The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2003-12-02T18:22:00Z Faster to the market - methodological data storage networks 2003-12-02T18:22:00Z faster-to-the-market-methodological-data-storage-networks SLI-Consulting Pty Ltd, a wholly Australian-owned data storage specialist has announced the opening of a new office in Queensland. Based in Brisbane, the office on 10 Eagle Street, will service expanding requirements in Queensland, Northern Territory and will manage SLI-Consultings partners in New Zealand and Asia Pacific more effectively, while the Sydney office will service the balance of Australia. SLI-Consulting grew by 80 per cent during the 2002-03 financial year with 76 per cent of the service/product revenue representing exports to Asia Pacific. The company fully expects to continue this growth particularly in Australia and New Zealand. According to Jos Goldmann, Principal IT Consultant, SLI-Consulting, Queensland is a logical choice for a second Australian office. Queenslands economy is expanding steadily and is attracting the headquarters of many multinational firms, such as DHL. These companies all have data storage requirements which will be met by our office here. In addition, the Queensland Government is a very sophisticated and progressive user of information technology. As early adopters of technology they are aware of the importance of sound data storage strategies. Unlike other sectors of the IT market, we are very optimistic that demand for storage will buoy our growth across many industries, some of which were not big storage consumers in the past, he said. SLI-Consulting would be primarily interested to hear from Queensland-based SIs, VARs and OEMs. Contact SLI-Consulting directly on 07-3303 8546, Mobile 0412 358 422 or partner@sli.consulting.com More information about our services and products can be found at www.sli-consulting.com About SLI-Consulting Pty Limited Founded in 1996, SLI-Consulting is a dedicated data storage consultancy that addresses all Open System platform, service and management issues. The company is a private, 100% Australian owned company, with OEM relationships in Europe, Asia and North America. SLI-Consultings growing client base, which spans Japan and Germany, is focused on the Asia Pacific, with a subsidiary office in Korea. RMIT IT Testlab judges SLI-Consulting winner of Best Direct Attached Hardware award 2003-10-20T13:47:00Z rmit-it-testlab-judges-sli-consulting-winner-of-best-direct-attached-hardware-award SLI-Consulting Pty Ltd, a wholly Australian-owned data storage specialist, won the Best Direct Attached Hardware category at the culmination of the third annual StorageWorld exhibition held at Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre recently. The prize judged by RMIT IT Testlab was awarded to StorageNetworks SN series data storage arrays by Technology & Business magazine and Terrapin, the organisers of the Storage World event. According to SLI-Consultings Principal IT&T Consultant, Jos Goldmann, It is very pleasing to receive industry recognition for these excellent data storage devices. Over our years of association with StorageNetworks we have proven time and again that the SN series is universal, reliable, scalable, interoperable, manageable, compact and one of the least cost Open System data storage array in the industry. It is perfect for high density data centres, homogeneous and hetereogenous Open System deployment within enterprise and workgroup environment. It is the perfect building block for a tiered storage infrastructure use, Mr Goldmann said. According to Matt Tett, IT Test Engineer, Network and Security Specialist, RMIT IT Test Lab, The Direct Attached Storage (DAS) market is the traditional form for mass storage with the more recent advents of Fibre Channel (FC) and iSCSI and indeed FC over internet protocol (FCIP) coming in to compete. As DAS is one of the most entrenched storage technologies it saw some fierce competition, however, the SLI-Consulting offering of the SN series seemed to cover the widest range of end-user configurations possible while maintaining the same brand of storage array. The SN series therefore offers both solution providers/system integrators and clients the widest range of scalable solutions available without compromise, Mr Tett said. About RMIT IT Testlab The RMIT IT Test Lab is Australias leading independent IT testing lab. Operating for over 14 years, its mission is to partner with its clients to provide independent and unbiased professional advice on IT decisions and issues. Initially a research lab, it now provides industry with a wide range of product suitability testing. As exclusive hardware testers for Technology and Business Magazine, RMIT IT Test Lab has both a solid background in IT and a detailed knowledge of emerging trends in IT. www.testlab.rmit.edu.au About SLI-Consulting Pty Limited Founded in 1996, SLI-Consulting is a dedicated data storage consultancy that addresses all Open System platform, service and management issues. The company is a private, 100% Australian owned company, with OEM relationships in