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Cobalt Iron and Tech Data Partner to Extend Access to Smart, Secure, Automated Data Protection

Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of enterprise data protection SaaS, and Tech Data Corporation, a global technology distributor, today announced a distribution partnership for Cobalt Iron products, including the company’s Adaptive Data Protection (ADP) SaaS enterprise backup solution, throughout the United Kingdom.

February 19, 2019

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The Rocket Science of Data Protection

At its simplest level, data protection isn’t really a hard concept. We start with a bunch of zeros and ones in a certain order and we need to ensure that regardless of disaster, interference, failure, or incompetence that we can always restore those bits to a pristine and fully operational condition. But assuring data protection in practice can be really difficult.

February 12, 2019


Cobalt Iron CMO Andy Hurt to Present at IBM Think 2019

Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based data protection, today announced that the company’s chief marketing officer, Andy Hurt, will join fellow experts from across the tech industry to speak at IBM Think, which runs Feb. 12-15, in San Francisco. Hurt will present “Eliminate the Daily Grind of Backup Administration” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the St. Regis Hotel.

February 5, 2019

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Thoughts on Think 2019

Being new to the industry, I did not attend Think last year. However, I have heard from myriad colleagues that they found the event’s focus on integrating content and solutions to better address current technical challenges to be timely, and squarely in line with the kinds of conversations we have every day at Cobalt Iron.

January 31, 2019


Cobalt Iron Expands Channel Partner Support With Launch of Dedicated Online Partner Portal

Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of enterprise data protection SaaS, has launched the Cobalt Iron Partner Portal, an online portal where the company’s partners can access collateral, register deals, request sales support, and find answers to frequently asked questions. Providing the most current sales enablement tools and resources, the new partner portal will be a one-stop shop for all Cobalt Iron channel partners: resellers, value-added resellers and distributors, and service providers that resell SaaS or deploy backup-as-a-service and DR-as-a-service.

January 22, 2019

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Why Companies Should Bring the Backup Discussion to the Board Room

It is important to include all of the appropriate stakeholders in IT planning in order to get a complete picture of the total impact of data loss or disruption. This blog explores some key questions that should be discussed by executives and board members regarding data backup and the risks of data loss.

December 18, 2018


Cobalt Iron and Datatrend Partner to Deliver Smart, Secure, Automated Data Protection Everywhere

Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of enterprise data protection SaaS, and Datatrend Technologies Inc., a global solutions integrator, today announced a partnership that establishes Datatrend as a primary solution integrator and OEM distributor of Cobalt Iron’s Adaptive Data Protection (ADP) SaaS solution for enterprise backup. In addition, Datatrend will be an ADP reseller and go-to-market partner for certain key strategic accounts.

December 13, 2018

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Cobalt Iron Awarded Patent for Techniques Enabling Management of IT Resource Use in Complex, Multitenant Environments

Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of enterprise data protection SaaS, today announced it has been issued a patent (U.S. Patent No. 10133642) for its techniques for presenting views of a backup environment for an organization on a suborganizational basis. In short, the new Cobalt Iron patent discloses unique ways to manage and track IT resource usage in complex, multitenant environments.

November 29, 2018

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ADP Promotes VTL Functionality to First Class Data Protection

Tape operations continue to play a significant role in data center operations, especially for data backup and disaster recovery. However, IT personnel have long been trying to simplify tape operations such as the management of tape volumes, tape drives, and tape libraries as well as tape-related disaster recovery operations. Read the full blog to learn more about how a new VTL offering can help to transition tape to modernized backup.

November 27, 2018


Cobalt Iron Targets IBM i with New VTL Offering

Cobalt Iron yesterday unveiled a new analytics-infused virtual tape library (VTL) solution that it says will optimize and bring IBM i backup and recovery operations into sync with the rest of the enterprise. The offering lets IBM i users back up their data to anywhere – including on-premise and the cloud backups, with automated replication in between — but without giving up IBM i-specific features delivered through existing tools like BRMS and native commands.

November 14, 2018


Cobalt Iron Adds Virtual Tape Library Functionality to Its Adaptive Data Protection SaaS Solution

The ADP VTL feature is not a legacy stand-alone VTL appliance but serves as a software-agnostic tape ingest path for the ADP Accelerator. This first-of-its-kind solution is uniquely innovative because it transforms the VTL into an integrated component of an end-to-end enterprise data protection solution.

November 13, 2018

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Modern Data Protection for Work and Profit

If I had to pick the two most popular IT initiatives that I hear most about today they would be automation and modernization. I find these two initiatives holding the top of the list in almost all data-centric organizations I’ve talked with. We want to be seen as modern and current, but we always want do things better, faster, and with less effort.

November 6, 2018


Cobalt Iron Adds New Storage Platforms to Growing List of ADP-Supported Storage

Cobalt Iron Inc. announces that its Adaptive Data Protection (ADP) Accelerators now support an even wider array of industry-leading storage platforms.

October 25, 2018

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The Winner’s Problem – Technical Legacies and Legacy Technology

When it comes to data protection, what worked very well in the past to help the long surviving IT and the well-established business protect their mission-critical data most likely no longer works quite as well as it did in its prime.

October 23, 2018


Can You Really Afford Reliable Data Protection?

A fair question to ask right now is if it’s even possible to deliver a cost-effective data protection solution, given all the complexities enterprises can face.

October 9, 2018


Andy Hurt Joins Cobalt Iron as Chief Marketing Officer

Reporting directly to Richard Spurlock, Cobalt Iron CEO and founder, Hurt will manage all marketing and product management activities for the fast-growing company.

October 4, 2018

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ATS Group Partners with Cobalt Iron for Innovative, Analytics-Based Data Protection and Precise Service Delivery

This partnership between the ATS Group and Cobalt Iron empowers organizations with a modern, automated data protection solution including the flexibility of the cloud and expert service delivery

October 2, 2018

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Protecting All Data in a Complex World

Are you actually protecting all your important data today? Not “almost,” “just about”, or “we have plans,” but all of it?

September 18, 2018


Opening a new chapter

Welcome! Cobalt Iron is a fast-growing tech startup in a cosmopolitan nook in the Midwest, where basketball, live music, and technology rule the day.

September 18, 2018


Cobalt Iron Launches ADP 4.1

Providing software-defined, enterprise-class data protection, automation, management, and predicative event remediation, regardless of workload or infrastructure.

September 18, 2018

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Cobalt Iron Appoints Greg Tevis to Lead Global Strategy

Cobalt Iron is excited to welcome Greg Tevis, global data protection and software development expert, as VP of Strategy.

June 19, 2018

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