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Powerful new feature secures data with the ultimate protection against ransomware, malicious or accidental alteration and deletion

BOSTON, MA — May 11, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company, today announces S3 Object Lock, a new feature that allows users to store immutable objects in Wasabi’s cloud using applications that support S3 object locking like Veeam® Backup & Replication™. Wasabi’s support for S3 Object Lock introduces a new level of data protection, preventing malicious or accidental operations that can lead to significant data loss or alteration. The feature further enhances Wasabi’s commitment to data security, including 11x9s of data durability, strong identity & multi-factor authentication, and compliance with the latest privacy and security standards.

Whether accidental or malicious, preventing catastrophic data loss is increasingly challenging, especially when defending against ransomware attacks, mitigating the impact of human error or ensuring the chain of custody and regulatory compliance of data. With S3 Object Lock, applications or storage administrators can designate certain data objects as immutable, meaning the content cannot be altered or deleted by any application or user, including ransomware attacks. Immutability is set for a specific period of time, allowing businesses to more simply meet governance compliance requirements.

“Providing seamless, timely, and secure data backup and replication is key to any company’s long-term cloud storage strategy,” said Andreas Neufert, Vice President of Product Management, Alliances at Veeam. “Our partnership with Wasabi has allowed us to provide this capability to our joint customers for years. With the addition of S3 Object Lock, Wasabi has earned Veeam Ready Object with Immutability qualification which ensures our joint customers have the highest level of protection for their cloud storage needs. This aligns with our ‘3-2-1-1-0’ rule for ultimate data protection: Maintain at least 3 copies of your data on 2 different media with at least 1 copy at an off-site location and 1 copy offline or immutable, and ensure verified backups with 0 errors.”

Object Lock is offered free of charge, included with Wasabi’s flexible, predictable and industry-leading pricing model. This provides users with the freedom to test business continuity and conduct the day-to-day monitoring and management required of critical data protection practices. Wasabi with Object Lock is verified as “Veeam Ready — Object with Immutability” with Veeam Backup & Replication v10 and v11 and meets the regulatory requirements for data immutability and retention management supported by Veeam.

“Data immutability is a critical, but often challenging step, in the data protection process. The addition of S3 Object Lock makes it easier than ever for customers to ensure their data is protected from any threat and enables them to cost-effectively validate their data protection strategy,” said David Boland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Wasabi. “Wasabi’s support for S3 Object Lock is just the latest offering to help companies improve their cloud storage strategies without breaking the bank.”

To learn more about Wasabi Object Lock, visit — https://wasabi.com/object-lock/

About Wasabi:
Wasabi provides simple, predictable and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an infinite 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 $250 million in funding to date and is a privately held company based in Boston.

Follow and connect with Wasabi on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and our blog.

PR Contact:
Nick Brown
InkHouse for Wasabi
wasabi@inkhouse.com

Source: Wasabi

 

 

 

Double-digit growth across the globe is a testament to the early success of NEW Veeam Backup & Replication v11, the most advanced data protection solution for Cloud, virtual, SaaS, Kubernetes and physical workloads

COLUMBUS, Ohio — May 11, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Veeam® Software, the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection, today announced another quarter of double-digit growth with an annual recurring revenue (ARR) increase of 25% year-over-year (YoY) for Q1’21. Veeam kicked off 2021 with its expansion of public cloud support with the general availability of NEW Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform —complementing Veeam Backup solutions for AWS and Microsoft Azure. Veeam Backup & Replication™ v11 was also released in Q1’21 with an additional 200 new and powerful backup, cloud, DR, security and automation enhancements. The most advanced data protection solution for Cloud, virtual, SaaS, Kubernetes and physical workloads has already been downloaded by more than 130,000 users.

“The double-digit YoY growth across all geos provides further validation that our solutions are leading the way in the industry and providing customers simple, flexible and reliable data protection that meets their needs and helps them to achieve their business objectives. To see such increases globally is a tremendous achievement in such a challenging environment,” said William H. Largent, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Board at Veeam. “Thirteen consecutive quarters of double-digit growth is a testament not only to the importance of business continuity and data protection as companies move to the Cloud, but to the reliability and value that our 400,000+ customers have trusted Veeam to provide over the past decade.”

Additionally, in the most recent IDC Semi-Annual Software Tracker for Data Replication & Protection 2H’20[i], Veeam had the fastest revenue growth, both sequentially (21.5%) and YoY (17.9%) in 2H’20 among the top five vendors, all other vendors combined and overall market average. In this period, Veeam became the #2 provider worldwide in terms of overall revenue with YoY growth in the second half of 2020 with more than 17.5 percentage points above the market average.

“In addition to the major release of V11, our product roadmap for 2021 will further expand our offerings with the top cloud providers — AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google — and Kubernetes, as we remain agile and integrate new technologies,” said Danny Allan, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at Veeam. “Our recent product launches are best-in-class in quality and quantity, and provide our customers with leading-edge data protection and recovery. More and more organizations are accelerating their modern data protection strategies and Veeam is committed to supporting them along the journey.”

Q1’ 2021 Highlights

  • With more than 130,000 unique downloads of Veeam Backup & Replication v11 since general release in February 2021, the product averages more than one download per minute. The new 4-in-1 solution ?combines backup, replication, storage snapshots and Continuous Data Protection (CDP) to protect each phase of the data life cycle, while handling all the complexities of a multi-cloud environment for AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, Veeam’s fastest growing product, reported 156% growth YoY in Q1’21. Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 has now been downloaded by more than 175,000 organizations with 5.8M users under paid contract.
  • Veeam continues to release new features and enhancements ideal for enterprise environments, which has resulted in +246% growth YoY in large-deal transactions.
  • Veeam Universal License (VUL), the industry’s first portable license that enables IT agility and workload mobility for multi and hybrid cloud enterprises, accounted for 88% growth YoY.
  • Veeam now counts 82% of the Fortune 500 and 69% of the Global 2000 as customers. New Q1 advocates include PUMA, Evergy, SodaStream, Interquell GmbH, Baloise Group, Golfzon, Coop Danmark, Kinepolis Group, McCarthy Buildings Companies, Inc, Helsingor Municipality, Yerevan Brandy Company, Volkswagen Argentina, NTT Data, Japanese Racing Association, Eastern Ontario Health System and Spanish National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA).

Registration is now open for VeeamON 2021, the world’s premier virtual event for modernizing data protection, which will take place May 25 and 26, 2021. Nearly 15,000 customers, partners and influencers attended the virtual VeeamON 2020 event and regional VeeamON Forum events held all around the world.

For more information, please visit www.veeam.com

Supporting Quotes
“Despite the challenges and uncertain business climate that came with the COVID-19 pandemic, Veeam generated enviable revenue growth in 2020. The company continued to focus on its core backup product suite while also staking a position in the emerging container backup market with its acquisition of Kasten. Their recent release of V11 provides customers with new functionality that will help mitigate downtime and data loss through disaster preparedness and ransomware protection.” — Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC

“Forever Faster is PUMA’s mantra. We want to be the fastest sports brand in the world in all areas. That also includes IT. We are accelerating the digitalization of our global business processes and need solutions that can keep up with the pace of this transformation. We can always rely on Veeam for this. The company’s backup solutions secure our rapidly growing global IT infrastructure, enable ultra-fast recovery of applications and data, and also pave the way to the cloud for us.” — Hermann Müller, Teamhead IT Network Operations at PUMA SE

“Veeam’s enterprise scalability keeps our IT systems available. We meet SLAs with our business units, they deliver innovative offerings to our customers and our company maintains a solid edge over competitors.” — Thomas Salvisberg, IT Service Continuity Manager at Baloise Group

“As Denmark’s leading consumer goods retailer with more than 1.5 million members and 40,000 employees, we owe our customers uninterrupted access to our shops and products, while ensuring our core IT systems are protected at all times. Veeam Backup Enterprise Plus offered us scalability providing fast backups on big data volumes. Veeam helps us to fulfill our high demand for professional IT protecting one of the largest installations in Northern Europe.” — Nick Ravn, Manager, Server and Data Center Services at Coop Denmark

“Evergy is part of the national electricity grid, so reliability, resiliency and cybersecurity are always top of mind. Veeam helps us check those boxes and ensure we can deliver critical services to our customers.” — Rob Adams, Manager, Systems Engineering at Evergy

“The current pandemic in particular shows how valuable Veeam is for our company. We use the solution to protect our data and the processes that depend on it — no matter where our users work and whether their applications run in the data center, on a laptop or in the cloud.” — Klaus Gruber, IT Systems Administrator at Interquell GmbH

“One of the reasons we can entertain 40 million customers each year is because Veeam protects the IT systems that keep our cinemas going strong.” — Bjorn Van Reet, CIO at Kinepolis Group

“Veeam is the only solution we considered that provides more than backup. Veeam extends DR to Azure so we can restore critical systems fast.” — Hen Ron, Global Infrastructure Manager & Chief Information Security Officer at SodaStream

About Veeam Software
Veeam® is the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection. Veeam provides a single platform for modernizing backup, accelerating hybrid cloud and securing data. Veeam has 400,000+ customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 69% of the Global 2,000. Veeam’s 100% channel ecosystem includes global partners, as well as HPE, NetApp, Cisco and Lenovo as exclusive resellers. Veeam has offices in more than 30 countries. To learn more, visit www.veeam.com or follow Veeam on Twitter @veeam.

[i] – Source: IDC, Semi-Annual Software Tracker, 2020H2; Note: Worldwide Data

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

Source: Veeam

 

 

 

Recognizes Code42’s channel focus and momentum with awards for leaders across the company’s business

Minneapolis, MN — May 11, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Code42, the Insider Risk Management leader, today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Melissa Caress, Sara Monaco and Lindsay Seymour to the highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2021. This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel. The 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers.

Since launching its Accelerate channel partner program, Code42 has grown its channel business by 170%, increased its partner sales and technical certifications by 300% and experienced a 200% increase in partners joining the program. Caress, Monaco and Seymour all played a critical role in this momentum as Code42 takes Insider Risk Management mainstream through its Code42® Incydr™ data risk detection and response product.

The women honored on this year’s list pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. CRN celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication and channel advocacy.

“CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges accomplished, influential women whose dedication, hard work and leadership accelerate channel growth,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their many accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to the IT channel.”

Melissa Caress has been working in the channel for over 20 years. Her passion for channel marketing has helped her establish a strong network of partners within the channel that have fueled the growth of Code42’s Accelerate partner program. As national channel account manager, Caress works to expand Code42’s network of VAR partners and educate the company’s sales team on best practices for working with the channel.

Sara Monaco has spent the last eight years of her career in the channel with a sole focus on cybersecurity. As the East enterprise channel account manager, Monaco has helped build Code42’s strategic partner relationships in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

Lindsay Seymour brings 13+ years of experience working in B2B, technology and partner marketing programs to Code42. As senior product marketing manager, she’s responsible for the strategy, launch, messaging and go-to-market programs within Code42’s partner ecosystem. During her time at Code42, Seymour led the launch of the company’s first partner portal and developed Code42’s first set of virtual proprietary partner events.

“Our channel program has experienced tremendous growth since our shift in go-to-market strategy in late 2020,” said Faraz Siraj, vice president of channel sales at Code42. “This early success wouldn’t be possible without the tireless dedication of Melissa, Sara and Lindsay. Their work is pivotal to our ongoing growth as we help the industry recognize the importance of Insider Risk Management.”

The 2021 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN Magazine on May 10 and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC

To learn more about Code42’s Accelerate partner program, please visit: www.code42.com/partner/

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

More than 50,000 organizations worldwide, including the most recognized brands in business and education, rely on Code42 to safeguard their ideas. Founded in 2001, the company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and backed by Accel Partners, JMI Equity and Split Rock Partners. Code42 was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of America’s best workplaces in 2020. For more information, visit code42.com

© 2021 Code42 Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Code42, the Code42 logo and Incydr are registered trademarks or trademarks of Code42 Software, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other marks are properties of their respective owners.

Company Contact:
Kristin McKenzie
Public Relations Principal, Code42
kristin.mckenzie@code42.com
844-333-4242

Source: Code42

 

 

 

Cyber protection company brings computer literacy classes to 230 students at the Vergen de las Gracias School

Nuevo Chimbote, PERU – May 11, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ —  The Acronis Cyber Foundation, Acronis’ nonprofit organization that builds schools and develops IT programs in underprivileged regions, recently completed construction of a computer classroom in the Virgen de las Gracias School, in Peru’s Nuevo Chimbote district. This new classroom will enable computer literacy and STEM classes for students in the region, and marks an important Phase 2 step in the Acronis Cyber Foundation’s Schools Initiative, empowering children in underserved communities and building the skills they’ll need to excel in the modern world.

