6 March 2007 — Oakdale (MN): Imation and Sun Microsystems have signed a distribution agreement making Imation the global distributor of Sun’s full line of data storage media.
Sun’s Nigel Dessau, SVP of storage marketing and business operations, said: "Today’s announcement is ultimately about simplifying the process for customers and creating new opportunities for partners by providing a one-stop shopping experience for tape media."
He also said that Sun expects Imation’s "global distribution capabilities and worldwide reach" to benefit both customers and resellers "via quick and easy access to media for Sun StorageTek tape drives and libraries".
Frank Russomanno, Imation’s president, COO and acting CEO, said: "Pairing Sun’s trusted media brand with Imation’s global distribution capabilities will provide significant benefits for our companies and our customers."
Al Zoldos, VP of sales for Corporate Express, added: "The distribution agreement between Imation and Sun Microsystems is very positive news for our customers. This expanded alliance provides added convenience and helps to ensure that, as a reseller, Corporate Express can readily provide our customers with the full portfolio of Sun-branded tape media."
Imation recently posted Q4 revenue of $459 million, up 34 percent on $343.0 million last year.