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The profiles of the companies exhibiting at the symposium are listed in alphabetical order below:

AuWau, Booth 19

Auwau has built the software solution by the name Cloutility. It is a web portal front-end for IBM Spectrum Protect, which includes end user self-service and all the business functions needed to deliver superior data protection and recovery services with Spectrum Protect.

Today the Cloutility platform is used by service providers and large enterprise businesses around the world.

Cloutility is included in IBM Passport Advantage.

CANCOM AG, Booth 12

As Digital Transformation Partner, CANCOM guides businesses into the digital future. The CANCOM Group’s IT solution range encompasses consulting, implementation, services and operation of IT systems. Clients benefit from extensive expertise and an innovative portfolio that covers business IT requirements for a successful digital transformation. IT trends such as cloud computing, analytics, enterprise mobility or security are addressed with business solutions and managed services.

The CANCOM Group operates internationally and has more than 3,000 employees worldwide. Together with a powerful partner network, many geographies enjoy market presence allowing close client proximity including  Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the United States. CANCOM Group is headed by Thomas Volk (CEO), Rudolf Hotter (COO) and Thomas Stark (CFO). The company’s headquarter is in Munich, Germany. CANCOM achieves an annual turnover of more than one billion euros and the group’s parent company CANCOM SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the indices TecDAX and SDAX (ISIN DE0005419105).

Cobalt Iron, Booth 15

Cobalt Iron is the global leader in SaaS-based enterprise data protection. The company was founded in 2013 to fundamentally change the way the world thinks about data protection. Through analytics and automation, Cobalt Iron enables enterprises to transform and optimize legacy backup solutions into a simple cloud-based architecture. By leveraging the cloud, Cobalt Iron reduces overall capex by more than 50 percent while eliminating backup failures and inefficiencies. Processing more than 7 million back and restore jobs a month for customers in 44 countries, Cobalt Iron delivers modern enterprise data protection for enterprise customers.

Cristie Data, Booth 20

In 1969, Cristie was founded in Stroud, England. 1994 the Cristie Electronics GmbH was founded in Germany. Since then, the company has been working on storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions. The more than 150,000 installations around the world reinforce their commitment. In 2000, the company was renamed to Cristie Data Products GmbH. Already at the beginning of the 2000s Cristie started to provide solutions as cloud or managed services for their customers. Due to the changes and extensions of the portfolio, the company was renamed to Cristie Data GmbH in 2016. The new name reflects the wide range of solutions and services of the company. With all their solutions and services, Cristie creates sustainable value added for customers and partners.

Concat AG, Booth 3

Concat AG, established in 1990 and headquartered in Bensheim with 13 locations throughout Germany, is well-positioned providing a diversified portfolio of infrastructure IT, managed services & support, and cloud solutions. Concat's skilled teams deliver customized offerings including virtualization, storage, networking, and data security to help clients achieve compliance, efficiency, growth and industry transformation. The system house operates secure infrastructures in German data centres certified by ISO 9001 and ISO 27001. Concat has been a part of Meridian Group International Inc., since 2006. Discover more at

Empalis GmbH, Booth 5

For nearly 30 years, Empalis has provided custom solutions and services in the areas of middleware & collaboration, distributed systems, system automation, storage & backup and IT security.

Since 2018, Big Data, Analytics and Predictive Analytics as well as the related technologies have also been part of our portfolio. Thus, we offer a full range of services around your data - from storage and backup to analysis and evaluation.

Empalis stands for efficient consulting, outstanding quality and future-proof partnership. In networked Competence Centers, specialists with many years of practical experience and in-depth background knowledge work on the best solutions for your company.

Empalis Consulting GmbH cooperates with a large number of leading manufacturers. For us, they are deliberately chosen partners to whom we, by contrast, deliver significant added value through our specialization.

eXstor GmbH, Booth 10

eXstor - Home of Spectrum Cluster - founded in 2005 and is based in Sinsheim, Germany. Our product for TSM High Availability TSMCluster® in the new Version 7.1 based on AIX and Linux operating systems, is a robust, scalable and widely used cluster software for Spectrum Protect (TSM). In spite of its high complexity, TSMCluster® remains easy to operate via web interface or command line.
In the new GUI we introduce sensor data from TSM, Db2, GPFS and other components with historical data. A health check component offers a realtime overview what is going wrong and offers log viewers and command lines. The Library Manager and TSLM component shows all you need to know about your tape storage.
Please visit our website for more details.

