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Record Year with Capacity Subscription Revenue Growth of 70 Percent, Driven by Customer Expansion

NATICK, MA – Feb. 10, 2016 – /BackupReview.info/ — Nasuni Corporation, the industry’s leading provider of Cloud NAS to the distributed enterprise, today announced record results for its fourth quarter and year ending December 31, 2015. Highlights include:

  • Record number of new customers in 2015 drove 70 percent growth in capacity subscription revenue from previous year.
  • Production customers reached 223 at year end, an increase of 58 percent from 2014, while terabytes (TBs) under management grew 111 percent during 2015.
  • Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) increased 84 percent in 2015, providing a basis for projected revenue growth of greater than 100 percent 2016.
  • Subscription dollar retention rate far exceeded 100 percent in 2015, and customer churn was less than 5 percent.

“Over the last year, Nasuni has become our channel partners’ go-to vender for every conceivable file workload, which resulted in a spectacular 2015 for us,” said Andres Rodriguez, CEO of Nasuni. “We blew past previous company records both for new accounts and for the expansion of contracts within existing accounts. Nasuni’s unique business model allows customers to add capacity painlessly as they bring additional file workloads into Nasuni. As our clients’ file needs grow, so does our business and so does our partners’. Customers save anywhere from 50 to 70 percent over any traditional file storage solution, and our partners enjoy a much more predictable recurring revenue stream.”

“We have already laid down the foundation for doubling the business again in 2016,” Rodriguez continued. “With this wind at our back, we are making significant investments in our engineering and sales organizations. The era of hardware’s supremacy in file storage has come to an end.”

“We are seeing a dramatic shift in corporate data centers towards cloud-enabled services,” said Hal Jagger, VP/GM Corporate Sales and Services at SHI. “Nasuni turns Microsoft Azure into a viable replacement for the traditional means to store and manage files. Our business with Nasuni alone has grown 58 percent year-over-year. Last year Nasuni broke into SHI’s Top 20 data center vendors. With Nasuni, SHI is leading the charge on introducing new ways to tackle difficult infrastructure challenges.”

Scott Dussalt - Nasuni COO and CFO
Photo: Scott Dussault

“This year, we continued to execute our land-and-expand strategy,” stated Scott Dussault, Nasuni’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. “Once a customer deploys an initial workload into the Nasuni Service, they can use our software to ingest more data in a frictionless way without the burden of hardware. In 2015, our bookings from existing customer expansion grew 178 percent. That expansion, coupled with the record number of new customers acquired in 2015, drove 70 percent subscription revenue growth in the year, and more importantly, positions us for an even stronger 2016.”

About Nasuni
Nasuni is an enterprise storage company that provides distributed organizations with a powerful Cloud NAS system. By combining on-premises hardware and software with cloud storage, Nasuni delivers a secure data storage solution that provides high performance for users, simplified and centralized management for IT, and an easily scalable, complete storage service for the global enterprise. Nasuni is privately held and based in Natick, Mass. For more information, visit www.nasuni.com.

Social Media Links
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nasuni
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nasuni
The Nasuni Cloud Storage Blog: http://www.nasuni.com/blog

For more information, contact:
Jeff Miller
PR Manager
Davies Murphy Group
541.207.3461
nasuni@daviesmurphy.com

John Capello
VP of Product Strategy
+1.617.529.1764
press@nasuni.com
www.nasuni.com

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Falk Brings 30+ Years of Channel, Operations and Leadership Expertise With Cloud Companies Including Datto and Kaseya to Emerging Disaster Recovery as a Service Market

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 10, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Infrascale, the leader in Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), today announced the appointment of Bill Falk to Chief Revenue Officer. As the company’s first CRO, Falk is tasked with scaling the sales organization to maximize revenue and sales velocity particularly in the channel space, and will report directly to Infrascale Founder and CEO Ken Shaw Jr.

Falk brings more than 30 years of global information technology sales and operations experience to the role. Most recently, he served as Chief Revenue Officer for Datto, a provider of backup, disaster recovery and intelligent business continuity. Previously, Falk was the EVP of Worldwide Sales for Kaseya (acquired by Insight Venture Partners), a leading provider of IT service management software, where he was their fifth employee overall and instrumental in designing the company’s original go-to-market strategy that saw revenues increase from zero to $90 million.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bill to Infrascale as he brings a proven track record in increasing revenue, leading channel sales and driving change and growth in emerging market sectors,” said Shaw. “Bill understands the uniqueness of our DRaaS offering and the importance of enterprise-class disaster recovery for any company. His experience and passion will help take Infrascale to the next phase of our growth.”

“The DRaaS market is heating up, especially in the midmarket,” said Falk. “Infrascale was quick to recognize that when disaster strikes, every minute counts. There’s huge potential for companies targeting the underserved DRaaS market where every company should be able to continue operations in the wake of a server failure, application outage, or natural disaster at the push of a button. While this was once a luxury only afforded to large multi-nationals, Infrascale has found a way to make DRaaS accessible for every organization.”

As Falk pointed out, today’s reality is that every modern company depends on data and operational uptime for its survival, without exception. Traditional backup systems and hardware-centric vendors have historically failed to offer small and medium-sized companies this kind of robust protection for an affordable price.

Infrascale’s simple, comprehensive data protection brings servers and computers back to life in minutes with the push of a button. With Infrascale, companies can sleep easy knowing their data is both secure and available when they need it most.

Over the past year, Infrascale has grown its DRaaS business by more than 200 percent and was named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner in 2015 for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Management.

About Infrascale
Infrascale provides the most powerful disaster recovery solution in the world. Founded in 2006, the company aims to give every company the ability to recover from a disaster — quickly, easily and affordably. Combining intelligent software with the power of the cloud is how Infrascale cracks the disaster recovery cost barrier without complex, expensive hardware enabling any company to restore operations in minutes with a push of a button. Infrascale equips businesses with the confidence to handle the unexpected by providing less downtime, greater security, and always-on availability.

Visit www.infrascale.com or follow us on Twitter at @Infrascale for more information.

Media Inquiries:
Jessica Gomez/Paul Wilke for Infrascale
Jess@uprightcomms.com
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New VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 Enables All-Flash Hyper-Converged Solutions for as Low as $1/Usable GB With New Data Deduplication, Data Compression and Erasure Coding Capabilities; Updated Virtual SAN Ready Nodes Feature New Licensing, Pre-Installed Software and Support Options

PALO ALTO, CA – February 10, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today advanced its enterprise-proven, hyper-converged software with a new release of VMware Virtual SAN™. VMware is a leader in hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software having sold to more than 3,000 customers in 21 months since the initial release of Virtual SAN.

As the optimal foundation for the software-defined data center, HCI systems are the fastest growing converged or integrated systems (1), and are expected to grow to $1.5 billion in revenues in 2016, according to IDC. (2) Combining software-defined compute, storage and networking capabilities with off-the-shelf x86 hardware, HCI systems simplify IT operations and increase performance while lowering IT capital and operating expenditures.

VMware’s hyper-converged software, consisting of VMware vSphere®, Virtual SAN and vCenter Server™ transforms x86 servers and direct-attached storage into simple and robust HCI systems that help organizations reduce IT costs and management complexity while achieving breakthrough performance. In conjunction with its expansive partner ecosystem, VMware offers its hyper-converged software on the broadest set of consumption options from turnkey HCI appliances developed jointly by VMware and EMC to certified platforms in the form of VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes available from 11 OEMs.

“VMware’s hyper-converged software is gaining customer traction due to its simple, cost-effective and high-performance architecture that enables customers to rapidly and predictably deliver infrastructure to meet business needs,” said Yanbing Li, senior vice president and general manager, Storage and Availability Business Unit, VMware. “We anticipate that today’s launch of VMware Virtual SAN 6.2, which delivers up to 10x greater storage efficiency, will further accelerate customer interest in hyper-converged infrastructure powered by VMware software to build out their software-defined data centers.”

VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 Data Efficiency Features Increase Storage Efficiency by Up to 10x 
VMware continues to rapidly evolve its hyper-converged software with VMware Virtual SAN 6.2, the fourth-generation of VMware’s simple, enterprise-grade native storage for vSphere. This latest release introduces new advanced data efficiency capabilities for all-flash storage, in addition to new Quality of Service and performance and capacity monitoring capabilities. The new features will help customers to achieve a more cost-efficient performance, improve support for any application and accelerate time-to- value. With its new data efficiency capabilities, VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 will enable an all-flash HCI system for as low as a $1 per usable GB (3) and increases storage efficiency by up to 10x. (4)

New features will include:

  • Deduplication and compression: Deduplication and compression optimizes all-flash storage capacity to provide as much as 7x data reduction with minimal impact on CPU and memory overhead.
  • Erasure Coding (RAID 5/RAID 6): Erasure Coding helps increase usable storage capacity by up to 2x while maintaining the same high level of data resiliency.
  • Quality of Service (QoS): New QoS capabilities will provide increased visibility, control and reporting of the IOPS consumed by each virtual machine helping to eliminate noisy neighbors.
  • Enhanced performance, capacity, and health monitoring: New features in the unified management plane make it easier for all customers to predictably realize the benefits of HCI systems powered by VMware Virtual SAN.

VMware Virtual SAN is designed to be the optimal storage solution for VMware vSphere virtual machines. The software enables core storage services for virtualized production environments, with greater performance, scalability, flexibility, and lower latency and cost. Featuring storage policy-based management, VMware Virtual SAN shifts the management model for storage from the device to the application, enabling administrators to provision storage for applications in minutes. VMware Virtual SAN is ideal for a range of use cases including business-critical applications, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), remote office/branch office (ROBO), and test and development environments.

Extended Virtual SAN Ready Nodes to Ease Customer Procurement, Support and Deployment
In conjunction with the introduction of VMware Virtual SAN 6.2, VMware is unveiling extensions to VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes (pre-certified configurations of servers) through its OEM partners. To date, VMware has partnered with 11 server OEMs to deliver more than 100 systems certified to run VMware’s hyper-converged software.

New extensions to the VMware Virtual SAN Ready Node program will provide OEM partners with the option to factory install VMware vSphere and VMware Virtual SAN with certified drivers and firmware to simplify day-one operations and accelerate customer time-to-value. Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems and Supermicro are the initial OEMs to offer these new VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes. These extended VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes can also be bundled with software licenses or can accommodate customer-provided licenses. Additionally, OEM partners have the ability to offer unified support for both hardware and software components.

These extensions will enable VMware and its ecosystem partners to continue to offer customers the broadest selection of consumption models and system configurations. Over time, additional partner Virtual SAN Ready Nodes offerings will be introduced. VMware anticipates further expanding consumption options for its hyper-converged software later this month by partnering closely with EMC to develop a next-generation hyper-converged appliance family that leverages technology from EMC, VMware and VCE.

Read what partners have to say about VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes – http://goo.gl/vuuDqN

Supporting Quotes
“In the past, we had limited ability to add storage or scale to meet our growing needs. Today with VMware Virtual SAN, I can add more disk on the fly without even thinking about it, and memory upgrades have become a breeze. I’m looking forward to the new Quality of Service capabilities of Virtual SAN 6.2 to allow us to manage performance SLAs for our core business applications including our automation systems, ERP system and databases.” – Caleb Holmstrom, Network Administrator, Agropur Ingredients

“Using VMware, we reduced 21 physical servers down to a three-node cluster with local storage based on Virtual SAN. It exponentially increased performance. What used to take our users 30 to 45 minutes to accomplish — entering grades or scheduling, for instance — in the old environment, now takes less than five minutes. I’m looking forward to testing the new data efficiency capabilities of VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 on our all-flash storage system.” – Kenny Wilder, Director of Network Infrastructure, Fulton County Schools

“As a leading travel website, we support up to 25 million monthly visitors searching through our database of 634,000 hotels. Through VMware partner PlusServer, we use VMware Virtual SAN for a high performance, resilient and scalable shared storage solution. It ensures our business-critical applications are up-and-running even during the busy summer and winter seasons when we experience a surge of traffic. Working alongside PlusServer, we are keen to explore the new capabilities in order to achieve even more value from VMware’s hypervisor-converged storage for VMs.” – Frank Rössler, Head of IT Operations, HolidayCheck

“As part of United Utilities overall digital strategy we have made major steps forward with our journey to building a software-defined data center. Taking advantage of hyper-converged infrastructure systems allows us to simplify our operations. VMware Virtual SAN provides us with enterprise-class storage services for our virtualized environments. It seamlessly integrates with vSphere and the entire VMware stack, bringing predictable scalability and high performance. With the latest release of VMware Virtual SAN, VMware continues to innovate and introduce key new features for software defined infrastructures, and that makes our job easier.” – Jorge Grifo, Head of Infrastructure Architecture, United Utilities

Pricing and Availability
VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 is expected to become available in Q1 2016. VMware Virtual SAN list price starts at $2,495 per CPU. VMware Virtual SAN for Desktop list price starts at $50 per user.

Partners are expected to deliver new VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes throughout 1H 2016.

Join the VMware Online Event: Enabling the Digital Enterprise
VMware will conduct a live webcast on February 10 at 8:30 a.m. Pacific to outline how VMware’s software-defined approach simplifies how to build and manage hybrid clouds. Get up to speed on how VMware is enabling high-performance hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions through radically simple storage and a tightly integrated software stack. Register for the webcast here.

Additional Resources

  • Access the Online Media Kit
  • Read the Hyper-Converged Software Strategy Q&A with VMware’s Yanbing Li
  • Learn more about VMware Virtual SAN
  • Connect with VMware on Twitter and Facebook

About VMware
VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Built on VMware’s industry-leading virtualization technology, our solutions deliver a brave new model of IT that is fluid, instant and more secure. Customers can innovate faster by rapidly developing, automatically delivering and more safely consuming any application. With 2015 revenues of $6.6 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

Forward-looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding VMware’s Virtual SAN 6.2 and Virtual SAN Ready Nodes products, the interoperability of these products with VMware’s other products, the potential benefits of these products to customers and OEM partners and VMware’s relationship with EMC and VCE. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in consumer, government and information technology spending; (iii) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the virtualization software and cloud, end user and mobile computing industries, and new product and marketing initiatives by VMware’s competitors; (iv) VMware’s customers’ ability to transition to new products and computing strategies such as cloud computing, desktop virtualization and the software defined data center; (v) factors that affect timing of license revenue recognition such as product announcements and promotions and beta programs; (vi) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vii) changes in the willingness of customers to enter into longer term licensing and support arrangements; (viii) rapid technological changes in the virtualization software and cloud, end user and mobile computing industries; (ix) changes to product and service development timelines; (x) VMware’s relationship with EMC Corporation and EMC’s ability to control matters requiring stockholder approval, including the election of VMware’s board members and matters relating to EMC’s investment in VMware, and any changes that Dell may implement following the completion of the Dell-EMC merger; (xi) VMware’s ability to protect its proprietary technology; (xii) VMware’s ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xiii) the unsuccessful integration of acquired companies and assets into VMware; (xiv) disruptions to VMware’s business resulting from the pendency of EMC’s acquisition by Dell and the potential for loss of VMware customers due to uncertainty that the Dell-EMC transaction could have on VMware’s business;(xv) the potential negative impact on VMware’s stock price due to any confusion or uncertainty caused by the VMware tracking stock that is expected to be issued by Dell to EMC stockholders in the transaction; (xvi) disruptions resulting from key management changes; (xvii) pending or future stockholder litigation related to the Dell-EMC transaction; (xviii) VMware’s ability to implement workforce reductions and other components of the plan in various geographies; (xix) possible changes in the size and components of the expected restructuring charges and cash expenditures; (xx) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xxi) fluctuations and volatility in VMware’s stock price; (xxii) changes in VMware’s financial condition; (xxiii) changes in business opportunities and priorities that could cause VMware to consider alternative uses of cash; (xxiv) fluctuations in the level of cash held in the United States that is available for stock repurchases; and (xxv) changes in the dilutive impact in 2016 of shares issuable through VMware’s equity compensation programs. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including VMware’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that VMware may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.

