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StorageASP Basks in Sun Hardware

StorageASP Inc., an Application Service Provider of data protection, backup, replication, remote replication, primary storage and professional services to e-businesses, plans a big deployment of hardware from Sun Microystems to expand its services. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based StorageASP also says it's established joint technical and marketing initiatives with Sun throughout North America

"Sun's experience in providing open, scalable network storage products including easily managed, continuously available SAN solutions fits well with our goal to be a leader in the outsourced data protection field," says Jae Chong, Chief Technology Officer at StorageASP.

StorageASP says it will deploy Sun Enterprise servers, Sun StorEdge T3 enterprise arrays and Sun StorEdge software for its storage area networks (SAN) based Storage Data Protection Services. The company services, available on a utility fee model, are aimed at co-locating e-businesses that operate on a 24/7 basis, including other ASPs.

To take advantage of the rapid growth expected in the outsourced storage market over the next 3 years, StorageASP is building out its Fibre-Channel based Storage Area Network infrastructures within Data Centers in high-growth metropolitan regions throughout North America.