US's Fusionstor enters Indian storage market

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Mumbai, Aug 19: US-based Fusionstor has set up its Indian operations to tap the emerging storage market. The company provides solutions in external storage area networks (SAN), Ethernet-based iSCSI SAN (IP SAN), network attached storage (NAS) and the software that extends storage functionality with value.

Fusionstor Technologies Pvt Ltd Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amit Kumar said ''With expansion of businesses across boundaries, awareness of IT infrastructure and its benefits, and need to access data from any location are the three key factors driving the market for storage. We are targeting large, mid-size corporates, and the SME segment, by delivering reliable, easy-to-use, and economical storage solutions. We are looking for providing value based storage solutions that cater to organisations of different sizes to manage, protect and access their data easily.'' In India, Fusionstor is headquartered in Mumbai and will be expanding operations across the country. Given the potential of India as one of the growing emerging storage markets in the world, the company is also setting up a full fledged R&D centre and Proof of Concept (POC) centre with India centric focus.

India's spending on storage backup and recovery solutions is increasing due to demand from additional storage capacity generated by new-generation applications plus concerns about disaster recovery and business continuity. Market estimates for the storage solutions in India is said to be in the region of about $300 million, and the demand for storage solutions is constantly growing across different organizations.

Fusionstor offers products and solutions catering the enterprise's need in fast-growing, mixed file and database storage volumes, Distributed storage infrastructure, Datacenter disaster recovery planning, Data protection and availability involving multiple locations for focusing on unified storage solutions.

To expand its presence in the country, Fusionstor plans to appoint Value Added Partners through an initiative titled Fusionstor Partner Booster Program (FPBP), which will support and expand a selected group of highly qualified channel partners, thus strengthening and maintaining their leadership in one of today's fastest growing IT market segments - the IP storage networking solution market.

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