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Tandberg Data Appoints new Vice President Sales and Marketing Asia Pacific, Japan and the Middle East

Bharat Kumar promoted to vice president of sales and marketing

Singapore, (23 July, 2009): Tandberg Data, the global supplier of data protection solutions, today announced it has promoted Bharat Kumar to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Asia Pacific region. He will be responsible for Channel and OEM sales and marketing across APAC, including Japan, Korea, and the Middle East.

Bharat Kumar joined Tandberg Data in November 2007 as Vice President, Marketing and Development with responsibility for overseeing global marketing and defining the future strategic direction of the company. Taking on the role of vice president of sales and marketing for APAC, he will be responsible for developing the channel and OEM business and manage the team of operations, administration, sales and marketing across APAC, Japan and the Middle East.

“I am very pleased to appoint Bharat as vice president for the APAC region,” says Pat Clarke, CEO at Tandberg Data. “We have a strong market presence in APAC, and our business has shown consistent growth. Tandberg Data Asia has a strong team who have established excellent relationships with our partners and customers. I am confident that Bharat will continue to drive our success, and identify new opportunities for growth and further develop the region.”

“I am very excited to take on this new challenge,” says Bharat Kumar, vice president of Sales and Marketing APAC at Tandberg Data. “There is enormous potential for further growth in the APAC and Middle East for Tandberg Data. I look forward to working with the team and our partners to seize this opportunity.”

Kumar joined Tandberg Data from Microsoft Corporation, where he held the position of Business and Marketing Director and oversaw the biggest product launches in Microsoft's history. An established industry visionary, Kumar has extensive experience gained within storage, with previous global strategic positions and marketing roles at BakBone Software and DataCore Software. Prior to this, Kumar held senior marketing and business development roles at ViewSonic and Borland Software.

Kumar holds an MBA and an MSc in Information Technology, along with a BA in Business Studies.

For further information please contact:

Marije Stijnen
Vice President of Marketing
Tel.: + 44 (0)7909 906012
Email:mstijnen@tandbergdata.com

About Tandberg Data

Tandberg Data is a leading global supplier of data protection solutions for the SMB. Tandberg Data offers a wide selection of business-grade storage solutions, ranging from disk-based appliances, such as the RDX QuikStor™, the DPS1000 Series™ VTL and DPS2000™ Series NAS, to automated tape solutions like the Tandberg Data StorageLoader™ and StorageLibrary™ Series. Tandberg Data also offers tape drives, based on the LTO, DAT, SLR™, and VXA® tape technology platforms, and media. Tandberg Data solutions are supported by AccuGuard, a robust, easy-to-use deduplication software. All solutions are supported through a worldwide service and support network, recognised globally for its outstanding levels of service. In addition to the standard warranty and support offerings, on-site service upgrades provide Tandberg Data customers with further peace of mind.

Tandberg Data products are supported by all major operating systems and software applications to successfully integrate and operate in heterogeneous storage environments. All solutions are designed to meet the growing storage requirements of small and medium-sized organizations with scalability, reliability, and backward compatibility features that ensure cost-effective operation and  long-term investment protection.

Tandberg Data markets its solutions exclusively through a global channel of qualified resellers and distributors. This channel model is supported by OEM agreements with major server manufacturers including Apple, Fujitsu, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, HP, Hitachi, IBM, and NEC.

For further information, please visit www.tandbergdata.com

Tandberg Data StorageLibrary, StorageLoader, SecureService, DPS1000 Series, DPS2000, VXA, SLR and RDX QuikStor are trademarks of Tandberg Data. RDX is a registered trademark of ProStor Systems, Inc. LTO is a trademark of HP, IBM, and Quantum. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This channel model is supported by OEM agreements with major server manufacturers including Apple, Fujitsu, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, HP, Hitachi, IBM, and NEC.

For further information, please visit www.tandbergdata.com

Tandberg StorageLibrary, StorageLoader, SecureService, DPS1000 Series, DPS1100, and DPS1200 are trademarks of Tandberg Data ASA. RDX QuikStor and SLR are trademarks of Tandberg Data ASA. VXA is a registered trademark of Tandberg Data ASA. RDX is a registered trademark of ProStor Systems, Inc. LTO is a trademark of HP, IBM, and Quantum. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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