Novell and FalconStor Partner To Deliver Advanced Network Storage Infrastructure Software For NetWare Platforms.Business Editors
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 18, 2002
Both Companies To Leverage IPStor to Aggregate, Virtualize To cause a virtual technique to be performed. See virtualization. and Provision NetWare Volumes Over IP/iSCSI or FC-connected SANs to Reduce
Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO (1) (Total Cost of Ownership) The cost of using a computer. It includes the cost of the hardware, software and upgrades as well as the cost of the inhouse staff and/or consultants that provide training and technical support. See ROI. ) and Optimize Business Continuity
FalconStor Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: FALC FALC Frame And Line Interface Component (electrical engineering)
FALC French and African Language and Culture Center ), a leading storage networking infrastructure software company, today announced a strategic partnership with Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL NOVL Novell, Inc. (stock abbreviation, AMEX) ), the leading provider of Net business solutions, to deliver advanced network storage infrastructure to Novell NetWare (operating system, networking) Novell NetWare - Novell, Inc.'s proprietary networking operating system for the IBM PC.
NetWare uses the IPX/SPX, NetBEUI or TCP/IP network protocols. It supports MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, OS/2, Macintosh and Unix clients. platforms over IP/iSCSI and Fibre Channel SANs.
FalconStor and Novell have teamed up to jointly develop a storage vendor and interface agnostic SAN solution for NetWare platforms, enabling the provisioning of secure, highly-available network storage to NetWare over IP, iSCSI or Fibre Channel-based storage networks. IPStor's suite of SAN-based storage management services See SMS.
(storage) Storage Management Services - (SMS) Software that enables network administrators to route backup data from various devices on a network to another device such as a server or a magnetic tape backup unit. , including mirroring, snapshot, TimeMark and replication services, are being fully leveraged to ensure optimal data availability and rapid disaster recovery.
"IPStor technology reduces Total Cost of Ownership through the aggregating and provisioning of the storage hardware in place, maximizing a company's investment in existing technologies through storage consolidation --even allowing NetWare users in a direct attached storage model to painlessly migrate into a SAN environment," said Bernie Wu, FalconStor vice president of business development. "Our mutual clients require complete data protection and this alliance with Novell delivers an industry-leading storage solution for NetWare customers."
"Cross-platform security, reliability, centralized administration and rapid recovery tools make FalconStor's IPStor and NetWare a powerful combined solution for the demanding data storage requirements of today's Net-centric enterprises," said Jeff Hawkins, Novell vice president, Storage Services. "FalconStor's IPStor SAN software and architecture highly complement our Novell Cluster Services, Novell Storage Services Novell Storage Services (NSS) is a file system used by the Novell NetWare operating system and recently ported to SUSE Linux. It has some unique features that make it especially useful for, but not limited to, setting up shared volumes on a file server in a Local Area and Novell NetDevice products, and will also help existing NetWare customers consolidate their storage and provide business continuity."
IPStor's data management and storage services options include High Availability, Synchronous Mirroring, Remote Replication, Zero-Impact Backup Enabler, and TimeMark/TimeView for scheduled disk-based change-journaling and instant recovery. NetWare applications can immediately take advantage of IPStor's network storage services to help protect data against hardware failures, software failures, and virus attacks.
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