General Storage, Booth 4

General Storage is a software development company headquartered in Germany. Our innovative solutions are focused on data management - fromiently backing up file systems of any size (MAGS) to transparently managing dozens of Petabytes of disk storage behind IBM Spectrum Protect, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, Veeam Software or Oracle (dsmISI) to transparently clustering IBM Spectrum Protect servers in data centers and the cloud (GSCC). More than two decades of first-hand experience with large and challenging IT operations have led to a unique level of understanding which reflects in our products and benefits to our customers and partners worldwide.

Please visit our website for more information:

Contact: | +49 6206 5191794

IBM, Booth 11
IBM is a leading cloud platform and cognitive solutions company. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. With Watson, the AI platform for business, powered by data, we are building industry-based solutions to real-world problems. For more than seven decades, IBM Research has defined the future of information technology with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents.

PROFI Engineering Systems AG - Booth 18

We are a medium-sized, owner-run and financially strong IT solution house with our headquarters in Darmstadt. Innovative strength and customer orientation are the essential pillars of our company strategy. For more than 30 years we have been supporting our customers with individual, high-quality solutions to optimize IT processes and system landscapes.

We guide your company through its digital transformation – from strategy and implementation to operation. Our experienced consultants and architects have been intensively dealing with the digitalization of all business processes and units in the context of bimodal IT (traditional and agile IT-processes), industry 4.0, security, cloud, big data, mobile solutions, social media and SAP for many years.

We take care of project management and implementation for you, including the operation of your systems and platforms. Our standard is highest competency, reliability and quality, with measurable success and a direct contribution to the value added and competitiveness of our customers. We have around 380 employees at 12 sites in Germany. We are one of Germany’s most successful system houses and maintain a long-standing partnership with all leading IT producers.

Numbers, data, facts
Headquarters: Darmstadt
Sites: 12
Employees: 380

Quantum, Booth 9

Quantum technology and services help customers capture, create and share digital content – and preserve and protect it for decades. With solutions built for every stage of the data lifecycle, Quantum’s platforms provide the fastest performance for high-resolution video, images, and industrial IoT. That’s why the world’s leading entertainment companies, sports franchises, researchers, government agencies, enterprises, and cloud providers are making the world happier, safer, and smarter on Quantum. See how at

Repostor AB, Booth 17

The ability to restore data is crucial for many companies and Repostor is specialized in this area in combination with IBM Spectrum Protect. 

We are adding value by delivering support for a large number of databases. You simply sign a contract with the expected volume you have, and we will provide you with the tools to connect your databases to Spectrum. This way you can utilize your enterprise solution even more.

Repostor is specialized in backup and recovery of data. With our solution, you can restore even very large databases in minutes! The company has been in business since 2009 and we now have customers in most countries and also more than 60 resellers ready to help you as a customer on a local basis.

Many companies are developing solutions using tools from OpenSource. By doing this you are also facing new databases and as you move into production mode it is necessary with a robust technique to secure your data. Repostor provides support for the most common databases such as PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MariaDB, MySQL and others.

Repostor also supports commercial databases such as SAP IQ and ASE. Many customers who is using SAP HANA find this solution very attractive as you can offload data from HANA.

Please visit for more information or send an email to

Schmitz RZ Consult GmbH, Booth 8

Schmitz RZ Consult GmbH is specialized in the evaluation, planning, implementation and economic assessment of IT solutions with focus on storage, automation and system management. Schmitz RZ Consult offers brand-independent solutions from one hand – from planning to acceptance.
Our software BACKUP EAGLE® ensures complete automated reporting, monitoring, control and evidence for IBM Spectrum Protect, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam, SEP sesam and IBM BRMS. BACKUP EAGLE® supports data centers worldwide in fulfilling all requirements on reporting, monitoring, compliance and audit obligations - even in very large backup environments.
Currently the biggest implementation of BACKUP EAGLE® is running at one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide with more than 200 IBM Spectrum Protect servers and more than 20,000 registered IBM Spectrum Protect Nodes. Every day, more than 100,000 backup runs are monitored and recorded by BACKUP EAGLE®. In addition the configuration of each IBM Spectrum Protect server is automatically documented every day. BACKUP EAGLE® supports automatic checking of more than 130 backend storage devices (tape libraries and Data Domains) – using hardware information (based REST and SNMP queries/traps).
High quality consulting and support is ensured by more than 20 years experiences in IBM Spectrum Protect environments. Daily monitoring, evidence and incident handling for IBM Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus environments is offered as a service.
BACKUP EAGLE® - Backup monitoring made in Germany

Spectralogic, Booth 2

Spectra Logic develops data storage solutions for organizations dealing with exponential data growth. Spectra's customer focus has been proven by the adoption of its solutions in multiple markets globally. Spectra delivers new methods of managing information in all forms of storage — archive, backup, cold storage, and private and public cloud.

