StorageCraft announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named StorageCraft to its list of the 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors of 2018. This annual lineup recognizes the most innovative cloud technology suppliers in each of five categories: infrastructure, platforms and development, security, storage, and software.

The CRN editorial team selects vendors for the list based on three criteria: 1) innovation and creativity in product development; 2) quality of services and partner programs; and 3) demonstrated ability to help customers benefit from the ease of use, flexibility, scalability and budgetary savings that cloud computing offers.

In addition to recognizing cloud technology suppliers for outstanding products and services, the 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list serves as a valuable guide for solution providers trying to navigate the cloud market. The list aids prospective channel partners in identifying the vendors that can best help them improve or expand their cloud services.

"We are honored and excited to be recognized for our continuous innovation in cloud technology," says Shridar Subramanian, vice president of products and marketing at StorageCraft. "We are even more excited to bring innovative products and services to market and help customers manage and protect their ever-growing pool of critical data. The cloud is key to our goal of keeping business-critical data safe and constantly available."

Organizations are amassing huge data pools that are increasingly distributed, and as a result, the challenge that partners face to manage and protect this data is massive. StorageCraft's cloud solutions enable partners to back up and restore client data for uninterrupted business continuity, regardless of where that data lives. The StorageCraft product portfolio includes three cloud-based data-protection options:

  • StorageCraft Cloud Services: Replicate ShadowProtect™backups of on-premises data to a secure data center. Partners can re-create a client's entire network in the StorageCraft Cloud™.
  • StorageCraft Cloud Backup: Keep hosted data safe from user and system errors, malware and similar problems. Partners can protect clients' data stored in Microsoft Office 365 and G Suite by Google.
  • StorageCraft File Backup and Recovery: Automate the backing up of business-critical data. Partners can use this online file backup application to analyze data and protect only what is important.

StorageCraft Cloud Services has experienced phenomenal partner uptake over the past year as partners realize the importance of having backups offsite. Utilizing StorageCraft's disaster recovery cloud offering, partners can do anything from file recovery to instant failover. Cloud Services offers a budget-friendly pricing structure without hidden fees.

Additionally, qualified partners benefit from the industry's-first $100KRecovery Guarantee: If StorageCraft can't help qualified partners recover their clients' machines, they receive cash or credit up to $100,000 (terms). The guarantee proves StorageCraft's confidence in Cloud Services and its overall recovery solution.

StorageCraft Cloud Backup fills a gap in data security by protecting documents, emails and other files created in SaaS applications. This cloud-to-cloud backup solution is a win-win for partners and their clients—more of the clients' data is protected, and partners have another option for recurring-revenue growth that is easy to manage for them and inexpensive for clients.

Finally, StorageCraft File Backup and Recovery features built-in intelligence that differentiates between valuable data and irrelevant data. The solution then backs up the important data to the cloud where both partners and clients can access it rapidly if a disaster happens. Especially useful for clients with remote or traveling workers, File Backup and Recovery is an important solution for a partner to keep in its quiver of data protection options.

"Cloud computing is now an integral part of doing business, and demand for solution providers who can deliver sophisticated, cloud-based technologies and services is at an all-time high," said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. "CRN's annual list of 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors helps channel partners meet this unprecedented demand by identifying top vendors who can help them grow and evolve their cloud businesses. We congratulate all the companies on our 2018 list for establishing themselves as leaders in this essential technology area."

The new 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list will be featured in the February 2018 issue of CRN and online at