FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), a market leader in disk-based data protection, today announced that Chris Poelker, FalconStor’s vice president of enterprise solutions, will present at the Data Center World fall conference in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Poelker will discuss the importance of disaster recovery (DR) planning, how to effectively protect data and ways to prevent costly IT downtime. Sponsored by AFCOM, one of the largest data center associations, Data Center World explores all aspects of data center management from facilities overviews to disaster recovery, security and various technologies. Poelker’s presentation, “ Optimizing Disaster Recovery and Data Protection in the Cloud ,” draws upon his decades of experience as well as his recent position as a deputy commissioner of the TechAmerica Foundation Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD²). He will discuss the value of data protection for virtualized, physical and hybrid environments and how to prioritize IT recovery. “Most companies believe that having a copy of their data in the event of an IT issue or natural disaster is adequate data protection. However, data center managers must examine how to recover the applications and services on which this data resides to have a true comprehensive data protection and DR plan,” said Poelker. “Companies without a complete IT recovery plan lose millions in productivity and downtime when an event does occur. Through this session, data center managers will have a better understanding on how to optimize their data protection strategies.” Data Center World fall conference will take place at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Conference Center in Nashville, Tenn., September 30 through October 3, 2012. About the speaker Chris Poelker is a highly regarded industry expert with more than 30 years of experience architecting storage, backup and disaster recovery solutions. He is the author of Storage Area Networks for Dummies and a regular blogger for Computerworld. A popular public speaker, Poelker is known both for his authority and ability to speak easily about storage virtualization, data protection, cloud computing and data center optimization. About FalconStor Software FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is a market leader in disk-based data protection. The company’s mission is to transform traditional backup and disaster recovery into next-generation service-oriented data protection. Built upon an award-winning platform, FalconStor solutions deliver disk-based backup, continuous data protection, WAN-optimized replication and disaster recovery automation. FalconStor solutions are available through a worldwide network of partners, including solution providers, top-tier strategic partners and major OEMs. Thousands of customers worldwide, from small businesses to Fortune 100 enterprises, entrust their data to FalconStor solutions. FalconStor maintains headquarters in Melville, N.Y., and offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252). Follow us on Twitter – Watch us on YouTube – Connect with us on LinkedIn FalconStor and FalconStor Software are registered trademarks of FalconStor Software, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other company and product names contained herein may be trademarks of their respective holders. Links to websites or pages controlled by parties other than FalconStor are provided for the reader’s convenience and information only. FalconStor does not incorporate into this release the information found at those links nor does FalconStor represent or warrant that any information found at those links is complete or accurate. Use of information obtained by following these links is at the reader’s own risk.