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Geminare Revolutionizes DR Market by Integrating Rapid Recovery & BC with Iron Mountain’s LiveVault

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Geminare expands award-winning Business Continuity and Virtual Server Rapid Recovery solutions, broadening global Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity markets

May 2nd, 2011, Toronto, ON – Geminare Incorporated, a recognized leader in the Recovery as a Service market, today announced a revolutionary addition to its Cloud-based Data Protection Suite which, in conjunction with Iron Mountain’s (NYSE:IRM) LiveVault® offering, allows customers and prospects to take advantage of the synergies between the LiveVault® service and the new Rapid Recovery and Business Continuity for LiveVault® functionality.

Joshua B. Geist, CEO of Geminare Incorporated, stated, “Iron Mountain is one of the most trusted brands in the world, and we’re delighted to be aligned with them for the Business Continuity and Rapid Recovery for LiveVault products. The company protects the data of tens of thousands of servers around the world; now, every one of those servers can be further protected with advanced data and disaster recovery services. Both are absolutely ideal extensions to LiveVault customers.” Mr. Geist added, “With this expansion to the LiveVault portfolio, we are changing market perspectives about backup services being a traditional operational expense. It is now seen as a critical component in a complete DR solution.”

Mark Kaufman, Iron Mountain’s senior vice president of engineering, concurred: “The Geminare solution fills a real market need and we are pleased that they can pair their solutions with LiveVault to bring extra value to our customers.”

David Chapa, senior analyst ESG Global, added, “Geminare is addressing one of the long-standing challenges for companies both large and small – how to quickly recover from an unplanned outage to avoid further disruption to their business and revenue. The real problem areas, such as preparing the server, knowing the configuration and not only quickly restoring the data but also the application – are all taken care of by Geminare’s enabling rapid recovery.”

Storage Strategies NOW founding analyst, Deni Connor, added, “Geminare is driving the shift in disaster recovery solutions from ‘exclusive’ to ‘accessible’ with the addition of VSRR to their cloud-based portfolio. Finally, there is an affordable, mid-market option between traditional online backup and full-scale real-time replication that lets customers recover quickly and at a very low price point.”

Business Continuity for LiveVault®, enabled by Geminare, delivers real-time replication of mission-critical data and applications to a replica server in the Cloud, allowing LiveVault® customers to ensure business continues as usual following planned or unplanned system outages. The Business Continuity for LiveVault® disaster recovery solution is based on Geminare’s award-winning Cloud Recovery service. Integrated with the LiveVault® online server backup offering, it brings customers a more efficient and cost-effective cloud-based server recovery solution.

Virtual Server Rapid Recovery for LiveVault®, enabled by Geminare, further provides the LiveVault® customer base with a unique offering that dramatically reduces the complexity, cost and time associated with server recovery post-failure. Rapid Recovery for LiveVault® links a protected LiveVault® server to a standby restore-ready server in a secure Cloud, providing the ability to quickly restore data and applications following a server outage, and to fully leverage existing Iron Mountain LiveVault® implementations with no additional capital expenditures.

Business Continuity for LiveVault® and Rapid Recovery for LiveVault® are available immediately, and customers can activate either or both services by contacting their local Iron Mountain representative, or by visiting: www.rapidrecoveryforlivevault.com.

About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM) provides information management services that help organizations lower the costs, risks and inefficiencies of managing their physical and digital data. The company’s solutions enable customers to protect and better use their information—regardless of its format, location or lifecycle stage—so they can optimize their business and ensure proper recovery, compliance and discovery. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain manages billions of information assets, including business records, electronic files, medical data, emails and more for organizations around the world. Visit www.ironmountain.com or follow the company on Twitter @IronMountain for more information.

