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Monday, Feb 24, 2014

Geminare’s CEO, Joshua Geist, Named as 2014 CRN Channel Chief

 
 
 
Geist recognized for second consecutive year as one of the channel’s
Most Influential Executives for his significant contribution to the
growth of the Recovery as a Service channel ecosystem.
 
 
PALO ALTO, CA, February 24, 2014 – Geminare, the #1 ranked global leader in RaaS Product enablement, today announced that its President and CEO, Joshua Geist, has been named one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs.  This prestigious industry designation recognizes outstanding executives who are directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, and through their efforts, elevate the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.
 
CRN Channel Chiefs are selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales.
 
Geist, a recognized leader and founding innovator within the Recovery as a Service (RaaS) channel ecosystem, was instrumental in guiding Geminare’s flagship RaaS offering, Cloud Recovery, to be ranked as the #1 Global RaaS Product Offering in a recent report, titled, “2013 Critical Capabilities for Recovery as a Service”, (November 2013), by leading analyst Gartner. Cloud Recovery was awarded the Highest Product Rating Score in this report, and is the most mature, proven, and accepted Cloud-based offering in the market—available exclusively through Geminare Channel Partners with service seamlessly delivered from a Service Provider’s Cloud.
 
“Channel enablement has been Geminare’s singular goal since its inception.  It’s the driving vision behind our success and an important step in the success of our partners,” Joshua Geist, Geminare’s CEO, stated.  “The Cloud has completely changed the way technology is consumed by breaking down virtually every barrier between a channel partner and their customer.  Customers no longer look at Channel Partners as merely a distribution mechanism to procure products.  Instead, Channel Partners are now being seen as key to the delivery of solutions and offerings. They are, in fact, part of the evolution towards becoming Service Providers in which data and technology simply live in the Cloud while the Partner becomes the critical enablement and transitional link for the Customer.  And today, Channel Partners that have embraced and adapted this new delivery model are thriving,” Geist commented.
 
Geist’s contributions to the channel are significant and measurable as RaaS is forecasted to grow from $640.8 million in 2013 to $5.77 billion globally by 2018, according to the Global Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service Market report from TechNavio (November 2013).  Through Geist’s leadership, the number of RaaS providers has grown exponentially and they continue to claim top honors among peers.  For example, Channel Partner NTT Communications’ Cloud Recovery product received the highest scores in 5 out of 6 categories in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities Assessment (CCA) report, published in November 2013.  This channel enablement focus has created a global powerhouse Partner within RaaS in just over 12 months.
 
Geist continued, “The way in which we measure channel success is not only by enabling existing Channel Partners, but by creating new ones simultaneously; this transition to Service Provider is the game-changing nature of the Cloud.”
 
Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company, said, “We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community.  The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers, and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry.  We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success.” 
 
The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at http://www.CRN.com.
 
About Geminare
Geminare is the leading Recovery as a Service (RaaS) technology provider, enabling global telecom companies, ISVs, and Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) in their successful launch of multi-region RaaS offerings.  Leading the market with the #1 ranked RaaS product offering, Geminare’s Cloud Recovery has received the Highest Product Rating Score in Gartner’s 2013 Critical Capabilities for Recovery as a Service Report and represents the industry's most mature, patented, multi-tiered, and award-winning Cloud-based offering available within a Service Provider’s Cloud.  Geminare’s RaaS Suite has powered the offerings at the majority of the world’s leading RaaS providers including NTT Communications, Cosentry, Columbus Networks, CA Technologies, OpSource, Iron Mountain, CenturyLink, HOSTING, Bell, Allstream, Ingram Micro, Long View Systems and many others, allowing them to enter the rapidly growing RaaS market by leveraging their own Cloud infrastructure.  Geminare is headquartered in Los Altos, CA, with additional operations in Toronto, Canada.  www.geminare.com
 
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue.  For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel.  The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships.  Learn more at http://www.thechannelcompany.com.
 
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Press Contacts:
Betzi-Lynn Hanc
The Channel Company
508.416.1182
 
Susan Bantin
Geminare
650.319.8577 x238
 
 

