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2005-01-14 Fibrenetix signs ground-breaking European deal with Kodak
RAID Pioneer Signs Ground-Breaking European Deal
 
 
West Sussex, UK - 14 January 2005 - Cutting-edge RAID storage pioneer Fibrenetix has signed a ground-breaking Europe-wide servicing deal with Kodak, enabling it to sell high technology storage subsystems to blue-chip corporations across the continent.
 
Jes Nagel, Danish-born MD at Fibrenetix said: “This is a key move for us. We traditionally operate in the highly competitive storage market area dominated by smaller players, but now our advanced RAID technology is creating serious interest with large corporations. These blue-chip companies want high technology but they want it competitively priced and backed by outstanding service. This new agreement with Kodak Service & Support ticks all those boxes.
 
In the wake of global success, a recently completed 1,000 Terabyte storage installation deal with a European power utility, and the launch of a new technical R&D facility in Dublin, the Sussex-based company is set to ?substantially’ grow its storage subsystems market through 2005.
 
Added Nagel: “We are the market leader for cost effective storage systems and we have seen impressive growth across 17 different countries in the last 10 years – but to grow the business to the next level we need to ensure the quality of our service matches the quality of our technology. This new contract achieves that. It creates a whole new dimension for Fibrenetix. This new partnership will form the bedrock of our expansion plans for 2005 and beyond and provides our customers with real added value. Kodak is a synonym for quality and reliability and its service and support record is second to none in the industry.”
 
Colin Cooke, Business Development Manager, Kodak Service & Support EAMER (Europe, Africa and Middle East) added: “We are delighted to be working closely with Fibrenetix. RAID is one of the fastest-growing elements of computer storage and this vibrant, young company has established itself as a leader in its field. It manufactures leading-edge products and enjoys an outstanding reputation for cost-efficient quality. And to all that it can now add the quality and skill sets of Kodak’s world-class service and support.”

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Media Contacts:

Jonathan Tripp
Kodak Service & Support
E: jtripp@kodak.com
T: 01442 844918

Mandy Stone
Fibrenetix
E: marketing@fibrenetix.com
T: 01293 400515

 

About Fibrenetix
FIBRENETIX is the market leader for cost effective storage systems. Recognised in the storage industry since 1995, the Company has established a solid reputation for fast, scalable and highly reliable storage solutions. 

Fibrenetix has successfully developed a series of high performance, cost effective RAID subsystems. With over 5000 RAID systems installed, in over 17 different countries, Fibrenetix is recognised as a pioneer of IDE and cost effective RAID.
 
Fibrenetix offer a comprehensive product range, with storage capacity ranging from 800GB in a 5-bay desktop tower unit, to 6.4 Terabytes in a single 16-bay, 3U rackmount enclosure using 400GB hard drives. The company’s largest single installation is currently 1000 Terabyte’s of storage for a power utility corporation.
 
Fibrenetix is dedicated to providing new cutting edge products, customer support and reliability, to meet the ever-growing demand for data storage.  For more information visit: www.fibrenetix.com
 
 
About Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images – for memories, for information, for entertainment.  The company is a major participant in infoimaging, a $385 billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras and flat-panel displays), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services & media (software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyze and print images).  With sales of $12.8 billion in 2002, the company comprises several businesses: Photography, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture, storage and output products and services; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Components, delivering optics and imaging sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Display, which designs and manufactures state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode displays as well as other specialty materials.
Additional information is available at http://www.kodak.com/go/CIGservice
 
© Eastman Kodak Company, 2004.
Kodak is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company
 
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