About Geminare
Geminare is the market leader in delivering Recovery as a Service (RaaS) solutions to the Cloud computing market. Dedicated to building game-changing Cloud technologies, including Cloud Recovery, CSA Archiving and Rapid Recovery solutions, Geminare delivers its products through a network of channel partners worldwide including Iron Mountain Incorporated, Qwest Communications, Hosting .com, Bell Canada, MTS Allstream, CA Technologies, Ingram Micro, LexisNexis, Long View Systems and many other leading organizations. Geminare is located in Palo Alto, CA and Toronto, Canada with operations and partners in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

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Evaluator Group Report Identifies Geminare as Rapid Enabler of Higher-Value Cloud Solutions

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Evaluator Group Technology Insight Series: “Geminare offers uniquely differentiated services, both at the Service Provider and the end user level.”

April 6th, 2011, Toronto, Canada: Evaluator Group (EGI), a premier analyst firm focused on computer storage technology, and a widely acknowledged provider of in-depth, technical research papers, today published a study entitled “Disaster Recovery in the Cloud – Geminare enhances Solution Provider offerings.” The comprehensive report examines the current market trends towards Cloud services, concluding, “The rush to economically store data online has quickly commoditized the online-storage market, forcing Service Providers to now seek out new value-added services for their existing customers, or risk losing them to lower priced competitors.”

Camberley Bates, EGI’s Managing Director, said, “Our research team concluded that one of the quickest paths a service provider can take to achieving a higher value Cloud-based product offering is through the introduction of business continuity (BC) solutions.  A company which has clearly demonstrated leadership in the space, and is strongly positioned to help service providers facilitate rapid BC product introduction is Geminare.”  Ms. Bates added, “What we appreciate about Geminare’s Cloud Recovery offering is the design for quick and easy integration with existing cloud infrastructure, no on premises equipment required at the end user location and a comprehensive recovery offering of deep value to the end user.  Bottom-line: a service provider can launch a state of the art BC solution in less than a month through Geminare’s suite.”

Evaluator Group’s team identified several other factors that Service Providers need to consider in launching a Cloud-enabled BC offering, concluding that,  “Cloud-based services need to be easy to deploy and manage, and ideally deliver extensive, customer self-serve components designed to dramatically reduce Service Provider operations and support costs.”  Geminare received high marks in this area with the Evaluator Group summarizing, “One factor that differentiates Geminare from competing technology is its low-touch deployment and multi-level administration model.”

Joshua B. Geist, Geminare’s CEO, said, “The Evaluator Group is a well-respected analyst firm, and after going through their lengthy and detailed technology assessment process, I’m thrilled to see Geminare come away with such high marks. Their researchers were thorough, tech-savvy and knowledgeable.  We’re honoured to have received such a glowing recommendation in their research report.”

About Evaluator Group
Evaluator Group, Inc. is dedicated to helping IT professionals and vendors create and implement strategies that make the most of the value of their storage and digital information. Evaluator Group services deliver in-depth, unbiased analysis on storage architectures, infrastructures and management for IT professionals. Since 1997 Evaluator Group has provided services for thousands of end users and vendor professionals through product and market evaluations, competitive analysis and education. For more information see
www.evaluatorgroup.com.

About Geminare’s Recovery as a Service Product Portfolio
Geminare’s market-leading Recovery as a Service (RaaS) portfolio, including Cloud Recovery and Cloud Storage Assurance 2.0 (CSA) can be deployed in days instead of months. The technology ensures secure, continuous availability of mission-critical data and applications, such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, Dynamics, BlackBerry and more, by replicating a customer’s server environment in real-time to a failover solution in the Cloud, using a Cloud vendor of choice. The replicated environment engages seamlessly during system interruption or failure and includes automatic failback – a capability once reserved for the Fortune 500 elite.

About Geminare
Geminare is a pioneer in delivering Recovery as a Service (RaaS) solutions to the Cloud computing market. Dedicated to building game-changing Cloud technologies, including Cloud Recovery, Archiving and Storage solutions, Geminare delivers its products through a network of channel partners worldwide. Currently in the market with Cloud Recovery Server Replication, Geminare counts among its partners Qwest Communications, Hosting .com, Bell Canada, MTS Allstream, CA Technologies, Ingram Micro, LexisNexis, Long View Systems and many other leading organizations. Geminare is located in Toronto, Canada with operations and partners in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

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All names referred to are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Tanya Candia, Candia Communications
T: 408 402-5812
E: tcandia [at] candiacomm.com

Evaluator Group Report Identifies Geminare as Rapid Enabler of Higher-Value Cloud Solutions (Brief)

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Evaluator Group Technology Insight Series
Disaster Recovery in the Cloud – Geminare enhances Solution Provider offerings

By Russ Fellows, Senior Strategist
Evaluator Group
April 2011

Abstract         

As Cloud and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) markets emerged during the last few years, new entrants often sought to establish their presence and secure market share first, then build margins by adding value-added services once their customer base was established.

