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Symform Executives to Showcase Decentralized, Crowdsourced Cloud Backup Technology at the Consumer Electronics Show

Globally Recognized Cloud and Data Storage Experts Will Also Speak, Sponsor and Exhibit at Storage Visions and XChange Solution Provider 2013

SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/04/13 -- Symform, a revolutionary, distributed cloud storage and backup network, today announced their participation at prominent industry events in the coming months, including Storage Visions, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013, and XChange Solution Provider 2013. Additionally, Symform will be hosting featured webinars on using the cloud to backup files on Network Attach Storage (NAS) devices.

Storage Visions
Featured speaker, exhibitor and silver sponsor
January 6-7, 2013
Riviera Conference Center, Las Vegas, NV
Margaret Dawson, vice president of product management at Symform, will join industry experts from Google, Bicasa, and Quantum in a panel discussion, "My Life in the Clouds: Opportunities and Challenges for Enterprise Cloud Storage," on January 7 at 1:15 p.m. PT. During the storage-focused panel, Margaret will discuss the driving demand for remote storage, new approaches to cloud storage, and how new business opportunities will impact the growth and use of the rapidly expanding storage market.

Symform is also a finalist for the distinguished Visionary Awards, where they have been nominated in two categories: Visionary Services and Support and the Art of Storage Award. Winners will be announced at the Storage Visions lunch on January 6.

Storage Visions attendees are encouraged to stop by the Symform booth #10, where experts will be available to demonstrate Symform's unprecedented free and unlimited cloud storage solution.

CES 2013
Event exhibitor
January 8-11, 2013
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
Symform will be showcasing their disruptive, green and economical approach to cloud backup on the showroom floor of the Consumer Electronic Show. Conference attendees are invited to visit the Symform exhibit, booth #70329 in the Sustainable Planet area in the Venetian Ballroom, where Symform experts will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss their next-gen distributed, crowdsourced cloud backup and storage solution. Additionally, Symform specialists will be providing a product overview at NAS partner booths, including: QNAP booth #31866 at LVCC, South Hall 3; and Netgear booth #MP25445 at LVCC, South Hall 2.

Webinar: Why Backing up Your NAS is Important for Businesses of All Sizes
February 12, 2013
9:00 a.m. PT
February 13, 2013
7:00 a.m. PT
Many individuals and small businesses are increasingly turning to network attach storage (NAS) devices for affordable and secure local storage and backup. Learn why this is just one part of an end-to-end data protection system that also involves secondary or remote data backup. Experts will discuss why and how to back up a NAS device and why the cloud is the ideal extension of local storage processes. To register go to: http://www.symform.com/join-the-revolution/events/webinars/

XChange Solution Provider 2013
Featured speaker and exhibitor
March 10-12, 2013
Peabody Hotel, Orlando, FL
On March 9 at 7:10 p.m. PT, Margaret Dawson will join fellow cloud thought leaders as they kick off the conference with a Quick Fire session at the Cloud Integrators Day 1 Forum. Symform executives will also be at the Symform booth to discuss how the Symform Cloud Storage Network can help solution providers cut costs and increase margins as part of an overall backup disaster recovery service.

About Symform
The Symform Cloud Storage Network is a better way to store and backup all of your data. As the world's first distributed and crowdsourced data backup solution, Symform enables users to pay with Bytes instead of Bucks. Every business on the network contributes excess local drive space to the grid in exchange for secure, fast and reliable cloud data backup. Before data leaves the source device, it is encrypted and shredded, redundancy added, and then geo-distributed across the global network. With its proprietary and patented technology, Symform is building the world's largest virtual datacenter using existing Internet infrastructure. Go to www.symform.com or email [email protected] for more information.

Symform, Symform Global Cloud Storage Network, the Resilient Storage Architecture, and RAID-96 are trademarks of Symform, Inc. References to other companies and their products acknowledge the trademarks owned by their respective companies and are for reference purposes only.

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