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.”
The full report is available online here.
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 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.
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.