Allion introduces Sony tape drives to the region

Allion Technologies is bringing Sony’s tape storage products to the region’s midmarket and enterprise customers as it looks to expand its existing product portfolio.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  December 29, 2002

Allion Technologies is bringing Sony’s tape storage products to the region’s midmarket and enterprise customers as it looks to expand its existing product portfolio.

At the heart of this product expansion will be Sony’s Advanced intelligent Tape (AIT-3) tape drives, which provide 100G/bytes of native capacity and 12M/bytes/sec sustained native transfer rate to end users. The solution also incorporates Sony's innovative Memory-in-Cassette (MIC) drive interface system and AIT-3’s Advanced Metal Evaporated (AME) media cartridge.

According to Anil Gupta, vice president of Allion Technologies, the Sony tape storage products are being brought to the Middle East due to the region’s increasing demand for storage products, especially in the midmarket space.

“We look forward to working with Sony to offer the AIT solution to the Middle East market meeting the demand of data protection needs in the mid-range systems market. AIT technology achieves this by being ideally positioned between DDS and the other enterprise solutions. This is a major business opportunity for the resellers of the region to tap this emerging market,” he says.

By reselling Sony’s products, Allion has added to its already strong storage offerings, which currently include solutions from Veritas and Dell/EMC. The company will start shipping the full range of Sony AIT and DDS products this month, while the latest S-AIT format products be made available from first quarter of 2003.

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