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Leading Sharepoint Authorities Featured During Metalogix Webinar Series To Provide Organizations With Key Insight To Manage, Migrate, Store, Archive, And Protect Sharepoint Content

Top Industry Experts Provide Best Practices for Enhancing SharePoint 

WASHINGTON, DC  February 8, 2011 – Metalogix Software, the leading provider in enterprise content lifecycle management (ECLM) solutions for Microsoft® SharePoint®, Exchange, and legacy environments, announced today a series of webinars with leading SharePoint authorities. The webinars explore best practices and provide testimonials on SharePoint migration, SharePoint Blob management, SharePoint governance strategies and upgrading to SharePoint 2010.

Upcoming webinars include:

February 8 at 11:30 a.m. EST -- Migrating EndUserSharePoint.com to SharePoint 2010     

This webinar, featuring Mark Miller, founder and editor of EndUserSharePoint.com – one of the world’s most popular sites for SharePoint end users – will discuss using Metalogix Migration Manager for Blogs and Wikis to move the EndUserSharePoint.com site, including over 1700 articles and 13,000 comments, from Wordpress to SharePoint 2010. 

February 22 at 2:00 p.m. EST -- SharePoint Storage Management... Where to Store Your BLOBs     

Torsten Volk, CEO of Prinomic Technologies will talk about real-life BLOB problems the company has seen from helping clients migrate legacy content into SharePoint. BLOBs can have a real impact on SharePoint performance, and being able to offload them can significantly increase performance, and decrease expensive SQL Storage. This webinar will demonstrate how easy it is to remove BLOBs from SharePoint with Metalogix StoragePoint, as well as implement archiving and hierarchical storage management. 

March 8 at 11:30 a.m. EST -- Creating an Effective SharePoint Governance Strategy

Featuring Mike Gannotti, senior technology specialist – Microsoft, this webinar will discuss how to create a SharePoint governance strategy that will help your organization most effectively leverage the features and capabilities of SharePoint 2010. For organizations looking to deploy SharePoint for the first time—or upgrade from a previous version—it’s important to create and follow an effective SharePoint governance strategy. From site architecture and organization to assigning business responsibilities and access roles, and complying with legal policies, an effective SharePoint governance plan should adequately address your organizations use of referential and collaborative data to accomplish business goals.  

March 22 at 11:30 a.m. EST -- Top Five Best Practices for Preparing to Upgrade to SharePoint 2010 

Stephen Cawood, SharePoint MVP and Director of Product Marketing – Metalogix, will talk about how to get the most out of SharePoint 2010 and ensure a successful deployment. Learn how to upgrade from WSS 2.0, SharePoint 2003, WSS 3.0, or SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint Server 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010. The session will also show how to handle complex upgrade scenarios, including 32-bit to 64-bit upgrades. You’ll also learn how to handle granular and partial migrations and restructuring of list, library and site content during migration and how to take advantage of new site templates in SharePoint 2010.

Registration for each of these webinars is open now. You can register today by visiting: http://www.metalogix.net/News-And-Events/Webinars/

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Metalogix is the leading provider of content lifecycle management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange, and legacy enterprise content environments. We enable organizations to scale and cost-effectively manage, migrate, store, archive and protect enterprise content whether on-premise or in the cloud. The company is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, privately held, and backed by Insight Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Publish Date: February 9, 2011 1:26 AM


Actifio to Showcase Game Changing Data Management Virtualization Solution at VMware Partner Exchange

New Management Paradigm Transforms Data Protection, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Silos into a Dynamic Unified Solution that Lowers Costs by 90 Percent

WALTHAM, Mass. – February 7, 2011 – Actifio™, the leader in Data Management Virtualization (DMV), today announced that it will showcase its industry-leading solution for data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity at VMware Partner Exchange 2011.  The conference will be held February 8-10 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida.

The need for a new approach to data management has been underscored by IDC research.  According to the market intelligence firm, unstructured data is growing by 60 percent a year, and by 2014 the cloud is expected to account for 14 percent of all IT spending.  The need to protect, share and analyze data has led to an explosion of the number of copies of data which costs up to five times more to create and manage these copies, than managing the original data. 

The Actifio DMV solution breaks the vicious cycle of the proliferation of copies and increasing costs resulting from the deployment of a complex infrastructure of point tools for backup, snapshot, disaster recovery and business continuity. The industry's first virtualized data management solution for data protection, disaster recovery, and business continuity and VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) delivers radical simplicity and drives down the TCO by up to 90 percent. 

Actifio is 100 percent focused on the channel, offering Direct Value Added Resellers (D-VARs) throughout North America, the industry's best channel program with the best incentives, guaranteed margins and deal protection. The program includes dedicated training tools, joint marketing programs and go-to-market resources designed to streamline DMV sales processes and enable rapid deal closure. 

Resellers gain instant differentiation by offering the company's industry-leading virtualized data management technology, the only single solution for all data management needs. The Actifio solution provides investment protection, as it supports any storage, application or server resource. Ground breaking features include: zero backup window, instant restore, global deduplication, network optimization, and integrated storage virtualization with optional Cloud for recovery storage. With Actifio DMV, users can protect and restore any physical or virtual application, regardless of server or storage, and SLAs simplify data protection with an easy three-click operation.  

“It is time to usher in virtualization into data management,” said Ash Ashutosh, CEO, Actifio. “The process of managing multiple data protection tools is costly, inefficient and generates up to 120 copies of redundant data – straining IT resources.  To solve this problem, we created a new paradigm for the data management environment similar to that employed in the VMware server environment. Actifio DMV employs one unique copy of application data and repurposes it across all data management applications to break the cycle of managing multiple data protection tools - transforming IT operations into a fluid, next-generation data center that is simple, efficient and cost effective."

