExaGrid complements our mission perfectly! We’re proud to work with such an innovative leader as ExaGrid in the hyper-converged secondary storage market.”

Currently on the ExaGrid MEA team are Mohammed Jaffrey and Francois Eid. Jaffrey has over a decade of experience in the MEA market with particular expertise in storage, backup, archival, and technical workflows having held regional roles Quantum, Nexsan, and LaCie (a division of Seagate).

“ExaGrid’s technology for the backup storage market is revolutionary, particularly in addressing urgent customer needs for faster backups and faster ingest rates, restores, and VM boots,” said Jaffrey. “Customers don’t need to worry about forklift upgrades or high TCO with ExaGrid’s efficient scale-out architecture. I am excited to be part of ExaGrid’s journey.”

Eid brings 18 years of experience designing end-to-end solutions in IT infrastructure, storage, data protection/management, and cloud, having worked at Hitachi, Quantum, Commvault, and Fujitsu Siemens.

ExaGrid’s published customer success stories and enterprise stories number over 360, more than all other vendors in the space combined. These include a two-page narrative and customer quote, demonstrating how satisfied customers are with ExaGrid’s unique architectural approach, differentiated product, and unrivalled customer support. Customers consistently state that not only is the product best-in-class, but ‘it just works.’

About VAD Technologies
VAD Technologies is an established IT and Technology value added distributor, headquartered in Dubai, UAE. Catering to Enterprise and SME markets through a strong channel footprint across Middle East and North Africa. Delivering world-class technology products and solutions that transform the IT landscape and provide the best Return of Invest (ROI) and lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for its Customers. The Company continuously develops its high-performance enterprise solutions portfolio with special focus on hyper-converged Infrastructures, Enterprise Storage Systems, IT Infrastructure, Physical Security and Cybersecurity. Supporting their Partners with Sales & Marketing, as well as Professional Services, such as Consulting, Training, Deployment and Technical Support, forms a key part of its Go-To-Market Strategy and Vision for the Region. Learn more about VAD at www.vad.ae

About ExaGrid
ExaGrid provides hyper-converged secondary storage for backup with data deduplication, a unique landing zone, and scale-out architecture. ExaGrid’s landing zone provides for the fastest backups, restores, and instant VM recoveries. Its scale-out architecture includes full appliances in a scale-out system and ensures a fixed-length backup window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift upgrades. Visit us at www.exagrid.com or on LinkedIn. See what ExaGrid customers have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and why they now spend significantly less time on backup.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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DBSync’s customers can now benefit from DevOps like snapshot, test data management, backup and archive for Salesforce

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – August 08, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — DBSync today announced it has launched Cloud Copy Data Management (CDM) for Salesforce, empowering developers and admins to support the ability to perform full Salesforce snapshot data creation for testing or data migration, backup and recovery.

Cloud Copy Data Management (CDM)
With the help of DBSync solution, developers and Salesforce admins can now easily create Salesforce snapshots for testing and development purposes; and smoothly migrate any standard or custom object with its complete ownership and users.

DBSync’s new Cloud CDM tool is built upon its Cloud Replication solution and caters to organizations requiring data backup and recovery. Cloud CDM provides an easy way to backup Salesforce and restore it with any historical version of records from its snapshot.

View DBSync’s Cloud CDM AppExchange listing: https://appexchange.salesforce.com/appxListingDetail?listingId=a0N3A00000FAAtBUAX

Comments on the News
“A key part of data replication is to be able to restore a partial or complete set, not only to the original Salesforce instance but also to a new instance. This opens the door for many use cases like having time machine snapshots of your data, Salesforce DevOps around QA and testing or even data migration. We expect that Salesforce customers can benefit by reducing around 50% of the risk and time on data migrations into Salesforce with Cloud CDM,” said Rajeev Gupta, DBSync’s Founder and CEO.

“We are happy to welcome DBSync onto the AppExchange,” said Mike Wolff, SVP, ISV Sales, Salesforce. “The exponential growth of the AppExchange underscores the enormous opportunity the entire Salesforce ecosystem has in creating cutting-edge solutions and driving customer success.”

About Salesforce AppExchange
Salesforce AppExchange, the world’s leading enterprise cloud marketplace, empowers companies to sell, service, market and engage in entirely new ways. With more than 5,000 solutions, 5 million customer installs and 70,000 peer reviews, it is the most comprehensive source of cloud, mobile, social, IoT, analytics and artificial intelligence technologies for businesses.

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  • Follow DBSync on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dbsync

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About DBSync
DBSync is a leading provider of copy data management (CDM), replication, archiving and backup for Salesforce; as well as application integration for CRM (Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and more), Warehouse Management Systems such as SkuVault, accounting (QuickBooks Desktop and Online, Microsoft Dynamics GP & NAV), popular databases (Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL and more), and data integration markets. With easy to use pre-built maps and powerful Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) capabilities, DBSync enables users to easily link information between leading Cloud and On-premise based CRM, hospital asset and case management, and accounting applications, along with support for on-premise applications running databases. For more information on the platform and product features, please visit the website.

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DBSync
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Second-Generation FastFoto, the World’s Fastest Personal Photo Scanner, Offers Versatile Solution for Scanning, Restoring, Organizing, and Sharing Photos

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 7, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Epson today expanded its high-speed scanning line with the new Wi-Fi1 enabled FastFotoâ FF-680W High-Speed Photo and Document Scanning System. The FF-680W scanner is the world’s fastest personal photo scanner2, scanning thousands of photos – as fast as one photo per second at 300 dpi3 at up to 36 photos per batch. Building on the success of the FastFoto FF-640 scanner, the FF-680W scanner offers worry-free scanning for a variety of media types and sizes, including postcards, panoramic photos up to 36 inches and Polaroid photos as well as convenient photo restoration, editing and smart file organization tools. Families can scan, restore and organize collections of photos for quick and easy sharing, archiving and enlargements with the new FF-680W scanner. And, with the Easy Auto-Upload feature, the FastFoto scanner software makes it simple to share images to cloud services such as Dropbox® and Google Drive™4.

“Epson recognized the need for a fast and easy scanning solution that enabled people to digitize photos held captive in shoeboxes and albums stored away in closets and attics, and vulnerable to natural disasters, fires and floods,” said David Hawkes, product manager, Scanners, Epson America, Inc. “FastFoto unlocked a new market with the introduction of the FastFoto in 2016, making it affordable and feasible to preserve a family’s legacy. The new FastFoto FF-680W incorporates feedback from customers with a host of new features, making it easier to bring memories of yesterday back to life using the latest digital technology.”

