Business continuity, MSP, Storage

eFolder Launches Backup, Disaster Recovery Appliances

Matt Hoffman
Matt Nachtrab
Matt Nachtrab
Kevin Hoffman

eFolder has launched its latest round of backup and disaster recovery appliances. The offerings arrive at a key time for the Denver-based technology company. eFolder has spent recent months building out a new headquarters in Denver while also rounding out its team with new members like LabTech Software Founder Matt Nachtrab.

This latest eFolder offerings include the new Replibit Nano, what the company calls a high-performance entry-level BDR solution. It features FastFlash Storage and the new Durabit Lite Data Protection. eFolder also announced expanded options for its Mini, Pro, and Rack appliances, that now have double capacity thanks to the inclusion of Hybrid Flash technology.

During a call with  ChannelE2E, eFolder CEO Kevin Hoffman said the company is profitable, growing and well-positioned to support MSPs that serve a range of customer sizes.

Growth And Evolution

eFolder provides hybrid data protection tech, both on-premise and cloud-based, to MSPs. The company scooped up a technology partner, Replibit, a year ago in a move eFolder said would give it more control over its intellectual property development. Replibit specialized in data protection and disaster recovery software for MSPs, so bringing their tech in-house was a natural fit. eFolder also partners with Dell, Acronis, Veeam, and StorageCraft to create BDR appliances.

eFolder's 2016 involved growth and evolution. Channel Chief Francois Daumard joined the company but then exited in early 2017. In February LabTech founder Matt Nachtrab joined as Chief Strategy Officer, eventually taking on Daumard’s former responsibilities. Around the same time, eFolder announced it would centralize its executive team in Denver -- which triggered company veterans like Jan Spring and Nancy Williams to exit and join Carvir. High-profile marketing and sales veteran Ted Hulsey also exited amid the company relocation.

Moving Forward

Hoffman and Nachtrab say the company's transition to Denver is now complete, R&D is accelerating and the company remains in growth mode. (Though since eFolder is privately held we don't have financial figures at our fingertips.)

In terms of R&D, today's announcement also features a major update of the company’s Replibit software, which is immediately available as a free upgrade to all Replibit partners. This new version features a faster replication engine with Multi-Vault Replication technology, which allows users to replicate their systems to an unlimited number of offsite vaults with no extra cost.

Overall, it sounds like eFolder is performing well -- though competition remains intense. A case in point: Datto, which is likely much larger in terms of revenue, is set to host its DattoCon17 conference in June.

Additional insights from Joe Panettieri.