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STORAGECRAFT PROTECTS HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS AGAINST TRIPLE THREAT

StorageCraft for Healthcare Addresses Data Management Cost, Complexity and Protection Challenges for Healthcare Providers

DRAPER, UT, February 19, 2019 — The widely standardized use of electronic health records and medical imaging, plus the growth in data intensive health applications such as wearable technologies and telemedicine, are catapulting even small healthcare organizations into the petabyte era. To help healthcare organizations immunize themselves against the resulting triple threat of spiraling data costs, system downtime and loss of data integrity, StorageCraft has introduced StorageCraft for Healthcare, a converged scale-out primary and secondary data platform with integrated data protection. 

StorageCraft worked with healthcare solution partners to optimize its recently introduced OneXafe solution — the industry’s first converged data platform for both primary and secondary data, and data protection — for the specific requirements of healthcare environments. Said Ross Hurd, CIO at Lake Chelan Community Hospital, "A one-two punch of data-hungry advances in medical technologies and growing data compliance regulations poses a significant challenge for our IT systems and budgets. StorageCraft presented the means to solve our data challenges of today – and the means to simply and cost-efficiently scale in the future. We now have an easy to manage and exceptionally well-protected data environment in a single solution, that meets our needs for remote replication, file serving data protection, continuous data protection and even protects us from possible exposure to ransomware.”

StorageCraft for Healthcare helps solve the most pressing issues of healthcare-specific data management and protection, including:

Eliminating Spiraling data costs: Healthcare organizations are facing unprecedented growth in storage capacity. For example, image archives alone are expanding by as much as 40 percent annually[1]. StorageCraft for Healthcare delivers comprehensive data management and protection services in a single and easy-to-use solution with seamless integration to disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). Healthcare organizations can scale-out storage dynamically as their requirements change over time. They can start with a single node cluster and a few terabytes of capacity, then seamlessly and non-disruptively scale to petabyte storage without any configuration or application changes. Additional features include in-line variable-length deduplication, compression, encryption at rest, and multi-site remote replication. These features dramatically reduce data footprint and cost while helping to satisfy HIPAA compliance requirements for data protection and disaster recovery.

Malicious threats are thwarted: Because StorageCraft for Healthcare delivers central visibility of all data, it can provide strong encryption along the entire data lifecycle without adding undue management complexity. It also protects information by taking snapshots every 90 seconds. As the object store is immutable, the snapshots and the original data remain completely unaffected in event of attack – such as ransomware. This allows healthcare organizations to immediately recover the most recent version of data, enabling them to thwart a ransomware attack. This feature is of particular value to healthcare organizations considering 45 percent of all ransomware attacks in 2017 were aimed at the healthcare sector[2].  

Insurance policy premiums are lowered: While healthcare organizations can look to insurance policies to protect against the financial risk associated with breaches in privacy and data, every medical record is typically assigned a dollar value by insurance companies as part of their risk assessments. This can add up to tens of millions of dollars in required coverage. When healthcare organizations can demonstrate they have effective data management and protection strategies in place, these premiums can be reduced because the risk of claims against the coverage is reduced. Recently, a StorageCraft healthcare customer was looking at a $22 million insurance policy, and,  by deploying StorageCraft solutions, the premium was significantly reduced, thus delivering immediate ROI on the deployment of the entire project.

Data degradation is contained: Unlike any other vendor, StorageCraft provides a platform that converges both primary and secondary data while also adding integrated data protection. This is of value for healthcare environments because the solution detects “silent” data degradation caused by bit rot. Legacy storage systems store images such as X-rays to a picture archiving and communication system and may not detect if data has been compromised. As a result, the information read from the legacy storage system may be corrupt and unusable. This does not happen with StorageCraft for Healthcare, making it an important asset for healthcare organizations where fast and unhindered access to data can make the difference between life and death.  

Configuration, pricing and availability: A complete OneXafe converged scale-out data protection solution, optimized for mid-sized healthcare organizations, begins at $63,248 for 120TB. It includes all software, hardware, and data protection services for an unlimited number of virtual and physical servers. A OneXafe scale-out storage solution starts at $13,995.

