DataDirect Networks and Vsoft Team to Provide High Performance, Easy to Deploy Solution for Video Streaming and Management

SAN DataDirector and VideoClick(TM) Integrate for Sun Solaris,

NT, and WIN2000 Environments



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from DataDirect Networks from ,Vsoft Ltd.

    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Vsoft Ltd., a
 leader in application software for video services and DataDirect Networks, the
 leader in SAN appliances, today announced a solution qualification and
 co-marketing agreement for the integration of Vsoft's VideoClick(TM) software
 and DataDirect's SAN DataDirector SAN appliance family.  The combination
 offers a comprehensive solution to meet the performance, flexibility, and
 reliability needs of the VOD market co-marketed by both companies.
     The SAN DataDirector provides scalable, high performance storage
 virtualization and fiber channel connectivity that when combined with Vsoft's
 network clustering modules, allows multiple VideoClick servers to access one
 common storage pool at high bandwidths, simultaneously.  The VideoClick
 servers can simultaneously read and write video data from and to the storage,
 allowing high performance Video on Demand (VOD) and server-based Personal
 Video Recording (PVR) applications.  The SAN DataDirector also has built-in
 RAID capability that enables use of inexpensive JBODs and built-in cache for
 enhanced performance.  The result for service providers is a cost efficient,
 high performance VOD solution that is both scalable and easy to deploy.
     The solution qualification occurred at DataDirect Networks SANWare Test
 Lab, where multiple VideoClick servers, in Sun Solaris, Win NT and Win2000
 environments were connected to the SAN DataDirector, streaming video from a
 shared pool of virtualized storage.
     Alex Bouzari, CEO of DataDirect Networks commented on the partnership,
 "The DataDirect Networks SAN DataDirector provides Vsoft customers with a SAN
 appliance solution that is easy to deploy and optimized for streaming
 environments.  VideoClick's unique open architecture fits well with our
 product and allows service providers to achieve new levels of performance and
 scalability.  We are pleased to be partnering with Vsoft to offer this joint
 solution."
     Meir Friedlander, President and CEO of Vsoft added, "Service providers are
 looking for easily deployable, scalable VOD solutions.  The partnership
 between Vsoft and DataDirect Networks meets this challenge with a reliable
 solution that not only affords high performance, but is cost efficient as
 well.  As content archives grow at the head-end, service providers will depend
 on systems that offer seamless expansion.  The DataDirector-VideoClick
 solution lets our customers grow without growing pains."
     The Vsoft-DataDirect solution will be demonstrated at the Vsoft Booth
 #S3555 at NAB2001.
 
     About DataDirect Networks
     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
 
     About Vsoft
     Founded in 1995, Vsoft is a leading provider of application software for
 video services for the home entertainment market.  Vsoft's product,
 VideoClick(TM), affords service providers and content creators new
 opportunities to generate additional revenues from their media assets and
 subscriber base.  Large numbers of concurrent viewers can interface with
 VideoClick through their digital set-top boxes or PCs in DVD quality with full
 VCR functionality.  VideoClick's back-office applications streamline workflow
 processes with capabilities such as content management, viewer access
 administration and user management.  Vsoft also offers VideoClick to partners,
 system integrators and OEMs for video professionals, education and video asset
 management.  Vsoft principal executive offices are located in Palo Alto,
 California while its research and development is located in Israel.  For more
 information, visit www.vsoft.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.  All other names are property of their respective owners.
 
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    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Vsoft Ltd., a
 leader in application software for video services and DataDirect Networks, the
 leader in SAN appliances, today announced a solution qualification and
 co-marketing agreement for the integration of Vsoft's VideoClick(TM) software
 and DataDirect's SAN DataDirector SAN appliance family.  The combination
 offers a comprehensive solution to meet the performance, flexibility, and
 reliability needs of the VOD market co-marketed by both companies.
     The SAN DataDirector provides scalable, high performance storage
 virtualization and fiber channel connectivity that when combined with Vsoft's
 network clustering modules, allows multiple VideoClick servers to access one
 common storage pool at high bandwidths, simultaneously.  The VideoClick
 servers can simultaneously read and write video data from and to the storage,
 allowing high performance Video on Demand (VOD) and server-based Personal
 Video Recording (PVR) applications.  The SAN DataDirector also has built-in
 RAID capability that enables use of inexpensive JBODs and built-in cache for
 enhanced performance.  The result for service providers is a cost efficient,
 high performance VOD solution that is both scalable and easy to deploy.
     The solution qualification occurred at DataDirect Networks SANWare Test
 Lab, where multiple VideoClick servers, in Sun Solaris, Win NT and Win2000
 environments were connected to the SAN DataDirector, streaming video from a
 shared pool of virtualized storage.
     Alex Bouzari, CEO of DataDirect Networks commented on the partnership,
 "The DataDirect Networks SAN DataDirector provides Vsoft customers with a SAN
 appliance solution that is easy to deploy and optimized for streaming
 environments.  VideoClick's unique open architecture fits well with our
 product and allows service providers to achieve new levels of performance and
 scalability.  We are pleased to be partnering with Vsoft to offer this joint
 solution."
     Meir Friedlander, President and CEO of Vsoft added, "Service providers are
 looking for easily deployable, scalable VOD solutions.  The partnership
 between Vsoft and DataDirect Networks meets this challenge with a reliable
 solution that not only affords high performance, but is cost efficient as
 well.  As content archives grow at the head-end, service providers will depend
 on systems that offer seamless expansion.  The DataDirector-VideoClick
 solution lets our customers grow without growing pains."
     The Vsoft-DataDirect solution will be demonstrated at the Vsoft Booth
 #S3555 at NAB2001.
 
     About DataDirect Networks
     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
 
     About Vsoft
     Founded in 1995, Vsoft is a leading provider of application software for
 video services for the home entertainment market.  Vsoft's product,
 VideoClick(TM), affords service providers and content creators new
 opportunities to generate additional revenues from their media assets and
 subscriber base.  Large numbers of concurrent viewers can interface with
 VideoClick through their digital set-top boxes or PCs in DVD quality with full
 VCR functionality.  VideoClick's back-office applications streamline workflow
 processes with capabilities such as content management, viewer access
 administration and user management.  Vsoft also offers VideoClick to partners,
 system integrators and OEMs for video professionals, education and video asset
 management.  Vsoft principal executive offices are located in Palo Alto,
 California while its research and development is located in Israel.  For more
 information, visit www.vsoft.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.  All other names are property of their respective owners.
 
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