SOURCE: Symform


September 06, 2012 12:00 ET

Symform Scores a Hat-Trick at XChange 2012 XCellence Awards; and Channel Exec Named to MSPMentor 250 List

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2012) - Symform, a revolutionary, distributed cloud backup service, was a favorite at the recent XChange conference, winning three award categories at the final night's XChange XCellence Awards event, hosted by UBM Channel. Symform received awards for Breakthrough Technology Vendor, Best Newcomer, and XCellence in Cloud Implementation, scoring big alongside other award winners including ConnectWise, Lenovo, Microsoft, and Intel. The XChange XCellence Award winners are selected by top solution providers and honor the vendors with the most exceptional products, programs and technologies in the channel market.

In another channel-related accolade, Symform's vice president of worldwide sales, Candace Grisdale, was honored on this year's MSPMentor 250 list, a roster of the top managed services provider (MSP) experts, entrepreneurs and executives. Grisdale has advanced the channel globally across product segments and channel partnerships throughout her career, which included many years at Microsoft. At Symform, she has been integral in the company's expansion from 46 to 150 countries and in the continued growth of the Symform reseller channel.

"Over the past two years, solution providers and their vendor partners have been navigating through a dramatic transformation in business models and technology solutions. It has been unlike anything channel executives have witnessed before," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president of strategic content at UBM Channel. "The winners of the XChange 2012 XCellence Awards have demonstrated to the market that they not only understand the complexities of this evolving market, but can consistently deliver the high-quality, results-driven solutions their partners require."

Symform provides IT service providers and channel partners with a high-margin, high-performance and secure solution for cloud data backup and disaster recovery. The Symform Cloud Storage Network also integrates seamlessly with other solutions -- a criteria solution providers increasingly require. For example, Symform extends QNAP's leading network attach storage (NAS) devices, integrates with ConnectWise's top Professional Services Automation (PSA) solution, and works with StorageCraft's onsite backup imaging solution to provide a complete data backup business continuity solution. The company will be announcing a number of additional NAS partnerships in the coming months.

"These latest accolades are additional proof points that the market is ready for a better way to store and backup data online, and they put us further on our path to building the world's largest virtual data center for cloud data backup," said Margaret Dawson, vice president of product management and marketing at Symform. "We are particularly pleased to win these awards from the channel, as the XChange program and MSPMentor attract leaders in the IT services market, and we highly value the relationships we have with our partners and resellers."

These awards come on the heels of a momentous year for Symform, marking eight total award wins in 2012 thus far. In addition to the XChange and MSPMentor recognition, Symform was recently honored as one of Washington's 100 Best Companies to Work for by Seattle Business Magazine, a 2012 Small Business Influencer Community Choice Honoree, a Top 100 Seattle Startup, and Best Cloud Storage Solution in the 2012 Cloud Computing World Series Awards. Symform has also significantly expanded its Global Cloud Storage Network, which now stores more than 4.5 billion data fragments and supports tens of thousands of users across 150 countries.

Symform will be celebrating its product and corporate momentum at their new office open house, taking place from 3-6pm PT on Thurs., Sept. 6. The open house will feature local jazz trio, a live painting demonstration by Seattle urban artists, local organic food and beverages, among other entertainment. For more information or to attend the event, please contact  

About Symform
The Symform Cloud Storage Network is a better way to store and backup all of your data. As the world's first distributed and crowdsourced data backup solution, Symform enables users to pay with bytes instead of bucks. Every business on the network contributes excess local drive space to the grid in exchange for secure, fast and reliable cloud data backup. Before data leaves the source device, it is encrypted and shredded, redundancy added, and then geo-distributed across the global network. With its proprietary and patented technology, Symform is building the world's largest virtual datacenter using existing Internet infrastructure. Go to or email for more information.

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