Adding another string to its bow, StorageTek has signed Cisco to its TekSelect partner programme.
StorageTek is reselling Cisco’s family of MDS 9000 Multilayer Intelligent SAN switches as part of its portfolio of storage networking services.
The TekSelect programme, introduced last year, provides a single point of contact for customer sales and service of information lifecycle management. Other partners include Brocade, McData and Veritas.
StorageTek MD for Australia and New Zealand Philip Belcher says the alliance will help customers improve primary storage productivity and simplify backup and recovery.
“This is positive as StorageTek will be a point of access for Cisco storage products and we’ll be working closely with them,” he says.
The MDS 9000 is a range of SAN switches and directors suitable for all storage networks and is compatible with StorageTek’s enterprise storage systems.
Belcher says that while Cisco has an extremely broad distribution channel the MDS 9000 range is aimed specifically at storage.