The VMware Partner Exchange is an annual partner conference dedicated to educating and enabling partners to succeed with VMware.  Actifio will demonstrate its market-leading DMV solution in booth 119.  Partners interested in scheduling an exclusive meeting should contact Rick Nagengast at rick.nagengast@actifio.com

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About Actifio

Actifio™ delivers the next generation solution for data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity in virtual and physical IT environments. Based on Data Management Virtualization technology, Actifio integrates data deduplication, compression, encryption and bandwidth optimization, along with storage virtualization, to transform individual silos of point tools into a unified data lifecycle management solution. The result is radical simplicity, unprecedented agility and up to an order of magnitude lower cost. Please visit www.actifio.com for more information. 

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Publish Date: February 8, 2011 1:13 AM


Asigra Executive Focuses on Cloud Backup and Recovery Education at Storage Networking Industry Association Winter Symposium

TORONTO – February 1, 2011 – Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup and recovery software provider since 1986, today announced that company executive and chairman of the SNIA Backup and Recovery Special Interest Group (SIG), Ashar Baig, participated in the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Winter Symposium to collaborate on the SIG’s educational agenda for 2011. The SNIA leads the industry in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. The Winter Symposium, which offers networking, working group meetings, informative keynote sessions, and other unique programs, was held in San Jose, California this past week.

Baig, a leading advocate of cloud backup and recovery, is targeting key industry organizations, venues and events to educate IT professionals on this innovative approach to data protection. For example, a recent BrightTalk presentation by Baig focused on industry requirements and trends driving the adoption of cloud backup by businesses globally. Other educational events under Baig’s direction include end user and market focused presentations, podcasts and panel discussions at various industry events centered on the topic of cloud backup. These presentations will continue to be delivered throughout 2011 and highlight Cloud Backup, Recovery and Restore (BURR) end user requirements, typical end user concerns, challenges facing current and future BURR users, how Cloud BURR addresses those problems and the benefits Cloud BURR brings to cloud service providers. 

"As enterprises start moving backup, recovery and restore to the cloud, it's important that they understand the issues associated with implementing conventional BURR, including how manually intensive it is and its escalating costs," said Baig. "Cloud BURR not only resolves many of these issues but also can significantly improve IT performance, human productivity and costs."     

About Asigra Cloud Backup

Asigra Cloud Backup™ is designed to offer backup efficiencies unavailable with traditional backup architecture by allowing users to capture less, ingest less, and store less data, thereby reducing the amount of backup assets enterprises must buy, manage and maintain. The company's end-to-end data protection solution protects servers, desktops, laptops, structured and unstructured applications and raw files residing on the LAN as well as laptops in the field. Asigra supports public, private and hybrid cloud environments. Asigra software components can run in physical or virtual environments and can backup/recover physical, virtual, or a mix of physical and virtual environments. Enterprises can leverage Asigra Cloud Backup and Recovery (BUR) technology as software or as Software as a Service (SaaS) to optimize, economize and modernize their backup infrastructure.

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About Asigra
Asigra transforms the way businesses manage and protect their data by delivering market leading cloud backup solutions that seamlessly and efficiently manage, scale and deliver data protection services. Asigra Cloud Backup™ is built for new and existing MSPs/VARs who focus on data protection, IT constrained organizations, and industries with compliance mandates that are looking to improve their backup with a secure, reliable and predictable data protection cloud backup model. With 25 years of experience as backup/recovery pioneers, Asigra technology protects more than 100,000 sites globally ranging from the Global 100 to SMBs. Asigra manages one of the largest business-class backup service provider networks in the world who power their cloud backup services using Asigra technology. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit www.asigra.com.

 

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Publish Date: February 1, 2011 6:13 PM


Asigra Named 2010 Enterprise Data Storage Product of the Year Finalist by Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.com

TORONTO – January 25, 2011 – Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup and recovery software provider since 1986, today announced that its Asigra Cloud Backup v10 has been named a finalist in the “backup and disaster recovery (DR) software and services” category of the 2010 Enterprise Data Storage Product of the Year awards program presented by Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com. The backup and disaster (DR) software and services category includes backup, recovery, disaster recovery (DR), snapshot, replication, electronic vaulting and archiver solutions. 

“Asigra has been around long enough to be considered a pioneer of cloud backup,” said the editors of Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com. “Its latest product, Asigra Cloud Backup v10, adds mobile device support, tiered recovery and can be deployed as a virtual appliance. The Asigra software is used by both service providers and enterprises.”

In its eighth year, the Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com Product of the Year Awards recognizes the greatest achievements in enterprise storage innovation. The editorial staff of Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.com selected 43 finalists in a range of categories out of approximately 200 entries. Finalists in the competition are distinguished by their innovation, value and capabilities. Three winners -- gold, silver and bronze -- will be announced in each category in the February issue of Storage Magazine. 

"It is an honor to be placed among the finalists for the 2010 Enterprise Data Storage Product of the Year awards,” said Ashar Baig, senior director of product marketing, Asigra. “Asigra provides a common, unified view of the backup environments and comprehensive protection for both local and distributed locations. However, it’s the value that the simplicity our solution brings to companies of any size that sets us apart. Now any company can realize the advantages of cloud backup with the enterprise-class features that businesses require.” 

For more information about the Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com 2010 Product of the Year awards and a complete list of finalists, visit: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid5_gci1525950,00.html 

About Asigra Cloud Backup v10

 Asigra's agentless design works with any virtual machine architecture and is better suited for virtual backup than agent-based solutions, thus eliminating application disruption or downtime during implementation or upgrades. The Asigra solution also eliminates security risks cased by open ports in the firewall and wastes no server resources on agent software. Autonomic healing and recovery validation functions constantly monitor and repair backup files, eliminating data corruption as a serious issue. Asigra Cloud Backup also offers enterprises backup and storage efficiencies unavailable with traditional backup architectures by allowing users to capture, ingest, and store less data. These efficiencies reduce the amount of backup software cycles and storage hardware required to deploy and maintain high levels of data protection. 

