NovaStor Sells Offsite Backup Service to Data Storage Corp.

Focus on Enabling Partners and Development of Core Business

May 12, 2009

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SIMI VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2009) - NovaStor (, a pioneer in data protection solutions announced that it has sold its offsite backup service business to long time partner Data Storage Corporation (

Effective immediately, customers of NovaStor's offsite backup service will be transferred to Data Storage Corporation. The foundation of the service will continue to operate on NovaStor's industry leading offsite backup technology and the transition will appear seamless to end users of the service. NovaStor will continue to maintain a close working relationship with Data Storage Corporation and will be available at any time to support end users during this transition.

NovaStor's decision to remove itself from the Software as a Service (SaaS) offsite backup business model was twofold. The first was to remove any perception of competition with its partners and second, it allows NovaStor to focus on what it does best, which is developing software to enable partners to increase value-added revenues from their existing core customer base.

In the selection process NovaStor's top priority was to make certain that loyal customers of their offsite backup service would be passed on to a partner that could equal if not surpass NovaStor's level of service. At minimum, the candidates were expected to possess several years' experience operating a successful offsite backup business utilizing NovaStor's software, have experience maintaining a world class data center and be capable of providing a level of customer service second to none. Data Storage Corporation, in business since 2001, was selected from a competitive group of NovaStor's partners.

"NovaStor is very pleased with our selection of Data Storage Corporation to carry on the business that has been part of our company for almost a decade," says Mike Andrews, Managing Director US at NovaStor. "The entire Data Storage Corporation team has far exceeded our expectations demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism, skill and product knowledge. This makes us confident that we have found the right home for our offsite backup service customers.""Data Storage Corporation is thrilled with the opportunity to work with a quality partner like NovaStor while expanding upon our existing service business," says Charles Piluso, CEO of Data Storage Corporation. "It is our strategy to differentiate our company by providing exceptional customer service while we continue to aggressively grow our recurring data protection service business organically and through strategic acquisitions."

About NovaStor

NovaStor ( is a leading, international provider of software solutions for data availability and protection. NovaStor provides software, SaaS solutions and services for local and online backup, restore and retention of business-critical data. Clients include home, mobile, and SMB users, service providers as well as international corporates. NovaStor's cost-effective solutions are platform- and hardware-independent and ensure that optimal technological and economical use is gained from the customer's existing and future IT environment.

NovaStor is headquartered in Switzerland (Rotkreuz), has offices in Germany (Hamburg) and the USA (Simi Valley), and is represented in numerous other countries through partnerships.

About Data Storage CorporationData Storage Corporation is a leading provider of disaster recovery and business continuity solutions. The Company provides businesses with backup and archiving of critical electronic data including virtual machines, email, databases, and servers assisting with regulatory compliance. The Company has redundant Data Centers providing protection in diverse geographical regions. Additional information about Data Storage Corporation is available on its website:

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