El Fresko Technologies and Digistore Solutions International announce
technology partnership

El Fresko to provide MagnaStor(TM) pre-integrated with Digistore Solutions Centurion DiscHub

CALGARY and MELBOURNE, Australia, June 9 /CNW/ - El Fresko Technologies and Digistore Solutions International are pleased to announce a technology partnership to provide a robust compliant archiving and e-Discovery solution for small to medium size enterprises.

The technology alliance certifies the integration of MagnaStor(TM), El Fresko's purpose-built compliant archiving file system, with Digistore Solutions' Centurion DiscHub, a high-capacity desktop optical appliance. The solution works out of the box, enabling organizations to plug in cost-effective, next-generation compliance and easily scale the solution to meet their future needs.

"Tackling compliance requires a proactive approach to eliminate risk. The partnership between El Fresko and Digistore Solutions International gives companies a secure migration path to next-generation magnetic media while maintaining the benefits of an optical backup," said Mark Fowlie, CEO of El Fresko Technologies. "Companies must ensure their strategy is sound and recognize that authenticity of data is as important as its accessibility. Our joint solution provides exactly that - the ability to continuously and conclusively verify the chain of custody for any file, ultra-fast online access and guaranteed long-term preservation."

The combined solution from El Fresko and Digistore Solutions International provides companies with the highest level of compliance protection. MagnaStor(TM) is deployed as the primary archive file system, providing WORM (write-once, read-many) capability on magnetic disk. As a second layer of protection, MagnaStor(TM) replicates data to the Centurion DiscHub automatically. This leverages the long-term data-preservation capabilities of established optical media and combines the benefits of next-generation magnetic media, such as fast online access to data. The replication of data to Centurion DiscHub ensures companies have a fully synchronized copy of their file system contents and audit history. MagnaStor(TM) also "self repairs" any files at risk of being lost to disk failure by automatically rebuilding them from the Centurion DiscHub optical library.

"El Fresko's MagnaStor(TM) is sophisticated compliant archiving technology and it complements our Centurion DiscHub extremely well," said Geoff MacLeod-Smith, CEO for Digistore Solutions International Pty Ltd. "The pre-integrated solution provides companies the ability to access their information at disk drive speed, which is a level of performance to which businesses have become accustomed, while ensuring it is fully backed up on optical media."

Pricing and Availability

The El Fresko-Digistore Solutions International solution is available immediately. Storage capacity starts at 1TB. Additional information and pricing is available from El Fresko and Digistore Solutions International distributors, which can be located by contacting either company directly.

El Fresko Expands Partnership Opportunities

El Fresko is expanding its partnership program and intends to join forces with a select number of companies in all global regions. Organizations interested in becoming MagnaStor(TM) resellers and/or OEM partners are encouraged to contact El Fresko directly.

ABOUT EL FRESKO TECHNOLOGIES:

El Fresko provides proven, scalable and cost-effective data archiving solutions to protect businesses and preserve their critical data. MagnaStor(TM), the company's patent-pending software solution, offers certainty of data preservation and guaranteed proof of authenticity while leveraging the high performance of magnetic disk. Providing trusted solutions for more than 20 years, El Fresko's software suite includes a range of fast, simple and reliable storage archiving solutions for magnetic and optical media. Learn more at www.elfresko.com.

ABOUT DIGISTORE SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD.

Digistore Solutions International is the industry leader in the development of affordable optical disc storage and management solutions for the SMB that enable the business to meet their compliance and archive needs and retain access to fixed data. Learn more at www.digistoresolutions.com.

SOURCE EL FRESKO TECHNOLOGIES

For further information: For further information: El Fresko media/analyst contacts: Christine Payne or Adam Bello, Primoris Group, (416) 489-0092, media@primorisgroup.com; El Fresko sales, pricing and reseller inquiries: Kimberly Ballendine, El Fresko Technologies, (403) 265-5727, kimberly@elfresko.com; Digistore Solutions International - all inquiries: Geoff MacLeod-Smith, CEO, geoff@dssi.com.au

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