Three Cloud Service Brokers, Powered By XiloCore and Asigra, Recognized as Game-Changers in the IT Channel Inducted Into CompTIA IT Hall of Fame


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Founders of the VentureTech Network To Be Honored in Chicago

TORONTO and LAS VEGAS – April 12, 2012 – Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backup™, Recovery and Restore (BURR) software provider since 1986, announced today that three cloud service brokers powered by long time partner XiloCore, the IT channel’s preferred provider of data protection and business continuity services for today’s small and medium businesses, were inducted to the CompTIA IT Hall of Fame. Steve Harper of Network Management Group Inc., Ted Warner of Connecting Point and Jane Cage of Heartland Technologies were named to the IT Hall of Fame for founding The Venture Tech Network. The IT Hall of Fame inductees will be honored during CompTIA’s Annual Member Meeting on April 11, 2012, in Chicago.

“We are very proud that Steve, Ted and Jane are receiving the recognition they deserve,” said Lester Keizer, CEO, XiloCore. “The VentureTech Network changed the IT industry for the better, especially for small and medium businesses. We congratulate them on this very prestigious honor.”

The IT Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions or provided outstanding service to the IT channel. The IT Hall of Fame Selection Committee is made up of representatives from the vendor, distributor, solution provider and trade press communities. CompTIA administers the program on behalf of the industry.

“When we collaborated in 1992 to begin what eventually became the VentureTech Network, we knew we were creating something special,” said Ted Warner, President, Connecting Point. “I don’t think anyone of us at the time thought it would turn into what it is today. I feel very humbled and honored by this recognition.”

“It’s an extreme honor to be named to the IT Hall of Fame,” said Steve Harper, President, NGMI. “The VentureTech Network is an example of what can happen when people come together with the desire to help others do better.”

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About Xilocore
XiloCore is the IT channel’s preferred provider of data protection and business continuity services for today’s small and medium businesses. XiloCore sells exclusively to solution providers, resellers, system integrators and managed service providers. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV with additional offices in Simi Valley, Calif. For more information visit or call (702)851-3260.

About Asigra
Asigra is the leading Canadian cloud computing vendor focused on backup, recovery and restoration with more than 550,000 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 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 26 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


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