Connected Data Doubles Revenue in Q2, 2015 as Company Sets New Standard for File Sync and Share Private Cloud Solutions

Company Gains Significant Momentum as Demand Accelerates for Its Transporter for Business Family of Private Cloud Storage Appliances Which Deliver the Performance, Privacy and Security that Public Cloud Offerings Lack

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – July 28, 2015 – Connected Data® today announced that it is continuing its fast-paced growth as the leading provider of private file sync and share (FSS) appliances, reporting that during the first half of 2015, the company doubled its bookings and added over 50 new resellers globally.

Kensington Offers Robust Range of 2015 Back to School Gadgets Priced Under $60

Six Essential, Affordable, and Easy-to-Use Mobile Accessories that Can Help Enhance Learning

San Mateo, CA, July 28, 2015 – Kensington, a worldwide leader in delivering smart. safe. simple.™ desktop and mobile computing accessories, today announced its 2015 list of “Back to School” products to help enhance students’ experiences with personal devices in an educational setting. The products were selected for their ease of use, affordability, and ability to help students stay connected and productive at school while protecting their devices.

Connected Data Named to 2015 CRN Emerging Vendors List

Annual Listing Features Technology Vendors with Innovative Products Enabling Channel Partners to Create High-Margin, Cutting Edge Solutions

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – July 27, 2015 – Connected Data™ today announced it has been named to The Channel Company’s exclusive 2015 CRN® Emerging Vendors List. The annual listing features up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers. The vendors recognized this year have demonstrated a commitment to developing new technologies to meet growing market demands.

ExaGrid Disk-Based Backup Storage Appliance Named Computer Technology Review 2015 MVP Award Winner

Recognized as First Mover in Second Generation of Disk-Based Backup Storage With Data Deduplication Delivering Scalable, Cost-Effective Solutions That Revolutionize How Organizations Back Up and Protect Data

Westborough, Mass., July 21, 2015 – ExaGrid®, the leading provider of disk-based backup storage solutions, today announced its ExaGrid disk-based backup appliance has received a Computer Technology Review Most Valuable Product (MVP) 2015 Award. Comprehensively reviewed by the Computer Technology Review (CTR) editorial team across judging criteria that included product innovation, functionality, and affordability, the ExaGrid appliance stood out as a scalable, cost-effective disk-based backup with data deduplication solution that revolutionizes how organizations back up and protect their data.

Connected Data Transporter Private Cloud File Sync and Share Appliance, Named Computer Technology Review Most Valuable Product (MVP) 2015 Award Winner

Recognized as Powerful and Easy-To-Deploy – Delivering Same Capabilities Expected From Public Cloud Service, with Management Control, Data Security, and Pricing Public Cloud Services Can’t Touch

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – July 16, 2015 – Connected Data™ today announced that it’s Transporter™, private cloud file sync and share storage appliance, has been named a Computer Technology Review Most Valuable Product (MVP) 2015 Award winner. Meticulously reviewed by the Computer Technology Review (CTR) editorial team across comprehensive criteria that included product innovation, functionality, and affordability, the Transporter stood out as a powerful, easy-to-deploy solution delivering all the capabilities expected from a public cloud file sync and share service, together with a level of management control, data security, and pricing that public cloud services can’t touch.

ExaGrid Disk-Based Backup Storage Appliance Vendor Reports Record Quarter for Q2 2015, With Record Bookings and Revenue

Company Boosts Bookings 28% Over Last Year, and Revenue Climbs 21% Over Same Period in 2014, Marking Best Quarter in ExaGrid’s History

Westborough, Mass., July 14, 2015 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage solutions, today announced that it is continuing its fast growth in the disk-based backup market, with record bookings and revenue in Q2 2015. ExaGrid grew bookings 28 percent over the same quarter a year ago, and grew revenue 21 percent over the same period last year. This is the best bookings quarter and best revenue quarter in the history of the company. In addition, this was ExaGrid’s sixth consecutive quarter as both cash and P&L positive, following double-digit growth in 2014.

StorTrends 3600i All-Flash Array Named Computer Technology Review Most Valuable Product (MVP) 2015 Award Winner

StorTrends 3600i All-Flash Array Recognized for High Performance All-Flash Storage at the Most Affordable Price Point in the Industry

NORCROSS, GA (July 13, 2015) – StorTrends®, an industry leader in all-flash arrays (AFA), hybrid storage, and spinning disk solutions, today announced its 3600i all-flash array (AFA) has received a Computer Technology Review Most Valuable Product (MVP) 2015 Award. Rigorously reviewed by the esteemed Computer Technology Review (CTR) editorial team across judging criteria that included product innovation, functionality and affordability, the StorTrends 3600i all-flash array stood out for its ability to unfailingly meet the requirements of the most performance-intensive applications, at the most affordable price-point in the industry. Moreover, unlike any other flash storage vendor, StorTrends optimizes its all-flash arrays to suit the specific requirements of each environment via its patented StorTrends iDATA tool and StorTrends Dedupe tool.

ESG Lab Video Demonstrates Connected Data’s Transporter Family of Private-Cloud File Sync and Share Solutions Provide the Performance, Privacy, Security, and Mobility Businesses Demand

Transporter Delivers Enterprise-Class Features and Ability to Connect On-premise NAS Devices for Greater Usability, Data Protection and Efficiency Without the Risk Associated with Public Cloud Offerings

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – July 7, 2015 – Connected Data®, the creator of Transporter, today announced that Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) has released a video highlighting key features and benefits of the company’s Transporter private cloud storage appliance. The new video, based on the ESG Lab Report Connected Data Transporter: Private Cloud File Sync and Share, validates that the solution provides an excellent business solution for managing file data in the cloud without the risk associated with public cloud offerings. The video also outlines how Transporter delivers enterprise-class features while offering the ability to connect to existing on-premise network attached storage (NAS) systems for greater usability and efficiency.

What’s a File, What’s a Block, What’s an Object?

Data Dynamics this week examines several data types in a blog titled, “What’s a File, What’s a Block, What’s an Object?”

The post by Andrew Reichman, the company’s vice president of marketing, provides an overview and discusses their use in today’s IT environments. For those in the data storage industry that have heard of files, blocks, and objects many times, this post provides a good summary of where they fit in today’s computing systems.

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Data Dynamics Expands Corporate Board to Accelerate Growth

Former HP SVP/General Manager for Enterprise Group, Randy Seidl, and Former IBM General Manager of Storage, Andy Monshaw, join as Board Members.

TEANECK, N.J. – Data Dynamics, Inc., a leader in storage management solutions for unstructured data, today announced the expansion of its Board of Directors with the addition of former SVP and General Manager for HP’s U.S. Enterprise Group, Randy Seidl and former IBM General Manager for Storage, Andy Monshaw. The addition of these senior executives provides Data Dynamics with strategic guidance, influential relationships and insight from two respected storage industry veterans.