Wednesday, May 20, 2009

StoneFly's IP SAN Tests Show That BLADE's RackSwitch Provides Fastest 10 Gigabit Ethernet Performance

StoneFly's IP SAN Tests Show That BLADE's RackSwitch Provides Fastest 10 Gigabit Ethernet Performance

StoneFly's new Voyager iSCSI SAN appliance delivers up to 950 megabytes/sec using BLADE's Cloud Ready RackSwitch G8124 10G Ethernet switch.

BLADE Network Technologies, Inc. (BLADE), the trusted leader in data center networking, and StoneFly, Inc., a leading supplier of integrated IP storage area network (SAN) systems and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), announced today that StoneFly has selected BLADE's RackSwitch as the fastest 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch for deployment with its new Voyager virtualized IP SAN solution. BLADE's RackSwitch is part of BLADE's Cloud Ready Network Architecture for the high bandwidth and low latency required in cloud computing and IP SAN environments.

StoneFly recently concluded an in-house test of its new Voyager IP SAN appliance using BLADE's RackSwitch G8124 and alternative 10Gb Ethernet switches, which confirmed that the BLADE switch delivers the fastest iSCSI SAN performance of up to 950 megabytes per second. As the newest member of the StoneFly Storage Concentrator™ family of IP SANs, Voyager comes standard with Gigabit Ethernet connections, and is offered with optional quad 10GbE connections.

The Voyager-RackSwitch solution will be shown for the first time at BLADE's booth 1175 at Interop, May 18-21, 2009, in Las Vegas."Our new Voyager appliance is our fastest SAN yet," said Bahman Jalali, Director of Product Management for StoneFly. With BLADE's RackSwitch, it supports over 950 megabytes per second delivering by far the best performance of any 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch that we tested. "With more than 75 percent of our customers either considering or currently using server virtualization, the Voyager solution works flawlessly with BLADE's RackSwitch to give them the speed and performance they require, plus high availability to ensure support of the most demanding applications and IT environments."StoneFly's Voyager with BLADE's RackSwitch supports VMware vSphere to enable customers to harness the benefits of a scalable IP SAN in highly virtualized and cloud computing environments. RackSwitch and Voyager both support a wide range of virtual server environments including VMware, Citrix XenServer, Virtual Iron and Microsoft.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

NavigateStorage and Reldata

RELDATA’s 9240i Unified Storage System delivers integrated iSCSI SAN, NAS and WAN replication functions on a single virtualized platform that delivers best-in-class performance.

NavigateStorage a storage specialist company, in its tenth year, says that the system is easy to implement, operate, and manage, yet delivers enterprise-class functionality and is willing to prove it. Customers can independently scale disk storage capacity, SAN/NAS/WAN replication storage services, and network performance without application disruption.

This "pay-as-you-grow" design eliminates the need for forklift box upgrades – and the downtime it causes – and liberates customers from vendor lock-in and the associated predatory pricing for additional disk capacity.

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