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February 04, 2011 09:04 ET

Back by Popular Demand: Cirtas Systems and Amazon Web Services Team to Present "Primary Storage That Doesn't Need Backup" Live Webinar Events

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 4, 2011) - Cirtas Systems, the first company to make cloud storage work like onsite enterprise storage arrays, today announced plans to team with Amazon Web Services to revise its live webinar event "Primary Storage That Doesn't Need Backup." Due to strong demand, the program will be presented again in its entirety on February 11th and 28th.

The one-hour event, which offers insights from Amazon Web Services Evangelist Jeff Barr and Cirtas Vice President of Marketing and Product Management Josh Goldstein, will discuss how traditional backups protect data, the complexity involved in implementing them and how they can be eliminated altogether leveraging Amazon's S3 cloud storage service in conjunction with the Cirtas Bluejet Cloud Storage Controller.

Amazon S3's architecture automatically provides powerful physical data protection; when combined with the Cirtas Bluejet Cloud Storage Controller's CloudSnap snapshot technology, they inherently deliver nearly continuous data protection (CDP) in enterprise primary storage systems.

"Storage and associated data protection technologies have been fundamentally the same for many years. But today it is possible to radically simplify and cost reduce storage by leveraging the power of the cloud, while maintaining equivalent levels of protection offered by primary storage with real-time off-site backups," said Josh Goldstein, VP of marketing and product development for Cirtas. "It's a timely topic that is resonating with storage administrators and we are pleased to again partner with Amazon to demonstrate how enterprise organizations can leverage the cloud to eliminate the need for separate backups and simplify storage management."

Co-presented by Cirtas and Amazon Web Services, the webinar "Primary Storage That Doesn't Need Backups" will broadcast live on February 11th at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST, and again on February 28th at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST. To attend, interested parties may register for free at: http://www.cirtas.com/cirtas-amazon-webinar-primary-storage-never-needs-backups

About Cirtas Systems 
Cirtas solves the challenges associated with storing data in the cloud, making cloud storage work like onsite enterprise storage arrays. Deployed in the data center, Cirtas Bluejet Cloud Storage Controllers simplify storage management and vastly reduce data storage total cost of ownership, while addressing the long-standing challenges associated with data backup and disaster recovery for mid-size to large enterprises. Cirtas supports a variety of cloud provider platforms, including Amazon S3, Iron Mountain, EMC Atmos and AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service(SM). Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in San Jose, California and backed by Amazon, Bessemer Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA, and Shasta Ventures. For more information, visit www.cirtas.com.

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About Amazon.com
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle, Kindle 3G and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle 3G and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.

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