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SANRAD Signs Bell Microproducts as Authorized Distributor in The Netherlands


Tel Aviv, Israel, March 01, 2004 SANRAD Incorporated, a leader in developing and delivering intelligent iSCSI SAN solutions, today announced the signing of Bell Microproducts to a distribution agreement that covers sales and support throughout The Netherlands as part of the company’s global expansion plan.

As SANRAD’s authorized distributor, BellMicro will leverage its local flexibility and market knowledge to successfully integrate the award-winning iSCSI V-Switch line of IP SAN solutions throughout the Netherlands, providing customers with the ability to build robust and high performance IP SANs that include security, multi-pathing and data replication ensuring 24/7 access to storage and data resources at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions.

“Storage has become a key element in IT strategies and is one of the fastest-growing segments in the IT industry,” said Elmer Gutteling, Bell Microproducts Country Manager, The Netherlands. “As a distributor of only A-brand products, we are pleased to add SANRAD’s V-Switch into our channel offerings for those customers in The Netherlands looking for the best in high-end storage solutions.”

“By partnering with a company, such as BellMicro, that has the power and strength of a worldwide leader in distribution combined with the knowledge and experience in the local Dutch market, we feel like we are primed to expand the reach of the V-Switch to those in The Netherlands looking to maximize value without sacrificing the functionality and performance of traditional SAN architectures,” said Yuval Shilansky, SANRAD Director of Sales EMEA.

SANRAD’s iSCSI V-Switch includes the iSCSI V-Switch 2000, 3000 and a browser-based management GUI. The iSCSI V-Switch provides iSCSI -networked hosts with secure and trusted access to a variety of logical volumes residing on diverse storage systems within a SAN architecture. Requiring no host agents, it operates in the data path of a storage network, independent of servers and storage, providing a highly scalable and easy to use connectivity and management platform for IT professionals responsible for administering small to enterprise class storage resources.

The iSCSI V-Switch storage management and virtualization features gather all physical storage resources (SCSI, iSCSI and FC) into a single pool, enabling network administrators to define new logical volumes from these pooled resources independent of physical barriers such as enclosures, physical disks, protocols, and distance. Volume management includes volume mirroring, striping, remote copy, volume concatenation, precise LUN carving (as low as a few hundred kilobytes), snapshot, multi-pathing, security, port performance aggregation, selectable quality of service per host, in addition to port, path, and switch failover.