BakBone inks worldwide distribution agreement

BakBone Software, a global provider of heterogeneous integrated data protection solutions, has announced a strategic worldwide technology licensing and distribution agreement with Sun Microsystems, giving Suns customers more choices in backup, restore and disaster recovery solutions. 

This agreement furthers the longstanding and successful relationship between the companies which began with BakBones support for the SolarisTM Operating System (OS). 

The announcement enables the worldwide availability and global cooperative support for BakBones NetVault: Backup product suite through Suns direct sales force, as well as its network of distributors and value-added resellers (VARs).

Weve been listening to our customers and heard loud and clear that they want choice and flexibility at the right price, said Nigel Dessau, vice president, Storage Marketing and Business Operations, Sun Microsystems. Offering BakBones NetVault data protection capabilities as part of Suns family of enterprise storage solutions represents tremendous value, access and simplicity for our customers and complements other close Sun relationships. Together, Sun and BakBone are working closely to provide our mutual customers with complementary enterprise-class storage management technologies.

According to Jim Johnson, BakBones president and CEO, this agreement reflects several years of ongoing technical collaboration and business development between the two companies. BakBones strategy is to redefine data protection as a simple and straightforward process even in the most complex environments. This agreement marks a milestone for BakBone, as it reinforces customer acceptance of our heterogeneous data protection solutions while extending BakBones global footprint into Suns installed base. We are proud to deliver our technology to the Sun market, and to make it easier for customers to protect existing Sun storage investments and simplify data protection. 

The expanded agreement between BakBone and Sun builds on a relationship that began over a decade ago. Since that time, the collaboration between the two companies has fostered a more integrated relationship which now includes membership in Suns elite new StorageTek Ready platform, as well as participation in the SunSM Partner Advantage Program for ISVs. Today, BakBone and Sun share a customer base that includes 550 of the Fortune 1000. BakBone was also recently recognised at Sun Forum 2006 as the Sun Storage Partner of the Year.

About BakBone Software, Inc.

BakBone Software is a leading international data protection solution provider that develops and distributes heterogeneous data backup, restore, disaster recovery, replication and storage reporting software for network storage and open-systems environments. BakBone delivers scalable solutions that address the complex demands of large enterprise environments, as well as small- to medium-sized businesses. Founded in 2000, BakBone products are used by Fortune 1000 corporations and domestic and international government entities.

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