Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced it was named a 2013 Tech Innovator by CRN. Each year, CRN Test Center editors review hundreds of products to determine the best of the best, and the annual Tech Innovator Awards recognize the vendors that have launched the most innovative new hardware and software solutions over the past year. Barracuda was selected for Barracuda Backup with Cloud LiveBoot for VMware in the virtualization category.
“Barracuda Backup with Cloud LiveBoot lets customers quickly spin up VMs directly from deduplicated storage if their local primary storage goes down, providing rapid recovery,” said Rod Mathews, GM Storage, Barracuda. “We appreciate the recognition from CRN for Cloud LiveBoot as an innovative virtualization technology.”
“As the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, VMware values partners like Barracuda that drive innovation and enhance virtualized environments for customers,” said Sanjay Katyal, vice president, Global Alliances and OEMs, VMware. “We congratulate them on receiving this award for innovation.”
Barracuda Backup with Cloud LiveBoot for VMware enables customers to boot VMware images in the cloud by pulling data directly from deduplicated storage. In addition to speeding recovery and reducing overall downtime, Barracuda Cloud LiveBoot for VMware provides customers with a platform for testing the validity of backups, doing granular restores, and testing applications outside of their production environments.
“The IT channel landscape has changed dramatically in recent years and solution providers are always on the lookout for new products that can help them take advantage of evolving market opportunities,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “The CRN Tech Innovator awards recognize the vendors who are helping their solution provider partners solve challenges with innovative offerings.”
About The CRN Tech Innovator Awards
This year, companies were encouraged to submit across 17 hardware and software categories including enterprise management and productivity software; wireless networking; voice and data; enterprise network communications; display technology; handheld devices; PC servers; workstations and desktops; laptops; printing and imaging solutions; security; storage and cloud solutions; and virtualization. Winners were announced at a special presentation during The Channel Company’s NexTI Conference on October 28.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda (barracuda.com) provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security.
Barracuda Networks, Barracuda and the Barracuda Networks logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the US and other countries.
VMware is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the functionality and performance of Barracuda backup products. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Company’s control and that could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could materially affect the Company’s business and financial results include, but are not limited to, a highly competitive business environment and customer response to the Company’s products, as well as those factors set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s prospectus filed with the SEC on November 6, 2013 pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update the forward-looking information to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date of this press release.