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About Asigra
Asigra transforms the way businesses manage and protect their data by delivering market leading cloud backup solutions that seamlessly and efficiently manage, scale and deliver data protection services. Asigra Cloud Backup™ is built for new and existing MSPs/VARs who focus on data protection, IT constrained organizations, and industries with compliance mandates that are looking to improve their backup with a secure, reliable and predictable data protection cloud backup model. With 25 years of experience as backup/recovery pioneers, Asigra technology protects more than 100,000 sites globally ranging from the Global 100 to SMBs. Asigra manages one of the largest business-class backup service provider networks in the world who power their cloud backup services using Asigra technology. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit www.asigra.com.

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Publish Date: January 25, 2011 5:51 PM


openBench Labs Reports that Nexsan SASBeast Achieves Highly Manageable Multi-Fabric SAN Infrastructure in Microsoft Hyper-V Environments

New Lab Test Validates Nexsan SASBeast’s Dynamic Support of the Performance Characteristics that Distinguish the I/O Patterns of a VOE Host Server

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., January 20, 2011 — Nexsan®, a leading disk-based storage system provider, today announced that openBench Labs has validated the Nexsan SASBeast® storage system for superior performance and IT productivity gains when used in a Microsoft Hyper-V™ Virtual Operating Environment (VOE). The lab report identified that the Nexsan storage system provided a highly manageable multi-fabric SAN infrastructure capable of supporting the performance characteristics that distinguish the I/O patterns of a VOE host server.

“Nexsan’s ability to provide configuration insight, management simplification, and task automation through VDS integration are particularly important when implementing a Virtual Operating Environment (VOE) based on Microsoft Hyper-V,” said Jack Fegreus, managing director, openBench Labs. “By complementing high performance hardware with sophisticated management software and tight integration with hosts, Nexsan empowers IT to use any advanced software-stack-based features for provisioning VMs, commissioning and decommissioning VM applications, and moving VMs among hosts for on demand load balancing.”

According to the openBench Labs report, Nexsan SASBeast offers the following benefits in a Hyper-V VOE:

Simplified SAN administration via a single-pane-of-glass interface

Utilization of Microsoft tools to automate the management of Nexsan resources

Maximized density and reliability with hierarchical storage

Maximized I/O performance

“Nexsan’s SASBeast is an impressive and efficient offering that deserves to be on the short list for organizations updating or building virtualized server environments," said Mark Peters, senior analyst with the Enterprise Strategy Group. "It has the improved management, performance and financial attributes that are invariably expected for such projects. Many organizations require storage that is simultaneously easy-to-use and yet also provides outstanding performance for the price; Nexsan is proven in delivering this combination, which can help IT users meet both their overall IT and business objectives.”

“As Hyper-V continues its rapid adoption, today’s IT organizations need a flexible and reliable storage solution that will enable full utilization of its VOE value,” said Gary Watson, CTO, Nexsan. “As validated by openBench Labs, Nexsan provides the performance, IT productivity gains and cost efficiency needed by today’s virtual infrastructures.”

The complete openBench Labs review is available for download by visiting www.nexsan.com/openBench_Virtualization

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About Nexsan

Nexsan Corporation is a leading provider of disk-based storage systems purpose built for the mid-market. Nexsan delivers storage systems that are optimized for the efficient storage and protection of unstructured data for a broad range of applications, including digital records, email, medical images, and scientific data and video. Nexsan systems are specifically designed for the growing data storage needs of mid-sized organizations by providing a small footprint, low power use, scalability, ease of use, and cost effectiveness while delivering enterprise-class reliability, features and performance. Founded in 1999 and based in Thousand Oaks, CA, Nexsan sells its products exclusively though a select global network of VARs, OEMs, and system integrators. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.nexsan.com.

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Publish Date: January 21, 2011 4:15 PM


Actifio to Showcase Industry's First Data Management Virtualization Solution at VMware User Group

Actifio Brings New Data Management Paradigm that Transforms Data Protection, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Silos Into a Single, Simple Virtualized Offering to Drive Down Costs by up to 90% 

WALTHAM, Mass. – January 19, 2010 – Actifio™, the leader in Data Management Virtualization (DMV), today announced that the company will showcase the industry’s first single, virtualized data management solution for backup, disaster recovery and business continuity at the New England VMware User Group (VMUG) meeting being held on Jan. 20, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

 

According to IDC, unstructured data is growing by 60% per year, which is creating a need for vastly different storage economics. Multiple point tools have been added to the data protection operations to address the data proliferation dilemma, but have not been able to solve the problem. The span and scale of the issues have outgrown the capabilities of existing data protection techniques and solutions. It is imperative to bring a new approach that integrates and unifies the data management operations into a dynamic virtualized operations center. 

Organizations today are under constant pressure to deliver more with less and are faced with the complexity of managing multiple copies of data across multiple point tools for backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, analytics and compliance. The result is that 15 to 120 copies of production data are stored within the IT infrastructure which costs 3 to 5 times more than managing the production data itself. This situation is further exacerbated by the inability to manage data within available business windows - leaving businesses vulnerable to data and productivity loss and increased risk.   

To break this cycle, Actifio has ushered in a new paradigm transforming the data center into a dynamic, virtualized operation that unifies and reduces the management complexity of backup, disaster recovery, business continuity and compliance requirements resulting in vast performance and cost efficiencies. Actifio’s solution begins with a single unique copy of the application data as the source for its lifecycle management and virtualizes this copy for data protection, disaster recovery, business continuity,   VMware SRM, and all other applications requiring a copy of the data. Actifio transforms these individual silos of point tools into a single, virtualized solution to manage data across the entire process, independent of the operating systems, servers and storage infrastructure.

By integrating global deduplication, compression, encryption, network optimization and storage virtualization, Actifio drives down the total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 90%, resulting from reduced storage footprint, network bandwidth utilization and the freedom to choose any commodity storage device from any vendor, including cloud-storage options. An application-centric, SLA-driven management interface sets a new industry benchmark in simplicity, ease of use and operational expense.  

Actifio’s DMV solution results in zero backup windows, instant restore of consistent point-in-time copies of data at any location, and efficient management of copies for analytics or compliance. With no requirement to change any infrastructure or operational practice, Actifio delivers a solution that inserts seamlessly into the existing infrastructure to ensure investment protection while radically reducing the overall costs.   

