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Ecosystem of App and Integration Solutions Drastically Expands Choice and Extensibility Across Security, Compliance, and IT Productivity

SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 18, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Cohesity, a leader in next-gen data management, today announced that as more companies are looking for simple and effective ways to do more with data, Cohesity is expanding its Marketplace to not only include apps but integrations with brands that companies often rely on daily.

By unifying all integrations and featuring them in the Cohesity Marketplace, customers can explore and find solutions they need for their evolving data management and protection needs in one place. These solutions can help customers advance security, extend the value of the Cohesity next-gen data management platform, and address data management challenges.

“As the volume and value of data skyrockets for organizations of all shapes and sizes, the vulnerability of this data increases as well. It’s critical that business leaders tear down their data silos and embrace integrated solutions to bolster cybersecurity, improve operational productivity, and derive richer intelligence from their data,” said Kirk Law, senior vice president, research and development, Cohesity. “Delivering extensibility while maintaining simplicity is core to Cohesity’s next-gen data management approach, and this significant expansion of our Marketplace takes us into the next phase of that ambitious vision.”

“Next-generation data management means thinking about data management as a whole and moving away from a collection of siloed point solutions to a platform approach,” said Enrico Signoretti, senior data storage analyst, GigaOM. “For example, Cohesity provides an extensible platform so customers can leverage apps and integrations available in their marketplace, thereby consolidating solutions and providing access to third-party innovations to meet evolving needs.”

Cohesity is providing access to a variety of integrations out of the gate, making it even easier for security and IT teams to work together:

  • Cisco SecureX: Automatically sends Cohesity ransomware alerts directly to Cisco SecureX, where they can be logged, investigated, and acted upon as security incidents with the combined investigative and response capabilities of the customer’s connected security stack.
  • Palo Alto Networks Cortex™? XSOAR: The integration of Cohesity and Palo Alto Networks comprehensive security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) platform automates incident response when anomalies in backup data could indicate a ransomware attack.
  • Entrust: Provides a secure way to control enterprise-wide access to the critical data that drives organizations. In coordination with Cohesity’s data management and encryption capabilities, the Entrust KeyControl solution helps ensure encryption keys are managed across their lifecycle, data is secured, and restored in the event of a breach attempt or a ransomware attack.
  • Fortanix: Secures sensitive data across public, hybrid, multi cloud and private cloud environments, enabling customers to operate even the most sensitive applications across a wide array of environments. Cohesity is designed to encrypt backup data and Fortanix manages the keys, creating separation of duty.
  • Parablu: BluVault On-premises Backup is a powerful data backup solution designed to safeguard endpoint data with on-premises storage. Parablu Endpoint backup for laptops and mobile devices stores backup files on Cohesity, allowing organizations to restore endpoint data from Cohesity backups.

“We are excited to see Fortanix’s industry leading Data Security Manager (DSM) platform featuring FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified HSM and key management on the Cohesity Marketplace,” said Faiyaz Shahpurwala, chief product and strategy officer, Fortanix. “By combining our integrated, easy to use, encrypted key management solutions with Cohesity’s next-gen data management platform for data protection, recovery, and threat detection, customers can not only improve their security posture, but also help ensure compliance with regulations like Shrems II and GDPR.”

“Cyber integration with data resilience has become job No. 1 for organizations around the world. We are excited to be featured on Cohesity’s Marketplace for endpoint data security,” said Randy De Meno, chief strategy officer, Parablu. “Combining the advanced data management, protection and recovery capabilities of the Cohesity next-gen data management platform with our endpoint data protection solutions goes a long way to strengthening the cyber resilience of our joint customers while enabling partners to assist in modernizing their customers data strategy.”

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.

© 2022 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.

Media Contacts
Doug Free
Director of Corporate Communications
doug.free@cohesity.com
650-868-3252

Bospar Public Relations for Cohesity
PRforCohesity@bospar.com

Source: Cohesity

 

 

Eighty-seven percent of UK AEC companies are concerned about ransomware attacks; 71 percent admit their plans for recovery are weak or could be better

READING, UK – May 19, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Egnyte, the leader in cloud content security and governance, today released the findings of a benchmarking survey of UK Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) professionals to evaluate how the industry is responding to the threat of ransomware attacks. The survey reveals that despite 87 percent of respondents having strong concerns about ransomware attacks, 71 percent describe their firm’s recovery strategy as being ‘weak’, ‘could be better,’ or admit to having ‘no plan.’

The benchmark survey, completed in partnership with Digital Construction Week and Building Magazine, reveals the scale of the threat confronting the UK AEC industry today. Almost half (44 percent) of firms had experienced a ransomware attack in the past 24 months. Of these, 25 percent had experienced between two to four attacks and 5 percent had endured five attacks or more, with 28 percent of firms taking over a week to recover.

“AEC firms in the UK are becoming a top target for threat actors and will need to protect their sensitive data by managing access permissions, recognising ransomware early, and remediating fast in the face of a breach,” said Ronen Vengosh, VP of AEC at Egnyte. “Ransomware attacks can bring commercial operations to a standstill, jeopardising projects and tarnishing brand reputations in the process.”

In addition, the shared information environments AEC firms need to maintain to assure real-time collaboration with external contractors and employees based at job sites are major contributors to the security and governance challenges that companies face. Over a third (39 percent) of UK firms confirm they are finding it difficult to securely share and govern files, while only 27 percent are highly confident that the right people have the right access to files at all times.

“To protect their business, UK firms need to enable truly holistic defence programmes – featuring a combination of prevention strategies, content governance, and end-user education – to ensure they stay one step ahead of potential threats like ransomware attacks,” added Vengosh.

Further findings, together with tips on how AEC organisations can protect themselves from ransomware, are available here — https://egnyte.cogniclick.app/report/4a3724112/e6c8c0c9-4180-4c99-bc17-c042e4108842

Additional Resources

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About Egnyte
Egnyte provides a unified content security and governance solution for collaboration, data security, compliance, and threat detection for multicloud businesses. More than 16,000 organizations trust Egnyte to reduce risks and IT complexity, prevent ransomware and IP theft, and boost employee productivity on any app, any cloud, anywhere. Investors include GV (formerly Google Ventures), Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Byers and Goldman Sachs. For more information, visit www.egnyte.com

Global Press & Media Contact
Brittany Carambio
Director of Corporate Marketing
Phone: 301-678-3412
Email: media@egnyte.com

Source: Egnyte

 

 

Joint Solution Empowers Customers with Detailed, Actionable Alerts to Stay Ahead of Threats

SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 18, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Cohesity, a leader in next-gen data management, today announced it has joined forces with Palo Alto Networks to integrate its Cohesity Helios next-gen data management platform with Palo Alto Networks’ CortexTM XSOAR security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) platform for improved ransomware detection and recovery.

A key factor in defeating cyber attacks such as ransomware is how quickly the attack can be recognized and remediation steps initiated. This integration provides detailed automatic alerts when the AI-powered Helios platform detects anomalies in the backup data that could indicate an emerging attack. Once alerted by Cohesity, Cortex XSOAR initiates an automated playbook to triage and mitigate the impact of a potential cyber attack. Integrating a next-gen data management platform with a SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation and Response) capability can help greatly accelerate threat detection and response and decrease an organization’s risk exposure.

“Any delay in ransomware response and recovery could result in extended downtime, data loss, and business disruption,” said Brian Spanswick, CISO, Cohesity. “This integration can help more effectively link data management and data security processes — key to staying one step ahead of ever-persistent ransomware attacks and improving an organization’s cyber resilience.”

“The integration of Cortex XSOAR with Cohesity’s next-gen data management platform is a significant advancement in helping our joint customers protect themselves from the impact of ransomware attacks and improve their cyber resilience,” said Matt Chase, director, Cortex Alliances at Palo Alto Networks. “The AI-powered Cohesity platform issues detailed alerts based on data anomalies. The granular quality of these alerts helps Cortex XSOAR security analysts more quickly and accurately determine the scope and severity of the incident, helping customers maintain business continuity in the event of an attack.”

Detailed and timely alerts can help security analysts quickly determine how best to respond and can help relieve pressure and burnout. According to a study by Forrester Consulting, “The 2020 State of Security Operations,” security analysts are being asked to fight a fire with a garden hose. Only 47% of respondents said their organizations are able to tackle most or all of the security alerts they receive in a single day. The other 53% reported struggling in several ways:

  • 20% of alerts are manually reviewed/triaged by an analyst.
  • Almost one-third of all alerts are false positives.
  • 28% of alerts are never addressed by analysts because the volume is simply too high for them to keep up.

The integration of Cohesity Helios and Palo Alto Networks’ Cortex XSOAR is designed to address and help alleviate the above issues.

Cohesity offers comprehensive anti-ransomware capabilities to help safeguard backup data from cybercriminals. The Cohesity architecture helps ensure that backup data is immutable and cannot be accidentally or maliciously overwritten. Its software, driven by AI-powered insights, continuously monitors for any anomalies in an organization’s data. If the worst happens, Cohesity helps locate and recover a clean copy of data to reduce downtime, minimize loss, and ensure business continuity.

Availability and Additional Information
The Cohesity Helios integration with Palo Alto Networks’ Cortex XSOAR is immediately available from the Cortex XSOAR Marketplace. Visit Cohesity Marketplace to learn more about the integration.

For More Information
To read about other integrations available from Cohesity’s Marketplace, click here

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.

© 2022 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.

Media Contacts
Doug Free
Director of Corporate Communications
doug.free@cohesity.com
650-868-3252

Bospar Public Relations for Cohesity
PRforCohesity@bospar.com

Source: Cohesity

 

 

Axcel Technology, CDW, Climb Channel Solutions, Sanity Solutions, Sunset Dental Technologies, and Tab Computer Systems are all recognized by Arcserve

Eden Prairie, MN – May 19, 2022 — / BackupReview.info/ — Arcserve, the world’s most experienced ransomware protection and unified data resilience platform provider, announced the winners of its 2021 U.S. Channel Partners of the Year Awards at its inaugural Arcserve America Partner vConference. Arcserve has recognized the critical role that all its channel partners play in the business’s success and acknowledges the contributions made by the award winners.

Said Corey Gunn, vice president of sales for North America at Arcserve, “As a 100% channel-focused organization, we are fully dependent on the success of our partners. The depth and breadth of partners participating in our recent vConference give me huge confidence in our business’ future and the market’s overall health. All our partners are special and important to us, which made recognizing our best-performing partners particularly encouraging.”

Awards and Winners

2021 VAR Partner of the Year – Axcel Technology
Axcel Technology goes above and beyond to protect its customers’ valued data from loss or corruption. This hugely respected company works with leading technology partners, like Arcserve, to ensure its customers’ business continuity and safeguard them from cybercrime and other disasters.

2021 National Partner of the Year – CDW Corporation
CDW Corporation is a leading multi-brand provider of information technology solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare customers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It offers a broad array of products and services to meet any IT requirement.

2021 Distributor of the Year – Climb Channel Solutions
Climb Channel Solutions is a specialty distributor dedicated to enabling channel partners with the latest emerging and disruptive technologies. Its focused solutions and high-touch servicing provide VARs and MSPs with the enablement and support required to meet customer needs and take their clients’ business to new heights.

2021 VAR Growth Partner of the Year – Sanity Solutions
Sanity Solutions specializes in delivering comprehensive solutions and services for all its customers’ IT and data management needs. It takes a personalized approach by identifying the unique business needs of its customers and creating strategic goals and technical solutions to maximize their investments and results. It is committed to delivering value through true partnerships and legendary customer experience.

2021 MSP Growth Partner of the Year – Sunset Dental Technologies
Sunset Dental Technologies is hypervigilant about the increasing cyber threats and regulatory compliance that dentists face. It takes a truly comprehensive approach to its services and a commitment to customers that have quietly positioned it as the industry leader in dental technology. Sunset understands that dentists have enough to worry about and are there to help clients maintain peace of mind.

2021 MSP Partner of the Year – TAB Computer Systems
TAB Computer Systems is a full-service IT technology firm that works for companies of all sizes in various industries. Wholly employee-owned, TAB focuses on delivering top-quality IT support and services to its customers. It is committed to continuous professional development for all its staff to provide best-in-class solutions and approaches to ensure its customers’ IT systems are operational and secure.

“The quality of our award winners is a testament to the overall strength of our channel engagement,” says Corey Gunn. He concludes, “We have a complete footprint of data resilience solutions in the market right now, together with the highest quality channel partners to deliver them. Our clearly defined strategy and roadmap bring differentiated solutions to all our channel partners, and our solutions stack up against any competition. All of this means our channel partners value us as much as we value them.”

About Arcserve
Arcserve, a global top 5 data protection vendor and unified data resilience platform provider, offers the broadest set of best-in-class solutions to manage, protect, and recover all data workloads, from SMB to enterprise, regardless of location or complexity. Arcserve solutions eliminate complexity while bringing best-in-class, cost-effective, agile, and massively scalable data protection and certainty across all data environments. This includes on-prem, off-prem (including DRaaS, BaaS, and Cloud-to-Cloud), hyper-converged, and edge infrastructures. The company’s nearly three decades of award-winning IP, plus a continuous focus on innovation, means that partners and customers, including MSPs, VARs, LARs, and end-users, are assured of the fastest route to next-generation data workloads and infrastructures. A 100% channel-centric organization, Arcserve has a presence in over 150 countries, with 19,000 channel partners helping to protect 235,000 customers’ critical data assets. Explore more at arcserve.com and follow @Arcserve on Twitter.

Contact Information:
Jock Breitwieser
Arcserve
+1 408.800.5625

Source: Arcserve

 

 

FREMONT, CA – May 18, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Parablu, an award-winning provider of endpoint data protection, announced today an integration with Cohesity, a leader in next-gen data management. Through this integration, joint Parablu and Cohesity enterprise customers will be able to benefit from Parablu’s accredited and patented capabilities including secure endpoint protection while benefiting from Cohesity’s array of data management capabilities including its Threat Defense architecture to help increase an organization’s cyber resilience.

