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December 01, 2022

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

1) Consumer – for the general consumers

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

3) Enterprise – for large enterprise corporations

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

The top 100 Cloud Backup Companies are determined based on specific criteria, and also take into consideration news releases companies publish in the preceding month, server stability, reports from our mystery shoppers, our own reviews, the company’s culture and ethics, users’ feedback, company corporate blogs, and more.

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

The Top 100 Cloud Backup Companies for December 2022

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

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

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

# CONSUMER SMALL MEDIUM BUSINESS ENTERPRISE ENABLERS
01 Backblaze Arcserve Databarracks Asigra
02 IDrive Backup-Everything Arcserve Veeam
03 Carbonite Safe IDrive Business Assured-DP Rubrik
04 Acronis Keepit Cohesity HYCU
05 SpiderOak Carbonite Server HYCU Novastor
06 Livedrive Code42 StorageGuardian OwnBackup
07 KeepVault JungleDisk Nasuni Arcserve
08 Sync.com* CloudOak Code42 BaculaSystems
09 SugarSync* Cove Data Protection (N-able) Egnyte Acronis
10 Dropbox* MSP360 Druva Datto
11 Box* ElephantDrive Zerto*** CommVault
12 ADrive DriveHQ Cloudian Dell EMC
13 SOSOnlineBackup BackupAssist ExaGrid Druva
14 OpenDrive* USDataVault Nakivo Actifio
15 Backupify** BackupDirect.net UKBackup Barracuda (Intronis)
16 Memopal Novosoft Panzura Vembu
17 MyPCBackup Datastring Kaseya IBM (Spectrum Protect)
18 EazyBackup.ca Azure.Microsoft.com Veritas Falconstor
19 iCloud* SolutionUnion DataStorageCorp Cobalt Iron
20 Google Drive* BackupVault.co.uk Clumio Redstor (Attix5)
21 OneDrive* CentralDataStorage 11:11 Systems Axcient
22 Amazon Drive* BackupManager FantasticCS.co.uk CTERA
23 Norton Nordic-Backup RestorePoint.net N2WS
24 SecureBackup DataDepositBox LongViewSystems Unitrends
25 Cloud Daddy SafeDataStorage.co.uk iomart (Backup-Technology) Infrascale

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

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

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

*** Replication solution

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December 01, 2022

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

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

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

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

Top Online Cloud Backup Enablers

Note: Click on company names to read their profiles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Below are enablers’ ranking profiles:

1. Asigra – Based in Toronto, Canada, Asigra describes itself as a company that is devoted to furthering cloud Backup, Recovery and Restore (BURR) by offering its cloud solutions entirely through its Partner ecosystem. The company prides itself on its role as a cloud service enabler and focuses all its energies on architecting a cloud solution that is agentless; differentiated with a robust backup and recovery engine and a capacity based pricing model. With over thirty years of experience and 1,000,000 deployments globally, Asigra is distinguished by its innovation and efforts at educating the data protection marketplace and driving the demand for best-of-the-breed cloud-based services. The company assumes a non conflicting role and believes in creatively nurturing its Partner ecosystem by providing its partners with value beyond the software. Asigra is committed to providing its partners with effective marketing and sales tools to help them scale their cloud backup business and position themselves as leaders within the market. With an aggressive Partner Program, Asigra partners are able to deploy cost-effective public, hybrid and private cloud solutions to consumers, SMBs and Enterprises worldwide. Service Providers Powered by Asigra, including Terremark (a Verizon company), NTT America, Centre Technologies, Highstreet IT Solutions, INFINIT Consulting, Pulsant and Backup Technology, are actively helping define standards for the industry. In January 2022, Asigra appointed Eric Simmons, CEO; Val Silva, CTO; Pete Nourse, Chief Revenue Officer/Chief Marketing Officer; and Chris Gilkes, VP of Worldwide Sales. Former founder and CEO David Farajan had been at the helms of the company since 1986; and son, Eran Farajun, served the company as EVP since 1996. For more information, visit www.asigra.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some of these benefits include:

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

Key Features:
Efficient:

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

Comprehensive:

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

Cloud-Enabled:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 01, 2022 – BackupReview.info publishes the December 2022 list of top ranking cloud backup companies, categorized into four sectors: ConsumerSMBEnterprise, and Enablers. The list comprises of 25 companies under each category, for a total of 100 online backup solutions, based on standardized criteria defined on its site. This standardization of selection criteria goes a long way towards enabling users select the right online backup service for their specific needs.

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

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

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

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

The complete list of the top 100 cloud backup companies for December 2022 is found here.

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  • Delivers First $1 Billion Revenue Run Rate Quarter
  • Record Operating Profitability on a GAAP and Non-GAAP Basis, with Operating Margins of 5% and 24%, Respectively
  • New $150 Million Expansion of Stock Repurchase Program

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 30, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX), the leading Content Cloud, today announced preliminary financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2023, which ended October 31, 2022.

“We delivered strong third quarter results with revenue growth of 12% year-over-year and record operating margins,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “As companies prioritize strategic IT initiatives that allow them to efficiently lower IT expenses, the Box Content Cloud enables enterprises to streamline their businesses, drive up productivity, reduce risk, and lower costs. With our industry leading platform, Box is very well-positioned to execute through these dynamic times. As we continue to build an enduring business for the long run, we remain hyper focused on driving growth and even greater profitability.”

“The strength and resiliency of our business model has allowed us to deliver revenue growth while expanding operating and free cash flow margins,” said Dylan Smith, co-founder and CFO of Box. “With operational discipline built into the core of our company, we remain committed to our FY23 operating margin target and to delivering revenue growth plus free cash flow margin of 37%.”

Fiscal Third Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal year 2023 was $250.0 million, a 12% increase from revenue for the third quarter of fiscal year 2022 of $224.0 million, or 17% growth on a constant currency basis.
  • Remaining performance obligations (“RPO”) as of October 31, 2022, were $1.056 billion, an 11% increase from remaining performance obligations as of October 31, 2021 of $948.1 million, or 20% growth on a constant currency basis.
  • Billings for the third quarter of fiscal year 2023 were $258.2 million, a 12% increase from billings for the third quarter of fiscal year 2022 of $231.5 million, or 20% growth on a constant currency basis.
  • GAAP gross profit for the third quarter of fiscal year 2023 was $185.5 million, or 74.2% of revenue. This compares to a GAAP gross profit of $161.0 million, or 71.8% of revenue, in the third quarter of fiscal year 2022.
  • Non-GAAP gross profit for the third quarter of fiscal year 2023 was $191.2 million, or 76.5% of revenue. This compares to a non-GAAP gross profit of $167.3 million, or 74.7% of revenue, in the third quarter of fiscal year 2022.
  • GAAP operating income in the third quarter of fiscal year 2023 was $13.4 million, or 5.3% of revenue. This compares to a GAAP operating loss of $11.1 million, or negative 4.9% of revenue, in the third quarter of fiscal year 2022.
  • Non-GAAP operating income in the third quarter of fiscal year 2023 was $60.0 million, or 24.0% of revenue. This compares to a non-GAAP operating income of $46.4 million, or 20.7% of revenue, in the third quarter of fiscal year 2022.
  • GAAP net income per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted, in the third quarter of fiscal year 2023 was $0.03 on 142.4 million and 148.1 million weighted-average shares outstanding, respectively. This compares to a GAAP net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted, of $0.12 in the third quarter of fiscal year 2022 on 151.4 million weighted-average shares outstanding. GAAP net income per share attributable to common stockholders in the third quarter of fiscal year 2023 includes a negative impact of 6 cents from FX.
  • Non-GAAP net income per share attributable to common stockholders, diluted, in the third quarter of fiscal year 2023 was $0.31. This compares to a non-GAAP net income per share attributable to common stockholders, diluted, of $0.22 in the third quarter of fiscal year 2022. Non-GAAP net income per share attributable to common stockholders in the third quarter of fiscal year 2023 includes a negative impact of 6 cents from FX.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities in the third quarter of fiscal year 2023 was $69.7 million, an increase of 51% from net cash provided by operating activities of $46.1 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2022.
  • Free cash flow in the third quarter of fiscal year 2023 was $55.0 million. This compares to free cash flow of $31.2 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2022.

For the purpose of this press release, impact from FX is determined by comparing current period reported results, with the current results calculated using the equivalent rates in the prior period.

For more information on the non-GAAP financial measures and key metrics discussed in this press release, please see the section titled, “About Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Key Metrics,” and the reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures and certain key metrics to their nearest comparable GAAP financial measures at the end of this press release.

are Repurchase Program
On November 29, 2022, Box’s Board of Directors authorized an expansion of the company’s stock repurchase program by $150 million.

Business Highlights Since Last Earnings Release

  • Delivered wins or expansions with leading organizations such as Eurostar International Limited, Garmin International, McLarens, Mariner Wealth Advisors, Regions Bank, Warner Music Group and Wasserman Media Group.
  • Hosted the company’s 12th annual BoxWorks, attracting thousands of attendees and featuring speakers from organizations such as Heidrick & Struggles, Shriners Children’s and World Fuel Services, as well as CEOs from CrowdStrike, IBM, HubSpot and Zoom.
  • Unveiled new features for Box Sign, Box’s native e-signature capability, and announced that Box Sign will now be available to all users at no additional cost. With these features, users can publish documents online for signature, edit signature requests in flight, enjoy an improved signer experience and more.
  • Announced the general availability of the all-new Box Notes for real-time content collaboration and project management, along with the availability of Content Insights, for increased visibility on how content is accessed, consumed and used.
  • Unveiled several enhancements to Box Shield at BoxWorks 2022, including improved Ethical Wall capabilities, which creates re-enforced information barriers within organizations to prevent communication or exchange of sensitive information that could lead to conflicts of interest between groups.
  • Advanced Box Governance with the availability of modifiable retention policies designed for customers that need more flexibility as their external regulatory environments or internal governance policies change.
  • Announced the general availability of an enhanced Box app for Zoom that enables customers to automatically save select Zoom recordings directly to Box. With this new feature, joint customers can manage their content in one place while maintaining enterprise-grade security, compliance and governance all within Zoom.
  • Recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the 40 Best Large Workplaces in Technology and 100 Best Large Workplaces for Women for 2022.

Outlook
The following guidance includes the impact of any expected FX headwinds, assuming present foreign currency exchange rates.

Q4 FY23 Guidance

  • Revenue is expected to be in the range of $255 million to $257 million, up 10% year-over-year at the high end of the range, or 15% growth on a constant currency basis.
  • GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately 6.5%, and non-GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately 24.5%.
  • GAAP net income per share attributable to common stockholders is expected to be in the range of $0.06 to $0.07. GAAP EPS guidance includes an expected negative impact from FX of $0.05.
  • Non-GAAP diluted net income per share attributable to common stockholders is expected to be in the range of $0.34 to $0.35. Non-GAAP EPS guidance includes an expected negative impact from FX of $0.05.
  • Weighted-average basic and diluted shares outstanding are expected to be approximately 144 million and 149 million, respectively.

Full Year FY23 Guidance

  • Revenue is expected to be in the range of $990 million to $992 million, up 13% year-over-year at the high end of the range, or 17% growth on a constant currency basis.
  • GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately 3.0%, and non-GAAP operating margin is expected to be approximately 22.5%.
  • GAAP net income per share attributable to common stockholders is expected to be in the range of $0.02 to $0.03. FY23 GAAP EPS guidance includes an expected negative impact from FX of $0.18.
  • Non-GAAP diluted net income per share attributable to common stockholders is expected to be in the range of $1.16 to $1.17. FY23 Non-GAAP EPS guidance includes an expected negative impact from FX of $0.18.
  • Weighted-average basic and diluted shares outstanding are expected to be approximately 144 million and 150 million, respectively.

All forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures contained in this section titled “Outlook” exclude estimates for stock-based compensation expense, intangible assets amortization, and as applicable, other special items. Box has provided a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP operating margin and GAAP to non-GAAP net income per share guidance at the end of this press release.

Webcast and Conference Call Information
Box’s management team will host a conference call today beginning at 2:00 PM (PT) / 5:00 PM (ET) to discuss Box’s financial results, business highlights and future outlook. A live audio webcast of this call will be available through Box’s Investor Relations website at www.box.com/investors for a period of 90 days after the date of the call. Prepared remarks will be available on the Box Investor Relations website after the call ends.

The conference call can be accessed by registering online at https://conferencingportals.com/event/xgkBSAEo at which time registrants will receive dial-in information as well as a conference ID. A telephonic replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after the call and will run for one week. The replay can be accessed by dialing:

+ 1-800-770-2030 (toll-free), conference ID: 23531
+ 1-647-362-9199 (toll), conference ID: 23531

Box has used, and intends to continue to use, its Investor Relations website (www.box.com/investors), as well as certain Twitter accounts (@box, @levie and @boxincir), as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Information on or that can be accessed through Box’s Investor Relations website, these Twitter accounts, or that is contained in any website to which a hyperlink is provided herein is not part of this press release, and the inclusion of Box’s Investor Relations website address, these Twitter accounts, and any hyperlinks are only inactive textual references.

This press release, the financial tables, as well as other supplemental information including the reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures and certain key metrics to their nearest comparable GAAP financial measures, are also available on Box’s Investor Relations website. Box also provides investor information, including news and commentary about Box’s business and financial performance, Box’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, notices of investor events and Box’s press and earnings releases, on Box’s Investor Relations website.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, including statements regarding Box’s expectations regarding the size of its market opportunity, sales productivity, its leadership position in the cloud content management market, the demand for its products, the timing of recent and planned product introductions, enhancements and integrations, the short- and long-term success, market adoption and retention, capabilities, and benefits of such product introductions and enhancements, the success of strategic partnerships, the impact of its acquisitions on future Box product offerings, the benefits to its customers from completing acquisitions, the time needed to integrate acquired businesses into Box, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic or the Russian invasion of Ukraine on its business, its ability to grow and scale its business and drive operating efficiencies, the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates on its future results, its net retention rate, its ability to achieve revenue targets and billings expectations, its revenue and billings growth rates, its ability to expand operating margins, its revenue growth rate plus free cash flow margin in fiscal year 2023 and beyond, its long-term financial targets for fiscal year 2025 and beyond, its ability to achieve profitability on a quarterly or ongoing basis, its free cash flow, its ability to continue to grow unrecognized revenue and remaining performance obligations, its revenue, billings, GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins, GAAP and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share, GAAP and non-GAAP operating margins, the related components of GAAP and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share, weighted-average outstanding share count expectations for Box’s fiscal fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2023 in the section titled “Outlook” above, equity burn rate, any potential repurchase of its common stock, whether, when, in what amount and by what method any such repurchase would be consummated, and the share price of any such repurchase. There are a significant number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from statements made in this press release, including: (1) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions, including those caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, inflation, and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; (2) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (3) factors related to Box’s highly competitive market, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors and new applications and marketing initiatives by Box’s current or future competitors; (4) the development of the cloud content management market; (5) the risk that Box’s customers do not renew their subscriptions, expand their use of Box’s services, or adopt new products offered by Box on a timely basis, or at all; (6) Box’s ability to provide timely and successful enhancements, integrations, new features and modifications to its platform and services; (7) actual or perceived security vulnerabilities in Box’s services or any breaches of Box’s security controls; (8) Box’s ability to realize the expected benefits of its third-party partnerships; and (9) Box’s ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses and achieve the expected benefits from those acquisitions. In addition, the preliminary financial results set forth in this release are estimates based on information currently available to Box. While Box believes these estimates are meaningful, they could differ from the actual amounts that Box ultimately reports in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2022. Box assumes no obligations and does not intend to update these estimates prior to filing its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2022.

Additional information on potential factors that could affect Box’s financial results is included in the reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K and in other filings Box makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed for the fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2022. These documents are available on the SEC Filings section of Box’s Investor Relations website located at www.box.com/investors. Box does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Key Metrics
To supplement Box’s consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, Box provides investors with certain non-GAAP financial measures and other key metrics, including non-GAAP gross profit (loss), non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating income (loss), non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders, non-GAAP net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders, billings, remaining performance obligations, and free cash flow. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures and key metrics is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures and key metrics, please see the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures and certain key metrics to their nearest comparable GAAP financial measures at the end of this press release.

