SOURCE: Topio, Inc.

March 20, 2006 06:30 ET

Topio Joins Network Appliance™ Partner Program

Enables Data Replication and Recovery From Mixed Vendor Storage to NetApp® Storage

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2006 -- Topio, Inc.® (www.topio.com), the leading provider of enterprise software for data replication and recovery, today announced it has officially joined the NetApp Partner Program. NetApp works closely with its partners to deliver comprehensive, integrated storage and data management solutions to address enterprise needs in the areas of backup and recovery, and regulatory compliance.

"NetApp is one of the world's leading technology companies, and consistently brings innovation and advancements to the IT market," said Bud Broomhead, senior vice president of business development, Topio, Inc. "Joining the NetApp Partner Program provides Topio with direct access to the latest products and technologies, which is crucial in delivering robust, interoperable, and supportable solutions to our customers. Membership means that Topio solutions work seamlessly with changes our customers may make to their IT infrastructures, now or in the future."

As a NetApp Partner Program member, Topio provides NetApp customers the ability to replicate data from any vendor storage or storage architecture to NetApp NearStore® storage systems. This cross-platform capability enables storage at a cost much lower than primary storage and increases NearStore flexibility as the ideal solution for data protection and retention applications, including disk-to-disk backup, disaster recovery, data archival, compliant retention, and content storage.

Topio's Data Protection Suite (TDPS) provides data replication and recovery, enabling comprehensive, cost-effective business continuance. TDPS allows the continuous copying and protection of data over any distance, across heterogeneous infrastructures, without the operational disruption incurred with traditional alternatives. TDPS maintains a 100-percent consistent replica of an enterprise's source data at its target site. This recovery-ready image enables application failover in minutes, while providing data currency up to the millisecond.

About the NetApp Partner Program

The NetApp Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information and marketing and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breed partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on the NetApp Partner Program is available at www.netapp.com/partners/become/join.html.

About Topio

Topio (www.topio.com) provides enterprise-class software for data replication and rapid recovery across the spectrum of locations, platforms and storage. Worldwide, companies of all sizes depend on Topio for Disaster Recovery, Backup Consolidation and Data Migration. Topio is the ideal solution for comprehensive, cost effective business continuance, helping companies dramatically improve business recovery, while simplifying their operations and avoiding the high cost or vendor lock-in of traditional replication solutions. Founded in 2001, Topio is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with an EMEA headquarters office in London UK. Topio brings its solutions to market through a combination of Global Partners and a direct sales force.

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Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    In the US
    Douglas W. Gruehl
    Topio, Inc.
    408-350-9833
    Email Contact

    Joanne Hogue
    LVA Communications
    410-658-8246
    Email Contact

    In the UK
    Richard Merrin
    Spreckley Partners Ltd.
    +44 (0) 7388 9988
    Email Contact