“Traditional point tools for data management have a sustaining innovation roadmap with the usual faster- bigger-cheaper paradigm. With the 24x7 business availability requirements, virtualized data centers and exploding data growth, is there any point going faster if you are fundamentally on the wrong road?” asks Ash Ashutosh, CEO, Actifio. “What is needed is a disruptive innovation that brings the promise of data management virtualization, much like VMware brought to server virtualization, to deliver effective solutions at an order of magnitude better simplicity, lower cost and flexibility to meet these dynamic business requirements. Our customers have validated the benefits of a proven data management virtualization solution that slashes the cost and complexity of managing data throughout its lifecycle.”  

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Actifio™ delivers the next generation solution for data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity in virtual and physical IT environments. Based on Data Management Virtualization technology, Actifio integrates data deduplication, compression, encryption and bandwidth optimization, along with storage virtualization, to transform individual silos of point tools into a unified data lifecycle management solution. The result is radical simplicity, unprecedented agility and up to an order of magnitude lower cost. For more information, please visit www.actifio.com.

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Publish Date: January 20, 2011 3:00 AM


Focus Technology Solutions Joins Actifio Partner Program to Provide Next-Generation Data Protection Solutions to Its Managed Service Customers

Leading MSP Simplifies its Managed Service Data Management Operations with Actifio 

SEABROOK, N.H. – January 18, 2011 – Focus Technology Solutions, the trusted provider of integrated IT infrastructure solutions throughout New England, today announced that Focus has been approved as an authorized Actifio Channel Partner. As a member of the Actifio Partner Program, Focus Technology Solutions will offer the Actifio software suite of Data Management Virtualization (DMV) technology to its managed service customers. 

"Actifio’s business continuity solution will allow us to simplify our data management operations and eliminate multiple tools in our current environment," said Bill Smeltzer, CTO, Focus Technology Solutions.  “Actifio takes a service catalog approach which makes the entire data management process simple, consistent and lower in cost and we can pass this value along to our customers to provide them with next-generation data protection solutions."  

Designed to help drive revenue quickly in a high-demand market, the Actifio Partner Program provides access to extensive data management virtualization technology training, marketing and customer support programs. The partner program also delivers a comprehensive partner platform for a range of marketing programs designed to drive long term partner success through innovative marketing and financial incentives. 

“Focus Technology Solutions is an innovative solution provider with a vision for delivering business continuity for its customers that is second to none,” said Ash Ashutosh, CEO, Actifio. “We are honored to add them to our list of authorized partners as they continue to deliver superior solutions for their customers’ data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity requirements.”

About Actifio Data Management Virtualization

Actifio's Data Management Virtualization solution combines single SLA, VirtualData™ Pipeline and Storage virtualization technologies to deliver seamlessly managed data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions that are optimized for bandwidth, capacity and performance. Solutions based on this technology co-exist with other data management applications ensuring investment protection and seamless migration when user deems appropriate. The Actifio software suite consists of Actifio™ DP, for data protection, Actifio™ DR, for disaster recovery and Actifio™ BC, for business continuity. Built on Actifio’s VirtualData Pipeline™ (VDP) technology, these solutions are the first of a series of data management applications, offering radical simplicity, unprecedented agility, and up to an order of magnitude lower cost. For more information, please visit: http://www.actifio.com.

About Focus Technology Solutions

Focus is the trusted provider of integrated IT infrastructure solutions throughout New England. Located in the heart of the New Hampshire seacoast, Focus is committed to providing our clients with exceptional customer experiences. As a dedicated customer-centric company, our single goal is to provide our clients with solutions that result in maximum business value. Focus provides maximum business value by aligning our clients’ goals and existing assets with our expertise in integrated IT solutions. Our clients benefit from our highly trained staff, strategic partners and our ability to combine real-world experience with creativity. We customize IT Solutions based on our clients specific needs to maximize business value. For more information, please visit, www.focustsi.com

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Publish Date: January 18, 2011 10:12 PM


Lighthouse Computer Services Joins Actifio Partner Program

Premier Technology Integration and Maintenance Service Expert Authorized to Offer Actifio Data Management Virtualization Software Suite for Next-Generation Data Protection

LINCOLN, R.I.  – January 18, 2011 – Lighthouse Computer Services, one of Rhode Island’s fastest growing technology companies, today announced that it has joined the Actifio Partner Program as an Actifio reseller. As an Actifio partner, Lighthouse Computer Services will offer the Actifio software suite of Data Management Virtualization (DMV) solutions for its customers looking to reduce the cost and complexity of data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity in both physical and virtual infrastructures.

"Organizations are now rapidly embracing the virtualized infrastructure for its ability to improve scalability and lower costs, yet the data itself often remains in separate silos preventing the full realization of the value of virtualization,” said Michael Adams, storage practice leader, Lighthouse Computer Services. “The Actifio product suite gives us a powerful solution to eliminate these technology silos so companies can see dramatic cost savings and ease of management in data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity. Lighthouse Computer Services is pleased to become a reseller for the Actifio DMV suite of solutions.” 

"Lighthouse Computer Services is an expert service provider with strong knowledge in the technology needs of today’s virtual enterprises,” said Ash Ashutosh, CEO, Actifio. “Actifio is pleased to partner with them to support the Data Management Virtualization needs of their growing list of customers.”

Designed to help drive revenue quickly in a high-demand market, the Actifio Partner Program provides access to extensive data management virtualization technology training, marketing and customer support programs. The partner program also delivers a comprehensive partner platform for a range of marketing programs designed to drive long term partner success through innovative marketing and financial incentives.