Featuring Epson ScanSmart software, the FastFoto FF-680W scanner is also a powerful document scanner. Using the intuitive software users can easily scan, organize, email, and store important contracts, receipts, documents, and files. In addition, easily edit documents and save time with automatic file naming, plus powerful productivity tools. With built-in Nuance® OmniPage Optical Character Recognition (OCR), users can create searchable PDFs, plus editable Word and Excel® files.

FastFoto FF-680W Scanner Features:

  • World’s Fastest Personal Photo Scanner2 — scan thousands of photos as fast as 1 photo per second at 300 dpi3
  • Preserve Your Priceless Photos — SafeTouch Technology for worry-free scanning up to 8.5″ wide, plus postcards, Polaroid photos and panoramas
  • Second-Generation Epson FastFoto Software — scan, restore, organize, and share precious memories; offers intelligent file organization tools
  • Flexible Scanning — offers modes for easy sharing (300 dpi), archiving (600 dpi TIFF) and enlarging (1200 dpi5); handles multiple sizes in one batch
  • Powerful Document Scanning — includes Epson ScanSmart Software with OCR; scan receipts, tax records, wills, and more, up to 45 ppm/90 ipm6
  • Easy to Connect — includes both USB and wireless connectivity for flexible placement
  • Perfect Picture Imaging System — bring new life to old photos with auto enhancement, color restoration, red-eye reduction, de-skew, crop, and rotate
  • Easy Auto-Upload and Backup — instantly share your memories as you scan via Dropbox and Google Drive4
  • Single-Step Technology — capture both the image and any handwritten notes on the back in a single scan

Pricing and Availability
The Epson FastFoto FF-680W scanner (MSRP $599.99) is now available through select major retailer stores nationwide and online at www.epson.com. It comes with Epson’s top-of-the-line service and support, including a one-year limited warranty. For more information and availability, please visit www.fastfoto.com

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 76,000 employees in 87 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), YouTube (youtube.com/EpsonAmerica), and Instagram (instagram.com/EpsonAmerica).


1 Wirelessly scan, scan to the cloud, PCs or Mac with Epson FastFoto software and Epson ScanSmart software, installed on the connected Windows® PC or Mac®; wirelessly scan to smartphones or tablets (Android™/iOS® devices) via the Epson DocumentScan App. Internet access required.

2 As compared to other personal/consumer photo scanners, generally defined as photo scanners priced under $1,000 USD (MSRP).

3 Based on average speed from start of scan to end of feeding, scanning thirty-six 4″ x 6″ photos at 300 dpi in landscape orientation. Results may vary based on processor speed, memory, and operating system of the connected computer.

4 Internet connection and active Dropbox or Google Drive account required.

5 Interpolated resolution is the doubling of the optical resolution using a software algorithm to increase dpi.

6 Based on letter-sized scans at 300 dpi in Black-and-White, Grayscale or Color Mode, using the USB interface.


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Next-Generation Deduplication Platform Enables Organizations to Reduce Backup Time and Replicate Data Fast and Secure to the Cloud

ALISO VIEJO, CA – Aug. 07, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection and security software provider, today announced the general availability of Quest QoreStor, a new software-defined secondary storage platform with enterprise class compression and deduplication technology that is backup vendor agnostic. QoreStor is designed to help organizations accelerate backup performance, reduce storage requirements and costs by a factor of 20:1, as well as enable faster and safer cloud replication for data archiving, disaster recovery and business continuity. With QoreStor, businesses can address compliance requirements and benefit from an always-on, always-available IT environment to support their organizations’ digital transformations to better serve their customers.

“We understand better than anyone that rising storage requirements and costs, combined with slow data backup and replication, are major impediments to business continuity,” said Mark D’Apice, Executive Director of R&D and Product Management, Quest Data Protection. “QoreStor tackles these challenges by delivering the secure and reliable deduplication and replication capabilities IT teams need to keep their business up and running while minimizing storage costs and maximizing backup performance.”

Faster Backups, Lower Storage Costs to Support the Digital Enterprise
The continuous availability of applications and data is more important than ever to support today’s digital enterprise. In fact, just one hour of downtime costs most businesses anywhere from $200,000 to $5 million, according to a recent study by Statista. However, as data continues to grow exponentially, businesses are challenged by slow data backups and rising storage costs, making rock-solid data backup, recovery and business continuity exceedingly difficult.

QoreStor leverages Quest’s industry proven DR Series of enterprise class deduplication and replication technologies with a software-defined delivery model that is easy to deploy and manage. With QoreStor’s hardware and software agnostic platform, IT organizations can add deduplication and replication to their existing applications easily, reducing storage requirements and costs by leveraging existing technology investments. The platform supports a wide range of backup and storage solutions from leading vendors including Quest, CommVault, Dell/EMC, Veritas, Veeam and IBM. Additionally, it supports leading virtualization platforms and cloud service providers, including: Azure, Amazon Web Services, VMWare, Hyper-V and KVM.

QoreStor also has a cloud portal, designed to give any customer or MSP the ability to easily manage all instances of QoreStor from any location and from any device. It features built in support capabilities that enhance any needed support requests.

“As a strategic partner for Quest, we’re excited about the release of QoreStor and the opportunity it brings to fill a market opportunity in Latin America with an enterprise-class solution that helps organizations adopt the cloud while complying with their existing data recovery practices,” said M.C.S. Queberth Soto, CTO, Adistec Corp. “We look forward to helping organizations replicate data to our datacenters in-country to make their business more resilient.”

QoreStor Key Features & Functionality:

  • Next-generation storage dedupe engine: Lowers backup storage capacity requirements by up to 20:1 and helps organizations take advantage of enterprise-class variable-block deduplication.
  • Built-in protocol accelerators: Write operations with optimized client-side deduplication accelerate data ingest by up to 20 terabytes per hour to address ever-shrinking backup windows. Only unique data chunks are sent to QoreStor.
  • Remote replication for disaster recovery: Businesses have the benefit of replicating only changed data to a remote site, reducing replication windows by up to 10 to 15 times and reducing network bandwidth requirements by up to 85 percent.
  • Direct cloud backup: Source-side deduplication where only changes are transmitted allows organizations to back up directly to the cloud over a WAN but with LAN-like speeds. QoreStor also enables recovery point objectives (RPOs) on par with on-premises deployments — even over a WAN.
  • Secure connect: Eliminates incomplete backups due to disconnected links by automatically continuing a backup once the connection is re-established. Additionally, all data sent across the WAN is encrypted.
  • Data security: Built-in encryption at rest, secure erase and FIPS 140-2 compliance help businesses address demanding security requirements. Encryption at rest uses industry-standard 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard keys, which are generated either one time or at set intervals.

