SOURCE: Yosemite Technologies

June 11, 2007 07:00 ET

Yosemite Named a CRN Emerging Vendor

Recognition Spotlights Yosemite's Easy-to-Use, Cost-Effective Data Protection Solutions Ideal for SMBs

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2007) - Yosemite Technologies, Inc., a global provider of data protection solutions spanning from the Edge to the Core, today announced it has been selected by CRN, part of CMP's family of Channel Solutions, as a CRN Emerging Tech vendor for its Yosemite Backup and FileKeeper products. CRN's Emerging Tech list captures companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology that undercuts industry giants.

CRN selected Yosemite because the company delivers easy-to-use, cost-effective data protection solutions ideal for small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs). Yosemite Backup is a suite of products that combine to create unified data protection solutions from the desktop computer to the datacenter. Yosemite FileKeeper delivers protection for Windows notebooks and desktops using continuous data protection (CDP) solutions. FileKeeper protects every document a user edits at the instant they save their documents to disk, regardless of where the documents are stored or whether the system is connected or disconnected from the network.

Yosemite has developed strong technology and channel partnerships with leading companies including HP, Dell, Maxdata, Gateway and Ingram Micro. The company's channel reach stretches across North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

"Channel relationships are a key component of Yosemite's growth strategy, so we are delighted to receive recognition on CRN's Emerging Vendor list for 2007," stated Michelle Rockler, Vice President Americas Sales, Yosemite Technologies. "With hundreds of channel partners, Yosemite thrives by working with regional and global OEMs, channel and solution partners committed to developing innovative solutions to solve specific data protection challenges for the SMB market through strategic partnerships."

Vendors who make the CRN Emerging Tech list must have an established solution provider program and formal guidelines for recruiting channel partners. They must demonstrate that its direct sales mix is trending down as evidenced by the company's revenue history, a channel positive or channel neutral strategy for internal sales compensation, and not be a dominant market share player. Final selection to the Emerging Technology list was made at the discretion of the CRN editorial team after a review of the submitted information and conversations with current or targeted partners.

"Successful Solution Providers are always looking for new and innovative partners, and the CRN Emerging Tech list provides a way for them to discover a large number of potential new partners who offer a wide range of emerging technologies," said Heather Clancy, vice president and editor of CRN.

About Yosemite Technologies

Yosemite Technologies is a global provider of data protection software solutions that span from the desktop to the data center. Yosemite develops solutions that protect environments running Microsoft® Windows, Linux, and NetWare®. Yosemite's flagship product, Yosemite Backup™ Advanced, represents the next generation of backup software with Self Tuning Logic™ for fast backup and restore operations and an integrated Virtual Library option, D2D2Ne™, that provides multi-level, heterogeneous 'disk to disk to any' backup. Yosemite has developed strong technology and channel partnerships with leading companies including HP, Dell, Microsoft, Quantum, Gateway and Exabyte. The company's commitment to Backup Simplified™ represents Yosemite's focus on delivering products that offer unmatched performance, ease-of-use and value. For more information, visit www.yosemitetech.com.

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