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OPUS Offers Blu-ray TeraStack in SE Asia

OPUS IT Services Pte Ltd of Singapore announced that it will offer Hie Electronics’s Blu-ray TeraStack Solution in South East Asia.

According to the statement, the TeraStack TBYTe offers an industrial grade application server architecture with multi-tiered hierarchical storage management and processing performance in a single 15U appliance about the size of a two-drawer file cabinet. Each TBYTe is a Windows, Linux, or UNIX application server with up to a 28TB online buffer, coupled to eight Blu-ray Disc (BD) TeraStack optical storage stacks for nearline data storage. Automatic business rule based data aging provides management of enterprise sleeping data.

For more information visit: www.hie-electronics.com ; www.opusit.com.sg


Unedited press release follows:

Green Data Storage System Is Now Available Throughout Southeast Asia

OPUS IT Services Announces Partnership with Hie Electronics to Deliver Green Data Storage

Singapore (January 29, 2010) OPUS IT Services Pte Ltd of Singapore today announced a partnership with Hie Electronics, manufacturer of the TeraStack® Solution. OPUS provides IT services, solutions and outsourcing throughout Southeast Asia. In the United States, Hie Electronics is a leading provider of application platforms using green optical data storage for Fortune 100 companies, as well as the government sector, addressing the complex system environments needing high-capacity tiered data storage and disaster recovery within all market segments.

“As an enterprise network-integrator, OPUS’ expertise is using the industry’s best-of-breed products to deliver superior solutions. We believe the TeraStack® Solution, a Blu-ray data storage system, brings innovation plus green data storage to the marketplace,” says Charles Fan, CEO of OPUS.

OPUS helps organizations make the most of opportunities for growth through technology and services by providing IT managed services and outsourcing, help desk services, security services, customer care and support centre outsourcing, as well as enterprise network-integration solutions. “Because OPUS is focused on the needs of the customer, we are pleased to partner with Hie Electronics to make the TeraStack® Solution available as an optical data storage and disaster recovery solution,” says Charles Fan.

The TeraStack® Solution significantly reduces power consumption and cooling costs in comparison to traditional storage devices. As the benchmark for green optical data storage, the Hie Electronics TeraStack® Solution TBYTe® product line delivers up to 90 percent energy cost savings when compared with that of current data storage technology. It integrates an enterprise application server with up to 78 terabytes (TB) of extendable online/nearline and unlimited offline data storage using less than 600 watts of electricity.

In 2009, Hie Electronics was recognized as the 2009 North American Data Storage Technologies Green Excellence Award in Technology Innovation by independent third party research firm Frost & Sullivan. “With the extended lifetime of Blu-ray media and its acceptance as a standard compared to legacy magnetic tape and hard disk drive systems, the TeraStack® Solution’s reduced power requirements and carbon footprint offer a true ecological advantage over competitive storage systems that require thousands of watts just to operate. For enterprise datacenter applications, the TeraStack® Solution saves end users millions of dollars in costs over its lifetime,” said Frost & Sullivan’s Physical Security Industry Analyst, Dilip Sarangan.

“Hie Electronics is pleased to be represented in this global expansion by the OPUS team,” says Patrick Humm, Chairman and President of Hie Electronics, innovator of the TeraStack® Solution TBYTe® product line, which is already available in the United States and Europe.

Each TBYTe® provides industrial grade application server architecture with multi-tiered hierarchical storage management and processing performance in a single 15U appliance about the size of a two-drawer file cabinet. Each TBYTe® is a Windows, Linux, or UNIX application server with up to a 28TB online buffer, coupled to eight TeraStack® optical storage stacks for nearline data storage. Automatic business rule based data aging provides industry leading management of enterprise sleeping data.

A TBYTe® with eight TeraStacks can access 1000 Blu-ray discs within the unit and can simultaneously record, store, and replay data. The Blu-ray media, manufacturer-tested to maintain data integrity for 50 to 100 years, is spun with copper and silicon; it does not rely on chemical dye methods, such as is found in DVDs or CDs, and is thus much more durable.

About OPUS IT Services Pte Ltd
Located in Singapore, the OPUS team helps customers make the most of opportunities for growth through technology and services. OPUS focuses on four key business areas: IT Services and Outsourcing, Customer Care and Support Centre Outsourcing, After-Market Support Services, and Enterprise Network-Integration Solutions. With many years of collective IT experience, OPUS delivers excellent IT services and values to our customers. For more information, please visit http://www.opusit.com.sg/.

About Hie Electronics, Inc.
Hie Electronics, pioneers of long-term optical data storage solutions, is located in McKinney, Texas USA and is the innovator and manufacturer of the TeraStack® Solution, useable in a variety of applications where extended data storage and disaster recovery is required such as company email archives, security surveillance video storage, architectural drawing storage, medical research archives, health records and PACS data storage, geospatial image storage, legal data asset storage, motion picture film archives, government data storage, and more. For more information, including whitepapers, please visit http://www.hie-electronics.com.

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