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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

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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

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The Channel Company
508.416.1189
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TierPoint and Geminare Expand Partnership to Deliver Best in Class DRaaS

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Geminare’s DRaaS Cloud Management Platform capabilities expand across TierPoint companies enabling the delivery of a national footprint of leading edge Hybrid DRaaS solutions.

February 2nd 2016, Palo Alto, CA — Geminare today announced the expansion of its partnership with TierPoint to enable the most advanced delivery platform for Hybrid DRaaS in the North American market today. Leveraging Geminare’s DRaaS Cloud Management Platform (CMP) and the remarkable skill set available through TierPoint’s announced and completed acquisitions, TierPoint is enabling customers to utilize virtually any Public, Private, or Hybrid Cloud deployment model for their DR requirements.

Recognizing the importance of providing an advanced level of deployment and support knowledge to deliver data protection solutions on Cloud infrastructure, TierPoint has built out specialized teams of experienced solution architects and support engineers that are able to assist customers with virtually any DRaaS deployment model. Paired with Geminare’s award-winning, multi-patented Disaster Recovery as a Service Cloud Management Platform (DRaaS CMP)—one of the industry’s most mature platforms for the delivery of DRaaS solutions—TierPoint has raised the bar for service providers delivering DRaaS.

TierPoint customers are able to leverage DRaaS across Public Clouds such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, and Google Cloud Platform, while having full integration back to on-premises applications, physical hardware technologies, or individual applications requiring specialized backup or replication technologies. Data archiving to and from virtually any Cloud platform is uniquely integrated into the DRaaS CMP and allows TierPoint customers the ability to capitalize on commodity storage pricing in Public Clouds.

“With a national footprint of over 5000+ customers, we appreciate that DRaaS needs to be managed in a hybrid delivery model. Being able to assemble technology providers, solution integrators, and multiple teams of support professions with the expertise to deliver on the promise of Public, Private, and Hybrid DRaaS is what TierPoint has done successfully,” said Shea Long, SVP of Products for TierPoint. “With this level of expertise, we are defining delivery models for DRaaS, and with the growth of DRaaS across our customer base we continue to invest in, and expand upon, our DRaaS capabilities in order to set the bar high.”

“With DRaaS now considered mainstream, service providers without a comprehensive and flexible DRaaS technology stack will be missing a key pillar in their solution suite,” said Joshua Geist, President and CEO of Geminare. “We see TierPoint as having redefined how DRaaS can be delivered to customers by empowering service delivery teams with key technologies and real world knowledge. TierPoint has clearly recognized that DR in the Cloud no longer works in a “one size fits all” model, and is creating one of the most flexible customer centric DRaaS solutions in the market. We are very excited to be a part of this journey.”

About TierPoint
TierPoint is a leading national provider of cloud, managed services, and colocation, helping organizations improve business performance and manage risk. With corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., TierPoint operates highly-redundant, carrier-neutral data centers in the states of Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. new window www.tierpoint.com

About Geminare
Geminare is the leading Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) technology platform, enabling global Service Providers to successfully incorporate DRaaS into their customer-facing solution offerings. 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, Dimension Data, Iron Mountain, HOSTING and many others. Geminare is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with additional operations in Toronto, Canada. www.geminare.com

Media Contact
Susan Bantin
(650) 319-8577 x238
sbantin [at] geminare.com

Geminare and Google Cloud Platform Winner of TMC’s 2015 Cloud Computing Backup and DR Award

Geminare’s Cloud Recovery integrated with Google Cloud Platform is a winner of TMC’s annual Cloud Computing award for Backup and Disaster Recovery

November 10th, 2015, Mountain View, CA – Geminare, the #1 ranked global leader in Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) enablement, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Geminare’s Cloud Recovery integrated with Google Cloud Platform as a 2015 Cloud Computing Backup and Disaster Recovery Award winner presented by TMC’s  Cloud Computing Magazine.

The Cloud Computing Backup and Disaster Recovery Award recognizes technologies and vendors that have built Cloud solutions that allow businesses, small or large, to remain active and productive under even the most challenging conditions, minimizing lost business opportunities.

This most recent award win adds to Geminare’s Cloud Recovery Solutions impressive achievements and progress in the DRaaS market including naming two of Geminare’s partners to the Gartner 2015 Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Magic Quadrant, as well as claiming the #1 ranking for DRaaS products with NTT Com’s Cloud Recovery when it received the Highest Product Rating Score in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Recovery as a Service Report.

Cloud Recovery integrated with Google Cloud Platform continues to gain industry recognition after being shortlisted for the upcoming prestigious CIR Risk Management Awards in London, UK for Innovation of the Year and Best Use of Technology.

“Recognizing excellence in the advancement of cloud computing technologies, TMC is proud to announce Geminare’s Cloud Recovery integrated with Google Cloud Platform as a recipient of the Cloud Computing Backup and Disaster Recovery Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Geminare and Google Cloud Platform are being honored for their achievement in bringing innovation to the market, while leveraging the latest technology trends.”

Joshua Geist, Geminare’s CEO, stated, “The immediate benefits that Service Providers and their customers gain by leveraging the Public Cloud for DRaaS is significant, and the strategic collaboration between Google Cloud Platform and Geminare’s DRaaS rapidly facilitates this benefit.  I am thrilled to see the combined solution strengths of Geminare’s DRaaS and Google Cloud Platform receiving this industry recognition.”

