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STORServer speaks out on Lenovo’s agreement to buy IBM’s x86 server business

STORServer speaks out on Lenovo’s agreement to buy IBM’s x86 server business

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 31, 2014) –– On the heels of Lenovo’s definitive agreement to buy IBM’s x86 server business, STORServer®, a leading provider of proven data backup solutions, is ensuring its customers and reseller partners that they will not see any interruptions to their businesses.

Under the terms of the agreement, Lenovo and IBM entered into a strategic relationship that will include a global OEM and reseller agreement for sales of IBM’s industry-leading entry and midrange servers. The acquisition will include the systems STORServer uses as the basis for its backup appliance models (IBM xSeries servers and some of its storage).

“Following the announcement from Lenovo and IBM, and until the agreement is completed, our STORServer partners and customers can rest assured that we will continue to work with IBM under the same agreements currently in place,” said Jarrett Potts, director of marketing for STORServer. “This means there will be no interruptions to their businesses. Both IBM and STORServer will continue to do what is right for both our resellers and customers by providing the x86 solutions they require.”

While the acquisition has passed some government tests, it is expected to take 6 to 9 months to complete.

“Following the closure of the transaction Lenovo will assume customer-related and maintenance operations. Having said that, IBM will continue to fulfill maintenance and delivery for x86 hardware on behalf of Lenovo. Customers should see very little — if any — change in maintenance support delivery and who they call and who repairs their machines,” said According to Adalio Sanchez, general manager, IBM System x.”

The sale and transition from IBM to Lenovo underscores the real value of STORServer’s support organization. During the shift, there will be no change to the company’s reseller partners and end users as STORServer supports the hardware and acts as the liaison between IBM and Lenovo. STORServer can also provide extended support for any systems or hardware that is no longer supported by the original vendor.

Powered by TSM and CommVault, STORServer offers a complete suite of enterprise backup appliances, software and services that solve today’s backup, archive and disaster recovery challenges. STORServer EBA 3100, 2100, 1100 and 800 recently took four out of five top positions in the DCIG 2012 Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide. After evaluating 66 products, DCIG felt that no other backup appliance came close to the EBA3100, placing it in a category of its own.

STORServer also offers a data recovery guarantee ensuring that customers will not only get their data back in the event of a loss, but the data will be useable once it is recovered. In addition, the company provides every customer the opportunity to try out a backup appliance risk-free with its 30-day money back guarantee.

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