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

A limitation of non-GAAP financial measures and key metrics is that they do not have uniform definitions. Further, Box’s definitions will likely differ from the definitions used by other companies, including peer companies, and therefore comparability may be limited. Thus, Box’s non-GAAP financial measures and key metrics should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or in isolation from, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. Additionally, in the case of stock-based compensation expense, if Box did not pay a portion of compensation in the form of stock-based compensation expense, the cash salary expense included in cost of revenue and operating expenses would be higher, which would affect Box’s cash position. The accompanying tables have more details on the reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures and certain key metrics to their nearest comparable GAAP financial measures.

Non-GAAP gross profit (loss) and non-GAAP gross margin. Box defines non-GAAP gross profit (loss) as GAAP gross profit (loss) excluding expenses related to stock-based compensation (“SBC”) included in cost of revenue and intangible assets amortization. Non-GAAP gross margin is defined as non-GAAP gross profit (loss) divided by revenue. Although SBC is an important aspect of the compensation of Box’s employees and executives, determining the fair value of certain of the stock-based instruments Box utilizes involves a high degree of judgment and estimation and the expense recorded may bear little resemblance to the actual value realized upon the vesting or future exercise of the related stock-based awards. Management believes it is useful to exclude SBC in order to better understand the long-term performance of Box’s core business and to facilitate comparison of Box’s results to those of peer companies. Management also views amortization of acquired intangible assets, such as the amortization of the cost associated with an acquired company’s developed technology and trade names, as items arising from pre-acquisition activities determined at the time of an acquisition. While these intangible assets are continually evaluated for impairment, amortization of the cost of purchased intangibles is a static expense that is not typically affected by operations during any particular period.

Non-GAAP operating income (loss) and non-GAAP operating margin. Box defines non-GAAP operating income (loss) as operating income (loss) excluding expenses related to SBC, intangible assets amortization, and as applicable, other special items. Non-GAAP operating margin is defined as non-GAAP operating income (loss) divided by revenue. Box excludes the following expenses as they are considered by management to be special items outside of Box’s core operating results: (1) fees related to shareholder activism (2) expenses related to certain litigation, (3) expenses associated with restructuring activities, consisting primarily of severance and other personnel-related costs, and (4) expenses related to acquisitions, including transaction and discrete tax costs.

Non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders. Box defines non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders as GAAP net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders excluding expenses related to SBC, intangible assets amortization, amortization of debt issuance costs, undistributed earnings attributable to preferred stockholders, and as applicable, other special items as described in the preceding paragraph. Box defines non-GAAP net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders as non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders divided by the weighted-average outstanding shares.

Billings. Billings reflect, in any particular period, (1) sales to new customers, plus (2) subscription renewals and (3) expansion within existing customers, and represent amounts invoiced for all products and professional services. Box calculates billings for a period by adding changes in deferred revenue and contract assets in that period to revenue. Box believes that billings help investors better understand sales activity for a particular period, which is not necessarily reflected in revenue as a result of the fact that Box recognizes subscription revenue ratably over the subscription term. Box considers billings a significant performance measure. Box monitors billings to manage the business, make planning decisions, evaluate performance and allocate resources. Box believes that billings offers valuable supplemental information regarding the performance of the business and helps investors better understand the sales volumes and performance of the business. Although Box considers billings to be a significant performance measure, Box does not consider it to be a non-GAAP financial measure because it is calculated using exclusively revenue, deferred revenue, and contract assets, all of which are financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Remaining performance obligations. Remaining performance obligations (“RPO”) represent, at a point in time, contracted revenue that has not yet been recognized. RPO consists of deferred revenue and backlog, offset by contract assets. Backlog is defined as non-cancellable contracts deemed certain to be invoiced and recognized as revenue in future periods. Future invoicing is determined to be certain when we have an executed non-cancellable contract and invoicing is not dependent on a future event such as the delivery of a specific new product or feature, or the achievement of contractual contingencies. While Box believes RPO is a leading indicator of revenue as it represents sales activity not yet recognized in revenue, it is not necessarily indicative of future revenue growth as it is influenced by several factors, including seasonality, contract renewal timing, average contract terms and foreign currency exchange rates. Box monitors RPO to manage the business and evaluate performance. Box considers RPO to be a significant performance measure. Box does not consider RPO to be a non-GAAP financial measure because it is calculated in accordance with GAAP, specifically under ASC Topic 606.

Free cash flow. Box defines free cash flow as cash flows from operating activities less purchases of property and equipment, principal payments of finance lease liabilities, capitalized internal-use software costs, and other items that did not or are not expected to require cash settlement and that management considers to be outside of Box’s core business. Box specifically identifies adjusting items in the reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures. Box considers free cash flow to be a profitability and liquidity measure that provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated by the business that can possibly be used for investing in Box’s business and strengthening its balance sheet, but it is not intended to represent the residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures. The presentation of non-GAAP free cash flow is also not meant to be considered in isolation or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity.

About Box
Box (NYSE:BOX) is the leading Content Cloud, a single platform that empowers organizations to manage the entire content lifecycle, work securely from anywhere, and integrate across best-of-breed apps. Founded in 2005, Box simplifies work for leading global organizations, including AstraZeneca, JLL, Morgan Stanley, and Nationwide. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Visit box.com to learn more. And visit box.org to learn more about how Box empowers nonprofits to fulfill their missions.

BOX, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In Thousands)

(Unaudited)

October 31,

January 31,

2022

2022

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

358,060

$

416,274

Short-term investments

44,567

170,000

Accounts receivable, net

176,593

256,312

Deferred commissions

46,120

46,025

Other current assets

31,187

27,953

Total current assets

656,527

916,564

Property and equipment, net

67,755

105,755

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

142,147

172,808

Goodwill

70,702

74,466

Deferred commissions, non-current

69,251

72,884

Other long-term assets

50,068

49,532

Total assets

$

1,056,450

$

1,392,009

LIABILITIES, CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities

$

45,552

$

58,942

Accrued compensation and benefits

32,451

54,705

Finance lease liabilities

31,175

41,235

Operating lease liabilities

46,203

44,608

Deferred revenue

442,015

519,485

Total current liabilities

597,396

718,975

Debt, net, non-current

368,878

367,463

Operating lease liabilities, non-current

131,143

168,192

Other long-term liabilities

37,193

44,586

Total liabilities

1,134,610

1,299,216

Series A convertible preferred stock

489,434

487,880

Stockholders’ deficit:

Common stock

14

15

Additional paid-in capital

802,534

972,020

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(13,817

)

(4,543

)

Accumulated deficit

(1,356,325

)

(1,362,579

)

Total stockholders’ deficit

(567,594

)

(395,087

)

Total liabilities, convertible preferred stock and stockholders’ deficit

$

1,056,450

$

1,392,009

BOX, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

October 31,

October 31,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Revenue

 $

249,951

$

224,044

$

734,398

$

640,971

Cost of revenue (1)

64,490

63,069

191,542

184,804

Gross profit

185,461

160,975

542,856

456,167

Operating expenses:

Research and development (1)

59,107

55,837

182,805

159,418

Sales and marketing (1)

81,566

76,368

248,075

218,967

General and administrative (1)

31,422

39,857

94,846

105,242

Total operating expenses

172,095

172,062

525,726

483,627

Income (loss) from operations

13,366

(11,087

)

17,130

(27,460

)

Interest and other expense, net

(1,427

)

(2,336

)

(6,235

)

(8,275

)

Income (loss) before provision for income taxes

11,939

(13,423

)

10,895

(35,735

)

Provision for income taxes

2,031

438

4,641

1,399

Net income (loss)

$

9,908

$

(13,861

)

$

6,254

$

(37,134

)

Accretion and dividend on series A convertible preferred stock

(4,278

)

(4,301

)

(12,804

)

(8,086

)

Undistributed earnings attributable to preferred stockholders

(648

)

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

4,982

$

(18,162

)

$

(6,550

)

$

(45,220

)

Net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

$

0.03

$

(0.12

)

$

(0.05

)

$

(0.29

)

Weighted-average shares used to compute net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders

Basic

142,385

151,426

143,604

158,068

Diluted

148,127

151,426

143,604

158,068

(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

October 31,

October 31,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Cost of revenue

 $

4,331

$

4,786

$

13,473

$

15,009

Research and development

16,556

17,712

52,377

49,791

Sales and marketing

14,158

13,872

44,247

38,342

General and administrative

9,807

9,219

30,551

28,365

Total stock-based compensation

 $

44,852

$

45,589

$

140,648

$

131,507

BOX, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In Thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

October 31,

October 31,

2022

2021

2022

2021

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

Net income (loss)

$

9,908

$

(13,861

)

$

6,254

$

(37,134

)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

17,089

20,023

53,406

59,110

Stock-based compensation expense

44,852

45,589

140,648

131,507

Amortization of deferred commissions

13,437

11,705

39,878

33,287

Other

1,054

1,614

2,925

2,572

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable, net

(12,008

)

(20,239

)

74,163

74,464

Deferred commissions

(13,839

)

(14,785

)

(37,400

)

(35,019

)

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

10,230

10,441

30,296

32,110

Other assets

4,840

1,262

(7,022

)

(6,697

)

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

(9,729

)

8,446

(11,724

)

9,118

Operating lease liabilities

(10,892

)

(11,737

)

(33,105

)

(36,190

)

Deferred revenue

14,784

7,625

(52,524

)

(41,481

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

69,726

46,083

205,795

185,647

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

Purchases of short-term investments

(27,575

)

(90,000

)

(87,253

)

(140,000

)

Maturities of short-term investments

28,000

213,000

Purchases of property and equipment, net of sale proceeds

(1,770

)

(1,242

)

(2,539

)

(3,477

)

Capitalized internal-use software costs

(2,500

)

(1,116

)

(7,010

)

(3,501

)

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(2,753

)

(500

)

(59,395

)

Other

(350

)

(315

)

327

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

(3,845

)

(95,461

)

115,383

(206,046

)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Series A convertible preferred stock, net of issuance costs

(1,695

)

(103

)

485,103

Repurchases of common stock

(29,966

)

(144,172

)

(264,852

)

(428,253

)

Payments of dividends to preferred stockholders

(3,750

)

(11,250

)

Proceeds from issuances of common stock under employee equity plans

10,919

9,438

25,659

23,740

Employee payroll taxes paid for net settlement of stock awards

(16,051

)

(12,586

)

(74,778

)

(43,677

)

Principal payments of finance lease liabilities

(10,422

)

(12,297

)

(29,838

)

(38,182

)

Other

(67

)

(293

)

(5,019

)

(4,194

)

Net cash used in financing activities

(49,337

)

(161,605

)

(360,181

)

(5,463

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

(7,433

)

(369

)

(19,080

)

(789

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

9,111

(211,352

)

(58,083

)

(26,651

)

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period

349,694

780,212

416,888

595,511

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period

$

358,805

$

568,860

$

358,805

$

568,860

BOX, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP DATA

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Data and Percentages)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

October 31,

October 31,

2022

2021

2022

2021

GAAP gross profit

$

185,461

$

160,975

$

542,856

$

456,167

Stock-based compensation

4,331

4,786

13,473

15,009

Acquired intangible assets amortization

1,452

1,541

4,356

3,697

Non-GAAP gross profit

$

191,244

$

167,302

$

560,685

$

474,873

GAAP gross margin

74.2

%

71.8

%

73.9

%

71.2

%

Stock-based compensation

1.7

2.2

1.8

2.3

Acquired intangible assets amortization

0.6

0.7

0.6

0.6

Non-GAAP gross margin

76.5

%

74.7

%

76.3

%

74.1

%

GAAP operating income (loss)

$

13,366

$

(11,087

)

$

17,130

$

(27,460

)

Stock-based compensation

44,852

45,589

140,648

131,507

Acquired intangible assets amortization

1,452

1,541

4,356

3,697

Acquisition-related expenses

180

53

1,215

Fees related to shareholder activism

10,146

(77

)

15,978

Expenses related to litigation

307

307

Non-GAAP operating income

$

59,977

$

46,369

$

162,417

$

124,937

GAAP operating margin

5.3

%

(4.9

)%

2.3

%

(4.3

)%

Stock-based compensation

18.0

20.4

19.2

20.5

Acquired intangible assets amortization

0.6

0.7

0.6

0.6

Acquisition-related expenses

0.2

Fees related to shareholder activism

4.5

2.5

Expenses related to litigation

0.1

Non-GAAP operating margin

24.0

%

20.7

%

22.1

%

19.5

%

GAAP net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

4,982

$

(18,162

)

$

(6,550

)

$

(45,220

)

Stock-based compensation

44,852

45,589

140,648

131,507

Acquired intangible assets amortization

1,452

1,541

4,356

3,697

Acquisition-related expenses

180

53

1,215

Fees related to shareholder activism

10,146

(77

)

15,978

Expenses related to litigation

307

307

Amortization of debt issuance costs

472

471

1,415

1,408

Undistributed earnings attributable to preferred stockholders

(5,424

)

(4,374

)

(16,024

)

(7,555

)

Non-GAAP net income attributable to common stockholders

$

46,641

$

35,391

$

124,128

$

101,030

GAAP net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

$

0.03

$

(0.12

)

$

(0.05

)

$

(0.29

)

Stock-based compensation

0.32

0.30

0.98

0.83

Acquired intangible assets amortization

0.01

0.01

0.03

0.03

Acquisition-related expenses

0.01

Fees related to shareholder activism

0.07

0.10

Expenses related to litigation

Amortization of debt issuance costs

0.01

0.01

0.01

Undistributed earnings attributable to preferred stockholders

(0.04

)

(0.03

)

(0.11

)

(0.05

)

Non-GAAP net income per share attributable to common stockholders, basic

$

0.33

$

0.23

$

0.86

$

0.64

Non-GAAP net income per share attributable to common stockholders, diluted

$

0.31

$

0.22

$

0.83

$

0.61

Weighted-average shares used to compute net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders

Basic

142,385

151,426

143,604

158,068

Diluted

148,127

159,249

150,083

165,816

GAAP net cash provided by operating activities

$

69,726

$

46,083

$

205,795

$

185,647

Purchases of property and equipment, net of proceeds from sales

(1,770

)

(1,242

)

(2,539

)

(3,477

)

Principal payments of finance lease liabilities

(10,422

)

(12,297

)

(29,838

)

(38,182

)

Capitalized internal-use software costs

(2,567

)

(1,296

)

(9,629

)

(7,046

)

Non-GAAP free cash flow

$

54,967

$

31,248

$

163,789

$

136,942

GAAP net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

$

(3,845

)

$

(95,461

)

$

115,383

$

(206,046

)

GAAP net cash used in financing activities

$

(49,337

)

$

(161,605

)

$

(360,181

)

$

(5,463

)

BOX, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP REVENUE TO BILLINGS

(In Thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

October 31,

October 31,

2022

2021

2022

2021

GAAP revenue

$

249,951

$

224,044

$

734,398

$

640,971

Deferred revenue, end of period

467,080

429,664

467,080

429,664

Less: deferred revenue, beginning of period

(458,249

)

(422,039

)

(534,242

)

(465,613

)

Contract assets, beginning of period

2,424

866

1,111

25

Less: contract assets, end of period

(2,969

)

(1,073

)

(2,969

)

(1,073

)

Billings

$

258,237

$

231,462

$

665,378

$

603,974

BOX, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP NET INCOME TO NON-GAAP NET INCOME PER SHARE GUIDANCE

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Fiscal Year Ended

January 31, 2023

January 31, 2023

GAAP net income per share attributable to common stockholders range

$

0.06

$

0.07

$

0.02

$

0.03

Stock-based compensation

0.31

0.31

1.29

1.29

Acquired intangible asset amortization

0.01

0.01

0.04

0.04

Expenses related to litigation

0.01

0.01

Amortization of debt issuance costs

0.01

0.01

Undistributed earnings attributable to preferred stockholders

(0.04

)

(0.04

)

(0.15

)

(0.15

)

Non-GAAP net income per share attributable to common stockholders range, basic

$

0.35

$

0.36

$

1.21

$

1.22

Non-GAAP net income per share attributable to common stockholders range, diluted

$

0.34

$

0.35

$

1.16

$

1.17

Weighted-average shares, basic

143,500

144,000

Weighted-average shares, diluted

149,000

150,000

Note: figures may not sum due to rounding.

