Start-Up’s Profile: Cobalt IronCombines enterprise local and cloud backup.
By Jean-Jacques Maleval on 2012.11.29
Cobalt Iron, LLC
Self-funded, "sufficient capital on hand to fund Series A-level activities as it goes to market."
- Richard Spurlock, CEO: was previously of Starfire Technologies, which specializes in backup and DR consulting and implementation.
- Robert Merritt, chief architect: has 19 years experience of consulting enterprise IT with backup and DR along with roots in architecture and engineering for Fortune 50 companies.
Number of employees:
Combines enterprise backup and cloud data protection technologies into a single offering.
Cobalt Iron Data Protection Portfolio is a single-source solution of enterprise data protection delivered in either public cloud or private cloud model and supporting appliances for complete protection.
November 13, 2012
Monthly fee starting at $750/TB that includes protection for all applications and unlimited number of servers and desktops.
Currently focused on North American customers, but in the early planning stages for EMEA and AsiaPac. Plans to introduce new conversion tools that will help customers move their backup loads from existing backup applications to Cobalt's platform in 1Q13.
IBM, Red Hat
Mid-market through enterprise-sized businesses, universities, and hospitals, VARs, and MSPs
Number of customers:
Does have customers through early release program and has been selling through small number of resellers.
Protects the following platforms, environments and applications: Windows, Mac, Linux, AIX, HP/UX, Solaris, NetWare, OS/400, MS SQL Server, Oracle Database, IBM DB2, IBM Informix, MS Exchange, IBM Domino, SAP R3 & HANA, vSphere, Hyper-V, RHEV, IBM Workload Partitions, and Oracle Solaris Containers.
Axcient, among others
Cobalt Iron Start-Up Out of Stealh Mode
In enterprise backup both on-site and on the cloud