The Acronis Cyber Foundation first opened the Virgen de las Gracias School in June 2019, bringing an improved scholastic environment to the coastal region. Construction efforts were aided by local community members, many of whom had previously attended the school’s old facilities before going on to become accomplished tradespeople. The school was constructed with sustainability in mind, with durable materials that could withstand local seismic activity. Thanks to all involved, Acronis was able to provide about 230 children — representing some of the community’s most in-need members — with access to a free education, learning materials, uniforms, and school lunches.

As part of its Schools Initiative, the Acronis Cyber Foundation aims to develop computer classrooms in each school that it builds, in order to help students develop the STEM and IT skills they’ll need to further self-educate and to thrive in our modern world. Given the rapidly evolving cyberthreat landscape, these classrooms will have access to top-notch cyber protection with free premium licenses for Acronis True Image 2021. Acronis will also be developing and donating additional educational resources on topics including computer literacy and cybersecurity.

The importance of digital literacy and tools for these students is now more apparent than ever. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Peruvian government has developed an online learning platform and curriculum, but many families in Nuevo Chimbote lack cell phones and home computers and are thus unable to participate in classwork. Hopefully, based on the active vaccination statistics in Peru, the  situation will stabilize over the next several months, and children will soon be able to attend the new computer facility and gain these much-needed skills.

Development of this computer classroom was a joint sponsorship effort between the Acronis Cyber Foundation and its project partner, Climb Channel Solutions.

“We are proud to support the Acronis Cyber Foundation with a new classroom in Peru. Learning is at the center of our culture, and educational infrastructure helps communities thrive by improving the lives of individuals and families now and in the future,” says Charles Bass, Chief Marketing Officer at Climb Channel Solutions. “We are delighted to contribute our share to empowering youth in Peru with the knowledge and educational opportunities they deserve, as they will be the ones to one day make the changes this world needs.”

The Acronis Cyber Foundation has completed construction on 11 schools, with two more in-progress and five planned for the near future. The Foundation continues to seek partners for collaboration on future projects. Interested parties are encouraged to contact foundation@acronis.org for more information.

About the Acronis Cyber Foundation
The Acronis Cyber Foundation was established by Acronis in 2018 in honor of Acronis’ 15-year anniversary and the company’s founding principle that all evils are caused by insufficient knowledge. The foundation supports multiple initiatives around the world designed to stimulate education in order to gain and protect knowledge. The Acronis Cyber Foundation has been creating and sharing knowledge by funding schools and computer classrooms in underserved communities, publishing educational children’s books, and developing IT training programs for groups including military veterans, ex-offenders, and immigrants.

About Climb Channel Solutions
Climb Channel Solutions is an international value-added distributor for emerging technology vendors with solutions in Security, Data Management, Connectivity, Storage & HCI, Virtualization & Cloud and Software & ALM. Climb provides vendors access to thousands of VARs, MSPs, CSPs and other resellers. Climb holds an IT-70 GSA contract vehicle that provides resellers and vendors with a competitive edge within the Public Sector. Climb is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG).

For additional information visit www.climbcs.com, or call 1.800.847.7078 (US), +1.732.389.0037 (International), +1.888.523.7777 (Canada), or +31.20.210.8005 (Europe).

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

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

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

Source: Acronis

 

 

 

Wasabi’s Laurie Mitchell lands spot on CRN Power 100 list

BOSTON, MA, May 10, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named four Wasabi women to the highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2021. This year’s honorees include Laurie Mitchell, Vice President, Partner and International Marketing, Chelsea Rodgers, Senior Manager, Partner Marketing, Anna Reardon, National Partner Manager, and Madison McDaniel, Partner Marketing Specialist. The 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers for their unique strengths, vision and achievements. In addition to being recognized on the Women of the Channel List for the fourth year, Laurie Mitchell was also named to the CRN Power 100 list, a distinguished subset of elite leaders chosen from the annual CRN® Women of the Channel list.

Mitchell, Rodgers, Reardon and McDaniel have all played key roles in continuing to grow Wasabi’s award-winning channel program. Through their hard work and dedication, Wasabi’s channel network more than tripled to over 5,000 partners in the last year alone leading to 22,000 customers worldwide. This momentum has fueled further milestones for Wasabi, including the company tripling its revenue and storage under management.

During her time at Wasabi, Laurie Mitchell has driven the Wasabi Partner Network Program to enable MSPs and VARs globally to easily add Wasabi to their portfolios and also has led joint marketing alignment with Wasabi’s large strategic technology alliances. This has allowed the company to build a strong better-together story that works well for Wasabi’s collective channel partners. Over the course of the past year, Chelsea Rodgers has helped drive a significant increase in Wasabi’s mid to large-size channel partners, in addition to doubling Wasabi’s partner MDF activities every quarter in 2020. Joining Wasabi in 2020, Anna Reardon partners with national VARs and service providers to support them in building the simplest go-to-market strategy possible enabling them for success in selling. In addition to accelerating the go-to-market plans for technology alliance partners, Madison McDaniel built Wasabi’s webinar platform after pivoting from in-person to all virtual events, completing experiences that reached over 6,000+ viewers

“Having Wasabi represented four times on this year’s Women of the Channel list is truly an honor. This recognition is a representation of the hard work and dedication we see from everyone at Wasabi on a day-to-day basis,” said Laurie Mitchell, Vice President Partner and International Marketing at Wasabi. “I’m honored to work with such talented women day-in and day-out. The value Chelsea, Anna and Madison add to our organization and our channel program has played a huge role in our continued success.”

The women honored on this year’s list pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. CRN celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication and channel advocacy. The annual Power 100 honorees were chosen by the CRN editorial team based on their contributions, expertise and dedication to supporting IT channel success. The Power 100 award recognizes a select group of incredible women who have gone above and beyond — inspiring their peers through their leadership and unwavering commitment to the success of their partners, customers and the entire IT channel.

“CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges accomplished, influential women whose dedication, hard work, and leadership accelerate channel growth,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their many accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to the IT channel.”

The 2021 Women of the Channel and Power 100 award will be featured in CRN Magazine on May 10th and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC

About Wasabi
Wasabi provides simple, predictable and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an infinite 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 $250 million in funding to date and is a privately held company based in Boston.

Follow and connect with Wasabi on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and our blog.

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

Follow The Channel Company: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

© 2021. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Channel Company Contact:
Jennifer Hogan
The Channel Company
jhogan@thechannelcompany.com

Wasabi PR contact
Nick Brown
Inkhouse for Wasabi
wasabi@inkhouse.com

Source: Wasabi

 

 

 

Johannesburg, SA – 10th May 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Redstor, an international data management software as a service (SaaS) business, has announced new services designed to transform the way Microsoft partners manage and protect customer data in Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365.

By adopting Redstor’s offering, service providers can use a single application to:

  • Identify and remove threats from backup sets through AI-driven malware detection.
  • Backup and recover Kubernetes environments on Azure.
  • Migrate and recover full systems to Azure from any cloud or data centre.
  • Leverage Azure storage to protect clients quickly, whether the tenancy is the MSP’s, the customer’s, or Redstor’s.

Redstor’s product is designed to complement native Microsoft technology, so partners can enhance their application transformation services while increasing their Azure consumption.

The smart data management platform allows IT administrators with limited expertise to protect and recover all data, including any data held in Kubernetes clusters on Azure, in just minutes.

The AI engine offers an additional layer of protection by detecting malware before it can compromise backup data.

The deployment of AI-driven, malware-scanning technology enables Redstor partners to iterate and scale their threat-detection service easily to global Azure locations in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States and Africa.

Redstor’s smart data management solution – which includes backup and recovery for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams and OneNote – is now accessible through the Azure Marketplace and AppSource.

Redstor’s InstantData technology enables user-driven access and recovery to be live-streamed from cloud-based backups and archives instantly, reducing recovery time objectives (RTOs) and removing ransomware threats associated with on-premises backup appliances.

The debut of these product enhancements follows a year in which Redstor has joined the Microsoft Partner Network, earned co-sell ready status as part of the Microsoft One Commercial Partner programme, and grown internationally with new partners.

“Our new offerings leverage the Microsoft Azure data and AI stack to offer end-user customers an enhanced layer of data protection,” said Paul Evans, CEO, Redstor. “Azure enables us to scale geographically at speed, and it gives partners a greater level of flexibility in deploying data management solutions.”

“Redstor is bringing new solutions to market that add value to data management. AI-driven malware protection is a great example of this, providing Microsoft partners with an additional layer of security for their customers,” said John ‘JG’ Chirapurath, Vice-President, Azure AI, Data and Edge. “Redstor continues to offer our partner community enhanced data protection and the ability to drive Azure consumption and increase repeatable revenue streams.”

About Redstor
Founded in 1998, Redstor is headquartered in Reading, UK, with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, and it supports more than 400 partners and 40,000 organizations around the world. Redstor’s platform is fully automated, self-provisioning, simple to use and deployable in 15 minutes, enabling partners to drive repeatable revenue streams by delivering solutions at speed and scale—without the cost of hardware or the burden of managing complex deployments. For more information, visit www.redstor.com

Editorial Contact:
Redstor
Celeste Beetge
celeste.beetge@redstor.com

Source: Redstor

 

 

 

Two Veristor Women Honored for their Leadership, Dedication and Channel Advocacy

ATLANTA, GA – May 10, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Veristor Systems, Inc., a leading provider of transformative business technology solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named two of Veristor’s women leaders – Jackie Groark, Vice President, Security/CISO and Wendy Goins, Director of Marketing – to its 2021 Power 60 Solution Providers list, an elite subgroup of honorees chosen from the highly regarded Women of the Channel list. Groark has been named to the prestigious list for the third consecutive year.

The women honored on this year’s list pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. CRN celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication and channel advocacy.

The Power 60 Solution Providers are chosen by the CRN editorial team based on their contributions, expertise and dedication to building strong solution provider businesses. The award recognizes an exclusive subgroup of elite industry role models who continue to drive professional success through leadership and dedication to their own organizations and the entire IT channel.

“It’s an honor to congratulate Jackie and Wendy for this well-deserved recognition,” said Ashby Lincoln, President and CEO, Veristor. “Their passion and talent have a tremendous impact on Veristor’s continued growth and success. Through their innovative programs and strategic work with our valued partners we continue to deliver the exceptional solutions, services and support our customers know they can rely on.”

Leading the Veristor security practice, Groark has expanded the company’s security solutions and services practice to embrace the innovative security products of over 80 vendor partners. Under her guidance, Veristor saw 50% growth in 2020 for its security business as it furthers offerings that protect businesses from cybersecurity threats and risk.

Over the past year, Goins has collaborated with industry-leading technology partners to significantly increase the marketing activation success of engaging marketing strategies – from events to demand generation. Through this effort, she has built a thriving marketing practice for Veristor while also expanding and strengthening key strategic technology partnerships and delivering a regular cadence of marketing activity.

“CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges accomplished, influential women whose dedication, hard work, and leadership accelerate channel growth,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their many accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to the IT channel.”

The 2021 Women of the Channel and Power 60 Solution Provider award will be featured in CRN Magazine on May 10th and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC

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

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

Follow The Channel Company: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

© 2021. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved.

Contact
Wendy Goins
Veristor Systems
Director of Marketing
wgoins@veristor.com
www.veristor.com

Source: Veristor

 

 

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 10, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — J2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

“J2 continues to produce outstanding results across the board,” said Vivek Shah, CEO of J2 Global. “Our strong momentum adds to the considerable excitement within our organization as we prepare to separate into two independent publicly traded companies.”

FIRST QUARTER 2021 RESULTS
Q1 2021 quarterly revenues increased 19.8% to a Q1 record of $398.2 million compared to $332.4 million for Q1 2020. On a pro-forma(6) basis, Q1 2021 quarterly revenues increased 23.2% to $385.6 million compared to $313.0 million for Q1 2020.

Net cash provided by operating activities increased to $178.7 million compared to $102.0 million for Q1 2020. Q1 2021 free cash flow(2) increased 60.1% to $152.5 million compared to $95.2 million for Q1 2020.

GAAP earnings per diluted share(3) increased to $1.67 in Q1 2021 compared to $(0.13) for Q1 2020.

Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share(3)(4) for the quarter increased 55.8% to $2.18 as compared to $1.40 for Q1 2020. On a pro-forma(6) basis, Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share(3)(4) for the quarter increased 60.0% to $2.11 as compared to $1.32 for Q1 2020.

