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Strategic Partners Breaking New Ground With EVault Cloud-Connected Storage Software and Services in the Asia Pacific Region

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Partners in Australia, Hong Kong, India, and Malaysia Offering Online Backup and Disaster Recovery Software and Services</i> </p>

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Strategic Partners Breaking New Ground With EVault Cloud-Connected Storage Software and Services in the Asia Pacific Region03:00 EDT Wednesday, September 28, 2011 SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Business Wire) -- i365 Inc., A Seagate Company (NASDAQ:STX), today announced that five new partners in the Asia Pacific region (APAC) are promoting EVault® Cloud-Connected storage services to their customers. These new partners include VIVAVO in Hong Kong; Netmagic Solutions in Mumbai, India; Imagine IT Solutions and Jasco in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia (respectively); and Redynamics Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore. According to industry analyst firm IDC, the APAC market for cloud computing services will grow by an average of 40 percent each year through 2014 when it reaches US$4.9 billion. “Businesses in APAC are experiencing great growth, and with that comes the need to protect their growing data stores — executives are well aware they cannot wait until a disaster before they lock down their backup and recovery processes,” said Terry Cunningham, president and general manager at i365. “Over 32,000 SMB, SME, and remote office customers have trusted EVault professional-grade data protection since 1997. We are proud to be partnering with these visionary service providers who agree that Cloud-Connected backup is the best choice for customers, and share our focus on being ultra-reliable, proactive, and passionate about customer success.” i365 provides EVault® on-premise, cloud, and Cloud-Connected “hybrid” data protection solutions to help small to mid-size organisations protect and access their business data. i365 has lead the industry in the move to hybrid storage models, with a uniquely integrated ecosystem of EVault storage software, SaaS, managed services, and appliances that helps ensure customers maintain business continuity in multi-platform, multi-site environments. EVault data protection, disaster recovery and other storage services are optimised to perform in a distributed environment; supported by a secure, reliable cloud storage infrastructure; and backed by the highest quality customer service. "We specialize in implementing the right solutions for our enterprise customers and we realized there was a gap in our backup solutions portfolio," said Raymond Chou, director, Redynamics. “When we looked at the EVault solution, it was simply a no brainer. It addressed the gaps in our solution offerings, it completed the story for our customers and, importantly, the solution is easy to implement, support, and manage.” Jason McClintock, chairman and CEO of Jasco, said, “Jasco's philosophy centres on using better technologies to make it easier for our customers to do business. Cloud solutions are a key element of this strategy, which is why we have partnered with i365. Evault Cloud-Connected storage services build on Jasco's OneNimbus cloud solutions portfolio, adding to Jasco's existing e-fort managed backup service. We can now provide our customers with a much more comprehensive cloud offering, via on-premise-based solutions as well as private and public cloud capabilities. We look forward to working with i365 and showing our customers in Australia the benefits of EVault Cloud-Connected storage services.” "Netmagic's philosophy has always been to build services around cutting-edge technology in the Managed Hosting space," said Nitin Mishra, VP - product management and solution engineering, Netmagic Solutions. “i365's data vaulting products and services allow us to have a clear technology edge in data backup and storage compared to our competitors. Maintaining integrity of our customer's data is integral to our business success, and EVault technology enables us to offer state-of-the-art data vaulting and backup services that set new benchmarks in reliability and performance.” “2011 has seen cloud computing come of age in the Australian marketplace,” said Phil Caruso, CEO of Imagine IT Solutions. “Many organisations are looking to deploy at least some of their computing via the cloud. There is one missing piece of the cloud puzzle....the realisation that tape solutions can't back up and restore cloud-based data. The good news is we do have the missing piece, EVault. Problem solved!” “EVault will be a perfect match with our state-of-the-art hybrid cloud infrastructures hosted in regional-wide SAS 70 Type II Data Centres covering Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and other Asian cities. Most of our customers are becoming aware of the importance of business continuity while minimizing their initial capital investment. No doubt, EVault's “pay-as-you-go” model is the ultimate solution our customers ever look for,” said Francis Au, CEO of VIVAVO. About EVault Storage Services More than 32,000 small to mid-size organizations rely on EVault on-premise, cloud-based, edge, and seamless Cloud-Connected “hybrid” data protection solutions to protect and access their business data—anytime, anywhere. The uniquely integrated ecosystem of EVault storage software, SaaS, managed services and appliances, plus our dedication to being the perfect partner, ensure our customers maintain business continuity in multi-platform, multi-site environments. EVault data protection, disaster recovery and other storage services are optimized to perform in a distributed environment; supported by a secure, reliable cloud storage infrastructure; and backed by the highest quality customer service. Sold through a broad value-added reseller network, EVault storage services power the products and services of managed service providers, data centers, telcos, ISVs, and other technology partners, and are developed and supported by i365, a Seagate Company. Follow @EVault on Twitter, subscribe to the blog and like EVault on Facebook. Copyright © 2011 i365 Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in USA. Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. i365 and EVault are registered trademarks of i365 Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. LaunchSquadRachel Levine or Alan Cooper, 1-415-625-8555i365@LaunchSquad.com