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Geminare Secures Key Innovator Position in DRaaS MarketsandMarkets Research Report

Report highlights global DRaaS market opportunity to reach $11.11 Billion by 2021 with multiple Geminare-enabled Service Providers capturing leadership positions.

 

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PALO ALTO, CA, AUGUST 10th, 2016 – Geminare, the leading technology platform enabler for DRaaS Service Providers, announced today that it and its Resiliency Management Platform (RMP) have been recognized as a Key Innovator by the global research firm MarketsandMarkets in their 2016 DRaaS Market Research Report.

“Highlighting Geminare’s vast experience and deep market understanding, the Resiliency Management Platform (RMP) easily represents the industry’s most innovative, multi-tiered platform designed specifically to address the complexities identified by Service Providers when delivering and supporting DRaaS solutions,” reports MarketsandMarkets.

The RMP was built from the ground up to address the very significant recovery and availability management challenges that Service Providers and their customers face as they deal with the complexity of multi-disciplined DR deployments and technologies to and from the Cloud including Public, Private, and Hybrid deployment models.

“By enabling a cohesive platform where support personnel, customers, and Service Providers can collaborate on the management of their DR and DRaaS needs, we have set our sights on addressing the challenges of a hybrid delivery model with the RMP,” said Joshua Geist, CEO, Geminare. “The RMP drives very unique competitive business advantages for our growing cohort of leading delivery Service Providers, and we have seen it continually incorporated among leading technologies in the DRaaS market.”

The utilization of the RMP within a worldwide ecosystem of Service Providers comes at an ideal time, as the Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) market size is estimated to grow from USD 1.68 Billion in 2016 to USD 11.11 Billion by 2021, at an estimated CAGR of 45.9% from 2016 to 2021. (MarketsandMarkets, Publishing Date: July 2016, Report Code: TC 3490)

The RMP is part of Geminare’s Cloud Management Platform offering and is the core DRaaS platform in use by many Service Providers including four Geminare partners that were highlighted in the recent 2016 Gartner Disaster Recovery as a Service Magic Quadrant, two of which as MQ Leaders. The RMP was also successfully positioned as the leading platform in all four of the use cases within Gartner’s most recent DRaaS Critical Capabilities Assessment report.

More information on the MarketsandMarkets DRaaS Research Report can be found online at http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/recovery-as-a-service-market-962.html

 

About Geminare

The Resiliency Management Platform is the leading Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Cloud platform that enables global Service Providers to successfully incorporate Hybrid DRaaS into their solution portfolios. In-market with the #1 ranking for DRaaS solutions, the RMP capability 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 DRaaS Enablement Platform. The Resiliency Management Platform powers DRaaS Magic Quadrant Leaders and many of the world’s leading Service Providers including NTT Communications, Cable & Wireless Communications, Google Cloud Platform, HPE, TierPoint, Iron Mountain, 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@geminare.com

De-risking your DR

GUEST BLOG

by Shea Long, Senior Vice President, Products | TierPoint

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Managing DR through a Software-Defined DRaaS Program

Common sense would lead us to believe that implementing a Disaster Recovery program should reduce the risk within your environment. For the past 20+ years, as traditional DR technologies and techniques were deployed within customer environments this “de-risking” was true.

The big brand vendors would apply well know processes to evaluate a customer’s risk, apply known, trusted (albeit expensive) technology and the output would be a comprehensive DR program that could be executed when needed. This process worked extremely well as technology evolved in a specific way, especially when traditional servers and custom applications kept operations running. While technology sped up, became miniaturized and cheaper, the overall model of how DR was utilized remained relatively static. Backups held more data, replication moved data faster, recovery times got quicker but the technology-use model remained relatively the same.

The Cloud changed that paradigm, and the standard cohort of big brand vendors has been reeling ever since.