GAAP net income increased to $77.9 million as compared to $(6.4) million for Q1 2020.

Adjusted non-GAAP net income increased by 43.9% to $97.2 million as compared to $67.5 million for Q1 2020. On a pro-forma(6) basis, Adjusted non-GAAP net income increased by 48.3% to $94.0 million as compared to $63.4 million for Q1 2020.

Adjusted EBITDA(5) for the quarter increased 33.8% to $156.3 million compared to $116.8 million for Q1 2020. On a pro-forma(6) basis, Adjusted EBITDA(5) for the quarter increased 37.5% to $151.5 million compared to $110.2 million for Q1 2020.

J2 ended the quarter with approximately $511 million in cash, cash equivalents, and investments after deploying approximately $8 million during the quarter for prior year acquisitions.

Key financial results for Q1 2021 versus Q1 2020 are set forth in the following table (in millions, except per share amounts). Reconciliations of Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow to their nearest comparable GAAP financial measures are attached to this Press Release. The Pro-Forma Results below exclude Voice assets in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom that have been sold as well as the Company’s B2B Backup business which it expects to sell.

Pro-Forma Results(6)

Q1 2021

Q1 2020

% Change

Q1 2021

Q1 2020

% Change

Revenues

Cloud Services

$171.4

$169.8

0.9%

$158.8

$150.4

5.6%

Digital Media

$226.8

$162.6

39.5%

$226.8

$162.6

39.5%

Total Revenue: (1)

$398.2

$332.4

19.8%

$385.6

$313.0

23.2%

Operating Income

$78.5

$55.2

42.1%

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

$178.7

$102.0

75.2%

Free Cash Flow (2)

$152.5

$95.2

60.1%

GAAP Earnings per Diluted Share (3)

$1.67

$(0.13)

NM

Adjusted Non-GAAP Earnings per Diluted Share (3) (4)

$2.18

$1.40

55.8%

$2.11

$1.32

60.0%

GAAP Net Income (Loss)

$77.9

$(6.4)

NM

Adjusted Non-GAAP Net Income

$97.2

$67.5

43.9%

$94.0

$63.4

48.3%

Adjusted EBITDA (5)

$156.3

$116.8

33.8%

$151.5

$110.2

37.5%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin (5)

39.3%

35.1%

11.7%

39.3%

35.2%

11.6%

BUSINESS OUTLOOK

Based on better-than-expected operating performance, the Company is raising its revenue, Adjusted EBITDA, and Adjusted non-GAAP EPS estimates:

Original 2021 Range of Estimates (A)

Revised 2021 Range of Estimates (A)

Low

High

Low

High

Revenue

$

1,630

$

1,676

$

1,676

$

1,700

Adjusted EBITDA

$

646

$

666

$

666

$

680

Adjusted non-GAAP EPS (B)

$

8.93

$

9.27

$

9.27

$

9.51

(A)

Balances are in millions, except per share amounts, and exclude the B2B Backup business and Voice assets in the United Kingdom

(B)

Assumed share cost does not factor in any share repurchases or issuances (e.g. convert settlement)

Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share for 2021 excludes share-based compensation of between $20 million and $24 million, amortization of acquired intangibles and the impact of any currently unanticipated items, in each case net of tax.

It is anticipated that the non-GAAP effective tax rate for 2021 (exclusive of the release of reserves for uncertain tax positions) will be between 22% and 24%.

The Company has not reconciled the non-GAAP Business Outlook 2021 Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, and tax rate information included in this release to the most directly comparable GAAP measure because this cannot be done without unreasonable effort due to the variability with respect to forecasted revenues and costs primarily related to acquisitions and taxation, which are potential adjustments to future earnings, and the uncertainty as to when or if the B2B Backup Business will be sold. We expect the variability of forecasted revenues and costs to have a potentially unpredictable and significant impact on our future GAAP financial results.

Notes:

(1)

The revenues associated with each of the businesses may not foot precisely since each is presented independently.

(2)

Free cash flow is defined as net cash provided by operating activities, less purchases of property and equipment, plus contingent consideration. Free cash flow amounts are not meant as a substitute for GAAP, but are solely for informational purposes.

(3)

The estimated GAAP effective tax rates were approximately 9.6% for Q1 2021 and 132.5% for Q1 2020. The estimated Adjusted non-GAAP effective tax rates were approximately 22.5% for Q1 2021 and 22.0% for Q1 2020.

(4)

Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share excludes certain non-GAAP items, as defined in the Reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted non-GAAP Financial Measures, for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 totaled $0.51 and $1.53 per diluted share, respectively.

(5)

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest; gain on sale of businesses; loss on investments, net; other (income) expense, net; income tax expense; (income) loss from equity method investment, net; depreciation and amortization; and the items used to reconcile EPS to Adjusted non-GAAP EPS, as defined in the Reconciliation of GAAP to Adjusted non-GAAP Financial Measures. Adjusted EBITDA amounts are not meant as a substitute for GAAP, but are solely for informational purposes.

(6)

Pro-forma figures are provided taking into consideration the sale of certain Voice assets in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom as well as the expected sale of the Company’s B2B Backup business as if they had occurred January 1, 2020.

About J2 Global
J2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM) is a leading internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, PCMag, RetailMeNot, Offers.com, Spiceworks, Ekahau, Everyday Health, BabyCenter and What To Expect in its Digital Media business and eFax, eVoice, iContact, Campaigner, Vipre, IPVanish and KeepItSafe in its Cloud Services business. J2 reaches in excess of 240 million people per month across its brands. As of December 31, 2020, J2 had achieved 25 consecutive fiscal years of revenue growth. For more information about J2, please visit www.J2global.com.

“Safe Harbor” Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements in this Press Release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those contained in Vivek Shah’s quote and the “Business Outlook” portion regarding the Company’s expected fiscal 2021 financial performance. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs and are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These factors and uncertainties include, among other items: the Company’s ability to grow non-fax revenues, profitability and cash flows; the Company’s ability to identify, close and successfully transition acquisitions; subscriber growth and retention; variability of the Company’s revenue based on changing conditions in particular industries and the economy generally; protection of the Company’s proprietary technology or infringement by the Company of intellectual property of others; the risk of adverse changes in the U.S. or international regulatory environments, including but not limited to the imposition or increase of taxes or regulatory-related fees; and the numerous other factors set forth in J2 Global’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). For a more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties affecting J2 Global, refer to the 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by J2 Global on March 1, 2021, and the other reports filed by J2 Global from time-to-time with the SEC, each of which is available at www.sec.gov. The forward-looking statements provided in this press release, including those contained in Vivek Shah’s quote and in the “Business Outlook” portion regarding the Company’s expected fiscal 2021 financial performance are based on limited information available to the Company at this time, which is subject to change. Although management’s expectations may change after the date of this press release, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update these statements.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, we use the following Adjusted non-GAAP financial measures: Adjusted non-GAAP net income, Adjusted non-GAAP earnings per diluted share, Adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow. The presentation of this financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP.

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

For more information on these Adjusted non-GAAP financial measures, please see the appropriate GAAP to Adjusted non-GAAP reconciliation tables included within the attached Exhibit to this release.

For detailed financial reports, visit: https://bit.ly/3eFadzD

Contact:
Rebecca Wright
J2 Global, Inc.
800-577-1790
press@J2.com

Source: J2 Global, Inc

 

 

 

Lamia Megdiche, VP, Partner Strategy & Programs Highlighted on CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel Power 100 List

Tinton Falls, N.J. – May 10, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a recognized global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, today announced CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named 15 Commvault executives to the highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2021 and selected Lamia Megdiche, Vice President, Partner Strategy and Programs to the 2021 Power 100 list.

This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel. The 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers. The 2021 Power 100list is a distinguished subset of elite leaders chosen from the CRN Women of the Channel list who have gone above and beyond — inspiring their peers through their leadership and unwavering commitment to the success of their partners, customers and the entire IT channel.

The women honored on this year’s lists pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. CRN celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication and channel advocacy.

This year’s Commvault honorees are:

  • Melissa Barnhart, Director of North America Partner Sales, Metallic
  • Shauntel Carter, Senior Field Operations Analyst
  • Mary Ellen Cavanagh, Manager, Solutions Marketing
  • Sarah Chaseling, Senior Manager, Partner & Alliance Marketing APJ
  • Lisa Critchlow, Director, Worldwide Partner Marketing Programs
  • Angelina Gambina, Global Channel Sales Lead, Emerging Technologies
  • Beth Gard, Senior Manager, Public Relations
  • Tulin Green, Senior Director, EMEA Marketing
  • LouLou Healey, Senior Director & Head of Americas Field, Channel and Alliances Marketing
  • Shauna Kief, Manager, Worldwide Channel Alliance Operations
  • Rachel Ler, Vice President and General Manager, APJ
  • Lamia Megdiche, Vice President, Partner Strategy and Programs
  • Angela Motiani (Barragan), Senior Manager, Global Partner Campaigns
  • Shirley Scarborough, Director, Worldwide Channel Program
  • Nadezhda Subbotina, EMEA Partner Marketing Lead
  • Natalie Troia, Worldwide Partner Communications Manager

“In leading our Global Partner Organization, I have seen firsthand the talent, expertise, and drive each of these women bring to their roles at Commvault, making them instrumental in the development and execution of our channel strategy,” said John Tavares, Vice President, Global Channel and Alliances. “We have been able to exceed our goals with the help of these women and I am thrilled to celebrate their achievements and recognition in the industry. I am also especially proud of Lamia and the mentorship she has brought to Commvault, resulting in a very deserving space on the Power 100 List.”

“CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges accomplished, influential women whose dedication, hard work, and leadership accelerate channel growth,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their many accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to the IT channel.”

The 2021 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN Magazine on May 10th and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC

About Commvault
Commvault is the recognized leader in data backup and recovery. Commvault’s converged data management solution redefines what backup means for the progressive enterprise through solutions that protect, manage and use their most critical asset — their data. Commvault software, solutions and services are available from the company and through a global ecosystem of trusted partners. Commvault employs more than 2,600 highly-skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States.

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

Safe Harbor Statement: Customers’ results may differ materially from those stated herein; Commvault does not guarantee that all customers can achieve benefits similar to those stated above. This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding financial projections, which are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as competitive factors, difficulties and delays inherent in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of software products and related services, general economic conditions and others. Statements regarding Commvault’s beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results. Commvault does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements. The development and timing of any product release as well as any of its features or functionality remain at our sole discretion.

©1999-2021 Commvault Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Commvault, Commvault and logo, the “C hexagon” logo, Commvault Systems, Commvault HyperScale, ScaleProtect, Commvault OnePass, Unified Data Management, Quick Recovery, QR, CommNet, GridStor, Vault Tracker, InnerVault, Quick Snap, QSnap, IntelliSnap, Recovery Director, CommServe, CommCell, APSS, Commvault Edge, Commvault GO, Commvault Advantage, Commvault Complete, Commvault Activate, Commvault Orchestrate, Commvault Command Center, Hedvig, Universal Data Plane, the “Cube” logo, Metallic, the “M Wave” logo, and CommValue are trademarks or registered trademarks of Commvault Systems, Inc. All other third party brands, products, service names, trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of and used to identify the products or services of their respective owners. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

Media Contact:
Kevin Komiega
Commvault
978-834-6898
kkomiega@commvault.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Michael J. Melnyk, CFA
Commvault
732-870-4581
mmelnyk@commvault.com

Source: Commvault

 

 

 

Woburn, MA – May 10, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — According to data from Kaspersky DDoS Prevention, in Q1 2021, the number of DDoS attacks dropped by 29% compared to the same period in 2020, but increased by 47% compared to Q4 2020. This growth is explained by an unusual spike in January which accounted for 43% of all attacks in the quarter.

In early 2021, many people were still working remotely and spending their leisure time at home. Therefore, cybercriminals conducted DDoS attacks against entities that users need more, like telecom providers, so that their clients experienced issues with their internet connection or online gaming sites. Despite the remaining attention on such resources, statistics show the overall DDoS situation is becoming stable.

