DataDirect Networks and InfoValue Computing Collaborate to Deliver High Performance, Scalable Video Streaming Solution

Combination of DataDirect Networks SAN Appliance and InfoValue Computing

Streaming Software Achieves Breakthrough Performance



Apr 22, 2001, 01:00 ET from DataDirect Networks, Inc. from ,InfoValue Computing, Inc.

    LAS VEGAS, April 22 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- DataDirect
 Networks, Inc., the leader in intelligent Storage Area Network (SAN)
 infrastructure solutions announced today that it has entered into a solution
 certification and marketing agreement with InfoValue Computing, Inc., a
 leading manufacturer of high-performance, integrated video streaming software.
 DataDirect's SAN DataDirector SAN appliance family provides high bandwidth
 access to shared data storage pools that optimizes the performance of
 QuickVideo OnDemand (QVOD), InfoValue's high-end video-on-demand (VOD)
 solution.  During qualification and testing with the SAN DataDirector,
 InfoValue's QVOD server software was able to stream 1.46 Gigabits/sec from
 off-the-shelf NT servers.  This solution will be demonstrated at the National
 Association of Broadcasting (NAB) Show in Las Vegas from April 23-26.
     InfoValue's QuickVideo Suite of streaming software provides powerful and
 flexible, integrated video streaming solutions that enable a new paradigm of
 broadband video applications by providing video-on-demand, multicasting,
 distributed caching, server clustering, video archiving, and comprehensive
 management capabilities.  Since 1996, InfoValue's streaming software has led
 the industry with the highest benchmarked streaming throughput from
 off-the-shelf equipment.  InfoValue's high-performance, scalable solutions
 require an equally high-performance, scalable SAN solution to deliver stored
 video content from disk to video server at very high speeds, particularly in
 clustered environments where multiple servers are accessing the same video
 content simultaneously.
     The SAN DataDirector and SAN directION SAN appliances provide a
 substantially different and far more advanced approach to data access for
 video streaming applications than NAS or pre-appliance SAN solutions.  Seen as
 an entirely new technological approach and specifically created to
 intelligently manage data throughout an entire SAN infrastructure -- from
 servers to storage -- the SAN DataDirector and SAN directION SAN appliances
 use extremely low latency parallel processing to dramatically increase
 performance and reduce I/O bottlenecks that exist in pre-appliance SAN
 technology.  The SAN DataDirector can be installed in a matter of hours, is
 supported on all major server platforms, and offers 25-30 percent more
 capacity than first generation SANs and SAN RAID units for the same footprint.
 DataDirect's SAN appliances deliver exceptional reliability, performance,
 affordability and ease of administration -- all optimized for rich media
 encoding, management and streaming.  These attributes significantly enhance
 VOD solutions by delivering compelling Quality of Service (QoS), higher Return
 on Investment (ROI), and a full array of technical features.
     Monsong Chen, Founder, President and CEO of InfoValue, noted, "InfoValue
 is pleased to be partnering with DataDirect Networks to provide a scalable,
 powerful, cost-effective VOD solution.  In our benchmarking with the SAN
 DataDirector, we were able to achieve higher levels of streaming performance
 than is possible with conventional storage solutions.  Users of high
 performance streaming solutions will benefit greatly from the combination of
 DataDirect's SAN appliance technology and our QuickVideo streaming software."
     "By providing new levels of performance, scalability, and ease of
 deployment over pre-appliance SAN and NAS technologies, our SAN DataDirector
 SAN appliance technology is ideally suited to be the data access solution for
 InfoValue's streaming video deployments," commented Alex Bouzari, CEO of
 DataDirect Networks.  "DataDirect's SAN appliance, coupled with InfoValue's
 streaming software, can provide tremendous competitive advantages for our
 customers who are leading the rich media content distribution revolution.  We
 are pleased to be partnering with InfoValue to deliver these competitive
 advantages to our customers."
 
     About InfoValue Computing, Inc.
     Founded in 1994, InfoValue is the leading provider of comprehensive
 streaming software that transforms off-the-shelf computers into video
 on-demand and multicast servers.  An industry pioneer, InfoValue is recognized
 for advancing the video streaming technology that has set the pace in
 performance, openness, and scalability.
     InfoValue's QuickVideo Suite is a comprehensive suite of streaming
 software that is currently being used by corporations, government, educational
 institutions and telecommunication providers around the world.  The QuickVideo
 Suite offers interactive video-on-demand and video multicast capabilities as
 well as integrated video indexing, distributed video caching, server
 clustering and video service management capabilities.
     InfoValue's corporate headquarters are located at 4 Westchester Plaza,
 Elmsford, NY 10523.  For more information on InfoValue or its products and
 services, visit www.infovalue.com, send e-mail to info@infovalue.com, or call
 (914) 345-5980.
 
     About DataDirect Networks, Inc.
     DataDirect Networks is the world's leader in the rapidly growing market
 for intelligent SAN network infrastructure solutions.  The company's products
 address the most demanding requirements of high bandwidth, highly scalable
 cross-platform shared data access and integrated data management services.
 The company pioneered the concept of "shared network data access."
     DataDirect Networks' SAN solutions deliver fast, reliable and
 cost-effective access to network-stored data and enable simultaneous shared
 access for UNIX, Linux, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and the World Wide Web.  For
 more information, call DataDirect Networks at (818) 700-7600 or visit their
 web site at www.datadirectnet.com
 
     SAN DataDirector, SAN directION, "Pay as you Grow", DataDirect Networks
 name and logo are trademarks of DataDirect Networks, Inc. (C) 2000 DataDirect
 Networks, Inc. QuickVideo Suite and InfoValue name and logo are trademarks of
 InfoValue Computing, Inc.  All other names are property of their respective
 owners.
 