“Parablu offers a unique value proposition to enterprises when it comes to endpoint protection, and through this integration and partnering with Cohesity, we are also able to offer a robust solution to enterprises,” said Subash Baliga, Vice President of Sales of Parablu.

“We are delighted to welcome Parablu into our ecosystem of Marketplace partners,” said Kirk Law, Senior Vice President – Research and Development, Cohesity. “This integration can help our joint customers more effectively protect against the threat of cyber attacks and protect their data so they can recover their business systems in the event of a successful attack.”

Visit Parablu on social media:

  • Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/Parablu/
  • Twitter — https://twitter.com/ParabluInc
  • LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/company/parabluinc/

About Parablu
Parablu, an award-winning provider of secure data management solutions helps enterprises achieve data security and resiliency in the cloud as well as with on-premises environments. Parablu provides a range of solutions designed to protect and keep business data safe. These products include BluVault – a suite of powerful and secure data backup solutions and BluSync™ – a suite of solutions designed for managed file transfer, secure collaboration, and file services.

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 multi-cloud 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.

Contact:
John Gallo
Parablu Inc.
+1 408-775-6571
info@parablu.com

Source: Parablu

 

 

Leveraging Veristor’s Managed Microsoft 365 BaaS Offering, TenHats Offers Compliant Data Protection for Microsoft 365 Environments

ATLANTA and KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – May 19, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Veristor Systems, Inc., a trusted provider of transformative business technology solutions, and TenHats, a Knoxville-based managed IT service provider, today announced that TenHats will leverage Veristor’s managed Microsoft 365 backup-as-a-service (M365BaaS) offering to deliver compliant data protection and business continuity for its regional customers. Through the partner relationship, TenHats will resell the Veristor service as an addition to their suite of managed IT services.

“With more than 50 million subscribers, Microsoft 365 is among the most popular business productivity software suite in use today but backing up and protecting the data created and managed in Microsoft 365 can be a challenge,” said Sam Kemp, Manager of Cloud and Infrastructure Services, TenHats. “Veristor has established a robust managed data protection solution for Microsoft 365 users that ensures the compliant backup of data and applications so users can remain productive, and businesses can ensure availability. We are pleased to be adding their M365BaaS solution to our portfolio of managed services offerings.”

“Like Veristor, TenHats has a strong reputation for its customer service and personal-approach to delivering IT solutions,” said James Little, Director, Managed Services Operations, Veristor. “They have built a superior set of managed services solutions that extends their expertise as the Knoxville region’s first carrier-neutral colocation data center. They are an ideal partner for Veristor as we continue to expand our managed services relationships to deliver managed data protection services to more and more businesses that need to ensure compliance and continuity.”

The Veristor-managed Microsoft 365 Backup-as-a-Service solution delivers end-to-end data protection for the Microsoft productivity environment to ensure that it remains productive, secure, compliant and protected 24/7. Benefits of the service include customization services, specialized compliance optimizations, data protection and managed backup security.

Under this partnership, the Veristor MS365BaaS solution will be made available to TenHats customers as an optional component of their managed services agreement. The compliant MS365BaaS solution is available from TenHats now. For more information, please visit www.tenhats.com

About TenHats
With centuries of IT experience on its team, TenHats is a Knoxville, Tenn.-based IT services provider that serves any business – from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises. A one-stop enterprise IT firm, TenHats was also the region’s first carrier-neutral colocation data center. Learn more at tenhats.com

About Veristor Systems, Inc.
Veristor, which recently announced a merger with Anexinet, is a leading provider of transformative business technology solutions that 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 veristor.com

PR Contact:
Steve Sturgeon
Avista PR for Veristor
858-472-5669
ssturgeon@avistapr.com

Source: Veristor Systems, Inc.

 

 

FREMONT, CA – May 19, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Parablu, a global leader in enterprise data security and resiliency solutions, today announced that John Gallo has joined Parablu as VP of Channel Sales & Distribution, reporting to CEO, Anand Prahlad.

Gallo will be responsible for the execution of Parablu’s channel sales strategy, distribution, and their new partner program that is slated to be announced in the coming months. Gallo joins Parablu from Druva and Commvault where he helped build their respective channel businesses from the ground up, highlighting trust with partners such as SHI, Microsoft, and AWS. One of John’s greatest assets is his ability to create brand recognition within the partner community while evangelizing best practice data management for customers. At Parablu, John will build upon the success he’s had while being reunited with Prahlad (CEO) and De Meno (CSO).

“I couldn’t be more excited to join a market disruptor that is going to put channel partners first”, said Gallo. “I look forward to delivering a truly innovative, cost-effective solution to our joint customers. Parablu has built a great technology stack with a unique value proposition that gives customers the cloud data management they want at a fraction of the cost of our competition. Parablu’s SaaS solution for endpoints and Microsoft 365 is an area that helps partners secure their customers’ data in a time where more and more data reside outside the traditional data center. The main areas of focus for me are going to be the larger Microsoft/endpoint partners, Telcos using Azure, including Azure for Operators, and MSPs. We also look forward to leveraging our newly expanded partnership with Ingram Micro which will enable us to bring our solutions through their partners to customers across the globe”, added Gallo. “I’m thrilled to be reunited with CEO Anand Prahlad and CSO Randy De Meno and am excited to replicate at Parablu, the same success they had in building Commvault.”

“John brings proven success, a wealth of valuable expertise, and trusted partner experience to Parablu at a time when we’re significantly growing our channel focus and business”, said Anand Prahlad, CEO, Parablu “With John leading our channel efforts, I know we’re not only building our business but more importantly, establishing the highest level of trust with our channel partners.”

CSO De Meno added, “Gallo instantly adds a level of trust, experience, and excitement for us as we develop Go-To-Market activities to deliver Parablu’s benefits. In addition to John’s channel sales expertise, his experience with the Microsoft ecosystem will be invaluable for us. John is truly an excellent and a highly trusted addition to the management team at Parablu.”

Visit Parablu on social media:

  • Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/Parablu/
  • Twitter — https://twitter.com/ParabluInc
  • LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/company/parabluinc/

About Parablu
Parablu, an award-winning provider of data security and resiliency solutions, engineers new-age cloud data protection solutions for the digital enterprise. These solutions protect enterprise data completely and provide total visibility into all data movement. Parablu’s products include BluVault – a suite of powerful and secure data backup solutions designed for the cloud and BluSync™ – a suite of solutions designed for managed file transfer, secure collaboration, and file services. These solutions easily integrate with existing infrastructure making it a seamless solution for enterprise data protection and management needs.

Contact:
John Gallo
Parablu Inc.
+1 408-775-6571
info@parablu.com

Source: Cohesity

 

 

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – May 18, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Involta, an industry-leading hybrid IT, cloud computing and data center services company, proudly announces it has been selected as the 2021 Veeam Impact Cloud & Service Provider Growth Partner of the Year for North America by Veeam® Software, the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection.

These seventh annual awards recognize North America Veeam ProPartners and Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partners who have not only demonstrated success in providing Veeam solutions to their customers, but who have also provided first-class support, expert knowledge, continued product education, and a true Veeam strategy incorporated into their business. Winners were celebrated during VeeamON 2022, the Modern Data Protection conference of the year, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 16 –19.

“This recognition marks a monumental year for Involta and Veeam’s partnership growth, which continues to impact our enterprise client portfolio by delivering world-class solutions to address complex challenges for some of the most critical industries,” said Jim Buie, President of Involta. “As organizations face advanced security threats and digital requirements, this award signifies our combined strength in providing virtual IT infrastructure, disaster recovery, and data protection strategies to help clients achieve greater cost benefits, operational efficiency and agility.”

Involta was recognized as the Veeam Impact Cloud & Service Provider of the Year, North America, in recognition of the partner who shows the most progress, growth, and dedication toward Veeam business and selling Veeam cloud-based solutions.

“We are excited to celebrate and honor Involta as the Cloud and Service Provider of the Year,” said Matt Kalmenson, vice president of Americas Cloud at Veeam. “More than two-thirds of organizations are turning to cloud-based services to protect essential data, according to the 2022 Veeam Data Protection Trends Report. The opportunity to deliver Veeam-powered solutions and services is at an all-high time, and we’re excited to take this journey alongside our partners for collaborative success and increased profitability. Involta is an ideal Veeam partner, leveraging the Veeam program and resources to build and deliver reliable, revenue-generating Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offerings. We congratulate Involta on this award and look forward to even greater success in 2022.”

2022 Veeam Data Protection Trends Reporthttps://go.veeam.com/wp-data-protection-trends-2022

Involta achieved Veeam Platinum Partner status in 2018 and offers several Veeam-powered solutions and services, including Veeam B&R and Veeam for Microsoft Office 365. In addition, the company launched Involta Air Gap in 2021, providing additional layers of backup protection for clients leveraging the Veeam console.

To learn more about Involta’s services, visit www.involta.com/services

About Involta
Involta is an award-winning hybrid IT and cloud-forward consulting firm orchestrating digital transformation for the nation’s leading enterprises. Involta’s ongoing mission is rooted in partnership. Its personalized approach identifies customers’ requirements while earning their trust to ultimately deliver Superior Infrastructure and Services, Operational Excellence and People Who Deliver, keeping with the Involta brand promise.

Involta pairs strategic consulting with the unique ability to leverage owned data centers and infrastructure assets, empowering businesses with necessary security and reliability requirements. Its well-defined, rigorous process to deliver hybrid cloud, edge, consulting, and data center services have earned the company several designations, including a KLAS rating and review for partial healthcare IT outsourcing excellence. The company has also been recognized on several CRN lists and has been named one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Inc.5000 for nine consecutive years.

Involta enables customers with the power to transform their technology and the freedom to focus on their core business. To learn more about Involta, visit involta.com or follow them on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

Media Contact:
JSA for Involta
1.866.695.3629
jsa_involta@jsa.net

Source: Involta

 

 

  • Modular approach to data management optimizes IT architectures; cuts CapEx and OpEx
  • Scalable data storage brings flexibility to data-heavy workloads, on-prem to the cloud
  • Open protocols and standards unlock high-performance, low-space systems for media

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 18, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — OpenDrives, Inc., the global provider of enterprise-scale, software-powered storage solutions, announced today its latest software features as part of its Open Ecosystem solution. Powered by Atlas Core, the centralized hub for accessing, managing and moving data with a single pane of glass administrative view, the Open Ecosystem bridges software, hardware and services to facilitate workflows and workloads that require flexibility, modularity and scalability, with a fully vendor-agnostic framework.

“The true value of data materializes when users and applications are actively working with it, so it’s critical to move data rapidly to the right users and apps upon request,” said Sean Lee, chief strategy and operations officer at OpenDrives. “Whether it’s high-volume live broadcasting workflows to the tune of petabytes for millions of global viewers, or data-intensive workloads to accommodate a large user base in a primarily remote-first enterprise, our ‘Open Ecosystem’ was created to unlock data’s true value.”

OpenDrives leverages open protocols and standards to future-proof the entire data lifecycle, no matter the size, scale or location. New integrations with solutions partners, including Creative Mobile Solutions (CMSI), EVS, Western Digital and Signiant, provide the Open Ecosystem to liberate data.

Open Ecosystem Unlocks Enterprise-Scale Data Storage Functionality
OpenDrives has scaled from providing network-attached-storage (NAS) solutions rooted in media and entertainment to powering the Open Ecosystem built for enterprise-scale general purpose IT.

Previewed at NAB Show 2022, the full-suite solution now includes:

  • Atlas Core – underlying software functionality that powers multi-vendor, multi-cloud solutions with a seamless framework that connects partner solutions quickly and simply.
  • Atlas Cloud Plus – managed service solution for enterprises needing to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy to accelerate workloads in the cloud without the operational headaches.
  • Ultra Hardware Platform – scale up, scale out storage built to match individual complexities and performance demands with a 2U form factor.

New Software Capabilities with S3 Sharing, SMB and NFS and Containerization
OpenDrives also announced today the release of powerful new capabilities behind the latest software features from Atlas Core, including:

  • S3 Shares – create a local or distributed file system and then serve the filesystem as an S3 bucket endpoint; applications and clients can share the same data in the same filesystem using both object and file protocols.
  • Templates for SMB and NFS Shares – specify customizations for SMB/NFS shares to suit any environment and speed up deployment of any future provisioning.
  • Mount Management – access or reshare files or remote systems through common open protocols such as NFS, SMB, USB, and S3. S3 cloud partnerships allow customers to select AWS, SpectraLogic Black Pearl or Wasabi.
  • SED Management – take control of security measures with full management of self-encrypting drives with Atlas support of TCG standards, including Enterprise and Opal2.
  • Expanded Containerization – choose from a growing, open marketplace of pre-configured, containerized applications. Hashicorp Vault (cloud security automation), Archiware P5 (archive, backup, and cloning) and Resilio (real-time syncs) have been added.
  • New HD/HDX Modules – add these high-density, powerful options to the stack when massive scale and cost efficiency are a priority. Available with OpenDrives Optimum and Momentum hardware series.
  • Cluster Management – experience expanded clustering and management abilities for any scale-out and/or high-availability requirements.

Data Storage Management in Action for Large-Scale Live Broadcasting
For Fox Sports, a rapid shift to IP, remote-first workflows and 4K and 8K has put heavy demands on workflows. OpenDrives has provided the data framework to streamline this. The Open Ecosystem drives connections between multiple vendor applications that leverage open standards and protocols within a sophisticated workflow and provide speed and simplicity to guarantee a seamless live broadcasting experience, end-to-end.

“Most storage vendors don’t have all the technical capabilities to be truly hardware or software agnostic. Media organizations need excellence in execution across their storage and cloud solutions,” said Tom Coughlin, analyst and consultant at Coughlin Associates, Inc. “No one company has all the answers for this complex ecosystem. Using open standards and open APIs, so that media organizations can choose best-fit vendors, provides needed flexibility.”

Fox Sports has tripled throughput rates when switching to the Open Ecosystem for NASCAR. Capital and operational expenditures dropped when combining software integrations, such as containerization and virtualization, with 2U form factor hardware. Fox Sports recently tested the Open Ecosystem for its United States Football League reboot and will implement the system at scale for Qatar 2022.

