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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06.25.2013 – Datacastle RED now available on IBM SmartCloud

SEATTLE, June 25th, 2013Datacastle®, a market leader for protecting enterprises from endpoint data loss and data breaches, today announced that its flagship product, Datacastle RED is now certified for the IBM SmartCloud and available worldwide through the IBM Partner Network.

Through the partnership both IBM and Datacastle customers will be able to adopt a robust cloud architecture and service model without having to make traditional investments in enterprise IT to support endpoint backup and security. Customers will benefit from IBM’s geographic footprint and security investments as well as the company’s experience as a global service provider.

“Endpoint backup and recovery have become increasingly important as the global workforce has become more mobile and creates more business content on their various endpoint devices, including mobile devices,” says Gartner analysts Pushan Rinnen and Sheila Childs. “If employees don’t back up their endpoint devices regularly, companies may face significant risk if important or sensitive data is lost, stolen or leaked, including R&D setbacks, fines, legal actions and the inability to produce user data in a lawsuit.”

Customers will be able to install a Datacastle RED Vault on the IBM SmartCloud to which data from PCs, laptops and Windows 8 tablets can be encrypted, backed up and protected. If an endpoint device is lost or stolen, data can easily be restored from the central Vault running on the IBM SmartCloud to any smartphone, tablet, or PC.

“Cloud-integrated backup and data protection requires enterprise-class cloud infrastructure for reliability, security, and scalability. Our partnership with IBM enables Datacastle to further help companies leverage existing commitments and investments in IBM products and global services, and more efficiently take endpoint data protection to the cloud with SmartCloud,” says Datacastle CEO Ron Faith.

Datacastle is participating in the World Cloud Forum in London June 26th and 27th. See Datacastle RED running on the IBM SmartCloud in Booth 6150.

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. Profiled in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, 2012, published July 5, 2012, Pushan Rinnen, Dave Russell et al. 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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03.27.2013 – Datacastle Announces Datacastle RED v6

SEATTLE, March 27, 2013 – Datacastle®, a market leader for protecting enterprises from endpoint data loss and data breaches, today announced the release of the latest version of its flagship product, Datacastle RED. Datacastle RED v6 introduces RoamSmart™ technology for providing network-optimized data protection for increasingly distributed and mobile workforces.

Datacastle’s RoamSmart™ technology enables IT managers to provide a friction-free end user experience while meeting organizational security and compliance requirements worldwide.

Datacastle’s RoamSmart™ technology includes:

  • LTE, 4G, and 3G mobile broadband detection and backup policy enforcement
  • Intelligent roaming between cloud-based vaults and QuickCaches located on corporate LAN’s or remote offices accelerating time to protection and recovery
  • Easy and secure mobile data access and sharing from iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows RT devices

“With enterprises adopting Windows 8 ultrabooks and tablets, Datacastle RED v6 is the ideal data protection solution for these new powerful mobile computing devices,” said Ron Faith, Datacastle CEO. “Enterprise IT professionals need a solution that is easy to deploy, administer and integrate with their existing Active Directory or LDAP infrastructure.”

Datacastle RED v6 has also been localized to support companies with employees in Asia-Pacific and Latin American regions. Datacastle RED v6 is now available in 10 languages worldwide including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Datacastle RED v6 has also been optimized to run on Microsoft’s Windows Azure. “We are very excited that an enterprise-class endpoint data protection solution such as Datacastle RED is being hosted and operated in our world-class Windows Azure cloud,” said Scott Woodgate, Senior Director of Partner and Channel Marketing for Windows Azure.

Datacastle RED v6 is available for on-premise, 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 endpoint backup and data protection. The company’s Datacastle RED product provides secure and auditable access to enterprise data on critical devices, anytime, anywhere. Profiled in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, 2012, 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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10.09.2012 – Datacastle Announces QuickCache

SEATTLE, October 9, 2012 – Datacastle®, a market leader for protecting enterprises from mobile data loss and data breaches, today announced the release of their new QuickCache™ offering. QuickCaches are smart, centrally managed data caches that allow geographically distributed businesses to manage bandwidth consumption and decrease time-to-protection while backing up and protecting laptop, desktop, and tablet data.

