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FreeStor Maximizes the Benefits of the Cloud | @CloudExpo @FalconStor #API #Cloud #DRaaS #Storage

FalconStor connects robust yet flexible data protection and disaster recovery to the cloud

FalconStor Software has announced that organizations using FreeStor® to seamlessly migrate, protect and recover data in the cloud are able to do so without being tied to specific hardware, networks or protocols, making it an ideal solution for businesses that are looking to cut costs and recovery time, as well as enabling Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to offer Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) or Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) offerings.

FreeStor is a horizontal, heterogeneous software defined storage platform that helps IT organizations realize more economic value out of existing environments as well as future storage investments with maximum flexibility and operational efficiency. As a cloud connector, the FreeStor platform can be leveraged to move and optimize data, providing data mobility as well as business continuity. FreeStor can move any workload -- running on a physical server or virtual machine -- from an on-premise environment to a public cloud infrastructure, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure, to provide solutions for disaster recovery, backup and optimized storage infrastructure.

MSPs and Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) can now offer consistent on-premise and cloud-based services more readily, as well as incorporate public cloud offerings at lower costs. They can also offer both secondary and tertiary site alternatives to on-premise and hosted facilities. Further, this connectivity takes yet another step in eliminating vendor lock-in. In addition to eliminating hardware vendor lock-in, FreeStor now eliminates MSP and CSP lock-in with the ability to enable "cloud hopping" should the need arise to change cloud or MSP vendors. Users will no longer find their data trapped in proprietary formats or hindered by the lack of tools to move data quickly in a cost-optimized manner.

"The benefits of moving data management to the cloud go well beyond cost savings -- from the flexibility of accessing data from anywhere to the tiering of cold and seldom used data to serving as a disaster recovery solution," said Gary Quinn, President, and CEO of FalconStor. "But however attractive the cloud may be, it doesn't mean anything if you can't get there. FreeStor offers organizations the bridge to cross the gap between on-premise and the cloud without tying your business to specific hardware, hypervisors, networks, protocols or vendors. It is a robust, yet flexible solution designed for organizations that are looking for a dependable business continuity disaster recovery solution while cutting costs, complexity and recovery time."

Additional information about how organizations can leverage FreeStor as a Disaster Recovery in the Cloud solution is available through FalconStor's recently published white paper at http://falconstor.com/Freestor-DRaaS-in-the-Cloud

@ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center!

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All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.

@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley
(November 1-3, 2016, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA)

@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York
(June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan)

With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be.

Register for @CloudExpo/@ThingsExpo 'FREE' Before Friday! Here

Track 1: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Track 2: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Track 3: Internet of Things & Cloud
Track 4: APIs & Cloud Security
Track 5: Big Data Analytics
Track 6: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Track 7: Enterprise IoT & IIoT
Track 8: IoT Developer
Track 9: Consumer IoT | IoT Hot Topics

Delegates to Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo will be able to attend 9 simultaneous, information-packed education tracks.

There are over 120 breakout sessions in all, with Keynotes, General Sessions, and Power Panels adding to three days of incredibly rich presentations and content.

Join @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), June 7-9, 2016 in New York City, for three days of intense 'Internet of Things' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) IoT's use in Vertical Markets.

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