DataDirect Networks Announces SAN DataDirector Compatibility With Cisco's 5420 iSCSI Router

Compatibility Provides Unparalleled Storage Networking

Solutions for Massive Cluster Farms



Aug 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from DataDirect Networks Inc.

    CHATSWORTH, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a continuing
 commitment to expand and enrich Linux-enabled networks, DataDirect Networks
 has announced SAN DataDirector(TM) compatibility with Cisco's 5420 iSCSI Fibre
 Channel to Ethernet router.  The Fibre Channel SAN DataDirector makes it
 simple to provide servers, workgroups and clusters with high performance
 parallel access to centralized storage pools.  Using the SAN DataDirector in
 conjunction with Cisco's 5420 router enables an easy, cost-effective way to
 network Linux clusters to high performance storage through IP networks.
     In real world situations, using inexpensive Linux-based clusters with SAN
 DataDirectors have enabled customers to achieve ten-fold performance gains
 over their earlier infrastructures.
     The ability to easily connect Cisco's 5420 routers now brings an
 additional tool to extend the SAN DataDirector's functionality and power to
 users.  Mixed Fibre Channel and iSCSI networks may also be architected to
 share the same storage resources through the SAN DataDirector's unique
 parallel architecture.
     DataDirect Networks is the recognized first mover in storage networking
 appliance technology, having released the SAN DataDirector to the public in
 April 2000, and the SAN directION(TM) product in November of last year.  When
 compared to traditional SAN and storage solutions, both storage networking
 appliance products from DataDirect Networks bring lower TCO to forward looking
 businesses.  Both the SAN DataDirector and SAN directION products also bring
 storage networking scalability to heterogeneous, real-world IT environments.
     "DataDirect Networks' SANappliance product family brings a revolutionary
 storage networking technology to Linux users around the world, delivering
 speed, productivity and results," Brad Winett, vice president, product
 marketing, DataDirect Networks, Inc., said.  "By implementing our SAN
 DataDirector and SAN directION solutions to manage their storage domains,
 Linux users today can consolidate and share their storage resources through an
 easy to deploy, open, high performance solution."
     The SAN DataDirector and SAN directION storage networking appliances
 provide a substantially different and far more advanced approach to data
 access for Linux-enabled data center use than NAS or pre-appliance SAN
 solutions.  The SAN DataDirector and SAN directION storage networking
 appliances use silicon-based parallelism (in a much simpler architecture) 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 far more performance capacity (from
 hundreds of Gigabytes to 138 usable Terabytes) than first generation SANs with
 the same footprint.
     The SAN directION offers an additional "Pay as You Grow"(TM) scalability
 feature, enabling a cost-effective growth path to the largest SAN DataDirector
 configurations.  The storage networking appliance hardware and software needed
 to cope with future workloads can be installed during initial deployment, with
 users paying for only that portion of the configuration actually placed into
 service.  When performance or capacity increases are needed, users simply
 contact DataDirect to activate the additional features.
 
     About DataDirect Networks, Inc.
     DataDirect Networks is the first mover in the rapidly growing market for
 intelligent storage networking appliances.  DataDirect's storage networking
 appliances make it simple to accelerate applications, dramatically reducing
 TCO.  For more information, call DataDirect Networks at (818) 700-7600 or
 visit www.datadirectnet.com.
 
     SAN DataDirector, SAN directION, "Pay as you Grow," DataDirect Networks
 name and logo are trademarks of DataDirect Networks, Inc.  All other names are
 property of their respective owners.
 
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    CHATSWORTH, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a continuing
 commitment to expand and enrich Linux-enabled networks, DataDirect Networks
 has announced SAN DataDirector(TM) compatibility with Cisco's 5420 iSCSI Fibre
 Channel to Ethernet router.  The Fibre Channel SAN DataDirector makes it
 simple to provide servers, workgroups and clusters with high performance
 parallel access to centralized storage pools.  Using the SAN DataDirector in
 conjunction with Cisco's 5420 router enables an easy, cost-effective way to
 network Linux clusters to high performance storage through IP networks.
     In real world situations, using inexpensive Linux-based clusters with SAN
 DataDirectors have enabled customers to achieve ten-fold performance gains
 over their earlier infrastructures.
     The ability to easily connect Cisco's 5420 routers now brings an
 additional tool to extend the SAN DataDirector's functionality and power to
 users.  Mixed Fibre Channel and iSCSI networks may also be architected to
 share the same storage resources through the SAN DataDirector's unique
 parallel architecture.
     DataDirect Networks is the recognized first mover in storage networking
 appliance technology, having released the SAN DataDirector to the public in
 April 2000, and the SAN directION(TM) product in November of last year.  When
 compared to traditional SAN and storage solutions, both storage networking
 appliance products from DataDirect Networks bring lower TCO to forward looking
 businesses.  Both the SAN DataDirector and SAN directION products also bring
 storage networking scalability to heterogeneous, real-world IT environments.
     "DataDirect Networks' SANappliance product family brings a revolutionary
 storage networking technology to Linux users around the world, delivering
 speed, productivity and results," Brad Winett, vice president, product
 marketing, DataDirect Networks, Inc., said.  "By implementing our SAN
 DataDirector and SAN directION solutions to manage their storage domains,
 Linux users today can consolidate and share their storage resources through an
 easy to deploy, open, high performance solution."
     The SAN DataDirector and SAN directION storage networking appliances
 provide a substantially different and far more advanced approach to data
 access for Linux-enabled data center use than NAS or pre-appliance SAN
 solutions.  The SAN DataDirector and SAN directION storage networking
 appliances use silicon-based parallelism (in a much simpler architecture) 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 far more performance capacity (from
 hundreds of Gigabytes to 138 usable Terabytes) than first generation SANs with
 the same footprint.
     The SAN directION offers an additional "Pay as You Grow"(TM) scalability
 feature, enabling a cost-effective growth path to the largest SAN DataDirector
 configurations.  The storage networking appliance hardware and software needed
 to cope with future workloads can be installed during initial deployment, with
 users paying for only that portion of the configuration actually placed into
 service.  When performance or capacity increases are needed, users simply
 contact DataDirect to activate the additional features.
 
     About DataDirect Networks, Inc.
     DataDirect Networks is the first mover in the rapidly growing market for
 intelligent storage networking appliances.  DataDirect's storage networking
 appliances make it simple to accelerate applications, dramatically reducing
 TCO.  For more information, call DataDirect Networks at (818) 700-7600 or
 visit www.datadirectnet.com.
 
     SAN DataDirector, SAN directION, "Pay as you Grow," DataDirect Networks
 name and logo are trademarks of DataDirect Networks, Inc.  All other names are
 property of their respective owners.
 
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