Mike Crest Named Top Midmarket Executive by The Channel Company and Midsize Enterprise Summit

MINNEAPOLIS – September 20, 2016Arcserve, LLC, the first provider of simple, unified data protection for cloud, virtual and physical environments, today announced that its CEO, Mike Crest, has been named to The Channel Company’s Top Midmarket IT Executives list. The annual list honors influential vendor and solution provider executives who have demonstrated an exceptionally strong commitment to the midmarket.

Crest has led Arcserve to double-digit growth every year since becoming an independent organization, an achievement validated by recent Gartner metrics that identify the company as growing its market share by 28.3 percent worldwide year-over-year. “Mike is truly an innovator with more than 20 years in the IT industry,” said Rick Parker, chief marketing officer, Arcserve. “He understands the need to solve complex data protection challenges, and pioneered the development of the first solution to uniquely converge enterprise-grade capabilities into a single platform that’s remarkably simple to deploy and use. We’re very pleased that he’s being recognized for his consistent leadership at Arcserve and within the midmarket, where our focus will continue to be.”

As a 100 percent channel-focused organization, Arcserve is dedicated to bringing disruptively innovative data protection solutions to the midmarket through a strong global network of partners in over 150 countries. The company’s award-winning solution, Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), is the first of its kind to unify backup and recovery across cloud, virtual and physical infrastructures with robust capabilities such as instant VM recovery and virtual standby, enterprise storage array snapshot support, and advanced Linux and Windows support. The company is gearing up to roll out additional midmarket capabilities to further enhance performance and resilience, and unify the on-premise and cloud experience.

“The Channel Company and Midsize Enterprise Summit are proud to recognize these individuals and the companies they represent for their remarkable efforts to meet the unique IT needs of this fast-growing industry,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president of Event Content and Strategy, The Channel Company. “The winners will be honored at this year’s Midsize Enterprise Summit West event this month in Austin, Texas, the nation’s largest gathering of midmarket senior IT executives and the ideal venue in which to honor these deserving leaders. We congratulate each of the honorees and look forward to their continued success.”

This most recent accolade underscores Arcserve’s continued momentum, and recognizes its consistent innovation and leadership in the midmarket. Mike was recognized as a 2016 CRN Channel Chief, and named a 2016 Titan of Technology by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. He also played a key role in Arcserve receiving several Gold Awards in TechTarget’s SearchServerVirtualization.com™ “Best of VMworld 2015” awards.

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About Arcserve

Arcserve is a leading provider of data protection and recovery software that provides organizations with the assurance that they can recover their data and applications when needed. Launched in 1990, Arcserve provides a comprehensive solution for cloud, virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud, backed by unsurpassed support and expertise. Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), available on Arcserve’s appliance or your hardware, drives a full range of highly efficient and integrated data protection capabilities through a simple, web-based user console. Arcserve has a customer base of 45,000 end users in more than 150 countries and partners with over 7,500 distributors, resellers and service providers around the world. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. with offices around the world. Visit www.arcserve.com.

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The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

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