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Shridar Subramanian, Vice President, Product Management and Marketing at StorageCraft
“If healthcare practitioners can’t get the patient’s information when they need it, the quality of care could be severely compromised. That means data management and protection is an absolute must. A scale-out converged primary and secondary data platform with integrated data protection is a game-changer for healthcare organizations. This is especially true for medium-size healthcare practices and hospitals that face the same data challenges as large healthcare providers but have far fewer resources and smaller budgets at their disposal. In a single, easy to manage and massively scalable environment, StorageCraft for Healthcare is a complete data management and protection solution that cost-effectively solves the budget, management and risk challenges of explosive data growth."

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About StorageCraft
Organizations keep their critical information always safe, accessible and optimized with StorageCraft’s data protection, data management and business continuity solutions. StorageCraft’s powerful data protection offerings deliver instant, reliable and complete data recovery and eliminate downtime. Our innovative converged primary and secondary scale-out storage platform, with integrated data protection, solves data growth challenges, is efficient and easy to use for on-premises, cloud-based or hybrid deployments. For more information, visit www.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 2019 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.

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[1] Source: AT&T ForHealth Division
[2] Source:  global cybersecurity insurance company Beazley

StorageCraft Introduces OneXafe – Disrupts Data Protection and Data Management Market

Converged Primary and Secondary Storage with Integrated Data Protection Demolishes Storage Silos and Eradicates Downtime

DRAPER, Utah – August 20, 2018 — StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced OneXafe, a ground-breaking converged data platform that eliminates storage and data protection silos, blurs the lines between primary and secondary storage and scales out seamlessly to help manage explosive data growth. OneXafe delivers much-needed relief to the vast number of mid-sized and fast-growth organizations struggling with data management, data protection and the risk of downtime.

Designed specifically for mid-sized organizations, OneXafe is a converged scale-out storage and data protection platform for both physical and virtual environments. It delivers comprehensive storage and data protection services in a single, integrated and easy-to-use solution with seamless integration to DRaaS. Unlike Veeam and other software-only backup products, StorageCraft's OneXafe provides a complete solution to data protection challenges by integrating primary, secondary and cloud data-management capabilities.

Eric Bodily, systems administrator for Idaho Falls School District, saw the benefits of OneXafe right away: "Our legacy backup system was buckling. It couldn’t keep up with the data growth and lacked VMware integration. We quickly disregarded Veeam and Rubrik as solutions because Veeam only solved half the problem while Rubrik was economically unviable. With StorageCraft’s OneXafe, we can scale data capacity with ease and at unprecedented economics, plus we have the VMware and Volume Shadow Service (VSS) integration we need. We now manage primary and secondary data in a single environment and our entire data infrastructure can be managed, protected and recovered in seconds.”

At the core of OneXafe is StorageCraft’s patented, distributed, object-based file system that is tightly integrated with powerful and flexible data protection services. The file system delivers universal file data access to users and applications. The data protection services with SLA-based policy-driven protection and management provides flexible, reliable and instant recovery. This convergence delivers powerful recovery and optimized work-flow for management simplicity.

"The data protection and recovery software market is expected to continue strong growth through 2021," said Phil Goodwin, research director at IDC. “As businesses suffer the damage inflicted by downtime, they will increasingly embark on ‘the new race to zero’ - near zero RPO and RTO. StorageCraft's OneXafe aims to shift the paradigm of traditional data protection by converging data platforms for primary and secondary storage while integrating data protection. It is a development worth watching closely.”

The OneXafe platform comprises:
Powerful Data Protection:
OneXafe delivers industry-leading recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) for premium data integrity and business continuity. The patented VirtualBoot feature in OneXafe recovers even terabyte-sized virtual machines in less than a second. It protects applications in both virtual and physical environments within a single workflow and supports a variety of deployments—on-premises, remote data center or cloud-based DRaaS.

One-Click DRaaS Orchestration: OneXafe data protection policies can replicate to StorageCraft Cloud Services and enable organizations to achieve total business continuity. Organizations can recover data, compute and network services all in an orchestrated recovery workflow with a single click.

Scale-out Storage On-the-Fly: OneXafe enables organizations to scale-out storage dynamically as requirements change over time. They can begin with a single node with a few terabytes of capacity, then seamlessly and non-disruptively scale to multiple petabytes with zero configuration or application changes and thereby eliminate the need for forklift upgrades. Additionally, organizations benefit from OneXafe’s in-line variable-length deduplication and compression, which dramatically reduce data footprint and costs.

