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

SAN JOSE, CA – May 10, 2021 — / — 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

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 for more and follow Panzura on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

For Panzura
Michelle Andersen
Sparks Public Relations

Source: Panzura




DENVER, CO – May 10, 2021 — / — 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

To learn more about Axcient’s BCDR and Direct-to-Cloud, please visit

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

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.

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

Media Contact:
Amanda Lee
ARL Strategic Communications for Axcient

Source: Axcient




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

NORWALK, Conn. – May 10, 2021 — / — 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

Source: Datto, Inc.




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

BELLEVUE, WA – May 10, 2021 — / — 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

Bala Vishwanath
Chief Marketing Officer, CoreStack

Source: CoreStack




BOSTON, MA – May 10, 2021 — / — 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

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.

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

The Channel Company Contact:
Jennifer Hogan
The Channel Company

Source: Zerto, Inc.




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

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


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:

Press Contacts
Sean Hand / Christian Stevens
Spreckley Partners Ltd
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 — / — 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, 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.” 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 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, 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, 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

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 To learn more about how Box powers nonprofits to fulfill their missions, visit

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, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, Dolby Cinema,, 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
Dani Robin

Cairon Armstrong

Trak Lord

Source: Box, Inc.




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

BOSTON, MA – May 06, 2021 — / — 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

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

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 — / — 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:

Conference Call:
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  • 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 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.

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Brad Wolfe
Chief Financial Officer FalconStor Software Inc.

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

BOSTON, MA – May 5, 2021 — / — 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.

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Burlington, MA – May 6, 2021 — / — 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 To learn more about QBS Technology Group, visit

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 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

Kylie Banks
Corporate Communications Manager

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FREMONT, CA – May 6, 2021 — / — 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 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
(415) 233-0757

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

GLASGOW, Scotland – May 06, 2021 — / — 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
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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

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

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

Minneapolis, MN — May 5, 2021 — / — 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 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

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

Company Contact:
Kristin McKenzie
Public Relations Principal, Code42

Source: Code42




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

New York, NY – May 06, 2021 — / — 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:

About Datadobi:

Nicole Gorman
Mobile: 508-397-0131
Skype: gormancomm

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NEW YORK, NY – May 6, 2021 — / — 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

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

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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

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

Source: CTERA




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

BOULDER, Colo. – May 05, 2021 — / — 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 —

“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 —

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 —

For more information on joining the Active Archive Alliance, visit the Sponsorship page —

Active Archive Alliance Members and Sponsors include:


Spectra Logic



Harmony Healthcare IT


IMT Software

Iron Mountain

Object Matrix

PoINT Software & Systems

QStar Technologies



StrongBox Data Solutions


Western Digital


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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

Linda Dellett
IGNITE Consulting

Source: Active Archive Alliance




CAMPBELL, CA – May 5, 2021 — / — 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.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – May 4, 2021 — / — 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:
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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 — / — 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

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

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Partners gain more security features, efficiency, and greater ease of use

DENVER, CO – May 04, 2021 — / — Axcient, a leader in business availability software for Managed Service Providers (MSPs), announced key enhancements to its x360Recover Direct-to-Cloud solution, which offers best-in-class business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) without the need for local appliances. New features include faster and more efficient pre-configured disaster recovery runbooks, increased security through Single Sign On (SSO) and Multi Factor Authentication (MFA), and instant virtual export to speed bare metal restores.

“At Axcient, partners come first, and we listen to their needs to continuously improve our technology,” said Ben Nowacky, Senior Vice President of Product at Axcient. “Innovation provides fuel for channel partners’ success, and through this new release, we provide more ease of use, efficiency, and security around how our partners protect their clients’ data.”

Research shows 95% of small and medium-sized businesses consider themselves to be at greater risk for ransomware. Direct-to-Cloud and the new enhancements simplify the process of backing up and protecting an MSP’s clients’ data.

“BCDR solutions can be costly, difficult to manage, and can take too long to backup or recover,” said Phillip Long, CEO of Business Information Solutions. “Axcient listened to the challenges we’ve had and created a comprehensive BCDR solution with Direct-to-Cloud that allows me to consolidate on one easy-to-use product, save on labor costs, and eliminate the expense of local appliances. With local cache, I expect to get even more value with rapid local recovery—essentially insurance for our insurance.”

Axcient is offering partners an opportunity to beta its local cache technology. Local cache provides a fast, affordable, and reliable way to recover data locally with commodity storage to speed up recovery operations without an expensive appliance.

Nowacky continued: “Axcient’s local cache technology was developed to make it easier for partners to backup and protect data from anywhere, on any device. With local cache, partners can forget the hassle of downtime and rely on the technology to recover data quickly.”

The combination of local cache and Axcient’s x360Recover Direct-to-Cloud ensures reliable recovery, simple pricing, no overages or surprise bills, and RTO speed.

