SAN Valley Systems Joins New SNIA iSCSI Group

A Spin Off of SNIA's IP Storage Forum, the iSCSI Group Will Promote iSCSI

Standards for Transmitting Block Data Over IP SANs



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from SAN Valley Systems

    CAMPBELL, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- SAN Valley Systems announced
 today that it has joined the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
 iSCSI Group.  The iSCSI Group, a new group within the SNIA IP Storage Forum,
 was formed to promote iSCSI as the standard for transmitting block-level
 storage data over native IP storage area networks, (SANs).  SAN Valley is
 actively participating and supporting the industry's efforts at making iSCSI
 the future standard for the IP Storage industry.
     "The business benefits for the establishment of iSCSI standards are
 tremendous and will have a significant impact on our customers' ability to
 seamlessly interconnect IP Storage products into their existing SANs," stated
 Sandy Helton, president and CEO of SAN Valley.  "SAN Valley agrees with many
 of the benefits of future iSCSI networks, and will continue to actively show
 support for the iSCSI Group and its proposed standards whenever it is possible
 for us to do so."
     "SAN Valley is keenly aware of the technological and business benefits of
 IP-based storage technology and their contributions will help to validate
 iSCSI as the standard for transmitting block-level storage over native
 IP-SANs," said Ahmad Zamer, SNIA iSCSI Group Chair.  "I am pleased to see that
 SAN Valley, like our other vendor-members, have interoperability as a central
 component of their engineering and marketing initiatives."
     iSCSI is a specified means of transporting data residing on iSCSI devices
 natively across TCP/IP.  iSCSI allows existing Ethernet infrastructures to
 transfer SCSI commands and data with complete location independence.  Standard
 routers can be used to extend the access to a LAN/MAN/WAN or, if using IP, to
 any location in the world.  Enterprise and small to medium businesses will
 welcome this technology as a means to maximize their return on investment.
 
     About the SNIA
     The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit
 organization, made up of over 200 companies and individuals spanning virtually
 the entire storage industry.  SNIA members share a common goal: to set the
 pace of the industry by ensuring that storage networks become efficient,
 complete and trusted solutions across the IT community.  To this end the SNIA
 is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education and services that
 will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market.  For
 information, contact the SNIA at 719-884-8903, via email at
 marketingmanager@snia.org, or visit the SNIA web site at http://www.snia.org.
 
     About SAN Valley Systems
     SAN Valley is focused on delivering high performance Internet SAN
 connectivity solutions into enterprise, service provider and carrier markets
 worldwide.  SAN Valley is developing networking solutions that connect storage
 resources across IP and Optical networks.  Our next-generation, optical edge
 access products deliver powerful, high-performance connectivity that address
 common storage challenges encountered by today's enterprise and service
 provider customers.  SAN Valley's products interoperate with best of breed
 networking, SAN and optical technologies, to provide end-to-end storage
 networking solutions.  Our products provide investment protection by reducing
 the cost and complexity of deploying and managing mission critical storage
 services.  SAN Valley Systems, based in Campbell, Calif., is a privately held
 company with funding from Moore Capital, Upstart Capital, Vertex Management,
 Innovacom Venture Capital, Agilent Technologies and Cisco Systems.  More
 information about SAN Valley can be found at www.sanvalley.com.
 
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    CAMPBELL, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- SAN Valley Systems announced
 today that it has joined the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
 iSCSI Group.  The iSCSI Group, a new group within the SNIA IP Storage Forum,
 was formed to promote iSCSI as the standard for transmitting block-level
 storage data over native IP storage area networks, (SANs).  SAN Valley is
 actively participating and supporting the industry's efforts at making iSCSI
 the future standard for the IP Storage industry.
     "The business benefits for the establishment of iSCSI standards are
 tremendous and will have a significant impact on our customers' ability to
 seamlessly interconnect IP Storage products into their existing SANs," stated
 Sandy Helton, president and CEO of SAN Valley.  "SAN Valley agrees with many
 of the benefits of future iSCSI networks, and will continue to actively show
 support for the iSCSI Group and its proposed standards whenever it is possible
 for us to do so."
     "SAN Valley is keenly aware of the technological and business benefits of
 IP-based storage technology and their contributions will help to validate
 iSCSI as the standard for transmitting block-level storage over native
 IP-SANs," said Ahmad Zamer, SNIA iSCSI Group Chair.  "I am pleased to see that
 SAN Valley, like our other vendor-members, have interoperability as a central
 component of their engineering and marketing initiatives."
     iSCSI is a specified means of transporting data residing on iSCSI devices
 natively across TCP/IP.  iSCSI allows existing Ethernet infrastructures to
 transfer SCSI commands and data with complete location independence.  Standard
 routers can be used to extend the access to a LAN/MAN/WAN or, if using IP, to
 any location in the world.  Enterprise and small to medium businesses will
 welcome this technology as a means to maximize their return on investment.
 
     About the SNIA
     The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit
 organization, made up of over 200 companies and individuals spanning virtually
 the entire storage industry.  SNIA members share a common goal: to set the
 pace of the industry by ensuring that storage networks become efficient,
 complete and trusted solutions across the IT community.  To this end the SNIA
 is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education and services that
 will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market.  For
 information, contact the SNIA at 719-884-8903, via email at
 marketingmanager@snia.org, or visit the SNIA web site at http://www.snia.org.
 
     About SAN Valley Systems
     SAN Valley is focused on delivering high performance Internet SAN
 connectivity solutions into enterprise, service provider and carrier markets
 worldwide.  SAN Valley is developing networking solutions that connect storage
 resources across IP and Optical networks.  Our next-generation, optical edge
 access products deliver powerful, high-performance connectivity that address
 common storage challenges encountered by today's enterprise and service
 provider customers.  SAN Valley's products interoperate with best of breed
 networking, SAN and optical technologies, to provide end-to-end storage
 networking solutions.  Our products provide investment protection by reducing
 the cost and complexity of deploying and managing mission critical storage
 services.  SAN Valley Systems, based in Campbell, Calif., is a privately held
 company with funding from Moore Capital, Upstart Capital, Vertex Management,
 Innovacom Venture Capital, Agilent Technologies and Cisco Systems.  More
 information about SAN Valley can be found at www.sanvalley.com.
 
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