Seamless Administration: OneXafe is seamlessly managed by StorageCraft OneSystem™, a highly scalable management platform which eliminates operational complexity. OneSystem continuously monitors the health and status of the OneXafe platform and data environment, including real-time hardware, software and network connectivity updates. It provides a global view of an organization’s storage infrastructure, including reporting and trending of storage capacity, data reduction ratios, remote replication, SLA-based data protection policies and recovery point objectives. The entire protection lifecycle – from specifying protection requirements to ongoing management and compliance assessment – is done through policies in OneSystem.

With this launch, StorageCraft introduces three OneXafe converged models that include:

Capacity-Optimized OneXafe 4412 and 4417: Scale-out infrastructure for unstructured data, archival and video repositories along with converged data protection. OneXafe 4412 and 4417 start at less than US$14,000 for 144TB.

All Flash OneXafe 5410: Scale-out infrastructure for server virtualization, VDI, high-performance unstructured data applications and converged data protection for instant application recovery. OneXafe 5410 starts at less than US$30,000 for 38TB of flash storage.

Said Douglas Brockett, president of StorageCraft: “Mid-sized organizations are drowning in data while their legacy infrastructures are crumbling. Until now, they had the option of buying data storage and protection solutions piecemeal, while vendors expected these already resource-strapped organizations to be their own system integrator.” Brockett continued, “Their alternative was to buy limited ‘secondary only’ data platforms priced for large enterprises from vendors such as Rubrik and Cohesity, which all too often left them with complexity and high cost of ownership. For the first time ever, there is an alternative. OneXafe puts an end to vendor silos and protected markets. We deliver primary and secondary storage with integrated data protection in a single converged platform. With this, we have effectively eradicated the risk of downtime.” 

OneXafe will be available exclusively 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.

Visit StorageCraft.com for more information about StorageCraft’s complete portfolio of data-protection solutions.

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About StorageCraft
Organizations keep their critical information always safe, accessible and optimized with StorageCraft’s data protection, data management and business continuity solutions. StorageCraft’s powerful data protection offerings deliver instant, reliable and complete data recovery and eliminate downtime. Our innovative converged primary and secondary scale-out storage platform, with integrated data protection, solves data growth challenges, is efficient and easy to use for on-premises, cloud-based or hybrid deployments. For more information, visit www.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 2018 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.

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

StorageCraft Announces ShadowXafe - Next Generation Data Protection Solution for Total Business Continuity

Powerful and Flexible SLA-Driven Data Protection for Virtual and Physical Environments with Orchestrated One-Click Cloud Recovery Eliminates Downtime

DRAPER, Utah – August 20, 2018 – System downtime can cost businesses a tremendous amount of money in lost productivity and revenue. According to the Aberdeen Group, the average cost of downtime for businesses has grown to $260,000 an hour.1 As a result, organizations are desperately seeking ways to achieve improved reliability and availability in their data backup and management. In fact, according to Gartner, “By 2022, 40% of organizations will augment or replace their backup applications from what they deployed at the beginning of 2018."2 To solve this dilemma, StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced ShadowXafe, an advanced next-generation data-protection solution.

Adds Michael Linton, EVP and general manager at VLCM, a StorageCraft partner: “VLCM is excited about the release of ShadowXafe! We think this is a game changer because it carries forward the proven and tested data-protection technology of ShadowProtect and expands significantly on its functionality and ease of use.” He continues: “We are very much looking forward to the new product release because we think it will resonate well with our customers and comprehensively address many of the issues they are facing today. Protecting an organization’s data is top of mind for all IT professionals. StorageCraft’s new solutions make it easy to deploy, manage and feel confident that your data is safe.”

Designed specifically for small and medium businesses (SMBs), ShadowXafe is simple to deploy, easy to manage and reliable even under the most demanding circumstances. It ensures SLA-driven data protection and delivers powerful recovery for physical and virtual machines (VMs). Tightly integrated with StorageCraft cloud-based Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), ShadowXafe provides total business continuity and orchestrated recovery with a single click. In the event of system failure, data corruption or natural disaster, SMBs can perform VM recovery in milliseconds and restore their entire infrastructure in minutes using StorageCraft's patented VirtualBoot technology.

Said Shridar Subramanian, vice president of product management and marketing at StorageCraft: “As data grows and infrastructure becomes increasingly complex, SMBs are faced with the challenge of protecting data cost-effectively and recovering it quickly. These objectives have been unachievable until today. ShadowXafe combines reliable recovery, scalability and total business continuity with ease of use and affordability.”

