FalconStor Software® Inc. has announced the launch of their strategic relationship. Acolyst has been named to exclusively run and manage FalconStor's Federal Division, combining its 25 years of industry experience with FalconStor's award-winning data management solutions.

The Acolyst | FalconStor relationship delivers a suite of patented, scalable, FIPS 140-2 compliant, ready-to-launch products, enhanced by years of experience uncovering long-term solutions for the government's most complex data storage issues. The formation of a Federal Division, and the Acolyst | FalconStor relationship, is an example of initiatives underway at FalconStor to expand its customer base and solutions in key vertical markets. In a recent IDC report # 248178, IDC analyst Robert Amatruda predicts "FalconStor will emerge as a key innovator in the storage market in the coming years."

FalconStor CEO Gary Quinn states, "As the government's data storage needs rapidly grow in size and scope, the solutions required to address their issues must evolve. It's no longer enough to only offer state-of-the-art products. The Acolyst | FalconStor strategic partnership enables our partners and clients to gain access to valuable business management services, helping them take charge of their data protection management while meeting their regulatory and budgetary needs. We are excited to kick-off the relationship, and are confident that Acolyst has the experience, attitude and drive to succeed."

Acolyst's expert team is led by Valeh Nazemoff, vice president, who has recently been named to the inaugural Power 50 Solution Providers list and to the CRN Women of the Channel list for the second consecutive year.

Nazemoff is passionate about her team's involvement in this exciting new shift in the government data storage industry. "We realize there are many choices out there when it comes to government technology solutions. What separates our offering is our commitment to helping clients not only identify, but seize new opportunities while providing an alternative approach to effective and efficient data storage."

"In addition to working with government clients, Acolyst is helping government focused partners extend their reach. Acolyst is dedicated to ensuring our qualified, select partners are set up to acquire and retain new business, year over year."

To that end, the Acolyst | FalconStor Federal Division will soon announce a Federal Partner Program, specifically designed to bring a fresh approach to the government data management distribution channel. Acolyst will be actively seeking a limited number of qualified partners to distribute and service the proprietary blend of FalconStor products and Acolyst's value-added services.