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StorageCraft Announces 2020 All-Star StorageCraft Partner Award Winners

DRAPER, UT – January 19, 2021 – StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced the winners of the 2020 StorageCraft All-Star Partner Awards. The annual awards honor StorageCraft partners for their commitment to bringing customers world-class business continuity via the StorageCraft suite of solutions during 2020.

The award winners were selected from a group of exemplary partners who have demonstrated proven success and excellence in deploying and managing StorageCraft solutions for their customers.

The StorageCraft All-Star Partner Award winners:

Best Performing Regional Partner

  • California: Kyocera
  • Mid Atlantic: Dynamic Quest
  • New York: Ivionics
  • North Central: Moore Computing
  • Northeast: TAB Computer Systems
  • Northwest: Scantron
  • Ohio Valley: Systems Solutions
  • South Central: Solutions IS
  • Southeast: 1Path
  • Southwest: Computech Consulting

Overall Partner Program Tier Winners

Best Elite Partner: Apex Technology
Best Premier Partner: Pantheon Computer
Rising Star Partner: GSI Tech-Southeast

Each of these partners has demonstrated a unique approach and exceptional dedication to addressing the technology and business challenges of its customers.

Supporting Quote
Andy Zollo, VP of Worldwide Sales, StorageCraft
“Congratulations to the 2020 StorageCraft All-Star Partner Award winners and finalists. The efforts and expertise of these outstanding partners continue to bring incredible value to the customers they serve and to the marketplace as a whole. Exponential data growth, a distributed workforce, and ongoing threats and disasters mean that data protection is more critical than ever to businesses. We are honored to recognize our partners’ successes in providing data protection and disaster recovery via StorageCraft, and we are excited about the massive potential of our continued partnership.”

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About StorageCraft
For nearly two decades, StorageCraft has been innovating advanced data management, protection and recovery solutions. Together with our channel partners, we ensure medium and small organizations can keep their business-critical information always safe, accessible, and optimized. Our customers benefit from category-leading intelligent data protection and management solutions, converged primary and secondary scale-out storage platform and world-class cloud backup and DRaaS services. Regardless of whether an organization relies on on-premises, cloud-based or a hybrid IT environment, StorageCraft solves the challenges of exploding data growth while ensuring business continuity through best in class protection and recovery solutions. For more information, visit storagecraft.com.

StorageCraft, OneXafe, ShadowXafe, OneSystem and ShadowProtect are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corp. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2021 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.

 

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StorageCraft Technology Corp.
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STORAGECRAFT REDEFINES THE GOLD STANDARD FOR SMB DATA RECOVERY

ShadowProtect SPX 7 Delivers Enhanced Security, Scalability, and Use Cases

DRAPER, UT, December 17, 2020 - StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced the immediate availability of StorageCraft ShadowProtect® SPX 7. ShadowProtect has long been the gold standard for SMB data recovery. It enables customers to meet and beat their recovery time and recovery point objectives, recover files and folders in minutes, restore failed servers, and instantly boot backup images into virtual machines using StorageCraft VirtualBoot technology. ShadowProtect SPX 7 now delivers enhanced data security, scalability, and performance, including support for new versions of Linux OS, full support for Windows Resilient File System (ReFS), GPT support, and workflow improvements.

The new enhancements will ensure that IT teams, who are constantly challenged to safeguard data in the face of ever-growing and evolving data environments, can effortlessly meet their data protection requirements regardless of whether they are responsible for a dozen or thousands of backups. 

ShadowProtect SPX 7 enhancements include:

  • Data Security: Businesses can recover files, folders, and entire systems in seconds and boot backup images as virtual machines using patented VirtualBoot technology. SPX7 now supports new versions of Linux OS and ReFS support for Windows, which offers built-in data corruption detection for all data types, including unstructured data such as high-res images, videos, and design files.
  • Scalability: From mass deployment and configuration to automated verification and alerting, ShadowProtect SPX 7 protects systems with minimal intervention.
  • Instant Recovery of Larger Volumes: Larger volume support for VirtualBoot allows partners to instantly recover larger data set sizes of >2TB up to 4TB systems (UEFI) within their customer environments.
  • Improved Installation Workflow and Productivity: Enhanced workflows will make it easier for service desk engineers to quickly onboard new environments and complete support tasks with greater efficiency. These enhancements further extend the ShadowControl central monitoring and management console's value, which provides full visibility into backup jobs' status, ensuring simple administration and powerful tools to remedy issues before they impact performance.