Kaspersky experts explain the drop in attacks compared to the same quarter last year by the abnormal activity at the beginning of 2020. Due to a sudden shift to remote work, corporate VPN gateways and web resources, such as mail or corporate knowledge bases that were previously available only inside an organization, became a target for DDoS attacks. Within the year, businesses mostly implemented protection for these parts of IT infrastructure. Given this, attacks against these web assets may have become less effective, and the number of DDoS attacks dropped, so by February and March 2021, the number of attacks returned back to a pre-lockdown benchmark.

ddosq12021.png
Comparison of number of DDoS attacks by months. Data for 2019 is taken as 100%

January 2021 stands out in terms of the number of DDoS attacks. Statistics from Kaspersky DDoS Intelligence system that intercepts and analyzes commands received by bots from command and control servers highlighted this spike. For instance, on January 10 and 11, the number of registered attacks exceeded 1,800 and for several days in the month it reached more than 1,500.

“In general, the first quarter of 2021 was rather quiet, apart from surge in DDoS activity in January,” comments Alexey Kiselev, business development manager on the Kaspersky DDoS Protection team. “That surge may have been caused by a fall in cryptocurrency prices that made some malefactors repurpose infected devices in botnets to send junk traffic instead of mining currency. So, despite an overall decline in Q1, we recommend protecting web resources from DDoS attacks. Because, as we can see, cybercriminals driven by financial motives can easily change their tactics depending on the circumstances.”

To stay protected against DDoS attacks, Kaspersky experts offer the following recommendations:

  • Maintain web resource operations by assigning specialists who understand how to respond to DDoS attacks
  • Validate third-party agreements and contact information, including those made with internet service providers. This helps teams quickly access agreements in case of an attack
  • Implement professional solutions to safeguard your organization against DDoS attacks. For example, Kaspersky DDoS Protection combines Kaspersky’s extensive expertise in combating cyberthreats and the company’s unique in-house developments

Read the full report on Securelist — https://securelist.com/ddos-attacks-in-q1-2021/102166/

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

Media Contact:
Cassandra Faro
Cassandra.Faro@Kaspersky.com
781-503-1812

Source: Kaspersky

 

 

 

World’s Fastest Global File System Once Again Beats the Competition with Radically Better Performance, Reliability and Innovation

SAN JOSE, CA – May 10, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Panzura announced that CloudFS has been recognized as the Cloud Infrastructure Solution of the Year for 2021 by the Tech Ascension Awards. The world’s fastest global file system, Panzura CloudFS lets users work collaboratively with petabytes of data no matter where they are located. The cloud-native solution is used by enterprise companies to speed up access and simplify management of disparate, geographically siloed unstructured data, while reducing endemic infrastructure costs, across any cloud or on-premises IT configuration.

The Tech Ascension Awards, which recognize the very best innovations in B2B and B2C technology, are judged based on technology innovation and uniqueness, market research, hard performance stats, and competitive differentiators. Panzura received the award having proven that CloudFS solves critical industry challenges and produces invaluable business outcomes for customers.

“This award is testament to the radically better performance and reliability of Panzura, especially when compared to other hybrid cloud providers.” said Jill Stelfox, CEO at Panzura. “We have once again risen to the top by helping customers accelerate their digital transformation and modernize their infrastructure. Panzura CloudFS creates a more seamless path to the cloud, making data more consumable and collaborative for everyone who wants to work together on-the-fly, in seconds and at unbelievable scale.”

Panzura CloudFS replaces legacy storage with a radically simplified approach to storing, managing, querying and working with unstructured data, allowing enterprises to migrate data and workloads to the cloud without changing the way they work. Panzura eliminates the problems of latency caused by distance between users and the files they are working on, letting distributed teams work like everyone is in the same location. The result is unparalleled performance with exceptional operational and economic efficiencies through significantly reduced storage requirements, vastly less infrastructure, data resilience without replication, and greater productivity. Panzura Data Services provides data analytics, monitoring, auditing and management for a complete view of the unstructured file data within an organization’s file system, regardless of where that data is held.

“As the proliferation of data continues to explode, utilizing seamless, innovative cloud technologies has never been more critical to business success and efficiency,” said David Campbell, CEO, Tech Ascension Awards. “Panzura has demonstrated a unique solution that truly moves their customers forward in the age of the cloud. We’re honored to recognize technology leaders like Panzura.”

While Panzura’s global file system does not store data itself, it uses an intelligent network acceleration technology that manages and moves enormous amounts of primary user data stored in public, private, or dark clouds when and where needed. Drawing on a single authoritative data source in the cloud, frequently used files are cached on edge appliances called filers so users, no matter where they are located, experience consistency, synchronization, security and replication that feels like they are working in the same office.

“Panzura’s selection for this award is grounded in facts and emblematic of the overwhelming evidence—analyst reports, media coverage, market share, and customer sentiment—which leaves no doubt that together with our partners we’re killing the competition,” added Stelfox.

About the Tech Ascension Awards
The Tech Ascension Awards elevate companies that possess cutting-edge, innovative technology that solve critical challenges in their respective markets. Tech Ascension winners rise above the crowded consumer and enterprise technology industries and receive validation from an independent organization. Applicants are judged based on technology innovation and uniqueness, market research (analyst reports, media coverage, customer case studies), hard performance stats, and competitive differentiators. The awards recognize leaders in cybersecurity, DevOps, big data and consumer technology.

For more information about the Tech Ascension Awards, please visit www.techascensionawards.com

About Panzura
Panzura replaces legacy storage with next-generation data management that empowers teams to do their best work together. Companies all around the world in the sports, healthcare, financial services, media and entertainment, gaming, and architectural, engineering and construction industries, as well as government agencies use Panzura to manage hundreds of petabytes of data in the cloud. Visit panzura.com for more and follow Panzura on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. www.panzura.com

Contacts
For Panzura
Michelle Andersen
Sparks Public Relations
+1-415-963-2289
panzura@sparkpr.com

Source: Panzura

 

 

 

DENVER, CO – May 10, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Axcient, a leader in business availability software for Managed Service Providers (MSPs), today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kaitlyn Langer, Senior Marketing Manager at Axcient, to the highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2021. This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision, and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel. The 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors, and solution providers.

Kaitlyn Langer
Photo: Kaitlyn Langer

“It is an honor to be named to the 2021 Women of the Channel list,” said Langer. “We believe in partner advancement and enabling business growth through technology, events, and programs. I am proud to be driving these strategies and efforts at Axcient, a company that genuinely cares about partner success.”

The women honored on this year’s list pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives, and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. CRN celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication, and channel advocacy.

“CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges accomplished, influential women whose dedication, hard work, and leadership accelerate channel growth,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their many accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to the IT channel.”

The 2021 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN Magazine on May 10 and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC

To learn more about Axcient’s BCDR and Direct-to-Cloud, please visit https://axcient.com/solutions/direct-to-cloud-bcdr/

About Axcient
Axcient is an award-winning leader in business availability software for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Axcient x360 empowers MSPs to Protect Everything™ by combining SaaS Backup, BCDR, and secure File Sync & Share into one platform and experience. Trusted by MSPs worldwide, Axcient protects business data and continuity from events such as security breaches, human error, and natural disasters. For more information, visit www.axcient.com

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

Follow The Channel Company: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Media Contact:
Amanda Lee
ARL Strategic Communications for Axcient
Amanda.lee@arlpr.com

Source: Axcient

 

 

 

Canalys Positions Datto as 1 of 4 Strategic Vendors that have Demonstrated Strong Performance and Continued Growth

NORWALK, Conn. – May 10, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Datto Holding Corp. (“Datto”) (NYSE:MSP), the leading global provider of cloud-based software and security solutions purpose-built for managed service providers (MSPs), today announced that Canalys, a leading global technology market analyst firm, has ranked Datto as 1 of 4 “strategic” vendors in their first ever RMM/PSA Vendor Point of View (PoV) Report. The recently published independent, third-party report compares 17 leading, global vendors in the Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) and Professional Services Automation (PSA) space and ranked Datto as the vendor with the highest combined score.

To be recognized as a strategic vendor for RMM and PSA, vendors needed to demonstrate strong technological capabilities and illustrate investment and ambition for continued growth. Vendors in this category also needed to display solid work in product development and technological capability, acquisitions to broaden their portfolio, and deliver training to provide MSPs with the skills necessary to help customers with their IT assets. The growth and importance of PSA and RMM solutions to the expanding MSP market means it is critical for MSPs to be able to assess vendors’ strengths and weaknesses, and this report serves as a valuable tool in their assessments.

“Using Datto’s RMM and Autotask PSA solutions, we’ve witnessed the tangible value these technologies provide,” said Richard Randle, Chief Information Officer at MBSG, an MSP based in California. “These solutions have enabled us to close a significant number of support tickets in 4 – 5 minutes, instead of 10 – 15 minutes – which translates into a full time employee. As the hiring manager, it’s instrumental that we’re able to effectively support our clients and grow the business without incurring the cost of additional staff. With Datto as our partner, we’re able to support more clients and the ensuing workload with the same staffing. That’s real dollars.”

“We are excited about being ranked as the highest combined scoring vendor in the RMM and PSA space by Canalys,” said Radhesh Menon, Chief Product Officer at Datto. “Being recognized as a ‘strategic” vendor validates our focus on innovating to help our partners grow their business with secure and easy-to-use platforms that help drive efficiency, actionable insights, and profitability.”

About Datto RMM and Autotask PSA
The shift to remote work last year rapidly increased cyber security threats and vulnerabilities for SMBs. To better protect clients, MSPs need efficient and secure solutions to manage their endpoints and devices to help defend them from the growing rise of ransomware attacks. Datto RMM helps MSPs remotely secure, monitor and manage their clients IT endpoints, while Autotask PSA centralizes business operations to provide a singular view of the MSP’s entire business. In addition, integration between the two platforms provides seamless navigation across both platforms, with relevant, real-time asset data and actions providing clear insight into an MSP’s managed estate. This enables MSPs to mitigate issues before they impact customers, shaving minutes off each ticket and unlocking new business opportunities.

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.

Media Contact:
Shoba V. Lemoine
Datto
communications@datto.com

Source: Datto, Inc.

 

 

 

Enabling CoreStack to deliver continuous and autonomous Google Cloud compliance and governance at scale for customers

BELLEVUE, WA – May 10, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — CoreStack, a global cloud governance provider that empowers enterprises to achieve continuous and autonomous cloud governance at scale, today announced that it has joined the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program as a Build Partner, giving customers the ability to rapidly achieve compliance and governance at scale.

As a Google Cloud Build Partner, CoreStack empowers customers with complete cloud governance to achieve optimized cloud costs, improved operational efficiencies, comprehensive compliance with industry standards, regulations, and best practices such as ISO27001, HIPAA, PCI DSS, and CIS.

Built on cloud-native services such as Google Cloud’s Big Query, Cloud Pub/Sub, Stackdriver, Security Command Center, Google Recommender and Google Cloud Storage, CoreStack’s solutions augment Google Cloud’s governance with the following key benefits:

  • Unified visibility and insights to easily manage the entire Google Cloud Stack
  • Autonomous cloud governance with rule-based automation
  • Easy integration of Google Cloud governance with enterprise tool ecosystem
  • Access to real-time compliance posture and policy-driven automation to fix violations

CoreStack achieves these results by governing operations, security, cost, access, and resources across multiple cloud platforms. Built on cloud-native services, a unique Cloud-as-Code approach that uses deep AI/ML, declarative definitions, and a patented cloud service-chaining technology, CoreStack continually innovates to enable enterprises to harness the power of cloud.

“CoreStack is thrilled to join Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program,” said Parul Chheda, Vice President of Partnerships at CoreStack. “The ease of use, best practices, and streamlined approaches achieved via CoreStack impart tremendous confidence to enterprises to rapidly embrace and expand their Google Cloud footprint,” she added.

About CoreStack
CoreStack, an AI-powered multi-cloud governance solution, empowers enterprises to rapidly achieve continuous and autonomous cloud governance at scale. CoreStack enables enterprises to realize outcomes such as 40% decrease in cloud costs and 50% increase in operational efficiencies by governing operations, security, cost, access, and resources. CoreStack also assures 100% compliance with standards such as ISO, FedRAMP, NIST, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, AWS CIS & Well Architected Framework (WAF). Enterprises face significant cloud challenges including unpredictable and unabated cloud costs, ever growing security risks, stringent regulatory compliance needs and operational complexities as they navigate the digital transformation journey. CoreStack helps enterprises overcome these challenges by offering deeper cloud visibility, preventative governance guardrails, and automatic remediation. With a unique Cloud-as-Code approach that uses deep AI/ML, declarative definitions, connector-less model, and a patented cloud service-chaining technology, CoreStack continually innovates to harness the real power of cloud. CoreStack works with many large global customers across multiple industries including Financial Services, Healthcare, Retail, Education, Telecommunications, Technology and Government. CoreStack was recognized as IDC Innovator in Cloud Management Solutions and in the Gartner Magic quadrant for Cloud Management Platforms in 2020. Earlier, Gartner named CoreStack as a Cool Vendor in Cloud Computing. CoreStack is a Google Cloud Build Partner, Microsoft Azure Gold & Co-Sell Partner and Amazon AWS Advanced Technology Competency Partner. Learn more at www.corestack.io/discover

Contact:
Bala Vishwanath
Chief Marketing Officer, CoreStack
balav@corestack.io

Source: CoreStack

 

 

 

BOSTON, MA – May 10, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Zerto, an industry leader in cloud data management and protection, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Pamela Sharma, senior manager of worldwide partner marketing, to the highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2021. This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel. The 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers.

