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SANpulse Honored as One of New Jersey's 2010 Fifty Fastest Growing Companies by NJBIZ

Award program honors companies that have experienced an outstanding increase in revenue growth over the past four years

Jersey City, N.J. — October 25, 2010 — Paving the path to the next generation data center through people, process and technology, SANpulse Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has been named one of New Jersey's 2010 Fifty Fastest Growing Companies by NJBIZ, the state's premier business publication. The awards program honors companies that have experienced an outstanding increase in revenue growth over the past four years. 

"SANpulse has established a strong track record since its founding in 2005, and being named one of the 2010 Fifty Fastest Growing Companies in New Jersey by NJBIZ confirms our achievements," said SANpulse CEO Peter Mehta. "By developing a world-class solution that is unique in the marketplace, we continue to deploy across FORTUNE 500® organizations with increasing success. As a result, our solution has touched more than 25,000 servers and over 40 petabytes of data in organizations around the world."  

The company's SANlogics™ modular technology platform helps transform the world's largest IT infrastructures, create efficiencies, and support IT cost containment initiatives by simplifying data center migration, consolidation and optimization. The patent-pending technology employed through SANpulse professional services combines on-demand data analysis, business-process-aware functionality, and rapid execution into a powerful solution that organizations leverage to upgrade and optimize their IT storage infrastructures. SANpulse's standalone software product, SANatomy™, significantly reduces the risks of moving or evolving a storage environment by automating the decision-support discovery process and delivering structured reporting on all physical and virtual storage area network (SAN)-based storage components. Because SANpulse software is modular and has flexible extraction capabilities, organizations can leverage it for multiple initiatives, from storage migration and consolidation to storage retiering, reclamation and audits for disaster recovery. 

NJBIZ will celebrate the 2010 Fifty Fastest Growing Companies in New Jersey and announce the rankings at a dinner and awards ceremony held on Monday, November 15, 2010, from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. at the Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, N.J. 

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About SANpulse Technologies, Inc.

SANpulse paves the path to next generation data centers, transforming the world’s largest IT infrastructures and creating efficiencies to help reduce IT-related operational and capital expenses. Through the combination of people, process and technology, the company changes the landscape for large scale consolidations and migrations by providing infrastructure information insight that empowers proactive decisions. SANpulse solutions include SANlogics and SANatomy, developed to maximize storage infrastructure efficiency, mitigate risk and guarantee greater business agility. SANlogics is adaptive technology that supports organizations in meeting new technology and business requirements through discovery, analytics and auto-generation of executables. SANatomy provides information driven automation for structured reporting on SAN-based storage infrastructures. SANpulse is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, with regional offices in London, U.K. and Pune, India. For more information, please visit www.SANpulse.com.

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Publish Date: October 25, 2010 9:27 PM


openBench Labs Validates Nexsan SASBeast in Virtual Infrastructure for Advanced Performance, IT Productivity Gains and Lower Costs

New Report Confirms Operational Advantages when Nexsan SASBeast Storage Systems are Deployed in Virtual Operating Environments

 

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., October 20, 2010 — Nexsan®, a leading storage system provider, today announced that openBench Labs, an independent provider of IT performance testing, has released a new lab report on the Nexsan SASBeast® storage array. The hands-on review outlines how the Nexsan system reduces capital expenses (CapEx) and operating expenses (OpEx). It also demonstrates how the Nexsan systems effectively address the growing use of corporate applications in a Virtual Operating Environment (VOE), powered by platforms such as VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V.

“Nexsan provides a storage infrastructure that efficiently supports VOE host servers to deliver optimal performance,” said Jack Fegreus, managing director, openBench Labs. “Additionally, the Nexsan SASBeast storage arrays are highly flexible, supporting a full hierarchy of SSD, SAS, and SATA disk drives, meeting the efficiency and budgetary needs of the midrange market.”

Key findings from the lab test identify the following benefits of the Nexsan SASBeast:

  1. Enhanced administrator productivity — SASBeast features an embedded Web-based utility that enables the management of multiple storage arrays from one interface, which can be integrated with the Microsoft Management Console. The systems’ Virtual Disk Service also provides a complete single-pane-of-glass storage management interface for comprehensive SAN configuration insight and task simplification.
  2. Maximized density and reliability with hierarchical storage — The SASBeast 4U chassis supports any mix of 42 SSD, SAS, and SATA drives mounted vertically — front-to-front and back-to-back — to cancel rotational vibrations, reduce head positioning errors, optimize thermal operations, and extend drive life.
  3. Maximized energy savings — Nexsan AutoMAID® (Automatic Massive Array of Idle Disks) technology automates the placing of drives in a hierarchy of idle states to conserve energy, while maintaining near-instantaneous access to data.
  4. Maximized I/O performance – I/O throughput reached 1GB per second streaming 128KB reads and 128KB writes using a mix of SAS- and SATA-based RAID-5 volumes. When working with a SASBeast, vSphere 4.1 hypervisors transmit I/O requests exclusively to the SASBeast FC ports on the controller servicing a target volume, which boosted I/O throughput by 20% for VMs.

“Customers today are adopting virtualized infrastructure for the efficiency and optimization of resources it offers,” said Victoria Grey, senior vice president of marketing for Nexsan. “The openBench Labs review underscores the value Nexsan delivers to these environments, specifically outlining the SASBeast’s ability to minimize management time while maximizing resource utilization. Anyone considering adopting VOE should read this report.”

The complete openBench Labs review is available for download by visiting: http://forms.nexsan.com/forms/openBenchLabsVirtualization?campaign=openBench_Virtualization&source=NXSN&source_type=Social_Media

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About Nexsan

Nexsan Corporation is a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term storage systems. Nexsan delivers secure storage appliances and modular, capacity-optimized disk-storage systems for a broad range of applications, including fixed content storage and archiving, email, medical imaging, compliance and litigation support, disk-based backup, digital video security, and rich media. Nexsan’s solutions are the choice of small and medium-sized companies as well as large global enterprises and major government agencies around the world that are seeking cost-correct, high-density storage solutions. Founded in 1999 and based in Thousand Oaks, California, Nexsan sells its products exclusively through a select global network of VARs, OEMs, and system integrators. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.nexsan.com.

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Publish Date: October 21, 2010 5:03 AM


Castro Valley Unified School District Chooses RELDATA Unified Storage For Robust Disaster Recovery And Reliable Storage Management

RELDATA Solution Supports San Francisco Bay Area School District's Growing Storage Environment and New Technology Initiatives with Unparalleled Flexibility, Ease of Management and Reliability

PARSIPPANY, New Jersey – October 19, 2010 – RELDATA Inc. (www.reldata.com), the innovation leader in unified block and file storage solutions over iSCSI, announced today that the Castro Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) has chosen RELDATA to support its expanding IT infrastructure, new technology initiatives, and storage environment that is expected to increase dramatically in future years. RELDATA's unified storage system is providing the district a flexible, easy-to-manage, and reliable solution that offers more disaster recovery options than its previous tape backup system, and faster restoration of down systems.

