Geminare’s CEO, Joshua Geist, Named as 2013 CRN Channel Chief


Recognized Among the Industry Channel’s Most Powerful and Influential Executives for their Significant Contribution to the Recovery as a Service Channel Ecosystem.

PALO ALTO, CA, February 25, 2013 – Geminare announced today that its President and CEO, Joshua Geist has been named one of UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs. As a key innovator and recognized leader within the rapidly expanding Recovery as a Service (RaaS) market, Geist joins a prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders recognized by the IT channel for their direct contribution in driving channel sales and growth within their organization and evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

Geminare, the leader in cloud enablement for RaaS providers, has since its inception, directed its go-to-market model exclusively through channel partners. This commitment has resulted in industry accolades, multiple awards and recognition as one of the most significant enablers of RaaS capabilities on a global scale. Geminare’s Cloud-enablement technology is available through one of the largest international channel partner ecosystems throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Partners are able to leverage their existing customer base and cloud infrastructure (IaaS) to deliver new, highly desirable and revenue generating Cloud-based recovery services while simultaneously enabling ISV partners to transition their existing on-premises products to Cloud-based offerings by taking advantage of the patented Geminare CORE Platform.

Geminare’s mature partner program and award winning technology have been the cornerstone of many of the worlds largest RaaS Cloud Practices within the Telco, Cloud Service Provider, MSP and VAR ecosystem and counts among its selective partners NTT Communications, Microsoft, CenturyLink, CA Technologies, Iron Mountain and many other leading Cloud Providers and innovators.

For over ten years, Channel Chiefs were 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.

“The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace,” said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President, Editorial Director, CRN.  “Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year’s Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community.”

Selected by CRN’s editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the 2/25/13 issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at Joshua Geist will be speaking about Geminare’s Recovery as a Service ecosystem at the AGC Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday February 26, 2013.

About Geminare
Geminare enables Cloud Service Providers and ISVs to transition their products into cloud-based offerings. Geminare’s award-winning, patented Cloud CORE Platform, a proven, mature, multi-tiered service delivery vehicle that is the foundation of Geminare’s entire Recovery as a Service (RaaS) data protection suite, has allowed leading and innovative companies such as Microsoft, NTT America, Columbus Networks, CA Technologies, OpSource, Arrow, Iron Mountain, CenturyLink, HOSTING, Bell, Allstream, Ingram Micro, SoftChoice, Long View Systems and many others, to enter the RaaS market with their own suite of data protection cloud offerings. Geminare is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, with additional operations in Toronto, Canada.

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