Says Chris Kotul, managing director, Chester Information Technologies Inc: “It’s gratifying to see StorageCraft’s ongoing investments in ShadowProtect SPX. They truly listen to the needs of their channel community and schedule development priorities accordingly. The combination of additional environment support and the ability to instantly recover much larger data sets are precisely the enhancements we need to stay ahead of our clients' evolving data environments and expanding data workloads. This helps us serve our clients, make them happy and it generates new revenue opportunities.”

Benjamin C. Gallo, vice president of sales, Ongoing Operations, LLC adds: “Ongoing Operations has been a ShadowProtect SPX house for over 10 years. Its speed and flexibility of data recovery and encrypted replication are at the heart of our branded backup and disaster recovery services. The addition of new use cases and productivity enhancements in SPX 7, allows us to stay ahead of customer SLAs, and gives us the potential to do more for our customers with even greater efficiency. It is a great value enhancement.”

Concludes Shridar Subramanian, CMO and vice president of global product management at StorageCraft: "MSPs and SMBs alike have put their trust in ShadowProtect for over a decade. The enhancements we have made are in direct response to their feedback and allow them to extend the impact and value of ShadowProtect by addressing additional environments for their existing installed base and, for our MSPs, to capture new opportunities."

Pricing and Availability StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX 7 is available immediately through StorageCraft's network of authorized resellers and distributors. Visit StorageCraft.com/how-buy for more information and to connect with a reseller that can help assess your data-management needs and provide detailed pricing information.

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About StorageCraft
For nearly two decades, StorageCraft has been innovating advanced data management, protection, and recovery solutions. Together with our channel partners, we ensure medium and small organizations can keep their business-critical information always safe, accessible, and optimized. Our customers benefit from category-leading intelligent data protection and management solutions converged primary and secondary scale-out storage platform and world-class cloud backup and DRaaS services. Regardless of whether an organization relies on on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid IT environment, StorageCraft solves the challenges of exploding data growth while ensuring business continuity through best-in-class protection and recovery solutions. For more information, visit storagecraft.com.

StorageCraft, OneXafe, ShadowXafe, OneSystem, and ShadowProtect are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corp. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2020 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.

 

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StorageCraft Technology Corp.
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CRN Named StorageCraft ShadowXafe a Finalist for 2020 Tech Innovator Award

  • CRN Tech Innovator Awards celebrate the year’s most innovative products and services in the IT channel
  • ShadowXafe recognized for being a game-changing data protection offering for solution providers

DRAPER, UT – November 9, 2020 – StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced that it has been named a finalist in the 2020 CRN Tech Innovator Awards by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. StorageCraft was recognized for its ShadowXafe™ next-generation data protection software in the Cloud Data Protection / Disaster Recovery category.

The annual award program honors innovative vendors in the IT channel across 49 technology categories, in key areas ranging from cloud to security to storage to networking. CRN editors assessed hundreds of vendor products along multiple criteria, including uniqueness, key capabilities, technological competency, and addressing customer needs.

Finalist ShadowXafe delivers industry-leading system and data recovery options, enterprise-level scalability, and a workflow optimized for management simplicity, all from its cloud-based OneSystem® management platform. This centralized management platform enables ShadowXafe to coexist with the new OneXafe® Solo™ backup appliance, meaning StorageCraft channel partners can mix and match data protection software and appliance deployments for customers. In doing so, partners easily create a properly fitted backup and disaster recovery solution for each customer that they oversee from a single pane of glass.

Being able to provide a solution to every customer from within the unified StorageCraft technology stack instantly extends a partner’s market and revenue potential while also increasing operational efficiency and reducing costs. As customer environments grow, ShadowXafe scales with ease, integrates tightly with StorageCraft Cloud Services™ for DRaaS, and is optional with OneXafe scale-out NAS storage deployment (for storing backups), thus providing more revenue opportunities.

Supporting Quotes
Shridar Subramanian, CMO, StorageCraft
“We’re honored to be recognized as a vendor that is transforming IT. The nomination of ShadowXafe as a finalist in this year’s Tech Innovators competition underscores the value this powerful data protection solution brings to our partners and their customers. With ShadowXafe, our partners get an enterprise-class data protection and recovery solution that scales easily as customer environments grow.”