Pamela (Brady) Sharma
Photo: Pamela Sharma

The women honored on this year’s list pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. CRN celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication and channel advocacy.

As Senior Manager of Worldwide Partner Marketing at Zerto, one of Sharma’s key milestones in the last year was to work with Zerto’s executive leadership to ensure that the channel is core to Zerto’s success. As part of that initiative, Sharma worked to not only ensure the channel was thought of at the highest levels within Zerto but to also elevate Zerto’s brand by leading joint marketing activities with Zerto’s top strategic partners including Microsoft, IBM, AWS, Google, and HPE. Under her marketing leadership, she helped Zerto enter into new accounts in the last year, while increasing awareness within these partner organizations. Additionally, Sharma led the effort to pivot Zerto from accrual MDF to proposal-based MDF, allowing the company to support new opportunities and proactively plan multi-touch marketing programs. As part of this, she took on a project to enhance Zerto’s self-service portal, which gives partners better access to content on-demand, 24/7/365.

For the remainder of 2021, Sharma has her goals set on growing net new lead identification and driving more partners to reach gold and platinum levels, which provides them with more support and resources from Zerto. She also wants to see the company’s major cloud providers such as AWS, IBM, Microsoft, and Google Cloud embrace and represent Zerto by increasing customer engagement as well as working on joint marketing activities, including media campaigns, case studies, and webinars.

“CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges accomplished, influential women whose dedication, hard work, and leadership accelerate channel growth,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their many accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to the IT channel.”

“I’m grateful to be included on CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list alongside many accomplished and influential women,” Sharma said. “Zerto has built a fantastic channel partner team, and it’s extremely fulfilling to see all of our hard work pay off in the form of increased partner engagement. I’m eager to see what our team can accomplish next!”

The 2021 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN Magazine on May 10th and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC

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

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

Follow The Channel Company: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

© 2021. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved.

Zerto Contact:
Derrick Shannon
Touchdown PR
Zerto@touchdownpr.com
772.475.1027

The Channel Company Contact:
Jennifer Hogan
The Channel Company
jhogan@thechannelcompany.com

Source: Zerto, Inc.

 

 

 

Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery specialist acquires enterprise backup expert 4sl

LONDON, UK – May 07, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Databarracks has acquired 4sl, for an undisclosed sum to create a combined company with 75 staff, including 50 data protection experts.

4sl

Peter Groucutt, Managing Director of Databarracks comments: “4sl is a company we have always admired for its expertise and skill in enterprise data protection. It is a globally recognised leader in delivering managed Commvault services, providing a gold standard of support to its customers. Getting to know Barnaby and the team, we have been impressed by how similar the cultures of our businesses are, and how much we have in common.”

Barnaby Mote, CEO and Founder of 4SL explains: “This an exciting day for 4sl and Databarracks. We’re bringing together the two top data protection teams in the UK. This acquisition will bring benefits for customers of both Databarracks and 4sl. Databarracks is now the UK’s largest Commvault Managed Service Provider.”

Groucutt comments: “Over the past twelve months we have been transforming our core services. We have migrated our customers’ backups and disaster recovery workloads from our data centres into Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud. We are now the largest Public Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery specialist in the UK.

“With 4sl, we are adding enterprise capability and the ability to transform legacy tape environments. Together we are offering modern data protection to organisations in the UK and around the world. We have expertise across the leading backup, replication, storage and cloud technologies We are in a strong position and the business is poised for growth.

“In 2020, Business Continuity and IT Resilience were thrust into the spotlight. IT has proven to be the business-enabler through this incredibly difficult period. I think everyone now has a much greater respect for the importance of technology and our reliance upon it.

“Protecting data and keeping systems online are fundamental for all organisations. The growing cyber threat is driving organisations to revisit their resilience strategies to ensure they are protected and can recover from any incident. Backup and IT Disaster Recovery has never been more important.”

Bird & Bird, the London firm specialised in tech, acted on behalf of Databarracks, advised by the corporate Partner Neil Blundell, senior associate George Mason and associate Amy Farrer. Advising across Corporate M&A, Tax, Employment, Banking & Finance and Commercial.

KPMG advised Databarracks on the acquisition. Graham Pearce, Partner, commented “Never before has data resilience been so in focus as it is now. Databarracks and 4SL are two specialist market leaders and their combination will bring huge benefits to their customers and the market.”

RSM provided financial due diligence (Rob McCarthy and Stephen Grogan).

BOOST&Co assisted with the funding for Databarracks for the acquisition of 4sl and was supported by Ryan Sorby – Head of north and Scotland.

About Databarracks
Databarracks is the UK’s specialist business continuity and IT disaster recovery provider. From the launch of the UK’s first managed online backup services over 15 years ago, to our leading Disaster Recovery as a Service, we’ve been making enterprise-class continuity, security and resilience accessible for organisations of all sizes.

For more information, please visit: www.databarracks.com

Press Contacts
Sean Hand / Christian Stevens
Spreckley Partners Ltd
Email: databarrackspr@spreckley.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 207 388 9988

Source: Databarracks

 

 

 

New Integration Provides Box Users Worldwide Access to Automated Audio Enhancement Tools Powered by Industry-Defining Dolby Technology

REDWOOD CITY, CA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA May 03, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX), the leading Content Cloud, and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB), a leader in immersive entertainment experiences, announced a new integration that makes production-quality audio as simple as uploading a file to Box. With Dolby.io, companies using Box can offer their users seamless and cost-effective audio enhancement tools that leverage Dolby’s decades of expertise enabling best-in-class entertainment experiences, all within Box.

Audio is one of the most prevalent forms of media consumed today. In the last 18 months, Box has seen over 50 percent growth in audio files alone. With the rapid growth of audio-first social networking, the explosion of podcasts, and more people streaming music and entertainment than ever before, coupled with higher demand for video content on social media, the need for easily accessible and premium quality audio is critical for companies of all sizes regardless of industry.

“Over the last year, the media and entertainment industry has undergone a massive shift to the cloud to enable secure remote work from any device or location,” said Aaron Levie, CEO and Co-Founder of Box. “Dolby’s best-in-class technology combined with the Box Content Cloud gives users around the globe access to higher audio quality without adding additional strain to production teams. We are thrilled to partner with Dolby to create a solution for our customers that supports this massive new wave of content creation.”

Dolby.io Media Processing APIs provide a suite of automated tools that can be used to enhance audio quality without ever leaving Box. This includes the ability to reduce unwanted background noise, improve speech intelligibility, and fix loudness problems to enhance content value. Now, Box customers can create professional sounding content that will delight viewers and listeners, all with just a few clicks.

“With media consumption and creation higher than ever, the people and organizations driving this new wave of content need convenient, agile, and flexible tools that ensure their content sounds its best,” said Kevin Yeaman, President and CEO of Dolby Laboratories. “With Dolby.io and Box, we are broadening access to tools that harness Dolby’s decades of experience in enabling transformational audio experiences through an efficient and scalable solution that’s built within Box. Our integration empowers Box users to deliver great sounding audio.”

Launched in May 2020, Dolby.io is a media and communications platform designed to further broaden the opportunities to create, in Dolby, for the enterprise and application development space. With a set of easy-to-use, affordable, and powerful audio, voice, and video APIs, Dolby.io enables businesses and developers to enhance nearly any interaction or type of media to deliver premium communications, collaboration, and audiovisual experiences through their apps and services.

To learn more and get started with your free trial, please visit https://dolby.io

About Box
Box (NYSE:BOX) is a leading cloud content management platform that enables organizations to accelerate business processes, power workplace collaboration, and protect their most valuable information, all while working with a best-of-breed enterprise IT stack. Founded in 2005, Box simplifies work for leading organizations globally, including AstraZeneca, JLL and Morgan Stanley. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit http://www.box.com. To learn more about how Box powers nonprofits to fulfill their missions, visit Box.org

About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) is based in San Francisco?with offices around the globe. From movies and TV shows, to apps, music, sports, and gaming, Dolby transforms the science of sight and sound into spectacular experiences for billions of people worldwide. We partner with artists, storytellers, developers, and businesses to revolutionize entertainment and communications with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, Dolby Cinema, and Dolby.io

Dolby, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, Dolby Cinema, Dolby.io, and the double-D symbol are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.

Media Contacts
Box
Dani Robin
press@box.com

Dolby
Cairon Armstrong
Cairon.Armstrong@Dolby.com

Trak Lord
Trak.Lord@Dolby.com

Source: Box, Inc.

 

 

 

Industry Veteran to Lead Operations Through Next Phase of Company’s Growth

BOSTON, MA – May 06, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — HYCU, Inc., a pioneering enterprise software company specializing in multi-cloud data backup and recovery as a service, today announced the appointment of Rickie Goyal to the company’s operations executive team. Mr. Goyal reports directly to Founder and CEO Simon Taylor.

In his role, Mr. Goyal who has a track record of scaling operations and driving growth through the improvement and consistency of operations will be responsible for the vision and execution of sales operations for the Company. The appointment follows on the Company’s recent $87.5M Series A financing round led by Bain Capital Ventures with participation by Acrew Capital where talent acquisition and hiring key executives to accelerate growth would be a top priority.

“I’m excited that Rickie is joining the HYCU management team,” said Simon Taylor, Founder and CEO, HYCU, Inc. “Rickie brings an incredible amount of knowledge and experience as well as passion and energy needed to drive and facilitate growth for all the company’s he has worked for in his career. I know he will do the same at HYCU. It’s a great time to be at HYCU and we’re well on the way to adding the talent and individuals who will help take HYCU into its next phase of growth. Rickie is the twentieth hire in the past three weeks across operations, marketing, channel, customer support and sales. We are easily on track to add the 100-125 new hires in the next 12 months that we shared when we close our recent round of funding. I’ve known Rickie personally for many years and what he has been able to accomplish at every organization he was worked at is impressive. I’m looking forward to what’s to come with Rickie as a key executive on our leadership team.”

Prior to HYCU, Mr. Goyal was Vice President Worldwide Sales Operations and Development for ThoughtSpot where he led sales operations for the emerging company to a $2BN valuation. Before ThoughtSpot, Mr. Goyal held senior executive sales operations and leadership roles at Confluent and Nutanix. At Nutanix, he was instrumental in leading sales growth from a sales team of approximately 60 to more than 800.

“At the heart of any successful sales and operations role is sales forecasting and making sure you unify and align the sales and operational roles to be prepared for near-term and future growth,” added Rickie. “This has always been at the heart of what I have done in the industry. It’s really a great time to be at HYCU. The company, Simon and the leadership team, and the potential for what’s to come is truly impressive. I’m looking forward to making a difference immediately and know we will be able to not just accommodate growth now but sustain it well into the future.”

About HYCU
HYCU is the fastest-growing leader in the multi-cloud backup and recovery as a service industry. By bringing true SaaS-based data backup to both on-premises and cloud-native environments, the company provides unparalleled data protection, migration and disaster recovery to more than 2,000 companies worldwide. HYCU’s award-winning, purpose-built solutions eliminate the complexity, risk and high cost of legacy-based solutions, providing data protection simplicity in a hyper-connected, multi-cloud world. Customers experience frictionless, cost-effective data backup and recovery, no matter where their data resides. Based in Boston, Mass., the company employs 200 people across the globe. Learn more at www.hycu.com

For further information, please contact:
Don Jennings
Sr. Director Global Communications and PR
HYCU, Inc.
Desk: 617—681-9100 x1101
Mobile: 617-791-1710
Twitter: @djenningspr
Email: don.jennings@hycu.com

Source: HYCU, Inc.