VMware, Virtual SAN, vSphere, vCenter and vCenter Server are registered trademarks or 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.

  1. IDC Hyperconverged Systems 2015-2019 Forecast, April 2015
  2. IDC Hyperconverged Systems 2015-2019 Forecast, April 2015
  3. VMware Virtual SAN hardware configuration created on Supermicro reseller website: www.thinkmate.com and assumes a 6x storage efficiency based on VMware testing of VDI workloads, December 2015.
  4. Based on internal analysis and comparison to VMware Virtual SAN 6.1, December 2015

Media Contacts
Eloy Ontiveros
VMware Global Communications
1.650.427.6145
eontiveros@vmware.com

Amanda Parmer
Hill+Knowlton Strategies for VMware
1.415.281.7134
amanda.parmer@hkstrategies.com

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Alliance Expands Pixspan’s Reach Into Europe

ROCKVILLE, MD – February 10, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Pixspan, Inc., the leading workflow technology company for storage and bandwidth challenges of full-resolution images, today announced a strategic reseller partnership with Post Logic of France. The company is the first in France to offer Pixspan solutions, which provide a 50-80% savings on storage and networking when the software is applied to full resolution workflows. Post Logic is France’s leading distributor of software and integrated systems for video post production, film, broadcast, and 3D animation.

As a result of the agreement, Post Logic now offers Pixspan’s software storage solutions and enhancements to Autodesk’s Flame® family of products, including Flame®, Lustre®, Flame ® Assist, and Flare™. Post Logic also can combine Pixspan with other technology solutions to save its customers storage and network costs across the entire imaging chain, from on-set though post and final assets.

“We are pleased to offer Pixspan’s software solutions,” said Gérard Bonnet, Général Manager of Post Logic. “We continue to look for innovative media workflow technologies and appreciate the additional flexibility that Pixspan offers as a subscription service, replacing the need for permanent equipment decisions. As content creators take on larger 4K and 6K projects, customers can expand their resources as needed with Pixspan.”

As file sizes keep growing across the marketplace due to higher resolutions and dynamic range, Pixspan’s software products offer significant workflow savings of speed, time and resources. For companies with mission critical needs for storage, network, and transmission of full-resolution imaging, Pixspan can greatly reduce the data burden and enhance productivity – without compromising image quality.

“We are excited that Post Logic, with its wide range of quality solutions for the film, broadcast, and animation markets, is offering Pixspan’s products to their customers,” said Michael Rowny, CEO of Pixspan. “We look forward to working with Post Logic on new workflow solutions, including those recently introduced with our partner, Autodesk.”

About Pixspan
Pixspan is a workflow technology company offering unique software products that reduce storage costs and increase transmission speeds of full-resolution media, medical, and surveillance imaging. Its software covers all bit depths and resolutions of EXR, DPX, TIFF, Cineon, and ARRIRaw, while remaining bit exact. Currently, Pixspan is the only company providing a solution that enables full-resolution workflows beginning from camera RAW, to image processing, and through to final assets. For more information, visit www.pixspan.com

About Post Logic
Post Logic distributes a complete range of software and integrated systems for post production in video, film, 3D animation and broadcast. The company offers software solutions for the entire image processing chain, including management of rushes and DI, film restoration, encoding, storage, special effects compositing, 3D, DCP and graphic design, as well as hardware systems suitable for the graphics chain, such as workstations, render farms, secure direct-attached, NAS and SAN storage, networking, monitoring and HD UHD play-out. For more information, visit www.post-logic.com

Pixspan Contact:
info@pixspan.com

Media Contacts:
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Plans are underway to increase the building’s footprint in the second quarter

DALLAS, TX – February 10, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — DataBank, Ltd., a leading super-regional provider of outsourced solutions for data center, cloud and managed services has announced a large-scale addition to the company’s North Dallas data center. The expansion will increase the facility’s available white-floor data center space to accommodate both client growth and market demand.

The site, dubbed by DataBank as DFW2, is located in a secured business campus in the Northern Dallas suburb of Richardson, TX. The facility boasts some of the highest specs for a multi-tenant data center in the entire region. Fed diversely with over 20MW of onsite power, the 2N design in both utility and on-site power generation offers DataBank’s discerning clientele the utmost security and uptime availability.

“The expansion will allow us to provide space for new clients needing to deploy in early 2016,” said Tim Moore, DataBank’s CEO. “The market’s acceptance of this facility and the opportunity to easily expand the existing footprint will position us nicely to address the growing demand in Dallas-Ft Worth for the type of quality and level of service we can offer. Additionally, we have begun planning for a new building site to support our continued expansion in the market for several years.”

In addition to the two Dallas sites, DataBank’s super-regional footprint also includes two more enterprise-class data centers in Kansas City, as well as another in Minneapolis. To find out additional details on DataBank data center facilities and suite of managed services, please visit the company website at www.databank.com.

About DataBank
DataBank is a leading provider of enterprise-class business solutions for Data Center, Managed Services, and Cloud. We aim to provide our customers with 100% uptime availability of all their critical data, applications and deployed infrastructure. Our suite of services is anchored by our top-tier data center environments and highly available robust connectivity. We offer customized deployments tailored to effectively manage risk, improve technology performance and allow our clients to focus on their own core business objectives. DataBank is headquartered in the historic former Federal Reserve Bank Building in downtown Dallas, TX and has additional data centers in North Dallas, Minneapolis and Kansas City. For more information on DataBank locations and services, please visit www.databank.com or call 1(800) 840-7533. ###

Contact:
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DataBank, Ltd.
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New Cohesity Data Platform 2.0 Expands Enterprise Features Such as SMB Protocol Support, Cloud Archive, and Site-to-Site Replication

SANTA CLARA, CA – Feb 10, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Cohesity, the pioneer of hyperconverged secondary storage, today unveiled version 2.0 of its Cohesity Data Platform, which includes important new performance, management, and security features for enterprise customers across a wide range of industries. The Cohesity Data Platform helps customers consolidate secondary storage use cases, such as data protection, test and development, and file services, in a more flexible, efficient, and secure manner. Now, with key 2.0 features, the storage platform includes site-to-site replication, cloud archive, and hardware-accelerated, 256-bit encryption.

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Cohesity’s hyperconverged secondary storage platform is the first solution that empowers organizations to overcome the challenges of fragmented data silos caused by the adoption of various point solutions to handle backup, file services, analytics, and other secondary storage use cases. Using the new platform, customers are reducing their storage footprint by over 80 percent and realizing immediate cost efficiencies by starting with backup.

“Cvent delivers enterprise event management technology to customers worldwide, so it’s critical to our organization that we can streamline how we manage their data — and our own,” said Cvent Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer Dwayne Sye. “That’s why we’re choosing the Cohesity hyperconverged storage platform to consolidate multiple use cases, from backing up data to efficiently replicating across multiple sites, ensuring resiliency for both our customer backups and our internal file services.”

“Cohesity’s hyperconverged solution makes secondary storage dramatically more efficient and easy to manage by consolidating backup, archive, test and development, and replication on a single, scalable platform,” said Jim Miller, senior analyst at Enterprise Management Associates. “In addition to lower capital and operational efficiency, version control is simplified when re-purposing data for multiple use cases. And with cloud archive for cold data, Cohesity adds another level of cost-saving opportunity for companies that need to take on increasing storage demands with an intelligent approach.”

“Our unified storage platform is designed with web-scale technology that can handle today’s and tomorrow’s data growth with infinite scalability and efficient spillover to the public cloud, replacing the monolithic scale-up architectures that have dominated secondary storage for decades,” said Cohesity CEO Mohit Aron. “We are continuing our focus on innovation to help our customers manage data sprawl with the first hyperconverged solution that uses flash, compute, and policy-based quality of service to consolidate disaster recovery, test/dev, analytics, and other secondary storage use cases without missing a beat.”

With the Cohesity Data Platform, enterprises can combat costly and inefficient data sprawl. Cohesity Data Platform 2.0 includes the following new features:

  • Site-to-Site Replication: Organizations can achieve enterprise-level resiliency with the new capability for site-to-site replication between Cohesity Clusters.
  • SMB Protocol: With support for SMB 3.0, growing file services for your network-attached storage in a simple manner with built-in integration for Microsoft applications and file services is easy.
  • Stronger Security: Hardware-accelerated AES 256-bit FIPS-compatible encryption provides greater data security to meet even the strictest privacy and protection standards for highly regulated federal, financial services, and healthcare organizations.
  • Automated VM Cloning for Test/Dev: To deliver a more streamlined test/dev workflow that repurposes backup data, automated cloning of backup VMs is now available to more quickly spin up zero-space clones.
  • Cloud Enabled: A newly added public cloud archival tier enables organizations to take advantage of the cost efficiencies of the cloud with the option to spill over the least-used data to Google Cloud Storage™ Nearline, Microsoft Azure and Amazon S3, Glacier, cutting on-premises storage costs.

The Cohesity Data Platform 2.0 also provides adaptive throttling of backup streams to minimize the burden on customers’ production infrastructure.

The Cohesity Data Platform 2.0 is available now at a starting price of $90,000 (USD). To learn more, please sign up for today’s webinar on “Hyperconverging Secondary Storage” or join one of our upcoming lunch-and-learn sessions near you: http://www.cohesity.com/roadshow2016/

About Cohesity
Cohesity delivers the industry’s first hyperconverged secondary storage platform for consolidating your data across backup, test/dev, file services, and in-place analytics, onto an infinitely scalable, intelligent data platform. With Cohesity, customers achieve better business agility with seamless access, storage, and insight into data that is on-premise or in the cloud. For more information, visit www.cohesity.com.

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Cohesity
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Zero defect / zero downtime migration to the cloud

ATLANTA, GA – February 09, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Cirracore Enterprise Cloud, today announced that it has partnered with Transformation Solutions, LLC to help enterprises move workloads to the cloud. Cirracore provides a secure VMware® vCloud Air based cloud that allows enterprises to directly connect to their cloud without traversing the Internet. Transformation Solutions (TSL Partners) provides a full range of services from planning, discovery, design and implementation of migration services.

“As more and more enterprises embrace moving workloads to the cloud, a partner like TSL Partners can provide the broad range of services to successfully migrate them. We’ve seen customers of all sizes from SMB to large enterprises either not had the resources or expertise to take on a complex project to migrate to the cloud”, stated Fred Tanzella, CEO of Cirracore.

“TSL Partners are specialists in rapid Zero Defect / Zero-Downtime cloud transformational migrations with deep expertise in small and large-scale transformation projects. We utilize a custom migration methodology for moving workloads from existing data centers or cloud application workloads that is modular and scalable. We can scale the methodology for workloads as small as 25 servers or enterprise environments up to 10,000 plus workloads. Our process methodology coupled with the portfolio of toolsets we utilize enable us to deliver the analysis requirements and migration execution elements necessary to achieve zero defect and zero downtime workload migrations”, stated Jeff Rupert COO of TSL Partners.

About Cirracore
Cirracore is a provider of VMware-based Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Managed Cloud Services, and Cloud Backup serving a global customer base. Cirracore provides Virtual Private Data Centers with dedicated resource pools for customers that need tighter security and control in their cloud. Cirracore is carrier-neutral with access to 180+ network providers to provide “on-net” Enterprise Cloud resources that do not traverse the Internet.

Additionally, Cirracore provides white-label Enterprise Cloud services to major telecom carriers and solution providers that offer IaaS to their customer base.

Visit Cirracore at cirracore.com

About TSL Partners
TSL Partners is a small, highly experienced consulting firm delivering focused IT transformational strategy, planning, advisory, IT blueprinting, DR, and migration services. Our principal consultants are among the most tenured IT resources, having been in IT Executive, Engineering and Architecture leadership roles each over 35 years. We deliver on behalf of all the large IT firms as the SME resources in many global programs, and now deliver the same highly experienced consulting and advisory services at lower costs and with more client focused approaches.

Among our depth of highly successful outcomes are consulting in focused expertise in IT advisory services in IT strategy, IT transformational program strategy, development, and business case formulation, IT Architecture, Cloud enablement and migration planning services, IT blueprinting, and leading both small and large-scale enterprise IT and Data Center migration services. We have the experience, advanced toolsets, and proven vision to plan, strategize, roadmap, and deliver from the smallest IT migration projects, to the largest enterprise IT transformational programs.

Visit TSL Partners at tsl-partners.com

Contacts:
Sarah Walls
Cirracore
+1 (888) 797-3831 Ext: 701
swalls@cirracore.com
www.cirracore.com

Abhi Goel
Cirracore
(888) 797-383 1701
agoel@cirracore.com
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Virtual Private Storage Array provides elastic, pay-as-you-go storage, both on- and off-premise

IRVINE, CA – February 09, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Zadara™ Storage, the provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS), and Lightstream today announced that Zadara’s award-winning Virtual Private Storage Array™ (VPSA™) platform is now available as part of a new Lightstream storage-as-a-service offering.

Industry research has shown that the storage-as-a-service market will grow from about 10% of the overall storage market in 2015, to as much as 80% or more by 2023 (source: IT Brand Pulse, October 2015). IT professionals are recognizing that the traditional Capital Expense (CapEx) model of capacity acquisition and management cannot keep up with the data storage needs of today’s enterprise. Instead, IT organizations are being asked to reduce costs while at the same time provide immediately available, agile, and reliable enterprise-grade storage. The historical model of evaluating potential vendors, buying, installing and maintaining disk arrays and then repeating the cycle every 3-5 years cannot support this goal.

To address this growing market requirement, Lightstream has chosen Zadara Storage as its partner for enterprise storage-as-a-service. The Zadara Storage VPSA uniquely offers enterprise-grade, elastic, high performance, pay-as-you-go storage via an Operational Expense (OpEx) model with solutions that are available in the cloud, on-premise or in hybrid configurations. The new Lightstream solution provides the scalability, manageability, and economic benefits customers lack in traditional storage arrays.

“Our customers are asking for elastic, on-demand storage solutions that align with the OpEx model that they are already using to pay for their cloud-based networks. Zadara’s approach to Storage as a Service (STaaS) matches up perfectly with what they, and the industry need, through a business model that makes sense,” says Lightstream CEO, Jim Cassell. “We also have customers whose data is sensitive enough that they are not willing to put it into a public cloud environment, so they are building private clouds instead. Zadara’s on-premise storage solutions meet their needs as well.”

