Israeli startup

SANgate Systems

announced on Tuesday that it has raised $10 million from

Jerusalem Venture Partners

, and

Battery Ventures

. The proceeds will be used to help accelerate the company's growth and to boost development of its data storage systems.

"For storage vendors to succeed in today's market, they must respond to customer demand for better-performing and more cost-effective solutions," said Erel Margalit, JVP Managing Partner. "We believe SANgate possesses the kind of leadership and business case needed to ensure success in this rapidly expanding industry," he said.

The SANgate enterprise storage appliance enables customers to perform remote mirroring, point-in-time copies and data migration using any vendor's storage subsystems. SANgate provides the only enterprise-class solution, which supports both mainframe and open systems environments.

"Clearly companies are demanding more innovative solutions to solve their data management issues," added Paul Feresten, President and COO of SANgate Systems.