Ideal and StoreAge Networking PartnerIdeal Hardware today announced a partnership with StoreAge Networking Technologies to provide storage networking solutions in the United Kingdom and boost its Storage Area Network (SAN) offerings. StoreAge Networking Technologies manufactures a product called Storage Virtualisation Manager (SVM), which is a SAN Appliance that enables overall virtual volume management in a heterogeneous servers and storage systems SAN. The SVM allows virtual storage allocations, reallocation, volume definition and storage pooling for all servers and storage connected to the SAN. It provides a common GUI through which storage is virtualised and selectively presented to users in a flexible way with a very high degree of granularity. Paul Holder, product manager in Ideal's Enterprise Storage Group, said, "StoreAge's reputation for innovation, flexibility and high quality makes it the ideal technology partner to strengthen our portfolio allowing Ideal to offer its customers the most comprehensive SAN solutio. Ideal boasts a wide accounts base in the Enterprise market, retail channel, SME and VAR markets ensuring our vendors' products hit the right markets at the right time. Ideal recognizes the huge potential of the Enterprise market and intends to work with StoreAge and it's other manufactures to utilize every opportunity establishing Ideal as the number one Enterprise Storage distributor."