|ULTERA SYSTEMS SIGNS
KINGSWELL-SKYHAWK AB AS EUROPEAN RESELLER
Recently Merged Resellers to
in U.K., Sweden
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif.,... March 13,
2000 - Ultera Systems, the leading tape array controller and tape array
system supplier, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Kingswell-Skyhawk
AB, a leading provider of high-performance storage solutions, support and services in the
European marketplace. The deal closely follows a similar agreement with Australian-based
Digital Tape Solutions.
U.K.-based Kingswell recently acquired Sweden-based
Skyhawk to form Kingswell-Skyhawk AB. The merged company will resell and distribute the
full line of Ulteras Tape RAID arrays to its European customer base.
"The time has come for tape arrays given the extraordinary growth in the disk
storage market over the past year and the need for high performance backup has become a
critical corporate requirement. This demand has brought a record number of resellers
(domestic and international) to Ultera Systems because of our technology leadership and
one-of-a-kind tape RAID product line," said Fred Bedard, Ultera Vice President, Sales
and Marketing. "Kingswell-Skyhawk AB is an
ideal international partner for Ultera and will dramatically expand our presence
Mike Kingswell, founder of Kingswell, said that Ulteras tape array controller
technology is in line with what Kingswell customers are demanding supercharged
backup solutions. "We are convinced that Ultera has developed products encompassing
the utmost in innovative technology for data protection and we are happy to have the
opportunity to offer Ultera tape array systems throughout Europe."
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.
Ulteras tape controller line includes:
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 Kingswell-Skyhawk AB
Kingswell Computer Company is a leading provider of high-performance, open-system data
storage solutions together with support and services. Its mission is to enable customers
to store, protect and make available computer data through world-class solutions and
services. The company recently merged with Skyhawk Computer Systems AB, a leading storage
specialist of storage solutions in the Swedish market. The new company, Kingswell-Skyhawk
AB, continues to offer support, services and expertise throughout Europe. For more
information, call +44 01604 767636, email email@example.com
or visit the companys web site at http://www.kingswell.co.uk.
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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