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HCP Vault is Now Generally Available for Secrets Management

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 07, 2021 — / — HashiCorp®, the leader in multi-cloud infrastructure automation software, today announced HashiCorp Vault™ is now generally available on the HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP). Designed to remove complexity and help reduce operational burden and overhead, HashiCorp Vault’s identity-based security platform is now available as a fully managed service operated and supported by HashiCorp experts.

HCP Vault enables organizations to get up and running quickly, providing immediate access to Vault’s best-in-class secrets management and data protection capabilities. With HCP providing the resilience and operational excellence needed, organizations no longer have the burden of managing Vault themselves. Individuals and organizations benefit from day zero readiness with a modern cloud security solution that offers the ability to quickly and easily secure applications, access, and data.

“The largest, most secure organizations in the world rely on the expertise of HashiCorp,” said Armon Dadgar, co-founder and chief technology officer, HashiCorp. “We know that cloud security is critical, but we also understand companies struggle to onboard and implement security solutions quickly, which is why we introduced HCP Vault, to make that journey easier and faster for individuals and organizations. We’ve supported thousands of commercial Vault clusters, and HCP Vault brings that expertise directly to users.”

HCP Vault — Customer Adoption
Vault Enterprise is widely adopted by the largest companies in the world. Nearly 25% of the Fortune 500 and 70% of the 20 largest U.S. banks rely on Vault to secure their most sensitive data. During the HCP Vault beta, more than 1,300 organizations participated, underscoring the interest in a managed service offering for secrets management and encryption. Lufthansa Systems and were two of the participants in HCP Vault beta program.

Lufthansa Systems is a leading airline IT provider. Based on long-term project experience, a deep understanding of complex business processes, and strong technological know-how, the company provides consulting and IT services for the global aviation industry.

“More than 350 customers worldwide rely on the know-how of our IT specialists. Accordingly, Lufthansa Systems’ cloud strategy is based on reliability, service, and ease of use. HCP Vault offers simplicity at the touch of a button,” said Steffen Wagner, senior enterprise architect, Lufthansa Systems. “Its proven and reliable service offers hosting options for EU-based companies and relieves clients of the hassle of building their cloud infrastructure. We rely on HCP Vault and Terraform Cloud for Business and look forward to scaling up with them.” is a SaaS platform that delivers collaborative DataOps for its customers who trust to securely store credentials for their data development environments. uses HashiCorp Vault to securely store and safeguard access to secrets, and became interested in HCP Vault to change how they automated secrets management.

“With HashiCorp Vault we are able to safely store our customers’ credentials. Our team was interested in HCP Vault for the added benefits — it reduces the operational burden on our team, so we can focus on our platform and not running security infrastructure,” said Yasin Zaehinger, founding backend engineer, “Integrating with HCP Vault is simple and straightforward. Robust authentication and secret injection with Kubernetes pods, detailed audit logs on usage patterns, along with managed clusters give us an enterprise-ready solution, without having to maintain clusters, manage upgrades, or worry about downtime. The power and flexibility of Vault, along with the strength of the brand and community awareness, allows us to integrate Vault as a trusted component of our platform and partner with HashiCorp and their in-house knowledge and expertise, without needing to manage everything ourselves.”

HCP Vault — Partner Ecosystem
Snowflake, MongoDB, Refactr, and Appagaeis are each HCP Vault launch day partners, with integrations available today. Each solution was verified and approved by HashiCorp.

  • The Snowflake Secrets Engines is an official plugin that lets organizations manage and control access for Snowflake database users programmatically in Vault.
  • The MongoDB Atlas Secrets Engine is an official plugin, which enables organizations to manage and control access for MongoDB Atlas database users programmatically in HCP Vault.
  • Refactr’s DevSecOps platform has been integrated with HCP Vault, so that its secure automation pipelines can retrieve secrets at run time.
  • Appaegis provides a SaaS service to allow agentless access to SSH servers. Its integration uses the SSH secrets engine located in a customer’s HCP Vault instance for dynamic provisioning in their service.

“We are delighted to partner with HashiCorp as they announce the general availability of HCP Vault. MongoDB Atlas integrates with HCP Vault to provide a seamless cloud experience for deploying secure applications,” said Andrew Davison, VP cloud products, MongoDB. “The largest, most security-conscious organizations in the world rely on the expertise of HashiCorp and MongoDB to uphold data privacy.”

“HCP Vault helps to remove the barrier to entry, allowing individuals and teams to get up and running quickly, for organizations large and small and across every vertical,” said Michael Fraser, co-founder and CEO, Refactr. “Refactr’s DevSecOps Solution Delivery Automation Platform supporting HCP Vault marks a new milestone in the Refactr-HashiCorp partnership and we look forward to continuing to enhance our joint offerings to deliver solutions that solve problems for our mutual customers.”

“Customers are demanding that cloud security is set on day zero,” says Yonghui Cheng, co-founder and CTO, Appaegis, “With HCP Vault, Cloud Architects and Cloud Developers benefit from day zero readiness, offering modern cloud security to quickly secure applications, access, and data from the first moment. Appaegis Zero-Trust Isolation Access Cloud has been validated with HCP Vault to consolidate identity, access and credential management thus allowing customers to gain visibility, control and ease of management and delivering zero-day protection using zero trust on day zero.”

About HCP Vault
HCP Vault is a HashiCorp-managed service for secrets management and data encryption. HCP Vault includes both the open source and enterprise versions of Vault, the best-in-class security automation platform. HCP Vault secures, stores, and tightly controls access to tokens, passwords, certificates, and encryption keys for protecting secrets and other sensitive data.

HCP Vault enables organizations to leverage all of the security and power of Vault without the overhead, complexity, and maintenance of managing it themselves. HCP Vault clusters fit into any workload and scale with adoption and offer flexible packaging to fit developers, teams, and organizations of different sizes, while also providing push-button deployment, fully managed upgrades, backups, and monitoring, so organizations and developers can focus on adoption and integration.

The HashiCorp Cloud Platform is available with initial support on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

HCP Vault Availability
HCP Vault is now generally available with hourly and annual pricing. To get started with HCP Vault visit

Supporting Materials and Getting Started
To learn more about HCP Vault, join us on Wednesday, April 7 at 9 a.m. PDT for the HashiCorp Cloud Platform Vault product announcement live stream with Armon Dadgar. Register here:

Blog: Announcing HCP Vault General Availability
HashiCorp Learn: Get Started with HCP Vault
Video: Introduction to the HashiCorp Cloud Platform

About HashiCorp
HashiCorp is the leader in multi-cloud infrastructure automation software. The HashiCorp software suite enables organizations to adopt consistent workflows to provision, secure, connect, and run any infrastructure for any application. HashiCorp’s open source tools Vagrant™, Packer™, Terraform®, Vault, Consul®, Nomad™, Boundary, and Waypoint™ are downloaded tens of millions of times each year and are broadly adopted by the Global 2000. Enterprise and managed service versions of these products enhance the open source tools with features that promote collaboration, operations, governance, and multi-datacenter functionality. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, though 85 percent of HashiCorp employees work remotely, strategically distributed around the globe. HashiCorp is backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Franklin Templeton, Geodesic Capital, GGV Capital, IVP, Mayfield, Redpoint Ventures, T. Rowe Price funds and accounts, and True Ventures.

For more information, visit or follow HashiCorp on Twitter @HashiCorp.

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• Rapid Adoption and Increased Reliance on Cloud Services for Data Recovery
• Misconception Around Cloud Data Security Responsibility
• Concerns Around Cloud Data Compliance and Security

DRAPER, Utah – April 08, 2021 — / — StorageCraft, an Arcserve Company, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced the first in a series of findings of its annual independent global research study on experiences and attitudes of IT decision-makers (ITDM) around data protection and recovery. The research reveals a widespread increase in cloud adoption because of COVID-19. It also indicates a widespread misconception around the responsibility for backup and recovery of data in the cloud and a lack of confidence in the security of data held by public cloud service providers.

When asked if COVID-19 had impacted cloud adoption,

  • 47% of respondents noted accelerated adoption of cloud services for data management.
  • 59% of respondents confirmed increased use of cloud backup services.
  • 39% of respondents stated they increasingly rely on cloud services for data recovery.
  • 56% said they had increased the use of the cloud for IT infrastructure (IaaS).

Despite the accelerated adoption of cloud services, the study showed a lack of clarity and confidence regarding the protection and recovery of data stored in public clouds.

  • 45% believe data backed up to a public (AWS, Azure, Office365, etc.) is not as safe as data backed up on-premises. This concern was particularly prevalent in organizations with over 1PB of data, where 69% believe data backed up to a public cloud is not as safe as data backed up on-premises.
  • 44% of respondents believe the protection and recovery of data stored in public clouds is the cloud provider’s responsibility instead of the data owner.

The widespread misconception (44%) that the protection and recovery of data stored in public clouds is the cloud provider’s responsibility is concerning. Companies transitioning to cloud services must understand that data held in public cloud services and applications is a shared responsibility between the data owner and the cloud provider.

When asked about the major barriers to adopting cloud data services, 40% said regulations and compliance, 43% said lack of control over data, and 48% said security concerns hindered their adoption.

Said Shridar Subramanian, CMO at Arcserve: “Organizations are increasingly looking to cloud services as part of a hybrid data center strategy to help manage the cost and complexity of their data environments which have typically become even harder to manage with the move to remote working.” He continued, “It is encouraging that many plan to increase data security and back up investments with their MSPs. The expertise MSPs bring to the table will ensure these organizations will have well-defined and tested data protection and recovery plans in place.”

Thirty-eight percent of respondents said they plan to increase spending with MSPs on backing up on-premises data in the cloud, 37% on cloud backup of remote offices, and 18% on cloud DRaaS.

About the research conducted by Dimensional Research: A total of 709 qualified individuals completed the research study. All participants had budget or technical decision-making responsibility for data management, data protection, and storage solutions at a company with 100 – 2,500 employees. The survey was fielded in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States.

About StorageCraft, an Arcserve Company
For nearly two decades, StorageCraft, an Arcserve Company, has been innovating advanced data management, protection, and recovery solutions. Together with our channel partners, we ensure medium and small organizations can keep their business-critical information always safe, accessible, and optimized. Our customers benefit from category-leading intelligent data protection and management solutions converged primary and secondary scale-out storage platforms and world-class cloud backup and DRaaS services. Regardless of whether an organization relies on on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid IT environment, StorageCraft solves the challenges of exploding data growth while ensuring business continuity through best-in-class protection and recovery solutions. For more information, visit

StorageCraft, OneXafe, ShadowXafe, OneSystem, and ShadowProtect are trademarks StorageCraft Technology, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2021 StorageCraft Technology, LLC. All rights reserved.

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More customers can now leverage the powerful integrated offering to accelerate data protection, enhance data visibility, scale on demand, and meet governance requirements

SUNNYVALE, CA – April 7, 2021 — / — Druva Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, today announced a collaboration with Dell Technologies to help customers embrace the cloud era, and reduce overall data protection costs and complexity. The new Dell EMC PowerProtect Backup Service, powered by Druva, brings businesses the opportunity to scale data protection on-demand, gain visibility across workloads, and meet ever-increasing data compliance standards through an award-winning, globally accessible SaaS-based data protection architecture.

Digital transformation efforts have been a keen focus of organizations over the last 12 months and these initiatives are only expected to accelerate in the coming months. According to Gartner, Inc., 40 percent of all enterprise workloads will be deployed in cloud infrastructure and platform services by 2023, up from 20 percent in 2020.* Through this collaboration, Dell Technologies is focused on enhancing its data protection portfolio for SaaS, hybrid environments and devices, and helping customers succeed in this pivotal moment. Now, Dell EMC PowerProtect customers can centrally and securely protect these critical workloads and leading collaboration tools like Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, and Salesforce in the cloud.

“IT organizations today must balance data growth across a growing number of clouds and edge locations while streamlining and centralizing data management more broadly,” said Laura Dubois, vice president, product management, Dell Technologies. “Dell EMC PowerProtect Backup Service is designed to help customers centrally protect, secure and recover diverse and distributed data while using features like eDiscovery, data security and compliance capabilities to reduce risks and meet governance requirements.”

Dell EMC PowerProtect Backup Service complements existing Dell EMC PowerProtect solutions and further expands coverage for existing workloads. It deploys in minutes from anywhere, can scale instantly to meet changing needs and data volumes, and offers consumption-based pricing that only charges for the data used. These capabilities bring Dell Technologies customers more options to broaden their data protection strategy and strengthen organizational data resilience.

“Every business deserves the opportunity to benefit from the cloud’s accessibility, robust security architecture, and cost savings,” said Jaspreet Singh, founder and CEO, Druva. “Our work together with Dell Technologies underscores the value of the cloud and our commitment to building the industry’s most comprehensive cloud data protection portfolio. Working with Dell Technologies, and its expansive technology and services portfolio, represents a tremendous opportunity to further accelerate Druva’s momentum and we are incredibly excited about our work together.”

Built entirely on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Druva provides modern cloud data protection with a single console and open APIs available in 16 global regions. Druva’s zero trust architecture is air-gapped and provides data isolation, a layered security model, and adheres to the most stringent security regulations.

Druva has been a Dell Technologies Capital portfolio company since 2014. Dell Technologies Capital backs passionate early stage founders who push the envelope on technology innovation for enterprises. Portfolio companies also gain unique access to the go-to-market capabilities of Dell Technologies. Gregg Adkin, managing director at Dell Technologies Capital, currently serves as the board observer.

Dell EMC PowerProtect Backup Service will be generally available May 18.

Additional Information

  • Blog: Read more about Dell EMC PowerProtect Backup Service from Dell Technologies and Druva
  • Video: Watch Druva’s Stephen Manley and Dell Technologies’ Rob Emsley on theCUBE
  • Webpage: Learn more about Druva’s work with Dell Technologies

*Gartner, Predicts 2021: Cloud and Edge Infrastructure, ID G00735107. Published 8 December, 2020

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

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

Source: Druva




Cybersecurity platform offers innovative and critical technology to mitigate the impact of a data breach or ransomware attack by enabling data to automatically self-heal, while dramatically simplifying regulatory compliance around data privacy

CLINTON, NJ and SAN JOSE, CA – April 6, 2021 — / — Calamu, a data protection and resiliency trailblazer, today announced it has emerged from stealth after closing $2.4 million in an oversubscribed seed round. The company was founded by Paul Lewis, a successful entrepreneur with multiple exits to the Fortune 500, to create the world’s first safe data harbor – a virtual environment for businesses to place their data without worrying about ransomware or data breaches, or having any of the ill effects commonly experienced with a cyber attack such as downtime or reputational damage.

Joining the Board of Directors as investors in the round are Lou Ryan, a serial cybersecurity entrepreneur and former CEO & Chairman of Edgewave, and John N. Stewart, former SVP, Chief Security & Trust Officer, Cisco Systems, Inc.

The impressive list of Advisors includes Robin Matlock, former CMO of VMware, David Schneider, former President of ServiceNow and previously of EmC, David K. Holland, former SVP & Treasurer of Cisco Systems and previously of Apple, and Marla Crawford, General Counsel of Compliance and previously of Goldman Sachs.

“Data breaches and cyber attacks such as ransomware have become an existential threat to every type of organization,” says Lou Ryan, former CEO & Chairman of Edgewave. “Calamu offers unparalleled protection by offering businesses complete control over who has access, and making it possible to automatically self-heal from a data breach. This is a level of resilience previously unseen in the cybersecurity landscape.”

With more businesses migrating to the cloud in the midst of a global uptick in remote workers, the overall cyber attack surface is rapidly widening. Businesses find themselves evaluating the benefits of public cloud storage against the risk of third parties accessing sensitive data, made even more complicated by the need to comply with various data privacy regulations such as GDPR.

Calamu solves these problems with one platform, by using a multi-patented process to remove data from vulnerable locations, and then scattering encrypted data fragments across multiple cloud or on-premises storage locations. This innovative process creates the world’s first safe data harbor, a virtual environment that is largely immune to the effects of a data breach and capable of automatically self-healing from a ransomware attack. A data harbor doesn’t store complete file information anywhere, ensuring hackers or unauthorized parties are incapable of accessing any intelligible information. Only the rightful owner is capable of reassembling the data into a usable format, and never a third party, even if under subpoena.

