About Us

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Back up, Disaster Recovery, and Encrypted Messaging is not WHAT we do, it is ALL WE DO.

The gold standard standard for data recovery, encrypted messaging, and file transfer.

Central Data Storage is a software and services company that offers data back up, data recovery, encrypted messaging, and encrypted file sharing for small businesses. With daily account monitoring, in-house support and military grade file encryption, we can give you peace-of-mind knowing that your digital ass(ets) are always protected.

CDS achieves ISO 27001 certification for information security

CDS achieves ISO 27001 certification for information security.

Management of Information Security in the provision of data and information management services. This is in accordance with the Statement of Applicability, Version 1, Dated, August 31, 2020.

Providing trusted data recovery solutions since 2008

Central Data Storage was started in 2008 in partnership with an x-ray software customer who was experiencing computer issues. Our Founder, Ed Conklin, realized the data backup and recovery industry was dominated by large, inefficient programs and cloud providers with poor customer service.

With a mission to ease the burden of data recovery for customers, Ed provided the direction, vision and foresight to create UnisonBDR, our backup and recovery solution. The software was built specifically to protect business and personal data and to provide seamless disaster recovery, quickly. Our number one goal is to reduce downtime for you.

It is important to us to provide the best customer service possible, so our support is a team of real people who are data recovery experts. Our team provides excellent customer service to our clients and partners at all times, ensuring our data recovery experts are available to restore lost or corrupted data quickly.

Our Promise to Every Customer

Our team at Central Data Storage understands how vital your data is to your business, which is why we’re so passionate about protecting it. We use the highest levels of encryption and security – day and night – and provide a full recovery plan that will get your business back up and running, quickly, if you ever face a disaster.

We set the standard with our promise to you: Backup and disaster recovery isn’t just what we do. It’s all we do. We guarantee this through our 24 hour, no cost, Restore Guarantee.

Read our Business Associate Agreement (BAA) to find out how we maintain PHI Security and overall HIPAA Compliance with each of our partners and customers.

Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team brings a wide array of domain expertise to the business. Meet them here:

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Ed Conklin

CEO & Founder

Ed Conklin is CEO and Founder at Central Data Storage, responsible for driving the business growth strategy and using his extensive medical data management experience to anticipate clients' needs. Team management is a big focus of his role as well as moving the company forward through his leadership and vision. Before Central Data Storage, Ed held multiple business growth strategy and planning positions while working for Fortune 500 companies, Ryder Systems and ThermoKing, before starting his own entrepreneurial ventures. Ed's education at Ohio State University, University of Nebraska, University of Akron and Kent State has helped guide his management principles and ethics.

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Mike D. Buck

CFO

Mike is Central Data Storage’s Chief Financial Officer. He has over 20 years experience within finance and operations for established businesses and emerging technology companies, creating strategies and implementing operations that drive growth, increase efficiency and deliver profitability. Mike has a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business Management.

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Anita Merriman

Director of Strategic Accounts

Anita is the Partner Account Manager at Central Data Storage. She has over 20 years of experience with partner strategies and driving growth and revenue in IT, SaaS, cloud, and software environments. These relationships are fostered to be successful and critical services to improve the customer’s current business workflow. Her expertise in all verticals allows Central Data Storage to work successfully with all partners and their customers relative to business strategies and compliance and regulatory requirements. Anita attended the University of Utah.

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