Cloud-enabled services are now emerging, and Service Providers seeking to capitalize on this market opportunity are following the same approach – staking a claim in the Cloud services space, and worrying about profitability down the road. Industry consensus is that the largest opportunity within this emerging market will be with small-to-medium-sized customers, as businesses embrace the Cloud to secure enterprise-grade services at mid-market prices.

Service Providers should strongly consider the introduction of Cloud-based Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) services as a means of bringing higher-value solutions to their customer base. These services further leverage the Service Provider Cloud infrastructure, and can be launched rapidly by partnering with a turnkey Recovery as a Service Provider, such as Geminare.

Geminare Short-Listed for 2011 CIR Business Continuity Awards

Geminare Recognized in 2011 Business Continuity Awards in Most Innovative Product and Business Continuity Most Effective Recovery of the Year Categories

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Continuity, Insurance and Risk (CIR), the UK’s leading risk management, business continuity and insurance strategies journal, announced that Geminare Incorporated has been selected as a finalist in its prestigious  2011 Business Continuity Awards in multiple categories. Competing with entrants from around the world and against several multi-national companies, Geminare was recognized in the Most Innovative Product of the Year category for its award-winning Cloud Recovery service, as well as the Business Continuity Most Effective Recovery of the Year category for its compelling recovery story surrounding a leading law firm.

Joshua Geist, Geminare’s CEO stated, “CIR has been recognizing excellence within the field of business continuity for well over a decade, and a quick scan of past finalists and winners in this category confirms that the judging panel has a keen eye for breakthrough products and services. We’re proud to have been selected as a 2011 finalist.”

Harvey Davies, Director of iStorCloud, one of Geminare’s newest UK partners, added, “we’re delighted to see that the industry has acknowledged the innovative nature of this excellent service. Geminare’s Cloud Recovery, now available through iStorCloud, delivers affordable, enterprise-grade business continuity to the mid-market. This service can now be deployed for any UK organisation to support their onsite physical servers or their cloud servers and eliminate downtime. With the easy deployment and dramatic ROI, Cloud Recovery is now a cornerstone in our services portfolio”.

The award winners for each category will be announced on May 25th at CIR’s Awards Gala.

About CIR
Launched in 1996, CIR has firmly established itself as a key resource in the risk professional’s portfolio. Providing regular news, thought-leadership and case-study editorial at the forefront of industry developments.

About Geminare’s RaaS Product Portfolio
Geminare’s market-leading RaaS portfolio, including Cloud Recovery 2.0 Enterprise and Cloud Storage Assurance (CSA) 2.0 Enterprise, can be deployed in days instead of months. The technology ensures secure, continuous availability of mission-critical data and applications, such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server, Dynamics, BlackBerry and more, by replicating a customer’s server environment in real-time to a failover solution in the Cloud, using a Cloud vendor of choice. The replicated environment engages seamlessly during system interruption or failure and includes automatic failback – a capability once reserved for the Fortune 500 elite.

