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RELDATA Announces Distributor Agreement with Promark

(January 27, 2010)
DMN Newswire--2010-1-27--RELDATA Inc. (www.reldata.com), the innovation leader in unified block and file storage solutions over iSCSI, today announced a distribution agreement with Promark Technology, a value-added distributor of data storage and document imaging products and solutions. With this agreement, Promark is now offering the RELDATA Unified Storage Engine (USE) platform, an open, software-centric architecture that delivers superior performance for consolidation of storage within complex multi-vendor and virtualized server environments.

Promark Technology is one of the premier value added distributors (VAD) in the United States. The company'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.

"The RELDATA 9240i unified storage solution meets key market requirements that our VAR customers can use to deliver greater value to their clients," said Dale Foster, president, Promark Technology. "The 9240i's ability to consolidate both block and file storage environments, leveraging iSCSI, gives end users a flexibility that is currently missing from many existing legacy solutions embedded in today's IT infrastructures. It is crucial that we enable our VARs to deliver solutions that maximize end-users' investments in their existing equipment and RELDATA has an ideal solution to meet this need."


Built from the ground up, the RELDATA Unified Storage Engine platform is based on an open, software-centric architecture that delivers superior performance for consolidation of storage within complex multi-vendor and virtualized server environments. RELDATA USE leverages the iSCSI fabric to manage block and file environments more cost-effectively than with Fibre Channel (FC) alternatives. Components of the USE platform include the 9240i Unified Storage system, along with robust replication and data migration software.

The RELDATA unified storage solution provides mid-size and remote enterprises with significant benefits compared to alternative FC networks including ease of implementation and simplified storage management that equates to significant cost savings. With RELDATA, organizations can leverage their existing storage investment while taking full advantage of standard off-the-shelf Gigabit Ethernet switches and adapters compared to costly FC switches. RELDATA USE enables organizations to deploy non-disruptive mirroring, replication, snapshot, and third party storage virtualization to lower-cost, scalable storage while achieving disaster recovery and high availability without the administration costs normally associated with FC offerings.

"RELDATA is pleased to work with a premier distributor such as Promark, an industry leader with significant expertise in data storage, to deliver our unified storage solutions to the market," said Steven Murphy, CEO, RELDATA, Inc. "This partnership is further proof that RELDATA USE addresses the growing need to non-disruptively consolidate and simplify storage management across block and file environments, while working with other storage systems that have already been deployed to maximize IT investments."

About Promark Technology
Promark Technology is one of the premier value added distributors of data storage products and solutions in the United States. Promark uses a two-tier distribution network; selling to value added resellers (VARs) and system integrators.  Promark supports its distribution channel by offering sales and technical training, trade show and seminar support, leads, and demo equipment. Promark also supports its channel with its two-tier GSA Federal Supply Schedule contract, which enables Promark to authorize its resellers to sell GSA Schedule products to the government. www.promarktech.com.

About RELDATA
RELDATA is the innovation leader in unified block and file storage solutions over iSCSI which cost-effectively enable mid-size and distributed enterprises to nondisruptively consolidate, virtualize and protect data storage, providing highly scalable, cost-effective integrated storage, disaster recovery and high availability solutions. The RELDATA Unified Storage Engine (USE) platform allows companies to integrate their existing storage infrastructure to minimize the functional compromise of siloed block and file solutions while reducing administration costs and data protection compliance risk, and preserve current storage investments at lower total costs. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, RELDATA solutions are available through a global network of value added resellers. For more information, visit www.reldata.com.


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