Diligent Technologies

March 07, 2005 09:02 ET

Diligent Technologies Announces Channel Expansion Into Canada and Signs First Canadian Partner Storageflex Inc



MARCH 7, 2005 - 09:02 ET

Diligent Technologies Announces Channel Expansion Into
Canada and Signs First Canadian Partner Storageflex Inc

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(CCNMatthews - Mar 7, 2005) -

Expansion and agreement enables growth into new geographical and
vertical markets

Diligent Technologies, a leading enterprise data protection software
provider for Mainframe and Open Systems environments has entered into a
reseller agreement with Storageflex Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of
high performance, high availability storage products and a Canadian
Federal Government Approved NMSO (National Master Standing Offer)
Supplier. Storageflex will now offer Diligent's Virtual Tape Facility
solutions (VTF™ Open and VTF Mainframe) as its first backup and
recovery offerings to assist enterprise customers in building reliable
and cost-effective data protection infrastructures.

VTF Open

Focused on helping enterprises enhance their data backup and recovery
capabilities, VTF Open is a virtual tape software solution that speeds
recovery and backup without any disruption to the datacenter. The
software, in combination with the user's choice of server and disk
technology, emulates automated tape libraries and enables existing
backup applications to use disk, rather than tape as the backup medium.
Running on a standard Linux server and attaching via any Fibre Channel
disk, VTF Open offers resellers a unique opportunity for increased
hardware, software and services revenues.

VTF Mainframe

Dramatically shortening batch and backup windows, VTF Mainframe is
Diligent's virtual tape software that emulates IBM-compatible tape
processing for z/OS environments. Proven and accepted across numerous
markets including financial services, automotive, transportation,
government and education, VTF Mainframe leverages existing tape
infrastructure investments, significantly boosts data center and end
user productivity, and provides for a more elegant disaster recovery

"Tape-based backup and recovery has become a significant challenge for
our customers," said Paul Chan, Vice President, Storageflex Inc. "As a
total solution provider, we needed to find a more reliable and
cost-effective solution that would cause no disruption to their backup
practices, policies and procedures. We chose to partner with Diligent
Technologies because of their successful history and proven track record
in keeping mission-critical data highly available, recoverable and

"We are excited about our partnership with Storageflex because it
accelerates our visibility and access to all regions across Canada as
well as through their international network of high-profile distributors
and resellers in more than 30 countries around the world," said Mike
Parise, Vice President Sales/Marketing & CSS for Diligent. "We believe
our partnership with Storageflex will yield unmatched solutions for
customers looking to solve their tape-based backup and recovery

About Storageflex

Storageflex Inc. is a Canadian manufacturer of high performance, high
availability enterprise storage products since 1983. The company
pioneered many of the IT industry's first tape backup and RAID Systems
through the 1980's. Storageflex's HFD DiskArray set the standards by
which most of the IT industry's RAID Systems are designed. Storageflex
Inc. sells its products through an international network of high-profile
distributors and resellers in more than 30 countries around the world.
For more information, visit the Storageflex Web Site at

About Diligent Technologies Corporation

Diligent delivers scalable, proven virtual tape software providing
customers with faster recovery, reliability and guaranteed data
protection at a lower cost. Diligent's VTF software leverages existing
tape infrastructure and is seamlessly integrated into data center
environments of all sizes. VTF helps customers utilize disk storage as a
backup and restore medium, without disrupting existing policies,
practices and procedures. Diligent's storage software solutions and
professional services are available through its reseller and partner
channels along with sales, service and research and development support
located worldwide. Information on Diligent Technologies is available on
the World Wide Web at www.diligent.com, tel: +1-508-663-1300 or e-mail:

Note to Editors: Diligent Technologies logo and VTF are trademarks of
Diligent Technologies Corporation. All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners.


Contact Information

    Diligent Technologies Corporation
    Melissa Morales, 508-663-1320
    email: morales_melissa@diligent.com