Key features of ShadowXafe include:

Powerful and Flexible Data Protection:

With ShadowXafe, StorageCraft delivers industry-leading agent and agentless protection managed through a single pane of glass. While agentless deployments will satisfy the SLA requirements for most VMs, agent-based protection offers the highest SLA for physical and performance-intensive VMs. With ShadowXafe, customers can recover any server, physical or virtual, regardless of size into a VM in milliseconds. ShadowXafe provides a simple and consistent experience independent of whether one is recovering from local storage, offsite or the cloud.

Management Simplicity at Scale

The data-protection workflow is managed through OneSystem®, a single and unified management platform featuring a true SLA-based protection framework. The entire protection lifecycle – from specifying protection requirements to ongoing management and compliance assessment – is done through policies. These SLA policies are outcome-based rather than process-oriented to ensure high accuracy and compliance. OneSystem offers remote monitoring and management from a single console as well as simplified discovery. These features enable data-protection workflow at scale, save time and reduce the risk of errors.

Total Business Continuity

ShadowXafe delivers total business continuity because it tightly integrates with StorageCraft’s optional disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). As a result, it offers complete, orchestrated one-click failover in the cloud, easily recovering the entire infrastructure.

Building on the heritage of StorageCraft ShadowProtect, one of the industry’s most trusted data backup solutions, StorageCraft ShadowXafe expands the company’s product portfolio of data-backup and data-management solutions.  It is available immediately exclusively 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.

Visit StorageCraft.com for more information about StorageCraft’s complete portfolio of data-protection solutions.

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About StorageCraft

Organizations keep their critical information always safe, accessible and optimized with StorageCraft’s data protection, data management and business continuity solutions. StorageCraft’s powerful data protection offerings deliver instant, reliable and complete data recovery and eliminate downtime. Our innovative converged primary and secondary scale-out storage platform, with integrated data protection, solves data growth challenges, is efficient and easy to use for on-premises, cloud-based or hybrid deployments. For more information, visit www.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 2018 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.

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


[1] “Maintaining virtual system uptime in today’s transforming IT infrastructure,” by Jim Rapoza, Aberdeen Group, 2016

[2] Gartner, 2018 Strategic Roadmap for Storage, March 12, 2018, by Pushan Rinnen, Julia Palmer et al.

StorageCraft’s Vision to Disrupt Storage Silos Gains Momentum

Market Favors Single, Integrated and Intelligent Solution for Data Management and Protection

DRAPER, UT – June 15, 2018 – StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced strong momentum as channel partners and customers alike embrace the company’s approach to seamless and integrated data management, protection, and recovery.

“For too long, legacy big-iron vendors have encouraged IT buyers to think about their data and storage infrastructure in silos. This has created multi-billion dollar protected markets that don’t put the customer first and do very little to help as they become overwhelmed by data growth and the need to ensure its constant availability,” said Douglas Brockett, president of StorageCraft. “Those days are numbered. The market is now turning to vendors that are innovating by collapsing and unifying the entire storage management and protection stack into a single, integrated, self-protecting data infrastructure. This approach breaks down the barriers between primary, secondary and cloud storage and paves the way for a solution that is efficient, cost-effective and an order of magnitude easier to use. Our business momentum bears out this shift in market sentiment.”

StorageCraft experienced growth across all aspects of its business:

  • The number of servers protected by StorageCraft Cloud Services increased more than 100% YoY. Companies purchase StorageCraft solutions to ensure uninterrupted access to business-critical data. They achieve this by deploying StorageCraft ShadowProtect®, the company’s backup solution, which provides instant and flexible recovery capabilities. StorageCraft Cloud Services then provide an additional level of protection by enabling customers to replicate their data to the cloud. In case of a disaster, customers avoid disruption and downtime because they can recover any number and type of machines instantly in the cloud and keep them running while they bring their on-premises data back online.
  • Repeat purchases from existing customers contributed significantly to the company’s success, with more than 45% of StorageCraft OneBlox customers expanding their deployments to seamlessly scale-out their storage infrastructure from Terabytes (TBs) to Petabytes (PBs) without disrupting their business. OneBlox solves mission-critical storage challenges for VMware environments and the challenges of managing unstructured data for mid-size organizations and enterprises alike.
  • StorageCraft’s OneBlox has seen a 400% increase in distribution sales YoY. Much of this growth can be attributed to the company leveraging its expansive sales team and channel partners, which are able to satisfy pent-up demand for scale-out storage that unifies primary and secondary storage.

