Diligent Technologies Corporation

June 13, 2005 09:01 ET

Diligent Technologies Expands Worldwide Channel Partner Program to Meet Business Demand for Scalable Enterprise Class Disk-Based Data Protection

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(CCNMatthews - Jun 13, 2005) -

New ProtectTIER Platform Eliminates the Risks of Tape-Based Storage for Top Tier Businesses

With the launch of the new ProtecTIER platform and ProtecTIER VT, Diligent Technologies has finalized agreements with several new VARs that will assist in selling the hardware neutral, disk-based data storage solution to the world's largest businesses.

New partners for Diligent include: Applied Computer Solutions (ACS), Advanced Systems Group (ASG), Helio Solutions, MHM, RedBridge IT, StorageFlex, Tecnologica, and VLSystems. They join a core group of approximately 20 existing partners, including Datalink, IPM, and Structured, that will continue to support Diligent's existing product line and its new platform offering.

"Diligent is the first company with factoring technology for data recovery that meets the performance, scalability, and ease of integration requirements of some of the world's most data intensive companies. At the same time, this solution provides total cost of ownership (TCO) characteristics that will dramatically broaden the reach of disk based technology in data recovery and archive applications. This combination will allow our customers to meet some of their most difficult storage challenges while reducing storage costs and improving reliability. We know our customers will find this combination very appealing," said Scott Robinson, CTO of Datalink, a Chanhassen, Minnesota-based firm with a strong base of data-reliant customers who continue to move back-up and recovery operations to disk-based applications.

Recent high profile examples of compromised storage tapes, have heightened awareness of the need for improved data storage systems.

A recently published research report by ESG says large corporate users are turning to disk-based storage solutions to realize faster, more reliable backup and recovery. Disk-based storage - or virtual tape libraries - have proven to be highly reliable, which also has aided in their growing popularity.

"The basic idea of backing up to disk vs. tape on account of the growing demand for faster restores is actually not new. Definitely, what's new here is the method in which Diligent has been able to decrease costs not only to a level below tape-based backup but also across standard virtual tape libraries," said Pavel Miloschewsky, Business Director of MHM, located in Czech Republic representing countries such as Slovakia and Hungary. "Diligent's ProtecTIER platform with HyperFactor technology gives us a new, smarter and more economical way to deploy disk based data protection solutions and provide a single platform for continued managed data protection services for our customers."

Helio Solutions, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based company that provides data center solutions to Fortune 1000 companies, is one of the new VARs that has partnered with Diligent to offer the ProtecTIER and HyperFactor solution.

"Our goal is to work with quality partners that can offer our customers something that makes a real difference in the management and success of their business. Diligent's new platform does just that, while maintaining data integrity and without disrupting the business" says Bert Condensa, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Helio Solutions.

Diligent's ProtecTIER VT is the first open-tiered storage solution to provide unlimited scalability, with a factoring technology that eliminates redundant data, increasing the effective capacity of a given amount of disk storage by a factor of 25 or more.

The HyperFactor technology takes advantage of the fact that storage repositories contain a great deal of repetitive data. The algorithm allows the system to filter out the repetition and only store the new data elements. This offers a dramatic increase in storage capacity.

Diligent announced the details of its new platform at Gartner's PlanetStorage today. PlanetStorage is one of the storage industry's most important gatherings of information storage professionals.

About Diligent Technologies Corporation

Diligent delivers scalable, proven, enterprise-class disk-based data protection solutions. Diligent's ProtecTIER™ platform, powered by HyperFactor™, a game-changing factoring technology, enables customers to protect more data while recording less of it, all without disrupting existing policies, practices and procedures in their data center. Diligent's solutions and professional services are available through its reseller and partner channels along with sales, service and R&D 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: info@diligent.com.

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