CRN's 2020 Annual Report Card Honors StorageCraft as Overall Winner in the Data Protection Software Category

  • Solution providers recognize StorageCraft as a top channel provider of data protection software
  • Solution providers rank StorageCraft first in Partnership

DRAPER, UT – August 17, 2020 – StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named StorageCraft a winner in the Data Protection Software category and the Partnership subcategory of the 2020 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC) Awards. As one of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry, the award acclaims the company's success and efforts in earning high solution provider satisfaction with the products and services it provides to its channel partners.

Now in its 35th year, the CRN ARC Awards recognize and celebrate best-in-class vendors that are committed to driving channel growth and demonstrate outstanding channel performance. It also provides the channel community with candid feedback from solution providers that's essential for revamping vendor product offerings, bolstering partner support programs, and improving partner communications to help foster successful long-term relationships.

Winning in the data protection software category validates the industry-leading quality of StorageCraft's data protection and disaster recovery solutions. By winning the partnership subcategory, StorageCraft underscores the value of its large partner community as a catalyst for innovative ideas that it implements to help its partners build efficient and profitable businesses.

Some of the StorageCraft products that have achieved massive adoption in the partner community include the recently upgraded ShadowXafe™ next-generation data protection software and the new OneXafe® Solo plug-and-protect appliance. Both can be deployed and managed via StorageCraft OneSystem, a single, cloud-based management system. By mixing and matching software and hardware deployments, partners can create tailored solutions for their clients' data protection, disaster recovery, and data management challenges, all while maximizing their profitability, simplifying management, and reducing operational costs.

More than 3,000 solution providers in North America were asked to participate in this year's ARC Survey to rate their satisfaction with more than 60 vendor partners. Survey participants scored vendors in 24 major product categories, based on their performance across four criteria: product innovation, support, partnership, and managed and cloud services. The Channel Company's research team conducted this invitation-only survey of each vendor's top channel partners.

Supporting Quotes
Andy Zollo, VP Worldwide Sales, StorageCraft
"We are thrilled to be recognized by our partners as outstanding in the partnerships subcategory, not to mention as a best-in-class data protection vendor. This award is especially important because it underscores our partners' trust in StorageCraft, its data protection solutions, and its people, all who work every day to support these same partners in successfully building their businesses. This win would not have been possible without the dedication and loyalty of both our channel partners and employees, as well as our ongoing push for innovative products that are unmatched in the industry."

Blaine Raddon, CEO, The Channel Company
"Developing a successful vendor-channel partner relationship is dependent on how well vendors can meet their channel partners' expectations, and we're thrilled to be able to recognize these vendors who go the extra mile to make sure they are delivering best-in-class products and program offerings to their channel partners. CRN's Annual Report Card not only offers tremendous insight into channel opinions of their vendor partners but also provides vendors with actionable feedback that plays a pivotal role in shaping their channel strategy. Congratulations to the award winners, and we look forward to honoring them at our XChange 2020 conference this August."

Winners of the coveted 2020 CRN ARC Awards will be recognized in the ARC Winner's Circle during The Channel Company's XChange+ Virtual Experience taking place on August 20th. Additional coverage of the CRN 2020 ARC results can be viewed online at and will be featured in the October 2020 issue of CRN Magazine.

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About StorageCraft
For nearly two decades, StorageCraft has been innovating advanced data management, protection, and recovery solutions. Together with our channel partners, we ensure medium and small organizations can keep their business-critical information always safe, accessible, and optimized. Our customers benefit from category-leading intelligent data protection, and management solutions converged primary and secondary scale-out storage platform and world-class cloud backup and DRaaS services. Regardless of whether an organization relies on on-premises, cloud-based, or a hybrid IT environment, StorageCraft solves the challenges of exploding data growth while ensuring business continuity through best in class protection and recovery solutions. For more information, visit

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Contact Information:
Jock Breitwieser
StorageCraft Technology Corp.
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