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Arkeia Software Expands Operations in Latin America

Arkeia Software, a worldwide provider of backup and disaster recovery software, today announced the establishment of its new Latin American headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil. The expansion will help Arkeia meet growing market demand in Latin America and will provide local resources to serve partners and customers in the region. Newly appointed Regional Manager Mauricio Pretto heads the office which will include sales, marketing, and technology support.

Arkeia has worked with partners to serve more than 100 enterprise customers in Latin America since 1999. The new operations will both improve support for existing partners and customers, and provide better sales, marketing and technical support for new partners across the region.

“Arkeia has protected our environment for more than three years,” said Rafael Dalcin, IT Director at Santa Lucia Alimentos (Blue Ville) in Camaquã, Brazil. “Last year, Arkeia Network Backup easily recovered our Red Hat and Oracle servers, and we are delighted Arkeia is investing in building a larger local presence.”

Arkeia has long been the leader in Linux and open source data protection, with more than 110 platforms supported. The rising importance and growth of Linux in Latin America corresponds to the focus and success Arkeia has enjoyed in other regions of the world. “Arkeia has been a member of the select Red Hat Software Program for almost ten years, performing as a Red Hat Independent Software Vendor (ISV),” said Alejandro Chocolat, Country Manager at Red Hat Brazil. “We look forward to working with Mauricio and his team to bring industry leading Linux solutions to customers in Brazil.”

Industry Veteran Pretto Joins to Lead New Office

Mauricio Agrello Pretto comes to Arkeia Software with extensive knowledge of Linux and open source environments, as well as a thorough understanding of Latin American markets. Prior to joining Arkeia, Pretto co-founded one of the largest open source and security integrators in the southern region of Brazil. Pretto has more than 10 years experience leading storage and security implementations across Latin America for customers in industries such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare.

“Latin America represents a large and growing market for enterprise backup and recovery solutions,” said Bill Evans, CEO of Arkeia Software. “Countries such as Brazil lead the world in open source adoption. Now organizations which opt for open source can be assured of getting the best backup solution with Arkeia Network Backup. We are thrilled to have Mauricio on board to build an organization to provide world class service to our partners and customers.”

Office Headquarters

Arkeia Software Latin America
Avenida Paulista, 2300 – Andar Pilots
São Paulo – SP – Brazil – 01310-300
Telephone: +55 11 2847 - 4912
Fax: +55 11 2847 4550

Email: [email protected]

About Arkeia Software

Arkeia Software delivers proven solutions for data backup and disaster recovery. The award-winning Arkeia Network Backup Suite is designed for both mid-sized organizations and multi-site enterprises and safeguards more than 100,000 networks for 7,000 customers in 70 countries. Arkeia software products protect data on over 150 platforms, including virtually all Linux and Windows platforms, as well as AIX, BSD, HP-UX, Irix, Macintosh, Netware, and Solaris. Arkeia Backup Servers are deployed in three modes: as software applications, hardware appliances, or virtual appliances. Complementary suite software includes file agents, application agents, database agents, virtual machine agents, disaster recovery agents, backup replication servers, and central management servers. Arkeia shipped the industry’s first network backup solutions for Linux in 1999 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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