BOX, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP OPERATING MARGIN GUIDANCE

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Fiscal Year Ended

January 31, 2023

January 31, 2023

GAAP operating margin

6.5

%

3.0

%

Stock-based compensation

17.5

19.0

Acquired intangible assets amortization

0.5

0.5

Non-GAAP operating margin

24.5

%

22.5

%

Contacts:
Investors:
Cynthia Hiponia and Elaine Gaudioso
+1 650-209-3463
ir@box.com

Media:
Denis Roy and Rachel Levine
+1 650-543-6926
press@box.com

Source: Box, Inc.

 

 

BOSTON, MA — December 1, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company, has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the 15th annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Top Places to Work 2022 issue publishes online at Globe.com/TopPlaces on the night of Wednesday, November 30 and in Globe Magazine on Sunday, December 4.

Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them best—their employees. The survey measures employee opinions about their company’s direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits, and engagement. The employers are placed into one of four groups: small, with 50 to 99 employees; medium, with 100 to 249 workers; large, with 250 to 999; and largest, with 1,000 or more. Wasabi placed in the top 20, ranking 18th in the medium category.

With headquarters in Boston, Wasabi was founded in 2017 by Carbonite founders David Friend and Jeff Flowers with a singular focus: to store the world’s data. The newly-minted unicorn now has more than 250 global employees as the demand for cloud storage thrives despite the world’s current economic challenges. Employees benefit from the creative and collaborative environment Wasabi has built even as a fully remote company, with unparalleled work-life flexibility, unlimited PTO, corporate social responsibility initiatives, and top notch health and financial benefits.

“Wasabi is as successful as we are because of our employees. The culture we have established allows our team to feel ownership of their work and to prioritize their personal lives. The results speak for themselves,” said David Friend, CEO, Wasabi Technologies. “To be once again named a Top Place to Work by the Boston Globe speaks to the level of enthusiasm, ingenuity, and pride Wasabi employees bring to the company every single day.”

“The pandemic has changed the way we work, and the employers who topped the list understand it goes far beyond the remote vs. in-office debate,” said Katie Johnston, the Globe’s Top Places to Work editor. “Workers want flexibility, of course, but they also want more support, more humanity, and a greater sense of purpose.”

The rankings in Top Places to Work are based on confidential survey information collected by Energage (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from more than 90,000 individuals at 381 Massachusetts organizations, the most companies ever surveyed in the state. The winners share a few key traits, including offering more flexibility to continue working remotely, tracking progress on efforts to support a diverse workforce, and, above all, remembering to have some fun along the way.

Top Places to Work online extras include sortable rankings and features showcasing companies that are going the extra mile to make their workplaces more supportive and responsive to their employees’ ever-changing needs. All can be found at Globe.com/TopPlaces. Readers can follow the news on Twitter at #workboston.

About Wasabi Technologies
Wasabi provides simple, predictable and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an unlimited amount of data at 1/5th the price of the competition with no complex tiers or unpredictable egress fees. Trusted by tens of thousands of customers worldwide, Wasabi has been recognized as one of technology’s fastest-growing and most visionary companies. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi is a privately held company based in Boston. Wasabi is a Proud Partner of the Boston Red Sox, and the Official Cloud Storage Partner of Liverpool Football Club and the Boston Bruins.

Follow and connect with Wasabi on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and The Bucket.

About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC (“BGMP”) is a multimedia organization that provides news, entertainment, and commentary across multiple brands and platforms. BGMP offers leading integrated advertising solutions that connect communities, ideas, and causes through powerful storytelling and multimedia experiences. BGMP properties include The Boston Globe, Globe Opinion, Globe.com, Boston.com, STAT, The B-Side, Globe Publishing Services, Globe Events, and Studio/B.

PR contact:
Inkhouse for Wasabi
wasabi@inkhouse.com

Source: Wasabi

 

 

Veeam Availability Suite and Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 protects critical data to help maintain production and payroll for more than 300 dairy farms in California

Columbus, Ohio — Dec. 1, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Veeam® Software, the leader in Modern Data Protection, today announced it was selected by California Dairies, Inc. (CDI) to protect their Microsoft 365 data and mitigate cyberattacks. Veeam is also ensuring business continuity through verified disaster recovery (DR) strategies, fast-tracking data protection for multi-cloud ecosystems and offering additional ransomware resilience for the #1 dairy processing cooperative in California that produces safe, fresh milk for all 50 states and more than 50 countries.

CDI is the largest farmer-owned milk-processing cooperative in California, producing approximately 40% of the state’s milk and 20% of the nation’s butter. The company is comprised of more than 300 dairy farms producing nearly 17 billion pounds of milk annually, which CDI processes to make butter, fluid milk products and milk powders. CDI’s production of fresh, high-quality dairy products every day is key to its ongoing success, but this can be a challenge if there’s an unforeseen IT incident.

After facing a near-catastrophic failure where an on-premises Microsoft Exchange server became unavailable, CDI was able to restore data using Veeam Backup & Replication™. Following this incident, CDI recognized the benefits of migrating its on-premises environment to the cloud and decided to deploy Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 for its ease of use, simplicity and reliability.

“Each dairy farm is integral to everything we do as an organization, so protecting the data that helps us collect, market and process milk while providing services to our members is critically important,” said Matthew Prieto, Director of Infrastructure and Security at CDI. “From the first time we started using Veeam solutions, we have not been let down. We know our data is protected and always available when we need it. Veeam has been absolutely core to business continuity, so as we’re moving more backups to the cloud, we know we’re covered.”

Like many manufacturing companies, CDI was an early adopter of virtualization. After CDI determined that backing up physical servers to tape, wasn’t suitable for virtual machines, CDI chose Veeam Availability Suite™. Veeam is cloud agnostic, offering flexible, native-cloud backup capabilities and solutions to defend against ransomware attacks and other threats.

Veeam backs up 72TB of data across 240 virtual machines (VMs) to ExaGrid, which replicates to a DR site. CDI’s DR strategies include Veeam DataLabs™ to verify recovery of backups and replicas (SureBackup® and SureReplica) and Instant VM Recovery® to restore in minutes. In addition, Veeam creates immutable backups in Amazon S3 storage for additional ransomware protection. Veeam also backs up and protects 14TB of data in Microsoft 365 (OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams and Exchange) directly to an off-site cloud repository, which replicates to a DR site for additional protection. Veeam sends backup data to Microsoft Azure Blob Storage and Amazon S3, allowing for protection, security and resiliency of data in long-term, low-cost object storage.

Click here to read the complete California Dairies case study; view the video here. For more information, visit https://www.veeam.com

About Veeam Software
Veeam® is the leader in Modern Data Protection. The company provides backup, recovery and data management solutions through 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 450,000 customers worldwide, including 81% of the Fortune 500 and 72% 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

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

Holly Abbott
Babel PR for Veeam
veeam@babelpr.com
+44 (0) 7527 521057

Source: Veeam

 

 

Dropsuite has received the Emotional Footprint champion award from SoftwareReviews for the third consecutive year in a row, representing incredible partner and end-user satisfaction

SAN JOSE, CA – Dec. 01, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Dropsuite, a leading cloud data backup and archiving platform, today announced that it has been recognized as a champion and leader in the November 2022 Emotional Footprint report from SoftwareReviews, a division of IT research and consulting firm Info-Tech Research Group. The award is based on the collective knowledge of real users and placement is based on satisfaction with product features, vendor experience, capabilities, and emotional sentiment.

SoftwareReviews named Dropsuite as a champion for the third consecutive time. Dropsuite received a 9.1/10 composite score, which represents the complete and aggregated satisfaction score from end users. Vendor Support, Business Value Created, Ease of IT Administration, and Ease of Implementation were among the strongest capabilities associated with Dropsuite, resulting in a 100% Plan to Renew reported by their users.

Dropsuite also received a high Emotional Footprint score of +98 receiving high scores around being respectful, enabling productivity, performance enhancing and saving time from a service and product experience perspective.

The Emotional Footprint makes the SoftwareReviews unique as it is the inclusion of aggregated emotional response ratings in the areas of service, negotiation, product impact, conflict resolution, and strategy and innovation. This creates a powerful indicator of overall user feeling toward the vendor and its product from the software users’ point of view.

“Dropsuite is incredibly proud to be voted first in the Emotional Footprint report from SoftwareReviews for the third year in a row,” says Eric Roach, Senior Vice President, Global Channel at Dropsuite. “This achievement is a testament to our partner-first approach, which is reflected in every touch point of user experience. We are grateful for the steadfast confidence and trust in the Dropsuite team.”

About SoftwareReviews Emotional Footprint Awards and Software Reports:
SoftwareReviews Emotional Footprint Awards recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace as evaluated by their users annually. The report quantifies the end-user experience and value provided by a specific product and the relationship end users have with the provider.

The placement of a software provider in the Emotional Footprint Diamond indicates its categorization, as well as its relative ranking. Software providers who have the highest ranking are eligible to receive a SoftwareReviews Emotional Footprint Champion Award. In-depth product evaluation reports are available at?http://www.softwarereviews.com

To learn more about Dropsuite’s award-winning products, please contact our sales team at sales@dropsuite.com

ABOUT SOFTWAREREVIEWS:
SoftwareReviews is a division of?Info-Tech Research Group, a world-class IT research and consulting firm established in 1997. Backed by two decades of IT research and advisory experience, SoftwareReviews is a leading source of expertise and insight into the enterprise software landscape and client-vendor relationships. By collecting real data from IT and business professionals, the SoftwareReviews methodology produces the most detailed and authentic insights into the experience of evaluating and purchasing enterprise software.

ABOUT DROPSUITE:
Dropsuite is a cloud software platform enabling businesses and organizations globally to easily backup, recover and protect their important business information. Dropsuite’s commitment to advanced, secure, and scalable cloud technologies keeps them at the forefront of the industry and makes them the preferred choice of leading IT Administrators and Service Providers globally. https://dropsuite.com

DROPSUITE MEDIA CONTACT:
Ridley Ruth
E: ridley(at)dropsuite(dot)com

Source: Dropsuite

 

 

Challenging economic times will create the perfect environment for scammers

TEMPE, Ariz., and PRAGUE, Dec. 1, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Norton, a consumer Cyber Safety brand of Gen™ (NASDAQ: GEN), today released its top cyber trends to watch in 2023, emphasizing that the economy will have the greatest impact on the spread of cybercrime next year. Norton experts predict the pressures associated with economic uncertainty and rising costs will create the perfect environment for scammers to take advantage of people when they are more vulnerable. It’s expected that cybercriminals will trick victims into surrendering personal information, emptying their bank accounts, or spending money for products, services or “lottery winnings” that never arrive.

“We anticipate scammers will continue to prey on the vulnerability of people as economic pressures rise in 2023,” said Kevin Roundy, Researcher and Technical Director at Norton. “Cybercriminals love to exploit seasonal opportunities, and consumers are facing a perfect storm of rising prices in the middle of the busiest shopping season of the year when scammers are particularly active. Scams are always harder to detect during the holiday season because consumers expect deep discounts and may believe prices that would normally seem too good to be true. This year, inflation and other unfavorable macroeconomic factors are likely to make people particularly eager to find good deals and they may therefore be at greater risk than in previous years. Taking a few proactive steps today could help you to be safer all year long.”

Norton Labs Top Predictions for 2023:

  1. Scammers will prey on vulnerable consumers: Expect a rise in financial-based scams such as assistance scams faking government assistance programs to steal Personal Identifiable Information (PII); shopping deal scams setting up fake e-shops promoting low-cost products to steal personal information or cash out without delivering the order; and romance scams asking emotionally vulnerable consumers for money or gift cards.
  2. Short-staffed companies will be more open to vulnerabilities: Operating with smaller staff, short-staffed companies will experience a jump in data breaches and ransomware attacks.
  3. Advances in AI will make scamming easier: Expect scammers to continue to wield AI in their crimes as this technology becomes even more accessible and easier to use. As language and video AI models advance, scammers can imitate real people in real time with deepfakes to trick people into giving over their financial and personal information.
  4. Anticipate more breaches: Cybercriminals are finding ways to breach standard multi-factor authentication technologies. Companies that continue to use weak two-factor authentication (2FA) practices will leave themselves and their customers open to serious data breaches, which can lead to mass leaks of consumer information. We can expect to see more data breaches, making it even more critical to continue to use unique, complex passwords across your accounts.

With the number of cybercrimes potentially soaring in 2023, Norton is arming consumers with best practices and knowledge to protect themselves digitally. To help protect against these evolving threats:

  • Be skeptical: Cybercriminals often pose as popular companies, organizations or people in your network. Never directly click on buttons or links without digger deeper and verifying who is actually sending them to you.
  • Manage your passwords: Make sure your password is unique and avoid using the same one across different accounts. Add another layer of security by using a password manager such as Norton Password Manager to safely store and help create secure and complex passwords.
  • Use “unphishable” factors for MFA: Unphishable factors, such as biometrics, device-level security checks, hardware security keys, and cryptographic security keys are nearly impossible for cybercriminals to intercept, making MFA and 2FA practices more secure.
  • Get privacy, security and identity protection: Consider Norton™ 360 with LifeLock for all-in-one protection for up to 10 PCs, Macs, mobile devices, and tablets, secure cloud backup for Windows, Secure VPN to help keep your internet browsing private, LifeLock identity theft protection and more.

To learn more about Norton’s 2023 predictions, visit https://us.norton.com/blog/emerging-threats/2023-predictions

About Norton
Norton is a leading Cyber Safety brand of Gen™ (NASDAQ: GEN), a global company dedicated to powering Digital Freedom through its family of trusted consumer brands including Norton, Avast, LifeLock, Avira, AVG, ReputationDefender and CCleaner. Gen empowers people to live their digital lives safely, privately, and confidently today and for generations to come. Gen brings award-winning products and services in cybersecurity, online privacy and identity protection to more than 500 million users in more than 150 countries. Learn more at Norton.com and GenDigital.com

PR Contacts:
Jenna Torluemke
Gen
Jenna.Torluemke@GenDigital.com

Courtney Rowles
Edelman for Gen
Courtney.Rowles@edelman.com

Source: Gen Digital Inc.

 

 

Woburn, MA – December 1, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — In 2022, Kaspersky’s detection systems discovered an average of 403,000 malicious files distributed every day, a 5% increase compared to 2021. The ransomware category grew significantly, seeing a 181% increase as a proportion of files. These and other findings are part of the Number of the Year report, part of the Kaspersky Security Bulletin (KSB), an annual series of predictions and analytical reports on key shifts within the cybersecurity world.

Kaspersky’s detection systems discovered an average of 400,000 new malicious files daily over the first 10 months of the year. By comparison, about 380,000 of these files were detected every day in 2021. In total, Kaspersky’s systems detected approximately 122 million malicious files in 2022, 6 million more than last year.


Average daily number of malicious files detected by Kaspersky security solutions from 2019 to 2022 (January 1st – October 31st)

Kaspersky’s researchers discovered that the share of ransomware encountered daily increased by 181% compared to 2021, reaching 9,500 encrypting files per day. Among other threats, Kaspersky security solutions also detected a 142% growth in the share of downloaders – malicious programs that install new versions of malware or unwanted applications on infected devices.

Windows continued to be the prime target of attacks among all platforms where threat families were spread. In 2022, Kaspersky experts discovered an average of nearly 320,000 malicious files attacking Windows devices, accounting for 85% of all malicious files. Meanwhile, Kaspersky’s detection systems also discovered that the share of malicious files in Microsoft Office formats distributed daily doubled (236% growth).

In 2022, Kaspersky experts also identified a 10% increase in the share of malicious files targeting the Android platform each day. The infamous 2022 campaigns the Harly and Triada Trojans, which ambushed thousands of Android users around the world, are prime examples of this trend.

“Considering how quickly the threat landscape is expanding its boundaries and the number of new devices appearing in users’ daily lives, it’s quite possible that next year we’ll be detecting not 400,000 malicious files per day, but half a million!” said Vladimir Kuskov, head of anti-malware research at Kaspersky. “Even more dangerous is that, with the development of Malware-as-a-Service, any novice fraudster can now attack devices without any technical knowledge in programming. Becoming a cybercriminal has never been so easy. It is essential not only for large organizations but also for every ordinary user to employ reliable security solutions, thus avoid becoming a victim of cybercriminals. Kaspersky experts, in turn, will do their best to protect against these threats and save users from losses so that their daily online experience is completely safe.”