Calamu enables businesses to realize the full potential of public cloud storage without the risks of a cyber attack such as downtime, lost data, bad press or costly financial exposure. Additionally, the Calamu platform simplifies compliance with various data privacy regulations, protecting organizations from hefty fines.

“Our world runs on data, and data resilience and protection comes hand in hand,” says John N. Stewart, former SVP, Chief Security & Trust Officer at Cisco Systems. “Organizations are looking for far more effective answers to protect their digital assets and ensure business continuity; Calamu offers a highly unique, innovative solution to both.”

The Calamu platform is designed for flexible implementation and enterprise scalability, and can be configured using existing on-premises infrastructure or any number of major cloud storage providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. The technology is designed for performance and portability, so that data is protected regardless of the storage locations or providers used.

“Following rapid growth in research and development and the successful beta release of our technology, we’re excited to emerge from stealth and champion the use of auto-healing data protection,” says Calamu Founder and CEO, Paul Lewis. “Our vision is one where no business fears their data will be leveraged against them. Businesses should always be able to control who can access their data, even if using a public cloud environment. With Calamu, that vision is now possible.”

About Calamu
Calamu was founded by experts in cyber security and data privacy with the mission of making the cyber world a safer place. The company is pioneering the use of auto-healing technology to eliminate the risk of data breaches and ransomware attacks. The Calamu platform enables businesses to maintain complete ownership of their data, preventing unauthorized access and dramatically simplifying regulatory requirements around data privacy and protection. To learn more, visit

Media Contact:
Nick Ryan

Source: Calamu Technologies Corporation




Tigo Business teams up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer cloud services across Central America, Panama and Colombia

Luxembourg, April 7, 2021 — / — Millicom’s Tigo Business has teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to expand and integrate its managed and professional services into its cloud solutions portfolio in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia.

This collaboration allows Tigo Business to offer Amazon cloud services as part of its Tigo Multi-Cloud Managed Services portfolio, facilitating cloud consulting, design, migration, implementation, and management for businesses by expert engineers across the region.

“We’ve made significant investments in the construction, certification and development of new capabilities in our datacenters, as well as in our fiber optic network to benefit our Tigo Business customers across Latin America,” commented Santiago Londoño, vice president B2B at Millicom. “Advancing upon our vision to promote the digital transformation of companies to be better equipped for the world of tomorrow, we are proud to have partnered with Amazon, a world-class company, to contribute to the technological advancement of the region.”

Through the collaboration with AWS, Tigo Business seeks to accelerate the digital transformation of all companies in the region, including its more than 300,000 B2B customers, with services such as:

  1. Direct AWS Direct Connect: Leverages TIGO’s more than 100,000 kilometers of fiber optic in the region to bring secure and lower latency connectivity to customers, supervised 24/7 by the regional Network Operations Center (NOC).
  2. AWS Cloud Infrastructure: Gives customers multiple cloud infrastructure options to cater to the unique applications required by each individual client.
  3. Backup to the AWS Cloud: Offers storage and backup for large amounts of data on-demand.
  4. Disaster Recovery (DRaaS): Offers flexible and secure solutions for business continuity as customers evolve digitally, protecting critical systems against cybersecurity threats, physical and natural disasters.
  5. Centralized Management: Customer AWS services to be monitored and optimized by Tigo Business expert engineering teams to streamline management.
  6. Professional Services: Includes consulting on migration to the public cloud; cloud solution design; and support managing cloud environments.

“The pandemic has accelerated the use of new technologies and the Cloud, allowing companies to innovate and transform as they look for new lines of businesses, more efficiency, and solutions to new market risks”, said Marcos Grilanda, regional director at Amazon Web Services. “We see a lot of potential in the markets of Central America, Panama and Colombia, that’s the reason why we’re teaming up with Tigo Business, a technology company with solid presence in this region and with expert engineers in Amazon’s Cloud”.

The strong technological infrastructure of Tigo Business, alongside a shared vision of promoting technological advancement across the region, leads Millicom | TIGO and Amazon to collaborate strategically on the path to digital transformation.

About Millicom
Millicom (NASDAQ U.S.: TIGO, Nasdaq Stockholm: TIGO_SDB) is a leading provider of cable and mobile services dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. Millicom sets the pace when it comes to providing high-speed broadband and innovation around The Digital Lifestyle® services through its principal brand, TIGO. As of December 31, 2020, Millicom operating subsidiaries and joint ventures employed more than 21,000 people and provided mobile services to approximately 55 million customers, with a cable footprint of more than 12 million homes passed. Founded in 1990, Millicom International Cellular S.A. is headquartered in Luxembourg.

For further information, please contact:

Vivian Kobeh, Corporate Communications Director
+1 786-628-5300

Michel Morin, VP Investor Relations
+1 786-628-5270

Sarah Inmon, Investor Relations Manager
+1 786-628-5303

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SAN MATEO, CA – April 6, 2021 — / — Alluxio, a developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, today announced a go-to-market solution in collaboration with Intel to offer an in-memory acceleration layer with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane persistent memory (PMem) 200 series. The solution enables high performance analytics and AI pipelines at a massive scale while minimizing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by more seamlessly managing data in local storage tiers close to compute. Intel Optane PMem provides a cost-effective storage tier for Alluxio managed data, while accelerating performance with a disaggregated compute and storage architecture.

“With an explosion in the amount of data being managed by the Alluxio Data Orchestration system, effective memory and storage media provided by Intel has a huge value-add,” said Haoyuan Li, Founder and CEO, Alluxio.

Intel® 3rd gen Xeon® Scalable processors with Intel® Optane™ persistent memory 200 series delivers up to 6TB total memory per socket and on average 32% higher memory bandwidth than the previous generation.1 Using Storage over App Direct, a feature of PMem App Direct mode, allows Alluxio to access a high-performance block storage tier to provide the data access acceleration.

The solution builds on Alluxio’s strategic collaboration with Intel aimed at improving their customers’ experience with managing and processing their data, such as optimizations for Intel Deep Learning Boost and the AI acceleration technology built into the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors. With its latest release, Alluxio now improves POSIX API support to further accelerate machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) workloads in addition to new storage connectors for cloud object storage. Alluxio will bring these solutions to market to help fuel next-generation data, analytics and AI applications.

“We are excited to collaborate with Alluxio to help them bring innovative solutions to market,” said Alper Ilkbahar, Vice President, Data Platforms Group and General Manager, Intel Optane Group. “The advancement of compute technologies for both advanced analytics and AI applications introduces performance challenges at the data access layer. Alluxio’s Data Orchestration Platform coupled with Intel Optane persistent memory is uniquely positioned to accelerate and simplify management at the data access layer across multiple environments.”

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About Alluxio
Proven at global web scale in production for modern data services, Alluxio is the creator of open source data orchestration software for the cloud. Alluxio orchestrates data closer to data analytics and AI/ML applications in any cloud across clusters, regions, and countries, providing memory-speed data access. Intelligent data tiering and data management deliver consistent high performance to customers in financial services, high tech, retail and telecommunications. Alluxio is in production use today at seven out of the top ten internet companies. Venture-backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Seven Seas Partners, and Volcanics Venture. Alluxio was founded at UC Berkeley’s AMPLab by the creators of the Tachyon open source project. For more information, contact or follow us on LinkedIn, or Twitter.

1 Based on testing by Intel as of April 27, 2020 (Baseline) and March 23, 2021 (New). Baseline configuration: 1-node, 1 x Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L processor (28 cores at 2.7 GHz) on Neon City with a single Intel Optane PMem module configuration (6 x 32 GB DRAM; 1 x {128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB} Intel Optane PMem module), ucode rev: 04002F00 running Fedora 29 kernel 5.1.18-200.fc29.x86_64 and Intel Memory Latency Checker (Intel MLC) version 3.8 with App Direct Mode.

New Configuration: 1-node, 1 x pre-production 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor (38 cores at 2.0 GHz) on Wilson City with a single Intel Optane PMem module configuration (8 x 32 GB DRAM; 1 x {128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB} Intel Optane PMem module), ucode rev: 8d000270 running RHEL 8.1 kernel 4.18.0-147.el8.x86_64 and Intel MLC version 3.9 with App Direct Mode.

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Beth Winkowski
Winkowski Public Relations, LLC for Alluxio

Source: Alluxio




Customer reviews recognize Egnyte’s cloud collaboration and governance solution as a Leader in three distinct categories

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 7, 2021 — / — Egnyte, the leader in cloud content collaboration and governance, today announced it has received the top score in the G2 Spring 2021 Grid Report for Data Security Software. In addition, it has been named a leader across three independent categories: Data Security Software, Data Governance Software, and Cloud Content Collaboration Software. With this recognition, Egnyte is the only vendor to be named a leader across these three distinct and significant categories.

In the G2 Spring Report, based on more than 600 reviews, 91% of respondents rated the Egnyte software as the top choice with four or five stars for Data Security, and 95% of respondents rated it four or five stars for Data Governance. In addition, Egnyte is in the top four in the Content Collaboration momentum grid, showing the company continues to be on an upward progression in the category based on growth metrics.

“Data governance is fundamentally a business problem, and content is the ultimate data governance challenge, because so many stakeholders are accessing and creating content every day,” said Rajesh Ram, Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer at Egnyte. “These accolades validate that we are fulfilling our ambition to deliver value to our customers across multiple dimensions at once – security, compliance, and employee productivity.”

To provide a fair evaluation, G2 maintains a strict criteria for recognizing vendors with high satisfaction scores. Based on customer satisfaction and scale (determined by market share, vendor size, and social impact), the 2021 Grid® Report for each of the three categories ranks vendors into four quadrants – Leaders, High Performers, Contenders and Niche players. Leaders are rated highly by G2 users and have substantial scale and market presence, as well as global support and service resources.

Reviewers praised Egnyte for its unified governance platform that is easy to use and keeps their content secure anywhere. Notable enterprise customer reviews highlight Egnyte’s leadership across collaboration, security, and scalability including:

“The most sophisticated tool for running and securing content – its features help me to run my business in an efficient manner and put my content to a fruit bearing position. This software ensures that the content of my file does not go somewhere across disconnected systems and unwanted locations. It gives enterprises a complete visibility of its files. Since I have complete dominance over my folders, I can safely collaborate with my clients.” – Marketing Specialist

“It’s good to thrive knowing that your data is in safe hands!” – Partner

“The user interface is simple and intuitive and navigation is easy to learn. Uploading large documents is seamless with a great drag and drop system. Flexibility is key as we run a number of simultaneous diligence processes and can grant access on a folder basis, making system security compatible with our need to multi-task. Most important, we don’t have to spend a lot of time teaching/training our shareholders on how Egnyte works. Its intuitive interface is a time save for us. Egnyte is a very cost efficient solution for our file sharing and diligence process needs.” – Financial Services Industry Professional

“Egnyte offers a storage solution that fully integrates into a Windows environment. The Egnyte server works like any other drive and it uses our authentication system for seamless security. The mobile app gives you convenient access to your files while on the go. The ability to request files from outside users via a drag and drop web interface is invaluable for helping projects get off the ground quicker, and less confusing than dealing with dozens of email attachments. It is very easy to recover damaged Excel files with Egnyte’s file version tool.” – Senior Vice President

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

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AARSCHOT, Belgium – 6th April 2021 — / — Virtual Surveyor has introduced Dropbox integration in Version 8.0 of its popular drone surveying software. This means Virtual Surveyor users can now access their project files from anywhere while enjoying easy and affordable collaboration with team members and file sharing with external clients – even in low-bandwidth situations.

“Dropbox integration gives Virtual Surveyor users the best of both worlds – the advantages of desktop software combined with cloud storage and access…without losing control of their data,” said Tom Op ‘t Eyndt, Virtual Surveyor CEO.

Virtual Surveyor is a powerful surveying software that bridges the gap between drone photogrammetric processing applications and engineering design packages, enabling surveyors to derive topographic information from drone data needed by engineers for construction, mining, and excavation projects. The software presents an interactive onscreen environment with drone orthophotos, digital surface models (DSMs), and/or LiDAR point clouds where users generate CAD models, create cut-and-fill maps, and calculate volume reports.

“Some drone surveyors are spending tens of thousands of dollars or euros to put their data in cloud mapping applications that give them a little bit more than simple viewing functionality,” said Op ‘t Eyndt. “And those applications lock them into using that specific software product forever to maintain access to their files.”

With prices starting at 10 dollars/euros per month, Dropbox is a more cost-effective and scalable solution. More importantly, Dropbox is a stand-alone cloud service which allows Virtual Surveyor users (even on the free Valley plan) to maintain complete control over their data. Project files remain stored in the cloud as long as users keep their Dropbox account…even if they stop using Virtual Surveyor.

Affordable, cloud-based Dropbox technology offers four important benefits to Virtual Surveyor users:

Access Anywhere – For users with up-to-date Virtual Surveyor cloud licenses, project files follow them and may be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection simply by logging into the user’s software account. Dropbox downloads just the project files needed to run specific Virtual Surveyor functions. Project files are always synced with the cloud, and Dropbox automatically clears space on the hard drive by moving unused files to the cloud.

Collaborate in Teams – Team folders can be created to centralize files and allow collaboration across the enterprise. Virtual Surveyor users can set up a Team folder with preferred preferences to organize and structure data sets. The data owner can restrict access to specific files and assign certain rights, such as view-only or edit, to individual users or groups of users. Virtual Surveyor ensures only one user at a time can edit content to avoid editing conflicts through the newly created View-only mode.

Share Externally – Virtual Surveyor projects can be shared with clients or external team members who may be granted full editing or view-only rights, which can be revoked at any time. The Virtual Surveyor user maintains control over the files and data.

Low-Bandwidth Environments – Even in situations with poor-quality Internet connections, such as on the client’s job site, Virtual Surveyor users experience the power of their desktop software while knowing their files are in sync. Dropbox makes sure copies of the orthophoto and elevation model are available locally on the computer while synchronizing changes to project files in the cloud.

In addition, Virtual Surveyor users will experience the common cloud storage benefits provided by Dropbox: Automatic File Backup and File Version Control. Files are never accidentally deleted or written over, and previous versions may be retrieved at any time.

The new Dropbox functionality is included in the Virtual Surveyor Ridge and Peak editions, as well as the free Valley package. Current subscribers to Virtual Surveyor will see their software being updated to Version 8.0 automatically. To start a free 14-day trial of Virtual Surveyor and to view details of the three pricing plans, visit

About Virtual Surveyor
Virtual Surveyor software enables professional surveyors to generate accurate topographic end products from drone imagery five times faster than traditional field work. Now used in 68 countries, Virtual Surveyor allows surveyors to topographic information from drone data in very short timeframes. In a typical application, the suite takes the orthophotos and digital surface models (DSM) extracted from UAV imagery with photogrammetric software like Pix4D, Metashape or DJI Terra and generates an interactive virtual environment onscreen where surveyors can select the survey points and breaklines that define topography. Standard topographic outputs from the Virtual Surveyor software are Surfaces or TINs (Triangular Irregular Network), Contours, Line Surveys and Cut-and-Fill Maps. As such, Virtual Surveyor bridges the gap between UAV photogrammetric processing software and engineering design packages.

More information:
Global: Tom Op ‘t Eyndt
+1 (917) 789 1555

Source: Virtual Surveyor




West Palm Beach – April 7, 2021 — / — Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) recently tested, assessed and validated the economic impact of using N2WS Backup & Recovery when deployed in a typical AWS environment.

The report confirms that N2WS not only eliminates the need for manual AWS backup and recovery orchestration for complex data protection rules, it provides minimal RTO, high availability and optimal cost savings, reducing AWS bills by as much as 80% (sometimes more).

ESG Economic Validation

Customers can dramatically save on longterm retention costs by utilizing N2WS’ data lifecycle management tools such as Store to S3, and even lower cost Archive to Glacier.