Said Shridar Subramanian, VP of product management and marketing at StorageCraft, "We expect to accelerate these growth indicators over the coming quarters. At VMworld 2018, we will be showcasing modern and ground-breaking solutions based on our vision of deeply integrated data protection, scale-out storage, and cloud-based recovery.”

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About StorageCraft
The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides award-winning backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops, laptops and SaaS applications in addition to powerful data analytics. StorageCraft provides business continuity and data management through software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data, and lower the total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.storagecraft.com.

StorageCraft and ShadowProtect are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corp. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2018 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.

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

CRN Honors Three StorageCraft Leaders as “2018 Women of the Channel”

Leading Channel Publication Recognizes StorageCraft’s Janet O’Sullivan, Marina Brook and Olivia Donnell O’Sullivan Receives Additional Honor; Included Into CRN’s “Power 100 List”

DRAPER, Utah, May 14, 2018 – 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 Janet O’Sullivan, channel marketing manager, Marina Brook, head of sales (APAC) and Olivia Donnell, EMEA business development director, to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list.

The executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each honoree is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

O’Sullivan also has the privilege of being named to CRN’s Power 100 list where she is highlighted for her innovative initiatives and outstanding channel performance.

CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel. The Power 100 belong to an exclusive group drawn from this larger list: women leaders whose vision and influence are key drivers of their companies’ success and help move the entire IT channel forward.

As channel marketing manager, O’Sullivan worked with partners to develop strategies that successfully deliver growth to both the partners and StorageCraft. Previous initiatives led by O’Sullivan include sales and marketing boot camps that train partners to maximize their disaster recovery revenue. She started the Trailblazer initiative, a series of webinars that feature leading-light managed service providers sharing their experiences. Finally, O’Sullivan raised StorageCraft’s profile through industry awards, including European IT Software Excellence Awards and Business Continuity Awards.

Meanwhile, Brook, a results-driven executive with an enviable track record, excels in her current role at StorageCraft as head of sales, Asia-Pacific (APAC). Her duties include managing the APAC channel and expanding business into emerging markets. During the past year, Brook has led StorageCraft’s expansion in Asia and has continued growing the company’s regional business. Under Brook’s leadership, the team onboarded four new distributors in Southeast Asia, developed a series of technical training sessions to assist partners in understanding StorageCraft technology and designed a successful campaign to activate dormant partners and recruit new ones.

Donnell, the European business development director, drives business growth for StorageCraft’s portfolio of data protection and storage solutions via the channel. During this past year, Donnell closed contracts with nine new distributors, resulting in coverage in over 30 new countries in the EMEA region. She also played a major role in re-establishing relapsed relationships with distributors in four countries. Donnell currently focuses on bringing StorageCraft OneBlox scale-out storage to the EMEA market and secured inclusion of StorageCraft in the portfolio of Europe’s largest storage distributor, Hammer.

“This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel list honors executives who are driving channel progress through a number of achievements—exemplary partner programs, innovative product development and marketing, effective team-building, visionary leadership and accelerated sales growth—as well as advocacy for the next generation of women channel executives.”

“Janet, Marina and Olivia exemplify female leadership and the innovative minds at StorageCraft. Their contributions to the company, our partners, and the channel have been instrumental to our success,” said Matt Medeiros, CEO at StorageCraft. “All three actively embody the mindset of, ‘when our partners are successful, we as a company are successful.' They demonstrate this every day in their ongoing support of our channel partners and customers. All three are a great representation of what StorageCraft is all about, and I’m incredibly proud to have these talented professionals recognized.”

The 2018 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc.

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About StorageCraft
The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides award-winning backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops, laptops and SaaS applications in addition to powerful data analytics. StorageCraft provides business continuity and data management through software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data, and lower the total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.storagecraft.com.

StorageCraft and ShadowProtect are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corp. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2018 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.

Contact Information:
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StorageCraft Technology Corp.
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jock.breitwieser@storagecraft.com

StorageCraft Strengthens Global Presence; Opens Office in Middle East and India

Adds Leadership and Expands Channel Partner Network Following Regional Debut at GITEX Technology Week 2017

DUBAI, April 17, 2018 – StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced its further expansion in the Middle East region by appointing Sayed Shamshuddin, as StorageCraft’s regional sales manager for the Middle East and India.

