Infrascale Named 2015 Gartner “Cool Vendor”

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El Segundo, CA (May 4, 2015) – Infrascale, a leading provider of secure, cloud-managed data protection, announced today it was named as one of Gartner’s Cool Vendors in the Business Continuity Management and IT Disaster Recovery Management* report for 2015.

Each year, Gartner identifies new vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports recognizing these innovative vendors and their products and services. Gartner looked at ‘Cool Vendors’ that are improving operational resilience by using backup and recovery for IT services heterogeneity, communications and collaboration tailored to manage crises, and automation to make the case for a strong continuity program.

“We feel being named among Gartner’s ‘Cool Vendors’ speaks to the growing importance of taking a cloud-centric approach to backup and disaster recovery,” said Ken Shaw, CEO of Infrascale. “We believe the recognition of Infrascale’s technology validates our position that a cloud approach enables companies to lower hardware and complexity costs while receiving enterprise-class security and uptime.”

Uptime is grounded in a vendor’s ability to deliver disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solutions enabling organizations to quickly resume operations after minor or major disruptive events. To scale across a broad range of companies, it is important that the DRaaS solution interoperates across heterogeneous environments and operating systems, we believe this is one of the key differentiators of Infrascale.

According to Gartner a key finding is that, “not all disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and cloud backup and recovery providers can support a broad range of production data center computing platforms, data protection methods, off-premises IT services and disk storage subsystem heterogeneity.” A couple of recommendations from the report are that companies “select a DRaaS provider that supports all of your IT service infrastructure components,” and that they “implement an end-to-end hybrid cloud backup and recovery solution that can protect many types of data and platforms in a variety of locales and at an attractive price point.”

*Gartner, Inc., Cool Vendors in Business Continuity Management and IT Disaster Recovery Management, 2015, Dave Russell et al, March 26, 2015.

About Gartner’s Cool Vendors Selection Process
“As one of the world’s leading information technology research advisory companies, Gartner defines a Cool Vendor as a company that provides technologies or solutions that are innovative, impactful and intriguing.”

Gartner Disclaimer
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

A New Way to Think about Backup and Disaster Recovery

Infrascale is an entirely new approach to cloud backup and disaster recovery. The company provides hybrid cloud backup and disaster recovery solutions that put the cloud at the center of the data protection universe. Its solution is extremely fast, scales the cloud the way it was meant to scale, and is simple to deploy and use. Infrascale has created cloud software that allows customers to protect their data more quickly, capitalize on a bottomless cloud and stop relying on larger, expensive appliances.

Customers can build their own cloud, use someone else’s or use Infrascale’s public cloud. Infrascale supports more than 50 versions of the most popular operating systems and offers total data protection covering servers (physical and virtual), desktops/laptops and mobile endpoints. No matter the customer’s desire, Infrascale delivers cloud protection that fits how the customer wants to do business.

About Infrascale

Infrascale provides the industry’s only total cloud platform for data protection. Infrascale’s platform delivers cloud backup, disaster recovery, file sharing and data archive with military-grade security. This full range of data protection solutions span mobile devices, workstations, and physical or virtual servers. Infrascale’s flexible platform protects data in any environment: public cloud, private cloud or hybrid. Infrascale’s twelve global data centers power over 1,000 independent cloud service companies and MSP’s and protect billions of business-critical files. Founded in 2006, Infrascale is a venture backed cloud company headquartered in El Segundo, California. Visit or follow us on Twitter at @Infrascale for more information.

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