Let's turn our attention to an article over at Storage Switzerland. Industry analyst Eric Slack was kind enough to spend some time with our team at VMworld, and the result is a nice piece about the storage side of our business.
Barracuda's built a tremendous brand over the years. In fact, we did such a great job with branding early on that many people still think of us as a security company. While we certainly have a healthy security business, industry influencers and outsiders are starting to take notice of what we're doing on the storage side of the house. Storage evolved as we listened to our customers. Products like the Barracuda Message Archiver were a natural next step for our customers protected by our Barracuda Email Security Gateway. Now we have an entire portfolio of storage products that fit into our clients' environments.
Eric gives a brief overview of Barracuda Backup, SignNow, and Barracuda Message Archiver. He also discusses the mobile apps that we've developed for our products. These apps provide our customers with access to their products and services. His conclusion:
Barracuda Networks has been one of those ‘best kept secrets’ in the IT market, at least in storage, although they’re clearly a prime-time player in the mid-market backup space, as well message archiving. … They have a strong channel presence, something that’s essential for success in the SMB space. They also have the infrastructure to support these new storage services, which all rely on a solid cloud offering, plus they have a strong security story. Their commitment to making products easy for people to deploy (they’re planning to consolidate on-site appliances) and easy to use (a common mobile app format) should help as well.
Oh Eric, you flatter us.
The Storage Switzerland post sums up the story of Barracuda Storage. Yes, we're known for security and customer support. Yes, we're a solid channel partner. Yes, we have a great infrastructure. We're building on all of those things so that we can continue to provide powerful yet easy-to-use solutions to our customers.
For more information on the storage side of our business, take a look at this video of Guy Suter on theCUBE.
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