“Workforces today are highly mobile and distributed. Our customers want the time-to-protection and time-to-recovery performance of an on-premise backup solution combined with the offsite disaster recovery, WAN-optimization, and universal roaming access benefits of online backup.” said Ron Faith, president and CEO of Datacastle. “When you combine QuickCache with Datacastle RED, IT professionals can centrally manage the data protection for a distributed organization while optimizing their bandwidth utilization.”

Key benefits of QuickCache include:

  • 10x improvement in time to protection
  • Enhanced time to recovery
  • Flexible, bandwidth management for peak and off-peak periods
  • Ease of deployment & management in remote locations

Used in conjunction with Datacastle RED, QuickCaches in remote locations perform backup and global deduplication within minutes of installation. Bandwidth can be managed by shifting uploads to Datacastle RED vaults to off-peak times when network traffic is lower. Network managers can improve network performance by controlling when backups occur per location.

Deployment and management is fast and easy because QuickCaches can be installed onto low cost network attached storage (NAS) devices (SSD or HDD) or servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Storage Server 2008 R2. QuickCaches are designed for “lights out” operations and are centrally policy managed from the Datacastle RED vault.

QuickCaches are available now for on-premise, private cloud, or public cloud deployments directly from Datacastle or from one of its 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 endpoint backup and data protection. The company’s Datacastle RED product provides secure and auditable access to enterprise data on critical devices, anytime, anywhere. Profiled in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, 2012, 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.

10.03.2012 – Datacastle expands into Southern Asian market with CIS partnership

LONDON & SEATTLE, October 3, 2012 – Datacastle ®, a market leader for end-point data protection for the mobile workforce, has today announced a partnership with Cyber Intelligent Security (CIS) to provide companies across India with comprehensive laptop and desktop data breach mitigation, backup, recovery and data protection using the Datacastle RED solution.

Datacastle RED is a single agent, policy-driven solution that offers automatic online end-point backup and recovery, AES encryption for data at rest, port access control, remote data deletion and device trace. Datacastle RED also provides secure and auditable mobile access of protected data from tablets, smart phones, and browsers.

Rajive Kapoor, Managing Director at CIS said, “India now has the adequate infrastructure in place for CIS to offer a full portfolio of consultancy services and solutions to assist clients in creating and maintaining safe and secure environments for their stakeholders, property and profits.”

“The addition of Datacastle RED will enable us to keep up with the latest technological advances, the increasing use of cloud and mobile technology across India, and provide a comprehensive all-around remote data protection and remote backup service solution, even in areas with low bandwidth connectivity.”

Phil Evans, VP EMEA of Business Development for Datacastle commented: “We are very excited to be working with CIS and its ability to bring our technology to the Asian market. Asia is a fast growing economy with an increase in awareness of data protection and minimising the risk of data breach.

“The partnership between Datacastle and CIS will offer comprehensive cloud and mobile technology solutions to resellers in the emerging channel market in India. Additionally, the partnership will ensure a higher level of security against emerging threats of data loss and data breach, especially through lost/stolen laptops. The increasing trend of a mobile workforce is creating a significant demand for our combined data protection solutions and CIS are a perfect partner to supply into the Asian market.”

About Datacastle
Datacastle protects enterprises from mobile data loss and data breach with simplified and scalable endpoint backup and data protection. The company’s Datacastle RED product provides secure and auditable access to enterprise data on critical devices, anytime, anywhere. Profiled in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, 2012, Datacastle RED is available through a global network of partners.

To learn more about Datacastle RED, visit: http://www.datacastlered.com, follow us on Twitter @Datacastle, or call +1 425.996.9684.

About Cyber Intelligent Security (CIS)
CIS offers consultancy services and exclusive solutions to assist clients in creating and maintaining safe and secure environments. CIS is objective when assessing requirements and budgets on behalf of their clients, providing them with impartial unbiased advice that allows them to make the unerring decision for their business. Making a balanced and researched decision in the beginning is crucial to the success of any project.

CIS clients range from new enterprise to high risk Government agencies; this means that CIS only employ security management professionals with corporate experience who will adhere to the highest level of confidentiality and discretion.