Europe, Asia and North America. SLI-Consultings growing client base, which spans Japan and Germany, is focused on the Asia Pacific, with a subsidiary office in Korea. www.sli-consulting.com Increased demand for data storage drives SLI-Consulting to seek new Korean partners 2003-10-13T19:20:00Z increased-demand-for-data-storage-drives-sli-consulting-to-seek-new-korean-partners SLI-Consulting Pty Ltd, a wholly Australian-owned data storage specialist, a speaker and sponsor of IDCs StorageVision 2003 conference has announced it is actively seeking interested partners (particularly original equipment manufacturers - OEMs) in Korea. During 2002-03 SLI-Consulting enjoyed continuous organic growth of 80 per cent (up from 69 per cent in previous years). Currently 71 per cent of its revenue base is derived from the Korean market and SLI-Consulting has aggressive plans to further leverage its knowledge of the Korean market to expand its operations. According to SLI-Consultings Principal IT&T Consultant, Jos Goldmann, We are about to enter a new era for data storage in Korea. Industries that have not traditionally been big technology consumers are starting to realise the quality of their output will be compromised without advanced data storage solutions. This means a tremendous growth opportunity for the data storage industry, particularly in broadcasting, post-production, earth resources, security and surveillance. Also increased the need to store all corporate email as part of increased corporate responsibility will soon affect the Australian market. For example in the US companies now must keep corporate data (including emails) for seven years. Consequently we are seeking to expand our operations by appointing more partners who have a mid-range to high-end open system data storage focus as well as Mac OSX-centric SI/VARs. We believe we have one of the most attractive models in the industry as we offer a wide range of value added services and programmes to our partners, Mr Goldmann said. SLI-Consulting provides a full SNAR (StorageNetwork Authorised reseller) programme, marketing support, special product purchasing programs, training programmes, joint account development, technical support, a warranty programme and onsite maintenance to its partners. It augments the value its partners receive through a series of value added services such as orientations, consulting, data life cycle methodology, scoping, sizing, design, BMT (Bench Mark Test), TCO/ROI matrix, extensive factory training and no-charge trial units. I believe our partners benefit from our data storage/data centre consolidation focus and expertise. We liaise directly with project and design engineers for maximum efficiency and minimum downtime and deal directly with the factory, leading to faster response and immediate action on any issues, Mr Goldmann concluded. SLI-Consulting currently partners with the following vendors: ADIC, Brocade, DataCore, Emulex, IBM, Intel, HP, JNI, QLogic, StorageNetwork, Veritas, Vixel, Xyratex. Interested organisations are invited to contact Mr Michael Yo SLI-Consulting, Seoul office. Phone +[82] 19 9155 4351 or michael@sli-consulting.com ENDS About SLI-Consulting Pty Ltd Founded in 1996, SLI-Consulting is a dedicated data storage consultancy that addresses all platform, service and management issues. The company is a private, 100% Australian owned company, with OEM relationships in Europe, Asia and North America. SLI-Consultings growing client base, which spans Japan and Germany, is focused on the Asia Pacific, with a subsidiary office in Korea. Australian data storage specialist predicts data storage boom in Korea 2003-10-13T19:17:00Z australian-data-storage-specialist-predicts-data-storage-boom-in-korea SLI-Consulting Pty Ltd, a wholly Australian-owned data storage specialist, a speaker and exhibitor at Asia/Pacific StorageVision 2003 predicts exponential growth for data storage products in the Korean market. During 2002-03 SLI-Consulting enjoyed continuous organic growth of 80 per cent (up from 69 per cent in previous years) with 71 per cent of its revenue base is currently derived from the Korean market. According to SLI-Consultings Principal IT&T Consultant, Jos Goldmann, We are about to enter a new era for data storage in Korea. Industries that have not traditionally been big technology consumers are starting to realise the quality of their output will be compromised without advanced data storage solutions. Korea, like leading technologically-advanced countries such as the US, is generating vast quantities of data which must be stored to comply with tough corporate governance legislation. Indeed Koreas excellent broadband infrastructure means data content is generated faster than most organisations can efficiently store at present. Certain Korean companies must now store ALL data - whatever the size of the data volume for seven years, Mr Goldmann continued. This is putting enormous pressure on existing data storage networks which are proving themselves unable to cope with the task. Additionally the growth in global investment into security related industries