Palo Alto, CALIF. — Hewlett-Packard Company announced an OEM agreement to include DLT1 products from Benchmark Tape Systems Corp., which specializes in value line DLT storage solutions, in its data-protection portfolio. HP’s storage line will now consist of QIC/Travan, DDS, DLT and LTO storage products to suit every storage need, from the desktop to the enterprise.
“HP is constantly evaluating storage technologies and products that will offer value to our customers,” said Jack Trautman, general manager of HP’s Data Protection Organization. “Benchmark’s DLT1 products will help HP meet customer demand for a complete line-up of data-protection solutions. Our cost-conscious midrange-storage customers can now benefit from the reliability, performance and scalability of DLT at a price point that suits them. By offering our customers a choice of technologies, HP can meet customers’ speed, price, capacity and compatibility needs.”
“Benchmark is delighted that HP, known for its leadership in the tape market, has chosen Benchmark’s line of DLT1 products to meet the needs of its customers,” said Lew Frauenfelder, president of Benchmark Tape Systems. “This strategic relationship leverages HP’s global reach, channel presence and brand equity to help ensure the success of our products.”
“Major OEM endorsement is a necessary component for rapid market adoption of any new technology,” said Fara Yale, chief analyst, Computer Storage Service, GartnerGroup’s Dataquest. “Strong industry relationships that leverage core strengths and competencies serve as a solid foundation to achieve market success.”
Founded in May 1998, Benchmark Tape Systems Corporation is dedicated to developing tape and storage solutions that feature new levels of scalability in industry standard DLT technology. The company’s products are based on DLTtape technology, licensed from Quantum Corp., a minority investor. Benchmark markets its products and services through multiple channels and strategic partners worldwide, and offers innovative products and services by delivering proven storage management solutions in the e-business marketplace. For more information, access Benchmark’s web site at http://www.BenchmarkTape.com .
Hewlett-Packard Company – a leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services – is focused on making technology and its benefits accessible to individuals and businesses through simple appliances, useful e-services and an Internet infrastructure that’s always on. Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com .