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Castro Valley Unified School District is a 14-school suburban district with two high schools and two middle schools, as well as elementary and adult school campuses. With an eye for incorporating cutting edge technology into its IT infrastructure, the district was an early adopter of wireless WAN technology, as well as distributed and synchronized student information systems.

The district is now in the process of implementing several new technology initiatives that include an enhanced student information system, new food services system, and email archiving. The student information system in particular is the life blood of any public school district, as it handles enrollment, compliance with state regulation, and is responsible for maintaining accurate average daily attendance figures, which is essential for securing state funding for daily operations.

"As we move toward a more centralized system to support our technology initiatives, expanding web sites and, as a result, an ever-increasing need for additional capacity, we knew we'd need a solution that would easily facilitate restoration if something went wrong - it had to be nearly bulletproof," said Bruce Gidlund, director of technology for CVUSD. "Based on our experience with the RELDATA solution so far, we have the assurance of greater uptime and peace of mind, knowing that our mix of virtual and non-virtual servers are working in tandem with the RELDATA 9240i storage area network to ensure the availability of critical data in the event of an emergency or software failure."

CVUSD has centralized most of its critical servers at the district office. Applications running on the servers include network monitoring, library inventory and management, a maintenance work order system, a secure student information system, state reporting services, web servers, content management systems, mail services and firewall services. Some of these services are virtualized, but the district still relies on several “one-server to one-service” installations.

With the acquisition of a RELDATA 9240i, the district has begun to migrate all of its VMware servers to the SAN, and beginning the conversion of its other servers which will then be available to repurpose at school sites. By repurposing servers, the district will no longer need to continue purchasing new servers one-by-one, allowing the SAN to help pay for itself.

RELDATA’s intuitive user interface is enabling the district’s database administrator to easily manage LUN creation and snapshot scheduling. "The ability to create automated snapshots is one of the many features that made the RELDATA solution attractive to us, so we can have continuous fallback points without overrunning our storage space," said Gidlund. "This, combined with flexibility, ease of management, simple installation and the company's reputation for exceptional service and reliability, made RELDATA the right choice for our IT needs."

"RELDATA addresses several requirements that the Castro Valley Unified School District had, including the ability to easily expand its storage capacity by adding modules to its existing system and having the ability to scale with the needs of the district as it continues to implement innovative technologies," said Rich Ozer, president of value added reseller Office Information Systems. "We're pleased to offer a storage system with these capabilities, as it gives our customers a real-world solution that aligns with their strategy for building out their IT infrastructures and planning for future growth."

Built from the ground up, the RELDATA Unified Storage platform is based on an open, software-centric architecture that delivers superior performance for storage consolidation within complex multi-vendor and virtualized server environments. RELDATA’s Unified Storage Engine (USE) leverages the iSCSI fabric to manage block and file environments more cost-effectively than with Fibre Channel (FC) alternatives. It provides mid-size and remote enterprises with significant benefits compared to alternative FC networks including ease of implementation and simplified storage management that results in significant cost savings.

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About RELDATA

RELDATA is the innovation leader in unified block and file storage solutions over iSCSI which cost-effectively enable mid-size and distributed enterprises to nondisruptively consolidate, virtualize and protect data storage, providing highly scalable, cost-effective integrated storage, disaster recovery and high availability solutions. The RELDATA Unified Storage Engine (USE™) platform allows companies to integrate their existing storage infrastructure to minimize the functional compromise of siloed block and file solutions while reducing administration costs and data protection compliance risk, and preserve current storage investments at lower total costs. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, RELDATA solutions are available through a global network of value added resellers. For more information, visit www.reldata.com.

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Publish Date: October 19, 2010 10:27 PM


Castro Valley Unified School District Chooses RELDATA Unified Storage For Robust Disaster Recovery And Reliable Storage Management

RELDATA Solution Supports San Francisco Bay Area School District's Growing Storage Environment and New Technology Initiatives with Unparalleled Flexibility, Ease of Management and Reliability

PARSIPPANY, New Jersey – October 19, 2010 – RELDATA Inc. (www.reldata.com), the innovation leader in unified block and file storage solutions over iSCSI, announced today that the Castro Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) has chosen RELDATA to support its expanding IT infrastructure, new technology initiatives, and storage environment that is expected to increase dramatically in future years. RELDATA's unified storage system is providing the district a flexible, easy-to-manage, and reliable solution that offers more disaster recovery options than its previous tape backup system, and faster restoration of down systems. 

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Castro Valley Unified School District is a 14-school suburban district with two high schools and two middle schools, as well as elementary and adult school campuses. With an eye for incorporating cutting edge technology into its IT infrastructure, the district was an early adopter of wireless WAN technology, as well as distributed and synchronized student information systems.

The district is now in the process of implementing several new technology initiatives that include an enhanced student information system, new food services system, and email archiving. The student information system in particular is the life blood of any public school district, as it handles enrollment, compliance with state regulation, and is responsible for maintaining accurate average daily attendance figures, which is essential for securing state funding for daily operations.

"As we move toward a more centralized system to support our technology initiatives, expanding web sites and, as a result, an ever-increasing need for additional capacity, we knew we'd need a solution that would easily facilitate restoration if something went wrong - it had to be nearly bulletproof," said Bruce Gidlund, director of technology for CVUSD. "Based on our experience with the RELDATA solution so far, we have the assurance of greater uptime and peace of mind, knowing that our mix of virtual and non-virtual servers are working in tandem with the RELDATA 9240i storage area network to ensure the availability of critical data in the event of an emergency or software failure."

CVUSD has centralized most of its critical servers at the district office. Applications running on the servers include network monitoring, library inventory and management, a maintenance work order system, a secure student information system, state reporting services, web servers, content management systems, mail services and firewall services. Some of these services are virtualized, but the district still relies on several “one-server to one-service” installations.

With the acquisition of a RELDATA 9240i, the district has begun to migrate all of its VMware servers to the SAN, and beginning the conversion of its other servers which will then be available to repurpose at school sites. By repurposing servers, the district will no longer need to continue purchasing new servers one-by-one, allowing the SAN to help pay for itself.

RELDATA’s intuitive user interface is enabling the district’s database administrator to easily manage LUN creation and snapshot scheduling. "The ability to create automated snapshots is one of the many features that made the RELDATA solution attractive to us, so we can have continuous fallback points without overrunning our storage space," said Gidlund. "This, combined with flexibility, ease of management, simple installation and the company's reputation for exceptional service and reliability, made RELDATA the right choice for our IT needs."

"RELDATA addresses several requirements that the Castro Valley Unified School District had, including the ability to easily expand its storage capacity by adding modules to its existing system and having the ability to scale with the needs of the district as it continues to implement innovative technologies," said Rich Ozer, president of value added reseller Office Information Systems. "We're pleased to offer a storage system with these capabilities, as it gives our customers a real-world solution that aligns with their strategy for building out their IT infrastructures and planning for future growth."

