Net Sales Increased 329% and Gross Margin Grew 33% in 2010
Garden City, N.Y. – May 9, 2011 – CloudFirst (OTCBB: DTST), a hybrid cloud provider of data protection and business continuity solutions, today announced that it has filed its 2010 SEC 10K and experienced significant growth in 2010. Net sales increased 329% from $585,285 for the year ending December 31, 2009 to $2,514,340 for the year ending December 31, 2010. The increase in sales is primarily attributable to increased sales capacity in data backup and managed services with the July 2010 acquisition of CloudFirst, LLC.
“In addition to the acquisition of CloudFirst, which has positioned us as a leader in the data recovery market for organizations operating in IBM iSeries as well as Windows environments, we have also made many strategic changes to position the company for growth in the near future and long term,” said Chuck Piluso, Chairman and CEO of CloudFirst. “Our solutions are assisting clients as they gain additional control and better access to their data and enabling them the highest level of security with our infrastructure-as-a-service and our DR solutions. We continue to provide peace of mind and ensure business continuity for our clients.”
CloudFirst provides hybrid cloud solutions focused on data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions that help organizations protect their data, minimize downtime, ensure regulatory compliance and recover and restore data quickly. CloudFirst delivers and supports a broad range of premium solutions for both Windows and IBM power systems environments that assist clients save time and money, gain more control of and better access to data and enable the highest level of security for that data. The company’s solutions include: offsite data backup, storage, replication, protection and recovery services; High Availability (HA) data replication services; email archive and compliance solutions for e-discovery; continuous data protection; data de-duplication; virtualized system recovery; and telecom recovery services. Headquartered in Garden City, N.Y., CloudFirst offers its solutions and services to healthcare, banking and finance, distribution services, manufacturing, construction, education, and government industries. For more information on CloudFirst, visit www.cloudfirst.host.
Cautionary Statement on Risks Associated with CloudFirst – Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 by CloudFirst that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “may,” “should,” “could,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are to be interpreted only as of the date on which they are made. CloudFirst undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement except as required by law. CloudFirst advises investors that it discusses risk factors and uncertainties that could cause CloudFirst’s actual results to differ from forward-looking statements in its periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). CloudFirst’s SEC filings can be accessed through the SEC’s EDGAR Database at www.sec.gov (CloudFirst has EDGAR CIK No. 0001419951).
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