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Dynamic Network Factory Introduces Entry-Level Direct-Attached Storage Systems for Affordable, Scalable Storage

Pricing Starts at Less than $3,000 for Systems Featuring Support for 750GB Disks and Up to 12 Drives and 9TB of Storage in a Single Chassis

Hayward, Calif. – Oct. 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 three new direct attached storage (DAS) systems as part of its Enterprise line of affordable, scalable storage solutions for small to mid-sized enterprises (SMEs). Now available with pricing starting at less than $3,000, the new Enterprise DAS systems support 750GB disks and up to 12 drives and 9TB of storage in a single chassis.


According to Mo Tahmasebi, CEO of DNF, the Enterprise DAS line is designed to support the growing storage requirement of SMEs in a variety of applications including web applications, disk-to-disk backup and file server storage. “Our new Enterprise DAS systems leverage our years of experience in the storage business to deliver all the scalability and reliability that SMEs need, at a price they can afford,” said Tahmasebi.


The Enterprise 4322 is the company’s new entry-level DAS system, featuring support for 1 to 3TB of storage in a single 1U chassis as well as for RAID levels 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 10, 30, 50 and JBOD. The system is priced at less than $3,000. Also now available is the Enterprise 8322, which supports 2 to 6TB in a single 2U chassis and can be used with RAID Levels 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 10, 30, 50 and JBOD. Priced starting at $6,000, it offers redundant power supplies for added data protection.


At the higher end of the new DAS line is the Enterprise 12322, which supports 3 to 9TB in a single 2U chassis along with RAID Levels 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 10, 30, 50 and JBOD. With prices starting at $8,000, the Enterprise 12322 also includes redundant power supplies.


Now shipping, all three new Enterprise DAS systems feature Dual Ultra 320 SCSI host connections.


About Dynamic Network Factory

Founded in 1989, Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF) is a privately-held company based in the Silicon Valley (Hayward, Ca.). DNF carries a variety of products, ranging from network attached storage, direct attached storage and IP SANs, to assist companies in meeting their mission-critical storage needs with cost-effective, high performance solutions. 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. Now a wholly owned subsidiary of DNF Corporation, StoneFly, Inc. (www.iscsi.com) is headquartered in San Diego.


Since its inception, DNF has designed custom solutions for organizations of all sizes and built products for many major computer manufacturers. DNF has more than 20,000 customers ranging from consumers and small-to-medium businesses, to government agencies, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Key customers include UC Berkeley, MIT, the Federal Aviation Administration, FBI, Lockheed Martin, Bank of America, Citibank, Wells Fargo, Fujitsu, Honda Corporation of America, SBC, BAE Systems, and General Dynamics. For more information, visit www.DNFstorage.com

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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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