is fuelling the need for storage of surveillance images. Consequently there is tremendous growth opportunity for the data storage industry in Korea, particularly in Internet Data Centres (IDC), broadcasting, post-production, security and surveillance, Mr Goldmann concluded. ENDS END About SLI-Consulting Pty Ltd Founded in 1996, SLI-Consulting is a dedicated data storage consultancy that addresses all platform, service and management issues. The company is a private, 100% Australian owned company, with OEM relationships in Europe, Asia and North America. SLI-Consultings growing client base, which spans Japan and Germany, is focused on the Asia Pacific, with a subsidiary office in Korea. Increased demand for data storage drives SLI-Consulting to seek new partners 2003-10-08T19:23:00Z increased-demand-for-data-storage-drives-sli-consulting-to-seek-new-partners SLI-Consulting Pty Ltd, a wholly Australian-owned data storage specialist, a speaker and exhibitor at StorageWorld to be held at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre on 13-14 October, has announced it is actively seeking interested VARs, SIs and OEMs throughout Australia. During 2002-03 SLI-Consulting enjoyed continuous organic growth of 80 per cent (up from 69% in previous years). Although 71 per cent of its revenue base is currently derived from the Korean market, SLI-Consulting has aggressive plans to grow its local operations. According to SLI-Consultings Principal IT&T Consultant, Jos Goldmann, We are about to enter a new era for data storage in Australia. Industries that have not traditionally been big technology consumers are starting to realise the quality of their output will be compromised without advanced data storage solutions. This means a tremendous growth opportunity for the data storage industry, particularly in broadcasting, post-production, earth resources, security and surveillance. Also increased the need to store all corporate email as part of increased corporate responsibility will soon affect the Australian market. For example in the US companies now must keep corporate data (including emails) for seven years. Consequently we are seeking to expand our operations by appointing more SI/VAR/OEMs who have a mid-range to high-end open system data storage focus as well as Mac OSX-centric SI/VARs. We believe we have one of the most attractive models in the industry as we offer a wide range of value added services and programmes to our partners, Mr Goldmann said. SLI-Consulting provides a full SNAR (StorageNetwork Authorised reseller) programme, marketing support, special product purchasing programs, training programmes, joint account development, technical support, a warranty programme and onsite maintenance to its partners. It augments the value its partners receive through a series of value added services such as orientations, consulting, data life cycle methodology, scoping, sizing, design, BMT, TCO/ROI matrix, extensive factory training and no-charge trial units I believe our partners benefit from our data storage/data centre consolidation focus and expertise. We liaise directly with project and design engineers for maximum efficiency and minimum downtime and deal directly with the factory, leading to faster response and immediate action on any issues, Mr Goldmann concluded. SLI-Consulting currently partners with the following vendors: ADIC, Brocade, DataCore, Emulex, IBM, Intel, HP, JNI, QLogic, Raidtec, StorageNetwork, Veritas, Vixel, Xyratex. Interested organisations are invited to contact Jos Goldmann: Phone 02 8875 7994 or jose@sli-consulting.com About SLI-Consulting Pty Ltd Founded in 1996, SLI-Consulting is a dedicated data storage consultancy that addresses all platform, service and management issues. The company is a private, 100% Australian owned company, with OEM relationships in Europe, Asia and North America. SLI-Consultings growing client base, which spans Japan and Germany, is focused on the Asia Pacific, with a subsidiary office in Korea. SLI-Consulting to announce entry-level enterprise class data storage product at StorageVision 2003 2003-09-22T19:17:00Z sli-consulting-to-announce-entry-level-enterprise-class-data-storage-product-at-storagevision-2003 SLI-Consulting Pty Ltd, a wholly Australian-owned data storage specialist will launch a new data storage product designed for the intensive demands of todays applications at IDCs StorageVision 2003 to held on 23 September, Westin Hotel, Sydney. The X22 combines uncompromising data-protection and exceptional data throughput and is the latest implementation of 2Gb RAID controller technology to be integrated into the Xyratex RS-1600 family of enclosures. According to SLI-Consultings Principal IT&T Consultant, Jose Goldmann, the product offers a fully featured entry level enterprise class solution to a broad range of markets. The X22 is scalable, modular and very versatile as it can be deployed across a broad range of functions in the enterprise. It is an excellent SAN entry point and is ideally suited to todays dynamic business environment, Mr Goldmann said. The X22 provides exceptionally high