You can read the full report here

N2WS’s NEW AWS Cost Calculator Tool
ESG has also validated N2WS’ new AWS Cost Savings Calculator which assesses the potential savings the N2WS solution can bring to your company, based on your actual AWS environment requirements.

Try it out today

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Enter to win here


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Woburn, MA – April 7, 2021 — / — Half of consumers (50%) would walk away from an online service provider if it suffered any form of data breach, according to a study of 15,000 consumers worldwide, conducted by global security company Kaspersky. Sixty-three percent said they would no longer use a provider if they learned it was selling their data to a third party.

American users were more forgiving. Just 38% of respondents in the U.S. said they would walk away in the case of a breach, and only 50% said they’d do the same if their data was sold to a third party.

Regardless of geography, the data suggests that as consumers understand more about businesses’ data privacy responsibilities, more transparency may be needed from those companies about how they handle user data.

Increased online activity over the past year, including shopping, entertainment, communication and remote work, likely helped fuel heightened awareness about how personal data is being used. Almost two-thirds (62%) of global respondents (57% in the U.S.) are now worried that their online activities are being constantly tracked by the websites or services they visit.

In addition to consumer reaction following a breach, many are also demanding greater protection of their data ahead of time, from both enterprises and governments. Around half of global users (51%) and 42% of U.S. users said that they want companies to be transparent in their data processing, while 48% globally and 43% in the U.S. thought companies should be equally open about how their technology works. Fifty percent of global consumers also called on governments to be transparent about their data collection and management processes. This figure was only 40% in the U.S.

Consumers were not completely opposed to the idea of data processing in general. Sixty-eight percent agreed that the apps and digital services they use make their lives substantially easier. However, considering that 14% of American users (12% globally) have had their personal data leaked or shared inappropriately by a third party, the prevailing sense of caution is understandable.

How should transparency be implemented by companies or organizations?

“It is clear from the data that people have developed a sense of control and they are now demanding openness about how and where their data is being managed,” said Marina Titova, Head of Consumer Product Marketing at Kaspersky. “This is something we at Kaspersky absolutely support and champion, having brought to light the significance of transparency in the infosec space. We have recently relocated data processing to Switzerland, and this change of behavior among consumers will aid our own efforts to make data processing practices more secure and transparent in the future. Businesses should be aware of how detrimental it would be to brand reputation to ignore these calls.”

In addition to steps being taken by service providers, there are also measures that consumers can take to keep themselves and their information safe. Kaspersky’s recommendations include:

  • Updating programs and operating systems whenever prompted. Within these updates, vulnerabilities are patched which means that breaches are less likely to occur.
  • Choosing an encrypted Wi-Fi connection to keep your computers and information safe from prying eyes. You can also employ a solution like Kaspersky Security Cloud, which offers a wide range of tools like account checker, private browsing, blocking modes, anti-ransomware, mobile security and password management.
  • When you have to connect to public Wi-Fi, consider using a virtual private network (VPN). It protects your data and doesn’t keep your history of visited sites, search queries, or other actions, so you can remain protected from a potential breach.
  • Changing account passwords regularly, as well as default passwords for your devices and router. Default passwords are too weak and already known across the internet.
  • Finally, remaining vigilant to malicious, yet convincing emails and always being aware of privacy safeguards within all apps and services.

For more insight and advice, please see the full report:”

About Kaspersky
Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity and digital privacy company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative 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 technologies and we help 240,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at

Media Contact
Sawyer Van Horn
(781) 503-1866

Source: Kaspersky




Code42 Incydr and Okta Identity Cloud integration pairs access controls with insider risk best practices to improve organizations’ data security risk postures

Minneapolis, MN — Apr 6, 2021 — / — Code42, the Insider Risk Management leader, today announced it has integrated its IncydrTM data risk detection and response product with Okta Identity Cloud, the leading user identity management solution.

The integration combines Code42’s unique data-centric strategy to insider risk with Okta’s leading approach to identity and access, and provides security buyers with an easier way to build data security environments rooted in Zero Trust. Security teams can perform quicker, more accurate investigations as the integration automates access controls, delivers additional user-context and automates response workflows for departing or high-risk users.

“Today’s distributed and remote workforces, enabled by the growth of collaboration technologies, have created exponential risk of data leaks, by shifting the perimeter from the network to the endpoint,” said Ananth Appathurai, senior vice president of strategic partnerships and ecosystem at Code42. “The Code42-Okta integration delivers a powerful way to pair access controls with insider risk best practices to improve security postures.”

Without proper access controls, data is at risk of being exfiltrated either intentionally or unintentionally. Through the integration, users who exhibit potentially risky file behavior can have their permissions lowered so they no longer have access to sensitive files. At the same time that permissions are restricted, a security investigation takes place to review questionable file movements so that right-sized response actions can be applied. This process allows Okta administrators and information security teams to accelerate and align cross-functional efforts in mitigating insider risk to their organizations.

“Identity plays an important role in knowing who is accessing data, and from where they’re accessing it,” said Stephen Lee, vice president, technical strategy and partnerships at Okta, Inc. “Okta’s vision is to safely enable everyone to use any technology. This integration follows that line and will allow companies to use access controls as an effective mechanism for securing their data across their remote workforces.”

Security teams using the Code42-Okta integration can leverage user identity to monitor high-risk users and optimize insider risk management platforms as well as:

  • Reduce insider risk exposure by automating and applying conditional user access controls based on predefined risk tolerance.
  • Provide additional user context by provisioning role-based user attributes to identify behavioral risk indicators, such as remote activity, off-hour file events and attempts to conceal exfiltration.
  • Streamline and automate response workflows for departing and high-risk employees to speed investigations and effectively mitigate insider risk.

Additional Code42 Resources

  • Learn more about Code42’s technology integrations and partnerships and the Code42-Okta integration.
  • Take a spin through an interactive demo of Incydr in our free sandbox environment.
  • Visit to learn more about our award-winning Incydr data risk detection and response solution.
  • Join the conversation with Code42 on our blog, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

About Code42
Code42 is the leader in insider risk detection and response. Native to the cloud, Code42 rapidly detects data loss, leak, theft and sabotage as well as speeds incident response – all without lengthy deployments, complex policy management or blocking employee productivity. With Code42, security professionals can protect corporate data and reduce insider risk while fostering an open and collaborative culture for employees. Backed by security best practices and control requirements, Code42’s insider risk solution can be configured for GDPR, HIPAA, PCI and other regulatory frameworks.

More than 50,000 organizations worldwide, including the most recognized brands in business and education, rely on Code42 to safeguard their ideas. Founded in 2001, the company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and backed by Accel Partners, JMI Equity and Split Rock Partners. Code42 was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of America’s best workplaces in 2020. For more information, visit

© 2020 Code42 Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Code42, the Code42 logo and Incydr are registered trademarks or trademarks of Code42 Software, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.

Company Contact:
Kristin McKenzie
Public Relations Principal, Code42

Source: Code42




Major new advancements in the OSNEXUS QuantaStor platform enable organizations to rapidly deploy, configure, and manage file, block, and object storage solutions using NVMe composable storage systems

BELLEVUE, WA – April 06, 2021 — / — OSNEXUS, the leading developer of grid-scale software-defined storage solutions, today announced support for NVMeoF composable storage management for Ceph with its QuantaStor 5.9 release.

Video: QuantaStor 5 + Western Digital OpenFlex – Understanding Composable Storage and SDS

Large organizations are rapidly adopting next-generation NVMeoF technologies to automate the deployment of storage and compute solutions. OSNEXUS QuantaStor now has built-in NVMeoF composable storage management features that enable organizations to leverage this new technology to deploy file, block, and object storage clusters in minutes.

“We are excited to announce our new composable storage management system and its integration with Western Digital OpenFlex in QuantaStor 5.9,” said Steven Umbehocker, CEO of OSNEXUS. “With this new technology QuantaStor can dynamically attach NVMeoF composable storage to QuantaStor scale-out clusters in just a few clicks or in a fully automated way via QuantaStor APIs.”

Product Release Highlights
Western Digital OpenFlex / NVMeoF Composable Storage – Via the Open Composable API, QuantaStor is now integrated with Western Digital OpenFlex systems including the new OpenFlex Data24. This enables QuantaStor to discover, monitor, and manage composable storage systems and use them to dynamically connect NVMeoF RDMA storage to QuantaStor scale-out storage clusters.

NVMeoF TCP / RDMA – QuantaStor now supports delivering block storage via NVMeoF TCP and consuming storage over NVMeoF RDMA from any NVMeoF RDMA accessible systems. Combined with the composable storage management technology, QuantaStor automates NVMeoF fabric configuration making the adoption of composable storage technologies easy and reliable.

Ceph Multipath Support – QuantaStor now supports the use of multipath attached NVMeoF and SAS/FC attached media for use with Ceph based scale-out storage clusters.

The OSNEXUS QuantaStor platform delivers a complete array of enterprise features and capabilities for file, block, and object storage. Additionally, it addresses a broad set of storage use cases including server virtualization, big data, cloud computing, and high-performance applications through scale-out physical and virtual storage appliances.

To learn more or to download a free trial of QuantaStor, visit

Founded in 2010, OSNEXUS enables organizations to manage their storage as composable infrastructure with its QuantaStor™ industry-leading Software Defined Storage (SDS) platform. The QuantaStor platform provides scale-out file, block, and object storage on commodity hardware as an easy-to-manage storage grid solution.

QuantaStor, deployed by Fortune 500 companies and major research institutions, addresses a broad set of storage use cases ranging from backup & archive, HPC, big data, cloud computing, virtualization, and high-performance applications through its scale-out grid architecture.

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SANDTON, South Africa – April 06, 2021 — / — Acronis has appointed Tarsus On Demand a cloud distributor confirming further investment in the African continent.

Brendan Haskins, Chief Technology Officer, Tarsus On Demand said the company’s marketplace delivers a unified Cloud experience and centralised control for SaaS applications and cloud computing from any cloud-enabled vendor integrated into it.

“We first started working with Acronis in 2017 which was one of the first fully automated solutions that we were able to offer through our Cloud Blue platform. Our relationship with Acronis, and our trust in their ever-improving technology offering, has grown from strength to strength over the years. 2021 sees us embark together on an exciting new avenue in our relationship.”

“We have now teamed up with Acronis to distribute their suite of solutions into our partner ecosystem. The Acronis Cyber Protect technologies are a great fit for us, our partners, and the markets that our partners service.”

Sara Pinheiro, Distributor Manager for Africa at Acronis, said there is a growing demand from customers for efficient protection of their critical data. Acronis’ solutions, such as Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, answer that need by offering both innovative possibilities including anti-ransomware technology and hybrid cloud architecture. By adding Tarsus On Demand as our newest Cloud Distributor both they and their partners can benefit from a growing marketing opportunity as the demand for SaaS cloud solutions is increasing rapidly.”

This follows the acquisition last month by Acronis of Synapsys, its long-time South African partner that specialises in distributing Acronis Cyber Protection Solutions through the service provider channel. Synapsys was Acronis’ fourth acquisition in the past 18 months and marks the latest move in the company’s accelerated growth plan, the company said.

About Acronis:
Acronis — — unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions. With award-winning AI-based antimalware and blockchain-based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment – from cloud to hybrid to on-premises – at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, including 100% of the Fortune 1000, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries in more than 40 languages.

About Tarsus On Demand
Established in 2012, Tarsus On Demand is a cloud division of the Tarsus Technology Group. Our focus is to bring change and innovation to the ICT industry. Through providing our customers and partners with leading and advanced cloud solutions.

Tarsus On Demand aims to address the needs of the ever-changing digital ecosystem. We offer our customers and partners full access to cloud solutions. Allowing them to be more agile and responsive to the market.

In 2016 Microsoft appointed us as a CSP T2 provider. Since then, for three years in a row, we have won the “Microsoft Indirect Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) of the Year”.

For more information, visit:

Press Contact:
Kayla Fedorowicz
Acronis International GmbH
+1781782-9086; (019060)

Tarsus on Demand
+27 87 073 7707

Source: Tarsus on Demand




Extending On-premises Data Protection with Cloud Backup Solutions Is Gaining Momentum; ‘SaaS Disconnect’ Remains A Concern

BOSTON, MA – April 6, 2021 — / — According to new survey data, co-sponsored by Zerto, cloud is top of mind for many IT organizations, and it is “very well-perceived in minds of data protection decision makers.” The study, conducted by ESG, reveals that 87% of respondents noted that cloud computing has had a positive impact on their data protection strategies. This indicates that more organizations are recognizing the perceived cost and resource benefits of moving to the cloud.

The new e-book, “The Evolution of Data Protection Cloud Strategies,” report shows momentum is building among organizations extending on-premises data protection environments with cloud backup target solutions. Thirty-eight percent said they want to extend their existing backup solution to the cloud (up from 33% in 2019) as the adoption and use of backup as a service (BaaS) has continued to increase over the last year. BaaS is currently the most widely used approach with more than two-thirds of organizations using these services. Organizations are placing stringent Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) requirements with more than one in five expecting continuous data protection-like capabilities.

However, what remains of concern is that many organizations incorrectly assume that SaaS applications already offer backup as a standard and are unaware they remain at risk from accidental deletions, compliance errors, limited recoverability, and ransomware. The research revealed that this SaaS data protection disconnect is not going away with 35% of IT teams still relying solely on their SaaS vendors for data protection, viewing them as being responsible for protecting their SaaS-resident application data.

This figure remains on par with 2019 results and indicates that there are a significant number of organizations that still don’t use a third-party data protection solution or service. This should be cause for concern, considering that everything an organization stores in the cloud—emails, files, chat history, sales data, etc.—is its responsibility and is subject to the same recoverability challenges and requirements as traditional data. In fact, only 13% of survey respondents see themselves as solely responsible for protecting all their SaaS-resident application data.

“Incorporating public cloud services into a sound data protection and disaster recovery strategy is now firmly established for IT leaders that are tasked with ensuring 24/7/365 availability,” said Deepak Verma, vice president of product management at Zerto. “Many organizations have found, at their cost, that legacy technologies are simply inadequate for ensuring quick recovery with minimal data loss. When adopting a complete data protection strategy, it’s vital that SaaS-resident data is not left on the side-lines with the mistaken belief that protection is inherently part of the service.”

“This research reveals important new insight from organizations that are leveraging and deploying data protection solutions to and in the cloud and how they utilize cloud services as part of their data protection strategy today,” commented Christophe Bertrand, senior analyst and research author at ESG. “There is no doubt that cloud data protection is not only mainstream but also represents the new normal for organizations who need to select the most effective solutions for their increasingly cloud-centric infrastructure.”

  • To download the full research e-book, please click here —
  • Join us at ZertoCON to view the session “Conversation with ESG on the State of Cloud Data Protection.” —

Survey Methodology
ESG surveyed 381 mid-market and enterprise IT professionals who are familiar with and/or responsible for data protection technology decisions for their organization. Respondents are from North America (US & Canada.) Survey was conducted in January 2021.

About Zerto
Zerto?helps customers accelerate IT transformation through a single, scalable platform for cloud data management and protection. Built for enterprise scale, Zerto’s simple, software-only platform uses continuous data protection to converge disaster recovery, backup, and data mobility and eliminate the risks and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. Zerto enables an always-on customer experience by simplifying the protection, recovery, and mobility of applications and data across private, public, and hybrid clouds. Zerto is trusted by over 9,000 customers globally and is powering offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and more than 450 managed service providers.

Derrick Shannon
Touchdown PR

Source: Zerto




70% of Indian companies run as many as 10 solutions simultaneously, however, investing in more solutions does not necessarily lead to better cyber protection

MUMBAI, India – April 6, 2021 — / — Singapore’s Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, released the findings of its second annual Cyber Protection Week survey, which uncovered a dangerous disconnect between the need for organizations to keep their data protected and the ineffective investments they’ve made trying to reach that goal.

Cyber Protection Week Survey:

While 2020 saw companies purchase new systems to enable and secure remote workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, those investments are not paying off. The global survey discovered that 70% of companies in India now run as many as 10 solutions simultaneously for their data protection and cybersecurity needs, while the remaining 30% run more than 10 solutions – yet 57% of all those organizations suffered unexpected downtime last year because of data loss.