Thanks to his deep technology experience and over a decade of experience in business development, Shamshuddin knows how to build strong sales channel structures and relationships with medium- to large enterprise businesses across all verticals.

“Sayed Shamshuddin is highly knowledgeable, well respected and understands technology and customer needs in the Middle East. We are very excited to have him join our team,” said Andy Zollo, vice president of sales EMEA at StorageCraft. “Customer success is Shamshuddin’s first priority in the region.”

“With years exclusively spent in the information security and identity and access management field, joining StorageCraft’s team in the Middle East and India is exciting,” said Shamshuddin. “In particular with the booming development of digitalization initiatives in the Middle East region, the ability to securely and reliably back up and restore vast amounts of data has shifted into focus. The increasingly distributed nature of data and the massive growth of unstructured data are creating storage challenges for organizations. StorageCraft knows how to successfully address these issues directly and effectively.”

StorageCraft had its regional debut at GITEX Technology Week 2017 in Dubai. Here, the company launched OneBlox, the scale-out object-based NAS storage appliance that solves businesses’ common storage pain points, such as complex installation, cumbersome management, limited capacity and forklift upgrades.

“StorageCraft OneBlox offers scale-out technology and high performance with a very cost-effective TCO. In addition, it offers unique enterprise-class features such as bring your own drive, inline de-duplication and remote replication, to name just a few,” said Ahamed Siddiq, Head - ICT Business Unit at Telephony Communication Technologies L.L.C. “OneBlox scale-out NAS object-based storage means a simpler, faster, easier to manage, future-proofed and cost effective storage solution that we can take directly to our client to store and secure their data.”
 

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About StorageCraft
The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides award-winning backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops, laptops and SaaS applications in addition to powerful data analytics. StorageCraft provides business continuity and data management market services through software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data, and lower the total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.storagecraft.com.

StorageCraft and ShadowProtect are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corp. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2018 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.


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

Hammer New European Distributor for StorageCraft OneBlox Scale-Out Storage

Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK & Cork, Ireland –7th November 2017

Hammer and StorageCraft Technology have announced a Europe-wide distribution agreement that will see Hammer adding the StorageCraft OneBlox® scale-out solutions to its portfolio.

The partnership will introduce StorageCraft’s converged mid-market storage technology across Europe, following the company’s acquisition of Exablox Corporation earlier this year.

StorageCraft OneBlox is an object-based, scale-out storage appliance that solves businesses’ common storage pain points: complex installation, cumbersome management, limited capacity and forklift upgrades.

Hammer’s extensive reach and expertise across Europe make it a logical choice as a pan-European value-added distributor for the OneBlox range of products. “We are delighted to collaborate with Hammer on the distribution of our OneBlox product offering in Europe,” said Andy Zollo, vice president of sales in EMEA for StorageCraft. “Our simple, powerful and flexible scale-out, object-based storage solution with enterprise grade functionality lets companies of all sizes expand their storage as their business scales.”

He added: “Hammer has in-depth knowledge, experience and an exceptional track record in taking the latest innovative storage solutions to market across Europe. Its enviable success in this area, coupled with the additional services and support, makes Hammer the value-added distributor of choice for companies seeking quality, value and unmatched support.”

Gerard Marlow, General Manager of OEM & Whitebox Storage for Hammer, said: “The OneBlox line of products is an innovative, pay-as-you-grow, object-based scale-out NAS storage solution. It features enterprise-class functionality such as inline deduplication, compression, continuous snapshots, encryption and off-site replication.

“With OneBlox, Hammer can offer an enterprise solution to all its customers. Working with StorageCraft allows us to offer a unique solution to companies faced with explosive growth of data and very stringent uptime requirements. OneBlox’s converged mid-market storage technology with ground-breaking scalability gives these businesses the confidence that their data will be safe, accessible and optimised whenever they need it.”

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About Hammer

Hammer is an award-winning, specialist value-add distributor. It has dedicated its 25-plus year history to data storage, servers and end-to-end IT solutions, offering a world-class portfolio of vendors.

Hammer distributes throughout Europe, and ensures customers receive a technical, commercial and competitive business advantage. Hammer has a strong commitment to satisfying ever-changing business

needs, driving innovation and customer growth, and facilitating unique ways of adding value. Hammer’s in-depth knowledge of the market, and ability to provide market-leading and cost-effective solutions, mean that resellers can benefit from not only first-class service, but also a world-class, all-encompassing storage, server and software portfolio.

