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GLOBAL STUDY REVEALS NEED FOR GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF DATA SECURITY RESPONSIBILITY AS CLOUD ADOPTION GROWS

  • Rapid Adoption and Increased Reliance on Cloud Services for Data Recovery
  • Misconception Around Cloud Data Security Responsibility
  • Concerns Around Cloud Data Compliance and Security

Draper, UT, April 8, 2021 - StorageCraft, an Arcserve Company, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced the first in a series of findings of its annual independent global research study on experiences and attitudes of IT decision-makers (ITDM) around data protection and recovery. The research reveals a widespread increase in cloud adoption because of COVID-19. It also indicates a widespread misconception around the responsibility for backup and recovery of data in the cloud and a lack of confidence in the security of data held by public cloud service providers.

When asked if COVID-19 had impacted cloud adoption,

  • 47% of respondents noted accelerated adoption of cloud services for data management. 
  • 59% of respondents confirmed increased use of cloud backup services. 
  • 39% of respondents stated they increasingly rely on cloud services for data recovery.
  • 56% said they had increased the use of the cloud for IT infrastructure (IaaS).

Despite the accelerated adoption of cloud services, the study showed a lack of clarity and confidence regarding the protection and recovery of data stored in public clouds.

  • 45% believe data backed up to a public  cloud (AWS, Azure, Office365, etc.) is not as safe as data backed up on-premises. This concern was particularly prevalent in organizations with over 1PB of data, where 69% believe data backed up to a public cloud is not as safe as data backed up on-premises.
  • 44% of respondents believe the protection and recovery of data stored in public clouds is the cloud provider's responsibility instead of the data owner. 

The widespread misconception (44%) that the protection and recovery of data stored in public clouds is the cloud provider's responsibility is concerning. Companies transitioning to cloud services must understand that data held in public cloud services and applications is a shared responsibility between the data owner and the cloud provider.

When asked about the major barriers to adopting cloud data services, 40% said regulations and compliance, 43% said lack of control over data, and 48% said security concerns hindered their adoption.

Said Shridar Subramanian, CMO at Arcserve: "Organizations are increasingly looking to cloud services as part of a hybrid data center strategy to help manage the cost and complexity of their data environments which have typically become even harder to manage with the move to remote working." He continued, "It is encouraging that many plan to increase data security and back up investments with their MSPs. The expertise MSPs bring to the table will ensure these organizations will have well-defined and tested data protection and recovery plans in place."  

Thirty-eight percent of respondents said they plan to increase spending with MSPs on backing up on-premises data in the cloud, 37% on cloud backup of remote offices, and 18% on cloud DRaaS."

About the research conducted by Dimensional Research: A total of 709 qualified individuals completed the research study. All participants had budget or technical decision-making responsibility for data management, data protection, and storage solutions at a company with 100 - 2,500 employees. The survey was fielded in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States.

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About StorageCraft, an Arcserve Company
For nearly two decades, StorageCraft, an Arcserve Company, 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 platforms 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 StorageCraft Technology, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2021 StorageCraft Technology, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Jock Breitwieser
Arcserve
+1 408.800.5625
jock.breitwieser@arcserve.com

ARCSERVE AND STORAGECRAFT COMPLETE MERGER

A New Global Leader in Data Protection and Management

Eden Prairie, MN – March 17, 2021 – Arcserve, the world's most experienced data, and ransomware protection provider, today announced regulatory approval and the completion of the proposed merger with StorageCraft. The new Arcserve is a global top 5 data management and protection vendor.

Said Tom Signorello, CEO, Arcserve, "Until now, there was no single company able to provide a solution portfolio to solve all customer data protection and business continuity needs with simplicity, agility, affordability, and scale. The new Arcserve just changed the game. We have a clear and compelling vision for our future. One that will bring much-needed business continuity, an exciting future roadmap, and certainty for our customers.”

Arcserve's expanded global reach, breadth of product portfolio, and combined innovation investments bring immediate differentiation and value to the market. Channel partners and customers can now solve all their data management and protection needs with best-in-class solutions from a single vendor. They also have an assured roadmap to support evolving data infrastructures and workloads that span DRaaS, BaaS, SaaS protection, hybrid and converged data management, direct to cloud data protection, and workload migration to the cloud - or any other infrastructure.

As a result of the merger, the now significantly expanded Arcserve solutions portfolio brings much-needed simplification and agility to channel organizations. It allows them to simplify the selling process with solutions, services, and support from one vendor while also providing diversification to help expand addressable market share, scale revenue, and create margin opportunities. Flexible perpetual license and subscription business models will further optimize market and revenue opportunities and enable friction-free commerce.

