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Cobalt Iron and Melius Group Team Up to Bring On-Premises and Backup-As-a-Service Data Protection to UK and Ireland

By April 24, 2019 Press Release

LAWRENCE, Kan. and GATESHEAD, U.K. — April 25, 2019 — Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based data protection, and business transformation and IT specialist company Melius Group Limited today announced a reseller/cloud service provider agreement. Under the terms of the contract, Melius Group will represent Cobalt Iron’s Compass SaaS enterprise backup solution to customers in the U.K. and Ireland across a range of markets, but primarily the public sector. Melius Group will resell Compass and associated services in on-premises solutions and as a backup-as-a-service offering from its hosting centers.

“We were looking for a data protection solution with a level of functionality and performance that not only matches our own solutions, but more importantly, matches our clients’ requirements. We found that match in Cobalt Iron,” said Steve Cowie, CEO, Melius Group of Companies. “With its easy, SaaS-based implementation and detailed data analytics, Compass enables us to build a compelling business case. We’ll be able to gain access to different levels within our clients’ businesses, build stronger relationships, and capture more business. And our customers will benefit from reduced cost of operation whilst complying with all current and future levels of compliance legislation/requirements.”

Melius Group transforms businesses around the world using today’s most innovative technology. The aim is to achieve lean and efficient business operations through better technology adoption for lower total cost of ownership, future proofing, and competitive advantage. Melius Group’s cutting-edge suite of business and digital transformation offerings includes a comprehensive series of scalable cloud solutions.

Cobalt Iron Compass modernizes backup, delivering the 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. The industry’s first modern approach to enterprise data protection, Compass takes full advantage of progressive technologies such as analytics, SaaS, multicloud, and virtualization to enable superior data protection while centralizing and consolidating management of all systems, sites, and policies. Compass offers fully automated data protection for every enterprise environment and workload, from public-cloud (Amazon Web Services, Alibaba Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, and Microsoft Azure) and virtual systems to petabyte-scale data centers.

With Compass added to Melius Group’s offering, Melius Group customers in the U.K. and Ireland have access to a fully compliant data protection suite that reduces complexity and the cost of operation. Compass will be an especially important component of Melius Group’s IT director service, through which a Melius Group expert helps an organization consolidate and standardize its IT infrastructure and innovate its business processes.

“Melius Group’s offering of both managed cloud services and data-center solutions is the perfect complement to Cobalt Iron’s Compass cloud platform, which helps enterprises modernize their backup and restore operations just as they’re doing with other parts of the business,” said Mark Ward, chief operating officer of Cobalt Iron. “Organizations — especially ones in the cost-conscious public sector — can see real benefits by relying on Compass’s powerful cloud-based backup and restore capabilities and Melius Group’s services and expertise.”

About Melius Group

Melius Group was founded in 2012 with a clear mission to deliver value to businesses on a global scale. With a strong background in Banking and Enterprise Technology, alongside SME Business Transformation, we are able to provide a broad spectrum of guidance to help businesses overcome challenges and improve using the best of today's technology.

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