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Wasabi Selects Info X as North American Distributor

NORFOLK, Va., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Wasabi Systems today announced that it has appointed Info X as the North American distributor for its new VMX iSCSI SAN appliance series and Storage Builder Operating System. "This partnership reflects a mutually compatible vision of two highly customer- oriented companies," said Kirk Roller, Wasabi's Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing. "I believe our new products, combined with the Info X channel network of over 2000 VARS and solution providers, provide the leading SAN resellers the latest in iSCSI technology with the support necessary to deploy it with confidence."

NORFOLK, Va., March 5 /PRNewswire/ — Wasabi Systems today announced that it has appointed Info X as the North American distributor for its new VMX iSCSI SAN appliance series and Storage Builder Operating System. "This partnership reflects a mutually compatible vision of two highly customer- oriented companies," said Kirk Roller, Wasabi's Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing. "I believe our new products, combined with the Info X channel network of over 2000 VARS and solution providers, provide the leading SAN resellers the latest in iSCSI technology with the support necessary to deploy it with confidence."

"We were completely focused on the network storage market and our customers were expressing the need for a robust, reliable, but cost effective storage solution for the SME market," said Tom Carlucci, President of Info X. "They wanted something that would fit budgetary constraints while simplifying infrastructure management. Wasabi's VMX iSCSI SAN appliances are the ideal solution, delivering red hot performance and rock solid reliability and running on standard office IP networks."

The VMX appliances are purpose-designed to meet the requirements of the small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME), typically 25 – 1000 users per site. The appliance series achieves enterprise class requirements for reliability and yields the highest overall performance of any iSCSI SAN in the market. Despite the high-level performance, they are much less expensive than competing solutions and even when scaled up 60 TB configurations, they are well under $2000 per TB. According to a recent report from Aberdeen Group, affordability is the key criteria driving most SME purchase decisions.

Additionally, the VMX series easily installs within a standard office IP network, and without requiring any specialized adapters or switches. The VMX series allows for consolidation of direct attached storage (DAS) resources into an easily managed centralized virtual storage pool. The appliances are fully compatible with all common business productivity applications and all leading operating systems, including Windows, OS X, Solaris, NetWare, BSD and Linux.

"Info X has been our preferred SAN Distributor for years. We were delighted to find out that they teamed up with Wasabi Systems," said Ian Easton, Director of Storage at Canvas Systems, a GA-based Systems Integrator. "This relationship allows us to offer our customers an iSCSI storage system with superior performance, reliability and features. This is a big win for customers in the SME market."

"I have had the pleasure of working with Info X since their early days," said Roller. "There is no question that Info X is laser focused on the SAN marketplace and I am thrilled to announce this relationship. I can think of no more powerful partnership than Wasabi and Info X."

The Wasabi VMX iSCSI SAN appliance series is now available through Info X starting at $5995 list price for a 2TB system. Wasabi and Info X are partnering on a registration program allowing VAR's to drive demand for the product and receive preferential pricing and account protection.

To learn more about Info X, visit http://www.info-x.com.

To learn more about Wasabi Systems, visit http://www.WasabiSystems.com.

SOURCE Wasabi Systems

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