FalconStor Collaborates with Insurgo to Enable Transition from Tape to Cloud

Relationship to benefit enterprises struggling with tape and open new service offerings for managed services providers’ backup-as-a-service offerings

AUSTIN, Texas June 9, 2021 FalconStor Software (OTCQB: FALC), the trusted data protection leader modernizing backup and archival for the multi-cloud world, and Insurgo, tape media experts dedicated to providing data lifecycle solutions for organizations worldwide, have entered in an agreement to get tape off the data center floor and get data to the cloud.

This new development is part of FalconStor’s broad-based effort to build an ecosystem of technology, cloud and service providers dedicated to protect enterprise data efficiently and securely.

Together, FalconStor and Insurgo enable this transition from tape to cloud, from manual to automated data protection.

  • FalconStor’s flagship StorSafe product enables secure data backup and archive, driving out costs with its market-leading deduplication technology and enables secure use of disk, cloud, and tape for long-term preservation.
  • Insurgo’s tape expertise enables organizations to ingest the tape they have and use StorSafe to ready it for the cloud. Upon completion, Insurgo also solves the vexing problem of securely destroying the tape itself, handled through the company’s patented tape erasure technologies, which leave no traces of data.

“Over the past several years, we have seen a surge towards moving data to cloud-based platforms, yet the costs were often prohibitive when compared to tape,” said Ian Bartlett, sales director at Insurgo. “Our combined offering gives enterprises and service providers the opportunity to move to beyond tape without the cost penalty, as we see many Managed Service Providers achieving 70:1 deduplication with FalconStor and eliminating the cost of on-going tape operations. Together, the measures we take to increase security are top notch.” 

“We connected with Insurgo through one of our managed services providers, who recommended them for their ability to migrate data in almost any tape format and safely destroy that tape, a key concern,” commented Steve Ashurst, FalconStor managing director, EMEA. “Now using FalconStor StorSafe, Insurgo can offer customers the ability to restore legacy tape archives and migrate to disk or cloud-based platforms in a deduplicated format, which eliminates a looming liability and reduces data management cost. Our secure data container technology also addresses the data immutability concerns that is becoming increasingly relevant for organizations”.

About FalconStor

FalconStor (OTCQB: FALC) is a data protection leader that enables enterprises to modernize their data backup and archival operations across data centers and public clouds, delivering increased data security and providing the fastest recovery from ransomware attacks while driving down costs by up to 90 percent. A proven technology leader with more than 40 patents, FalconStor has over an exabyte of data under management and is trusted by more than 1,000 enterprise customers and an ecosystem of managed service providers and resellers worldwide. To learn more, visit www.falconstor.com and stay connected with us on YouTubeTwitter, and LinkedIn.

About Insurgo

Insurgo are Tape Media Experts dedicated to providing tape and data management solutions for organisations worldwide.  The team has unparalleled experience and world-leading knowledge on a mission to provide innovative technologies to revolutionise industry standards for the management and secure destruction of sensitive data.  Insurgo has patented data erasure technologies and lifecycle solutions for all tape media users worldwide and are trusted by organisations including some of the world’s largest investment banks, tape vaults, and leading companies in other regulated sectors. To learn more, visit our website www.insurgo.co.uk. Follow us on LinkedIn.

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Georgiana Comsa
Silicon Valley PR