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New detection and alert functions within Carbonite Server increase data protection against ransomware

WATERLOO, ON – October 25, 2021 — / — OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX), (TSX: OTEX) announced new capabilities for Carbonite Server®, including hourly backups, early warning, and classifications upgrades that will enhance organizations’ ability to detect, protect, and respond to increased ransomware and other data threats.

“With ransomware attacks on the rise, businesses need a reliable and comprehensive backup and recovery solution as part of their layered cybersecurity defense,” said Prentiss Donohue, EVP, SMB/C Sales. “The addition of these new features in Carbonite Server increases the ability for businesses to not only avoid having to pay in a ransomware attack, but also able to withstand data losses of any kind and return to normal operations quickly.”

The key functionalities in this release include:

  • Hourly Backups: Administrators can now configure hourly backup and retention settings. Combined with Carbonite Server’s immutable backup capability, hourly backup greatly decreases the risk of ransomware compromising your data. New monitoring, alerting and reporting functions keep admins fully informed of progress and status of hourly backups, enabling them to manage any scheduling issues that may occur using a shorter backup window.
  • Scan and Flag for Potential Ransomware: Carbonite Server now includes automatic early warning alerts for potential ransomware activity on Windows systems based on anomalous activity, with the option to then review flagged backups, enabling improved detection and review of possible ransomware.
  • Ransomware Classification: Clear indications of ransomware risk status also appear within the management dashboard, monitor page, and job views, so immediate attention is drawn to any risk.

“Ransomware and malware attacks have unfortunately become an everyday norm as of late. The ability to schedule hourly, immutable backups along with Carbonite Server’s ransomware detection features increases our overall ability to recover from ransomware attacks and other data losses quickly,” says Simon Calloway, International Procurement Manager, Ocean Telecom. “More importantly, they increase the likelihood that our backups remain uncorrupted, strengthening our overall security and data protection posture.”

Carbonite Server is a powerful, all-in-one backup and recovery solution for physical, virtual, and legacy systems that keeps data secure onsite and, in the cloud, minimizing downtime and ensuring higher levels of ransomware resilience for businesses. With flexible recovery options and easy management, Carbonite Server safeguards data and helps businesses recover from data losses.

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About OpenText
OpenText, The Information Company™, enables organizations to gain insight through market leading information management solutions, powered by OpenText Cloud Editions. For more information about OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTEX) visit

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Forward-looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release may contain words considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities laws. These statements are based on OpenText’s current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies, and markets in which the company operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks, and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and the actual outcome may be materially different. OpenText’s assumptions, although considered reasonable by the company at the date of this press release, may prove to be inaccurate and consequently its actual results could differ materially from the expectations set out herein. For additional information with respect to risks and other factors which could occur, see OpenText’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC and other securities regulators. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, OpenText disclaims any intention or obligations to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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Austin DeArman

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New research from Acronis and ChannelPro Network dives into critical issues facing MSPs including cybersecurity attacks, vendor sprawl, remote work, and managing SaaS tools

MIAMI, Florida – October 25, 2021 — / — Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today announced new research conducted by Vanson Bourne showing that consolidating and integrating cybersecurity, backup, and disaster recovery services produces $229,159 in savings on average and reduces the time required to recover from a breach or data loss incident by an average of five hours.

In conjunction with media sponsor ChannelPro Network, the new survey of 400 managed service providers across the globe, titled “MSPs Speak: Cybersecurity and the future role of the MSP,” dives deep into the biggest challenges and opportunities that MSPs currently face when providing cybersecurity, backup, and disaster recovery (DR) services. Available as a free download, — the report focuses on critical issues like cybersecurity attacks, “vendor sprawl,” remote work environments, and the use of SaaS tools by clients.

MSPs feel vulnerable
Data from the study underscores why MSPs urgently need the efficiency gains vendor consolidation makes possible, beginning with today’s dangerous threat landscape. Given the recent flurry of supply-chain attacks seen in the MSP industry, it is not that surprising to learn 96% of MSPs are concerned about suffering a cybersecurity breach in the next 12 months.

This sense of vulnerability is amplified by a lack of trust in two directions: 49% of MSPs responded that their clients do not completely trust the security of the services their organization provides, while 53% of MSPs do not completely trust the vendors they use to provide cybersecurity services.

To combat this sense of vulnerability, many MSPs have added additional tools to their technology stack. MSPs use an average number of 4 vendors to provide cybersecurity, backup and/or DR services, with 30% report using more than 5 vendors.

The role of SaaS management
MSPs report that their clients use an average of 14 SaaS tools, a finding very consistent with recent Acronis end-user research — However, MSPs also report only managing an average of 58% of their clients’ SaaS tools, with only 3% indicating they manage 100%. This discrepancy results in greater vulnerabilities for clients, because SaaS data is not being properly protected, and the MSPs have limited visibility into these environments. However, there is a huge potential for growth for service providers if they are able to prove to their clients that there are benefits to them managing the licenses, on-boarding, security and performance of these SaaS applications. MSPs report that the biggest obstacles to managing more of their clients’ SaaS tools are not having the right relationships with line of business decision makers (44%), not having the right tools (41%), and a lack of trust (39%).

More tools, more problems
Unfortunately, deploying technology tools at a problem does not make it go away. In fact, the resulting “tool sprawl” can and does create a new set of problems. According to the results, the two most commonly faced challenges are the integration of security offerings with existing business and IT systems (40%) and security workflow and process creation and updates (37%).

In addition to integration, training, documentation, and workflow challenges created by more tools, there is a glaring cost concern. Over the past two years, the average cost of providing cybersecurity, backup, and/or DR services has increased by 19%. However, 71% of MSPs report struggling to demonstrate the value of these cost increases to their clients, which creates a serious dilemma and pressure on profit margins.

The trend and benefits of consolidation and integration
Given the reported “tool sprawl” among MSPs and corresponding integration, workflow and cost issues, it is not surprising that 92% of MSPs report having consolidated vendors and 70% plan to consolidate further due to the substantial savings they’ve realized from lower licensing costs, training costs, and employee documentation costs and the hours of time they save when recovering from incidents. Further time and money savings can surely be realized, as 41% of MSPs indicate they want to see the automation of backup and recovery tasks more tightly integrated into their cybersecurity services to more adequately address the ongoing and pervasive threat of ransomware.

“Securing SMBs from rampant cybercrime profitably has never been harder, and channel pros are eager to deliver security services faster and more efficiently as a result,” said Rich Freeman, ChannelPro Network’s executive editor. “This study makes clear not only that a surprisingly huge number of MSPs are consolidating vendors in pursuit of those goals, but that they’re saving significant amounts of time and money along the way too.”

The results from this research are clear – MSPs are facing numerous challenges in providing cybersecurity services, and simply throwing more tools at the problem is making matters worse, not better. As such, there is a trend towards consolidating vendors, as well as more tightly integrating existing vendors with workflows, and those MSPs which are successful in these efforts will have a material advantage over their competition.

“MSPs trust Acronis and Cyber Protection solutions to consolidate their vendors and ensure cyber attacks are prevented. Acronis is at the forefront of cybersecurity, data protection, and endpoint protection management. We’re proud that we can help eliminate the management headaches of multiple vendors, while improving security,” noted Patrick Pulvermueller, Acronis CEO.

To download the entire report, “MSPs Speak: Cybersecurity and the future role of the MSP,” visit —

About the Survey
In partnership with Vanson Bourne and ChannelPro Network, this Acronis report reveals the results from 400 senior decision makers from IT service providers which provide cybersecurity, IT security consulting and/or backup or DR services between August-September 2021. The survey pulled feedback from 200 participants in the US, 100 participants in the UK, 50 participants across Australia and Singapore (collectively), and 50 participants across the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia (collectively).

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

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,700 employees in 34 locations in 19 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through over 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries and 25 languages.

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Acronis International GmbH
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Move Kubernetes or OpenShift container workloads from any cloud or on-premises deployment to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Container Engine for Kubernetes

SAN JOSE, CA – October 25, 2021 — / — RackWare Inc., a leading provider of migration, backup, and disaster recovery (DR) solutions and a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced RackWare SWIFT is available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace and can be deployed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Container Engine for Kubernetes. Oracle Cloud Marketplace is a centralized repository of enterprise applications offered by Oracle and Oracle partners.

The RackWare SWIFT enables migration of your Kubernetes and OpenShift based container workloads from any public cloud or on-premises deployment to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Container Engine for Kubernetes. You can also enable backup and DR for your existing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Container Engine for Kubernetes workloads. SWIFT employs VPN grade encryption for on-wire data so migrations to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Container Engine for Kubernetes, even when done over WAN, remain most secure. SWIFT runs as part of your OCI infrastructure, so backed up data never leaves your enterprise trusted network. Moreover, SWIFT is free to try! After a free trial, users can opt for migration or DR subscription and only pay on an hourly basis for what is used.

Oracle Cloud Marketplace is a one-stop shop for Oracle customers seeking trusted business applications offering unique business solutions, including ones that extend Oracle Cloud Applications. Oracle Cloud is an enterprise cloud that delivers massive, non-variable performance and next-generation security across a comprehensive portfolio of services including SaaS, application development, application hosting, and business analytics. Customers get access to leading compute, storage, data management, security, integration, HPC, artificial intelligence (AI), and Blockchain services to augment and modernize their critical workloads. Oracle Cloud runs Oracle Autonomous Database, the industry’s first and only self-driving database.

“Our SWIFT product is an ideal solution for customers that are moving cloud native applications to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Container Engine for Kubernetes. Be it on premise, or other cloud environments, SWIFT allows for highly automated and push-button configuration when migrating Containers, along with full disaster recovery (DR) in the new environment,” said Todd Matters, CTO, RackWare.

About RackWare, Inc.:
RackWare accelerates and simplifies Migration and Disaster Recovery across all cloud or hybrid infrastructures. With automated source assessment and analysis, RackWare intelligently provisions the right environment and facilitates seamless and secure replication and transfer of applications and data. The platform is hypervisor and application agnostic, allowing for non-disruptive migration and protection of workloads to and between any cloud including Azure, OCI, AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, and more. RackWare is based in Silicon Valley with teams in Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, London, and Pune, India. For more information visit

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program designed to enable partners to accelerate the transition to cloud and drive superior customer business outcomes. The OPN program allows partners to engage with Oracle through track(s) aligned to how they go to market: Cloud Build for partners that provide products or services built on or integrated with Oracle Cloud; Cloud Sell for partners that resell Oracle Cloud technology; Cloud Service for partners that implement, deploy and manage Oracle Cloud Services; and License & Hardware for partners that build, service or sell Oracle software licenses or hardware products. Customers can expedite their business objectives with OPN partners who have achieved Expertise in a product family or cloud service. To learn more visit:

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With the theme “Lead the Way in Cyber Protection” attendees will learn from experts in security, data protection, disaster recovery and the IT channel

MIAMI, Florida – October 25, 2021 — / — Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, kicked off the Acronis #CyberFit Summit World Tour in Miami, Florida at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Attendees will engage in a hybrid experience this year, joining Acronis both at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and virtually.

Acronis is excited to announce major news, sales results, and partnership announcements at this year’s #CyberFit World Tour in Miami, beginning today through October 27. Major news will be released on Monday and Tuesday, and sales partners will have the opportunity to engage in workshops and training sessions on the final day, Wednesday, October 27.

“The Acronis #CyberFit Summit World Tour 2021 is where our partners come together to learn and connect, and I am so excited to be here in Miami to kick it off,” said Patrick Pulvermueller, Chief Executive Officer at Acronis. “Having some of the top forward-thinking companies and visionaries in one place to collaborate, we can continue to shape and enhance the cyber protection market for all.”

Agenda Highlights
At the event, attendees will hear from world renowned speakers and experts for various keynotes and sessions. Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and venture firm Initialized Capital, will take the stage today at 11:30am, and Chris Voss, former FBI hostage negotiator, and the CEO & Founder of The Black Swan Group Ltd., will be keynoting virtually on Tuesday, October 26 at 9:30am.

There will also be a Women in Tech breakfast networking opportunity on Tuesday at 8:15am EST, hosted by Brooke Baldwin, a celebrated American journalist, former host of CNN Newsroom, and author of Huddle: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power. She will be hosting a book signing right before the breakfast for in-person attendees.

Summit sponsors
The event’s sponsors are an integral part of the success of the Acronis #CyberFit Summit World Tour 2021. This year’s sponsors include Ingram Micro, GoDaddy, JAMF, and many more.

“We’re excited to be at the Acronis #CyberFit Summit with some of our fantastic Americas partners – Joe’s Datacenter,, Cloud South, Tline, Stock Distribuidora and Easy On Net,” said David Klauser, Director of the Americas for Virtuozzo. “Cloud and security are high-growth markets for MSPs and CSPs, and our cloud partners enable the fastest time to market with maximum profitability for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services.”

Exciting Partner News
The Acronis #CyberFit Summit is the ultimate event for Acronis partners looking to modernize their cyber protection technologies, processes, and strategies. For example, Scale Computing and Acronis just jointly announced the availability of Business Resilience System (BRS) for MSPs, purpose built for Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud.

“Scale Computing has a strong reputation for delivering organizations resiliency for their operations. The Business Resilience System for MSPs, Purpose Built for Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, takes this to another level by giving MSPs everything they need to protect their clients from downtime, lost revenue, and fallout from cyberattacks. We integrated our HC3 technology with Acronis’ industry leading data protection and cybersecurity cloud solutions so MSPs can stay ahead of modern cyberthreats with award winning anti-ransomware,” explained Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder, Scale Computing. “As an organization we are committed to the success of our channel partners, and the BRS for MSPs hybrid cloud solution will help service providers increase revenue through better service levels and new services. Scale Computing is a ‘Partner First’ organization, and this offering helps deliver on that promise.”

