MANHASSET, N.Y. Engenio Information Technologies and China-based Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. have announced an OEM agreement to develop large-scale, modular data storage systems for the China market.
The systems will be engineered and manufactured by Engenio (Milpitas, Calif.), which delivers storage solutions for the open enterprise market. Huawei, which specializes in R&D, production, and marketing of communications equipment, will sell, install, and support the systems.
"We are excited to partner with Huawei and begin a relationship within China," said Flavio Santoni, Engenio senior vice president, Worldwide Sales, Marketing & Customer Support, in a statement. "As Engenio moves forward into the second half of the decade and beyond, our relationship with Huawei is very important to our efforts in China."
Engenio hopes to establish a foothold in a China market that has has invested $500 billion in its telecom infrastructure over the past four years, according to the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. China's telecom industry has grown by 20 percent annually, said the department.