The findings from Acronis’ annual survey, which polled 4,400 IT users and professionals in 22 countries across six continents, including India, dispel the myth that simply adding more solutions will solve cybersecurity and data protection challenges. Not only does investing in more solutions not deliver more protection, in many cases trying to manage protection across multiple solutions creates greater complexity and less visibility for the IT team, which increases risk.

“This year’s Cyber Protection Week survey clearly illustrates that more solutions do not deliver greater protection, as using separate tools to address individual types of exposure is complicated, inefficient, and costly,” said Serguei “SB” Beloussov, Founder and CEO of Acronis. “These findings confirm our belief that the smarter approach is cyber protection, which unifies data protection, cybersecurity, and endpoint management in one.”

Knowledge gap contributes to IT challenges in India
Complicating matters, there is a significant gap in awareness among users and IT pros in India of what IT and cybersecurity capabilities are available to them, which can cause them to lose valuable time, money, and security:

  • 35% of IT users and 11% of IT professionals in India (63% and 16% for global) would not know if their data had been modified without their knowledge because their solution makes determining that kind of tampering difficult.
  • 10% of IT users in India don’t know if their anti-malware stops zero-day threats (43% for global), because their solution doesn’t make that information easily available – but 58% claim to have it. Having easy access to such cybersecurity insights is critical to ensuring data is protected.
  • A shocking 20% of IT pros in India (13% for global) don’t know if their organization is subject to data privacy regulations. If those responsible for ensuring data privacy don’t know they are culpable, they cannot implement strategies or evaluate the solutions needed to address the requirements. That ignorance puts the business at tremendous risk of major fines for potential compliance violations in 2021.

For anyone using multiple solutions to solve their IT and cybersecurity needs, the lack of transparency into such information only gets worse. Not only must they remember which solution provides a particular data point, they are constantly switching between consoles to find the details they need – leading to inefficiencies and missed insights.

Individuals’ lax approach to protection
The survey also revealed a staggeringly lax approach to data protection among IT users in India:

  • 98% of IT users spent more time on their devices last year (92% for global), and 85% of them took extra steps to protect those devices (just over 50% for global)
  • 35% admit to not updating their devices until at least a week after being notified of a patch, or even longer (41% for global)
  • 98% of IT users reported performing backups, with 40% claiming to back up daily – yet 90% (69% for global) have irretrievably lost data at least once, suggesting that they don’t know how to back up or recover properly

The efforts of individuals to protect their data aren’t keeping pace with threats, which is likely due to false assumptions (such as believing Microsoft 365 backs up their data) or a reliance on automatic solutions.

Action items for Cyber Protection Week
The challenges of protecting and securing data, applications, and systems will continue to grow in the post-pandemic world. To ensure that data is protected, Acronis recommends five simple steps:

  • Create backups of important data. Keep multiple copies of your backups, with one local copy for fast recovery and one off-site in the cloud to guarantee recovery if disaster destroys your copies.
  • Update your operating systems and applications. Outdated systems and apps lack the security fixes that stop cybercriminals from gaining access. Regular patching is required to avoid exploits.
  • Avoid suspicious emails, links, and attachments. Most malware infections are the result of social engineering techniques that trick unsuspecting individuals into opening infected email attachments or clicking on links to websites that host malware.
  • Install antivirus, anti-malware, and anti-ransomware software while enabling automatic updates so your system is protected against malware.
  • Consider adopting a single cyber protection solution to have the central management and integrated protection needed to meet today’s IT requirements.

About Acronis:
Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions. With award-winning AI-based antimalware and blockchain-based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment – from cloud to hybrid to on-premises – at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, including 100% of the Fortune 1000, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries in more than 40 languages.

Press Contact:
Kayla Fedorowicz
Acronis International GmbH
+1781782-9086; (019060)

Source: Acronis




J2 Global will release its first quarter 2021 earnings at 6:00PM ET on Monday, May 10, 2021, and will hold a live audio Webcast of its first quarter 2021 earnings call at 8:30AM ET on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA – April 6, 2021 — / — J2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), a leading Internet information and services company, will release its First Quarter 2021 Earnings at 6:00PM ET on Monday, May 10, 2021. Additionally, J2 Global invites the public, members of the press, the financial community, stockholders and other interested parties to listen to a live audio Webcast of its First Quarter 2021 Earnings Call at 8:30AM ET on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

Vivek Shah, chief executive officer, and Scott Turicchi, president and chief financial officer, will host the call. Materials presented during the call will be posted on the Company’s web site at and furnished as an exhibit to the Company’s 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Regulation FD in connection with the Company’s earnings announcement.

J2 Global, Inc. First Quarter 2021 Earnings Release and Call

Earnings Release on May 10, 2021, at 6:00PM (ET)

Earnings Call on May 11, 2021, at 8:30AM (ET)

Where: or dial in at (844) 985-2014

Questions for the conference call will be taken via email at and can be sent anytime prior to or during the Webcast. If you are unable to attend the live Webcast, the conference call and presentation materials will be archived at

About J2 Global®
J2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM) is a leading internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, PCMag, RetailMeNot,, Spiceworks, Everyday Health, BabyCenter and What To Expect in its Digital Media business and eFax, eVoice, iContact, Campaigner, Vipre, and IPVanish in its Cloud Services business. J2 reaches more than 240 million people per month across its brands. As of December 31, 2020, J2 had achieved 25 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth. For more information about J2, please visit

Scott Turicchi
(800) 577-1790
J2 Global, Inc.

Source: J2 Global, Inc.




Launch of platform for MSPs drives profitability and client engagement with quoting, procurement and e-commerce tools

Norwalk, CT — April 5, 2021 — / — Datto Holding Corp. (“Datto”) (NYSE:MSP), the leading global provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions purpose-built for delivery by managed service providers (MSPs), today announced the commercial availability of Datto Commerce in North America. Formerly known as Gluh, Datto Commerce is a real-time sales platform that simplifies day-to-day product procurement and increases profitability for MSPs. By simplifying how MSPs quote, sell and procure, Datto Commerce improves operational efficiency and productivity for MSPs.

MSP involvement in helping clients procure IT equipment can be a time-consuming, manual process that is low margin and takes time away from other valuable activities. Datto Commerce simplifies and automates day-to-day IT product and service procurement for MSPs and drives engagement with their clients with an MSP-branded online storefront. The platform provides:

  • Simplified quoting – MSPs have the ability to produce professional-looking quotes in as little as 30 seconds that can be viewed and approved on any device.
  • Automated procurement – The intelligent platform procures products based on availability, price, and supplier preferences at the time of quote approval, while increasing transactional reliability to reduce rework.
  • Built-in e-commerce architecture – Datto Commerce enables clients to find and purchase approved solutions directly from the MSP’s branded online storefront at their convenience – eliminating the quote production and approval process.
  • Vendor data feeds – Integrated vendor data feeds save time and maximize margins by procuring based on availability and cost.
  • Easy onboarding and trademark Datto support – MSPs can get up and running in as little as one hour with unlimited Datto support via phone, chat, and email.

“MSPs have the opportunity to provide their SMB clients with everything IT related to encourage standardization,” said Radhesh Menon, Chief Product Officer at Datto. “We’re excited to provide this superior platform that integrates with PSAs to enable MSPs to sell more products in less time and with fewer resources, while increasing profitability with every transaction.”

“After adopting Datto Commerce, we were able to triple our sales pipeline, and double our product sales in less than six months,” said Brian Weiss CEO of ITECH, a California-based MSP. “Before Datto Commerce, I handled most of the sales responsibilities myself, which required a large portion of my time. This technology has given me time back in my day to focus on the big-picture strategy for my company.”

Datto Commerce seamlessly integrates with MSP-business management tools including Autotask PSA, ConnectWise Manage, Xero, Quickbooks, and Stripe. The cloud-based platform also supports local tax management requirements and regional distributors in North America, Australia and New Zealand, with the goal of expanding its availability to other global regions.

About Datto
As the world’s leading provider of cloud-based software and security solutions purpose-built for delivery by managed service providers (MSPs), Datto believes there is no limit to what small and medium businesses (SMBs) can achieve with the right technology. Datto’s proven Unified Continuity, Networking, and Business Management solutions drive cyber resilience, efficiency, and growth for MSPs. Delivered via an integrated platform, Datto’s solutions help its global ecosystem of MSP partners serve over one million businesses around the world. From proactive dynamic detection and prevention to fast, flexible recovery from cyber incidents, Datto’s solutions defend against costly downtime and data loss in servers, virtual machines, cloud applications, or anywhere data resides. Since its founding in 2007, Datto has won numerous awards for its product excellence, superior technical support, rapid growth, and for fostering an outstanding workplace. With headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut, Datto has global offices in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

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Department of Energy sponsors AvePoint’s FedRAMP ATO to modernize its record management in Microsoft 365

JERSEY CITY, NJ – April 5, 2021 — / — AvePoint, the largest data management solutions provider for the Microsoft cloud, today announced the AvePoint Online Services cloud platform has achieved FedRAMP Authorization.

This authorization signifies AvePoint Online Services security controls have been rigorously evaluated and its SaaS solutions approved for use across all federal agencies at the moderate impact level.

AvePoint Online Services is a suite of software-as-a-service solutions for migrating, managing and protecting data in Microsoft 365 to enable government agencies to be compliant with their digital collaboration. This includes Microsoft 365 backup, records management, permissions management, Microsoft Teams/SharePoint workspace management and more.

The Department of Energy served as the agency sponsor with Maria Levesque, the director of records management, leading the initiative from the agency side.

As a result of this authorization, the Department of Energy will be able to modernize and further automate its approach to records management in SharePoint and Microsoft Teams compliance with the M-19-21 NARA mandate.

More than 400 public sector organizations, including 163 federal agencies, leverage AvePoint solutions to migrate, manage and protect their Microsoft 365 and SharePoint data.

“Agencies are starting to take advantage of the Microsoft cloud and the more advanced collaboration services in higher numbers than ever. But as they do so there is also too much data being created in too many places for traditional, manual compliance processes to handle,” said Taylor Davenport, Executive President US Public Sector, AvePoint. “Agencies can achieve compliance more cost effectively and painlessly by implementing automated solutions for managing, protecting and securing their digital collaboration systems.”

For more information on the AvePoint Public Sector and its FedRAMP Authorized solutions, please visit our public sector website and attend the upcoming webinar: Modernizing Gov IT and Securing Collaboration in M365.

AvePoint enables you to collaborate with confidence. Our data management solutions help our diverse, global customer base overcome complex transformation, governance, and compliance challenges in the Microsoft Cloud.

A five-time winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year award, AvePoint offers the only full suite of SaaS solutions to migrate, manage and protect data in Microsoft 365. More than 7 million cloud users, including a quarter of the Fortune 500, rely on our solutions.

Our SaaS solutions are also available to managed service providers, so they can better support and manage their small and mid-sized business customers. Our multi-tenant solutions are available from over a dozen distributors in more than 100 cloud marketplaces worldwide.

Founded in 2001, AvePoint is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ.

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This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws including statements regarding AvePoint’s products and markets and expected future performance and market opportunities of AvePoint. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to: changes in the competitive and regulated industries in which AvePoint operates, variations in operating performance across competitors, changes in laws and regulations affecting AvePoint’s business and changes in AvePoint’s ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and to identify and realize additional opportunities, and the risk of downturns in the market and the technology industry. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of the registration statement on Form S-4 filed in connection with a proposed transaction between AvePoint and Apex Technology Acquisition Corporation as well as in other documents filed from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and AvePoint assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Investors and security holders are able to obtain free copies of the registration statement, the proxy statement/prospectus, and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by Apex in connection with the proposed transaction with AvePoint through the website maintained by the SEC at The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, the websites referenced in this press release is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this press release.

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AvePoint PR Manager

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College Saint François chooses NAKIVO Backup & Replication to eliminate downtime and data loss with VM replication

Sparks, NV – April 05, 2021 — / — NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting physical, virtualized, and cloud environments, has announced today that College Saint François has selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect their environment.

College Saint François is a middle school in Les Hauts-d’Anjou, France, for students from grades 3 to 6. Mr. Belouin, who joined the college in 2007, is the school’s IT manager. The college consists of a single site with three physical servers and nine virtual machines. Each classroom is equipped with a computer, a video projector, and a sound installation, while three multimedia rooms have 25, 30, and 35 workstations each. The virtual machines store different data, including intranet, special software for storing documentation, file servers, accounting, and student databases.

For the school, backup and replication are vital for restoring data and services quickly without much downtime. Backing up data is important to avoid wasting all the effort that went into maintaining records and documentation. In case of data loss, administrative personnel would not be able to perform their duties, and teachers would lose their access to the computers, which would prevent them from conducting lessons. Previously, the school relied on manual backups of virtual machines and file synchronization. Backing up manually was a tedious process, while recovering a virtual machine took hours. Once the college invested in two new servers and a vCenter solution, they considered investing in a VM backup solution designed specifically for VMware environments.

After testing a couple of VM backup solutions available on the market, College Saint François chose NAKIVO Backup & Replication for the solution’s simplicity and ease of management. NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers data protection functionalities like VM backup, VM replication, VM recovery for virtualized environments, such as VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Amazon EC2, and Nutanix AHV. NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers several installation options for convenience and an affordable pricing structure. Moreover, NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports other functionalities, including backup to cloud, backup to tape, and Microsoft Office 365 backup.

“By following the steps outlined by NAKIVO in regards to installation and configuration, I was able to install the product quite easily. The web interface is uncluttered, and the home page nicely summarizes the product’s overall activity,” says Mr. Belouin “Currently, NAKIVO Backup & Replication is installed on a virtual machine. The next step will be moving NAKIVO Backup & Replication to a NAS server. Once I deploy NAS servers in various buildings for disaster recovery purposes, we will strongly consider this type of deployment.”

VM backup is critical for College Saint François, as the functionality allows to go back in time and recover data in part or in full. NAKIVO Backup & Replication creates image-based, incremental, and application-aware backups. Moreover, all VM backups can be automatically compressed and deduplicated, which optimizes storage space. “We perform VM backup once a day from Monday evening till Friday evening. Backing up files takes approximately 30 minutes. Since I no longer have to do everything manually. Things have become much easier for me. The product does its job well, and then I receive reports via email regarding my backups,” says Mr. Belouin.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication’ s VM Replication creates an exact copy of the source VM and puts this copy on a target VMware ESXi host. VM replicas are in a powered off state, and if a disaster strikes, you can power on the VM replicas and continue operating from an offsite environment. VM replication protects from downtime and data loss caused by a disaster occurring at a particular location. “Thanks to VM replication, I can power on a VM replica anytime, even the VM replica that was created the day before. When I’m creating a VM replication job, the advanced interface is well thought out,” says Mr. Belouin. “Being able to choose each parameter or setting simply and precisely is a joy. For critical services, VM replication jobs take approximately two hours per evening.”

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides College Saint François with simplicity, easy management, and reliable VM backup/replication. “Since I was doing backups manually in the past, having a VM backup solution that was specifically designed for VMware environments is a complete 180. The first advantage is the simplicity that I achieved with NAKIVO Backup & Replication’s web interface. Secondly, I choose the desired frequency with which I create different backup and replication jobs in NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Lastly, with VM replication, we can overcome site failure in case of a disaster. NAKIVO Backup & Replication saved my personal time, as I no longer need to manage the manual backups. I saved money for the school, and I work on other tasks that relate to our IT environment,” says Mr. Belouin.


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About College Saint François
College Saint François is a middle school in Les Hauts-d’Anjou, France. The college is a private Catholic educational institution that welcomes students from the grade 3 to 6. Currently, 475 students are enrolled at the college. In 2021, the college will start expanding its facilities with the primary school , a canteen for the primary school, and two new classrooms. For more information, visit

NAKIVO is a US-based corporation dedicated to delivering the ultimate backup and disaster recovery solution. NAKIVO Backup & Replication protects VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, and Amazon EC2 environments, physical servers, workstations, Oracle databases, and Microsoft Office 365 application data. With 20 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth, 5-star online community reviews, 98% customer satisfaction with support, and more than 15,000 paid customers worldwide, NAKIVO is one of the fastest-growing data protection software vendors in the industry. NAKIVO’s customers include great multinational companies such as Coca-Cola, Honda, China Airlines, DHL, and many others. NAKIVO has a global presence, with over 5,400 channel partners in 150 countries.

