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NEC, Raid Expand Partnership

AUSTIN, Texas -- RAID Inc., a customized storage solution and services provider specializing in leading edge technologies, today announced it has entered into an OEM agreement with NEC Corporation of America, a premier provider of IT, network and identity management solutions. RAID Inc. will license NEC's HYDRAstor HS8 grid storage platform products and the HYDRAstor trademark and sell them under the brand RAID HYDRAstor. The new product line optimized for backup and archive will be incorporated into RAID Inc.'s suite of storage solutions for the government, high performance computing and education markets.

"RAID is excited to be expanding its partnership with NEC. NECs line of storage products offer our clients solutions that are not only reliable, but scalable and of the highest quality,” said Bob Picardi, COO of RAID Inc. "HYDRAstor’s innovative grid architecture enables IT to independently scale both performance and capacity and take advantage of new greener technology without a fork-lift upgrade. Global deduplication cuts capacity consumption by 95% to reduce footprint, power and cooling costs. We believe that each of our customers is unique and NEC’s HYDRAstor storage platform allows us to tailor to those individual storage needs and deliver the optimal storage solution.”

Raid Inc.