Blaine Raddon, CEO, The Channel Company
“CRN’s Tech Innovator Awards celebrate technology vendors that empower end users and promote business growth for solution providers with pioneering, purpose-built solutions. Congratulations to each of this year’s CRN Tech Innovator Award finalists! We are honored to recognize these best-in-class vendors that are powering IT transformation and innovation.”


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


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About StorageCraft
For nearly two decades, StorageCraft has been innovating advanced data management, protection and recovery solutions. Together with our channel partners, we ensure medium and small organizations can keep their business-critical information always safe, accessible, and optimized. Our customers benefit from category-leading intelligent data protection and management solutions, converged primary and secondary scale-out storage platform and world-class cloud backup and DRaaS services. Regardless of whether an organization relies on on-premises, cloud-based or a hybrid IT environment, StorageCraft solves the challenges of exploding data growth while ensuring business continuity through best-in-class protection and recovery solutions. For more information, visit storagecraft.com.

StorageCraft, OneXafe, ShadowXafe, OneSystem and ShadowProtect are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corp. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2020 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.


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StorageCraft Technology Corp.
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jock.breitwieser@storagecraft.com

NATURAL DISASTERS ARE BREEDING GROUND FOR CYBER LOOTERS

  • StorageCraft Participates in Cybersecurity Month
  • Helps Businesses Avoid a Double Disaster
  • Provides Online Resource

DRAPER, UT, October 29, 2020 -- StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, uses the boost in cybersecurity awareness, created during Cybersecurity Awareness Month, to help companies avoid additional data risk caused by natural disasters. The company has developed a web-based resource comprising data and advice to help companies prepare for and mitigate against risks created due to natural disasters and prepare for the cyber looters that prey on companies during these events.

The year 2020 not only unleashed a global pandemic with unprecedented economic and operational business challenges, but it also saw a relentless series of natural disasters – many of which added to the already heavy burden on businesses. As of October 2020, a total of 8,200 fires have burned 4 million acres in California, making it the largest wildfire season ever recorded in California. By September, a record of ten named hurricanes and five storms churned in the Atlantic Ocean simultaneously.

If that weren’t hardship enough, the truth is that while businesses struggle to survive through natural disasters, there is a dark force at work looking to reap even more harm. These are the bad actors using these incidents to try and create cyber vulnerability in the form of phishing and ransomware attacks. After all, it’s human nature to click on a link to a charity supporting people impacted by natural disasters; or a link that seems official to local government support. Yet, all too often, they are malicious attempts to gain data entry.

Several factors play a role in whether a business can get up and running again, including strategic planning before a crisis, to help companies recover mission-critical data, applications, and systems quickly and effectively. It also includes a process and plans for company and employee awareness against cyber-attacks while they are at their most vulnerable.

Preparedness is critical; however, recent StorageCraft research shows a concerning lack of awareness around data disaster recovery plans. For example, 68% of respondents believe they have a clear strategy and could quickly recover from a ransomware attack. However, nearly a quarter (23%) do not test their recovery plans, and only 15% of respondents have an IT infrastructure that enables them to recover from a severe data loss within an hour.

Said Shridar Subramanian, CMO, StorageCraft: “According to FEMA, roughly 40 to 60% of small businesses never reopen following a disaster, while 90% of smaller companies fail within a year unless they can resume operations within five days. This doesn’t have to be the case. Advances in data management and protection technologies, particularly in cloud backup and recovery, present simple, powerful, and economical solutions to ensure preparedness and failback in case of disaster. Combined with educating all employees against added risk from cyber thugs during the worst of times, this will help companies protect against the dark forces and avoid a double disaster.”

The StorageCraft Natural Disaster Preparedness resource is available here; and will be updated and expanded internationally over the coming months.
 

About StorageCraft
For nearly two decades, StorageCraft has been innovating advanced data management, protection, and recovery solutions. Together with our channel partners, we ensure medium and small organizations can always keep their business-critical information safe, accessible, and optimized. Our customers benefit from category-leading intelligent data protection and management solutions converged primary and secondary scale-out storage platform and world-class cloud backup and DRaaS services. Regardless of whether an organization relies on on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid IT environment, StorageCraft solves the challenges of exploding data growth while ensuring business continuity through best in class protection and recovery solutions. For more information, visit storagecraft.com.

StorageCraft, OneXafe, ShadowXafe, OneSystem, and ShadowProtect are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corp. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2020 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.


