Asigra is honored to be included as one of the vendors positioned in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances for five years in a row.
The Magic Quadrant describes the evolution of backup, which incorporates new products, solutions and techniques for protecting, backing up and recovering physical server and virtual server files, applications, system images and remote offices and endpoint devices.
In this year's report, Gartner's research focuses on which backup and recovery software vendors have a strong presence in midsize and large organization IT environments. The vendor profile is not product-specific, but rather represents the vendor's overall position in the enterprise backup/recovery software and integrated appliance market.
You can download the full report here:
Thought leaders, influencers and sought after industry pundits congregated in Toronto for the annual Asigra Global Partner Summit consisting of 2 ½ days of action packed learning, networking and information-sharing. The only conference for Service Providers that is focused on cloud backup and is free to attend – there is no conference registration fee.
It was evident through many of the presentations that “Trust” is important in today’s buying cycle from early engagement to post purchase. Asigra VP of Marketing spoke about the Triangle of Trust followed by Tiffani Bova and Jill Rowley conveying their insights on why trust is a differentiator that companies need to embrace.
Asigra’s Eran Farajun stressed to the partners that the market is ripe for opportunity and that together – Asigra and our partners – are in a position to capture these opportunities. Eran spoke about the new strategic alliances that the company has formed with Oracle as well as AWS and of course, he emphasized to the partners that SaaS based applications like Google Apps and Office 365 are growing exponentially in the market opening up new cloud-based backup sales opportunities. He told partners to leverage these engagements as gateways to broader data protection conversations. Farajun also presented partners with the company’s object storage strategy.
But it wasn’t all about the keynotes and sessions, Asigra encouraged partners to provide their feedback on the product, technical support, professional services and marketing. The Hands-on Lab presented partners with a first-hand glimpse at new features in development and the opportunity to engage with the product engineers themselves. Since Asigra is 100% channel focused, we are reliant on our partners’ insights to ensure that we are building product and programs that make sense for their business. Partner feedback is welcomed and embraced.
There was so much that took place over the 2 ½ days that we cannot possibility share everything, but one thing that is for certain and in tradition the Summit was a success. And the peer to peer networking was priceless.
Asigra has a strong group of brand ambassadors who have represented Asigra and their own company’s brand in numerous ways including engaging with the Asigra brand online, publishing product reviews on third party sites, and advocating for cloud backup on a daily basis. In the latter part of 2014 Asigra launched an innovative advocate program called Asigra Backup Heroes (ABH) that recognizes our partners for their efforts in evangelizing and promoting the benefits of cloud backup services powered by Asigra to SMBs and Enterprises worldwide. This year, we acknowledged the Top 5 Asigra Backup Heroes from based on their outstanding achievements in being brand advocates. Thank you to these ABHers, as we like to call them, for their continuous effort in supporting our brand and strengthening the voice of the entire Asigra Global Ecosystem. Here are the 2015 Asigra Brand Advocates (as per the Leaderboard ):
- Greg Drumsta, tech42
- Matthew P. Grosso, Data Storage Corporation
- Anuj Mediratta, Ace Data
- Rajwinder Singh, Ace Data
- Stephen Sifers, Sagiss
We've had a great time with all of our partners at the 2015 Asigra Global Partner Summit. On our last day of the conference we have some more photos to share of our wonderful partners and speakers. If you would like to see all of our summit pics, make sure to visit our Flickr page here
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With hundreds of Asigra partners joining us at our Global Partner Summit we love to share pictures of everyone enjoying a great time at our event. Today featured some more outstanding keynote speakers during the morning and early afternoon. Have a look at some of our photos for Day 2 of the summit. Plus have a look at our pics from the night before at the Asigra Hybrid Partner Awards night:
We had some influential keynote speakers today at the 2015 Asigra Global Partner Summit and the reaction from Twitter proves that our global channel of partners really enjoyed each and every session. Have a look at some of the key takeaways that our partners have shared with us over Twitter in this Storify:
Phoenix took top honors with the 2015 Asigra Hybrid Partner of the Year award. The company received this honor for achievements across the board in sales, marketing and customer service and execution.
According to Mike Osborne, Managing Director of Phoenix’s business continuity unit, “Over this past year, we’ve worked more closely with Asigra and continued to invest, innovate and differentiate our cloud backup and recovery solutions. Winning this award really is an achievement that everyone involved at Phoenix is really proud of. Asigra recognizes our differentiators as a provider of holistic recovery solutions, the value we add to its software platform and our joint proposition to the market. Our DR-as-a-Service portfolio is a key area of growth for us. We have the skills, expertise and infrastructure to match best of breed technologies with recovery assurance, all from a trusted business continuity provider. In this way, we’re able to deliver solutions that meet every customer’s recovery time and recovery point objectives not just for data but for their entire infrastructure.”
A big congratulations to Phoenix from all of us here at Asigra!
Congratulations to Agio who was this year’s winner of the New Hybrid Partner of the Year award at the 2015 Asigra Global Partner Summit. This award is presented to a new Asigra Partner within the past year who has demonstrated strong revenue growth, signed new customers and has achieved high customer satisfaction.
And the winners are…
We hope you enjoyed our annual awards dinner last night at the 2015 Asigra Global Partner Summit. For us, it was an incredible night of great food, great friends, great networking and of course awards. The night is focused on our partners from a global ecosystem of service providers and acknowledges them for their innovation, execution and business excellence. Partners are chosen and awarded for their notable contributions to progressing awareness and though leadership in the cloud-based data recovery market. The companies receiving awards have demonstrated a track record of success in deploying private, public and hybrid cloud backup services that adhere to the business and technical requirements of customers.
Without further adieu, let’s have a look at this year’s winners:
The winners of the 2015 Asigra Hybrid Partner Awards include:
- Brand Advocate Award: Stephen Sifers, Rajwinder Singh, Anuj Mediratta, Matthew P. Grosso, Greg Drumsta
- Best Cloud Backup and Recovery Marketing Campaign: Global Micro
- Best Recovery License Model Marketing Campaign: Yotta280, UKBackup
- Best Cloud Backup and Recovery Implementation: Taylor Made
- Best Recovery Success Story: Long View, OGL
- Best Vertical Enterprise Cloud Backup Demand Generation Campaign: OnDemand Recovery
- Best Cloud Backup and Recovery Competitive Takeout: Echopath, OnDemand Recovery, Blueshift Data Protection
- Cloud Backup Rising Star: Pulsant
- Most Desirable Cloud Backup Expertise: Phoenix
- Cloud Backup and Recovery Marketing Leadership: Global Micro
- Asigra New Hybrid Partner of the Year: Agio
- Asigra Hybrid Partner of the Year: Phoenix
Congratulations goes out to all of our winners! And stay tuned for some pics from the event.
We had some sought after keynote speakers today at the 2015 Asigra Global Partner Summit and the reaction from Twitter proves that our global partner ecosystem really enjoyed each and every session from this morning. Have a look at some of the key takeaways that our partners have shared through Twitter in this Storify: