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Network Storage Platform(TM) (iNSP(TM)) drives efficiencies across SAN infrastructures without disruption to business operations for worldwide financial companies. Platform runs natively on Cisco MDS 9000 Storage Services Modules (SSMs) that work with any Cisco MDS 9500 Director or 9200 fabric switch. Other features include support for 4 node iNSP clusters, non-disruptive software upgrades for Cisco SSMs, and active directory support.

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Incipient Releases New Version of iNSP Software; Enhanced Scalability, Data Migration and Management Capabilities for Its Storage Virtualization Software

WALTHAM, Mass., May 16 -- Incipient, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise-class network storage virtualization and data migration software, today announced a new release of its Incipient Network Storage Platform(TM) (iNSP(TM)) software suite. This latest release is in direct response to feedback from global financial services companies with large enterprise-class SAN environments. iNSP software simplifies storage related operations which drives efficiencies across SAN infrastructures without disruption to 24x7 business operations. The new enhancements in iNSP specifically address the challenges of rapid SAN storage growth and data center migration/optimization projects at large financial services companies. Added to iNSP is increased product scalability and availability, optimized data migration management capabilities, support for Active Directory, non-disruptive software upgrades and broader interoperability.

iNSP software runs natively on high performance Cisco MDS 9000 Storage Services Modules (SSMs) that are designed to work with intelligent fabric applications. SSMs work with any Cisco MDS 9500 Director or 9200 fabric switch which provides investment protection for Cisco MDS customers while allowing these customers to leverage new storage services applications, including iNSP, to optimally move, manage and protect data within an enterprise SAN.

Enhancements in iNSP include:

Support for four node iNSP Clusters resulting in higher performance when performing large data migration projects. An iNSP Cluster is made up of two or four Cisco MDS 9000 SSMs.

Usability and data migration-specific enhancements for iNSP Administrator, the management application for iNSP software. A single installation of iNSP Administrator can manage multiple two and four node iNSP Clusters, thereby scaling exponentially with business growth.

Non-disruptive iNSP software upgrades for Cisco SSMs that eliminates path failover when SSMs need software upgrades. iNSP software can be upgraded while the fabric remains online.

Expanded interoperability - Support for additional OSs such as 64-Bit Windows and Linux, host multipathing software such as Microsoft Windows MPIO, EMC PowerPath and others; storage arrays from 3PAR, LSI, Sun and IBM; mixed fabrics having Cisco MDS 9000 Series SAN switches with Brocade.

Active Directory support - iNSP Administrator supports Microsoft Windows Active Directory for user authentication and authorization and for group maintenance. iNSP supports a proprietary directory service for user authentication, authorization and group maintenance. Customers have the option to use either security model.

"We strongly believe that storage virtualization is an essential part of IT infrastructure for large enterprise SANs," said Tony Asaro, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "Incipient is a pioneer in the field of network storage virtualization and has aligned its sales and marketing efforts on the financial services sector, a segment that we believe stands to extract great business value from it."

"We continue to increase and build upon the number of iNSP installations at global financial services companies. This is a direct result of our ability to address a growing market need and quickly respond with features that solve specific business problems for companies in this fast-paced market segment," said Robert Infantino, senior vice president of Marketing and Alliances of Incipient, Inc. "We maintain our commitment to servicing the business requirements of the financial services segment and will continue to enhance iNSP with functionality that drives capital and operational efficiencies across an organization."

About Incipient

Incipient, Inc. is a leading provider of patented storage virtualization and data migration software that delivers zero planned downtime and simplified management for enterprise SAN environments. Incipient is a privately held software company with corporate headquarters in Waltham, MA. For more information, please visit

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