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LinuxPR: Eagerly Anticipated SAN DataDirector, Industry's First SANappliance...

Apr 06, 2000, 16:33 (0 Talkback[s])

"DataDirect Networks, Inc., a leader in SAN network infrastructure solutions, today is releasing the SAN DataDirectorTM, the world's first storage area network (SAN) appliance. The SAN DataDirector is an intelligent network infrastructure device incorporating the functionality of next generation SANs into a single integrated, reliable, plug and play appliance that makes it easier to build and manage a SAN."

"The SAN DataDirector brings extremely high levels of fault tolerance, high-bandwidth performance and strong management capabilities in a small footprint appliance device that offers a wide range of competitive features and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) benefits for e-enabled uses involving everything from streaming media to e-commerce and Internet-based B2B and B2C applications."

"The SAN DataDirector is the result of a multi-year effort to bring high-bandwidth, highly fault tolerant access to shared storage resources while providing intelligent centralized data and network management in a single device. The SAN DataDirector enables Internet IT professionals to quickly deploy and scale a managed, high-bandwidth SAN as a "next generation" data access infrastructure. The SAN DataDirector provides a reliable, consolidated and easy way for Internet companies to migrate to SAN with all the functionality needed to deploy a fully operational, centrally managed Storage Area Network. The SAN DataDirector will either co-exist with -- or can completely upgrade -- the network and storage systems currently employed by streaming media and e-commerce companies, providing maximum flexibility while drastically reducing TCO."

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