Press Release (U.S.)
Toronto, Canada and Herzliya, Israel – June 26, 2006 – Exanet, the company that sets the bar for high-end, high-performance network attached storage (NAS), and Asigra™, the technology specialists in agentless remote backup and recovery software, today announced that Data Storage Corp., a leading-edge, offsite data vaulting service bureau, has selected their respective software technologies as the cornerstone of an infrastructure upgrade in support of DSC’s market-leading services.
DSC selected Asigra Televaulting™ offsite backup software and Exanet’s ExaStore™ clustered NAS solution as the key software platforms for its full range of backup, vaulting and compliance services. DSC is currently in the process of phasing in Asigra Televaulting for both its direct users and its network of more than 100 channel partners. Data Storage Corporation has deployed ExaStore clusters at its data center in the New York area and at its southeast U.S. data center, with data mirrored between the sites over a WAN using Exanet’s advanced mirroring technology.
The Exanet/Asigra partnership integrates two highly complementary technologies that when combined, produce a unique and flexible solution. The joining of ExaStore and Televaulting, two best-of-breed clustered products, enables DSC to achieve higher performance and improved price points for their clients.
According to Gino Civale, Vice President of Business Development at DSC, Asigra and Exanet offer a common set of benefits: services that are simple to deploy and manage, with no scalability limitations.
“We try to match the customer’s requirements to the best software platform we have, and with Asigra we now have unlimited scalability that was not available with other products. Asigra is a mature product and agentless, so it allows you to grow in a much simpler way,” said Civale. “I was impressed by the fact that whatever requirements I threw at Asigra they had an answer for, and with how easy it was compared to other systems.”
DSC was similarly won over by the unlimited scalability of the ExaStore clustered NAS platform and the simplicity of implementation. The ExaStore system was installed in place of a prior solution from EMC, said Civale. “Unlike the EMC system, we were able to have the ExaStore system up and running and pass the trial tests in 60 days,” said Civale. “The ExaStore performance continues to be excellent.”
“Scalability is a paramount issue for all backup service providers, and DSC was quick to recognize the value of Asigra’s no-limitation and agentless architecture,” said Eran Farajun, Executive Vice President of Asigra. “Asigra Televaulting provides DSC with a remote backup platform that can be scaled quickly, easily and reliably, creating increased revenue and enhanced customer satisfaction.”
“The benefits of unlimited scalability and the clustered high-availability architecture of ExaStore are ideally suited for companies such as Data Storage Corp.,” said Rami Schwartz, Exanet CEO. “We believe that Exanet will continue to be a key enabler of storage service provider solutions in this rapidly growing market.”
Exanet develops and markets a new breed of high-performance, clustered NAS solutions that transform the economics of data center storage. Comprised of ExaStore™ software and standard, off-the-shelf hardware, Exanet solutions offer record-breaking price performance, and ensure a worry-free storage environment. Exanet is headquartered in Israel and has U.S. headquarters in New York, with offices in Europe and Japan. ExaStore systems are available from Exanet and its partners worldwide. For more information, please call 1-888-5-EXANET or visit www.exanet.com.
Asigra is the award-winning leader in remote office/branch office online backup/recovery with more than three petabytes of data under protection. Since 1986, the company’s agentless Televaulting solution has centralized data management and eliminated the pricing and performance problems created by agent-based tape backup software in multi-site enterprises. Televaulting addresses state, Federal and international regulatory compliance demands by backing up remote/branch office data to the data center. Data is encrypted both in-flight over the WAN and at-rest. Televaulting is offered by leading resellers and service providers worldwide to deliver highly secure data protection. Privately held Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with partner offices located globally. For more information, visit www.asigra.com.
About Data Storage Corporation
Data Storage Corporation is a Boutique Service Provider dedicated to fulfilling its clients’ regulatory requirements as well as investing in the best IT licensed software and the best-of-breed hardware in the industry. DSC clients are protected against hard drive failures, accidental deletions, employee abuse, hacking, viruses and disasters. With the advent of statutory and regulatory compliance requirements, such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley, DSC provides a full spectrum of data protection services. For more information, visit www.dscorp.net.