TidalWire Inc., a storage area networking (SAN) services company, and Kanatek Technologies Inc., a Canadian-based global systems integrator specializing in storage networking solutions, this week announced details of a new distribution relationship.
Under the agreement, TidalWire becomes the worldwide distributor for Kanatek's SANback for Brocade software, a product developed by Kanatek that it said automatically backs up and restores Brocade(TM) switch configuration settings.
"At Kanatek, we are committed to developing storage networking software products that increase ROI for end-users," said Brian Dilks, General Manager, Kanatek Software Division. "Our partnership with TidalWire allows us to deliver the SANback advantage to a wider audience. TidalWire's experience with Brocade Communications' Silkworm switch environments makes us confident that this will be a mutually beneficial partnership."
"Adding Kanatek's SANback software to our roster of interconnect products is an important addition to TidalWire," said President and CEO, Jeff Brandes. "SANback for Brocade addresses a key need for Brocade switch users with growing and complex SAN environments. With SANback, we deliver an important layer of scalability, security, capability and management to Brocade switch environments, which means the best service for our customers."