About us

Blocky for Veeam® was born from the strategic technology partnership formed in 2019 between GRAU DATA GmbH and Cristie Data GmbH.

The two companies have over 83 years of combined experience developing hardware and software solutions focused on disaster recovery, data storage, audit-proof archiving and data security.

GRAU DATA and Cristie Data products have formed part of solutions for several major technology vendors including HP, IBM, DellEMC, NetApp, Commvault, StrongBox and many others.

Blocky for Veeam® is based on the Blocky Suite of cybersecurity technologies and marketed through the Cristie Distribution & Partner sales division Cristie.Partners.

A Solid Timeline of Data Management & Cybersecurity Development

Cristie Data 2020

Blocky for Veeam® ransomware protection for Veeam® backups released and distributed through Cristie.Partners.

GRAU Data 2020

Blocky for Veeam® ransomware protection for Veeam® backups released and distributed through Cristie.Partners.

Cristie Data 2019

GRAU DATA and Cristie Data enter into a strategic technology partnership. Cristie takes on the distribution of GRAU DATA solutions

GRAU Data 2019

GRAU DATA and Cristie Data enter into a strategic technology partnership. Cristie takes on the distribution of GRAU DATA solutions

GRAU Data 2019

The DELL Technologies WORM-Appliance is launched providing an Audit-Proof Long-Term Data Archiving solution based on Dell hardware and GRAU DATA

Cristie Data 2018

Entered into a close partnership with StrongBox Data Solutions Inc. to deliver cognitive data management solutions.

Cristie Data 2017

Cristie Bare Machine Recovery for EMC NetWorker (NBMR) released as an EMC NetWorker “plug-in” for Windows and Linux.

GRAU Data 2017

GRAU DATA launches the Blocky Suite of ransomware protection solutions and the Filelock solution for audit-proof archiving according to German

Cristie Data 2016

The company is renamed Cristie Data GmbH to better reflect the company’s wide range of solutions and services.

Cristie Data 2014

Cristie Bare Machine Recovery for Commvault Simpana (SBMR) released.

Cristie Data 2013

Cristie surpasses 150,000 installations of Cristie disaster recovery worldwide. ABMR disaster recovery solution for EMC Avamar released. Cristie Clone Manager

GRAU Data 2008

GRAU DATA launch FileLock independent WORM-Software to simplify data archive write protection to meet German GoBD law. GRAU DATA launch

Cristie Data 2008

Cristie Bare Machine Recovery for IBM Tivoli released (TBMR).

GRAU Data 2007

GRAU DATA terminate tape robot production as their focus continues towards software development for audit-proof archiving, HSM, ransomware protection and

Cristie Data 2005

Cristie now has over 50,000 disaster recovery solutions installed worldwide on a variety of systems.

GRAU Data 2005

HPE launch the archiving software File System Extender an OEM product from GRAU DATA. As a result GRAU DATA close

Cristie Data 2004

CBMR for Linux is released.

Cristie Data 2003

Cristie Bare Machine Recovery – CBMR for Windows is released. The solution is also distributed by IBM integrating seamlessly with

Cristie Data 2001

StorTrec founded.

Cristie Data 2000

Cristie Electronis GmbH renamed Cristie Data Products GmbH to better reflect the company’s activities & business areas. PC-Bax for Windows

Cristie Data 1990’s

The focus on data security begins. Further development of SDB and new PC-BAX software for OS/2. The company begins developing

GRAU Data 1990’s

Realising the potential of ILM and storage alongside network backups, Herbert GRAU and Ulrich Lechner form GRAU DATA in 1998.

Cristie Data 1980’s

Cristie enter the professional IT sector with development of SDB backup software for DOS and Novell Netware.

GRAU Data 1980’s

GRAU Automation founded in Bohmenkirch, 1988 with the development of the ABBA mainframe-based magnetic tape library system. The system would

Cristie Data 1970’s

Development and sale of data logger systems for the maritime industry.

Cristie Data 1960’s

Cristie Electronics Ltd. founded in Stroud, UK. Projects include work on the control of unmanned missiles.