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Storage Computer Signs Reseller with alfaQuest, Targets Publishing Industry

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

Storage Computer to Tap $750,000,000 Newspaper Publishing Market NASHUA, N.H.--July 22, 2002--Storage Computer Corporation, a leading worldwide provider of high-performance data storage delivery systems, has recently signed a reseller agreement with alfaQuest Technologies, formerly Monotype Systems (MSI), a leading supplier to the production workflow technologies industry. alfaQuest serves the prepress and publishing markets with an exceptional customer base including the Dallas Morning News, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe and others. Products provided to alfaQuest include Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) devices. Storage Computer products can be specifically configured to meet the fault tolerance requirements of the newspaper industry. Storage Computer has enhanced the CyberNAS 4000, coined CyberNAS 4000-News, to address the specific needs of the publishing market space. The two companies have successfully displayed network attached storage (NAS) solutions at the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) NEXPO in Orlando, June 22-25, which has led to immediate sales closure. "We believe in the worldwide migration to consolidated hardware," said Dennis Nierman, President of alfaQuest. "The acceptance of our innovative PrintExpress Consolidated Production Management (CPM) system has shown us that it's what our customers want. We think the same is true of storage devices. With Storage Computer products, we can provide multi-purpose, fault-tolerant storage for large and small systems alike." Shortly after signing the reseller agreement with Storage Computer, alfaQuest sold a 1+ terabyte CyberNAS 4000-News system to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette a leading daily newspaper for the Little Rock, AR area with a circulation of over 190,000 readers. "We are happy that we have been able to get our relationship with Storage Computer off to such a positive start" stated Nierman of alfaQuest Technologies. " We expect our partnership to be mutually beneficial both near and long term." This market requires high-speed access to stored data as well as voluminous storage capacity. The CyberNAS 4000-News excels in the Macintosh environments as well as in multi-platform environments. With the CyberNAS 4000-News file availability and performance is improved, as users no longer access busy servers to read and write files and graphics. "The CyberNAS 4000's unique networking features and scalability seem to meet our short and long term storage needs. It is a very good fit for our upcoming projects and is an excellent value", stated Clay Carson, Director/Information Systems for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. The publishing industry spends $750,000,000 annually on its Printing and IT infrastructure. "We see tremendous opportunity in the publishing sector for the "Cyber" product line, specifically for the CyberNAS 4000-News" said Gary Hoffman, VP Sales, Storage Computer, "The product's ease of installation, scalability and multiplatform connectivity make it a wise purchasing decision for any type of business handling magnitudes of graphic and textual data."

 

 

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