|ULTERA EXPANDS NORTH AMERICAN PRESENCE
IN DEAL WITH SKYDATA
Full Line of Controllers to
be Available to Canadian Market
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif.,... February 14, 2000 Ultera Systems, the leading tape array controller and tape array system supplier,
today announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with
leading Canadian distributor of mass storage products.
Ulteras full line of tape array solutions will be available in
Canada exclusively through SkyData, a leading supplier to computer resellers and end
users. The company provides complete storage solutions including a wide range of disk,
tape and optical storage solutions.
"SkyData has optimized their expertise by focusing exclusively
on mass storage and related products," said Fred Bedard, Vice President, Sales and
Marketing at Ultera Systems. "The demand for high-performance backup that Ultera
controllers offer is one SkyData recognizes and is uniquely positioned to meet."
"The explosive growth of corporate data and the disk storage
market is perfect for Ulteras tape array technology," said Howard Goldberg, CEO
and Founder of SkyData. "We are always prepared to offer our customers the best in
storage solutions, and as the exclusive supplier, we are committed to the performance and
reliability advantages of Ulteras unique array controllers."
Through the strategic partnering with SkyData, Ultera products will
now also be available to Canadian government customers through SkyDatas support of
the National Master Standing Offer (NMSO), which guarantees superior quality and
competitive pricing for Canadian federal agencies.
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
SkyData will offer the entire Ultera tape controller line,
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
SkyData Corporation is a privately owned, Canadian corporation with offices and
manufacturing facilities in Mississauga, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. Incorporated in
March of 1995 with a mandate to manufacture and distribute mass storage subsystems to
Canadian computer resellers, SkyData offers a broad range of complete plug-and-play SCSI
solutions targeted to PC Networking, Macintosh and UNIX Workstation environments. Its
product orientation is towards a solution rather than the simple distribution of
components. Consequently, customers receive all the hardware and software they require to
address their particular application, hardware platform and operating environment.
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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