January 28, 2005

Arkeia Launches WW System Builder Initiative

Anonymous Reader writes "'Jump Start' Program for White Box and Appliance Manufacturers Enables Bundling of Linux Data Protection Software

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2005--Arkeia Corp., the leading provider of backup and recovery solutions for Linux-based environments, today launched a worldwide initiative dubbed "Jump Start" that offers white box and appliance system builders the ability to market fully integrated data protection solutions based on the company's Linux backup and recovery software. The strategic initiative is spearheaded by Dave Elliott, Arkeia's new director of business development.

Arkeia's Jump Start Program for system builders delivers powerful benefits to manufacturers, including the ability to create compelling customer solutions integrated with Arkeia's data protection solutions; exhaustive technical and sales training to enable market success; worldwide engineering and technical support for ongoing product integration and development; and specific awareness and lead generation activities.

"We are committed to partnering with innovative manufacturers who want to provide the most reliable and scalable data protection solutions in the market," Elliott asserted. "Our Network Backup and Server Backup products have been designed with partners in mind and easily integrate with server, appliance, disk and tape technologies. As a result, we can implement aggressive programs to support those OEM and system builder partners who want to profit from the dramatic growth of Linux."

"Arkeia is the undisputed data protection choice for Linux environments," stated Jason Makevich, president of Flashbak Inc. "By leveraging Arkeia's new Jump Start Program and bundling Arkeia Server Backup with the Flashbak appliance, we are able to deliver an unrivaled data protection solution. Most importantly, Arkeia is easy to work with and offers outstanding benefits to companies building Linux-powered appliances."

Jim Kemp, CEO of Coraid added: "With this new program, our customers can leverage the benefits of innovative backup software from Arkeia along with our own low-cost and scalable block storage product, EtherDrive(R). EtherDrive Storage Blades connect disks to an Ethernet network. We are delighted that we can provide our customers with complete compatibility between Arkeia and Coraid products, all at an outstanding value."

Arkeia currently has the broadest support for the Linux stack with Linux distributions on core processors with key applications. The company's flagship product, Arkeia Network Backup, protects heterogeneous networks and runs on either Linux or Unix servers. Application-specific plug-ins are available for Oracle, Exchange, Lotus, DB2, LDAP, SQL Server, NDMP, PostgreSQL and MySQL.

About Arkeia Corp.

Arkeia Corp. is a leading provider of established backup and recovery solutions for departments and mid-size businesses utilizing Linux. Arkeia offers data protection software designed to ease the life of system administrators by providing efficient technology at a competitive price.

Protecting more than 100,000 networks worldwide, Arkeia solutions have been adopted by 4,000 corporate-class customers in over 50 countries since 1999. Arkeia is privately held, with investment funding support from two major banking concerns. Offices are in Carlsbad and Paris. For further information visit www.arkeia.com.

Contacts

  Daly-Swartz PR for Arkeia
Jeffrey Swartz 949-492-0075
jeffreyswartz@dsprel.com"

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