 

 

 

Strong First Quarter Marked by Robust Product Revenue Growth, and Significant Customer Expansions, Net Income, New Customer Sales, and New Product Expansion

  • 104% year-over-year increase in product revenue
  • 185% year-over-year increase in new customer billings
  • $425,248 in net income, versus a $719,840 net loss in Q1 2020

AUSTIN, TX – May 06, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — FalconStor Software, Inc. (OTCQB: FALC), a trusted data protection leader modernizing backup and archival solutions for the multi-cloud world, today announced financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2021, which ended on March 31, 2021, recording solid product revenue growth, significant customer expansions and continuing profitability of $425,248.

“We continue to make good progress against our strategic plans to reinvent FalconStor, enhance the value we deliver to our customers, and innovate within the cloud-based data protection market,” said Todd Brooks, FalconStor CEO. “During the first quarter, we continued to stabilize growth as we delivered a 20% year-over-year increase in total revenue. Our growth was driven by a 104% year-over-year increase in product revenue, which continues to reflect our shift to a subscription model and growth in new customer wins. Over the next year, we expect our year-over-year revenue growth to continue to stabilize as our sales pipeline becomes more predictable, and we expand our markets.”

“Migration to the cloud, data center rationalization and infrastructure optimization are top priorities for enterprise CIOs in the post-pandemic world, and FalconStor plays a vital role in each,” added Brooks. “As the economy continues to recover, we will continue to work with enterprises and managed service providers to modernize backup and archival solutions software for the cloud era, reducing the cost and complexity of leveraging the cloud while improving essential data portability and security, including protection against ransomware attacks.”

First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

  • Product Revenue: 104% product revenue growth to $2.1 million, compared to $1.05 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020
  • New Customer Billings: $3.2 million, compared to $1.1 million in first quarter of fiscal year 2020
  • Total Revenue: $3.8 million, compared to $3.2 million in first quarter of fiscal year 2020
  • Total Cost of Revenue: $0.6 million, compared to $0.5 million in first quarter of fiscal year 2020
  • Total Operating Expenses: $3.2 million, compared to $3.0 million in first quarter of fiscal year 2020
  • GAAP Net Income (Loss): $0.4 million, compared to $(0.7) million in first quarter of fiscal year 2020
  • Ending Cash: $2.0 million, compared to $1.0 million in first quarter of fiscal year 2020

First Quarter 2021 Business Highlights

  • Delivered updates to our next-generation long-term data retention and recovery technology in StorSafe, built with a bridge to all industry-leading public clouds for long-term archival optimization, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, and Wasabi
  • Continued to demonstrate enterprise scalability of our product, including expansion to 3 petabytes of data across 8 nodes and multiple data centers for a large government institution
  • Continued our win trajectory in IBM environments, specifically IBM I and AS/400 system implementations
  • Continued to deliver additional multi-tenant capabilities to enable managed service providers to better serve their clients

Conference Call and Webcast Information

WHO: Todd Brooks, Chief Executive Officer, FalconStor and Brad Wolfe, Chief Financial Officer, FalconStor

WHEN: Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 4:00 P.M. Central Time

To register for our earnings call, please click the following link:

FalconStor First Quarter 2021 Financial Teleconference and Presentation:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7579497014553976332

Conference Call:
Please dial the following if you would like to interact with and ask questions to FalconStor hosts:

  • Toll Free: 1-866-901-6455
  • Access Code: 867-930-041

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The Company’s management refers to these non-GAAP financial measures in making operating decisions because they provide meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company’s operating performance. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures facilitate management’s internal comparisons to the Company’s historical operating results and comparisons to competitors’ operating results. We include these non-GAAP financial measures (which should be viewed as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, their comparable GAAP measures) in this press release because we believe they are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency into the supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. The non-GAAP financial measures exclude (i) restructuring costs, (ii) effects of our Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock, and (iii) non-cash stock-based compensation charges and any potential tax effects. For a reconciliation of our GAAP and non-GAAP financial results, please refer to our reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP financial measures presented in this release.

About FalconStor Software
FalconStor is a data protection technology company enabling enterprises to modernize their data backup and archival operations across multiple sites and public clouds. We deliver increased data security and provide fast recovery from ransomware attacks, while driving down an enterprise’s data storage footprint by up to 90%. As an established technology leader with 47 patents and patent applications, we have over an exabyte of data under management and offer products that are used by more than 600 enterprise customers. Our products are offered through and supported by a worldwide network of leading service providers, systems integrators, resellers, managed services providers (“MSPs”) and original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”). To learn more, visit www.falconstor.com and stay connected with us on YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

FalconStor and FalconStor Software are trademarks or registered trademarks of FalconStor Software, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other company and product names contained herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.

Links to websites or pages controlled by parties other than FalconStor are provided for the reader’s convenience and information only. FalconStor does not incorporate into this release the information found at those links nor does FalconStor represent or warrant that any information found at those links is complete or accurate. Use of information obtained by following these links is at the reader’s own risk.

FalconStor Software, Inc. and Subsidiaries

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

March 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

(unaudited)

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

2,020,989

$

1,920,656

Accounts receivable, net

2,954,033

2,836,571

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

2,063,111

1,837,596

Contract assets, net

380,119

254,483

Inventory

15,061

15,275

Total current assets

7,433,313

6,864,581

Property and equipment, net

196,630

197,020

Operating lease right-of-use assets

202,495

536,272

Deferred tax assets, net

312,342

330,552

Software development costs, net

17,639

19,278

Other assets, net

862,515

863,964

Goodwill

4,150,339

4,150,339

Other intangible assets, net

84,052

100,134

Contract assets

188,119

343,934

Total assets

$

13,447,444

$

13,406,074

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

917,570

$

453,791

Accrued expenses

2,374,705

2,293,765

Operating lease liabilities

235,962

665,074

Short-term loan, net of debt issuance costs and discounts

3,396,568

3,320,863

Deferred revenue, net

4,151,083

4,603,270

Total current liabilities

11,075,888

11,336,763

Other long-term liabilities

698,323

703,889

Notes payable, net

754,000

Operating lease liabilities

Deferred tax liabilities, net

520,905

513,027

Deferred revenue, net

2,303,675

1,765,859

Total liabilities

14,598,791

15,073,538

Commitments and contingencies

Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock

13,415,006

12,940,722

Total stockholders’ deficit

(14,566,353

)

(14,608,186

)

Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit

$

13,447,444

$

13,406,074

FalconStor Software, Inc. and Subsidiaries

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2021

2020

Revenue:

Product revenue

$

2,139,729

$

1,048,963

Support and services revenue

1,688,597

2,131,224

Total revenue

3,828,326

3,180,187

Cost of revenue:

Product

222,834

139,460

Support and service

426,173

407,920

Total cost of revenue

649,007

547,380

Gross profit

$

3,179,319

$

2,632,807

Operating expenses:

Research and development costs

659,940

674,924

Selling and marketing

1,396,640

981,191

General and administrative

837,867

1,093,169

Restructuring costs

302,313

287,460

Total operating expenses

3,196,760

3,036,744

Operating income (loss)

(17,441

)

(403,937

)

Gain on debt extinguishment

754,000

Interest and other expense

(266,695

)

(245,839

)

Income (loss) before income taxes

469,864

(649,776

)

Income tax expense (benefit)

44,616

70,064

Net income (loss)

$

425,248

$

(719,840

)

Less: Accrual of Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock dividends

277,170

285,760

Less: Accretion to redemption value of Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock

197,114

26,090

Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

(49,036

)

$

(1,031,690

)

Basic net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders

$

(0.01

)

$

(0.17

)

Diluted net income (loss) per share attributable to common stockholders

$

(0.01

)

$

(0.17

)

Weighted average basic shares outstanding

5,949,463

5,919,643

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

5,949,463

5,919,643

FalconStor Software, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended March 31,

2021

2020

GAAP income (loss) from operations

$

(17,441

)

$

(403,937

)

Non-cash stock option expense (1)

$

4,471

$

4,510

Restructuring costs (3)

302,313

287,460

Non-GAAP income (loss) from operations

$

289,343

$

(111,967

)

GAAP net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

(49,036

)

$

(1,031,690

)

Non-cash stock option expense, net of income taxes (2)

4,471

4,510

Restructuring costs (3)

302,313

287,460

Effects of Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock (4)

474,284

311,850

Non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders

$

732,032

$

(427,870

)

GAAP gross margin

83

%

83

%

Non-cash stock option expense (1)

0

%

0

%

Non-GAAP gross margin

83

%

83

%

GAAP gross margin – Product

90

%

87

%

Non-cash stock option expense (1)

0

%

0

%

Non-GAAP gross margin – Product

90

%

87

%

GAAP gross margin – Support and Service

75

%

81

%

Non-cash stock option expense (1)

0

%

0

%

Non-GAAP gross margin – Support and Service

75

%

81

%

GAAP operating margin

%

(13

%)

Non-cash stock option expense (1)

%

%

Restructuring costs (3)

8

%

9

%

Non-GAAP operating margin

8

%

(4

%)

GAAP Basic EPS

$

(0.01

)

$

(0.17

)

Non-cash stock option expense, net of income taxes (2)

0.00

0.00

Restructuring costs (3)

0.05

0.05

Effects of Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock (4)

0.08

0.05

Non-GAAP Basic EPS

$

0.12

$

(0.07

)

GAAP Diluted EPS

$

(0.01

)

$

(0.17

)

Non-cash stock option expense, net of income taxes (2)

0.00

0.00

Restructuring costs (3)

0.05

0.05

Effects of Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock (4)

0.08

0.05

Non-GAAP Diluted EPS

$

0.12

$

(0.07

)

Weighted average basic shares outstanding (GAAP and Non-GAAP)

5,949,463

5,919,643

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding (GAAP)

5,949,463

5,919,643

Weighted average diluted shares outstanding (Non-GAAP)

5,972,288

5,919,643

Footnotes:

(1)

Represents non-cash, stock-based compensation charges as follows:

Three Months Ended March 31,

2021

2020

Cost of revenue – Product

$

227

$

Cost of revenue – Support and Service

181

103

Research and development costs

428

Selling and marketing

2,677

184

General and administrative

1,386

3,795

Total non-cash stock based compensation expense

$

4,471

$

4,510

 (2)

Represents the effects of non-cash stock-based compensation expense recognized, net of related income tax effects. For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the tax expense for both GAAP and Non-GAAP basis approximate the same amount.

 (3)

Represents restructuring costs which were incurred during each respective period presented.

(4)

Represents the effects of the accretion to redemption value of the Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock, accrual of Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock dividends and deemed dividend on Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock.

(5)

Represents the impact of an increase in diluted shares outstanding resulting from Non-GAAP adjustments to a GAAP net loss in the three months ended March 31, 2020.

Contacts
Brad Wolfe
Chief Financial Officer FalconStor Software Inc.
investorrelations@falconstor.com

CONTACT US AROUND THE GLOBE
Corporate Headquarters
701 Brazos Street
Suite 400
Austin, Texas 78701
Tel: +1.631.777.5188
salesinfo@falconstor.com

Europe Headquarters
Rosa-Bavarese-Straße 3
80639 Munich, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 89.41615321.10
salesemea@falconstor.com

Source: FalconStor

 

 

 

Hot cloud storage company named one of Boston’s best places to work for the third straight year

BOSTON, MA – May 5, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — The Boston Business Journal has named Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company to its 2021 Best Places to Work — the BBJ’s exclusive ranking of the Massachusetts companies that have built outstanding work environments for their people.

The 80 companies honored in 2021 range in size and industry, with winners from the technology sector, retail industry, health care space, commercial real estate and more.

“I think I can speak for everyone here at Wasabi when saying it is an honor to be recognized by the Boston Business Journal as a top place to work in Boston,” said Wasabi CEO, David Friend. “Wasabi’s culture mixes the passion and vision of each individual with a good dose of teamwork and comraderie that proves our commitment to making the technology dream a business reality for everyone within our organization.”

The 165 businesses that met the criteria for office location and size participated in employee engagement surveys distributed by Business Journal partner Quantum Workplace. Employees were asked to rate their work environment, work-life balance, job satisfaction, advancement opportunities, management, compensation and benefits.

“In a year that has brought incredible challenges for everyone both personally and in business, it is a true testament to great organizations to be named a Best Place to Work,” said BBJ’s Market President and Publisher Carolyn Jones. “We congratulate all of our honorees and look forward to learning from them on how to create and sustain outstanding workplaces.”

The Boston Business Journal is the region’s premier business media organization, one of 43 markets owned by American City Business Journals. For marketing and sponsorship opportunities, contact the Business Journal today.

About Wasabi
Wasabi provides simple, predictable and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an infinite 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 $250 million in funding to date and is a privately held company based in Boston.

Follow and connect with Wasabi on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and our blog.