Many of the partners in attendance are also looking forward to taking away valuable insights from the sessions.

“The hosting sessions are going to deliver real value to the community and we are looking forward to being a part of the Acronis #CyberFit Summit in Miami this year,” said Melanie Purkis, Director of Managed Hosting at Liquid Web.

As we continue to integrate with some of the world’s top performing companies, Acronis is excited to highlight our various integrations throughout the week.

“ConnectWise and Acronis have a long history of integration success providing MSPs with unmatched workflow efficiencies. With valuable integrations in over four different ConnectWise software tools, the partnership recently expanded to offer ConnectWise NOC services to Acronis backup users. The latest integration is another example of how this partnership continues to meet its goal of bringing value to MSPs worldwide,” said Travis Vigneau, Director, Ecosystem Strategy at ConnectWise.

New Product Launches
It’s never been simpler, safer, or cost-effective to have a universal and scalable IT infrastructure solution for cyber protection. This month, Acronis releases a new version of Acronis Cyber Infrastructure that introduces new capabilities and performance enhancements, combined with optimized product manageability. The key improvements cover simplified disk troubleshooting process, proactive cluster interconnectivity checks to find and eliminate any network-related issues on time, advanced monitoring for backup storage with additional metrics, possibility to set object storage usage quota to control consumption, new Notifications center and more.

Looking at the Current Status of MSPs
Acronis is excited to welcome our close MSP partners to Miami. To connect further with our partners, we are thrilled to announce the latest results from our dedicated-MSP survey with VansonBourne and ChannelPro to show our audience what the current state of the industry actually is. If interested in learning more about this data, please join our session, “The Future of the MSP and Security Survey: An Analyst, Media and MSP Deep-Dive into the Latest Findings,” today (October 25) from 3:45pm-4:45pm EST. Those who are joining us in person will experience this session in the Sparkle Ballroom East.

What’s Next for Acronis?
Tomorrow, October 26th, Acronis will share some exciting end of year results across our sales and marketing teams which have attributed to the most successful year in Acronis history. Please continue to visit our Press Room for all of the latest news announcements we will be sharing this week.

After Miami, the tour will continue in Schaffhausen, Switzerland from November 18-19; Dubai, United Arab Emirates from December 8-9; and Singapore from February 17-18, 2022. For more information or to register for the Acronis #CyberFit Summit World Tour in any of those three cities, visit:

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

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,700 employees in 34 locations in 19 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through over 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries and 25 languages.

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

Source: Acronis




AWS Marketplace GM, Stephen Orban, to talk customer cloud journey during Commvault Connections21 – a best-in-class data services event

TINTON FALLS, N.J. – October 22, 2021 — / — Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a recognized global enterprise leader in intelligent data services across on-premises, cloud, and software as a service (SaaS) environments, today announced the availability of Commvault Backup & Recovery and Commvault Professional Services in AWS Marketplace, — — an online store that makes it easy for customers to find, test, buy, and deploy software that runs on AWS. Commvault continues to innovate in delivering industry-leading technology to customers to help them face digital transformation head-on with solutions that protect data anywhere, whether in the cloud, on-premises, or in a hybrid model.

Stephen Orban, GM for AWS Marketplace & Control Services, will address this topic further during his keynote session at Commvault Connections21, Commvault’s best-in-class global event centered around empowering data-minded information technology (IT) professionals to modernize their data protection environment, manage their data more efficiently, and mitigate risk, on October 28.

Expanding the reach of Commvault’s industry-leading backup and recovery solutions, AWS Marketplace availability of Commvault Backup & Recovery, with optional add-ons of Commvault Disaster Recovery and Commvault Professional Services, provides AWS customers with simple, scalable, and secure enterprise-grade data protection at infinite scale and rapid recovery of any workload. Commvault and AWS already share dozens of joint customers together. Through AWS Marketplace, customers have additional flexibility and choice to efficiently manage critical data, both in the cloud and on-premises, protect and recover from threats like ransomware, and use intelligent automation to optimize efficiency and reduce costs.

“Using Commvault backup and recovery solutions with AWS has been a winning combination for us,” said Benjamin Roper, Enterprise Back-up and Recovery Specialist at Parsons Corporation. “We feel secure knowing that our data is protected by two industry-leading companies, coupled with the cost-savings and scalability that we require to grow our business.”

“It’s critical to provide enterprise customers with the speed, scalability, and security needed to back up, protect, and recover data to and from the cloud,” said John Tavares, Vice President, Worldwide Channels & Alliances at Commvault. “By launching our Backup & Recovery, Disaster Recovery, and Professional Services solutions in AWS Marketplace, we are able to provide AWS customers with trusted data management solutions that natively support AWS services – making protecting and storing data as easy as possible.”

“As organizations continue to move along their digital transformation and cloud journeys, ensuring scalability and workload protection as early as possible is critical,” said Stephen Orban, General Manager, AWS Marketplace and Control Tower Services at AWS. “We’re happy to welcome Commvault Backup & Recovery to AWS Marketplace and are excited to see how customers will benefit from Commvault’s data protection solutions.”

Orban will discuss this topic at length during the keynote panel at Commvault Connections21. To register for Connections21, visit:

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About Commvault
Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT) liberates business and IT professionals to do amazing things with their data by ensuring the fundamental integrity of their business. Its industry-leading Intelligent Data Services Platform empowers these professionals to store, protect, optimize, and use their data, wherever it lives. Delivering the ultimate in simplicity and flexibility to customers, its Intelligent Data Services Platform is available as software subscription, an integrated appliance, partner-managed, and software as a service—a critical differentiator in the market. For 25 years, more than 100,000 organizations have relied on Commvault, and today, every quarter, Metallic is doubling the number of customers who leverage it to modernize their environments as they look to SaaS for the future. Driven by its values—Connect, Inspire, Care, and Deliver—Commvault employs more than 2,700 highly-skilled individuals around the world. Visit or follow us at @Commvault.

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Provides Fully S3-Compatible, Exabyte-Scalable and Cost-effective Object Storage for Protecting Modern Kubernetes Applications

SAN MATEO, CA – Oct. 21, 2021 — / — Cloudian® today announced the integration of its HyperStore® object storage with the Kasten K10 Kubernetes data management platform. As a Kasten backup target, HyperStore provides modern, cloud-native storage with complete S3 compatibility, limitless scalability and ransomware protection on-premises or in a hybrid cloud—all at up to 70% less cost than alternative storage solutions.

Enterprises are increasingly deploying Kubernetes-managed, containerized applications in full production, making it essential that they protect these applications and their data. Kasten by Veeam® is an award-winning leader in Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery, providing the portability and scalability needed to meet the challenges of protecting applications across distributed, cloud-native environments.

With Cloudian as a target for Kasten K10, customers will now be able to take full advantage of HyperStore’s benefits, including:

  • Modular scalability – Start with just three nodes and scale up to an exabyte without interruption.
  • Self-service – Quickly and easily provision storage using a lightweight operator.
  • Multi-tenancy – Establish distinct namespaces for developer and production workloads while managing them from a single platform.
  • Ransomware protection (S3 Object Lock) – Create immutable backups that prevent cybercriminals from deleting or altering data, enabling fast recovery of the uninfected data without paying ransom.
  • Enterprise-grade security – Protect data with encryption in flight and at rest, integrated firewall, RBAC/IAM and SAML access controls, and certification with the most rigorous regulatory requirements, such as Common Criteria, FIPS and SEC Rule 17a-4(f).
  • Cost savings – Save up to 70% over traditional storage and public cloud offerings.

“As organizations continue to expand their Kubernetes environments, they need a modern storage foundation to protect their applications and data and provide business continuity,” said Gaurav Rishi, vice president of product at Kasten by Veeam. “Kasten by Veeam is the market leader for Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery, and our partnership with Cloudian brings enterprises the scalability and security container-based workloads require.”

“In contrast to traditional storage systems that can’t meet the challenges of protecting modern applications and data, our HyperStore object storage platform was built on cloud-derived technology,” said Jon Toor, chief marketing officer at Cloudian. “That makes it an ideal backup target for Kasten K10, and today’s announcement builds on our long-standing collaboration with Veeam in helping customers protect their digital assets in the face of evolving demands.”

The new Cloudian solution is available today, and more information is available at

About Cloudian
Cloudian is the most widely deployed independent provider of object storage. With a native S3 API, it brings the scalability and flexibility of public cloud storage into the data center while providing ransomware protection and reducing TCO by up to 70% compared to traditional SAN/NAS and public cloud. The geo-distributed architecture enables users to manage and protect object and file data across sites—on-premises and in the cloud—from a single platform. Available as software or appliances, Cloudian supports conventional and containerized applications. More at

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AI-powered meeting assistant and updated cloud computer unveiled at Apsara Conference

HANGZHOU, China – October 21, 2021 — / — Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, today unveiled Tingwu, an AI-powered meeting assistant, alongside a new version of its cloud computer. The solutions are tailored for the new world of work and address surging demand from corporate users looking to work remotely with more automated support, a trend accelerated by the pandemic.

An AI assistant designed for intelligent notetaking
Tingwu is an AI-powered meeting assistant developed by the Speech Lab of Alibaba DAMO Academy (DAMO), the global research initiative by Alibaba Group. The technology works by converting the content of spoken meetings into written minutes in real time with up to 98%* accuracy, delivering an efficient experience for users.

“Underpinned by our end-to-end speech recognition solution, Tingwu’s accuracy and powerful features make it a perfect tool for businesses to host multi-location online and offline conferences and interviews. As enterprises continue to embrace the next generation of remote working, Tingwu is well-positioned to transform business meetings with productive and easy-to-use automated voice transcription capabilities,” said Zhijie Yan, Head of Speech Lab of Alibaba DAMO Academy.

Using DAMO’s proprietary algorithms for analyzing voiceprints and bearings, Tingwu, unveiled during this year’s Apsara Conference, can distinguish between the voices of as many as 10 meeting participants. The assistant is equipped with a smart microphone, which can easily receive and recognize speech within a 10-meter range while reducing background noise.

Tingwu’s ability to comprehend, powered by automatic speech recognition capabilities, natural language processing and deep-learning technologies, enables it to handle English, Mandarin and 14 other Chinese dialects as well as automatically correct or refine notes based on the entire context of a meeting. The assistant can also organize the minutes by keywords, generate a meeting summary and highlights and list out follow-up items.

In China, Tingwu has been integrated into DingTalk, a digital collaboration platform created by Alibaba Group, to enhance meeting efficiency on the platform by automatically transcribing conversations and sharing notes with users.

“The functionality of Tingwu will continue to expand, as we are now developing a model that can process mixed-language speech. We will also explore additional language options to prepare Tingwu for use in large multinational corporations and overseas markets,” Yan added.

*Accuracy in Mandarin. State Information Center Software Testing Center, Report Number: SICSTC/TR-ZJ20190053

An office in the cloud to work from anywhere
Building on the success of the Wuying cloud computer for enterprises which debuted last year, Alibaba Cloud has upgraded its functionality with an all-in-one PC and a one-stop “Cloud Workplace” solution to empower users to work from anywhere.

“Our upgraded cloud computer is ‘an office in the cloud’ that offers enterprise and individual users flexible remote working options, and at the same time provides them with a secure environment for network access and storage functions,” said Jiangwei Jiang, Senior Researcher and General Manager of Infrastructure Products, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. “As remote offices become a more common way of working around the world, we remain committed to innovating products and services that bring the benefits of cloud computing to all.”

The upgraded computer draws on the power of the cloud to give users access to organizational resources regardless of whether they are at home or in the office. This access comes through the “Cloud Workplace”, an integrated solution consisting of security, network and storage tools enabling enterprises to build “an office in the cloud” in a secure and agile way.

The solution directly addresses the data security challenges faced by many IT departments when they adopt flexible working arrangements. Leveraging cloud-based data security capabilities such as firewalls, end-to-end encryption and cloud backup and recovery, the solution stores information in the cloud, rather than on a device, thereby enhancing corporate information security for both home-based and in-office workforces.

Powered by the “Cloud Workplace”, the Wuying family of products now consists of the latest all-in-one PC, the previously launched card and box terminals and a Desktop-as-a Service (DaaS) application, which allows corporate users to connect to the cloud computer from any device regardless of the operating system installed. This gives corporates the flexibility to utilize existing resources and the scalability to support business expansion, allowing them to tailor IT infrastructure based on their unique demands.

During the Apsara Conference, Alibaba Cloud also announced a program to help narrow the digital gap in China. The program will provide cloud computers to 10,000 schools in underdeveloped areas to help build the technical foundation to cultivate digital talent.

About Alibaba Cloud
Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud ( is the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group. It offers a complete suite of cloud services to customers worldwide, including elastic computing, database, storage, network virtualization services, large-scale computing, security, management and application services, big data analytics, a machine learning platform and IoT services. Alibaba Cloud is China’s leading provider of public cloud services by revenue in 2019, including PaaS and IaaS services, according to IDC. Alibaba Group is the world’s third leading and Asia Pacific’s leading IaaS provider by revenue in 2020 in U.S. dollars, according to Gartner’s April 2021 report.

Sindy Shi
Alibaba Group
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St. Luke’s Health System is adopting Komprise to tier cold files from Flash and free up space for data snapshots with potential of 80% savings on overall storage and backup costs

CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 21, 2021 — / — Komprise, the leader in analytics-driven data management, announces that St. Luke’s Health System, a nonprofit health system based in Boise, Idaho, has selected Komprise to implement a tiered data management strategy. Recognized as a Top-15 health system for eight straight years by Fortune/IBM Watson Health, St. Luke’s is using Komprise to right-place unstructured data and save over 80% of storage and backup costs. St. Luke’s, like many healthcare organizations with petabytes of data residing on expensive NAS storage, is challenged by needing to maintain files for years yet storage costs are now comprising large percentages of IT budgets.

