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…Over 100 resellers queue to sign-up Teneros appliances to help UK business fight email downtime …

London, UK and Mountain View, Calif. – 31 July, 2008. Teneros, ( a market leader in application continuity appliances, today announced that its newly signed UK/EU market partnership with ETC and Interchange - two of the distribution brands of Specialist Computer Holdings ADD (SCH) , Europe's leading independent IT company – is already getting traction in the market. ETC/Interchange have already signed reseller agreements with and are training 10 new resellers for Teneros' market leading application continuity appliances™ for high availability and disaster recovery of Microsoft® Exchange.

Since the partnership was inked at the end of March 2008, ETC's marketing initiatives have generated a backlog of resellers wanting to offer Teneros' appliances that provide local high availability and remote disaster recovery for 24/7 email continuity. With the telemarketing efforts reaching more than 3000 businesses in the UK, ETC now has a queue of over 100 resellers lining up to receive training for the Teneros Application Continuity Appliances for Microsoft Exchange.

Email system downtime creates major headaches for many companies, directly impacting business operations, revenue generation, customer service, and employee productivity. Analysts estimate that two-thirds of all companies worldwide use Microsoft Exchange for their email, 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.

Teneros already has several high profile customers in the UK including the Royal College of Physicians, London.

Commenting on ETC's success, Patrick Kearns, General Manager and Vice President of Corporate Development for Teneros, said, "ETC is one of the UK's leading distributors in the UK and we are delighted that our partnership is already paying such high dividends. With the growing number of resellers signing up to offer our technology, more and more UK business operating Microsoft Exchange will be able to benefit from Teneros’ simple, cost-effective Exchange continuity solutions. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with ETC in both the UK and the EU markets."

The Teneros Application Continuity Appliances for Microsoft Exchange are "application aware" which means that they manage and secure both your email application and your valuable email data. The appliances maintain an ongoing object-level backup of the Exchange mail store. The data is filtered for corruption during the replication process, assuring 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. 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 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

About SCH
Europe's largest independent Technology Solutions Group:

Key facts
o €3.5+ billion turnover
o Longterm strategic relationships with all Best of breed vendors partners and authors
o Over 30 years of sustainable, profitable growth
o Over 7,000 customer focussed employees
o Real capability in deploying and supporting European technology
o Integrated service model including onshore, nearshore and offshore
o Strong regional presence across 9 European countries

About SCH Distribution
SCH Distribution is part of Europe's largest independent IT group and delivers some 50% of group turnover.
SCH Distribution operates under the market leading brands of ETC in the UK, France – including the French independent territories of North Africa, Indian Ocean, Pacific Rim and the Caribbean and the Netherlands; and Interchange and ISI in the UK and Bestware in France.

SCH Distribution companies supply leading IT brands to computer resellers; including retailers, mail order and on-line traders, systems integrators and value added resellers.

For further Teneros information, please contact:

Penny Flood
Ascendant Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 7956 425 938

For further ETC information, please contact:
Julia Legge
SCH Distribution
Mob:+ 44 (0)797 6013926

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