Datacastle Joins Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance

Microsoft Partner - Gold Cloud Platform

Seattle, WA — August 2, 2016 — Datacastle®, a market leader in enterprise endpoint analytics, backup and data protection today announced it has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance.
The Enterprise Cloud Alliance provides Datacastle the opportunity to enhance our alliance within Microsoft and increase the awareness of our product portfolio to customers searching for best in class enterprise solutions.

The Enterprise Cloud Alliance is a program for companies who have demonstrated expertise with Microsoft products including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, and Azure Active Directory.

Datacastle CEO, Ron Faith, said, “This announcement comes on the heels of being named again as a Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform partner and reinforces our commitment to delivering integrated solutions with Microsoft products.”

“Being part of the Alliance will provide Datacastle the ability to connect with other partners and developers to meet the unique needs of our growing customer base.” Microsoft Principal PM Manager Chris Lwanga echoed this enthusiasm and said that “We look forward to working with and sharing our ideas with Datacastle for the betterment of enterprise customers.” You can learn more about the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance on the dedicated website.

Datacastle provides analytics and insights into enterprises endpoint data while protecting enterprises from mobile data loss and data breach with simplified and scalable endpoint backup and data protection. Datacastle RED’s hybrid cloud deployment option with Microsoft Azure enables enterprises to rapidly experience LAN-speed performance with the assurance of offsite, cloud-based recoverability and mobile access. Datacastle RED is available in all Microsoft Azure data centers worldwide and is localized in 11 languages.

For more information about Datacastle’s solutions on Microsoft Azure go to http://datacastlered.com/resources/newsletter/

About Datacastle
Datacastle provides analytics and insights into enterprise endpoint data while protecting enterprises from mobile data loss and data breach with simplified and scalable hybrid cloud endpoint backup and data protection. Datacastle RED provides secure and auditable access to enterprise data on critical devices, anytime, anywhere. To learn more about Datacastle RED, visit http://www.datacastlered.com, follow on Twitter @Datacastle, or call 425.996.9684.

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Datacastle Acquires EVault Endpoint Protection Assets

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SEATTLE, Feb. 23, 2016 — Datacastle, a leading provider of enterprise endpoint backup, archiving, and insights, today announced it has acquired the worldwide endpoint data protection assets of Seagate Technology.

“Datacastle is excited to be working directly with EVault Endpoint Protection partners and customers to continue to provide the best solution in terms of performance, resiliency, and storage efficiency in the industry.” said Ron Faith, President and CEO of Datacastle. “Datacastle’s proven technology, worldwide partner network, and Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform partner status means our customers’ laptops, tablets, and smartphones will be well protected for years to come.”

VaultLogix is a leader in cloud backup and recovery solutions in North America with over 11,000 businesses that we protect,” said Scott Kelly, VP of Product Management of VaultLogix.  “As an Endpoint Protection partner we are excited that Datacastle will be providing exceptional technology, service and support to our organization as we continue to grow our endpoint protection offering.”

EVault Endpoint Protection had been an OEM offering from Datacastle since 2010. There will be no disruption of service or support for any Endpoint Protection customers or partners as a result of this transaction.

Endpoint Protection customers will receive the latest upgrade of Datacastle RED as part of the transaction. New features include:
• Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite Compatibility
• Mobile Dashboard
• iOS Support
• Android Support
• Windows 10 and Mac OS X El Capitan Support

About Datacastle

Datacastle protects enterprises from mobile data loss and data breach with simplified and scalable hybrid cloud endpoint backup, archiving, and insights. Datacastle RED provides secure and auditable access to enterprise data on critical devices, anytime, anywhere. To learn more about Datacastle RED, visit www.datacastlered.com, follow on Twitter @Datacastle, or call 425.996.9684.

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Datacastle RED v8 Available for Mobile Workforce Backup, Archiving and Insights

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Seattle, WA, July 14, 2015 – Datacastle®, a market leader for protecting enterprises from mobile workforce data loss and data breaches, today announced the latest version of its flagship product, Datacastle RED. Datacastle RED v8 provides enterprise customers even greater mobile workforce data protection via backup, archiving and insights.

