StorageTek receives award for successful penetration into key European market

Santa Clara 05 October 2005StorageTek, a wholly owned subsidiary, was honoured by Frost & Sullivan with the 2005 Market Penetration Leadership award for successful, sustained penetration into the European health care market. StorageTek's Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solution for health care was recognized by Frost & Sullivan on the strength of its end-to-end product and service offerings addressing the myriad data management needs relative to the health care enterprise, and the performance, reliability and overall value to the health care industry.


Sun Microsystems acquired StorageTek on August 31, 2005 and is currently integrating StorageTek's European operations into the Sun organisation. "The storage expertise that StorageTek delivered to the market by offering easy-to-use, industry-leading, and innovative storage solutions to help manage and protect business critical information, is fully in line with industry requirements, and this has been recognised with high penetration rates across Europe", stated Frost & Sullivan Healthcare Analyst Konstantinos Nikolopoulos.

Sun, along with its health care partners, continues to deliver advanced, award-winning solutions and services from StorageTek to the health care industry, working with hundreds of health care organisations around the globe to provide virtually seamless data protection, offer long-term information archiving, help maximize IT investments and assist with regulatory compliance challenges. The company's health care solutions are designed to meet the specific needs of the industry and the demanding nature of health care information retrieval.

"The pressure is on for IT managers in the health care industry to adopt data protection and storage solutions and strategies that support first-class patient care, long term data archiving and compliance with regulatory requirements on a limited budget", stated Gary Zasman, director of solutions technology for the ILMS business unit of Sun Microsystems' Data Management Group. "With the help of our valued partners, our health care solutions will help customers apply the right mix of hardware, software and services to their information at each stage of its lifecycle, effectively matching data retrieval patterns and operational priorities with the cost of the supporting storage technology."

Sun's solutions help address the data management needs associated with radiology, pathology, cardiology, and various aspects of health care administration. Archiving solutions for PACS (Picture Archive Communication Systems) are sold in association with key PACS partners including Siemens Medical Solutions, Philips Medical Systems, Agfa Healthcare, Kodak Health Imaging, and Rorke Data.

Leslie Versweyveld

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