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StorageCraft Technology Corp.
+1 408.800.5625
jock.breitwieser@storagecraft.com

CRN Features StorageCraft in its 2020 Cloud Partner Program Guide

  • Guide highlights best-in-class channel partner programs
  • Solution providers can use this guide to research industry-leading cloud vendors

DRAPER, UT – SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 – StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, is pleased to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named StorageCraft in its 2020 Cloud Partner Program Guide. This annual list identifies industry-leading cloud technology vendors with innovative partner programs that empower and accelerate the growth of solution providers’ cloud initiatives.

StorageCraft offers solution providers flexible and innovative cloud-based backup and recovery solutions through its award-winning Partner Success Program. StorageCraft’s cloud solutions enable its channel partners to lead with service-level-agreement (SLA) capabilities, thus empowering them to provide their customers with best-in-industry business continuity.

By always keeping their customers’ data accessible and protected in the face of ransomware and other disasters, StorageCraft partners grow and strengthen their businesses. Additionally, the scalability and low maintenance of StorageCraft’s cloud solutions allow partners to improve margins through reduced operational costs and overhead.

StorageCraft’s cloud solutions protect data generated on-premises, at the remote or branch office, and in SaaS applications. Solutions include StorageCraft Cloud Services™ disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS); StorageCraft Cloud Backup for Office 365, Microsoft 365, and G Suite; StorageCraft File Backup and Recovery intelligent data protection; and the new OneXafe® Solo plug-and-protect appliance that streams data directly to the cloud.

Released this April, OneXafe Solo provides partners with a radically simple, anytime, anywhere, cloud-based business continuity solution for their customers with simpler IT environments, all with zero upfront cost.

The Cloud Partner Program Guide is a practical map for solution providers navigating the ever-changing cloud landscape, helping them to locate technology suppliers with groundbreaking cloud offerings and partner programs. To meet the requirements for inclusion, vendors must have unique partner program benefits that address critical challenges in cloud infrastructure or applications.

Supporting Quotes
Andy Zollo, VP Worldwide Sales, StorageCraft
“We’re delighted to be featured in CRN’s 2020 Cloud Partner Program Guide and to be recognized for our ongoing innovation in cloud technology. But more important than any recognition is that our cloud offerings help our partners build and expand their businesses. Protecting customer data is a massive challenge, and channel partners need utterly reliable and easy-to-manage solutions that drive revenue. The cloud is fundamental to our goal of ensuring our partners’ business success. By taking advantage of StorageCraft’s game-changing cloud offerings and partner program benefits, partners can create tailored solutions for customers and differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace. Ultimately, the cloud increases our partners’ options—it allows our partners to offer more to existing customers and attract new ones, and to do so while improving margins and reducing costs.”

Blaine Raddon, CEO, The Channel Company
“With so many cloud options available today, solution providers may find it tough to find the vendor that best complements their unique business strategy. The Cloud Partner Program Guide identifies the vendor partners with a strong combination of technology, training, support, and financial incentives to help cloud initiatives succeed.”

The Cloud Partner Program Guide can be viewed online at www.crn.com/cloud-ppg. Additional coverage will be featured in the October issue of CRN Magazine.

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About StorageCraft
For nearly two decades, StorageCraft has been innovating advanced data management, protection and recovery solutions. Together with our channel partners, we ensure medium and small organizations can keep their business-critical information always safe, accessible and optimized. Our customers benefit from category-leading intelligent data protection and management solutions, converged primary and secondary scale-out storage platform, and world-class cloud backup and DRaaS services. Regardless of whether an organization relies on on-premises, cloud-based or a hybrid IT environment, StorageCraft solves the challenges of exploding data growth while ensuring business continuity through best in class protection and recovery solutions. For more information, visit storagecraft.com.

StorageCraft, OneXafe, ShadowXafe, OneSystem and ShadowProtect are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corp. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2020 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.

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Jock Breitwieser
StorageCraft Technology Corp.
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jock.breitwieser@storagecraft.com

 

CRN Honors StorageCraft with XCellence Award at XChange+ 2020

  • Solution providers attending XChange+ selected StorageCraft for best boardroom presentation
  • StorageCraft’s presentation on data protection strategy resonates with solution providers

DRAPER, UT – September 21, 2020 – StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, announced today that it was honored with the 2020 XCellence Award for Boardroom Execution at this year's XChange+ hybrid conference, hosted by The Channel Company. The new XChange+ hybrid conferences unite live, multi-city regional events with an interactive virtual experience.

