SANRAD Delivers Disaster Recovery Assurance to Large Florida Data Center

Open Architecture of SANRAD's V-Switch Enables NWRDC to Cost-Effectively

Scale for Current and Future Capacity Needs



Jan 22, 2008, 00:00 ET from SANRAD, Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SANRAD, Inc., a leading
 supplier of Storage Area Network (SAN) connectivity and management
 solutions, today announced Northwest Regional Data Center (NWRDC),
 Florida's leading computing data center for educational and governmental
 communities, has deployed six SANRAD V-Switches to manage growing volumes
 of archived data and protect against loss.
 
     NWRDC provides data security, accessibility and connectivity services
 to more than 80 Florida-based customers, including K-20 educational
 facilities, major research universities and local governments. With a
 growing customer base and increasing amounts of data to protect, NWRDC was
 facing a mounting disaster recovery risk and dealing with a manual off-site
 storage process for archive tapes that was cumbersome and difficult to
 manage.
 
     "With more than 130 terabytes of customer data on archive tapes, and
 the amount of data under our control continuing to grow, we needed a
 solution that could be easily managed while delivering cost-effective
 support for our storage needs -- not just today, but long into the future,"
 said Mikal Haney, software support manager, NWRDC. "The open architecture
 of the SANRAD V-Switch and its ability to efficiently and automatically
 move data stood out among other solutions we considered."
 
     The SANRAD V-Switch is storage-vendor agnostic, which enables NWRDC to
 select any storage medium or server type that fits its disaster recovery
 needs. It is a vital component of a business continuity solution designed
 for NWRDC by LH Computer Services, a Coral Spring, Fla. storage solution
 provider and value-added reseller. LH Computer Services leveraged the
 intelligent networking capabilities of the V-Switch to deliver an
 enterprise-class yet low-cost disaster recovery solution.
 
     The NWRDC solution connects the organization's mainframe system to a
 pair of SANRAD V-Switches, which transfer data via the Florida Lambda Rail
 and Southern Light Rail dark fiber networks to a Category 5 hot site in
 Atlanta. There, NWRDC's data is securely housed and easily recovered in the
 event of downtime or disaster.
 
     "The SANRAD V-Switch has impressive intelligence to efficiently direct
 NWRDC's data flow through the entire remote replication process," said Don
 Ferreri, a partner with LH Computer Services. "It acts like a sophisticated
 'traffic cop,' working to ensure that the data is moved exactly when and
 where it should be. SANRAD also delivered the mandatory high availability
 required for a major data center environment."
 
     With the SANRAD V-Switch, NWRDC has been able to simplify storage
 virtualization and enable high-speed data migration. The V-Switch also
 offers NWRDC high availability with automatic failover, failback and
 multi-pathing for uninterrupted access to data -- even during system
 outages. And, with the V-Switches' open, heterogeneous architecture, NWRDC
 is poised to support future growth with ease.
 
     About SANRAD
 
     SANRAD transforms the way that enterprises implement and manage storage
 solutions by providing any physical or virtual server with low-cost, robust
 SAN connectivity and management. SANRAD delivers intelligent storage
 networking switches with integrated virtualization, management, and
 disaster recovery services. SANRAD V-Switch and unique software technology
 provides open, high-availability solutions optimized for storage
 consolidation and server virtualization. For more information, please go to
 http://www.sanrad.com/.
 
     About North West Regional Data Center
 
     Based in Tallahassee, Fla., the Northwest Regional Data Center (NWRDC)
 is the state's leading computing provider in both educational and
 governmental communities. Having a robust, reliable and secure facility,
 NWRDC offers superior infrastructure for system support and application
 hosting, as well as 24 x 7 management support to respond to disasters,
 ensure uptime, and provide business continuity for our customers. For more
 information, please visit http://www.nwrdc.fsu.edu/.
 
     About LH Computer
 
     LH Computer Services is a reseller and integrator specializing in data
 storage and protection solutions. Established in 1991, it provides
 world-class storage solutions to customers by drawing on the best of breed
 hardware and software from multiple manufacturers. LH Computer Services
 prides itself on building solid relationships with customers by delivering
 an invaluable partnership and excellent service before, during and after
 the sale. Whether the need is networked storage, tiered storage, data
 lifecycle management, backup/restore, disaster prevention and recovery,
 compliance or security, LH Computer Services can help. For more
 information, please visit http://www.lhcomp.com/.
 
