Alternative Technology, BiTMICRO Boost Server Response Times

BiTMICRO(r) Networks, a pioneer in intelligent flash IDE/ATA, Fibre Channel, SCSI, SATA, VME and PMC solid state drive solutions, announced the successful utilization of its E-Disk(r) solid state disk to satisfy the demanding storage requirements of Alternative Technology.

Alternative Technology Inc. is a leading distributor of products and services for the thin-client/server-based computing, edge infrastructure, security, virtualization and wireless markets. Due to expanding operational requirements and an increasing number of users, the Englewood, Colorado-based company was experiencing a slowdown in response times from its Microsoft(r) Windows(r) 2000-based application server.

Alternative Technology decided to upgrade its server drives to solid state using BiTMICRO Network’s E-Disk(r) 3S320 SSD, the world’s first Ultra320 SCSI solid-state drive. Following installation, the company immediately noticed a dramatic improvement in application throughput, boosting response as well as backup times and significantly improving user satisfaction overall.

“Thanks to the E-Disk(r) solid state drives, application response times have been dramatically improved,” states James Paull, IT Manager, Alternative Technology, Inc. “What’s more, the E-Disk(r) 3S320 SSD was seamlessly integrated into our network, unlike similar solutions from other solid-state storage manufacturers.”

“This success story is another proof that enterprise users can implement cost-effective performance upgrades simply by relying on proven E-Disk(r) technology,” says Rudy Bruce, Executive VP for Marketing and Sales of BiTMICRO Networks. “We intend to raise the bar even further with the impending release of a new-generation of solid state drives that provide enterprises with new levels of solid state storage capacities and performance.”

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About Alternative Technology, Inc.
Alternative Technology is the leading specialty distributor for Value Added Resellers who need products and services targeted at Thin-client/Server-based Computing, Edge Infrastructure, Security, Virtualization and Wireless markets. Driving the widespread adoption of leading edge technologies by bridging the gaps between products and services to solve critical business problems, Alternative identifies business issues that are key to our markets and offer multi-vendor solutions that drive demand back through our reseller partners. Alternative Technology, headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Carlsbad, California, and Mississauga, Canada. Alternative Technology is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, which is a business unit of Arrow Electronics, Inc. [NYSE: ARW]. For more information, e-mail:

About BiTMICRO Networks
BiTMICRO(r) Networks is the leading provider of high performance solid state disk and non-volatile semiconductor storage solutions. The Company’s flagship product, the E-Disk(r) SSD, is offered with SATA, SCSI Narrow and Wide, IDE/ATA and Fibre Channel interfaces in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard disk drive footprints, and 19-inch rack mount configurations scalable up to several terabytes of pure solid state storage.

E-Disk(r) and BiTMICRO(r) are registered trademarks and trademarks of BiTMICRO Networks, Inc.