Leading solution providers attending the XChange+ conference selected StorageCraft for this award in appreciation of its innovative products, services and partner programs. The award recognizes StorageCraft’s exceptional commitment to helping solution providers meet the needs of their customers in even the most challenging of times.

During StorageCraft’s virtual boardroom session, Jeannine Edwards, senior director of channel marketing, presented insights from StorageCraft’s recent partner pulse check on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on solution providers’ business operations. She also shared StorageCraft’s strategy around its data protection platform, which includes the recently upgraded ShadowXafe™ next-generation data protection software and the new OneXafe® Solo plug-and-protect appliance. Both offerings can be deployed and managed via cloud-based OneSystem® management.

These and other offerings within StorageCraft’s unified data protection platform empower StorageCraft partners to provide a tailored solution for each of their customers, regardless of the level of complexity in customer IT environments. This capability extends partners’ market and revenue potential as well as improves their operational efficiency and reduces costs.

Following the presentation, StorageCraft engaged its virtual audience in a game of StorageCraft Breakout Trivia, to make the boardroom session not just informative, but also memorable and fun.

The Channel Company’s XChange+ hybrid conference was held from August 18-20, with 11 small-scale, regional events taking place between August 18-19 and a virtual experience on August 20. XChange+ provides attendees with empowering insight, actionable business intelligence and unmatched connections through strategic thought leadership, peer-to-peer networking, meetings with leading vendors and technology showcases. Attendees learn from industry leaders, who present the latest technologies, programs and business models that are profoundly impacting the channel landscape.

Supporting Quotes
Shridar Subramanian, CMO, StorageCraft
“We’re honored to be recognized with an XChange XCellence award. In everything we do, we focus on the benefit of our partners and their customers. It’s gratifying to see that what we shared not only resonated with the solution providers, but also provided them valuable information to optimize and grow their business. Only if our partners succeed, StorageCraft can also be successful. This philosophy is reflected in all of our products, in our technical support, as well as in our partner programs.”

Bill Jones, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Events, The Channel Company
“Our innovative XChange+ hybrid conference delivered the core elements that are the hallmark of our events and attracted the IT channel’s elite technology vendors. The event enabled the vendors to showcase their technology solutions and business programs specifically designed to help solution providers become indispensable partners. Through their products, programs and services, these vendors demonstrated an unmatched commitment to helping solution providers successfully collaborate with their customers to meet their diverse needs in this new era ushered in by COVID-19. We congratulate StorageCraft and thank all the recipients of 2020 XCellence Awards for their valuable contributions to the IT channel.”

To view the full list of 2020 XChange+ XCellence Award winners, visit https://event.thechannelco.com/xchange-plus/awards

 

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About StorageCraft
For nearly two decades, StorageCraft has been innovating advanced data management, protection and recovery solutions. Together with our channel partners, we ensure medium and small organizations can keep their business-critical information always safe, accessible, and optimized. Our customers benefit from category-leading intelligent data protection and management solutions, converged primary and secondary scale-out storage platform and world-class cloud backup and DRaaS services. Regardless of whether an organization relies on on-premises, cloud-based or a hybrid IT environment, StorageCraft solves the challenges of exploding data growth while ensuring business continuity through best in class protection and recovery solutions. For more information, visit storagecraft.com.

StorageCraft, OneXafe, ShadowXafe, OneSystem and ShadowProtect are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corp. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2020 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.

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StorageCraft Technology Corp.
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jock.breitwieser@storagecraft.com

CRN's 2020 Annual Report Card Honors StorageCraft as Overall Winner in the Data Protection Software Category

  • Solution providers recognize StorageCraft as a top channel provider of data protection software
  • Solution providers rank StorageCraft first in Partnership

DRAPER, UT – August 17, 2020 – StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named StorageCraft a winner in the Data Protection Software category and the Partnership subcategory of the 2020 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC) Awards. As one of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry, the award acclaims the company's success and efforts in earning high solution provider satisfaction with the products and services it provides to its channel partners.

Now in its 35th year, the CRN ARC Awards recognize and celebrate best-in-class vendors that are committed to driving channel growth and demonstrate outstanding channel performance. It also provides the channel community with candid feedback from solution providers that's essential for revamping vendor product offerings, bolstering partner support programs, and improving partner communications to help foster successful long-term relationships.