Datacastle RED v8 includes:

  • Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) Compatibility – Datacastle RED v8 integrates with Azure Active Directory for deployments and SSO, Microsoft Intune and SCCM for silent enterprise deployments, and provides mobile file access security with Azure Rights Management services compatibility
  • Mobile Dashboard – Optimized IT experience for managing Datacastle vault administrator functions from any tablet or smartphone
  • iOS Support – Datacastle RED provides a native app experience for backup and retrieval on Apple iPads and iPhones
  • Android Support – Datacastle RED provides a native app experience for backup and retrieve on Google Android tablets and smartphones
  • Windows 10 Ready – The Datacastle RED agent supports Windows 10 at launch
  • Datacastle RED v8 has been designed from the ground up to protect data at the frontier of the enterprise. Datacastle RED is optimized for network efficiency and security across smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, and ROBO file servers.

    “Datacastle is excited to assist enterprise IT in bringing order and governance to the frontier of their organizations,” said Ron Faith, CEO of Datacastle. “The mobile workforce needs tools such as Datacastle RED to help them thrive and survive in this rapidly changing and threat-laden landscape.”

    For a limited time, Datacastle RED v8 is available to qualified Microsoft Azure Enterprise Agreement (EA) customers license-free for one year. To learn more about taking advantage of this promotion go to datacastlered.com/cloud-options/special-offer/ .

    Datacastle RED v8 is available today for on-premises, private cloud, or public cloud deployments directly from Datacastle or from one of Datacastle’s global network of partners. Datacastle RED smartphone and tablet clients are available for download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (Datacastle RED vault required to activate). For more information call 425.996.9684 or email sales@datacastlered.com.

    About Datacastle
    Datacastle protects enterprises from mobile data loss and data breach with simplified and scalable hybrid cloud endpoint backup, archiving, and insights. Datacastle RED provides secure and auditable access to enterprise data on critical devices, anytime, anywhere. To learn more about Datacastle RED, visit www.datacastlered.com, follow on Twitter @Datacastle, or call 425.996.9684.

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    Datacastle Provides a Year of FREE Endpoint Backup and Data Protection Licenses for Microsoft Azure Customers

    Microsoft Partner - Gold Cloud Platform

    Seattle, WA, May 20, 2015 – Datacastle, a market leader in enterprise endpoint backup and data protection, announced today a promotion of its Datacastle RED service, for qualifying Azure customers.

    Datacastle RED helps protect enterprises from ransomware extortion, data loss and data breach through simplified and scalable endpoint backup and data protection, in the cloud. Datacastle’ s hybrid services running on Azure, enable enterprises to rapidly experience LAN-speed performance with the assurance of offsite, cloud-based recoverability and mobile access.

    During the promotion, qualifying Azure customers are able to further the protections of their laptops, high-end tablets, and desktop computers from ransomware extortion, data loss, and data breaches, at no additional Datacastle license cost, for one year. The promotion is available to qualifying Azure customers in North America and Europe.

    “No company should ever have to pay the extortion of Ransomware, CryptoLocker, or CryptoWall, for the data on their endpoints.” said Ron Faith, CEO, Datacastle. “The best way for companies to never pay such a ransom is to have a current backup with improved security stored on Azure using Datacastle RED.”

    “Microsoft is committed to having a thriving independent software vendor (ISV) ecosystem on Azure.” Vibhor Kapoor, Director, Microsoft Azure Product Marketing. “Datacastle has attained Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform competency, building on top of Microsoft Azure’s hyper-scale, enterprise-grade hybrid services.”

    To determine if you qualify and to take advantage of this promotion, customers can contact Datacastle at sales@datacastlered.com or at http://datacastlered.com/cloud-options/special-offer/.

    About Datacastle
    Datacastle protects enterprises from mobile data loss and data breach with simplified and scalable hybrid cloud endpoint backup and data protection. Datacastle RED provides secure and auditable access to enterprise data on critical devices, anytime, anywhere. To learn more about Datacastle RED, visit http://www.datacastlered.com, follow on Twitter @Datacastle, or call 425.996.9684.

    Contacts:
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    Datacastle
    425.996.9684
    media@datacastlered.com

    Datacastle Enters into OEM Agreement with 21Vianet for Cloud-based Endpoint Data Protection in China

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    Seattle, WA, April 23, 2015 – Datacastle, a market leader in enterprise endpoint backup and data protection, today announced it has signed a multi-year agreement with 21Vianet (Nasdaq:VNET) to allow 21Vianet to resell the Datacastle RED solution for laptop, desktop and tablet data protection. The new 21Vianet offering will be sold under the 21Vianet brand and will be offered as a Microsoft Azure, cloud-based solution in China.

