Storage roundup: Compellent bags UK reseller; Data Robotics doubles sales; Infortrend SANs VMware ce

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Storage roundup: Compellent bags UK reseller; Data Robotics doubles sales; Infortrend SANs VMware ce

Antony Adshead, UK bureau chief, storage
Compellent picks up UK reseller

Compellent Technologies has appointed Oxfordshire-based virtualisation specialist Transtec Computers to resell Compellent Storage Center. Compellent has no direct sales force and focuses all of its resources on helping partners sell and close deals. Transtec's sales force will gain access to Compellent's secure online partner portal, which features lead registration, quote generation and other online resources.

Matthew Prew, managing director at Transtec Computers, said the Compellent storage-area network (SAN) solution would complement the firm's existing storage and networking solutions portfolio.

"We were particularly impressed with Compellent's block-level virtualisation technology which enables automated tiered storage, thin provisioning, simplified data replication and advanced virtualisation technologies," Prew said.

Transtec Computers is a subsidiary of Transtec AG, headquartered in Tübingen, Germany.

Data Robotics doubles sales growth

Data Robotics has announced it achieved 100% growth in worldwide sales during the second quarter of 2008. The company's second quarter sales were also 30% higher than first quarter sales, and cumulative number of units sold reached 75,000. Data Robotics' key products are Drobo and DroboPro, which are RAID-enabled storage subsystems aimed at small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and consumer users.

Infortrend RAID arrays VMware-ready

Infortrend has announced that its EonStor Fibre Channel (FC) host RAID arrays are now VMware certified. The VMware Hardware Certification Program enables members to provide VMware customers with jointly supported hardware solutions. A list of the Infortrend SAN products that are VMware ESX 4.0-ready can be found on the VMware Hardware Compatibility List.


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