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Xtore and Bell Microproducts Announce Distribution Agreement

Provides storage options for managing and protecting critical data (September 08, 2004)

Xtore, a leading storage systems manufacturer, and Bell Microproducts, an international, value-added provider of a wide range of high-technology products, solutions, and services to the industrial and commercial markets, today announced a global distribution agreement. Bell Microproducts will offer Xtore's family of direct-attached storage (DAS), network-attached storage (NAS) and storage area network (SAN) products through its reseller and value-added reseller (VAR) channels in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. The addition of Xtore's products - which combine innovative, reliable technology, unique chassis designs and economics - dovetails with Bell Microproducts' storage-centric strategy, enabling them to provide government organizations, commercial enterprises and SMB customers with a wider variety of options for managing and protecting their critical data.

"Bell Microproducts welcomes Xtore Extreme Storage as our newest storage partner. We feel that the technology and product offering of Xtore Extreme Storage will enhance our current product offering of NAS & DAS while also offering choices in the areas of customized white box and OEM solutions," says Jerry Kagele, Executive Vice President of Computer Products for Bell Microproducts.

"We are excited about our affiliation with Bell Microproducts and the ability to offer broader solutions to customers and pursue new business opportunities," said Duran Alabi, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Xtore. "By combining our powerful storage systems with Bell Microproducts' proven expertise and global distribution channels, we can help customers achieve their business goals in information management and protection. The depth of experience that both companies have to offer makes this a truly winning partnership."

About Xtore
Xtore is a leading manufacturer of white box and custom storage systems for the small to medium sized business, enterprise and OEM markets. With over a decade of experience designing and manufacturing end-to-end storage solutions, Xtore is expert at providing customers with the storage technology they need, delivered 100% through solution providers, to achieve long-term business goals. The company offers a wide variety of products, including network-attached storage (NAS) and direct-attached storage (DAS) systems, fully customizable white box storage enclosures and custom OEM solutions. Xtore is privately held and headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, with additional business centers in Taiwan and Japan. For more information, please visit

About Bell Microproducts
Bell Microproducts is an international, value-added provider of a wide range of high-technology products, solutions, and services to the industrial and commercial markets. The company's offering includes semiconductors, computer platforms, peripherals, and storage products of various types including desktop, high-end computer and storage subsystems, fibre channel connectivity products, RAID, NAS and SAN storage systems, back-up products, storage management software, and extensive support, integration and installation services. Bell Microproducts is an industry-recognized specialist in storage products and is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors.

The company's products are available at any level of integration, from components to subsystem assemblies and fully-integrated, tested and certified system solutions. The company adds value with a broad range of services including testing, software loading, kitting, mass storage system integration, and computer system integration. Trained and certified technical personnel complete each of these processes at Bell Microproducts' ISO 9001:2000 facilities. Bell Microproducts markets and distributes more than 125 brand name product lines, as well as its own Rorke Data storage brands, to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), contract electronic manufacturing services (EMS) customers, value-added resellers (VARs) and system integrators in the Americas and Europe. More information can be found in the company's SEC filings, or by visiting the Bell Microproducts Web site at


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Related Keywords:Xtore, Bell Microproducts, storage, DAS, NAS, SAN, Xtore Extreme Storage, Jerry Kagele, Duran Alabi,

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