Press Release: April 20, 2010
A-Server Signs First Polish Distributor for Innovative ARCA Backup and Data Recovery Appliance and Off-site Business Continuity Services
Appointment of Storage Specialist S4E as second European distributor as part of continuing growth strategy
Warsaw, Poland, April 20th, 2010 - A-Server, a provider of cloud, data backup and recovery products and services, has appointed S4E as its first distributor in Poland for its ARCA line of backup, recovery and virtualisation appliances aimed at small and medium enterprises.
From offices in Krakow and Warsaw, data storage solutions specialist S4E serves a network of over 250 partners across the country will exclusively offer ARCA alongside a complete range of storage related software, hardware and services. S4E will initially focus on the entry level hardware elements of the ARCA portfolio with plans to offer off-site storage services later in the year.
There is strong demand for easy to install and operate backup and recovery solutions from the growing business community across Poland, explains Grzegorz Wilk, Product Manager at S4E, We have a extensive range of storage solutions within our portfolio and ARCA provides a very attractive price and performance point for our channel partners aiming at small and medium businesses.
S4E will be running a number of recruitment and training events over the next few months to introduce its channel partners to the ARCA product. The firm will also be offering sales support, training and financing agreements to help support the channel within its region.
Poland is a rapidly growing market for IT and we are excited to partner with a organisations with such a strong reputation for bringing innovative storage solutions to the region, explains Arvid Fossen, Director of Product Management and Marketing for A-Server, As broadband adoption grows throughout Poland, we expect to work closely with S4E to help promote the value of offsite backup and recovery which is a key element of the ARCA solution.
Developed in partnership with Zenith InfoTech, ARCA is a network-attached storage device for Windows Servers preloaded with backup, recovery and virtualization software aimed at small to medium enterprises. The ARCA offers the ability to recover everything from a single file, database or mail message, up to a full production server, in minutes using its instant Standby Server Virtualization. The ARCA also offers a Bare Metal Restore to dissimilar hardware.
The technology is aimed at IT solution and service providers who deploy an ARCA at each clients site, which connects via broadband or leased line to a centralised ARCA-Vault that manages off-site backup and restoration of data at multiple sites in a highly scalable and cost effective manner. Each ARCA appliance protects between 2 to 12 local servers depending on configuration, while each ARCA-Vault, like the units installed at S4E datacenter can manage up to 25 remote ARCA site appliances.
S4E is our second distribution agreement signed in Europe and we will be aggressively adding partners in other countries across the next few months. Fossen adds.
A-Servers other Backup and Data Recovery appliance (BDR) which is aimed at smaller business will continue to be distributed directly to the 350 registered channel partners across Europe. A-Server recently launched a new three tier channel programme for BDR in February which includes a scaling discount rate based on certification level, a program of live and web based training, demonstration units and marketing development funds.
For more information on ARCA, existing or prospective partners should visit http://www.zenitharca.com
About A-Server NV
A-Server is the European division of the international group Zenith Infotech. The European headquarters is based in Belgium and has 40 employees. A-Server has a focus on providing standardized and scalable managed IT services to the reseller channel. The service is oriented exclusively to the SME segment.
The portfolio of services is a perfect complement to the activities of the IT reseller. These services are offered through the network operations center in Mumbai, India, where about 600 people support the managed services infrastructure and global customer portfolio.
The services include backup and business continuity solutions for SMEs, Monitoring and Management services for desktops and servers, and more recently the management of an overall SME IT environment via Style Smart Office, an innovative cloud computing solution for network computing. 40.000 sites currently managed by 4.000 IT resellers.
For more information, visit www.aserver.com
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