In its inaugural Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service, which was released in April 2015, Gartner foreshadowed this perfectly. In the Strategic Planning Assumption, Gartner predicted that “By 2018, the number of organizations using disaster recovery as a service will exceed the number of organizations using traditional, syndicated recovery services.”

Over the past two years we have seen this industry experience dramatic breakups, acquisitions, divestitures and the like. All of which have caused the big brand vendors, the ones that were providing DR technologies to long-time customers, to shift their focus towards service providers, with DRaaS and Cloud, as a primary delivery model.

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Source: Analyst(s) John P. Morency, Christine Tenneson, Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service,    Published 21 April 2015, Document ID: Goo270861

While the traditional vendors scramble to find their new niche in the market, the newer, fast moving service providers are taking hold and leading the way with new DRaaS technologies, delivery models and capabilities. TierPoint is one of those companies, and in fact, has set its sights on winning the race.

Not satisfied with the status quo, TierPoint invested, acquired and partnered with leading vendors, technologies and platforms to create one of the most advanced DRaaS programs in the market today. At the core of this DRaaS program is the belief that customers need to have access to more than just one technology, more than just one Cloud platform, and a service provider that acts as a partner to help them manage it all.

Based on this premise, we created and delivered our Software Defined DRaaS Program — a suite of capabilities that focuses on three main pillars:

  • Hybrid Complexity: Recognizing the hybrid complexity of deployed DR assets, in the Cloud, as well as at the customer’s premise.
  • Managed Resilience: Providing managed resilience across all DR assets (tools), not just those that are Cloud-based.
  • Software-Defined Integration: Embracing software-defined technologies to enable users to integrate this complexity as well as access these DR assets more effectively.

All three of these capability pillars are managed, monitored and delivered by TierPoint’s leading managed services team.

Back to our initial question: how do you de-risk your DR program? At TierPoint we understand that you have already made sizable hardware investments. Our team takes a consultative approach, incorporating technologies that you may already be utilizing, recommending upgrades when necessary and assessing your current cloud infrastructure. We have the in-house expertise to evaluate options and deploy DRaaS – into a TierPoint cloud environment or a hyperscaler cloud environment such as Azure – where it makes the most sense for your business.

[In the News: TierPoint Debuts as a Challenger in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service]

Our Managed Resilience capability allows you to access and orchestrate hybrid technologies across one of the most advanced Resiliency Management Platforms in the market thanks to our close partnership with Geminare, a leader in the DRaaS space. Through this capability, the investments you have made in your DR assets are once again accessible in the Cloud, and your economics of DR delivery are dramatically increased through TierPoint’s leading managed services programs.

Imagine that! TierPoint might be the first service provider telling you not to scrap everything that you have invested in for the past 20 years to start from scratch. We can work with your business at any level of your cloud journey, ensuring that you are able to implement DR resiliency across all of your applications while navigating and optimizing the complexities around hybrid, software-defined integrations. Shea Long is SVP of Products at TierPoint. He brings more than 20 years of Product experience to TierPoint and leads the strategic vision, development, revenue growth, and life cycle management of Cloud, Managed Services, Security, Disaster Recovery and Colocation services. Shea’s passion drives the creation of products that inspire and connect businesses, people and technologies while improving performance and creating opportunity.

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TierPoint Debuts as a Challenger in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

 

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Find the TierPoint press release here.

ST. LOUIS (June 20, 2016) – Following its acquisition of Hosted Solutions in December 2015 and Cosentry in March 2016, TierPoint LLC has been recognized in Gartner’s June 2016 “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service” (DRaaS) report, widely known for evaluating technology and service provider competency.

“We knew that a fully managed disaster recovery program would be a key pillar in our growth strategy and customer solutions portfolio,” said TierPoint Senior Vice President of Products Shea Long. “Our Software Defined DRaaS program, built from market-leading technologies, leverages unique platforms, capabilities and experience, positioning us with a truly differentiated capability around hybrid IT and DRaaS.”