About Geminare
Geminare is a pioneer in delivering Recovery as a Service (RaaS) solutions to the Cloud computing market. Dedicated to building game-changing Cloud technologies, including Cloud Recovery, Archiving and Storage solutions, Geminare delivers its products through a network of channel partners worldwide. Currently in the market with Cloud Recovery Server Replication, Geminare counts among its partners Qwest Communications, Hosting.com, Bell Canada, MTS Allstream, CA Technologies Inc., Ingram Micro, LexisNexis, Long View Systems, iStorPro and many other leading organizations. Geminare is located in Toronto, Canada with operations and partners in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Government of Canada embraces Nisha’s Cloud Recovery product, powered by Geminare

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Nisha delivers Geminare’s award-winning Cloud Recovery

to the Canadian Government under SLSA

March 17th, 2011, Toronto, Canada: Geminare, a pioneer in the Cloud Recovery space, and Nisha Technologies, one of Canada’s fastest growing aboriginal suppliers of cloud-based technologies, today announced a partnership which allows Nisha to deliver Geminare’s award-winning Cloud Recovery to the Canadian Government under its Software Licensing Supply Arrangement (SLSA). Cloud Recovery, Nisha’s latest product offering, is now available for deployment within multiple Government of Canada data centres, and aligns with its primary focus of providing the federal government with the latest in IT solutions.

Geminare’s Cloud Recovery offering delivers continuous availability of an organization’s mission-critical servers and applications during scheduled or unplanned outages by replicating data in real-time to a secure cloud environment.  Geminare’s offering boasts Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) measured in single-digit minutes, and is delivered through Geminare’s patented HUB Platform, providing capabilities such as “single-click” instant auto-failover and failback.

Joshua Geist, Geminare’s CEO said, “Nisha is extremely well positioned within the Government of Canada, and within days of executing our agreement, it received the Department of Public Works and Government Services’ approval to sell our Cloud Recovery product within the GOC sector.  I’m confident that the opportunity that Nisha has created with the Canadian federal government will also open doors for Geminare, and other partners, to engage with other government sectors worldwide.”

Working closely with its sister company, CLICK-Into, Nisha offers a wide range of virtualization and Cloud-based services, coupled with an extensive IT services portfolio. The combined skill-sets of the two organizations have allowed them to easily integrate the Geminare offerings into their product suite.

Nisha’s President, Angela O’Leary states, “We’re excited by the prospect of introducing Geminare’s Cloud Recovery to the Government of Canada.  Working together, I’m confident that we can deliver a very high-value, economical solution that will help ensure government business continues as usual during system outages.”

Al Muzar, CLICK-Into’s President and CEO added, “We see tremendous synergies between our Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solutions and Geminare’s business continuity technology. By merging our capabilities, our DaaS offering is now highly differentiated in the market, delivering application continuity unparalleled in the industry.”

Geminare’s Cloud Recovery product is immediately available through Nisha Technologies and CLICK-Into Incorporated.

About Nisha Technologies
Nisha Technologies is one of Canada’s fastest growing aboriginal suppliers of Professional Services, PCs, Notebooks, workstations and enterprise products. Nisha has grown significantly over the past 10 years, and its strategic partnerships with manufacturers and IT professional services providers positions it well as the supplier of choice. Nisha’s objective is to make its clients aware of the continual changes that take place within the information technology industry, and to offer its clients the latest in IT technology and services. Nisha’s strong partnerships within the IT industry ensure that it always operates with the best interests of its clients as a principal guide.

About CLICK-Into 
CLICK-Into Inc. (CLICK) was incorporated as a holding company in 1985. It was transformed into a computer and telecommunications systems integration business in 1998. Since then along with its sister company Nisha Technologies Inc. (NISHA), it has experienced rapid growth in revenue and market presence.

CLICK has been profitable every year from its inception, with revenue growing from less than $200,000 in 1998 to in excess of $50 million in the fiscal year 2009.

The CLICK management team is highly motivated, experienced and well qualified in the distribution of IT products and services in the public and private sectors.

About Geminare
Geminare is a pioneer in delivering Data Protection and Recovery Solutions to the Cloud Computing market. Dedicated to building game-changing Cloud technologies, Geminare delivers its products through a network of channel partners worldwide. Currently in the market with Server Replication, Geminare counts among its partners Qwest Communications, Hosting.com, Bell Canada, MTS Allstream, CA Technologies Inc., Ingram Micro, LexisNexis Canada, Long View Systems and many other leading organizations. Geminare is located in Toronto, Canada with operations and partners in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

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All names referred to are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Maria Bradley
Kickstart for Geminare
(415) 509-0498
mbradley [at] kickstartconsulting.com