Founded in 1991, Hammer has its headquarters in Basingstoke, England, with a staff of 165 it has further European presence in the Nordics, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. For further information visit the website at www.hammer-europe.com.

About StorageCraft

The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides award-winning backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops, laptops and SaaS applications in addition to powerful data analytics.

StorageCraft provides business continuity and data management market services through software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data, and lower the total cost of ownership. For further information  visit www.storagecraft.com.

StorageCraft and ShadowProtect are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corp. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2017 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.

 

Contact Information

Hammer:

Laura Manning
+44 (0) 1256 868402
lauram@hammerplc.com

Philip Smith
+44 (0) 1256 347478
philips@hammerplc.com

Caroline Easton
+44 (0) 1256 868491
carolinee@hammerplc.com
 

StorageCraft Technology Corp:

Jock Breitwieser
+1 408.800.5625
jock.breitwieser@storagecraft.com

StorageCraft Debuts at GITEX Dubai 2017, Introduces OneBlox Scale-Out Storage Solution to Middle East Businesses

Company Combines Best in Reliable Data Protection with Infinite Scale-Out Storage; Demos StorageCraft Instant Recovery at its GITEX Booth

 

DUBAI, UAE – October 10, 2017 – At GITEX Technology Week 2017 in Dubai, StorageCraft, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced the Middle East launch of OneBlox, its object-based storage appliance that solves businesses’ common storage pain points: complex installation, cumbersome management, limited capacity and forklift upgrades. At GITEX 2017, StorageCraft exhibits at booth E4-30 in Hall 4 and at Booth SM-3 in the Skeikh Maktoum Halls.

After the successful integration of Exablox earlier this year, StorageCraft is laser-focused on helping businesses analyze, protect, and store their data. The company features a new approach that recognizes the disappearing lines between primary and secondary storage and combines data backup, availability and data protection.

“By launching OneBlox, our converged mid-market storage technology in the Middle East, we go from being a leader in business continuity to a leader in the data management market,” said Andy Zollo, vice president of sales for EMEA at StorageCraft. “Our customers around the world operate non-stop and their data volumes are going through a phase of explosive growth. At the same time, uptime requirements are becoming more stringent. We now have the unique ability to address both problems that Middle East businesses are witnessing.”

StorageCraft makes its debut at GITEX Technology Week 2017 with its Middle East distributor, Redington Gulf. Headquartered in Draper, Utah, StorageCraft is a leading provider of award-winning backup and recovery solutions that make it a trusted resource for business continuity since 2003.

At GITEX 2017, StorageCraft demonstrates its Instant Recovery technology that successfully integrates multiple award-winning products—StorageCraft ShadowProtect® SPX, OneBlox 5210 and StorageCraft Cloud Services. StorageCraft Instant Recovery is a radical advancement in backup and recovery, providing nearly instantaneous recovery capabilities at ground-breaking economics.

“The increasingly distributed nature of data and the massive growth of data volumes for companies in the Middle East, are creating huge recovery challenges for organizations here,” continued Zollo. “With this demonstration, we have successfully removed multiple levels of cost and complexity while delivering massive scale - all for one single purpose: to help organizations backup and restore their data for uninterrupted business continuity, no matter what happens.”

Please visit StorageCraft at GITEX Technology Week 2017 in Dubai along with its Middle East partner, Redington Gulf on stand E4-30 in Hall 4 and in the Sheikh Maktoum Halls at stand SM-3.

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About StorageCraft

The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides award-winning backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops, laptops and SaaS applications in addition to powerful data analytics. StorageCraft provides business continuity and data management market services through software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data, and lower the total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.storagecraft.com.

StorageCraft, ShadowProtect and Exablox are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corp. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. 2017 StorageCraft Technology Corp. All rights reserved.

 

Contact Information:

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

StorageCraft Wins Big at 2017 Storage Awards

Exablox, a StorageCraft company, is “One to Watch” vendor


CORK, Ireland – June 28th , 2017 – Exablox, a StorageCraft company, today announced it has won the “One to Watch – Vendor” award at the recent 2017 Storage Awards in London. The Storage Awards recognise the best in the storage industry, and some of the biggest names in the IT Industry received honours for outstanding storage solutions and people. 

