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StorageCraft & Symform Team on Comprehensive Cloud Backup

Cliff Boodoosingh on September 02, 2010
 

Joint Offering Gives SMBs Affordable Off-Site Backup and Disaster Recovery

September 1, 2010- DRAPER, Utah & SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StorageCraft Technology Corporation, a provider of innovative disk-based backup, disaster recovery, system migration, data protection and security solutions for servers, desktops and laptops, and Symform, a pioneer in decentralized cloud computing services for data protection, today announced they are partnering to provide an affordable cloud backup solution for small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs).

The companies are jointly releasing the Business Continuity Suite powered by StorageCraft and Symform to provide comprehensive backup and disaster recovery to SMBs both on-site and off-site. The Business Continuity Suite will enable SMBs to back up their data on-site with StorageCraft ShadowProtect™ technology and then transfer their backups to the Symform Cooperative Storage Cloud™.

“The Business Continuity Suite is a perfect solution for our customers,” said Jamison West, founder and CEO of JWCS, a Seattle-based solution provider for SMBs. “We’re serious about data protection, and this suite gives us comprehensive on-site and off-site coverage.”

How the Business Continuity Suite Works

SMBs, resellers and managed service providers (MSPs) can use the Business Continuity Suite to back up all of their Windows systems both on-site and off-site. Using the award-winning ShadowProtect technology, IT administrators take regular backups of their Windows servers using ShadowProtect Server™ or ShadowProtect Small Business Server™, and desktops and laptops using ShadowProtect Desktop™. They choose an on-site destination for rapid disaster recovery in the event of a catastrophic failure, and an off-site destination via the Symform Cooperative Storage Cloud. With the Symform Cooperative Storage Cloud, SMBs and their MSPs contribute inexpensive, local storage and get valuable online storage in return. Symform handles the day-to-day management of network security and administration so that businesses can be assured their backup files are safe and readily available following a disaster.

“The Business Continuity Suite fits a need that SMBs have – affordable, reliable backup and disaster recovery both on-site and off-site,” said Curt James, vice president of marketing and business development with StorageCraft. “Our partnership with Symform is a natural fit because it fills the need for decentralized, distributed and secure backup that easily can be accessed in the event of a disaster.”

“We’re delighted to be partnering with StorageCraft,” said Kevin Brown, vice president of sales and marketing at Symform. “The Business Continuity Suite brings together the two best products in the BDR segment and creates a solution for complete data protection – better yet, any business can afford it!”

Business Continuity Suite Training Seminars

To help solution providers understand how to make the most out of the Business Continuity Suite, StorageCraft and Symform are offering a series of online training seminars in the next few weeks. To learn more about these one-hour classes or to sign up for training, please visit: http://www.businesscontinuitysuite.com/bcs-webinar/.

Pricing and Availability

The Business Continuity Suite is available from authorized Symform reseller partners in North America only. Volume discounts are available.

For additional information about the Business Continuity Suite, please e-mail contactus@businesscontinuitysuite.com or visit: www.businesscontinuitysuite.com. You may also contact Symform at (206) 906-9212 or info@symform.com.

About StorageCraft Technology Corporation

StorageCraft Technology Corporation provides innovative disk-based backup, disaster recovery, system migration, data protection and security solutions for servers, desktops and laptops. StorageCraft delivers software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data and lower the total cost of ownership for servers, desktops and laptops. www.storagecraft.com

About Symform

Symform, a privately held company based in Seattle, is developing cost-effective solutions to large-scale distributed data management problems. Symform is dedicated to the belief that technology products built on the cooperative, decentralized principles underlying the Internet are inherently more affordable, dependable, scalable, and sustainable than centralized data-center-based alternatives. www.symform.com

StorageCraft, ShadowProtect, ShadowProtect Server, ShadowProtect Small Business Server and ShadowProtect Desktop are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corporation. Symform and Symform Cooperative Storage Cloud are trademarks of Symform, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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