To learn more about the growth of malicious activity, read the full analytical report on Statistics of the Year at Securelist.com

These findings are part of Kaspersky Security Bulletin (KSB) – an annual series of predictions and analytical reports on key shifts within the cybersecurity world. Follow this link to read other KSB pieces.

To stay protected, Kaspersky also recommends the following to users:

·       Do not download and install applications from untrusted sources

·       Do not click on any links from unknown sources or suspicious online advertisements

·       Create strong and unique passwords, including a mix of lower-case and upper-case letters, numbers, and punctuation, as well as activating two-factor authentication

·       Always install updates. Some of them may contain critical security issue fixes

·       Ignore messages asking to disable security systems for office or cybersecurity software

·       Use a robust security solution appropriate to your system type and devices, such as Kaspersky Premium. It will tell you which sites shouldn’t be open and protect you from malware

To stay safe, Kaspersky recommends the following to organizations:

·       Always keep software updated on all the devices you use to prevent attackers from infiltrating your network by exploiting vulnerabilities.

·       Establish the practice of using strong passwords to access corporate services. Use multi-factor authentication for access to remote services.

·       Choose a proven endpoint security solution such as Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business that is equipped with behavior-based detection and anomaly control capabilities for effective protection against known and unknown threats.

·       Use a dedicated set for effective endpoint protection, threat detection and response products to timely detect and remediate even new and evasive threats. Kaspersky Optimum Security is the essential set of endpoint protection empowered with EDR and MDR.

  • Use the latest Threat Intelligence information to stay aware of actual TTPs used by threat actors.

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

 

 

BOSTON, MA – December 1, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is announcing that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has chosen Zerto as a finalist for the 2022 CRN Tech Innovator Awards. Zerto is being recognized for its Zerto 9.5 in the Data Protection Software category.

This annual award program celebrates innovative vendors in the IT channel across 38 different technology categories, in critical business areas ranging from cloud to storage to networking to security. The selection process for this year’s winners was overseen by a panel of CRN editors and is based on a review of hundreds of vendor products using multiple criteria. These include key capabilities, uniqueness, technological ingenuity, and best fit with customer and solution provider needs.

As cyber threats continue to increase, periodic backups are no longer a viable option. Based on a foundation of continuous data protection, Zerto offers industry leading Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO). These allow organizations to return to a point within seconds of an attack, with minimal data loss and downtime, making it the fastest way for organizations to get back to business.

“Our CRN Tech Innovator Awards recognize those technology vendors that are making the biggest impacts in digital transformation for solutions providers with unique, cutting-edge products and services,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “It is my pleasure to congratulate each and every one of our 2022 CRN Tech Innovator Award winners. We’re delighted to recognize these best-in-class vendors that are driving transformation and innovation in the IT space.”

“Zerto’s channel partners value working with us because our platform provides functionality that no other product can—such as our industry-leading low RPOs and RTOs and instant recoverability. This gives our partners a unique edge when discussing and selling our platform,” said Eric Barnhart VP of Channel Sales at Zerto. “Recent product advancements, combined with strategic partnerships, offer new avenues for revenue and services growth for our traditional partners. As a result, we are increasing our focus and creating strategic go-to-market channel plans for our partners that incorporate our software-only platform and meet the new cloud-based consumption models of their customers.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at crn.com/techinnovators

About Zerto
Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, empowers customers to run an always-on business by simplifying the protection, recovery, and mobility of on-premises and cloud applications. Zerto’s cloud data management and protection platform eliminates the risks and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption across private, public, and hybrid deployments. The simple, software-only platform uses continuous data protection at scale to converge disaster recovery, backup, and data mobility. Zerto is trusted by over 9,500 customers globally and is powering offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and more than 350 managed service providers.

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

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© 2022 The Channel Company, LLC. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Channel Company Contact:
Natalie Lewis
The Channel Company
nlewis@thechannelcompany.com

Zerto Contact:
Derrick Shannon
Touchdown PR
Zerto@touchdownpr.com

Source: Zerto

 

 

New Cloud Data Protection and Recovery Solution Offers Unrivaled Protection for Azure AD Users

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – November 29, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Keepit, the market leader in cloud data protection and management, today announced the launch of its Azure AD Advanced connector, its full data protection solution for Microsoft Azure Active Directory. Keepit is the world’s only independent, vendor-neutral cloud dedicated to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data protection with a blockchain-verified solution.

Azure AD Advanced is an extension of the Azure Active Directory (AD) connector that Keepit added to its multi-cloud backup and recovery solution in a software update earlier this year. Other offerings from the company include coverage for Microsoft Power BI and Azure DevOps, which allows Keepit to offer top-of-the-line data protection for the key Microsoft cloud services.

“Although Microsoft has invested quite a bit of money in providing user-oriented recovery such as versioning, recycle bin, and preservation features, native protection tools for the directory are weak and have time restrictions,” said Paul Robichaux, Keepit’s Senior Director of Product and a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). “With our leading protection for Azure AD, Keepit helps companies close any Azure AD gaps in their security strategy and recover business-critical identity and application objects that Microsoft doesn’t protect.”

With more than 550 million users, Azure AD is considered the heart of the Microsoft cloud ecosystem – making it imperative to protect it from compromises. Azure AD is used by organizations to help control, through secure authentication, who has access to data and user information. Failing to properly back up Azure AD can leave companies at risk of experiencing security gaps that can lead to significant downtime, data loss, and lack of access to critical resources. Protecting Azure AD allows for quicker disaster recovery, enhances overall security, safeguards against day-to-day data loss, and improves information technology (IT) efficiency.

To bolster coverage and recovery, Keepit’s new Azure AD Advanced release includes the following features:

  • Conditional Access policies: Keepit enables IT admins to preserve, restore, inspect, and track differences in Azure AD Conditional Access policies
  • Application registrations: Keepit backs up application objects registered in Azure AD.
  • Service principals/Enterprise applications: Keepit backs up service principals registered in the Azure AD tenant and their assigned permissions.
  • Intune device (configuration policies and device compliance) profiles: Keepit helps organizations back up and recover their security-critical Intune device compliance and configuration policies in Azure AD to protect against unwanted or accidental changes that might affect device access.
  • Bitlocker key protectors: In an “industry first,” Keepit allows customers to protect and restore Bitlocker key protectors to ensure continued access to Bitlocker-encrypted devices.

Keepit’s new Azure AD Advanced release allows customers to enable data protection instantly, helping to avoid scenarios that require rebuilding the Azure AD environment from scratch. In addition to protecting data in Microsoft Azure AD, Keepit provides fully automated coverage for other key business applications, including Microsoft 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Google Workspace Salesforce, and Zendesk. With its unmatched ease of use, fast restore features that minimize downtime, and cost-effectiveness, Keepit continues to be the solution that organizations rely on to protect their cloud-based data.

For more information or to request a demo contact sales@keepit.com

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. 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 Ritacco
kari@redironpr.com

Source: Keepit, Inc.

 

 

New features also include low cost Google Workspace, M365 and Azure VM backup to eliminate capacity-based licensing, helping users to consolidate diverse IT estates and drive costs down

Wilmington, DE – November 29, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Accelerating its leadership in high performance backup and recovery for large enterprises and managed services providers, Bacula Systems today announced Bacula Enterprise 16 to affirm its leadership in highly secure backup and recovery, and further broaden its unusually wide compatibility with diverse technologies. This aids IT Directors with large or complicated IT environments seeking protection using a single backup and high speed recovery platform.

Some of its new Cloud and storage and VM technologies are:

  • Comprehensive protection for Microsoft365
  • Comprehensive protection for Google Workspace
  • Azure VM Module
  • Nutanix AHV module
  • S3 Objects backup and recovery
  • Enhanced Global Deduplication Endpoint engine
  • Azure, Google Storage and S3 tiers support
  • S3 storage tier control

Some of the new security technologies in Bacula Enterprise 16.0 are:

  • Storage Daemon Encryption
  • SIEM Integration
  • Security module dedicated to Windows
  • Automatic malware protection (backup, restore, verify)
  • Improved & enriched security metrics
  • SNMP Monitoring integration module
  • NFS Immutability support (Netapp SnapLock)

Andrue Netcher, BIT Engineering Manager at Warner Bros Discovery, said “Bacula gives us the higher security backup and robustness we need for a live media broadcast environment. As a rule, the other backup systems we looked at were too complex. They had too much of what we didn’t need, and not enough of what we did need. This problem became worse when we looked at their pricing model”.

“We see most companies looking to make significant improvements to their backup security while driving costs down, and we expect this need to increase into 2023. Bacula is well positioned to lead in this important and urgent change, using its Linux-based technology to push security levels to an altogether higher level in the industry” said Frank Barker, CEO of Bacula Systems.

“Bacula’s high security architecture combines with its non-capacity-based licensing to scale to many thousands of users at a cost far below that of our competitors. Users benefit from its cloud-agnostic technology, its advanced protection against ransomware, its point in time recovery, and its compatibility with a vast range of different storage media. It provides native modules to back up more server virtualization products than any other backup vendor. When combined with Bacula’s advantageous licensing model, significant savings and performance increases are being seen by our military, government, ISV, and HPC customers” said Jorge Gea, CTO, Bacula Systems.

Bacula Enterprise is a highly scalable backup and recovery solution that integrates with an especially wide range of virtual machines, databases, clouds and containers. Users benefit from the expanded range of applications Bacula protects natively within the Cloud, such as Azure Virtual Machines (image-level backup based on snapshots), Kubernetes clusters, and S3 data from any provider, Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace environments. Bacula’s new Cloud backup storage repository features complement its four-cloud connectivity (Oracle, Google, Azure and Amazon S3), with its new S3 tier control for defining in Bacula what cloud tier to use for each backup. Bacula is also now compatible with S3 Object Lock.

Bacula Systems customers include NASA, Navisite, Texas A&M University, Sky PLC, Locaweb and many more.

About Bacula Systems:
Bacula Enterprise Edition is a highly scalable backup and recovery software for large organizations, data centers and MSPs. www.baculasystems.com

PR Contact:
Rob Morrison
rob.morrison@baculasystems.com
+41 21 641 60 80

Source: Bacula Systems, Inc.

 

 

Cohesity Cloud Services Customer Count Leaps from Under 60 to Over 500 in Five Quarters; Adds New Workloads Protected Via SaaS; Makes SaaS Security Offerings Accessible to More Customers to Win the War Against Ransomware

LAS VEGAS, NV – November 29, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Cohesity, a leader in data security and management, today announced at Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent 2022 that it’s seeing exceptional growth and uptake in the adoption of Cohesity Cloud Services. Cohesity Cloud Services, previously called Data Management as a Service, is a portfolio of data management and security software as a service (SaaS) products that are managed by Cohesity and run on AWS.

Cohesity also announced support for new business-critical workloads, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), that can be protected and secured via Cohesity SaaS offerings. And, in an era of escalating cyber threats, Cohesity is offering customers access to more Amazon S3 storage options for its popular cyber vaulting security SaaS offering, Cohesity FortKnox, that can help customers lower costs.

This announcement showcases the momentum and key advancements Cohesity continues to make after announcing a strategic collaboration with AWS to bring to market a set of data security and management SaaS offerings that are designed to provide customers with exceptional agility, security, scalability, flexibility, cost efficiencies, and reliability.

Customers Adopting Cohesity SaaS at a Rapid Pace
Cohesity has seen a significant increase in the number of customers that have deployed Cohesity SaaS offerings, catapulting from under 60 customers at the end of Q4 FY21 (July 2021) to over 500 customers at the end of Q1 FY23 (October 2022). Additionally, nearly 60% of Cohesity’s Cloud Services revenue comes from enterprises with $1B or more in revenue, indicating that large enterprises are embracing the company’s SaaS solutions.*

Cohesity is driving innovation with Cohesity Cloud Services in three areas that are critical in business today: security — inclusive of ransomware protection, cloud, and data management.

Protecting the World’s Most Critical Cloud Workloads
Much of the world’s critical apps and data reside in the cloud and must be protected. With Cohesity’s Cloud Services, customers can further secure and protect their Amazon S3 data as well as Salesforce (SFDC) data via Cohesity’s backup as a service offering.** This complements Cohesity’s data protection already available for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), and other cloud service providers.

Cyber Vaulting as a Service That Meets RTO and Budget Requirements in the Ransomware Era
In an age of growing ransomware threats, companies know they need to deploy a 3-2-1 strategy, where a copy of an organization’s critical apps and data are kept in a separate, ‘air gapped’ environment. Many customers rely on Cohesity’s popular cloud-based cyber vaulting service, Cohesity FortKnox, for data isolation and ransomware protection. However, budgets vary and so do recovery time objectives (RTO).

Cohesity will provide customers with options to help address these critical needs:

  • Cohesity FortKnox on Amazon S3 Standard-Infrequent Access Storage Class (Amazon S3 Standard-IA): for data that is not accessed frequently but requires rapid access when needed. This option is already offered by Cohesity and includes immediate data recovery, with a minimum 30-day retention period.
  • Cohesity FortKnox on Amazon S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval (FR): a new, cost-effective cold storage option that provides SaaS cyber vaulting capabilities with recovery times ranging from minutes to hours, with a retention period of 90 days or longer.**

With both options, customers benefit from enhanced security including virtual air gapping, immutability with Amazon S3 Object Lock, role-based access control (RBAC), quorum, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and a Cohesity key management system (KMS).

Defeating Cyber Criminals with ML-based Threat Protection and Data Classification
Providing protection, detection, and recovery from ransomware or other cyberattacks is key to keeping businesses safe and enabling them to recover quickly with confidence. Announced at Cohesity’s ReConnect virtual conference, which can be viewed here, Cohesity DataHawk is a comprehensive SaaS-based data security solution that includes threat detection and scanning for ransomware attacks, automated data classification with machine learning (ML)-based pattern matching — to identify sensitive or critical data, as well as FortKnox cyber vaulting, all in one solution that’s simple to deploy.

Customer Quotes Endorsing Cohesity Cloud Services
“We are the fifth largest school district in the state of Georgia, serving over 50,000 students in the Atlanta area. We wanted to update our 3-2-1 backup strategy with a modern SaaS offering to improve our cyber resiliency and protect against ransomware attacks,” said Kurt Pritchett, senior network engineer, Clayton County Public Schools. “The simplicity and convenience of the Cohesity FortKnox SaaS offering was just what we needed to achieve this. Cohesity FortKnox also enabled the district to qualify for cyber insurance, while realizing greater efficiencies, time, and cost savings.”

“Hospitals, labs, and doctors’ offices around the world rely on Beckman Coulter’s diagnostic equipment to provide better healthcare, and secure, reliable data management is critical,” said Kevin Chi, IT Systems Engineer, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences. “We have a cloud-first policy and utilize Cohesity’s backup as a service offering, which has empowered us to reduce our on-prem infrastructure, meet strict SLAs, comply with long-term retention policies, and improve our overall data security posture.”

“In order to back up on-prem servers and other cloud services, we wanted one cloud-based solution that would also provide ransomware protection. We found our answer with Cohesity’s backup as a service offering that runs on AWS,” said Michael Stegall, IT Director, Eurecat. “Now, we can monitor and manage backups and restores of all workloads, on-prem and on the cloud, from a single user interface, which also helps free up time to focus on other tasks. We also benefit from fast restores and great ransomware protection that is vital in today’s environment.”

Cohesity / AWS Quotes on Momentum with Cohesity Cloud Services
“We’re seeing rapid adoption of Cohesity’s SaaS offerings running on AWS as customers want to win the war against ransomware, accelerate hybrid cloud adoption, and enable over-stretched IT staff to focus on other business-critical tasks,” said Sanjay Poonen, CEO and President, Cohesity. “Customers also want flexibility in how to secure and manage their data — in the cloud, on-prem, at the edge, or hybrid — and with Cohesity, everything can be managed on one platform, via one UI. That’s simplification defined.”

“More customers are embracing SaaS offerings from Cohesity that run on AWS to further bolster data security and management,” said Ruba Borno, vice president, Worldwide Channels and Alliances, AWS. “We engaged in a strategic collaboration with Cohesity with the common goal of helping customers be more agile, innovate faster, and do more with data. We’ve made great progress, and we’re just getting started.”

