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Monday, Feb 22, 2016

Joshua Geist, CEO of Geminare, Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chief

 

 
Geist recognized for a third time as one of the channel’s Most Influential Executives for his
significant ongoing contribution to the DRaaS Service Provider ecosystem
 
 
 
PALO ALTO, CA, February 22, 2016 – Geminare, the leading technology platform for Service Provider enablement in the Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) ecosystem, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Joshua Geist, Geminare’s CEO, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners. 
 
Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs. 
 
Joshua Geist, CEO of Geminare, plays an instrumental role within Geminare’s highly respected position in the Service Provider community and is directly responsible for its continued growth in the Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) market. Within the industry, Geist, a multi-patent holder, quoted expert, and technology landscape commentator, has been recognized as a definitive influencer of the DRaaS market. Geist is a recipient of numerous industry accolades including multiple CRN Channel Chief awards, and has led Geminare to attain Gartner Cool Vendor designations and CIR International’s Most Innovative Solution award. Most recently, Geist was a direct contributor to multiple Gartner DRaaS Magic Quadrant recipients including a Magic Quadrant Leader, and was responsible for spearheading the launch of some of the largest and most successful channel-partner-delivered DRaaS offerings in the market today including DRaaS portfolios for leading Public Clouds and several of the largest global technology service providers.
 
Through Geist’s leadership, the number of DRaaS providers in the channel has grown exponentially and they continue to claim top honors among peers.  A recent example can be seen with Geminare’s Channel Partner NTT Communications that received the highest DRaaS product scores in two consecutive Gartner Critical Capabilities Assessment (CCA) reports, in 2013 and 2015.  This channel enablement focus has created a global powerhouse within DRaaS over the past few years.
 
"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.” 
 
“Channel enablement through leading edge technology platforms like our DRaaS Cloud Enablement Platform (CMP) has been Geminare’s singular goal since its inception.  It’s the driving vision behind our success and a fundamental component of the success of our partners,” Joshua Geist, Geminare’s CEO, stated.  “As advanced hybrid Cloud capabilities are recognized as key requirements for DRaaS and broader Cloud Solutions within the Service Provider community, Geminare will continue to measure its channel success by not only helping existing Channel Partners achieve industry leadership, but also by working with new partners, ecosystems, and technologies to ensure that we are representing and enabling the future landscape for the DRaaS market,” Geist commented.
 
The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.
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About Geminare
Geminare is the leading Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) technology platform, enabling global Service Providers to successfully incorporate DRaaS into their solution portfolios. In-market with the #1 ranked DRaaS products, Geminare’s Cloud Recovery has received the Highest Product Rating Score in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Recovery as a Service Report and represents the industry's most mature, multi-patented, multi-tiered, and award-winning Cloud-based DR offering. Geminare’s platform powers DRaaS Magic Quadrant Leaders and many of the world’s leading Service Providers including TierPoint, Google Cloud Platform, HPE, NTT Communications, Cable & Wireless Communications, Iron Mountain, HOSTING and many others. Geminare is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with additional operations in Toronto, Canada. www.geminare.com
 
Geminare Media Contact
Susan Bantin
(650) 319-8577 x238
sbantin [at] geminare.com
 
 
About The Channel Company 
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. http://www.thechannelco.com  
 
CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC.  The Channel Company logo is a trademark of The Channel Company, LLC (registration pending).  All rights reserved.
 
The Channel Company Contact
Melanie Turpin
The Channel Company
508.416.1189
mturpin [at] thechannelco.com
 
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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
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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
31st  - Geminare CEO, Joshua Geist, hosting Arrow Fusion Webinar. Nov 17, 2011
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
15th  - CA & Geminare Short-Listed for 2009 CIR Business Continuity Award
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25th  - Geminare Incorporated Signs IT Giant Bechtle AG to Provide Geminareʼs Hosted Business Solution
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