“Our data functioned seamlessly under two-petabyte stress with multiple HelmetCams, up to 16 microphones per team and our Megalodon camera,” added Callahan. “OpenDrives has given us the open and agnostic infrastructure and the confidence to power the 80 live feed cameras and 8,000 mile location-to-editing room distance for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.”

OpenDrives Primes Enterprise for Unfettered Data Movement and Access
OpenDrives is evolving past a singular focus on engineering highly performant on-premise storage toward a broader emphasis on creating software-based solutions that facilitate unfettered movement and access of data between and across data environments. The company is building out its vision for an entire data environment designed around open standards and open integration: the Open Ecosystem.

“An agnostic multi-vendor, multi-cloud approach provides the pathway to optimizing data. But it will be interoperability and true ‘coopetition’ among solution providers that will make data movement borderless,” added Lee.

To learn more about OpenDrives and its Open Ecosystem, visit opendrives.com. For a live or remote demo, email sales@opendrives.com

About OpenDrives
OpenDrives, Inc. is a global provider of enterprise-scale, software-led storage solutions. Founded in 2011 by media and entertainment post-production professionals, OpenDrives is built for the most demanding and complex workflows, from Hollywood to healthcare and enterprise. Powered by the Open Ecosystem, with Atlas software at its core, OpenDrives delivers flexible, modular and scalable solutions that match individual performance needs, on-premises and into the cloud. OpenDrives is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. To learn more, visit www.opendrives.com

Press Contact
Lindsey Henn
l.henn@opendrives.com

Source: OpenDrives

 

 

Portworx portfolio advancements provide more data services than ever before while giving DevOps teams greater control over their workstreams

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 18, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers the world’s most advanced data storage technology and services, today announced a series of updates to its Portworx portfolio which include:

  • General availability of Portworx Data Services, the industry’s first Kubernetes Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) Platform
  • The next generation of the iconic Portworx Enterprise, the complete multi-cloud ready Kubernetes data management platform for running mission-critical applications in production
  • General availability of Portworx Backup-as-a-Service, which supports backup and restore of any Kubernetes services including Amazon EKS, Red Hat OpenShift, Google Kubernetes Engine, VMware Tanzu, and Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service

“Our focus is to unify and simplify the world of platform and DevOps teams, who are tackling some of the biggest challenges when bringing Kubernetes applications in production to enterprise scale. With today’s announcements we are providing our customers with a comprehensive Kubernetes suite of solutions that help them accelerate data services, run Kubernetes apps in production, and protect apps and data anywhere with a few clicks.” — Murli Thirumale, VP and General Manager, Cloud Native Business Unit, Pure Storage.

Portworx Data Services
The complexity that results from the use of different types of data services and different databases means DevOps teams spend a large amount of their time firefighting deployments and operations, instead of delivering the new features customers want. Portworx Data Services is a Kubernetes Database-as-a-Service platform which organizations can leverage to expedite deployment, Day 2 operations, and protection – for any data service – with a single click, without any lock-in or the need to hire specialists.

Now generally available, developers can take advantage of:

  • Support for Critical Databases: One-click deployment of the popular data services, including Cassandra, Kafka, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Redis and Zookeeper are supported immediately on One Platform; with more services coming soon. Platform teams can use One API to operate all of these databases and Manage One Solution for enterprise grade support
  • Consumption-Based Pricing: Organizations only pay for the data services they consume. Portworx Data Services can be purchased through a pay-as-you-go model, or through pre-purchased hours

Portworx Enterprise
Enterprises and service providers are standardizing on Kubernetes for all their containerized applications, whether it’s on-premises, in the cloud or edge environments. These customers are also looking to expand to new workloads and get better performance and efficiencies in Kubernetes production environments. The next generation of Portworx Enterprise unlocks new use cases that will help customers to bring varied workloads in Kubernetes production environments, boost developer agility, maximize application performance, and reduce failover time to seconds.

The five new use cases and capabilities for Portworx Enterprise are: 

  • Multi-tenant platform-as-a-service with application I/O control: This enables customers to maximize the use of infrastructure, control IOPS and bandwidth resources per app/tenant, and scale platform as-a-service environments efficiently
  • 5G/edge with IPv6: Enables deployment of Kubernetes applications in a 5G/edge environment, end-to-end IPv6 support and access to edge storage
  • Lift and shift of legacy applications with Kubernetes virtualization: Provides end-to-end support for KubeVirt and Openshift virtualization in Kubernetes managed platforms
  • Unified storage overlay with Object Store Service: Customers are able to get a unified storage overlay solution with file, block, and object store services
  • Hot data tier backed by high performance storage with PX-Fast: Customers can take advantage of high IOPS and low latency of any high performance storage backend infrastructure, including NVMe, without compromising the advantages of Portworx Enterprise.

Portworx Backup-as-a-Service
According to the Global Data Protection Index 2021 report, 82% of organizations are concerned their current data protection solution won’t meet future business challenges, and 67% of organizations struggle to find the right data protection solution for their cloud-native apps. Customers also want integrated backup and disaster recovery solutions to be offered as-a-Service. PX-Backup-as-a-Service takes all of the feature richness of PX-Backup and makes it available for customers to consume as a service, making Day 0 and Day 2 operations for Kubernetes data protection simple.

Now generally available, PX-Backup-as-a-Service includes auto discovery of Amazon EKS clusters to enable customers to start protecting their cloud native apps with a few simple clicks, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), and multi-tenancy.

The next generation of Portworx Enterprise will be available globally during the second half of 2022.

Pure will be attending KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022. For more information, visit booth # P14.

More information on today’s news:
Blog: General availability of Portworx Data Services
Blog: New Use Cases of Portworx Kubernetes Data Management
Blog: Fast and Simple Data Protection with Portworx Backup-as-a-Service

About Pure Storage
Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) gives technologists their time back. Pure delivers a modern data experience that empowers organizations to run their operations as a true, automated, storage as-a-service model seamlessly across multiple clouds. Pure helps customers put data to use while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. And with a certified customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, Pure’s ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world. For more information, visit www.purestorage.com.

Pure Storage, the Pure P Logo, Portworx, and the marks on the Pure Trademark List at www.purestorage.com/legal/productenduserinfo.html are trademarks of Pure Storage, Inc. Other names are trademarks of their respective owners.

Analyst Recognition:
Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage Arrays
Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems & Object Storage

Connect with Pure
Blog — https://blog.purestorage.com/
LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/company/pure-storage/
Twitter — https://twitter.com/PureStorage
Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/PureStorage/

Press Contact
Kaylin Deutscher
Pure Storage
PR@PureStorage.com

Source: Pure Storage

 

 

Veeam CTO Danny Allan highlights current and future-ready Veeam innovations as part of VeeamON 2022, including Veeam Backup & Replication v12, Veeam Backup for Salesforce and Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7

LAS VEGAS, NV: VeeamON – May 18, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Veeam® Software, the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection, hosted day two of its annual user conference, VeeamON 2022, the Modern Data Protection Conference of the Year, by delivering sought-after insight into its product roadmap through the remainder of 2022. Veeam provided a select preview of the future, showcasing innovations around upcoming updates to its single platform to protect all data across all environments — cloud, virtual, SaaS, Kubernetes and physical. Expected 2H’22, Veeam demonstrated key innovations of cloud-native solutions (for AWS, Azure and Google Cloud) and SaaS offerings (Microsoft 365 and Salesforce), as well as deeper integration of Kasten by Veeam K10 for Kubernetes and, of course, the highly anticipated Veeam Backup & Replication™ v12.

“We help more than 450,000 customers all over the world protect their data from malicious actors, and eliminate down time and data loss,” said Danny Allan, CTO at Veeam. “With Veeam, you own, control and securely backup and recover your data anywhere in the hybrid cloud. Veeam enables organizations to confidently move to the cloud, avoiding lock-in with cloud mobility. This is the definition of Modern Data Protection. Our consistent innovation and product-led growth are on full display at VeeamON 2022 as we continue to set the very highest product standards and respond to customer demands for redefining security, achieving resiliency and delivering future-ready solutions.”

Veeam Backup & Replication v12
With more than 850,000 downloads of Veeam Backup & Replication v11, Veeam has continued innovation and expansion of its expansive feature set with the highly anticipated Veeam Backup & Replication v12. For the first time, Veeam unveiled V12 at VeeamON 2022, previewing even more capabilities in cloud, security and enterprise focus areas.

Veeam is further hardening the capabilities customers need in today’s ever-changing IT ecosystem, including the new capabilities below:

  • Additional cloud accelerated features including direct writes to object storage and cloud-based agents
  • Immutability everywhere provides greater control and protection for even faster ransomware recovery and protection from cyberthreats
  • Additional enterprise applications support and innovations ease day two operations and optimize for greater efficiency at scale
  • Centralized visibility and management of Kubernetes data protection with the new Veeam Backup & Replication plug-in for the new Kasten by Veeam K10 V5.0.

“Against a backdrop of increased cyber threats, exponential data growth and relentless cloud adoption, protecting data and systems at scale, wherever they live, has become a must-have for organizations (of all sizes) around the world,” said Christophe Bertrand, program director at ESG Research. “Our research shows that there are significant data protection disconnects – and therefore data loss risks – when it comes to cloud-resident data, applications, containerized services, and as-a-service platforms. That’s why this new release of Veeam V12 is significant: it not only builds on their proven platform but expands the ability to reduce business risk through improved data and systems security recoverability at scale.”

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7
In addition, Veeam demonstrated advanced monitoring and reporting for the upcoming Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7, expected later this year. As the Microsoft 365 backup market leader, with over 11M users under paid contract, the new version will include enterprise-grade monitoring and reporting capabilities as a result of integration with Veeam ONE, helping to keep systems and infrastructure running smoothly thanks to built-in intelligence.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7 provides:

  • Total visibility: Single view of all Microsoft 365 backup architecture and components
  • Proactive management: Real-time alerts to quickly resolve data vulnerabilities
  • SLA confidence: Detailed reports provide peace of mind and protection

Veeam Backup for Salesforce
Following the success of its Microsoft 365 product, Veeam has provided the first sneak peek into Veeam Backup for Salesforce, a much sought-after addition to Veeam’s portfolio. With the ability to back up in the cloud and on-premises, the new offering eliminates the risk of losing Salesforce data and metadata.

Key highlights include:

  • Control and flexibility: Own your data, avoid backup and storage lock-in and deploy your backup environment anywhere you choose
  • Salesforce-native backup and recovery: Purpose-built for Salesforce using native APIs. Restore Salesforce records, hierarchies, fields, files and metadata.
  • Quickly recover from data loss: Protect against human error, integration issues and other common Salesforce data loss scenarios

“I’m excited to show these new innovations for the first time to our customers and partners at VeeamON 2022,” added Allan. “The fact that Veeam moved more data in the first quarter of 2022 than we did in all of 2020 proves that organizations need better intelligence, data mobility, an ecosystem of collaboration and a hybrid world. We understand the power that data has to solve real-world challenges, to change the course of history and its impact on individuals. To hold that data for hundreds of thousands of organizations all over the world is a responsibility we are honored to be trusted with.”

All solutions demonstrated at VeeamON will be generally available later in 2022. Registration for VeeamON 2022 is still open for virtual attendees. For more information, visit https://www.veeam.com

About Veeam Software
Veeam® is the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection. The company provides a single platform for Cloud, Virtual, Physical, SaaS and Kubernetes environments. Veeam customers are confident their apps and data are protected from ransomware, disaster and harmful actors and always available with the most simple, flexible, reliable and powerful platform in the industry. Veeam protects over 400,000 customers worldwide, including 81% of the Fortune 500 and 70% of the Global 2,000. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with offices in more than 30 countries, Veeam’s global ecosystem includes 35,000+ technology partners, resellers and service providers and alliance partners. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com or follow Veeam on LinkedIn @veeam-software and Twitter @veeam.

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

Source: Veeam Software

 

 

LAWRENCE, Kan. – May 17, 2022 — / BackupReview.info/ — Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, today announced that it has been granted a European patent on its technology for dynamic authorization control based on conditions and events. Issued on April 27, European Patent Office patent 3617917 describes capabilities for Cobalt Iron Compass®, an enterprise SaaS backup platform, that enable the use of analytics to adjust user authentication and access to IT resources dynamically based on a variety of environmental and operational considerations. The technology meets an unfilled need in the industry for authorization control that responds to cyberthreats and other changes in the IT ecosystem.

Authorization controls are defined as the processes by which individuals or entities are validated to have proper security authentication and permissions to execute some action against some resource, such as accessing an operations center or moving and deleting data. In most environments today, authentication roles and associated permissions often remain in place for long periods of time, sometimes years, without further validation or adjustment. Existing techniques are typically static and two-dimensional in nature, only providing control over 1) functional permissions and 2) the domain, or scope, of those permissions. As job responsibilities, projects, applications, architectures, and business needs change, these old roles and permission assignments often expose the enterprise to security risks.

Furthermore, IT administrators often have many roles, some of which are transient in nature, and some of which may be partially or completely overlapping or even conflicting. In addition, roles may change in different environments (e.g., in different clouds, data centers, projects, stages of a project, etc.) and under evolving conditions and events. Roles may also change for a specified duration under certain conditions.

Cobalt Iron’s newly patented techniques introduce new dimensions of authorization control, such as conditional roles that are contingent on environment status, location, and/or duration. This patent also discloses techniques that automatically adjust these authentication roles and privileges based on varying conditions, events, project status, access activities, etc. In doing so, the techniques eliminate the pervasive security exposures of outdated, obsolete, and unresponsive authorization controls. This eases the minds of security administrators, backup administrators, systems administrators, and other IT professionals who are responsible for maintaining security, authentication, and access control in their environments.

The techniques disclosed in this patent establish new standards of security controls and automated, analytics-based responsiveness when authorizing control of IT resources. These techniques:

  • Monitor for various conditions and events, such as a change in the state of a project, a change in a security alert level, a change in the location of data or IT resources, a change in business state analysis, and such.
  • Dynamically modify user authorization control, level, or duration based on the condition or event.
  • Determine that a user has been inactive for a period of time and automatically modify an authorization control for that user.
  • Leverage a cloud security profile to determine any user authorization modifications.

