Tech Sector: Software
Key Product: AppAssure backup and replication
The Lowdown: Reston, Va.-based AppAssure offers unified backup and replication software across virtual, physical and cloud environments with the guarantee of instant and 100 percent reliable data and application recovery from the server to the data center, and to the cloud. Through its software, AppAssure, which was founded in 2006, permits VMware backup, Hyper-V backup, Windows Server backup and Microsoft Exchange Server backup and protects data and the entire application in all environments. The company grew nearly 200 percent in 2011 and in the past three years has grown 3,500 percent.