“We are thrilled to be adding Lightstream to the Zadara family,” said Bob Sarubbi, vice president of Americas sales and strategic alliances at Zadara Storage. “As a premier solutions innovator, Lightstream combines best-of-breed technologies with industry-leading domain expertise and consulting. The combination of Lightstream and Zadara Storage provides a much needed solution to a storage market that is in rapid transition from traditional storage to storage-as-a-service.”

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About Zadara Storage
Zadara Storage offers enterprise storage-as-a-service, delivering high-performance, highly available file and block storage. The company’s patented, software-defined Virtual Private Storage Arrays™ (VPSA™) deliver flexible, multi-tenant enterprise SAN and NAS technology for peta-scale primary and secondary storage. With isolated resources, exceptional data security, and management control, VPSAs meet the most stringent Service-Level Agreements (SLAs). Zadara is available both via OPaaS (On-Premise as a Service) and through a wide range of worldwide cloud and colocation providers, including value-added relationships with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Dimension Data, TelecityGroup, CloudSigma, and others. Visit www.zadarastorage.com, the Zadara Blog, or on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Lightstream
Lightstream is a premier systems integrator of technology solutions for today’s enterprise. The company specializes in building customized IT solutions for organizations with a presence anywhere in the world. Lightstream has the flexibility to integrate best-of-breed technologies from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Zadara and others, with network services from Verizon, AT&T, Level 3, Century Link, NTT, Comcast and more. The company’s portfolio of services includes voice and data network integration, cloud and hosting, professional services, managed services and storage solutions. Visit www.ltstream.com, or LinkedIn.

Contacts
Zadara Storage Media Contacts (A3 Communications):
US: Mary Kae Marinac
978-685-3136
mkm@mkmarinac.com
or
EMEA:
Federica Monsone
+44 (0) 1252 875 203
fred.monsone@a3communications.co.uk

Source: Zadara

 

 

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Financial Services Customers Realize Significant Value From StorageX Solution to Mobilize Unstructured Data for Business Agility While Dramatically Reducing Risk, Complexity and Cost

TEANECK, NJ – February 9, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Data Dynamics, Inc., a leader in unstructured data management solutions, and TORI Global, a business and IT transformation consultancy serving the financial services industry worldwide, today announced a strategic partnership. Together, the two companies will deliver the solutions and services that enable financial institutions to simplify their storage infrastructure while achieving true data mobility and operational efficiencies that better support compliance and governance requirements.

Unstructured data is growing at 65 percent year over year and enterprises are investing in hybrid and cloud infrastructures to manage this growth and to maximize the value of their data assets. Migrating to these next-generation environments is currently a manual, resource intensive process that is complex, error prone, costly and adds risk. The Data Dynamics StorageX platform eliminates the risks associated with manual migrations by providing customers with an automated, policy-based approach to file storage management that minimizes user downtime, cutover windows, and other disruptions related to file storage migrations including rebalancing, mergers, consolidations, and tech refreshes.

“Together, Data Dynamics and TORI Global have the innovative technology and domain expertise to enable financial organizations to quickly migrate data to new storage paradigms while masking storage complexity and fueling performance,” said Danny O’Connor, Executive Director, TORI Global. “StorageX delivers the most advanced data migration and management platform to reduce complexity and cost while minimizing the exposure of data breaches.”

StorageX minimizes the risk of data leakage by giving IT administrators’ compliance and audit controls that allow them to see all files in an active directory and quickly ascertain which users have permissions to access which files to minimize exposure. Security Identifiers (SIDs) mapping allows for the merging of security domains while keeping the permissions on the files simpler to manage and audit for compliance.

In addition, StorageX makes it easier for customers to migrate and manage their data with deep API integration to leading NetApp and EMC file storage platforms. It empowers enterprises to reduce operational inefficiencies and provides oversight and controls over multi-vendor storage silos with a single management interface. High levels of automation allow IT administrators to discover, analyze, optimize, migrate, manage, provision and report on large data assets in hybrid and cloud storage environments.

“Financial services have complex and growing requirements for storage that demand a new era of storage solutions for increased scale and data portability,” said Cuong Le, Vice President of Marketing, Data Dynamics. “Comprised of some of the most experienced CIOs, CTOs and technology visionaries in the financial industry, TORI Global is the ideal partner to leverage the power of StorageX for the storage transformation financial services organizations need with the automation and security controls they demand for regulatory compliance.”

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About StorageX
StorageX enables the intelligent migration to and management of unstructured storage with its software defined data migration platform. It empowers enterprises to reduce operational inefficiencies and risk with a single policy-based storage management platform that provides oversight and controls over multi-vendor physical and cloud storage silos. High levels of automation allow IT administrators to intelligently discover, analyze, optimize, migrate, manage and report on large data assets for next-generation storage environments. StorageX improves business intelligence by maximizing end user insights from the storage infrastructure, enhancing business continuity and reducing storage complexities related to hybrid and private cloud storage infrastructure management.

About TORI Global
TORI Global Ltd is a specialist consultancy company that is differentiated by its base of experienced practitioners, the majority of whom have previously held senior management roles across key disciplines within the Financial Services. They provide technology solutions and advisory services across the financial services sector worldwide. The company works with their clients to Design and Execute Transformational Change which delivers sustainable and quantifiable benefits. For more information, visit: www.toriglobal.com.

About Data Dynamics
Data Dynamics is a leader in unstructured data management solutions to enable the agile discovery, analysis, optimization, migration and management of large data assets across the information lifecycle. StorageX eliminates multi-vendor storage silos providing enterprises with an software defined, policy-based, storage management platform to empower data mobility, usability and insight for business agility and operational efficiency. StorageX has been adopted by hundreds of enterprise customers, Fortune 500 companies, and large municipal governments to increase storage portability for the simplified adoption and management of hybrid, cloud and object-based storage infrastructures. For more information, please visit: www.datadynamicsinc.com.

Media Contacts:
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The Ventana Group
ssanchez@theventanagroup.com
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Joe Austin
The Ventana Group
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Backup and Archive Target Features Patent-Pending Deduplication, Vendor Agnostic Interoperability, and Object Storage Support

AUSTIN, TX – February 9, 2016  – /BackupReview.info/ — Artisan Infrastructure, the leading innovator of cloud infrastructure, cloud management and business continuity solutions, today introduced Neverfail® HybriStor™ data protection appliances through channel partners. The new solution addresses the capacity, performance, and interoperability limitations of competitive products with nearly unlimited capacity expansion, scalable performance, instant local/remote recovery, and a multi-vendor architecture. This vendor agnostic approach uses open standards for connecting to most backup and archive applications using an NFS or CIFS mount. The high performance and cloud-scale product also delivers AES 256-Bit encryption for data security in-flight to meet the most demanding compliance requirements.

“Worldwide purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) factory revenues grew 2.2% year over year totaling $813.6 million in the third quarter of 2015 (3Q15),” according to the International Data Corporation (IDC ) Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker . “Total PBBA open systems factory revenue grew 3.8% year over year in 3Q15 with revenues totaling $742.4 million while the mainframe market experienced a decline of -12.3% for the same period. Total worldwide PBBA capacity shipped for 3Q15 was just shy of 831 petabytes, an increase of 22.4% year over year.”

HybriStor is a next generation data protection solution with PBBA capabilities that meets the most rigorous data recovery requirements of businesses for recovery point objectives (RPOs) and rapid recovery time objectives (RTOs). With nearly unlimited scalability, the solution provides an answer to the problem of explosive data growth which has slowed legacy solutions to a crawl and restricted backup and archive windows for many organizations.

Benefits include:
•       Smaller backup and archive windows, improved recovery times and reduced storage consumption – Offers up to 95% reduced storage data transmission and consumption by deduplicating and compressing data before storing to disk. The result is high performance, low memory demands, and massive improvements in storage efficiency.
•       Improved WAN performance – Reduces WAN consumption by transmitting only globally unique and compressed data over the wire that alleviates the effects of latency, maximizes bandwidth utilization and relieves network congestion.
•       Instant data recovery – InstaCache™ technologies enable automatic data retrieval from cost-efficient deduped storage to high performance SSD storage for local and remote instant data recovery.
•       OpenStack Swift object storage support – Provides a NAS interface and works as a gateway to local OpenStack Swift object storage. Performance can scale-up and capacity can scale-out with deployment of additional object storage nodes.
•       Secure transmission of data – Incorporates advanced, military-grade AES 256-bit encryption for secure transmission of data in-flight.
•       Consistent, familiar, intuitive management – Web UI supports mobile device access and delivers the same user experience across all of them.
•       Industry-standard management interfaces for maximum interoperability – REST APIs enable easy integration with 3rd party management tools. NAS interface with AD/LDAP support provides simple interoperability and centralized user management. Eliminates vendor lock-in with support for most data protection software solutions that use an NFS or CIFS mount.

The HybriStor appliance can be connected locally to direct-attached storage (DAS) or object storage, providing unprecedented RPO and RTO performance. The option to connect to object storage provides significant cost reductions compared to traditional disk or tape, enormous scalability for massive data vaults, and long-term data retention for more reliable recovery.

“The Neverfail HybriStor appliance fills a critical gap in many service provider offerings, allowing them to onboard customers that want to use the cloud but do not want to replace their current data protection software,” said George Crump, principal analyst, Storage Switzerland. “Artisan Infrastructure has tailor made the solution for customers that demand performance and efficiency. Its flexible design allows users to leverage their existing backup software investment and choose the hardware platform that best meets their performance, redundancy, and capacity needs.”

“With the Artisan Neverfail HybriStor deduplication system in place, we not only reduced our backup and replication times, but also maximized our storage and bandwidth efficiency,” said Eric Chen, CEO, ProphetStor Data Services, Inc. “We’re also more confident than ever before in our backup and recovery process.”

“HybriStor takes performance, capacity, and ease-of-use to the next level, delivering an industry-leading secondary storage solution that rivals any in the industry,” said Chin Kuo, SVP of Continuity Solutions, Artisan Infrastructure. “The solution overcomes one of the biggest obstacles in object storage — performance. By removing this barrier, HybriStor is set to become the new standard in backup and archive storage at a price point that is equally compelling.”

Pricing and Availability
The Neverfail HybriStor data protection virtual appliance provides customers with up to 100TB of free managed capacity, with an assumed deduplication ratio of 10 to 1 and up to 10TB managed capacity per node. More details can be found atwww.artisaninfrastructure.com/hybristor

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Resources:
To learn more about Neverfail HybriStor Data Protection Virtual Appliances, visit www.artisaninfrastructure.com/hybristor

About Artisan Infrastructure
Artisan Infrastructure is the leading innovator of cloud infrastructure, cloud management and business continuity solutions that enable solution providers and enterprises to migrate, manage and deliver continuously available cloud applications at the speed of business. Artisan serves managed service providers, global systems integrators, communications providers, telco’s, data centers, independent software vendors and enterprises exclusively through the channel. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in Chicago, New York, Denver, Kansas City, Portland, Edinburgh, Scotland and Cluj, Romania. Artisan operates data centers in the United States and Europe. For more information on Artisan Infrastructure’s Cloud Architect™, Neverfail™ and Cornerstone™ solutions, contact the company at 512-600-4300, or http://www.artisaninfrastructure.com.  Follow Artisan Infrastructure on Twitter at twitter.com/ArtisanInf

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More than 20 universities enrolled in the NET+ CrashPlan cloud backup service

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – February 09, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Code42 and Internet2 are pleased to announce that Internet2 NET+ CrashPlan, a customized endpoint backup service for U.S. higher education institutions, continues to expand its deployments and is now a generally available service in the NET+ portfolio. The service provides a secure and simple method for colleges and universities to rapidly deploy Code42’s endpoint backup service to their students, faculty and staff, helping reduce data loss and speed data recovery.

“In the age of breach, end-to-end data protection is a critical component of higher ed data security strategies,” said Shel Waggener, senior vice president for Internet2. “We are pleased that Code42 NET+ CrashPlan is part of the NET+ portfolio, providing a critical service to end users at interested member institutions as they seek solutions to protect their most precious resource—data.”

More than 20 universities have signed onto the NET+ CrashPlan endpoint backup service since it launched as an early adopter service in 2013, including Boston University, Emory University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University, University of Notre Dame, Princeton University, Rice University, Stanford University and University of Alabama in Huntsville.

“We cannot risk losing intellectual property to hard drive crashes and deleted files, not to mention the productivity drain that comes when users lose their work. For us, having a consistent, reliable endpoint backup solution is critical,” said Brian Anderson, director of information technology for Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences. “Now, with NET+ CrashPlan, when users experience loss of a device or file, CrashPlan restores their data quickly and completely—it has our users’ backs, every time.”

Working across all platforms, including Mac, Windows and Linux, Code42 CrashPlan backs up data produced anywhere, on any device, with no user intervention to initiate backup and no disruptions to device performance. In fact, one IT administrator can manage the data of thousands of users via a single console.

To reach Internet2’s “general availability” status, Code42 invested in new processes and product features specific to the needs of higher education institutions, including:

  • Designated customer support for Internet2 members
  • Integration with the InCommon federated identity management program
  • Completion of the Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix
  • Interconnected data centers and an optimized, high-capacity, high-performance network to speed data transfer
  • IPv6 support to accommodate the expansion of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies and increased use Internet of Things (IoT) devices

“Be it a senior philosophy thesis, physics experiment results or medical research papers, the data stored on computers by higher education students, faculty and staff represents hours of work, and losing this data can be devastating to its owners,” said Karen Pisha, senior vice president of customer success at Code42. “We have features and services designed to secure the data for our higher education clients. Internet2 has been a tremendous partner in supporting this important group of customers.”

Visit the Internet2 NET+ CrashPlan page for more details about the program, FAQs, application and contract: http://goo.gl/bvFZQJ

About Code42
Code42 is a global enterprise SaaS provider of endpoint data protection and security to more than 37,000 organizations—including the most recognized brands in business and education. The company’s highly secure cloud solutions enable IT and security teams to limit risk, meet data privacy regulations and recover from data loss—no matter the cause. Code42 is headquartered in Minneapolis and backed by Accel, JMI Equity, NEA and Split Rock Partners. For more information on the company and its solutions, visit www.code42.com

About Internet2
Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research and community service missions.

Internet2 also operates the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, with Internet2 Network Operations Center powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves more than 90,000 community anchor institutions, 305 U.S. universities, 70 government agencies, 42 regional and state education networks, 84 leading corporations working with our community and more than 65 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries.

Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, MI; Denver, CO; Emeryville, CA; Washington, DC; and West Hartford, CT. For more information, visit http://www.internet2.edu or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.

Contact
For Code42
Kelsey Quickstad, 415-820-4494
Code42@eastwick.com

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Cooperation will make Actifio’s best-in-class technology accessible to more resellers and customers across the region

BOSTON, MA – Feb. 9, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, and Arrow, a global provider of enterprise computing solutions, today announced their distribution agreement for Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). The cooperation will see Actifio´s best in-class copy data virtualization technology made more accessible to a growing number of resellers and customers across the region. After the success of the agreement in the United States, the move to EMEA is the next consequent step potentially towards a global cooperation.