    Datacastle protects enterprises from ransomware extortion, data loss and data breach with simplified and scalable endpoint backup and data protection. Datacastle RED’s hybrid cloud deployment option with Microsoft Azure enables enterprises to rapidly experience LAN-speed performance with the assurance of offsite, cloud-based recoverability and mobile access.

    “21Vianet is committed to bringing the worldwide best-in-class cloud solutions on Microsoft Azure in China.” said Wing Ker, president of Microsoft Cloud Operations at 21Vianet. “Enterprises in China will now have endpoint data protection option to protect against ransomware, data loss, and data breach through our partnership with Datacastle.”

    21Vianet provides the world class reliable and safety cloud services to the business in China. It enables the global solution providers, such as Datacastle, to quickly enter into the china market without the headaches of localization, qualification, local support, etc. It also enables the customers in China to have the access to the solutions through 21Vianet’s strong channel networks.

    “21Vianet is an outstanding partner for Datacastle in China.” said Ron Faith, CEO, Datacastle. “Given 21Vianet’s expertise operating Microsoft Azure in China and their trusted status as a data center service provider, customers in China will get the best performance, reliability and security.”

    About Datacastle
    Datacastle protects enterprises from mobile data loss and data breach with simplified and scalable hybrid cloud endpoint backup and data protection. Datacastle RED provides secure and auditable access to enterprise data on critical devices, anytime, anywhere. To learn more about Datacastle RED, visit http://www.datacastlered.com, follow on Twitter @Datacastle, or call 425.996.9684.

    About 21Vianet
    21Vianet Group, Inc. is the largest carrier-neutral internet data center services provider in China. 21Vianet provides hosting and related services, managed network services, cloud infrastructure services, and content delivery network services, improving reliability, security and speed of its customers’ internet infrastructure.21Vianet operated in 44 cities throughout China, servicing a diversified and loyal base of more than 2,000 customers that span many industries ranging from Internet companies to government entities and blue-chip enterprises to small- to mid-sized enterprises.

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    Datacastle
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    Datacastle Honored as Coolest Cloud Computing Vendor by CRN

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    Seattle, WA, February 11, 2015 – Datacastle, a market leader in enterprise endpoint backup and data protection, today announced it has earned recognition on The Channel Company’s CRN 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors of 2015. This annual list recognizes some of the most innovative cloud companies supporting the IT channel today.

    The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors honor is presented to companies based on their approach to creating innovative products, services or partner programs that have helped channel partners transform into true solution providers, ultimately helping customers take advantage of the ease of use, flexibility, scalability and savings that cloud computing offers. Datacastle RED is recognized for its hybrid cloud, enterprise class endpoint backup and data protection solution.

    This year’s 100 Coolest Cloud Computing honorees are identified across five major categories including platforms, infrastructure, storage, security and software. This list is an effort to help solution providers navigate through the ambiguity of the cloud market to identify the vendors, products and services that can help elevate their cloud services offerings. Companies were chosen based on data and information gathered from solution provider nominations along with input from the CRN editorial team.

    Datacastle protects enterprises from mobile data loss and data breach with simplified and scalable endpoint backup and data protection. Datacastle RED’s hybrid cloud deployment option with Microsoft Azure or IBM SoftLayer enables enterprises to rapidly experience LAN-speed performance with the assurance of offsite, cloud-based recoverability and mobile access.

    “Widespread demand for cloud computing solutions is increasing across businesses of all shapes and sizes. As organizations become more willing to adopt cloud technology and services, experienced solution providers are in greater demand.” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list enables solution providers to engage with companies who are poised to help them capitalize on these opportunities.”

    “Datacastle is honored to be recognized as one of the Coolest Cloud Vendors of 2015 by CRN,” said Ron Faith, CEO, Datacastle. “Datacastle is experiencing triple digit, year over year growth as companies are recognizing the need to protect data at the edge of their networks in a cost effective and friction free manner for the end user.”

    Coverage of the 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors will be featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com.

    About Datacastle
    Datacastle protects enterprises from mobile data loss and data breach with simplified and scalable hybrid cloud endpoint backup and data protection. Datacastle RED provides secure and auditable access to enterprise data on critical devices, anytime, anywhere. To learn more about Datacastle RED, visit http://www.datacastlered.com, follow on Twitter @Datacastle, or call 425.996.9684.