To learn more about CIS, visit: http://Cyberintelligentsecurity.net, email us on Datacastle@cyberintelligentsecurity.net or call + 919582004601.

08.07.2012 – Datacastle to Provide Cloud-Based Endpoint Data Protection Worldwide on Windows Azure

SEATTLE, Aug. 7, 2012 – Datacastle ® , a market leader for protecting enterprises from mobile data loss and data breaches, today announced a cloud services relationship with Microsoft Corp. Datacastle has selected Windows Azure as its preferred public cloud environment. In addition, Datacastle RED will be available to its Windows Azure customers and ecosystem.

“We have worked with Microsoft since Windows Azure’s inception. We have found Windows Azure to be the best public cloud platform for Datacastle RED in terms of operations, scalability, capability richness, and cost-effectiveness,” said Ron Faith, president and CEO of Datacastle. “With Datacastle RED on Windows Azure, our partners and customers can securely and cost-effectively provide continuous endpoint backup, mobile data security, and anytime, anywhere remote data access from a secure, scalable operating environment.”

“Enterprises are demanding secure, scalable, and cost-effective cloud-based solutions that complement their existing IT investments,” said Bill Hamilton, Director, Windows Azure, Microsoft. “Windows Azure and Datacastle RED help meet these enterprise-class requirements.”

Many of Datacastle’s global network of OEM partners already run and operate Datacastle RED on Windows Azure today.

Datacastle RED on Windows Azure is available worldwide today. Special Datacastle RED licenses are being made available for existing Windows Azure enterprise customers and ecosystem. 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 endpoint backup and data protection. The company’s Datacastle RED product provides secure and auditable access to enterprise data on critical devices, anytime, anywhere. Profiled in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, 2012, Datacastle RED is available through a global network of partners. To learn more about Datacastle RED, visit http://www.datacastlered.com , follow us on Twitter @Datacastle, or call 425.996.9684.

07.31.2012 – Covenco Recovery Services Ltd announces partnership with Datacastle

Seattle – July 31, 2012 – Datacastle®, the leading provider of laptop data back-up and protection solutions for the mobile workforce and Covenco Recovery Services Ltd, a full service disaster recovery organisation, have announced a partnership to offer comprehensive protection, recovery and central data management services to Covenco’s DR clients.

As a Datacastle partner, Covenco will be offering customers a secure, laptop data protection and recovery contingency plan. In the event of loss, theft or damage to a customer’s alptop, Covenco will deliver a replacement laptop, fully recovered, within 4 hours, or next business day.

The service will also enable organisations to recover any lost or damaged data from a central management point. The software is adaptable to all business sectors and can be scaled to organisations of all sizes looking for remote protection for mobile devices.

Phil Evans, Vice President of Business Development (EMEA) for Datacastle said, “For a busy mobile business user, the degree of dependency on their laptop is painfully realised when they suffer a loss or theft; effectively they cease to function. Replacing the laptop is relatively simple – it’s the loss of essential and often highly sensitive business data that causes the greatest disruption, and potential legal sanctions.

The service from Covenco will minimise that disruption by ensuring the end user will have a fully functional replacement laptop within 4 hours of any disaster, thereby ensuring that they can be fully operational within a working day, plus relieving the pressure on busy IT managers, who would otherwise have to dedicate a member of staff to handle the replacement process.”

Gurdip Sohal, Managing Director of Covenco Recovery Services Ltd added, “We’re delighted to be working with Datacastle. They have an established reputation and their technology combines all the essential components required by customers looking for a comprehensive laptop protection solution. We’ve researched the market thoroughly and concluded that a customer would need to purchase individual components from three different vendors to achieve a comparable solution.”

About Datacastle
Datacastle protects enterprises from mobile data loss and data breach with simplified and scalable endpoint backup and data protection. The company’s Datacastle RED product provides secure and auditable access to enterprise data on critical devices, anytime, anywhere. Profiled in Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2011, Datacastle RED is available through a global network of partners. To learn more about Datacastle RED, visit http://www.datacastlered.com, follow us on Twitter @Datacastle, or call 425-996-9684

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Phone: +1 425 996 9684