Arrow enables resellers to offer customized solutions to their customers, from the design and planning of a project to installation and support services.

“As a value added distributor, Arrow is a large and very important player in our region. We have seen how successful the partnership has been in the US, where the concept and technology of data virtualization is already established,” said Thorsten Eckert, Sales Director DACH at Actifio. “This is the natural next step to help enterprise customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland better protect, access and move their data for critical use cases including backup modernization, disaster recovery and test data management for application development.”

The focus of the cooperation is on business development as well as the qualification and promotion of resellers and partners. Actifio will contribute its experience from successful data virtualization projects in the region. After activating its broad network of customers, Arrow will be driving forward the concept of data virtualization alongside Actifio.

“Actifio´s data virtualization technology can be implemented across a wide range of industries and in various environments,” said Jesper Trolle, vice president sales, marketing and services, EMEA, Arrow ECS. “We will identify key channel players and put them in a position to advise their customers on central data management, the advantages of virtual copies and the resulting business benefits based, all provided by Actifio’s award-winning technology.”

The collaboration also hopes to see a qualified growth of the Actifio partner network and thus create new opportunities in the market. In turn, Arrow expects to benefit from being able to access Actifio’s technology, allowing the company to fulfil some of the growing demand for efficient data management solutions.

The cooperation is not only intended to grow the number of resellers and systems integrators focused on data virtualization, both companies also plan to penetrate the market in cooperation with their existing customer base, programs and resources.

Actifio partners benefit from the cooperation through joint marketing activities and enhanced communication around data virtualization. Smaller system integrators and channel partners will leverage by their customers being better informed about the advantages of data virtualization.

About Actifio
Actifio virtualizes the data that’s the lifeblood of businesses in more than 30 countries around the world. Its Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology enables businesses to protect, access, and move their data faster, more efficiently, and more simply by decoupling data from physical storage, much the same way a hypervisor decouples compute from physical servers. For enterprise-class backup modernization, self-serve instant data access, or service provider business transformation, Actifio is the first and only choice for radically simple copy data virtualization. For more visit Actifio.com, or follow us on Twitter @Actifio.

About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 56 countries.

Contact:
Bite for Actifio
Callum Gibson Durr
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Joint solution increases performance up to 20 times for Chinese customers; Expands footprint into China market

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 09, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Teridion, the cloud-based networking company that delivers the fastest Internet experience, today announced the addition of AliCloud, Alibaba Group’s cloud computing arm, to its Global Cloud Network. This expansion permits the company to offer more granular services within China, increasing performance for customers spanning all types of cloud-based companies, including enterprise file sharing, backup and restore, financial services, ad-serving networks, as well as voice and video. AliCloud also provides a more streamlined access to the China market for companies doing business there.

The AliCloud cloud platform currently spans North America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, providing global access to data centers located in the major cities of China. This eases entry for companies wishing to target customers in China, as well as for companies in China requiring connectivity to other regions. AliCloud offers a full suite of elastic computing, database, application, storage and security services.

“With the addition of AliCloud, the Teridion Global Cloud Network now offers an unparalleled Internet experience to an additional 700 million users,” said Elad Rave, founder and CEO of Teridion. “Our cloud-based customers can now more effectively address the largest market in the world with their premium services.”

About Teridion
Teridion is redefining dynamic content delivery by bringing the highest performance connectivity over the public Internet between data centers and end users across the globe. With Teridion’s Global Cloud Network, cloud providers and enterprises deliver applications and services up to 20 times faster, while benefiting from Internet cost efficiencies. Files upload faster, web conferences run smoother, videos stream quicker, applications achieve optimal performance and users are more productive. Unlike traditional content delivery networks, the Teridion solution is provisioned in a matter of minutes with no additional hardware or software and no need of caching. The platform scales on-demand, works for uploads, as well as downloads, and is not limited by geography, cloud provider or end-user device. For more information, check out www.teridion.com/ or www.twitter.com/teridionnet.

Media Contact
Silicon Valley PR
Georgiana Comsa
650-800-7084
georgiana@siliconvalleypr.com

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First ever publicly-known Brazilian Portuguese-speaking cyberespionage campaign targeting financial institutions as well as telecommunications, manufacturing, energy and media companies

TENERIFE, SPAIN – February 9, 2016 – /BackupReview.info/ — The Kaspersky Lab Global Research and Analysis Team has announced the discovery of the Poseidon Group, an advanced threat actor active in global cyber-espionage operations since at least 2005. What makes the Poseidon Group stand out is that it’s a commercial entity, whose attacks involve custom malware digitally signed with rogue certificates deployed to steal sensitive data from victims to coerce them into a business relationship. In addition, the malware is designed to function specifically on English and Brazilian Portuguese Windows machines, a first for a targeted attack.

At least 35 victim companies have been identified with primary targets including financial and government institutions, telecommunications, manufacturing, energy and other service utility companies, as well as media and public relations firms. Kaspersky Lab experts have also detected attacks on service companies that cater to top corporate executives. Victims of this group have been found in the following countries:

  • United States
  • France
  • Kazakhstan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • India
  • Russia

However, the victim spread is heavily skewed towards Brazil, where many of the victims have joint ventures or partner operations.

One of the characteristics of the Poseidon Group is an active exploration of domain-based corporate networks. According to Kaspersky Lab’s analysis report, the Poseidon Group relies on spear-phishing emails with RTF/DOC files, usually with a human resources lure, that drop a malicious binary into the target’s system when clicked on. Another key finding is the presence of Brazilian-Portuguese language strings. The Group’s preference for Portuguese systems, as revealed by the samples, is a practice that has not previously been seen.

Once a computer is infected, the malware reports to the command and control servers before beginning a complex phase of lateral movement. This phase will often leverage a specialized tool that automatically and aggressively collects a wide array of information including credentials, group management policies, and even system logs to better hone further attacks and assure execution of the malware. By doing this, the attackers actually know what applications and commands they can use without alerting the network administrator during lateral movement and exfiltration.

The information gathered is then leveraged by a fronting business to manipulate victim companies into contracting the Poseidon Group as a security consultant under the threat of exploiting the stolen information in a series of shady business deals to benefit Poseidon.

“The Poseidon Group is a long-standing team operating on all domains: land, air and sea. Some of its command and control centers have been found inside ISPs providing Internet service to ships at sea, wireless connections as well as those inside traditional carriers,” said Dmitry Bestuzhev, Director, Global Research and Analysis Team, Kaspersky Lab Latin America. “In addition, several of its implants were found to have a very short life span which contributed to this group being able to operate for such a long time without being detected.”

As the Poseidon Group has been active for at least ten years, the techniques used to design its implants have evolved, making it hard for many researchers to correlate indicators and put all of the pieces together. However, by carefully collecting all the evidence, working with the threat actor’s calligraphy and reconstructing the attacker’s timeline, Kaspersky Lab experts were able to establish by the middle of 2015 that previously detected but unidentified traces in fact belonged to the same threat actor, the Poseidon Group.

Kaspersky Lab’s products detect and remove all known versions of Poseidon Group components.

To read the full report on the Poseidon Group with a detailed description of the malicious tools and stats, together with indicators of compromise, see Securelist.com

Learn how sophisticated targeted attacks are investigated: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzPYGRO9LsA

More about cyberespionage operations here: https://apt.securelist.com/

About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them.

Learn more at www.kaspersky.com

For the latest in-depth information on security threat issues and trends, please visit:
Securelist | Information about Viruses, Hackers and Spam
Follow @Securelist on Twitter

Threatpost | The First Stop for Security News
Follow @Threatpost on Twitter

Media Contact
Sarah Kitsos
781.503.2615
sarah.kitsos@kaspersky.com
www.kaspersky.com

Source: Kaspersky Lab

 

 

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SwiftStack and VeriStor Partner to Provide Cost Efficient Enterprise Cloud Infrastructures

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and ATLANTA, GA – February 9, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — SwiftStack, the leader in a new breed of object storage, today announced it has partnered with VeriStor, an advanced IT solutions provider specializing in virtual infrastructure and enterprise private, public and hybrid cloud services and solutions. By integrating SwiftStack’s object storage into its enterprise cloud services portfolio, VeriStor is expanding its offerings for easy-to-consume storage with ultra- simplified cloud management that scales seamlessly across multiple data centers.

The customer adoption of object storage is rising with IDC predicting that it will be a $28.3 billion market by 2018. Driving this growth is an overwhelming desire among businesses for a software-centric approach to storage, one that offers the cost-effective scalability of the cloud and avoids vendor and hardware lock-in.

Responding to an increasing need from its medium to large enterprise customers for greater storage agility and efficiency, VeriStor is adding SwiftStack, which is built on an open source engine, to its storage portfolio. This will provide VeriStor customers with software-based enterprise-ready storage that delivers simplicity, pay-as-you-grow licensing and massive scale independent of hardware.

“One of the biggest challenges we’re seeing is the ability for customers to effectively manage both application growth and petabytes of data,” said Don Jaworski, CEO of SwiftStack. “With this new partnership, VeriStor will be able to offer their customers infrastructure for data protection across multiple sites. Especially considering VeriStor’s strong relationship with Commvault, the ability to offer Commvault’s data and information management paired with SwiftStack as software-defined storage for backup data presents customers with an extremely valuable package.”

“We take pride in the fact that our customers receive the best software solutions and services possible, and adding SwiftStack to our portfolio of offerings was an easy decision to make,” said Ashby Lincoln, President and CEO Of VeriStor. “SwiftStack’s Object Storage software allows us to help our customers effectively overcome diverse storage demands, simplifying their management approach in the process.”

About VeriStor
At VeriStor, we design, implement and manage IT solutions that fuel business productivity. As an end-to-end solutions provider, VeriStor specializes in enterprise data storage, virtual infrastructure, public, private and hybrid cloud services, migration, and technology financing. Headquartered in Atlanta, VeriStor delivers solutions nationwide to enterprise and mid-market companies in all industries including financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, education and federal, state and local government. To learn how VeriStor can help you achieve an IT infrastructure that accelerates business growth, improves efficiencies and reduces costs, visit: http://www.veristor.com.

About SwiftStack
SwiftStack innovations power object storage for Enterprises, offering freedom of choice for genuine simplicity and TCO at scale. SwiftStack has perfected the delivery of private cloud object storage within and across data centers for content delivery, active archive, and data- centric workflows. The SwiftStack solution, built on OpenStack Swift at its core, is managed by a unique out-of-band controller and includes scale-out nodes with rolling upgrades as well as a filesystem gateway interface for traditional applications. No object storage solution is as flexible, simple, or open as SwiftStack, which has driven adoption by HP Cloud, eBay, and PAC-12 among many F500 companies. Connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn, or please visit www.swiftstack.com.

Contact:
Katie Schaeffer/Charlotte Hanson
swiftstack@touchdownpr.com
US: + 1 (512) 765-6081
UK: +44 (0) 1252 717 040

Erin Jones
Avista Public Relations for VeriStor
P: (704) 664-2170
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Source: SwiftStack

 

 

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Easy access to IBM Cloud services over Bell’s secure and reliable private broadband network

MONTRÉAL, QC – Feb. 8, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Bell Business Markets and IBM today announced a new partnership to expand the cloud computing services available through Bell Business Cloud. This partnership will give businesses across Canada access to the IBM Cloud via a secure, high-speed private connection from Bell, simplifying the way customers adopt and build out their hybrid clouds.

More and more organizations are looking for a reliable and secure connection to the cloud, that doesn’t rely on sending data over the public Internet. Bell Business Cloud addresses this issue by enabling enterprises to plug into the IBM Cloud, giving them direct access to a wide range of on-demand computing and storage options.

These new services include:

  • Bell Cloud Connect: connecting the largest and most advanced IP network in Canada to IBM Cloud for end-to-end performance, security and reliability
  • Bell Cloud Compute: running on IBM Cloud to offer a secure, scalable, self-serve environment for managed virtual machines that improves operational performance while reducing costs
  • Backup & Restore: providing access to IBM Cloud to protect customer data and applications through a secure backup location as well as ensuring availability of data and applications.

“Bell is an established leader in data hosting and cloud computing, providing customers with exceptional support from an expert nationwide team,” said Tom Little, President, Bell Business Markets. “With businesses of all kinds increasingly relying on cloud services for their mission critical applications, adding IBM Cloud services to Bell Business Cloud provides customers with the seamless integration, security and dependability they expect and require.”

“The world’s appetite for data is increasing and with this comes a greater need for organizations to support cloud workloads. IBM Cloud is the leading platform for data-driven cloud and analytics that enables organizations to open the doors to more responsive and innovative ways of doing business,” said Nevil Knupp, VP of Cloud, IBM Canada. “IBM Cloud supports Bell’s new client offerings to help companies gain more control of their data, improve application performance and efficiencies with enhanced collaboration, centralize IT management, reduce costs and achieve greater efficiencies.”

IBM is equipped with one of the highest performing cloud infrastructures available to offer organizations speed, power, and flexibility, while delivering a high degree of customization, transparency, predictability, and automation. According to analyst findings from Synergy Research around Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, andprivate cloud, IBM is positioned as a top performer and leader in the private and hybrid cloud space.

IBM Cloud delivers fast, easy and automated access to a public, private and hybrid cloud services that enable companies to lower their overall IT costs while increasing agility and productivity. IBM offers a complete portfolio of cloud services, with over 40 data centers in every major financial market around the world, supporting a wide range of applications including big data, analytics, mobile and cognitive.

As Bell’s Business Cloud ecosystem continues to evolve through new partnerships, customers will benefit from additional solutions, enterprise applications and business tools, with the ability to increasingly acquire their technologies on a utility basis.

Driven by industry-leading innovation and supported by a strong expertise, Bell Business Markets offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services including data centre solutions, unified communications, security and professional services supporting all the customer’s ICT needs.

Bell’s Business Cloud in partnership with IBM is available across the country to all mid and large businesses. For more information, please visit bell.ca/businesscloud

About Bell
Bell is Canada’s largest communications company, providing a comprehensive and innovative suite of broadband communication services to residential and business customers under the Bell Canada and Bell Aliant brands. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company. It has assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media, including CTV, Canada’s #1 television network, and the country’s most-watched specialty channels. To learn more, please visit BCE.ca

The Bell Let’s Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns, like Bell Let’s Talk Day, and significant Bell funding of community care and access, research, and workplace initiatives. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk

About IBM
For more information on IBM Cloud visit www.ibm.com/cloud

Media inquiries:
Caroline Audet
514 391-5263
caroline.audet@bell.ca
@Bell_News

Source: Bell Canada

 

 

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NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6 Beta now provides native backup and replication of Amazon EC2 instances and also provides Backup Copy jobs, native NFS support, updated Web interface, and more.