About Cloud Recovery integrated with Google Cloud Platform
Cloud Recovery is widely acknowledged as the most mature, proven, and accepted Cloud-based offering for the medium and enterprise BC/DR market, and is available exclusively through Solution Providers, with service seamlessly delivered from public, private, and hybrid Clouds.  Service Providers have immediate access to Geminare’s award-winning, multi-patented Disaster Recovery as a Service Cloud Management Platform (DRaaS CMP)—the foundation of the Cloud Recovery offering and one of the industry’s most mature platforms for the delivery of DRaaS solutions.

Cloud Recovery is fully integrated with Google Cloud Platform, enabling you to maintain service availability during critical systems failures through automated failover and redirection of users in near real-time to a replicated server environment in Google Cloud Platform.

About Cloud Computing Magazine
Cloud Computing magazine is the industry’s definitive source for all things cloud – from public, community, hybrid and private cloud to security and business continuity, and everything in between. This quarterly magazine published by TMC assesses the most important developments in cloud computing not only as they relate to IT, but to the business landscape as a whole.

About TMC
Global buyers rely on TMC’s content-driven marketplaces to make purchase decisions and navigate markets. This presents branding, thought leadership and lead generation opportunities for vendors/sellers.

TMC’s Marketplaces:

  • Unique, turnkey Online Communities boost search results, establish market validation, elevate brands and thought leadership, while minimizing ad-blocking.
  • Custom Lead Programs uncover sales opportunities and build databases.
  • In-Person and Online Events boost brands, enhance thought leadership and generate leads.
  • Publications, Display Advertising and Newsletters bolster brand reputations.
  • Custom Content provides expertly ghost-crafted blogs, press releases, articles and marketing collateral to help with SEO, branding, and overall marketing efforts.
  • Comprehensive Event and Road Show Management Services help companies meet potential clients and generate leads face-to-face.

For more information about TMC and to learn how we can help you reach your marketing goals, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

About Geminare 
Geminare is the leading Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) technology platform, enabling global Service Providers to successfully incorporate DRaaS into their customer-facing solution offerings. 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 Google Cloud Platform, HP, NTT Communications, Cosentry, Cable & Wireless Communications, Dimension Data, 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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For media inquiries, please contact:
Susan Bantin
Geminare
(650) 319-8577 x238
sbantin [at] geminare.com

TMC Contact:
Rebecca Conyngham
Marketing Manager
203-852-6800, ext. 287

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Geminare Launches Global Availability of DRaaS Fully Certified with HP Helion OpenStack®

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Geminare’s Cloud Recovery enables HP’s global Service Providers to deliver award winning DRaaS solutions from and to private, public, and hybrid Helion OpenStack clouds.

October 29th 2015 — Geminare furthered its commitment to the OpenStack initiative and Global HP Helion Service Provider ecosystem today by announcing its DRaaS for HP Helion OpenStack solution. This Helion Ready certified service is accessible to HP Helion Service Providers (SPs) through the HP Helion Ready Solution Catalog.

Cloud Recovery’s Helion Ready certification means that HP’s global ecosystem of Helion SPs have immediate access to Geminare’s award-winning, multi-patented Disaster Recovery as a Service Cloud Management Platform (DRaaS CMP)—the foundation of the Cloud Recovery offering and one of the industry’s most mature platforms for the delivery of DRaaS solutions.

Through this certification, Geminare’s DRaaS CMP, embedded with a comprehensive set of technologies, delivers a best of breed, host-based server replication solution that runs on private, public, hybrid, and OpenStack environments. Initial HP and Geminare deployment models include:

1. Service Providers can host Geminare’s Cloud Recovery solution and bundle it with professional services to create their differentiated DRaaS offer.

2. HP customers can leverage Helion OpenStack deployments at their Service Provider of choice or span their protection footprint by replicating servers from one Helion OpenStack cloud environment to another geographically, independently of the Service Provider.

3. Geminare’s DRaaS integrations with Public Clouds such as Google Cloud Platform, AWS, and others offer customers the ultimate hybrid deployment model when looking to the Cloud to modernize their DR programs and access low cost data storage.

“As DRaaS becomes mainstream, and OpenStack proves itself as a solid hybrid deployment model, Service Providers are a key avenue for customer engagements and HP represent a substantial, globally deployed Service Provider ecosystem,” said Joshua Geist, President and CEO of Geminare. “Hybrid DRaaS deployments enable service providers to show their strengths in areas such as managed services and value added solutions. Combining the broad deployment capabilities of Geminare’s DRaaS Cloud Management Platform with this Service Provider community creates an ideal direction for growth in the Cloud.”

“As part of the HP Helion Ready Program, Geminare and HP will have a unique opportunity to ensure that Geminare’s tested and certified technology with HP Helion OpenStack are brought to HP’s community of service providers,” said Steven Dietch, Vice President, Cloud Go-to-Market, HP, adding, “This will allow customers to work with Service Providers to deploy on HP Helion OpenStack seamlessly and reinforces HP’s commitment to this growing ecosystem.”

Geminare will be presenting its DRaaS for HP Helion OpenStack® at HP Discover 2015 in London, England, December 3rd – 5th at the ExCeL London Convention Center.

Resources:
HP Blog Grounded in the Cloud talks about HP Helion DRaaS: click here.

HP Helion Ready Solution Catalog: click here.

About Geminare
Geminare is the leading Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) technology platform, enabling global Service Providers to successfully incorporate DRaaS into their customer-facing solution offerings. 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 Google Cloud Platform, HP, NTT Communications, Cosentry, Cable & Wireless Communications, Dimension Data, Iron Mountain, HOSTING and many others. Geminare is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with additional operations in Toronto, Canada. http://www.geminare.com

Media Contact
Susan Bantin
(650) 319-8577 x238
sbantin [at] geminare.com