High Capacity NAS unit Designed for Nearline and Mass Storage Implementations
Hayward, CA, September 1, 2004 -- Dynamic Network Factory, a leading developer of cost-effective, high-performance storage solutions, announced the FlexStor-NAS and StorBank 2400 NAS systems today, offering specialized performance for Windows and Linux sharing environments. The 2400-series holds 24 RAID Certified(SM) Serial ATA hard drives in a compact 5U chassis, with internal storage capacities up to 9.6TB.
Dynamic Network Factory’s (DNF) FlexStor-NAS branded products feature Windows Storage Server 2003 and offer complete integration into Microsoft environments, including Active Directory. The StorBank line brings native Linux NFS support to the table, allowing seamless, high-performance file sharing in Linux and Windows environments. The FlexStor-NAS and StorBank 2400 Xeon Serial ATA RAID NAS products expand the limits of the integrated NAS market, offering up to 9.6TB of internal storage and the ability to handle over 50TB of data with additional SCSI-attached subsystems. The unit supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, and JBOD, offering the maximum in flexibility and data redundancy. With the built-in CD-ROM and floppy disk drives, adding additional software components is convenient. Web-based management and configuration allows administrators to remotely set up and maintain the NAS product from any computer with network access.
Both the FlexStor-NAS and StorBank product lines feature snapshot technology to shorten backup windows, by creating images of the changes over a specified interval. This offers dramatic space savings over backup solutions that force users to duplicate all of a drive’s data to capture incremental changes.
With the DNF RAID Certification Program, all of the drives used in DNF products have been tested to ensure that they work in tandem to provide consistent performance across the array, while weeding out marginal units unfit for use in RAID environments.
“These new NAS appliances pack 9.6TB of storage in one chassis, eliminating the need for a separate NAS engine to deploy large amounts of storage. These two products are unique in the marketplace, providing a cost-effective, reliable NAS solution at an attractive price point,” said Mo Tahmasebi, President of Dynamic Network Factory.
The FlexStor-NAS 2400 and StorBank 2400 Xeon Serial ATA RAID NAS products are available immediately, directly through Dynamic Network Factory, and reseller channels.
About Dynamic Network Factory, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF) is a privately held company based in Silicon Valley (Hayward, Ca.). DNF started as a U.S. subsidiary of the publicly traded Japanese IT conglomerate, CSK Electronics, in 1989. In 1998, the company refined its strategy and began to focus the hardware group on storage solutions. Within a year, DNF's rapid growth resulted in its emergence as an independent, privately held spin-off. In 2006, DNF completed its acquisition of StoneFly Networks, an iSCSI storage pioneer and developer of complete, turnkey IP SAN solutions. Since its inception, DNF has designed custom solutions for organizations of all sizes and built products for many major computer manufacturers. Today, DNF consists of seven business divisions including StoneFly, DNF Security, DNF Professional Services, DNF Medical, DNF Defense, DNF Systems and DNF Storage. DNF has thousands of customers ranging from consumers and small-to-medium businesses, to government agencies, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit www.DNFStorage.com or www.DNFCorp.com.
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