“We are thrilled to win this prestigious award,” said Andy Zollo, vice president of sales for EMEA at StorageCraft. “It underscores the market’s validation of our Exablox offerings and our pay-as-you-grow scale-out NAS storage solution. 

“The StorageCraft Data Management solution is revolutionising the way companies manage data. Through the integration of our Exablox portfolio, our customers can combine the best in reliable data protection with infinite scale-out storage,” continued Zollo.

Says Alex Hoare, managing director of Ireland-based Alex Hoare IT Consultants Ltd., who has been a StorageCraft partner for over 5 years and recently started using Exablox, “I’m not surprised StorageCraft has won this award; Exablox is a great storage solution and is definitely one to watch! Our customers have been really impressed with the solution to date!”

StorageCraft Technology Corp. acquired Exablox Corp. in January 2017. Corporate EMEA headquarters are located in Cork, Ireland, with teams deployed across Europe. 

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About StorageCraft
The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides award-winning backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops, laptops and SaaS applications in addition to powerful data analytics. 

In January 2017, StorageCraft acquired the mid-market scale-out storage solution Exablox. By adding Exablox’s converged mid-market storage technology, StorageCraft goes from being a leader in business continuity to also being a leader in the data management market. 

StorageCraft delivers software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data, and lower the total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.storagecraft.com.

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

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

StorageCraft signs Distribution Agreement with COREX in South Africa

CORK, Ireland -- StorageCraft Technology today announced that COREX, a leading South African value added distributor, can now sell StorageCraft’s award-winning intelligent backup and recovery solutions through the new distribution agreement.

According to Dominique Honnay, StorageCraft Regional Sales Director, “We are delighted to work with COREX in South Africa. This agreement is a win-win situation for all parties involved, especially solution providers and their end customers. We know that data is the lifeline of any business and the ability to provide enterprise Business Continuity solutions gives the channel an opportunity to offer invaluable products and services to end customers in South Africa. ”

Mark Lu, CEO of COREX said: “Disaster recovery is a mission critical application and StorageCraft is well known as having agile, easy to manage and best-of-breed solutions. Surprisingly, many end customers have no business continuity plans and with the disaster recovery market set to grow ten-fold over the next few years, reseller partners now have the perfect opportunity to provide a simple to manage, high performance and proven back-up and recovery solution for all their customers, from SMB right up to large enterprise.”

In operation since 2003, StorageCraft has developed a network of more than 11,000 partners across the globe and has been recognised by analysts, publications and IT professionals for the speed and absolute reliability of its Disaster Recovery solutions. The StorageCraft Recovery Solution protects both physical and virtual Windows and Linux systems. More recently the StorageCraft Recovery Solution has grown to encompass backup for SaaS applications as well as file and folder endpoint protection including intelligent data analytics.

About StorageCraft Technology Corporation

The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides award-winning backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops, laptops and SaaS applications in addition to powerful data analytics. In January 2017, StorageCraft acquired the mid-market scale-out storage solution Exablox. By adding Exablox’s converged mid-market storage technology StorageCraft goes from being a leader in business continuity to a leader in the data management market. StorageCraft delivers software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data, and lower the total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.storagecraft.com.

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

 

About COREX

In 2003, COREX began as a gaming value added distributor building on this strength to expand its portfolio and reach within the ICT channel. In 2012, COREX identified the market is in a state of evolution and possibly even a Technological Revolution. This evolution has allowed for the expansion of well positioned Manufactures, Value Added Distributors and Value Added Resellers. There are definite pressures in the B2C market space which has been driven by commoditization that has created low barriers of entry. These pressures have had a positive affect by increasing the penetration of Technology to the African Continent. The increased adoption of Technology from Home Users, Enterprises and Government has developed a society that understands the need to embrace technology as a necessary part of general day to day activities. Today, with this insight into the current market, COREX is positioned and respected to produce our Vision - To build a Company that can deliver Products, Services and Socio-economic focused Solutions to our Country and our Continent that will provide a better place to live, to work and to prosper, for all.​’. For more information, visit www.corex.co.za.

 

Media Contacts:

Ellen Marie Hickey
(Marketing Director Europe)
StorageCraft Technology
+353 21 237 3500
ellenmarie.hickey@storagecraft.eu

 

Michael Hann
(Marketing Manager)
COREX (PTY) LTD
+27 11 357 8000
michaelh@corex.co.za

 

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