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Cutting Edge Networked Storage Showcases Modular Storage Solution for Geospatial Imagery Applications at AFCEA West 2008

EL CAJON, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Cutting Edge Networked Storage, the leading value provider of high performance storage systems for performance, capacity and availability driven applications in the geospatial information systems (GIS), remote sensing and defense markets, will be exhibiting at AFCEA West 2008, the largest defense and technology exposition and conference on the West Coast at the San Diego Convention Center, February 5-7. The Western Conference and Exposition -- West 2008 -- is co-sponsored by AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute.

EL CAJON, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Cutting Edge Networked Storage, the leading value provider of high performance storage systems for performance, capacity and availability driven applications in the geospatial information systems (GIS), remote sensing and defense markets, will be exhibiting at AFCEA West 2008, the largest defense and technology exposition and conference on the West Coast at the San Diego Convention Center, February 5-7. The Western Conference and Exposition — West 2008 — is co-sponsored by AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute.

At West 2008, Cutting Edge will be showcasing their EdgeWare(TM) enabled Modular Storage Solution (MSS) for mission critical GIS and Remote Sensing applications in Booth #513. The robust and open standards based MSS storage platform, already being deployed in GIS applications like Google Earth and ESRI's ArcGIS programs, provides an extremely high performance and massively scalable storage platform to consolidate GIS and other size intensive applications and data, affording continuous and timely information access, exploration and publication to concurrent users.

Additionally, the company will briefly discuss their just released VAR and partner programs — specifically targeted at the GIS and defense related markets.

"AFCEA's West exposition is the ideal platform to showcase our new line of modular storage solutions to the GIS and defense related markets," said Michael Ehman, CEO of Cutting Edge Networked Storage. "The MSS uniquely validates our dual ability to produce custom turn-key systems tailored to our customers' specific needs and to provide best-in-value volume product offerings that combine the highest in performance, capacity and availability per-managed terabyte solutions for commercial and ruggedized applications."

About Cutting Edge's MSS

The MSS series are an unbeatable combination of scalable performance, capacity expansion, data security, flexibility and price performance for critical data applications in the GIS and defense related markets requiring highly available, expandable NAS or IP SAN solutions. The MSS can deliver performance equivalent to 43 GbE and is available in 1U, 2U and 3U form factors, delivering up to 72 TB (using SAS drives), 240 TB (using SATA drives) or up to 1 Petabyte using a Fibre Channel switch. RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 5, 6, 50 and JBOD enable the user to customize storage arrays according to their unique requirements. Combining redundancy and hot swap capabilities, the MSS also provides the utmost in high availability and data security with fully fault tolerant operation using active-passive IP failover with no single point of failure. The server may be configured in dual host and dual RAID configurations to provide failover protection and additional redundancy, further enhancing the protection of mission critical data in GIS and defense applications.

The MSS series of storage solutions are powered by Cutting Edge's 3rd generation field proven EdgeWare(TM), a fully integrated 64-bit storage operating system that provides a storage centric, easy-to-use and easy-to-support, heterogeneous network file system. EdgeWare offers complete NAS and iSCSI functionality and same time use in a unified storage solution, coupled with best-in-class performance, versatility and security for SAN, LAN and WAN applications. EdgeWare's rich feature set includes built-in remote replication for disk-to-disk/-to-tape/-to-USB backup, mirroring, multiple snapshot capability, iSCSI target, IP failover, web-based management, RAID 6 support and built-in security features that make it a strong alternative to expensive Fibre Channel connectivity, with comparable features and performance. EdgeWare affords almost limitless volume sizes, extremely high performance using recent advances in 2, 4 and 8 core CPUs, increased data reliability, greater security and increased scalability. ISCSI target efficiency is also improved by supporting multiple iSCSI initiators on different volumes, without sacrificing NAS, CIFS and NFS performance.

About AFCEA West

West 2008 is the largest event on the West Coast for communications, electronics, intelligence, information systems, imaging, military weapon systems, aviation, shipbuilding, and more. Focusing on "U.S. at a Crossroads: Where – and How – After Iraq?" West 2008 will feature leading military experts and analysts addressing various topics related to national defense including: fighting an unconventional war; 21st century IT; shipbuilding; the war on drugs; and cyber war.

AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, information technology,

About Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge Networked Storage is an industry leader in providing customized high performance data protection, centralized storage management solutions and Linux development engineering to Fortune 500 companies, government entities and educational institutions. Cutting Edge has proudly supplied iSCSI, IP SAN, Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Direct Attached Storage (DAS) products to the U.S. Government and Enterprise customers since 1992, developing flexible, easily upgraded, fault tolerant and fully redundant storage solutions at costs far below those of Fibre Channel based systems. Cutting Edge also offers a line of custom configured mobile data acquisition and recovery (m-DAR) products — designed to provide transportable, impact resistant, extreme environment, storage and networking systems. More information on Cutting Edge may be found at http://www.cuttedge.com.

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