The top three benefits of local cache with Direct-to-Cloud include:

  • More efficient management done from the cloud
  • Accelerated file and bare metal restores (BMR) from the local cache
  • Automated cache encryption

To sign up for the local cache beta trial, please reach out to your sales representative. To learn about Axcient, or to sign up for a free trial, please visit

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 for MSPs. Trusted by MSPs worldwide, Axcient protects businesses data and continuity in the event of security breaches, human error, and natural disasters. For more information, visit

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The latest version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication delivers expanded functionality for Microsoft 365, VMware Cloud Director, HPE 3PAR devices and MSPs

Sparks, NV – May 4, 2021 — / — NAKIVO has released v10.3 of NAKIVO Backup & Replication. The latest release expands the backup scope for Microsoft 365 and VMware vSphere environments. The new features are designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of NAKIVO’s 18,000+ customer base and the company’s MSP partners.

Backup for Microsoft 365 Contacts and Calendars
Businesses that implement Microsoft 365 to plan out their daily workflows and communication can now successfully recover Exchange Online calendar and contact items with NAKIVO Backup & Replication. In cases of accidental data deletions, ransomware attacks or other types of data loss, Microsoft 365 contacts and calendars can be recovered to the original or a different mailbox. Thus, teams can continue to communicate and collaborate with minimum interruption to work processes.

VMware Cloud Director Backup
Large enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs) use VMware Cloud Director to manage VMs and need a data protection solution to protect business data. Version 10.3 adds backup and recovery functionality for VMware Cloud Director Backup to ensure that Cloud Director objects, such as vApps, individual VMs and vApp metadata are protected and easily recoverable.

Backup from Storage Snapshots
Backups can put a strain on the production environment. In v10.3, NAKIVO Backup & Replication addresses this issue for the organizations that have their VMware VM disks residing on HPE 3PAR storage. Now organizations can back up their systems from storage snapshots to reduce the impact of data protection activities on the production environment.

Direct Connect for MSPs
Managed service providers (MSPs) require an easy secure way to connect to the remote resources of their clients. Now MSPs can use the Direct Connect feature in NAKIVO Backup & Replication to connect to their clients’ environments via a secure single port without establishing a VPN connection.

Feature Availability
The 15-day Free Trial comes with full access to all NAKIVO Backup & Replication features, including Backup for Microsoft 365, VMware Cloud Director Backup, Backup from Storage Snapshots and Direct Connect for MSPs.

“At NAKIVO, we emphasize simplicity and reliability of data protection when developing new features for our customers. Our goal is to enable comprehensive backup strategies and streamline data protection activities,” says Bruce Talley, CEO of NAKIVO Inc.

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“With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, we saved 60% of our time spent on monitoring and maintaining the heterogeneous set of different backup applications. We are using the saved time to create more sophisticated backup and recovery strategies and have time to actually test VM recovery on a regular basis. NAKIVO Backup & Replication brought confidence in our backups to a new level,” says Fabian Schmitz, IT Manager at Genius.


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NAKIVO is a US-based corporation dedicated to delivering the ultimate backup and site recovery solution. With 21 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth, 5-star online community reviews, 98% customer satisfaction with support, and more than 18,000 paid customers worldwide, NAKIVO provides an unprecedented level of protection for virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments. As one of the fastest-growing data protection software vendors in the industry, NAKIVO provides a data protection solution for major companies such as Coca-Cola, Honda, Siemens and SpaceX, in addition to working with over 6,000 channel partners in 140 countries worldwide.

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PX-Backup 2.0 protects entire Kubernetes applications, delivering new enterprise-grade features, enhanced security, and expanded ecosystem support

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – May 4, 2021 — / — Today Portworx® by Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), the most complete Kubernetes Data Services Platform, announced PX-Backup 2.0, the new release of its market-leading application and data protection platform for modern applications. Enhanced features enable enterprises to increase security with role-based access controls, improve data protection intelligence with a new Activity Timeline Dashboard and search to manage the backup process, and protect Kubernetes applications running on more ecosystem platforms.

Built to address the unique nature of Kubernetes, PX-Backup 2.0 by Portworx provides IT teams at enterprise-scale organizations with the secure, self-service experience necessary to efficiently and successfully protect modern applications.

New features and capabilities include:

  • Secure Self-Service with Role Based Access Control (RBAC): PX-Backup 2.0 provides granular role-based access controls that integrate with corporate authentication systems like LDAP and Active Directory to enable a secure, self-service experience. Customers can now map users and user groups to specific roles, while administrators can control the permissions and level of user access in PX-Backup.
  • Improved Data Protection Intelligence with Backup Activity Timeline Dashboard: A self-service dashboard providing daily and monthly graphical views of backup activities and statuses. Users can now obtain an at-a-glance view of all backup jobs in progress, and can easily filter and view the jobs on an hourly or daily basis.
  • Better Usability with Application Grouping: Improved usability by making the Kubernetes application, as opposed to a pod, or object, a primary filter to setup and manage backups. As a result, users can optimize views for applications instead of individual resources and can scale the user interface for hundreds of namespaces and thousands of resources.
  • Extended Ecosystem Support: Broad backup and recovery support for ecosystem Kubernetes offerings, including VMware Tanzu and Microsoft Azure by leveraging native CSI integration. Now PX-Backup can protect applications running on these platforms, even if a customer is not using PX-Store.
  • Availability in Cloud Marketplaces: PX-Backup can be purchased from the AWS Marketplace and IBM Cloud Catalog with unified billing.