Media Contact
Nick Brown
wasabi@inkhouse.com

Source: Wasabi

 

 

 

Burlington, MA – May 6, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Unitrends, a Kaseya® company and the global leader of all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity solutions, today announces its partnership with QBS Technology Group, the leading UK-headquartered distributor for enterprise software delivery platforms. The new partnership expands Unitrends distribution efforts through QBS Technology Group’s extensive partner networks and local expertise in key regions like the United Kingdom and Germany.

“From their deep knowledge of the nuances of the EMEA region to their comprehensive partner enablement capabilities, QBS Technology Group – including QBS Software and Compuwave – is the ideal partner for Unitrends as we look to expand our presence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” said Ronan Kirby, President and General Manager, EMEA at Kaseya. “Both Unitrends and QBS Technology Group share a commitment to providing the channel with best-in-class products to help drive partner success and growth, and we look forward to enabling partners across EMEA to realize increased profitability through Unitrends Unified BCDR solutions.”

“Over the past 32 years, QBS Technology Group has remained committed to providing our partners with top-tier technology, so it was a natural fit to partner with Unitrends,” said Dave Stevinson, CEO of QBS Technology Group. “From their innovative Unified BCDR solutions with cutting-edge features like AI-based ransomware detection to their best-in-class Unitrends Xtra Partner Program, Unitrends provides an incredible opportunity for QBS Technology Group’s partners to provide world-class data protection solutions to customers across the EMEA region.”

Unitrends will sell its entire product portfolio through QBS Technology Group, which includes its best-of-breed appliances, cloud backup, disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and more. Unitrends will work closely with the QBS Technology Group customer success teams to provide regional partners with comprehensive training as well as extensive technical, sales and marketing support. As part of the partnership, QBS Technology Group will also provide its regional partners with opportunities to sell the full IT Complete suite from Kaseya through the Unitrends Xtra Partner Program. The Unitrends Xtra Partner Program allows partners to sell integrated RMM, IT documentation, security and compliance solutions from Kaseya through their existing relationship with Unitrends, simplifying their stack while providing their customers with an expanded array of critical IT solutions.

For more information about Unitrends and the Unitrends Xtra Partner Program, visit www.unitrends.com. To learn more about QBS Technology Group, visit www.qbstechnology.com

About Unitrends
Unitrends, a Kaseya company, makes efficient, reliable backup and recovery simple and effortless. By combining deep expertise gained from more than 30 years of innovation on backup and recovery with today’s next generation backup appliances and cloud-based options, Unitrends provides automated and resilient data protection. Unitrends — built for the unexpected.

Learn more by visiting www.unitrends.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @Unitrends.

About QBS Technology Group
Established in 1987, QBS Technology Group provides a platform for software companies and channel partners to increase efficiency and achieve growth. With a focus on innovative software – covering the enterprise, cloud and consumer markets – QBS Technology Group combines experience, specialist skills, local presence and trusted relationships.

Named in the London Stock Exchange 1000 companies to inspire Britain. The group is headquartered in London with 8 regional offices across Europe.

Media Contacts
Katy Hoeper
PR Manager Walker Sands
katy.hoeper@walkersands.com

Kylie Banks
Kaseya
Corporate Communications Manager
kylie.banks@kaseya.com

Source: Unitrends

 

 

 

FREMONT, CA – May 6, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX)today announced the new Seagate One Touch SSD offering NVMe-competitive performance and stylish portability for technology enthusiasts and content creators alike.

One Touch SSD delivers maximum sequential read/write speeds (up to 1030MB/s)1 and up to 2TB of storage making it a high-performance external drive optimized for efficiency when managing and transporting important files.

Compatible with Windows® and Mac®, the drive offers USB compatibility out of the box (exFAT formatted). Seagate’s One Touch SSD uses USB 3.2 Gen 2 USB-C technology and is compatible with USB-C and USB 3.0 computers; both cables are included in the box. Also compatible with Android mobile devices, One Touch SSD helps free up extra space by backing up videos, photos, and files using the Seagate Mobile Touch app. Great for those on the go, the drive offers shock-resistance to a drop height of up to 2 meters.

Designed with an aluminum top cover and fabric-soft touch on the sides, the compact One Touch SSD is available in black, silver, or blue and has a sleek and contemporary look that complements modern PCs. It includes Seagate’s Toolkit desktop software with Sync Plus offering file synchronization via continuous backup and Rescue Data Recovery Services2 to help defend against data loss and retrieval costs so users can rest easier. The drive is also packaged with a one-year complimentary subscription to Mylio Create and a four-month complimentary membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan.

Available this month, Seagate One Touch SSD is offered for MSRPs of $94.99 (500GB), $169.99 (1TB) and $309.99 (2TB).

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

1 – Actual performance may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as chosen interface and drive capacity.

2 – Not available in all countries.

©2021 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate Technology, and the Spiral logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Seagate One Touch SSD is either a trademark or registered trademark of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB equals one trillion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions, and thus will not be available for data storage. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as chosen interface and disk capacity. Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications.

Seagate Media Contact
Roxanne Hesh, Consumer PR, Americas
Roxanne.Hesh@seagate.com
(415) 233-0757

Source: Seagate

 

 

 

Andrew Sinclair will Lead Development of Customer-focused Products and Services

GLASGOW, Scotland – May 06, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Cloud computing company iomart Group plc has appointed Andrew Sinclair as Head of Product to spearhead the development of new products and services.

Andrew Sinclair
Photo: Andrew Sinclair

For the past two years, Andrew has been leading an internal transformation programme for iomart. He will now oversee the strategic development of new products and services to help customers design their digital workplace and implement cloud transformation projects.

Reece Donovan, CEO, said: “We are focused on creating and delivering the right services and expertise to help our customers adapt to the challenges they face. With his deep understanding of the computing and cloud landscape, and his customer first approach, I am very pleased to have Andy overseeing the development and maintenance of a set of innovative products and services as we continue to move our business forward.”

With more than 10 years of experience working in cloud computing and leading engineering teams, Andrew Sinclair will work closely with customers and iomart’s strategic commercial partners to ensure the company can support the changing needs of the market.

Andrew said: “It’s an incredibly exciting time to be at iomart. With our technical expertise, global IP network and extensive datacentre footprint, I’m looking forward to working with our talented teams and our partners to develop the products and relationships that will be the foundation of our future growth.”

This additional appointment follows the recent promotion of Neil Christie to Chief Operating Officer and the external hire of Sharon Mars Leach as Chief Marketing Officer.

Headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, iomart provides managed cloud and security services to businesses and organisations of all sizes from data centres it owns and operates across the UK. From colocation to all types of cloud, security, connectivity and digital workplace consultancy, iomart helps its customers overcome complex IT challenges so they can focus on what’s most important to them.

Find out more at iomart.com

About iomart Group PLC
For over 20 years iomart Group plc (AIM: IOM) has been helping growing organisations to maximise the flexibility, cost effectiveness and scalability of the cloud. From data centres we own and operate in the U.K., and from connected facilities across the globe, we can provide multiple secure infrastructure solutions from branch office backups, to hyper cloud migrations, and everything in between, delivered typically with a 24/7 managed service. Our team of over 400 dedicated staff work with our customers at the strategy stage through to delivery and ongoing management, to implement the secure cloud solutions that deliver to their business requirements. Learn more at www.iomart.com

Follow iomart on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/iomart

Connect on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/iomart/

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iomart Contact:
Jane Robertson
Content and Communications manager
iomart Group Plc
jane.robertson@iomart.com
Mob. +44-7827-948993

Source: iomart

 

 

 

Code42 to host conversations with security industry leaders on solving the Insider Risk problem

Minneapolis, MN — May 5, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Beginning on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Code42 will host a series of conversations with security and technology community leaders on the topic of Insider Risk. Industry awareness of Insider Risk as an urgent data security problem over the past year has escalated, catalyzed by the forced adoption of work from home and hybrid work policies. As with any emerging security category – questions arise. The Insider Risk Community Discussion Series is here to answer.

WHAT: The Insider Risk Community Series
These community-oriented conversations will help define the scope and impact of Insider Risk while also looking at Insider Risk in the context of today’s security ecosystem. The series will illustrate how organizations can address Insider Risk as well as provide direct engagement and face time with the broader security community.

Topics covered will range from definitions of technical terms to how an organization can tie together departmental leaders cross-functionally, specifically stressing integration opportunities and collaboration across security technologies.

WHERE: Live webcasts will be simulcast to the Code42 Live Events site as well as YouTube and LinkedIn. On-demand recordings will be available on code42.com/live the same day as the live events.

Attend the Insider Risk Community Discussion Series for the upcoming session:

  • “How do you improve your Insider Risk Management posture?”
    May 11, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. Central
    Speakers: Greg Martin, General Manager of Security at Sumo Logic and Mark Wojtasiak, Vice President, Insider Risk Security Product Research & Strategy at Code42
    Access: Code42 Live Events, YouTube or LinkedIn

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

More than 50,000 organizations worldwide, including the most recognized brands in business and education, rely on Code42 to safeguard their ideas. Founded in 2001, the company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and backed by Accel Partners, JMI Equity and Split Rock Partners. Code42 was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of America’s best workplaces in 2020. For more information, visit code42.com

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

Company Contact:
Kristin McKenzie
Public Relations Principal, Code42
kristin.mckenzie@code42.com
844-333-4242

Source: Code42

 

 

 

Rise in Unstructured Data ‘Exacerbates’ Storage Challenges, Increases Importance of Data Mobility

New York, NY – May 06, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Datadobi, a global leader in unstructured data migration software, today released a new report by 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, which reveals the major impact that data growth is having on storage management, highlighting the rise in retention of unstructured data exacerbating the storage challenges faced by organizations. The report, which was commissioned from 451 Research features data from 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise: Storage, Data Management & Disaster Recovery 2021 survey, underscores the need for businesses to plan for the disposition of ageing data, implement migration and protection plans, and understand storage-consumption costs if they are to effectively manage data, whether on-premises and in the cloud.

The report identifies data growth as the number one storage management challenge in most organizations, ahead of a range of issues such as disaster recovery requirements, cost, and migration. In addition, respondents said they expect their data management to grow by 26% over the next 12 months.

The growth in unstructured data is also complicating the approach organizations need to take to disaster recovery and data protection. As the report points out, this is “forcing them to look beyond traditional on-premises storage infrastructure to leverage public cloud storage or managed services to help reduce the burden on the IT staff. Hybrid IT.” This means that organizations will need to manage growing levels of unstructured data, both on-premises and in the cloud. As a result, companies will require cross-platform data migration (data mobility), protection, and management that are rooted in clear and identifiable ownership. (Business Impact Brief by 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence)

To address these challenges, the report says: “Organizations should seek out tools and platforms that allow them to leverage a wide array of vendor and cloud offerings to preserve choice while also preserving the ability to negotiate lower prices and superior service levels from their vendors. The ability to provide deeper insight into how data is being used is invaluable given the price disparity between high performance storage tiers and low-cost archive tiers.”

Commenting on the report, Michael Jack, Datadobi CRO, said: “Data growth continues to be a top challenge in most organizations. As cloud adoption continues, efficient data mobility takes on new importance and must be automated as much as possible. Retention policies, data protection policies, and data disposition policies need to be clearly defined through partnerships between business data owners and the infrastructure owners who provide storage services to the business.”

Jack continued: “By delivering enterprise-class NAS migration software to migrate and protect data anywhere, Datadobi helps customers around the world address these challenges and remain in control of their storage management strategy.”

To download a full copy of the report please visit: https://info.datadobi.com/451-report

About Datadobi: www.datadobi.com

Contact:
Nicole Gorman
Mobile: 508-397-0131
Email: ngorman@touchdownpr.com
Skype: gormancomm

Source: Datadobi

 

 

 

NEW YORK, NY – May 6, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — CTERA, the edge-to-cloud file services leader, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Cloud Storage & Backup Solution category in the 19th Annual American Business Awards®. The award recognizes CTERA’s breakthrough global file system technology that enables users to enjoy HQ-grade data access experiences from any edge location or device.

Organizations are struggling to close IT gaps as they shift from the traditional workplace to the post-pandemic hybrid environment. Corporate NAS and file servers were not meant to be accessed over home networks, and security and performance issues have hindered enterprises as they seek to extend corporate data to the edge.

By unifying local file services with multi-cloud object storage, CTERA’s global file system technology allows enterprises to modernize every aspect of their distributed file services delivery – including remote offices, work-from-home laptops, VDI, and mobile – without compromising performance or security.

CTERA 7.0, released in October 2020, set a new bar for multi-cloud global file systems, offering the fastest, most secure, and most feature-rich platform in the industry.

