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Catalogic Software Is a CRN Tech Innovator Winner
Catalogic Software, the leading provider of software-defined copy data management solutions, today announced that it has won the 2015 CRN Tech Innovator Award for Enterprise Management Software. The 2015 CRN Tech Innovator Awards recognize standout companies that have brought to market IT solutions that have substantially impacted the industry. In selecting winners of the prestigious annual award, the panel of CRN editors evaluated 200 products. ECX took top honors based on its ability to increase productivity and reduce cost and complexity for solution providers, IT departments and end users through innovation and technical advancement in the rapidly growing market for copy data management solutions. 

ECX is Catalogic's software-defined copy data management platform that allows an IT organization to manage, orchestrate and analyze its copy data across the enterprise and the cloud. In selecting ECX, CRN's judges recognized that it is the only "in-place" CDM solution in the market today, as ECX leverages the existing storage and hypervisor infrastructure within a customer environment, and requires no additional hardware or data migration. With ECX, organizations can dramatically improve delivery of mission critical functions to internal and external customers, whether deployed by IT or distributed via user self-service options. Key ECX use cases include Disaster Recovery (DR), DevOps and/or traditional Dev/Test, data protection, business analytics, and more. With its easy, non-disruptive deployment and powerful copy data management functionality, ECX allows customers to comprehensively solve the mounting copy data challenge. 

Catalogic's channel partners are capitalizing on the opportunity. With ECX, channel partners are able to participate in the growing market for CDM offerings, while bringing a highly differentiated solution to their existing and new customers. Since being introduced in February 2015, ECX has seen widespread adoption worldwide and garnered multiple awards.

"As environments have grown in size and complexity, our customers' ability to consistently provide access to data has diminished," commented *** Fordham, Director of Marketing and Strategy at Recovery Point Systems. "The Catalogic technology is a key component of our Cloud DRaaS solution set. Our clients rely on us to recover their data and IT infrastructures in the event of a disruption to their production environments. We, in turn, rely on technology from partners such as Catalogic to power our solutions in a non-disruptive and cost effective manner. Our technology evaluation process is very rigorous, and we have established that the Catalogic technology works as advertised, and is backed by a robust and responsive support organization."

"We created ECX to address one of today's most pressing challenges in IT -- leveraging data to support mission critical operations, and gain a competitive edge. We also knew that the solution needed to be software-only. The days of throwing more hardware at a problem are over, and so we challenged our engineering team to deliver the only product that is purpose-built to utilize the APIs of storage arrays and hypervisors in order to deliver a complete CDM solution," commented Ed Walsh, CEO of Catalogic Software. "We are very happy that the CRN judges recognize this significant innovation by naming us the number one Tech Innovator for Enterprise Management Software. And given that our go-to-market approach is 100% through the channel, we look forward to connecting with CRN readers as we head into 2016." 

"In this rapidly evolving tech marketplace, it's critical that vendors are bringing products to the channel that help solution providers quickly deliver value to their customers," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "The products chosen for this year's Tech Innovator Awards are solving difficult IT problems, reducing complexity or otherwise contributing to the growth of enterprises worldwide."

As CRN judges noted in their award description, "ECX allows customers to leverage their existing infrastructure to improve their operations and significantly reduce costs. This allows partners and customers alike to enhance their portfolios, deliver more value to clients and close more business. It's not often that solutions truly solve technological quandaries, but that is exactly what ECX does."

The annual Tech Innovator Awards are showcased in the December issue of CRN magazine, and the complete list of winners and honorable mentions is available at www.crn.com/techinnovators.

Published Thursday, December 03, 2015 10:36 AM by David Marshall
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