Data protection is increasingly critical, yet many organizations struggle, particularly in complex, distributed Kubernetes environments where traditional, server-based data protection methods can’t scale effectively. In fact, approximately 75 percent of IT professionals wrongly believe that container-based applications can be backed up in the same way as individual applications, according to Enterprise Strategy Group1. As a result, enterprises are at risk of significant process delays, unplanned downtime, and possible data loss in the event of common operational failures.

“Protecting Kubernetes applications in highly dynamic environments requires a completely different approach – one that has container granularity, is Kubernetes-aware and multi-cloud. With PX-Backup 2.0, enterprises can protect their mission critical Kubernetes applications with a secure, self-service experience designed specifically for these modern complex environments.” — Murli Thirumale, VP and GM, Cloud Native Business Unit, Pure Storage.

PX-Backup 2.0 and PX-Backup in AWS Marketplace will be available by the end of May 2021. To learn more, visit:

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

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

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Workshop will cover sales and marketing best practices with actionable takeaways to help MSPs grow revenue in 2021

NORWALK, Conn. – May 5, 2021 — / — Datto Holding Corp. (“Datto”) (NYSE:MSP), the leading global provider of cloud-based software and security solutions purpose-built for delivery by managed service providers (MSPs), today announced it will be hosting its first ever virtual MSP Marketing & Sales Day on May 20th.

Historically, MSPs have struggled with sales and marketing efforts, often citing the lack of in-house resources and technical backgrounds as reasons. Last year, on top of the pandemic, Datto’s Global State of the MSP Report revealed that “Sales & Marketing” is still one of the main issues keeping MSPs up at night. In response, Datto developed a simple framework to tackle these areas and packaged that knowledge into an event tailored for MSPs.

Datto’s MSP Marketing & Sales Day is an interactive and educational event focused on the resources, tools, and best practices needed for MSPs to grow (and preserve) revenue in 2021. Tailored in a similar fashion to Datto’s quarterly MSP Technology Day Series, MSP Marketing & Sales Day will include a virtual trade show with interactive booths where MSPs can learn about valuable tools from integrated third-party vendors and engage with Datto experts. MSPs will leave the event with actionable resources to help build and scale sales and marketing successes.

“We often hear from partners that sales and marketing are a real challenge. They know their businesses, but don’t always know how to find new clients, and position themselves to make the most of those opportunities,” said Matt Richards, Chief Marketing Officer at Datto. “Our commitment to our partners and to the channel has always been to provide the best support for the entire MSP ecosystem, and it’s with that in mind we created MSP Marketing & Sales Day. Our goal is to help MSPs evolve their marketing and sales efforts within a simple framework so they walk away feeling confident they have what they need to tackle organic growth challenges, especially as marketing trends evolved this past year.”

During this event, MSPs will learn directly from industry peers as well as Datto’s Go-To-Market subject matter experts on topics that include:

  • Prospecting and lead generation strategies and techniques
  • Defining the sales and relationship management process
  • Positioning yourself as a trusted advisor to clients and prospects
  • Providing value after the sale

Please visit MSP Marketing & Sales Day to learn more about the event and to register to attend.

Event Details:
Date: May 20, 2021
Session 1: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Session 2: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

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. Learn more at

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LOS ANGELES, CA – May 04, 2021 — / — Integrated Media Technologies, Inc., an expert in solution design and data management, and its software division, SoDA, today announced support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Media & Entertainment initiative to simplify hybrid media cloud workflows and archive.

“IMT’s expertise in M&E technology and MAM solutions, combined with AWS and SoDA data management software, enable customers to create cost-efficient hybrid cloud workflows and archive throughout the media supply chain,” Jason Kranitz, President, Systems Integration, IMT.

AWS customers can use SoDA to intelligently move content to relevant cloud storage tiers. With its integration into industry leading MAMs, SoDA’s data management provides a deep integration to all six storage classes of Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Instead of relying on auto-tiering policies for movement within Amazon S3 classes, SoDA can write directly to any tier, including Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive. With SoDA’s rules engine customers can automate the backup and archive of content from various storage pools to the cloud. SoDA is also included in the reference architecture in Media2Cloud and Media Intelligence and enables rich AWS media pipelines.

AWS for Media & Entertainment is an initiative featuring new and existing services and solutions from AWS and AWS Partners, built specifically for content creators, rights holders, producers, broadcasters and distributors. AWS has added the recently announced Amazon Nimble Studio, a service that enables customers to set up creative studios in hours instead of weeks, to its AWS Media & Entertainment initiative, which consists of a portfolio of purpose-built media and entertainment industry services including AWS Elemental MediaPackage, AWS Elemental MediaConnect, AWS Elemental MediaLive, AWS Elemental MediaConvert and Amazon Interactive Video Service (IVS).

