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Symform to Speak and Exhibit at Leading Cloud & Technology Conferences

Cloud Computing and Data Management Experts to Discuss Distributed Cloud Models, Data Storage & Backup, Cloud Security and the Future of Cloud

SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/05/12 -- Symform, the world's first distributed and crowdsourced cloud backup service, today announced participation at a number of the technology industry's leading events, including Cloud Computing Expo West, Backup Central Live!, Xchange Women of the Channel, and UP Cloud Computing Conference. At the conferences, Symform's cloud experts will speak on vendor-neutral topics including distributed cloud models, cloud security, and innovative approaches to cloud infrastructure, and demonstrate their disruptive cloud storage and backup service.

Cloud Computing Expo West
What: Featured speaker, exhibitor booth #939
When: November 5-8, 2012
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA
Details: Praerit Garg, co-founder and president of Symform, will speak on "Distributed Cloud Models for Data Management & Security," on Thursday, November 8 at 1:40 p.m. PT. In his session, Praerit will explore new approaches to managing data in the cloud, looking at the cost and security benefits of distributed models that leverage existing infrastructure.

Attendees are invited to stop by the Symform booth (#939) for a complete product overview and to hear more about the company's new "Bytes or Bucks" pricing model -- the industry's first free and unlimited data backup offering.

Truth in IT: Backup Central Live!
What: Featured speaker, sponsor and exhibitor
When: November 29, 2012
Where: The Arctic Club, Seattle, WA
Details: Symform is sponsoring and exhibiting at the Seattle seminar of Backup Central Live, featuring industry experts W. Curtis Preston and Reed Robins. Attendees will learn the latest on storage and backup technologies and how to ensure their data is protected, available and redundant. Symform vice president of product management, Margaret Dawson, will present on why Symform's decentralized and distributed cloud storage network is more secure, reliable and cost-effective. Attendees are also invited to stop by the Symform table to learn more about the Symform solution.

Xchange Women of the Channel
What: Featured speaker, sponsor
When: December 3-4, 2012
Where: Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York City, NY
Details: Symform is a silver sponsor of the upcoming Xchange Women of the Channel workshop, where women in the high-tech channel will network and share their insights into the industry. Symform's vice president of product management, Margaret Dawson, will join other industry experts on a panel to discuss how today's most powerful female executives are helping to shape a new IT channel that is embracing new management styles and a next-generation of business-technology solution. The discussion will be moderated by Lisa MacKenzie, SVP Events, UBM Channel.

UP 2012: Cloud Computing Conference
What: Featured speaker
When: December 12, 2012
Where: San Francisco Conference Center, San Francisco, CA
Details: Margaret Dawson, Symform's vice president of product management, will speak on the "Future of Cloud: Will Dis-Economies of Scale Break the Silver Lining" session on Wednesday, December 12 at 4:45 p.m. PT. Margaret will discuss new and innovative ways to approach the cloud, examining key points including price, security and energy consumption. She will challenge attendees to consider their own infrastructure and data challenges in order to re-think new solutions using unconventional methods.

Symform has been nominated for UP Computing's Best Cloud Storage Solution of 2012. Cast your Symform vote before the polls close on November 23, 2012.

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 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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