Built from the ground up, the RELDATA Unified Storage platform is based on an open, software-centric architecture that delivers superior performance for storage consolidation within complex multi-vendor and virtualized server environments. RELDATA’s Unified Storage Engine (USE) leverages the iSCSI fabric to manage block and file environments more cost-effectively than with Fibre Channel (FC) alternatives. It provides mid-size and remote enterprises with significant benefits compared to alternative FC networks including ease of implementation and simplified storage management that results in significant cost savings.

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About RELDATA

RELDATA is the innovation leader in unified block and file storage solutions over iSCSI which cost-effectively enable mid-size and distributed enterprises to nondisruptively consolidate, virtualize and protect data storage, providing highly scalable, cost-effective integrated storage, disaster recovery and high availability solutions. The RELDATA Unified Storage Engine (USE™) platform allows companies to integrate their existing storage infrastructure to minimize the functional compromise of siloed block and file solutions while reducing administration costs and data protection compliance risk, and preserve current storage investments at lower total costs. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, RELDATA solutions are available through a global network of value added resellers. For more information, visit www.reldata.com.

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Publish Date: October 19, 2010 10:25 PM


Nextier Networks CEO And Co-Founder Tarique Mustafa To Speak At Dlp-Russia 2010 Conference

Mustafa to Focus on Prevention of Malicious Data Breaches, Which Account for 61 Percent of All Data Leaks 

Moscow – DLP-Russia 2010 Conference – nexTier Networks, a leading provider of next-generation data leak prevention (DLP) solutions, today announced that CEO and co-founder, Tarique Mustafa, will be an invited guest speaker at the DLP-Russia 2010 Conference being held in Moscow on October 14-15, 2010. This exclusive conference is focused on all aspects of DLP, including its problems, issues and challenges. Mustafa will speak on 'Malicious Data Leak Prevention - Impact and Challenges for Business Processes.’

Recent surveys have shown that about 61 percent of data leaks are due to malicious intent. The data security industry, however, has typically focused on preventing accidental data leaks, thus limiting the usefulness of their DLP solutions. nexTier pioneered the concept of malicious DLP, and Mustafa  introduced the company's groundbreaking algorithms and processes for protecting against malicious and purposeful data leaks and data theft in his presentation at the RSA Conference 2009.

"Malicious DLP is extremely difficult to prevent, and solving this problem required fundamental technological innovations,” said Mustafa. “We built our product line from the ground up around an identity- and role-driven DLP paradigm to address this all-encompassing issue. At the heart of nexTier's ability to protect against malicious DLP is our patented ontology-driven Semantic Analysis technology and Semantic-Security Correlation and Indexing (S2OREX) algorithms.” 

nexTier provides a new class of DLP products designed to help small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) mitigate data-security risks. The nexTier Compliance Enforcer family of turnkey appliances leverage nexTier’s powerful DLP algorithms with semantic DNA analysis for advanced accuracy, automated security policy management and compliance reporting in a single, centralized administrator’s console. As a result, companies can reduce data security and compliance administration and enforcement from weeks to just minutes while minimizing data breaches and internal malicious threats.

About nexTier Networks

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, nexTier Networks is a leading provider of next-generation data leak prevention (DLP) solutions. nexTier's DLP appliances protect data based on its contextual and conceptual meaning, using a powerful correlation engine and security algorithms to identify, classify and protect large volumes of information in real-time, with unprecedented accuracy. The company was founded by Silicon Valley security veteran Tarique Mustafa and is backed by a team, board and advisors that include leading authorities from companies like Symantec, McAfee, VeriSign, Cisco, Juniper, GreenBorder, Sygate and Securify. For more information, see http://nextiernetworks.com/.

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Publish Date: October 11, 2010 9:36 PM


Asigra Presents at 2010 SNIA Cloud Burst Summit on Cloud Storage Security, Standards and Trends

Company Joins Industry Leaders from IDC, EMC and NetApp in Panel Discussion at Premier Industry Event

TORONTO – Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backup™ and recovery software provider since 1986, today announced it is presenting at the 2010 Cloud Burst Summit in a panel moderated by Ben Woo, senior analyst for International Data Group (IDC). Executives from EMC and NetApp are also participating in the discussion which will focus on cloud storage security, standards and other important industry topics.

The Cloud Burst Summit is produced by the Storage Industry Networking Association (SNIA) and takes place during the Storage Developer Conference (SDC) on September 23, 2010 in Santa Clara, California. The Cloud Burst Summit is the only industry event focused on storage in the Cloud and brings together end users, cloud providers and storage vendors for a unique experience that includes product demonstrations, a vendor showcase and in depth sessions on this part of the overall cloud computing industry.

During the event, IDC’s Ben Woo will host a panel titled Cloud Storage Reality that will include Erik Riedel, senior director of technology and architecture in the Cloud Infrastructure Group at EMC, Val Bercovici, cloud czar at NetApp’s Office of the CTO and Ashar Baig, Chairman of the SNIA Cloud Backup and Recovery SIG and Senior Director of Product Marketing for Asigra. The panel will address the industry’s toughest questions in cloud storage, including security and standards and discuss trends that are influencing the development of new technologies.

“As the first forum for the cloud storage community, the Cloud Burst Summit is an excellent venue to discuss the issues and challenges of greatest concern to end-users who are considering these advanced technology platforms,” said Ashar Baig, senior director of product marketing at Asigra. “Organizations of every size are interested in the operational and cost advantages that cloud storage provides but want to be sure these solutions comply with their business and IT requirements now and in the future. Our goal is to ensure the industry is aligned with such requirements and keeps pace as they evolve.”

Asigra at the SNIA Cloud Burst Summit

The Cloud Storage Reality panel is scheduled to begin at 4:15 pm on September 23 at the Cloud Burst Summit which takes at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California. Additionally, Ashar Baig will also present in a separate session titled Why Cloud Backup and Recovery (BUR) Now? which will begin at 3:00 pm on September 23rd at the Summit. Attendees can either join in person or via a live-streamed event with on-demand post-summit viewing featuring SNIA Cloud Burst Summit sponsors. To access the event online go to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cloud-burst-2010.

SNIA Cloud Burst Summit
As the only industry event focused on storage in the Cloud, the SNIA Cloud Burst Summit will be co-located with SDC on September 23rd. The event is focused on bringing together end users, cloud providers and storage vendors for a unique experience including demos, a showcase and in depth sessions on this part of the overall cloud industry. The SNIA Cloud Burst Summit will bring together IT storage professionals that are looking to cloud storage as a solution for their IT environments. The day's agenda will include presentations from cloud industry luminaries, the latest cloud development panel discussions, a deeper dive on cloud backup, and a cocktail networking opportunity in the evening.