AWS for Media & Entertainment simplifies the process of building, deploying, and reinventing mission-critical industry workloads by aligning AWS and AWS Partner capabilities against five solution areas: content production, media supply chain & archive, broadcast, direct-to-consumer & streaming and data science & analytics.

SoDA data management software enables intelligent data movement for M&E customers using AWS by bridging on-premises and cloud storage pools while providing valuable insight into cost and time metrics associated with storage ingest and egress. SoDA presents “dry-run” metrics before data is moved to better manage expectations. Cloud storage metrics are also aggregated into various dashboards within SoDA to correlate project costs.

M&E content owners require solutions which automate increasingly complex media workflows. The Los Angeles Chargers needed a solution to preserve their 60-year legacy archive. Once the content was digitized it needed to be ingested with metadata into the Media Asset Management (MAM) system. With such a vast archive of unlogged content, the Chargers leveraged cloud-based AI/ML services to automate metadata extraction around speech-to-text, facial recognition, logo detection, and optical character recognition. Through a series of automated workflows, the Chargers ensured their archive was not only protected, but significantly more searchable and usable. SoDA’s API integration into the MAM was leveraged to broker data transfer to and from the cloud for media intelligent processing as well as long-term archival storage in Amazon S3 Glacier. Visit the AWS blog to learn more.

SoDA is a cloud-native agnostic data mover that can orchestrate data movement throughout any complex media pipeline. With a rich API, SoDA is integrated into industry leading MAM platforms making self-service archive and restore jobs an easy task. With its unique cost and time estimations, SoDA manages the expectations of end-users, and executives alike. SoDA’s dynamic reporting engine illuminates the cost of projects by correlating relevant metadata tags and eliminating the guesswork and uncertainty of Opex cloud storage costs.

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About SoDA
IMT’s software division, including SoDA, develops and delivers a broad range of software solutions designed to solve critical customer problems to make technical organizations more accountable and efficient. The SoDA data management software provides the valuable insight needed to allow users to make smart storage decisions and control budget. Designed to work with all types of storage, on-prem, hybrid, and cloud, SoDA automatically monitors and tracks every job, generating reports on demand for departmental chargebacks and client billing. Flexible API integration with 3rd party applications brings clarity to any workflow. SoDA provides unlimited data movement with a flat and fair pricing model.

Integrated Media Technologies (IMT), the IMT logo and SoDA are registered trademarks or trademarks of Integrated Media Technologies, Inc. All other marks and names herein may be trademarks of other companies. Copyright © 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Brandi Morini
IMT Director of Marketing

Source: Integrated Media Technologies, Inc.




Data protection company awarded honors for Achievement in Management and Customer Service Executive of the Year

Reston, Virginia – May 5, 2021 — / — Infrascale today announced it is being presented with a Bronze Stevie® Award for Achievement in Management and a Silver Stevie® Award in the Customer Service Executive of the Year categories in the 19th Annual American Business Awards.

The American Business Awards is the premier business awards program in the US. All organizations operating in the US are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, and large and small.

More than 3,800 nominations – a record number – from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry – were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Virtual Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others.

Over 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The American Business Awards are among the industry’s most prestigious, and winning this recognition is a significant accomplishment,” said Russell P. Reeder, CEO of Infrascale. “Infrascale has taken an all-hands-on-deck approach to not only get through the pandemic but to grow through it. Being recognized for these awards is proof that the hard work of each employee is paying off.”

Implementing a new management team is a tough feat, and doing so in the midst of a global pandemic is nearly impossible. Infrascale won a Bronze Stevie Award in the Achievement in Management category for doing just that. The new management team knew that Infrascale’s most important asset is the employees, so they worked with employees to redefine the company’s purpose, vision, mission, and core values. Judges commended Infrascale on the ability to systematically focus on multiple initiatives such as customers, product improvements, finance, tech support, and operations, illustrating that Infrasale is ensuring that there are no stones left unturned.

Additionally, Lindsay Haun, SVP of Global Customer Success, was awarded a Silver Stevie Award in the Customer Service Executive of the Year category. Over the last year, Haun has helped modernize the Infrascale technical support team by rebuilding the process from the ground up. Over the course of six months, Infrascale’s technical support team improved tickets closed within the first 24 hours by 36% and first response by 22%. Judges recognized Haun’s ability to analyze and understand the issue at hand, as well as her commitment to excellence by starting from scratch rather than finding a “quick fix” like increased headcount.

