November 20, 2007 16:47 ET

American Megatrends Announces Partnership With Condre Storage for Its StorTrends® Storage Products

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - November 20, 2007) -

Editorial Summary:

--  American Megatrends announces a new partnership agreement with Condre
    Storage, Inc. for its StorTrends® Storage Products.
--  Condre Storage, Inc. is a leading distributor and integrator of
    computer hardware and software solutions, serving the VAR and reseller
    community with a focus on data storage.
--  Condre will provide dual dialect StorTrends 3200 and 1100 IP-SAN/NAS
    appliances from AMI, all of which come preinstalled with powerful
    StorTrends® iTX 2.7 Data Storage Software.

American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), is proud to announce a new partnership agreement with Condre Storage, Inc., a leading nationwide Solutions Provider Distributor (SPD) of hardware and software products for the data storage market. Under this agreement, Condre Storage will provide dual dialect StorTrends® 3200 and 1100 IP-SAN/NAS appliances from AMI, all of which come preinstalled with StorTrends® iTX 2.7 Data Storage software.

StorTrends iTX 2.7 provides dependable, affordable storage software for networked storage applications, featuring dual dialect capability for both IP-SAN (Storage Area Networks) and NAS (Network Attached Storage). The dual dialect capability of StorTrends iTX allows users to handle both block and file data and enables the use of popular applications like Microsoft® Exchange, Microsoft® SQL Server, Oracle® and more. Configured to run on the StorTrends 1100 and 3200 storage appliances, StorTrends iTX 2.7 can also be ported to other storage platforms, such as the Intel® SSR212MC2 Storage Server. StorTrends iTX comes preinstalled on all StorTrends storage appliances, and includes the ManageTrends™ storage management suite as one of its components.

StorTrends iTX software provides true enterprise-level features, at a pricing level that is within the reach of small and medium sized businesses. Components such as Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), WAN-optimization Data Services (WDS), Continuous Data Protection (CDP), and both Synchronous and Asynchronous Data Replication make it a competitive offering that will allow Condre to support VARs and resellers in a wide variety of vertical markets.

"This is indeed a win-win-arrangement. For American Megatrends, a partnership with Condre fulfills an opportunity to achieve increased exposure for StorTrends iTX and AMI's family of StorTrends storage appliances, and Condre has the benefit of adding a powerful and flexible line of products that meet a wide variety of needs to its line card. AMI is confident in our product, and we are also confident in the dedication that Condre will apply to learning about, supporting, and promoting the StorTrends brand," says S. Shankar, President and CEO of AMI. "AMI is very excited about this opportunity to work closely with Condre Storage, Inc., and anticipates increasing future success and growth as a direct result of this collaboration."

Brad Westcott, Director of Channel Sales for AMI, remarked that "partnering with a Value Added Distributor such as Condre that has established itself as a primary vehicle for resellers is critical in the channel market. Their breadth and depth allows them to cover any storage opportunity, and the StorTrends product line from AMI has the flexibility and capability to support them in this endeavor."

About Condre Storage, Inc.: Condre Storage, Inc. is a distributor and integrator of computer hardware and software serving the VAR and Solutions Provider community with a specific product focus in data storage. Condre Storage has carefully chosen a combination of product lines in Hard Drives, Tape Backup, RAID Systems, Storage Area Networking (SAN), and software to provide computer VARs and Resellers with a wide variety of storage solutions. Condre Storage's management, sales representatives, engineering staff, and support team all have extensive backgrounds in the data storage market (over 130 years combined). Condre Storage was also recently named to the "Entrepreneur's 2007 Hot 500" list.

About AMI: Founded in 1985, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), best known for AMIBIOS®, supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software and utilities to today's high-tech manufacturers. AMI, focused on IP Storage Area Networks (IP-SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS), and Storage Management, also offers remote server management, KVM over IP, IPMI 2.0 firmware and high-density motherboards. AMI is a member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and an Associate Member with the Intel® Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. Headquartered in Atlanta, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to better serve its customers.

For more information on AMI and its products and services, call 1-800-U-BUY-AMI, or visit

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