Winning in the data protection software category validates the industry-leading quality of StorageCraft's data protection and disaster recovery solutions. By winning the partnership subcategory, StorageCraft underscores the value of its large partner community as a catalyst for innovative ideas that it implements to help its partners build efficient and profitable businesses.

Some of the StorageCraft products that have achieved massive adoption in the partner community include the recently upgraded ShadowXafe™ next-generation data protection software and the new OneXafe® Solo plug-and-protect appliance. Both can be deployed and managed via StorageCraft OneSystem, a single, cloud-based management system. By mixing and matching software and hardware deployments, partners can create tailored solutions for their clients' data protection, disaster recovery, and data management challenges, all while maximizing their profitability, simplifying management, and reducing operational costs.

More than 3,000 solution providers in North America were asked to participate in this year's ARC Survey to rate their satisfaction with more than 60 vendor partners. Survey participants scored vendors in 24 major product categories, based on their performance across four criteria: product innovation, support, partnership, and managed and cloud services. The Channel Company's research team conducted this invitation-only survey of each vendor's top channel partners.

Supporting Quotes
Andy Zollo, VP Worldwide Sales, StorageCraft
"We are thrilled to be recognized by our partners as outstanding in the partnerships subcategory, not to mention as a best-in-class data protection vendor. This award is especially important because it underscores our partners' trust in StorageCraft, its data protection solutions, and its people, all who work every day to support these same partners in successfully building their businesses. This win would not have been possible without the dedication and loyalty of both our channel partners and employees, as well as our ongoing push for innovative products that are unmatched in the industry."

Blaine Raddon, CEO, The Channel Company
"Developing a successful vendor-channel partner relationship is dependent on how well vendors can meet their channel partners' expectations, and we're thrilled to be able to recognize these vendors who go the extra mile to make sure they are delivering best-in-class products and program offerings to their channel partners. CRN's Annual Report Card not only offers tremendous insight into channel opinions of their vendor partners but also provides vendors with actionable feedback that plays a pivotal role in shaping their channel strategy. Congratulations to the award winners, and we look forward to honoring them at our XChange 2020 conference this August."

Winners of the coveted 2020 CRN ARC Awards will be recognized in the ARC Winner's Circle during The Channel Company's XChange+ Virtual Experience taking place on August 20th. Additional coverage of the CRN 2020 ARC results can be viewed online at www.crn.com/arc and will be featured in the October 2020 issue of CRN Magazine.
 

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About StorageCraft
For nearly two decades, StorageCraft has been innovating advanced data management, protection, and recovery solutions. Together with our channel partners, we ensure medium and small organizations can keep their business-critical information always safe, accessible, and optimized. Our customers benefit from category-leading intelligent data protection, and management solutions converged primary and secondary scale-out storage platform and world-class cloud backup and DRaaS services. Regardless of whether an organization relies on on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid IT environment, StorageCraft solves the challenges of exploding data growth while ensuring business continuity through best in class protection and recovery solutions. For more information, visit storagecraft.com.

StorageCraft, OneXafe, ShadowXafe, OneSystem, and ShadowProtect are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corp. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2020 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.

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StorageCraft Technology Corp.
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jock.breitwieser@storagecraft.com

RELIEF IN CHALLENGING TIMES: STORAGECRAFT INCLUDES FREE 24/7 SUPPORT FOR ALL CHANNEL PARTNERS

  • 24/7 support eases the added pressure that working from home creates on channel resources
  • Business continuity doesn’t have a clock - neither should its support

DRAPER, UT, August 13, 2020 StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced it extended its channel partner program to include 24/7 global support. The 24/7 support is now a standard offering for all StorageCraft MSP subscription licenses, including ShadowProtect and the recently introduced ShadowXafe 4.0 and OneXafe Solo business continuity solutions.

By making 24/7 support standard, StorageCraft helps alleviate the added pressures that MSPs are experiencing as they help businesses adapt their IT infrastructures around distributed workforces due to COVID-19. According to Zendesk[1], request volumes remain well above pre-crisis levels, and average global support requests were up 19 percent in mid-July, compared to the same time last year.

Small and mid-sized businesses rely on their MSPs to ensure their data and IT infrastructure are always available and accessible, regardless of location. They also expect a rapid response in the event of a data or business continuity vulnerability. At the same time, MSPs are under tremendous pressure to resolve often complex customer problems while avoiding increased costs on the technical assistance needed to fix them. The extended 24/7 global channel support service from StorageCraft will help alleviate this problem.