“The American economy continues to show its resilience, and as we’re poised on the beginning of what should be a phenomenal period of growth, we celebrate the remarkable achievements of a wide range of organizations and people over the past 18 months,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “This year’s Stevie-winning nominations in The American Business Awards are testament to the ingenuity, the commitment, the passion, the adaptability, and the creativity of the American people. We look forward to celebrating this year’s winners during our virtual ceremony on June 30.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2021 Stevie winners are available at

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 Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. 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

About Infrascale
Founded in 2011, Infrascale provides comprehensive, cloud-based data protection by delivering industry-leading backup and disaster recovery solutions. Combining intelligent software with the power of the cloud, Infrascale removes the barriers and complexity of secure, offsite data storage and standby infrastructure for real-time disaster recovery. Trusted and recommended by leading independent industry experts, Infrascale equips its customers with the confidence to handle the unexpected by providing greater availability, better security, and less downtime when it comes to their data. Visit or follow us on Twitter at @Infrascale for more information.

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IaaS solution offers convenience and quality for managed service providers looking to migrate from on-premise hardware to white label cloud service

TULSA, Okla. – May 04, 2021 — / — A new, next-gen cloud platform is available to serve the growing trend of managed service providers (MSPs) and businesses looking for an easier way to ditch the hassle and expense of maintaining on-premise hardware in favor of the cloud.

The D3 Cloud is regionally deployed and offered through a strategic partnership between DATA3 Corporation, a premier provider of enterprise IT services; and OrionVM, a San Francisco and Australia-based technology firm that has developed a revolutionary, hyperconverged tech suite of cloud 2.0 solutions.

“We’re thrilled to partner with OrionVM to bring this solution to market in time to meet the urgent need of applications enabling the remote workforce and the rapidly-changing business environment,” said David Harrelson, COO and EVP of DATA3 Corporation. “We believe the D3 Cloud will be a game changer for a lot of businesses and IT service providers looking to gain a competitive edge and their own identity in deploying premium cloud solutions.”

In addition to providing the D3 Cloud to corporate clients, DATA3 is making this solution available to Managed Service Providers (MSPs), allowing them to differentiate their market position through a private label reseller program.

Robert Morris, owner of MISOK, says the D3 Cloud offers increased competitive positioning for MSPs.

“There are a number of IT consulting firms losing clientele to large public cloud offerings,” Morris said. “Smaller companies such as physicians, medical offices, and other small to medium-sized enterprises want to move away from the traditional on-premise setup, and until now there hasn’t been a great solution for MSPs to compete. The D3 Cloud gives us both the rapid migration we need and the opportunity for a wider resale margin.”

These advanced and customized cloud services can be sold at price points below that of existing, geographically distant, cloud providers. This allows MSP’s to launch their own cloud offerings with significantly higher margins or commission from other cloud providers.

Robert Allen, Founder and CEO of SPARK Services, says the D3 Cloud is the next step for the company’s evolution of service offerings.

“We are enthusiastic about transitioning our VoIP and telephony product offerings to the D3 Cloud,” Allen said. “Migrating to the cloud is part of our strategy to grow our customer base and elevate our voice offerings. The D3 Cloud will enable our customers to experience unparalleled quality thanks to the superior integrity of the cloud architecture on which it will reside.”

According to Harrelson, not all clouds are created equal. The D3 Cloud is capable of a sustained maximum IOPS well above public cloud offerings, and without complicated hidden charges and SKUs. This is achieved with a hyperconverged, replicated virtual SAN built on a unique InfiniBand fabric, which guarantees high throughput and resiliency with self-healing and auto failover.

This network fabric also allows for OSI Layer 2 networking and direct IP addresses on virtual network interfaces, allowing for simple, high performance public and hybrid cloud deployments that are unmatched by other big cloud providers, said Harrelson.

This first-of-its-kind cloud platform has the advantage of being located within DATA3’s existing highly-reliable data center, with 24/7/365 on-site security officers. The Tulsa facility has an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and generator system for N+2 power redundancy. The data center also has a waterless fire suppression system and is built to withstand an EF4 tornado and winds of more than 200 mph.

Data from research firm Omdia indicates the next four years will be a period of significant migration from on-premise hardware to off-premise cloud solutions. The data shows the migration will not only continue but accelerate. Only 25% of today’s hardware infrastructure will remain on premise, with the remaining 75% of companies shifting to cloud providers by 2024.

“This rapid migration to the cloud makes the DATA3 solution very attractive, as it unlocks the value of a hybrid cloud system that renders network interconnects cost-effective and simple,” said Harrelson.

Mr. Harrelson went on to say, “Our solution offers tremendous cost benefit, and performance and geographic benefits over big cloud provider offerings. MSPs can now plan their growth around the D3 Cloud to remain relevant in a changing marketplace. The D3 Cloud allows rapid private cloud deployments giving MSPs the ability to continue offering a full suite of professional IT services.”

The D3 Cloud removes the need for long private cloud build outs, entailing large capital investments and significant technical complexity. MSPs maintaining colocation presence in our DATA3 data center pay no ingress and egress fees to move their customers’ information in and out of the next-gen cloud environment. This benefit alone saves thousands of dollars each time an MSP customer needs to migrate, archive, restore or backup large blocks of customer data. The D3 Cloud technology removes the onerous costs and support overhead of buying hardware and having to build and manage a comprehensive cloud infrastructure.