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22nd  - Joshua Geist, CEO of Geminare, Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chief
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10th  - Geminare and Google Cloud Platform Winner of TMC’s 2015 Cloud Computing Backup and DR Award
29th  - Geminare Launches Global Availability of DRaaS Fully Certified with HP Helion OpenStack®
6th  - NTT Communications launches DRaaS solution in Europe
31st  - Geminare and VMware Collaborate to bring DRaaS Solutions to VMware’s vCloud Air
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20th  - Geminare CEO & President, Joshua Geist, speaking at AGC 2015 Information Security Conference
16th  - Geminare Recognized at 2015 CIR Business Continuity Awards
9th  - Geminare Awarded Patent for its DRaaS Platform
11th  - Geminare collaborates with Google to deliver DRaaS
1st  - Geminare Recognized at 2014 CIR Risk Management Awards for Best Use of Technology
12th  - Geminare Named HP 2014 AllianceOne Partner of the Year
2nd  - Geminare Wins 2014 Most Innovative Solution Award from CIR Business Continuity
30th  - Geminare Named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc.
8th  - Geminare Recognized at 2014 CIR Business Continuity Awards for Most Innovative Product and Solution
17th  - Geminare Enables Recovery as a Service Solutions for HP Partners
24th  - Geminare’s CEO, Joshua Geist, Named as 2014 CRN Channel Chief
10th  - RaaS Market Explodes in Latin America
11th  - Cosentry brings Recovery as a Service to the Midwest market
9th  - NTTCom Recognized with Highest Score for Product in Gartner’s 2013 Critical Capabilities RaaS Report
13th  - RaaS Market to Hit $5.7 Billion by 2018, Dominated by Geminare, TechNavio Reports
26th  - Recovery as a Service Patent Highlighted Among Top 10 Telco Patents
7th  - SUITS - Synopsis Under IP/Patents Telecom Sourcing Conference - 2013
3rd  - Nearly 3 out of 4 Enterprises Evaluating Recovery as a Service, Reports ESG Geminare Product Brief
27th  - Geminare Recognized at 2013 CIR Business Continuity Awards for Most Innovative Product of the Year
25th  - Geminare’s CEO, Joshua Geist, Named as 2013 CRN Channel Chief
3rd  - NTT Communications Presents Cloud Recovery at Gartner Data Center Conference 2012
3rd  - Geminare’s myVault Email Archive Finalist for Windows Azure Platform ISV Partner of the Year Award
26th  - Geminare CEO & President, Joshua Geist, speaking at TMC Cloud4SMB Expo 2012 in Austin, TX Oct 2-5
29th  - NTT America Expands Recovery as a Service Portfolio with Geminare’s Cloud Recovery Solution
14th  - Geminare Recognized at 2012 CIR Risk Management Awards for Risk Management Product of the Year
13th  - Geminare Addresses Rapid Growth Adding VP Global Channels and Alliances Veteran Steven Wagner
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13th  - Geminare Extends Patented CORE Platform to Microsoft Azure Marketplace
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19th  - Recovery as a Service Platform Patent Issued to Geminare
19th  - Geminare Strategic Alliance with Microsoft Brings Recovery as a Service to the Windows Azure Cloud
7th  - Geminare CEO, Joshua Geist, hosting Arrow Fusion Webinar. Dec 13, 2011
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28th  - Geminare CEO, Joshua Geist, hosting Allstream Webinar. Nov 16, 2011
27th  - Geminare CEO, Joshua Geist, speaking at Cloud Channel Summit 2011 in Mountain View, CA. Nov 7, 2011
24th  - Geminare CEO, Joshua Geist, speaking at ComputerWorld SNW Fall 2011 in Orlando, FL Oct 10-13
24th  - Connect In Private Corp. Chooses Geminare Global Cloud Recovery Standard for Latin America, Europe
18th  - Geminare Appoints Industry Veteran Robert Sandie as Vice President Corporate Development
2nd  - Geminare Empowers Online Backup Industry with Introduction of Virtual Server Rapid Recovery
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6th  - Evaluator Group Report Identifies Geminare as Rapid Enabler of Higher-Value Cloud Solutions
4th  - Geminare Short-Listed for 2011 CIR Business Continuity Awards
17th  - Government of Canada embraces Nisha’s Cloud Recovery product, powered by Geminare
7th  - Geminare and Hosting.com Leverage the Cloud to Revolutionize the BC/DR Industry
3rd  - Allstream and Geminare partner to change the economics of business continuity and disaster recovery
4th  - ESG Report Concludes Geminare is Changing the Economics of BC/DR
16th  - LexisNexis Canada Partners with Geminare to Deliver Managed Cloud Services
12th  - Geminare Wins THINKstrategies Cloud Computing Business Value Award
21st  - Storage Strategies NOW: “Geminare Leads Recovery as a Service Market”
14th  - Geminare Delivers Recovery as a Service to the Enterprise
26th  - Qwest Expands Cloud-Based Services with Introduction of Real-Time Application Recovery
27th  - Geminare Launches Cloud Storage Assurance 2.0
20th  - Geminare adds iPhone integration to its Cloud Recovery services with launch of iCloudRecovery
6th  - Enomaly and Geminare partner to deliver strategic Cloud Infrastructure and Recovery as a Service off
15th  - Geminare adds Recovery as a Service to Amazon’s Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
18th  - Geminare vaults the Recovery as a Service market forward:  Geminare Server Replication 2.0 for Cloud
29th  - Bechtle AG adds Geminare’s hosted Business Continuity Service to direct sales division
7th  - Synergy Global Solutions selects Geminare Incorporated for First Cloud-Based Storage Service
29th  - Bell brings Geminare Incorporated’s hosted business continuity solution to the Canadian SMB market
4th  - Geminare’s SaaS Business Continuity Service Foundation for Ingram Micro’s New SMB Channel Offering
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10th  - Geminare Announces the First Cloud-Based Storage Solution to Deliver Continuous Server Availability
25th  - Geminare Incorporated Signs IT Giant Bechtle AG to Provide Geminareʼs Hosted Business Solution
17th  - CA selects Geminare as its Worldwide Go-To-Market Provider for Hosted SaaS-based Business Continuity