“We have 20 years of files from various medical systems and we have been treating all data the same,” says Brett Sayles, storage engineer with St. Luke’s. “We are nearing capacity on our NetApp and Pure storage, and we know that a lot of these files can go to cheaper storage.” The capacity issues have also strained the organization’s abilities to retain data snapshots for disaster recovery purposes. St. Luke’s was only able to store three days of snapshots and with ransomware threats an urgent reality, this puts data at risk.

St. Luke’s will use Komprise to archive data from Pure Storage Flash Array and NetApp to secondary storage on Qumulo spinning disk. Data will be archived according to policies set for specific applications and file types. Next, St. Luke’s will clean up IT department shares and delete files or archive them to Qumulo, using Komprise. Sayles says that Komprise’s Transparent Move Technology (TMT™) which uses industry-standard symlinks to move data so that users don’t experience any change of access while files are accessible from both the original and the secondary storage is a great advantage: “Komprise does what it says by being simple.”

St. Luke’s expects to save as much as 80% on storage with this initiative. The healthcare organization will also leverage Deep Analytics capabilities in Komprise to understand the unique requirements of different clinical file types so that IT can create the optimal storage environment for short and long-term access needs.

“We love working with customers like St. Luke’s which have compelling needs to optimize data management on behalf of critical initiatives such as patient care,” says Kumar Goswami, CEO and Co-founder of Komprise. “St. Luke’s is on the forefront of a new era where organizations are treating data as a separate layer from storage so they can segment and manage it efficiently according to usage and value while meeting ongoing compliance requirements.”

About Komprise
Komprise is a multi-cloud data management-as-a-service that frees you to easily analyze, mobilize, and access the right file and object data across clouds without shackling your data to any vendor. With Komprise Intelligent Data Management, you are able to know first, move smart, and take control of massive unstructured data growth while cutting 70% of enterprise storage, backup, and cloud costs.

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Launched during National Cyber Security Awareness Month, this new suite of offerings enhances awareness around ransomware attacks and heightened insurance coverage standards

HERNDON, VA – Oct. 21, 2021 — / — ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS – news) today announced that it has launched a suite of security services to help organizations address requirements relating to increasingly stringent cyber liability insurance standards.

Announced during National Cyber Security Awareness Month, ePlus’ suite of Cyber Services is designed to help remedy security posture gaps that may hinder insurability or lead to rising premium costs. Focusing on prevention, the Services offer varying engagement levels, ranging from vulnerability identification or preparedness assessments to full-on liability consulting and incident response, helping put organizations in a stronger position to meet new, emerging and stricter requirements.

ePlus Cyber Services include:

  • Cyber Insurance Consulting: Helps evaluate mandates from cyber insurers and guides organizations toward security frameworks expected by providers of cyber liability insurance.
  • Ransomware Preparedness Assessment: Helps ensure an organization is able handle a potential Ransomware event from a technical perspective.
  • Incident Response Services: Assists in defining business processes and minimizing potential exposure in the event of an incident. ePlus offers both real-time point engagements and retainer-based services to facilitate priority, rapid response.
  • Cloud Managed Backup: Fully manages the backup and recovery environment along with regular testing so organizations can more quickly recover when disaster strikes.
  • Managed Security Services: Ensures continuous monitoring and security operations for organizations with Managed Detection and Response, Automated Security Operations, Log Aggregation, Correlation and Compliance.

As the prevalence of ransomware attacks increases, cyber insurance coverage requirements are growing, along with the cost to maintain policies. A recent study reported that insurance rates have increased between 30-50 percent across the board1, and a June 2021 Market Segment Report states that ransomware now accounts for 75 percent of all cyber insurance claims2. Focusing efforts around preparedness, backup, recovery and other areas evaluated by insurance brokers could be the difference between coverage or no coverage or cost of premiums.

“Insurance brokers are raising the standards organizations must meet to qualify for coverage, evaluating against criteria from preparation and overall security posture, to recoverability and incident response mechanisms,” said Lee Waskevich, vice president, security solutions at ePlus. “The suite of ePlus Cyber Services are architected with these higher standards in mind, helping organizations to remedy gaps and address market concerns that raise the bar on their overall security posture. These efforts leave them better prepared to defend against attacks and put them in a stronger position to qualify for insurance coverage.”

For more information on ePlus Cyber Services, visit

1 Aon PLC, 2021
2 AM Best’s Market Segment Report, June 2021

About ePlus inc.
ePlus is a leading consultative technology solutions provider that helps customers imagine, implement, and achieve more from their technology. With the highest certifications from top technology partners and lifecycle services expertise across key areas including security, cloud, data center, collaboration, networking and emerging technologies, ePlus transforms IT from a cost center to a business enabler. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 1,500 associates serving a diverse set of customers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pac. The Company is headquartered at 13595 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA, 20171. For more information, visit, call 888-482-1122, or email Connect with ePlus on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. ePlus, Where Technology Means More®.

ePlus®, Where Technology Means More®, and ePlus products referenced herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ePlus inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of other companies, products, and services mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Forward-looking Statements
Statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements.” Actual and anticipated future results may vary materially due to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the duration and impact of COVID-19 and the efficacy of vaccine roll-outs, which could materially adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations and has resulted worldwide in governmental authorities imposing numerous unprecedented measures to try to contain the virus that has impacted and may further impact our workforce and operations, the operations of our customers, and those of our respective vendors, suppliers, and partners; national and international political instability fostering uncertainty and volatility in the global economy including an economic downturn, an increase in tariffs or adverse changes to trade agreements, exposure to fluctuation in foreign currency rates, interest rates and downward pressure on prices; our ability to successfully perform due diligence and integrate acquired businesses; the possibility of goodwill impairment charges in the future; reduction of vendor incentive programs; significant adverse changes in, reductions in, or losses of relationships with one or more of our largest volume customers or vendors; the demand for and acceptance of, our products and services; our ability to adapt our services to meet changes in market developments; our ability to implement comprehensive plans to achieve customer account coverage for the integration of sales forces, cost containment, asset rationalization, systems integration and other key strategies; our ability to reserve adequately for credit losses; our ability to secure our electronic and other confidential information or that of our customers or partners and remain secure during a cyber-security attack; future growth rates in our core businesses; our ability to protect our intellectual property; the impact of competition in our markets; the possibility of defects in our products or catalog content data; our ability to adapt to changes in the IT industry and/or rapid change in product standards; our ability to realize our investment in leased equipment; our ability to hire and retain sufficient qualified personnel; and other risks or uncertainties detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information set forth in this press release is current as of the date of this release and ePlus undertakes no duty or obligation to update this information.

Kleyton Parkhurst, SVP
ePlus, Inc.

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Puppet CEO and former New Relic executive brings extensive cloud, SaaS, and enterprise go-to-market expertise and will support Rubrik’s growth fueled by accelerating data security demands

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 20, 2021 — / — Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security Company™, today announced the appointment of Yvonne Wassenaar to its Board of Directors. Wassenaar brings deep experience in SaaS and enterprise go-to-market, having previously held key leadership positions at VMware, Accenture, and New Relic.

Photo: Yvonne Wassenaar

Wassenaar is the CEO of Puppet, and serves on the Board of Directors for Forrester, Anaplan, and Harvey Mudd College. She has more than 25 years of experience leading companies through accelerated growth and IPO, and previously served as the CIO at New Relic, and held multiple leadership roles at VMware and Accenture. Wassenaar has also been recognized as a Woman of Influence in Silicon Valley, a member of the Boardlist’s Top 20, a SF Business Times Public Company CIO Award Winner, and a WSJ Woman of Note.

“Rubrik is an established leader in the data security space, and their commitment to ensuring businesses’ data is protected is truly unmatched,” said Wassenaar. “Especially critical in the era of rampant ransomware attacks, Rubrik customers have the confidence they can recover their data, and avoid ransom payments. I’m honored to join this talented team, and help companies all over the world become cyber resilient and keep their businesses moving forward.”

“As the pioneer of Zero Trust Data Security, Rubrik is delivering data security and cyber resilience for enterprises, addressing the biggest ransomware challenges for our customers,” said Bipul Sinha, CEO and Co-Founder of Rubrik. “Yvonne shares our vision and she will be invaluable to our long-term growth and continued success, as we help global customers secure their data and their businesses.”

Rubrik continues to add to its world-class leadership team, having recently appointed a Chief Customer Officer, Chief Product Officer, and Chief People Officer. The company continues to experience high growth, supporting its more than 3,700 global customers. In addition, Rubrik has been recognized as a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions and named to the 2021 Forbes Cloud 100 list of the world’s top private cloud companies, as well as a 2021 LinkedIn Top Startup. In August 2021, Rubrik announced a strategic agreement and equity investment from Microsoft and just this month, the company debuted an industry’s first and only $5M Ransomware Recovery Warranty for Rubrik Enterprise Edition.

About Rubrik
Rubrik, the Zero Trust Data Security CompanyTM, delivers data security and operational resilience for enterprises. Rubrik’s big idea is to provide data security and data protection on a single platform, including Zero Trust Data Protection, Ransomware Investigation, Incident Containment, Sensitive Data Discovery, and Orchestrated Application Recovery. This means data is ready at all times so you can recover the data you need, and avoid paying a ransom. Because when you secure your data, you secure your applications, and you secure your business.

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

Kelsey Shively
Sr. Director of Communications, Rubrik

Source: Rubrik




New integration with Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud enables providers to deliver comprehensive backup, security, and disaster recovery capabilities to Apple environments

Schaffhausen, Switzerland – Oct. 20, 2021 — / — Acronis, the global leader in cyber protection, today unveiled the latest integration of its award-winning service provider solution, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, with Addigy, provider of the leading cloud-based Apple device management platform. This new release marks Acronis’ latest effort in empowering managed service providers (MSPs) to easily deploy and deliver the company’s single-agent cyber protection solution across macOS/iOS systems ensuring greater data security and ease of management for today’s evolving business environments.

Adoption of macOS in the workplace continues to rise, with at least 55% of all small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) encouraging or allowing their use. This trend means that MSPs must adopt solutions that enable them to identify, monitor, and secure sensitive data on such devices. With the release of this integration, MSPs can deploy and monitor Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud’s full range of backup and cybersecurity capabilities from within the Addigy RMM interface.

“Today’s SMBs are more likely than ever to rely on macOS systems a trend that has only accelerated with the recent shift to remote-first work and an increase in bring-your-own-device practices,” said Jan-Jaap “JJ” Jager, Board Advisor and Chief Revenue Officer at Acronis. “Cybercriminals are already reacting to this shifting landscape and ramping up their attacks against Apple devices. This new integration with Addigy supports MSPs with the delivery of unparalleled cyber protection across clients’ IT environments, all through the platform they already know and trust.”

Combining Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud with Addigy’s device management platform, not only strengthens the protection of backups and security of environments with macOS workloads, but also simplifies Apple device management by allowing IT admins to apply sophisticated protection plans, configure and enforce policies for Apple devices, and monitor and remediate from a single interface.

“Addigy’s integration with one of the top data protection and cybersecurity powerhouses in the market today is a critical step in ensuring we give our customers all the tools they need to effectively secure Apple devices,” said Jason Dettbarn, founder and CEO of Addigy. “We’re thrilled about partnering with Acronis and look forward to adding more integrations to our platform to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers.”

Data availability and integrity are already vital to SMBs’ health, and the need for effective cyber protection across all systems and backups is only growing. Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud enables the consistent application of cyber protection services across entire organizations, with cross-platform management through a single pane of glass for streamlined efficiency.

In using Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud and Addigy together, MSPs stand to benefit from capabilities such as:

Simple configuration Leverage standard macOS enrollment and configuration policies. A special script enables automatic download of the latest Acronis installer as appropriate for the macOS architecture and operating system in question.

Remote installation of the protection agent Once configuration is done, simply deploy Acronis’ cyber protection agent from one centralized location. Protection supports both Intel and M1 devices.

Application of protection plans on a client level Unleash the power of cyber protection to strengthen your clients’ security posture and resilience, as well as your own. Set a default protection plan for all macOS devices under your Addigy account, or define specific ones for individual clients.

Protection status monitoring and alerting Stay on top of applied protection plans within the Addigy interface. Choose and configure the Acronis Facts you wish to monitor, and receive synchronized alerts all from one centralized location.

For complete details regarding the integration of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud and Addigy, visit and register to attend the Acronis #CyberFit Summit World Tour 2021, kicking off in Miami, Florida on October 25, 2021.

About Addigy
More than 4,000 organizations across the globe trust Addigy to help their IT teams manage Apple device security, inventory, reporting, mobile device management, policies, and troubleshooting. Addigy ( is the only cloud-based, multi-tenant Apple device management software that makes it easy for managed service providers and corporate IT teams to monitor and manage employees’ Mac, iPad, and iPhone devices from a single location, anywhere in the world.

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

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,700 employees in 34 locations in 19 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through over 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries and 25 languages.

Kayla Fedorowicz

Source: Acronis, Inc.




New Hybrid Cloud Updates Fuel Digital Transformation, Enabling Organizations to Optimize Operations for Cost, Scalability, Agility and Speed

SAN JOSE, CA – October 20, 2021 — / — Today at INSIGHT 2021, NetApp® (NASDAQ: NTAP), a global cloud-led, data-centric software company, announced new additions and enhanced capabilities across its hybrid cloud portfolio to help organizations modernize their IT infrastructures and accelerate digital transformation. Delivering new secure ways to consume and operate data services on-premises and in the cloud, NetApp hybrid cloud solutions make it simpler for enterprise customers to put their data to work — wherever and whenever they need it.