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Resources

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Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Field Audit Report: Asigra

About Asigra
Asigra transforms the way businesses manage and protect their data by delivering market leading cloud backup solutions that seamlessly and efficiently manage, scale and deliver data protection services. Asigra Cloud Backup™ is built for new and existing MSPs/VARs who focus on data protection, IT constrained organizations, and industries with compliance mandates that are looking to improve their backup with a secure, reliable and predictable data protection cloud backup model. With 25 years of experience as backup/recovery pioneers, Asigra technology protects more than 250,000 sites globally ranging from the Global 100 to SMBs. More than 1000 of the world’s largest and most profitable service providers including CDW, HP and Terremark Worldwide power their cloud backup services using Asigra technology. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit www.asigra.com.

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Publish Date: September 23, 2010 9:50 PM


Queplix To Host Free Webinar On Data Virtualization And Integrating Cloud With On-Premise Applications

451 Group Analyst John Abbott Featured in Discussion on How to Successfully Meet the Challenges of Managing the Hybrid World

 

SUNNYVALE, Calif., – Queplix™ Corp., a leader in data virtualization, will host a free webinar titled Integrating Cloud Applications with On-Premise Applications on October 5, 2010 at 10 a.m. pacific standard time. The webinar, featuring John Abbott, co-founder and chief analyst of The 451 Group, will address the challenges of managing the hybrid world, the pros and cons of existing solutions, and the benefits delivered by new data virtualization solutions that offer a better way to integrate cloud applications with the on-premise world.

"Companies today are increasingly realizing they need to integrate the rapidly growing number of cloud applications with those that are on-premise, and in a way that isn't complicated, expensive or time consuming," said Michael Zuckerman, vice president of marketing, Queplix. "With this webinar and the insights of noted industry analyst John Abbott, we hope to illuminate how innovative new data virtualization technologies can help companies successfully meet this challenge, and net the immediate benefits of time and money savings."

The October 5 webinar is the first in a series presented by Queplix that will expand on the advantages of data virtualization and how it can increase business value in areas such as customer relationship management (CRM).

To register for the Queplix webinar, go to: Integrating Cloud Applications with On-Premise Applications.

Data virtualization enables companies to automatically and securely integrate cloud, SaaS and on-premise applications with speed and simplicity. This benefits application areas like customer relationship management (CRM), where cloud-based solutions such as SalesForce.com® require integration and ongoing data harmonization with on-premise applications –  PeopleSoft®, Siebel®, SAP® enterprise resource planning (ERP) and many others. Queplix solutions can be implemented to enable consistent views and manageability of this vital information in days versus months. As a result, customers achieve far greater agility, cost savings and rapid return on their investment than with alternative technologies.

About John Abbott

John Abbott is co-founder and chief analyst at The 451 Group, where he covers systems, storage and software infrastructure. For more than 25 years he has pioneered specialist technology coverage in such areas as Unix, supercomputing, system architecture, software development and storage. Abbott has written many special reports, including those on storage virtualization and blade servers - the first comprehensive surveys of either subject to be published. He began writing about technology in 1984, contributing to publications such as Computing, Computer Weekly, The Financial Times and The Times. He went on to edit ComputerWire's weekly Unix newsletter, Unigram.X, and its daily Computergram International service.

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About Queplix Corp.

Queplix is a leader in data virtualization. Data virtualization enables our customers to automatically and securely integrate cloud, SaaS and on-premise applications and data with speed and simplicity. Uniquely, Queplix brings powerful data management to automatically harmonize the integrated applications and data for higher business value. Our customers benefit from greater cost savings and rapid return on investment. Queplix has thousands of users around the world, serving customers such as The Home Depot, Homesite and Sony Ericsson. Please visit http://www.queplix.com for more information.  http://www.queplix.com/company/press-releases.php

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Publish Date: September 23, 2010 7:13 PM


Neuxpower to Highlight File Optimization Software During Storage Decisions Emerging Technology Showcase

Top Emerging Storage Leader to Present on “Permanent Data Reduction” STORAGE DECISIONS, New York, NY – Neuxpower Solutions (www.neuxpower.com), the global leader in file optimization software, today announced that it is among the “top storage startups” to be selected to present during the Emerging Technology Showcase during Storage Decisions New York, September 21 at 10:10 a.m. at the Hilton New York. Neuxpower will also be featuring its NXPowerLite technology in the conference’s booth #5. NXPowerLite dramatically reduces the size of bloated Microsoft Office and JPEG files, without affecting their appearance. The Storage Decisions Emerging Technology Showcase is a popular session in which top storage startup companies present their hottest new technologies and products in a rapid-fire, 10-minutes-each session format. During the showcase, Neuxpower CEO Mike Power will discuss the growing challenge of data proliferation caused by bloated files and how more than one million users worldwide have eliminated this problem without impacting the integrity of their files. “The exponential growth of ‘file size creep’ continues to be one of the single largest challenges faced by IT organizations as volumes of unstructured data continues to mount,” said Mike Power, CEO of Neuxpower. “During the Emerging Technology Showcase at Storage Decisions, we will share how companies can quickly and easily reclaim substantial amounts of their existing primary storage while regaining operational time and resources.” NXPowerLite for File Servers optimizes Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel files, as well as JPEG images by removing any excess baggage and converting graphics to the most appropriate file format and resolution. Optimized files are reduced by up to 95(1) percent of their original size, remain in their original format and retain all their original attributes and functionality, so they can be opened and edited by anyone. Optimized files do not need to be unzipped, decompressed or rehydrated before use, and no special viewing software is required. Neuxpower solutions are deployed by many of the world’s leading organizations and are accredited for use by such well-known defense organizations as the U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy; U.S. Department of Defense, British Ministry of Defence, and Canadian National Defence. About Storage Decisions The Storage Decisions Conference -- since its inception 10 years ago -- has brought together the top storage pros, most relevant vendors in the space, and world renowned independent expert speakers to share tactical tips and actionable advice that you can immediately put to use to solve your most pressing storage challenges. Our events enable top storage professionals from leading local, national and global companies to exchange ideas with their peers, and hear what others are doing to both solve their day-to-day storage headaches and to implement proven and effective best practices. Storage Decisions is a TechTarget event. About Neuxpower Established in 1997, Neuxpower is the leading provider of file optimization software for primary data reduction. NXPowerLite technology dramatically reduces the size of bloated Microsoft Office and JPEG files, without affecting their appearance. Optimized files remain in their original format, retaining all their attributes and visual content integrity. Using NXPowerLite companies can quickly and easily reclaim substantial amounts of their existing primary storage. Our desktop and server solutions are used by more than one million people worldwide. For more information visit www.neuxpower.com (1)Source: NXPowerLite Trident Warrior Experimentation and Results, FORCEnet ###

Publish Date: September 20, 2010 10:36 PM


SANpulse Named Finalist for Business IT Innovation of the Year in Computing Magazine’s UK IT Industry Awards

Jersey City, NJ –Paving the path to the next generation data center through people, process and technology, SANpulse Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has been named as a finalist for Business IT Innovation of the Year in the BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards for 2010. This is the latest honor in an award-filled year and was based on the company’s groundbreaking SANlogics™ technology platform which transforms storage migration and data center consolidation.