Predictable revenue and cost models are vital for MSP business planning and profitability. By providing 24/7 global support at no additional cost, MSPs can achieve improved cost predictability in their technical support operations and deliver on their SLAs. MSPs can now simply open a support request online, and call StorageCraft for 24/7 system monitoring, troubleshooting, and problem resolution.

StorageCraft delivers world-class technical support with highly skilled support professionals. To receive the fastest response for support issues, customers simply open an online support case and include diagnostics from the relevant system(s). All pertinent information is directly transferred into the support case and provided to the support specialist. This process results in significantly quicker issue resolution. Upon resolution, StorageCraft invites customers to participate in a survey to give management insight into customer feedback and to help with ongoing product and process optimization.

Said Connie Whiteside, senior director of customer success at StorageCraft: “Business continuity doesn’t have a clock, and neither should its support. MSPs need round-the-clock global support to ensure they can meet and beat SLAs, cementing themselves as high value and critical partners to their customers. This is why we have extended our 24/7 support and made it a standard part of our MSP program.”

StorageCraft 24/7 global support service is available immediately. 

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About StorageCraft
For nearly two decades, StorageCraft has been innovating advanced data management, protection, and recovery solutions. Together with our channel partners, we ensure medium and small organizations can keep their business-critical information always safe, accessible, and optimized. Our customers benefit from category-leading intelligent data protection and management solutions, converged primary and secondary scale-out storage platform and world-class cloud backup and DRaaS services. Regardless of whether an organization relies on on-premises, cloud-based or a hybrid IT environment, StorageCraft solves the challenges of exploding data growth while ensuring business continuity through best in class protection and recovery solutions. For more information, visit storagecraft.com.

StorageCraft, OneXafe, ShadowXafe, OneSystem and ShadowProtect are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corp. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2020 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.

 

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StorageCraft Technology Corp.
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jock.breitwieser@storagecraft.com

CRN Honors Douglas Brockett of StorageCraft on List of Top 100 Executives

  • The 2020 CRN Top 100 Executives list identifies the tech visionaries who power the IT channel
  • CRN recognizes Brockett as a Top 25 Enterprise IT Innovator

DRAPER, UT – July 29, 2020 – StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Douglas Brockett, President of StorageCraft, to its 2020 list of Top 100 Executives. This annual list recognizes the trailblazing technology executives who are shaping, transforming, and disrupting the IT channel.

The Top 100 Executives list is broken down into four sub-lists: The 25 Most Influential Executives, Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders, Top 25 Innovators, and Top 25 Disrupters. CRN listed Brockett in its Top 25 Innovators category.

These Top 100 executives have demonstrated exemplary leadership and innovative thinking. In doing so, they help vendors, solution providers, and technology suppliers thrive in an IT marketplace that is both fast-changing and ever more complicated.

Brockett joined the company in 2017 with the acquisition of Exablox. Under his leadership, StorageCraft is undergoing its most productive and innovative period since its early days. StorageCraft has acted on Brockett’s vision to radically simplify the protection, management, and recovery of data with a growing portfolio of flexible, modular, and easily scalable solutions.

StorageCraft’s game-changing solutions remove management complexity, eliminate downtime, and empower channel partners to build and expand their presence in the business continuity category. Partners can create tailored solutions and services for clients around their given business model—all while maximizing profitability and minimizing overhead and operational costs.

Supporting Quotes

Douglas Brockett, President, StorageCraft

“I’m proud of the work our team does for the success of not only our company but our channel partners as well. Every day, our team challenges the status quo, and the result is that we have a refreshed product line and a broader product portfolio than ever before. I am honored to be named on CRN’s list of Top 100 Executives and privileged to lead the StorageCraft team in making new solutions that raise the bar on what technology can do for our partners and their clients.”

Blaine Raddon, CEO, The Channel Company

“As the IT channel becomes increasingly complex, especially when companies have had to shift to an all-remote workforce, it has presented new challenges for solution providers and technology suppliers alike. The technology executives on CRN’s 2020 Top 100 Executives list have been able to adapt their channel strategies and continue to provide exemplary leadership to keep their businesses running seamlessly, regardless of today’s challenges.”

The Top 100 Executives list will be featured in the August 2020 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/Top100.

