You may have heard the Symform story before, but in case you haven’t, it started when Praerit Garg and Bassam Tabbara wondered why the cost of cloud storage was so expensive when the price of local storage by comparision was so inexpensive. Five years ago, these two saw data was growing fast, and all predictions said it wouldn’t be slowing down any time soon, while the need for offsite storage was also increasing. So, they set out to find a better way to back up files to the cloud. This led to the development of the first decentralized, distributed cloud system that leveraged inexpensive local drive capacity to power cloud data backup.
Three years later, people around the world are noticing Symform’s revolutionary and disruptive approach to cloud storage and backup. Proof of this: president and co-founder Praerit Garg grabbed the number one spot in the disrupters category of CRN’s Top 100 Channel Executives of 2012.
The list was compiled through solution provider nominations, which were ranked upon the providers channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, and business and sales impact. Praerit found himself in the perfect subcategory on the list, which was organized into four parts; channel sales leaders, most influential, innovators and disrupters. As stated by CRN, “Symform has changed the way we think about cloud storage…” making the disruptive category the right spot for Praerit and Symform!
Through Symform’s distributed cloud architecture, Symform is able to provide something unique and of great value to resellers in the channel. Paying with Bytes not Bucks, which is contributing twice the local drive space to cloud storage space consumed, allows resellers to increase revenue opportunities and increase margin.
Praerit told CRN, “building Symform’s channel and partner program is foundational to the future growth of our global cloud storage network.” Being awarded top disrupter acknowledges Praerit’s commitment to provide fast, secure, reliable and affordable cloud storage to the channel.