Press Release

Wasabi and Comet Interoperate to Protect Customers’ Data

February 11, 2020

BOSTON, MA - February 11, 2020 - Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company, today announced its partnership with Comet to offer customers Comet Backup interoperable with Wasabi’s secure, reliable, and affordable backup cloud storage platform. This will suit any business or customer base for backups, restorations, and robust protection against ransomware. Using Comet Backup in conjunction with Wasabi provides global customers that have migrated to the cloud with an enhanced backup performance and reliability for a competitive business edge.

The digital economy has made businesses increasingly reliant on digitized information systems, but ransomware attacks have accelerated, making backup services mission critical for business continuity. Comet Backup was designed from the ground up with functionality and features specifically built for service providers. It provides fast, reliable backups with its underlying 'chunking' technology that makes backups incremental forever with no periodic full re-uploads. Comet offers a full rebranding and easy deployment options so service providers can build out fully customized backup environments and ensure that their brand is at the forefront of backup technology.

“The world is moving to the cloud for affordable data storage and to be able to leverage technologies like ML and AI”, shares David Friend, CEO of Wasabi. “The Wasabi and Comet joint solution provides new revenue streams for service providers while deploying a reliable cloud platform that is affordable, flexible and most importantly, secure.”

Utilizing Wasabi cloud storage alongside Comet Backup is 80% less expensive and faster than first generation cloud storage vendors with no fees for egress or API requests. Wasabi is designed with eleven nines of object durability and data immutability that guarantees stored objects cannot be deleted or modified by anyone, and Wasabi keeps all data "hot" so it can be accessed in milliseconds.

Josh Flores, General Manager at Comet shares, “We are proud to partner with Wasabi to streamline backup efforts for our customers. In conjunction with Wasabi, our customers will now have a reliable and secure place to store their data.”

Efficiency and security are the cornerstones of any best-of-breed backup platform. Comet Backup's client-side deduplication ensures that only necessary data is stored and uploaded; improving backup speeds and reducing storage costs. For enhanced security, Comet Backup encrypts all user data during transit and at rest, using strong AES-256-CTR with Poly1305 encryption. Data is only decrypted during a restore. The combination of Wasabi’s CJIS, HIPAA and GDPR compliance and data immutability coupled with Comet’s end to end encryption ensures peace of mind for security, data integrity and compliance.

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About Comet Backup:

Founded in 2015 and launched in February 2017, Comet is light-weight, fast, re-brandable backup software. Comet prides itself on being 100% focused on developing Comet for the service provider industry only. Comet provides a secure, encrypted backup system that lets customers backup to the storage destination of their choosing. Comet is proud to integrate with technologies and storage providers such as: Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Storage, Microsoft Azure, Backblaze B2, Wasabi, Let'sEncrypt, OpenStack and more.

About Wasabi:

Wasabi is the hot cloud storage company delivering disruptive storage technology that is 1/5th the price of Amazon S3 and faster than the competition with no fees for egress or API requests. Unlike first generation cloud vendors, Wasabi focuses solely on providing the world's best cloud storage platform. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi is on a mission to commoditize the storage industry. Wasabi is a privately held company based in Boston, MA. Follow and connect with Wasabi on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and our blog.

Wasabi PR Contact:

Lindsay Levitts

Kel & Partners