For example, these techniques can automatically recognize the following events and dynamically adjust authorization control to the IT resources associated with them:

  • A project status changes to “defunded” or to “production.”
  • There are indications of a physical or electronic security breach.
  • An application moves to a different location or cloud provider.

“Existing features for controlling access to IT resources are typically static in nature and are based on functional permissions and a domain those permissions apply to. These are insufficient to meet the security needs of modern enterprises with ever-changing environments,” said Rob Marett, chief technology officer at Cobalt Iron. “The authentication techniques disclosed in this patent respond dynamically to changing business conditions, events, and threats. In addition, this patent discloses new dimensions to authorization control including conditional roles based on environment status, locality-specific roles, and time duration roles. These roles may be automatically adjusted based on varying conditions.”

Cobalt Iron continues to strengthen companies’ security preparedness with innovations in analytics-based authorization controls that are responsive to changing environments.

About Cobalt Iron
Cobalt Iron was founded in 2013 to bring about fundamental changes in the world’s approach to secure data protection, and today the company’s Compass® is the world’s leading SaaS-based enterprise data protection system. Through analytics and automation, Compass enables enterprises to transform and optimize legacy backup solutions into a simple cloud-based architecture with built-in cybersecurity. Processing more than 8 million jobs a month for customers in 44 countries, Compass delivers modern data protection for enterprise customers around the world. www.cobaltiron.com

Product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Agency Contact:
Sunny Branson
Wall Street Communications
Tel: +1 801 326 9946
Email: sunny@wallstcom.com

Cobalt Iron Contact:
Mary Spurlock
VP of Marketing
Tel: +1 785 979 9461
Email: maspurlock@cobaltiron.com
Web: www.cobaltiron.com

Source: Cobalt Iron, Inc.

 

 

LAS VEGAS, NV – May 17, 2022 — / BackupReview.info/ — iland, an 11:11 Systems company and a leading VMware-based provider for application hosting, data protection and disaster recovery services delivered on the iland Secure Cloud Platform, today announced it has been selected as the 2021 Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) Impact Partner of the Year, North America by Veeam® Software, the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection. This is the sixth time, and fifth consecutive year that iland has been honored with this title.

iland was recognized as Veeam Cloud & Service Provider Impact Partner of the Year, North America, in recognition of the partner who shows the most progress, growth and dedication toward Veeam business and selling Veeam cloud-based solutions. These seventh annual awards recognize North America Veeam ProPartners and VCSP partners who have not only demonstrated success in providing Veeam solutions to their customers, but who have also provided first-class support, expert knowledge, continued product education, and a true Veeam strategy incorporated into their business. Winners were celebrated during VeeamON 2022, the Modern Data Protection conference of the year, taking place in Las Vegas, NV May 16 – 19.

“As every company today grapples with the growing challenges of the cybersecurity landscape and increasing threats to the business, we are honored to work closely with Veeam and our mutual channel partners to protect businesses today and future-proof them for tomorrow,” said Dante Orsini, chief strategy officer at 11:11 Systems. “We are proud of the recognition as Veeam Cloud & Service Provider Impact Partner of the Year in North America and look forward to our mutual continued growth and partnership in the year ahead.”

For years, iland and Veeam have offered customers reliable and cost-effective cloud solutions to help keep their businesses protected against the ever-present threat of cyberattacks. These solutions include iland’s Secure Cloud Backup with Veeam Cloud Connect, Secure Cloud Backup for Microsoft 365 with Veeam and Secure Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) with Veeam, which provide direct integration and 100 percent compatibility with Veeam’s industry-leading backup and replication software.

“We are thrilled to recognize iland as the Veeam Cloud & Service Provider Impact Partner of the Year, North America,” said Kevin Rooney, vice president of Americas channels at Veeam. “Celebrating the remarkable achievements and success of our partners is ingrained in our DNA at Veeam, as we have been a 100-percent channel company since our founding in 2006. iland’s commitment to deliver the most trusted Modern Data Protection solutions in the industry along with their product knowledge and expertise, make them a model Veeam partner. We congratulate and appreciate iland for their dedication and service to our joint customers, and look forward to strengthening our partnership and momentum in 2022 as we work together to expand our product offerings.”

About iland
iland, an 11:11 Systems company, is a global cloud service provider of secure and compliant hosting for infrastructure (IaaS), disaster recovery (DRaaS) and backup as a service (BaaS). They are recognised by industry analysts as a leader in disaster recovery. The award-winning iland Secure Cloud Console natively combines deep layered security, predictive analytics and compliance to deliver unmatched visibility and ease of management for all of iland’s cloud services. Headquartered in Houston, Texas and London, UK, and Sydney, Australia, iland delivers cloud services from its cloud regions throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Learn more at www.iland.com

Contact:
Candice Mayan
iland Director of Communications
cmayan@iland.com

Source: iland

 

 

PLEASANTON, Calif. – May 16, 2022  — / BackupReview.info / — Healthcare Triangle, Inc (NASDAQ:HCTI), a leading provider of Healthcare and Life Sciences cloud transformation, managed services and data analytics platform reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2022. All comparisons below are to the same year-ago period unless otherwise noted.

Q1 2022 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue increased 39% to $11.1 million
  • Gross profit increased 33% to $2.9 million
  • Gross margins at 26%.
  • Achieved first quarterly positive cash flow from operations.

Q1 2022 Operational Highlights

  • Achieved HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year certification to manage risk, improve security posture, and meet compliance requirements.
  • Executed a contract with a major pharma company to build a Neutral Zone to collaborate globally across multiple datasets by employing end-to-end data governance and security controls using HITRUST certified environment.
  • Signed a blockchain deal with a large pharma company
  • Signed a deal with a large hospital for MEDITECH implementation and support
  • Secured a Cloud Backup and DR (disaster recovery) with one of the largest medical centres in the country
  • Closed a cloud and data transformation deal with an existing life sciences enterprise customer
  • Participated in Chime ViVE 2022, a leading Healthcare technology conference in Miami, Florida

Management Commentary
We are happy to announce that Healthcare Triangle obtained HITRUST certification for our Cloud and Data Platforms; this demonstrates our commitment to highest standards of data, information security and places us in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification, stated Suresh Venkatachari, CEO of Healthcare Triangle.

In Q1, we accelerated our revenue growth and achieved first quarter of positive cash flow from operations. The strong operational performance reflects the customer adoptions and strength of our offerings. The pipeline for new business is stronger than it has ever been, and we expect new customer wins to increase our revenues and consolidate our position as one of the fastest growing companies in the Healthcare Technology industry.

Thyagarajan Ramachandran, CFO of Healthcare Triangle, said: “We are pleased with our Q1 revenue growth of 39%. We continue to make progress across several key operational priorities and remain confident in the long-term opportunities and growth as we drive towards profitability.”

Q1 2022 Financial summary
Revenue in the first quarter of 2022 totaled $11.1 million, up 39% from $7.9 million. The increase was primarily due to increase in enterprises adopting Cloud and data transformation services.

Gross profit totaled $2.9 million, up 31% from $2.2 million. The increase in gross margin was primarily due to increase in revenue.

Selling, general and administrative expenses increased to $3.1 million compared to $1.9 million mainly due to higher investments in Sales & Marketing.

Net loss totaled $2 million or $(0.06) per share compared to a net loss of $0.8 million or $(0.03) per share due to additional investments in Sales & Marketing and ongoing efforts on innovation and R & D on our cloud and data platforms.

Cash and Net AR as on March 31, 2022, was $6.3 million.

Subsequent to the first quarter of 2022, we obtained working capital line of $10 million from Seacoast Business Funding, a division of Seacoast National Bank on May 2, 2022, which will accelerate our growth. We also repaid the short-term borrowing of $1.7 million towards the seller note from Devcool Inc., acquisition.

About Healthcare Triangle, Inc. (HTI)
Healthcare Triangle, Inc.TM (HTI), in Pleasanton, California, reinforces healthcare progress through breakthrough technology and extensive industry knowledge and expertise. We support healthcare providers including hospitals and health systems, payers, and pharma/life sciences organizations in their effort to improve health outcomes. HTI enables the adoption of new technologies, data enlightenment, business agility, and response to immediate business needs and competitive threats. The highly regulated healthcare and life sciences industries rely on HTI for expertise in digital transformation encompassing the cloud, security and compliance, data lifecycle management, healthcare interoperability, and clinical and business performance optimization.

Forward-Looking Statements and Safe Harbor Notice
All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release are “forward-looking statements” (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Such forward-looking statements include our expectations and those statements that use forward-looking words such as “projected,” “expect,” “possibility” and “anticipate.” The achievement or success of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements involve significant risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results could differ materially from current projections or implied results. Investors should read the risk factors set forth in the Company’s Prospectus filed with the SEC on October 7, 2021, previous filings, subsequent filings and future periodic reports filed with the SEC. All of the Company’s forward-looking statements are expressly qualified by all such risk factors and other cautionary statements.

The Company cautions that statements and assumptions made in this news release constitute forward-looking statements and make no guarantee of future performance. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and opinions of management at the time statements are made. The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof. The Company and its management undertake no obligation to revise these statements following the date of this news release.

For Media Enquiries:
Healthcare Triangle, Inc.
Michael Campana
michael.c@healthcaretriangle.com

Source: Healthcare Triangle, Inc.

 

 

NEC Chooses DDN’s Data Solutions for Modern Workloads to Power Advanced AI Research

CHATSWORTH, Calif. – May 18, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — DDN®, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multicloud data management solutions, today announced that NEC Corporation (NEC) has selected DDN storage for its new supercomputer dedicated to AI research.

With a raw compute performance of 580 PFLOPS, the new research supercomputer will provide data scientists at NEC with access to the largest AI-focused development environment in the industry in Japan and assist in the rapid development of advanced AI.

The AI research supercomputer relies on the DDN EXAScaler® parallel file system, which has been used in HPC environments around the world for more than 20 years, and more recently to support emerging large-scale AI use cases. The storage environment consists of multiple DDN ES400NVX EXAScaler appliances with a total capacity of 16 PB, providing 400 GB/sec read and 320 GB/sec write IO performance, and around 24 million IOPS. The AI research supercomputer’s hardware system is configured with NVIDIA’s A100 80GB Tensor Core GPU for processing and NVIDIA Spectrum SN3700 switches for networking, which are tightly integrated with the DDN solutions.

“NEC has been developing various advanced AI technologies such as biometric authentication, image recognition, video analysis, and data analytics. Therefore, we handle a wide variety of large-scale data, including images, video, audio, and text,” said Mr. Takatoshi Kitano, senior AI platform architect, Digital Technology Development Laboratory, NEC Corporation. “After a year of technical verification and operation, we decided to adopt DDN’s high-performance storage, which can handle a wide variety of I/O workloads. Another deciding factor in our decision was DDN Japan’s excellent technical development and maintenance capabilities. We expect both companies to collaborate on the development of the AI supercomputer and take on the challenge of creating new social value in the future.”

In AI, the “data pre-processing” phase—from data ingestion to data transfer to training—is the most critical phase for a storage environment. DDN’s EXAScaler appliances not only provide high-performance storage for a variety of workloads but also offer the security and management features that are essential for enterprises’ AI workloads. DDN’s EXAScaler storage system provides GPU Direct Storage integration, the CSI driver necessary for storage access through Kubernetes, and multi-tenancy—standard features that enable secure and simplified management without compromising on performance improvements when utilized in a leading-edge deep learning environment.

“Data has become a strategic tool to address a wide variety of business opportunities,” said Robert Triendl, general manager of DDN Japan. “We are excited by this opportunity to supply NEC with an efficient solution to help drive their data-centric AI initiatives.”

DDN’s data storage solutions will fully support the new AI research supercomputer to realize NEC’s objective of “AI research and development to accelerate the digital transformation of society.” The NEC supercomputer for AI research has already entered production and is expected to reach its planned capacity in March 2023.

About DDN
DDN is the world’s largest private data storage company and the leading provider of intelligent technology and infrastructure solutions for Enterprise At Scale, AI and analytics, HPC, government, and academia customers. Through its DDN and Tintri® divisions, the company delivers AI, Data Management software and hardware solutions, and unified analytics frameworks to solve complex business challenges for data-intensive, global organizations. DDN provides its enterprise customers with the most flexible, efficient and reliable data storage solutions for on-premises and multi-cloud environments at any scale. Over the last two decades, DDN has established itself as the data management provider of choice for over 11,000 enterprises, government, and public-sector customers, including many of the world’s leading financial services firms, life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, research facilities, and web and cloud service providers.

Contact:
Walt & Company, on behalf of DDN
Sharon Sumrit
DDN@walt.com

Source: DDN

 

 

Woburn, MA – May 18, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Kaspersky has released an assessment of cyberattacks targeting small and medium-sized businesses in 2022. Researchers compared the period between January and April 2022 to the same period in 2021, finding increases in the number of Trojan-PSW detections, internet attacks, and attacks on Remote Desktop Protocol.

With small business owners typically handling numerous responsibilities at the same time, cybersecurity is often an afterthought. However, this disregard for IT security is being exploited by cybercriminals. With this in mind, Kaspersky researchers assessed the threats that pose an increasing danger to entrepreneurs.

In 2022, the number of Trojan-PSW(Password Stealing Ware) detections increased by almost a quarter compared to the same period in 2021 ? 4,003,323 compared to 3,029,903. Trojan-PSW is a malware that steals passwords, along with other account information, which then allows attackers to gain access to the corporate network and steal sensitive information.

Another popular attack tool used on small businesses is internet attacks, specifically, web pages with redirects to exploits, sites containing exploits and other malicious programs, botnet C&C centers, etc. The number of these attacks also increased in the first trimester of 2022. In comparison to 32,500,000 infections in 2021, Kaspersky detected almost 35,400,000 in the first four months of 2022.

With the widespread shift toward remote work, many companies have introduced Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), a technology that enables computers on the same corporate network to be linked together and accessed remotely, even when the employees are at home. The overall number of attacks on RDP saw a slight decrease globally, but grew in the U.S., going from 47.5 million attacks in the first trimester of 2021 to 51 million in the same period of 2022.

