Systems Signs Western Scientific
San Diego-based RAID manufacturer is now an
authorized reseller of the Mirage Virtual Tape
HILLS, Calif., January 21, 2003 — Ultera Systems, the
leading provider of scalable Virtual Tape Controllers (VTC)
for enterprise backup, restore and archive has announced today
that they have signed a reseller agreement with Western
Scientific of San Diego, CA. The agreement authorizes
Western Scientific to resell Ultera’s Mirage Virtual Tape
“Ultera is very pleased and excited about our partnership
with Western Scientific, when you consider their 20+ year
history in the data storage business. Their selection of our
new Mirage Virtual Tape product over the competition is a real
win for Ultera”, said Mo Nour, President and Founder of
The recently introduced Mirage controller operates as a hard
drive based virtual tape library providing high performance
backup and restore with instantaneous file access and a unique
embedded archive capability with seamless scalability.
Mirage brings immediate performance improvements to backup,
restore and archival applications, as its measured
backup/restore rate is 280GB/Hr. for the SCSI version and
540GB/Hr. for the fibre channel version.
“Ultera’s Mirage Virtual Tape is a very powerful addition
to the vast lineup of storage solutions we offer. Mirage
will enable us to provide our existing customers enhanced
backup capability without reconfiguring their systems or
retraining their personnel”, said Dave Krueger, Executive
Vice President of Western Scientific.
“With over 20 years in the storage solution business we
understand what new products will provide our customers with
the best performance and reliability at the best price and the
Mirage Virtual Tape exceeded our stringent requirements hands
down!” …continued Krueger.
Mirage also features an auto-archive operation that
automatically moves data stored in the virtual library to a
physical library. All library robotics are managed by the
controller including exporting of tapes from the library for
off-site storage. Mirage fully supports ALL industry tape
drives and tape libraries, disk RAID and is totally
application software transparent.
Ultera Systems, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of high
performance secondary storage controllers and subsystems for
high-speed backup, archive and data acquisition applications.
Founded in 1994 Ultera has exclusively designed and delivered
high performance technology for tape and other removable
storage devices. Its product lines are marketed and sold
through OEMs, VARs, and Systems Integrators worldwide. Ultera
is based in Laguna Hills, Calif.
Western Scientific was founded in 1978 and provides
custom-built Beowulf Clusters, RAID storage solutions,
high-end UNIX, LINUX, Windows NT and SPARC workstations,
automated tape backup, and networking solutions for the public
and private sector, both in the United States and abroad. For
more information, visit our website at www.wsm.com.
more information contact:
Ultera Systems, Inc.
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