“CTERA is democratizing enterprise file services,” said Liran Eshel, co- founder and CEO, CTERA. “By extending the corporate file system to the far edge of the network, we enable complete choice of infrastructure and allow IT to serve users wherever they are while reducing TCO by up to 80 percent. We’re honored that the American Business Awards recognize the value of the innovation in CTERA 7.0.”

More than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. The judges’ comments about CTERA are noteworthy:

  • “I was impressed by CTERA in how they leverage advanced technology to accelerate deployment of cloud services and eliminate the costs associated with file servers, backup servers and tape drives.”
  • “CTERA 7.0 delivers the fastest, most secure, and complete global file system in the industry.”
  • “Having a globally distributed file system is a huge benefit for employee productivity in any company.”

The Gold Stevie Award continues CTERA’s remarkable run of industry recognition in 2021. In March CTERA won Storage Innovation of the Year in the Data Breakthrough Awards, again for innovations in CTERA 7.0. The company also was named Best in Global File Services in Storage Newsletter’s Best Storage Products of 2021 and earned a placement in CRN’s 2021 Partner Program Guide. In April CTERA was recognized as a TOP 5 solution for enterprise NAS consolidation by DCIG.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be virtually presented to winners during a live event on Wednesday, June 30.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2021 Stevie winners are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA

About CTERA
CTERA is the edge-to-cloud file services leader, powering more than 50,000 connected sites and millions of corporate users. CTERA offers the industry’s most feature-rich global file system, enabling enterprises to centralize file access from any edge location or device without compromising performance or security. The CTERA Enterprise File Services Platform makes it easy for organizations to consolidate legacy NAS, backup and disaster recovery systems, and collaboration platforms while reducing costs by up to 80 percent versus legacy solutions. CTERA is trusted by the world’s largest companies, including leading industrial, media, and healthcare organizations, as well as the U.S. Department of Defense and other government organizations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ctera.com

Follow CTERA on Social Channels:

CTERA Blog:

  • https://ctera.com/company/blog/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/CTERA
  • LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/ctera-networks/
  • Facebook: https://facebook.com/CTERA/

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The Stevies also produce the annual Women|Future Conference. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com

Sponsors of The 2021 American Business Awards include John Hancock Financial Services, Melissa Sones Consulting, and SoftPro.

Media Contact
Joanne Hogue
Smart Connections PR for CTERA
410-658-8246
joanne@smartconnectionspr.com

Source: CTERA

 

 

 

Virtual Conference Will Highlight Key Findings from the Report, Best Practices and Evolving Uses of Active Archives

BOULDER, Colo. – May 05, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — The Active Archive Alliance today announced the availability of a new report: “Saved by the Data: Active Archive Leads the Way in a Mid-Pandemic World,” which highlights the ways active archiving facilitates data management and helps organizations save money, efficiently access data wherever it resides, and build stronger security. The Alliance also announced its free virtual conference, which will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. MT. Any IT professional, data storage manager, technology or channel partner or value-added reseller is encouraged to register here for the event — https://bit.ly/3b3sdkQ

“The pandemic brought many changes and challenges to operations worldwide, and in 2021, organizations are focused on how best to use data to thrive in a changed world and amidst market uncertainty,” said Betsy Doughty, vice president of corporate marketing, Spectra Logic, and co-chairperson of the Active Archive Alliance. “Our 2021 report and upcoming virtual conference will highlight active archiving for a changing business world and evolving use cases, including AI analytics, cybersecurity, healthcare and active archiving in the cloud.”

Active archives leverage an intelligent data management layer that enables online access to data throughout its lifecycle and is compatible with flash, disk, tape, optical, or cloud (public or private), file, block or object storage systems. Active archive solutions support a wide variety of vertical markets and applications, including media and entertainment, healthcare, telecommunications, utilities, financial, security, life sciences, compliance, the IoT, AI and ML, and surveillance.

Executives of the 17 organizations that comprise the Active Archive Alliance will lead a number of panels, sharing their expertise and best practices. Panel topics will include:

  • Why Active Archive?
    Understand what an active archive is, how it is different than backup, and the major data management benefits your organization can realize with an active archive.
  • Understanding Your Data Requirements and Workflow.
    The first step is understanding what data and applications you have and determining your access, growth, and compliance requirements. This helps you plan the workflow at launch and into the future.
  • How to Implement an Active Archive.
    Once you know your data and requirements, selecting the right software and hardware components is key to building out your active archive. This panel will review the considerations and how to optimize for your business needs.

The Active Archive Alliance’s virtual conference provides IT professionals, data managers, partners and industry experts an opportunity to interact, engage and learn more about how to take advantage of the significant benefits offered by active archives.

To attend the Active Archive Alliance Virtual Conference, REGISTER here — https://spectralogic.zoom.us/webinar/register/5316164328610/WN_-R9hy-5ETkeigd2lEj3OeQ

To download the full 2021 State of the Industry report, visit: Saved by the Data: Active Archive Leads the Way in a Mid-Pandemic World — https://activearchive.com/state-of-active-archive-2021/

For more information on joining the Active Archive Alliance, visit the Sponsorship page — https://activearchive.com/sponsorship/

Active Archive Alliance Members and Sponsors include:

Fujifilm

Spectra Logic

MediQuant

Atempo

Harmony Healthcare IT

IBM

IMT Software

Iron Mountain

Object Matrix

PoINT Software & Systems

QStar Technologies

Quantum

StorMagic

StrongBox Data Solutions

SullivanStrickler

Western Digital

XenData

Supporting Resources:

  • More on Active Archive Alliance — https://activearchive.com/
  • View our Case Studies — https://activearchive.com/case-studies/
  • Read our Blog — https://activearchive.com/blog/

Follow on:

  • Twitter — https://twitter.com/activearchive
  • LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/company/active-archive-alliance/
  • Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/activearchivealliance/

About Active Archive Alliance
The Active Archive Alliance serves as a vendor-neutral, trusted source for providing end-users with technical expertise and guidance to design and implement modern active archive strategies that solve data growth challenges through intelligent data management. Active archives enable reliable, online and cost-effective access to data throughout its life and are compatible with flash, disk, tape, or cloud as well as file, block or object storage systems. They help move data to the appropriate storage tiers to minimize cost while maintaining ease of user accessibility.

ACTIVE ARCHIVE is the trademark of the Active Archive Alliance. Third party trademarks used herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners used with permission. ©2021 Active Archive Alliance. All rights reserved.

Media Contacts
Meredith Bagnulo
IGNITE Consulting
303-513-7494
Meredith.bagnulo@activearchive.com

Linda Dellett
IGNITE Consulting
303-439-9398
Linda@igniteconsultinginc.com

Source: Active Archive Alliance

 

 

 

CAMPBELL, CA – May 5, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Komprise, the leader in analytics-driven data management-as-a-service, today announced two new executives joining the company’s EMEA division based in the UK.

Martin Gibbons joins as Channel Director, EMEA, and is responsible for leading channel strategy across the region. Gibbons has over 25 years’ experience working in the channel, recently serving as EMEA Channel Director at Cohesity and prior to that, at CommVault.

Ben Conneely joined Komprise in January 2021 as Regional Sales Director for the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe and was promoted to VP of EMEA in April. Conneely brings more than 20 years in senior-level sale roles in the data management industry, including at HPE and EMC.

As enterprises in EMEA hasten their journeys to the cloud while also managing explosive unstructured data growth, IT leaders are seeking ways to reduce spend and be more strategic with data. Komprise is showing traction in the region as organizations can see 70-80% savings in data storage by using Komprise to put the right data in the right place at the right time with intelligent cloud data migrations, cloud data tiering and archiving. Komprise is growing its EMEA presence and in November 2020, Fortune 500 technology reseller/distributor Tech Data signed on to add Komprise to its portfolio of solutions for the pan-European market.

“When you are a smaller, focused technology vendor so much relies upon a strong team pulling in the same direction and I felt that through every level of Komprise management, right to the top,” says Gibbons. “Komprise is a fantastic opportunity for our partners to change the game of data management. The old practice of throwing more storage at the problem is no longer a viable financial option. Customers are eager to take an analytics-first approach to data storage and leverage new technology and cloud models to be more productive, efficient, and cost effective.”

Conneely has observed similar trends in the marketplace in recent years: “It’s clear that organizations are looking to get meaningful insight from their data, reduce their data center footprint, stop the continual three-year purchase of yet more disk capacity and accelerate their adoption of public cloud. Komprise provides a cost effective, simple solution to an expensive and complicated problem: how do I know what data can move to the cloud and how do I get it there without disrupting operations?”

About Komprise
Komprise is the industry’s only 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. www.komprise.com

Contact:
Jessica Luhrman
888-995-0290
komprisepr@watersagency.com

Source: Komprise

 

 

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 4, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — RemotePC, a remote access service from IDrive Online Backup, has included ZipDrive as a free add-on, enabling users to create their own personal cloud that lets them remotely access, stream, edit, play, and share files from wherever they are.

With ZipDrive installed, users can easily set up a personal cloud with data residing only on their computers, without having to move data to a third-party service. These files can be accessed remotely from anywhere, appearing as is with the entire file-folder structure entirely intact.

ZipDrive is the ideal solution for anybody who has a need for a remote file access or file sharing service, whether they are home users, professionals, or even small businesses. For telecommuters, it’s a convenient add-on to RemotePC, allowing them to quickly access any file while on the go.

More features of ZipDrive include:

  • Easy setup – just install and run the ZipDrive application to turn any computer into a personal private cloud
  • Controlled access – users can enable their entire computer or select certain drives/folders for remote access
  • Access via web – access all documents, music, photos and videos from any web browser
  • Access via mobile device – connect to any online computer from your phone and browse files
  • Works on multiple platforms – works on PC, Mac, and Linux machines, as well as Android, iOS mobile phones
  • Stream music/videos – play music or video files directly from your computer from anywhere
  • Share files/folders with anybody via a secure share link

All remote access sessions are secured with TLS v 1.2 to protect data in transit.

ZipDrive is included with all RemotePC remote access plans as a free add-on. Data transferred while accessing your computer via ZipDrive is limited to 5 GB per month for cloud transfer and unlimited LAN transfers.

About IDrive
IDrive Inc. is a privately held company specializing in cloud storage, online backup, file sharing, remote access, compliance and related technologies. Core services include IDrive®,RemotePC™ and IBackup. The company’s services help over 4 million customers back up over 200 Petabytes of data.

For more information, contact:
Matthew Harvey
818-251-4200 x127
matthew.harvey@idrive.com
www.idrive.com

Source: IDrive

 

 

 

Solution Enables Fast, Easy Recovery of Immutable Data Backup in Event of Ransomware Attack, Without Having to Pay Ransom

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 5, 2021 — /BackupReview.info/ — Cloudian® today announced that its S3 Object Lock solution has been named Best Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Solution in the 2021 SC Awards. Now in its 25th year, the SC Awards are recognized throughout the security industry as the gold standard of excellence in cybersecurity. Winners are chosen by a distinguished group of leading IT security professionals, and this year’s SC Awards were the most competitive yet, with a record 579 entries.

Cloudian’s object storage-based Object Lock solution protects against the ever-increasing ransomware threat by enabling organizations to create immutable data backups that are then invulnerable to hacker encryption or deletion. This immutability ensures availability of an unencrypted copy for reliable recovery in the event of a ransomware attack, eliminating the need to pay ransom.

Unlike offline tape storage, which requires manual management and can entail significant recovery time, Object Lock can be fully automated using on-premises disk-based storage for a trouble-free, lights-out operation. In addition, Cloudian’s Object Lock solution locks down privileged (root) access to the systems that host the data so that no one can compromise the immutability.

“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently declared ransomware ‘a national security threat,’ highlighting the peril it poses to organizations of all kinds,” said Jon Toor, chief marketing officer at Cloudian. “Cyberattacks can penetrate even the most robust defenses, so it’s critical that organizations have a copy of their data that can’t be encrypted by ransomware. Object Lock-enabled data immutability provides this protection, and we welcome the opportunity that the SC Media Award has given us to raise awareness of this powerful solution.”

To learn more about Cloudian’s Object Lock solution, visit http://bit.ly/ObjectLock

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 60% or more 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 www.cloudian.com

U.S. Media Contact
Jordan Tewell
10Fold Communications
cloudian@10fold.com
415-666-6066

EMEA Media Contact
Jacob Greenwood
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
cloudian@rlyl.com
+44 (0) 20 7403 8878

Source: Cloudian

 

 

 

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