SYSTEMS SIGNS e-DATAGROUP AS EXCLUSIVE AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR
Line of Controllers to be Available to Australian Market
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., January 26, 2000 - Ultera Systems, the
leading tape array controller and tape array system supplier, today announced that it has
signed an agreement with e-DataGroup Pty Ltd. e-DataGroup will bring Ulteras
products to market through its distribution company Digital Tape Solutions (DTS), the
leading distributor of tape drives and
autoloader/library systems in Australia.
Sydney-based DTS will supply its resellers with the full line of Ultera tape array
solutions, along with products from other leading data storage manufacturers, including
Quantum, Tandberg Data, Benchmark, Overland, Exabyte and Ecrix.
"DTS has long been a premier source in Australia for drives and automated
solutions since introducing DLT* backup technology to the country in 1995," said Fred
Bedard, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Ultera Systems. "DTS provides the
channel with the best pre- and post-sales support, and their position in Australia makes
them an ideal partner to distribute Ultera-based tape array solutions."
Garry Humphreys, CEO of e-DataGroup, said that Ulteras tape array controller
technology is a natural fit with DTS tape storage offerings. "We see great
benefits in working with Ultera, and their products instantly created a high level of
excitement within our company. We know the value and significant opportunity Ulteras
product line will bring to our resellers and to the Australian market."
Ultera Systems provides unprecedented tape performance with its innovative line of tape
array controllers. Ultera controllers can be configured for RAID-1 operation, mirroring
data to a pair of drives, or RAID-3 with data and parity information striped across a set
of two or four drives. This configuration offers fault-tolerance, allowing tape backup
operations to continue even in the event of a drive or media failure, as well as the
fastest available performance by utilizing the cumulative bandwidth of all attached tape
drives. An optional parity drive can be added to maximize reliability of the tape array.
DTS is handling the entire Ultera tape controller line, including:
Striper Series: high-end tape array controller that stripes data across up
to five independent parallel array channels allowing for fast up to 40 MB/sec.
flexible and highly reliable data protection.
LibraryMaster Series: extends the tape array paradigm to the library
level, creating an array of multi-drive libraries utilizing Ulteras third-generation
Tape RAID technology to provide the highest tape performance, backup/restore automation
and fault-tolerant data protection while complementing existing tape technologies.
Imager Series: allows simultaneous creation of up to five identical backup
tapes in real time with no additional system overhead or software changes necessary.
Shadow Master Series: provides real-time data mirroring across multiple
tape loaders and libraries for the ultimate in data reliability and disaster recovery.
Recently formed e-DataGroup is the parent company and management team that provides
the vision, financial management and marketing services for each of its subsidiaries.
e-DataGroup is 100% Australian owned and operated and continues to source and supply
innovative storage solutions for the Australian marketplace.
e-DataGroups distribution channel is Digital Tape Solutions. For more information
on e-DataGroup contact Garry Humphreys +61 2 9882 1141 or email email@example.com or visit www.e-datagroup.com.au.
Digital Tape Solutions Pty Ltd. is the leading specialist distributor of
DLTtape* drives and autoloader/library systems in
Australia. Helping organizations protect their most valuable asset, DTSs products
and services ensure reliable, high speed backup and recovery of information and its data.
Founded in 1995, DTS works exclusively through reseller channels and offers its customers
the best product supply and technical support possible on high-performance backup and
other magnetic data storage solutions. Contact DTS at its Sydney Head Office, telephone 61.2.9888.3488, fax 61.2.9888.3400,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org for general
Information, email@example.com for sales. Visit
DTS on the Web at www.dlt.com.au.
About Ultera Systems
Ultera Systems, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of RAID Tape Array controllers and
subsystems designed for high-speed backup, archive and high-speed data acquisition
applications. All industry standard tape drives, tape libraries and storage management
software are compatible with the Ultera Arrays. Its tape array product lines are marketed
under the trade names "Striper," "Imager," "LibraryMaster"
and "Shadow Master," and sold through OEMs, VARs, and Systems Integrators
worldwide. Ultera is based in Laguna Hills, Calif.
For further information, call (949) 367-8800, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Ultera's web site at http://www.ultera.com.
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