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R1Soft Customers Embrace Acquisition by Continuum

Continuum®, the industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions, has received overwhelming support from R1Soft® customers for its recent acquisition of R1Soft Server Backup Manager (SBM) from Idera. More than 2,500 cloud infrastructure providers currently use R1Soft SBM to protect more than 300,000 servers worldwide, making it one of the leading commercial backup software for web hosting providers.

“We have been an R1Soft partner for years,” said Corey Arbogast, Owner of R1Soft Licenses, an x10Hosting Website. “We not only rely 100 percent on their backup solution but also manage for hundreds of other small businesses and hosting companies. With the resources and experience at Continuum coupled with the already talented R1Soft development team, we are excited to see the evolution of R1Soft already underway. We are especially enthusiastic to welcome Continuum and look forward to their vision for the future of R1Soft.”

“We've enjoyed working with R1Soft over the years,” said Karl Zimmerman, Chairman and CEO at Steadfast Networks, one of the leading IT Data Center Service companies in the Midwest. “It is a dedicated team that is continually improving the product, allowing us to be confident in crafting backup and disaster recovery solutions for our clients. We're happy to see the same team is still there, but with the additional support and resources that Continuum can provide. We're excited to see what happens next.”

The R1Soft SBM acquisition directly answers Continuum partners’ demand for a robust cloud-based backup solution. It brings a proven offering from R1Soft, which is renowned worldwide for its fast, scalable and affordable server backup software for both Windows® and Linux® platforms in private and public clouds. Continuum is currently readying various options of R1Soft SBM for partners to extend and enhance their portfolios.

Moving forward with a focus on delivering for R1Soft customers, Continuum today unveiled the first major product release since the acquisition, Server Backup Manager 5.8. Key product enhancements include Amazon Glacier support for offsite storage of Disk Safe replicas, UEFI/GPT support/Backup and BMR UEFI/GPT partitions, XFS bare metal recovery support and API enhancements. Download SBM 5.8 by logging into the License Manager at: http://download.r1soft.com.

For more information on the R1Soft SBM, visit: http://www.r1soft.com/.

About R1Soft
Based in Houston, Texas, R1Soft® is recognized as the leading commercial backup software for Web hosting providers. Known as the fastest, most scalable, yet affordable server backup software for both Windows® and Linux® platforms in private and public clouds, R1Soft’s Server Backup Manager (SBM) is deployed by more than 2,500 cloud infrastructure providers and protects more than 300,000 servers worldwide. For more information, visit: http://www.r1soft.com/.

About Continuum Managed IT Services
Continuum is the technology industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services, allowing its Managed Services Provider (MSP) partners to maintain both on premise and cloud-based servers, desktops, mobile devices and other endpoints for small-and-medium-sized businesses. Continuum’s SaaS platform enables MSPs to efficiently backup, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain clients’ IT infrastructure from a single pane of glass, all backed by an industry–leading network operations center (NOC) and Service Desk. MSPs leverage Continuum’s pay-as-you-grow business model to scale IT services without committing to long-term contracts and to reserve in-house staff for strategic initiatives. The company employs 800 professionals worldwide, supports over 3,400 partners and monitors over half a million endpoints. For more information, visit http://www.continuum.net/ or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @FollowContinuum.

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