As the only solutions provider with native integrations for the world’s largest public clouds, NetApp’s industry leading ONTAP® software continues to serve as the foundation for hybrid cloud. With the latest release of ONTAP, NetApp is introducing enhanced protection against ransomware, expanded data management capabilities, and NVMe/TCP support for accelerated performance. The company is also announcing new digital wallet capabilities for NetApp Cloud Manager and enhanced data services for simplified administration across a hybrid cloud, more flexible consumption options to better control costs, as well as new Professional Services offerings to help customers unlock the full value of on-premises and hybrid cloud resources.

“The promised benefits of migrating to the cloud may be profound, but many IT departments are still working to overcome on-premises challenges, like managing the complexity and costs of moving data, protecting against ransomware, and ensuring reliable performance for critical applications,” said Brad Anderson, Executive Vice President, Hybrid Cloud Group at NetApp. “As the hybrid cloud specialist, NetApp can help enterprises move their digital transformation efforts forward to deliver business results faster and within budget—whether they are still developing a strategy or in the middle of executing large-scale migrations.”

“IDC’s research shows that approximately 70% of enterprise IT customers plan to modernize their storage infrastructures in the next two years to support next-generation workloads. But the key operational advantage will be in optimizing workload placement across traditional on-premises and cloud environments,” said Eric Burgener, Research Vice President, Infrastructure Systems Group at IDC. “As an industry leader with years of innovation and expertise delivering hybrid cloud solutions, NetApp is uniquely positioned to help enterprises transition to hybrid cloud models to achieve the scalability and flexibility they need to deliver critical data services and workload capabilities that drive business value.”

“Formula One racing has always been about finding the competitive edge, and with Aston Martin Cognizant’s return to the F1™ grid this year, we’re embracing an ambitious data-centric strategy to maximize our performance both on and off the track as we seek pole position,” said Otmar Szafnauer, Chief Executive Officer and Team Principal at Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team. “By partnering with NetApp to build our data fabric and standardize operations with its world-class hybrid cloud solutions, we’re working to ensure that everything we do—from capturing real-time data on car and component performance to how we streamline factory and engineering operations—is focused on constant improvement and driving the team forward.”

NetApp’s latest portfolio innovations announced today include:

  • ONTAP Data Management Software Enhancements: The latest release of ONTAP enables enterprises to autonomously protect against ransomware attacks based on machine learning with integrated preemptive detection and accelerated data recovery. The new release also delivers enterprise-grade performance for SAN and modern workloads with NVMe/TCP support, expanded object storage capabilities, and simplified management. In addition, this latest ONTAP release will power the upcoming NetApp AFF A900, the next-generation high-resiliency all-flash system for business-critical workloads.
  • Enhanced Data Services: With new digital wallet capabilities available in NetApp Cloud Manager, customers can benefit from greater mobility and more visibility into usage of data service licenses across a hybrid cloud, with prepayment of credits enabling streamlined deployment to avoid procurement hassles. Additional updates include enhancements to NetApp Cloud Backup and Cloud Data Sense services, simplified deployment of Cloud Volumes ONTAP with new customer-ready templates, fully embedded Active IQ, and deeper integrations with NetApp Cloud Insights and ONTAP software to support Kubernetes workloads.
  • More Flexible Consumption Options: NetApp Keystone Flex Subscription, an on-premises storage-as-a-service offering with native cloud integration, continues to gain momentum with customers. The offering is now supported on four continents—encompassing petabytes of capacity within just under one year of availability. NetApp is now offering a new freemium service tier for Cloud Volumes ONTAP, providing customers with access to a fully featured, perpetual license to use ONTAP in the cloud for workloads needing less than 500GB of storage. This consumption flexibility gives organizations the freedom to use enterprise-grade data services for small workloads such as Kubernetes clusters at no initial cost. An organization only needs to convert to a subscription when the workload matures and scales.

“As a leading IT consultancy specializing in cloud infrastructure and services, our clients are increasingly working with us to reduce CAPEX spending by taking advantage of cloud-like consumption models for their on-premises environments,” said Kent Christensen, Virtual Practice Director for cloud and data center transformation at Insight. “NetApp Keystone helps us provide a truly flexible consumption model for enterprises, serving as a platform to provide business-critical data services across the entire hybrid cloud data fabric, which will be a huge boon for our growing client base.”

  • More Accessible Hybrid Cloud Expertise: NetApp is also introducing new Support and Professional Services offerings to make it even easier to access experts for step-by-step guidance as they transition to hybrid cloud. With SupportEdge Advisor for Cloud, NetApp is extending its data center support model to cloud services with rapid, direct access to trained specialists. NetApp Flexible Professional Services (FlexPS) is also available for customers that require on-demand and ongoing support as they transition to a hybrid cloud. With this new subscription-based offering, organizations can get the professional help they need to design and build a data fabric strategy, implement solutions, and optimize their hybrid cloud with predictable costs and avoid procurement delays.

Additional Resources

  • Press Release: NetApp Simplifies and Speeds Digital Transformation for Customers Through Deep, Industry-Leading Public Cloud Relationships at INSIGHT 2021 Digital
  • INSIGHT 2021 Digital – Meet the Specialists: NetApp INSIGHT 2021 Digital is coming, October 20–22 | NetApp INSIGHT 2021 – Meet the Specialists 2 – NetApp
  • NetApp hybrid cloud portfolio:

About NetApp
NetApp is a global cloud-led, data-centric software company that empowers organizations to lead with data in the age of accelerated digital transformation. The company provides systems, software and cloud services that enable them to run their applications optimally from data center to cloud, whether they are developing in the cloud, moving to the cloud, or creating their own cloudlike experiences on premises. With solutions that perform across diverse environments, NetApp helps organizations build their own data fabric and securely deliver the right data, services and applications to the right people—anytime, anywhere. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

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V4 Adds New Enterprise Features Including Ransomware Protection, Extended Security, Cloud-Based Management, and Data Analytics

NEW YORK, NY – October 20, 2021 — / — VAST Data, the storage software company breaking decades-old tradeoffs, today introduced VASTOS version 4, its Universal Storage operating system, which provides a wide range of enterprise security and management features designed to harden and simplify data management. This new release combines additional layers of protocol and data access security, with safeguards against ransomware attacks, access to VAST’s centralized management service and extended data analytics that assist customers with long-range capacity planning.

As ransomware attacks continue to rise, enterprises need more than just fast backup and disaster recovery. They also need enterprise-grade cybersecurity and consolidated analytics. Many of the world’s most innovative companies already trust Universal Storage for their critical data sets, including a major U.S. automaker, a genomics research firm and a global quantitative research organization.

“Data is the lifeblood of every organization, and providing fast, affordable and safe access to that data is our mission,” said Renen Hallak, co-founder and CEO of VAST. “Our Disaggregated and Shared Everything architecture is the foundation for all data within an organization. Now customers have the only platform they need for their modern applications, including AI, big data, backup, containers, and beyond.”

New Enterprise Security Features

  • Ransomware Protection with Indestructible Snapshots: The average cost of ransomware remediation in the U.S. is now over $2M and the business continuity impact can be catastrophic. VAST Data’s indestructible snapshots provide customers with an additional layer of ransomware protection. This ensures that their critical read-only snapshots and snapshot policies are immutable, protecting them from accidental deletion and rogue admins and attackers who gain privileged system credentials.
  • NFS 4.1: VAST Data’s native implementation of NFS 4.1 offers built-in security and performance features for regulated and security-minded organizations, including support for:
    • Kerberos version 5 for secure authentication/authorization
    • NFS 4 access control lists (ACLs), integrated file and byte-range locking for fine-grained and secure permissions to files and directories
    • Support for NFS 4 nconnect, which maximizes NFS performance by providing multiple network connections between the NFS client and the storage port. With nconnect, customers are no longer restricted by the throughput limitations of a single TCP connection.
  • Policy-Based Data Isolation: ??VAST’s container pools isolate performance access by providing QOS across pools of highly-available containers. With its new VIP-pool view policies, customers can now limit data exports to specific pools and/or VLANs, making it possible to restrict data access along hardware and network boundaries. This is another safeguard in multi-tenant computing environments.

Simplified Systems Management

  • Uplink Cloud Management: VAST Data’s Uplink enables customers to monitor all their Universal Storage clusters anywhere in the world by accessing the same centralized portal that VAST’s Co-Pilot and support teams use to manage the global fleet of Universal Storage systems. This centralized, cloud-based management pane provides a consolidated view into an enterprise’s Universal Storage environments and is the basis for 360° customer experiences.
  • Data Flow Monitoring: With new data flow monitoring, customers can understand how their applications and users are interacting with Universal Storage. Data Flows explain and visually display performance statistics via a simple-to-use interface and make it easy for administrators to drill down into specific flows.
  • Simplified Capacity and Data Reduction Reporting: Universal Storage pioneers a new form of global and finely granular data reduction with its similarity-based data reduction. VASTOS version 4 introduces new fine-grained tools that help customers visualize the consumption of both physical and logical capacity so they can be more intelligent about capacity planning and management.

For over two years, VAST Data has eliminated the tradeoffs between high performance and low cost storage capacity, pioneering a new storage system concept that makes it possible to manage all of your data in a low-cost, all-flash architecture that is simple to deploy at scale. These new features in VASTOS V4 make it safer and simpler for enterprises to end storage tiering and data management complexity.

“The demands placed upon data within today’s modern business are staggering,” said Daniel Newman, principal analyst and founding partner, Futurum Research. “Organizations need to now develop multilevel cybersecurity strategies to protect themselves against ransomware attacks and rogue actors, all while trying to wrestle petabytes to exabytes of data under management. VAST Data is making it simple to deploy and manage data while providing organizations with best-of-breed safeguards for all of their critical data assets.”

Universal Storage version 4 is available now. For additional technical information about the new features and benefits, please visit our blog.

About VAST Data
Headquartered in New York City, VAST Data’s managed storage software unlocks the value of data and modernizes data centers in preparation for the era of AI computing. VAST delivers real-time performance to all data and overcomes the historic cost barriers to building all-flash data centers. Since its launch in February 2019, VAST has become the fastest-selling infrastructure company in history.

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Kirstin Bordner

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Industry demand for URL filtering grew 10 times since last year – slower progress compared to cyberattacks growing in volume and sophistication

SINGAPORE – October 19, 2021 — / — Acronis, the global leader in cyber protection, has released its annual Cyber Readiness Report, providing a comprehensive overview of the modern cybersecurity landscape and the key pain points faced by businesses and remote employees worldwide amid the global pandemic. Acronis’ research from last year revealed more than 80% of global companies admitted they were not prepared to transition to remote work – exposing key vulnerabilities businesses must quickly plan and implement solutions for.

Based on findings from this year’s independent survey of 3,600 IT managers and remote employees at small and medium-sized companies in 18 countries across the globe, the report states that 53% of global companies have a false sense of security when it comes to supply chain attacks. Despite the globally recognized attacks on trusted software vendors, like Kaseya or SolarWinds, over half of IT leaders believe that using “known, trusted software” is sufficient protection – making them an easy target.

Attacks growing in volume and sophistication
Three out of 10 companies report facing a cyberattack at least once a day – similar to last year; but this year, only 20% of companies reported not getting attacked – a drop from 32% in 2020, meaning that the attacks are increasing in volume.

  • The most common attack types reached record-high levels this year, including phishing attacks – that continue to grow in frequency, and are now the top attack type at 58%. Malware attacks are also increasing in 2021: detected by 36.5% of companies this year – an increase from 22.2% in 2020.
  • However, this year was the year of phishing: the demand for URL filtering solutions has grown 10 times since 2020 – with 20% of global companies now recognizing the danger phishing presents to their business.
  • Despite growing awareness of multi-factor authentication (MFA), nearly half of IT managers (47%) are not using MFA solutions – leaving their businesses exposed to phishing attacks. According to these findings, they either see no value in it or consider it too complex to be implemented.

In response, organizations worldwide have begun to prepare for the growing threats – but for every step companies are taking, cybercriminals have already taken three.

  • The demand for antivirus solutions has grown by 30% – from 43% last year to 73.3% in 2021. However, companies are just discovering that standalone antivirus solutions no longer work against modern threats: we saw the demand for an integrated backup/disaster recovery with antivirus solutions more than double – from 19% in 2020 to 47.9% this year.
  • Demand for vulnerability assessments and patch management grew significantly: from 26% in 2020 to 45% this year. This can be attributed, in part, to the increased volume of vulnerabilities exposed this year in critical and in-core software deployments such as Microsoft Exchange servers, Chrome browsers or Apache webservers.
  • Not surprisingly, the demand for better and more secure remote monitoring and management tools grew over three times – 35.7% this year, up from 10% in 2020. With remote work now being recognized as a long-term default format of work, it’s more important that ever for IT managers to be able to monitor and manage a wide range of remote devices.

In last year’s Acronis Cyber Readiness Report 2020, we saw an increase in adoption of new services – especially SaaS and Cloud Computing services – and this year, companies continue to adopt new solutions. However, this has increased the overall complexity of IT environments, which most likely will cause additional breaches and unplanned downtime in the future.

“The cybercrime industry proved to be a well-oiled machine this year – relying on proven attack techniques, like phishing, malware, DDoS and others. Threat actors are increasingly expanding their targets, while organizations are held back by the growing complexity of IT infrastructure,” says Candid Wuest, Acronis VP of Cyber Protection Research. “Only a small number of companies have taken the time to modernize their IT stack with integrated data protection and cybersecurity. The threat landscape will continue to grow and  automation is the only path to greater security, lower costs, improved efficiency and reduced risks.”

Remote employees make the most attractive targets
These Acronis findings and external research clearly illustrate why organizations need a cyber protection solution that reduces complexity and improves security to support remote work environments, and that this solution must be cost-effective in order to address the increased scale of the remote workforce.

