Fujitsu Partners with Cambex to Offer Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters to its ETERNUS Storage Customers
WALTHAM, MA – June 6, 2003 – Cambex Corporation (OTCBB: CBEX), a leading supplier of and storage solutions, today announced that Cambex and Fujitsu Limited have signed a partnership agreement to promote Cambex Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) to Fujitsu disk storage customers in the Asian Pacific Rim countries.
Under the terms of the agreement Fujitsu will recommend Cambex’s FibreQuikTM PC2000 HBAs to its Eternus storage systemcustomers implementing AIX storage solutions. Fujitsu will also provide first and second level technical support of the Cambex HBAs for these customers.
The Fujitsu ETERNUS seriesoffer storage solutions for a wide range of customers’ needs, from large enterprise to departmental. The ETERNUS storage systems provide high performance, scalability, and assured information protection, and also offer storage management solutions such as non-stop backup, and disaster recovery through the combination of software and hardware.
As part of the partnering agreement, Cambex has enhanced its Dynamic Path FailoverTM (DPF) high-availability software to operate seamlessly with the Fujitsu ETERNUS storage series. Cambex’s DPF software provides full data path redundancy for superior data availability, delivers load balancing capabilities, and operates in active-active mode to deliver up to twice the performance when accessing storage in a SAN environment.
“We are pleased that Fujitsu has qualified and is promoting our FibreQuik PC2000 HBAs for use with their ETERNUS storagesolutions,” said Joseph F. Kruy, Chairman and CEO of Cambex. “We look forward to our new partnership with Fujitsu and we are committed to providing our joint customers with storage solutions with the highest possible availability and performance.”
“Our customers demand storage solutions offering the highest level of interoperability and data availability,” said Hitoshi Matsushima, General Manager, Storage Systems Division of Fujitsu Limited. “The combination of Fujitsu’s best-in-class storage solutions and Cambex’s proven PC2000 HBAs and DPF software offers our customers the highest-level of interoperability, performance and reliability for their AIX environments.”
Cambex’s FibreQuik Fibre Channel HBAs provide superior performance and availability for building mission-critical, heterogeneous SANs in IBM AIX, Linux, and Windows environments. The PC2000 host bus adapter is the latest addition to the growing family of FibreQuik products. With a top speed of 2 gigabits/second in each direction, the PC2000 provides 400 MB/s bandwidth in full duplex operation. It's auto sensing and negotiation capability dynamically senses attachments to 1 GB/s target devices and adjusts the data rate accordingly.
Cambex and its Super PC Memory subsidiary have been supplying high-performance, high-availability memory and storage solutions for over 34 years for a wide variety of corporate applications. Memory products include upgrades for IBM, Intel, Sun, HP, Dell and Cisco computing systems and networking devices. Fibre Channel products include FibreQuik™ Host Bus Adapters and Dynamic Path Failover™ software. Products are sold through a direct enterprise sales organization and through qualified resellers, integrators and OEMs. Cambex is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts with operations in Irvine, California and Westminster, Colorado. Cambex can be reached at (781) 890-6000 or on the World Wide Web at www.cambex.com. Super PC Memory can be reached at (303) 427-2600 or on the World Wide Web at www.superpc.com.
For information about Fujitsu, please visit www.fujitsu.com.
Forward-looking statements are made in this release pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that all forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the timing of new announcements or product introductions by the Company and its competitors, the hiring and retention of key employees, competitive pricing pressures, dependence on third parties for components and products, general economic conditions in the United States and international markets, and the risk factors detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
TRADEMARKS: FibreQuik and Dynamic Path Failover are trademarks of Cambex Corporation. Eternus is a trademark of Fujitsu Limited. All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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