A technology integration and innovation roadmap focusing on the entire Arcserve solution portfolio, including that of StorageCraft, an Arcserve company, will soon deliver the most advanced set of data protection and recovery solutions managed through a single pane of glass. The fast-track innovation path gives channel organizations easy access to the future of data protection, ensuring they stay ahead of customer needs through a seamless evolution from current to next-generation infrastructures and data workloads, including hyper-converged, multi-cloud, containers, edge infrastructures, and next-generation cloud data centers.

Click here for more information about the merger.

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About Arcserve
Arcserve provides exceptional solutions to protect the priceless digital assets of organizations in need of full-scale, comprehensive data protection. Established in 1983, Arcserve is the world's most experienced provider of business continuity solutions that safeguard multi-generational IT infrastructures with applications and systems in any location, on-premises, and in the cloud. Organizations in over 150 countries around the world rely on Arcserve's highly efficient, integrated technologies and expertise to eliminate the risk of data loss and extended downtime while reducing the cost and complexity of backing up and restoring data by up to 50 percent. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with locations around the world. Explore more at www.arcserve.com and follow @Arcserve on Twitter.

 

Contact Information:
Jock Breitwieser
Arcserve
+1 408.800.5625
jock.breitwieser@arcserve.com


Jackie Blundell
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
+1 857.217.2886
arcserve@rlyl.com

ARCSERVE AND STORAGECRAFT SIGN DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO MERGE

ESTABLISHING A NEW GLOBAL LEADER IN DATA PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT

  • Merger will create broadest set of best-in-class business continuity solutions from a single vendor
  • End-users will achieve a fast-track to cloud modernization and next-generation data infrastructures
  • MSPs, VARs, and distributors will gain immediate business advantages
  • Combination will expand global footprint, scale, and regional diversification
  • Innovation and technology further advanced through combined IP portfolio and accelerated investment into R&D

Eden Prairie, MN and Draper, UT – February 24, 2021 – Arcserve, the world's most experienced data and ransomware protection provider, and StorageCraft, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to merge. Once completed, the merger of the two highly complementary companies will form the most comprehensive global provider of data management and protection solutions for organizations spanning from SMBs to the Fortune 50. The merger will solve the growing market need for a single source to manage and protect workloads throughout the data center, cloud, SaaS applications, and at the edge. With expanded geographic reach, the industry’s broadest product portfolio, flexible business models, and magnified innovation footprint, the merged companies will bring extensive market and revenue opportunities for MSPs, VARs, and distributors.

Addressing challenges facing end-users in every size organization
Combining capabilities will create a comprehensive product suite that addresses the vast majority of use cases and business continuity challenges. With total global data storage projected to exceed 200 zettabytes by 2025 and cybercriminals expected to attack a new business every 11 seconds in 2021, organizations will be able to choose one vendor for a single, agile ecosystem to manage data workloads in all environments and to protect and recover data in the event of cyberthreats, human error, and natural disasters.

Organizations of all sizes will be able to rely on a single partner to protect current and evolving data infrastructures with a solutions-based portfolio that spans DRaaS, BaaS, SaaS protection, hybrid and converged data management, direct to cloud data protection, and workload migration to the cloud - or any other infrastructure.

Significant value for MSPs, VARs, and distributors
As two 100% channel-focused organizations come together, the merger will create meaningful new revenue opportunities for partners worldwide. The significantly expanded portfolio will simplify the selling process with solutions, services, and support from one vendor while also providing diversification to help partners expand addressable market share, scale revenue, and create margin opportunities. Flexible perpetual license and subscription business models will further optimize market and revenue opportunities and enable friction-free commerce.

Accelerated investment for future infrastructures and next-generation data workloads
Arcserve and StorageCraft will continue to fully support and invest in their existing solutions. In addition, both companies will increase investments in R&D and combined IP, which will strengthen both companies’ product portfolios. Channel partners and end-users alike will see rapid innovation for continuous data availability across every platform and location. This will enable a seamless evolution from current to next-generation infrastructures and data workloads, including hyper-converged, multi-cloud, containers, edge infrastructures, and next-generation cloud data centers.

Following the merger, StorageCraft will be branded 'StorageCraft, an Arcserve Company,’ and the merged company will be united under the leadership of CEO Tom Signorello, the current CEO of Arcserve, and president Douglas Brockett, the current president of StorageCraft.

Availability
The combined Arcserve and StorageCraft solution portfolio will be available through channel partners and distribution.