“With the shift to remote working and the introduction of numerous advanced technologies in the daily operations of even small companies, security measures need to evolve to support these sophisticated setups,” said Denis Parinov, security researcher at Kaspersky. “Cybercriminals are already way ahead of the curve, so much so that virtually every organization will experience a breach attempt at some point. For small companies today, it’s not a matter of whether a cybersecurity incident will happen but when. Having trained staff and an educated IT-specialist is no longer a luxury but a must-have part of your business development.”

Read the full report on attacks against small and medium-sized businesses with local statistics on Kaspersky Daily.

To protect your business, Kaspersky recommends:

? Providing your staff with basic cybersecurity hygiene training as many targeted attacks start with phishing or other social engineering techniques.

? Using a protection solution for endpoints and mail servers with anti-phishing capabilities to decrease the chance of infection through phishing emails.

? Taking key data protection measures. Always safeguard corporate data and devices, including by using password protection, encrypting work devices and ensuring data is backed up.

? Keeping work devices physically safe – do not leave them unattended in public, always lock them and use strong passwords and encryption software.

? Use a security solution enables attack visualization and provides IT administrators with a convenient tool for incident analysis. The new edition of Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud, dubbed Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Pro, contains advanced new capabilities, including automated response options and an extended set of security controls in a single solution. The Pro version also includes built-in training for IT workers seeking to boost their cybersecurity skills and make the most out of their specialized security products.

? Small businesses with limited IT resources can use the updated Kaspersky Small Office Security to keep all of their work devices protected, safely transfer any valuable business-related files and avoid falling victim to ransomware.

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 usa.kaspersky.com.

Media Contact
Sawyer Van Horn
sawyer.vanhorn@Kaspersky.com
(781) 503-1866

Source: Kaspersky

 

 

Enabling simplified backups, restores, and extension of on-premise Kubernetes environments to the hybrid cloud

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. and VALENCIA, SPAIN – May 16, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Wanclouds, a leading multi-cloud SaaS and managed service provider, will debut its VPC+ Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) with IBM Cloud Satellite functionality at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 in Valencia, Spain, this week. The new functionality extends Wanclouds partner integrations with IBM Cloud and follows Wanclouds VPC+ DRaaS launching on the IBM Cloud Marketplace in March.

With IBM Cloud Satellite, companies can use their own compute infrastructure within their on-premise data center, other cloud providers, or edge networks to create a satellite location. From there, they can utilize the capabilities of IBM Cloud Satellite to run IBM Cloud services on their infrastructure and consistently deploy, manage, and control application workloads and containers.

Wanclouds new functionality for IBM Cloud Satellite means that companies can now leverage VPC+ DRaaS to orchestrate and manage on-demand cloud backups and multi-cloud migrations for cloud-native workloads and restore them when needed to a satellite location. The functionality joins Wanclouds previous DRaaS coverage of IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service (IKS) and IBM Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Service (ROKS). Wanclouds can now backup Kubernetes applications from any of these IBM environments, or another cloud provider, and restore in the same cluster where the application is running or select a different Kubernetes cluster altogether.

“We’re excited to debut our expanded partner integrations with IBM at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 and look forward to working together to help our joint customers embrace a hybrid, multi-cloud strategy that can transform their business,” said Faiz Khan, CEO of Wanclouds. “IBM Cloud Satellite gives cloud-native developers the advantage of running apps consistently across on-premise and public cloud environments from any cloud vendor. While providing disaster recovery for this type of hybrid cloud environment would typically be complex, Wanclouds eliminates the need to learn dozens of tools, complex scripting, and expensive consulting engagements to make backup and restore effortless.”

Wanclouds VPC+ DRaaS on the IBM Cloud Marketplace offers a 30-day free trial (lite plan) and an enterprise plan. Both provide the ability to backup existing Kubernetes and OpenShift clusters on IBM Cloud and on-prem or edge Red Hat OpenShift clusters across IBM cloud environments. In addition, customers can migrate applications across Kubernetes clusters, visualize infrastructure and resource relationships, set up compliance policies against infrastructure, and get alerts.

Visit Wanclouds at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 at Booth #SU02 or check out their Virtual Booth.

To book a demo of Wanclouds DRaaS for Kubernetes and cloud-native resiliency, contact: sales@wanclouds.net

About Wanclouds
Wanclouds is a leading multi-cloud SaaS, solution, and managed service provider. It helps enterprises with cloud deployments, migrations, and protecting their cloud infrastructure in time and cost-efficient ways. The company’s cloud Migration as a Service (MaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) reduce the financial investment and remove the technical complexities that halt or delay businesses from migrating on-premise to the cloud, moving across clouds, or setting up backup and restore protection. Its SaaS-based automation suite VPC+ provides a single pane of glass for managing and protecting multi-cloud environments through a centralized cross-cloud solution. Wanclouds is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. For more information, visit: https://www.wanclouds.net/

Contact
Kyle Austin
Wanclouds
617-564-0446

Source: Wanclouds

 

 

LAS VEGAS, NV – May 17, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Veeam® Software, the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection, today announced the winners of the seventh annual Veeam Impact Partner Awards™ for North America during VeeamON 2022 in Las Vegas, NV.

With a 100-percent channel ecosystem, Veeam recognizes 11 North American ProPartners and Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partners who have not only demonstrated success providing Veeam solutions to their customers, but who have also surpassed expectations in providing first-class support, expert knowledge, and continued product education.

“Now more than ever, businesses realize the importance of their data on overall business objectives and success, and protecting that data from cyberattacks, ransomware and human errors is paramount,” said Kevin Rooney, vice president of Americas channel at Veeam.

“Throughout the challenges of the past year, we’ve collaborated with our partners to ensure their customers’ data was protected across multiple environments, whether Cloud, Virtual, Physical, SaaS or Kubernetes. I applaud our partners for their collaboration and commitment in 2021, and their contribution to our mutual success. I’m especially proud of our 2021 Veeam Impact Partner Award winners and am excited to celebrate their achievements this week as part of VeeamON 2022, the Modern Data Protection event of the year.”

The following Veeam partners received honors for the 2021 Veeam Impact Partner Awards:

  • Veeam Impact Partner of the Year, United States: CDW
  • Veeam Impact Partner of the Year, Canada: SoftChoice Canada
  • Veeam Distributor of the Year, North America: Ingram Micro
  • Veeam Rising Star Partner of the Year, North America: Ahead
  • Veeam Impact Federal Partner of the Year: Insight
  • Veeam Growth Partner of the Year, North America: Connection
  • Veeam Value-Added Service Provider Partner of the Year, North America: The Lillis Technology Group

“The Veeam Data Protection Trends Report 2022 finds that 67% of businesses are turning to cloud-based solutions to protect their data,” said Matt Kalmenson, vice president of Americas Cloud at Veeam. “As the demand for cloud is accelerated by remote workforces and security threats, Cloud adoption is rapidly increasing, service providers are evaluating their strategy to remain competitive and provide differentiated cloud solutions and services. The VCSP program not only arms our partners with the most simple, flexible, reliable and powerful solutions to achieve this, but also the latest tools, first-class support, and the most valuable training and education to ensure their profitability and mutual success. I commend our entire partner ecosystem and congratulate our award winners for their dedication, collaboration and desire to deliver the most efficient and trusted data protection products, while providing customers with a seamless experience.”

The following VCSP partners received honors for the 2021 Veeam Impact Partner Awards:

  • Veeam Impact Cloud & Service Provider Partner of the Year, North America: iland, an 11:11 Systems Company
  • Veeam Cloud & Service Provider of the Year, Canada: Storagepipe
  • Veeam Cloud & Service Provider Growth Partner of the Year, North America: Involta
  • Veeam Cloud & Service Provider Rising Star Partner of the Year, North America: HostedBizz

“IT partners have always been an important link between leading vendors and their customers,” said Kevin Rhone, Practice Director, Channel Acceleration, ESG Division of TechTarget. “The value of a strong ecosystem is even more important today with data backup and recovery acting as the backbone for comprehensive cloud data management. We believe partners will play an increasing and critical role supporting the generational changes in the way customers now must look to leverage data and consume IT. Top IT vendors like Veeam are doubling down on commitment to their partners, and in doing so are breaking away from the pack.”

For more information, visit https://www.veeam.com

About Veeam Software
Veeam ® is the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection. The company provides a single platform for Cloud, Virtual, Physical, SaaS and Kubernetes environments. Veeam customers are confident their apps and data are protected from ransomware, disaster and harmful actors and always available with the most simple, flexible, reliable and powerful platform in the industry. Veeam protects over 400,000 customers worldwide, including 81% of the Fortune 500 and 70% of the Global 2,000. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with offices in more than 30 countries, Veeam’s global ecosystem includes 35,000+ technology partners, resellers and service providers, and alliance partners. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com or follow Veeam on LinkedIn @veeam-software and Twitter @veeam.

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

Source: Veeam Software

 

 

LAS VEGAS, NV – May 16, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — VeeamON – Today, StorONE announced its S1:Backup solution has qualified as a Veeam Ready-Repository solution by Veeam® Software, the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection. By attaining Veeam Ready status, customers are assured that storage solutions are compatible with Veeam Backup & Replication™ features. S1:Backup has implemented a flash-first tier to lower recovery point and time objectives (RPO/RTO) while safely using hard disk drives to deliver the lowest possible total cost of ownership. StorONE and Seagate will be presenting the S1:Backup for Veeam solution at VeeamON, both #S1.

“Veeam Backup & Replication does great with modern storage technologies, and customers want the highest performance options for backup and restore,” said Rick Vanover, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Veeam. “S1:Backup being qualified as a Veeam Ready-Repository is a great milestone for backup use cases in the market. We look forward to StorONE achieving future Veeam Ready qualifications for the additional protocols supported, including Veeam Ready-Object with Immutability.”

StorONE’s S1:Backup provides four key capabilities to maximize a customer’s Veeam investment:

  • Backup at the speed of flash; while retaining the 10X price advantage of HDD
  • Fast Instant Recovery with the automatic restoration of recovered VMs/Apps to the flash tier.
  • No downtime with rapid recovery from failed hard disk drives
  • Access to the latest disk technology, even seamlessly supporting 20TB drives
  • Standby Storage – Isolated Recovery Environment at Backup Storage Prices!

Optimize Veeam with StorONE S1:Backup
Veeam’s changed block tracking (CBT) enables rapid, frequent backups. S1:Backup’s Flash-First tier leverages StorONE’s unique S1:Engine to deliver hundreds of thousands of IOPS from only seven flash drives. Veeam customers can now dial up their backup frequency without a performance hit while not breaking their budget. StorONE’s S1:Backup seamlessly integrates a high density, using 20TB hard disk drives, for cost-effective long-term data retention. When a need arises for recovery, IT can use Veeam’s Instant Recovery feature, and S1:Backup will automatically instantiate the data on its flash tier for high-performance recovery and operation. The result is highly available, production class performance from your backup storage infrastructure.

“At StorONE, we re-wrote and collapsed the storage IO stack to maximize modern hardware innovations’ performance and utilization, enabling us to address a wide variety of use cases,” said StorONE CEO and co-Founder Gal Naor. “These advantages are very evident in the backup storage use case because it needs high performance and high capacity so customers can improve RPO and ransomware resiliency while reducing backup infrastructure costs.”

About StorONE
StorONE is transforming the storage industry with a new class of storage software that completely redefines expectations in performance, results, functionality, convenience, and cost. StorONE’s founders are entrepreneurs with a proven track record of success and are backed by top-tier industry luminaries and strategic investors. StorONE’s Enterprise Storage Platform is software that delivers full functionality, high performance, and unmatched data reliability at the lowest possible Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

StorONE is headquartered in New York, with offices in Texas and Tel Aviv. Additional information about StorONE is available at https://www.storone.com

Contact:
Karen Crump
StorONE’s Director of Marketing
817.470.7532
karenc@storone.com

Source: StorONE

 

 

Certification by BSI Group Ensures that Keepit Meets Stringent, International Information Security Standards

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – May 17, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Keepit, the market leader in cloud backup and recovery, and the world’s only independent, vendor-neutral cloud dedicated to SaaS data protection with a blockchain-verified solution, today announced that the company has earned International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 27001:2013 certification for information security management systems (ISMS). By achieving the certification, Keepit continues to demonstrate its dedication and ability to deliver best-in-class security technology to its customers.

“We are pleased to announce Keepit’s ISO/IEC 27001 certification. This accomplishment, the work for which has been underway for years, conveys how committed we are to implementing the highest level of internal security and compliance, and to satisfying industry-leading standards for security and privacy,” said Keepit Chief Technology Officer, Jakob Østergaard.

“When it comes to backup and recovery, businesses seeking solutions need to be incredibly thorough in their due diligence processes. The ISO/IEC assessment report for Keepit acknowledged that our company already had a tradition of a high level of security based on long-term work within our industry and with our partners, and we are pleased that our ISO/IEC certification will further reassure our customers and streamline their due diligence processes. Additionally, we are extremely proud that we met our distinct and ambitious goal of certifying our entire organization, including our entire software development lifecycle and the physical locations of the primary development offices.”

A worldwide information security management standard jointly published by the ISO and IEC, the 27001 certification specifies a comprehensive set of best practices and controls — including policies, procedures, and staff training — that structure how businesses should manage risks associated with information security threats. The certification also outlines requirements for developing, operating, maintaining, and continually improving an ISMS.

Benefits of Keepit’s 27001 certification include:

  • A systematic, verified approach to information security that results in superior customer data protection;
  • Ongoing performance evaluations and internal audits that ensure Keepit continues to meet the requirements of the ISO/IEC 27001 standard;
  • Continued improvement of business continuity management and disaster recovery plans;
  • Risk, vulnerability, and security incident management practices that enhance overall information technology (IT) operations security;
  • Compliance with current and future legal and regulatory requirements.