Covid19 has also opened the floodgates for K through 12 schools utilizing distance learning systems for homebound students. DATA3 is rolling out next-gen cloud solutions specifically for the unique needs of K-12 schools to meet this accelerating demand for performance, security, and reliability. next-gen Cloud keeps students, teachers and administrators, working efficiently, and safely from remote locations using a variety of internet connected platforms.

By partnering with the award-winning cloud technology partner OrionVM, DATA3 has already done the hard work of bringing up the D3 Cloud and building products that offer out-of-the-box solutions for customers. This empowers customers and unleashes a full cloud ecosystem, from the foundation of the cloud stack, to delivering a full suite of productized cloud services.

For 20 years DATA3’s professionals have provided its customers professional IT services and proven solutions that stand the test of time while delivering unmatched performance and reliability. Next-gen cloud continues in this same tradition by leveraging state of the art Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas), Desktop as a Service (DaaS), and Backup as a Service (BaaS) across multiple geographic locations for true redundancy.

About OrionVM
OrionVM has developed a proprietary suite of cloud infrastructure building blocks that form a new blueprint for the delivery and monetization of cloud-based technology solutions. The core architecture for these building blocks, categorized as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), has already been used in many industries, with proven traction from leading managed service providers (MSPs), tier 1 telcos and Fortune 500 companies. OrionVM’s purpose-built stack uses InfiniBand and is benchmarked to outperform incumbent clouds at a lower price point due to the extreme efficiency and reduced cost of goods sold. More information is available at

About DATA3 Corp
Operating since 2001, DATA3 is a premier provider of Enterprise IT services to a global customer base including: Tier-3 Mission-Critical Data Center Colocation, Professional Business Continuity Spaces & Services, IT Infrastructure as a Service, Custom Enterprise Software Development, and Professional IT Consulting services. With customers ranging from small businesses to globally based Fortune 100 companies, DATA3 has been offering Infrastructure as a Service to many of its large customers for years. More information is available at

Kristy White

Source: DATA3 Corp




Funding to accelerate growth, expand its portfolio of cyber protection products, and enable service providers to serve their clients better

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland – May 4, 2021 — / — Acronis, the global leader in cyber protection, is pleased to announce that it has received more than $250 million funding round from CVC Capital Partners VII and other investors. Acronis will use the funds to further accelerate growth by expanding its unique portfolio of natively integrated cyber protection products. A significant portion of the investment will also be used to further enhance Acronis’ go-to-market initiatives by expanding its broad partner network – most notably managed service providers (MSPs) – to help them better serve the cyber protection needs of their clients. The investment values the company at more than $2.5 billion.

“Acronis’ talented management and R&D teams have invested significant resources developing an innovative cloud-native ‘MSP in a box’ solution, with integrated backup, disaster recovery, cybersecurity, remote management, and workflow tools,” said Leif Lindbäck, Senior Managing Director of CVC Capital Partners. “Acronis provides mission-critical solutions to more than 10,000 MSPs and half a million small and medium businesses. CVC has a strong track record in cybersecurity and partnering up with successful entrepreneurs, and we are looking forward to teaming up with Serguei Beloussov and the Acronis team to accelerate the company’s growth.”

Acronis Cyber Protect is the first unified cybersecurity and data protection solution that is natively integrated, so service providers can operate these critical functions through a single pane of glass, delivering comprehensive cyber protection at a lower cost.

“With this additional funding, we will accelerate the development of our product portfolio and invest more in our partners’ success,” said Serguei “SB” Beloussov, founder and CEO of Acronis. “Our goal is to develop market-leading technology and help our partners grow their profits, while providing the best protection for their clients.”

Acronis will continue to invest in staff resources, expanding its global sales, partner account management and partner success teams, and hiring new technical talent for its research and development centers in Bulgaria, Israel, and Singapore, as well as Switzerland and the United States.

Focus on partners
Focusing on its growing partner network is critical to the company’s strategy for rapid growth. In February, the company launched the #CyberFit Partner Program to support the development of cloud-focused resellers and service providers. In March, Acronis made available a new version of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud – enabling partners to deliver comprehensive cyber protection for all workloads for little to no upfront cost. In April, Acronis introduced a new partner portal, providing easy access to content, tools, and training for partners.

With the new funding, Acronis will expand the support for cloud partners – providing them with additional sales and marketing resources, faster and localized technical support, dedicated partner success managers, and local data centers in 111 locations worldwide.

Phil Goodwin, Research Director, Cloud Data Management for Protection for IDC, notes that the investment from CVC will add to the momentum behind cyber protection. “Acronis has been at the forefront of the cyber protection movement, establishing itself as a pioneer in solutions that unify advanced cybersecurity with innovative data protection. By continuing to expand their technical capabilities and partner network, the value they bring to the market will only increase.”