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About StorageCraft

For nearly two decades, StorageCraft has been innovating advanced data management, protection and recovery solutions. Together with our channel partners, we ensure medium and small organizations can keep their business-critical information always safe, accessible and optimized. Our customers benefit from category-leading intelligent data protection and management solutions, converged primary and secondary scale-out storage platform, and world-class cloud backup and DRaaS services. Regardless of whether an organization relies on on-premises, cloud-based or a hybrid IT environment, StorageCraft solves the challenges of exploding data growth while ensuring business continuity through best in class protection and recovery solutions. For more information, visit storagecraft.com.

StorageCraft, OneXafe, ShadowXafe, OneSystem, and ShadowProtect are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corp. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2020 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.

Contact Information:
Jock Breitwieser
StorageCraft Technology Corp.
+1 408.800.5625
jock.breitwieser@storagecraft.com

Channel Partner Insight Honors StorageCraft with Top MSP Innovation Award

  • StorageCraft ShadowXafe wins in “Best Backup/Continuity Offering” category
  • By using ShadowXafe, MSPs can exceed their clients’ expectations and SLAs

DRAPER, UT – July 7, 2020 – StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, announced today that Channel Partner Insight named StorageCraft ShadowXafe® the ‘Best Backup/Continuity Offering’ at the MSP Innovation Awards New York 2020. The annual awards are independently judged and honor vendors, distributors, and managed service providers (MSPs) across the United States that are leading the way in managed services at a time of unprecedented disruption and change in the channel.

When selecting the Best Backup/Continuity Offering of the year, Channel Partner Insight assessed the overall ShadowXafe solution and its benefits to MSPs. The judges used multiple criteria to decide, including evolution and traction of the solution over the past 12 months, testimonials from partner MSPs, and demonstrated success in the market.

ShadowXafe next-generation data protection is the first in the business continuity category to empower MSPs to optimize standardization. MSPs understand the importance of standardization for operational maturity, and the ability to standardize a core component of their managed offering has a significant impact on the bottom line.

StorageCraft’s ShadowXafe solution protects physical and virtual workloads and provides both agent-based and host-based protection for virtual machines (VMs).

ShadowXafe radically simplifies oversight of the data protection life cycle, saving MSPs hours during deployment and management, reducing error potential, and recovering data in milliseconds. Its scalability lets MSPs manage hundreds of sites with thousands of endpoints. By supporting a virtually unlimited number of nodes, it allows MSPs to grow their client bases without increasing service desk staff.

Supporting Quotes
Josh Budd, Editor, Channel Partner Insight
“StorageCraft’s entry gave a strong case for why ShadowXafe is the ‘Best Backup/Continuity Offering’ on the market and offers MSPs a path to improved productivity, profitability, and business success. Particularly compelling were facts and figures showing that ShadowXafe outperforms the nearest competitive solution on deployment and recovery times to deliver an immediate positive business impact for MSPs. Product updates within the past year that specifically benefit the MSP business model, along with partner testimonials that corroborated StorageCraft claims of ease of use, scalability, and flexibility to protect any IT environment, really sealed the deal.”

Shridar Subramanian, CMO, StorageCraft
“We are thrilled to receive this MSP Innovation Award for ‘Best Backup/Continuity Offering.’ This recognition validates our ongoing commitment to our MSP partners’ success. StorageCraft enables MSPs to deliver solutions that simplify their operations, enhance their profitability, all while allowing them to exceed their clients’ SLAs and expectations. As an organization that’s 100% channel-focused, awards like these underscore that we deliver on our mission: making our channel partners successful and winning together.”

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About StorageCraft
For nearly two decades, StorageCraft has been innovating advanced data management, protection, and recovery solutions. Together with our channel partners, we ensure medium and small organizations can keep their business-critical information always safe, accessible, and optimized. Our customers benefit from category-leading intelligent data protection and management solutions, converged primary and secondary scale-out storage platform, and world-class cloud backup and DRaaS services. Regardless of whether an organization relies on on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid IT environment, StorageCraft solves the challenges of exploding data growth while ensuring business continuity through best in class protection and recovery solutions. For more information, visit storagecraft.com.

StorageCraft, OneXafe, ShadowXafe, OneSystem, and ShadowProtect are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corp. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2020 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.

Contact Information:
Jock Breitwieser
StorageCraft Technology Corp.
+1 408.800.5625
jock.breitwieser@storagecraft.com

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