Hewlett-Packard, FalconStor Ink Managed Services Relationship

Hewlett-Packard, FalconStor Ink Managed Services Relationship

More than a month after FalconStor Software's CEO resigned amid a financial probe, the storage company is marching forward with its managed services strategy. The latest move involves a FalconStor partnership with Hewlett-Packard. Here are the details and the potential implications for MSPs.

Under terms of the agreement:

FalconStorNetwork Storage Server (NSS) software will be used to create new disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity offerings for HP Business Continuity & Recovery Services (BCRS) customers. This agreement enables HP Enterprise Services to add new heterogeneous replication services to the comprehensive offerings of HP BCRS as well as the full data protection capabilities of the FalconStor NSS solution.
Translation: HP continues to ink partnerships across the managed services industry, particularly in the storage market. In addition to the FalconStor deal, HP partnered with Level Platforms in July. The HP-Level Platforms relationship seeks to help MSPs remotely manage on-premises storage devices.

Exit, Stage Left

Meanwhile, investors continue to watch FalconStor closely. Founder and former CEO ReiJane Huai resigned in September 2010 amid a "payment probe," suggesting that FalconStor's financial dealings with at least one customer may have been questionable.

Despite the financial investigation, FalconStor has been busy accelerating its managed services strategy. In particular, FalconStor has been working with vertical market MSPs that need more advanced storage management.

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