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Salesforce Cloud Backup Joins AvePoint’s Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 Products, and will be available across 36 countries and in 58 distributor marketplaces

JERSEY CITY, NJ – April 5, 2021 — / — AvePoint, Inc., a leading Microsoft 365 data management independent software vendor, today announced its Salesforce Cloud Backup product is available to the channel partner ecosystem. The product adds to the AvePoint suite of trusted Cloud Backup for Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 to arm managed service providers (MSPs) with seamless and comprehensive backup and restore capabilities across multiple, popular SaaS providers.

Today, Salesforce Cloud Backup is available for managed service providers (MSPs) to resell and protect customers’ CRM data across 36 countries and 58 cloud marketplaces including Tech Data StreamOne Solutions Store, Ingram Micro Cloud marketplace, Synnex Stellr marketplace, ALSO Cloud marketplace, Vuzion CORE and IT Cloud marketplace.

Any company utilizing Salesforce, whether a large enterprises or SMB, depends on CRM data for vital, contextual information on their customers, making data loss a significant threat to short and long-term operations. AvePoint’s Salesforce Cloud Backup enables channel partners to manage multiple tenants using the same technology that powers AvePoint Cloud Backup for enterprise customers using Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and Salesforce. To date, AvePoint protects nearly one hundred thousand users across numerous organizations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Inter-American Development Bank and Breville.

“Most native backup solutions offered by SaaS providers today cannot meet customers’ recovery point and recovery time objectives, and are labor-intensive for end-users,” said John Peluso, Chief Product Officer at AvePoint. “We believe that as companies leverage more cloud-based technologies and produce more business-critical data, they need products like ours delivered by partners to mitigate risk in a comprehensive and effortless fashion.”

In March 2021, Salesforce reinstated its Data Recovery Service after discontinuing it for close to a year, citing numerous third-party solutions as a partial reason. Because third-party backup solutions play such an important role in the Salesforce ecosystem, the company only offers a Disaster Recovery Service, intended for use in the event of an emergency, which can take up to eight weeks and has limited metadata restore options. Its other native backup solution offered to customers, Scheduled Data Export, is a weekly export of CSV files to a data warehouse and does not cover the Sandbox.

AvePoint, however, offers the following key features to enable managed service providers to mitigate their clients’ risk of Salesforce CRM data loss:

  • Unlimited, automated backup for Salesforce assets: AvePoint’s quick, on-demand recovery gives companies access to metadata, records, organizations and files four times per day, with unlimited retention and storage options.
  • Granular restore options: Companies can seamlessly restore CRM data at the organization, object, record and field levels to ensure no information is lost.
  • Encrypted, hyper-scaled and secure data protection: All Salesforce data is stored in the Azure cloud across global data centers, using encryption and user tokens to meet compliance needs. Organizations can choose where their data lives with multi-geo capabilities.
  • Visibility, delegation and control: Intuitive dashboard displays provide immediate insight and access to backup history for end-users. Administrators can delegate different levels of access to various administrators across their organization. Service administrators can be identified and given different backup and restore permissions for different operations such as the exporting of metadata, backup data comparisons and end-user restore via an AppExchange.

“Even with an increase in digital collaboration and associated data risks, more than half of small businesses, the end-users relevant to our MSP partners, are not prepared for data loss,” said Jason Beal, Senior Vice President of Global Channel and Partner Ecosystems at AvePoint. “We’ve spent two decades building the most robust third-party SaaS backup infrastructure available today, and now we’re proud to help MSPs leverage this service to create not only a valuable, but increasingly vital, solution for their customers.”

“Partnering with AvePoint enables us to provide small businesses with best-in-class IT services, which today include protecting them from catastrophic data loss,” said David Huseonica, Chief Operating Officer at Rojoli Services, Inc, a Managed IT Services Company. “Especially as our customers continue to leverage digital collaboration and CRM tools like Salesforce, it is critical we ensure they don’t need to think twice about data backup.”

For more information on how AvePoint will protect Salesforce CRM data, please visit

About AvePoint
AvePoint enables you to collaborate with confidence. Our data management solutions help our diverse, global customer base overcome complex transformation, governance, and compliance challenges in the Microsoft cloud. A five-time winner of the Global Microsoft Partner of the Year award, AvePoint offers the only full suite of SaaS solutions to migrate, manage and protect data in Microsoft 365. More than 7 million cloud users, including a quarter of the Fortune 500, rely on our solutions. Our SaaS solutions are also available to managed service providers, so they can better support and manage their small and mid-sized business customers. Our multi-tenant solutions are available from over a dozen distributors in more than 100 cloud marketplaces worldwide. Founded in 2001, AvePoint is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey. For more information, visit

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws including statements regarding AvePoint’s products and markets and expected future performance and market opportunities of AvePoint. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to: changes in the competitive and regulated industries in which AvePoint operates, variations in operating performance across competitors, changes in laws and regulations affecting AvePoint’s business and changes in AvePoint’s ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and to identify and realize additional opportunities, and the risk of downturns in the market and the technology industry. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of the registration statement on Form S-4 filed in connection with a proposed transaction between AvePoint and Apex Technology Acquisition Corporation as well as in other documents filed from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and AvePoint assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Investors and security holders are able to obtain free copies of the registration statement, the proxy statement/prospectus, and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by Apex in connection with the proposed transaction with AvePoint through the website maintained by the SEC at The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, the websites referenced in this press release is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this press release.

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Nicole Caci
AvePoint PR Manager

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Security teams can now receive Incydr alerts and generate outreach templates directly through Slack, accelerating triage and response to Insider Risk Indicators

Minneapolis, MN — Apr 2, 2021 — / — Code42, the Insider Risk Management leader, today announced it is offering security analysts a new automated workflow that speeds alert triage and “right-sizes” an appropriate response based on the severity of Insider Risk events. The workflow is available through an integration between Code42’s IncydrTM data risk detection and response product and Slack® collaboration software, and is recommended for non-malicious Insider Risk events, the most common cause of insider security events today. Now, security teams from collaborative work environments can effectively manage Insider Risk while staying within a commonly used productivity and communication platform.

View a video demo and blog about the Slack automated workflow —

Using the automation, Incydr sends low severity and/or time sensitive alerts to a private Slack channel for security analyst review. Alerts include detailed context about the event, such as user information, exfiltration vector detail, and the name and total count of all files transferred. The alert in Slack allows security analysts to automatically generate a direct message, which can be sent to the user to inquire about the Insider Risk event. This speeds the time it takes to respond to a user’s activity and ensures security professionals are able to address concerning behaviors in a collaborative way. Through a direct message in Slack, security teams are able to understand intent, request remediation, and educate on the appropriate action that should be taken in the future – all within minutes. This ultimately creates a more cohesive, trusting relationship between the security team and the rest of the organization.

“There is no one-size-fits-all response to Insider Risk. Security teams must prioritize risk and take action depending on employee intent, past behavior and incident impact, but they need an automated way to do it,” said Joe Payne, president and CEO for Code42. “This automated workflow using Slack delivers a streamlined experience for security teams and improves how they engage with their organizations to build more security-aware cultures. It really helps to shift the perception of security from police to partner while automating alert response.”

Workflow automation is one of the four primary technical requirements or tactics – along with case management, playbooks and security awareness training – recommended for automating risk remediation in the Code42 Insider Risk Management (IRM) framework to data protection. By taking an IRM approach, organizations can protect their data from leaks caused by insiders while ensuring compliance with data use policy, creating a more risk-aware culture and accelerating security’s time to value.

Code42 Incydr is the purpose-built product for Insider Risk Management. Incydr surfaces the top indicators of Insider Risk and accelerates an organization’s ability to detect and respond to data exposure and exfiltration events. Incydr is cloud-native and built to directly address the gaps in conventional data security solutions. Organizations looking for detailed security intelligence about on- and off-network file movements can use Incydr to help identify and act on the greatest risks to their data.

Additional Code42 Resources

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  • Read this case study to learn how Snowflake leveraged Incydr as part of their Insider Risk Management program —
  • Check out the white paper, A Step-by-Step Guide to Automating Workflows to Protect Data —
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  • Join the conversation with Code42 on our blog, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

About Code42
Code42 is the leader in insider risk detection and response. Native to the cloud, Code42 rapidly detects data loss, leak, theft and sabotage as well as speeds incident response – all without lengthy deployments, complex policy management or blocking employee productivity. With Code42, security professionals can protect corporate data and reduce insider risk while fostering an open and collaborative culture for employees. Backed by security best practices and control requirements, Code42’s insider risk solution can be configured for GDPR, HIPAA, PCI and other regulatory frameworks.

More than 50,000 organizations worldwide, including the most recognized brands in business and education, rely on Code42 to safeguard their ideas. Founded in 2001, the company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and backed by Accel Partners, JMI Equity and Split Rock Partners. Code42 was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of America’s best workplaces in 2020. For more information, visit

© 2020 Code42 Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Code42, the Code42 logo and Incydr are registered trademarks or trademarks of Code42 Software, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.

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Public Relations Principal, Code42

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April 01, 2021

The top 100 online backup companies are grouped into 4 categories, namely:

1) Consumer – for the general consumers

2) Small Medium Business (SMB) – for small and medium businesses

3) Enterprise – for large enterprise corporations

4) Enablers – for enablers, channel, white label companies

The top 100 Online Backup Companies are determined mainly based on these criteria outlined in this article: How Do I Choose the Best Online Backup Provider?

In addition to the points specified in the above link, we also take into consideration news releases companies publish in the preceding month, server stability, reports from our mystery shoppers, our own reviews, the company’s culture and ethics, users’ feedback, company corporate blogs, and more.

To read our official news release regarding our top 100 online backup companies, please click here.

The Top 100 Cloud Backup Companies for April 2021

Online Backup Reviews: Top 25 Top 75 Top 100 Online Backup Service Providers

Unless otherwise indicated, all domains are “dot com” websites.

Note: Some companies might have products and/or services in 2 or more categories.

01 Carbonite Safe Arcserve Databarracks Asigra
02 Backblaze Carbonite Server StorageCraft Veeam
03 IDrive Backup-Everything Code42 Rubrik
04 Acronis IDrive Business Assured-DP Novastor
05 SpiderOak Code42 StorageGuardian HYCU
06 Livedrive CloudOak iomart (Backup-Technology) OwnBackup
07 KeepVault Cohesity Datto
08* MSP360 HYCU BaculaSystems
09 SugarSync* JungleDisk Nasuni Acronis
10 Dropbox* DataDepositBox Egnyte Arcserve
11 Box* ElephantDrive Zerto*** CommVault
12 ADrive DriveHQ ExaGrid Dell EMC
13 SOSOnlineBackup BackupAssist Cloudian Druva
14 OpenDrive* USDataVault Nakivo Actifio
15 Backupify** UKBackup Barracuda (Intronis)
16 Memopal Datastring KeepItSafe Vembu
17 MyPCBackup Novosoft DataStorageCorp IBM (Spectrum Protect)
18 LongViewSystems Falconstor
19 iCloud* SolutionUnion Kaseya Axcient
20 Google Drive* Rackspace Redstor (Attix5)
21 OneDrive* LiveVault
22 Amazon Drive* BackupManager N2WS (Veeam)
23 Norton Nordic-Backup SunGard CTERA
24 SecureBackup IASOBackup Unitrends
25 Cloud Daddy CentralDataStorage Veritas Infrascale

To learn more about the enabling companies and their respective categories, click here.


* Storage and collaboration solution good for consumers as well as enterprises.

** Backupify is a backup tool for social networking accounts (e.g. Google+, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

*** Replication solution


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April 01, 2020

The growth of the cloud backup industry, over the last decade has been dramatic. The market has witnessed the rise and fall of many startups and stabilization of others. Interestingly, the companies that have gained a strong foothold in the industry are not all similar. There is a subtle distinction in the nature and types of services they offer. Some of these companies are pure enablers, while others combine enablement functions with direct-to-market services. Yet others, may license the software from enablers with or without re-branding options and service the cloud backup service needs of their clients.

Five distinct categories can be identified as under (click on links for details):
1/ Pure Enabler
2/ Enabler & Service Provider – Channel or Direct
3/ Service Provider – Channel Only
4/ Service Provider – Channel and Direct
5/ Service Provider – Direct Only (For complete list of companies, see our top monthly ranking list)

Based on a number of factors, such as technology, features, easy of use, dedication to MSPs, channel, revenue structure, reputation, support, price entry point, value, and corporate culture of the companies, we have summarized our rankings.

The companies are categorized in their respective columns. If we have made an error in the category or companies have changed their business plan and as a result need to be categorized in a different column, please let us know.

Top Online Cloud Backup Enablers

Note: Click on company names to read their profiles

No. Company Ranking (Click links for more details)
Pure Enabler Enabler & Service Provider
Channel or Direct
Service Provider Channel Only Service Provider Channel and Direct
1 Asigra Y
2 Veeam Y
3 Rubrik Y
4 Novastor  Y
6 OwnBackup Y
7 Datto Y
8 BaculaSystems Y
9 Acronis Y
10 Arcserve Y
11 CommVault Y
12 Dell EMC Y
13 Druva Y
14 Actifio Y
15 Barracuda (Intronis) Y
16 Vembu Y
17 IBM Spectrum Protect Y
18 Falconstor Y
19 Axcient Y
20 Redstor (Attix5) Y
21 LiveVault Y
22 N2WS Y
24 Unitrends Y
25 Infrascale Y

For online backup companies that offer direct services to end users, please check out our top online backup monthly rankings. These 75 companies are listed in three columns – Consumer, SMBs and Enterprises.

I. Pure Enablers: These are companies that develop and own the online backup software. They license the product to their MSP partners. The MSPs can re-brand the product and sell services under their own banner and brand and are supported by the enabling company for deployment of the software. Pure enablers do not provide any cloud backup services themselves and do not own/host any vaults. No channel conflict. These companies may also partner with distributors and resellers for distribution or sale of licenses.

II. Enablers & Service Providers – Channel or Direct: These are companies who go direct-to-market with online backup services using software developed and owned by them or licensed from other enablers. If they own the software or have the distribution rights for the software they may license the software to their MSP partners for extending the reach of the market. MSPs can only act as channels for the Enabler or use the software (without branding) for providing services to their clients.

III. Service Providers – Channel Only: These are companies who go direct-to-market with online backup services using software developed and owned by them or licensed from other enablers. They may own/host their vaults, but go-to-market ONLY through their wholesale resellers. If they own the software or have the distribution rights for the software, they may license the software to their MSP partners for extending the reach of the market. MSPs can only act as channels for the Enabler or use the software (without branding) for providing services to their clients. They do not sell cloud backup services directly to end-user customers. No channel conflict.

IV. Service Provider – Channel and Direct: These are companies who go direct-to-market with online backup services using software developed and owned by them or licensed from other enablers. These companies license software from enablers, and own/host their vaults, but go-to-market BOTH directly to end-user customers AND through their wholesale resellers. If they own the software or have the distribution rights for the software they may license the software to their MSP partners for extending the reach of the market. MSPs can only act as channels for the Enabler or use the software (without branding) for providing services to their clients. Potential for channel conflict.

V. Service Providers – Direct Only: These are companies who develop and own their own software or license it from an enabler and own/host their vaults, but go-to-market directly to end-user customers. for providing online backup services to their clients. They do not sell cloud backup services via resellers. No channel conflict.

