Spectra Logic and Four Leaf Technologies Sign Distribution Agreement for Scandinavian Market

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Four Leaf to Resell Spectra Libraries, Archive and Backup Servers in the Nordic Market
BOULDER, Colo., July 16, 2007—Spectra Logic, the leading innovator in data archive and backup, and Four Leaf Technologies, an IT Infrastructure management distributor, have entered a distribution agreement. Four Leaf will now offer Spectra Logic tape libraries including the Spectra® T950, T120, T50 and Spectra Logic D500 disk backup solutions to resellers throughout Scandinavia. Spectra Logic will expand its reach in this region to match worldwide growth. VARs in the Nordic market, beginning with Sweden and Finland, can now purchase complete storage systems from a one-stop-shop distributor—Four Leaf.
Four Leaf currently offers a number storage products from vendors including: BakBone, Computer Associates, EqualLogic, Infortrend, NetApp, Symantec and Tivoli. It will now add several Spectra Logic tape, disk and encryption libraries to complete its storage line.
“Spectra Logic’s unique customer-focused technologies with design focus on offerings with low power consumption and hardware-based encryption made them an attractive vendor to research,” said Kristian Thyregod, VP of sales and marketing for Four Leaf Technologies. “Spectra Logic is a dynamic, growth-oriented company with strong customer service ethics. By adding Spectra Logic hardware, Four Leaf is completing a storage product line with unique and innovative solutions to meet customers’ needs.”
The Spectra T950 enterprise, T120 midrange, and T50 SMB tape libraries offer LTO, SAIT and SDLT configurations and scale from two TB to more than 16PB of storage. The Spectra D500 is a compact 3U NAS appliance that is configurable with two, four and eight terabytes configurations of raw storage space on SATA disk. 
“When we began meeting with Four Leaf about the possibility of a distribution agreement in the summer of 2006, we identified an immediate synergy between the two corporations,” said Anthony Yeates, vice president of EMEA sales for Spectra Logic. “We’ve established a comprehensive plan to enter the Nordic market, and allow VARS to resell value-added archive and backup products.”
About Four Leaf Technologies
Four Leaf Technologies is a value creating distributor. We are focusing on IT Infrastructure Management, helping our diligent partners deliver superior server, storage and data management solutions including pre- and after sales services.  Investing in a responsive IT Infrastructure can be a strenuous exercise. Research has shown that in many incidents the overall IT costs are driven by "fluid demand"; over capacity build-up for peak loads and gauging for adequate processor power can easily inflate IT costs, taking stock of information assets, dealing with unstructured data and maintaining a controlled view on storage management technologies and techniques.  We are aiming to help reduce the hassles of running a responsive IT Infrastructure to deal with the workloads and requirements of companies and organizations from small start-up companies to the household name enterprises and public institutions in the Nordic region. Together with our vendors and diligent partners (corporate resellers, system integrators, solutions providers etc.) we will address the concerns of customers head-on and we will jointly provide solutions. Visit www.four-leaf.com for more information.
About Spectra Logic Corporation
Spectra Logic is the leading innovator in data archive and backup. We help customers all over the world protect data with power-efficient products that let users reduce risk, lower cost and save time. Spectra Logic’s archive and backup products are designed specifically for secondary storage needs and are compatible with every major tape and disk format. Spectra products provide integrated library, encryption, and key management options through the intuitive BlueScale 10 interface. Spectra’s green tape libraries and disk products use far less power than other comparable products. The company’s tape, disk and encryption solutions are designed  to evolve over time.  Spectra products are an excellent investment for IT managers who project growth and plan for years into the future. Since Spectra Logic was founded in 1979, the company has introduced  innovative, industry-leading products including: Archive and Backup Servers (nTier-2007); hardware-based, VTL encryption with compression (RXT-2006); hardware-based, library-enabled encryption with compression (BlueScale Encryption-2005); and integrated tape and disk in a single library (Spectra T950 with RXT-2004). Spectra Logic is changing the world of storage.
Contact: Leigh Grace, Spectra Logic, 704-543-9283, leighg@spectralogic.com
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