FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), a market leader in disk-based data protection solutions, today announced it has been recognized in CRN’s 2012 Virtualization 100 list. Featuring the top 100 vendors in the virtualization space, the Virtualization 100 is an annual list published by UBM Channel’s CRN that helps solution providers identify and evaluate virtualization products and programs. CRN lists are considered the de facto resource solution providers use to make strategic technology decisions and support their business. Companies on the 2012 Virtualization 100 list were selected by CRN editors based on their innovative and forward-thinking approach to selling products and services through the IT Channel. Vendors on the list were selected based on their ability to help VARs transform themselves into true service providers that help organizations take advantage of the ease, flexibility, scalability, elasticity and cost savings that virtualization has to offer. "With all the noise in the marketplace, it can sometimes be challenging for solution providers to determine which virtualization company would be the best to partner with," said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, UBM Channel. “That’s why we developed our annual Virtualization 100 list, to highlight and outline the top 100 technology vendors in the space that power, support and evangelize the benefits of virtualization across all parts of the IT infrastructure. We congratulate each member or the Virtualization 100 for making this year’s list." Offered through a worldwide network of partners and solution providers, FalconStor Software provides disk-based data protection and storage virtualization products that transform traditional backup and disaster recovery into next-generation service-oriented data protection. With data and system uptime critical to a company’s success, customers rely upon FalconStor’s highly scalable, heterogeneous solutions to protect their entire IT infrastructure. FalconStor solutions enable these companies to maximize their data availability and system uptime and automate the full recovery of business operations in the shortest period of time.