ULTERA SYSTEMS BOOSTS INTERNATIONAL
SALES PRESENCE IN DEAL WITH MACNICA
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., August 23, 1999.....Ultera
Systems, the leading tape array controller and tape array system supplier, today announced
the appointment of Macnica Inc., as its master distributor for Japan, securing one of the
countrys leading storage resellers to handle the full line of Ultera tape array
Macnica is one of Japans largest distributors, supplying a broad range of
networking, components and storage products to a large network of resellers and
integrators, OEMs and direct customers, including some of Japans largest electronics
firms, such as Fujitsu, Sharp, Hitachi, Canon, OKI, NEC, NTT and
Macnica has established a reputation as a major resource of network and network storage
expertise. The company is a significant supplier of storage technology to the Japanese
market, including RAID disk products, Qualstar tape libraries and Storage Area Network
hardware and software, enabling Macnica to sell Ulteras high-performance,
high-availability tape array technology to its existing customer base.
"Ulteras tape RAID technology is a significant added value for Macnica to
take to its customers who are already involved in RAID technology," said Fred
Vice President Sales and Marketing at Ultera. "Wherever there is a disk array, there
is a need to backup and secure that data, and the fastest, most reliable way to perform
that backup is with a tape array. Macnica has recognized this vast opportunity, and we
look forward to working with their team to develop tape RAID as a standard technology in
"Macnicas corporate motto is to provide its customers with the best products
and services by making quick decisions and taking quick action. Thats why we are
moving quickly to add Ultera to our product offerings," said Shoichi
Marketing Manager for Storage Products at Macnica. "Ulteras tape array
technology integrates easily with current tape library and backup software products, which
allows us to offer our customers backup solutions with unmatched reliability and
performance that is fully compatible with their current hardware and software
In addition to its storage and networking expertise, Macnica is renowned for its vast
customer support capabilities. The company offers a full range of services to support
solutions, including zero down time hardware replacement, software maintenance services
with electronic software updates and 24/7 on-site maintenance and support from 124 service
sites throughout Japan.
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.
The Ultera product line includes the following models:
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 two or more identical
backup tapes in real time with no additional system overhead or software changes
ShadowMaster 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 "ShadowMaster," 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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