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    LAS VEGAS, April 22 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- DataDirect
 Networks, Inc., the leader in intelligent Storage Area Network (SAN)
 infrastructure solutions announced today that it has entered into a solution
 certification and marketing agreement with InfoValue Computing, Inc., a
 leading manufacturer of high-performance, integrated video streaming software.
 DataDirect's SAN DataDirector SAN appliance family provides high bandwidth
 access to shared data storage pools that optimizes the performance of
 QuickVideo OnDemand (QVOD), InfoValue's high-end video-on-demand (VOD)
 solution.  During qualification and testing with the SAN DataDirector,
 InfoValue's QVOD server software was able to stream 1.46 Gigabits/sec from
 off-the-shelf NT servers.  This solution will be demonstrated at the National
 Association of Broadcasting (NAB) Show in Las Vegas from April 23-26.
     InfoValue's QuickVideo Suite of streaming software provides powerful and
 flexible, integrated video streaming solutions that enable a new paradigm of
 broadband video applications by providing video-on-demand, multicasting,
 distributed caching, server clustering, video archiving, and comprehensive
 management capabilities.  Since 1996, InfoValue's streaming software has led
 the industry with the highest benchmarked streaming throughput from
 off-the-shelf equipment.  InfoValue's high-performance, scalable solutions
 require an equally high-performance, scalable SAN solution to deliver stored
 video content from disk to video server at very high speeds, particularly in
 clustered environments where multiple servers are accessing the same video
 content simultaneously.
     The SAN DataDirector and SAN directION SAN appliances provide a
 substantially different and far more advanced approach to data access for
 video streaming applications than NAS or pre-appliance SAN solutions.  Seen as
 an entirely new technological approach and specifically created to
 intelligently manage data throughout an entire SAN infrastructure -- from
 servers to storage -- the SAN DataDirector and SAN directION SAN appliances
 use extremely low latency parallel processing to dramatically increase
 performance and reduce I/O bottlenecks that exist in pre-appliance SAN
 technology.  The SAN DataDirector can be installed in a matter of hours, is
 supported on all major server platforms, and offers 25-30 percent more
 capacity than first generation SANs and SAN RAID units for the same footprint.
 DataDirect's SAN appliances deliver exceptional reliability, performance,
 affordability and ease of administration -- all optimized for rich media
 encoding, management and streaming.  These attributes significantly enhance
 VOD solutions by delivering compelling Quality of Service (QoS), higher Return
 on Investment (ROI), and a full array of technical features.
     Monsong Chen, Founder, President and CEO of InfoValue, noted, "InfoValue
 is pleased to be partnering with DataDirect Networks to provide a scalable,
 powerful, cost-effective VOD solution.  In our benchmarking with the SAN
 DataDirector, we were able to achieve higher levels of streaming performance
 than is possible with conventional storage solutions.  Users of high
 performance streaming solutions will benefit greatly from the combination of
 DataDirect's SAN appliance technology and our QuickVideo streaming software."
     "By providing new levels of performance, scalability, and ease of
 deployment over pre-appliance SAN and NAS technologies, our SAN DataDirector
 SAN appliance technology is ideally suited to be the data access solution for
 InfoValue's streaming video deployments," commented Alex Bouzari, CEO of
 DataDirect Networks.  "DataDirect's SAN appliance, coupled with InfoValue's
 streaming software, can provide tremendous competitive advantages for our
 customers who are leading the rich media content distribution revolution.  We
 are pleased to be partnering with InfoValue to deliver these competitive
 advantages to our customers."
 
     About InfoValue Computing, Inc.
     Founded in 1994, InfoValue is the leading provider of comprehensive
 streaming software that transforms off-the-shelf computers into video
 on-demand and multicast servers.  An industry pioneer, InfoValue is recognized
 for advancing the video streaming technology that has set the pace in
 performance, openness, and scalability.
     InfoValue's QuickVideo Suite is a comprehensive suite of streaming
 software that is currently being used by corporations, government, educational
 institutions and telecommunication providers around the world.  The QuickVideo
 Suite offers interactive video-on-demand and video multicast capabilities as
 well as integrated video indexing, distributed video caching, server
 clustering and video service management capabilities.
     InfoValue's corporate headquarters are located at 4 Westchester Plaza,
 Elmsford, NY 10523.  For more information on InfoValue or its products and
 services, visit www.infovalue.com, send e-mail to info@infovalue.com, or call
 (914) 345-5980.
 
     About DataDirect Networks, Inc.
     DataDirect Networks is the world's leader in the rapidly growing market
 for intelligent SAN network infrastructure solutions.  The company's products
 address the most demanding requirements of high bandwidth, highly scalable
 cross-platform shared data access and integrated data management services.
 The company pioneered the concept of "shared network data access."
     DataDirect Networks' SAN solutions deliver fast, reliable and
 cost-effective access to network-stored data and enable simultaneous shared
 access for UNIX, Linux, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and the World Wide Web.  For
 more information, call DataDirect Networks at (818) 700-7600 or visit their
 web site at www.datadirectnet.com
 
     SAN DataDirector, SAN directION, "Pay as you Grow", DataDirect Networks
 name and logo are trademarks of DataDirect Networks, Inc. (C) 2000 DataDirect
 Networks, Inc. QuickVideo Suite and InfoValue name and logo are trademarks of
 InfoValue Computing, Inc.  All other names are property of their respective
 owners.
 
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