Additional Information & Resources
QoreStor is available today. For more information go here – https://www.quest.com/products/qorestor/

To download a free trial of QoreStor, go here – https://www.quest.com/register/115431/

About Quest Software
Quest helps solve the complex technology and security problems that stand in the way of organizations’ ability to always be ready for what’s next. With Quest solutions, companies of all sizes can reduce the time and money spent on IT administration and security, so they have more time to focus on and invest in business innovation. Quest has more than 100,000 customers worldwide across its portfolio of software solutions spanning information management, data protection, endpoint systems management, identity and access management, and Microsoft platform management. For more information, visit www.quest.com

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This strategic relationship produces a secure and robust backup solution

IRVINE, CA – August 08, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — RapidScale, a leader in managed cloud services, has announced that Veeam® Software, the leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper Available Enterprise™, will be RapidScale’s leading data protection and availability solution.

Together, RapidScale and Veeam empower customers with a reliable and robust cloud-based backup solution. The platform gives customers a single pane of glass to their entire environment which helps organizations mitigate their cloud risk and data mobility cost challenges while maintaining data control across on-premises and cloud resources.

RapidScale has integrated this offering into its easy-to-use interface with a powerful functionality making a data backup and storage plan simple, reliable and affordable. This gives customers the ability to have a complete view of their backup from not only a virtual setting but a physical environment as well. With Veeam having the No. 1 set of capabilities for backup and availability for virtualized environments, customers will now be able to automatically anticipate need and meet demand and move securely across multi-cloud infrastructures.

“We are pleased that RapidScale has joined our VCSP (Veeam Cloud & Service Provider) program,” said Matt Kalmenson, vice president of service and cloud provider sales at Veeam. “Our Availability solutions, combined with their service delivery and knowledge of Veeam products, should enable them to acquire even more clients, resulting in additional growth of their overall profitability and value. We are looking forward to working together in an effort to solve the key challenges of our joint customers.”

RapidScale SVP, Technology Duane Barnes says, “As RapidScale continues to scale and move up the market, an advanced software-defined backup solution was critical to our success. After reviewing our requirements and customer demand, Veeam became the obvious choice because of its simplicity to deploy and protect mission-critical data.”

About RapidScale
RapidScale, a managed cloud services provider, delivers world-class, secure, and reliable cloud computing solutions to companies of all sizes across the globe. Its state-of-the-art managed CloudDesktop platform and market-leading cloud solutions are the reasons why RapidScale is the provider of choice for leading telecommunications providers, VARs, MSPs, and agents throughout the United States. RapidScale is not only delivering a service but also innovating advanced solutions and applications for cloud computing. RapidScale’s innovative solutions include CloudServer, CloudDesktop, CloudOffice, CloudMail, CloudRecovery, CloudApps, and more. For more information on RapidScale, visit http://www.rapidscale.net

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NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan – Aug. 7, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Infortrend® Technology, Inc. (TWSE: 2495) introduces EonStor GSc Hybrid Cloud Storage Appliance, an integrated solution that combines superb storage capability with cloud gateway technology, providing simple and fast cloud access for Enterprise users.

With GSc, the users simply accesses cloud data as if it was a local service since it moves data between local and cloud in a transparent manner. This seamless integration allows the IT applications to access data from a local location with common protocols, therefore you don’t have to worry about data migration between the local and the cloud.

This system also allows enterprises to speed up the cloud data access by caching the blocks or files that are frequently used. GSc offers open cache policy settings so IT personnel can setup preferred policies instead of a black box.

By default, GSc keeps frequently-used data in the local cache for access. If the local space becomes insufficient, the system will clear the rarely-used cache files and free up the disk space. If Enterprise has important work files that must have local access, IT personnel can setup these files to be stored constantly in the local cache folder. If you don’t want files to stay in local volume (eg. backup files), these files will be moved to the Cloud volume. These open cache policies help users to optimize the use of local cache and improve the efficiency of data access.

GSc provides connectivity to major cloud service providers such as Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Openstack Swift, and Alibaba Cloud, and is available with different performance, connectivity, and form factors that fit for all types of enterprise’s demands.

“GSc Hybrid Cloud Storage Appliance is an essential device for Enterprise IT environment in the age of the cloud,” said Thomas Kao, Senior Director of Product Planning.

Click here for more details about the EonStor GSc family storage – https://www.infortrend.com/global/products/GSc

About Infortrend
Infortrend (TWSE: 2495) has been developing and manufacturing storage solutions since 1993. With a strong emphasis on in-house design, testing, and manufacturing, Infortrend storage delivers performance and scalability with the latest standards, user friendly data services, personal after-sales support, and unrivaled value. For more Information, visit www.infortrend.com

Infortrend® and EonStor® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Infortrend Technology, Inc., other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Crestline Investors leads round with participation from North Bridge Venture Partners, 83North, Advanced Technology Ventures, Heritage Group, Andreessen Horowitz, and Others to Capitalize on $50B Market Opportunity as Enterprises Embrace Multi-Cloud Data-as-a-Service

WALTHAM, Mass. – August 7, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Actifio, the world’s leading enterprise Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) software provider, today announced it has raised $100 million in a financing round led by Crestline Investors and joined by North Bridge Venture Partners, 83North, Advanced Technology Ventures, Heritage Group, Andreessen Horowitz, and other existing investors. The investment, which brings the company’s valuation to more than $1.3 billion, is a testament to Actifio’s established leadership in delivering multi-cloud data management software solutions to more than 3,000 enterprises worldwide.

Ash Ashutosh, Founder & CEO of Actifio, said, “Every day, we deliver on our mission of enabling global enterprises to accelerate their businesses by unlocking the strategic value of data – on-premises or across a multi-cloud architecture.  Organizations worldwide use Actifio software to deliver Data-as-a-Service, making data the new infrastructure for security, DevOps, analytics, compliance and governance. Using the hardware and infrastructure of their choice, on-premises, in public cloud and hybrid multi-cloud. Crestline gets this. We are excited to partner with Crestline to further accelerate data-driven business transformation initiatives in the global market.”

Will Palmer, Managing Director at Crestline Investors, said, “Under the leadership of industry veteran Ash Ashutosh, Actifio is well positioned for continued success as the pioneer and innovator in the DaaS market. We have been impressed with the broad capabilities of Actifio’s software and the immense value proposition it delivers to its customer base across multiple vital use cases. We look forward to continued growth at the company.”

