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NetEx Launches Plans to Bring HyperIP Acceleration Technology to iSCSI Market.

MINNEAPOLIS -- NetEx(R), a worldwide leader in high-performance data transport solutions, today announced that it has launched an initiative to extend its HyperIP(R) TCP acceleration technology into the iSCSI storage market, a move that will enable iSCSI customers to achieve up to a 10x speed improvement for long distance remote data replication.

NetEx is currently in discussions with some of the leading iSCSI hardware vendors to leverage the performance potential of HyperIP for ISCSI SANs for business continuity and disaster recovery applications. Using HyperIP acceleration technology for remote replication will enable IT managers to deploy simple and cost-effective iSCSI-based Storage Area Networks, while providing better remote data replication performance that is significantly less expensive than Fibre Channel SANs.

For an increasing number of small and medium enterprises, even a short-term interruption in access to critical business information can put the survival of the business at risk. As a result, robust data protection and business continuity solutions such as data mirroring and asynchronous replication are no longer optional, but are now required applications for many businesses operating with iSCSI SANs, said Robert MacIntyre, Vice President Business Development and Marketing at NetEx.

"iSCSI technology solves many of the storage management, utilization and TCO issues for small and medium enterprises, but the performance still lags Fibre channel SANs and can become a limiting factor for long-distance movement of data," said MacIntyre. "Adding HyperIP performance to IP-based remote replication dramatically improves the value proposition of iSCSI SANs, and enables high-performance yet affordable disaster recovery and business continuity solutions."

A HyperIP-enabled remote replication installation across an iSCSI SAN would simply require the installation of HyperIP appliances at the main data center and the replication site. HyperIP is fully transparent to the SAN-based applications, allowing it to be easily integrated into an iSCSI infrastructure. HyperIP provides data acceleration by mitigating the effects of latency for long distance transfers, shielding the application from network variations such as packet loss and jitter, and compresses the data to significantly reduce WAN requirements. The net effect is acceleration of remote IP storage applications by two to 10 times.

NetEx has validated HyperIP functionality in iSCSI environments and earned IBM TotalStorage Proven certification. IBM granted the TotalStorage Proven status to NetEx after HyperIP successfully passed a battery of tests at one of IBM's TotalStorage Proven test centers. NetEx has also recently completed internal iSCSI replication testing with a U.S.-based storage company.

About NetEx

Formed in 1999 as a spin-off of Storage Technology Corporation (StorageTek(R)), privately-held NetEx has provided the world's fastest data transport in the industry, along with guaranteed data delivery, for over 20 years to more than 100 of the world's largest and most sophisticated organizations, including some of the most prestigious providers of financial, transportation and telecommunications services and government entities. Customers include Telstra, NTT, Verizon, British Petroleum, BellSouth, Qwest, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, LloydsTSB, NDC Health, IRS, American, Lufthansa, Northwest, United Airlines and Kellogg. For more information about NetEx, NetEx/IP or HyperIP, visit or call +1 763-694-4300.
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