Service providers who are interested in learning more about how they can benefit from Acronis’ partner-focused approach are encouraged to visit

About CVC Capital Partners
CVC is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm with a network of 23 offices throughout Europe, Asia and the US, with approximately $118 billion of assets under management. Since its founding in 1981, CVC has secured commitments in excess of $160 billion from some of the world’s leading institutional investors across its private equity and credit strategies. Funds managed or advised by CVC are invested in over 90 companies worldwide, which have combined annual sales of approximately $100 billion and employ more than 450,000 people. For further information about CVC please visit:

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

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

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

Source: Acronis




NVMe-based Software-Defined Storage for Dense Performance at the Edge

LONDON, UK – May 4, 2021 — / — SoftIron Ltd., the leader in purpose-built and performance-optimized data center solutions, today announced the introduction of their newest Ceph-optimized, software-defined storage appliance family, HyperDrive® Performance+. Leveraging the AMD EPYC™ 3000 processor, the new Performance+ family debuts the company’s first x86 CPU and NVMe SSD-based designs to be introduced in its HyperDrive series of storage appliances.

With the initial appliances in the HyperDrive Performance+ family (Models HD61026 and HD61052), SoftIron is targeting edge computing deployments, where high-performance, low latency operation is needed in situations where space, power, and cooling are challenges. The new appliances are ideal in use cases where powerful and efficient compact clusters are desired in order to ingest data as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. These include applications such as media and entertainment content delivery, CGI rendering, tier one research computing, fintech applications, and AI training. HyperDrive Performance+ appliances consume less than 250W of power each and provide line-rate throughput with 25GbE network connectivity, providing an ideal balance of performance and power for edge and remote workloads. Used in conjunction with other members of the HyperDrive family, and capitalizing on the automatic tiering capabilities of Ceph, Performance+ appliances are also an ideal solution in larger storage infrastructures for the provision of a high performance caching tier over less powerful, but more cost-effective spinning disk-based deployments.

“SoftIron has always been oriented towards providing the best performance value for challenging computing environments. Recent events have accelerated the need for solutions optimized around this value-proposition, as the COVID-19 pandemic changes the way both edge and even traditional data center solutions are being implemented,” said Phil Straw, CEO of SoftIron. “Our customers are increasingly telling us that they need to build cost-effective edge computing deployments that deliver efficient, resilient, performance that require as little specialized support as possible. SoftIron is committed to engineering solutions for the issues that organizations are facing today as they push computing into places that were previously unthinkable. We are the leaders in delivering the scalability and reliability that mission-critical applications require, while freeing our customers from the vendor lock-in challenges of proprietary solutions.”

The HyperDrive Performance+ family continues SoftIron’s commitment to right-sizing data center appliances to provide powerful, flexible, and durable software-defined storage in a highly efficient form factor. As with all of SoftIron storage appliances, the HyperDrive Performance+ models are uniquely engineered to maximize the operation of Ceph by eliminating I/O bottlenecks and hardware waste common in storage solutions that use commercial off-the-shelf (commodity) hardware.

SoftIron HyperDrive HD61026/HD61052 Specifications
Drive configuration/Capacity: 25.6 or 51.2 TB NVME Solid State Drive (SSD)
Networking: 2x Interfaces (25GbE)
Data resiliency: Configurable durability by service & protocol
Storage Protocols: Block, File, Object (Ceph-FS, RBD, S3 RADOS)
Management: 1x 1GbE, IPMI, Hyperdrive Manager
Power supply: Redundancy power (Dual Supplies); 120v – 240v; 50Hz – 60Hz
Power consumption: < 250 watts
Dimensions: 1 Rack Unit (H 44mm / W 430mm – 16.9 inches / L 899mm – 36.4 inches)

SoftIron creates the world’s best appliances for highly efficient, scale-out data center solutions, delivering industry-leading performance on all critical metrics including density, efficiency, capacity, speed, and heat emission. Performance breakthroughs are enabled through task-specific specialization; optimizing the performance of its operating software at a granular level and thus creating the ultimate productization of open source Ceph. Uniquely, SoftIron controls the entire design and build process, producing all their products within their own manufacturing facilities. As a result, SoftIron offers ‘Secure Provenance’ which is the auditable provenance on all of its data center appliances. This ensures that units are “clear-box” solutions, free of hidden componentry that is often at the root of common supply chain attacks.

The SoftIron HyperDrive Performance+ family of products are available for POC and purchase today. SoftIron offers both traditional purchasing (CAPEX) and as-a-Service (OPEX) options. For more information, visit SoftIron’s HyperDrive Storage page .

About SoftIron®
SoftIron® is the world-leader in task-specific appliances for scale-out data center solutions. Their superior, purpose-built hardware is designed, developed, and assembled in California, and they are the only manufacturer to offer auditable provenance. SoftIron’s HyperDrive® software-defined enterprise storage portfolio runs at wire-speed and is custom-designed to optimize Ceph. HyperSwitch™ is their line of next-generation, top-of-rack switches built to maximize the performance and flexibility of SONiC. HyperCast™ is their high-density, concurrent 4K transcoding solution for multi-screen, multi-format delivery. SoftIron unlocks more excellent business value for enterprises by delivering best-in-class products, free from software and hardware lock-in.