  • One in four remote employees reported struggling with the lack of IT support as one of the key challenges they faced this year. The top-three tech challenges identified by remote employees globally: Wi-Fi onnectivity, using a VPN and other security measures, lack of IT support.
  • One in four remote employees are not using multi-factor authentication – making them easy phishing targets, with phishing being the most common attack type in 2021.
  • On average, one in five remote employees gets heavily targeted by phishing attacks, receiving well over 20 phishing emails per month – with 71% of respondents confirming being targeted by it each month. Learning to identify such attacks through cybersecurity awareness training is crucial in keeping organizations protected, and personal assets as well.
  • We have seen attackers aggressively expanding their target pool – it is no longer just Microsoft Windows OS based workloads – where users reported a spike in attacks against Linux, MacOS, Android and iOS devices as well. Attackers are also going after virtualized environments more often.

Unfortunately, cybercriminals don’t need to be tech-savvy to create chaos anymore – take malware for example. Cybercriminal gangs have further expanded their malware-as-a-service model, that provides step-by-step guides on how to make a profit out of compromising targets.

Yet despite the growing dangers for employees, remote work is here to stay; people will continue to work and hire remotely, and that’s the reality most IT teams still need to get ready for: finding a solution to hardware shortages, increased complexity, an increased need for IT support and better cybersecurity solutions. This is an existential crisis companies must prepare for now – the potential costs for not doing so are just too great.

Both the global and regional reports available for download via Acronis blog. For more information on any findings or trends featured in the report, reach us via email at:

Platform with deeper industry insights
Remote work is here to stay, and so are increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. So it’s up to both the organization and the individual to follow the best cyber protection practices available.

If you are keen to learn more about cybersecurity pain points and available solutions for businesses, don’t miss the chance to register for the Acronis #CyberFit Summit World Tour 2021, kicking off in Miami, Florida on October 25 with a hybrid format, including in-person and virtual. Register now in order to:

  • Attend result-focused virtual sessions for free and hear world-class experts explain strategies and deployment options for cyber protection
  • Enhance your MSP business’s cyber protection capabilities with advice from top IT channel, cybersecurity, and industry experts
  • Hear exclusive case studies of successful, profitable and scaling MSPs and MSSPs
  • Learn how to grow your business with cybersecurity-forward services
  • Join hands-on, interactive workshops; insightful panels and breakouts; and inspirational keynotes – while enjoying numerous IT channel networking opportunities.

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

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,700 employees in 34 locations in 19 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through over 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries and 25 languages.

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San Mateo, CA – October 18, 2021 — / — Backblaze, Inc. today announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. Backblaze intends to list its Class A common stock on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol “BLZE.”

Oppenheimer & Co., William Blair and Raymond James will act as lead book-running managers for the proposed offering, with JMP Securities and B. Riley Securities acting as joint book-running managers. Lake Street will act as co-manager for the proposed offering.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained, when available, from:

  • Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Attention: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 85 Broad St., 26th Floor, New York, NY 10004, by telephone at (212) 667-8055, or by email at;
  • William Blair & Company, L.L.C. Attention: Prospectus Department, 150 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606, or by telephone at (800) 621-0687 or by email at; or
  • Raymond James & Associates, Inc., 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, email:, telephone: 800-248-8863.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Backblaze
Backblaze makes managing data astonishingly easy for businesses and consumers. The Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundation for businesses, developers, IT professionals, and individuals to store, back up and archive data, host content, manage media, build their applications, and more. With more than an exabyte of data under management, the company currently works with nearly 500,000 customers in over 175 countries. Founded in 2007, the company is based in San Mateo, CA. For more information, please go to

James Kisner
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New Offering Can Help Businesses Quickly Recover from Ransomware Attacks, Speed Data Recovery, and Advance Business Continuity

SAN JOSE, CA – October 19, 2021 — / — Just months after announcing the availability of its backup as a service offering (BaaS), Cohesity, a leader in next-gen data management, today announced the general availability of its next ‘as a service’ offering – disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). This new offering extends the exceptional disaster recovery (DR) capabilities provided by Cohesity SiteContinuity and adds the ability to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a recovery location for failover and failback in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. This not only provides customers with more choice and flexibility, but also offers the following benefits:

  • Minimize downtime and data loss: This greatly reduces the risks of potential downtime and data loss with snapshot-based backup and near-sync replication that together help ensure all data is captured and ready to failover in the event of disaster or cyberattack.
  • Meet service level agreements (SLAs): Customers can easily design recovery plans and assign SLAs – and design it in minutes rather than weeks – to deliver the right level of resiliency across a broad range of applications while meeting business requirements.
  • Simplify operations: Cohesity uniquely combines disaster recovery orchestration, snapshot-based backup, near-sync replication, and seamless failover to the public cloud in a single comprehensive offering – all managed through a single user interface to significantly simplify disaster recovery operations.
  • Lower costs and improve time-to-value: Reduce idle infrastructure by using on-demand pay-as-you-go cloud infrastructure from AWS in the event of a disaster or test drill. Cohesity uniquely supports standard AWS infrastructure, such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), in a DRaaS model. Customers also can speed up time to value by quickly spinning up a disaster recovery strategy without having to procure additional hardware or physical data centers.

“There has never been a more critical time to offer disaster recovery as a service,” said Matt Waxman, vice president of product management, Cohesity. “In an age of crippling ransomware attacks, the number one concern many IT leaders have is maintaining business continuity if they get hit. DRaaS can help organizations recover quickly and cost effectively. And, as with other Cohesity SaaS and on-premises offerings, customers can manage everything through the Cohesity Helios multicloud platform. It’s simplicity redefined.”

“The Cohesity DRaaS offering provides multiple benefits that are incredibly appealing to our organization,” said Francois Lepage, cybersecurity and architecture manager, The Master Group. “Application uptime and the ability to recover in the cloud top the list. But, we also like the pay-as-you-go cloud infrastructure model from AWS, which can help reduce costs. And, we like the simplicity of it all. We can manage this offering along with our on-premises Cohesity deployment through one platform on one UI. That’s the Cohesity difference.”

Expanding Data Management as a Service
Cohesity DRaaS is the next offering from Cohesity’s comprehensive Data Management as a Service (DMaaS) portfolio. DMaaS is a portfolio of ‘as a service’ offerings designed to provide organizations with a radically simple way to back up, secure, govern, and analyze their data – all managed directly by Cohesity. This reduces the separate services, solutions, and administrative consoles that organizations have traditionally had to invest in and maintain for data backup, disaster recovery, and other data management use cases.

“Solutions that offer flexibility, resiliency, and scalability are integral to organizations working to address ever-evolving challenges, including cyberattacks,” said Doug Yeum, head of AWS Partner Organization, AWS. “With the introduction of disaster recovery as a service, Cohesity is providing these critical capabilities to customers to help reduce the risk of downtime while also reducing costs, all supported with the industry-leading cloud services from AWS.”

“With the increased frequency and cost of cyberattacks, a robust set of disaster recovery processes combined with proven technology have never been more essential,” said Christophe Bertrand, senior analyst, ESG. “Organizations should look for ease of use, automation, and the ability to truly control their data recovery and application availability service-level agreements. That is why Cohesity’s web-scale converged backup and disaster recovery solution is not only timely, but also offers an essential set of capabilities to take on the disaster recovery challenges businesses are facing today.”

For more information:

  • Read this blog to learn more about Cohesity SiteContinuity.
  • Learn about upcoming SaaS solutions from Cohesity designed to address increasingly sophisticated ransomware attacks Read about upcoming.

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

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Bospar Communications for Cohesity

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  • QoreStor 7.1 enables organizations to better protect against ransomware attacks to reduce risk to customers and business operations
  • This enhancement allows users to better leverage the cloud for backup, disaster recovery, and long-term retention
  • Allows MSPs to cut data protection storage requirements and costs for increased profitability

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 19, 2021 — / — Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, today announced the availability of Quest QoreStor v7.1 providing customers with enhanced ransomware prevention capabilities and cloud support. With these latest updates, QoreStor extends its cloud capabilities and significantly elevates organizations’ ability to provide robust backup storage where they need it most while adding technologies that provide data immutability and retrieval.

With its advanced deduplication, compression, and cloud-tiering capabilities, QoreStor unleashes secondary storage for a truly software-defined data center. With the agility that only software can provide, businesses can now run QoreStor anywhere they choose, leveraging cloud-native storage in new ways. QoreStor version 7.1 enhances those capabilities even further with its new data security features.

“We are committed to bringing best-in-class offerings to our customers and addressing their challenges head-on,” said Adrian Moir, Senior Consultant, Product Management & Lead Technology Evangelist, Quest Data Protection business. “Our award-winning QoreStor solution is now helping to solidify our customers’ backup solutions and significantly improving its ability to keep their data-optimized, secure and safe, reducing the cost of ownership and the cost of storage without compromising on features and functionality.”

As ransomware attacks continue to rise at a rapid pace, QoreStor 7.1 enables organizations to better protect against these threats to reduce risk to customers and business operations. According to a recent report on the state of ransomware, only 65% of encrypted data was restored — even after a ransom was paid — proving the importance of implementing a hardened backup solution to prevent data loss due to the inability to successfully recover. With QoreStor 7.1, users have added layers of protection with access to elevated features to prevent the intrusion of ransomware into backup data through its two levels of protection, rapid data access (RDA) immutability, and an immutable data recycle bin.

Among its key benefits, in addition to enhanced ransomware protection, QoreStor 7.1 also offers users:

  • Cloud Reader Mode: An alternate QoreStor instance that can be configured to read a QoreStor Cloud tier that is active, enabling users to test their cloud data as well as enabling MSPs’ flexibility in recovering and exporting customer data using a cloud construct.
  • QorePortal Integration: Integration with Quest’s QorePortal for SaaS based management of QoreStor instances from anywhere on anything. Ideal for large installations and MSPs, QorePortal comes with built in organizational structure and role based access.

Supporting Quotes:
“QoreStor’s capability in providing over a 90 percent deduplication rate in a Veeam environment is convincing,” said Martin Hörhammer, CEO at Medialine AG.

“Bridgehead Software’s RAPid™ Data Protection solution has helped many sites recover from ransomware. Consequently, any developments that make backups even more secure are always welcome,” said Gareth Griffiths, Product Manager at BridgeHead. “QoreStor, with its efficient Cloud Tier, ticks all the boxes for efficient offsite storage. Now, with immutability, QoreStor offers a further air-gap between the servers and the data for added protection – so even if the backup server is subverted the backups themselves cannot be deleted. BridgeHead’s RAPid, using the secure RDA protocol, can take full advantage of immutability, choosing different minimum retentions for each backup cycle. The combination of its secure encrypted data ‘in flight’ and ‘at rest’ alongside immutable storage, QoreStor and RAPid are natural partners.”

“In production, we’re seeing storage capacity savings of 75 to 85 percent,” said Kyle Chapman, Lead IT Systems Engineer at Precisely. “Using QoreStor with Veeam is certainly meeting our needs. We’re also using QoreStor with Quest NetVault for backup over NDMP [Network Data Management Protocol]. Jobs that used to take 52 hours — more than two days — now take 19 hours.”

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About Quest Software
Quest creates software solutions that make the benefits of new technology real in an increasingly complex IT landscape. Quest helps customers solve their next IT challenge, from maximizing the value of their data, to Active Directory and Office 365 management, and cybersecurity resilience. Around the globe, more than 130,000 companies and 95% of the Fortune 500 count on Quest to become data empowered, deliver proactive management and monitoring for the next enterprise initiative, find the next solution for complex Microsoft challenges, and stay ahead of the next threat. Quest Software. Where next meets now. For more information, visit

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New Data Management as a Service Offerings Complement Cohesity’s Threat Defense Architecture and Can Help Customers Win the War Against Ransomware

SAN JOSE, CA – October 19, 2021 — / — Cohesity today announced at its inaugural user conference, Cohesity Connect, new security and governance offerings designed to keep customers a step ahead of bad actors launching incredibly sophisticated ransomware attacks.

In the early days, cyber criminals initially focused on encrypting production data. Cohesity countered by enabling customers to rapidly restore from backup data. Then, criminals started to destroy or encrypt backups. Cohesity countered with immutability. Now, bad actors are exfiltrating the data and threatening to post it on the dark web.

To help customers address the latest threats, Cohesity unveiled the following SaaS offerings, which will be housed under the company’s Data Management as a Service portfolio of Cohesity-managed solutions:

  • Cohesity DataGovern: a data security and governance service that uses AI/ML to automate the discovery of sensitive data and detect anomalous access and usage patterns which could indicate a cyberattack in play — key to thwarting bad actors trying to exfiltrate data.
  • Project Fort Knox: a service that will allow customers to maintain an isolated copy of their data in a Cohesity-managed vault to improve data resiliency in the face of ransomware attacks. In addition to immutability, this gives customers another means to thwart attackers trying to encrypt data.

These offerings will be key additions to the company’s comprehensive Threat Defense architecture that showcases how Cohesity and a wide range of ecosystem partners help customers address the latest cyber threats, including ransomware.

“Cybercriminals are rapidly becoming more sophisticated and aggressive, and the damage ransomware attacks cause to organizations can be catastrophic in terms of costs and brand reputation,” said Matt Waxman, vice president of product management, Cohesity. “Relying on legacy backup as an insurance policy no longer is sufficient. Customers need next-gen technology that makes it easy to identify sensitive data, detect anomalies, isolate data, and stay ahead of modern threats. That’s what we’re focused on providing via our solutions and our Threat Defense architecture.”

Cohesity DataGovern
DataGovern, available now for early access preview, uniquely brings together data security and data governance in a single SaaS offering that enables customers to:

  • Use AI/ML-based classification technology to identify sensitive data — including personally identifiable information (PII) — in backup and production data and determine who has access to it, helping to harden environments before attacks occur.
  • Automate and simplify data classification with predefined policies for common regulations like GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA to meet compliance and governance mandates.
  • Detect behavioral anomalies in near real time, such as when a user suddenly accesses large volumes of sensitive data — an activity that could be a precursor to a data exfiltration event.
  • Trigger remediation workflows as determined by policy through integration with leading security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) platforms1.