SANpulse changes the landscape for large scale consolidations and migrations by providing infrastructure information insight and empowering proactive decisions. This is accomplished by embedding processes into SANlogics, facilitating a repetitive, modular and scalable process transforming some of the largest enterprise infrastructures. SANlogics automates and accelerates these processes with a dynamic solution that replaces error-prone, labor-intensive manual procedures to maximize storage infrastructure efficiency, mitigate risk and guarantee greater business agility.  

The selection as a finalist for the UK IT Industry Awards continues an award winning streak for SANpulse that highlights the success of the innovative SANlogics technology platform that has enabled FORTUNE 500® companies to analyze, optimize and migrate more than 25,000 servers connected to more than 40 PB of SAN-based storage. Sponsored by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (formerly the British Computer Society) and Computing magazine, the UK IT Industry Awards are a platform for the entire profession to celebrate best practices, innovations and excellence.  Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on November 11, 2010.??

“All of the finalists can be proud of their achievements. Their projects and work showcase the professionalism that exists among IT professionals and also highlights the value of IT today and the way it touches so many areas of society,” said David Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.??

“We are delighted to have earned this status, it further validates the way SANpulse and our SANlogics platform are transforming data center consolidation and storage migration from a costly, labor-intensive and risky process to an automated operation that allows large enterprises to derive the benefits of an efficient IT infrastructure,” said Peter Mehta, SANpulse CEO.  “For the first time, Global 2000 organizations have the right tools to complete large-scale migrations and consolidation projects on time, on budget and with much lower risk.”?

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About SANpulse Technologies, Inc.

SANpulse paves the path to next generation data centers, transforming the world’s largest IT infrastructures and creating efficiencies to help reduce IT-related operational and capital expenses. Through the combination of people, process and technology, the company’s SANlogics solution provides actionable insight to mitigate the risk of navigating complex data center infrastructures. SANlogics adaptive technology supports organizations in meeting new technology and business requirements through discovery, analytics and auto-generation of executables that simplify data center migration, consolidation and optimization processes. Since its inception in 2005, SANpulse has helped Fortune 500 clients across the globe maximize the efficiency of their storage infrastructure, mitigate risk and guarantee greater business agility. SANpulse is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, with regional offices in Dallas, TX, Tampa, FL, Pune, India and London, UK. For more information, please visit www.SANpulse.com.

SANpulse End-to-End Automated Data Migration and Data Center Consolidation
Industry Analyst Insights on SANpulse Technologies
ESG Lab Validation Report: SANpulse


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About SANpulse Technologies, Inc.

SANpulse paves the path to next generation data centers, transforming the world’s largest IT infrastructures and creating efficiencies to help reduce IT-related operational and capital expenses. Through the combination of people, process and technology, the company’s SANlogics solution provides actionable insight to mitigate the risk of navigating complex data center infrastructures. SANlogics adaptive technology supports organizations in meeting new technology and business requirements through discovery, analytics and auto-generation of executables that simplify data center migration, consolidation and optimization processes. Since its inception in 2005, SANpulse has helped Fortune 500 clients across the globe maximize the efficiency of their storage infrastructure, mitigate risk and guarantee greater business agility. SANpulse is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, with regional offices in Dallas, TX, Tampa, FL, and London, UK. For more information, please visit www.SANpulse.com.                                                     

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Publish Date: September 16, 2010 8:58 PM


SANpulse to Preview Next Generation of Storage Migration and Data Center Consolidation Technologies at Storage Decisions New York

SANpulse to Preview Next Generation of Storage Migration and Data Center Consolidation Technologies at Storage Decisions New York

Jersey City, NJ –Paving the path to the next generation data center through people, process and technology, SANpulse Technologies, Inc. will showcase its award-winning SANlogics™ technology platform and preview the future of storage migration and data center consolidation at Storage Decisions, September 20-21 at the Hilton New York City.  ??

SANpulse will feature its SANlogics platform which has been successfully serving the FORTUNE 500® to analyze, optimize and or migrate more than 25,000 servers attached to greater than 40 petabytes of data. Research has shown that typical enterprise storage migration and data center consolidation projects have a success rate of only 16%. The lack of automation in the lifecycle of a migration from data collection through correlation leading to generation of work-files and execution causes chaos and in turn leads to elevated risk levels when performing these activities. SANpulse changes the landscape for large scale consolidations and migrations by providing infrastructure information insight that empowers proactive decisions by embedding processes into the SANlogics technology platform, facilitating a repetitive, modular and scalable process.   ??

Storage Decisions attendees will have an opportunity to preview the next phase in SANpulse’s campaign to simplify the inherent complexities of storage migration. SANpulse’s new software reigns in the chaos of traditional enterprise storage migration and consolidation efforts and addresses the SAN infrastructure information void to produce a comprehensive view of the entire data center environment, including servers, storage and switches. The latest solution by SANpulse offers the best approach when addressing the challenges of migrating to new technologies such as virtualization and new technology platforms such as cloud computing.

Bringing years of experience in helping large organizations with these complex issues, SANpulse CEO Peter Mehta will present in a session titled, “SANpulse: Partnering to Deliver Data Migration and Data Center Consolidation On-Time and On-Budget”. In this discussion, Peter will focus on leveraging technology to reduce OpEx and CapEx through the reduction in time and resources required. The session will take place on Monday, September 20th at 3:10pm. ??

About SANlogics

SANlogics is an innovative, multi-vendor software platform that simplifies and accelerates SAN migration, consolidation, and infrastructure optimization. The patent-pending technology combines on-demand data analysis, business-process aware functionality, and rapid execution into a powerful solution that FORTUNE 500 organizations leverage to upgrade and optimize their IT storage infrastructures.

About Storage Decisions
The Storage Decisions Conference brings together the top storage professionals, most relevant vendors in the space and world-renowned independent storage expert speakers to share tactical tips, and actionable advice that can immediately be put to use in solving the most pressing storage problems. The event enables top storage professionals from local, national and global companies to exchange ideas with their peers and hear what others are doing to both solve their day-to-day storage headaches and implement proven and effective best practices.?

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About SANpulse Technologies, Inc.

SANpulse paves the path to next generation data centers, transforming the world’s largest IT infrastructures and creating efficiencies to help reduce IT-related operational and capital expenses. Through the combination of people, process and technology, the company’s SANlogics solution provides actionable insight to mitigate the risk of navigating complex data center infrastructures. SANlogics adaptive technology supports organizations in meeting new technology and business requirements through discovery, analytics and auto-generation of executables that simplify data center migration, consolidation and optimization processes. Since its inception in 2005, SANpulse has helped Fortune 500 clients across the globe maximize the efficiency of their storage infrastructure, mitigate risk and guarantee greater business agility. SANpulse is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, with regional offices in Dallas, TX, Tampa, FL, Pune, India and London, UK. For more information, please visit www.SANpulse.com.