*Growth metrics certified by Cohesity finance team
**Available in the coming months

About Cohesity SaaS
Cohesity SaaS is a portfolio of SaaS offerings that are managed by Cohesity and run in the cloud. The offerings, previously referred to as Data Management as a Service, give customers easy access to critical data management and security capabilities, such as cyber vaulting, backup and recovery, disaster recovery, threat protection and data classification, compliance — all provided via a SaaS model.

About Cohesity
Cohesity is a leader in data security and management. We make it easy to secure, 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, data security, disaster recovery, file and object services, dev/test, 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.

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Veeam’s customers can now benefit from a NEW Veeam solution which offers access and control of Salesforce data and metadata, enabling quick recovery from data loss scenarios

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nov. 30, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Veeam® Software, the leader in Modern Data Protection, today announced it has launched the NEW Veeam Backup for Salesforce on Salesforce AppExchange which eliminates the risk of losing Salesforce data and metadata due to human error, integration issues and other data loss scenarios.

Integrated directly with Salesforce, Veeam Backup for Salesforce is currently available on AppExchange at https://appexchange.salesforce.com/listingDetail?listingId=a0N3u00000PuyFpEAJ&tab=e

Veeam Backup for Salesforce
This new solution from Veeam — a market leader in Modern Data Protection — enables organizations to deploy a backup environment either on-premises or in the cloud, providing access and control of Salesforce data and metadata. It also provides powerful, rapid-recovery capabilities for IT departments and Salesforce administrators, including granular and bulk data recovery of Salesforce records, hierarchies, fields, files and metadata. This new offering builds on the success of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, extending Veeam’s enterprise-grade platform to another industry-leading SaaS environment.

Whether a mistake with a script, data loader or an integration issue, the simple and easy-to-use user interface (UI) of Veeam Backup for Salesforce helps users resolve issues and retrieve data in just a few clicks — without executing additional backups, running long, full-backup comparisons or causing duplicates.

Key capabilities of Veeam Backup for Salesforce include:

  • Salesforce native: Purpose-built to create backups and restore Salesforce data and metadata
  • Fast and flexible recovery: Restore Salesforce records, hierarchies, fields, files and metadata
  • Secure data: Run a backup environment anywhere — on-premises or in the cloud (AWS, Azure, etc.)
  • Custom scheduling: Set granular backup schedules and retention settings at the object level
  • Simplified management: Manage several Salesforce instances from one console
  • Incremental changes: Continuously create backups with incremental sync and flexible scheduling for Salesforce data
  • Simple and easy-to-use UI: Run backup policies and restore jobs in minutes
  • See and compare: See versions of records and metadata and quickly compare with production
  • Restore hierarchy: Granularly restore linked objects to any record, including parent/child records

Conducted on Veeam’s behalf by an independent research firm, the Veeam Salesforce Protection Trends Report 2022 surveyed 800 unbiased IT leaders and implementers around the world. This report found that the majority of IT professionals acknowledge that the most important reason to protect Salesforce data is the potential for a bad import or ingest of data. The remaining reasons are consistent with the same breadth of risks that face other IT platforms, including: best practices and regulatory mandates, cyber security concerns and errors caused by users, the application(s) or the data repositories (corruption).

Veeam is also releasing a FREE version of this solution: Veeam Backup for Salesforce Community Edition. Community Edition provides fully functional FREE backup and recovery of Salesforce data for organizations with 50 Salesforce user licenses or less.

Veeam Backup for Salesforce is a separate standalone product that is a new addition to the Veeam Platform. Available today from our 35,000+ technology partners, it’s sold in one- to five-year annual subscriptions per user. Veeam is currently offering two 12-month introductory packages:

  • Up to 300 users for $2,000 USD
  • Unlimited users for $10,000 USD

Comments on the News

  • “With so many companies’ employees now working in a hybrid model, protecting cloud and SaaS data is more important than ever,” said Danny Allan, CTO and senior vice president of Product Strategy at Veeam. “In fact, the Veeam Salesforce Protection Trends Report 2022 showed that 97% of respondents understand the criticality and need to protect top SaaS applications like Salesforce and Microsoft 365 data, yet backup of these applications has historically been the most overlooked by IT, resulting in vulnerabilities, security risks, data loss and corruption. In truth, there is a shared responsibility between any cloud application and the business using SaaS applications — but it is the company’s responsibility to be in control of their data. With our NEW Veeam Backup for Salesforce, we’re ready to support our customers and partners to ensure their business is reliably protected with intelligent backup powered by Salesforce APIs.”
  •  “Veeam Backup for Salesforce is a welcome addition to AppExchange, as they power Digital Transformation for customers by providing the ability to back up and recover Salesforce data and metadata in the cloud and on-premises,” said Woodson Martin, GM of Salesforce AppExchange. “AppExchange is constantly evolving to connect customers with the right apps and experts for their business needs.”
  • “Our research clearly shows that there are many ways to lose mission-critical SaaS data. Due to a SaaS application backup ‘disconnect’ among end users, many organizations are not in a position to reliably and consistently recover this data. An innovative product offering that provides a reliable SaaS backup and recovery for Salesforce is critical to allow organizations to be in control of stringent data protection service-level agreements across the business.” –  Christophe Bertrand, Program Director, ESG
  •  “There is no denying the fact that there is no state of absolute data protection. Salesforce backup is another superlative initiative from Veeam. If critical information is safe, the better it is for any organization. I am personally immensely excited, as Veeam Backup for Salesforce will allow smooth integration scenarios and integrity of metadata.” – Aleh Sadaunichy, Infrastructure Solutions Architect, Lyreco

About Salesforce AppExchange
Salesforce AppExchange, the world’s leading enterprise cloud marketplace, empowers companies, developers and entrepreneurs to build, market and grow in entirely new ways. With more than 7,000 listings, 10 million customer installs and 117,000 peer reviews, AppExchange connects customers of all sizes and across industries to ready-to-install or customizable apps and Salesforce-certified consultants to solve any business challenge.

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Salesforce, AppExchange and others are among the trademarks of salesforce.com, inc.

About Veeam Software
Veeam® is the leader in Modern Data Protection. The company provides backup, recovery and data management solutions through 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 450,000 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.

Media contact
Holly Abbott
Babel PR for Veeam
veeam@babelpr.com
+44 (0) 7527 521057

Source: Veeam

 

 

Customers Across Globe Able to Reach the CyberFortress Recovery People™ via Phone and Email at Any Time on Any Day of the Year

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Nov. 29, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — CyberFortress, a global provider of managed data backups built to prevent business disruption through rapid recovery, today announced that the company is now providing 24×7 live support for all backup and recovery products and services.

CyberFortress has long been committed to ensuring its customers can recover their data fast and minimize downtime. Now, by leveraging its global presence to provide 24×7 support every day of the year, customers are assured personalized support from an internal CyberFortress credentialed, dedicated recovery specialist whenever they call or email.

CyberFortress provides a complete suite of solutions and services to meet all of an organization’s backup and recovery needs, including:

  • Endpoint Backup & Recovery: Advanced endpoint protection and recovery for laptops and desktops no matter where they are physically located
  • Managed Backup as a Service, Powered by Ahsay (BaaS): A powerful fully managed solution that makes data backup and recovery simple and fast for small businesses
  • Managed Backup as a Service, Powered by Asigra (BaaS): Ultra secure data backup and recovery for the advanced security and compliance that sensitive data requires
  • Managed Cloud Backup as a Service, Powered by Veeam (BaaS): A fully managed Veeam cloud backup software solution that protects companies against normal data loss and downtime
  • Managed Disaster Recovery as a Service, Powered by Veeam (DRaaS): A fully managed Veeam disaster recovery solution that protects companies during times of disaster
  • SaaS Backup & Recovery: Specialized to restore SaaS data in case of service outage, cyberattack or data deletion
  • Server Backup & Recovery Software: Enables server backups every 15 minutes or less for painless recovery, even for bare metal

“We were having the issue that our backups weren’t following our retention policies,” said Brandon Coleman, system admin for Heart Southern Missions. “CyberFortress was fantastic. The issue ended up being on our end, and they not only helped identify it, but fixed it so that we now have 360 restore points from bi-hourly backups. I got a specialist on the line the first time I called, and we couldn’t have asked for stronger support.”

“When a business needs to recover data, no one wants to wait until business hours roll back around to talk to a human being,” said John Garza, Vice President Customer Experience at CyberFortress. “At CyberFortress, anyone who needs support will get hold of an internal recovery specialist immediately — not someone who’s just taking messages or an outsourced support company — they’ll speak with an expert at CyberFortress. We’re the recovery people, and if a customer needs our help, we’re going to be there, every hour of every day of the year.

About CyberFortress
CyberFortress is a global company that makes it simple to fully backup and rapidly recover all lost or stolen data to prevent damage and disruption to organizations of all sizes. Data is stored in secure, geo-redundant facilities, and our suite of solutions enables our data recovery specialists to create a custom, comprehensive solution for each customer. Whenever a customer needs data recovery, they receive live, personalized support from a credentialed specialist, every hour of every day of the year.

CyberFortress is based in San Antonio, Texas. For more information, please visit https://cyberfortress.com/

Contact
Jeff Miller
CyberFortress
541-207-6413

Source: CyberFortress

 

 

Solution Offers Public Cloud-like Scalability and Ease of Management in Customer Data Centers

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Nov. 29th, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Cloudian® today announced the launch of its HyperStore® on-prem data lake storage solution in partnership with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company. Cloudian and Snowflake customers will now have access to data stored on HyperStore that is deployed on-premises in either a private cloud or hybrid cloud configuration. Designed from its inception to be fully S3 compatible, HyperStore provides the scalability and ease-of-management of a public cloud within an organization’s data center, offering enhanced performance, full control over security, data sovereignty, and reduced cost.

The combination of Cloudian and Snowflake addresses increasing interest from customers in running analytics applications on data in-place rather than having to move that data to a public cloud, which can be costly and time consuming. In addition to providing private cloud storage, HyperStore can also be deployed as part of a hybrid cloud strategy, with data being replicated or tiered to public cloud service providers.

Reflecting Cloudian’s leadership in object storage, it is the only vendor named a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage[1] for three consecutive years[2].

Key HyperStore benefits include:

  • Modular, limitless scalability – Start with three low-cost nodes and expand simply by adding devices to the cluster without disrupting analytics workloads.
  • Data resiliency – Get up to 14 nines of resiliency with administrator-defined data replication or erasure coding.
  • Ransomware protection – Through S3 Object Lock, prevent malware from encrypting and/or deleting data — enabling quick, easy recovery without paying ransom — and meet governance and legal hold demands.
  • Military-grade security – Further secure data with features such as secure shell, integrated firewall, RBAC/IAM access controls, AES-256 server-side encryption for data at rest and SSL for data in transit, as well as certification with the most stringent government security requirements.
  • Multi-tenancy – Allow multiple users to store and analyze data within a single, shared data lakehouse — without compromising security — while also employing multi-tenant billing, metering and quality of service (QoS) controls.

“We look forward to seeing our joint customers unlock more value from their data through our partnership with Cloudian,” said Tarik Dwiek, Head of Technology Alliances at Snowflake. “Together, we work to enable our customers to take advantage of our joint solutions in order to move forward with mobilizing their data.”

“Analytics applications are providing new opportunities for organizations to leverage their digital assets, including on-premises data, to achieve their goals,” said Larry Meese, vice president of products and solutions, Cloudian. “We look forward to working with Snowflake to help customers capitalize on these opportunities by providing a robust, modern storage foundation.”

To learn more about the Cloudian-Snowflake solution, visit cloudian.com/snowflake/

Gartner® and Peer Insights™ are trademarks of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner Peer Insights content consists of the opinions of individual end users based on their own experiences, and should not be construed as statements of fact, nor do they represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in this content nor makes any warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this content, about its accuracy or completeness, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Cloudian

Cloudian is the leader in data management software for the hybrid cloud. With military-grade security, limitless scalability and seamless cloud integration, Cloudian’s S3-compatible object storage lets users optimize data access, meet data sovereignty requirements and cut costs by consolidating information to a single, cloud-like platform. Cloudian’s geo-distributed architecture manages and protects object and file data at the edge, core, and in the cloud, for both conventional and modern applications. More at cloudian.com


[1] – Gartner defines distributed file systems and object storage as software and hardware solutions that are based on “shared nothing architecture” and that support object and/or scale-out file technology to address requirements for unstructured data growth.


[2] – Gartner, Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Distributed File Systems and Object Storage, Peer Contributors, February. 6, 2020. Gartner, Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Distributed File Systems and Object Storage, Peer Contributors, March 11, 2021. Gartner, Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Distributed File Systems and Object Storage, Peer Contributors, April 22, 2022.


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Source: Cloudian, Inc.

 

 

DUBAI, UAE – 28 November, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Veeam® Software, the leader in Modern Data Protection, hosted 200 registered attendees, customers, partners and industry experts at its VeeamON Tour in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia recently. The event at Al Ammariyah Hills Resort connected leading IT experts and visionaries throughout the region to share and learn about the hottest topics in the market, including Modern Data Protection, ransomware, native cloud and Kubernetes.

Mohamad Rizk, Regional Director, Middle East & CIS at Veeam Software who presented the keynote address entitled ‘The Future to Modern Data Protection’ said, “With the current digital transformation trend and emergence of the hybrid workplace, cloud, virtualization, Kubernetes and SaaS have all seen rapidly growing adoption by regional enterprises in the Middle East. They are seeking to bring flexibility, scalability, simplicity and cost benefits into their IT infrastructures by moving away from legacy data centre architectures. As such, they recognize how vital it is to have a comprehensive strategy that embraces and protects vital data across all these environments. Eliminating data protection gaps, engaging automation, and moving to an autonomous system reduces risks, improves productivity, and creates robust business continuity.”

Product Innovation
“With increasing threats from ransomware attacks and data security challenges relating to multi-/hybrid-cloud architecture adoption, we, as a community, have rallied together to deliver the most robust solutions to our customers. Veeam provides a single platform for all data environments. Ensuring data security, protection and integrity is deeply rooted in our DNA and our continuous technology innovation has helped us reach the status of being the #1 provider in EMEA during 2H’21 in IDC’s DR&P market. VeeamON Tour Riyadh has been an excellent forum to showcase all our innovations that will help customers drive business efficiency and agility, protect their data, and ensure that they are well prepared for the next stage of their digital transformation. Our software-defined approach means there is no lock-in to proprietary hardware and works with our customers’ existing architecture, both on-premises and in the cloud.”

“Entire industries face a data protection emergency and businesses are looking for ways to accelerate their strategies to protect data, remediate cyber-attacks and recover from systems outages. Companies who succeed in accelerating their adoption of a Modern Data Protection strategy will put in place solid foundations to gain competitive advantage from digitization. It will enable them to experience the lower cost points and flexibility of public cloud, leverage the security and proximity of private cloud, and fast-track their development cycles by deploying Kubernetes, with the assurance that their data is protected across their entire infrastructure. Organizations should also understand that they can be vulnerable to vendor lock-in due to exponential business growth with the data protection requirements that once worked before now being, outdated and no longer viable to their current business model. Data protection solutions, like in the case of Veeam, should be flexible and scale with the customers business without the extra cost of vendor lock-in or complexity,” said Mohamad Rizk.

VeeamON Tour attendees were given a demonstration of Veeam’s latest technologies including:

  • Veeam Backup & Replication™ v12 – the latest version of the award-winning backup solution that is at the epicenter of the future of modern data protection. New capabilities introduced with V12 will include:
    • Backups going direct to object storage and cloud-based agents are also available as cloud-accelerated features
    • With immutability everywhere, ransomware can be recovered and threats against cyberattacks can be stopped even faster; Improves efficiency at scale with additional enterprise application support and innovations
    • A new Veeam Backup & Replication plug-in for Kasten by Veeam K10 V5.0 provides visibility and management for Kubernetes data protection.
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7
  • Newly launched Veeam Backup for Salesforce
  • Kasten by Veeam K100, the most complete enterprise data management solution to date purpose-built for Kubernetes; and cloud-native solutions (for AWS, Azure and Google Cloud).