Below are enablers’ ranking profiles:

1. Asigra – Based in Toronto, Canada, Asigra describes itself as a company that is devoted to furthering cloud Backup, Recovery and Restore (BURR) by offering its cloud solutions entirely through its Partner ecosystem. The company prides itself on its role as a cloud service enabler and focuses all its energies on architecting a cloud solution that is agentless; differentiated with a robust backup and recovery engine and a capacity based pricing model. With over thirty years of experience and 1,000,000 deployments globally, Asigra is distinguished by its innovation and efforts at educating the data protection marketplace and driving the demand for best-of-the-breed cloud-based services. The company assumes a non conflicting role and believes in creatively nurturing its Partner ecosystem by providing its partners with value beyond the software. Asigra is committed to providing its partners with effective marketing and sales tools to help them scale their cloud backup business and position themselves as leaders within the market. With an aggressive Partner Program, Asigra partners are able to deploy cost-effective public, hybrid and private cloud solutions to consumers, SMBs and Enterprises worldwide. Service Providers Powered by Asigra, including Terremark (a Verizon company), NTT America, Centre Technologies, Highstreet IT Solutions, INFINIT Consulting, Pulsant and Backup Technology, are actively helping define standards for the industry. David Farajun, the CEO of the company does not hesitate to declare that Asigra’s success is defined by the success of its partners. For more information, visit

2. Veeam – Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 51,000+ ProPartners and 267,500+ customers with the highest customer satisfaction scores in the industry. It is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, with has offices in more than 30 countries. Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™, a business that must operate 24.7.365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Availability Suite™, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication™, leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the modern data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs, while always supporting the current and future business goals of Veeam customers. To learn more, visit or follow Veeam on Twitter @veeam.

3. Rubrik – Launched in 2014 and headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Rubrik is one of the latest companies to enter the data protection space. It has developed the world’s first Cloud Data Management platform for data protection, search, analytics, archival and copy data management for hybrid cloud enterprises. With its motto to “simplify how businesses around the World keep and use their data”, Rubrik builds beautifully simple products for businesses to meet their most challenging data management needs. Rubrik blends expertise from both consumer and enterprise worlds to pioneer a fresh approach to an old problem. It combines traditional backup with the ability to recover, manage, and secure data across public and private clouds. In its short existence, Rubrik has spread its wings in 5 continents and grown into a 600 employee corporation, and now has $150M run-rate in bookings in just 8 quarters of selling, and signed 500+ channel partners across the globe. It has received numerous industry awards including: #7 on LinkedIn’s Top Companies | Startups 2017 list, Gartner Visionary in 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions, Gartner Cool Vendor, Forbes Cloud 100, Forbes Next Billion Dollar Companies, Business Insider’s 51 Enterprise Startups to Bet Your Career On, InformationWeek Top 25 Vendors to Watch, Top 20 Companies to Watch, Best of VMworld, and CRN Emerging Vendors, among others. Fortune 500 companies use Rubrik to manage data at scale while realizing data-driven services anytime, anywhere. “All Your Apps. Instantly Available.” For more information, please visit

4. NovaStor – NovaStor, a global company with offices in Switzerland, Germany and the U.S., markets its award-winning, Cloud, SMB and Enterprise backup and recovery products through MSPs, VARs, OEMs and System Retailers. It guarantees its Partners, Cloud, MSP, SMB and Enterprise customers personal account management, enticing discounts, extensive tailor-made product training, efficient lead generation, practical support for marketing and 24-7 local technical support. Further, it provides these Enterprise, Cloud and MSP Partners and customers with unlimited access to support forums, information portals and a variety of workshops, webinars and training sessions to promote the commercial interests of their partners. Partners and MSPs who sign up with NovaStor can expect to have the company’s full attention and support in building long-term, solid business relationships that are founded on transparency, simplicity and personal interaction. NovaStor proudly asserts on its website that its partner program constructs with all components required to to build successful companies that can capitalize on growth markets and create wealth for all stakeholders. The programs are designed to ensure that NovaStor and its partners, some of which include HP, General Mills, and Tieto, go to market with complete confidence that they will be successful together. For additional information, please visit

6. HYCU, Inc.: HYCU is the fastest-growing leader in the multi-cloud backup and recovery as a service industry. By bringing true SaaS-based data backup to both on-premises and cloud-native environments, the company provides unparalleled data protection, migration and disaster recovery to more than 2,000 companies worldwide. HYCU’s award-winning, purpose-built solutions eliminate the complexity, risk and high cost of legacy-based solutions, providing data protection simplicity in a hyper-connected, multi-cloud world. Customers experience frictionless, cost-effective data backup and recovery, no matter where their data resides. Based in Boston, Mass., the company employs 300 people across the globe. HYCU solutions are ideal for Service Providers, SIs and MSPs that can leverage an easy to deploy, manage and maintain a Backup as a Service and DR service offering. More information on becoming a Cloud Services Provider Partner are available at Or, learn more at

6. 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. Helping more than 1,000 businesses worldwide protect critical cloud data, OwnBackup covers data loss and corruption caused by human errors, malicious intent, integration errors and rogue applications. Built for security and privacy, OwnBackup exceeds the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements for backed-up data. Co-founded by seasoned data-recovery, data-protection and information-security experts, OwnBackup is a top-ranked backup and restore ISV on Salesforce AppExchange and was awarded the Salesforce Appy Award in 2018. Headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, with R&D, support and other functions in Tel Aviv and London, OwnBackup is the vendor of choice for some of the world’s largest users of SaaS applications.

OwnBackup is a team of passionate, creative, curious individuals from all over the globe, but we all share a common belief: No company operating in the cloud should ever lose data.OwnBackup believes that your data should be safe and accessible no matter where it is stored, so it built a platform that integrates with leading SaaS/PaaS solutions to keep you covered. OwnBackup’s system complements your vendor’s built-in data-protection mechanisms by protecting you from data loss & corruption, caused by accidental deletion, bad code, rogue integrations, and malicious employees. OwnBackup’s availability and downtime is tracked in real-time on a publicly available site for complete transparency into its service, Click here to view OwnBackup’s historical availability on-demand —

OwnBackup is drawing on its experiences in data recovery, data protection, and information security to build a best-in-class company that’s prepared for rapid growth.Its belief that you should never lose data on the cloud is driving it to constantly refine and improve its platform. It is the top-ranked backup & restore ISV on the AppExchange, and it was picked as a Gartner 2015 “Cool Vendor” in Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery. For more information, visit

7. Datto – Datto Inc. is an award-winning global vendor of backup, disaster recovery (BDR) and Intelligent Business Continuity (IBC) solutions, providing best-in-class technology and support to its 5,000+ channel Partners throughout North America and Europe. Datto is the only hybrid-cloud BDR/IBC vendor that provides instant on- and off-site virtualization, and screenshot backup verification, achieved through its Inverse Chain Technology(TM). Catering to the specific needs of the small to medium-size business market, the Datto product line is comprised of three families; Datto SIRIS 2 (SIRIS 2 Business, SIRIS 2 Professional, SIRIS 2 Enterprise), Datto ALTO 2 (ALTO 2, ALTO XL, ALTO XL Professional), and Datto NAS. Datto partners with the best technology providers in the industry to deliver the most robust and seamless BDR and business continuity solutions available, including: AutoTask, ConnectWise, Kaseya, Level Platforms, Servoyant and StorageCraft. Founded in 2007 by Austin McChord, Datto is privately held. Datto became a publicly traded company in October 2020. For more information, please visit

8. Bacula Systems – Bacula Systems is Switzerland based leading Enterprise Open Core backup and restore software- Company, which combines Bacula’s enterprise-class open standards software with first-class support and professional services. Bacula Systems – a company known in the industry for its commitment to safe, secure and reliable backup solutions. It is a company that represents the disruptive force of open core in the industry, combined with professional development methodologies, support and accountability expected from enterprise software vendors. Leveraging the millions of downloads of the community project, Bacula Enterprise, is by far the most popular Open Core software solution for backup, data recovery and protection of computer data. Bacula software offers up to ten times lower total cost of ownership compared to proprietary solutions, higher reliability and proven performance in mission-critical enterprise environments. Bacula Systems provides world-class technical support, renowned training courses, and Bacula Enterprise Edition products via the Bacula Systems Subscriptions. Since early 2000, Kern Sibbald has been leading the Open Source community in the development of the Bacula project, which over recent years has built up a strong reputation, as a true enterprise-ready backup solution. Bacula Systems SA was founded in 2009 in order to provide full professional support services to the enterprise and via its network of Bacula Partners. For additional information, please visit

9. Acronis – Headquartered in Burlington, MA and founded in 2002, Acronis a truly global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Acronis is a fast-growing international company with over 700 employees and over 900 partners in more than 145 countries worldwide. Acronis boasts well over 5,000,000 individual customers and over 500,000 business customers from various industries and has more than 50 patents under its name. Acronis’ award winning customer support centers offer 24/7 assistance to its customers worldwide. Acronis can help you securely migrate, protect and recover critical data wherever it resides in your physical, virtual or cloud environments. With a Unified Platform and new generation technology, its innovative solutions are designed to ease the management burden and reduce total cost of ownership, while improving your recovery time objectives. Acronis provides complete, efficient, and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual, and cloud environments, as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices. For more information, please visit

10. Arcserve – Arcserve is a leading provider of data protection and recovery solutions, giving organizations the assurance that they can recover their data and applications when needed. Launched in 1983, Arcserve now provides a comprehensive solution for cloud, virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud. Once synonymous with legendary tape backup software, Arcserve has since been hard at work reinventing the industry. After 18 years under the CA Technologies umbrella, Arcserve struck out on its own as an independent, private data protection company. Understanding the importance of being nimble, Arcserve built out a portfolio of data protection technologies with an eye toward flexibility, scalability, and ease-of-use. The company was first to market with a unified data protection solution that offers comprehensive features and functionality, including industry-proven backup, replication, high availability, and true global deduplication—all managed from a single pane of glass. Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) was launched first as a software, then as a physical appliance, and now in the cloud. Backed by unsurpassed support and expertise, Arcserve’s award-winning backup and recovery solutions are used by 45,000 end users in more than 150 countries, and distributed by over 7,500 distributors, resellers and service providers around the world. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with offices around the world. For additional information, visit

11. CommVault – Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions. A Gartner Leader in Data Center Backup and Recovery market for the sixth consecutive year, Commvault helps companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform modern data environments. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry’s leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualisation, archive, file sync and share. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert. Without the distraction of a hardware business or other business agenda, Commvault’s sole focus on data management has led to adoption by companies of all sizes, in all industries, and for solutions deployed on premise, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and provided as-a-service. For additional information, please visit

12. Dell EMC – Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

Products and Services:
Dell EMC Cloud Disaster Recovery: Cloud DR allows enterprises to copy protected VM’s from their on-prem Data Domain/ Integrated Data Protection Appliance to the public cloud, stored over object storage, then run orchestrated DR testing or Failover of those VMs copies to cloud instances and later automatically Failback those recovered cloud instances back to virtual machines on-premises. Cloud DR also allows customers to efficiently extend their on-premises data protection to VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC on AWS), by recovering the VMs copies stored over AWS S3 storage directly to new virtual machines over the VMC on AWS environment. The VMC on AWS environment is not required during on-going protection and can be obtained on-demand when recovery is needed. Customers that wish to use Data Domain replication from on-prem Data Domain to a DD VE instances in AWS to gain deduplication benefits, as well as Avamar’s agent-based application consistency, can use Cloud DR Advanced mode in order to enable orchestrated recovery of VMs and applications protected on-premises to EC2 instances in AWS and automated failback of those recovered instances back to on-premises virtual machines.

Data Domain Cloud Tier: Data Domain Cloud Tier provides best of breed technology that will allow businesses to gain the advantages of cloud while lowering overall TCO. With DD Cloud Tier, data is natively tiered to the public, private or hybrid cloud for long-term retention. Only unique data is sent directly from Data Domain to the cloud and data lands on the cloud object storage already deduplicated. With Dell EMC’s advanced deduplication, storage footprint is greatly reduced for cost-effective long-term retention in the cloud. A broad ecosystem of backup and enterprise applications and a variety of public and private clouds are supported with DD Cloud Tier. Data Domain’s pricing starts at sub $9K.

Data Protection Suite: Best-in-class Dell EMC Data Protection software solutions accelerate backups up to 20x and recovery up to 10x for mission-critical applications. Dell EMC software covers a broad range of applications, including everything from virtual machines to high IO/change rate OLTP, and VMware workloads running on AWS.

Dell EMC Data Domain has an open ecosystem strategy: It can serve as the target backup storage with both Dell EMC backup software as well as software from Dell EMC’s competitors, who incorporate Data Domain in their total solutions. Data Domain coupled with Dell EMC Data Protection Software gives customers the most out of their investment by providing them with a number of additional benefits.

Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA): Powerful data protection in a single appliance that is easy to deploy and manage — no matter where data resides. The integrated appliance brings together protection storage and software, search, and analytics, plus simplified management and cloud readiness. The clean, intuitive interface of the IDPA System Manager provides a comprehensive view of data protection infrastructure from a single dashboard.

Some of these benefits include:

  • Higher average deduplication rate – and more savings from the resulting reduction in amount of backup capacity required
  • Direct orchestration of long term retention/archiving to the Cloud with control of data movement policies
  • Instant access and restores for VM workloads
  • Cloud disaster recovery (replication and spin off of virtual machines in Amazon Web Service)

Key Features:

  • Reduces storage requirements by 10 – 55x with variable-length deduplication
  • Gain industry leading speed, scalability, and reliability


  • Back directly from a wide range of enterprise apps or primary storage
  • Deploy protection storage however you want it


  • DD Cloud Tier: Natively tier deduplicated data to the cloud for modern long-term retention
  • DD Cloud DR: Copy backed-up VMs to the public cloud (AWS) for disaster recovery

13. Druva – Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry’s first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence–dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva’s award-winning solutions intelligently collect data, and unify backup, disaster recovery, archival and governance capabilities onto a single, optimized data set. As the industry’s fastest growing data protection provider, Druva is trusted by over 4,000 global organizations, and protects over 40 PB of data. Learn more at and join the conversation at

14. Actifio – Actifio is the world’s leading Data-as-a-Service platform. It enables thousands of users around the world to deliver their data just as they deliver their applications and infrastructure… as a service available instantly, anywhere. An enterprise-class software platform powered by patented Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology, Actifio frees data from traditional infrastructure to accelerate adoption of hybrid cloud, build higher quality applications faster, and improve business resiliency and availability. Actifio comes with rapid incremental forever backup and scalable instant recovery for database, NAS and file workloads in VMs, physical machines, and the Cloud; and a high-performance, scalable database cloning and instant recovery solution that is purpose-built for Oracle, MS SQL and ERP applications. Enterprise customers use Actifio to build higher quality applications faster by making high fidelity test data instantly available to authorized developers, to improve business resiliency and availability by rendering traditional backup and disaster recovery point tools obsolete, and to accelerate adoption of hybrid cloud architectures in service to those and many other enterprise use cases. Actifio captures data at a block level in native format, according to customized SLA, allowing to manage a physical copy, moved once and stored anywhere. Actifio uses unlimited virtual copies for instant access and protection, reducing business risk by minimizing application downtime, drastically reducing backup windows, and delivering lower RTOs and RPOs, for any size dataset across a wide variety of enterprise applications. Actifio delivers maximum advantage with lower TCO by reducing license, infrastructure, and operational costs, and by eliminating multiple point tools, data sprawl and manual processes. Actifio is Agile, Resilient, Independent, Secure and Scalable. For more, visit or follow us on Twitter @Actifio.

