|ULTERA SYSTEMS SIGNS SAN SOLUTIONS
AS DISTRIBUTOR IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
to Supply Ulteras Product Line to Storage Resellers
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif.,... February 2, 2000 - Ultera Systems, the
leading tape array controller and tape array system supplier, today announced that it has
signed a non-exclusive agreement with SAN SOLUTIONS, S.A., a leading distributor of
high-performance storage solutions and products in Spain and Portugal. This is
Ulteras second major European deal announced this month after partnering with U.K.-
and Sweden-based reseller Kingswell-Skyhawk AB.
Madrid-based SAN SOLUTIONS will distribute Ulteras line of tape array
controllers and systems to premier storage resellers in Spain and Portugal.
"SAN SOLUTIONS offers us another way to offer resellers in Europe a solution to
manage the extraordinary growing need for high-performance backup and storage
solutions," said Fred Bedard, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Ultera Systems.
"The demand for such solutions, and for high performance and high reliability, has
brought a record number of resellers worldwide to Ultera for our unique array
Begona Sierra, Marketing Manager of SAN SOLUTIONS, said, "Ultera Systems provides
a world-class technology in its tape RAID products, one that our resellers can confidently
offer their customers as solutions to their data backup and storage needs now and for the
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
Ulteras tape controller line includes:
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.
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 email@example.com or visit Ultera's web site at http://www.ultera.com.
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