For more information, visit

Isaac Lopez
OmniScale Media

Source: SoftIron




Identity leaders combine developer and enterprise expertise, offering customers more flexibility

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 3, 2021 — / — Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent identity provider, today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Auth0, a leading identity platform for application teams. Together, Okta and Auth0 address a broad set of digital identity use cases, providing secure access and enabling everyone to safely use any technology. The stock transaction, valued at approximately $6.5 billion, will accelerate Okta’s growth in the $80 billion identity market.

Auth0 will operate as an independent business unit within Okta, led by Auth0 Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Eugenio Pace, reporting directly to Todd McKinnon, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Okta. Both Okta’s and Auth0’s platforms will be supported, invested in, and integrated over time — accelerating innovation and making the Okta Identity Cloud even more compelling for the full spectrum of customers and users.

“Identity is one of the most strategic investments an organization will make today. A single, unified identity platform has the power to transform an organization by providing seamless and secure access for both customers and employees,” said McKinnon. “Okta and Auth0 have always shared a vision for the identity market. We’re also both cloud-first, customer-first companies. By joining forces, we’ll give our customers more choice and flexibility, driving tremendous value and enabling them to accelerate innovation. Together, we will shape the future of identity on the internet, empowering developers to build with identity at the foundation.”

“As Okta and Auth0 join forces today, bringing together two exceptional companies, I’m more confident than ever that we will deliver on our shared vision to secure access for everyone,” said Pace. “Auth0’s focus has always been on enabling product builders to innovate, and now as one company with a shared vision and combined resources, that innovation will only increase.”

Okta’s and Auth0’s comprehensive, complementary, and flexible identity platforms solve every identity use case, regardless of the audience or user. Okta pioneered cloud-based identity, offering enterprise-grade reliability and world-class security while prioritizing customer success for organizations of all sizes. Auth0 was built by developers for developers. Application builders around the world are loyal to Auth0 for its extensibility, ease of use, scope of documentation, and developer-friendly experience. With combined expertise across developer communities and the enterprise, Okta and Auth0 will provide enhanced depth and breadth of identity solutions and will be even better suited to integrate quickly into the modern tech stack of today’s developers.

“At Kiva, we’re on a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities around the world thrive. Identity plays an essential role in making that happen,” said Ken Leung, EVP of Engineering, Kiva. “Today, we leverage Auth0 to provide secure authentication to Kiva’s partners and lenders, and Okta for workforce identity, giving our team access to the critical technologies they need to best serve the millions of global entrepreneurs in our network. We trust both Okta and Auth0 to connect our people and technology, and are excited to see how they evolve and innovate together.”

“Credence goes to those who can help us identify one another in a digital world,” said Jay Bretzmann, Program Director for Cybersecurity Products, IDC. “Okta and Auth0 provide the cloud-ready, developer-friendly tools to help in the fight. They’re building the platforms and technology we’ll need to take the next steps. Simple, elegant, and customer-centric.”

Financial Outlook
With the completion of the acquisition of Auth0, Okta intends to provide a combined financial outlook for fiscal year 2022 in conjunction with the release of its first quarter 2022 financial results on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Okta will host a video webcast that day at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time (5:00 p.m. Eastern time) to discuss its results and combined company financial outlook. A webcast replay will be accessible from Okta’s investor relations website at The press release will be accessible from Okta’s investor relations website prior to the commencement of the event.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC served as financial advisor and Latham & Watkins LLP served as legal counsel to Okta. Qatalyst Partners served as financial advisor and Perkins Coie LLP served as legal counsel to Auth0.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to expectations, plans, and prospects including statements relating to the anticipated benefits that will be derived from this transaction, the expected acceleration of Okta’s growth as a result of this transaction, the impact to the Okta Identity Cloud, expected synergies resulting from the transaction and expansion of Okta’s customer base. These forward-looking statements are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of Okta’s management as of the date of this release, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements including, without limitation, the risk of adverse and unpredictable macro-economic conditions, the failure to achieve expected synergies and efficiencies of operations between Okta and Auth0, the ability of Okta and Auth0 to successfully integrate their respective businesses, the failure to timely develop and achieve market acceptance of the combined business, the loss of any Auth0 customers, the ability to coordinate strategy and resources between Okta and Auth0, and the ability of Okta and Auth0 to retain and motivate key employees of Auth0. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements are detailed from time to time in the reports Okta files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in Okta’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2021. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Okta as of the date hereof, and Okta disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

About Okta
Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over 7,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business. More than 10,000 organizations, including JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, T-Mobile, Takeda, Teach for America and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.

About Auth0
Auth0 provides a platform to authenticate, authorize, and secure access for applications, devices, and users. Security and application teams rely on Auth0’s simplicity, extensibility, and expertise to make identity work for everyone. Safeguarding billions of login transactions each month, Auth0 secures identities so innovators can innovate, and empowers global enterprises to deliver trusted, superior digital experiences to their customers around the world.

Media Contact:
Jenna Kozel

Investor Contact:
Dave Gennarelli

Source: Okta, Inc.




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