11/6/2003 - SoftekTM, a leading provider of storage management software, announced a new diagnostic program that gives Softek channel partners a powerful way to evaluate their customers' storage environment and demonstrate how businesses can better plan and optimize their storage resources.
The Softek Storage Health Assessment program offers Softek Synergy Partner Program members easy-to-use tools, reports and a step-by-step procedures guide for evaluating storage networks. Once an assessment is complete, channel partners are able to show customers and sales prospects how Softek Automated Storage solutions can reclaim up to 30 percent of their disk-based storage space, reduce data center costs, and allow businesses to delay or even avoid hardware purchases.
“At a time when budgets are flat or declining, IT managers continually face internal demands for additional storage space from existing and new applications,” said Don James, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Fusion Storm a San Francisco-based Softek Synergy Partner Program member. “The Softek Storage Health Assessment program allows us to provide customers with the information they need to manage their storage growth in cost-effective and efficient ways. By being able to diagnose storage network inefficiencies, our sales consultants can offer a more strategic service to resource-constrained customers and sales prospects, which differentiates us from other resellers.”
Working to Optimize Storage Environments
The first step in the Softek Storage Health Assessment program involves taking a snapshot of a customer's storage environment using the award-winning Softek Storage Manager storage resource management software. That snapshot is used to quickly generate reports that chart usage, file types and file accessibility. With that data, an executive-level summary of the businesses' current storage utilization is generated, along with a list of recommendations for optimizing the entire storage environment. The evaluation, which provides customers with concrete suggestions on where efficiencies and savings can be realized, is usually completed in two days.
The customer/prospect environments that will most benefit from the Softek Storage Health Assessment program are those that:
“This program is another example of how we are helping our resellers and their customers deal with the mission critical task of managing storage,” said Erna Arnesen, vice president of worldwide channels at Softek. “With the Softek Storage Health Assessment, resellers have an easy-to-use, yet powerful diagnostic tool they can depend on to increase revenue potential, while allowing them to become a trusted advisor to their clients.”
About Softek Synergy Program
The Softek Synergy Partner program is customized for enterprise storage solution providers who share Softek's mission: to deliver integrated and automated storage solutions that simplify and optimize multi-vendor storage infrastructures. The program provides the sales, support, and implementation tools that channel partners require to get a fast start on marketing, sales, finance and technical support initiatives. For more information about the Softek Synergy Partner Program, go to www.softek.fujitsu.com/partners/
Softek delivers award-winning automated storage management solutions that operate across more vendors and platforms than any other SRM software. With Softek, customers are able to both simplify and optimize the management of complex, multi-vendor storage infrastructures via action-based automated resource management, including space management, storage provisioning, data replication, data migration, performance monitoring, service-level management, data recovery and backup. The result is better-utilized storage, more productive staffs, and greater application availability.
Backed by the financial strength of Fujitsu Limited, Softek products are distributed globally, with 24/7 support delivered to more than 700 customers worldwide. For further information, please visit www.softek.fujitsu.com.
Softek, Softek Storage Manager, Softek SANView, Softek Storage Provisioner and Softek Automated Storage are trademarks of Fujitsu Software Technology Corporation. Fujitsu and the Fujitsu logo are registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited.
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