     SANRAD is a trademark of SANRAD, Inc.
 
 
 

SOURCE SANRAD, Inc.
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SANRAD, Inc., a leading
 supplier of Storage Area Network (SAN) connectivity and management
 solutions, today announced Northwest Regional Data Center (NWRDC),
 Florida's leading computing data center for educational and governmental
 communities, has deployed six SANRAD V-Switches to manage growing volumes
 of archived data and protect against loss.
 
     NWRDC provides data security, accessibility and connectivity services
 to more than 80 Florida-based customers, including K-20 educational
 facilities, major research universities and local governments. With a
 growing customer base and increasing amounts of data to protect, NWRDC was
 facing a mounting disaster recovery risk and dealing with a manual off-site
 storage process for archive tapes that was cumbersome and difficult to
 manage.
 
     "With more than 130 terabytes of customer data on archive tapes, and
 the amount of data under our control continuing to grow, we needed a
 solution that could be easily managed while delivering cost-effective
 support for our storage needs -- not just today, but long into the future,"
 said Mikal Haney, software support manager, NWRDC. "The open architecture
 of the SANRAD V-Switch and its ability to efficiently and automatically
 move data stood out among other solutions we considered."
 
     The SANRAD V-Switch is storage-vendor agnostic, which enables NWRDC to
 select any storage medium or server type that fits its disaster recovery
 needs. It is a vital component of a business continuity solution designed
 for NWRDC by LH Computer Services, a Coral Spring, Fla. storage solution
 provider and value-added reseller. LH Computer Services leveraged the
 intelligent networking capabilities of the V-Switch to deliver an
 enterprise-class yet low-cost disaster recovery solution.
 
     The NWRDC solution connects the organization's mainframe system to a
 pair of SANRAD V-Switches, which transfer data via the Florida Lambda Rail
 and Southern Light Rail dark fiber networks to a Category 5 hot site in
 Atlanta. There, NWRDC's data is securely housed and easily recovered in the
 event of downtime or disaster.
 
     "The SANRAD V-Switch has impressive intelligence to efficiently direct
 NWRDC's data flow through the entire remote replication process," said Don
 Ferreri, a partner with LH Computer Services. "It acts like a sophisticated
 'traffic cop,' working to ensure that the data is moved exactly when and
 where it should be. SANRAD also delivered the mandatory high availability
 required for a major data center environment."
 
     With the SANRAD V-Switch, NWRDC has been able to simplify storage
 virtualization and enable high-speed data migration. The V-Switch also
 offers NWRDC high availability with automatic failover, failback and
 multi-pathing for uninterrupted access to data -- even during system
 outages. And, with the V-Switches' open, heterogeneous architecture, NWRDC
 is poised to support future growth with ease.
 
     About SANRAD
 
     SANRAD transforms the way that enterprises implement and manage storage
 solutions by providing any physical or virtual server with low-cost, robust
 SAN connectivity and management. SANRAD delivers intelligent storage
 networking switches with integrated virtualization, management, and
 disaster recovery services. SANRAD V-Switch and unique software technology
 provides open, high-availability solutions optimized for storage
 consolidation and server virtualization. For more information, please go to
 http://www.sanrad.com/.
 
     About North West Regional Data Center
 
     Based in Tallahassee, Fla., the Northwest Regional Data Center (NWRDC)
 is the state's leading computing provider in both educational and
 governmental communities. Having a robust, reliable and secure facility,
 NWRDC offers superior infrastructure for system support and application
 hosting, as well as 24 x 7 management support to respond to disasters,
 ensure uptime, and provide business continuity for our customers. For more
 information, please visit http://www.nwrdc.fsu.edu/.
 
     About LH Computer
 
     LH Computer Services is a reseller and integrator specializing in data
 storage and protection solutions. Established in 1991, it provides
 world-class storage solutions to customers by drawing on the best of breed
 hardware and software from multiple manufacturers. LH Computer Services
 prides itself on building solid relationships with customers by delivering
 an invaluable partnership and excellent service before, during and after
 the sale. Whether the need is networked storage, tiered storage, data
 lifecycle management, backup/restore, disaster prevention and recovery,
 compliance or security, LH Computer Services can help. For more
 information, please visit http://www.lhcomp.com/.
 
     SANRAD is a trademark of SANRAD, Inc.
 
 
 SOURCE SANRAD, Inc.