Tech Data's AIS Division Partners with SteelEye Technology

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IT products distributor expands business continuity solutions offering, adding new support and products for Linux and virtual server environments

Through our partnership with Tech Data, we are making it easier for value-added resellers to partner with SteelEye in delivering world-class, cross-platform business continuity solutions.

The Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) Division of Tech Data Corporation today expanded its support for value-added resellers (VARs) deploying business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. The company announced that it is the exclusive distributor for SteelEye Technology Inc., offering VARs access to the vendor's data replication software for physical and virtual servers running Windows or Linux operating systems. Additionally, next month's AIS Partner Summit will help educate VARs on how server virtualization is enabling them to deliver more efficient and profitable business continuity solutions.

"The AIS Division supports the channel's most robust data center solutions offerings, comprising server, storage and virtualization products from industry leaders like Fujitsu, HP, IBM and VMware," said Director, Product Marketing, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Amy Belcher. "Our new partnership with SteelEye further strengthens our business continuity practice, especially for data centers utilizing Linux and virtualization software. We are enabling VARs to deliver assurance to their customers that critical data is always up to date and will not be lost in the event of natural disaster or other systems failure."

SteelEye is a leading provider of disaster recovery and business continuity solutions. Its products provide multi-platform functionality to deliver continuous access to business-critical information, and includes support for leading CRM and ERP applications like SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server. Through AIS, Tech Data will distribute the entire line of SteelEye products, including:

  •     LifeKeeper® for Windows or Linux - addresses business continuity recovery needs, including disaster recovery, data protection, and high availability for Windows or Linux servers
  •     SteelEye Data Replication® - provides continuous data protection regardless of application or platform through real-time data replication
  •     SteelEye Virtual Server Technology - delivers continuous data protection for virtual servers

"Tech Data's AIS division offers a set of solutions for the mid-market and enterprise space where SteelEye's products can provide tremendous additional flexibility and value," said Garrett Gafke, CEO and President at SteelEye Technology. "Through our partnership with Tech Data, we are making it easier for value-added resellers to partner with SteelEye in delivering world-class, cross-platform business continuity solutions."

Comprehensive Data Protection Solutions:
Through specialized sales and technical support, AIS assists VARs developing solutions that protect business-critical data such as CRM and ERP databases. In case of natural disaster, local systems outage or other disruption, these business continuity solutions can trigger automatic failover capabilities providing access to designated backup servers and storage devices, which minimizes downtime and potential business disruption. For use in both physical and virtual data center environments, these solutions enable users to centrally manage all network-attached storage devices in remote locations or satellite offices to maximize storage capacity and data availability.

2008 AIS Partner Summit:
During Tech Data's AIS Partner Summit July 16-17 at the distributor's Clearwater headquarters, VARs, vendors, and AIS sales and technical representatives will explore the latest virtualization trends and their impact on a wide range of data center operations, including business continuity. Attendees will share best practices on to efficiently and profitably deploy these solutions. VARs also will have the opportunity to tour Tech Data's 5,500-square-foot TDSolutionsCenter for hands-on solutions demonstrations.
To learn more about the AIS Division's business continuity solutions or the 2008 AIS Partner Summit, call (800) 237-8931, ext. 82083, or visit techdata.com.

About the Business Continuity Leader, SteelEye Technology, Inc.:
SteelEye is a leading provider of data and application availability management solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery for Windows, Linux and virtual platforms. SteelEye is a wholly owned subsidiary of SIOS Technology, Inc. SIOS Technology, Inc., (sios.com) listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange under 3744. For more information about SteelEye, please visit steeleye.com.

About Tech Data:
Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ GS: TECD) is one of the world's largest distributors of technology products from leading IT hardware and software producers. Tech Data serves more than 100,000 IT solution providers in over 100 countries. Every day, these value-added resellers depend on Tech Data to cost-effectively support the technology needs of end users, including small and medium businesses (SMB), large enterprises and government agencies. Ranked 105th on the FORTUNE 500(R), Tech Data generated $23.4 billion in net sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2008. To learn more, visit techdata.com.

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