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.
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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
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