Customer interest and adoption ramped sharply throughout the year, especially in the mid-size to enterprise markets. Customers attribute cloud and digital business initiatives along with the need to better manage their backup and archive of unstructured data as the impetus to adopt Aparavi.
Many key capabilities were added to its long-term data retention platform such as data classification, tagging, and full-content search, to provide fine-grained control and ease regulatory and internal compliance. It holds a patent for its innovative point-in-time recovery, which provides retrieval from any combination of storage – local or cloud, public or private, without having to know where the data is.
Recognition in 2018 included Gartner’s “Cool Vendor in Storage,” CRN magazine’s “10 Hottest Cloud Computing Startups of 2018” and “One to Know” for VP of business development Jonathan Calmes, SearchStorage “vendors to watch in 2018,” EnterpriseStorageForum’s “Data Storage Startups to Watch,” and “Best New Exhibitor” at the annual Channel Partners Evolution event.
The Aparavi Advantage™ Partner Program, introduced in June, attracted solution providers and MSPs interested in deploying Active Archive to safeguard their clients’ data. The program provides generous margins with pricing based on the aggregated capacity of the partner’s end users.
According to Ron Fairchild, Owner, Cogent Business Solutions, “We like Active Archive because it lets us choose the right cloud services for our and the customer’s needs and budget, it’s simple and fast to integrate, and delivers recurring predictable revenue opportunities. Multi-cloud data management tools are not typically developed with customers like ours in mind, and they can be daunting to use, but Aparavi has a very compelling and effective option. Their tech support has also been great to work with.”
Also in 2018, the company introduced its Certified Cloud Destinations Program to verify support for a variety of popular cloud services including AWS, Google, Azure, IBM, Wasabi, and Oracle as well as storage platforms Scality, Caringo, and Cloudian. The company expects to continue this rapid pace of certifications to support its no-vendor-lock strategy, which along with the open-data format provides more control and independence to customers. Aparavi also announced a jointly developed solution with backup vendor NovaStor that offers all-inclusive data protection from its creation to cloud archive.
Given these successes the company has necessarily added to its sales/marketing and engineering teams, as well as its C-level team who collectively represent more than a century of experience in enterprise infrastructure and data management technologies. The company is funded from an exclusive group of Swiss investors committed to the company’s growth and long-term investment.
“I am extremely proud of the accomplishments over the past year, from Aparavi’s first betas in the fourth quarter of 2017 to our formal launch in May 2018 to more than 50 users of Active Archive today,” said Adrian Knapp, Founder and CEO, Aparavi. “We anticipate 2019 will be another banner year as we see companies of all sizes adopting multi-vendor cloud strategies for their digital business initiatives around better data management.”
The company also expects to expand further in 2019 with several new positions at its Santa Monica headquarters and in the field, and will roll out product updates in policy management, reporting, and regulatory compliance.
Aparavi’s SaaS-based Active Archive helps organizations master out of control unstructured data growth. Keep your data – just do it better! Aparavi provides intelligent data management with true storage independence, and together with an open-data format removes vendor lock-in, forever. Aparavi delivers huge savings by slowing secondary storage growth, with guaranteed availability regardless of how long data is retained. A pay-as-you-go model based on usage eliminates up-front expenditures for a better total cost of ownership. For more information visit http://www.aparavi.com