Accelerated Enterprise Adoption Driving Company Momentum

  • Accelerating enterprise adoption: continued sequential and year-on-year growth in attracting the world’s leading brands including 5 of top 20 global financials, 4 of the top 10 energy companies, 3 of the top 10 healthcare providers, 6 of the top 10 service providers and 4 of the top 20 global retail organizations.
  • Accelerating public and hybrid cloud adoption: Nearly 20% of sales are driven by global enterprises adopting public cloud platforms either in hybrid or cloud-native architectures.
  • Pioneer and industry leader for managing massive database workloads:  More than 80% of Actifio users are driven by the need for scale and performance to manage databases that power business-critical applications. Nearly 60% of revenues now occur in DevOps and test data management environments. Actifio today protects and accelerates development for the largest single database instances, including several that are hundreds of terabytes in size, that are at the heart of the business.  Over the past year, Actifio has broadened enterprise support for SQL, NoSQL, on-premises and cloud-resident databases and applications.
  • Technology leadership: Actifio was recognized in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities report as a leader in virtual environments, public cloud, databases, and self-service along with being named a visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions.
  • Outstanding customer satisfaction: Actifio was recognized as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customer’s Choice solution for enterprise data center backup and recovery.
  • Continued expansion of cloud platform and OEM partnerships: advancing new joint solutions and expanded routes to market with IBM, Google, Microsoft, and others.
  • Hugely successful inaugural worldwide user conference in June, Data Driven 2018: Seminal annual conference bringing together global business and IT leaders who are driving data-driven transformation of their business.

Steve Duplessie, Founder and Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, said, “Actifio has staked out a unique and incredibly powerful position in the marketplace. Being the first to recognize the power of enabling organizations to leverage their data assets anytime, anywhere for any reason has led them to a customer base of over 3,000 marquee names in a very short time.  This funding should help them step on the gas pedal.”

About Actifio
Actifio is the world’s leading Data-as-a-Service platform. It enables thousands of users around the world to deliver their data just as they deliver their applications and infrastructure… as a service available instantly, anywhere. An enterprise-class software platform powered by patented Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology, Actifio frees data from traditional infrastructure to accelerate adoption of hybrid cloud, build higher quality applications faster, and improve business resiliency and availability. For more, visit Actifio.com or follow @Actifio on Twitter.

About Crestline Investors, Inc.
Crestline Investors, Inc., founded in 1997 and based in Fort Worth, Texas, is an institutional alternative investment management firm that specializes in credit and opportunistic investments, including financing and restructuring solutions for mature private equity funds. In addition, the firm manages a multi-PM equity market-neutral hedge fund, and provides beta and hedging Solutions for institutional clients. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, the company maintains affiliate offices in New York City, Chicago, London, Toronto and Tokyo. For more information, please visit www.crestlineinvestors.com

Market size estimate based on IDC Market Glance, 2Q18 – https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US43745318

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New strategic partnership helps Acronis expand access to public cloud, providing customers with a greater choice for backup storage and disaster recovery

BURLINGTON, MA – August 7, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage currently celebrating its 15-year anniversary, today announced a new strategic partnership with Microsoft for deeper integration of Acronis’ data protection products with Microsoft’s Azure cloud services.

Acronis provides complete data protection for all Microsoft workloads (including workstations, servers, applications and mobile devices), helping customers, resellers and service providers leverage the full power of Microsoft’s technology stack. Acronis also can backup Microsoft Azure workloads, with Acronis Backup and Acronis Backup Cloud.

The new partnership will allow customers and service providers to even more easily store their data or clients’ data in the Azure cloud. Azure will be available as a storage destination option alongside Acronis Cloudand other public cloud vendors in future versions of Acronis products.

Today, Acronis partners and customers use Azure’s capacity for storing data, but it requires manual installation and configuration of the Acronis Backup Gateway. Acting on customer and partner requests, Acronis and Microsoft are working together on providing native integration of Acronis solutions with Azure services.

Service providers can choose to buy their Azure storage directly from Microsoft, or Acronis can include the Azure storage costs as part of a single invoice.

Native integration of Acronis’ data protection solutions with Azure will make Azure-based service more attractive and will help Microsoft partners drive more revenue. Service providers will be able to complement their Azure-based product offerings with Acronis’ easy, fast, and reliable data protection solutions augmented by Acronis Active Protection, an artificial intelligence-based defense against ransomware attacks. Together with Acronis, they will be able to drive more Azure usage and generate additional revenue by upselling data protection services to existing clients and using Acronis’ complete data protection as a differentiator in the crowded market space.

The partnership with Microsoft is part of Acronis’ overall strategy to support all workloads, delivering safety, security, accessibility, privacy and authenticity for data stored in local, cloud and hybrid environments.

By delivering full support of more than 20 platforms, native integration with PSA and RMM tools, and growing support of public cloud vendors, Acronis enables service providers to make the most out of their existing cloud arrangements.

“A lot of products that we build deliver value to clients using Microsoft technology,” said Acronis President John Zanni. “With easy, reliable and efficient backup and built-in security in the form of active protection against ransomware, our clients enjoy complete protection of their data. Adding Azure as a native storage destination increases their options, making Acronis solutions even more attractive to use. For any organization that has built their strategy on Microsoft, this is great news.”

Judy Meyer, General Manager, ISV partners at Microsoft, agrees: “It’s great to see how Acronis is transforming the services it offers to its customers, innovating in anti-ransomware and data protection. Microsoft and Acronis have worked closely together over several years in planning the adoption of public cloud services as part of Acronis’ portfolio, and we’re delighted to see the progress that’s been made in using Azure and the Microsoft AI platform.”

Acronis’ partnership with Microsoft will extend beyond Azure integration. The two companies will join forces extending the artificial intelligence (AI) functionality of Acronis Active Protection — an innovative technology that has already prevented over 200,000 ransomware attacks across 180,000 consumer devices in the past 12 months.

The partnership has already inspired joint research, for example, discussing applications of Hierarchical Attention Neural Network for sequence classification to detect malware without executing the malware code, as published in the Microsoft Developer Blog.

“Microsoft has invested decades of research into artificial intelligence including; cognitive services, conversational AI, Machine Learning tools and more….and has built the global cloud platform to help our customers make use of these powerful AI technologies. By using the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and AI Tools/Services with the Acronis Backup service, Acronis will be able to work on bringing valuable analytics services to market, so their customers can understand and manage their data much more effectively,” commented Steve Guggenheimer, Vice President of Business AI at Microsoft.

