Toronto, CANADA — StorageTek (Storage Technology Corp.) announced that it is now a mySAP.com Global Technology Partner and plans to develop storage solutions that connect with mySAP.com e-business solutions, as well as StorageTek’s unique virtual storage, open SAN (Storage Area Network) and tape and tape automation solutions. By integrating mySAP.com e-business solutions with both StorageTek’s enterprise-wide SAN technologies and its high-capacity storage archives, this agreement lays the groundwork for innovative e-business and storage solutions to come.
“The strategic partnership with StorageTek is founded on our commitment to deliver best-in-class e-business solutions,” says Karl-Heinz Hess, member of the Extended Executive Board, SAP AG. “The combination of mySAP.com e-business solutions and advanced archive and storage solutions that are efficient, easily manageable and stable, provides our mutual customers the key to getting the full potential of true and integrated e-business solutions.”
The virtual storage solutions increase data availability, recover applications faster and simplify the management of consolidated storage environments. Furthermore, the dynamic configurations of storage facilities made possible by StorageTek’s unique and open SAN solutions draws the way for a flexible, reliable and highly scalable e-business solutions. SAP clients also benefit in the field in testing, data warehouse and backup needs.
“We look forward to working closely with SAP to bring our mutual strength to bear on the customer need for high-performance and integrated storage and web back-end solutions,” says Roger Archibald, StorageTek vice president and general manager, Enterprise Business Group. “The SAP vision of a true e-business and its leadership in inter-enterprise software solutions are complementary to our strategy of storage management for the age of e-business.”
The benefits of this alliance are experienced by the German hospital Zentralkrankenhaus Sankt-Juergen-Strasse in Bremen, where mySAP.com solutions are running on an open SAN infrastructure provided by StorageTek. “The outstanding combination of the two solutions leads to a powerful and flexible overall system,” said Heiner Elsken, IT-director, Zentralkrankenhaus Sankt-Juergen-Strasse. “We see a drastic performance increase. The easy management and the flexibility of this combination allows us to expand and facilitate our service offered to our customers.”
To make the collaboration as intensive as possible, StorageTek has opened a Center of Expertise at the SAP Partner Port in Walldorf, Germany.
StorageTek is the only global information storage provider to use “Open, Intelligent and Integrated” solutions to promote the efficient use of critical information and remove the information management constraints that inhibit business growth. StorageTek’s competencies – tape and tape automation, virtual storage and open SANs (storage area networks) – effectively manage the explosion of information, and save time, money and resources. StorageTek, with headquarters in Louisville, Colo., reported revenue of $2.4 billion in 1999. Information on StorageTek is available at http://www.storagetek.com .