Long added: “With over 250 DRaaS providers in the market, it’s truly an honor to be recognized in the Gartner report. We feel this is an important validation of the strategic acquisitions and significant investments we’ve made in our products and services for the benefit of our clients.”

Gartner estimates the DRaaS market will nearly triple in the next three years to a revenue point of $3.4 billion by 2019, noting: “From 2016 through 2020, the use of either DRaaS or IaaS to support the failover of production applications will grow by more than 200%.”

 

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About TierPoint

TierPoint is a leading national provider of best-in-class IT infrastructure services that help clients improve agility, drive performance, and manage risk. TierPoint offers multi-tenant, private, and hybrid cloud solutions; disaster recovery, business continuity and other managed services; and colocation – all backed by a commitment to superior customer service and highly-redundant, carrier-neutral data centers coast to coast.

Contact

Patrick Baczenas, 314-720-3136, Patrick.Baczenas@tierpoint.com

 

 

Geminare’s CMP Announced as Finalist in 2016 CIR International Business Continuity Awards

Geminare’s DRaaS Cloud Management Platform (CMP) recognized in an impressive three categories including Best Contribution to Continuity & Resilience by CIR for their prestigious International Business Continuity Awards

 

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PALO ALTO, CA, March 21, 2016 – Geminare, the leading Cloud platform for Service Providers in the Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) marketplace, announced today that its Cloud Management Platform (CMP) has been shortlisted in three categories in CIR’s prestigious International Business Continuity Awards. Competing with entrants from around the world, including many multi-national companies, Geminare’s CMP is a finalist in the categories: International Award, Cloud-based Services, and Best Contribution to Continuity & Resilience.

Geminare’s CMP represents the industry’s most mature, multi-patented, multi-tiered, and award-winning platform. CMP was built from the ground up to address the very significant recovery and availability management challenges that customers and service providers faced as they dealt with the complexity of multi-disciplined DR deployments to the Cloud, in addition to incorporating newer DRaaS solutions.

The Geminare CMP enables a cohesive Platform where support personnel, customers, and service providers can all collaborate to manage their DR, DRaaS, and associated Cloud technologies within a hybrid delivery model and across Private, Hybrid, and Public Clouds including AWS, Azure, and GCP.

“We are honored to have once again been recognized by the CIR community for our contributions to the global DRaaS market,” stated Joshua Geist, Geminare’s CEO. “With DRaaS deployments now considered mainstream, service providers must take the next step and enhance their capabilities with a comprehensive, flexible, and mature DRaaS CMP, or risk missing out on a key pillar in their Cloud solution suite. We are pleased to provide this important contribution to our global partners, and delighted by the continued recognition.”

The winners will be announced at the Business Continuity Awards gala dinner and ceremony on 9 June 2016, at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square.

“Congratulations to all organisations that made the shortlist for the 2016 Awards, and best of luck. We look forward to celebrating with you at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square, in June,” Deborah Ritchie, editor, CIR and chair of the Business Continuity Awards judging panel.

 

About Geminare
Geminare is the leading Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Cloud platform, enabling global Service Providers to successfully incorporate DRaaS into their solution portfolios. In-market with the #1 ranked DRaaS solutions, Geminare’s Cloud Recovery has received the Highest Product Rating Score in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Recovery as a Service Report two years in a row 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 NTT Communications, Cable & Wireless Communications, Google Cloud Platform, HPE, TierPoint, 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 Business Continuity Awards
Now in their 18th year, the Business Continuity Awards recognise those business continuity, security, resilience and risk professionals whose innovative strategies and industry savvy make them stand out above the rest. Judged by an independent panel of experts for exceptional performance, the awards provide an opportunity for organisations and individuals to showcase their best products, projects and people. Winning a Business Continuity Award is the definitive mark of achievement in your sector and provides individuals and organisations with unparalleled professional recognition.

