BakBone, Nishan Systems and Plasmon Partner for Optical Storage

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BakBone Software(TM), a provider of storage management software, today announced a strategic partnership with Nishan Systems, supplier of native IP storage solutions, and Plasmon, manufacturer of automated data storage libraries, to jointly develop, market and support a certified optical archive/retrieval storage solution.

According to BakBone, it has certified Nishan's and Plasmon's offerings with its UNIX and Linux-based MagnaVault(TM) solution to address the recent Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) amendments under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 that permit registered investment companies and registered investment advisers to preserve required records using electronic storage media such as magnetic disks, tape and other digital storage media.

The BakBone-certified solution combines BakBone's MagnaVault optical storage management software with Nishan System's IPS 2000 Series IP Storage switches and Plasmon's optical libraries.

"We are pleased to team up with BakBone and Plasmon in delivering a proven, ready-to-implement data archive/retrieval solution that provides immediate value to channel partners and customers alike," said Gary Orenstein, Nishan's director of marketing and coordinator of its IP Storage Partners program. "Our IP Storage products, coupled with BakBone's high performance MagnaVault software and Plasmon's optical libraries, create a powerful offering that will drive opportunities in new market segments, particularly in the financial arena."

"Our alliance with BakBone and Nishan Systems combines our marketing strengths to deliver a complete and certified enterprise-class solution to customers and channel partners," said Kelly Scharf, Director of Product Management, U.S. for Plasmon.

"With the recent SEC ruling which mandates reliable storage solutions for the financial community, the timing is ripe for us to bring a document retention solution of this caliber to market," said Randy Batterson, VP of Alliances and OEMs, BakBone Software.

"Increasing revenue is the major goal for all of us. Providing the channel with a proven and tested product creates a win-win scenario for all parties and demonstrates our commitment to our customers."


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