CAMPBELL, CA – February 8, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ – NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting virtualized and cloud environments, has announced today that it has started an open Beta program for NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6. All Beta program participants completing the program requirements will receive an Amazon gift card. More details and v6 Beta download are available at www.nakivo.com/en/beta/v6.html

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6 Beta provides the following key features:

AWS EC2 Support: Amazon EC2 is the most popular public compute cloud, which enables customers to rapidly deploy and utilize cloud-based instances. However, there has been no native data protection solutions for EC2 instances, so customers had to manually create snapshots or use physical backup solutions to protect their data. For the first time, NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6 Beta provides native backup and replication of Amazon EC2 instances. The Beta version features:

  • Support for VMware and Amazon cloud environments in the single pane of glass
  • Scheduled, forever incremental backup of EC2 instances to a backup repository which can be located anywhere: in the same Amazon region, in a different Amazon region, or in a local office
  • Flexible backup retention policy which enables saving up to 1,000 recovery points for each backup, and rotating them on the daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis
  • Support for applications and databases of Windows-based and Linux-based Amazon EC2 instances
  • Global data deduplication and compression
  • Instant file and application objects recovery, full instance recovery to any region
  • Native EC2 instance replication to the same region or cross regions for disaster recovery

Backup Copy Jobs: Backups can be lost due to a number of reasons: accidental backup deletion, backup file corruption, disk failure, lost or stolen hardware, malicious attack, or due to some other undesired and unpredicted event. Thus, having more than one copy of business-critical backups is vital for ensuring that data can be recovered in case of a disaster. Backup Copy jobs provide a simple yet powerful way to create and maintain copies of backups, which can be stored anywhere: onsite, offsite, or in Amazon cloud. Backup Copy jobs copy backups from one backup repository to another, without touching the source ESXi hosts or source VMs/Amazon EC2 instances. This way source VMs/Amazon EC2 Instances are read only once, while backups can be copied to one or multiple locations. In addition, Backup Copy jobs have their own schedule and backup retention policy, which means that customers can run backup copies whenever they want and copy what they want to a secondary backup repository. This way, for example, customers can store several daily VM backups onsite, and keep (archive) weekly, monthly, and yearly copies of VM backups to a secondary backup repository for long term storage.

NFS shares support: In addition to supporting Windows CIFS shares andlocal folders, NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6 Beta enables creating backup repositories directly on NFS shares. Backup repositories can now be created on NFS shares simply from the product’s web interface.

Internationalization: NAKIVO Backup & Replication is used by customers across the globe. In NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6 Beta, date and time format, first day of the week, and the decimal symbol format can now be customized in the product’s configuration.

Improved Web interface: While the product’s web interface has been praised by customers for its simplicity and ease of use, the Beta version further improves the interface and makes it even more intuitive with updated dashboards and configuration. For example, job dashboards now include live charts displaying backup speed and the amount of transferred data, while job wizards include the vSphere’s “VMs and Templates” view.

“Today we are proud to introduce an open Beta program for NAKIVO Backup & Replication v6,” said Bruce Talley, CEO and co-founder of NAKIVO. “For the first time, a single product can provide native backup and replication for both VMware and Amazon EC2 environments, enabling customers to protect and recover their data more efficiently and cost effectively. We are excited to invite VMware professionals and Amazon cloud users to try the new v6 Beta and help us make NAKIVO Backup & replication even better.”

NAKIVO is delivering a better way for SMBs, enterprises, cloud providers to back up and replicate their VMware VMs and Amazon EC2 instances. Featuring a simple and intuitive Web UI, NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports live applications and databases, enables instant recovery of VMs, files, and application objects directly from compressed and de-duplicated backups, speeds up data transfer with network acceleration, and reduces data size with global deduplication and compression.

Resources
Overview: www.nakivo.com/en/product/overview.html
Datasheet: www.nakivo.com/en/resources/NBR-DS.pdf
Success Stories: www.nakivo.com/en/customers/success-stories.html
Trial Download: www.nakivo.com/en/VMware-Backup-Free-Trial.html

About NAKIVO
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, NAKIVO Inc. is a privately-held company founded in 2012. NAKIVO develops a fast, reliable, and affordable data protection solution for VMware and Amazon Cloud environments. As of Q4 2015, over 10,000 companies are using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect and recover their data more efficiently and cost effectively. Also, over 100 hosting, managed, and cloud services providers are using NAKIVO to deliver VM BaaS, and DRaaS to their customers. NAKIVO has over 1,000 channel partners in 111 countries worldwide. Visit www.nakivo.com to learn more.

Twitter: @NAKIVO
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NakivoInc
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/nakivo

Contact:
Yana Petrenko
MarCom Manager
yana.petrenko@nakivo.com
+1 408 916 5955

Source: Nakivo

 

 

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Unique tool set enables managed service providers to improve margins with cloud backup and recovery offerings, and a low-cost delivery model

BURLINGTON, Mass. and ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 8, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Unitrends, a leader in enterprise-level cloud continuity, and CloudCheckr, a key provider of Amazon Web Services (AWS) monitoring and services management solutions, today announced a joint partnership to help managed service providers (MSPs) build, manage and grow their AWS-hosted businesses.

In a recent survey conducted by Kaseya, more than 400 MSPs revealed that the greatest areas of MSP services revenue growth in 2015 were backup and recovery, remote monitoring, and cloud services, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). Respondents expect these service pricing plans to rise again substantially in 2016. Leveraging the powerful combination of CloudCheckr and Unitrends Boomerang™, a virtual appliance enabling users to simply and affordably move virtual machines (VMs) from VMware to AWS, MSPs can take full advantage of these offerings without increasing overhead expenses.

“The alliance between Unitrends and CloudCheckr is invaluable for MSPs building their AWS business,” said Mark Campbell, Unitrends’ chief technology officer (CTO). “CloudCheckr provides a low-cost delivery model that optimizes AWS operating and maintenance costs, while Unitrends Boomerang provides simple, powerful and affordable software for Disaster Recovery as a Service, migration and cloudbursting with VMware.”

CloudCheckr is an online service that provides comprehensive AWS monitoring, evaluating up to 350 best practices in cloud workload configurations, costing, billing and security alignments. The service alerts users to exposures or vulnerabilities, and provides actionable intelligence on response strategies. CloudCheckr gathers data from AWS services such as CloudWatch, CloudTrail and API, which MSPs can analyze to optimize costs, manage cost allocation and provide accurate reporting for AWS Cloud. CloudCheckr also provides in-depth security features, including alerts, audit trails and continuous infrastructure monitoring while cloud applications are in active use.

Unitrends Boomerang is a simple, intuitive and cost-effective virtual appliance for replicating VMware VMs to AWS for low-cost backup and disaster recovery. With Boomerang, AWS MSPs can provide differentiation and maintain margins with Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), migration, cloudbursting and billing for AWS infrastructures.

“Backup and disaster recovery in the cloud are top imperatives for enterprises today,” said Aaron Newman, CloudCheckr’s co-founder and CTO. “Our partnership with Unitrends will enable MSPs to deliver unique cloud-based backup and recovery services that address the needs of their IT clients while increasing their service margins and AWS revenue.”

On Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, Unitrends and CloudCheckr will host an interactive online discussion focused on how MSPs can expand their business with AWS and effectively support customer demand for business continuity, managed compute capacity and related services in the cloud. To register, please click here.

For more information on Unitrends Boomerang, go to: http://vmboomerang.com/

About CloudCheckr
CloudCheckr is based in Rochester, NY. CloudCheckr analytics provide decision support for cloud resource control, purchasing and configurations so companies can scale their cloud infrastructure while balancing performance, security, and spend. It is an Amazon Web Services Advanced Technology Partner with AWS Security Competency certifications in both Logging & Monitoring and Configuration & Vulnerability Analysis.

About Unitrends
Unitrends delivers award-winning business recovery solutions for any IT environment. The company’s portfolio of virtual, physical and cloud solutions provides adaptive protection for organizations globally. To address the complexities facing today’s modern data center, Unitrends delivers end-to-end protection and instant recovery of all virtual and physical assets as well as automated disaster recovery testing built for virtualization. With the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership, Unitrends’ offerings are backed by a customer support team that consistently achieves a 98 percent satisfaction rating. Unitrends’ solutions are also sold through a community of thousands of leading technology partners, service providers and resellers worldwide. Visit www.unitrends.com

Media Contacts:
Jarrett Plante
Marketing Associate, CloudCheckr
Jarrett.plante@cloudcheckr.com
585-413-0869

Stacey Comito
Director of Marketing Communications, Unitrends
scomito@unitrends.com
781-418-9606

Source: Unitrends

 

 

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TORONTO, ON – February 5, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Data Deposit Box Inc. (CSE: DDB) (OTCQB: DDBXF) (FSE: 2DD) (the “Company”), a global provider of cloud backup and recovery technology, is pleased to announce that, further to its press releases dated December 29 and December 31, 2015, the Company’s previously announced private placement financing (the “Offering”) has been over-subscribed. The Company has completed the second and final tranche (“Second Tranche”) of the Offering raising additional gross proceeds of $201,000 through the issuance of 1,005,000 units (the “Units”).

The aggregate gross proceeds raised pursuant to the Offering was $576,000 through the issuance of 2,880,000 Units. Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital of the Company (each, a “Common Share”) and one Common Share purchase warrant (each, a “Warrant”).

Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at a price of CDN$0.30 per Common Share for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of issuance (the “Warrant Term”), provided, however, that should the closing price at which the Common Shares trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange (or any such other stock exchange in Canada as the Common Shares may trade at the applicable time) exceed $0.35 for 10 consecutive trading days at any time following the date that is four months and one day after the date of issuance, the Company may accelerate the Warrant Term (“Reduced Warrant Term”) such that the Warrants shall expire on the date which is 30 calendar days following the date a press release is issued by the Company announcing the Reduced Warrant Term. Gross proceeds raised from the Offering will be used for marketing, product development and general operating expenses.

Certain eligible persons (the “Finders”) were paid a cash commission equal to 8% of the proceeds raised from subscribers introduced to the Company by such Finder and also issued an aggregate of 40,000 broker warrants (the “Broker Warrants”) to Finders, each Broker Warrant entitling the holder to acquire one Common Shares at a price of $0.20 for a period of one year from the date of issuance, subject to the Reduced Warrant Term.

The securities issued upon closing of the Second Tranche are subject to a hold period until June 6, 2016, pursuant to applicable securities laws.

About Data Deposit Box
Data Deposit Box, a pioneer of cloud backup and recovery technology, has set a new industry standard by providing the SMB market with the same level of security and protection that is available to large enterprises. Data Deposit Box patented backup technology, known for its Exabyte scalability, advanced data reduction capabilities and ease-of-use, has won prestigious industry awards and has been featured in many key industry publications.

Data Deposit Box technologies and solutions are currently used daily by over 200,000 customers, 1,000 resellers, 25 MSPs and private label partners for online backup and recovery, archiving, disaster readiness, secure file sharing and remote access.

Visit the Company’s website at: www.datadepositbox.com

Forward-looking Information
This news release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward looking information is frequently characterized by words such as “plan”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “may”, “will”, “would”, “potential”, “proposed” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. These statements are only predictions. Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the information is provided, and is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information. For a description of the risks and uncertainties facing the Company and its business and affairs, readers should refer to the Company’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information if circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions should change, unless required by law. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information.

Investor Inquiries
W. Clark Kent
Corporate Development
Telephone: 647-519-2646
Email: ckent@currentmca.com

Source: Data Deposit Box

 

 

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By Ben Puzzuoli, Director Sales & Marketing at DataDepositBox
February 5, 2016

Data Deposit Box Cloud Backup Expert Tips: Do Cloud Vendors Deliver What They Promise?

Cloud vendors offer a variety of services. What assurances are there that cloud vendors can deliver the services they promise? How can they guarantee they will be able to satisfy their customer’s demands?

Like any new technology, cloud based technology has its share of challenges. With the industry changing so quickly due to technological advances, it can be difficult for companies to keep up with the changes. It can also be difficult for companies to keep their customers up to date with all of the latest changes. This could create a lack of trust from consumers, who are wary to take a chance on a new technology that they have never tried before. It is up to cloud vendors to do whatever they can to allay their concerns.

Cloud vendors must also deliver if they promise a certain level of performance. They need to provide agreed level of service. However, you need to keep in mind that, if a cloud service provider is unable to provide the level of service that they promised, there may be circumstances beyond their control.

For example, a vendor’s promises might be dependent upon certain specifications being fulfilled prior to the delivery of the service. If these specifications are not what they are supposed to be, this will hinder the ability of the cloud vendor to do what it has promised. In addition, another extenuating circumstance is that there may be hardware or software problems, which can adversely affect the cloud vendor’s ability to provide adequate service to its customers. Therefore, before you blame your cloud vendor for not being able to provide the level of service you were expecting, try to make allowances for extenuating circumstances that may be preventing them from fulfilling their end of the bargain. However, despite these challenges, there are a variety of things that cloud vendors can do to ensure customer satisfaction.

First of all, they can ensure that a customer’s data is safe and secure. If data is lost, they can assure them that an adequate data recovery plan is in place to retrieve the lost data.

Another thing they can do is to work with customers to keep them informed of any new industry changes or changes to their service. Communication is one way of keeping cloud vendor customers happy.

In addition, some cloud service vendors offer service agreements, spelling out in detail all of the services they will provide. This is a good way for a customer to ensure they are receiving the services they desire, and have them in writing and ensure copies are kept in a safe place.

It is up the individual company to ensure that they maintain the highest standards and to keep the lines of communication open with their customers. This is the most effective way to keep customers happy. Communication is the key.

About the Author: Ben Puzzuoli is Director of Sales & Marketing at DataDepositBox, a Toronto based cloud data backup service provider, which is listed at both the Toronto and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges. DataDepositBox technologies and solutions are currently used daily by over 200,000 customers, 1,000 resellers, 25 MSPs and private label partners for online backup and recovery, archiving, disaster readiness, secure file sharing and remote access. Visit DDB website here: www.DataDepositBox.com

 

 

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Expands advanced security solutions to businesses of all sizes with AWS Key Management Service

REDWOOD CITY, CA – February 04, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Box (NYSE:BOX) today introduced Box KeySafe, the company’s new solutions for customer managed encryption, to provide organizations with independent control over their encryption keys without sacrificing any of the ease of use and powerful collaboration features of Box. Box KeySafe enables even the most security conscious businesses to centralize their most sensitive content in the cloud, driving new levels of productivity and faster business processes.

“Businesses of every size across even the most regulated of industries can now take full control of their data in the cloud with Box KeySafe,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “Today, we’re making customer-managed encryption easier to deploy and more cost-effective than ever before, further raising the bar for security in the cloud.”

Box KeySafe is available in two offerings, giving customers choice and flexibility in selecting the right key management implementation for their organization. Introduced in February 2015 as Box Enterprise Key Management (EKM), the first Box solution leverages Amazon Web Services (AWS) and a dedicated hardware storage module (HSM) to protect keys used to encrypt sensitive data. Today, Box is introducing an all-new solution that integrates with AWS Key Management Service to ensure customers can control their encryption keys through a simple, software-based technology that doesn’t require dedicated HSMs.