About Acronis
Acronis sets the standard for cyber protection and hybrid cloud storage through its innovative backup, anti-ransomware; disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions. Enhanced by AI-based Active Protection technology, blockchain-based authentication and a unique hybrid-cloud architecture, Acronis protects all data in any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and applications.

Founded in Singapore in 2003, today the company is trusted by more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses worldwide, including 79 of the top 100 most valuable brands.

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ALPHARETTA, GA – August 07, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — RestorePoint, a Palo Alto Networks Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) and Authorized Support Center, today announced that it has earned the Palo Alto Networks® NextWave Traps™ Specialization, awarded to Palo Alto Networks NextWave channel partners who have demonstrated the required expertise to successfully demo, sell, implement and support the Palo Alto Networks advanced endpoint protection offering.

The endpoint security market is at a key inflection point. Against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving threat landscape, where cyberattacks targeting the endpoint continue to increase in frequency, variety and sophistication, most organizations deploy a collection of legacy endpoint security products, along with antivirus, to protect their endpoints. However, this approach does not effectively prevent successful cyberattacks.

Palo Alto Networks Traps advanced endpoint protection replaces legacy antivirus and secures endpoints with a multi-method prevention approach that blocks malware and exploits, both known and unknown, before they compromise Windows® or macOS® endpoints, such as laptops, desktops and servers.

“As a data protection company, endpoint security is at the forefront of our business. Prior to implementing Palo Alto Networks Traps, 60 percent of our client requests to restore data were a result of some type of malicious software like ransomware,” Abdul Altamimi, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, RestorePoint, Inc. “For our clients that have subscribed to Traps, RestorePoint has now been able to block successful ransomware attacks that leverage malware and exploits, known or unknown, eliminating the need for data restoral due to compromised endpoints.”

“We are redefining the endpoint security market together with our Traps Specialized partners by providing them with an educational and technical advantage to address a multibillion-dollar opportunity,” said Karl Soderlund, SVP, Worldwide Channels, Palo Alto Networks. “This program is designed to increase partner familiarity with Traps and meet the demand for truly next-generation endpoint security as part of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform.”

About RestorePoint
Founded in 2003, RestorePoint is a trusted Managed Service Provider specializing in data protection and recovery across private, public, and hybrid clouds. An Actifio Elite Partner since 2013, and 2017 Actifio Innovator of the Year, RestorePoint’s software-defined approach allows customers the ultimate flexibility—services can be delivered managed or unmanaged, on-premise or in the cloud, utilizing customer equipment, cloud resources or RestorePoint-owned and operated private cloud infrastructure hosted in SOC-compliant data centers globally. Learn more at www.restorepoint.net

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RestorePoint, Inc.
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MSE Group, a multi-disciplinary environmental, engineering, and construction firm located in the United States, is using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to boost VM backup speed by 4X and improve VM backup reliability with screenshot verification

Sparks, NV – August 7, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting virtualized and cloud environments, has announced today that MSE Group has selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect their VMware environment.

MSE Group is an environmental, engineering, geology, construction and health and safety company with a focus on providing exceptional service to private, industrial, municipal and federal government clients. The company’s portfolio encompasses more than $1 billion in contract capacity and 500 customers nationwide.

With multiple offices across the United States, the IT infrastructure of MSE Group relies on VMware. The VMs store Windows servers and databases, as well as a variety of documents, videos, pictures, drawings, and files. MSE Group cannot afford to lose information; business-critical data loss could cost the company millions of dollars and innumerable man-hours. That is why a VM backup solution is needed to protect the company’s virtual environment and provide VM recovery and offsite backup, in case any kind of disaster were to strike.

“We had problems with our previous VM backup solution: first off, the backup speed was so slow that every single incremental backup took several hours. But most importantly, the product did not provide any type of VM backup verification, so we had no idea if our data would be recoverable in the end. We learned this the hard way when one of our VM backups became corrupted; we had to rebuild everything from an earlier backup, and that took way too long. Our business-critical services were running in a reduced capacity for over three days. After such an awful experience, we decided to abandon that product and started looking for replacement software that would provide us with reliability and a balanced price/functionality ratio,” says Jacob Crisafulli, IT Manager at MSE Group.

MSE Group investigated the VM backup software market and tested several products. NAKIVO Backup & Replication became the company’s choice because of the software’s functionality and price point. NAKIVO Backup & Replication was then deployed as a pre-configured VMware virtual appliance and imported into VMware vSphere. “While I personally did not install and configure NAKIVO Backup & Replication, the feedback that I got from MSE’s IT Specialist was that the whole process was effortless. The pre-configured virtual appliance was extremely easy to set up, and it took him only an hour to configure the product and initiate the first backup job,” says Jacob.

Using the VMware VM backup feature, MSE Group currently backs up their VMs twice daily – jobs are scheduled for the afternoon and later on during the night. “The initial full VM backup took approximately 10 to 12 hours, which was expected, as we have several terabytes of data. Now, with forever-incremental backup, we only have to do the increments, and the time they take ranges from five minutes to two hours, with the average backup job finishing within 30 minutes. Whereas our previous solution would have taken us at least two hours to back up, we can finish in roughly 30 minutes with NAKIVO Backup & Replication,” explains Jacob.

MSE Group copies their backups to offsite locations to ensure their data is protected even if the primary backups were to be compromised by unexpected events. “We use backup copy not even primarily for software or hardware failures, but essentially to protect us against any types of physical or natural disasters. Basically, having an extra copy of backups is essential to make sure that our data can always be recovered,” says Jacob. Another feature that provides MSE Group with an extra assurance of recoverability is screenshot verification. “With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, we can automatically verify VM backups. It is exciting to know that we have good backups and that VMs can be recovered from these. Screenshot verification would have prevented that situation where a corrupted VM backup caught us off guard and we experienced several days of reduced capacities,” says Jacob.

Lastly, Jacob appreciates the network acceleration feature because of its ability to save network bandwidth. “With our old software, VM backup jobs took longer to finish, while with NAKIVO Backup & Replication the backup speed is awesome and network load is minimized at the same time. Now, a lot less data is going offsite due to network acceleration,” reports Jacob.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication deployed as a pre-configured VMware virtual appliance provides MSE Group with improved VM backup performance, offsite backup capabilities, and a near-instant way to verify their backups. The company increased VM backup speed by 4X with network acceleration and forever-incremental backup, as compared to their previous VM backup solution. In addition, MSE Group can now rest assured that their backups are recoverable. “What we like about NAKIVO Backup & Replication is the speed, network acceleration, screenshot verification, as well as the deduplication and compression, which helped us save storage space. We also appreciate the backup administration time savings of at least 50% on monitoring and managing the backup jobs. Overall, we have much more faith in NAKIVO Backup & Replication due to significant time savings and better backup reliability,” says Jacob.

