SOURCE: Softek

August 15, 2005 16:24 ET

Eastern Computer Exchange Joins Softek Synergy Partner Program

Connecticut-Based Storage Integrator Utilizing Softek Data Availability Software to Non-Disruptively Move and Manage Customer Data

VIENNA, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 15, 2005 -- Softek™ Storage Solutions, the leading provider of non-disruptive data migration software for multi-vendor environments, today announced that Eastern Computer Exchange, Inc., a Milford, Conn.-based systems integrator specializing in storage and information lifecycle management (ILM) implementations, has joined the Softek Synergy Partner Program and is now utilizing Softek data migration software as a key tool for its professional services offerings in North America and Europe.

Representing a significant portion of Eastern Computer's annual revenues, the company's Managed Data Migration Services team provides a comprehensive array of storage-related professional services to large and medium-sized enterprises, including data migration, backup to disk (B2D), server consolidation, business continuance and disaster recovery, and storage area network (SAN) implementation projects. Since the company's founding in 1990, Eastern Computer, which is also a Signature and ASN Alliance member of the EMC Velocity Partner Program, has sold more than eight petabytes of storage capacity.

Eastern Computer's professional services teams use Softek Transparent Data Migration Facility (TDMF) and Softek Replicator for multi-platform solutions to non-disruptively move data from mainframe-attached storage arrays from EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM and StorageTek. The company also plans to utilize the newly announced EMC/Softek Logical Data Migration Facility (LDMF), when available later this quarter, for non-disruptive dataset-level data moves to EMC Symmetrix DMX storage arrays. As well, Eastern Computer is reselling EMC Catalog Solutions software in conjunction with Softek.

"Softek's data mobility software has proven to be a valuable resource for us to help our customers maintain continuous application availability, along with complete data integrity, when installing new storage," said Brendan Lynch, president, at Eastern Computer. "In addition to keeping our customers' businesses up and running 24 x 7, the Softek software is scaleable to the largest storage infrastructures and helps lower customers' total cost of storage by reducing the time, complexity and disruption involved with moving and managing data."

"Eastern Computer delivers on Softek's vision and mission of transparent data migration and mobility offerings across customers' multi-vendor environments," said John Beischer, senior vice president of worldwide sales and support. "We welcome them into the Softek family of authorized resellers and are excited about developing a mutually prosperous long-term relationship."

About the Softek Synergy Partner Program

The Softek Synergy Partner Program provides enterprise solution providers who share the Softek vision of delivering truly integrated and automated storage solutions with sales, technical and marketing resources to suit a variety of business models. The Program is centered on Softek's industry-leading data availability and storage management solutions, which, together with our partner's assessment, implementation and migration expertise, speed customer deployment of new storage technology and improve performance of existing technology. The combination offers channel partners and their customers a unique value proposition that delivers measurable returns.

About Eastern Computer

Eastern Computer Exchange, Inc. provides world class storage solutions to both enterprise and commercial accounts globally. With a primary focus on Tape-to-Disk and Data Movement practices, Eastern Computer provides best-of-breed solutions to their customers. These solutions include the Softek, EMC, StorageTek, McData, CNT and Ciena suite of products, among others. For further information, visit

About Softek

Softek provides non-disruptive data availability solutions that enable companies to see, move and recover data, regardless of server platform or storage vendor. Since 1996, Softek data migration, data replication and storage resource management solutions have helped more than 700 enterprise customers improve data availability while reducing the risk, cost and complexity associated with optimizing multi-vendor storage infrastructures.

Softek Storage Solutions Corporation is an independent software company based in Vienna, Virginia. Technology partners include EMC, Fujitsu, HP and IBM and StorageTek, in addition to VARs and distributors worldwide. For further information, visit

Softek is a trademark of Softek Storage Solutions Corp. All other products, services and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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