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Publish Date: September 16, 2010 4:27 PM


The Value of Online Task-Based Video Training for Corporate-Wide Desktop Support

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By Brien M. Posey

In many organizations, users who have questions about how to use various application features typically call the help desk for assistance. However, it has started becoming apparent that the help desk may not always be the best source of support in these types of situations.

The Limitations of a Help Desk

There are several reasons why the help desk may not be able to help the user to the degree that might have once been possible. The first reason revolves around the fact that the help desk staff is often overworked. When a user calls the help desk for assistance, the chances that they will receive immediate assistance are slim.

More often, someone will gather information from the user, and then queue the user's request. The user will have to wait for assistance until a support technician becomes available. In the meantime, the user's productivity is being impacted because they must wait just to get what may be a simple question answered.

This problem has been compounded by the recession and by the fact that many organizations have had a considerable decrease in the number of help desk staff members that they employ. Even if an organization's primary help desk support hasn't been affected by the recession, the odds are good that after-hours support has become a casualty of the seemingly ubiquitous corporate budget cuts. As such, an employee who needs help after-hours may not receive the help that they need until the next day.

This can be especially problematic for employees who are traveling and may be working in a different time zone. The time difference may mean that the remote employee has limited support options, even during business hours.

Another reason why a help desk may not be the best resource for a user who has questions about how to use an application's feature is that often times, help desk staff members are simply not trained to provide those sort of answers.

Help Desk staff members are usually experts on general networking and on the inner workings of desktop operating systems. This expertise allows them to quickly solve things like printing problems or blue screen errors, and to assist users who are having trouble logging in. However, if a user calls and asks someone on the help desk staff how to import data from a Microsoft Access database into an Excel pivot chart, then the chances are good that the help desk will not know the answer without looking it up.

The Anywhere/Anytime Self-Service Portal Solution

In my opinion, one of the best ways that an organization can cope with the help desk's limitations is to provide users with a self-service portal that they can use to get answers to their questions without having to wait on the help desk. Of course most users are not technology experts, so the help system needs to be designed in a way that makes it easy for the users to find what they are looking for, and the information needs to be presented in a way that is easy to understand. Such an environment would ideally include videos that are task-based demonstrations that walk the user through the answer to their question in a simple, step-by-step manner.

The Results: Increased Productivity, Lower Support Costs

This type of solution would ultimately boost productivity for both the end users and the help desk. The end users no longer have to wait for the help desk to get back with them, because they have been empowered with the ability to get answers for themselves. Likewise, the help desk staff will be able to focus on helping users who have technical problems, rather than spending time teaching users how various software features work.

The end result should be increased productivity and lower support costs.      

Brien Posey is a freelance technical writer who has received Microsoft's MVP award six times. Brien has written or contributed to about three dozen books, and has written well over 4,000 technical articles and white papers for a variety of printed publications and Web sites. Prior to going freelance, Brien served as CIO for a national chain of hospitals and healthcare companies. He has also served as a Network Administrator for the Department of Defense at Fort Knox, and for some of the nation's largest insurance companies.

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Publish Date: September 2, 2010 5:04 AM


Queplix Appoints Michael Zuckerman As Chief Marketing Officer

Enterprise Data Virtualization Leader Adds Senior Marketing Executive as Company Prepares for Growth

SUNNYVALE, Calif., – Queplix™ Corp., the leader in enterprise data virtualization, today announced that it has appointed Michael Zuckerman to the post of chief marketing officer (CMO). Zuckerman brings more than 20 years of senior level marketing, sales and operations management experience in enterprise software, information security, integrated enterprise search, and data storage technologies. Reporting to Queplix CEO Mark Cashman, Zuckerman will drive the company's strategic marketing efforts to support its rapidly increasing customer, partner and sales momentum as it transitions to the next level of growth.

Enterprise data virtualization enables companies to automatically and securely integrate cloud and SaaS-based applications with the rest of the enterprise, with speed and simplicity. This benefits application areas such as customer relationship management (CRM) where cloud-based solutions such as SalesForce.com® require integration and data harmonization with on-premise applications such as PeopleSoft®, Siebel®, SAP® enterprise resource planning (ERP) and many other applications. Queplix solutions can be implemented to enable a consistent view to this vital customer information in a matter of days vs. months. As a result, customers achieve far greater agility, cost savings and rapid return on their investment than with alternative technologies. With marquee customers such as The Home Depot, Homesite and Sony Ericsson, Queplix is positioned to expand its growing footprint, capitalizing on a total available market for enterprise data virtualization that is projected to reach billions of dollars.

"Established legacy technology offerings from companies such as Cast Iron Systems* have paved the way for a new generation of advanced solutions for cloud and application integration. Queplix is poised to advance its market leadership with a data virtualization solution that delivers unprecedented automation, simplicity, security, and rapid return on customer investment," said Zuckerman. "I look forward to contributing to the next stage of Queplix' growth and industry leadership."

Before joining Queplix, Zuckerman was senior vice president, marketing, at I-Many, Inc. (IMNY), a public company in the contract management software market. Prior to that, he held positions as senior vice president, marketing and senior vice president, general manager for the 3D business unit of Immersion (IMMR), also a public company. Zuckerman was also vice president of worldwide marketing at Verity, Inc. (VRTY), a public company in the enterprise search market ultimately acquired by Autonomy (AU).

The Queplix Secure Data Virtualization Platform™ (QSDV)

As businesses adapt to accelerating market changes, competitors, and regulatory conditions, they rely on timely access to critical information from multiple data silos. The QSDV Platform provides a non-disruptive way to integrate cloud and SaaS applications such as CRM, ERP, human resources, and finance and accounting with on-premise data systems. Queplix's breakthrough data virtualization technology is up to a thousand times faster than a database engine and provides a rapid ROI at a fraction of the cost of other technologies. The QSDV Platform is designed to scale from a handful of applications to massive deployments across hundreds of data sources.

Companies interested in learning more about Queplix integration capabilities for SalesForce.com are invited to send an email to SFcloud@queplix.com.

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About Queplix Corp.

Queplix is the leader in enterprise data virtualization. Enterprise data virtualization enables companies to automatically and securely integrate cloud and SaaS-based applications with the rest of the enterprise with speed and simplicity. Once virtualized, enterprise data becomes a liquid resource that can automatically be extended securely to any application. Customers benefit from fast implementation and rapid return on investment. Queplix has thousands of users around the world and serves customers such as The Home Depot, Homesite and Sony Ericsson. Please visit www.queplix.com for more information.

