Fibrenetix Opens For Business In Silicon Valley

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FIBRENETIX, leading European storage systems manufacturer open Fibrenetix USA Inc. in San Jose, California. The USA expansion is a key strategic move in the Company mission to become a significant global player in the storage market. Alan Johnson, who joins Fibrenetix as VP of Business Development, will head the Silicon Valley operation.

FIBRENETIX, leading European storage systems manufacturer announces the launch of Fibrenetix USA Inc in San Jose, California.

The USA move follows recent subsidiary launches in Germany and The Republic of Ireland – and adds to operations in Spain and France.

Announcing the opening of the US operation Fibrenetix CEO Jes Nagel said: “We are seeing solid growth, above the storage industry norm, and we expect that pattern to continue. The launch of Fibrenetix USA Inc. and our plans to open a further subsidiary in Japan in 2006 are key strategic moves in our mission to become a significant global player in the storage market.”

He added: “We have experienced strong sales in the States already this year including contracts with NASA, UCLA and Banner Health Inc - so this American venture is a natural progression for us. We predict that 50% of our turnover will come from the U.S marketplace in the next two years.”

Alan Johnson who joins Fibrenetix as VP of Business Development will head the Silicon Valley operation. Johnson, a well-known figure in the storage industry, is a former director of the Fibre Channel Industry Association Europe. He is an expert with over 20 years experience in the sector at System Industries, Eurologic, Adaptec and Infortrend.

He said: “I am delighted with this new challenge. My first job will be to build a first class sales and technical support team and establish streamlined logistics facilities to ensure short delivery times to the market.”

Danish-born Nagel, who pioneered IDE technology and IDE RAID and is considered a visionary figure in the storage arena, has timed the U.S launch to coincide with the announcement of two key product innovations.

Qubex is a new workstation RAID system targeting the broadcast, post production and digital imaging industries, providing up to 3 Terabytes of storage.

The benchmark E1 high performance 8 Terabyte RAID system, complete with unparalleled data protection, replaceable SmartLCD display, optimal cooling and virtually vibration-free environment, sets new standards for RAID storage systems.

Further information: Trevor Lansdown at wordengineers.com:

T: +44 (0)1206 241575

Or: Mandy Stone, Fibrenetix:

T: +44(0)1293 400515

About Fibrenetix

FIBRENETIX is the market leader for cost effective storage systems. Recognized in the storage industry since 1995, the Company has established a solid reputation for fast, scalable and highly reliable storage solutions.

Fibrenetix has successfully developed a series of high performance, cost effective RAID subsystems. With more than 5000 RAID systems installed, in over 17 different countries, Fibrenetix is recognized as a pioneer of IDE and cost effective RAID.

Fibrenetix offer a comprehensive product range, with storage capacity ranging from 800GB in a 5-bay desktop tower unit, to 8 Terabytes in a single 16-bay, 3U rackmount enclosure using 500GB hard drives. The company’s largest single installation is currently 1000 Terabyte’s of storage for a power utility corporation.

Fibrenetix is dedicated to providing new cutting edge products, customer support and reliability, to meet the ever-growing demand for data storage.

For more information visit: http://www.fibrenetix.com.

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