August 24, 2005

LinuxIT selects Arkeia to deliver Back Up and Disa

Ev Milker writes "LinuxIT, independent providers of IT Infrastructure integrating Linux and Open Source solutions with Microsoft and other technologies, today announced its new strategic partnership with Arkeia Corporation to deliver backup and data recovery solutions to its customer base.
Arkeia was the first company to offer a professional network backup solution for the Linux platform, and is now the world’s leading vendor of backup and recovery solutions for Linux-based environments.

The move comes only days after LinuxIT announced the set-up of its pan-European operation LinuxIT Europe, and further confirms the company’s commitment to offering its European customers a complete range of Linux based solutions and services.

Dominique Audoin, Arkeia's Regional Sales Manager, commented: "Arkeia recognizes LinuxIT as one of the leading providers of Linux solutions in Europe, and we are very pleased to be partnering with the company. A loyal and targeted channel network is the best way to maintain our leadership in the Linux data protection market, and LinuxIT is a trustworthy partner that has the relevant expertise and experience in the market, and that understands what is needed to fulfill customers' needs."
Peter Dawes Huish, Chief Executive Officer of LinuxIT, added: “Industry analysts advise that 50% of businesses that lose their data go out of business almost immediately. And of the other 50%, nine out of ten fail within two years. Our customers need a complete backup and recovery solution line, and after rigorous evaluation of a number of providers we have decided to partner with Arkeia. The company impressed us with their extensive portfolio, the ease of use of their solutions, and their professionalism. Partnering enables us to deliver exactly the features that our customers need to successfully deploy back up and recovery software, and to protect their most valuable assets – their data.”
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About LinuxIT Europe

LinuxIT Europe is a leading independent provider of IT Infrastructure integrating Linux and Open Source solutions with Microsoft and other vendors’ technologies. LinuxIT is the UK Powerhouse of Linux expertise with consultants forming the backbone to the services of most of the best known names in IT.

Our aim is to work in partnership with our customers to identify the best IT solution to the business problems, and assist in implementing the solution most appropriate to the customer’s business and technical needs.

As IT infrastructure experts, our knowledge includes all of the commonly used operating systems and applications from most of the hardware and software vendors, ranging from Microsoft to RedHat. As independent consultants our recommendations may include any or all of these vendors’ solutions irrespective of personal prejudice. LinuxIT’s customers are predominantly SMEs across the entire spectrum of vertical market sectors. For further information, visit www.linuxit.com

About Arkeia Corporation

Arkeia Corporation 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.

Products include Arkeia Network Backup, Arkeia Server Backup, bare metal Disaster Recovery modules, NDMP support for NAS backup and hot backup plug-ins for Oracle, DB2, Lotus, MySQL, PostgreSQL, LDAP, MS SQL and MS Exchange Servers.

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, CA and Paris, France. For further information visit www.arkeia.com.uk

For further information, please contact:

LinuxIT
Ev Milker
Marketing and PR Manager
Tel: +44 (0)117 905 8718
e-mail: evm@linuxit.com

Arkeia
STRATEGIC
United Kingdom
Dawn McMorrow / Joanne Ashford
dawnm/joannea@strategicpr.net
Tel: +44 (0)1494 434 434
ARKEIA EUROPE
Frédéric Renard
Marketing Director, Worldwide
press@arkeia.com
Tel: +33 (0)148 10 89 89"

Link: linuxit.com

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