Alphawest takes on HDS

Solution 6 services subsidiary Alphawest 6 has signed on as a reseller of Hitachi Data Systems' line of enterprise storage solutions.

The services company will now sell mid-range storage solutions such as Hitachi's Freedom Storage 9200 alongside the large storage products supplied by Sun Microsystems.

Alphawest 6 managing director Garry Henley said he was particularly impressed with the speed, reliability and scalability of Hitachi Data Systems' SAN (storage area network) offerings. He also expressed enthusiasm for HDS' pricing scheme and adherence to open standards.

In mid-May, ARN reported that the Alphawest 6 subsidiary was for sale after posting consecutive, albeit small, losses for its parent company.