Arkeia Software Joins the NetApp Alliance Partner Program

Companies Collaborate to Deliver a Reliable Backup Solution with Next Generation Data Deduplication

San Diego, Calif. November 29, 2011 - Arkeia Software, a leading provider of fast, easy-to-use, and affordable network backup solutions today announced its participation in the NetApp Alliance Partner Program as part of its continued commitment to providing the deepest support of storage platforms in the network and data backup to the mid-market enterprise.

While Arkeia has supported the NetApp product line for almost 10 years, this partnership allows Arkeia to deepen its support of NetApp's NAS and SAN storage products, as well as the NDMP open source standard for data management. Whether the need is to protect a virtualized environment, a traditional data center, or data in the cloud, Arkeia and NetApp work together to maximize the benefits to the customer.

Today, hundreds of mutual customers benefit from Arkeia's support of NetApp's storage products for their long term backup. Using NetApp Integrated Data Protection technologies (Snapshot copies and replication) in conjunction with Arkeia provides customers with increased flexibility in how they protect their network data.

"Arkeia data protection software is an ideal complement to NetApp storage," explains George F. Kapaniris, Vice-President of Business Development of NSS Corp., a longtime distributor of Arkeia solutions in Southeastern Europe and simultaneously a Certified Partner of NetApp. "Our customers use Arkeia Network Backup primarily to move backup sets off-site, whether to tape or cloud destinations. Arkeia offers a proven solution that is easy-to-use and easy-to-sell."

Progressive Deduplication
By using Arkeia's Progressive Deduplication™, customers now can lower the disk capacity required to backup any network by up to 95%. "Progressive Deduplication is the next generation of deduplication, optimized for the compression of secondary data and management of backup sets. The technology minimizes network traffic, shortens backup windows, and drastically cuts the cost of tape or disk usage," says Howard Doherty, vice president of Sales at Arkeia Software. "Shorter backup windows and storage cost savings are driving the backup market today. Arkeia's ability to provide the newest technology for deduplication allows us to meet both of those key drivers for customers."

Protecting Virtualized Environments
As organizations across all market segments migrate to virtualization, Arkeia enables reliable, centralized backups, whatever their combination of virtual and physical environments. Arkeia protects all the major virtualized environments, including VMware's vSphere, Microsoft's Hyper-V, and Citrix's XenServer."

About The NetApp Alliance Partner Program
NetApp Alliance Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information, marketing, and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breed partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on the NetApp Alliance Partner Program is available at www.netapp.com/alliances.

About Arkeia Software
Arkeia Software delivers fast, easy-to-use, and affordable solutions for data backup and disaster recovery. The award-winning Arkeia Network Backup Suite is designed for mid-sized organizations and safeguards more than 100,000 networks for 7,000 customers in 70 countries. Arkeia's integrated solution is ideal for the consolidation of disparate backup products. We protect all major virtual platforms including VMware, Hyper-V, and XenServer-and over 200 physical platforms including AIX, BSD, HP-UX, Linux, Mac OS, Netware, Solaris, and Windows. Arkeia delivers software and both virtual and hardware appliances, backing up data to disk, tape, and the cloud. We provide bare-metal disaster recovery, LAN/WAN replication of backup sets, and numerous hot backup agents. Arkeia's unique source-side progressive deduplication technology reduces storage requirements and accelerates backups, especially of virtual environments. Arkeia shipped the industry's first network backup solution for Linux in 1999 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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