Eze Castle teams with Network Appliance to target hedge funds

Source: Eze Castle Integration

Eze Castle Integration, Inc., a leading outsourced technology provider to the financial services industry, today announced an agreement with Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) to deliver NetApp storage solutions to hedge funds and investment firms.

Financial firms will have access to proven enterprise storage and security solutions combined with Eze Castle Integration's premier consulting, implementation and management services.

Today's hedge funds and investment firms are seeking more sophisticated data management solutions to handle the proliferation of data driven by new applications. Eze Castle Integration has added NetApp storage systems and software to its portfolio to provide clients greater choice and flexibility. The unique ability of NetApp storage systems to support multiple storage networking protocols simultaneously - Fibre Channel and IP storage area networks (SANs) and network attached storage (NAS) - as well as multiple application needs in the same platform can help Eze Castle reduce overall data management costs for its customers.

"Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for our partners to do business with NetApp and most importantly to support their customers," said Leonard Iventosch, vice president of Americas Channels, for Network Appliance. "Traditionally, we've partnered with horizontally focused storage integrators, strong in networked data storage and backup skills. As we build out our VIP Program, we are adding VARs who have specific line-of-business expertise and focus, who can integrate our storage solutions tightly with application platforms, and offer managed services as a part of their offering. Eze Castle is a perfect example of a partner, capable of delivering higher levels of value in more vertically focused markets."

Eze Castle Integration is one of the only firms exclusively focused on designing, implementing and managing SANs for hedge funds and investment firms. The company has more than 400 customers and has implemented storage solutions for numerous investment firms.

"Over the decade, investment firms have come to depend on Eze Castle Integration to evaluate and recommend best-of-breed technology solutions that address their unique business requirements. We have watched the storage market closely and believe Storage Area Networks are a viable option for a wide range of companies based on new affordability and simplified management. The addition of NetApp storage solutions to our portfolio helps deliver customized storage infrastructures our clients require," said Chris Grandi, managing director, Eze Castle Integration.

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