Revera signs on as NetApp Reseller

NEW ZEALAND, Auckland-19 February, 2007 - New Zealand computing infrastructure service provider Revera has expanded its storage hardware offerings, signing on as a Network Appliance (NetApp) storage reseller.

The addition of a NetApp unified storage solution set to Revera's existing storage range means Revera is able to offer customers a wider choice of enterprise storage vendors, for its VDC (Virtual Data Centre) hosting services and direct sales.

Roger Cockayne, Revera managing director, says the agreement with NetApp marks a new chapter in the development of his company. "We have a significant legacy as expert storage managers and to effectively leverage this experience we needed to broaden our range of storage offerings," says Cockayne.

Garry Collings, NetApp New Zealand's country manager, says the agreement is in line with his company's approach in New Zealand to partnering with a small number of high value resellers. "In a market like New Zealand the game is most certainly quality, not quantity. We have watched Revera's progress with interest and are very pleased to now be working with them. They have a significant footprint and an infrastructure model that puts them at the centre of some of the most business critical information in New Zealand."

Cockayne says the partnership with NetApp complemented Revera's enterprise storage and hosting platform solutions by providing a feature-rich storage solution with simplified data management. "NetApp provides an easy to manage feature-rich disk solution to meet FC-SAN, IP-SAN and NAS requirements within a single box. No other vendor has this integrated, mature technology on the market."

NetApp has strengths in replication and data migration that will add significant advantages to the rollout of Revera's DataCloud, remote backup and restore services, and flexible disaster recovery solutions, says Cockayne.

About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts to simplify data management. Information about Network Appliance™ solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.

About Revera
Revera is an independent, New Zealand-owned IT infrastructure services company. Revera provides utility IT infrastructure services to mid-market companies, via data centres in Auckland, Wellington and Melbourne, Australia. Through alliances with HP, SUN, Hitachi Data Systems and now, NetApp, Revera also provides enterprise storage solutions. Revera was formed in 2002 when managers Roger Cockayne and Wayne Norrie bought a controlling 51 percent stake in the New Zealand arm of Hitachi Data Systems and expanded the business from selling enterprise storage hardware to services. In October 2005, company management took 100 percent ownership.

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