“The cloud has transformed how companies of every size, all over the world operate and interact with their employees, customers and partners,” said Terry Wise, Vice President of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Security is a top priority for us and the global enterprises relying on AWS. We’re thrilled to see Box expand the use of AWS’s security offerings to provide customers with a robust encryption key management solution through the AWS Key Management Service integration that’s affordable, easy to manage, and designed to meet the highest levels of security and regulatory compliance.”

Both Box KeySafe solutions deliver:

  • Independent key control – Box can never access a customer’s encryption keys.
  • Unchangeable usage policies and audit logs – Customers maintain exclusive control over key policies and usage logs to ensure proper access to encrypted data.
  • Frictionless end user experience – Simple data access across devices and the hallmark collaboration, file preview, and content management functionality of Box’s modern content platform.

More than 54,000 paying businesses including 55% of the Fortune 500 and 41 million users trust Box as their platform for business productivity and enterprise collaboration.

Pricing and Availability
Box KeySafe with AWS CloudHSM is available today. Box KeySafe with AWS Key Management Service will be available next month. Pricing is determined based on the size of each customer deployment. For more information, please visit: http://www.box.com/keysafe

About Box
Founded in 2005, Box (NYSE:BOX) is transforming the way people and organizations work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. As the leading enterprise software platform for content collaboration, Box helps businesses of all sizes in every industry securely access and manage their critical information in the cloud. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com

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www.box.com

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BOSTON, MA – Feb. 04, 2016 –/BackupReview.info/ — Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ:CARB), a leading provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015.

The Company reported:

  • Record revenue of $136.6 million for 2015, an increase of 11% year over year
  • Record bookings of $144.1 million for 2015, an increase of 12% year over year
  • Record revenue of $35.1 million for the fourth quarter, an increase of 10% year over year
  • Record bookings of $37.4 million for the fourth quarter, an increase of 8% year over year

The Company also reported that both SMB and consumer bookings for 2015 were consistent with expectations. SMB bookings grew 35% over 2014, consistent with expectations of growth greater than 30% and consumer bookings grew 2% consistent with expectations of zero to 5%.  Non-GAAP gross margins and non-GAAP net income per share significantly outperformed expectations for the year ended December 31, 2015.

“2015 was a strong year for Carbonite, driven by the growth in SMB bookings which accounted for 38% of total bookings in 2015 versus 31% in 2014. Now that we have closed the acquisition of EVault, integration will be a top priority as we integrate the two businesses to maximize operational and go-to-market synergies, positioning ourselves for continued growth,” said Anthony Folger, CFO of Carbonite.

“The acquisition of EVault is transformative for Carbonite,” said Mohamad Ali, President and CEO of Carbonite. With EVault, Carbonite now has a complete family of products that address the needs of all sizes of SMBs, positioning us to gain share in the cloud-based backup and disaster recovery market and enter the disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) market – a market with an estimated 30% CAGR through 2018 according to Gartner – with customer-proven solutions. I’m most pleased with how we continue to deliver value above and beyond what our customers expect of us, which is evident by the numerous customer-choice awards we won in 2015. There’s no doubt we’ve hit our stride and after substantial progress made in 2015, we’re well positioned for continued success in the year ahead.”

Fourth Quarter 2015 Results:

  • Revenue for the fourth quarter was $35.1 million, an increase of 10% from $31.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.
  • Bookings for the fourth quarter were $37.4 million, an increase of 8% from $34.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.1
  • Gross margin for the fourth quarter was 73.8%, compared to 68.7% in the fourth quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP gross margin was 75.3% in the fourth quarter, compared to 69.5% in the fourth quarter of 2014.2
  • Net loss for the fourth quarter was ($4.6) million, compared to a net loss of ($5.1) million in the fourth quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter was $3.6 million, compared to non-GAAP net loss of ($0.9) million in the fourth quarter of 2014.3
  • Net loss per share for the fourth quarter was ($0.17) (basic and diluted), compared to a net loss per share of ($0.19) (basic and diluted) in the fourth quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP net income per share was $0.13 (basic and diluted) for the fourth quarter, compared to non-GAAP net loss per share of ($0.03) (basic and diluted) in the fourth quarter of 2014.3
  • Total cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $64.9 million as of December 31, 2015, compared to $61.1 million as of December 31, 2014.
  • Cash flow from operations for the fourth quarter was $4.6 million, compared to $7.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. Free cash flow for the fourth quarter was $7.1 million, compared to $7.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.4

Full Year 2015 Results:

  • Revenue for the full year was $136.6 million, an increase of 11% from $122.6 million in 2014.
  • Bookings for the full year were $144.1 million, an increase of 12% from $128.2 million in 2014.1
  • Gross margin for the full year was 71.6%, compared to 68.5% in 2014. Non-GAAP gross margin was 73.1% in the full year, compared to 69.3% in 2014.2
  • Net loss for the full year was ($21.6) million, compared to a net loss of ($9.4) million in 2014. Non-GAAP net income for the full year was $4.1 million, compared to non-GAAP net loss of ($0.1) million in 2014.3
  • Net loss per share for the full year was ($0.80) (basic and diluted), compared to a net loss per share of ($0.35) (basic and diluted) in 2014. Non-GAAP net income per share was $0.15 (basic and diluted), for the full year, compared to non-GAAP net loss per share of ($0.00) (basic and diluted) in 2014.3
  • Total cash and investments were $64.9 million as of December 31, 2015, compared to $61.1 million as of December 31, 2014.
  • Cash flow from operations for the full year was $13.2 million, compared to $22.7 million in 2014. Free cash flow for the full year was $14.3 million, compared to $15.1 million in 2014.4

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Bookings represent the aggregate dollar value of customer subscriptions 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, net of foreign exchange during the same period.
Non-GAAP gross margin excludes amortization expense on intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense and acquisition-related expense.
Non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share excludes amortization expense on intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, litigation-related expense, restructuring-related expense, acquisition-related expense, hostile takeover-related expense, and CEO transition expense.
Free cash flow is calculated by subtracting the cash paid for the purchase of property and equipment and adding the payments related to corporate headquarter relocation, acquisition-related payments, hostile takeover-related payments, CEO transition payments, litigation-related payments and the cash portion of the lease exit charge from net cash provided by operating activities.

An explanation of non-GAAP measures is provided under the heading “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below and reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP measures is provided in the tables at the end of this press release.

Business Outlook
For the first quarter of 2016, non-GAAP revenues are expected to be in the range of $40.0-$45.0 million and non-GAAP net loss per share to be in the range of ($0.07)-($0.05) (basic and diluted).

For the full year of 2016, non-GAAP revenues are expected to be in the range of $175.0-$190.0 million and non-GAAP net income per share to be in the range of $0.09-$0.15 (basic and diluted).

Carbonite’s expectations of non-GAAP net income (loss) per share for the quarter and full year excludes stock-based compensation expense, litigation-related expense, acquisition-related expense, amortization expense on intangible assets and assumes a 2016 effective tax rate of 0% and weighted average shares outstanding of approximately 27.2 million for the quarter and 27.3 million for the full year 2016.

2015 Highlights

Investment in Product and Engineering
In 2015, Carbonite upgraded and refreshed its entire product portfolio of endpoint, server and appliance solutions to meet the changing needs of both consumers and SMBs. This includes updates to

  • Carbonite Pro Prime – which provides administrators the ability to remotely deploy and manage backups for all of the workstations in their organization, simplifying the data protection process and reducing the risk of data loss for SMBs.
  • Carbonite Server Advanced – which includes image backup and bare metal recovery, in addition to support for Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Exchange Online email backup and increased support for Hyper-V VM backup.
  • Mailstore Server – which delivers a fully integrated job scheduler that eliminates the need for third-party scheduling tools, advances support for Microsoft Office 365 and improves search functionality.

Channel Growth
In 2015, Carbonite enhanced its Partner Program with additional tools, training and support as well as financial incentives that will help them improve their business. The Company:

  • Ended 2015 with over 8,200 active reseller partners, an increase of 41% over 2014
  • Added an award-winning regional distributor, Ebertlang in the DACH region
  • Signed agreements with two large IT distributors, ALSO and TD Azlan, in Europe

Industry Recognition
As a result of its renewed focus on product and channel, Carbonite was awarded for its commitment to its customers, receiving the highest honors in more than 15 awards programs throughout the year. Among the most notable achievements include:

  • PC Magazine Business Choice Award – First Place in the Cloud Computing Services SOHO/SMB category
  • International Business Awards – Gold Stevie for Customer Service Department of the year, Silver Stevie for Customer Service Executive of the Year, and Bronze Stevie for Customer Service Team of the Year
  • CRN Partner Program Guide  – 5 Star Winner
  • ChannelPro Readers’ Choice Awards – Gold Winner for Best Cloud BDR Solutions

Conference Call and Webcast Information
In conjunction with this announcement, Carbonite will host a conference call on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. EST to review the results. This call will be webcast live and can be found in the investor relations section of the Company’s website athttp://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 18837602.

Following the completion of the call, a recorded replay will be available on the company’s website, http://investor.carbonite.com,under “Events & Presentations” through February 4, 2017.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures including bookings, non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share, non-GAAP operating expense and free cash flow. Bookings represent the aggregate dollar value of customer subscriptions 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, net of foreign exchange during the same period. Non-GAAP revenue excludes the impact of purchase accounting adjustments.  Non-GAAP gross margin excludes amortization expense on intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense and acquisition-related expense. Non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share excludes amortization expense on intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, litigation-related expense, restructuring-related expense, acquisition-related expense, hostile takeover-related expense, and CEO transition expense. Non-GAAP operating expense excludes amortization expense on intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, litigation-related expense, restructuring-related expense, acquisition-related expense, hostile takeover-related expense, and CEO transition expense.  Free cash flow is calculated by subtracting the cash paid for the purchase of property and equipment and adding the payments related to corporate headquarter relocation, acquisition-related payments, hostile takeover-related payments, CEO transition payments, litigation-related payments and the cash portion of the lease exit charge from net cash provided by operating activities.

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 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. In order to compensate for these limitations, management presents its non-GAAP financial measures in connection with its GAAP results. The Company urges investors to review the reconciliation of its non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures, which it includes in press releases announcing financial results, including this press release, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate the Company’s business.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This Press Release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements represent the Company’s views as of the date they were first made based on the current intent, belief or expectations, estimates, forecasts, assumptions and projections of the Company and members of our management team. Words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “should,” “believe,” “hope,” “target,” “project,” “goals,” “estimate,” “potential,” “predict,” “may,” “will,” “might,” “could,” “intend,” variations of these terms or the negative of these terms and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Those statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding guidance on our future financial results and other projections or measures of future performance. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which involve factors or circumstances that are beyond the Company’s control. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the Company’s ability to profitably attract new customers and retain existing customers, the Company’s dependence on the market for cloud backup services, the Company’s ability to manage growth, and changes in economic or regulatory conditions or other trends affecting the Internet and the information technology industry. These and other important risk factors are discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 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, Inc. (Nasdaq:CARB) is a leading provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and midsized businesses. Together with our partners, we support more than 1.5 million individuals and small businesses around the world who rely on us to ensure their important data is protected, available and useful. To learn more about the cloud solutions voted #1 by PC Magazine readers, as well as our partner program and our award-winning customer support, visit us at Carbonite.com.

Carbonite, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations (unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenue $ 35,065 $ 31,914 $ 136,616 $ 122,620
Cost of revenue 9,196 10,001 38,784 38,567
Gross profit 25,869 21,913 97,832 84,053
Operating expenses:
Research and development 6,585 6,443 28,085 24,132
General and administrative 11,792 6,514 37,265 17,862
Sales and marketing 12,860 12,821 53,671 49,882
Restructuring charges 120 750 469 762
Total operating expenses 31,357 26,528 119,490 92,638
Loss from operations (5,488 ) (4,615 ) (21,658 ) (8,585 )
Interest and other (expense) income, net (20 ) (181 ) 145 (398 )
Loss before income taxes (5,508 ) (4,796 ) (21,513 ) (8,983 )
Provision (benefit) for income taxes (909 ) 337 102 367
Net loss $ (4,599 ) $ (5,133 ) $ (21,615 ) $ (9,350 )
Net loss per share:
Basic and diluted $ (0.17 ) $ (0.19 ) $ (0.80 ) $ (0.35 )
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
Basic and diluted 27,120,633 27,022,899 27,187,910 26,816,879
Carbonite, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)
(In thousands)
December 31,
2015
December 31,
2014
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 63,936 $ 46,084
Marketable securities 1,000 15,031
Trade accounts receivable, net 3,736 2,412
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 3,188 5,224
Restricted cash 135 828
Total current assets 71,995 69,579
Property and equipment, net 22,083 25,944
Other assets 167 2,181
Acquired intangible assets, net 8,640 10,322
Goodwill 23,105 23,728
Total assets $ 125,990 $ 131,754
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 8,384 $ 7,346
Accrued expenses 11,559 10,506
Current portion of deferred revenue 80,269 75,494
Total current liabilities 100,212 93,346
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 18,434 15,930
Other long-term liabilities 6,271 7,940
Total liabilities 124,917 117,216
Stockholders’ equity
Common stock 278 272
Additional paid-in capital 165,391 152,920
Treasury stock, at cost (5,693 ) (22 )
Accumulated deficit (160,943 ) (139,328 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income 2,040 696
Total stockholders’ equity 1,073 14,538
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 125,990 $ 131,754
Carbonite, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (unaudited)
(In thousands)
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2015 2014
Operating activities
Net loss $ (21,615 ) $ (9,350 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 13,634 12,469
Gain on disposal of equipment (192 )
Accretion of discount on marketable securities (9 ) (34 )
Stock-based compensation expense 10,216 6,065
(Reduction of) provision for reserves on accounts receivable (20 ) 63
Other non-cash items, net (100 ) 506
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisition:
Accounts receivable (1,386 ) 17
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,019 (830 )
Other assets 2,029 (1 )
Accounts payable 2,864 1,952
Accrued expenses 595 1,715
Other long-term liabilities (1,372 ) 4,496
Deferred revenue 7,511 5,610
Net cash provided by operating activities 13,174 22,678
Investing activities
Purchases of property and equipment (9,730 ) (14,495 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 286
Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities and derivatives 19,149 16,499
Purchases of marketable securities and derivatives (750 ) (16,499 )
Decrease (increase) in restricted cash 693 (828 )
Payment for acquistion, net of cash acquired (1,325 ) (15,803 )
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 8,323 (31,126 )
Financing activities
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 2,254 4,239
Excess tax benefit from equity awards 23
Repurchase of common stock (5,671 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (3,394 ) 4,239
Effect of currency exchange rate changes on cash (251 ) (99 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 17,852 (4,308 )
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 46,084 50,392
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 63,936 $ 46,084
Carbonite, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures (unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
Calculation of Bookings
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenue $ 35,065 $ 31,914 $ 136,616 $ 122,620
Add:
Deferred revenue ending balance 98,703 91,424 98,703 91,424
Impact of foreign exchange 58 211
Less:
Impact of foreign exchange
Beginning deferred revenue from acquisitions 1,861 1,861
Deferred revenue beginning balance 96,452 87,001 91,424 84,000
Change in deferred revenue balance 2,309 2,562 7,490 5,563
Bookings $ 37,374 $ 34,476 $ 144,106 $ 128,183

