SOURCE: APTARE, Inc.

March 03, 2008 08:00 ET

APTARE Posts Record Year as Demand for Storage Reporting and Management Continues to Rise

Company Doubles Revenues and Customers in 2007

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - APTARE®, Inc., a leading provider of Web 2.0-based storage reporting and management software (SRM), experienced another record year as the demand for next-generation storage reporting tools continued to rise. In 2007, APTARE hit record growth in the areas of revenue, customer and partner base, and personnel, receiving industry accolades for its achievements.

APTARE had an exceptional year with 100 percent revenue growth in 2007. The company's banner year was fueled by the successful customer adoption of its new APTARE StorageConsole Capacity Manager product, part of the company's Web 2.0 APTARE StorageConsole 6.5 platform.

The company doubled the size of its customer base with a 95% annual support renewal retention rate among Fortune 500 and mid-sized enterprises in vertical markets, including finance, healthcare, education, government and energy. APTARE also expanded its Reseller Alliance Program to include several new partnerships with companies like FusionStorm, a San Francisco-based technology solutions provider.

According to Bob Laliberte of Enterprise Strategy Group, as data centers adopt technologies like thin provisioning and virtualization management, complexity increases. He continues, "The core of an effective storage management strategy is the ability to provide centralized visibility into the storage environment. Companies need to deploy real-time reporting software, such as APTARE's StorageConsole platform, that provide an end-to-end view that includes data protection and SAN storage -- from the storage arrays, hosts, and applications. These capabilities enable organizations to increase their storage utilization and defer large capital expenses for as much as a year or more. This delayed purchase can result in incremental savings of over 30% per year."

Leveraging the need for centralized visibility into the SAN storage environment, APTARE launched its StorageConsole Capacity Manager in 2007. The solution delivers a 360-degree view of storage capacity utilization into SAN environments. This is achieved by harnessing the power of Web 2.0 and AJAX technologies to develop rich, collaborative and customized reports.

APTARE has brought Web 2.0 technology into the storage management realm to give users extensive desktop application functionality from any browser, including tabbed browsing, right-click menus, and drag-and-drop functionality. With APTARE StorageConsole 6.5, storage administrators can quickly identify problems by creating customized drag-and-drop dashboards, using advanced sharing to deploy them to their users and team members.

"2007 was a great year for APTARE as we responded to customers' requests to extend our Web 2.0-based reporting beyond data protection to include capacity reporting for the SAN environment. Our launch of APTARE StorageConsole Capacity Manager was extremely well received," said Richard Clark, president and CEO, APTARE. "In 2008, we will continue to extend the APTARE StorageConsole reporting and management platform with new reporting and management products for additional areas of the enterprise storage environment."

To address the growth over the past year and to execute on the company's vision in 2008 and beyond, APTARE doubled its employee count and appointed Nick Blozan, a 20-year high-tech industry veteran, as the vice president of worldwide sales. Nick has been chartered to direct the global sales strategy, including channel and VAR partnerships.

Rounding out this stellar year, the company was named a Hot Companies finalist by Silicon Valley Communications for the second time in a row. APTARE's solutions exemplify the Hot Companies attributes: raising the competitive bar, achieving the highest customer satisfaction, and striving to maintain the distinction.

About APTARE

Headquartered in Campbell, California, APTARE is a provider of Web 2.0 storage reporting and management applications that simplify the optimization of complex enterprise storage environments. APTARE StorageConsole products include APTARE StorageConsole Backup Manager for backup reporting and APTARE StorageConsole Capacity Manager for SAN storage capacity reporting. APTARE StorageConsole®, the company's application platform, is a Web 2.0 platform that gives IT administrators and executives a centralized, real-time view of their storage environment through out-of-the-box 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 providers. For more information, please visit www.aptare.com.

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

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