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American co eyes Indian storage market

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Hoping to make a dent in the Indian storage market that is expected to touch

Rs 3,000 crore by 2005, motherboard and storage solution provider American

Megatrends Inc (AMI), launched two new storage solutions and plans to tap the

market through SI partnerships.

The company is betting on sales growth from sectors like BPOs, software

solutions and services companies, manu-facturing and education. To further the

marketing of its storage products in India, AMI would tie up with VARS and SIs

and hopes to have 15 partners across India in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata,

Chennai, Bangalore and Hyd-erabad by 2005.

The new storage solutions being launched by the com-pany include StorTrends

iTX-an IP SAN solutions and STRIX Enterprise Wireless LAN system. Jayaram Kris-hnan,

AMI CEO and Director, India said, "Our IP SAN solution implements an iSCSI

based solution that allows users to have a hybrid SAN and NAS system for both

local and WAN networks."

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He added that AMI aimed to touch Rs five crore revenues from the IP SAN

solution. "We expect this revenue to triple to Rs 15 crore next year and by

2008-09, we hope to capture seven to ten percent market share," he said.

AMI is partnering with Strix Systems to distribute its Enterprise Wireless

LAN sys-tem, which is a wireless net-working system that is based on mesh

architecture.

The $75 million Atlanta headquartered company has a development center in

Chennai since 1994. Around $two million has been invested into this six acre

campus that houses 125 engineers. Krishnan infor-med that the company would open

a development center in Bangalore in two years' time.

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