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Publish Date: August 31, 2010 6:56 PM


AFS Technologies Exceeds Reliability and Performance Requirements at One-Third the Cost

AFS Technologies Exceeds Reliability and Performance Requirements at One-Third the Cost

AFS Technologies selects Nexsan to implement a robust data protection strategy and high-performance primary storage environment for the company’s heavy-volume, transactional SQL Server application

AFS Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of business enterprise and on-demand software solutions. The company serves over 1,200 customers across the Americas with a portfolio of software solutions for food, beverage, and financial enterprises. AFS Food and Beverage solutions are designed to reduce costs, improve efficiency, increase sales and margins, streamline internal processes and assist in regulatory compliance. AFS Financial Solutions address the complex issues related to revenue recognition as part of a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) system including general ledger, accounts receivable and accounts payable.

All AFS solutions use a service-oriented architecture (SOA) built with Microsoft .NET framework technology. To match the needs of its diverse customer base, products are available on both a license and true software-as-a-service (SaaS) basis.

Business Challenge: Replace Existing Storage Arrays to Increase Capacity and Performance While Reducing Capital Costs

With a sophisticated SaaS infrastructure and a very active customer base, AFS Technologies’ data was growing at a rapid rate, stretching the existing disk-to-disk-to-tape backup and recovery environment on their StorageTek SATA arrays. With more than 23 TB of data, there was no room for future growth since they reached their capacity limit. AFS Technologies needed to find a reliable storage solution that could deliver the scalability the company needed to meet both its existing and future storage requirements. Reliability and cost efficiency were also key criteria for this growing on-demand software company.

“Adding more StorageTek arrays wasn’t an option,” said Michael Mulligan, network operations manager, AFS Technologies. “It would be simply too costly . We needed to find a lower-cost option that delivered the high reliability and performance we needed to protect our customers’ critical data while also giving us the scalability to support our continued growth into the future.”

Solution: Nexsan SATABoy and SASBoy Highly Efficient Storage Solutions

Once AFS Technologies identified that adding more StorageTek arrays would be cost prohibitive, the company began to evaluate other options and found Nexsan. The Nexsan SATABoy storage units could deliver expandable storage for AFS Technologies’ 23 TB of data at one-third the cost of adding additional StorageTek arrays. SATABoy also fully supported the company’s Tivoli File Manager backup environment and delivered higher performance that made it easier to meet recovery time objectives (RTOs).

AFS Technologies installed two Nexsan SATABoy units in a disk-to-disk-to-tape configuration using their existing tape libraries as the final archive. The primary SATABoy is set up at a co-location site where all of the data is backed up. A secondary SATABoy, in an AFS Technologies location, is configured to replicate data from the SATABoy backup target for disaster recovery assurance.

Because the Nexsan systems performed so reliably, AFS Technologies also installed a Nexsan SASBoy at its co-location site to handle the backend storage processes for its SQL Server database. The SQL Server data is continuously online and accessed by AFS Technologies’ end-user customers for ordering and other customer operations. As such, performance and reliability were critical requirements. The SASBoy met all their requirements with 15K SAS drive performance and high reliability.

“The Nexsan systems have proven to be exceptionally reliable,” said Mulligan. “The SASBoy, in particular, is well suited for our high-transaction database, which needs to remain up and running at all times. Nexsan delivered it all by giving us the performance, scalability and reliability our environment required within the parameters of our strict IT budget.”

Results: Nexsan Solutions Deliver Higher Performance and Reliability for One - Third the Cost

The Nexsan SATABoy and SASBoy systems have given AFS Technologies higher performance storage and reliability at one-third the cost of a replacement StorageTek system while delivering scalability to meet the company’s future storage needs. The Nexsan systems also assure that critical business data is secure in the event of a disaster or server outage.

Benefits AFS Technologies receives from Nexsan’s highly efficient storage solutions include:

High Performance. The SATABoy and SASBoy systems are high-performance RAID solutions built around the latest high-capacity SATA and SAS disk drives, respectively.

High Capacity. Each SATABoy and SASBoy storage system provides 14 drives in only three units of rack space.

High Reliability. The Nexsan storage systems offer fully redundant and individually hot-swappable active components (RAID controllers, fans, power supplies and disks) along with innovative design for vibration reduction and cooling.

High Power Efficiency. All Nexsan storage comes standard with AutoMAID® energy-saving technology that reduces power consumption up to 60% without penalizing storage performance.

“Nexsan impressed us with their reliability, performance and value,” noted Mulligan. “Their systems delivered everything we needed and more for a fraction of the price.”

Results: Nexsan Solutions Deliver Higher Performance and Reliability for One-Third the Cost

The Nexsan SATABoy and SASBoy systems have given AFS Technologies higher performance storage and reliability at one-third the cost of a replacement StorageTek system while delivering scalability to meet the company’s future storage needs. The Nexsan systems also assure that critical business data is secure in the event of a disaster or server outage.

Benefits AFS Technologies receives from Nexsan’s highly efficient storage solutions include:

High Performance. The SATABoy and SASBoy systems are high-performance RAID solutions built around the latest high-capacity SATA and SAS disk drives, respectively.

High Capacity. Each SATABoy and SASBoy storage system provides 14 drives in only three units of rack space.

High Reliability. The Nexsan storage systems offer fully redundant and individually hot-swappable active components (RAID controllers, fans, power supplies and disks) along with innovative design for vibration reduction and cooling.

High Power Efficiency. All Nexsan storage comes standard with AutoMAID® energy-saving technology that reduces power consumption up to 60% without penalizing storage performance.

“Nexsan impressed us with their reliability, performance and value,” noted Mulligan. “Their systems delivered everything we needed and more for a fraction of the price.”

Nexsan Corporation is a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term storage systems. Nexsan delivers secure storage appliances and modular, capacity-optimized disk-storage systems for a broad range of applications including fixed content storage and archiving, email, medical imaging, compliance and litigation support, disk-based backup, digital video security, and rich media.

Nexsan’s solutions are the choice of small and medium-sized companies as well as large global enterprises and major governmental agencies around the world who are seeking cost-correct, high density storage solutions. Founded in 1999 and based in Thousand, Oaks, Calif., Nexsan sells its products exclusively through a select global network of VARs, OEMs and system integrators. For more information, please see the company’s website at www.nexsan.com.

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Publish Date: August 30, 2010 7:41 PM


Legal Consulting Firm Increases Business Performance and Reduces Storage Operating Costs by 40% with Nexsan

Legal Consulting Firm Increases Business Performance and Reduces Storage Operating Costs by 40% with Nexsan

Nexsan Delivers Solutions to Improve Performance and Reduce Costs by 40%

Customer Overview

With offices in Washington DC and San Diego, Calif., Bates White is a consulting firm offering services in economics, finance and business strategy to leading law firms, Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Bates White provides the latest empirical and theoretical technologies to data mining and processing that bring clarity to complex issues which, in turn, enable their clients to make more informed decisions.

