SOURCE: BlueArc

BlueArc

September 01, 2009 13:08 ET

BlueArc Data Migrator Named Business Solutions Magazine Best Channel Product

Software Recognized for Exceptional Data Management Capabilities

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - BlueArc® Corporation, a leader in scalable, high-performance unified network storage, announced today that its Data Migrator software was named a 2009 Best Channel Product by Business Solutions Magazine. Value Added Resellers selected BlueArc Data Migrator for extraordinary data management capabilities.

In today's data center, the growth of unstructured data is becoming increasingly difficult to manage. Often IT departments add additional storage systems, but find themselves with storage silos that do not allow them to take full advantage of their existing storage infrastructure. Having the tools to effectively manage data allows organizations to optimize storage resources and improve utilization, in turn, decreasing operational costs.

BlueArc Data Migrator allows users to break through the traditional barriers to robust tiered storage. Without requiring the need to purchase an additional server, Data Migrator lets administrators automatically migrate data from either a file system or volume to a different storage tier within their existing BlueArc storage architecture. Incorporating data management policy templates, Data Migrator lets administrators define rules, parameters and triggers to ensure company data is moved automatically to the right storage tier, at the right time, to satisfy the needs of IT, application business owners and a company's end users.

"BlueArc certainly earned its spot on the Business Solutions Magazine Best Channel Products list," said Sue Bresee, publisher of Business Solutions magazine. "BlueArc rated exceptionally well overall in the Data Management category, but particularly high in Richness of Features/Functionality and Ease of Integration. Our survey results clearly show that BlueArc has many satisfied resellers.

"The response to our survey was astonishing," continued Bresee. "We generated 19,833 votes from 2,186 BSM resellers subscribers. The 2,186 resellers represent an estimated $14.3 billion in annual sales, making this one of the largest surveys of its kind."

BlueArc continues to invest in its channel program to provide partners with the tools, training and resources they need to successfully grow their business with healthy margins. BlueArc works closely with partners during the research and development stages, requesting partner input on future product lines and often including partners in beta testing to ensure customer pain-points are addressed. In turn, BlueArc has seen increased success with channel sales, realizing 140 percent channel growth over the prior fiscal year.

"It's an honor to be recognized by the reseller community," said Cameron van Orman, senior director of worldwide channel sales and partner marketing. "BlueArc is committed to working closely with channel partners to provide them with solutions like BlueArc Data Migrator that solve real customer issues by optimizing storage efficiency and reducing total cost of ownership."

Additional award details can be found at www.bsminfo.com or in the September issue of Business Solutions magazine.

About BlueArc

BlueArc partners with customers to solve their storage and data management-related business challenges. BlueArc's best-of-breed, high-performance, highly scalable and cost-effective storage solutions help to accelerate our customers' success. Information about BlueArc solutions and services can be found at http://www.bluearc.com/.

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