Project Fort Knox
Cohesity is introducing Project Fort Knox2, a SaaS offering planned for early access preview in the coming quarters, that will deliver Cohesity-managed data vaulting capabilities. Through this offering, customers will be able to easily achieve secure data isolation through a cloud-based repository to store a copy of their data that’s designed to be tamper-resistant and always available. This service will offer the following benefits to customers:

  • Just connect, vault, and recover — no need to shuttle tapes around, attempt to construct a do-it-yourself (DIY) cloud-based data vault, build out additional storage infrastructure, or devise bespoke recovery processes to adhere to well-known “3-2-1” best practices.
  • In case of a ransomware attack, quickly identify a clean copy of data with confidence and rapidly recover safely to their desired location — on-premises or in the cloud.
  • Regularly test attack preparedness by running mock drills in an isolated environment.
  • Move from a CapEx intensive to an OpEx ‘as a service’ funding model.

Threat Defense: An Architecture for an Ever-Evolving Threat Landscape
These new SaaS offerings both draw from and contribute to Cohesity’s Threat Defense data security architecture. This multi-layered architecture brings together a range of products, services, and capabilities from Cohesity and ecosystem partners to help customers identify threats via AI and ML, protect their data, and easily recover in the event of a cyberattack.

“Providing data security and a fast response to attacks are critical as we jointly help customers combat cybercrime,” said Rishi Bhargava, vice president Product Strategy for Cortex XSOAR, Palo Alto Networks. “Through Cohesity’s integration into the Cortex™ XSOAR platform, we are helping our mutual customers combat ransomware attacks by quickly detecting and responding to critical data security alerts.”

Cohesity has successfully helped numerous customers protect themselves from ransomware attacks, where no ransoms had to be paid.

Cohesity Connect and Other Announcements
Attendees can learn more about these technologies and other next-gen data management innovations at our inaugural user conference, Cohesity Connect, taking place October 18-20 in the Americas and October 19-21 in Asia-Pacific and EMEA.

Additionally, attendees of this virtual event will hear about other exciting product announcements, including general availability of Cohesity’s disaster recovery as a service offering, which provides automated disaster recovery that helps minimize application downtime and data loss, critical in an age of ransomware attacks.

For more information:

To learn more about next-gen data management, click here —

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To learn more about SiteContinuity and disaster recovery as a service, please click here —

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

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

1 Expected in a future release.
2 Internal code name

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Bospar Public Relations for Cohesity

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Introducing Veritas NetBackup Recovery Vault, a Veritas-managed cloud storage service

SANTA CLARA, CA – October 19, 2021 — / — Veritas Technologies, the leader in enterprise data protection, today announced Veritas NetBackup Recovery Vault, a simple, fully-managed storage as a service data repository for Veritas NetBackup. Generally available later this year, Recovery Vault will provide mission critical ransomware resiliency as a purpose-built, air-gapped storage tier for backups, while reducing the cost and complexity of using cloud storage from a selection of leading providers for long term retention and reliable recovery of backup data.

“Backup data represents the last line of defense against ransomware,” said Doug Matthews, vice president of product management at Veritas. “Organizations need a simple, secure and cost-effective way to adopt cloud storage for long term data retention. It is absolutely imperative for enterprises to have the cloud repository Recovery Vault will provide, backed by the market leading solution they trust for their recovery needs—NetBackup.”

Simplified cloud storage with freedom of choice
Provisioning cloud-based storage with a self-managed public cloud service provider requires a series of cumbersome steps that can introduce security and compliance gaps.

Recovery Vault will simplify this process and reduce risks by providing a secure, familiar and unified interface—NetBackup—to both manage backup and recovery and easily provision cloud-based storage with freedom to choose from leading cloud storage providers. This affords customers the flexibility to automate provisioning of cloud storage among different providers on an application-by-application basis all within a single subscription.

Lowered total cost of ownership
Data growth is exceeding forecasts, and costs associated with data backup to the cloud can be difficult to predict. Recovery Vault helps control cloud storage costs by:

  • Reducing unexpected data transaction costs.
  • Helping transition from expensive tape to lower cost cloud storage for long term retention.
  • Streamlining operations with automation and consolidated data protection storage management.
  • Leveraging subscription-based models optimized for enterprises.
  • Reducing the amount of data sent, stored and retrieved from the cloud.

Increased ransomware resiliency
Because Recovery Vault facilitates separate, air-gapped cloud-based storage, it reduces the risk that ransomware and other threats to data integrity affecting primary data stores could compromise backups.

Recovery Vault cloud storage also benefits from NetBackup’s leading protection capabilities, including:

  • Immutable cloud storage and data encryption in transit and at rest to ensure compliance and protect data.
  • Artificial intelligence- and machine learning-based anomaly detection to identify unexpected changes to backups before an event occurs.
  • NetBackup Intelligent Cloud Policy Engine, which abstracts cloud data protection complexity by automatically detecting and protecting new workloads across all major clouds.

“Traditional approaches to cloud data protection aren’t keeping pace with IT complexity, the evolving threat landscape or economic expectations,” said Christophe Bertrand, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “Recovery Vault is designed to help enterprises be confident that their data is secured in the cloud from ransomware and other risks, plan for disaster recovery and meet compliance and governance requirements—all within the NetBackup platform to help improve operational efficiencies and costs.”

To learn more, visit

About Veritas
Veritas Technologies is the global leader in enterprise backup and data recovery solutions. Over 80,000 customers—including 87 percent of the Fortune Global 500—rely on us to abstract IT complexity and simplify data management. The Veritas Enterprise Data Services Platform automates the protection and orchestrates the recovery of data everywhere it lives, ensures 24/7 availability of business-critical applications, and provides enterprises with the insights they need to comply with evolving data regulations. With a reputation for reliability at scale and a deployment model to fit any need, the Veritas Enterprise Data Services Platform supports more than 800 different data sources, over 100 different operating systems, more than 1,400 storage targets, and more than 60 different cloud platforms. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter at @veritastechllc.

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Cloud Backup and Recovery Platform Demonstrates Commitment to Information Security for Highly Regulated Industries

OTTAWA, ON – Oct. 19, 2021 — / — Rewind, a backup and restoration tool for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), announced today its successful completion of the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2, Type 1 audit. Conducted by Moss Adams, this verification ensures that Rewind’s data control objectives and activities meet the SOC 2 standards for security and confidentiality.

Rewind backs up over 53 billion data points in top cloud apps such as BigCommerce, GitHub, QuickBooks Online, Shopify, Shopify Plus, and Trello for customers in more than 100 countries. As more leading brands turn to Rewind to ensure data and business continuity, establishing the integrity of Rewind’s systems to securely store and process user data is essential.

“The SOC 2 Type 1 certification is another step in Rewind’s mission to backup the cloud,” said Mike Potter, co-founder and CEO of Rewind. “As more businesses turn to SaaS applications to run daily operations and grow value for stakeholders, they need the assurance that the data they rely on will always be available.”

Today’s announcement comes on the heels of a USD $65 million Series B round of financing led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners. The latest round will allow Rewind to scale its workforce and the number of SaaS platforms it supports with backup and restoration tools. Rewind is filling the data continuity gap in SaaS tools dictated by the Shared Responsibility Model. SaaS platforms protect the data that powers their cloud infrastructure but lack the ability to restore lost user data, such as sales, marketing and code repositories, which are vital to business operations.

Rewind plans to achieve SOC 2 Type 2 certification in the first quarter of 2022.

About Rewind
Since 2015, Rewind has been on a mission to help businesses protect their SaaS and cloud data. Today, over 100,000 customers in more than 100 countries use Rewind’s top-reviewed apps and support to ensure their software-as-a-service applications run uninterrupted. The Rewind platform enables companies to back up, restore, and copy the critical data that drives their business.

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Erica Camilo
Connexa Communications
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ExaGrid Nominated in Four Categories for 12th Edition of Premier IT Awards

MARLBOROUGH, MA – October 19, 2021 — / — ExaGrid®, the industry’s only Tiered Backup Storage solution, today announced that it has been nominated in four categories for the 12th annual Storage, Digitalisation and Cloud (SDC) Awards, which are focused on recognizing and rewarding success in the products and services that are the foundation for digital transformation. Voting to determine the winner in each category is underway now and closes on November 17. Winners of the 2021 SDC Awards will be announced on November 24 at an awards ceremony in London.

The award categories that ExaGrid has been nominated in include:

  • Vendor Channel Program of the Year
  • Storage Hardware Innovation of the Year
  • Backup/Archive Innovation of the Year
  • Storage Company of the Year

In January 2021, ExaGrid released a new line of Tiered Backup Storage appliances, including its largest appliance to date, the EX84. The largest ExaGrid system, comprised of 32 EX84 appliances, can take in up to a 2.7PB full backup at an ingest rate of 488TB/hour, making it the largest system in the industry that offers aggressive data deduplication. In addition to the increased storage capacity, the new EX84 is 33% more rack efficient than the previous EX63000E model. The new appliances can be mixed and matched with any of ExaGrid’s previous appliance models in the same scale-out system, preserving the life of customers’ previous investments and eliminating product obsolescence.

“We are honored to become a finalist in four award categories, as they speak to the different areas of our company that set us apart; from our innovation as the industry’s only tiered backup storage provider, to our continued growth as a company, and our valued partnerships in the channel,” said Bill Andrews, ExaGrid’s President and CEO. “We are in great company with the other industry leaders who are nominated for this year’s SDC Awards, and we are excited to see which companies, services, and products will be chosen by the voters.”

ExaGrid Tiered Backup Storage – Built for Backup
ExaGrid provides Tiered Backup Storage with a front-end disk-cache Landing Zone, the Performance Tier, 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 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. Visit us at 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.

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

Mary Domenichelli

Source: ExaGrid




Survey of More than 250 CISOs Dissects the Financial Impact and Buying Decisions Driven by Worsening Ransomware Attacks

TEANECK, NJ – Oct. 19, 2021 — / — A new Report, “Ransomware in Focus,” based on a survey of more than 250 Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) cited ransomware as the #1 threat facing businesses today and one of the primary CISO concerns for the next 12 months, with many believing an attack is inevitable. Fifty-three percent of respondents were hit in the past year, with 69 percent saying it is likely they’ll be successfully attacked at least once in the next year – these percentages increase to 66 percent and 80 percent respectively when segmented for mid-sized organizations.

Ransomware in Focus uncovers the financial impact, buying decisions and business processes that have been driven by these attacks. The study was conducted by CISOs Connect, AimPoint Group and W2 Communications, three organizations engrained in the cybersecurity industry, delivering CISO, business and marketing consulting services.

“Since the start of 2020, criminals have been doubling down on ransomware, making it a mainstream issue impacting supply chains and business operations across industries,” stated Aimee Rhodes, CEO and Founder of CISOs Connect. “The good news is that CISOs are proactively taking steps to address these attacks. Their organizations’ ransomware concerns are acting as a catalyst to enable them to budget for new technologies and initiatives. But, challenges as cited by the CISOs themselves still exist. Our research indicates a number of areas that require increased and immediate attention.”

Ransomware Drives Budgeting Priorities
According to respondents, ransomware has been a driving force for gaining the CISO a seat in the board room. It has also informed priorities and buying decisions. Not surprisingly, data backup and recovery is considered by many CISOs to be the most important countermeasure for defending against ransomware, followed by technical controls and practices for addressing endpoint, email, and user vulnerabilities, where some of the greatest risks are found. In addition, the CISOs emphasized the importance of Zero Trust architectures as a key defense, a sentiment that was backed up by the research which showed network segmentation ranking as the top investment priority for the coming year.

While they are planning for these investments, the CISOs also indicated that challenges with existing solutions are standing in the way of greater progress. Difficulty implementing related tools and technologies, and the availability of effective anti-ransomware solutions, rank as the biggest obstacles. The global cybersecurity talent shortage and ‘other conflicting priorities’ also ranked high on CISOs lists of challenges. As noted in the report, this is an area where emerging approaches such as Managed Detection and Response (MDR) can offer important alternatives.

The Cost of An Attack
While paying the ransom remains controversial and is subject to rigorous internal debate, CISOs are equally concerned with the financial impact of restoring business operations. This is understandable when the total cost of an attack, including mitigation, recovery and possible payments can total in the millions. According to respondents, there’s a 20 percent chance of paying more than $5 million and a 5 percent chance that the impact could be greater than $50 million.

Preparedness is Limited
Even with the knowledge that they are being targeted and that the costs, if hit, can be in the millions, most CISOs admit they are not prepared to make an actual ransom payment. Few indicate their organization has taken proactive steps like allocating a ransom budget, setting up a cryptocurrency account or retaining a third-party payment broker. However, fifty-five percent have taken the step to purchase ransomware insurance — the majority of whom are at larger organizations, again leaving smaller organizations more vulnerable.

Rhodes concluded: “Our data shows that while ransomware is driving a number of CISO initiatives and planning, many of the efforts may still be siloed. This creates certain areas of exposure, which could cause issues as these attacks continue to accelerate. Based on the CISOs’ feedback, many would benefit from a more holistic approach that prepares them to not only prevent and detect ransomware, but also for the possible financial impact.”

‘Ransomware in Focus’ would not be possible without the support of sponsor organizations: Alert Logic, Avast Business, Black Kite, Ordr, Rubrik, ZeroFOX and Zscaler. To access the complete report, please visit:

About the Authors
CISOs Connect is an exclusive invitation-only interactive community of trusted cyber peers and subject matter experts. Connected by common interests, this membership community allows cyber experts and CISOs to share knowledge and expertise through proprietary content, research, and analysis while exchanging information, ideas and collaborating with trusted colleagues to make informed business and technology decisions.