RESOURCES

  • Trial Download: https://www.nakivo.com/resources/download/trial-download/
  • Datasheet: https://www.nakivo.com/res/files/nakivo-backup-replication-datasheet.pdf
  • Success Stories: https://www.nakivo.com/customers/success-stories/

About MSE Group
MSE Group, LLC provides highly qualified and competitive environmental, engineering, safety, and health services to public and private entities nationwide. The firm is an SBA-certified 8(a), EDWOSB, and DBE business with additional state and local small business and minority certifications throughout Texas, Florida, and the southeastern United States. Their portfolio now encompasses over $1 billion in contract capacity and more than 500 federal and non-federal customers nationwide. For more information, please visit www.msegroup.com.

About NAKIVO
Founded in 2012, NAKIVO is a US corporation dedicated to developing the best data protection solution for VMware, Hyper-V, and cloud environments. With 20 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth, 5-star online community reviews, 97.3% customer satisfaction with support, and more than 10,000 deployments worldwide, NAKIVO is one of the fastest-growing data protection software vendors in the industry. NAKIVO’s customers include great companies such as Honda, Coca Cola, China Airlines, Microsemi, and many others. NAKIVO has a global presence, with approximately 3,000 channel partners in 137 countries.

Visit at: www.nakivo.com
Follow on Twitter: @NAKIVO
Connect on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NakivoInc
Join on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/nakivo

Contact:
Sasha Tolkachova, PR Manager
sasha.tolkachova@nakivo.com
+1-416-845 3381

Source: Nakivo

 

 

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Viettel relaunches Lifebox Cloud to millions of subscribers

FOSTER CITY, CA – Aug. 05, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Funambol, the leading provider of operator platforms that power many white-label cloud services globally, announced today that its personal cloud solution is now available to millions of mobile subscribers in Vietnam. Funambol OneMediaHub is a key service in Viettel’s recently launched Lifebox Cloud Service and a key pillar of Viettel’s 4G service strategy. Viettel is the largest mobile operator in Vietnam and OneMediaHub enables Viettel subscribers to auto-store pictures, videos and other mobile content in the cloud. This provides several benefits, including freeing up space on their phones, securing their personal content and enabling sharing across all devices.

“We evaluated all major Cloud Storage service providers and we chose Funambol because it is the best product with an investment approach that is aligned with our corporate objectives”, said Mr. TRAN Trung Hieu, Director of VAS Centre at Viettel Telecom “Funambol OneMediaHub was chosen for its comprehensive feature set as compared to the OTT Clouds. Furthermore, the integration of third party applications enabled by an extensive suite of APIs will ensure we always have a complement of services that our subscribers will value.”

Funambol OneMediaHub simplifies one’s digital life by automatically centralizing digital content from all sources, including mobile devices, computers, social networks and email. It provides a simple and secure way to back up a subscriber’s digital content and access it across multiple devices. OneMediaHub is a good fit for fixed line and mobile operators as its white-label offering enables operators to brand it, integrate it with other services, and adapt it for their specific needs.

“We are delighted that Viettel has selected Funambol’s industry leading platform for their Lifebox Cloud Service”, said Amit Chawla, Funambol CEO. “We look forward to working with Viettel to enable their subscribers to manage and enjoy their digital assets through the best-in-class personal cloud platform.”

About Funambol
Funambol is the leading provider of platforms that power many white-label cloud services. Funambol enables mobile operators, system integrators and other service providers to rapidly go-to-market with diverse personal and business cloud services. Funambol solutions have been deployed by leading companies in the fixed line and mobile industry for more than two billion people. For more information, visit www.funambol.com

Funambol and OneMediaHub are trademarks of Funambol, Inc. All other trademarks, products and company names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contact:
Funambol
Steve Tomasini
steve@funambol.com
www.funambol.com

Source: Funambol

 

 

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StoneFly’s VSO series delivers an enterprise-level appliance with data services starting at just $1500. These new appliances are simple to set up, deploy, configure and operate which translates to lower OpEx for customers

HAYWARD, CA – August 06, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — StoneFly, Inc. the original pioneer of the iSCSI storage protocol, virtual storage appliances and hyperconverged storage solutions now offers the VSO™ (Value Scale Out) storage solution. The VSO storage appliance is an affordable, high-performance, high-capacity scale out solution designed for budget-conscious businesses requiring the lowest CapEx and OpEx costs in the market.

StoneFly’s new VSO appliance series delivers enterprise-level features and data services. These appliances are simple to set up, deploy, configure and operate which translates to lower OpEx for customers.

VSO storage appliances are designed for mixed workloads; from simple storage to mission-critical applications. In spite of its lower cost, the VSO supplies High Availability (HA). Purpose-built to support workloads such as file-based home directories, file share, file sync collaborations, backup, disaster recovery, video, image applications, archive, surveillance, and much more, the VSO can be implemented to handle a variety of storage tasks.

Key features of the StoneFly VSO include:

  • Limitless scalability with scale-out and scale-up.
  • Data security using AES-256 bit encryption (optional) and SSL/TLS tunnelling.
  • Snapshot – point-in-time copies of your data for disaster recovery.
  • Cloud connect and storage tiering to public clouds (Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services AWS, etc.).
  • Compatibility with VMware ESX/ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors.
  • Supports NAS (CIFS/NFS) and iSCSI standard industry protocols for network storage.
  • Supports 10Gb network connections (backwards compatible with 1Gb).

“The digital world produces an ever increasing amount of data on a daily basis and affordable scale out storage solutions such as the VSO are great appliances to solve this problem,” said John Harris, director of technical sales at StoneFly.

VSO pricing starts at just $1500 per node and is available in choice of tower or rackmount.

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 business division of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), a leading maker of high-performance network attached storage, storage area networks, RAID and iSCSI systems. For more information on StoneFly, please visit http://www.stonefly.com and http://www.iscsi.com

Contact
Mo Tahmasebi
StoneFly, Inc.
P: +1 (510) 265-1616
E: marketing@stonefly.com
T: @StoneFlyInc
W: www.stonefly.com

Source: StoneFly, Inc.

 

 

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Delivered Strong Bookings Growth and Better-than-Expected Profitability

BOSTON, MA – Aug. 02, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a global leader in data protection, today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.

