FreeStor delivers Scalability, Performance, Protection and Flexibility to Brazilian Service Provider

C&C implements horizontal storage platform to expand offerings to customers throughout the country

Jul 21, 2015, 08:35 ET from FalconStor

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FalconStor Software Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), a 15-year innovator of software-defined storage solutions, today announced that C&C Computacao e Comunicacao, a provider of business-critical services to small- and medium-sized businesses in Brazil, has implemented FreeStor™, a single, converged, hardware-agnostic data services software platform, that works across legacy, modern and virtual environments, to expand its disaster recovery services among its geographically dispersed datacenters.

Having started 23 years ago as an IBM® Business Partner, C&C now manages more than 200TBs of data from about 60 customers.  Headquartered in Sao Paulo, with additional datacenters in Barueri, Campinas and Fortaleza, C&C offers critical support of SAP®, ERP, Oracle® and Microsoft SQL® databases to users in the manufacturing, financial services, agriculture, transportation and mercantile industries.

As the company began to expand its datacenter business, utilizing mirroring and replication of storage between datacenters for availability and disaster recovery purposes, C&C started looking at vendors beyond IBM as a possibility for adoption due to the lower price point and different capabilities in mixed Intel® and Power (AIX®) environments.

"Because we are an IBM Business Partner, our equipment is IBM," said Athanasios Vacopoulos, Operations Manager of C&C.  "But we know there are new players in the market offering better pricing, improved performance, or different characteristics, such as flash or SSD.  I'm interested in mixing these environments based on our needs.  I know that FreeStor can combine different boxes with different capabilities.  FreeStor is the right way to go."

FreeStor's horizontal architecture unlocks a new world of storage opportunities, allowing IT managers, MSPs and CSPs to maximize efficiencies and lower costs  while taking advantage of cloud, hybrid cloud, flash storage and Software-Defined Storage.  A groundbreaking Intelligent Abstraction™ approach delivers seamless access and unified data services across entire storage infrastructures without having to invest in new technology, or rip and replace existing platforms. Always-on availability and continuity keep business running while enabling them to move, synchronize and protect data seamlessly across virtual and physical storage platforms.

"It isn't always easy to break free from a vendor that you've worked with for more than 20 years and implement a new approach to data services like FreeStor," said Gary Quinn, FalconStor President, and CEO.  "But, perhaps the best part of C&C's decision to utilize FreeStor, is that they don't have to completely abandon their legacy infrastructure.  We've designed FreeStor to allow the migration of data efficiently across heterogeneous platforms with minimal effort and maximum peace of mind.  We're pleased that C&C has chosen FreeStor to modernize their existing infrastructure while at the same time improving their disaster recovery services to their customers."

About C&C C&C dates back to 1992, as a service provider in infrastructure for IT focused on providing hardware and software solutions through an IBM business partnership. Our goal was to provide innovative solutions for our customers with maximum availability and performance, in a secure environment and through our partnerships with the major players in the Brazilian Information Technology market, like IBM®, Microsoft®, VMware® and Oracle®; we were able to provide customized solutions for our customers.

In the last years, our focus changed to providing Infrastructure as a Service for our customers. Keeping in mind that availability and business continuity were vital, we started working with internationally known Datacenter players in disperse locations throughout Brazil.  Our customers enjoyed robust and secure first of class Datacenters, and were able to spend their time and money focusing on developing their core business.

Our partnership with FalconStor® and the incorporation of FreeStor™ comes hand in hand in our quest for innovative, viable and modern solutions that makes our offerings secure, robust and flexible.

For more information www.cc.com.br, 55-11-5591-3570

About FalconStor FalconStor® Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is a leading software-defined storage company offering a converged data services software platform that is hardware agnostic.  Our open, integrated flagship solution FreeStor™ reduces vendor lock-in and gives enterprises the freedom to choose the applications and hardware components that make the best sense for their business.  We empower organizations to modernize their data center with the right performance, in the right location, all while protecting existing investments.  FalconStor's mission is to maximize data availability and system uptime to ensure nonstop business productivity while simplifying data management to reduce operational costs.  Our award-winning solutions are available and supported worldwide by OEMs as well as leading service providers, system integrators, resellers and FalconStor.  The company is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

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