Kubernetes on the rise
The session, ‘Kubernetes the Next wave of Infrastructure’, provided insights on the growing adoption of Kubernetes, the de facto platform for orchestrating containers today. According to findings of the Veeam Data Protection Trends Report 2022, 69% of UAE organizations and 76% of Saudi Arabian organizations are already running containers in production, while 29% and 22% respectively plan to do so in the next 12 months. Containers and Kubernetes have greatly simplified operations for DevOps teams, accelerating the rate at which companies can go to market with new applications and technologies, internally or externally. Kubernetes also enables organizations to create self-healing, highly available applications. As more companies adopt containers and do their orchestration using Kubernetes, the potential attack surface will grow. This is why regional enterprises need to expand their Modern Data Protection strategies with technologies that work against a wide range of Kubernetes application stacks and deployment methods, such as Kasten K10, that completes their ability to protect these new cloud-native workloads and the business growth they support.

The last line of defence against ransomware
The incidence of ransomware is on the rise, regionally, 88% of UAE and 84% of Saudi Arabian organizations fell prey to ransomware attacks in 2021. Against this backdrop VeeamON Tour Riyadh presented ‘Ransomware Best Practices for Secure Backup & Recovery’. Attendees discovered how secure backup is an organization’s last line of defense against ransomware and what they can do to counter the need to pay a ransom to recover their data. For businesses in the Middle East to win the ransomware battle, they must do three things – educate their employees, implement the 3-2-1-1-0 backup rule requiring 3 copies of data and have a remediation plan of a full Backup and Disaster Recovery strategy, that gives them the ability to recover data in event of a ransomware attack.

Findings from the Veeam Data Protection Trends Report 2022 that were shared with attendees included the fact that 98% of UAE organizations and 97% of Saudi organizations experienced unexpected outages within the last 12 months and on average, 17% of UAE organizations’ and 18% of Saudi organizations’ data is left completely unprotected.

Key sponsors of VeeamON Tour Riyadh included platinum sponsors Exagrid, Scality, Nutanix, Redington and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Gold sponsors included Pure Storage, Defined Solutions, Intel, Lenovo, CT4, Ingram Micro, Alnafitha IT and National Computer Systems Co. (NATCOM).

About Veeam Software
Veeam® is the leader in Modern Data Protection. The company provides backup, recovery and data management solutions through 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 450,000 customers worldwide, including 81% of the Fortune 500 and 72% 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.

Media contact
Holly Abbott
Babel PR for Veeam
veeam@babelpr.com
+44 (0) 7527 521057

Source: Veeam

 

 

Panzura Recruits Katie McCullough to the Role of Chief Information Security Officer as the Multi-Cloud Data Management Leader Builds Out Its Security Offering To Address Customers’ Cyber Pain Points

SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 29, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Panzura, LLC (“Panzura”), the leader in hybrid multi-cloud data management, has appointed Katie McCullough to its newly created role of Chief Information Security Officer. Katie will be responsible for security and compliance for the company and customers alike as Panzura continues its ambitious growth trajectory.

Profile photo of Katie McCullough
Photo: Katie McCullough

The appointment follows a record turnaround since the company’s “refounding” in 2020, led by CEO Jill Stelfox. Since May 2020, Panzura has grown its revenue by 485%, launched several new products, raised $80 million in Series B funding, and instituted company-wide structural changes that improve diversity and drive performance. These changes include equalizing pay for men and women, mental health coaching provision, and the freedom to work remotely — all delivered by Panzura’s gender-balanced board.

Panzura’s appointment of Katie — and the creation of the CISO role — comes at a time when customer data is increasingly under threat from a growing number of sources across a widening attack area. Cyberthreats like ransomware are rising in number and increasing in sophistication, growing threefold since 2020 according to Forrester. “Evading cyberthreats is an around-the-clock challenge for customers. The traditional approach for companies has been to move fast to neutralize data threats after they happen,” commented Panzura CEO, Jill Stelfox. “We want a more proactive, intelligent approach to keeping data safe that works better for businesses. We were looking for a leader in the security space who could shape Panzura’s vision for cybersecurity with fresh thinking and a commitment to excellence. Katie was the stand-out candidate and we’re thrilled to welcome her to the team.”

“It’s a privilege to join a fast-growing company with as much potential as Panzura. Jill and her team have an incredible vision for the future of data management, and I can’t wait to help shape the future of data security”. — KATIE MCCULLOUGH

Katie joins Panzura with more than 25 years of experience executing and leading security operations, compliance, managed services, and cloud solutions. During her time working for industry-leading companies OneNeck IT Solutions and CDW/Berbee, Katie has time and again proven her strategic leadership creating secure IT environments that enable businesses to run, grow, and transform.

Jill continued, “Our industry is changing. In my role as the only female CEO in data management, I set about creating an equitable, diverse work culture that rewards passion and performance. Katie’s proven ability to develop and implement transformative security strategies through her inspirational, team-centered leadership style makes her a great fit for Panzura.”

Katie’s appointment will further Panzura’s goal to deliver groundbreaking, patented innovation to customers. The company currently holds 37 patents, having recently added two new patents that extend Panzura’s leadership in managing and protecting cloud-based distributed computing environments. The first of the new patents is #11470146 Managing a Cloud-Based Distributed Computing Environment Using a Distributed Database. It employs a distributed cloud data management system (“DCDMS”), layered upon a cloud storage system, which tracks objects accessed through the DCDMS. By utilizing several extended capabilities (snapshots, clones, roll-backs, etc.), this patent claims a method for efficient management and retrieval of client data in a cloud environment. The second patent is #11467967 Managing a Distributed Cache In a Cloud-Based Distributed Computing Environment. It involves a data processing layer (“DPL”) that receives data requests from a client and subsequently locates and interacts with the appropriate caches assigned to the target data and metadata. The DPL further employs cache mapping and data block fingerprints to ensure that the data operations requested correspond with valid data. Together, these patents demonstrate Panzura’s commitment to advancing its security portfolio.

Panzura has earned multiple industry awards in the past 12 months, including “Cloud Infrastructure Solution of the Year” by the Tech Ascension Awards, and “Best Hybrid Cloud Solution” in the Cloud Awards. Other industry recognition includes being named to the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Companies in the US and being named among its 2022 Best Workplaces. The company is on target to add another 150 team members by the end of 2022 with opportunities in Engineering, Marketing, HR, Finance, and Sales.

About Panzura
Panzura makes hybrid multi-cloud data management seem easy. Panzura’s data management platform is a single, unified data engine designed to securely power the most rigorous, large-scale multi-site enterprise data workfows across the globe. Intelligent edge technologies enable LAN performance with cloud economics together with simplified data management, advanced analytics, reduced operational complexity, and improved security. Find out more at panzura.com

Contact:
Panzura PR
+1-408-457-8504
pr@panzura.com

Source: Panzura

 

 

With secure backup the last line in defence against ransomware, alignment across IT teams is needed

Paris, France – November 24, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Veeam® Software, the leader in Modern Data Protection reveals that only 23 percent of organizations report having fully unified cyber-attack preparedness, disaster recovery and business continuity strategies. This stat and other highlights are revealed as part of the Veeam Ransomware Trends Report 2022, which uncovers the impact of ransomware on companies’ IT environments, as well as their strategies for remediation and the data protection in use or being considered.

The report found that although these strategies are generally well integrated into the processes for preventing cyber-attacks, there remains a lack of coordination between the teams charged with ensuring proactive cybersecurity and those in charge of data backup and reactive remediation. With immutable backup being the last line of defence against ransomware, the report outlines a number of areas for improvement that French companies are encouraged to follow in their bid to thwart bad actors from launching successful ransomware attacks.

Invest in advanced technologies to prepare for potential attacks
The financial impact of the ransomware industry is valued at nearly $50 billion annually. To combat the impact of cyberattacks and maintain their operations, 95% of companies are turning to isolation techniques and immutable backup repositories including cloud and object storage, Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions. They work to protect vital corporate data and mitigate attacks, and when coupled with cyber-attack preparedness and verifiable business continuity/disaster recovery strategies (BCDR), enable organizations to repel or limit damage and losses associated with a ransomware attack. They can be the difference between joining the 22% of EMEA organisations who claimed they could recover without paying a ransom, or not.

Improving team coordination and regular data backups: the keys to optimal protection
The key to enabling the 78% of cyber victims who paid a ransom to join the ranks of the 22% could be better alignment of the expertise provided by cybersecurity and BCDR Teams.

The Veeam Ransomware Trends Report 2022 points to some dissonance between these teams. When asked about their views on the strategic unity of prevention and remediation strategies across their businesses, 23% respondents claimed it was ‘completely unified’, and 58% that it was ‘mostly unified’. Whether this was viewed as good enough depended upon the respondent’s role. Those closer to prevention (security professionals) and remediation (backup administrators) saw a need for greater improvement than IT operations or senior executives did.

Fortunately, respondents from organisations’ incident response teams, with responsibility for overcoming cyberattacks, reported seeing the value of both strategies. They felt the top two components that protecting a business and its most critical data were: backup copies and ‘healthy’ data (37%), and backup frequency and verification (35%).

According to Patrick Rohrbasser, Regional Vice President Southern Europe & Africa at Veeam: “Ransomware has democratized data theft to the extent that today, it’s no longer a question of if or when a company will fall victim to a ransomware attack, but rather how often. As a disaster that costs businesses nearly two million euros per incident, it is vital for business and IT leaders to work together to protect the critical data running across their systems, no matter what architecture, platform or workload they use. Modern forms of data attack need Modern Data Protection strategies that will deliver both resilience to data breaches, and reliable backups, so that companies can be confident that if the worst should happen, they can restore their data without having to pay a costly ransom.”

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

Supporting Resources:

  • Veeam 2022 Ransomware Trends Report — https://www.veeam.com/fr/wp-veeam-ransomware-trends-executive-brief-2022-emea.html

About Veeam Software
Veeam® is the leader in Modern Data Protection. The company provides backup, recovery and data management solutions through 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 450,000 customers worldwide, including 81% of the Fortune 500 and 72% 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.

Media contact
Holly Abbott
Babel PR for Veeam
veeam@babelpr.com
+44 (0) 7527 521057

Source: Veeam

 

 

Marlborough, Mass. – November 29, 2022 –- / BackupReview.info / — ExaGrid®, the industry’s only Tiered Backup Storage solution, today announced that the company was honored with two awards at the 13th annual SDC Awards ceremony, Angel Business Communications’ premier IT awards – the Storage, Digitalisation + Cloud Awards, held in London on November 24, 2022. ExaGrid won “Storage Company of the Year” and “Vendor Channel Program of the Year,” making it the third year in a row for each. These new award wins add to ExaGrid’s previous four wins this past fall, totaling six industry awards in 2022.

ExaGrid’s Reseller Partner Program won “Vendor Channel Program of the Year.” ExaGrid offers one of the best deal registration programs in the industry to drive high margins along with deal SPIFFs and meeting maker bonuses. In addition, ExaGrid offers an optional Solutions Architects certification at no charge to become an ExaGrid Certified Solutions Architect. ExaGrid works with resellers and distributors worldwide and has customer installations in over 80 countries. The ExaGrid programs are designed to be easy for partners, with full support from the ExaGrid sales team – resulting in a 75% competitive win rate. ExaGrid is known for having a Tiered Backup Storage system that is highly differentiated and provides its customers with stellar customer support from an assigned level 2 engineer, ensuring that partners’ customers receive class “A” support.

ExaGrid also won “Storage Company of the Year” for the third year in a row. In 2021, ExaGrid expanded its product line with greater scalability up to 2.7PB full backup to a single system. In 2022, ExaGrid announced its Cloud Tier for Disaster Recovery in AWS and Azure as well as 30X faster Veeam synthetic fulls, improvements to its Retention Time-Lock features for ransomware recovery, and many other new features. ExaGrid has advanced IT tools and calculators to further assist a customer in calculating the true cost of backup storage up front and over time. These tools show customers what their costs of backup storage will be – inclusive of backup rotation, backup retention, yearly data growth, and second site disaster recovery.

ExaGrid has had back-to-back record quarters in 2022 and has expanded its customer base to over 3,600 customers in over 80 countries. ExaGrid continues to be cash positive, EBITDA positive, and P&L positive quarter after quarter. ExaGrid is the only company that is completely dedicated to backup storage, with a goal to solve the issues commonly experienced with backup solutions while providing the best value to its customers, including the fastest backups, fastest restores, a fixed length backup window as data grows, comprehensive security including ransomware recovery and low cost up front and overtime.

“These two awards simply say it all. We apply 100% of our focus on serving our channel partners with our Tiered Backup Storage offering,” said Bill Andrews, President and CEO of ExaGrid. “Congratulations to all the 2022 winners! We are certainly in good company. Since these awards are voted on by the public, it means a great deal to us. We will continue to push the limits with our Tiered Backup Storage solution and expert-level support.”

ExaGrid continues to gain recognition for its Tiered Backup Storage appliances, winning six awards in 2022, which is the most for any backup storage provider in 2022, including:

  • SDC Awards – Storage Company of the Year
  • SDC Awards – Vendor Channel Program of the Year
  • Storage Awards – Enterprise Backup Hardware Vendor of the Year
  • Network Computing Awards – Bench Tested Product of the Year
  • Network Computing Awards – Company of the Year
  • Network Computing Awards – Storage Product of the Year

This is the 3rd year in a row that ExaGrid won more backup storage provider awards than any other vendor.

ExaGrid Tiered Backup Storage
ExaGrid provides Tiered Backup Storage with a front-end disk-cache Landing Zone, which writes data directly to disk for the fastest backups and restores directly from disk for the fastest restores and VM boots. The long-term retention data is tiered to a deduplicated data repository, the Retention Tier, to reduce the amount of retention storage and resulting cost. This two-tiered approach provides the fastest backup and restore performance with the lowest cost storage efficiency.

In addition, ExaGrid provides a scale-out architecture where appliances are simply added as data grows. Each appliance includes processor, memory, and network ports, so as data grows, all resources required are available to maintain a fixed-length backup window. This scale-out storage approach eliminates expensive forklift upgrades and allows for mixing appliances of different sizes and models in the same scale-out system, which eliminates product obsolescence while protecting IT investments up front and over time.

About ExaGrid
ExaGrid provides Tiered Backup Storage with a unique disk-cache Landing Zone, long-term retention repository, and scale-out architecture. ExaGrid’s Landing Zone provides for the fastest backups, restores, and instant VM recoveries. The retention repository offers the lowest cost for long-term retention. ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture includes full appliances and ensures a fixed-length backup window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift upgrades and product obsolescence. ExaGrid offers the only two-tiered backup storage approach with a non-network-facing tier, delayed deletes, and immutable objects to recover from ransomware attacks.

ExaGrid has physical sales and pre-sales systems engineers in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Benelux, Brazil, Canada, Chile, CIS, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iberia, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Nordics, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and other regions.

Visit us at exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. See what our customers have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and learn why they now spend significantly less time on backup in our customer success stories. Check out our 100+ Gartner Peer Insight Reviews. ExaGrid is proud of our +81 NPS score.

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

Media Contact:
Mary Domenichelli
ExaGrid
mdomenichelli@exagrid.com

Source: ExaGrid

 

 

Multi-Cloud Provider Meets Growing Demand with Larger Data Center Footprint

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 29, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — OTAVA®, a global leader in custom and compliant multi-cloud solutions, today announced it has doubled its Indianapolis data center capacity and is now expanding to include advanced interconnection services, including Internet Exchange access, to meet growing demand for colocation and hosting services.

“Since the pandemic we continue to see an increasing flow of businesses downsizing and eliminating office space and moving their IT infrastructure to secure and compliant off-site hosting facilities,” said TJ Houske, SVP of Technology, Operations and Engineering, OTAVA. “We are thrilled to be able to expand our space and welcome new customers to our state-of-the-art data center in Indianapolis. Our fully compliant facility features a diverse power supply and a growing list of fiber interconnection partners. Our customers can count on us for reliable, secure, and compliant service.”

Located in downtown Indianapolis since 2014, OTAVA’s data center is strategically located to support companies in the metropolitan area, across the region, and throughout the world. The carrier neutral facility is geographically separated from the company’s three other locations to create redundancies that are ideal for data protection and production solutions. It provides secure, compliant, scalable enterprise-class cloud computing, colocation, offsite backup, and disaster recovery solutions. With the expansion, OTAVA has built out an additional 4,000 feet of raised floor space to meet rising demand.