    About the Channel Company
    The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships.

    Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

    Datacastle Achieves Microsoft Gold Cloud Competency

    Microsoft Partner - Gold Cloud Platform

    Seattle, WA — November 19, 2014Datacastle®, a market leader in enterprise endpoint backup and data protection, today announced it has attained a Gold Cloud Platform Competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.

    To earn a Microsoft Gold Competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects (along with implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue commitment (for most Gold Competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.

    Datacastle protects enterprises from mobile data loss and data breach with simplified and scalable endpoint backup and data protection. Datacastle RED’s hybrid cloud deployment option with Microsoft Azure enables enterprises to rapidly experience LAN-speed performance with the assurance of offsite, cloud-based recoverability and mobile access.

    “This Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Competency showcases our expertise in and commitment to today’s technology market and demonstrates our deep knowledge of Microsoft and its products,” said Ron Faith, CEO, Datacastle. “We plan to accelerate our customers’ success in adopting the cloud by serving as technology advisors for their business demands.”

    “By achieving a Gold Competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top 1 percent of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology.”

    Attaining the Microsoft Cloud Platform Competency demonstrates partner expertise in building, integrating and/or extending Windows-based applications and infrastructure solutions in the cloud using the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. With more than 57 percent of the Fortune 500 using Microsoft Azure, the Microsoft Cloud Platform Competency can help partners take advantage of the growing demand for infrastructure and software as a service solutions. Equipped with exclusive training, partners can help customers deploy solutions that increase customer productivity and profitability.
    The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

    About Datacastle
    Datacastle protects enterprises from mobile data loss and data breach with simplified and scalable hybrid cloud endpoint backup and data protection. Datacastle RED provides secure and auditable access to enterprise data on critical devices, anytime, anywhere. To learn more about Datacastle RED, visit http://www.datacastlered.com, follow on Twitter @Datacastle, or call 425.996.9684.

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    09.17.2014 – Datacastle Announces Datacastle RED v7

    SEATTLE, September 17, 2014Datacastle®, a market leader for protecting enterprises from endpoint data loss and data breaches, today announced the latest version of its flagship product, Datacastle RED. Datacastle RED v7 provides enterprise customers even greater hybrid cloud deployment options with data backup and replication on Microsoft Azure, as well as support for eDiscovery and Legal Hold processes.

    Datacastle RED v7 includes:

    • Rapid Deployment Support – enhanced hybrid cloud deployment on Microsoft Azure, enterprise deployment integrations with Active Directory, LDAP, silent installation, and single sign-on (SAML v2)
    • eDiscovery Support – support EDRM process for laptops, high-end tablets, and desktops backup data
    • Legal Hold – the ability to flag laptops, tablets, and desktops for long term data retention
    • Administrative Restore Flexibility – provide the ability for system administrators to have many secure restore options and targets

    “It was important for us to quickly protect our endpoint data without disrupting employee’s productivity,” said Jason Tavarez, Senior Director of IT, Achievement First. “Datacastle RED on Microsoft Azure deployed within 30 days to our enterprise infrastructure with Azure SQL and georedundant cloud storage. We experienced rapid time to protection without impacting our end users.”

    “As organizations move their solutions to the cloud, they need a platform that offers scale and reliability,” said Kim Akers, General Manager, Microsoft Corp. “We are pleased that Datacastle RED has chosen to take advantage of the geographic breadth, operational excellence, and scale of Microsoft Azure for enterprise customers.”

    “Datacastle is excited to bring rapid time to value for our customers and partners deploying on a global, enterprise class cloud platform such as Microsoft Azure,” said Ron Faith, CEO of Datacastle. “Our customers are looking beyond backup and desire to derive greater insights and value from their backup vaults.”

    Datacastle RED v7 is available today for on-premises, private cloud, or public cloud deployments directly from Datacastle or from one of Datacastle’s global network of partners. For more information call 425.996.9684 or email sales@datacastlered.com.

    About Datacastle
    Datacastle protects enterprises from mobile data loss and data breach with simplified and scalable hybrid cloud endpoint backup and data protection. Datacastle RED provides secure and auditable access to enterprise data on critical devices, anytime, anywhere. To learn more about Datacastle RED, visit http://www.datacastlered.com, follow on Twitter @Datacastle, or call 425.996.9684.

