Fourth Generation iSCSI Product is StoneFly’s Fastest IP SAN to Date; Designed to Support Large-Scale SAN Deployments and the Latest Processor-Intensive Technologies
San Diego – Nov. 20, 2006 –StoneFly™, Inc., a leading supplier of integrated IP storage area network (SAN) systems and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), today introduced the Storage Concentrator™ i4000, a next-generation addition to the company’s flagship product line. The i4000 leverages dual-core processing power and three-fold increases in internal system bandwidth to support large-scale SAN deployments while taking advantage of the latest processor-intensive technologies, including Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives, 10Gb iSCSI and 4Gb Fibre Channel.
According to Mo Tahmasebi, CEO of DNF, the i4000 represents StoneFly’s fastest and most robust IP SAN since the company pioneered the iSCSI storage market in 2003.
“The i4000 is a milestone announcement for StoneFly,” he said. “It builds upon our years of iSCSI experience and at the same time embraces the future, with a robust platform designed to support emerging new technologies as well as innovative IP SAN applications.”
Ideal for large SAN deployments made up of 30 to 100 hosts supporting web hosting, email, database and other high-end storage applications, the i4000 is priced starting at only $10,000 per node to provide an affordable alternative for budget-constrained IT departments. All i4000 systems feature flexible port configurations to utilize direct attached storage, SAN resources and high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet Connections. In addition, the i4000 Storage Concentrators come standard with StoneFly Snapshot and Reflection synchronous mirroring software; block-level virtualization; and the StoneFusion Intelligent Network Storage Platform, which offers comprehensive storage services such as centralized storage management, storage consolidation, access control, volume management, mirroring and provisioning to present SAN storage to hosts as local disks.
The i4000 is now available in both standalone and cluster configurations, with pricing starting at $10,000 per node.
About StoneFly, Inc. and Dynamic Network Factory, Inc.
StoneFly, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, was founded in April 2000 to deliver upon the vision of simple and affordable storage optimization and disaster recovery protection through IP SAN solutions. StoneFly is a subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), a leading maker of high-performance network attached storage, storage area networks, RAID and iSCSI systems. For more information on StoneFly, please visitwww.stonefly.com or www.iscsi.com.
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 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. 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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