LinuxIT selects Arkeia to deliver Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions

LinuxIT, independent providers of IT Infrastructure integrating Linux and Open Source solutions with Microsoft and other technologies, today announced its new strategic partnership with Arkeia Corporation to deliver backup and data recovery solutions to its customer base. Arkeia was the first company to offer a professional network backup solution for the Linux platform, and is now the world's leading vendor of backup and recovery solutions for Linux-based environments.

The move comes only days after LinuxIT announced the set-up of its pan-European operation LinuxIT Europe. This further confirms the company's commitment to offering its European customers a complete range of Linux based solutions and services.

Dominique Audoin, Arkeia's regional sales manager, commented: "Arkeia recognises LinuxIT as one of the leading providers of Linux solutions in Europe. We are very pleased to be partnering with the company. A loyal and targeted channel network is the best way to maintain our leadership in the Linux data protection market, and LinuxIT is a trustworthy partner that has the relevant expertise and experience in the market. It understands what is needed to fulfill customers' needs."

Peter Dawes Huish, chief executive officer of LinuxIT, added: "Industry analysts advise that 50 per cent of businesses that lose their data, go out of business almost immediately; and of the other 50 per cent, nine out of 10 fail within two years. Our customers need a complete backup and recovery solution line. After a rigorous evaluation of a number of providers we decided to partner with Arkeia. The company impressed us with their extensive portfolio, the ease of use of their solutions and professionalism. This partnership enables us to deliver the exact features that our customers need to successfully deploy backup and recovery software and to protect their most valuable assets - data.''

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