FlexStor-NAS Products Also Now Support 750GB Hard Drives, Clustering, NAS Gateway Functionality and Storage Scalability to More Than 100TB
Hayward, Calif. – July 11, 2006 – Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), a leading maker of high-performance network attached storage (NAS), storage area networks (SANs), RAID and iSCSI systems, today introduced new versions of its FlexStor-NAS™ product line featuring Microsoft’s award-winning Windows Storage Server R2 platform. DNF also announced that the FlexStor-NAS systems will incorporate the latest generation of Intel Xeon “Woodcrest” processors starting next month.
Other major NAS upgrades announced today include support for clusters and NAS gateway functionality, and storage scalability to more than 100TB for DNF’s modular FlexStor-NAS systems and up to 30TB in a single chassis for its integrated FlexStor-NAS systems. In addition, serial ATA based FlexStor-NAS configurations are now available with support for 750GB hard drives and dual-parity RAID 6 for optimum fault tolerance.
“DNF is committed to delivering all the scalability and performance customers demand from NAS, without the high cost of ownership,” said Mo Tahmasebi, CEO of DNF. “Our value-driven, Windows-based NAS solutions demonstrate that commitment, with market-leading features that combine to provide the ultimate answer to our customers’ next-generation storage challenges.”
With the latest version of Windows Storage Server, share indexing and desktop performance have improved significantly. In addition, with Single Instance Storage (SIS) built into the file server, system level intelligence eliminates duplicate files and saves disk space across the file server. Enhanced NFS support and performance also lets organizations with heterogeneous computing environments use a single file server to manage Windows, Unix and Linux clients.
The powerful new Woodcrest chipset also delivers improved performance to the DNF NAS product line. At the same time, Woodcrest significantly decreases power consumption to offer substantial cost savings to DNF customers at the datacenter.
DNF’s integrated line of FlexStor-NAS servers combine RAID and the server engine into a single chassis, enabling storage capacities of up to 3TB in a 1U form factor and up to 31TB in 8U. Integrated NAS products are designed for easy installation and configuration, with the storage array, RAID controller, and NAS intelligence all built into a single unit— with no external wiring required. The integrated line also provides improved chassis management with support for IPMI version 2.0. RAID 6 configurations are now available with the integrated FlexStor-NAS line, ensuring business continuity for customers’ mission-critical storage needs.
DNF’s modular line of FlexStor-NAS servers is designed for deployment in cluster node or NAS gateway configurations. These systems expand easily and are well suited for high-performance applications and high-availability requirements. Based on M1, M2, or M4 NAS appliance heads, they can be matched with storage subsystems using SCSI or Fibre Channel connectivity, or can also utilize SAN resources or iSCSI storage. With systems supporting storage capacities in excess of 100TB, customers can scale to adapt to escalating storage requirements.
All SATA-based FlexStor-NAS systems, whether integrated or modular, now support 750GB hard drives. In addition, SAS support will be available with the integrated FlexStor-NAS products in the third quarter of 2006, and with the modular FlexStor-NAS products in the fourth quarter.
Pricing for the FlexStor-NAS product line starts at $4,000.
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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