Aimpoint Group (APG) delivers high-impact marketing for the world’s leading cybersecurity solution providers. The company’s services include marketing consulting, content strategy and creation, and cybersecurity research, specializing in information security, compliance management, and infrastructure optimization. With decades of technology marketing, research, and content experience, APG is committed to exceeding expectations and creating customer delight. For more information, visit the company’s website at

This research was supported by W2 Research, a division of W2 Communications, a digital marketing and public relations firm specializing in cybersecurity. Boasting a seasoned team of industry experts that blend technical expertise and deep sector knowledge W2 Communications has a reputation for building brands and driving leads. W2 Research leverages industry analyst expertise to produce research and reports that offer unique insights and inform client initiatives.

News Release
Tony Welz
W2 Communications

Source: W2 Communications




Former Microsoft, VMware executive, and pioneer of cloud computing, will focus on strengthening Acronis’ position as a leading vendor of cyber protection products and services to service providers

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland – October 18, 2021 — / — Acronis, a global leader in cybersecurity and data protection, today announced that Paul Maritz has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective September 21, 2021. Maritz will be responsible for the governance and leadership of Acronis as it strengthens its position in the service provider market preparing for significant growth in the future.

Earlier this year, Acronis raised $250M at a $2.5B valuation, and announced former GoDaddy’s partners business president, Patrick Pulvermüller, as the new chief executive officer. The strengthened management team will use the momentum to provide Acronis’ partners with the tools that they need to deal with a rapidly changing digital world.

The challenge of providing MSPs with effective tools to manage the environments of their customers is becoming increasingly complex, particularly in a world where security is becoming an overwhelming issue. Security can no longer be handled by having an SMB end customer put together a plethora of individual tools. Modern threats have exposed the need for an integrated approach and automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world.

Acronis Cyber Protect provides all the management tools of the future that service providers need to do an effective job for their customers to help them grow their business. As well as developing its own technology, Acronis will continue to make acquisitions to become one of the world’s major players of providing the most innovative backup, security, and management tools on the market. Over 12,000 service providers trust Acronis Cyber Protect to manage over 2,000,000 workloads around the world, positioning Acronis for even more company growth in the future.

Paul brings a wealth of experience developing products to meet market demands and take companies to the next level. His becoming Chairman represents another step forward for Acronis in solidifying its position as a global leader in cyber protection. Paul’s experience with innovations at scale will help us to continue delivering easy, efficient, and secure cyber protection to service providers and their customers of any size,” said Patrick Pulvermüller, Acronis CEO.

“With its strength in backup and security, Acronis is well positioned to build a platform for a comprehensive list of management tools, helping service providers deliver modern cyber protection to their customers today and in the future. Acronis Cyber Protect is a great example of what can be done. Acronis will continue extensive research and development in this direction, helping partners optimize their operations and stay ahead of the competition,” said Paul Maritz, Acronis Chairman of the Board.

Maritz first joined the Acronis Board of Directors in May 2021, bringing 40 years of experience in computer science and software to the cyber protection company.

In his previous executive roles, Paul served on the Executive Staff of Microsoft, was the CEO of VMware, and was CEO and Founder of Pivotal Software. Paul currently is an active investor and serves on the Boards of several start-up technology companies.

Paul graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Universities of Natal and Cape Town. He is active in the non-profit world, served for 10 years on the Board of the Grameen Foundation, which supports financial inclusion and technology in the developing world, and supports conservation efforts in Africa.

Paul Maritz replaces René Bonvanie, whose leadership helped Acronis develop an effective strategy to expand global presence and deliver easy, efficient, and secure cyber protection to customers of any size. Acronis wishes to thank René Bonvanie for his contribution to the company development and growth.

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

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,700 employees in 34 locations in 19 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through over 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries and 25 languages.

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

Source: Acronis




Collaboration supports Wasabi’s continued international growth

Tokyo, Japan – October 13, 2021 — / — Colt Technology Services, a leading provider of agile, high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced that it is providing connectivity for Wasabi Technologies’ new data centre in Japan – the company’s first data centre in the APAC region.

Wasabi provides simple, predictable and affordable ‘hot cloud storage’ for businesses all over the world, which enables organisations 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. Wasabi also integrates easily with S3 compatible applications, including in backup, archiving, and video surveillance storage.

When establishing its first data centre in Japan, Wasabi was looking for a connectivity partner that met its criteria on cost and latency. Kaz Kuroda, Vice President APAC & Managing Director Japan for Wasabi Technologies, said, “The Asia Pacific market is one of the most important in the world. The demand for cost-efficient, fast, and reliable cloud storage is increasing day by day. As Wasabi expands its APAC business, we are confident that Colt’s high quality, low latency, low cost and flexible service will support our growth. We look forward to working with Colt as we continue to establish our footprint across the Asia Pacific region.”

One of the major advantages of partnering with Colt is its unparalleled global footprint, which will support Wasabi’s strategic and aggressive growth plans. Having secured new funding and steadily increased its revenue, customer base and number of channel partners, the company is well positioned to play its part in the evolution of the cloud market and address the largest challenges facing organisations today, including ransomware, and delivering support for immutable backups that offer the highest level of protection in cloud storage.

Wasabi will also invest further to build out its proprietary software to match the global acceleration of storage in the cloud and enable next-gen Cloud 2.0 applications. With the added capabilities of Colt, Wasabi will also continue to expand its storage capacity around the world by opening new data centres, while increasing its distribution channels, partner networks, and cross-functional staff to drive its international growth effectively.

Colt’s connectivity solutions are underpinned by the intelligent Colt IQ Network, which comprises 29,000 on net buildings and over 900 data centres across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs. Colt offers a one-stop shop for network, voice and cyber security services. Its customers are able to avoid engaging multiple local providers in order to comply with complicated local rules and restrictions, enabling them to expand their business globally only with Colt.

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 has secured nearly $275 million in funding to date and is a privately held company based in Boston.

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Wasabi Media Contact
Kaley Carpenter
Inkhouse for Wasabi

About Colt
Colt strives to transform the way the world works through the power of connectivity. The Colt IQ Network connects 900+ data centres across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs, with over 29,000 on net buildings and growing.

Colt understands business connectivity requirements and provides high performance and high bandwidth solutions to enable customers’ success, with Colt’s vision centering on being the most customer oriented business in the industry. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 210 cities in more than 30 countries. Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV). Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer experience at a competitive price. For more information, please visit

Colt Media Contact
Nola Pocock – VP Global Communications

Source: Wasabi Technologies




Brian Brogan Leads Growth and Optimization of Panzura Global File System Sales Programs for Channel and Integration Partners as Investments in Hybrid-Cloud Data Management Explode

SAN JOSE, CA – Oct. 14, 2021 — / — Panzura has announced the appointment of Brian Brogan as the company’s new Vice President of Global Sales Channels. Brogan will lead efforts to drive the success of Panzura partners around the world, including system integrators, value-added resellers, technology alliance partners, and OEMs. He comes to Panzura with more than two decades experience in the IT channel, having served in leadership roles at Automation Anywhere, SAP, EMC (now Dell EMC), and IBM.

“With unmatched performance and value, our goal is to provide our channel partners with the best experience and unbeatable margins so we can drive explosive growth together. Brian is the perfect fit—with two decades of demonstrated expertise and know-how, he digs deep with our sales and integration partners to ensure they can manage, grow, train and execute their Panzura business,” said Dan Waldschmidt, chief revenue officer at Panzura.

Brogan is responsible for growing Panzura’s channel programs and optimizing the company’s range of partner offerings while ensuring sales representatives and administrators have the tools they need. His appointment reflects Panzura’s continued investment in and commitment to the channel.

The company recently introduced the new Panzura Guarantee, a 30-day, no-risk speed-to-implementation promise for taking the Panzura global file system live via a global network of resellers, integration and MSP partners.

In addition, Panzura offers a set of incentives to boost success and profitability including a 35% discount on all sales, and generous SPIFFs. All have been designed to address the challenges of making money in the channel in a post-pandemic economy.

“Technology partners, systems integrators and the reseller community are pivotal to Panzura’s success,” said Brogan. “My priority is to remain tightly aligned with them, so we can continue pushing the limits together, and help our shared customers move fast toward digital transformation with a smart, secure solution to manage their hybrid-cloud data.”

Panzura allows organizations to quickly and securely accrue the benefits of cloud-based data management, with solutions that manage, distribute and protect data in the most efficient and productive possible ways. Its global file system replaces legacy storage with a modern, fit-for-purpose solution for storing, moving, retrieving and sharing unstructured data regardless of where files or users are located. The result is a dramatic reduction in hybrid-cloud complexity, and simplified data storage management, while speeding up access and AI-driven analysis for applications and users.

The Panzura solution is 70% cheaper to own and operate than legacy storage and other solutions. It provides unrivaled efficiency, stability and edge performance especially at scale. Immutable security delivers permanent, at-scale data resilience for the hybrid multi-cloud with the highest level of protection and recovery against ransomware and other threats.

Panzura has racked up a remarkable seven industry awards over the last year including “Cloud Infrastructure Solution of the Year” by the Tech Ascension Awards, and “Best Hybrid Cloud Solution” in the Cloud Awards. Panzura is among the 100 Coolest Cloud Companies for 2021 according to CRN, and is listed by CRN among the Storage 100 in the software-defined category segment. CRN also gave Panzura a 5-Star rating in its 2021 Partner Program Guide which evaluates the most distinguished partner programs from companies offering products and services through the IT channel.

About Panzura
Panzura replaces legacy storage with a modern approach to unstructured data, empowering organizations with a high performance, high intelligence environment, globally. Companies all around the world in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media and entertainment, gaming, and construction industries, as well as government agencies use Panzura to manage hundreds of petabytes of data in the cloud. Visit for more and follow Panzura on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Panzura is a trademark or registered trademark of Panzura LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and/or logos are property of their respective owners.

Panzura Media Relations
Thomas Morelli
US +1 206 218 3984
Europe: +44 07592 540741

Source: Panzura




Security and cloud opportunities take center stage; Microsoft joins as guest speaker

NORWALK, Conn. – October 13, 2021 — / — Datto Holding Corp. (“Datto”) (NYSE: MSP), the leading global provider of cloud-based software and security solutions purpose-built for delivery by Managed Service Providers (MSPs), kicks off DattoCon NOW, the largest open-ecosystem MSP-centric event, with the launch of two new cloud-based security offerings — Datto SaaS Defense and Datto Continuity for Microsoft Azure. The first-ever virtual DattoCon attracted more than 6,000 registrants from 69 countries who provide technology services and support for small and medium businesses (SMBs) worldwide.

“MSPs are in the security business,” said Tim Weller, CEO of Datto. “The value of companies increasingly lies in their digital assets — both applications and data — and those assets are moving to remote and cloud environments, which means a rapid growth in attack vectors. Securing the digital assets of their clients is the primary mission of MSPs. The new world of work brings complexity which creates massive MSP opportunities.”

Weller continued, “Datto exists to innovate for MSPs and provide them with technology. The company started in security with Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery as the last line of defense, and today we are extending that for Microsoft Azure workloads as well as unveiling a new first line of defense with advanced security for Microsoft 365, including email phishing and malware protection. Datto’s sell-through security solutions are simple, effective, and provide our MSP partners with great margin opportunities.”

The conference features key security technology demonstrations, including Datto SaaS Defense, Datto RMM Ransomware Detection, and Datto Continuity for Microsoft Azure. Microsoft executive Tyler Bryson will join the DattoCon keynote, and Microsoft is holding a session at DattoCon entitled “The MSP Opportunity for Microsoft Azure in SMB.”

“SMBs place their trust in MSPs to help them navigate the complexities of modernization and cloud,” said Tyler Bryson, CVP Global Partner Services, Microsoft. “Microsoft is excited to partner with Datto to empower MSPs with trusted solutions to help drive SMB cloud transformation. Together, we expect to deliver SMBs the promise of a secure, scalable, and modern cloud experience on Azure, with the peace of mind provided by Datto Continuity for Microsoft Azure.”

Also at DattoCon NOW, Datto’s Information Security Team will share the perspective of threat actors targeting SMBs and help MSPs identify critical capabilities and preparedness activities needed to build strong cyber resilience. MSPs will walk away from these sessions with a deeper understanding of their threat profile, what they can do right now to protect themselves, and how Datto’s technology can help mitigate these threats.

The conference features breakout sessions on all Datto products and a best practices track on growing an MSP business. Over 100 MSP vendors join with dedicated booths staffed by experts. Recorded sessions will be made available to Datto partners following the event. The full DattoCon NOW agenda can be found here —

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

Shoba V. Lemoine

Ryan Burkart

Source: Datto




Introducing Tamper-Proof and Secure Access to Deleted Data, Bringing Ability to Reverse Accidental Deletions and Mass Purges by Internal or External Threats

SUNNYVALE, Calif. ? October 13, 2021 — / — Druva Inc., the Data Resiliency Cloud company, today introduced Druva Rollback Actions, allowing customers to easily and quickly roll back unauthorized or accidental deletion activity. When combined with Druva’s AI-driven continuous monitoring capabilities and 24/7 support from Druva Cloud Ops, customers will be able to rapidly monitor, fight and mitigate internal or external threats. In tandem with the recently announced Druva Curated Recovery, customers can now experience one of the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative platforms to protect their data from threats both inside and outside their organization.

Insider attacks and unauthorized activities stemming from events such as stolen credentials or hacked systems are often marked by an attacker’s focus on destroying as much data as possible, including data archives. Such attacks, if not caught early, can significantly impact an organization’s backup copies, and in turn, its ability to restore data or environments successfully. Other solutions offer minimal deletion prevention which can be overridden with the correct administrator credentials or require outside service providers, weakening safeguards. For Druva customers, backups purged during mass deletion events are automatically placed into temporary, tamper-proof storage for up to seven days, while Druva’s continuous monitoring team alerts administrators to the unusual activity. Together, these actions are designed to thwart bad actors who may be trying to destroy large amounts of data quickly, helping administrators ensure data is not being deleted accidentally or maliciously.