About Actifio Data Management Virtualization

Actifio's Data Management Virtualization solution combines single SLA, VirtualData™ Pipeline and Storage virtualization technologies to deliver seamlessly managed data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions that are optimized for bandwidth, capacity and performance. Solutions based on this technology co-exist with other data management applications ensuring investment protection and seamless migration when user deems appropriate. The Actifio software suite consists of Actifio™ DP, for data protection, Actifio™ DR, for disaster recovery and Actifio™ BC, for business continuity. Built on Actifio’s VirtualData Pipeline™ (VDP) technology, these solutions are the first of a series of data management applications, offering radical simplicity, unprecedented agility, and up to an order of magnitude lower cost. For more information, please visit: http://www.actifio.com.

About Lighthouse Computer Services

Lighthouse Computer Services, a 110-employee firm, is one of R.I.’s fastest-growing technology companies. Founded in 1995, the company now provides technology products and services to more than 450 midsize to large enterprises throughout the Northeast. Today, Lighthouse offers consulting, integration and maintenance services on the latest hardware and software technologies available, including those from IBM, NetApp, VMware, Microsoft and more. Lighthouse placed number 268 in VARBusiness 2009 ranking of the top 500 IT solution provider firms in the U.S. Lighthouse is also winner of IBM’s 2009 Beacon Award for Outstanding Service Management Tivoli Solution; 2009 Tivoli Business Partner Innovation Award; 2008 IBM Business Partner Excellence Award for North America; IBM’s 2007 Award for Best Compliance Solution; and IBM’s 2006 Beacon Award for Overall Technical Excellence in a Business Partner. For more information about the company, please visit www.LighthouseCS.com.

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Publish Date: January 18, 2011 10:10 PM


Nexus Information Systems Joins Actifio Partner Program to Provide Customers With Next-Generation Data Protection Solutions

Nexus Offers the Actifio Data Management Virtualization Software Suite to Reduce the Cost of Data Protection, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – January 18, 2011 – Nexus Information Systems, a regional leader in data center solutions and services, today announced that the company has become a member of the Actifio Partner Program.  As an approved Actifio partner, Nexus Information Systems will offer its clients the Actifio Data Management Virtualization (DMV) software suite to lower data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity costs. Actifio solutions help customers protect their physical and VMware virtualized environments including VMware Site Recovery Manager.

"Enabling virtualized infrastructures with cost efficient data protection and disaster recovery is a top business requirement for our customers,” said Keith Norbie, vice president of sales for Nexus Information Systems. “With the Actifio software suite, we are able to easily eliminate companies’ information silos and realize dramatic cost savings while reliably protecting their critical information. We are pleased to become an Actifio authorized reseller.”

"Nexus Information Systems is recognized for its superior consulting and services and they are perfectly aligned with our vision of providing comprehensive data protection solutions that provide huge value for our mutual customers,” said Ash Ashutosh, CEO, Actifio. "Nexus clients will benefit from the powerful combination of superior Nexus services and Actifio’s Data Management Virtualization solutions for data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity.”

Designed to help drive revenue quickly in a high-demand market, the Actifio Partner Program provides access to extensive Data Management Virtualization technology training, marketing and customer support programs. The partner program also delivers a comprehensive partner platform for a range of marketing programs designed to drive long term partner success through innovative marketing and financial incentives.

About the Actifio Data Management Virtualization

Actifio's Data Management Virtualization solution combines single SLA, VirtualData™ Pipeline and Storage virtualization technologies to deliver seamlessly managed data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions that are optimized for bandwidth, capacity and performance. Solutions based on this technology co-exist with other data management applications ensuring investment protection and seamless migration when user deems appropriate. The Actifio software suite consists of Actifio™ DP, for data protection, Actifio™ DR, for disaster recovery and Actifio™ BC, for business continuity. Built on Actifio’s VirtualData Pipeline™ (VDP) technology, these solutions are the first of a series of data management applications, offering radical simplicity, unprecedented agility, and up to an order of magnitude lower cost. For more information, please visit: http://www.actifio.com.

About Nexus Information Systems

Nexus Information Systems is recognized as a regional leader in data center solutions and services for small to medium businesses through large enterprise clients. From architecture design to implementation, Nexus' focus on virtual infrastructure, business continuity, backup/archiving, networking, client computing, and managed services empowers their clients with the technology required to meet their ever-changing needs. Nexus is devoted to the core values of client satisfaction, integrity, and accountability to continue their long history of quality services and solutions. Read more at nexusmn.com

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Publish Date: January 18, 2011 10:08 PM


Open Technologies Becomes Actifio Partner Program Member to Provide Dynamic Data Management Virtualization Solutions

Next-Generation Data Protection Solutions from Actifio Now Offered by Open Technologies to Simplify Data Management and Dramatically Reduce Costs for Customers 

DES MOINES, Iowa – January 18, 2011 – Open Technologies, Inc., a leading IT services and solution provider for the central United States, today announced that Open Technologies has been named an authorized Actifio partner as part of the Actifio Partner Program. Open Technologies will add Actifio’s software suite, including Actifio™ DP, for data protection, Actifio™ DR, for disaster recovery and Actifio™ BC, for business continuity, to its list of technology solutions for customers seeking data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions at lower cost points than were previously available. The Actifio solutions provide a single solution for physical environments and VMware virtualized environments including VMware SRM.

“Many of today’s enterprises – both large and small – have silos of data management applications with a range of disparate tools and infrastructure to manage them,” said Jay Lorenzen, Open Technologies. “Actifio’s data management virtualization technology enables us to either transform these silos into a single, simple virtualized offering or solve a single data protection problem rather than deploying yet another independent silo. All the solutions yield lower cost and ease of use throughout the entire data lifecycle. We are thrilled to add Actifio solutions to our product portfolio for our customers.” 

"The deep expertise Open Technologies has in data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity make them a perfect partner for delivering Actifio Data Management Virtualization solutions,” said Ash Ashutosh, CEO, Actifio. “Their experience and customer reach throughout the central United States region make Open Technologies an ideal partner as we continue to expand our footprint in North America. We are pleased to have them as an authorized reseller.” 

Designed to help drive revenue quickly in a high-demand market, the Actifio Partner Program provides access to extensive Data Management Virtualization technology training, marketing and customer support programs. The partner program also delivers a comprehensive partner platform for a range of marketing programs designed to drive long term partner success through innovative marketing and financial incentives.

