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ONStor Expands Asia-Pacific Distribution Network with Beijing Futong Dongfang Technology Co., Ltd. (&aposBeijing Futong&apos) Partnership

CAMPBELL, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ONStor, Inc., a leading provider of clustered NAS solutions for enterprises and content-rich organizations, today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Beijing Futong, a leading distributor of IT products in China, adding them to its growing channel program in the Asia-Pacific region. Beijing Futong, the largest distributor and the chief agent of IBM China, will sell and support ONStor's clustered NAS solutions, including the recently released Cougar 6000 series. Beijing Futong addresses the rapidly uncontrolled growth of content by offering solutions through a distribution network of value-added resellers throughout the People's Republic of China.

CAMPBELL, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ — ONStor, Inc., a leading provider of clustered NAS solutions for enterprises and content-rich organizations, today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Beijing Futong, a leading distributor of IT products in China, adding them to its growing channel program in the Asia-Pacific region. Beijing Futong, the largest distributor and the chief agent of IBM China, will sell and support ONStor's clustered NAS solutions, including the recently released Cougar 6000 series. Beijing Futong addresses the rapidly uncontrolled growth of content by offering solutions through a distribution network of value-added resellers throughout the People's Republic of China.

"Beijing Futong is committed to working with vendors who provide solutions with a clear value-add for our customers and we believe that ONStor represents a great addition to our portfolio," said Mr. Chen Jian, Chairman of Beijing Futong. "Our partners are looking for cost-effective solutions to help businesses of all sizes manage the uncontrolled growth of unstructured data. With ONStor's heterogeneous storage virtualization, IT departments can leverage their existing storage infrastructure while also benefiting from the consolidation and energy efficiency that advanced technology like ONStor's offers."

"ONStor is honored that Beijing Futong has agreed to the formalization of this powerful alliance. We have been working with Futong for several years to develop and expand our relationship and have recognized the importance of China as a part of our global distribution strategy," said Bob Miller, CEO of ONStor. "Beijing Futong has a highly successful track record in the region and has been instrumental in offering the most advanced technologies and services to businesses covering all major industries for more than two decades."

Miller continued, "By providing localized service and support, Beijing Futong will enable ONStor to reach not only companies headquartered in China, but also multinational corporations that are developing operations in China. We see the expansion of our partnership with such a strong leader as Beijing Futong as a tremendous and mutually beneficial business opportunity."

About ONStor Cougar and Bobcat Clustered NAS

Designed with n-way clustering, support for open storage, file server virtualization, and advanced power management, ONStor's Cougar and Bobcat clustered NAS gateways deliver a simple and efficient content storage solution for the management of today's uncontrolled growth of unstructured data. ONStor's file storage products offer up to 95 percent power savings compared to traditional direct-attached and networked storage environments. ONStor's products are deployed in enterprise data centers across many industries, including geo-spatial mapping, medical imaging, oil/gas, and in Web 2.0 companies that produce data sets ranging from very large image files to large amounts of user files.

About Beijing Futong

Founded in 1993, Beijing Futong is a distributor and agent of IBM China, as well as a primary agent Oracle in China. The company grew from a single product distributor into the largest distributor and the chief agent of IBM China, covering IBM series products such as R5/6000, SSD and software (DM, AIM, Tivoli), and AS/400.

As a professional distributor, its sales network covers whole China and all major industries, such as telecom, postal, banking, power, petroleum, education, health, media, transportation, government, etc. There are twelve different offices located in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Chengdu, Wuhan, Xi'an, Nanjing, Fuzhou, Jinan and Hangzhou, respectively. For more information, visit http://www.futong.com.cn.

About ONStor

ONStor provides clustered NAS solutions for both primary and value-tier storage, focusing on enterprise data centers and content-rich organizations, and giving customers the ability to cost-effectively manage the accelerating growth of unstructured data. ONStor's award-winning solutions deliver flexible data management, protection, and file server consolidation for a new generation of data-intensive applications through a combination of advanced technologies including virtualization and energy-efficient design.

Proven at customer sites worldwide, ONStor Pantera clustered NAS systems plus Cougar and Bobcat clustered NAS gateways offer the broadest choice of storage and enable customers to easily scale storage with the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). ONStor solutions are available through a global network of resellers and distribution partners. More information about ONStor can be found at http://www.onstor.com.

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