To attain ISO/IEC 27001 certification, Keepit engaged in a rigorous, multi-faceted audit conducted by The British Standards Institution (www.bsigroup.com). Comprising a framework that includes 150 controls, the audit evaluated Keepit’s ISMS information security, cybersecurity, and privacy protection processes, and encompassed the entire company, including services and technology, business continuity and operations, disaster recovery, and sales and legal operations. For more information on ISO/IEC 27001, please visit www.iso.org

About Keepit
Keepit is a Software-as-a-Service company that provides dedicated data protection for companies with data stored in the cloud. Keepit is the world’s only vendor neutral and independent cloud dedicated to SaaS data protection based on a blockchain-verified solution. Keepit protects data in key business applications including Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure AD, Google, and Salesforce. Headquartered in Copenhagen with offices and data centers globally, Keepit is trusted by thousands of companies worldwide to protect and manage their cloud data. For more information, visit www.keepit.com or follow Keepit | LinkedIn.

Media Contact:
RedIron PR for Keepit
Kari Walker
kari@redironpr.com

Source: Keepit

 

 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 17, 2022 – RUBRIK FORWARD — / BackupReview.info / — Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security™ Company, today announced Rubrik Security Cloud to secure customers’ data, wherever it lives, across enterprise, cloud, and SaaS.

Ransomware is on the rise and cyberattacks are getting more sophisticated. Despite investments in infrastructure security tools, cybercriminals are still getting through to the data. And when they take the data down, they take down the entire business. It’s time for a new approach. The next frontier in cybersecurity pairs the investments in infrastructure security with data security giving companies security from the point of data.

Rubrik is a pioneer in data security and the Rubrik Security Cloud delivers three unique capabilities:

  • Data Resilience: Safeguards data by providing immutable, logically air-gapped data protection with multi-factor authentication-based access control.
  • Data Observability: Continuously monitors risks and investigates threats to data including Ransomware Monitoring and Investigation powered by machine learning to detect data anomalies, encryptions, deletions and modifications; Sensitive Data Monitoring to find and classify the most sensitive data, and assess exfiltration risk; and Threat Monitoring and Hunting to identify indicators of compromise and find the last known clean copy of data.
  • Data Recovery: Quickly contains threats and recovers data, whether it’s a file, application data or a mass recovery for the entire organization. Rubrik’s new Threat Containment capability quarantines malware and restricts user access to infected data to support safer recovery.

As organizations continue to struggle with cyberattacks that compromise data, Rubrik also launched the Data Security Command Center to easily assess whether data is safe and capable of being recovered from a cyberattack. Now, customers can see which data is at risk and get recommendations to make their data more secure.

“Every company in the world is vulnerable as cybercriminals get more savvy every day,” said Bipul Sinha, Rubrik CEO and co-founder. “With Rubrik Security Cloud, we are strengthening customers’ defenses so they can secure their business across enterprise, cloud, and SaaS workloads. Our data security platform enables our customers to defend their data, recover quickly and prevail in this new cyber landscape.”

“INTEGRIS Health is proud to be the largest not-for-profit health care system in Oklahoma, with eighteen hospitals in our network and more than a million patients that rely on us every year for their health care needs. With the expansive network we support, it’s paramount that our data is resilient, and we maintain a strong data security posture to keep our hospital moving. As a CIO, I believe Rubrik is an important service and helps us provide excellent patient care. As a Rubrik customer, we’re thrilled to see the continued innovation with Rubrik Security Cloud and the company’s ongoing focus on keeping customer data safe and making it easy to recover in the face of cyber-attacks, like ransomware,” said Bill Hudson, CIO of INTEGRIS Health.

“NJ TRANSIT delivered more than a quarter of a billion annual passenger trips before the pandemic and is responsible for our riders’ safety, mobility, and livelihoods every day. It’s imperative that nothing interrupts our business, so we’ve prioritized a strong data security strategy in partnership with Rubrik. We’re committed to the ongoing and necessary work that gives our data resilience and helps us reduce our risk as we face ever evolving, and inevitable, cyber threats,” said Rafi Khan, CISO of NJ TRANSIT.

Research and Development Fuels Additional Capabilities
As part of Data Observability, Sensitive Data Discovery for Microsoft 365 discovers and classifies sensitive data within Microsoft 365 to better assess risk and help maintain compliance with regulations.

These latest integrations build on the joint collaboration between Rubrik and Microsoft. Last year, Rubrik Cloud Vault built on Microsoft Azure was launched to help customers better defend against cyberattacks using a fully managed, secure and isolated cloud vault service. Since launch, Rubrik has seen strong demand for Rubrik Cloud Vault across key industries including Healthcare and Life Sciences, Manufacturing, State and Local Government, and Financial Services as customers build Zero Trust solutions to defend against and recover from ransomware.

“Businesses need a data resiliency strategy to keep their data secure in the face of escalating cyber threats,” said Jurgen Willis, Vice President Microsoft Azure. “Rubrik’s Security Cloud, which builds on integrations with Rubrik Cloud Vault and Microsoft Azure, will help customers accelerate their Zero Trust journey.”

For more information about Rubrik Security Cloud and other R&D innovations, click here — https://www.rubrik.com/blog/technology/22/5/contain-the-threats-recover-the-data

Rubrik Security Cloud is available now and new enhancements will be available in the months ahead.

About Rubrik
Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security™ Company delivers data resilience, data observability, and data recovery for organizations. Rubrik keeps your data safe and easy to recover in the face of cyber attacks and operational failures. Now you can recover the data you need, however and whenever you need it to keep your business running.

For more information please visit www.rubrik.com and follow @rubrikInc on Twitter and Rubrik,Inc. on LinkedIn.

Contact
Kelsey Shively
Sr. Director of Communications, Rubrik
kelsey.shively@rubrik.com

Source: Rubrik

 

 

TORONTO, ON – May 17, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Storagepipe, a leader in backup, disaster recovery and cybersecurity services , proudly announces it has been selected as the 2021 Veeam Cloud and Service Provider Partner of the Year, Canada by Veeam® Software, the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection. These seventh annual awards recognize North America Veeam ProPartners and Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partners who have not only demonstrated success in providing Veeam solutions to their customers, but who have also provided first-class support, expert knowledge, continued product education, and a true Veeam strategy incorporated into their business. Winners were celebrated during VeeamON 2022, the Modern Data Protection conference of the year, taking place in Las Vegas, NV May 16 – 19.

Storagepipe was recognized as Veeam Cloud and Service Provider Partner of the Year, Canada for demonstrating the best overall performance in areas of consistent revenue growth, collaboration with Veeam and proactive selling, and promoting Veeam solutions and adjacent technologies in Canada.

“We are excited to celebrate and honor Storagepipe as the Veeam Cloud and Service Provider Partner of the Year, Canada,” said Matt Kalmenson, vice president of Americas Cloud at Veeam. “More than two-thirds of organizations are turning to cloud-based services to protect essential data, according to the 2022 Veeam Data Protection Trends Report. The opportunity to deliver Veeam-powered solutions and services is at an all- time high, and we’re excited to take this journey alongside our partners for collaborative success and increased profitability. Storagepipe is an ideal Veeam partner, leveraging the Veeam program and resources to build and deliver reliable, revenue-generating Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offerings. We congratulate Storagepipe on this award and look forward to even greater success in 2022.”

Storagepipe is dedicated to continuing to build on this success through innovation and delivering world-class customer experiences into 2022 and beyond.

The Storagepipe team is thrilled to receive this continued recognition from Veeam as one of North America’s strongest Veeam Platinum Cloud Service Providers, and Veeam’s 2021 VCSP of the year for Canada,” said Steven Rodin, CEO of Storagepipe. “We continue to strengthen our market-leading position by enhancing our Veeam services and delivering exceptional and responsive solutions that center on our customers’ success. We are honoured that our commitment to building deep technical expertise and expanding the breadth of our backup, disaster recovery, and cloud service offerings for small, mid-sized and enterprise customers has been recognized with this Veeam Impact Award.”

Storagepipe’s successful collaboration with Veeam has enabled multiple cloud services and made them stand out in the market, including Veeam Cloud Connect, Veeam Managed Appliances for VMware and Hyper-V, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, and Veeam Replication for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). A world-class in-house technical team and rapid and reliable services provides a Storagepipe Experience that is responsive and trusted by customers across North America. Storagepipe services are offered with exceptional support, security and compliance, along with flexible pricing to address changing business needs. Storagepipe has Veeam support for both VMware and Hyper-V along with extensive Veeam certifications. We are looking forward to showing customers all of the incredible new features in the upcoming Veeam V12 release.”

Recognition of Storagepipe’s growth and collaboration with Veeam based on the Veeam Cloud & Service Provider Partner of the Year, Canada award will help fuel expansion across Canada and the United States as they build on existing and develop new relationships.

Storagepipe’s Platinum Veeam Cloud & Service Provider partnership, its vCloud Verified status in the VMware Cloud Provider Program and the expansion of cybersecurity offerings offer immense future opportunities to drive customer benefits. Our team delivers a customer-centric Storagepipe Experience and are truly Your Backup and Disaster Recovery Heroes.

“Storagepipe’s award was only possible thanks to the incredible relationships we have with Veeam leadership and team members in both Canada and the United States. We look forward to continuing to grow and collaborate with Veeam’s dedicated and collaborative team in the years to come,” says Rodin.

“Thank you, Veeam Cloud team for this incredible recognition!”

About Storagepipe
Storagepipe is a trusted global provider of comprehensive Cloud, Data Protection and Cybersecurity services. Since 2001, Storagepipe has provided these robust and secure Cloud, Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions from a scalable multi-tenant infrastructure, supported by our first-class in-house technical team. Storagepipe delivers highly flexible and responsive solutions with outstanding value and service, using state-of-the-art technology to offer ultimate protection and peace of mind. We are driven to be your trusted partner and to ensure that we deliver a Storagepipe Experience that meets your business requirements with the reliability, scalability, and support that your business demands.

PR Contact:
Storagepipe
Tel: 1-866-591-2200
pr@storagepipe.com

Address:
Storagepipe
3080 Yonge Street,
Suite 6000
Toronto, ON
Canada, M4N 3N1

Source: Storagepipe

 

 

LAS VEGAS, NV – VeeamON – May 17, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Veeam Software, the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection, today kicked off its annual user conference, VeeamON 2022, the Modern Data Protection Conference of the Year, delivering a rich, hybrid experience to almost 45,000 registrants from across the globe. Outlining the company’s vision for data protection across Cloud, Virtual, Physical, SaaS and Kubernetes environments through a blend of on-site and virtual experiences, VeeamON 2022 features keynote sessions from Veeam’s leadership – including new CEO, Anand Eswaran, and Danny Allan, CTO & SVP Product Strategy – guest speakers from HBC and KASIKORN Business-Technology Group [KBTG], among others, and provides valuable insight to help customers and their partners who are looking to accelerate their data protection journeys.

“It is a thrill to host VeeamON 2022 as an in-person event for the first time since our Miami event in 2019,” said Anand Eswaran, CEO at Veeam. “While we’ve all made the most of virtual experiences over the past couple of years, there is no substitute for real-life engagement. At VeeamON 2022, we are not only sharing our vision for the future of data protection, but also celebrating the fact that Veeam is now the tied #1 data protection vendor in the market and that we have delivered 25% ARR growth Year-over-Year (YoY) for Q1’22, with our Cloud, SaaS and Kubernetes businesses all growing significantly. While the macro trends facing the IT industry provide many challenges, such as the threat from ransomware attacks and the global adoption of multi-/hybrid-cloud architectures, we, as a community, have rallied together to deliver the most robust solutions to our customers.”

Over the past year, Veeam has unveiled more than 30 product updates including Veeam Backup & ReplicationTM v11a which includes the cloud-native solutions to protect data across AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. These innovations ensured Veeam enjoyed a record FY21, reporting 27% ARR growth YoY, with Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 business growing faster than expected with 73% YoY growth and Veeam Availability Suite™ growing over 36% YoY. This success has continued during Q1 2022, with Veeam reporting 25% ARR growth YoY, and a 78% increase YoY across its subscription business. Thanks to such consistent performance, Veeam is the tied #1 provider worldwide during 2H’21 in IDC’s DR&P market[1]. In the latest IDC Semi-annual Software Tracker, 2H’21, Veeam had the fastest revenue growth in the worldwide data replication and protection (DR&P) market among the top five vendors, all other vendors combined, and overall market average. In fact, Veeam’s YoY growth was more than double its nearest named top five competitors in the market.

“To be tied #1 in the market is a huge achievement, not just for Veeam but our entire ecosystem, and we want to thank our customers and partners for making this a reality,” added Eswaran. “The entire Veeam team is obsessed with driving customer success, but to see this recognized is terrific. During VeeamON 2022 attendees will hear how Veeam’s roadmap for the rest of this year and into 2023 will deliver more breakthrough innovations; innovations that will help customers drive business efficiency and agility, protect their data no matter where it resides, and ensure that they are well prepared for the next stage of digital transformation.”

At VeeamON 2022, Veeam is also releasing the findings of its inaugural Ransomware Report. An independent survey of more than 1,000 IT leaders, who had suffered cyber-attacks, revealed that on average, 47% of an organization’s data is encrypted and only 69% of that data was recoverable. Just as alarming, the survey showed that paying the ransom does not assure recoverability, with 94% of attackers attempting to destroy the backup repositories as part of the attack and over half of companies admitted that their cybersecurity protocols require a complete overhaul or significant improvement to protect against growing threats. In 2021, only 19% of organizations were able to recover their data without paying the ransom; Veeam’s focus is helping the other 81% of global organizations make that same claim moving forward.

Community is at the heart of VeeamON 2022 and while the company is focused on sharing knowledge with its customers and partners, it is also committed to the future generation of IT professionals through its support of Girls Who Code. VeeamON attendees, whether attending virtually or in-person, can help make a difference to close the gender gap in technology. Attendees are encouraged to step into the VeeamON 2022 photo booth and take a photo or video to show their commitment to the next wave of IT professionals and select Girls Who Code as their charity of choice, and in doing so Veeam will make a donation on their behalf.

