SOURCE: APTARE

November 05, 2007 08:00 ET

APTARE and FusionStorm Extend Reseller Alliance Partnership

FusionStorm to Offer New APTARE StorageConsole 6.5 Platform as Managed Services to Its Customer Base

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - November 5, 2007) - APTARE®, Inc., a leading provider of Web 2.0 storage reporting and management software, and FusionStorm, a San Francisco-based technology solutions provider, today announced that they have extended their reseller alliance partnership. FusionStorm, one of APTARE's marquee reseller partners, will now offer APTARE StorageConsole® 6.5 as a hosted managed service offering to its customers, helping them accurately track storage capacity utilization, predict future needs and reduce costs. FusionStorm will offer StorageConsole 6.5 as an integral part of the company's managed storage and backup services.

"Our customers have seen the quantifiable value that APTARE StorageConsole backup reporting provides to their enterprise storage environments and the streamlined implementation that APTARE's Web 2.0 architecture enables," said Vince Conroy, chief technology officer, FusionStorm. "To now offer APTARE's capacity management functionality in the same centralized, robust reporting environment means that our customers can have end-to-end storage capacity reporting -- from the application and hosts to the storage arrays. This allows us to provide our customers with a new level of visibility that gives peace of mind on their storage utilization, without them having to worry about the hassles of managing the day-to-day storage operations."

APTARE designed its Alliance Reseller Program to give resellers and managed service providers (MSPs) the tools and solutions that they need to create an annuity-based revenue stream and a customized user experience. APTARE's solutions are enterprise-scalable and the program is customized to align with each reseller's business goals. With its patented Web 2.0-based architecture, APTARE is able to have resellers and managed service providers host a storage reporting and management Web portal for their customers in a matter of hours, as opposed to days.

"We recognize the growing trend that resellers need differentiated, value-add services that support their own customers' business objectives while at the same time make it efficient and cost-effective to deploy new storage service offerings," said Richard Clark, president and CEO, APTARE. "We're pleased to extend our partnership with a leading national managed services provider like FusionStorm and help them take storage management services to the next level for their customers."

FusionStorm offers APTARE StorageConsole 6.5 as an integral part of the company's managed storage and backup offerings. StorageConsole is a platform that integrates backup reporting and storage capacity management into a single console optimized to help enterprises improve storage utilization and reduce costs. Based on Web 2.0 architecture, APTARE StorageConsole 6.5 gives storage administrators easy access to the status of their backups, detailed insight into their different storage environments, and the ability to run comprehensive reports to check on storage capacity and utilization.

About APTARE's Alliance Reseller Program

The Alliance Reseller Program is a global partner program designed to help resellers and managed service providers of APTARE products increase their profitability and better support their customers. The program benefits include a portfolio of pre-sales tools, marketing programs, product training, and special pricing. To learn more about APTARE's Alliance Reseller Program visit: http://aptare.com/aptare_resellers.html.

About FusionStorm

FusionStorm -- "Making Technology Work" -- is a leading, national provider of IT products, professional services, support contract services and 24x7 managed services for enterprises of all sizes. The company delivers complete solutions for system infrastructure, storage, networking, voice-over-IP, security, database, disaster recovery, managed hosting and remote managed services. FusionStorm offices include San Francisco (HQ), San Jose, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, New York City, Tampa and Boston. The company's web site is www.fusionstorm.com and the toll-free phone is 800.228.TECH (8324).

About APTARE

Headquartered in Campbell, California, APTARE is a provider of Web 2.0 reporting and management applications that simplify the optimization of enterprise storage environments. APTARE StorageConsole, the company's application platform, is a web-based portal that gives IT administrators and executives a centralized, real-time view of their storage environment through interactive dashboards. Using APTARE StorageConsole applications companies like Novell, Calamos Investments, Eprod and York University increase management effectiveness, maximize storage utilization, and reduce costs. The software is sold direct and through a large base of resellers and managed services organizations. For more information, please visit http://www.aptare.com.

APTARE and APTARE StorageConsole are registered trademarks of APTARE, Inc. All other trade names, trademarks, and service marks are the rightful property of their respective owners.

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