performance of up to 380MB/sec RAID 5 and operational performance levels exceeding 90,000 IOPs. Featuring RAID levels 0, 1 (0+1), 3, 5, 10, 30 and 50, the 5251F is engineered with fault-tolerant active-active redundant configuration, dedicated/global hotspares and 72 hour battery protected disk cache. Hot-swappable controllers, fully redundant components and the ability to manage and maintain over 16 TB of storage data further enhance the robustness of the products design. The Java-based RAIDWatch GUI manager is rich in configuration options and allows users both in-band and out-of-band management. Event Monitor provides system managers with the freedom of a real-time and flexible array monitoring. The X22 enclosure has 16 hot-swappable disk drives in just three standard units of rack space; industry leading capacity in this form factor. Designed with hot-swappable data path logic, power supplies, cooling modules and enclosure management functions this fully redundant array is designed to meet the demands of 24/7 operation. About SLI-Consulting Pty Ltd Founded in 1996, SLI-Consulting is a dedicated data storage consultancy that addresses all platform, service and management issues. The company is a private, 100% Australian owned company, with OEM relationships in Europe, Asia and North America. SLI-Consultings growing client base, which spans Japan and Germany, is focused on the Asia Pacific, with a subsidiary office in Korea. SLI-Consulting announces mid-tier open system network storage solution with highest density in its class 2003-08-18T13:20:00Z sli-consulting-announces-mid-tier-open-system-network-storage-solution-with-highest-density-in-its-class SLI-Consulting Pty Ltd, a wholly Australian-owned data storage specialist announces the release of a new data storage product designed for the demands of todays data intensive application. The new StorageNetwork X24 sets a new standard for midrange Fibre-to-Fibre storage solutions. With four back-end loops and exceptional read/write levels, this subsystem is an ideal solution for high bandwidth applications such as video streaming, medical imaging and high performance computing. The SN-1600-X24 delivers sustained sequential data transfer rates of 690 MB per second, and can support a capacity of over 35 terabytes of RAID storage. According to SLI-Consultings Principal IT&T Consultant, Jose Goldmann, the product offers excellent investment value. The StorageNetwork X24 offers storage at less than US$ 10 per GigaByte. This effectively breaks the magical barrier of 1 cent per MegaByte an excellent value proposition. The StorageNetwork X24 is both robust and flexible. Support for dual active redundant configurations, synchronised cache communications and 72-hour battery backup deliver maximum availability and system security. In addition, redundant hot-swappable power supplies, cooling systems and disk drives further enhance system reliability and uptime. The arrays modular architecture allows for cost-effective scalability and flexible configuration options. Four independent Fibre Channel host ports are configurable to ensure redundant access to all drives. The StorageNetwork X24 is easy to configure and manage. The products platform-independent Storage Array Manager (SAM), a Java-based system management and configuration tool, allows for both in band and out-of-band management of storage subsystems. SAM supports a wide variety of configuration options and is compatible with any Java-based web browser and supports all major operating systems. Continuous runtime monitors use graphical presentations for at a glance status reporting, and displays can be customised to suit the customers environment. The StorageNetwork X24 supports 16 hot-swappable disk drives in just three standard EIA units of rack space, providing industry-leading capacity in this form factor. Designed with hot-swappable data path logic, power supplies and cooling modules, this fully redundant array is designed to meet the demands of 24/7 operation. The StorageNetwork X24 features 3U, quad 2 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) host ports, dual fully redundant fibre channel RAID controllers with 16 drives, which is scalable to a maximum 35 TB through 240 drives. It also features a sustained sequential read throughput in access of 690 MB per second. The StorageNetwork X24 can be branded according to customer requirements. Customisation services are available for drive carrier and chassis bezel plastics. The StorageNetwork X24 is available from SLI-Consulting. Interested SIs, VARs and OEMs within the Australasian marketplace are invited to contact SLI-Consulting directly on +61 2 9874 0033 or partner@sli.consulting.com About SLI-Consulting Pty Ltd Founded in 1996, SLI-Consulting is a dedicated data storage consultancy that addresses all platform, service and management issues. The company is a private, 100% Australian owned company, with OEM relationships in Europe, Asia and North America. SLI-Consultings growing client base, which spans Japan and Germany, is focused on the Asia Pacific, with a subsidiary office in Korea.