Asigra’s Eran Farajun Named in CRN Magazine Channel Chief Awards

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Asigra Channel Chief Recognized for Reducing Time-to-Market And Expanding Opportunities for Cloud Backup Service Providers

TORONTO – February 22, 2012 – Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backup™, Recovery and Restore (BURR) software provider since 1986, today announced that Eran Farajun, Executive Vice President for Asigra has been named a 2012 Channel Chief by CRN Magazine. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

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Farajun was selected for demonstrating leadership and support for cloud service providers to drive adoption of cloud-based data protection services Powered by Asigra. Farajun oversees the Asigra Hybrid Partner Program which enables partners to streamline service delivery to meet service level agreements (SLAs) while speeding time-to-revenue with improved margins. Asigra’s pro-rata incentive program allows its diverse group of progressive VARs, managed service providers and cloud service providers to receive the same margins, incentives and benefits, based on growth, contributions and success. The company’s channel program is designed to level the playing field by making benefits based on partners’ pro-rata contributions regardless of the organization’s size.

Known for a solid business model that is focused on enabling managed service providers with the delivery of private, public and hybrid cloud backup, Asigra provides its partners with what is considered the most feature-rich solution in the cloud backup and recovery market by industry analysts and other experts. This leadership is further validated by managed service providers and customers.

Award-winning Asigra Cloud Backup™ addresses critical customer requirements for backup and recovery, allowing progressive VARs and managed service providers to deliver a much more competitive solution. The company’s advanced cloud backup platform provides superior deployment flexibility, allowing it to be installed for public cloud service delivery, as a private cloud or a hybrid of the two models. Asigra also provides partners with access to its service provider ecosystem which consists of hundreds of VARs and managed service providers worldwide, for inter-network services selling and reselling.

For the tenth consecutive year, CRN Magazine’s Channel Chiefs were selected by the publication’s editorial team and based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales.
“As one of cloud computing’s proven areas of continued growth, cloud backup is at the center of today’s most successful managed service providers,” said Farajun. “Our focus is not only on providing managed service providers with award winning technology, but a rich business partnership that aligns sales, marketing and technology. Asigra maintains a software-only business model that eliminates channel conflict, thereby leaving service delivery to its partners. This provides our partners with the opportunity to drive their own margins, and control their own destiny. We appreciate this recognition by CRN Magazine which validates our efforts to accelerate the industry.”

“The 2012 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, UBM Channel. “Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year’s Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community.”

For more information about Asigra, please visit http://www.asigra.com/

Selected by CRN’s editorial staff, the 2012 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.

About Asigra
Asigra is the leading Canadian cloud computing vendor focused on backup, recovery and restoration with more than 400,000 customer sites deployed globally. Asigra Cloud Backup™ transforms the way businesses manage and protect their data by delivering seamless end-to-end data protection that efficiently scales and easily adapts to any IT environment. Asigra Cloud Backup is built for progressive business savvy Managed Service Providers who focus on driving growth and increasing their total addressable market to better service their customers, IT constrained organizations, and industries with compliance mandates that are looking to improve their backup with a secure, proven and flexible cloud backup and recovery model. With more than 25 years of experience as backup/recovery pioneers, Asigra manages one of the largest business-class backup service provider ecosystems in the world who power their cloud backup services using Asigra technology. Asigra is recognized among top-tier industry analysts, including the Enterprise Strategy Group, Gartner, IDC, Forrester Research and the 451 Group. Recently, the company was recognized by Business Solutions Magazine as a Best Channel Vendor for 2012 and Storage Magazine named Asigra Cloud Backup its 2011 Product of the Year. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit www.asigra.com.

About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com)
UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com.

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com

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