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PROMISE Technology

February 08, 2011 05:00 ET

PROMISE Technology and Promark Technology Sign Strategic Distribution Agreement

National Agreement Provides Innovative Storage Virtualization and DR Solutions Coupled With Enterprise-Class Performance in Highly Cost-Effective Offerings

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - PROMISE Technology, a leading supplier of versatile RAID storage solutions catering to customers from enterprise to consumer, today announced the execution of a strategic distribution agreement with Promark Technology, Inc., one of the premier value-added data storage distributors (VAD) in the United States. Promark will promote PROMISE's complete portfolio of storage solutions to its network of channel partners throughout the United States. Through this agreement, PROMISE will leverage Promark's GSA schedule contract to provide a vehicle for both federal and state governments to easily procure PROMISE products.

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"We are very excited to add the PROMISE Technology family of products to our line card," said Dale Foster, president of Promark Technology. "Their innovative offerings directly address the storage market challenges surrounding virtualization, business continuity and disaster recovery which are at the forefront with our customers. With the addition of the PROMISE family of storage subsystems like the VTrak x30 and the S3000, we can provide some of the most innovative solutions on the market today. PROMISE is an outstanding addition to our portfolio and will provide our channel with leading-edge storage solutions making them more competitive."

"We are pleased to be announcing this key partnership with Promark. Their extensive experience and expertise in the storage market makes them the perfect choice upon which to build a solid foundation for success," said Ray Bahar, vice president of sales and marketing, the Americas, PROMISE Technology.

Bahar continued, "Deploying our turn-key solutions along with their professional services capabilities through the Promark network dramatically expands our ability to service both the GSA schedule as well as addressing the demands of commercial accounts. We look forward to a sustained and mutually beneficial relationship."

The portfolio of innovative PROMISE solutions being added to the Promark line card include:

PROMISE VTrak x30 Series
The x30 series provides exponentially faster performance, processing power (1900 MB/s write and 5200 MB/s read with sustainable RAID 5) and internal bus architecture enabling users to compute data more quickly and run more and larger applications on the storage unit itself. The 8 Gb Fibre Channel System ships with 8 GB FC ports, providing much greater bandwidth (6 Gb/s) driving exponentially larger loads.

Additional features include:

  • Active-Active dual controller support with ALUA support;
  • Quad 8Gbps FC ports per controller provides maximum system throughput;
  • Supports 6Gbps and 3Gbps SAS & SATA drives simultaneously;
  • Up to 85% power efficiency;
  • PerfectFlash eliminates downtime for software updates;
  • Automatic parity rebuild and data integrity checking;
  • Minimizes maintenance time using Predictive Data Migration (PDM);
  • Seamless online capacity expansion; and,
  • Embedded I/O performance.

PROMISE VTrak S3000 Storage Virtualization Appliance
Powerful, easy-to-deploy and manage, the VTrak S3000 allows IT administrators to solve data management growth and disaster recovery issues all at an affordable price. In a fully redundant configuration the design provides data protection and availability even if a component should fail. The enterprise-level features include:

  • Storage consolidation & virtualization for FC or iSCSI SANs;
  • Disaster recovery through snapshots, mirroring & replication;
  • Seamless fail-over and fail-back capabilities;
  • Application-aware snapshot and recovery agents; and,
  • Thin provisioning.

VTrak x10 Series
PROMISE Technology's VTrak E-Class products is a family of intelligent, high availability SAS/SATA based RAID storage systems that fundamentally changes storage economics from purchase and set up to operation and upgrades. The E-Class system fits requirements today and has the flexibility to change the interface (Fibre Channel or SAS) simply by changing the controllers.

PROMISE Vess RAID
VessRAID storage subsystems provide small to medium business and organizations of all sizes a cost-effective way to keep data online longer, while allowing fast access and reliable data protection. The VessRAID storage system is able to handle today's high-capacity storage requirements for video surveillance, unstructured data, disk-to-disk backup and still meet the strenuous backup requirements necessary for business continuity.

With its low-cost expansion capabilities and SAS and iSCSI host interfaces, the VessRAID system is ideal for any industry confronting the need to provide a reliable, energy-efficient and secure method for the long-term storage of data. The SAS series is designed to satisfy diverse backup needs and vertical applications while the iSCSI series features IP-SAN deployments using block-level file transfer, which is practical for various IP-based applications.

About Promark Technology
Promark Technology is one of the premier value-added distributors (VAD) in the United States. Promark's core technology focus is distributing data storage and electronic document imaging products and solutions through a two-tier distribution channel selling to value added resellers (VARs) and system integrators. Promark leverages its direct relationships with world-class technology partners to provide solutions that meet the most demanding needs of its customers. Promark always strives to create a strong and lasting relationship with both its customers and manufacturers that allow it to be the trusted source to help grow their businesses. Promark's headquarters and warehouse are in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. Promark has sales teams geographically dispersed to support its customer base across the United States with locations in CO, IL, MA, MD, OR and WV. For more information, visit www.promarktech.com.

About PROMISE Technology, Inc.
With a long history of innovation, PROMISE Technology develops and manufactures sophisticated RAID solutions recognized worldwide, ranging from a complete line of RAID controller cards to FC/iSCSI/SAS/SATA RAID subsystems. Catering to enterprise, mid-range, entry-level consumer data protection needs, PROMISE products are distinguished by their Unified Common RAID Core and management software and unparalleled support. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., PROMISE has operations throughout Asia and Europe. For more information, visit PROMISE Technology's website at www.PROMISE.com.

© 2011 PROMISE Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. PROMISE, the PROMISE logo, VTrak, SmartStor, SuperTrak, FastTrak, VessRAID, Vess, PerfectPATH, PerfectRAID, SATA150, ULTRA133 VTrak S3000, and GreenRAID are registered or pending trademarks of PROMISE Technology, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Information regarding products, services and offerings may be superseded by subsequent documents and are subject to change without notice. For the latest information and specifications regarding PROMISE Technology, Inc. and any of its offerings or services, please contact your local PROMISE office or the corporate headquarters. Visit www.promise.com for more information on PROMISE products.

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