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EVault President and General Manager Terry Cunningham Named One of 2012’s Top 100 Channel Executives by CRN

EVault, Inc., a Seagate Company (NASDAQ:STX), announced today that Terry Cunningham, president and general manager of EVault, was named one of CRN’s Top 100 Executives in the IT Channel for 2012. This annual list salutes the most influential and innovative channel executives in North America.

Winners were chosen based on nominations from solution providers and ranked executives based on channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, along with business and sales impact. Among the criteria were channel sales volume, channel investment and resources, channel advocacy and visibility, and performance in UBM Channel research projects (including the Annual Report Card and Channel Champions). A panel of UBM Channel editors made the final selections.

Terry Cunningham, a channel veteran with over 20 years of experience, was recognized as a CRN Top 100 Executive in the IT Channel due to his innovative ideas, exceptional leadership, and commitment to partner success. Under Cunningham’s leadership, EVault has partnered with its channel on new cloud service delivery models, launched the EVault Cloud-Connected Partner Program and the EVault Cloud-Connected Service Provider program. As a former channel partner, Cunningham’s unique insight into the channel from both sides of the fence has helped EVault design the most meaningful programs for the company’s partner community. Cunningham was also recognized as a CRN Channel Chief the past two consecutive years.

“Being named to CRN’s Top 100 Executives in the IT Channel is one of the highest honors in the IT industry, and I'm extremely grateful for the recognition, “said Cunningham. “Strong channel partnerships are a key component to EVault’s success and continued growth. This award serves as a reflection of our commitment to provide reliable and best-in-class cloud-connected backup and recovery services that partners are proud to deliver to their customers.”

“We’re recognizing this year’s Top 100 Executives for their commitment to the channel,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director for UBM Channel. “For 2012, our goal was to once again shine a spotlight on the most influential executives in the industry today. But we also wanted to pay homage to the channel advocates, sales and services leaders, innovators and disrupters. We salute all these leaders for their devotion to the technology channel and their willingness to adopt new strategies and policies in order to drive greater sales for partners, while positioning their own company for future growth.”

Expanded coverage of the 2012 Top 100 Executives will be featured in the November issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.crn.com.

About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com)

UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com.

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com

About EVault

More than 38,000 midmarket companies rely on EVault cloud-connected backup and recovery services. Delivered by a team of data recovery experts and using the very best cloud-connected technology, EVault backup solutions seamlessly integrate on-premise and online backup data protection for fast, local data access and ensured cloud disaster recovery. Optimized for distributed environments and backed by an ironclad cloud, EVault technology also powers the offerings of cloud services providers, data centers, telcos, ISVs, and many others. EVault is a Seagate Company.

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