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AMI eyes Indian storage market

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Hoping to make a dent in the Indian storage market that is expe-cted to touch

Rs 3,000 crore by 2005, motherboard and sto-rage solution provider Ameri-can

Megatrends Inc (AMI), lau-nched two new storage solu-tions and plans to tap the

mar-ket 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,

Chen-nai, Bangalore and Hyderabad by 2005.

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

iTX-an IP SAN solutions and STRIX Enterprise Wireless LAN sys-tem. Jayaram

Krishnan, AMI CEO and Director, India said, "Our IP SAN solution

imple-ments 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 partner-ing with Strix Systems to distri-bute its Enterprise Wireless LAN

system, which is a wireless networking system that is based on mesh

architecture.

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

Che-nnai since 1994. Around $two million has been invested into this six acre

campus that hou-ses 125 engineers. Krishnan informed that the company would open

a development center in Bangalore in two years' time.

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