Servex stores now online

Servex has launched, for the first time in the Middle East, an IP-based storage solution for corporate-scale businesses.

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By  Kieran Potts Published  October 18, 2001

Servex has launched, for the first time in the Middle East, an IP-based storage solution for corporate-scale businesses.

Rahul Gupta, general manager for Servex, told Gitex Times, “Storage will become increasingly important over the next few years as computer products become wireless. Our new IP-storage product had, therefore, to be secure and accessible, and there had to be efficient and effective systems in place for disaster recovery.

“With the coming of the mobile Internet, storage facilities will not only be about mirroring and replicating data across platforms. They will be a combination of many things, including back-up and network systems. The Servex ‘IP Store’ is capable of all these things.

“The wireless Internet,” he continues, “will not only bring an increase in quantity of data, but also in the value of that data. Thus, in the next few years I expect up to 70 per cent of all IT spending to be on storage.”

The IP Store also supports I-SCSI, a newly emerging connection standard. The system is open, rather than proprietary, meaning future hardware peripherals can be added. The company has recently signed an agreement to develop further IP-storage devices with Falcon Store, a market leader in Internet Protocol.

Servex is also promoting its new ‘digital civilians solution’. Named Accro-Secure, this is a new surveillance technology intended to improve upon VCR-based CCTV systems. Whereas analogue recording involves costly and timely categorisation of videotapes, digital will classify and store surveillance data automatically.

The solution provided by Servex allows this data to be accessible over a secure Internet connection, meaning that surveillance could now be undertaken remotely.

“Accro-Secure will make corporate surveillance not only more proficient, but also more cost-effective,” explains Rahul Gupta.

Servex told Gitex Times the company will soon be releasing two new storage devices. One will be a ‘video on demand’ technology; the other will be a tool to turn analogue video-recordings into digital and then provide software to edit the digital version. The latter is intended, therefore, for use by professional film and television makers.

Rahul Gupta explains the philosophy of Servex is ‘simple, focus, forward-looking’. “Five years from now Servex will still be a non-branded company. It wants to be high-end, offering localised solutions and services to companies.

"Interestingly, Servex is listed as neither a distributor nor a manufacturer; but, I suppose, we are a ‘facilitator’ for both of these sectors — we are, in other words, somewhere in between the two.”

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