Imation Boosts Reach in Australia and New Zealand Through New Distribution Partnership with Connector Systems
OAKDALE, MINN. – SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 – Imation (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, announced that it has signed an agreement with Australia-based IT distributor Connector Systems to bring its Nexsan product portfolio to a broader market in Australia and New Zealand.
“Connector Systems has a reputation for partnering with the best companies in IT and bringing superior value to enterprises across Australia and New Zealand,” said Rick Ferguson, vice president of sales in the Asia-Pacific region at Imation. “We’re excited to work with them, and to use our ultra-reliable, enterprise-class storage to help more end users unlock more value across a wide range of applications.”
“We work only with vendors and partners who are considered among the very best in their category. Our priority is to provide new and unique opportunities to our customers, whilst giving them a great experience,” said Andrew Craze, country manager at Connector Systems. “For this reason, we’re excited to work with Imation – a well-known company with a superior track record and tremendous momentum in the data storage industry. Their suite of versatile, efficient storage solutions will enhance our portfolio and add great value to our customers.”
Imation’s Nexsan product portfolio delivers the right storage products for the right application:
- Imation’s Nexsan NST™ is a set of flexible hybrid storage appliances that scale to meet mid-sized organization application and storage needs with unified NAS and SAN access capabilities in a single solution. NST combines high performance, high capacity and Imation’s innovative FASTier™ caching technology to provide scaling performance for backup, virtualized environments and mixed application workloads. FASTier is NST’s hybrid caching layer that uses intelligent algorithms over DRAM and SSD cache tiers to grow performance cost-effectively when it is required. NST enables businesses to right size their initial acquisition and increase performance as their applications demand it. Also, NST’s data compression capabilities reduce storage system footprint in the data center and improve write efficiency and performance to SSDs and HDDs.
- Imation’s Nexsan E-Series™ is a family of high-density, high-performance and highly reliable storage solutions that can be directly attached or networked to workstations and servers. E-Series delivers the density and efficiency that mid-sized organizations need to scale their capacity while lowering their overall space requirements and operating costs. All E-Series systems take the extra step to reduce power and cooling requirements through their multi-level, power-reducing AutoMAID™ capabilities. They also include an easy-to-use management interface that simplifies deployment and management for the resource-constrained IT administrator.
- Imation’s Nexsan Assureon™ is a set of secure storage solutions that reduce storage cost by offloading and deduplicating data from primary storage that is infrequently used or has aged by policy. Assureon, through policy automation, can eliminate or greatly reduce the size, cost and complexity of backups for primary and infrequently accessed data. Assureon includes multi-tenancy – with secure copy creation, data movement and long term storage – and chargeback capabilities for public and private cloud deployments. Data integrity features like file-fingerprinting and automated self-healing integrity checks ensure that your high-value data is protected. Assureon’s security features comply with corporate and governmental regulatory requirements and make it well suited for medical, financial and government organizations.
For more information on Imation’s Nexsan storage solutions, visit www.imation.com/nexsan.
About Connector Systems
Connector Systems is a specialist Value Added Distributor with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. We work with our channel partners to develop new opportunities, and new routes to market for the vendors we represent. With the backing of market-leading, globally recognised brands, we assist our resellers to meet the technology needs of their customers regardless of size or industry. We believe business is at its best when we completely understand the needs of our partners. Our primary aim is to create organically, commercially satisfying relationships with resellers and vendors alike, where our skills and expertise help to create commercial success. For more information, visit http://www.connectorsystems.com.au
Imation (NYSE: IMN) is a global data storage and information security company. Our products and solutions help organizations and individuals store, manage and protect their digital content. Imation’s storage and security portfolio includes Nexsan high-density, archive and solid-state optimized unified hybrid storage solutions; IronKey™ mobile security solutions that address the needs of professionals for secure data transport and mobile workspaces; and consumer storage solutions, audio products and accessories sold under the Imation, Memorex and TDK Life on Record brands. Imation reaches customers in more than 100 countries through a powerful global distribution network. For more information, visit www.imation.com.
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