DataDirect Networks' Revolutionary SAN Appliance(TM) Significantly Improves Broadcast and Post-Production Workflow By Providing Complete, End-To-End Storage and Content Access

Industry Leading Storage Networking Technology Intelligently Connects Entire

Broadcast Facility, Bringing an Order of Magnitude Productivity Gain



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from DataDirect Networks, Inc.

    CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 DataDirect Networks' SAN DataDirector, the industry's first SAN appliance, was
 chosen by Dayang Technology Development and many other encoding, streaming,
 broadcast, and post production companies as the heart of their storage network
 infrastructures.  DataDirect's SAN DataDirector family of SAN appliances has
 been deployed at leading customer facilities and successfully brought together
 capture, edit, composite, and broadcast elements into a single centralized
 storage network.  This is the first time ever that a single device is able to
 provide workflow consolidation across so many areas of a single enterprise.
 The resulting benefit is significant productivity gains and dramatically lower
 acquisition and operating costs.
     "Thanks to SAN DataDirector technology, Dayang has successfully provided
 large scale networked news production solutions for several major TV stations
 including Star TV Phoenix information channel," said Johnson Chen,
 Vice-President of Dayang Image.  "In video production, where data transactions
 require hundreds of megabytes per second, the SAN DataDirector is the first
 SAN device to provide the scalability, centralized management, and enhanced
 reliability that TV stations need.  With the SAN DataDirector at the heart of
 our installations, we are finally able to connect all facets of the production
 process, centralizing management and providing broadcasters with increased
 productivity and reduced storage and operating costs."
     "With our SANappliance(TM), we developed revolutionary storage networking
 technology which is helping solve, for the very first time, a very complex
 workflow problem for our rich media customers," Alex Bouzari, chief executive
 officer, DataDirect Networks, Inc., said.  "This technology has been
 successfully deployed at more than a dozen leading rich media facilities over
 the last nine months.  The feedback we have received from our customers has
 been overwhelming positive."
     The SAN DataDirector was the first in a series of SAN appliances released
 by DataDirect.  DataDirect's SAN DataDirector is a revolutionary new type of
 intelligent network infrastructure device designed to provide high bandwidth
 and cost-effective scalability to network computing environments.  The
 company's SAN DataDirector has been optimized for the high bandwidth
 requirements of Internet and rich media networks, and provides shared access
 to (and backup of) large banks of data.  Based on its strong feature set, the
 SAN DataDirector brings significant Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return
 on Investment (ROI) benefits to all businesses requiring scalable network
 installations.
     SAN DataDirector offers an easier way to deploy Storage Area Networks by
 creating an intelligent platform that combines necessary infrastructure and
 intelligence in one self-contained, pre-configured and tested solution.  The
 SAN DataDirector enables access to a heterogeneous environment comprised of
 standalone and clustered servers, workstations and PCs and the ability to back
 up data stored in centralized or distributed storage devices in an easy, cost
 effective and reliable manner.  The SAN DataDirector also provides flexibility
 to connect additional resources to the highly optimized appliance by simply
 plugging into external ports.
 
     About Dayang Technology Development Co., Ltd.
     From applied system such as CG, NLE, Virtual Studio System to total
 solution for TV station such as DayangNet AV Network System, Dayang is a
 products and service provider.  With twelve years experience, Dayang provides
 customers with the best and most comprehensive project for a digital network
 TV station.
 
     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
 heterogeneous 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 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, SANappliance, DataDirect Networks and the DataDirect
 Networks logo are trademarks of DataDirect Networks, Incorporated.  All other
 names are property of their respective owners.
 
     For further information please contact Bob Woolery of DataDirect Networks
 Inc., 818-700-7600, ext. 7650, rwoolery@datadirectnet.com
 
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    CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 DataDirect Networks' SAN DataDirector, the industry's first SAN appliance, was
 chosen by Dayang Technology Development and many other encoding, streaming,
 broadcast, and post production companies as the heart of their storage network
 infrastructures.  DataDirect's SAN DataDirector family of SAN appliances has
 been deployed at leading customer facilities and successfully brought together
 capture, edit, composite, and broadcast elements into a single centralized
 storage network.  This is the first time ever that a single device is able to
 provide workflow consolidation across so many areas of a single enterprise.
 The resulting benefit is significant productivity gains and dramatically lower
 acquisition and operating costs.
     "Thanks to SAN DataDirector technology, Dayang has successfully provided
 large scale networked news production solutions for several major TV stations
 including Star TV Phoenix information channel," said Johnson Chen,
 Vice-President of Dayang Image.  "In video production, where data transactions
 require hundreds of megabytes per second, the SAN DataDirector is the first
 SAN device to provide the scalability, centralized management, and enhanced
 reliability that TV stations need.  With the SAN DataDirector at the heart of
 our installations, we are finally able to connect all facets of the production
 process, centralizing management and providing broadcasters with increased
 productivity and reduced storage and operating costs."
     "With our SANappliance(TM), we developed revolutionary storage networking
 technology which is helping solve, for the very first time, a very complex
 workflow problem for our rich media customers," Alex Bouzari, chief executive
 officer, DataDirect Networks, Inc., said.  "This technology has been
 successfully deployed at more than a dozen leading rich media facilities over
 the last nine months.  The feedback we have received from our customers has
 been overwhelming positive."
     The SAN DataDirector was the first in a series of SAN appliances released
 by DataDirect.  DataDirect's SAN DataDirector is a revolutionary new type of
 intelligent network infrastructure device designed to provide high bandwidth
 and cost-effective scalability to network computing environments.  The
 company's SAN DataDirector has been optimized for the high bandwidth
 requirements of Internet and rich media networks, and provides shared access
 to (and backup of) large banks of data.  Based on its strong feature set, the
 SAN DataDirector brings significant Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return
 on Investment (ROI) benefits to all businesses requiring scalable network
 installations.
     SAN DataDirector offers an easier way to deploy Storage Area Networks by
 creating an intelligent platform that combines necessary infrastructure and
 intelligence in one self-contained, pre-configured and tested solution.  The
 SAN DataDirector enables access to a heterogeneous environment comprised of
 standalone and clustered servers, workstations and PCs and the ability to back
 up data stored in centralized or distributed storage devices in an easy, cost
 effective and reliable manner.  The SAN DataDirector also provides flexibility
 to connect additional resources to the highly optimized appliance by simply
 plugging into external ports.
 
     About Dayang Technology Development Co., Ltd.
     From applied system such as CG, NLE, Virtual Studio System to total
 solution for TV station such as DayangNet AV Network System, Dayang is a
 products and service provider.  With twelve years experience, Dayang provides
 customers with the best and most comprehensive project for a digital network
 TV station.
 
     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
 heterogeneous 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 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, SANappliance, DataDirect Networks and the DataDirect
 Networks logo are trademarks of DataDirect Networks, Incorporated.  All other
 names are property of their respective owners.
 
     For further information please contact Bob Woolery of DataDirect Networks
 Inc., 818-700-7600, ext. 7650, rwoolery@datadirectnet.com
 
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