Software facilitates data storage operations.

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Integrated into RELvos(TM) 2.2 Storage Virtualization OS, which is available on 9240 Unified Storage Systems and Gateways, Adaptive Storage Wizards guide administrators through management of complex storage tasks, such as virtualizing disk, assigning iSCSI storage to application from shared IP storage pool, and setting security/performance parameters. To meet needs of application, open architecture allows administrator to choose from mixture of heterogeneous disk arrays to virtualize.



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Reldata Simplifies storage operations with the introduction of Adaptive Storage Wizards



Storage Wizards significantly improve the productivity of storage administrators

Parsippany, N.J. - February 11, 2008 - RELDATA, the leading supplier of a new generation of consolidated and unified storage solutions, today announced the availability of intuitive Adaptive Storage Wizards for its 9240 Unified Storage Systems and Gateways.

"With only small increases projected for IT budgets in 2008, it is imperative that enterprises look to simplify their storage operations as a key component to keeping costs in check," said David Hubbard, RELDATA CEO. "The easiest way to simplify storage management is to adopt innovative storage systems designed specifically to lessen the strain on IT administration time and resources. RELDATA provides this innovation better than anyone else in the industry and with our Adaptive Storage Wizards we are bringing new levels of simplicity to the data center."

With RELDATA Adaptive Storage Wizards, storage administrators are guided through the day-to-day management of complex storage tasks, such as virtualizing a disk, assigning iSCSI storage to an application from a shared IP storage pool, and properly setting security/performance parameters. RELDATA's open architecture allows the administrator to choose from a mixture of heterogeneous disk arrays to virtualize, allowing them to tailor the storage to the specific needs of the application. Each wizard adapts by seamlessly and transparently linking to other wizards in order to quickly and accurately complete the storage task requested.

According to Jay Vocaire, Systems Administrator at Innovative Process Administration LLC, one of the most experienced and successful managed services providers in the benefits administration outsourcing arena, "RELDATA's newly-designed interface and wizards will allow me to save time and 'clicks' by allowing me to fully create and enable a LUN without having to work through multiple areas of the GUI. Additionally, I will be able to train members of my staff to use the devices far more easily."

"RELDATA's Adaptive Storage Wizards are comparable to the EqualLogic® iSCSI user interface in terms of ease of use," said Jamie Borst, Manager of Scale Datacom, an EqualLogic reseller dedicated to helping customers get the solution they need at a price they can afford (www.scaledatacom.com/reldata). "We added RELDATA to our line of products for those customers that also had NAS or heterogeneous storage. With RELDATA, our customers can manage all their iSCSI and NAS storage, including WAN replication, through one pane of glass."

According to Tom Trainer, Managing Partner at Denver, Colorado based storage analysis firm Evaluator Group, "The implementation of iSCSI SAN solutions is at the beginning of its linear growth curve, and easy-to-use management software like Reldata's will be key to a products success - moreover than simply a hardware solution."

Adaptive Storage Wizards for iSCSI SANs are integrated into RELDATA's RELvos(TM) 2.2 Storage Virtualization Operating System, which is available immediately on 9240 Unified Storage Systems and Gateways.

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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