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StorageCraft Named a ‘Best of VMworld 2016’ Gold Award Winner for Data Protection

Investment Infusion Continues to Pay Dividends for Utah Company

DRAPER, Utah, -- Sept. 8, 2016 –  The intelligent recovery capability of StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® SPX was named a “Best of VMworld 2016” Gold Award Winner in the Data Protection category. This award is the strongest recognition to date for the product and is the latest in a continuing list of accolades in 2016. StorageCraft Technology Corp. received $187 million from TA Associates earlier this year and has used that investment to increase its development capabilities both domestically and abroad, as well as expand its channel capabilities worldwide.

StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX is a significant step forward for companies with complex storage environments that want to manage recovery or data migration projects from a single control point. StorageCraft VirtualBoot for vSphere, a key feature of ShadowProtect SPX, is the first technology of its kind that allows you to move and access data from your backup image to vSphere without the use of a secondary appliance. This eliminates time-consuming steps and frees up resources during the all-important recovery process. The solution’s innovation, value, performance and ease of use played key roles in the judging for this award.           

“Our ShadowProtect SPX with VirtualBoot for vSphere moves us to the head of the pack for quick recovery in a virtualized environment and expands our platform for intelligent recovery of tiered data,” said Scott Barnes, CTO of StorageCraft. “You would be hard-pressed to find such an economical and efficient recovery solution in the industry.”

Additional information about StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX is available at Managed service providers and value-added resellers can learn how to become members of the award-winning StorageCraft Partner Network at

Among recent accolades, the company’s Chairman and CEO, Matt Medeiros, was named the No. 1 Top Innovator in the IT Channel by CRN, as well as being recognized as one of CRN’s Top 100 Executives of 2016.  Additionally, StorageCraft earned its fourth-consecutive 5-Star rating in the CRN 2016 Partner Program Guide and received the Redmond Channel Partner Editor’s Choice Award.

The Best of VMworld Awards were initially announced on Aug. 30 at VMworld 2016 sponsored by VMware in Las Vegas. As the official media partner for the VMworld Awards for the 10th year in a row, TechTarget’s™ staff appointed a team of experts and editors that selected winning products from more than 150 entries. The team judged the products according to their innovation, value, performance, reliability and ease of use. The full list of winners and finalists is available at


About StorageCraft Technology Corp.
The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops. StorageCraft delivers software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data, and lower the total cost of ownership. For more information, visit

StorageCraft and ShadowProtect are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corp. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Brad Thomas