Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – November 3, 2008 – Developer of near-continuous data protection products for Linux and Windows, R1Soft Continuous Data Protection Windows software, has joined the Partner Program of Novell Technology.
The new alliance is hoped to be an opportunity for independent software vendors to tap into Novell’s growing customer base and network of over 3,500 channel partners.
Leveraging Novell’s brand and go-to-market infrastructure, the Technology Partners Program allows qualified vendors to bring products to market quickly and gain greater exposure to a wide variety of customers. As a Novell Ready Partner, R1Soft will work with Novell to bring the first Continuous Data Protection solution to Novell’s enterprise Linux customers.
Nick Futter, VP of Channel Development, R1Soft remarked, ”Our CDP software is protecting data on over 90,000 mission critical Windows and Linux servers around the world and offers a night and day improvement in backup performance over existing backup software. We will be working closely with Novell to make our Linux CDP solution an easy-to-use, must-have tool for the Novell SUSE Linux platform.”
Novell Ready partners receive access to Novell PartnerNet, a track within Novell’s partner program, enabling ISVs, IHVs, and system builders develop or port their software and hardware products to Novell technologies, then market those solutions to customers. As a member of the Novell Technology Partner Program, R1Soft will gain access to a variety of technical resources, including the Novell Developer Kit and early access to beta software releases.
Kevin Pereau, Director of independent software vendor ecosystems at Novell noted, ”Novell is pleased to work with R1Soft to deliver its next-generation, robust data protection technologies to a large audience of businesses and organizations through Novell PartnerNet. We look forward to working with R1Soft to deliver true value-add to our clients as it continues to develop and deploy its suite of affordable and reliable Continuous Data Protection solutions.”
Founded in 2003, R1Soft is a provider of disk-based backup solutions. The company’s customer list includes some of the world’s largest hosting providers. R1soft products provide Continuous Data Protection (CDP) for over 85,000 mission-critical Linux and Windows servers worldwide. In November, 2007 R1Soft was acquired by BBS Technologies, Inc.
For more about R1Soft and Continuous Data Protection, please visit: www.r1soft.com.