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    04.28.2014 – Datacastle Brings Enterprise Endpoint Backup to the IBM Cloud Platform

    SEATTLE, Apr 28, 2014Datacastle® today announced a partnership with IBM that brings the power of Datacastle RED to the IBM Cloud marketplace. Starting today, IBM clients can quickly and easily procure Datacastle’s industry leading enterprise endpoint backup and recovery solution hosted on IBM SoftLayer.

    Datacastle RED transforms vulnerable mobile workforce data into resilient endpoint data. Datacastle RED uniquely provides highly performant and secure hybrid cloud backup and recovery with QuickCache™ running on NAS devices deployed at remote offices, home offices, or the corporate LAN. Coupled with Datacastle’s advanced RoamSmart™ technology, security suite, and enterprise integration APIs (AD/LDAP/SAML), Datacastle RED is recognized as the industry leader in performance, secure data deduplication, and cloud storage flexibility.

    The IBM Cloud marketplace offers clients access to more than 100 SaaS applications, IBM’s Bluemix platform-as-a-service with its suite of composable services, the powerful SoftLayer infrastructure-as-a-service and IBM’s rich intellectual capital and deep industry expertise. This single online destination with a suite of cloud services delivers a new buying experience for clients that enables line of business professionals to deploy new services faster; allows developers to build them with greater speed; and offers IT departments more creative, efficient and lower-cost ways to deliver these services.

    “Datacastle’s enterprise customers are looking for a cloud partner that meets their stringent security, performance, and reliability requirements.” said Craig Blessing, Datacastle VP of Sales and Business Development. “The partnership between IBM and Datacastle provides IT decision makers more enterprise-class cloud deployment options for a global and scalable solution to back up and protect the data on laptops, high end tablets, and desktops.”

    To learn more about leveraging Datacastle RED in the IBM Cloud marketplace and to get started, visit http://ibm.com/cloud.

    To learn more about Datacastle RED, visit http://www.datacastlered.com.

    About Datacastle
    Datacastle protects enterprises from mobile data loss and data breach with simplified and scalable hybrid cloud endpoint backup and data protection. Datacastle RED provides secure and auditable access to enterprise data on critical devices, anytime, anywhere. Datacastle RED is available through a global network of partners. To learn more about Datacastle RED, visit http://www.datacastlered.com, follow on Twitter @Datacastle, or call 425.996.9684.

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    10.01.2013 – Datacastle announces support for Cloud Sync and Share services

    SEATTLE, October 1st, 2013Datacastle®, a market leader for protecting enterprises from endpoint data loss and data breaches, today announced that its flagship product, Datacastle RED™ now supports secure backup and restore of company data when using major cloud sync and share services such as DropBox, Microsoft SkyDrive, Box, Google Drive, and Amazon Cloud Drive. This new capability is added to Datacastle’s recognized QuickCache™ and RoamSmart™ technologies that support intelligent backup and recovery roaming across hybrid cloud deployments with mobile broadband detection functionality.

    “While many vendors in the enterprise IT sector are trying to provide companies with a “rip and replace” alternative to these wildly popular cloud sync and share services, we believe CIO’s should have an “embrace and extend” option,” says Datacastle CEO Ron Faith. “With our latest release of Datacastle RED, CIO’s can augment their data governance and compliance when employees use these services.”

    In addition to enabling IT professionals to backup and restore company data stored in employee public sync and share accounts, Datacastle RED makes it possible to encrypt the sync and share data “at rest” on laptops, desktops, or high-end Windows tablets such as the Surface Pro. IT administrators can also remotely wipe the data at the endpoint by command or poison pill.

    The most recent release also enhances Datacastle RED’s enterprise capabilities concerning automated silent deployment, Active Directory/LDAP integration, single sign-on support via SAML v2, and centralized policy management.

    Datacastle RED is available on Microsoft Windows Azure, IBM SmartCloud, and on-premise deployments.

    About Datacastle
    Datacastle protects enterprises from mobile data loss and data breach with simplified and scalable endpoint backup and data protection. Datacastle RED provides secure and auditable access to enterprise data on critical devices, anytime, anywhere. Datacastle RED is available through a global network of partners. To learn more about Datacastle RED, visit http://www.datacastlered.com, follow on Twitter @Datacastle, or call 425.996.9684.

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