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Geminare CEO & President, Joshua Geist, speaking at AGC 2016 Information Security Conference

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Panelists:
Joshua Geist, President and Chief Executive Officer, Geminare

Dave Elliot, Global Product Lead, Enterprise Cloud, Google
Steve Mitzenmacher, Vive President, Corporate Development, NetApp
Don Jaworski, Chief Executive Officer, SwiftStack
Nelson Nahum, Chief Executive Officer, Zadara Storage

Moderator:
Tarkan Maner, Chief Executive Officer, Nexenta

Topic:
Cloud-Based DRaaS Business Models and the Evolution of “Software-Defined” Storage Architectures

Date:
Mar 1, 2016 3:30-4:30pm PT

Abstract:

Cloud Computing has rapidly risen to the forefront of the IT landscape, given the inherent flexibility, elasticity, and scalability it can provide to end users and IT organizations. Given the continued explosion in digital content that is being created, consumed and distributed globally, data storage and protection is a logical component to move along with applications and infrastructure into the Cloud.

The Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) market originally emerged to address IT organizations’ need to support increasingly aggressive recovery-time targets and more frequent and lower-cost testing while understaffed, or without requiring a significant time commitment by existing IT staff. The current state of DRaaS constitutes a significant inflection point between the more traditional DR management (which was typically very inwardly focused) and the world of digital business in which outwardly focused managed availability will become a critical success factor. This is especially true for infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders who already are, or soon will be, tasked with supporting digital business and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Cloud storage/data protection options have also been gaining increased traction because enterprises want to maintain sensitive data in-house, and push other non-mission critical data into “cheap & deep” Cloud storage. Hybrid storage options also have the inherent advantages of lower latency and lower bandwidth usage given that the “hot” data can reside within the enterprise with high levels of performance. Regardless of where the data resides, appropriate levels of protection and recoverability remain among the biggest concerns for IT in today’s environment. Both enterprises and Cloud service providers must maintain proper backup and recovery solutions for data when it is in motion, in process or at rest.

   Market, Sizing / Growth:  

  • Gartner estimates the size of the DRaaS market to be approximately $1.3 billion, with a CAGR of approximately 30%
  • By 2018, Gartner estimates that the size of the DRaaS market will exceed that of the market for more traditional subscription-based DR services
  • Larger organizations are now increasingly adopting DRaaS, though penetration into very large businesses (with 5,000 or more employees) is only 13%—half that of the second-smallest segment (businesses with between 1,000 and 5,000 employees)

Discussion Topics:  

  • How are businesses approaching data protection for the various types of data that they control—block, file, object, full VMs, etc.? How do DRaaS vendors and strategies address these various needs?
  • What does the DRaaS business model look like? More like on-demand, or a managed hosting model? Does the need to recover physical servers/storage devices complicate this?
  • Will data protection solutions be provided by emerging standalone businesses, or will these solutions be integrated into on-premise storage solutions or Cloud services from the large vendors?
  • As the storage tier becomes increasingly virtualized, will the resulting solutions be able to provision storage across both enterprise IT environments and the Cloud? How will “Software-Defined” storage architectures evolve as it relates to hybrid Cloud environments?
  • How are businesses using DRaaS now to achieve high availability (i.e., selective failover of production applications), and not just true disaster recovery? Does this increase the market?
  • When will we see cloud-based DR transition to managed data center resilience across the premises and the cloud, with recovery and availability managed by the infrastructure or applications themselves?
  • What are current customer requirements for data security as it relates to backup/recovery in the Cloud? Are additional products/solutions required to truly secure data in these environments?

About AGC Partners:
AGC is a leading investment bank with a focus on providing strategic advisory services to technology companies. With more than 50 investment banking professionals across the Americas and in Europe, we provide global coverage across all products and sectors, from software and digital media to tech-enabled services and mobile communications. Since our inception in 2003, AGC Partners has completed more than 200 investment banking transactions for emerging growth companies.