STORServer named Beacon Award finalist in Outstanding Integrated Hardware, Software and Services Innovation category

STORServer, the leading provider of proven data backup solutions for the mid-market, announces today it was named a finalist in the 12th annual IBM Beacon Awards in the Outstanding Integrated Hardware, Software and Services Innovation category. The awards program honors IBM business partners globally for their information technology excellence, commitment to skills attainment, industry expertise and innovative solutions based on IBM technology and services.

“The IBM Beacon Award winners and finalists are IBM Business Partners who have delivered unique and innovative solutions that raise the standard for business excellence and deliver client value with industry-specific transformative solutions,” said Mark Hennessy, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners and Midmarket. “These awards reflect the breadth of our commitment to helping IBM Business Partners build skills, support clients, and pursue new opportunities for profitable growth worldwide.”

STORServer offers a complete suite of enterprise backup appliances, plus software and services for IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager (TSM) customers that solve today’s backup, archive and disaster recovery challenges once and for all.

Beacon Award winners and finalists were announced at the PartnerWorld Leadership Conference 2012 in New Orleans. More than 1,500 Business Partners and IBM executives from around the globe attended the conference.

“We’re extremely honored to be named among IBM’s leading business partners,” said Bill Smoldt, president of STORServer. “While IBM Tivoli Storage Manager is typically considered an enterprise-level data management solution, STORServer has brought its benefits to mid-tier organizations through our innovative backup appliance. We’re proud to receive this recognition from the Beacon Award program.”