“The larger footprint creates greater capacity for area businesses across all industries looking to move their workloads off-site and accelerate their digital transformation journeys. We’ve also added new upgrades to our Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) including moving to sustainable lithium ion batteries which create a greener footprint. We are thrilled to be able to serve more customers in Indianapolis and we plan to make even more space available in the future,” concluded Houske.

All OTAVA data centers are independently certified compliant with industry standards including SOC (SSAE 16/SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3), HIPAA, PCI DSS, ISO 27001.

Visit the OTAVA website to learn more about OTAVA’s Indianapolis data center located at 505 West Merrill Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

About Otava
OTAVA® is a global, recognized leader in delivering secure multi-cloud solutions with a personal touch. Its extensive portfolio is powered by world-class technology partners, backed with expert intelligence, and tailored to help businesses and service providers achieve their individual goals while protecting mission-critical data. With its flexible solutions, fortified security, colocation offerings, and professional services, OTAVA empowers its clients with everything they need to thrive in the cloud and stay focused on what they do best. To learn how OTAVA can maximize your potential, go to OTAVA.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Media Contact
Christy Kemp
ckemp@dahliapr.com

Source: Otava

 

 

Continued Enhancements, Customer Adoption and Industry Accolades Highlight Year of Innovation for Customers and Partners Leveraging Data Protection on AWS

BOSTON and LAS VEGAS, Nov 28, 2022  — / BackupReview.info / — HYCU, Inc., the world’s fastest-growing multi-cloud data protection as a service company, announced today a number of significant enhancements and industry accolades for its award-winning data protection as a service solution, HYCU Protégé for Amazon Web Services (AWS). HYCU Protégé for AWS is a cloud-native backup, disaster recovery, and data mobility solution for AWS. According to a new Gartner Inc. forecast released recently, worldwide spending on public cloud services will grow 20.7% in 2023, to $591.8 billion, making the role protecting, managing, and recovering data in the cloud extremely important.

“We were founded with the fundamental belief, there is a better way to manage, protect, and recover data across any enterprise, especially for customers leveraging the power of AWS,” said Simon Taylor, Founder and CEO, HYCU, Inc. “Built from day one to support on-premises and public cloud workloads as a native extension of the platforms we support was critical. The time, energy, and effort our team invests in building solutions and working with our customers and partners, that need cloud-native data protection for AWS, based on the extensive portfolio of innovation and accomplishments over the past year, shows it is working. We are excited to share this innovation with the thousands of attendees at AWS re:Invent 2022.”

In the past year, since HYCU previewed HYCU Protégé for AWS, the company has received a number of accolades and made several significant enhancements to its award-winning platform:

  • TOP 5 AWS Backup Solution for Both Midsize and Large Enterprises: HYCU Protégé for AWS was among more than 30 solutions evaluated for both small-to-midsize and large enterprises that offered backup solutions for AWS. Based on an evaluation from industry and research analyst firm DCIG, HYCU was named a TOP 5 solution in both categories. DCIG noted that while backup solutions had changed significantly since their last TOP 5 Report, “The most notable change was the emergence of feature-rich, enterprise-ready BaaS solutions like HYCU.”
  • CRN Tech Innovator: HYCU Protégé for AWS was named a finalist on CRN’s 2022 Tech Innovators Award list. The list honors the most groundbreaking products and services in the IT channel. HYCU Protégé for AWS was recognized for technical ingenuity that empowers solution providers and their customers through state-of-the-art innovation.
  • Free Tier of HYCU Protégé for AWS: A new, free tier solution was made available as a cloud-native backup and disaster recovery service to offer additional protection for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. The new free tier delivers a fully managed backup service that offloads and automates data protection tasks for AWS workloads.
  • HYCU Fully-Managed Data Protection on AWS, Free For Life: Available in AWS Marketplace, customers gain lifetime protection of 1 TB of data for free and access to HYCU’s industry-leading 24x7x365 support.
  • Customer Adoption Continues to Rise: As Peter Doyon, Director of IT, Auto Europe, noted, just one of many new customers leveraging HYCU for data protection for their AWS workloads, “We needed an optimal solution to address using Amazon S3 as a target for multi-site backups. HYCU delivered native Amazon S3 object lock for data immutability along with superior support to ensure we have the confidence that our data protection needs are being met and available in the event of a recovery as quickly as possible.”

HYCU Protégé for AWS was purpose-built for workloads running on AWS, including Amazon EC2 instances. At the HYCU booth at AWS re:Invent 2022, Nov. 28-Dec. 2, the team will highlight use cases and hands-on technical sessions on how to protect and manage applications, virtual machines (VMs) and key workloads running on AWS. Visit HYCU at AWS re:Invent 2022 (Booth 2748).

To learn more about HYCU, the company’s solutions and AWS use cases visit, https://www.hycu.com/protege/aws

About HYCU
HYCU is the fastest-growing leader in the multi-cloud data protection as a service industry. By bringing true SaaS-based data backup and recovery to both on-premises and cloud-native environments, the company provides unparalleled data protection, migration, disaster recovery, and ransomware protection to thousands of companies worldwide. As an award-winning and recognized visionary in the industry, HYCU solutions eliminate complexity, risk, and the high cost of legacy-based solutions, providing data protection simplicity to make the world safer. With an industry leading NPS score of 91, customers experience frictionless, cost-effective data protection, anywhere, everywhere. HYCU has raised $140M in VC funding to date and is based in Boston, Mass. Learn more at www.hycu.com.

PR Contact:
Don Jennings
Senior Director, Global Communications and PR
(Cell) 617.791.1710
(Email) don.jennings@hycu.com
(Twitter) @djenningspr
W: www.hycu.com

Source: HYCU, Inc.

 

 

Silk Road Bank, a financial institution in Georgia, achieves a backup success rate of 100% with NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Sparks, NV – Nov. 28, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting physical, virtual, and cloud environments, has announced today that Silk Road Bank has selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect their environment.

Silk Road Bank is a bank in Tbilisi, Georgia, that was founded in the early 1990s. The bank provides customized products and services to corporate and private customers, including non-residents. The bank provides financial services such as payment cards, loans, savings accounts, credit lines, online banking, among others.

The bank’s IT infrastructure consists of 2 sites and 4 physical servers with 30 virtual machines. The virtual machines run frontend services for the bank’s customers and backend services with databases. Backup, recovery, and replication are critically important instruments for protecting the bank’s financial data.

Previously, the bank relied on scheduled database backups and manual backups for certain virtual machines. The previous approach meant that backups took too long to complete, and the probability of a failed backup was too high. With failed jobs, the IT team spent most of their time verifying the validity of backups. Moreover, recovery jobs were not always successful either. The main criteria for implementing a new solution was to have working backups with flexible automation options, reliability, and better performance in terms of speed.

“We were looking for a backup solution that would have high backup and recovery performance without any failed jobs, as well as provide us with a process for verifying the quality of backups and recoveries,” says David Gamidadze, System and Network Administrator at Silk Road Bank. “NAKIVO Backup & Replication addressed all our challenges in data protection. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a reliable solution that helped us achieve a 100% success rate with working backup jobs.”

Silk Road Bank installed the solution on a QNAP NAS, allowing the bank to take advantage of already available hardware. This deployment option creates an integrated backup appliance, giving the bank increased backup speed, efficient data compression, and instant data recovery. “The entire installation process was smooth and painless. The web interface is also user-friendly,” says David.

“We have different scenarios for different VMs. For critical VMs, we do backups at the end of every day. For VMs of medium importance, we do backups two to three times a week. For low-importance VMs, we do backups once every two weeks,” says David, “Overall, for a 1-TB VM with databases, the backup job is completed within 20 minutes.”

Silk Road Bank also takes advantage of other functionalities such as backup copy and instant VM recovery in NAKIVO Backup & Replication. “Backup copy ensures that we have a second copy of our backups in another location,” says David. “For us, instant VM recovery saves a lot of time because we operate 24/7. Recovering a VM within minutes is incredible.”

“NAKIVO Backup & Replication saved our IT team nearly 90% of the time we spent on data protection versus our previous solution. The IT team achieved stability in their daily activities, as they can now focus on other tasks rather than on monitoring the backup solution full time,” says David. “NAKIVO Backup & Replication is user-friendly and saves us time every day. NAKIVO Backup & Replication covered all of the issues that we experienced before and exceeded our expectations. NAKIVO’s technical support is customer-oriented and great at addressing customer’s needs.”

Resources:

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

About Silk Road Bank
Over the years, the Silk Road Bank has proved to be a stable financial institution successfully represented in several countries worldwide. Silk Road Bank offers services to both individual and corporate customers. For the past several years, the bank has supported the establishment of many Georgian brands, assisted various local businesses in broadening their activities, attracted several foreign investments, and successfully implemented international projects. For more information, visit www.silkroadbank.ge

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

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

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

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

Source: Nakivo

 

 

Arcserve’s OneXafe immutable storage solution recognized by industry vote

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Nov. 28, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Arcserve, the world’s most experienced provider of backup, recovery and immutable storage solutions for unified data resilience against ransomware and disasters, has announced it has won the Best Business Backup and Continuity Provider category at the prestigious Computing Technology Product Awards 2022. The awards ceremony was held at the Montcalm Hotel in London on Friday, November 25.

Computing’s Technology Product Awards recognize the best of the U.K.’s technology industry: from the most innovative and compelling products and vendors to the most exciting and successful end-user projects. The competition is unique amongst technology awards because there is no judging panel. Instead, IT leaders are called upon to vote to decide who should take home the prizes.

The Best Business Backup and Continuity Provider category identified that backing up data is critical in a world where the effects of a security breach can lock or corrupt company-wide systems. The organizers said that Arcserve won this award by demonstrating that its OneXafe 4400 and OneXafe 4500 Series, with immutable storage solutions, provide a robust business continuity service. They also showed their ability to work with customers to find the best solution on a bespoke level. Arcserve demonstrated flexibility, adaptability, product, and service choice.

Said Florian Malecki, executive vice president of marketing for Arcserve: “This is another fantastic achievement for Arcserve. We are particularly proud of this recognition because our peers – IT leaders within the data security industry – have nominated us for this award. We already know what a great product the OneXafe Series is to provide IT professionals with an immutable digital vault for their backup and unstructured data, so it is very satisfying to see that the industry also recognizes this and agrees. This award again underscores our commitment to providing our partners and end-users with industry-leading products that help strengthen their data resilience to secure business continuity, no matter what.”

About Arcserve
Arcserve, a 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:
Jock Breitwieser
Arcserve
+1 408.800.5625
jock.breitwieser@arcserve.com

Source: Arcserve

 

 

  • Significant expansion in Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Czech Republic, Gulf States, Emirates, Middle East, North Africa, Cyprus and Turkey
  • Expansion provides improved backup and recovery services increasing the use of 365 Total Protection suite and 365 Total Backup from Hornetsecurity
  • Email cloud security and compliance added to mix in APAC with the expansion of Datastor Australia’s portfolio

Pittsburgh, PA – Nov. 28, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Global email security and backup provider, Hornetsecurity, has today announced a major push into several different regions across the world, with the signing of new distributors and partnerships. This further expands Hornetsecurity’s established presence in Europe, the US and LATAM.

In the Philippines and Saudi Arabia, the signing of distributors WSI and S2 will see Hornetsecurity’s capabilities support even more businesses in limiting cybersecurity issues. EMT have been appointed as distributors of Hornetsecurity solutions in the Middle East. In Eastern Europe, software distributors ED&R Polska in Poland and PBCom in the Czech Republic have been selected due to their significant Microsoft presence. In Australia, Datastor Australia has expanded its portfolio from Altaro backup solutions for Microsoft 365 to the full range of Hornetsecurity cyber solutions, adding email cloud security and compliance into the mix.

These agreements, covering more than 10 countries, will take Hornetsecurity’s flagship 365 Total Protection suite and 365 Total Backup far deeper into their respective Microsoft communities.

Colin Wright, VP, ROW, Hornetsecurity, commented: “In signing these agreements, we have made a significant expansion commitment into APAC and Eastern Europe. Microsoft retains significant dominance in the region, so it makes sense that our complementary next-gen email security, backup and compliance solutions should grow alongside as the number one third-party provider. To date, we’ve focused largely on Western Europe and the Americas, but now we have a dedicated team to roll out Hornetsecurity into APAC and we are finding initial demand really exciting.”

Hazel Escanlar, General Manager WSI, commented: “We’re one of the leading distributors in the Philippines, and we’ve taken the decision to expand our cybersecurity portfolio with Hornetsecurity because of its alternate stance on becoming the number one end-to-end supplier of cybersecurity and set-and-forget backups for Microsoft for SMBs, and all controlled from one easy-to-use control panel for those offering managed services. With Hornetsecurity, it’s all about convenience and flexibility to give MSPs peace of mind while reducing their demands on time.”

From a partner perspective, 365 Total Backup enables managed service providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs) to provide backup and recovery services for Microsoft 365 mailboxes, Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint. They can easily take backups and manage them through a multi-tenant, cloud-based control panel. 365 Total Protection Enterprise Backup combines this functionality with state-of-the-art email security that protects against spam, viruses, phishing and ransomware; as well as providing Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), email signatures and disclaimers, automated email continuity and legally compliant email archiving.

Daniel Hofmann, CEO, Hornetsecurity, explained: “Through these new appointments, we can offer a great market opportunity to more partners globally. They can now bring their customers to Microsoft 365 in a secure, safe and compliant mode, through our next-gen solutions. We also provide them with the unique benefit of being able to back up the data shared via User Chats in Microsoft Teams as well as Group Channel Conversations, something other vendors are not able to do. This strong market position gives our partners a compelling advantage.”

About Hornetsecurity
Hornetsecurity is the leading security and backup solution provider for Microsoft 365. Its flagship product is the most extensive cloud security solution for Microsoft 365 on the market, providing robust, comprehensive, award-winning protection: Spam and virus filtering, protection against phishing and ransomware, legally compliant archiving and encryption, advanced threat protection, email continuity, signatures and disclaimers. It’s an all-in-one security package that even includes backup and recovery for all data in Microsoft 365 and users’ endpoints.

Hornetsecurity Inc. is based in Pittsburgh, PA with other North America offices in Washington D.C. and Montreal, Canada. Globally, Hornetsecurity operates in more than 30 countries through its international distribution network. Its premium services are used by 50,000+ customers including Swisscom, Telefónica, KONICA MINOLTA, LVM Versicherung, and CLAAS.

Media enquiries
Len Fernandes
len@firecrackerpr.com

Source: Hornetsecurity

 

 

Cohesity Leads Conversations on Data Protection and Cyber Resiliency with Industry CISOs

LAS VEGAS, NV – Nov. 22, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Cohesity, a leader in data security and management, today announced its participation in AWS re:Invent 2022, an in-person and virtual global cloud computing conference running November 28 – December 2 at Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Cohesity will host attendees at booth #425 where they can learn more about data protection, cyber resiliency, and data security best practices for Amazon S3.

In addition, Cohesity will announce details of the rapid growth of its Cohesity Cloud Services. Previously called Data Management as a Service, Cohesity Cloud Services is a portfolio of data management and security SaaS products that are managed by Cohesity and hosted on AWS. The company will also highlight the continuing momentum of its strategic collaboration with AWS to accelerate product and services innovation with the common goal of helping customers be more agile, innovate faster, and do more with their data.

At the event, Cohesity will co-present multiple in-booth sessions with AWS, concluding with a breakout panel discussion on ransomware and data protection in today’s threat landscape. The panel will feature CISOs from Amazon and Cohesity alongside select customers. As ransomware attacks continue to rise, cybercriminals have begun developing new methods of cyber mayhem to wreak havoc on organizations globally.

Cohesity’s AWS re:Invent engagements will include:

Protect your assets: A Data Protection and Cyber Resiliency Panel

  • WHO:
    • Mike Higgins, Director, Healthcare Security, Amazon
    • Brian Spanswick, CISO, Cohesity
    • Theresa Miller, Director, Technology Advocacy Group, Cohesity
  • WHEN: Wednesday, Nov 30, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. PT
  • WHERE: Mandalay Bay, Oceanside D; Session ID: PRT228
  • ABOUT: Did you know that over 236 million ransomware events have taken place just in the first half of 2022? As cybercriminals discover new approaches, businesses worldwide are struggling to keep up when it comes to effective and modern data protection. Join an expert panel featuring industry-leading chief information and security officers (CISOs) and customers to hear about their firsthand experiences with ransomware and their advice for implementing data protection and management strategies to protect what matters most — your data.

