Ultera China Expands Operations

Ultera China expands operations to better serve growing customer base for Mirage Virtual Tape Library

April 3, 2007

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LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. -- Ultera Systems, Inc. a leading provider of high-performance virtual tape controllers and solutions, today announced an unprecedented expansion of its China operations to better serve a rapidly growing customer base for its flagship Mirage Virtual Tape Library (VTL) solutions in China.

Mirage VTL solutions are based on the Mirage virtual tape controller (VTC), which integrates optimized high availability RAID subsystems to create virtual tape libraries. Operating system-independent and fully plug-and-play, the Mirage VTL operates transparently with existing tape backup application software on any hardware platform. Thanks to patent-protected, completely hardware-based technology, Mirage solutions distinguish themselves from other VTLs in the market not only on performance, but also on operating robustness, immunity to maintenance risks and, above all, immunity towards on-line data corruption risks.

“While most virtual tape libraries in the market use Linux servers as controllers to carry out tape emulation at the application software level, the Mirage VTC physically realizes disk linearization at the device level and is CPU free and OS free,” stated Dr. Lennard Qian, general manager of Ultera China. “That’s why in the China market, Mirage is often referred to as the ‘Tapelized Disk Library’ in contrast to other VTLs. Besides its technology advantages, we are also fortunate to be able to leverage on Ultera’s decade-long experience in serving worldwide customers. This invaluable experience enables us to go beyond products to help customers in system level optimization, which often results in substantial reduction of the customer’s operating risks and TCO of their entire data protection system.”

“Organizations in China today are faced with rapidly expanding data storage requirements, limited backup windows and modest budgets,” commented Jimmie Chang, principal analyst, storage markets, Gartner Dataquest Research. “Virtual tape libraries like Ultera's must address all three of these issues in order to be successful with this segment.”

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Alternative technology taps E-Disk solid state drive technology from BitMicro Networks to boost server response times http://www.byteandswitch.com

Other Other SAN JOSE, Calif. -- BiTMICRO® Networks, a pioneer in intelligent flash IDE/ATA, Fibre Channel, SCSI, SATA, VME and PMC solid state drive solutions, today announced at the Embedded Systems Conference-Silicon Valley show in San Jose, California the successful utilization of its E-Disk® solid state disk to satisfy the demanding storage requirements of Alternative Technology.

Alternative Technology, Inc. is a leading distributor of products and services for the thin-client/server-based computing, edge infrastructure, security, virtualization and wireless markets. Due to expanding operational requirements and an increasing number of users, the Englewood, Colorado-based company was experiencing a slowdown in response times from its Microsoft® Windows® 2000-based application server.

Alternative Technology decided to upgrade its server drives to solid state using BiTMICRO Network’s E-Disk® 3S320 SSD, the world's first Ultra320 SCSI solid-state drive. Following installation, the company immediately noticed a dramatic improvement in application throughput, boosting response as well as backup times and significantly improving user satisfaction overall.

“Thanks to the E-Disk® solid state drives, application response times have been dramatically improved,” states James Paull, IT Manager, Alternative Technology, Inc. “What’s more, the E-Disk® 3S320 SSD was seamlessly integrated into our network, unlike similar solutions from other solid-state storage manufacturers.”

BitMicro Networks Inc.Alternative Technology Inc.

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