“At Girls Who Code, we understand that it’s not enough to foster a passion for computer science among girls and young women. We also need to build pathways to ensure that they are given equal access to opportunities that turn their interest into lucrative and exciting careers”, said Tarika Barrett, CEO of Girls Who Code. “We’re grateful for our partnership with Veeam as we work together to close the gender gap in tech, level the playing field for our most marginalized students, and build an inclusive tech workforce that’s representative of the diverse world we live in today.”

Registration for VeeamON 2022 is still open for virtual attendees.

For more information, visit https://www.veeam.com


[1] – IDC declares a statistical tie in the worldwide software market when there is a difference of 0.5 percentage-point or less in rounded revenue market share among two or more vendors.


About Veeam Software
Veeam® is the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection. The company provides a single platform for Cloud, Virtual, Physical, SaaS and Kubernetes environments. Veeam customers are confident their apps and data are protected from ransomware, disaster and harmful actors and always available with the most simple, flexible, reliable and powerful platform in the industry. Veeam protects over 400,000 customers worldwide, including 81% of the Fortune 500 and 70% of the Global 2,000. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with offices in more than 30 countries, Veeam’s global ecosystem includes 35,000+ active technology partners, resellers and service providers, and alliance partners. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com or follow Veeam on LinkedIn @veeam-software and Twitter @veeam.

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

Source: Veeam

 

 

Catalogic partners with Clastix to provide self-service Kubernetes backup and restore for developers

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 17, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Catalogic Software, a leading provider of smart data protection solutions, today announced the extension of its cloud native back-up-as-a-service platform CloudCasa to Azure Kubernetes Service, and a new partnership with Clastix, creator of Capsule, a solution that helps users build multi-tenant architectures on Kubernetes.

CloudCasa protects Kubernetes environments, providing a cyber-resilient, scalable backup and disaster recovery service for cloud native applications. The service now adds native integration with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in addition to Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). CloudCasa now allows AKS users to register their Azure accounts and automatically discover their AKS clusters, centralize backup policy management across Azure regions and Azure accounts, and dramatically reduce the time taken to recover AKS clusters and their data.

This latest round of updates also enables role-based access control (RBAC) for enterprises and self-service backup and recoveries for developers, support for multi-tenant clusters with native Capsule integration, and support for Longhorn volumes.

“CloudCasa is already the most cyber-resilient backup service for Amazon EKS. We are excited to extend the same capabilities to Microsoft AKS as well. Our AKS integration allows simple unified deployment, recognizes how your clusters are configured in AKS, and uses that information to spin up similar clusters during recovery without the need for maintaining expensive standby clusters,” said Sathya Sankaran, General Manager of CloudCasa by Catalogic. “It is a game changer for AKS users who are forced to rely on complicated home-grown scripts, single cluster management tools and backup products that are blind to the underlying cloud platform.”

With full RBAC, CloudCasa now provides granular control over who can perform backup and advanced recovery and data migration functions. Cataloging how a cluster is configured in the cloud is key for data migration, automated cluster recovery, and intelligent cross-account, cross-region, and cross-cloud recovery.

Many organizations are struggling with Kubernetes cluster sprawl because of the lack of native multi-tenancy in Kubernetes. To help address this, Catalogic is also announcing that it is partnering with Clastix to add support for Capsule, an open-source multi-tenancy solution that allows multiple teams to securely share a Kubernetes cluster. With this integration, mappings are automatically created and maintained between Capsule tenants and CloudCasa user groups. This allows tenant users to back up and restore only their own resources providing a secure, self-service solution for Kubernetes data protection in a multi-tenant environment.

“Clastix Capsule provides a multi-tenant abstraction that allows multiple teams to share a Kubernetes cluster. By integrating Capsule with the new RBAC feature of CloudCasa, it can now provide an essential and critical capability of self-service Kubernetes backup and recovery,” said Adriano Pezzuto, Founder and CEO of Clastix. “We are impressed by how CloudCasa delivers a simple user experience in an extraordinarily complicated world of Kubernetes data protection.”

About Catalogic Software
Catalogic Software is a modern data protection company providing innovative backup and recovery solutions including its flagship DPX product, enabling IT organizations to protect, secure and leverage their data. CloudCasa by Catalogic offers cloud data protection, migration, and disaster recovery as a service for Kubernetes applications and cloud data services. Learn more at www.catalogicsoftware.com and www.cloudcasa.io

Contact:
Joanne Hogue
Smart Connections PR for CloudCasa by Catalogic
410-658-8246
joanne@smartconnectionspr.com

Source: Catalogic Software

 

 

LAS VEGAS, NV – VeeamON – May 17, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Businesses are losing the battle when it comes to defending against ransomware attacks, according to the Veeam® 2022 Ransomware Trends Report, which found that 72% of organizations had partial or complete attacks on their backup repositories, dramatically impacting the ability to recover data without paying the ransom. Veeam Software, the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection, found that 80% of successful attacks targeted known vulnerabilities — reinforcing the importance of patching and upgrading software. Almost all attackers attempted to destroy backup repositories to disable the victim’s ability to recover without paying the ransom.

The Veeam 2022 Ransomware Trends Report reveals the results of an independent research firm that surveyed 1,000 IT leaders whose organizations had been successfully attacked by ransomware at least once during the past 12 months, making it one of the largest reports of its kind. The first of its kind study examines the key learnings from these incidents, their impact on IT environments and the steps taken to implement Modern Data Protection strategies that ensure business continuity moving forward. The research project specifically surveyed four IT personas (CISOs, Security Professionals, Backup Administrators and IT Operations) to understand cyber-preparedness alignment across organizations.

“Ransomware has democratized data theft and requires a collaborative doubling down from organizations across every industry to maximize their ability to remediate and recover without paying the ransom,” said Danny Allan, CTO at Veeam. “Paying cybercriminals to restore data is not a data protection strategy. There is no guarantee of recovering data, the risks of reputational damage and loss of customer confidence are high, and most importantly, this feeds a self-fulfilling prophecy that rewards criminal activity.”

Paying the ransom is not a recovery strategy
Of the organizations surveyed, the majority (76%) of cyber-victims paid the ransom to end an attack and recover data. Unfortunately, while 52% paid the ransom and were able to recover data, 24% paid the ransom but were still not able to recover data — resulting in a one out of three chance that paying the ransom still leads to no data. It is notable that 19% of organizations did not pay the ransom because they were able to recover their own data. This is what the remaining 81% of cyber-victims must aspire to — recovering data without paying the ransom.

“One of the hallmarks of a strong Modern Data Protection strategy is a commitment to a clear policy that the organization will never pay the ransom, but do everything in its power to prevent, remediate and recover from attacks,” added Allan. “Despite the pervasive and inevitable threat of ransomware, the narrative that businesses are helpless in the face of it is not an accurate one. Educate employees and ensure they practice impeccable digital hygiene; regularly conduct rigorous tests of your data protection solutions and protocols; and create detailed business continuity plans that prepare key stakeholders for worst-case scenarios.”

Prevention requires diligence from both IT and users
The “attack surface” for criminals is diverse. Cyber-villains most often first gained access to production environments through errant users clicking malicious links, visiting unsecure websites or engaging with phishing emails — again exposing the avoidable nature of many incidents. After having successfully gained access to the environment, there was very little difference in the infection rates between data center servers, remote office platforms and cloud-hosted servers. In most cases, the intruders took advantage of known vulnerabilities, including common operating systems and hypervisors, as well as NAS platforms and database servers, leaving no stone unturned and exploiting any unpatched or outdated software that they can find. It is notable that significantly higher infection rates were reported by Security Professionals and Backup Administrators, compared with IT Operations or CISOs, implying that “those closer to the problem see even more of the issues.”

Remediation starts with immutability
Respondents to the survey confirmed that 94% of attackers attempted to destroy backup repositories and in 72% of cases this strategy was at least partially successful. This removal of an organization’s recovery lifeline is a popular attack strategy as it increases the likelihood that victims would have no other choice than to pay the ransom. The only way to protect against this scenario is to have at least one immutable or air-gapped tier within the data protection framework — which 95% of those we surveyed stated they now have. In fact, many organizations reported having some level of immutability or air-gap media in more than one tier of their disk, cloud and tape strategy.

Other key findings from the Veeam 2022 Ransomware Trends Report include:

  • Orchestration matters: To proactively ensure recoverability of their systems, one in six (16%) IT teams automate the validation and recoverability of their backups to ensure their servers are restorable. Then, during remediation of a ransomware attack, 46% of respondents use an isolated “sandbox” or staging/test area to ensure their restored data is clean prior to reintroducing the systems into production.
  • Organization alignment must unify: 81% believe their organizations’ cyber and business continuity/disaster recovery strategies are aligned. However, 52% of respondents believe the interactions between these teams requires improvement.
  • Diversifying the repositories holds the key: Nearly all (95%) organizations have at least one immutable or air-gapped data protection tier, 74% use cloud repositories that offer immutability; 67% use on-premises disk repositories with immutability or locking; and 22% use tape that is air-gapped. Immutable or not, organizations noted that in addition to disk repositories, 45% of production data is still stored on tape and 62% goes into a cloud at some point in their data lifecycle.

The full Veeam 2022 Ransomware Trends Report is available for download at https://vee.am/RW22

About the Report
Veeam commissioned independent market research company, Vanson Bourne, to conduct a survey of 1,000 unbiased IT leaders regarding the impact of ransomware within their environments, as well as their IT strategies and data protection initiatives moving forward. Respondents represented organizations of all sizes from 16 different countries in APJ, EMEA and the Americas.

For more information, visit https://www.veeam.com

Supporting Resources:

Veeam 2022 Ransomware Trends Report — https://go.veeam.com/wp-ransomware-trends-report-2022

About Veeam Software
Veeam® is the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection. The company provides a single platform for Cloud, Virtual, Physical, SaaS and Kubernetes environments. Veeam customers are confident their apps and data are protected from ransomware, disaster and harmful actors and always available with the most simple, flexible, reliable and powerful platform in the industry. Veeam protects over 400,000 customers worldwide, including 81% of the Fortune 500 and 70% of the Global 2,000. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with offices in more than 30 countries, Veeam’s global ecosystem includes 35,000+ technology partners, resellers and service providers, and alliance partners. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com or follow Veeam on LinkedIn @veeam-software and Twitter @veeam

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

Source: Veeam

 

 

Even as IT professionals focus more on data security policies, most do not follow data backup best practices, putting organizations at risk

POWAY, Calif. – May 17, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Apricorn, the leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives, today announced new findings from the Apricorn 2022 Global IT Security Survey, which revealed that while the majority organizations have data backup plans in place, data for many are at risk. Apricorn surveyed nearly 400 veteran IT security practitioners in industries such as healthcare, IT, education, financial services and manufacturing about security practices around remote and hybrid work, focusing on data resiliency—the availability to access and resuscitate corporate data in the event of a ransomware occurrence or other cybersecurity attack.

Apricorn 2022 Global IT Security Surveyhttps://apricorn.com/2022-it-security-survey-results

Most respondents (93%) say they have a ransomware readiness plan, but significant knowledge gaps exist with regard to adequate backup and cyber resilience practices. A full 26% view the cloud as too risky for data backup, but only one in three back up to both the cloud and to encrypted hardware storage devices. Eighty-two percent want their organizations to require encrypted hardware USB usage, but only 34% have mandated such a policy. Additionally, only 20% back up in real time, and only 18% employ the long-established best practice for backup: the 3-2-1 method.

“Data loss events—from natural disasters to technology failures to cyberattacks—are an ever-present danger for organizations across all industries,” said Kurt Markley, U.S. Managing Director, Apricorn. “Now, the increasing threat of cyberattacks underscores the need for increased data protection. If organizations do not have an adequate data backup strategy in place and have not been successfully attacked, they are lucky—not secure or resilient. Having data backed up in only the cloud or only offline is not sufficient. Organizations should be following the 3-2-1 rule, in which they keep at least three copies of data stored on two different pieces of media, one of which is off-site. Following this rule with a combination of cloud and hardware encrypted storage gives organizations the best chance for full data recovery.”

Two years into the pandemic, 81% of respondents agree that remote and hybrid work are now standard practices within their organizations, noting that all typical security policies are the same regardless of work locations. However, 20% are not circling back to address security holes that exist as a result of the rapid changes made to accommodate work-from-home and remote work policies at the start of the pandemic. And while many respondents noted that they have gone back to address their initial remote work security practices, there are still significant fixes that need to be addressed in order to truly consider their organizations – and their data – resilient. Of the 80% that are going back to address pandemic-rushed policies, only 41% are addressing integration and enforcement of new technologies such as external USB storage devices, hardware storage and encryption. And only 34% have put a policy in place to mandate encrypted USB storage devices for protecting data on the move.

“Hybrid work environments are the new normal, and organizations must stress the importance of protecting data on the move,” added Markley. “Data backups are not the sole responsibility of IT administrators. All employees need to take part in backing up data, and following policies to ensure its security. It’s alarming that after two years, so many employees and organizations have yet to adopt adequate remote work security policies.”

Among those surveyed, 25% of respondents noted that the strict hybrid work policies they put in place are not being adhered to by employees, despite 82% of them continually reinforcing those policies to employees. Additionally, 60% of respondents do not back up their data or devices in advance of working remotely – further weakening their organization’s data resilience. While many organizations have considered backup and resiliency initiatives, as well as ransomware readiness, more needs to be done to strengthen them.

Background info:
Apricorn surveyed nearly 400 (397) IT security practitioners across the globe over a two week period from March 21 – April 4, 2022. The respondents are experienced or veteran IT security professionals: 83% of respondents have more than five years working in security IT, with 45% of them working in the field for 16 – 20 years. They cross the gamut of vertical industries, with the top five verticals representing healthcare (14%), IT (14%), Education (14%), Financial Services (10%) and Manufacturing (10%). With regard to their role in their organization’s IT decision making, 64% either help make the final decision or are the sole decision makers. Additionally, more than a third (34%) of respondents work at large organizations with more than 3,000 employees.

About Apricorn
Apricorn provides secure storage innovations to the most prominent companies in the categories of finance, healthcare, education, and government throughout North America and EMEA. Apricorn products have become the trusted standard for a myriad of data security strategies worldwide. Founded in 1983, numerous award-winning products and patents have been developed under the Apricorn brand as well as for a number of leading computer manufacturers on an OEM basis.

