San Jose, CALIF. — Bell Microproducts Inc., a leading value-added provider of storage products and solutions, announced the launch of a SAN and Fibre Channel lab located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The lab is designed to help equipment manufacturers, resellers and their end-user customers develop, test and evaluate data storage solutions.
The lab offers connections to more than 125 pieces of equipment from more than 30 manufacturers to accommodate “any-to-any” configurations for today’s open system solution requirements. The fully equipped SAN and Interoperability lab enables users to identify key strengths and weaknesses, and migrate any risks before SAN implementation.
The lab offers proof-of-concept testing, interoperability testing, as well as performance verification. Users may also deploy the lab’s remote access capabilities and conduct testing from their own locations. The lab has facilities for SAN Equipment Manufacturers to augment their software, test, develop and validate products in an open SAN environment.
“The launch of this lab marks a significant difference between Bell Microproducts and its competitors to the Advanced Storage Solutions market,” states Phil Roussey, executive vice president of worldwide marketing, Bell Microproducts. “Products in this market cannot be sold as piece parts. They must be integrated into solutions by experts who understand interoperability and other performance issues. This lab brings that expertise to our customers.” Customer questions regarding the lab and its offerings may be directed to BellStor Solutions at 877-520-4478, or to any VAR sales representative at 888-394-BELL.
Bell Microproducts is an international value added provider of a wide range of high technology products, solutions, and services to the industrial and commercial marketplace. The company’s offering includes semiconductors, computer platforms, peripherals, and storage products of various types including desktop, high-end computer and storage subsystems, fibre channel connectivity products, RAID, NAS and SAN storage systems and back-up products. Bell Microproducts is an industry-recognized specialist in storage products and is one of the world’s largest storage-centric value-added distributors. More information can be found in SEC filings, or by visiting the Bell Microproducts Web site at http://www.bellmicro.com .