KOM NETWORKS and StoreAge Networking Technologies form Technology Alliance.Business Editors
MONTEREY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 12, 2001
To Coordinate Development and Marketing Initiatives for
Comprehensive Storage Virtualization Solutions
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KoM Knights of Maple NETWORKS Inc. and StoreAge Networking Technologies Ltd., two leading innovators of storage virtualization, today announced a Technology Alliance to work together, using their complementary technologies, to bring a complete storage virtualization solution to the marketplace.
The Technology Alliance includes both technical development and marketing initiatives focused on optimally integrating KOM NETWORKS' cutting edge STEALTHWORX(TM) software with StoreAge's powerful SVM SVM Support Vector Machines
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SVM Service Module (also abbreviated as S/M) (TM) (Storage Virtualization Manager). These two products build on one another with STEALTHWORX(TM)'s unmatched file-level storage virtualization and policy driven file lifecycle management capabilities, complemented by SVM(TM)'s block-level and "off the data path" storage virtualization capability.
STEALTHWORX(TM), KOM NETWORKS' flagship storage virtualization product, provides file-level storage virtualization and policy driven file lifecycle management in multi-vendor storage environments (LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. , SAN and NAS (1) See network access server.
(2) (Network Attached Storage) A specialized file server that connects to the network. A NAS device contains a slimmed-down operating system and a file system and processes only I/O requests by supporting the popular ), and is topology independent (Fiber Channel, ISCSI, SOIP (Storage Over IP) Nishan Systems' branding of its IP storage products. See IP storage. , InfiniBand ready), and storage device independent (Raid, JBOD's, Solid State, Magneto Optical, DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
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Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology. , CD). The product's file lifecycle management technology enables flexible and powerful data management while maximizing the allocation of storage resources. StoreAge's SVM(TM) is a SAN appliance that provides virtual volume management in a heterogeneous, multiple server, multiple storage sub-systems environment. The SVM(TM) provides effective storage allocation enabling highly scalable and highly available SAN configurations using innovative asymmetric virtualization architecture.
"Block-level storage virtualization is about managing space and controlling devices at the hardware level, and file-level virtualization is about managing the actual objects stored. They fit together naturally," said Dan Tanner, Senior Analyst for Storage and Storage Management at the Aberdeen Group. "KOM NETWORKS virtualized, policy-driven STEALTHWORX(TM) file management combined with StoreAge's SVM(TM) - Storage Virtualization Manager should enable IT departments to manage far more digital content with far fewer precious skilled human resources."
"KOM's Technology Alliance with StoreAge provides both StoreAge and KOM NETWORKS with a unique opportunity to bring a complete storage virtualization solution to the market. We are extremely excited to continue to establish and grow our relationships with other industry leaders in storage virtualization," said KOM NETWORKS Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Taher Shaath. "The combination of our products will offer customers superior virtualization and management capabilities/solutions for their environments."
"By teaming STEALTHWORX(TM) with our SVM(TM) product, we have established the most complete storage virtualization and management solution in the market today," said StoreAge Company President Eli Shapira. "I am confident that this will empower the relationship for ourselves, KOM NETWORKS and our customers."
About KOM NETWORKS Inc.
KOM NETWORKS is a leading innovator of storage management solutions including storage networking and storage virtualization software - providing unprecedented control, accessibility, security, and interoperability to any organization's data storage needs. KOM's storage management products allow customers to seamlessly integrate diverse storage devices over any network infrastructure including LANs, SANs, and NAS. KOM's latest software product, STEALTHWORX(TM), redefines the boundaries on storage virtualization and policy-driven file lifecycle management, providing companies with the edge they need to cope with the ever-changing demands of data management. KOM NETWORKS is a voting member of the Storage Networking Industry Association An association of producers and consumers of storage networking products, whose goal is to further storage networking technology and applications. The Storage Networking Industry Association, or SNIA , (SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association, San Francisco, CA, www.snia.org) An organization devoted to the advancement of mission critical storage systems. Founded in 1997, its goal is to determine the standards that must be developed to allow hosts and storage systems to interact via ) and a member of the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA FCIA
See: Foreign Credit Insurance Association ). For additional information on KOM Storage Networking Software products, STEALTHWORX(TM), OPTISTORM(TM), OPTISERVER(R), OPTIWORX(TM) and SHIELDWORX(TM) visit our website www.komnetworks.com.
About StoreAge Networking Technologies Ltd.
StoreAge Networking Technologies Ltd. (www.store-age.com) is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. founded in 1999 as a spin-off from IIS (Internet Information Services) Microsoft's Web server. IIS runs under the server versions of Windows, adding HTTP server capability to the Windows operating system. Intelligent Information Systems (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on : IISL IISL Institut International sur le Droit de l'Espace (ESA) ) and since then obtained over $28 million of equity investment from major strategic as well as leading financial groups. The Company has offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA and Haifa, Israel. StoreAge develops and provides innovative storage technology and products with a focus on Storage Area Network (SAN) architecture. StoreAge is a technology leader in storage virtualization using an asymmetric design implemented through a SAN appliance approach. The Company seeks to increase and expand its cooperation with major OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and partners, storage systems integrators and storage service providers to deliver advanced storage solutions to the enterprise market. StoreAge is a member of both the US and the European Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), of SNIA's IP Storage Forum and is a member of the Fiber Channel Industry Association (FCIA). For additional information about StoreAge Networking Technologies, visit our web site at www.store-age.com.