Media Contact
Sarah Hawley
Origin Comms
+1 480.292.4640
www.apricorn.com

Source: Apricorn

 

 

The Power 100 list acknowledges an elite subgroup of leaders who have gone above and beyond to inspire others and positively impact their organizations and the entire IT channel

Eden Prairie, MN – May 17, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Arcserve, the world’s most experienced ransomware protection and unified data resilience platform provider, is pleased to announce that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jeannine Edwards, VP, North America Marketing, to its 2022 Power 100 list, a subset of influential executive leaders chosen from the annual CRN Women of the Channel list.

These extraordinary women support partners and customers with exceptional leadership through strong business acumen, innovation, and strategic thinking. CRN celebrates these women, who deserve recognition, for their constant dedication to channel excellence.

The Power 100 list honors some of the most powerful women of the channel, chosen by the CRN editorial team based on their contributions, expertise, and channel advocacy. This select group of distinguished female leaders from channel-focused IT vendors has shown incredible dedication and leadership—going above and beyond with unwavering channel commitment—inspiring their peers, and driving the success of partners, customers, and the entire IT channel.

This past year, Edwards was instrumental in communicating the advantages of the Arcserve and StorageCraft merger to the partner community. This included articulating how the combined company’s expanded data resilience solution portfolio benefits partners and customers.

The significantly expanded portfolio allows channel partners to simplify the selling process with solutions, services, and support from one vendor. The expanded portfolio also provides diversification, which helps channel partners increase their addressable market, scale revenue growth, and create margin opportunities.

Supporting Quotes

Blaine Raddon, CEO, The Channel Company
“We are proud to recognize once again the remarkable leaders on this year’s Women of the Channel list. Their influence, confidence, and diligence continue to accelerate channel success significantly. Their accomplishments will inspire others, and we look forward to witnessing their future contributions to the channel.”

Florian Malecki, EVP Marketing, Arcserve
“Jeannine always has our partners’ best interest in mind, consistently advocating for them and ensuring they’re successful with us, and she keeps the rest of us on point. Congrats to Jeannine on this well-deserved recognition. We expect more great contributions to come from this exceptional leader.”

CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel and Power 100 lists will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC

About Arcserve
Arcserve, a global top 5 data protection vendor and unified data resilience platform provider, offers the broadest set of best-in-class solutions to manage, protect, and recover all data workloads, from SMB to enterprise and regardless of location or complexity. Arcserve solutions eliminate complexity while bringing best-in-class, cost-effective, agile, and massively scalable data protection and certainty across all data environments. This includes on-prem, off-prem (including DRaaS, BaaS, and Cloud-to-Cloud), hyper-converged, and edge infrastructures. The company’s nearly three decades of award-winning IP, plus a continuous focus on innovation, means that partners and customers, including MSPs, VARs, LARs, and end-users, are assured of the fastest route to next-generation data workloads and infrastructures. A 100% channel-centric organization, Arcserve has a presence in over 150 countries, with 19,000 channel partners helping to protect 235,000 customers’ critical data assets. Explore more at arcserve.com and follow @Arcserve on Twitter.

Contact Information:
Jock Breitwieser
Arcserve
+1 408.800.5625
jock.breitwieser@arcserve.com

Source: Arcserve

 

 

LAS VEGAS, NV – May 16, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Opti9 Technologies LLC (Opti9) of Garden City, NY and Omaha, NE, announces the launch of Observr, its ransomware detection service offering at VeeamON 2022, the Modern Data Protection Conference of the Year. Observr allows businesses to detect when anomalies are occurring within their infrastructure, such as ransomware and other malicious activities.

“We are thrilled for Opti9 to debut Observr at VeeamON,” said Danny Allan, CTO of Veeam. “The collaboration between Veeam and Opti9 to deliver this new offering built on Veeam® technology is what our partnerships are all about. As cyberattacks become increasingly sophisticated and even more difficult to prevent, we are continuing to work alongside our partners to help businesses adapt and thrive in today’s changing landscape, and Observr is exactly the type of service that users can rely on.”

Observr helps businesses ensure applications and services remain operational and available and that the blast radius of an attack is limited through real-time anomaly observability and response. Observr works by processing data from an organization’s Veeam Backup & Replication™ servers through artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect anomalies which may be indicative of ransomware or other malicious activities. This includes anomalies of incremental backup and replica sizes, retention settings, encryption settings, job modifications, deletions, and other activities. Observr assigns a threat score based on the anomalous activity and can notify customers, and automatically air gap their offsite backups and disaster recovery infrastructure to reduce the impact of such attacks.

“This means data theft can be prevented or reduced, impacted servers can be isolated and restored more quickly, and incident response is more streamlined,” adds Sagi Brody, CTO of Opti9. “If organizations are aware of when the anomalies took place, they have a better understanding of when the last clean backup or replica point was prior to the malicious event. Having this insight reduces manual guesswork and allows services to be restored faster.”

Additionally, Observr is enabled as part of the OptiXdashboard, Opti9’s hybrid IT management tool, and gives users real-time and historical threat and anomaly graphs. Users can configure real-time alerts, periodic reporting, remediation actions, and drill-down into anomalous activity on a per-server and historical basis while also having the ability to export threat landscape reports and customize notifications per-alarm type. Also, Opti9 customers who use BaaS and DRaas services in conjunction with Observr can air gap their off-site backups and disaster recovery environments as needed via the dashboard.

To learn more about Opti9 and see Observr in action, visit the Opti9 booth during VeeamON 2022, May 16 – 19 at the Aria Las Vegas. Registration for VeeamON 2022 is still open for virtual attendees.

About Opti9
Opti9 is a hybrid cloud solutions provider with offices in Garden City, NY, Omaha, NE, Overland Park, KS, and St. Louis, MO, and data centers in North America, Europe and the APAC region. The company is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and Veeam Platinum VCSP, along with several other key partnerships and certifications. Opti9 specializes in managed cloud services, application development and modernization, backup and disaster recovery, security, and compliance. With its business-first focus, Opti9 blends experience with innovation and new solutions to deliver on its “Right Workload, Right Cloud, Right Time” approach.

Contact:
Opti9 Technologies LLC
contact@opti9tech.com
866-932-2471
www.opti9tech.com

Source: Opti9 Technologies LLC

 

 

Unitas and Cleareon add value to 11:11’s cloud, connectivity and security platform and portfolio, deepening the company’s cloud and connectivity offerings worldwide

FAIRFIELD, NJ – May 16, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — 11:11 Systems, (“11:11”), a managed infrastructure solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of certain managed service and cloud infrastructure assets from Unitas Global. The transaction includes specific managed services customers, cloud infrastructure and contracts.

It is estimated that by 2025, over 95% of new digital workloads will be deployed on cloud-native platforms. With this acquisition, 11:11 adds new cloud assets and customers to its portfolio, which will serve to strengthen and deepen 11:11’s commitment to the future of cloud services.

Through this acquisition, customers will have the benefit of enhancing their cloud environments by gaining access to the full spectrum of 11:11’s cloud, connectivity and security solutions delivered through the recent acquisitions of iland and Green Cloud Defense.

11:11 has also recently completed the acquisition of certain connectivity assets and customer contracts from Cleareon Fiber Networks. This acquisition will add a world-class base of wholesale carrier customers to 11:11’s global customer ecosystem.

“We continue to make significant progress towards our mission to become the industry standard in cloud, connectivity and security solutions,” said Brett Diamond, CEO, 11:11 Systems. “These recent acquisitions including adding assets from Unitas and Cleareon not only substantively advance this mission, but also provide all of our global customers with an arsenal of new tools to ensure that their mission critical applications and data are always running, accessible and protected.”

“11:11 was the perfect choice to continue to enable and strengthen the digital journey for our valued managed service and cloud infrastructure customers,” said Todd Barrack, SVP Operations, Unitas Global. “Their innovative roadmap and commitment to customer service will ensure that our customers have everything they need to compete in the cloud era, and the fact that 11:11 is a leader in security, backups and disaster recovery will provide critical new services to fight cybersecurity threats.”

11:11 is backed by Tiger Infrastructure Partners, a middle-market private equity firm that invests in growing infrastructure platforms.

Q Advisors, a global TMT investment banking boutique, acted as exclusive financial advisor to 11:11 Systems in connection with this transaction. Perkins Coie acted as legal advisor to 11:11 Systems. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ABOUT 11:11 SYSTEMS
11:11 Systems is a managed infrastructure solutions provider that holistically addresses the challenges of next-generation managed cloud, connectivity and security requirements. The 11:11 model empowers customers and partners to “Rethink Connected,” which includes fully-integrated, fully-automated services, activities and data powered on a single platform delivering increased performance, optimization and savings. Learn more at 1111Systems.com

ABOUT UNITAS GLOBAL
Unitas Global is a next-generation managed network provider offering automated ubiquitous edge access to cloud everywhere. The combination of its design and price platform, Unitas Nexus™ and its global network Unitas Reach™ provides the most agile network environments that are easy to design, procure, and are fully managed. Learn more at www.unitasglobal.com

ABOUT TIGER INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS
Tiger Infrastructure Partners is an innovative, middle-market private equity firm that invests in new and growing infrastructure platforms. Tiger Infrastructure targets investments in communications (digital), energy transition, transportation, and related sectors, primarily located in North America and Europe. For more information, visit www.tigerinfrastructure.com

Media Contact:
Candice Mayan
Director of Communications
cmayan@iland.com

Source: 11:11 Systems

 

 

New features and capabilities bolster Kubernetes security across the board, help apply shift-left security to data protection and assists with continued ecosystem expansion

VALENCIA, Spain – May 16, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 — Kasten by Veeam®, the market leader for Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery, today announced the new Kasten by Veeam K10 V5.0 Kubernetes data management platform. Purpose-built for Kubernetes, this latest release is focused on delivering a comprehensive risk management strategy, streamlined CI/CD pipelines and new ecosystem advancement details that optimize and de-risk Kubernetes investments. These advancements all aim to help the expanding Kubernetes community work more efficiently and securely in cloud native applications.

“As ransomware attacks continue to remain the highest concern for organizations, a comprehensive risk management strategy to help continuously identify risk, protect data, detect attacks and deliver disaster recovery for cloud native applications is crucial,” said Gaurav Rishi, Vice President of Products and Partnerships at Kasten by Veeam. “Our latest release remains focused on helping enterprises minimize the financial impact caused by attacks on data and cloud applications. At the same time, we’re also supporting developer needs for backup solutions that not only integrate with the CI/CD tools they use but pave the way for automation to detect and protect applications as they get deployed.”

Backing up Kubernetes applications while accommodating agile, shift-left development and distributed deployment environments remains a challenge for many organizations. Appliance-based approaches do not properly account for the unique characteristics of Kubernetes and replication doesn’t protect against infrastructure failures, data corruption, data loss or ransomware. Having a cloud native solution in place ensures secure and reliable backup without disrupting workflows or adding complexity that could inhibit innovation.

New key features of Kasten K10 V5.0 include:

  • Security everywhere: Enhanced platform hardening, including KMS integration with AWS KMS and HashiCorp Vault, coupled with the ease of use of Kubernetes-native RBAC objects exposed in UI dashboards, ransomware attack detection with AWS S3 or S3-compatible storage supporting S3 Object Lock, data protection policy guardrails and support for Veeam-hardened Linux repositories with immutability that offers comprehensive ransomware protection.
  • Shift-left applied to data protection: Fully integrated add-ons for newly launched Amazon EKS Blueprints, Level III certified Red Hat OpenShift Operator with full lifecycle capabilities, new built-in Kanister blueprints for MS SQL and PostgreSQL Operator and simplified UX for Operations with new Blueprint Editor for a more intuitive and streamlined workflow, and new Reports Generator for critical metrics.
  • Expanded ecosystem: Enabling integrations with industry-leading technologies and platforms ensures that customers can have freedom of choice in an expanding array of solutions across the ecosystem, including support for Red Hat Marketplace, SUSE Rancher Marketplace, VMWare vSphere with Tanzu and Falco.

“Cloud native applications are being developed at a pace never seen before, and with DevOps and shift-left principles, application deployment in Kubernetes is proving faster and far more scalable. Yet, at the same time, backing up Kubernetes applications remains a constant challenge,” said Danny Allan, CTO at Veeam. “This latest release provides secure backup and recovery for Kubernetes data and applications while eliminating the complexity in deployment and operations for Kubernetes in the enterprise. As more Veeam customers look to leverage Kubernetes, Kasten K10 V5.0’s ease-of-use will be critical to support data protection and backup in their new environments.”

“The alarming rate of ransomware attacks and the increased use of cloud-native application development means it’s only a matter of time before cloud-native applications become more heavily targeted,” said Johnny Yu, Research Manager, Storage and Computing at IDC. “Now more than ever, enterprises need a backup solution that is flexible across multiple clouds and can proactively offer visibility into a potential attack before it happens. With its new K10 V5.0 release, Kasten by Veeam has positioned itself as a solid choice for companies that are looking for comprehensive, end-to-end ransomware protection for Kubernetes environments.”

The capabilities introduced in NEW Kasten K10 V5.0 underscores Kasten’s dedication to Kubernetes users by integrating DevOps and shift-left principles and hardened security. General availability of the new Kasten K10 V5.0 is expected in June. To learn more about Kasten and see Kasten K10 V5.0 in action, visit Kasten by Veeam at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022, as well as at VeeamON 2022.

For more information, please visit www.kasten.io or try K10 for FREE — https://www.kasten.io/free-kubernetes

About Kasten by Veeam
Kasten by Veeam® is the leader in Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery. Its solution helps enterprises overcome Day 2 data management challenges to confidently run applications on Kubernetes. Kasten K10, its data management platform purpose-built for Kubernetes, provides enterprise operations teams an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure system for backup/restore, disaster recovery, and application mobility with unparalleled operational simplicity. Kasten is an independent Kubernetes Business Unit within Veeam. For more information, visit www.kasten.io or follow @kastenhq on Twitter.

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

Source: Veeam

 

 

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