About Actifio Data Management Virtualization

Actifio's Data Management Virtualization solution combines single SLA, VirtualData™ Pipeline and Storage virtualization technologies to deliver seamlessly managed data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions that are optimized for bandwidth, capacity and performance. Solutions based on this technology co-exist with other data management applications ensuring investment protection and seamless migration when user deems appropriate. The Actifio software suite consists of Actifio™ DP, for data protection, Actifio™ DR, for disaster recovery and Actifio™ BC, for business continuity. Built on Actifio’s VirtualData Pipeline™ (VDP) technology, these solutions are the first of a series of data management applications, offering radical simplicity, unprecedented agility, and up to an order of magnitude lower cost. For more information, please visit: http://www.actifio.com

About Open Technologies

Credible and professional, Open Technologies is an IT solutions and service provider with clientele in the central United States. The company started as the premier Value Added Reseller for Sun Microsystems in this region, and has since expanded to now offer solutions from key vendors including Dell, Oracle, IBM and Hewlett-Packard. Headquartered in Des Moines, Open Technologies also has offices in Kansas City, Omaha, Saint Louis, Sioux City and Wichita. For more information, please visit: http://www.open-tech.com.

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Publish Date: January 18, 2011 10:05 PM


Actifio Unveils Channel Partner Program to Drive Increased Availability for Data Management Virtualization

 

Actifio Partner Program Advances Market Availability for Solutions that Radically Simplify Data Protection, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity and Lowers Costs by up to 90 Percent  

WALTHAM, Mass. – January 18, 2011 – Actifio™, the leader in Data Management Virtualization (DMV), today announced its new Actifio Partner Program to expand availability of the Actifio software suite the industry’s first, single, virtualized solution for data protection, disaster recovery, business continuity and VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) that delivers radical simplicity at up to 90% lower TCO. The partner program is available for Direct Value Added Resellers (D-VARs) throughout North America. The program includes dedicated training tools, joint marketing programs and go-to-market resources designed to streamline DMV sales processes and enable rapid deal closure for partners looking to offer data management virtualization that can co-exist in clients’ current infrastructure with simplicity and agility at a dramatically lower cost.

According to IDC, unstructured data is growing by 60 percent per year which is creating a need for vastly different storage economics and the cloud is expected to account for 14 percent of all IT spending by 2014. Rapid market adoption of server virtualization, backup to disk/deduplication, and commoditization of storage has opened up the opportunity to simplify data management and reduce the overall cost by up to 90 percent.

By ushering in virtualization for data management, Actifio transforms individual silos of point tools into a single solution managing the lifecycle of data - providing organizations’ the freedom to use any data management application, any server, on any storage device, on premise or in the cloud. Actifio delivers a dynamic virtualized data management solution that provides zero backup windows, instant restore, long-term backup, disaster recovery and business continuity and is independent of the application, operating system, server storage, or network technologies. With integrated global deduplication, compression network optimization and storage virtualization, Actifio is setting a new industry benchmark for ease of use, reduced storage footprint, network utilization and lowered TCO.

Partners supporting the Actifio Partner Program include Focus Technology Solutions; International Computerware, Inc.; Lighthouse Computer Services; Nexus Information Systems, and Open Technologies, Inc.

Focus Technology Solutions, a large New England Managed Service Provider has added the Actifio Data Management Virtualization software suite to its product portfolio to provide customers with next-generation data protection solutions. The company was so impressed with Actifio’s DMV capabilities that they purchased the business continuity solution for its own internal data management operations. The built-in deduplication will reduce the storage footprint and Focus will be able to further reduce the storage costs by leveraging the storage virtualization capability and deploying a secondary storage system for local and remote protection data. “The key for Actifio’s solution was the ability to not only meet our current business continuity requirements, but will allow us to eliminate multiple tools in our current environment,” said Bill Smeltzer, CTO, Focus Technology Solutions. “Actifio is clearly the first company to take the service catalog approach and makes the entire data management process simple, consistent and will drive down the cost for both Focus and our customers.”

The Actifio Partner Program

The Actifio Partner Program provides Actifio partners with access to its extensive data management virtualization technology training, marketing and customer support programs. It also provides a comprehensive platform for a range of programs designed to drive long term partner success through innovative marketing and financial incentives.

Program benefits include:

  • Training to become a certified partner
  • Attractive margins and fees
  • Innovative demand generation programs
  • Deal registration
  • Premiere customer support  
  • Sales and partner marketing support and tools

“Expanding our channel partner ecosystem is an important component of our distribution model and will help us to rapidly advance market availability for our virtualized data management solutions,” said Ash Ashutosh, CEO, Actifio. “From the onset channel partners have been an integral part of Actifio’s business model and we’ve worked with our partners over the last 6 months to develop the best partner program in the industry. A strong partner program combined with a simple, differentiated channel-ready product is the foundation for long-term successful delivery of the solution to the users. The Actifio software suite combined with expert training, implementation support and go-to-market resources will enable partners to act quickly on this dramatic business opportunity.”

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About Actifio

Actifio™ delivers the next generation solution for data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity in virtual and physical IT environments. Based on Data Management Virtualization technology, Actifio integrates data deduplication, compression, encryption and bandwidth optimization, along with storage virtualization, to transform individual silos of point tools into a unified data lifecycle management solution. The result is radical simplicity, unprecedented agility and up to an order of magnitude lower cost. Please visit www.actifio.com for more information.

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Publish Date: January 18, 2011 10:03 PM


IPR International Improves Storage Operations and Efficiency with Nexsan While Reducing Costs More than 40%

Managed Data Center and Data Protection Service Provider Selects Nexsan for Cloud-Archiving Storage Platform

Nexsan, a leading storage system provider, today announced that IPR International, a leading disaster recovery and data protection service provider with headquarters in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, has improved its operations and efficiency by using Nexsan’s Assureon® online disk archive and SATABeast® storage systems. Nexsan’s cloud storage solution has enabled IPR International to greatly reduce the IT resources required to manage its archiving solution; improve data accessibility for its clients; and reduce storage infrastructure costs by doubling usable storage capacity.

