Storage distributor AustSTOR has added email archiving appliances to its portfolio, thanks to a partnership with Canadian vendor NorthSeas.
AustSTOR MD Lachlan Macdonald said the distributor came into initial contact with NorthSeas through a contact with an existing vendor, Plasmon.
After discussions with NorthSeas he said he was happy with the outcome.
"This fits in with our story." Macdonald said the archival products will complement the SAN, NAS and optical storage solutions the company already distributes.
AustSTOR will distribute NorthSeas Guard E/N and enterprise sized Gal E/N products. He said they had broad appeal as they are vendor-independent email archiving appliances that support all mail servers.
He was confident of reaching sales targets. "Any organization which has email is in the market for this."
Although officially distributing the product for two weeks, the company did 3 months of due diligence, ensuring resellers and end users had a "need and desire" for the products.
The NorthSeas Guard E/N retail price begins at $8,000 for 250 mailboxes and the NorthSeas Gal E/N at $39,995 for an unlimited number of mailboxes.