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Delivering Complete Data Protection with: Kobargo Technology Partners


“You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data.” – Daniel Keys Moran

Kobargo Technology Partners, is a firm of IT Engineers with nearly 50 years of collective technology experience. The firm is focused on delivering solutions that enable companies to leverage the cloud and benefit from what it can deliver. Its flagship solution, K-Cloud Unlimited Backup and Recovery is quickly rising up the backup ranks to challenge bigger players in the space, due to its many ‘no-limit’ benefits.

Founded in 2012, Kobargo’s mission is to equip businesses with secure, reliable and proven data protection solutions that embrace the agility and freedom that cloud technologies provide. Kobargo enables their customers to focus on their core competencies and leave behind the cost and complexities of outdated, resource-draining data backup systems. The company leverages its experience guiding Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies in their adoption of advanced technologies to help businesses today harness simple-to-use, powerful yet, still cost-effective solutions that protect their data and their business. Kobargo is headquartered in Arizona, with a regional office in NewYork.

Kobargo’s Cloud Services
With the ever-growing and always changing technology landscape of today’s business world, business leaders are changing the way they think about their IT strategies, as well as business in general. Data protection is fast becoming the top priority for businesses of all sizes, as is having the ability to easily – and affordably – back up and quickly recover data. To address the marketplace need to protect businesses and their data, Kobargo Technology Partners delivers cloud-based data protection, business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. Its business-class K-Cloud Backup and Recovery services are purpose-built for companies that rely on data and operate in high-profile verticals such as education, finance, govern- ment and healthcare. Businesses that are required to comply with industry-specific regulations such as HIPAA, GLBA, PCI, SOX and others will find great business value in Kobargo’s K-Cloud Backup and Recovery services, as well as peace of mind in the security measures taken to ensure data is protected and can be recovered anywhere, anytime.

“At the end of the day, it’s about protecting the customer’s business, not just their data,” said Kobargo President and CEO, Yuval Goren. But data is a huge concern, especially since the quantity of data that businesses are collecting and retaining is exploding at a rate of 40% a year. “With limited budgets and limited IT resources, protecting business-critical data is a major challenge,” continues Goren. “Unfortunately, when it comes to things going wrong, it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. There are just too many risks; someone deletes a file by mistake, systems get hacked, corrupted or worse, a natural disaster occurs.”

Proven to out perform consumer-led BDR solutions, Kobargo’s backup and recovery services can easily scale to match the business needs of small business networks as well as hybrid network environments where virtualized machines dominate. If, and when, a single file or complete recovery is required,
Kobargo’s customers can rest assured that their online data backup will be recovered by Kobargo’s tech- nical teams quickly and efficiently.

Kobargo’s K-Cloud Unlimited Backup and Recovery solution is supported by state-of-the-art file servers in three, multi-million dollar, SSAE 16-certified redundant data centers, thousands of miles apart. The centers provide military-grade data protection with biometric controlled access, 24/7 monitoring, backup generators and redundant Internet connections.

The Differentiating Factor
The cloud provides powerful capabilities that are changing the data backup and recovery landscape in amazing ways. With all the challenges that a business faces, rising costs, heightened data risks, financial uncertainties and complex regulatory requirements, it is crucial that businesses are able to quickly back up, restore and maintain access to critical business data without get- ting hit with hidden fees or charged per-gig pricing.

K-Cloud Unlimited Backup provides businesses the benefit of unlimited amounts of storage space, no limits on the number of file versions or devices they want to back up and no time limits on how long the data can be stored – all at a price that makes sense for businesses. It is a power- ful backup and recovery solution designed to deliver security-rich, managed protection of business data in a cloud-based redundant infrastructure. K-Cloud mitigates operating risk, dramatically improves RPO and RTO times, and better addresses data protection regulations while providing around-the-clock availability to critical corporate data. Plus, there are no term contracts or early termination fees with the ‘pay as you go’ service model.

Plotting the Future
For Kobargo Technology Partners, the current focus is delivering complete data protection to their clients with its K-Cloud Unlimited Backup and Recovery solution.

Forging ahead, Kobargo will continue to develop innovative cloud-based backup solutions focused on simplifying technology for the business community.

It’s All About Customers Anyway
Recently, a wealth management firm lost a large file used to track their client’s investments. Because the file was only updated once a week, employees did not notice that it had been corrupted, and was inaccessible. The organization approached Kobargo, fearing that the file was unrecoverable because their existing technology could only offer three days of backup due to limited storage resources. As the organization had already signed up for K-Cloud Unlimited Backup to ensure regulatory compliance, Kobargo was able to successfully restore the data, saving many hours of data re-entry and the devastating potential loss of client trust and revenue.

“Kobargo’s cloud backup is second to none. The portal is simple and easy to use but if I’m in a pinch and need help with restores the support team is always there to assist. I especially like the VMware backup option that allows us to backup all our images quickly and provides us with an additional layer of redundancy for our critical services.”
-Safar Mohammed, Sr. Systems engineer, Bonds.com

“ You work too hard to risk it.  Protect  your data. Protect  your  business. We can help.”

Meet the Key Executive

Yuval Goren, President: Goren has been an IT Consultant and Network Engineer since the early days of IBM 390 mainframes, coax terminals, Novell Netware 2.x and Lotus Notes 3.0. He has over 20 years of experience in systems integration, project management and the design, deployment and management of: local and wide area networks, network infrastructure, as well as virtual and onsite servers. His clients include Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies in the apparel and fashion, professional services, legal services, luxury retail and not-for-profit industries. Under Goren’s leadership, Kobargo Technology Partners, a start-up in its fourth year of operations, achieved recognition from CIO Review Magazine, and was named a Most Promising Backup Solution Provider in 2016. Goren is a member of the Arizona Small Business Association, Surprise Chamber of Commerce and actively supports the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children. When not working, Goren enjoys hiking, playing basketball and spending time with his children.