15. Barracuda (Intronis) – Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA) simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications, and data, regardless of where they reside. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. Barracuda’s data protection business includes Barracuda Backup, a solution designed for the cloud that provides the flexibility to easily back up data wherever it resides – on premises or in the cloud – and replicate data to a secure cloud or to a private location. Barracuda Backup can be deployed as a purpose-built backup appliance, in virtual environments, or for cloud-to-cloud backup. Barracuda Backup physical appliance combines software, local storage and offside replication in a single package. Barracuda Backup Vx is a software solution for virtual environments that leverages existing compute and storage infrastructures. Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup replicates data from supported cloud environments into Barracuda’s Cloud Storage. For additional information, please visit

16. Vembu – Vembu is not a direct-to-customer sales Company. This, Chennai, India based company, takes its place in the cloud backup and recovery marketplace as a cost effective, hybrid data protection product developer, catering to the needs of small and medium businesses, through the agency of its partners. With over 2000 MSPs, VARs, resellers and distributors registered and marketing its product– StoreGrid–the company categorizes as a cloud enabler–a service provider’s service provider. Vembu’s award winning software StoreGrid–is built around a simple, pay as you go licensing model that integrates business automation and RMM platforms; supports backup of Disk Image, MS SQL, MS Exchange, MS Sharepoint, MySQL, VMWare and Oracle and the interfaces are completely customizable and brandable. The company nurtures its partners by constantly interacting with them at webinars and conferences and providing them with a range of marketing strategy tools. The company’s dynamic and interactive website provides partners and their customers with access to support forums, How-to videos, knowledge bases, FAQs and other systems. For additional information, please visit

17. IBM Spectrum Protect – A solution by IBM, one of the leading technology companies, IBM Spectrum Protect™ (ISP) can simplify data protection where data is hosted in physical, virtual, software-defined or cloud environments. With ISP, you can choose the right software to manage and protect your data, while also simplifying backup administration, improving efficiencies, delivering scalable capacity and enabling advanced capabilities. ISP provides a single data protection platform and simplified administration for virtual and physical machines, using snapshots and backups. It is easy to use, provides policy-based multi-site replication, and flexible restore capabilities, allowing companies to scale and adapt quickly to changing business needs, without compromising security, privacy. It scales quickly and reduces backup infrastructure costs by more than half. ISP also feature: Automated deployment steps, Built-in cloud integration, Scalable performance, Multi-site replication, Optimized data protection, Reduced backup infrastructure costs, and Virtualized, software-defined infrastructures. For more information, visit:

18. FalconStor – FalconStor (OTCQB: FALC) is a data protection company that enables enterprises to modernize their data backup and archival operations across sites and public clouds, delivering increased data security and providing the fastest recovery from a ransomware attack while driving down costs by up to 90 percent. A proven technology leader with more than 30 patents, FalconStor is trusted by more than 1,000 enterprise customers and an ecosystem of managed service providers and resellers worldwide. FalconStor enables secure backup and archival to the chosen cloud provider with no touch operations, making the entire process extremely easy. For more information, visit or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

19. Axcient – Axcient (founded in 2006 at Mountain View, California), is a privately held company backed by Allegis Capital, Peninsula Ventures and Thomvest. The Company provides cloud services through a network of MSPs, distributors and resellers. A dedicated management team is geared to develop its partner programs and provide continuous support with a variety of training options and co-marketing choices. Certification of at least one member of the staff as Axcient Support Technician is a precondition to partnership. The company does not encourage development or modification of Axcient’s appliances or request for phone based trainings. The frictionless partnership philosophy is extended to partner relations and indirectly to customer relations. The Axcient platform combines ease of use with unprecedented uptime guarantees to the small and medium business segment. Users can expect to enjoy cost savings with pay as you go service features, zero investment in infrastructure, license or software expenditures. The service integrates the best elements of on-premise data protection and online disaster recovery services to ensure customer satisfaction. For additional information, please visit

20. Redstor (Attix5) – Founded in the UK in 1998, and headquartered in Reading, UK, Redstor is a well-respected and trusted global provider of cloud backup and disaster recovery software and services. Redstor is a fast growing, international, data management software as a service (SaaS) business. In the fall of 2015, Redstor acquired Attix5, a South African based cloud backup enabling company. For almost two decades, Redstor has been the Data Management & Security Company of choice for businesses and organisations looking for a trusted advisor to manage and secure their data. Redstor’s focus is on partner-enabled cloud backup as a service (BAAS), delivering these services either through its own storage platforms around the world, or by supplying its Backup Pro software to power its partners’ own service platforms. Redstor-powered services are currently available through hundreds of partners worldwide. As an ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certified organisation, Redstor combines technical excellence with proven processes to deliver innovative, flexible and secure cloud services that reduce risks and cost to end users. Redstor platform currently addresses Backup, DR and Archiving and its journey is towards incorporating security, access and insight, all managed and controlled from one place. Restor gives its customers control over their most valuable asset — their data — wherever, whenever, all from a single console. For more information, visit

21. LiveVault – Launched in 1996, LiveVault is one of the pioneers in the online backup technology. The company has endeavored to service its clients using the latest technological advancements in the rapidly changing cloud backup industry while maintaining close customer relationships. It delivers fully automated, turnkey, backup over the Internet or a private network connection for uninterrupted remote data protection. LiveVault provides automated and continuous backup, with protection intervals as low as every fifteen minutes, to ensure data is protected as it is created. Data is moved offsite to secure; mirrored data centers and is completely secure and protected at every step of the way using stringent procedures, protocols, and standards.

The handling of data has evolved significantly in the past few years in response to security threats and legislative acts addressing privacy and financial reporting issues. The LiveVault service enables businesses which are subject to these regulations to easily comply with the data backup and storage requirements of HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC, NASD, and Graham-Leach-Bliley. LiveVault encrypts all data at the source using 256-bit AES encryption with a unique private/public key pair. For an additional layer of protection, LiveVault® uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to establish a secure, resilient communication tunnel to offsite data centers.

LiveVault is a General Services Administration (GSA) contract holder and provides online backup services to government clients. These clients include federal, state and local governments and other government entities. LiveVault is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and has data vaults in various locations in the US and Canada. The Utility Class data centers are access-restricted with 24-hour security guards, strategic monitoring equipment, and electronic security systems. All data facilities are controlled environments with redundant air conditioning and power systems, emergency diesel generators, state-of-the-art fire detection and suppression systems, and multiple high-speed Internet connections. LiveVault is owned by j2 Global. Visit their website

22. N2WS – Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, N2WS was founded in 2012 with the mission of providing enterprise-class data protection for production environments deployed in the public cloud. N2WS Backup & Recovery, Cloud Protection Manager (CPM), was designed and built from the ground up to meet all backup and DR requirements for enterprises on AWS and is now the leading enterprise-class backup, recovery, and disaster recovery solution specifically optimized for Amazon’s AWS EC2 infrastructure. Enterprises can recover complete servers/instances, specific volumes, or individual files in seconds to other AWS regions or even another AWS account, and be back up to production in only seconds. N2WS offers a 30-day free trial with no credit card needed. Interested parties can test-drive all features of our Enterprise edition so they will be able to see first hand how to efficiently and cost-effectively protect their EC2 instances, RDS, DynamoDB, Aurora databases, as well as Redshift clusters, utilize both cross-region and cross-account DR, as well as take advantage of all new and enhanced latest versions. N2WS wasacquired by Veeam in January 2018 for $42.5 Million all cash. Veeam kept N2WS as a separate entity until November 2019, then volunteerly sold it back to the original founders for an undisclosed amount (rumoured to be sold at a huge discount from its original purchase price of $42.5M), after Veeam became the subject of investigation by the US government for its Russian operation. For more information, visit

23. CTERA Networks – CTERA Networks revolutionizes storage and data protection for SMBs and branch offices with Cloud Attached Storage®, a hybrid solution that combines secure cloud storage services with on-premises storage appliances for a seamless user experience. Current solutions for data storage and data protection – such as file servers and backup tape drives – are unnecessarily expensive and disparate. Since SMBs and branch offices are in short supply of IT staff and data management practices are often non-existent, there is a real need for a cost-effective, all-in-one solution for centralized storage and secure off-site data protection. Cloud Attached Storage by CTERA is the answer to the storage and data protection woes of SMBs and remote/branch offices (ROBO). Integrating reliable cloud storage with appliances that are integrated cloud storage gateways and network attached storage (NAS) devices, it provides much needed reliability and storage flexibility, bundled as an easy-to-use, remotely managed storage service. CTERA has designed its technology to cater to the needs of service providers, and is partnering with leading cloud service providers, MSPs and resellers to deliver managed storage, hybrid local/off-site backup and file sharing services to their customers. CTERA Networks is privately held and backed by Benchmark Capital. For additional information, please visit

24. Unitrends – Headquartered in Burlington, MA, Unitrends increases uptime, productivity and confidence in a world in which IT professionals must do more with less. Unitrends leverages high-availability hardware and software engineering, cloud economics, enterprise power with consumer-grade design, and customer-obsessed support to natively provide all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. The result is a “one throat to choke” set of offerings that allow customers to focus on their business rather than backup. Unitrends eliminates backup complexity and stress with all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. Unitrends provides simpler, better, and smarter IT solutions, allowing you to get more free time with all-in-one backup appliances powered by simplicity. Unitrends solutions are pre-integrated and optimized with high-speed performance, deduplication, and predictive analytics needed to protect diverse environments. Built-in ransomware detection and SLA Policy Automation save time and deliver complete confidence in recovery. Learn more by visiting or follow on Twitter @Unitrends and LinkedIn.

25. Infrascale – Infrascale is a parent company of SOS Online Backup (, a leading provider of cloud backup, recovery and archiving solutions for businesses and consumers, supporting more than 50,000 small businesses and individuals around the world. Infrascale provides the most powerful disaster recovery and cloud backup solutions in the world, and is recognized as a 2017 Gartner Leader for Disaster Recovery as a Service. Founded in 2011, the company aims to give every organization the ability to recover from a disaster — quickly, easily and affordably. Combining intelligent software with the power of the cloud, Infrascale cracks the disaster recovery cost barrier by removing the complexity and cost of standby infrastructure 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. In March 2020, SOS Online Backup, a solution offered by Infrascale, suffered a data breach as discovered and reported by vpnMentor. Personal data containing allegedly more than 135 million users were found unencrypted in a misconfigured Amazon S3 bucket. Visit or follow us on Twitter at @Infrascale for more information.

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 releases ranking of the top 100 online backup companies, categorized into four sectors: Consumer, SMB, Enterprise, and Enablers; based on predefined standardized criteria, to help users select the appropriate online backup company.

April 01, 2021 – publishes the April 2021 list of top ranking cloud backup companies, categorized into four sectors: ConsumerSMBEnterprise, and Enablers. The list comprises of 25 companies under each category, for a total of 100 online backup solutions, based on standardized criteria defined on its site. This standardization of selection criteria goes a long way towards enabling users select the right online backup service for their specific needs.

“From 2005 to 2008, we ranked the top 25 companies on a monthly basis in one basket; and that was not easy to identify the solutions easily. Then in 2009, we added 50 more companies and started ranking the top 75 companies in three sectors – Consumer, SMB and Enterprise solutions. And beginning the October 2011 ranking, we have added a fourth column that identifies and ranks the top enablers”, said editor Ezra Brook. The top companies are presented in order of their rankings.

With hundreds of companies offering seemingly the same service, choosing the best online backup provider could be challenging. Users need a standard set of criteria on which to evaluate the different services and understand which one would suit them the best. Factors that generally play a role in selecting online backup service include service requirements such as: cost per GB, cost per PC or per account, security, speed (backup and restore), reliability, uptime, quality, customer service, accessibility and financial standing of the company.

For more details, check our criteria – How Do I Choose the Best Online Backup Provider.

The top 5 cloud backup companies, from each sector include:

  • Consumer: Carbonite Safe, Backblaze, IDrive, Acronis, and SpiderOak
  • SMB: Arcserve, Carbonite Server, Backup-Everything, IDrive Business, and Code42
  • Enterprise: Databarracks, StorageCraft, Code42, Assured-DP, and StorageGuardian
  • Enablers: Asigra, Veeam, Rubrik, Novastor, and HYCU

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Tech-enabled legal-services provider modernizes disaster recovery and data protection to meet strictest SLAs and deliver uninterrupted business resiliency

BOSTON and NEW YORK – April 1, 2021 — / — Zerto, an industry leader in cloud data management and protection, announced that Epiq, a global technology-enabled services leader to the legal services industry and corporations, is modernizing disaster recovery (DR) and data protection for its clients using Zerto.

Epiq hosts petabytes of confidential, business critical data for many of the largest law firms and corporations around the world, and it was looking for a new DR and data protection solution to provide its clients with uninterrupted business service with redundancy in minutes and no downtime or data loss. Continuous access, supported by Zerto’s impressive recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO), is important to Epiq clients because a loss of access could lead to missed court dates or other legal repercussions.

“Epiq is an innovative leader in its field, and it’s a great vote of confidence in Zerto that Epiq selected our technology,” said Ziv Kedem, CEO of Zerto. “Data recovery and protection is a key requirement in the legal services industry where it’s essential to protect against planned and unplanned disruptions and eliminate downtime and data loss so the services remain available and functioning 24/7 for their clients.”

After testing several solution providers, Epiq decided to implement Zerto’s platform for its own data protection needs and offer Zerto’s capabilities to its customer base to meet their strict SLAs.

“Our clients rely on us to have the best processes, plans, and tools in place at our data centers. Zerto gives us the ability to simplify and streamline our disaster recovery process,” said Carlos Gonzalez, chief information officer, Epiq. “In addition, we utilize Zerto’s point-in-time recovery feature for more than just disaster recovery as it provides additional maintenance capabilities.”

“Zerto’s world class capabilities are especially important to our Managed Services clients,” Scott Berger, senior vice president, Epiq eDiscovery solutions. “These clients are trusting us to host their legal operations eDiscovery environment. As the leading Managed Services provider, we are always innovating and looking for ways to differentiate our platform and services.”

About Zerto
Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation through a single, scalable platform for cloud data management and protection. Built for enterprise scale, Zerto’s simple, software-only platform uses continuous data protection to converge disaster recovery, backup, and data mobility and eliminate the risks and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. Zerto enables an always-on customer experience by simplifying the protection, recovery, and mobility of applications and data across private, public, and hybrid clouds. Zerto is trusted by over 9,000 customers globally and is powering offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and more than 450 managed service providers.

About Epiq
Epiq, a global technology-enabled services leader to the legal services industry and corporations, takes on large-scale, increasingly complex tasks for corporate counsel, law firms, and business professionals with efficiency, clarity, and confidence. Clients rely on Epiq to streamline the administration of legal department and business operations, class action and mass tort, eDiscovery, regulatory, compliance, restructuring, and bankruptcy matters. Epiq subject-matter experts and technologies create efficiency through expertise and deliver confidence to high-performing clients around the world. Learn more at

Derrick Shannon
Touchdown PR

Source: Zerto




The File Fabric was chosen as it was designed to support remote working collaboration with object storage coupled with built-in security, governance and compliance features available as one turnkey service, hosted in the cloud

LONDON, UK – March 31st 2021 — / — Storage Made Easy® (SME), announced today that Adams Wealth Advisors has chosen the Storage Made Easy (SME) Enterprise File Fabric to transition employees to the Cloud in the current remote working environment.

Adams Wealth Advisors is a registered investment advisory firm which over the previous three years has grown between 30% and 40% annually. The start of the pandemic early in 2020 forced most of the staff to work from home, creating problems for an infrastructure built to support employees working from the office. At the time, all storage was on-premises and it seemed like remote users were working at the dawn of the computer era rather than in the world of ‘work from anywhere’ in the era of cloud computing.

The appeal of the File Fabric was that it was designed to support remote work, security and governance, and collaboration all together in one turnkey service in the cloud.

Some key achievements:

  • Migrating the on-premises NAS data onto the cloud was supported by Storage Made Easy and was straightforward. The company used Rclone, an open source data tiering application, which has built in support for the File Fabric. Data was tiered to Amazon S3 over a weekend.
  • The File Fabric provides multiple methods for Adams Wealth users to access their Amazon S3 data including a web browser UI, mobile devices, and Cloud Drive (akin to the users previous home drive).
  • The File Fabric provides capabilities not easily available natively including features such as locking, versioning and trash. The trash capability has been especially useful on several occasions.
  • The File Fabric for Adams Wealth is deployed in the Cloud on IaaS – infrastructure as a service. The IaaS is a dedicated instance of the File Fabric configured specifically for Adams including their own domain and branding.
  • From a security and compliance perspective, the File Fabric has provided significant new capabilities. Key items include streamed encryption and an audit trail that captures all data access events, which can be used for compliance, to satisfy for example Subject Data Access Requests.
  • Document collaboration with clients and partners, now occurs directly from the main server. There is no need to duplicate files to external consumer sync services. With controls such as link duration, number of downloads, passwords and the audit trail collaboration is both more efficient as well as secure.

