Press Release – 2006/3/20
Open-E Enters into Distribution Agreement with
Irvine, CA, and Munich, Germany – March 20, 2006 – Open-E, a global leader of network storage software, has entered into a distribution agreement with ThinkCP™ Technologies, a distributor and integrator of high-performance computer hardware and software solutions.
Open-E software enables system integrators to set up high performance, easy-to-use storage systems for companies of all sizes at an ideal price performance ratio. The significant advantages of these iSCSI and NAS systems are apparent in their flexibility when deployed in large system environments. They integrate seamlessly into existing SAN environments, can be used for high availability and high performance clusters, work with database applications, allow mirroring and much more.
Bill Hojreh, President of ThinkCP™ Technologies comments, “Our company has provided customers throughout the world with high-performance storage solutions for a number of years, but the Open-E products really seems to stand apart from the rest of the crowd. The innovative delivery [i.e., software on a module] and seamless platform independent integration immediately drew our attention. After extensive testing and receiving support from the major industry manufacturers, we added Open-E as one of our premiere product lines. We now provide customers with stand-alone modules and highly affordable, custom integrated solutions based on their individual preferences and requirements. It’s been a great fit so far and we’re looking forward to new developments from Open-E.”
ThinkCP™ Technologies has been an extremely important partner for Open-E; as they were one of the first customers to believe in our products and help us penetrate the US Storage Market. We are very excited about expanding this relationship and recognized Think CP as a Distribution Partner and a Solutions Provider for the United States, says
Krzysztof Franek, Open-E Managing Director.
Open-E has introduced a new product line at CeBIT 2006. The network-attached storage (NAS) software “Open-E NAS-XSR” offers greater flexibility in addition to lower implementation costs through integrated software RAID functionality (0, 1, 5, and 6), which makes it an ideal solution for the SOHO and SMB market. “Open-E NAS-XSR” is also suitable for high-availability environments since it allows high-performance systems to be designed with more redundancy with the help of the software RAID feature (through mirroring hardware RAID level 5 systems).
Also during CeBIT, Open-E gave out 10,000 free bootable demo CDs which can be used for the immediate setup of an iSCSI storage system. Once volumes have been defined, users can test the software for 30 days at no cost to find out what the product has to offer.
The “Open-E iSCSI Enterprise” trial software can be easily replaced at any time using a flash module containing pre-installed official software. There is no need to uninstall the trial software or to perform a new installation.
Additionally, Enterprise versions of both Open-E iSCSI and Open-E NAS software are available for download at: www.open-e.com/demo-cd
About ThinkCP™ Technologies
Founded in 1987, ThinkCP™ is an ISO 9000:2001 quality accredited company specializing in integrated storage solutions, workstations, servers, clusters and other peripheral computing solutions. The company supports the needs of resellers, VARs, contractors, corporations, government and educational institutions throughout the world, with an emphasis on high-performance industry segments.