 

Calculation of Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss) and Non-GAAP Net Income (Loss) per Share
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Net loss $ (4,599 ) $ (5,133 ) $ (21,615 ) $ (9,350 )
Add:
Amortization of intangibles 530 214 2,005 890
Stock-based compensation expense 2,798 1,770 10,216 6,065
Litigation-related expense 968 6,409 42
Restructuring-related expense 743 334 743
Acquisition-related expense 3,886 422 5,025 422
Hostile takeover-related expense 411 1,657 411
CEO transition expense 683 54 683
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ 3,583 $ (890 ) $ 4,085 $ (94 )
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
Basic and diluted 27,120,633 27,022,899 27,187,910 26,816,879
Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share:
Basic and diluted $ 0.13 $ (0.03 ) $ 0.15 $
Reconciliation of GAAP Gross Profit to Non-GAAP Gross Profit
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Gross profit $ 25,869 $ 21,913 $ 97,832 $ 84,053
Add:
Amortization of intangibles 327 110 1,281 438
Stock-based compensation expense 206 149 730 539
Acquisition-related expense 8 8
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 26,410 $ 22,172 $ 99,851 $ 85,030
Non-GAAP gross margin 75.3 % 69.5 % 73.1 % 69.3 %
Reconciliation of GAAP Operating Expense to Non-GAAP Operating Expense
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Research and development $ 6,585 $ 6,443 $ 28,085 $ 24,132
Less:
Stock-based compensation expense 260 269 1,171 1,285
Acquisition-related expense 89 340
Non-GAAP research and development $ 6,236 $ 6,174 $ 26,574 $ 22,847
General and administrative $ 11,792 $ 6,514 $ 37,265 $ 17,862
Less:
Amortization of intangibles 40 39 200 157
Stock-based compensation expense 2,152 1,090 7,226 3,216
Litigation-related expense 966 6,407 42
Acquisition-related expense 4,330 422 5,222 422
Hostile takeover-related expense 411 1,657 411
CEO transition expense 683 54 683
Non-GAAP general and administrative $ 4,304 $ 3,869 $ 16,499 $ 12,931
Sales and marketing $ 12,860 $ 12,821 $ 53,671 $ 49,882
Less:
Amortization of intangibles 163 65 524 295
Stock-based compensation expense 180 262 1,089 1,025
Litigation-related expense 2 2
Acquisition-related expense 59 55
Non-GAAP sales and marketing $ 12,456 $ 12,494 $ 52,001 $ 48,562
Restructuring charges $ 120 $ 750 $ 469 $ 762
Less:
Restructuring-related expense 743 334 743
Non-GAAP restructuring charges $ 120 $ 7 $ 135 $ 19
Reconciliation of GAAP Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes to Non-GAAP Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Provision (benefit) for income taxes (909 ) 337 102 367
Less:
Acquisition-related expense (600 ) (600 )
Non-GAAP provision (benefit) for income taxes $ (309 ) $ 337 $ 702 $ 367
Calculation of Free Cash Flow
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Twelve Months Ended
December 31,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 4,634 $ 7,860 $ 13,174 $ 22,678
Subtract:
Purchases of property and equipment 1,457 3,893 9,730 14,495
Add:
Payments related to corporate headquarter relocation 69 1,309 3,872
Acquisition-related payments 509 2,053 1,406 2,053
Hostile takeover-related payments 100 1,791 100
CEO transition payments 634 29 634
Cash portion of lease exit charge 101 230 887 230
Litigation-related payments 3,346 5,385
Free cash flow $ 7,133 $ 7,053 $ 14,251 $ 15,072

“Form 8-K” is found here:
investor.carbonite.com/secfiling.cfm?FilingID=1340127-16-116

Investor Relations Contact:
Emily Walt
Carbonite
617-927-1972
investor.relations@carbonite.com

Media Contact:
Emily Held, PAN Communications (for Carbonite)
617-502-4300
carbonite@pancomm.com

Sarah King
Carbonite
617-421-5601
media@carbonite.com

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Innovation Endeavors Invests in Cloud-to-Cloud Backup Vendor Based on Early Success and Increasing Market Need

FORT LEE, NJ & HERZLIYA PITUACH, ISRAEL – Feb. 04, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — OwnBackup, a leading cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery vendor, today announced the close of a $3.5 million Series A financing round led by Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors with participation from Oryzn Capital. The company will use the investment to accelerate its global growth, drive continued product innovation and significantly expand its engineering, development, sales and marketing teams.

“The increasing reliance on SaaS and PaaS environments will create new security and compliance challenges in the years ahead, but innovators like OwnBackup are helping organizations protect and recover that data when needed,” noted Yuval Shachar, investment partner at Innovation Endeavors. “Led by data recovery visionaries, OwnBackup will quickly become the go-to solution for organizations that want to ensure they have the same level of data protection in their cloud environments as their on-premise applications.”

OwnBackup already helps hundreds of customers across a variety of verticals protect critical cloud data—with a focus on Salesforce and the Force.com platform. From large Fortune 500s to non-profits, customers rely on its innovative technology to secure billions of SaaS records every day, prevent data corruption and meet compliance mandates.

OwnBackup provides automated cloud-to-cloud backup and best-in-class restore tools to minimize operational disruptions, ensure business continuity and meet compliance requirements. While designed for mid-sized and large enterprises that want to protect their business-critical SaaS application data, OwnBackup goes beyond basic backup and recovery to also provide customers with the tools they need to do more with their data.

“There is an enormous industry demand for automated, cloud-to-cloud backup and restore solutions, and we are the only vendor currently able to deliver. Organizations want to be able to easily manage and fully protect application data—regardless of where it lives,” said Sam Gutmann, CEO of OwnBackup. “This investment will help us fulfill our vision of becoming the single pane of glass for an enterprise to manage and protect all SaaS and PaaS application data stored in the cloud.”

Today, OwnBackup also officially graduates from the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Program in Israel. “We were excited to work with the OwnBackup team over the past four months to help them achieve their vision and connect them with enterprises around the globe,” said Navot Volk, managing director, Microsoft Ventures Israel.

To learn more, check out how athenahealth protects over 180 million Salesforce records with OwnBackup.

Israeli high-tech industry veteran Yuval Shachar of Innovation Endeavors and Oryzn Capital’s Aviad Ariel will join the OwnBackup Board.

About OwnBackup
OwnBackup, a leading cloud-to-cloud backup and restore vendor, provides secure, automated, daily backups of SaaS and PaaS data, as well as sophisticated data compare and restore tools for disaster recovery. OwnBackup covers data loss and corruption caused by human errors, malicious intent, integration errors and rogue applications. Co-founded by seasoned data-recovery, data-protection and information-security experts, OwnBackup is the top-ranked backup and restore ISV on the Salesforce.com AppExchange and was selected as a Gartner 2015 “Cool Vendor” in Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery. For more information, visit http://www.ownbackup.com

About Innovation Endeavors
Innovation Endeavors is an early-stage venture capital firm partnering with startups that apply cutting edge technology to transform large industries. The firm runs a dedicated global team and builds industry networks to create value for its portfolio companies. Innovation Endeavors has offices in Silicon Valley and Tel-Aviv, and is solely backed by Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google. Please visit http://www.innovationendeavors.com to learn more.

Contact:
Erica Camilo
Connexa Communications for OwnBackup
+1 610-639-5644
Erica@connexacommunications.com

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Extended Partner Program Delivers Marketing, Sales Enablement, Incentives, Training and Certification Programs to Quickly and Easily Bring Cloud Data Protection Services to Market

BURLINGTON, MA – Feb. 04, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Acronis ®, the global leader in hybrid cloud data protection, today announced its new Acronis Partner Program for Cloud. An extension of the Acronis Global Partner Program, the Acronis Partner Program for Cloud is uniquely designed to accelerate cloud data protection services revenue with a subscription model for service providers, distributors and cloud resellers. The program provides leading solutions, resources, programs and incentives to help Acronis partners profit from the huge market growth predicted for cloud data protection services, which include backup, disaster recovery and file sync and share. According to IDC, the Data Protection & Disaster Recovery software market will grow to $8.1 billion by 2019.*

The Acronis Partner Program for Cloud supports any deployment model, including service provider-hosted, Acronis-hosted and hybrid, and any business model with licensing flexibility. This includes turnkey cloud data protection services with minimal integration that are quick to deploy and easy to use, as well as offerings that are more deeply integrated into partner technology and services portfolios.

The Acronis Partner Program for Cloud uses multiple tiers to distinguish and reward a partner’s sales performance, certification commitment and marketing collaboration. Incentives include stackable profit margins, incremental margins for deal registration, rebates and incremental accelerators. The program also features simplified partner on-boarding, free web-based sales tools and enablement programs, technical training, marketing programs and demand generation support, as well as co-op and market development fund programs.

“The end users that we service need an easy and reliable backup and recovery solution combined with the knowledge and support we can deliver as a service provider,” said Charles Grau, vice president, IT and Operations at United Data Technologies (UDT). “The new Acronis Partner Program for Cloud allows us to build on our growing Acronis Cloud business by rapidly bringing proven data protection services to market in a way they easily plugs into our technology environment and existing business model.”

Acronis Enables Service Providers to Deliver Complete Data Protection Solutions
Acronis is driving the transformation of data protection with easy, complete and affordable solutions for small businesses and mid-sized companies. Acronis provides complete data protection through an integrated set of solutions, including backup, disaster recovery, and file sync and share. Acronis protects businesses from all types of data loss related to natural and man-made disasters, including files, systems and applications.

For service providers and cloud resellers, Acronis delivers a complete multi-tenant, multi-tiered cloud architecture across infrastructure and data centers, operations and storage. Acronis Cloud solutions provide automation of services and complete control of provisioning, billing, monitoring and management, enabling partners with highly scalable solutions that can support millions of end users.

Acronis Cloud solutions support the industry’s broadest range of storage options, including multiple destinations, seeding, migration, and any mix of single customer sources, including on-premises, and the broadest range of workloads and data sources, including XEN®, KVM, Linux®, Virtuozzo, Docker®, Open-Xchange, and MySQL®, as well as Windows®, Mac®, Hyper-V, VMware®, RHEV, Oracle® VM, Microsoft Exchange® and SQL.

All Acronis solutions are powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine – a set of unique, deep, and powerful data protection technologies that capture, store, recover, control, and access any data from any location.

“We’ve taken our vast expertise in managed services and built a best-in-class partner program for service providers that extends our global partner program and makes it easier than ever for partners to move to the cloud,” said John Zanni, chief marketing officer, Acronis. “We are 100% focused on the cloud partner model. Our goal is to bring thousands of new service provider partners and cloud resellers onboard worldwide in 2016.”

Service providers, distributors and cloud resellers interested in joining the new Acronis Partner Program for Cloud can click here for more information: http://www.acronis.com/en-us/partners/global-program.html

* IDC, Worldwide Data Protection and Recovery Software Forecast, 2015–2019, Doc #258493, Sept 2015

About Acronis
Acronis sets the standard for New Generation Data Protection through its backup, disaster recovery, and secure access solutions. Powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, complete and safe backups of all files, applications and operating systems across any environment—virtual, physical, cloud and mobile.

Founded in 2003, Acronis protects the data of over 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses in over 145 countries. With its more than 50 patents, Acronis’ products have been named best product of the year, and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning and replication.

For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com

Press Contact:
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Acronis International GmbH
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Makes sweeping portfolio open for data scientists and app developers with more than 25 cloud data services and 150 publicly available datasets

ARMONK, NY – 04 Feb 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a broad expansion of its Cloud Data Services portfolio with more than 25 services now available on the IBM Cloud. They are designed to help developers build, deploy and manage web and mobile applications and enable data scientists to discover hidden trends using data and analytics in the cloud. The hybrid cloud services can be deployed across multiple cloud providers and are based on open source technologies, open ecosystems that include company and third-party data, and open architectures that allows data to easily flow amongst the different services.

In addition to self-service capabilities for everything from data preparation, migration, and integration, to tools for advanced data exploration and modeling, IBM introduced the following new cloud data services today:

  • IBM Compose Enterprise: A managed platform designed to help development teams build modern web-scale apps faster by enabling them to deploy business-ready open source databases in minutes on their own dedicated cloud servers.
  • IBM Graph: The first fully managed graph database service built on Apache® TinkerPop that provides developers a complete stack to extend business-ready apps with real-time recommendations, fraud detection, IoT and network analysis uses.
  • IBM Predictive Analytics: A service that allows developers to easily self-build machine learning models from a broad library into applications to help deliver predictions for specific product use cases, without the help of a data scientist.
  • IBM Analytics Exchange: An open data exchange that includes a catalog of more than 150 publicly available datasets that can be used for analysis or integrated into applications.

“Data is the common thread within the enterprise, regardless of where its source might be. In the past, data handlers have relied on disparate systems for data needs, but our goal is to move data into the future by providing a one-stop shop to access, build, develop and explore data,” said Derek Schoettle, General Manager, Analytics Platform and Cloud Data Services. “IBM’s integrated Cloud Data Services give developers greater scalability and flexibility to build, deploy and manage web and mobile cloud applications, and enable data scientists to apply information across businesses efficiently.”

IBM Graph delivers the only enterprise-grade graph database as a service, built on Apache TinkerPop, the leading open source graph technology stack. Provided as a service, IBM Graph helps remove the complexities traditionally associated with moving data from existing databases to graph architectures.

“It is good to see Apache TinkerPop and the Gremlin graph traversal language being adopted as the primary interface to IBM’s Graph service,” said Marko A. Rodriguez, Apache TinkerPop Project Management Committee member. “IBM was instrumental in pushing TinkerPop to join the Apache Software Foundation which is important because Apache provides a commercial-friendly license and a tried-and-true open source development model that has done wonders for TinkerPop’s software and community. I hope other large enterprises follow IBM’s decision to leverage Apache TinkerPop in their respective graph products and services.”

The new offerings build on IBM’s significant investment in Apache Spark and further complement its mission to provide enterprise class support for open source developers and data handlers of any level. IBM has redesigned more than 25 of the company’s core analytics and commerce solutions with Apache®Spark™- helping to dramatically accelerate their real-time processing capabilities.

For more information on IBM’s Cloud Data Services portfolio, please visit: www.ibm.biz/open-for-data

For more information on IBM Analytics, please visit www.ibm.com/analytics

Contact(s) information
Lynnette Nolan
IBM Media Relations
781-775-0579
lnolan@us.ibm.com

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Sungard AS Recognizes Actifio Among Key Partners for Distinguished Performance, Dedication

BOSTON, MA – February 4, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Sungard® Availability Services™ (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, recognized seven of its key channel partners for their performance and dedication during 2015 with its annual Partner Performance awards. Winners were selected from Canada and the U.S.

The Sungard AS Partner of the Year awards distinguish overall partnership engagement and sales performance, while the Breakout Partner of the Year awards acknowledge excellence in execution working with Sungard AS. This year, Actifio was named Breakout Technology Partner of the Year for providing extraordinary support across multiple significant deals.