Storware, Booth 7

Storware developes best-in-class modernized data protection systems for businesses. Our software helps reduce the risk of data loss and its associated cost, and is effectively implemented in companies around the world. Storware was founded in 2013 and closely cooperates with, among others, IBM, Dell EMC, Microsoft, RedHat, Nutanix, Citrix and Oracle.
Storware introduces and constantly improves its flagship products, which are offered through the worldwide distribution and partner channel:

  • vProtect - enterprise backup solution for virtual environments. It is able to backup VMs running on variety of platforms: Citrix XenServer, Xen, RHEV, oVirt, KVM, Proxmox, Nutanix AHV, Kubernetes, Openshift and Openstack. RESt API based integration with IBM Spectrum Protect, DellEMC Networker, Veritas Netbackup meets the requirements of enterprises in all part of the world.
  • KODO for CLOUD - innovative backup solutions for Microsoft Office 365 and BOX. It provides top-class backup and data recovery services for Office 365 Exchange | Onedrive | Sharepoint. It is a Saas-Ready solution.
  • KODO for ENDPOINTS - robust and comprehensive data protection services for end users devices, whose data reside on their local drives. It protects your critical data from loss due to malware, hackers ransomware, theft or loss of the device, or just simple human mistakes.

Wherever you keep your data – in the cloud, on servers or endpoints – we continuously care and bring additional value to them.

SVA GmbH, Booth 14

SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH is one of the leading system integrators in Germany in the fields of DataCenter infrastructure. The company - founded in 1997 and based in Wiesbaden/Germany - by now has more than 1.100 employees at 18 branch offices all over Germany.

The corporate objective of SVA is the combination of high quality IT products of different vendors with the project know-how and flexibility of SVA to achieve optimum solutions for customers. SVA core subjects are not only high availability and high scalability SAN architectures, but also data security and disaster recovery as well as virtualization technologies in the area of servers, desktop and storage. In addition, SVA Operational Services is offering infrastructure operation support with system engineers starting with first level and service “made in Germany”.

SVA experts combine twenty years of IT infrastructure experience with know-how about modern demands such as data center security 2.0, big data & analytics, workspace of the future and cloud. In the fields of Machine Learning and AI, SVA offers solutions and skill for workflow management, data processing, data preparation and algorithm development & distribution.

TechData, Booth 16

Tech Data Advanced Solutions
Our Tech Data Advanced Solutions portfolio enables channel partners to deliver complex IT solutions around the world. Our innovative approach and proven experience in the data center, software cloud computing, converged, hyper-converged, mobility solutions, analytics, security and IoT empowers channel partners to deliver the end-to-end solutions their customers need to transform and remain competitive.

tiri GmbH

For over 10 years, tiri GmbH, located in Hamburg, Germany, focuses on enterprise solutions for their customers, and has high skilled people for distributed systems, system automation, storage & backup and IT security, as well as edge technologies like Kubernetes and Docker.
Linux Skills - for devops, and for contingency, are mandatory and available, we perform Workshops for IBM topics, bus as well for generic topics like Linux, Databases, Storage, and Container Infrastructure. Being partner of important manufacturers like IBM, Elastic, Red Hat strengthens our core competencies.
Getting in contact with customers, we provide flexibility, modern, and agile technologies, and efficient team work.
Our customers are Small and Medium Enterprises of different sectors, e.g. Research and Development, Banking, Engineering, Gaming, or Public.
We are hiring, if you want to join our team, please contact as at

Seit mehr als 10 Jahren bietet das Hamburger Systemhaus tiri GmbH, im Herzen des Hafens Harburg individuelle Lösungen und Dienstleistungen für System Automation, Storage & Backup und IT Security, wie auch die aktuellen Cloud-Themen Kubernetes und Docker.
Linux für Betrieb und Entwicklung rundet unsere Kernkompetenz ab, wie auch Schulungen und Workshops rund um IBM Themen, aber auch generische Themen wie Linux, Datenbanken, Storage und Container Infrastrukturen.
Wir sind Partner von namhaften Herstellern, wie IBM, Elastic, Red Hat, um unsere Kernkompetenzen gestärkt zu wissen.
Dabei setzen wir im Kundenkontakt auf Flexibilität, modernste Technologien und effiziente Arbeit im Team.
Unsere Strategie ist es individuelle Lösungen auf Open-Source-Komponenten aufzubauen und diese qualifiziert um Enterprise Elemente zur maximalen Leistung und Stabilität zu ergänzen.
Zu unserem Kundenkreis zählen mittelständische Unternehmen aus verschiedensten Branchen, wie Forschung, Bankwesen, Spieleentwicklung oder öffentlicher Verwaltung.
Wenn Sie unser Team verstärken wollen, freuen wir uns auf Ihrer Bewerbung oder Ihren Kontakt unter