 

Supporting Quotes
Tom Signorello, CEO, Arcserve
"Companies in every sector are looking to modernize their infrastructures amid unabated cyber threats and global changes that have altered the way they must protect and manage data. This merger will place us at the forefront of filling a massive market gap by supporting all workloads in every environment with one ecosystem. No longer will organizations require ad-hoc solutions that only add to the complexity they are trying to solve. We will be better placed than any other vendor to be ready as new workloads arise and infrastructures evolve – providing certainty today and in the future."

Matt Medeiros, Chairman and CEO, StorageCraft
"The combination of StorageCraft's leadership in the SMB and MSP market combined with Arcserve's strength in the enterprise and VAR ecosystem, is game changing for the data protection and recovery market.”

Douglas Brockett, President, StorageCraft
"Following the completion of the merger, the scope and scale of our combined businesses will allow us to bring a dramatically broader portfolio of solutions to market. At the same time, it expands the resources with which we can serve our customers and ensures we grow hand in hand with our channel partners."

Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC
“The combination of Arcserve and StorageCraft is very intriguing because it combines complementary hardware and software platforms. Arcserve’s data protection and data security portfolio, when combined with StorageCraft’s object-based data protection appliance platform, opens up solution possibilities beyond data protection and recovery. A holistic approach to data protection, security and secondary uses is the sort of solution that many IT organizations are considering.”

Jerome Wendt, President & Founder, DCIG LLC
“StorageCraft and Arcserve coming together as a single company will very likely disturb the status quo of the data backup and protection industry. Independently, they represent well-run organizations with market-leading products that play in complementary markets. As a unified entity, it means that, for the first time, organizations have access to solutions that span from the enterprise to the smallest office – all from a single source. It gives organizations new freedom and potentially better choices in how they implement data management in their environments – plus a powerful and less complicated roadmap for future data workloads. This merger is likely a win for everyone, except maybe their competitors.”

Jeff Richards, Director of Solutions & Services, Paragon Micro
"When two 100% channel-centric data protection leaders merge, it can only be good news for the channel. The unified portfolio of best-in-class solutions is highly attractive to us. There is minimal product overlap, which makes the potential for adding services and expanding our market and revenue opportunity pretty frictionless.”

For more information, including background and factsheets, please visit Arcserve or StorageCraft.

 

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About Arcserve
Arcserve provides exceptional solutions to protect the priceless digital assets of organizations in need of full scale, comprehensive data protection. Established in 1983, Arcserve is the world's most experienced provider of business continuity solutions that safeguard multi-generational IT infrastructures with applications and systems in any location, on-premises and in the cloud. Organizations in over 150 countries around the world rely on Arcserve's highly efficient, integrated technologies and expertise to eliminate the risk of data loss and extended downtime while reducing the cost and complexity of backing up and restoring data by up to 50 percent. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with locations around the world. Explore more at www.arcserve.com and follow @Arcserve on Twitter.

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.

 

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

Jackie Blundell
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
+1 857.217.2886
arcserve@rlyl.com

CRN Names Andy Zollo of StorageCraft a 2021 CRN Channel Chief

  • CRN’s annual list recognizes vendor executives who demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth

DRAPER, UT – February 18, 2021 – StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Andy Zollo, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs. The prestigious CRN Channel Chiefs list, released annually, recognizes leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth.

The 2021 Channel Chiefs are prominent leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies, programs, and partnerships. CRN’s editorial staff selects all honorees based on their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments as channel advocates.

A long-standing leader in the industry, Zollo joined StorageCraft in 2016 as Vice President EMEA Sales. He was promoted to run international sales in 2019. After shifting international sales to a high-growth trajectory that year, he was promoted in January 2020 to oversee worldwide sales.

Since his arrival, Zollo has propelled the expansion of StorageCraft’s channel business and driven innovation in StorageCraft sales programs and processes to make sure channel partners achieve optimal success from their StorageCraft partnership. Among his accomplishments in 2020, Zollo reorganized the North American sales team to ensure each team member is directly targeting channel success. He also implemented a global Partner Success Team to make certain partner satisfaction is top-of-mind and that the channel “voice” is heard and acted on.

Over the past year, Zollo and his team have kept a close eye on partners as they have been dealing with unparalleled challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and a more widely distributed workforce. Zollo’s team identified several ways to help partners thrive in tough times and then led the charge to roll out free 24/7 support for MSP subscription licenses; implement two pandemic relief programs for partners; pilot a pipeline creation program for partners; and provide incentives and promotions for OneXafe® Solo to help make partners aware of the benefits to them and their customers.