“Together with our channel partners, Sungard AS achieved great success in providing critical application management, production cloud and disaster recovery services to customers during 2015,” said Carmen Sorice, Senior Vice President, Global Channel Sales and Programs, Sungard AS. “Taking a moment to recognize their efforts demonstrates our commitment to being the partner of choice to our stakeholders. We deliver outstanding service and performance driven by our partner program to create the best customer experience in the industry.”

Actifio provides copy data virtualization solutions for the enterprise. As a strategic technology provider to Sungard AS, it allows customers to cost effectively modernize their data protection and disaster recovery strategies. Among the biggest achievements of its partnership with Sungard AS last year was the joint launch of Recover2Cloud for AWS (Amazon Web Services) at the AWS re:Invent 2015 conference in October.

“Sungard AS’ reputation for delivering high availability recovery services is unmatched, and our partnership with them is integral as it allows us to deepen our joint offerings to customers,” Ash Ashutosh, CEO of Actifio. “We are therefore delighted and honored that our work together in 2015 has been recognized as exemplary, and this will only drive us to deliver an even better experience for our customers in 2016.”

Sungard AS presented the Partner Performance Awards to each winner individually, and announced their accomplishments at the annual Sungard AS sales kickoff meeting in Philadelphia last week. In addition to the Partner Performance Awards, Sungard AS offers solutions, training and support to help partners leverage mutual synergies to create business opportunities.

About Actifio
Actifio virtualizes the data that’s the lifeblood of businesses in more than 30 countries around the world. Its Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology enables businesses to protect, access, and move their data faster, more efficiently, and more simply by decoupling data from physical storage, much the same way a hypervisor decouples compute from physical servers. For enterprise-class backup modernization, self-serve instant data access, or service provider business transformation, Actifio is the first and only choice for radically simple copy data virtualization. For more, please visit Actifio.com, or follow us on Twitter @Actifio.

About Sungard Availability Services
Sungard Availability Services (“Sungard AS”) is a leading provider of critical production and recovery services to global enterprise companies. Sungard AS partners with customers across the globe to understand their business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes. Leveraging 35 years of experience, Sungard AS designs, builds and runs critical IT services that help customers manage complex IT, adapt quickly and build resiliency and availability. To learn more, visit www.sungardas.com or call 1-800-468-7483. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Sungard Availability Services is a trademark or registered trademark of SunGard Data Systems or its affiliate, used under license. The Sungard Availability Services logo by itself is a trademark or registered trademark of Sungard Availability Services Capital, Inc. or its affiliate. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:
Bite for Actifio
Callum Gibson Durr
415-914-5210
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SAN JOSE, CA – Feb. 4, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — CoverMe, Inc. today is pleased to announce their new CoverMe Private Cloud Storage service, which works together with their CoverMe App iOS 2.5 to provide high-security backup of your private, confidential data.

What is CoverMe Private Cloud Storage?
People have often asked if they lose their phone can they recover their photos? If they change their mobile phone, can the contacts list and data be transferred to their new phone? The new CoverMe Private Cloud Storage provides the solution to these questions, creating a safe and impenetrable place to store your personal data.

CoverMe Private Cloud Storage takes care of all your privacy needs:
With CoverMe cloud storage, you can save all your confidential information in a special cloud space allocated just for you, accessible whenever you need: From message logs to password management, from private photos to top-secret documents.

Multiple levels of security:
Can CoverMe Private Cloud storage really protect your privacy? Can it be cracked by hackers resulting in huge information leaks? No need to worry. The biggest difference between CoverMe Private Cloud Storage and other ordinary cloud storage is that CoverMe has multiple independent password protections and the integrated use of a variety of the most advanced encryption algorithms.

All data stored on CoverMe Private Cloud Storage undergoes heavy encryption before being stored in a separate space for each user and can only be accessed by the user’s unique key. Each key is generated randomly using various information from the user, and each user key is different. Even CoverMe’s programmers who have written the code are not able to crack the user key.

CoverMe Private Cloud Storage is the ideal place to store data outside your phone. You can rest assured that your data will be protected and accessible only to you, whenever and wherever you need it.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 76.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
CoverMe 2.5 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play.

CoverMe 2.5 – http://www.coverme.ws/cn/index.html
Download from iTunes – https://goo.gl/kf2HL3
Promotional Banner – https://goo.gl/VgsjEi
Screenshot (Secure Phone Calls) – http://goo.gl/Km3Cao
Screenshot (Private Messaging) – http://goo.gl/gsCz2m
App Icon – http://goo.gl/RZufF5

About CoverMe
CoverMe was founded in 2012 in San Jose, California. CoverMe is dedicated to offering mobile security for all smartphone users. CoverMe developes mobile App along with the private cloud services to enhance security to phone calls and messaging placed by the smartphone user and to protect personal information. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 CoverMe, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Contact:
Steve Wei, President
Steve.Wei@jeesu.com
Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/covermemobile
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/company/2935159
Twitter: https://twitter.com/covermeapp

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Devart has released Skyvia 4.0. The update delivers no coding visual Query Builder for designing SQL queries, improved data visualization and new Query Gallery feature

PRAGUE, Czech Republic – February 2nd, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Devart, a recognized provider of database connectivity solutions and tools for developers, has announced the release of Skyvia 4.0, an online service for cloud data integration, cloud backup and data management. Skyvia Query represents completely improved and redesigned online SQL editor for cloud and relational data.

«We have done our best to deliver a product for both IT professionals with SQL knowledge and novice users without any programming knowledge. The new visual query builder feature allows users to create even complex queries simply via drag-and-drop and completely without SQL coding. Query results can be easily visualized in form of charts and used for quickly creating simple reports. Last but not least addition in the new version is Query Gallery for storing created queries in order to reuse them and automate routine SQL tasks» – said Alex Hyrniy, Skyvia Product Manager.

Visual Query Builder
Skyvia 4.0 provides a capability to design SQL queries visually, without typing code, in a new Query Builder tool. It has intuitive interface and is not SQL-centric. Query Builder can help even an unexperienced user to quickly query data from cloud and relational sources. If it’s necessary, there is an ability to switch from a Query Builder to the generated SQL statement and tweak it in the SQL editor.

Data Visualization and Export
The new version of Skyvia introduces tools that allow visualizing the retrieved data as charts. Users can display your data as different chart types, create charts with several series, and clearly see the true meaning of your data. The returned data can now be effortlessly exported to popular formats such as CSV, PDF, PNG, etc.

Query Gallery
Skyvia 4.0 now allows storing composed SQL queries in the Query Gallery. A created query can be saved to the Query Gallery and then users can quickly load and reuse it whenever necessary. It can really help user to automate routine data-related tasks. Besides Query Gallery already stores a number of predefined queries for different data sources for the most common use cases.

For more information about redesigned online SQL Editor, enhanced data visualization capabilities, and other improvements in the new version of Skyvia, please visit https://skyvia.com/query/

About Devart
Devart is one of the leading developers of database tools and administration software, ALM solutions, data providers for various database servers, data integration and backup solutions. The company also implements Web and Mobile development projects.

Press Contact:
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+380 577 281 425
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New Indosat Ooredoo Branded Service Is Seamlessly Integrated into Company’s Wireless Plans

SAN MATEO, CA – Feb 3, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Bitcasa, the cloud drive for the device economy, today announced a partnership with network operator Indosat Ooredoo, a leading telecommunications network and services provider in Indonesia. Indosat Ooredoo has integrated Bitcasa’s cloud storage technology into the company’s wireless plans. The new service, called incloud, launched in November of 2015 and is seeing steady growth.

“Bitcasa has given us the opportunity to use personal cloud as one of the digital services we offer our customers to enhance their experience with Indosat Ooredoo. We are very excited to leverage Bitcasa’s infrastructure, pre-built applications, and subscriber analytics. This offering is in-line with our vision to be the leading digital telco in Indonesia, enriching people’s lives through digital experiences,” said Alexander Rusli, CEO of Indosat Ooredoo. Indosat Ooredoo currently provides wireless services for over 69 million subscribers in Indonesia.

With the partnership, Indosat Ooredoo subscribers have access to incloud branded applications that provide cross-device storage, access, and sharing functionality backed by Bitcasa’s industry-leading security model. Bitcasa’s platform allows Indosat Ooredoo to maintain ownership of the service branding, customers, and data.

“Most cloud storage solutions available to the device economy require taking on a great deal of risk — or giving away users to third-party brands,” said Brian Taptich, CEO of Bitcasa. “Our partnership with Indosat Ooredoo to power their incloud service further validates that the Bitcasa platform removes these hurdles, allowing partners to use cloud storage to generate additional revenue and reduce churn.”

As the amount of digital content created and shared across devices continues to increase exponentially, cloud storage has become increasingly important for device manufacturers, network operators, and ISVs because of its ability to deepen customer relationships.

Bitcasa has a growing roster of global partners that utilize its white-label Turn-key Drive applications including SanDisk and Hutchison Telecommunications, which services more than 82 million customers throughout Asia and Europe. More than 25,000 developers also use Bitcasa’s CloudFS APIs, which provide a simple way to integrate cloud storage into applications and services.

About Bitcasa
Bitcasa is transforming the drive. By providing secure APIs and white label storage applications for OEMs, network operators, and software developers, Bitcasa helps the device economy create deeper relationships with their customers in over 140 countries worldwide. The Bitcasa Platform enables secure file storage, access, and sharing across all major platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, and the Web. Bitcasa is backed by top-tier investors, including Horizons Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners, First Round Capital, Samsung Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. For more details visit www.bitcasa.com or follow us on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/bitcasa or on Twitter @bitcasa.

About Indosat Ooredoo
Indosat Ooredoo (ISAT), member of Ooredoo Group, is building Indonesia’s leading digital telco, enabling access and greater connectivity for everybody and every business. Focusing on human growth, Indosat Ooredoo aspires to enrich the lives of Indonesians in the digital world and proactively offer solutions to fulfill their needs.

The company reported 69 million mobile customers as of Q3 2015 and has recorded an increase of 155% in data usage compared to the same period last year. Supported by 3,000 employees, Indosat Ooredoo has recorded an increase revenue of 10.5% compared to the same period last year. Indosat Ooredoo was recognised in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category in the 2015 Asia Pacific Stevie Awards.

For other information about Indosat Ooredoo, please visit :

Public Relations Division
Tel: 62-21-30442614
E-mail: publicrelations@indosatooredoo.com
Website: indosatooredoo.com

About Ooredoo
Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives, Myanmar and Indonesia. The company was named “Most Innovative Company of the Year – MEA Region” at the 2015 International Business Awards.

The company reported revenues of US$ 9.1 billion in 2014 and had a consolidated global customer base of 114.9 million customers as of 30 September 2015. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.

Twitter: @Ooredoo
Facebook: facebook.com/ooredoogroup
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/ooredoo
YouTube: www.youtube.com/ooredoogroup

Disclaimer
This document may contain certain financial information and results of operation, and may also contain certain projections, plans, strategies, and objectives of Indosat Ooredoo, that are not statements of historical fact which would be treated as forward looking statements within the meaning of applicable law. Forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual events and Indosat Ooredoo’s future results to be materially different than expected or indicated by such statements. No assurance can be given that the results anticipated by Indosat Ooredoo, or indicated by any such forward looking statements, will be achieved.

Press Contact:
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mailto:mcurran@double-forte.com
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LONDON, UK – 3rd February 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Strong Growth in OpenStack and other Object Storage related sales ensure Storage Made Easy, the self-hosted enterprise file share and sync fabric vendor, is on track for its second year of 100% plus year-over-year growth.

Storage Made Easy, the self-hosted Enterprise File Share and Sync Fabric vendor, today announced that it has once again achieved 100% year-on-year growth for it’s Q3, ending December 31st 2015.

This represents seven straight quarters of 100% year-on-year growth for the company, partly fuelled by a ramp of sales to companies who utilized the SME solution with object storage, particularly companies embracing OpenStack Swift.

Storage Made Easy was recently nominated as one of the Top 20 most promising OpenStack Providers of 2015 by CIO Review and is the leading enterprise file share and sync vendor for OpenStack Swift partnering with companies such as SwiftStack, Mirantis, Redhat, IBM and HP.

Storage Made Easy CEO Jim Liddle said, “2015 has proved to be another groundbreaking year for us and we have continued to achieve good sales growth across the board, but particularly in the US which has been responsible for over 70% of global sales in our current fiscal year.”

“Companies embracing Object Storage have a real requirement to have something resembling the access that they had from their existing file storage. This includes Active Directory/LDAP integration for single-sign-on, feature rich file managers, CIFS drives, desktop sync, WebDav or FTP access, but their needs also encompass strong governance and controls for today’s compliance driven enterprise. The Storage Made Easy solution provides this, not only for OpenStack Swift Object Storage, but also for SwiftStack, Ceph, Cloudian, Scality, CleverSafe, Azure, Amazon, and other S3 compliant object storage systems, in addition to more traditional storage systems.”

“We have also seen growth in the use of our solution on G-Cloud, the UK Government cloud where we have a real differentiator in what our solution provides.”

“We have continued to be successful because the Storage Made Easy solution is robust and is in real production use for a variety of complex enterprise use cases, not only in the UK and the US, but also across the globe with hundreds of customers, who in turn have hundreds of thousands of their users using the solution.”

“Where we compete with open source and commercial solutions from other leading vendors we tend to win more often than not, not only because our solution is feature rich but also because our company understands the enterprise and is willing to engage with prospects to ensure that we fully satisfy the requirements they have.”

Storage Made Easy’s solution has been embraced by companies such as Veritext, the largest legal deposition company in North America, in which SME is integrated into its Law Studio product. Other users include global companies such as Lush, the cosmetics company who use Storage Made Easy with OpenStack in over 50 countries. SME recently closed business with one of the world’s largest telco’s for an internal 100,000 user rollout of its solution for use with OpenStack Swift Object storage, in which it is being used to replace an existing filer based technology solution for the incumbent user base. The Storage Made Easy solution was chosen, after extensive testing, over several notable alternative commercial and open source solutions.

Storage Made Easy has its headquarters in the United Kingdom and is a wholly owned UK company ensuring its products can be used by U.S. and European companies that require cross border data privacy.

About Storage Made Easy (SME)
The Storage Made Easy Enterprise File Share and Sync Fabric enables IT to regain control of “cloud sprawl”, unifying private and public file sharing into a single, converged storage infrastructure that can easily be managed and be used to set governance and audit controls.

The SME solution offers a “blanket” that enterprises can privately apply to wrap around all their data: on premises, within a public cloud, or on a third party software vendors’ cloud (SharePoint or SalesForce for example). Customers use SME for security, encryption, audit, and control as well as to provide a data unification platform.

Storage Made Easy is the trading name of Vehera LTD who have sales offices in the UK, USA and Switzerland.

Follow us on Twitter @SMEStorage and visit us at www.StorageMadeEasy.com to learn more.

Press Contact:
Ana de Jorge
Business Development Director
ana.dejorge@storagemadeeasy.com
Tel: +44 (0)2086 432 885

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