Disaster Recovery Solution is suited for Fibre Channel SAN.

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FC SAN disaster recovery solution is achieved by adding 9240 Unified Storage Gateway for either local or WAN replication. Gateway has Fibre Channel target that connects to FC SAN without disrupting production environment. At remote site, customer implements 9240 Unified Storage System with economical SATA disk and can be monitored and managed from customer's primary site.



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RELDATA Offers Disaster Recovery Solution for Fibre Channel SAN



Solution replicates FC SAN data to a remote IP SAN without disrupting existing production environment

Parsippany, N.J. - May 19, 2008 - RELDATA, the leading provider of unified storage solutions that deliver iSCSI SAN, NAS and WAN replication from a single virtualized storage platform, today announced a disaster recovery solution that replicates FC SAN data over standard IP networks to a remote iSCSI SAN without disrupting the production environment.

"Fibre Channel SAN customers finally have a cost-effective way to replicate their data to a remote site for disaster recovery and business continuity," said Dave Hubbard, CEO, RELDATA. "Duplicating a FC SAN for disaster recovery, particularly at a remote site, is complex, costly and requires additional IT resources. RELDATA delivers a cost-effective solution that can be easily implemented and centrally managed without disrupting the customer's production environment."

A FC SAN disaster recovery solution can be achieved by simply adding a RELDATA 9240 Unified Storage Gateway for either local or WAN replication. The gateway has a RELDATA Fibre Channel target that easily connects to a FC SAN without disrupting a customer's production environment. At the remote site the customer implements a RELDATA 9240 Unified Storage System with economical SATA disk. The remote site can then be easily monitored and managed from the customer's primary site. There is no software to install on production servers, no Fibre Channel rewiring required and replication is transparent to the application OS.

"Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have invested in Fibre Channel SANs for disaster recovery -- not because they were the 'best' fit for their environments but because they really were the only option they had," said Heidi Biggar, analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "As the iSCSI market has matured, SMEs have been given new options that are priced, sized and packaged for their specific needs. Products such as RELDATA's allow SMEs to leverage cost-effective, familiar and feature-appropriate IP technology for DR, and as a bonus it gives them the opportunity to transform their FC SAN into a unified IP storage solution for their entire enterprise."

"We have been selling Fibre Channel SAN solutions for years, so we're excited about finally having a cost-effective disaster recovery solution for our installed base of FC SAN customers," said Daryl Beeson, Vice President Sales, Abtech Systems. "Real solutions like this, with an industry-leading iSCSI platform, made it an easy decision for us to become a certified reseller of RELDATA this year."

About RELDATA

RELDATA is the leader of a new generation of consolidated and unified storage solutions that deliver iSCSI SAN, NAS and WAN replication functions from a single virtualized storage platform. The solutions are easy to implement, operate and manage, yet deliver enterprise-class functionality. RELDATA's "pay-as-you-grow" design leverages the customer's previous disk storage investments and liberates them from future vendor lock-in. Customers can independently scale storage capacity and performance, as well as migrate data, without application disruption and without forklift box upgrades. RELDATA products are designed to embrace third-party disk drives and to co-exist with more expensive storage solutions from vendors such as Network Appliance® and EMC®. RELDATA is headquartered in New Jersey. RELDATA products are available worldwide through authorized value-added resellers and system integrators. More information is available at www.RELDATA.com.

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