Business Challenge: Eliminate The Storage Performance Bottlenecks Impacting Business Performance

At Bates White, storage system performance bottlenecks were having a serious impact on business productivity. Sluggish primary storage performance and maintenance issues were slowing the company’s response to customer requests, which impacted overall business productivity. In addition, the firm’s traditional tape backup solution had become very cumbersome, and it was becoming difficult to effectively protect data within an ever shrinking backup window. Bates White needed to optimize storage response times, ensure disaster recovery and implement a highly reliable solution without adding heavy costs or complex management requirements.

One of Bates White’s core customer services is the electronic discovery of client data. To perform this service, client data is imported into the Bates White data center where the company conducts detailed legal research across securely stored client information. With growing archives of data, the storage system bottlenecks and business-constraining performance issues were having a negative impact on customer service. Researchers were faced with slow system response times which impacted productivity and extended customer delivery dates due to storage-related delays. This drove the organization to seek a higher performing and more efficient storage solution to ensure better access to customer data and protect more than 100 TB of data.

“We needed to quickly remedy performance bottlenecks experienced with our previous solution so that we could deliver client results more quickly,” said Larry Chou, network manager, Bates White.

In addition to performance and reliability, Bates White needed a solution that would be easy to operate and manage so they could reduce management demands on staff resources.

Solution: Two Nexsan SATABeasts for Secondary Storage and a Nexsan SASBeast for Primary Storage

To solve its storage performance challenges, Bates White first selected two Nexsan SATABeasts for reliable, high speed backup and recovery of client data. Later, Bates White selected Nexsan’s SASBeast to provide primary data storage to their client SQL Server data. With their storage performance and reliability issues resolved, Bates White was able to efficiently review and analyze client data and increase overall productivity.

“The Nexsan SATABeast delivered a very powerful, reliable and easy to use solution for our secondary storage,” said Chou. “The SATABeast experiences lead us to the SASBeast extending the same benefits to our primary storage applications. We initially thought that we might have to look at two separate vendors to meet our storage needs, but Nexsan solved them both. The SASBeast easily met our primary storage requirements by consolidating everything into a high-performance SAS solution.”

Results: Increased Storage Performance and Reliability with a 40% Reduction in Storage Operating Costs

Since installing the systems a year ago, Bates White has seen exceptional storage performance and reliability. They have also seen dramatic cost savings. Both the SASBeast and SATABeast delivered an exceptionally low capital cost expenditure compared to other solutions. In addition, operating expenses were significantly reduced with the SATABeast when compared to the high management issues associated with their previous tape backup solution. Together, Bates White has been able to reduce their annual cost savings by an estimated 40%.

The high storage density of the systems reduced the need to purchase additional storage that was previously projected to meet increasing capacity demands. In addition, simplified management operations freed staff resources for other IT tasks. And by eliminating the storage performance bottlenecks that constrained the business, Bates White was able to deliver client results much more quickly.

About Nexsan

Nexsan Corporation is a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term storage systems. Nexsan delivers secure storage appliances and modular, capacity-optimized disk-storage systems for a broad range of applications including fixed content storage and archiving, email, medical imaging, compliance and litigation support, disk-based backup, digital video security, and rich media. Nexsan’s solutions are the choice of small and medium-sized companies as well as large global enterprises and major governmental agencies around the world who are seeking cost-correct, high density storage solutions. Founded in 1999 and based in Thousand, Oaks, Calif., Nexsan sells its products exclusively through a select global network of VARs, OEMs and system integrators. For more information, please see the company’s website at www.nexsan.com

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Publish Date: August 30, 2010 7:38 PM


SANpulse Named Finalist for Early Stage Company of the Year Award by New Jersey Technology Council

SANpulse has been selected as a finalist for "Early Stage Company of the Year" by the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC), recognizing the company’s high level of customer adoption and robust revenue growth this year

 

Jersey City, NJ – Paving the path to the next generation data center through people, process and technology, SANpulse Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has been selected as a finalist for "Early Stage Company of the Year" by the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC), recognizing the company’s high level of customer adoption and robust revenue growth this year. 

The NJTC chose SANpulse for its product innovations and sales potential relating to the company’s SANlogics™ technology platform that enables Fortune 500 enterprises to reduce the risk of human error and slash IT costs by simplifying and automating storage migration and data center consolidation. SANpulse has had great success with marquee Fortune 100 clientele, delivering analysis and optimization on over 25,000 servers with over 40 PB of data. This has allowed SANpulse to grow at an astounding 280% for the first half of 2010 as compared to the same period last year.

The selection by the NJTC is the latest in a series of honors and awards that SANpulse has achieved this year and recognition of the company’s unique value proposition that combines people, process and technology. The company was previously awarded Product of the Week from Network World and was chosen as a 2010 Emerging Technology Vendor by CRN Magazine, a Top 10 Storage Startup by Enterprise Storage Forum and was named an AlwaysOn East Top 100 Private Company. Additionally, SANpulse CEO Peter Mehta was chosen as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist and company President and CTO, Gerard Lam, was named a 2010 Storage Superstar by CRN Magazine.

“SANpulse is honored to be among the elite early stage companies recognized for excellence by the New Jersey Technology Council,” said Mehta. “The tireless effort of our talented team has produced leading-edge storage migration and data center consolidation technology and the strategic foundation to propel SANpulse with accelerated growth for the remainder of 2010 and beyond.”

About SANlogics

SANlogics is an innovative, multi-vendor software platform that simplifies and accelerates SAN migration, consolidation, and infrastructure optimization. The patent-pending technology combines on-demand data analysis, business-process aware functionality, and rapid execution into a powerful solution that Fortune 500 organizations leverage to upgrade and optimize their IT storage infrastructures.

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ESG Lab Validation Report: SANpulse

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The New Jersey Technology Council provides business support, networking opportunities, information, advocacy and recognition of technology companies and their leaders. Founded in 1996, NJTC's more than 1,200 member companies work together to support their own enterprises while advancing New Jersey's status as a leading technology center in the United States.

About SANpulse Technologies, Inc.

SANpulse paves the path to next generation data centers, transforming the world’s largest IT infrastructures and creating efficiencies to help reduce IT-related operational and capital expenses. Through the combination of people, process and technology, the company’s SANlogics solution provides actionable insight to mitigate the risk of navigating complex data center infrastructures. SANlogics adaptive technology supports organizations in meeting new technology and business requirements through discovery, analytics and auto-generation of executables that simplify data center migration, consolidation and optimization processes. Since its inception in 2005, SANpulse has helped Fortune 500 clients across the globe maximize the efficiency of their storage infrastructure, mitigate risk and guarantee greater business agility. SANpulse is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, with regional offices in Dallas, TX, Tampa, FL, and London, UK. For more information, please visit www.SANpulse.com.
                                                                 

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Publish Date: August 26, 2010 8:47 PM

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