New Hybrid Cloud Reseller Relationship with IBM and Continued Managed Service Provider Adoption
- Developed new strategic reseller relationship with IBM, creating new joint solutions that enable hybrid cloud data migration, backup, and restore for IBM Power Virtual Server Cloud (IBM Power VS) clients and MSPs that will be resold with IBM Cloud sales force and partner channels
- Added four new MSP partners for the StorSafe secure backup-as-a-service solution while existing MSP partners expanded their business to protect new customers and systems, aligned with the FalconStor strategic shift to serve the MSP community
- Rolled out new initiatives with Hitachi Vantara to build pipeline for advanced disaster recovery and cloud-enabled protection that will be resold by Hitachi Vantara sales force and partner channels
AUSTIN, TEXAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$FALC #IBM–FalconStor Software, Inc. (OTCQB: FALC), a trusted data protection leader modernizing disaster recovery and backup for the hybrid cloud world, today announced financial results for its first quarter 2022, which ended on March 31, 2022.
“Our strategic shift to recurring revenue-based hybrid cloud data protection solutions took a material step forward in the quarter as we worked aggressively to secure an important reseller relationship with IBM,” said Todd Brooks, FalconStor CEO. “IBM’s cloud push has been a centerpiece of its corporate strategy, as highlighted in its first quarter 2022 results. As we announced earlier today, enterprises can now leverage new joint hybrid cloud solutions from FalconStor and IBM. These solutions are especially important to the tens of thousands of companies around the globe that leverage IBM i environments, as they now have the ability to securely backup and restore to the cloud as well as migrate their IBM i workloads to IBM Power VS Cloud with secure backup and recovery on an on-going basis.
“Despite the importance of this step forward in our efforts to reinvent FalconStor, our aggressive focus on advancing critical hybrid cloud relationships and our efforts to realign our sales team accordingly negatively impacted our legacy on-premises expansions and legacy on-premises new customer acquisition revenue during the quarter. We don’t view our poor legacy results in Q1 as being a signal of accelerated legacy decline in the future,” stated Brooks. “In fact, legacy recurring revenue renewal rates were 86% and ARR increased 4% year-over-year during the quarter. As we continue to reinvent FalconStor, we must simultaneously focus on driving new strategic hybrid cloud ARR growth and maintaining a solid legacy on-premises revenue base.”
First Quarter 2022 Financial Results
- Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR): 4% year-over-year growth
- Ending Cash: $3.4 million, compared to $2.0 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021
- Total Revenue: $2.0 million, compared to $3.8 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021
- Total Cost of Revenue: $0.4 million, compared to $0.6 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021
- Total Operating Expenses: $2.7 million, compared to $3.2 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021
- GAAP Net Income (Loss): $(1.1) million, compared to $0.4 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021
Given Q1 2022 results, we are reducing full-year guidance as follows:
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WHO: Todd Brooks, Chief Executive Officer, FalconStor and Vincent Sita, Chief Financial Officer, FalconStor
WHEN: Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 4:00 PM Central; 5:00 PM Eastern
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
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About FalconStor Software
FalconStor is the trusted data protection software leader modernizing disaster recovery and backup operations for the hybrid cloud world. The Company enables enterprise customers and managed service providers to secure, migrate, and protect their data while reducing data storage and long-term retention costs by up to 95%. More than 1,000 organizations and managed service providers worldwide standardize on FalconStor as the foundation for their cloud first data protection future. Our products are offered through and supported by a worldwide network of leading managed service providers, systems integrators, resellers, and original equipment manufacturers.
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