Second Quarter 2018 Highlights:

  • Revenue of $77.7 million increased 32% year-over-year.
  • Non-GAAP revenue of $79.9 million increased 31% year-over-year.1
  • Bookings of $81.8 million increased 28% year-over-year.2
  • Net loss per share was ($0.20) (basic and diluted), as compared to ($0.23) in 2017 (basic and diluted).
  • Non-GAAP net income per share was $0.50 (basic) and $0.45 (diluted), as compared to $0.15 (basic and diluted) in 2017.4

“I am very pleased with our financial and operating results in the second quarter,” said Mohamad Ali, CEO of Carbonite. “We closed our acquisition of Mozy in March and the integration continues to progress well. We completed a successful equity offering in July strengthening our balance sheet and positioning us to become the premier data protection company.”

“In the second quarter we again delivered financial results that were at or above the top of our guidance range. Business subscription bookings increased approximately 50% year-over-year, and we drove a meaningful expansion in profitability. Our focus on delivering growth and our disciplined approach to investing in the business and integrating acquisitions yielded another quarter of strong financial results,” said Anthony Folger, CFO of Carbonite.

The Company uses a variety of operational and financial metrics, including non-GAAP financial measures, to evaluate its performance and financial condition. The accompanying financial data includes additional information regarding these metrics and a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial information to GAAP. The presentation of non-GAAP financial information should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

Second Quarter 2018 Results:

  • Revenue for the second quarter was $77.7 million, an increase of 32% from $59.0 million in the second quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP revenue for the second quarter was $79.9 million, an increase of 31% from $61.1 million in the second quarter of 2017.1
  • Bookings for the second quarter were $81.8 million, an increase of 28% from $63.9 million in the second quarter of 2017.2
  • Gross margin for the second quarter was 70.3%, compared to 69.0% in the second quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP gross margin was 77.1% in the second quarter, compared to 74.1% in the second quarter of 2017.3
  • Net loss for the second quarter was $(5.7) million, compared to net loss of ($6.4) million in the second quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter was $14.2 million, compared to non-GAAP net income of $4.3 million in the second quarter of 2017.4
  • Net loss per share for the second quarter was ($0.20) (basic and diluted), compared to net loss per share of ($0.23) (basic and diluted) in the second quarter of 2017. Non-GAAP net income per share was $0.50 (basic) and $0.45 (diluted) for the second quarter, compared to non-GAAP net income per share of $0.15 (basic and diluted) in the second quarter of 2017.4
  • Cash flow from operations for the second quarter was $13.6 million, compared to $2.9 million in the second quarter of 2017. Adjusted free cash flow for the second quarter was $13.3 million, compared to $2.1 million in the second quarter of 2017.5

1 – Non-GAAP revenue excludes the impact of purchase accounting adjustments for acquisitions.
2 – Bookings represent the aggregate dollar value of customer subscriptions and software arrangements, which may include multiple revenue elements, such as software licenses, hardware, professional services and post-contractual support, received during a period and are calculated as revenue recognized during a particular period plus the change in total deferred revenue, excluding deferred revenue recorded in connection with acquisitions, divestitures and the adoption impact of Topic 606, net of foreign exchange and the change in unbilled revenue during the same period.
3 – Non-GAAP gross margin excludes the impact of purchase accounting adjustments on acquired deferred revenue, amortization expense on intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, and acquisition-related expense.
4 – Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share excludes the impact of purchase accounting adjustments on acquired deferred revenue, amortization expense on intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, litigation-related expense, restructuring-related expense, acquisition-related expense, non-cash convertible debt interest expense and the income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments.
5 – Adjusted free cash flow is calculated by subtracting the cash paid for the purchase of property and equipment and adding the payments related to acquisitions, restructuring, and litigation from net cash provided by operating activities.


Business Outlook
Based on the information available as of August 2, 2018, Carbonite expects the following for the third quarter and full year of 2018:

Third Quarter 2018:

Current Guidance
(8/2/2018)
GAAP Revenue $77.6 – $79.6 million
Non-GAAP Revenue $79.0 – $81.0 million
Non-GAAP Net Income Per Share (Diluted) $0.40 – $0.42

Full Year 2018:

Prior Guidance
(5/7/2018)
Prior Guidance
(7/16/2018)
Current Guidance
(8/2/2018)
Business Bookings $223.8 – $234.8 million Not provided $223.8 – $234.8 million
Consumer Bookings Y/Y Growth 5% – 15% growth Not provided 10% – 15% growth
GAAP Revenue $296.9 – $306.9 million $296.9 – $306.9 million $296.9 – $306.9 million
Non-GAAP Revenue $302.5 – $312.5 million $302.5 – $312.5 million $302.5 – $312.5 million
Non-GAAP Net Income Per Share (Diluted) $1.51 – $1.59 $1.62 – $1.68 $1.51 – $1.59
Non-GAAP Gross Margin 76.0% – 77.0% Not provided 76.5% – 77.5%
Adjusted Free Cash Flow $32.0 – $38.0 million Not provided $40.0 – $45.0 million

Carbonite’s expectations of non-GAAP net income per share for the third quarter and full year of 2018 excludes the impact of purchase accounting adjustments on acquired deferred revenue, amortization expense on intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, litigation-related expense, restructuring-related expense, non-cash convertible debt interest expense, and the income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments. Non-GAAP net income per share assumes an effective tax rate of 8% for the full year of 2018. Non-GAAP net income per share assumes fully-diluted weighted average shares outstanding of approximately 36.3 million for the third quarter and 34.0 million for the full year of 2018.

Conference Call and Webcast Information
Carbonite will host a conference call on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. ET to review these results. This call will be webcast live and can be found in the investor relations section of the Company’s website at http://investor.carbonite.com. The conference call can also be accessed by dialing (877) 303-1393 in the United States or (315) 625-3228 internationally with the passcode 3577539.

Following the completion of the call, a recorded replay will be available on the Company’s website, http://investor.carbonite.com, under “Events & Presentations”.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement our consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, this press release contains non-GAAP financial measures, including bookings, non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share, non-GAAP operating expense and adjusted free cash flow.

The Company believes that these non-GAAP measures of financial results provide useful information to management and investors regarding certain financial and business trends relating to the Company’s financial condition and ordinary results of operations. The Company’s management uses these non-GAAP measures to compare the Company’s performance to that of prior periods and uses these measures in financial reports prepared for management and the Company’s board of directors. The Company believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing the Company’s financial measures with other software-as-a-service companies, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors.

