STORServer’s Katie Nielsen Named to 2015 CRN Women of the Channel List Two Years in a Row

STORServer’s Katie Nielsen Named to 2015 CRN Women of the Channel List Two Years in a Row

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 10, 2015) – STORServer®, a leading provider of proven data backup solutions, announces that Katie Nielsen, senior channel manager, has been named to the 2015 CRN Women of the Channel. This is Katie’s second consecutive year to win the award. The annual list highlights the accomplishments of female executives within vendor, distribution and solution provider organizations, and the impact they are having on the advancement of the IT channel industry as a whole.

Katie Nielsen“Katie’s recurring win as one of The Women of the Channel is proof of the incredible value she brings to STORServer,” said Bill Smoldt, president and CEO of STORServer. “We’re thrilled to see Katie recognized with this honor. Her dedication to customers and our team is a great contribution to our industry.”

With two decades of experience in the channel, Nielsen has spent the past 13 years in her current role at STORServer. Over the past year Nielsen has strengthened ties with STORServer’s business partners in order to generate new revenue opportunities and expand their backup, archive and disaster recovery lines of their business with enterprise data protection appliances. She has been an integral part of increasing product offerings based on end-user and partner feedback, and concentrated on STORServer’s messaging including core benefits of simplicity, power and trusted support.

The Women of the Channel is featured in the June issue of CRN magazine and online at

STORServer announces replacement program for former Symantec Backup Exec Appliance customers

STORServer announces replacement program for former Symantec Backup Exec Appliance customers

Symantec Backup Exec 3600 Appliance customers offered opportunity to evaluate their current backup environments free of charge COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 27, 2014) – In the wake of Symantec™ ending sales of its Backup Exec 3600…

STORServer announces evaluation and upgrade offers for former Commvault®-Dell™ appliance customers

STORServer announces evaluation and upgrade offers for former Commvault®-Dell™ appliance customers

CommVault-powered Dell appliance customers offered three opportunities to assess or upgrade systems at a discount

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In the wake of Dell™ ending sales of backup appliances powered by CommVault® Simpana as of the 3rd Quarter of 2013, STORServer® today announces three opportunities for CommVault-Dell appliance customers to evaluate and/or upgrade their current systems risk-free and at a discount.

STORServer powered by CommVaultIn late 2013, CommVault and STORServer, a leading provider of proven data backup solutions, launched a new series of STORServer Backup Appliances, Powered by CommVault. The STORServer Enterprise Backup Appliance (EBA) 2202 recently received the only “Best in Class” designation in analyst firm DCIG’s 2014-15 Integrated Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide. STORServer sells five appliance models in the CommVault Simpana line – BA640, BA641, EBA802, EBA1202, and EBA2202.

The three options for current CommVault-Dell appliance customers to evaluate their current backup environments are:

  • Fifty percent off a Health Check: Professionally certified consultants perform an onsite or remote assessment to see if the Dell system is running smoothly and if it can be reconfigured to function better. Health Checks require 1-2 days of services and are typically priced at $2,500 a day.
  • Free initial solution review and inventory: During a two-hour remote interview, STORServer will evaluate how well the Dell system is keeping up. This service is normally priced at $500.
  • Free software upgrade from Simpana 8 or 9 to version 10: As most current Dell systems are running on older versions of Simpana, STORServer will upgrade the software for free to version 10 with the purchase of a new STORServer CommVault Appliance. (Customers must still be in an active support contract with CommVault)

“STORServer is a one-stop shop for all levels and capabilities of data protection appliances,” said John Pearring, vice president of STORServer. “We integrate hardware, software and support into an automated purpose built backup appliance and want to assist Dell appliance customers who are likely using out-of-date hardware and software. Most CommVault customers are eager to update to Simpana 10, which encourages upgrading to new cost-effective and high performance hardware capabilities. We’re available to help CommVault users with older versions of Simpana to determine if it’s time to consider an updated backup appliance solution.”

Powered now by CommVault Simpana, along with IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager, STORServer Appliances offer a scalable range of enterprise backup appliances, smooth transition to the latest backup software versions and upgrade or consulting services that solve today’s data protection, discovery and content access challenges.

STORServer Backup Appliances are proven solutions developed, built and tested by industry experts. STORServer staff and resellers specialize in automated and simplified technology appliances around everything in the data protection arena. STORServer appliance solutions are:

  • Quick to install – deploy in hours, not weeks
  • Easy to learn and use
  • Presented in a centralized management console
  • Manageable in minutes a day
  • Available with all local or cloud storage options
  • Supported entirely by STORServer

STORServer provides every customer the opportunity to try out a backup appliance risk-free with its 30-day money back guarantee.

For more information on STORServer’s line of data backup solutions, visit To download the full DCIG 2014 Integrated Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide, visit

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STORServer, Inc. is a leading provider of data protection solutions. The company offers an unparalleled suite of entry level to enterprise appliances, best-in-class software and full service support that solve today’s complex data and information recovery issues once and for all, while reducing install and management time to just minutes a day. STORServer sells exclusively through a nationwide network of industry-leading backup partners. For press inquiries, contact Megan Custodio at (317) 202-2280 x13 or For more information, visit