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DNF Storage Upgrades StorBank-XL Line of Hybrid NAS and iSCSI Appliances with Enhanced Backup and Data Archiving Features

Unified Storage Platform Simplifies Management, Improves Performance and Eases Deployment; SAS Support Now Available

Hayward, Calif. - July 15, 2008 - 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 backup and data archiving capabilities for its StorBank-XL line of hybrid appliances, which combine NAS and iSCSI in a single, unified IP storage platform. The company will also add support for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives this month to broaden the line's flexibility for primary and secondary storage applications.

The StorBank-XL product line consists of seven models designed to support a broad range of storage needs for rapidly growing small to mid-size organizations. Offering high performance, advanced functionality and high reliability, StorBank-XL features an intuitive user interface, easy system backup, remote replication and point in time snapshots, making it ideal for disaster recovery and disk-to-disk backup. The updated StorBank-XL supports network data management protocol (NDMP) to enable advanced backup functionality and easier integration into each organization's existing backup process -- reducing backup windows and centralizing management.

StorBank-XL now also features Write Once Read Many (WORM) iSCSI volumes and file shares for efficient compliance and data archiving. With WORM, critical data is protected from erasure and tampering, whether it is sensitive, archive or backup information.

DNF has also reduced hardware requirements on the StorBank-XL line by consolidating file and block storage systems into a single platform. As a single appliance with unified storage, StorBank-XL supports NAS and iSCSI for both file and block storage needs, resulting in simplified management, enhanced performance, and easy deployment.

In July, StorBank-XL will ship with configurations using SATA as well as 10,000- or 15,000-RPM SAS drives, making the systems ideal for transaction-intensive applications, high-definition video streaming and other business-critical deployments requiring high disk performance. SAS also provides improved options for tiered storage flexibility.

Key high-performance NAS features on the StorBank-XL include single or dual Intel second-generation Quad-Core Xeon processors, up to 4GB of fully-buffered system memory with error correction, and dual copper gigabit Ethernet connectivity.

Pricing for the StorBank-XL product line starts at $3,300. For more information, visit

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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 or


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