Jonathan Dursteler, Director of Technology at Adams Wealth said: “the transition to the cloud has been pretty easy and our users have been using the system seamlessly.” He adds, “we are pleased and happy with the File Fabric and have streamlined our processes while also improving our security and compliance.”

Read full case study here

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

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

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

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

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

Storage Made Easy is the trading name of Vehera LTD.

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

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

Source: Storage Made Easy




Subscription-based services offload network pipes with secure and scalable mass data transport on Lyve Mobile shuttles and arrays

FREMONT, CA — March 30, 2021 — / — Seagate Technology, plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in data storage infrastructure solutions, today launched Lyve™ Data Transfer Services with its fleet of Lyve Mobile data shuttles, arrays, and services, enabling businesses to move mass data quickly, securely, and simply from edge to private, public, or hybrid clouds. The new Lyve Data Transfer Services on-demand, web-based purchasing model enables customers to pay only for what they need, when they need it.

Businesses are generating massive amounts of data. Seagate’s Rethink Data — report notes that enterprise data is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 42.2% over the next two years. And a new Seagate-commissioned IDC survey found that enterprises frequently move this data among different storage locations, including endpoints, edge, and cloud. In over a?thousand businesses surveyed,?more than half move data between storage locations?daily, weekly, or monthly, and?their average total of physical data transferred?is?473TB. The faster they can move this data from edge to core to cloud, the more quickly they can unlock insights and derive value from their data.

Seagate’s Lyve Data Transfer Services solution consists of Lyve Mobile modular and scalable hardware, purpose-built for simple and secure mass-capacity edge data storage, lift-and-shift initiatives, and other data movement for the enterprise. These products are cloud-vendor agnostic and can be integrated seamlessly with public or private cloud data centers and providers. Lyve Data Transfer Services are now available through Seagate’s web site; customers simply sign up for Seagate’s data transfer services via a flexible subscription that scales up or down to meet evolving storage needs.

Florian Baumann, chief technical officer of Automotive and AI at Dell, stated “Moving hundreds of terabytes of data from a fleet of vehicles to the data center poses numerous challenges for our customers. Seagate’s Lyve Data Transfer Services offer a great solution by physically moving data. It’s a simple and scalable solution and fills a gap that our customers had in the data gravity process.”

“We have a remote production project called ‘The Ripple Effect’ in which we have a network bandwidth of only 35Mbit/sec, making it difficult to push 4K ARRI raw video footage through,” said Dane Brehm, production technologist & digital imaging technician of the Entertainment Technology Center. “Lyve Data Transfer Services make it possible to transfer and move 4K production footage to our cloud data center at the end of each day, quickly ingesting and moving the data, saving us time and money.”

Ashish Naik, principal business development manager, ADAS & Autonomous Driving at NI, noted “Our focus is on increasing the quality of data while minimizing the total cost of data. We achieve this through precise and smart acquisition from new sensor interfaces as well as accurate and tight synchronization. These datasets are increasing exponentially in volume, velocity, and length. Seagate’s Lyve Data Transfer Services enable us to move mass data using Lyve Mobile to a centralized point, giving engineers simple and easy access to the mass data our testing processes collect.”

“With only a fraction of enterprise data being put to work due to economics and storage complexities, Seagate has simplified how mass capacity data is securely captured, aggregated, transported, and managed,” said Jeff Fochtman, senior vice president of marketing at Seagate Technology. “Our Lyve portfolio gives the distributed enterprise a simple and innovative mass-data storage solution to lower overall storage TCO, move, scale, and monetize data, helping them drive value and growth.”

Learn more about Seagate’s complete Lyve portfolio — and the Lyve use cases for storing, moving and activating data at the Datasphere 2021 virtual event. Please register here for today’s event —

About Seagate Technology
Seagate Technology crafts the datasphere, helping to maximize humanity’s potential by innovating world-class, precision-engineered data storage and management solutions with a focus on sustainable partnerships. A global technology leader for more than 40 years, the company has shipped over three billion terabytes of data capacity. Learn more about Seagate by visiting or following us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and subscribing to our blog.

©2021 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate Technology, and the Spiral logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Lyve is a trademark or registered trademark of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries.

Seagate Media Contact
Roxanne Hesh, Consumer PR, Americas
(415) 233-0757

Source: Seagate




With Armis, Veristor Offers Passive Cybersecurity Asset Management, Risk Management and Automated Enforcement to Mitigate the Cyber Risk of Unmanaged and IoT Devices

ATLANTA, GA – March 31, 2021 — / — Veristor Systems, Inc., a trusted provider of transformative business technology solutions, and Armis®, the leading agentless device security platform, today announced a partnership to provide cybersecurity asset management, risk management and automated enforcement to address the new threat landscape of IT, OT, IoT, medical and unmanaged devices.

“The rising threat of cyberattacks in non-corporate IT environments combined with a rapid influx of non-traditional connected devices in today’s enterprise environments creates significant cyberattack risk,” said Brian Yost, Director of Cybersecurity Strategy, Veristor. “Armis uniquely solves this challenge with an agentless device security platform which is just as effective on OT, IoT, medical and unmanaged devices as it is on managed endpoints. This dramatically reduces cyber risk to fill a massive enterprise security gap many of our customers face.”

“When it comes to the design and delivery of advanced security solutions for secure enterprise environments, Veristor is one of the leading solution provider experts,” said Peter Doggart, VP Business Development and Global Channels at Armis. “We are pleased to add them to our growing partner network as we work together to eliminate the device security risk and gaps that can expose organizations to cyberthreats through the rapidly expanding number of vulnerable devices connected across their network.”

Unlike traditional Endpoint Detection and Response Software (EDR) which requires an agent to provide continuous monitoring of managed systems, Armis is 100% agentless and expands beyond managed systems to monitor and protect unmanaged computers and IoT devices. The platform discovers all assets and devices – from laptops and smartphones to smart TVs, webcams, printers, industrial control systems, medical devices and more – and identifies gaps and vulnerabilities while also delivering automated security policy enforcement.

The Armis agentless device security platform is now offered as a part of the Veristor suite of security solutions that are designed to solve business challenges through the intelligent application of next-generation security technology. For more information visit:

About Veristor Systems, Inc.
A leading provider of transformative business technology solutions, Veristor helps its customers accelerate the time-to-value for the software, infrastructure and systems they deploy. We do this by harnessing deep expertise in today’s most advanced data center, security, networking, hybrid cloud, and big data technologies and guiding businesses to the right solutions for their most pressing challenges. And with a full suite of design, deployment, support, and managed service offerings, we work shoulder-to-shoulder with our customers at every step of their technology journey to make technology truly work for them. IT’s just who we are. Learn more at

About Armis
Armis is the leading agentless, enterprise-class device security platform designed to address the new threat landscape of unmanaged and IoT devices. Fortune 1000 companies trust our real-time and continuous protection to see and control all managed, unmanaged, and IoT devices – from traditional devices like laptops and smartphones to new smart devices like smart TVs, webcams, printers, HVAC systems, industrial control systems and PLCs, medical devices and more. Armis provides passive and unparalleled cybersecurity asset management, risk management, and automated enforcement. Armis is a privately held company and headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Wendy Goins
Veristor Systems
Director of Marketing

Source: Veristor




The latest certifications demonstrate the highest standards of privacy and information security

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. – March 31, 2021 — / — OwnBackup, a leading cloud-to-cloud data protection provider, announces it has achieved two internationally recognized ISO certifications, including information security management standard ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and data privacy controls standard ISO/IEC 27701:2019.

As the first internationally recognized privacy certification, ISO/IEC 27701:2019 is the privacy extension to ISO/IEC 27001:2013, building on the same information security management requirements, controls, and objectives associated with the collection and processing of personally identifiable information (PII) and other types of personal data consistent with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and other data privacy requirements.

OwnBackup provides secure, automated, daily backups of Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) data, as well as sophisticated data, compare and restore tools for disaster recovery.

By meeting these critical security and privacy assurance standards, OwnBackup demonstrates it is putting the essential safeguards in place to reduce identified risks and provide greater overall information security and privacy protection for its customers.

“Achieving ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 27701:2019 certifications are critical milestones as they demonstrate our ongoing commitment to upholding the highest possible security and privacy standards,” said Travis Howe, CISO at OwnBackup. “More than 3,000 customers entrust us with their data. We are proud to share this significant accomplishment with them.”

Sam Gutmann, CEO of OwnBackup, added: “As a company, we are committed to building a strong culture of security and privacy across all aspects of our business. The ISO frameworks emphasize continuous improvement, which aligns well with our passion for keeping pace with an ever-changing threat landscape to ensure the protection of our customers’ data.”

Additionally, OwnBackup maintains an active SOC 2 Type II compliance program, provides HIPAA and SEC 17a-4 compliant eligible services, and documents security controls on the Cloud Security Alliance’s Security, Trust & Assurance Registry.

For more information on OwnBackup’s security practices, visit

About OwnBackup:
OwnBackup covers data loss and corruption caused by human errors, malicious intent, integration errors, and rogue applications. Built for security and privacy, OwnBackup exceeds the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements for backed-up data.

Co-founded by seasoned data-recovery, data-protection, and information-security experts, OwnBackup is a backup and restore independent software vendor (ISV) on Salesforce AppExchange. Headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey with Research and Development (R&D), support, and other functions in Tel Aviv and London. OwnBackup is the partner of choice for some of the world’s largest users of SaaS applications.

Media Contact:
Joshua Kroon
Allison+Partners for OwnBackup

Source: OwnBackup




New Valuation Follows a Record-Breaking Quarter with Strong Growth in Annual Recurring Revenues, New Account Wins, and Customers Topping $5M in Lifetime Spend

SAN JOSE, CA – March 30, 2021 — / — Cohesity today announced a new company valuation of $3.7 billion, which is $1.2 billion higher than its valuation less than 12 months ago. This dramatic growth in valuation continues to validate the incredible trajectory and momentum Cohesity is seeing as the modern multicloud data management company.

The valuation was established in line with a $145 million tender offer made by investors to Cohesity employees who want the option to sell a small portion of their equity for liquidity. This non-dilutive transaction was led by STEADFAST Capital Ventures and supported by a syndicate of new and existing investors, including Premji Invest.

“We are pleased to enable this liquidity opportunity for our employees,” said Mohit Aron, CEO and Founder, Cohesity. “We believe the oversubscribed, non-dilutive tender offer based upon this increased company valuation speaks volumes about Cohesity’s performance and future outlook as the leading, modern data management company.”

The valuation comes as Cohesity is reporting record-breaking results from its fiscal second quarter ending Jan. 31, 2021. The company saw significant year-over-year (YoY) growth in annual recurring revenues (ARR), a continued surge in customer wins globally, and a rapidly increasing number of customers spending $5 million or more in total lifetime spend on Cohesity software. Cohesity also saw exceptional traction across its partner and service provider ecosystem.

“Cohesity is firing on all cylinders with significant increases in annual recurring revenues, exceptional customer and partner momentum, and impressive growth in overall customer spend,” said Karan Mehandru, Managing Director and Head of Venture Capital, STEADFAST Capital Ventures. “The company also continues to introduce software innovations that are transforming data management — including Data Management as a Service. This game-changing SaaS technology is unleashing new opportunities for midsize and enterprise customers to simplify data management and do more with their data. At STEADFAST, our goal is to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs building iconic and durable companies that are built to last, and our partnership with Mohit and the Cohesity team is a shining example of that strategy at work.”

“Cohesity continues to disrupt the data management market. The Cohesity Helios multicloud data platform uniquely empowers organizations to easily manage their data, mitigate the risks of ransomware attacks, eliminate infrastructure silos, and solve mass data fragmentation,” said Sandesh Patnam, Managing Partner, U.S., Premji Invest. “Given Cohesity’s continued innovation, excellent NPS customer support scores, strong leadership, and vision for the future, we are very optimistic about Cohesity’s continued success in the market. We believe the new valuation is a fraction of the value Cohesity will be worth long-term.”

Expanded Company Valuation Follows Strong Q2 Results

The following metrics highlight record-breaking results Cohesity achieved during Q2, its most recently completed quarter.

  • Exceptional ARR growth: Cohesity achieved a nearly 90 percent increase YoY (Q2/Q2) in ARR, further emphasizing the success of the company’s subscription-based software model.
  • Strong net expansion rate: Cohesity’s net expansion rate — or the rate of expansion net of churn from existing customers over the last year — continues to exceed 130 percent, a benchmark for leading subscription/SaaS companies. This means that ARR from Cohesity’s existing customer set grew over 30 percent over the last 12 months.
  • Rapid customer growth: Cohesity saw a 50 percent increase YoY (Q2/Q2) in the number of customers doing business with Cohesity, with rapid adoption in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific/Japan regions. More than 2,300 customers trust their data with Cohesity.
  • Continued strength among the Fortune 500: Cohesity customers include two of the top five Fortune 500, two of the top five U.S. banks, more than 300 financial services organizations globally, and three of the top five pharmaceutical companies globally.
  • Massive growth in customer spend: Cohesity realized an 84 percent increase YoY (Q2/Q2) in the number of customers that spent between $1 million and $5 million on Cohesity software in total lifetime spend, and a 300 percent YoY (Q2/Q2) increase in customers with more than $5 million in total lifetime spend.
  • Success with channel partners: The number of partners that have booked $1 million or more in business with Cohesity grew 46 percent YoY (Q2/Q2). Cohesity is not only expanding its base of partners, but going significantly deeper with partners as more customers embrace Cohesity’s multicloud platform and data management offerings.
  • Record-breaking quarter with service providers: Cohesity realized its biggest quarter ever with service providers, seeing a 208 percent growth in bookings YoY (Q2/Q2). Cohesity also signed 16 new service providers globally in Q2, including Move AS, NetNordic, and US Signal.

Cohesity customers span a wide array of verticals including financial services, healthcare, government/ public sector, pharmaceutical, retail, technology, transportation, education, and media and entertainment. Customers include: Cisco, Northumbria Police (UK), Novartis, Proliance Surgeons, Siemens AG, SiteOne® Landscape Supply, Sky Lakes Medical Center, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the San Francisco Giants, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Department of Labor.

Q2 Product Innovations and Industry Accolades

Cohesity introduced innovative SaaS offerings in Q2 and received accolades for its cloud leadership, unique partner program, and recognition from industry analyst firms.

  • New SaaS offerings: In December, Cohesity announced the general availability* of Cohesity DataProtect delivered as a Service. This SaaS-based offering, the first of many to come as part of Cohesity’s comprehensive Data Management as a Service (DMaaS) solution, gives customers an easy way to make sure their on-premises and cloud-based data is backed up and protected.
  • Partner Program of the Year: In December, Cohesity won the “Partner Program of the Year” award from Channel Partner Insight (CPI). These annual awards recognize the companies that are powering the U.S. IT channel.
  • Customers’ Choice: In January, for the fourth time in a row, the company was named a Customers’ Choice in the Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions. Cohesity was the only Customers’ Choice vendor recognized in the following categories: Global Enterprises, Healthcare, and Services industries.
  • Cloud leadership: In February, CRN named Cohesity one of its 100 Coolest Cloud Companies for 2021 for the second year in a row. The annual list recognizes the leading cloud technology providers in five critical categories: infrastructure, monitoring and management, security, storage, and software.

About Cohesity
Cohesity radically simplifies data management. We make it easy to protect, manage, and derive value from data — across the data center, edge, and cloud. We offer a full suite of services consolidated on one multicloud data platform: backup and recovery, disaster recovery, file and object services, dev/test, and data compliance, security, and analytics — reducing complexity and eliminating mass data fragmentation. Cohesity can be delivered as a service, self-managed, or provided by a Cohesity-powered partner.

© 2021 Cohesity, Inc. All rights reserved. Cohesity, the Cohesity logo, Helios, and other Cohesity marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cohesity, Inc. in the US and/or internationally. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Doug Free
Director of Corporate Communications

BOCA Communications for Cohesity

Source: Cohesity, Inc.




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