Protect Your AWS Data from Ransomware with Cohesity and AWS

  • WHEN: Monday, Nov 28, 5:00 p.m. PT
  • WHERE: Cohesity Booth #425

Data Visibility and Control with BigID & Cohesity

  • WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 29, 1:30 p.m. PT
  • WHERE: Cohesity Booth #425

Data Security Best Practices for Amazon S3

  • WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 29, 3:30 p.m. PT
  • WHERE: Cohesity Booth #425

Address and Manage Your Cyber Exposure with Tenable and Cohesity

  • WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 29, 5:30 p.m. PT
  • WHERE: Cohesity Booth #425

Protect Your AWS Data from Ransomware with Cohesity and AWS

  • WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 30, 3:30 p.m. PT
  • WHERE: Cohesity Booth #425

To learn more about Cohesity’s presence at re:Invent, visit this site — https://www.cohesity.com/events/aws-reinvent-2022/

About Cohesity
Cohesity is a leader in data security and management. We make it easy to secure, 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, data security, disaster recovery, file and object services, dev/test, 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.

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

Highwire Public Relations for Cohesity
Kelly Promes
cohesity@highwirepr.com

Source: Cohesity

 

 

The distinctive architecture allows even the most sensitive agencies to move critical workloads into the cloud without fearing ransomware or internal threats

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Nov. 22, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Panzura LLC, a leader in hybrid-architecture data management, announced today the launch of a new comprehensive data management solution for customers that work in sensitive data environments, such as public sector, healthcare, and financial services. Because the service makes both the snapshots and the data immutable, ransomware attacks can’t damage files in the Panzura global file system. Instead, attacks are shrugged off by quickly reverting to seconds-old data blocks to reassemble uninfected files. Through a new strategic agreement, this new solution, as well as all of Panzura’s other workloads, will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

“We’ve never lost a file, and we share a common goal to make the world safe for data. Leveraging the scalability of AWS technology stack, we are building a system that will one day make the entire idea of ransomware obsolete”. — JILL STELFOX | CEO OF PANZURA, LLC

Panzura has already been co-marketing Panzura CloudFS with AWS, securing databases for dozens of customers, such as AmeriHome Mortgage, Stoke Space, and Vanguard. Customers working with this solution gained deep integration with AWS services, such as AWS Outposts, easing purchasing and ensuring compatibility across AWS services. Now, users of the new ransomware-resilient data management offering will also enjoy these benefits.

Gartner predicts that 85% of global organizations will embrace a cloud-first strategy by 2025 and can only fully execute their digital transformation strategies using cloud-native architectures and technologies. Panzura’s elegant approach to unstructured data management ensures customers have a high-performance, high-intelligence, ransomware-resilient data environment.

“Rocket data is highly regulated and highly sensitive. We sought out AWS GovCloud and Panzura so our company could deliver quickly, while zeroing out the risk of ransomware. When we’re trying to outpace our competition, we can’t go hours without data due to attacks or infrastructure interruptions”. — BRENT BRADBURY | HEAD OF SOFTWARE FOR STOKE SPACE TECHNOLOGIES

This architecture allows even the most sensitive agencies to move critical workloads to the cloud without fearing ransomware or internal exfiltration threats. The strategic agreement with AWS builds on three joint initiatives: highly-secure data migration, Panzura CloudFS on AWS, and Panzura Data Services. It gives joint customers a competitive advantage when migrating workloads into the cloud and reflects Panzura’s broader company objective to make the world a safer place for data.

“Security continues to be paramount for us and expanding our cloud capabilities for those customers in industries where the bar for compliance and security is set particularly high, has never been more relevant. A key benefit of our collaboration with Panzura is the opportunity to jointly support customers who require this level of data protection, from small businesses to enterprise organizations”. — HOWARD WRIGHT | VP AND GLOBAL HEAD OF STARTUPS AWS

Panzura CloudFS, the 8th generation of Panzura’s award-winning hybrid architecture file system, allows businesses to modernize and simplify their legacy data storage solutions. Panzura’s smart apps offer file consistency, real-time file locking for data integrity, ransomware resilience, and backup snapshots for granular data recovery. The Panzura CloudFS continues to support all cloud or on-premises environments.

Panzura’s team will be attending AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, from November 28 to December 2. Please reach out to Danielle Ahmadi at Danielle.Ahmadi@panzura.com if you want to schedule some time to learn more about this announcement.

About Panzura
Panzura makes hybrid multi-cloud data management seem easy. Panzura’s data management platform is a single, unified data engine designed to securely power the most rigorous, large-scale multi-site enterprise data workfows across the globe. Intelligent edge technologies enable LAN performance with cloud economics together with simplified data management, advanced analytics, reduced operational complexity, and improved security. Find out more at panzura.com

Contact:
Panzura PR
+1-408-457-8504
pr@panzura.com

Source: Panzura

 

 

Audio annotations with transcripts can now be attached to any file in the FileShadow Vault, associating commentary with photos, files, medical documents and Collections

PROVO, Utah – November 21, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — FileShadow™ announced today that files in FileShadow can now be annotated with multiple audio recordings and automatically create transcripts of those recordings. The service connects any number of annotations to a file so recordings and transcripts can be reviewed at the same time. Once annotations are attached, the files are associated, regardless of where the content is located.

Using FileShadow’s powerful search engine, users can locate photos/documents by entering keywords found in the audio recordings. Transcripts can be downloaded, shared, and search terms highlighted and viewed while listening to the recording.

Users also have the option to send a link to the photos/documents/recordings so anyone can review the files via their web browser.

“The uses for FileShadow Annotations are especially valuable in the genealogy, family history, medical, legal and creative industries,” said Tyrone Pike, president and CEO of FileShadow. “Any group or industry that collaborates on documents, images, videos and other files can use Annotations to get work done faster.”

In genealogy and family history applications, FileShadow Annotations can be used to allow multiple relatives to relate stories about family photos. Genealogists can record Grandma’s comments about family photos. Other family members can also share their comments about that same photo.

In the medical field, a specialist can send a CAT Scan, annotate the scan, and send it to a primary care physician. That physician can record his/her comments about the image for the specialist to review. The specialist can also record his/her comments about the image. All annotations are recorded in FileShadow, regardless of where the files and users are located.

Users annotate a file in a FileShadow Vault on a mobile device by performing these steps:

  • Select the file to be annotated.
  • Select the microphone icon in the menu.
  • Enter a description of the annotation.
  • Press Record and talk about the file.
  • Review the recording if needed.
  • Attach the recording.
  • Listen and review the file and annotations from the web, desktop or mobile apps.

Once annotated, the recording and the file are associated and can be viewed in the FileShadow Vault. Annotations and files can be published to anyone through the FileShadow Website Collection Manager. Users can create Website Collections of any files: documents, photos, videos, etc., along with the annotations, so they can be shared with anyone, regardless of where reviewers are located and whether or not they are FileShadow users. Anyone inside or outside the FileShadow system can also contribute files to Website Collections.

View the types of files, devices and systems FileShadow connects to here — https://www.fileshadow.com/#solutions

The feature updates will be available on the product’s various platforms throughout the rest of the year. For a free 30-day trial of FileShadow, visit www.fileshadow.com

About FileShadow
The FileShadow service aggregates files from cloud storage accounts (Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe’s Lightroom solutions, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, OneDrive and Slack); email (Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Gmail, iCloud Mail, Yahoo! Mail and IMAP servers); local storage (macOS, Windows Desktops, Windows Virtual Desktops); mobile devices (iOS and Android); and network and direct-attached storage (NAS/DAS) devices.

Using machine learning, FileShadow provides superior indexing and searching capabilities. With FileShadow, users can quickly find any file with advanced search features such as file content, OCR of PDFs, and GPS location and image searches. FileShadow is hosted on Google Cloud with storage provided by Wasabi’s Hot Cloud Storage, providing “11 nines” of durability for optimal file protection.

Visit FileShadow.com for more information.

FileShadow PR Contact:
SnappConner PR
Mark Fredrickson
mark@snappconner.com
801-806-0161

Source: FileShadow

 

 

Nexsan Unity NV10000 All-Flash NVMe Storage Platform Named a Finalist

SUNNYVALE, CA – November 21, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — StorCentric®, which offers the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of secure purpose-built data management solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named the Nexsan EZ-NAS the Winner for the 2022 CRN Tech Innovator Awards, in the Storage: SMB Category. In addition, the Nexsan Unity NV10000 has been named a Finalist in the Storage: Enterprise Category.

This annual award program celebrates innovative vendors in the IT channel across 38 different technology categories, in critical business areas ranging from cloud to storage to networking to security. The selection process for this year’s winners was overseen by a panel of CRN editors and is based on a review of hundreds of vendor products using multiple criteria. These include key capabilities, uniqueness, technological ingenuity, and best fit with customer and solution provider needs.

The Nexsan EZ-NAS, network attached storage (NAS) platform, features an easy to configure 1U form factor and four drives with up to 72 TB of raw capacity and 1.5 GB/s of throughput, as well as advanced enterprise-class features such as in-line compression, AD support and data-at-rest encryption. The Nexsan EZ-NAS also comes with the Retrospect software for optional add-on services, including data backup, cloud connector and ransomware anomaly detection. The EZ-NAS array is ideal for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises’ edge deployments.

The Nexsan Unity NV10000 is an enterprise-class NVMe all-flash storage platform, which boosts performance by increasing bandwidths of up to 20GB/s, enabling users to scale performance as application needs evolve. The platform also supports immutable block and file and S3 object locking, for data backup that is unchangeable and cannot be encrypted, even by internal bad actors. And, when utilizing the NV10000 together with the Nexsan Assureon for backups, channel partners and their end customers enjoy an Unbreakable Backup solution that provides fast and seamless recoverability from ransomware attacks that can be implemented in various configurations including tiered, replicated and high availability. Nexsan Unity NV10000 also delivers innovative features such as high availability, snapshots, ESXi integration, in-line compression, FASTier caching, asynchronous replication, data at rest encryption and storage pool scrubbing to protect against bit rot, avoiding silent data corruption. Ideal applications include big data, analytics, backup and streaming.

“The EZ-NAS delivers Nexsan’s award-winning enterprise storage and is specifically designed for simplified deployment and management. It is the perfect fit for many data center applications such as edge repositories, digital video and media workflows, as well as video surveillance applications,” said Surya Varanasi, CTO, StorCentric. “EZ-NAS can also protect high-value data from the unexpected, as a file backup target. With the optional Retrospect software license, the EZ-NAS enables secure backups, data sharing and disaster recovery use cases.”

“The Nexsan Unity NV10000 was engineered from the ground up with superior performance, capacity and flexibility to address the requirements of today’s modern applications,” continued Varanasi. “And it provides unrivaled data security, regulations compliance and ransomware recoverability for complete peace of mind.”

“We are indeed honored to have not just one, but two of Nexsan’s premier storage platforms recognized by the esteemed CRN Tech Innovator Awards,” concluded Varanasi.

“Our CRN Tech Innovator Awards recognize those technology vendors that are making the biggest impacts in digital transformation for solutions providers with unique, cutting-edge products and services,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “It is my pleasure to congratulate each and every one of our 2022 CRN Tech Innovator Award winners. We’re delighted to recognize these best-in-class vendors that are driving transformation and innovation in the IT space.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at crn.com/techinnovators

Tweet this: @Nexsan EZ-NAS Named a Winner in Storage: SMB Category & @Nexsan Unity NV10000 Named a Finalist in the Storage: Enterprise Category for @TheChannelCo & @CRN 2022 Tech Innovator Award https://www.nexsan.com/nexsan-news-and-press/

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

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About Nexsan
Nexsan® is a global leader in enabling customers to securely store, protect and manage data. Established in 1999, Nexsan has earned a reputation for delivering the most highly reliable, secure and cost-effective storage, while always remaining agile in order to continuously deliver purpose-built storage and data management solutions that meet complex and everchanging IT, business and budgetary requirements. Nexsan’s patented technology is ideal for a variety of use cases including Financial, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Government, Military, Law Enforcement, Education, Media and Entertainment and Call Centers. For further information, please visit: www.nexsan.com

About StorCentric
StorCentric provides world-class, award-winning, and data security-focused data management solutions. The company has shipped over 1 million storage solutions and has won over 100 awards for technology innovation and service excellence. StorCentric innovation is centered around customers and their specific data requirements, and delivers quality solutions with unprecedented flexibility, data protection, high-performance and expandability. For further information, please visit: www.storcentric.com

PR Contacts:
Nicole Gorman
Touchdown PR, for StorCentric
storcentric@touchdownpr.com
M: 508-397-0131

Natalie Lewis
The Channel Company
nlewis@thechannelcompany.com

Source: Nexsan

 

 

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 17, 2022 — / BackupReview.info / — Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX), the leading Content Cloud, today announced the general availability of an enhanced Box app for Zoom that enables customers to automatically save select Zoom recordings directly to Box. With this new feature, joint customers can manage their content in one place while maintaining enterprise-grade security, compliance, and governance all within Zoom.

“This new feature has been one of the most highly requested features by joint Box and Zoom Video Communications, Inc. customers,” said Diego Dugatkin, Chief Product Officer at Box. “At Box, we continuously strive to improve our integrations with third-party apps so that our users can work smarter, with less clicking and context switching between various platforms, and admins can keep sensitive content unified within one secure platform. With today’s announcement, Box and Zoom’s thousands of joint customers will be able to boost efficiency and productivity, while securely accessing their content from anywhere.”

According to a recent report from Harvard Business Review — https://hbr.org/2022/08/how-much-time-and-energy-do-we-waste-toggling-between-applications, the average worker toggles between different apps and websites nearly 1,200 times a day, spending up to four hours a week reorienting themselves after switching to a new application. Showcased last week at Zoomtopia, this deepened integration between Box and Zoom addresses the pain-point of content fragmentation across business apps, allowing joint customers to create a seamless experience between their content and meetings while preserving the security, compliance, and governance controls customers set in Box.

Now, with the enhanced Box app for Zoom, users can:

  • Seamlessly save Zoom Meeting recordings straight to Box by simply toggling a button.
  • Navigate back to Box to access and share Zoom audio, video and transcripts via the “My Zoom Recordings” folder.
  • Maintain enterprise-grade security, compliance and governance policies by keeping Zoom recordings with all content in Box.
  • Move or edit recordings and assign tasks to files uploaded to the dedicated Zoom recordings folder with Box Relay. Choose how long recordings can be stored with Box Governance.

This update culminates a successful year of innovation between Box and Zoom. Earlier this year, Box launched an integration with Zoom allowing Box to be the default content layer for all Zoom Team Chat channels, which enables customers to store, create, and collaborate with content directly from a Zoom Team Chat channel. Those same channels are also mapped directly to Box folders, making it easy to maintain your organizational folder structure across platforms and allowing users to stay organized right from Zoom.

“We’re thrilled to be strengthening our partnership with Box by deepening the interoperability between our two platforms,” said Arun Janakiraman, Lead Product Manager of Zoom Apps. “With these new enhancements, joint customers have the ability to record and save Zoom Meetings directly in Box, while also allowing Box to be the default content layer for all Zoom Team Chat channels. These continued updates help customers decide how to keep content secure, while making teamwork more streamlined and simplifying the overall experience.”

More information on today’s news can be found on the Box Blog — https://blog.box.com/box-zoom-empowering-users-security-and-easy-access-meeting-recordings and customers can download the Box app for Zoom integration from the Zoom App Marketplace here — https://marketplace.zoom.us/apps/FOJY4CbUS0GUG9yM9PWvBg

About Box
Box (NYSE:BOX) is the leading Content Cloud, a single platform that empowers organizations to manage the entire content lifecycle, work securely from anywhere, and integrate across best-of-breed apps. Founded in 2005, Box simplifies work for leading global organizations, including AstraZeneca, JLL, Morgan Stanley, and Nationwide. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Visit box.com to learn more. And visit box.org to learn more about how Box empowers nonprofits to fulfill their missions.

Contact:
Dani Robin
press@box.com

Source: Box, Inc.

 

 

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