TENEROS AND ETC PARTNER TO HELP UK BUSINESSES FIGHT EMAIL DOWNTIME Tuesday 1 April 2008 PDF Print … UK businesses will benefit from Teneros’ market leading application continuity appliances™ for high availability and disaster recovery of Microsoft® Exchange… Teneros, (www.teneros.com) a market leader in application continuity appliances, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement for its products in the UK and EU markets with ETC and Interchange the two distribution brands of Specialist Computer Holdings , Europe’s leading independent IT company. As one of the UK’s largest distributors this announcement means that UK businesses operating Microsoft Exchange will be able to benefit from Teneros’ appliances that provide local high availability and remote disaster recovery for 24/7 email continuity. Having recently acquired VC funding of USD40m to drive global business expansion, Teneros already has several high profile customers in the UK including the Royal College of Physicians, London. Speaking about the announcement Steve Lewis, co-Founder and CEO of Teneros, said; "We are extremely pleased to have ETC & Interchange as our strategic distribution partners for the United Kingdom and European Union. They have established a reputation for offering best-of-breed technology which has allowed them to develop the strongest network of resellers in these regions. Email is mission-critical to businesses worldwide, and these businesses must have a simple, cost-effective, solution for assuring 24X7 email continuity. To that end, we look forward to delivering our Application Continuity Appliances™ for Microsoft Exchange with ETC into the UK and Europe." Email system downtime creates major headaches for many companies, directly impacting business operations, revenue generation, customer service, and employee productivity. An estimated two-thirds of all companies use Microsoft Exchange for their e-mail, and even a few hours of downtime a year can cost businesses dearly both in terms of revenue and employee productivity costs. In addition, existing solutions for ensuring Microsoft Exchange uptime involve IT staff conducting a multi-vendor science project to install and setup and then performing time-consuming regular maintenance. Teneros offers a comprehensive, single-vendor solution, deployed as a remotely managed appliance that makes it easy for companies to assure 24x7 Exchange continuity. Speaking about the announcement and the benefits that Teneros will bring to its product portfolio, Andy Arthur, General Manager and Director of ETC & Interchange , said; “ We are pleased to be partnering with another best-of-breed vendor – this time for the business critical challenge of email continuity. Teneros’ appliances fit well into our product offering and suit the markets we serve “Our specialist sales teams have the knowledge and experience required for such technologically advanced products. We are a highly skilled organisation with over 18 years experience in providing the best possible solutions at the best possible price. “We have a reputation for spotting the rising stars and bringing them into our portfolio,” he continued. “Our sales teams understand the market and are educated in the products they sell so the addition of Teneros to our range of solutions means we can provide a fuller portfolio to our reseller base.” Arthur concluded, “We know how to sell the right product to the right customer. ETC and Interchange don’t simply sell leading brands, but provide sophisticated, intelligent and bespoke IT solutions. As part of this commitment, this is a great occasion for a limited number of partners to take on board this Teneros product and capitalize on the opportunity.” The Teneros Application Continuity Appliances for Microsoft Exchange maintain an ongoing object-level backup of the Exchange mail store. The data is filtered for corruption during the replication process, guaranteeing you a corruption free, high integrity copy of your email data on the Teneros appliance. When an Exchange server problem or failure is detected by the Teneros appliance, the Teneros appliance performs an Instant-On™ failover and begins serving end-users with no disruption in email service or functionality for end-users. Each Teneros appliance protects a single Exchange server and can be deployed equally effectively at headquarters, branch offices, or a disaster recovery site. The Teneros appliances require no intrusive software installations or configuration changes on the Exchange server. The Teneros Application Continuity Appliances for Microsoft Exchange 2003 and 2007 enable businesses to deploy a comprehensive, cost-effective continuity solution for mission critical Microsoft Exchange. About ETC Established in the UK in 1987 as the distribution arm of Specialist Computer Holdings, ETC and Interchange offer leading IT brands and are proven technology partners to resellers... SCH through their two UK brands, ETC and Interchange, is one of the top 5 distribution companies thanks to its excellent reputation on price and availability. It is able to offer an extensive portfolio through an extensive logistics facility that allows the company to offer the most sophisticated and efficient sales and fulfillment processes in the industry. The business has developed a successful Enterprise Software business that has established it as one of the key VMware and Citrix distributors in the UK. The added value of using ETC and Interchange is evident throughout the entire process, from the initial consultation through placing an order and to distribution to the customer. With a high level of technical expertise, ETC and Interchange are strongly placed to deliver solutions that ensure customers not only get some of the most advanced solutions currently available, but also have them set up perfectly for their requirements. The company’s biggest strength is in being able to work with resellers to help them identify their end users specific requirements and customise to their own specification through its state of the art configuration services. It can also provide resellers with a full service, ranging from pre-sales consultancy to asset refurbishment or disposal. ETC is headquartered in Birmingham, UK. About Teneros Founded in 2003, Teneros has pioneered a new product category that assures continuity of operations for the mission-critical Microsoft® applications fueling corporations worldwide – the Teneros Application Continuity Appliances™. Funded by Goldman Sachs, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Sevin Rosen Funds, and STAR Ventures, the company produces plug-&-go™, business continuity appliances that assure 99.99%-99.999% uptime of Microsoft® infrastructure applications. Teneros is an Advanced Infrastructure Solutions Microsoft® Gold Partner and is the recipient of the 2007 Microsoft® Partner of the Year Award, OEM Hardware Solutions, Device Manufacturing. Teneros was selected as CRN’s 2006 and 2007 Emerging Tech Dynamo and was honored by AlwaysOn as an AO 100 Technical Innovation Award winner in both 2006 and 2007. The company is headquartered at 321 East Evelyn Ave in Mountain View, Calif., 94041. More information is available at www.teneros.com. 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