Peak Data Signs a Master Distributor Agreement with Hi-Stor for the StorSentry Software Solution in the USA and Canada

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Answer to large North American data center requirements for high quality/low risk tape storage infrastructures through proactive management of quality and performance. Through this agreement, the PeakData sales force will be able to offer to its U.S. customers and channel partners the StorSentry solution along with its comprehensive storage solutions and services portfolio. In particular, PeakData is also to become a certified partner of Hi-Stor to deliver local services and level 1 support to its U.S. and Canadian customers.

PeakData LLC, a leading value added reseller of storage systems and storage management software solutions and services to enterprise customers, has signed a Master Distributor Agreement with Hi-Stor, a leading provider of high impact storage management software solutions.

Through this agreement, the PeakData sales force will be able to offer to its U.S. customers and channel partners the StorSentry solution along with its comprehensive storage solutions and services portfolio. In particular, PeakData is also to become a certified partner of Hi-Stor to deliver local services and level 1 support to its U.S. and Canadian customers.

The Hi-Stor U.S. team will collaborate with PeakData to deliver service quality improvement through a complete solution (consulting, software, services and support) for the tape storage environment of enterprise IT customers.

Hi-Stor's StorSentryâ„¢ provides a comprehensive solution for managing proactively the quality and the performance of large tape automation storage infrastructures. While minimizing risks and optimizing resources, StorSentry also meets the need for green solutions in large data centers.

"PeakData has a long and rich history of serving enterprises with some of the largest and most complex tape environments in the world. We take pride in our consultative approach which helps our customers get the most out of their existing investments and make smart choices for their future needs. Hi-Stor's StorSentry delivers significant operational and cost improvements to large tape storage environments", says Saeed Karim, President & CEO, PeakData LLC.

« For Hi-Stor, this agreement is one further important step in the development of the North American market. We are very pleased to have PeakData as a Master Distributor partner to develop the North America market and bring higher service value and proximity to our North American customer base. In addition, the close relationship between PeakData and Sun, one of our main industry partners, generates further momentum among all of us in the North American market", comments Fernando Moreira, President & CEO Hi-Stor.

This agreement is immediately operational for the sales part as of September 2008.

About Hi-Stor
Hi-Stor is a leading provider of high impact storage management solutions. The company's award-winning applications and services enable organizations to reduce data loss risks and to optimize their storage assets. Leading companies and large industry players use Hi-Stor's innovative software to improve the quality of their storage management architecture and solutions. Hi-Stor's software solutions (StorSentry & StorBee) are based on more than 10 years of high innovation R&D and Services focused on storage management by worldwide recognized experts. Hi-Stor large customers and industry partners worldwide include Ascent Media, Bouygues Telecom, Dassault, EADS, EMC, Imation, Finanz IT, Orange, Quantum, Red Bee BBC, Sun and Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc. Founded in 1997, Hi-Stor has offices in the United States (Boulder, CO & Boston, MA), France (Toulouse & Paris) and is represented in UK, Italy and Germany. Additional information about Hi-Stor can be found at Hi-Stor web site.

Contact: JF Vergnangeal
Director International Marketing Communication
Phone: + 33 624 051 430
jfvergnangeal @ hi-stor.com

About PeakData
PeakData is a leading value added reseller of storage systems and storage management software solutions and services to enterprise customers throughout the United States. PeakData is headquartered in Boulder County, Colo. For further information please visit PeakData web site.

Contact: Michael Klatman
PeakData LLC
Phone: +1 303.652.2630, ext. 104
Email: mklatman @ peakdatallc.com

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