“Inside actors and criminals stealing credentials have become incredibly sophisticated and are bypassing security measures to initiate unauthorized activities and data deletions,” said Prem Ananthakrishnan, Vice President of Products, Druva. “By creating temporary storage to automatically capture and hold mass deleted data, customers can easily view and roll back the potential impact of these incidents. Dozens of Druva customers have already benefited from this feature over the last year, and we know customers will benefit from having this ability easily accessible within the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud.”

In the case of credential misuse where a bad actor may maliciously remove endpoints, users, virtual machines, NAS or file shares or even databases, Druva Rollback Actions will allow administrators to quickly recover not only the data from deleted backups but also environmental objects as well. In addition, customers can safeguard against accidental or unintended deletions, providing the administrator the ability to revert the unintended action without any loss of data and restoring productivity rapidly.

Available in the coming months through a self-service function, Druva Rollback Actions will be enabled by default for all users and administrators and will be able to temporarily store data from 24 hours to up to seven days. Only administrators will have the ability to recover the data, and these users will also have access to full audit trails to review the deletion activity by each user.

Learn more about Druva Rollback Actions at the Cyber Resilience Virtual Summit on Oct. 13. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from thought leaders and peers about how organizations are fighting back against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks and leave with actionable information on emerging best practices that span data protection and recovery and how to integrate modern security and backup technologies.

Druva’s Multi-Layer Defense Framework
Druva offers customers the industry’s most expansive data resiliency platform, offering data integrity, operational security and accelerated ransomware recovery as well as pre-built Integrations with Security Monitoring (SIEM) and Security Orchestration (SOAR) Tools. In addition to Druva Rollback Actions, Druva’s multi-layered defense includes:

  • Data Integrity and Availability: Ensures customers always have safe backup data available for recovery with features including air-gapped backups, Amazon S3 multi-availability zone AZ durability, cloud-based disaster recovery and multi-factor authentication.
  • Operational Security: Delivers 24x7x365 fully-managed DevSecOps, including vulnerability scans, common vulnerabilities and exposure (CVE) patching and upgrades, regular penetration testing, continuous monitoring and no root access to backup environment.
  • Accelerated Recovery: Contains ransomware spread, quickly recovers clean and comprehensive data sets with capabilities including quarantine, Druva Curated Recovery, unusual data activity alerts and malicious file scans.

Additional Information

  • Blog: Read more from founder and CEO Jaspreet Singh about combating ransomware
  • Infographic: See more about the risks of ransomware, and how Druva protects your data with unmatched features
  • Blog: Learn more about Druva Rollback Actions and protecting critical backups
  • Register: for Druva Cyber Resilience Summit 2021 (North America, EMEA, APAC) and view the session details and speaker biographies

About Druva
Druva enables cyber, data and operational resilience for every organization with the Data Resiliency Cloud, the industry’s first and only at scale SaaS solution. Customers can radically simplify data protection, streamline data governance, and gain data visibility and insights as they accelerate cloud adoption. Druva pioneered a SaaS-based approach to eliminate complex infrastructure and related management costs, and deliver data resilience via a single platform spanning multiple geographies and clouds. Druva is trusted by thousands of enterprises, including 50 of Fortune 500, to make data more resilient and accelerate their journey to cloud. Visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Media Contact:
Jesse Caputo
Director of Corporate Communications
Druva Inc.

Source: Druva




First line of defense for MSPs protects cloud-based applications

NORWALK, Conn. – October 13, 2021 — / — Datto Holding Corp. (“Datto”) (NYSE: MSP), the leading global provider of cloud-based software and security solutions purpose-built for delivery by Managed Service Providers (MSPs), unveiled SaaS Defense, its advanced cyber threat protection product, live on stage at DattoCon NOW, the largest open-ecosystem MSP-centric event.

Following its acquisition of Israel-based cyber threat detection company BitDam earlier this year, Datto proudly debuted its SaaS Defense security product built exclusively for MSPs. The advanced threat protection and spam-filtering solution provides MSPs with patented technology to proactively detect and prevent malicious malware, phishing, and Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks that target Microsoft Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams.

“MSPs protect and manage more Microsoft 365 accounts collectively than any one enterprise. This technology will now be put to work to help keep small and medium businesses safe by blocking the number one attack vector — email, and it actually works across the entire Microsoft 365 suite,” said Tim Weller, CEO of Datto. “We were so confident about the impact this technology will have on MSPs that we wanted to own it, and bring the talented minds who created it to work with us on our greater security mission.”

According to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center, phishing remains the #1 reported cybercrime type in the United States, with BEC complaints exceeding $1.8 billion in 2020. Globally, Datto’s latest State of the Channel Ransomware Report found that nearly 1 in 4 MSPs reported ransomware attacks on clients’ SaaS applications, with 64% of those reporting attacks within Microsoft 365.

Datto SaaS Defense creates the opportunity for MSPs to attract new clients and expand market share with a robust yet simple security solution that eliminates the need for additional headcount or in-depth security training. Benefits include:

  • Proactive monitoring, detection, and elimination of unknown malware threats and phishing attempts that other solutions miss with signature-independent technology designed to analyze the composition of a safe email, chat, or document rather than just scanning for already known security threats.
  • Minimizes the time to detection by preventing zero-day threats as soon as they are encountered, without manual interference or end-client disruption. SaaS Defense does not rely on third-party software, signatures, or malware reports.
  • Robust reporting capabilities show why a threat was flagged as malicious without a complex scoring matrix.
  • Seamless deployment and management sets new clients up in minutes.
  • Complete integration with Datto SaaS Protection provides a multi-layered security approach to protect against permanent cloud data loss caused by user error, ransomware, or other security incidents.
  • Streamlined, reliable protection saves MSPs time and resources previously spent on threat reporting, managing false positives, and updating blocklists.

“This product is a game-changer for us. We needed a more forensic solution for our clients that quickly and clearly showed why a threat was flagged,” said Charles Love at ShowTech Solutions, an MSP in Tampa, Florida. “SaaS Defense does just that; not only is it easy to use, but it lifts the covers in a way none of the other current solutions on the market can.”

In his opening keynote address at DattoCon NOW, CEO Tim Weller surprised all current Datto SaaS Protection partners in attendance with a ready-to-use SaaS Defense product available in their Datto Partner Portal to protect them and their clients. Global availability of Datto SaaS Defense for the entire MSP community is expected in November of 2021. Learn more about Datto SaaS Defense here —

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

Shoba V. Lemoine

Ryan Burkart

Source: Datto




Integration of enterprise-grade cloud backup offering streamlines billing and customer management for partners, helping them achieve a 360-degree view of their corporate communications on a single, easy-to-use platform

DALLAS, TX – October 12, 2021 — / — Zix Corporation (Zix) (NASDAQ: ZIXI), a leading provider of cloud email security, productivity, and compliance solutions, today announced its cloud-based data backup and recovery solution is now available through its intuitive Secure Cloud platform. Now, customers can experience complete visibility into communication security and compliance for Microsoft Office 365, Google Workspace, SharePoint, OneDrive, Salesforce, Box and Dropbox.

Zix is committed to providing comprehensive support for cybersecurity and compliance services for its partners and their end customers. The company acquired CloudAlly and its robust suite of award-winning, ISO 27001 certified and GDPR/HIPAA compliant solutions. Now, this seamless integration of CloudAlly’s offerings into Zix’s Secure Cloud platform strengthens its value for partners by eliminating the need for them to manage these services through different environments.

“SaaS providers are in the infrastructure business, not the backup business,” said Dave Wagner, CEO, Zix. “We heard from our partners firsthand that backup and recovery services were needed within our Secure Cloud to achieve a single pane of glass view just by logging in to the portal. With this announcement, Zix is excited to become the only cybersecurity company that offers Microsoft 365 licensing, third-party security and compliance, resiliency via backup and recovery, and email continuity, all through one convenient portal.”

Backup and recovery keep businesses resilient against accidental data loss, threat actors, broken systems workflows, and natural disasters. Using a SaaS application doesn’t mean organisations will automatically have their data backed up. However, according to ESG’s Master Survey Results on 2021 Data Protection Cloud Strategies, confusion still exists regarding who is responsible for backing up SaaS applications such as Microsoft 365 and Salesforce. Only 13% of IT professionals surveyed understood that they are solely responsible for backing up the data on these applications. This oversight is leaving many organisations with serious security and compliance gaps.

“At Think Cloud we pride ourselves on our innovative approach and using best-in-class cloud solutions. Secure Cloud provides us with a single platform to protect our clients’ Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 environments. Giving our clients and ourselves peace of mind.” Scott Clark, Co-Founder of Think Cloud says, “We love this product as it makes protecting our clients data so simple and gives us advanced functionality.”

To learn more about Zix’s Secure Cloud platform services, including the backup and recovery services, schedule a demo with a Zix expert.

About Zix Corporation
Zix Corporation (Zix) is a leader in email security, productivity and compliance. Trusted by the nation’s most influential institutions in healthcare, finance, and government, Zix delivers a superior experience and easy-to-use solutions for email encryption and data loss prevention, advanced threat protection, unified information archiving and cloud to cloud backup. Focusing on the protection of business communication, Zix enables its customers to better secure data and meet compliance needs. Zix is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol ZIXI. For more information, visit

Zix Company Contact
Geoff Bibby

Zix Investor Contact
Matt Glover and Tom Colton
Gateway Investor Relations

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New Portworx survey reveals Data Mobility and Data Protection as the biggest challenges when managing stateful apps on Kubernetes

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021 — / — Today at KubeCon North America, Portworx® by Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), the most complete Kubernetes Data Services Platform, announced the release of PX-Backup 2.1, its market-leading application and data protection platform for modern applications. Portworx also released new survey data assessing end user perspectives on running stateful applications on Kubernetes.

The latest enhancements to PX-Backup provide enterprises with comprehensive data protection, multi-cloud mobility, and improved compliance support for applications running on Kubernetes, regardless of whether they are running on premises or in the cloud. New enhancements include:

  • Application Portability between clouds: PX-Backup delivers application portability between any cloud or on-premises data center. With the latest version, customers can back up Kubernetes applications running in one cloud or data center and restore them in any other.
  • Improved Compliance via 3-2-1 Backup Rule Support for any storage: The 3-2-1 backup rule is an industry standard for any data protection plan, ensuring recovery from several failure scenarios. With this release, PX-Backup can now offload backups from CSI snapshots to object storage. Enterprises running Kubernetes apps on Portworx PX-Store, any CSI compliant storage service, or cloud-based storage can now use PX-Backup to maintain three copies of data (production, snapshots, backup copy) across both disk and object storage. This provides flexibility to store data offsite (in any cloud), fulfilling the requirements of a 3-2-1 based backup program.
  • Expanded Recovery with Support for File Shares: In addition to existing capabilities to backup block-based workloads, enterprises can now backup and recover applications running on read-write-many (RWX) persistent volumes provisioned as file shares from FlashBlade, Portworx proxy volumes, or any NFS server.
  • Improved Protection using PX-Secure: PX-Backup users can now leverage both the role-based access controls and encryption services offered in Portworx PX-Secure, gaining an added layer of security support for their modern applications and the ability to reduce management overhead.

End User Survey: Perspectives on Running Stateful Applications on Kubernetes
Kubernetes continues to play a critical role in driving business agility and resilience as enterprises work to modernize their applications and infrastructure. An end user survey fielded among 500 IT professionals in the U.S. and U.K. found that over half of respondents cited increasing agility (58%) and increasing resilience (52%) as the biggest drivers behind their team’s decision to build and deploy stateful applications on Kubernetes. Key survey findings include:

  • Impacts to a Company’s Bottom Line: IT Professionals agree that running stateful apps on Kubernetes allows them to develop (54%) and scale (55%) their apps faster, while allowing developers to be more efficient (55%).
  • Backup & Restore is a Key Requirement: Backup & Restore (55%), Data Mobility and Capacity Management (49%), and High Availability (48%) were identified by IT Professionals as the most critical requirements for stateful apps running on Kubernetes.
  • Data Mobility and Protection are a Challenge: Data Mobility (29%) is the requirement IT Professionals struggle to achieve the most when running stateful apps on Kubernetes, while Data Protection (46%) is the biggest operational challenge.
  • Stateful Workloads are Expected to Increase: A majority (87%) of respondents expect the percentage of stateful workloads over the next 12 months to increase, while 9% expect it to stay the same, and only 4% expect it to decrease.

“The latest survey findings underscore the urgency of securing mission-critical Kubernetes applications with a comprehensive data protection and compliance strategy. With the latest PX-Backup enhancements, we’re excited to offer global customers a vendor-agnostic solution to truly manage and secure their modern, yet distributed, Kubernetes infrastructure.” — Murli Thirumale, VP and GM, Cloud Native Business Unit, Pure Storage.

PX-Backup 2.1 will be available in November 2021. To learn more about PX-Backup and download the full survey data, visit:

  • Introducing PX-Backup 2.1
  • Survey: Running Stateful Applications on Kubernetes
  • Portworx at Kubecon North America

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

About Portworx by Pure Storage
Portworx, acquired by Pure Storage in October 2020, is the container storage company enterprises rely on to manage mission critical data services in containers. By enabling data availability, data security, backup and disaster recovery for Kubernetes-based applications running on-prem or across clouds, Portworx has helped dozens of Global 2000 companies such as Carrefour, Comcast, GE Digital, Lufthansa, T-Mobile, and SAIC run containerized data services in production. Portworx partners with Amazon, Google, IBM, VMware, and other leading enterprise software companies to accelerate container adoption. For more information, visit or follow @portwx.

Analyst Recognition:

  • Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage Arrays
  • Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems & Object Storage

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Pure Storage
Kaylin Deutscher

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