New in 2020, OneXafe Solo is a plug-and-play data protection appliance that streams data directly to a cloud purpose-built for disaster recovery. OneXafe Solo further enhances StorageCraft’s unified data protection platform—partners can standardize on StorageCraft and create tailored solutions to meet every customer’s data protection, disaster recovery, and data management needs. In doing so, partners maximize their profitability and minimize overhead and operational costs.

Supporting Quotes
Douglas Brockett, President, StorageCraft
“Congratulations to Andy on this much-deserved honor. He is an exceptional leader who consistently drives channel business expansion and identifies opportunities for further business development. He never fails to be the voice of our partners, to advocate for them and to make sure they are growing with StorageCraft. He also motivates and empowers his entire team to do the same. We’re fortunate to have him at StorageCraft. Under Andy’s leadership, we made significant program and process changes to ensure our partners' optimal support and success during the challenging year of 2020. We’ll continue on this partner-centric path in 2021 and well beyond.”

Blaine Raddon, CEO, The Channel Company
“CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list includes the industry’s biggest channel evangelists, a group of individuals who work tirelessly on behalf of their partners and drive growth through the development of strong partner programs and innovative business strategies that help bring business-critical solutions to market. The Channel Company is proud to recognize these channel influencers and looks forward to following their continued success.”

CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN® Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.

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Read the latest data backup and recovery thought leadership articles at the StorageCraft Blog.

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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.

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

CRN Names StorageCraft a Coolest Cloud Company for 2021

  • CRN honors StorageCraft for being a leading cloud solution supplier
  • Channel partners have access to StorageCraft cloud solutions that protect customer data regardless of where that data lives

DRAPER, UT – February 8, 2021 – StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named StorageCraft as one of its 100 Coolest Cloud Companies for 2021. This annual list recognizes the leading cloud technology providers in five critical categories: infrastructure, monitoring and management, security, storage, and software.

The CRN editorial team selected this year's 100 Coolest Cloud Companies based on their demonstrated commitment to working with channel partners and innovation in product and service development.

CRN's 100 Coolest Cloud Companies list not only honors exceptional technology suppliers, but it has become a trusted resource for solution providers looking for cloud technology providers to partner with—presenting a list of the companies best positioned to support their cloud services needs.

With an unrelenting global pandemic and the resulting widely distributed workforce, managing and protecting customer data has never been more challenging for solution providers. StorageCraft's portfolio of offerings features cloud solutions that protect data generated on-premises, at the remote or branch office, and in SaaS applications.

StorageCraft Cloud Services™ disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) enables partners to replicate ShadowXafe and ShadowProtect® backups of customers' on-premises data to a secure data center. With DRaaS, partners can do anything from file recovery to instant failover of a client's entire network.

New in 2020, OneXafe® Solo plug-and-protect appliance streams data directly to StorageCraft Cloud Services. This appliance 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. With its simple deployment process, partners can protect single- and multi-tenant environments within minutes.

StorageCraft Cloud Backup protects files created in Office 365, Microsoft 365, and G Suite from user and system errors, ransomware, and similar problems. StorageCraft File Backup and Recovery intelligent data protection rounds out StorageCraft's offerings. This file backup software is ideal for protecting remote workers' critical data.

StorageCraft's growing cloud portfolio enables StorageCraft channel partners to provide customized business continuity solutions to each and every one of their customers while maximizing their profitability and minimizing overhead and operational costs.

Supporting Quotes
Shridar Subramanian, Chief Marketing Officer, StorageCraft
"We're excited to be once again recognized for our ongoing innovation in cloud technology. The cloud is vital to our mission of keeping business-critical data safe and constantly available. Our partners can effectively manage their customers' ever-expanding and increasingly distributed pools of critical data with our cloud solutions. They can ensure that data is always protected from disaster. We look forward to continuing to help our partners grow and strengthen their businesses."

Blaine Raddon, CEO, The Channel Company
"Cloud services are quickly becoming the critical component needed to build successful and secure IT solutions. The honorees on this year's 100 Coolest Cloud Companies list have proven they support partners in the ever-evolving cloud computing business with leading innovative solutions and growth in cloud-based technologies. Our team applauds those on the list for 2021 and looks forward to watching them drive positive change in the cloud domain."

 

CRN's 100 Coolest Cloud Companies list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/cloud100.

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Read the latest data backup and recovery thought leadership articles at the StorageCraft Blog.

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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.

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

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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Read the latest data backup and recovery thought leadership articles at the StorageCraft Blog.

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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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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.


Contact Information:
Jock Breitwieser
StorageCraft Technology Corp.
+1 408.800.5625
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.


Contact Information:
Jock Breitwieser
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.

Contact Information:

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

 

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