ASBIS has entered into a partnership with XIOtech, a storage

20 May 2002 – ASBIS, the leading distributor of computer components in Eastern Europe, has entered into a partnership with XIOtech, a wholly owned subsidiary of Seagate Technology and a storage area network (SAN) pioneer.

The XIOtech MAGNITUDE products complete the high-end storage segment of ASBIS solution portfolio.

The XIOtech MAGNITUDE is very competitive in our markets, both in terms of technology and price,” said Paul Griffin, Executive Vice President of Sales for ASBIS. “Our markets are price-sensitive and take total cost of ownership and return on investment very seriously. With its storage virtualization architecture, the XIOtech MAGNITUDE offers easy of use and flexibility in storage management, making it perfect for delivering comprehensive storage solutions at a great price.”

ASBIS is an outstanding addition to our international partners. Because ASBIS works with resellers to create solutions, they’re focused on real business benefits,” said Dan McCormick, VP of Worldwide Marketing for XIOtech. “ASBIS will help customers implement our storage virtualization technology, allowing them to manage greater amounts of storage more easily and cost-effectively.”

The XIOtech MAGNITUDE hardware platform conforms to open systems standards and incorporates all SAN components into one centralized configuration: a high-performance storage controller, SAN management software, and up to 64 disc drives, or 11.5 terabytes of storage. The MAGNITUDE system is the only SAN designed from the ground up to include a virtualised storage architecture. XIOtech’s Real-time Data Intelligence (REDI) architecture aggregates all physical drive spindles within a MAGNITUDE SAN into one virtual pool. The result is a SAN that scales easily to accommodate growing storage needs.

About XIOTech

XIOtech Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Seagate, develops comprehensive network storage solutions and was the first in the industry to develop true storage virtualization. XIOtech’s virtualized storage architecture—comprised of the MAGNITUDE™ SAN hardware platform and REal-Time Data Intelligence (REDI™) software family—incorporates all the components of a SAN into a tightly integrated, easy-to-manage, highly available configuration. XIOtech’s virtualized storage architecture makes storing, managing, safeguarding, and retrieving data on heterogeneous computing platforms easy and cost effective. For more information, visit XIOtech’s Web site at, call (952) 983-3000, or email

About Seagate

Seagate is the world`s leading provider of storage technology for Internet, business, and consumer applications. The company`s products include disk drives for the enterprise, PC, and consumer electronics markets, as well as SAN solutions. Seagate`s market leadership is based on delivering award-winning products, customer support, and reliability to meet the world`s growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe at