Continuous data protection (CDP) vendor Atempo is on a bullish reseller recruitment drive after recently pocketing $22m (£11m) in Series B funding.
The vendor, which is a technology partner of Apple, intends to use some of the cash to at least double its UK VAR base over the next six to nine months.
Carried out in September, the round of funding was led by Intel Capital, with participation from Steelpoint Capital Partners and Ridgewood Capital.
Atempo bought data protection vendor Storactive in March 2006 and email archiving company Lighthouse Global Technologies in February this year.
Karim Toubba, vice president for marketing at Atempo, said: “Atempo built a good portfolio, which allows information to be migrated to long-term storage archiving. It now wants to extend its UK footprint.”
Atempo told CRN that it plans for its UK Select partner programme to have between 12 and 15 partners.
Laurent Fanichet, director of field marketing and communication for EMEA at Atempo, said: “Atempo will continue to recruit through its UK Select Partner Programme.”
Members of the scheme are given flexible pricing on volume-based models, co-op branding, online registration and qualified leads.
Gillian Clark, regional sales manager at Atempo reseller S3, said: “The backup space is very crowded and when S3 pushed Symantec it had a lot of competition.
“Atempo is good for customers wanting to invest in Mac technology as there is a lot of value-add opportunities and it fits with S3’s Nexsan and Isilon products.”
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