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Nexsan Nabs Partners

As a pioneer of disk-based backup, Nexsan Technologies Inc.
once stood out among the crowd when tape was still king. Now, it's lining up partners to keep from getting lost in the crowd of disk backup proponents.

Nexsan began shipping ATA drives in 2001 with the claim that disk is a better backup medium for tape (see ATA Is Where It's AT). Now theres a slew of companies building around disk backup, and even the major tape vendors embrace disk (see Tape Vendors Grab Disk).

“We believe we helped create the entire ATA market in 2001 when nobody else was doing it,” says Rik Mussman, Nexan’s SVP of technology. “Now everybody and their brother’s doing it.”

There’s a plethora of companies included in the brotherhood of disk backup. Nexsan is partnering with a group of them to strengthen its value through its Strategic Solutions program. Nexan doesn’t bundle any of those vendors' products, but certifies them and uses the partnerships to open doors with customers who want to know what they can do with their disk.

Today, Nexsan added remote backup software startup Asigra Inc. as its newest partner, one day after adding NAS gateway vendor ONStor Inc. (See Eurobites: It's a Numbers Game and ONStor Joins Nexsan's Program).

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