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REPEAT/ ANDATACO Unveils GigaRAID Fibre Channel Line with Application-Specific Architecture Features.



SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 10, 1998--ANDATACO (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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) today announced it has started shipping Fibre Channel solutions for its GigaRAID product line for users who need superior performance, high availability Also called "RAS" (reliability, availability, serviceability) or "fault resilient," it refers to a multiprocessing system that can quickly recover from a failure. There may be a minute or two of downtime while one system switches over to another, but processing will continue. , and maximum capacity within server-based enterprise network environments. Available in both RAID and JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) A group of hard disks in a computer that are not set up as any type of RAID configuration. They are just a bunch of disks.

JBOD - Just a Bunch Of Disks
 configurations, the new GigaRAID/FC Series features the flexibility and scalability of the company's Application-Specific Architecture (ASA Asa (ā`sə), in the Bible, king of Judah, son and successor of Abijah. He was a good king, zealous in his extirpation of idols. When Baasha of Israel took Ramah (a few miles N of Jerusalem), Asa bought the help of Benhadad of Damascus and ), integrated with Fibre Channel's complete redundancy, multi-platform support and transparent upgrade path to hardware-based RAID. ANDATACO's Fibre Channel solutions serve as the lynchpin lynch¬∑pin ¬†
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 of ANDATACO's overall strategy to offer the highest performing SCSI SCSI
 in full Small Computer System Interface

Once common standard for connecting peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, etc.) to small and medium-sized computers. SCSI has given way to faster standards, such as Firewire and USB.
 and Fibre products for its targeted market segments -- oil and gas exploration, technology development, video, data warehouse and OLTP/Database environments.

"We can now satisfy any immediate high-performance demand from customers who are confronting exponential growth Extremely fast growth. On a chart, the line curves up rather than being straight. Contrast with linear.  in storage requirements and want to ensure unrestricted access to data from anywhere on the network," said W. David Sykes, ANDATACO president. "Users want to enjoy the full benefits of data access regardless of hardware platform, and we are extremely proud to offer them the best value and investment protection on the market. The GigaRAID/FC solution is the latest example of our continuing commitment to simplify data access and maintain our industry leadership position.

"ANDATACO's ASA-based software applications can now run much faster and more reliably over longer distances," Sykes continued. "As a result, users who want to take advantage of the company's server failover, remote mirroring, data replication and data sharing capabilities can now operate with even higher levels of scalability and performance in storage area network (SAN) environments."

The GigaRAID/FC Series consists of three distinct models, starting with the GigaRAID/FC 3400/3500, the successor to the first active/active SCSI RAID product on the market. It protects an investment in SCSI disk technology, allowing configuration of storage pools with scalable performance, availability and capacity. With single or dual active RAID storage processors, redundant fans and power supplies, and hot-swappable components, the 3400/3500 system offers high levels of serviceability and a field upgrade option from standard SCSI to fibre channel host connectivity.

The GigaRAID/FC 5000 is the capacity building block for the GigaRAID/FC family, providing up to 10 dual-ported, high-performance, highly available Fibre Channel disk drives in a modular chassis. The 5000 chassis can be configured in JBOD subsystems, or attached as an expansion chassis to RAID subsystems. Utilizing 4GB and 9GB drives, this unit is available in either a 10-slot rackmount, 10 deskside, or 30-slot deskside. Connectivity to host servers, hubs and switches is accomplished through single or dual 100MB/sec. Fibre Channel loops.

The GigaRAID/FC 5400/5500 is the performance building block, utilizing one or two storage processors to deliver hardware RAID protection plus excellent data throughput for sequential applications and high random I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.

I/O - Input/Output
 performance for transaction processing. The base 5400/5500 chassis includes up to 10 drives and may support up to 11 Model 5000 chassis for a total subsystem capacity of 1 terabyte. Additional high availability is ensured with field upgradable redundant power supplies and standby power modules. Connectivity to host servers, hubs, and switches is identical to the Model 5000.

The GigaRAID/FC Series includes support for Sun, Hewlett-Packard, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , Silicon Graphics and Windows NT servers. Sample List Pricing ranges from $54,339 for 91GB in the GigaRAID/FC 5000 chassis to $229,996 for 273GB in a GigaRAID/5500 dual-active RAID configuration with 32MB of mirrored cache.

ANDATACO, headquartered in San Diego, California “San Diego” redirects here. For other uses, see San Diego (disambiguation).
San Diego is a coastal Southern California city located in the southwestern corner of the continental United States. As of 2006, the city has a population of 1,256,951.
, manufactures and distributes storage solutions based on its Application-Specific architecture for Windows NT and UNIX UNIX

Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics).
 environments. The Company's open architecture solutions include RAID and RAID-ready disk arrays; tape backup and restore products; and storage management, data sharing, remote mirroring and disaster recovery software. World-class technical support and service back the Company's products and customized professional services programs. The Company distributes internally developed products, and products from other manufacturers, through a network of 23 sales offices worldwide, and through business affiliates in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Canada and Australia. -0-

Windows NT is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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buchanan@andataco.com

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