Leading Storage-Centric Distributor Offers New Solutions Geared Towards SMB and Enterprise Markets With Product From HP and Radiant Data
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 9, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Bell Microproducts Inc.
(Nasdaq: BELM), a leading value-added provider of storage products and
solutions, today announced a new Replication Solution Recipe Package in
partnership with suppliers HP and Radiant Data. The package will be available
through the Bell Micro Solution Centers to solution providers selling into the
enterprise and SMB markets in North America.
Compelling economics continue to drive the deployment of Linux servers
into the SMB and enterprise environments. Linux Databases, such as MySQL, are
being deployed as mission-critical to the business.
The solution recipe is built on HP's Integrity & ProLiant BladeSystems and
DL server platforms packaged with MSA/EVA storage. HP has a leadership
position in the Linux market and HP's BladeSystem products bring new levels of
server and storage consolidation with the economies of Linux. These factors
made it a desired choice for Bell Micro Solution Architects.
Radiant Data's PeerFS enables high availability in any Linux database
environment by continuously replicating data to a secondary node (or multiple
nodes) and guarantees consistency of data at all times.
"PeerFS from Radiant Data brings enterprise-class data reliability to any
Linux environment," said Robert Peverley, Radiant Data Executive Vice
President of Sales and Marketing. "PeerFS uniquely guarantees, not only a
consistent copy of data, but access to that data all the time, on any number
of nodes, anywhere in the network."
"Replication is a natural requirement for any mission-critical system and
we're providing the ingredients of a full solution to our partners. The HP
BladeSystem technology is state of the art and an assurance of top quality.
Add in Radiant Data's reliability and our solution providers have a solution
they will have no problem standing behind," states Gary Gammon, Senior Vice
President, Enterprise Storage and Marketing for Bell Microproducts. "Stay
tuned for more from our Solution Architects. This is one of a roster of
solutions that we are bringing to our resellers to help them build solutions
for the SMB market."
About Bell Microproducts
Bell Microproducts is an international, value-added provider of a wide
range of high-technology products, solutions, and services to the industrial
and commercial markets. The company's offering includes semiconductors,
computer platforms, peripherals, and storage products of various types
including desktop, high-end computer and storage subsystems, fibre channel
connectivity products, RAID, NAS and SAN storage systems, back-up products,
storage management software, and extensive support, integration and
installation services. Bell Microproducts is an industry-recognized specialist
in storage products and is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-
The company's products are available at any level of integration, from
components to subsystem assemblies and fully-integrated, tested and certified
system solutions. The company adds value with a broad range of services
including testing, software loading, kitting, mass storage system integration,
and computer system integration. Trained and certified technical personnel
complete each of these processes at Bell Microproducts' ISO 9001:2000
facilities. Bell Microproducts markets and distributes more than 125 brand
name product lines, as well as its own Rorke Data storage brands, to original
equipment manufacturers (OEMs), contract electronic manufacturing services
(EMS) customers, value-added resellers (VARs) and system integrators in the
Americas and Europe. More information can be found in the company's SEC
filings, or by visiting the Bell Microproducts Web site at www.bellmicro.com.
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SOURCE Bell Microproducts Inc.
Gary Gammon, Sr. Vice President, Enterprise Storage and Marketing of Bell
Microproducts Inc., +1-408-451-9400