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Cobalt Iron and Datatrend Partner to Deliver Smart, Secure, Automated Data Protection Everywhere

By December 12, 2018 Press Release

LAWRENCE, Kan. and MINNETONKA, Minn. — Dec. 13, 2018 — Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of enterprise data protection SaaS, and Datatrend Technologies Inc., a global solutions integrator, today announced a partnership that establishes Datatrend as a primary solution integrator and OEM distributor of Cobalt Iron’s Compass SaaS solution for enterprise backup. In addition, Datatrend will be an Compass reseller and go-to-market partner for certain key strategic accounts.

“In teaming up with Datatrend, we’re making it easier than ever for enterprises to access smart, secure, automated data protection without boundaries,” said Mark Ward, chief operating officer at Cobalt Iron. “Furthermore, Datatrend’s unique ability as a proven OEM integrator will allow our companies to bring integrated solutions, combining industry-leading enterprise data protection with tightly coupled compute/storage infrastructure, to a broader range of customers across key market segments.”

Datatrend architects solutions that span the full digital topology of the customer’s enterprise. Whether modernizing a data center, integrating purpose-built technology, or deploying IoT solutions at the far edge of the network, Datatrend delivers solutions, products, and services that create value to drive business outcomes.

Both Datatrend and Cobalt Iron specialize in storage, the cloud, and networking. Therefore, this new partnership enables faultless delivery of innovative data protection. Customers will benefit from cost savings, simpler operations, and greater flexibility in supporting expansive collections of data assets.

Cobalt Iron Compass modernizes backup, delivering features and scale of enterprise data protection along with the flexibility and economics of cloud consumption. Compass eliminates complexity, reduces management, scales easily from terabytes to exabytes, and provides the simplicity absent in today’s backup technologies and tools.

“Partnering with Cobalt Iron will enable us to incorporate their technology into our portfolio of solutions, which will assist in reaching new clients and expanding into new areas with current customers,” said Phil Turner, chief technology officer at Datatrend Technologies. “Furthermore, as the solution integrator for Compass, Datatrend will help Cobalt Iron achieve greater efficiency in integrating and deploying their renowned Compass solution as a complete and differentiated offering, thus attracting customers and expanding our mutual reach.”

More information about Cobalt Iron and its products and technologies is available at Additional information about Datatrend Technologies is available at

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