The Company does not consider these non-GAAP measures in isolation or as an alternative to financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The principal limitation of these non-GAAP financial measures is that they exclude significant items that are required by GAAP to be recorded in the Company’s financial statements. In addition, they are subject to inherent limitations as they reflect the exercise of judgments by management. The Company urges investors to review the reconciliation of its non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures provided in the tables at the end of this press release, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate the Company’s business.

With respect to our expectations under “Business Outlook” above, the Company has not reconciled non-GAAP net income per share to net income per share in this press release because we do not provide guidance for amortization expense on intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, litigation-related expense, restructuring-related expense, acquisition-related expense, non-cash convertible debt interest expense, and the income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments as we are unable to quantify certain of these amounts that would be required to be included in the GAAP measure without unreasonable efforts. In addition, the Company believes such reconciliations would imply a degree of precision that would be confusing or misleading to investors.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Certain matters discussed in this press release, including under “Business Outlook,” have “forward-looking statements”  intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may generally be identified as such because the context of such statements will include words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “will,” “would” or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe the Company’s future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results and the timing of certain events to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, our ability to integrate recent acquisitions into our operations and achieve the expected benefits of the acquisition, our ability to profitably attract new customers and retain existing customers, our dependence on the market for cloud backup services, our ability to manage growth, changes in economic or regulatory conditions or other trends affecting the Internet and the information technology industry, and those discussed in the section titled “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), which is available on www.sec.gov, and elsewhere in any subsequent periodic or current reports filed by us with the SEC. Except as required by applicable law, we do not undertake any obligation to update our forward-looking statements to reflect future events, new information or circumstances.

About Carbonite
Carbonite provides a robust Data Protection Platform for businesses, including backup, disaster recovery, high availability and workload migration technology. The Carbonite Data Protection Platform supports businesses in locations around the world with secure global cloud infrastructure. To learn more visit www.Carbonite.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Jeremiah Sisitsky
Carbonite
781-928-0713
investor.relations@carbonite.com

Media Contact:
Caitlin O’Malley
Carbonite
781-928-0762
media@carbonite.com

Source: Carbonite

 

 

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AUSTIN, TX – August 2, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Veritas Backup Exec 20 delivers powerful, flexible, easy to use data protection for virtual, physical and cloud environments, protecting your organization’s data regardless of where it resides. Whether backing up to the cloud, protecting workloads within the cloud, recovering from the cloud, or connections back to on-premise, Veritas Backup Exec 20 integrates with a broad selection of cloud service providers to seamlessly unify data protection across the hybrid cloud. It protects your mission-critical data to virtually any storage device including tape, disk, and cloud. Recovery is fast and efficient: with a few simple clicks, you can quickly restore granular file or application objects, applications, VMs, and servers directly from backup storage. Integrated global deduplication and powerful cloud storage connectors help you reduce data volumes, storage costs and increase operational efficiency. Backup Exec 20 saves time and money with a single, unified data protection platform that helps ensure your critical information is always protected and recoverable in the event of a disaster or data loss.

Veritas Backup Exec has long been known for being easy to use. Now Backup Exec 20 Subscription is easy to license. Backup Exec Subscription is available in three Editions: Bronze, Silver, and Gold, offering choices for the levels of protection and functionality available to meet your backup requirements.

The new Veritas Backup Exec 20 Subscription licensing allows customers to license this product annually, reducing the amount customers must invest upfront on their Veritas Backup Exec Licenses. During the subscription term, customers can install product updates and receive technical support. Subscription licenses allow the user to always have the most up to date version and receive technical support during the time of the subscription.

With the Bronze, Silver and Gold Editions, customers get unlimited deployment of the included Backup Exec server, options, and agents included in the bundle. Instead of choosing a complicated combination of licenses, customers simply choose the edition best suited for them and license Backup Exec 20 per Front End Terabyte of data that they need to back up. “Front-end terabyte” is defined as the size of the protected uncompressed data (i.e., data that has not been de-duplicated). Customers may purchase licenses for as many Terabytes as they need based on the amount of data that needs to be protected.

Licenses are available starting as low as 1 Terabyte, and tier discounts are available the higher the data volumes purchased. Customers can also allocate their front end Terabytes among multiple servers, which do not have to be centrally managed.

Genesis Technologies Inc. carries Veritas Backup Exec 20 for all customers and offers discounted pricing for non-profit organizations, Government agencies, businesses and educational institutions. Making sure everyone has backup and protection software available at the level needed, Bronze, Silver or Gold.

Veritas Backup Exec 20 Bronze Edition Annual Subscription License prices start at $329 per Front End Terabyte for educational institutions, non-profit organizations and Government agencies and $425 per Front End Terabyte for small-medium sized businesses. Veritas Backup Exec Bronze Edition includes Backup Exec 20 Server, Backup Exec 20 Agent for Windows, Backup Exec 20 Agent for VMWare and Hyper-V per Host Server, and Backup Exec 20 Deduplication Option. The Bronze Edition also includes support for 1 physical tape drive, and 1 virtual tape drive.

Veritas Backup Exec 20 Silver Edition Annual Subscription Licenses include everything in the Bronze Edition and adds Backup Exec 20 Agent for Applications and Databases and Backup Exec 20 Agent for Linux Server. The Silver Edition also includes support for 4 physical tape drives, and 1 virtual tape drive. Prices start at $409 per Front End Terabyte for educational institutions, non-profit organizations and Government agencies and $536 per Front End Terabyte for small-medium sized businesses.

Finally, the Veritas Backup Exec 20 Gold Edition includes everything included with the Silver Edition and adds Backup Exec 20 Enterprise Server Option, and Backup Exec 20 NDMP Option. The Gold Edition includes support for an unlimited number of physical and virtual tape drives. Prices start as low as $575 per Front End Terabyte for educational institutions, non-profit organizations and Government agencies and $754 per Front End Terabyte for small-medium sized business.

About Genesis Technologies Inc.
Established in 1995, Genesis Technologies Inc. is an Authorized Veritas Reseller. Genesis is focused on servicing the technology needs of educational institutions, non-profit organizations, Government agencies and small-medium sized businesses. As an Authorized Veritas Reseller, our dedicated customer service representatives work one-on-one with our customers to help identify and service their technology needs. Visit us online at www.Genesis-Tehcnologies.com or call us at 800-433-6326.

Press Contact:
Ashley Kovacic
Genesis Technologies Inc.
512-327-8779
ashley@genesis-technologies.com

Source: Genesis Technologies Inc.

 

 

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