Arrow Electronics Launches Backup and Disaster Recovery Appliances

October 07, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
San Jose, California – Sonasoft Corp., provider of SonaSafe Integrated backup, high-availability and disaster recovery software today announced the launch of affordable backup and disaster recovery (DR) appliances through the North American Components (NAC) business unit of Arrow Electronics. Arrow offers an integrated, Intel-based appliance with Sonasoft’s SonaSafe software on its white box servers.

The appliance is targeted at the small and medium business (SMB) market and has many key capabilities. The appliance offers an affordable fully integrated hardware/software solution, quick implementation and increased productivity, ability to easily scale based on customer needs and easy integration into current environment.

Sonasoft is a member of the Intel® Enabled Server Acceleration Alliance (ESAA). As part of the Intel ESAA program, Sonasoft certified its award-winning software on Intel-based server platforms. Sonasoft provides certified SonaSafe solution recipes to Intel OEM channel partners around the globe that are members of ESAA.

“There is a great need today for cost-effective backup and DR appliances. We are collaborating with Intel and Sonasoft to offer a unique solution to the end customer. We strongly believe that these appliances will be well received by our customers and channel partners” said Rob Balson, director of business development, Arrow NAC.

“Sonasoft is delighted to work with Intel and Arrow to bring out the backup and DR appliances to the SMB market. A backup and disaster recovery appliance built on an Intel-based server will open up tremendous opportunity for channel partners and will offer an affordable, plug-and-play solution for the end-user,” said Rick Caylor, vice president of Sales at Sonasoft.
“Arrow and Sonasoft fill a great need in the marketplace for backup/recovery and disaster recovery by offering an automated solution based on Intel servers. Sonasoft’s backup and high-availability solution is a great addition to the Intel ESAA program,” , said David Brown, marketing director for Intel’s Enterprise Platforms and Services Division.

About Intel® Enabled Server Acceleration Alliance (ESAA)
Intel ESAA is an alliance in which Intel®-based server solutions are validated and certified by independent hardware and software vendors to provide an interoperable, supported solution stack. The program is designed to increase the server solution offerings of its member OEMs and resellers. For more information on the Intel ESAA program, visit
About Arrow North American Components
The North American Components (NAC) business of Arrow Electronics, Inc. is a leading provider of semiconductors and passive, electromechanical and connector products, computing solutions, services and supply chain solutions tailored to serve distinct customer segments with dedicated sales teams. Two primary, customer-focused NAC groups serve these market segments: The Arrow Electronics Components Group serves North American-based OEM and contract manufacturing customers, and the Arrow/Zeus Electronics Group targets the aerospace and military markets.

Arrow Electronics, Inc. ( is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and computer products.

About Sonasoft®
Sonasoft Corp. automates the disk-to-disk backup and recovery process for Microsoft Exchange, SQL and Windows Servers with its groundbreaking SonaSafe® Point-Click Recovery® solutions. SonaSafe is the only product that provides an integrated backup/recovery and replication solution for Exchange and SQL servers. Designed to simplify and eliminate human error in the backup and recovery process, SonaSafe solutions also centralize the management of multiple servers and provide a cost-effective turnkey disaster recovery strategy for companies of all sizes.
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