Mezeo Software Announces Asigra as a Mezeo Ready Backup Solution Partner at SNW Spring 2011

MezeoCloud storage platform integrates with Asigra Cloud Backup to provide a complete backup solution for IT Service Providers and their Customers

London, UK, (PresseBox) - Mezeo Software (www.mezeo.com), the leading provider of a deployable cloud storage platform, today announced Asigra (www.asigra.com), a leading provider of cloud backup solutions, as a Mezeo Ready Solution Partner. The Mezeo and Asigra integrated solution provides a feature-rich, low cost backup solution for IT service providers focused on data protection, IT constrained organisations, and industries with compliance mandates that are looking to improve their backup with a secure, reliable and predictable cloud-based data protection model.

According to IDC, large companies are increasingly looking to cloud storage for economic reasons, to protect data at branch offices and tiered storage. IDC reports that 14 percent of very large firms with greater than 10,000 employees are investigating public cloud-based backup and 26 percent are evaluating in an RFP. (Source: IDC, 2010).

"Cloud and backup are a logical fit," said Steve Lesem, Mezeo President and CEO. "The cloud offers a secure and reliable way for organisations to reduce the cost of backing up their data. We are excited to go to market with Asigra, who has been an impressive player in the backup market for over 25 years and is noted in the most recent Gartner Magic Quadrant on Enterprise Disk-Based Backup.* Our integrated technologies provide a service-enabled cloud backup solution that helps our Mezeo Ready service providers seamlessly and efficiently manage, scale and deliver data protection services to their end customers."

"As data growth continues unabated and companies need to protect data in remote office, laptop and virtualised environments, cloud backup is quickly becoming a very appealing data protection option for many IT organisations," said Asigra CEO David Farajun. "The Asigra and Mezeo technologies are a logical fit, as they are both built to address the very specific needs of service providers. Together, we offer an affordable, secure backup solution that streamlines data recovery without the cost or complexity of traditional technologies."

The Mezeo Ready Program provides an ecosystem for service providers, developers, cloud gateway providers and technology partners to rapidly demonstrate their value and operability with providers of Mezeo-based cloud storage.

Both Mezeo and Asigra will be showcasing their solutions in the SNIA Cloud Pavilion at SNW 2011, in kiosks x and x, respectively. SNW runs April 4th through April 7th in Santa Clara, California.

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(TM) is built for new and existing MSPs/VARs who focus on data protection, IT constrained organisations, 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 300,000 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.

* The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted January 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Mezeo Software Corporation

Mezeo is the industry's leading provider of a deployable platform for cloud storage. Service-enabled, the Mezeo platform is easy to deploy, multi-tenant, highly scalable and secure, with the MezeoCloud Storage API and Interoperability API for platform extensibility. With Mezeo, IT Service Providers can rapidly monetise Storage as a Service with a branded offering, and large enterprises can implement a secure, private cloud with clients for the desktop, Web, BlackBerry®, iPhone and iPad. Mezeo was noted in CRN's list of the Top 20 Cloud Storage Vendors of 2011 and the Top 25 Coolest Emerging Vendors of 2010 and 2009.For more information, visit www.mezeo.com.

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