San Diego, CA — BakBone Software, a global leader in storage management software solutions, announced the completion of the first stage of its research facility improvement program.
The program is designed to provide BakBone with world-class research and testing capabilities at its sites around the world.
The upgrades were performed at BakBone’s facilities in the United States, United Kingdom and Japan, and were finished in advance of the North American launch of NetVault, BakBone’s flagship storage management software product. That launch, said company officials, is expected within several weeks.
“We have committed to our customers and shareholders that BakBone will be a truly world-class organization, from the products we sell to the service and support we deliver,” said Tony Cerqueira, BakBone’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our research facilities meet that goal; we are already hard at work, producing improvements to our current product roster, and researching next-generation storage software solutions,” he added. SAN, Multi-platform Testing, Lead Research Focus
BakBone’s Storage Area Network (SAN) and Operability Lab is the company’s premier facility. Lab researchers are busy working, assuring that NetVault and other BakBone products are compatible with leading SAN vendors, such as Crossroads, Brocade, Qlogic and Gadzoox, across a wide range of computer platforms, such as Windows NT, Linux and UNIX.
BakBone has upgraded its other global research facilities as well, more than tripling both its development staff and available work area.
The need for continuous improvement in storage management technology seemingly grows by the day. Leading analysts have noted the explosion in the need for ever-increasing amounts of available storage; one has estimated the total market will be worth almost $15 billion dollars annually within three years. That estimate is double the figure quoted last year at this time.
Cerqueira noted that BakBone Software is preparing to meet the demands for software that easily manages greater and greater amounts of information, in shorter time spans. “Backup windows are rapidly shrinking, even disappearing, in the 24/7 economy,” he noted. “Storage software that secures companies’ most important information, with a maximum of ease and minimum of complexity, will prove to be of the greatest benefit to those companies, and will be the winner in the marketplace. Through our worldwide technical facilities, our ongoing research and our corporate focus, we are positioning BakBone today to meet tomorrow’s needs.”
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