IPR International offers a comprehensive suite of solutions to protect, preserve, secure and make available client data at all times. IPR’s customers are especially interested in long-term archiving of email and require that this data be kept in an easily retrievable form for extended periods. As adoption of the company’s cloud archiving services grew, the volume of its long-term storage archives increased as well, resulting in the need for additional storage capacity to meet demand. The ever-increasing size of the archives was impacting system performance and making the company’s existing infrastructure increasingly difficult to manage. IPR International needed a highly reliable but lower-cost archiving solution that would satisfy its clients’ operational, performance and compliance requirements.

 

After evaluating a number of solutions, IPR International deployed two Nexsan Assureon appliances at different locations, each with two SATABeast systems connected via 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel. The Nexsan solution retains two copies of customer data, one at each location, and each location is set to failover to the other. The Assureon appliances not only keep customer emails online and rapidly retrievable but also reduce the time required to back up current, active email.

 

Assureon has significantly reduced IPR International’s storage costs compared to its previous archiving solution as a result of the secure online archive’s advanced architecture. In addition to providing local replication, Assureon also has the unique ability to geographically separate a single copy data between two separate locations for the purpose of disaster recovery (DR). This compares to alternative solutions that require two copies of the data be stored at both the local and remote location so that four total copies are stored, diminishing capacity and driving up costs. As a result, IPR International estimates that Assureon has delivered a savings of more than 40% by doubling usable capacity.

 

“When we chose a replacement system, we were very impressed with the reliability and flexibility of the Nexsan solution,” said Kathy Sennett, marketing communications manager, IPR International. “The Assureon appliance is delivered as a solution with the storage, and Nexsan remotely connects, monitors and performs automatic updates on the systems without involvement from our staff, which makes these systems exceptionally easy to administer.” 

 

IPR International’s clients receive other benefits from the Nexsan solution, including compliance-level privacy for their data and highly available storage that exceeds their service level agreements. Automated retention and deletion ensures that files are retained as required for regulatory compliance and deleted when their retention period is over.

 

“Nexsan has greatly reduced the IT resources required to manage our archiving solution and has improved our overall cost structure,” said Sennett. “We are happy to have selected Assureon as our archiving platform and content with what it has delivered for us.”

 

To learn more about the entire Nexsan product line, visit www.nexsan.com/products.php

 

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About Nexsan

Nexsan Corporation is a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term storage systems. Nexsan delivers secure storage appliances and modular, capacity-optimized disk-storage systems for a broad range of applications, including fixed-content storage and archiving, email, medical imaging, compliance and litigation support, disk-based backup, digital video security, and rich media. Nexsan’s solutions are the choice of small and medium-sized companies as well as large global enterprises and major government agencies around the world that are seeking cost-correct, high-density storage solutions. Founded in 1999 and based in Thousand Oaks, California, Nexsan sells its products exclusively through a select global network of VARs, OEMs, and system integrators. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.nexsan.com.

 

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Publish Date: December 28, 2010 4:39 AM


Asigra Recognized as a Top Channel-Friendly Provider of Cloud Backup and Recovery Solutions by Channel Insider

TORONTO – Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup and recovery software provider since 1986, has been recognized by Channel Insider as a top channel-friendly provider of cloud backup and recovery solutions. With a pro-channel business model that rewards partner sales & marketing efforts on a pro-rata basis, Asigra partners of every size benefit from maximum margins and premier company incentives in one of the industry’s fastest growing technology segments. View the article at http://bit.ly/e4pfLM.

"It seems like everybody... is getting into the cloud backup and recovery business," noted the publication. "The opportunities for cloud providers and their channel partners are growing, but first, you need to know who to partner with." To help its readers choose wisely, Channel Insider selected Asigra as a partner they should consider when moving toward a cloud-based backup solution.

"We are very pleased to receive this recognition for our efforts in the channel," said Amitra Chandra, Senior Director of Corporate Marketing at Asigra. "We understand that channel partners need support in order to be successful in the cloud backup space. Therefore, we've taken great care in developing a variety of options to meet the needs of different types of partners, whatever their offerings, level of experience or revenue." 

Programs Meet Varying Channel Needs

Asigra provides a number of programs tailored to the varying needs of its channel partners. For partners new to cloud backup, the company's Market Readiness Toolkit minimizes partners' risk and helps ensure that their Asigra-powered backup service is easy to get to market and profitable. The toolkit includes templates such as service-level agreements and service terms and conditions. With assistance from the Asigra channel development team, new partners can broaden their portfolios, broaden their market scope, and expand their geographic reach. Backup veterans looking to improve marketing or provide better backup service can also take advantage of Asigra channel programs and switch to owning their own backup vault or to graduate from their existing platform to Asigra.

Value-added resellers can benefit from Asigra's Hybrid Partner Program to resell the Asigra software solution to enterprises as a private cloud backup solution. Asigra also offers resellers the flexibility of reselling the cloud backup service offered by one of its managed service providers (MSPs). This can become a lever to entering the managed services business and eventually owning a vault. 

Because many channel partners' business environments are hybrid in nature, Asigra's Hybrid Partner Program offers three levels of involvement. 

  • MSP Hybrid partners resell Asigra software and use the Asigra vault infrastructure for managed backup service delivery.
  • VAR Hybrid partners resell Asigra and/or the managed backup services hosted by 3D Hybrid partners.
  • 3D Hybrid partners resell Asigra software and maintain a wholesale vault and advanced support infrastructure for managed backup service delivery – allowing channel partners to own their own vault.

In addition, Asigra recently established the Asigra Partner Advisory Council to increase dialogue with its most active channel partners. This program gives the company the feedback it needs to improve operations, policies, products and programs to enhance the partners' experience.

