SOURCE: Sanbolic Inc.

Sanbolic Inc.

February 03, 2010 11:35 ET

Sanbolic Partners With ADN GmbH to Distribute Its Melio 2010 for Windows Datacenter Customers Across Germany

WATERTOWN, MA--(Marketwire - February 3, 2010) - Sanbolic, Inc., providing shared SAN storage and infrastructure software solutions for Windows Data Center customers, today announced their distribution agreement with Advanced Digital Network Distribution GmbH (ADN), a Value Added Distributor with offices across Germany and Austria. ADN distributes a wide range of IT hardware and software products, through a network of over 11,000 resellers and agents. ADN uses a proven marketing strategy, has a strong channel network, and efficient logistic management to support their resellers. Their value add is based on presales technical training, vendor certifications for partners, and pre- and post sales support for their VARs.

"We are pleased to work with ADN as our sales partner in Germany and Austria. ADN understand the importance of shared SANs and virtualization in Windows Datacenters. Our initial work has been targeted toward signing up and training ADN's Citrix VARs and now continuing to address the Microsoft and VMware channel. Effort will also be put into the hosting industry that can benefit from server virtualization, higher utilization of hardware, load balancing, and easy management and scalability of storage and servers. We have jointly trained ADN's resellers such as Networkers, CEMA and Huber S-Consulting and we have established a base of VARs including companies such as BIN-Control GmbH, Clement EDP Consultants, and PCO, and SYSback AG," says Eva Helén, Vice President and Co-founder of Sanbolic.

Within ADN, the Storage business group's main focus is to provide software and storage solutions. The storage business group has built its business by securing select partnership agreements with the major virtualization and storage vendors including Microsoft, Citrix, Nexsan and now Sanbolic. "The storage business group at ADN provides storage products and solutions to the German speaking marketplace. Through the Sanbolic partnership and through ADN's vast channel resellers' network in Germany, we now are able to deliver leading storage technology and SAN virtualization software to customers in the German speaking regions in Central Europe, which in turn helps local enterprises build scalable and reliable storage infrastructures in their datacenters," states Mr. Herman Ramacher, General Manager of Advanced Digital Network Distribution GmbH (ADN).

ADN's Storage & Application optimization Business Unit offers VARs Citrix for Server- and Desktop Virtualization and Sanbolic software to enable shared data access on SAN hardware. "ADN continues to add product offerings by partnering with the leadings storage vendors to provide our partners with enterprise level storage hardware and software products and professional storage service solutions," says Christian Geilen, Business Unit Manager at ADN. "We have become a trusted professional storage solutions and consultancy provider. The cooperation between ADN and Sanbolic is of major importance to both companies and it further enhances Sanbolic's coverage within the high-end, second and third tier market opportunities in Germany and Austria. We work with our VARs to support them in their sales of complete infrastructure implementation for their customers, providing cost-effective virtualization solutions, using Microsoft, Citrix, VMware and Sanbolic products for shared SAN storage and infrastructure solutions. ADN uses its vast experience in distribution management to develop the business and grow Sanbolic's storage virtualization and data center infrastructure solution sales in our territory."

Sanbolic and Citrix through ADN

ADN has been awarded "Best Market Development" by Citrix and is one of the largest Citrix distributors in EMEA. ADN's recruitment of resellers has been with focus on Citrix Platinum and Gold Partners. By using Sanbolic's clustered file system and volume manager their customers can benefit from a highly available Citrix Provisioning Servers and scalable and high performance shared SAN storage as the foundation for Citrix streaming solutions Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. End user customers running the Melio FS from Sanbolic for High Availability PVS solutions include Raiffeisen Waren-Zentrale Rhein-Main eG and Sparkasse Direkt-Marketing . The business unit promoting Citrix and Sanbolic leverages ADN s rich customer base resources and excellent channel network advantages to provide different categories of customers the latest and the best in virtualization and new storage products and solutions.

About Sanbolic, Inc.

Sanbolic, Inc. is a Watertown, Massachusetts-based company that provides software for availability and scalability of Windows based physical and virtual data center. Sanbolic's products extend the capability of Windows applications by allowing SAN storage to be easily administered, expanded and reassigned, while supporting shared data access to improve application availability and/or application scalability. Sanbolic software currently supports Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2. Sanbolic distributes its product solutions worldwide through a network of distributors, OEMs, VARs and system integrators.

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