"As a one-stop shop for backup and recovery, high availability, and business continuity needs, it's important that we employ best-of-breed solutions from vendors that offer best-of-breed support," said Mathew P. Grosso, executive vice president, Data Storage Corporation. "Asigra fits the bill perfectly.  As we've grown and evolved, our company has benefited from Asigra's partner program, ensuring we stay true to our mantra ‘Excellence in data protection and recovery’ and keeping us at the top of our game from both a technical and business perspective."

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About Asigra

Asigra transforms the way businesses manage and protect their data by delivering market leading cloud backup solutions that seamlessly and efficiently manage, scale and deliver data protection services. Asigra Cloud Backup™ is built for new and existing MSPs/VARs who focus on data protection, IT constrained organizations, and industries with compliance mandates that are looking to improve their backup with a secure, reliable and predictable data protection cloud backup model. With 25 years of experience as backup/recovery pioneers, Asigra technology protects more than 100,000 sites globally ranging from the Global 100 to SMBs. Asigra manages one of the largest business-class backup service provider networks in the world who power their cloud backup services using Asigra technology. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit www.asigra.com.

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Publish Date: December 16, 2010 12:52 AM


Neuxpower Announces Free White Paper on Best Practices for Reducing File Bloat to Reclaim Primary Storage Resources

Leading Analyst Authority Shares Tips for Reducing Microsoft Office and JPEG Files Up to 95 Percent for Improved Enterprise Performance, Worker Productivity and Storage Efficiency

 

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – December 14, 2010 – Neuxpower Solutions (www.neuxpower.com), a global leader in file optimization software, today announced the publication of a free white paper that provides best practices for eliminating the challenge of file bloat. The paper, “Effectively Treating the Dreadful Blight of File Bloat,” (http://us.neuxpower.com/factsheets/dragonslayerconsulting.pdf)  written by Marc Staimer, president and CDS of Dragon Slayer Consulting, outlines the challenges IT organizations face with bloated files throughout their enterprise and best practices for reducing files sizes for improved enterprise performance, worker productivity and storage efficiency.

“File bloat is an insidious disease infecting all IT organizations’ workstations, laptops, and file servers,” said Staimer. “Many IT pros have never heard of this digital pandemic and those who have typically down play its seriousness.  There is a tendency to believe that hardware technology gains in processing, storage, IO and bandwidth eliminate or mitigate file bloat issues.  They’re wrong.  Make no mistake, file bloat is a bona fide urgent IT problem and the consequences are severe.”

File bloat is a result of files that are much bigger or more bloated than they should be.  Bloating can increase file size by as much as 20 times. File bloat is most often seen as inappropriate choice of image formats; excessive image resolution or large blocks of data unnecessary for normal use of the file. Some of the worst file bloat offenders are JPEG, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word files.  It can be most noticeable when files are combined or embedded. For example, if a JPEG image is inserted within a PowerPoint presentation, it is almost always stored in a resolution that is much too high.

The free white paper outlines the challenges with typical file bloat workarounds, including deduplication and lossless compression. It then outlines how lossy file optimization can solve challenges faced by typical workarounds and result in file size reductions of up to 95%1.

“Untreated, file bloat can cause a series of serious cascading consequences,” said Mike Power, CEO, Neuxpower. “Bigger files translate into slower write and read times, sluggish applications, lost user productivity and exponentially larger primary storage consumption. This free white paper outlines key best practices every IT administrator should follow to prevent these escalating challenges.”

The new free white paper is available for download at: http://us.neuxpower.com/factsheets/dragonslayerconsulting.pdf .

Follow Neuxpower products and news on Twitter at http://twitter.com/neuxpower.

 

About Neuxpower

 

Established in 1997, Neuxpower is the leading provider of file optimization software for primary data reduction. NXPowerLite technology dramatically reduces the size of bloated Microsoft Office and JPEG files, without affecting their appearance. Optimized files remain in their original format, retaining all their attributes and visual content integrity. Using NXPowerLite companies can quickly and easily reclaim substantial amounts of their existing primary storage. Our desktop and server solutions are used by more than one million people worldwide. To learn more about Neuxpower visit us at www.neuxpower.com.  For partner inquiries, contact loren.gartside@neuxpower.com.

 

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[1] Source: NXPowerLite Trident Warrior Experimentation and Results, FORCEnet

Publish Date: December 14, 2010 6:14 PM


Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist Video: SANpulse CEO Peter Mehta Talks About Entrepreneurship

Secrets to Business Success Based on Calculated Risk, Innovation and Team Building

SANpulse CEO Peter Mehta received honors as a finalist for the Ernst & Young New Jersey Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award. According to Ernst & Young LLP, this award program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. View video at http://bit.ly/dEInlU

Peter’s strategy for success is anchored in calculated risk, innovation and team building.  Before making decisions, Peter encourages group collaboration at a variety of levels. His unique approach has created a culture at SANpulse that inspires and rewards creativity and unity within the organization.

His innovative business style also supports SANpulse’s uniquely versatile solutions. SANpulse leverages its proprietary and modular SANlogics software as the core for all solutions. SANlogics correlates data to provide insight and actionable information into the storage infrastructure, empowering clients to increase ROI on existing investments and decrease TCO on future purchases.

With deep deployment penetration across the Fortune 500, SANpulse enjoys a global reach that has touched over 25,000 servers and 40+ petabytes of data with strong growth projected across additional verticals and within new geographies.

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About SANpulse Technologies, Inc.

SANpulse paves the path to next generation data centers, transforming the world’s largest IT infrastructures and creating efficiencies to help reduce IT-related operational and capital expenses. Through the combination of people, process and technology, the company changes the landscape for large scale consolidations and migrations by providing infrastructure information insight that empowers proactive decisions. SANpulse solutions include SANlogics, Migration Practice and SANatomy. SANlogics is adaptive technology that supports enterprise migrations and related business requirements through discovery, analytics and auto-generation of executables. SANpulse is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, with regional offices in London, U.K. and Pune, India. For more information, please visit www.SANpulse.com.

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Publish Date: December 13, 2010 4:46 PM

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