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New SANRAD V-Switch 3440 and 3840 Expand Ease of Use, Connectivity and Virtualization to Deliver Robust, Economical Storage Services for Virtual Enterprises

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- SANRAD, Inc., a leading supplier of open Storage Area Network (SAN) connectivity and management solutions, today launched a new generation of V-Switch Intelligent Network Switches, the V-Switch 3440 and the V-Switch 3840. Designed to enable the cost-effective management of virtual storage infrastructures, the V-Switch solutions feature an open, heterogeneous storage networking architecture with enhanced connectivity and tightly integrated storage virtualization and disaster recovery to complement virtual server environments. SANRAD's unique ability to create virtual machine state-consistent snapshots across arrays and deliver storage disaster recovery without user intervention promise true high availability for any enterprise. SANRAD also introduced a new graphical user interface (GUI) that greatly simplifies storage management.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ — SANRAD, Inc., a leading supplier of open Storage Area Network (SAN) connectivity and management solutions, today launched a new generation of V-Switch Intelligent Network Switches, the V-Switch 3440 and the V-Switch 3840. Designed to enable the cost-effective management of virtual storage infrastructures, the V-Switch solutions feature an open, heterogeneous storage networking architecture with enhanced connectivity and tightly integrated storage virtualization and disaster recovery to complement virtual server environments. SANRAD's unique ability to create virtual machine state-consistent snapshots across arrays and deliver storage disaster recovery without user intervention promise true high availability for any enterprise. SANRAD also introduced a new graphical user interface (GUI) that greatly simplifies storage management.

"In a recent ESG survey, 71% of current users said that they will purchase new storage systems in the next 24 months due to the capacity associated with their virtual server environment," said Mark Bowker, analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "In parallel, IT organizations face new challenges in protecting their virtualized infrastructure from application downtime or data loss and finding a solution that can fit their constrained IT budgets. SANRAD's V-Switch solutions have been optimized to work seamlessly with server virtualization to ensure business continuance and disaster recovery failover protection."

The V-Switch 3440 and V-Switch 3840, with integrated SANRAD Storage Pro software, are open, scalable solutions that deliver powerful SAN connectivity and storage management for any physical or virtual server. Featuring 4 Gig Fibre Channel (FC) ports, the V-Switch 3440 and 3840 deliver comprehensive storage pooling, virtualization and management services. Global Data Replication (GDR) software can be added to provide enterprise-class data replication and site recovery between V-Switch products located at facilities connected by any local metropolitan or wide-area IP network. The V-Switch 3440 includes 4 FC ports; the V-Switch 3840 includes 8 FC ports and higher throughput performance. Both solutions offer advanced features, including redundant hot-swap power supplies, compact flash, and built-in robust storage management and virtualization services.

SANRAD's new StoragePro GUI, integrated with the V-Switch product family, includes an intuitive top-down menu where key tasks such as volume creation, global data replication, and data migration can be easily performed in a single step. StoragePro also includes new enhancements to complement the benefits of server virtualization, such as virtual machine disaster recovery without user intervention and optimizing virtual snapshots for a virtual server environment.

Economical Solution, Extends Data Protection and Migration

"SANRAD gives enterprise IT managers an economical solution that extends centralized data protection and access across the entire organization," said Dave DuPont, CEO, SANRAD. "The new V-Switch 3440 and 3840 extend SANRAD's proven IP storage networking product line, offer improved usability and support the fastest disk arrays. They provide enterprise-class storage management and high availability at a fraction the cost of competing solutions, and are a perfect complement to virtual server environments."

The V-Switch 3440 and 3840 deliver the following key benefits: — Cost-effective Storage Consolidation — SANRAD's open network architecture provides storage-agnostic support for any storage device and enables any storage to be centrally managed as part of a virtual storage pool. — Seamless Enterprise-Class Disaster Recovery — SANRAD ensures business continuity through active/active clustering, automated failover, mirroring, cloning, and synchronous or asynchronous replication across LANs, MANs and WANs. — Integrated High Availability for Virtual Server environments — SANRAD ensures a complete high availability solution that spans servers and storage. The integrated solution provides a complete metro cluster that assures immediate recovery of virtual machines and storage even with complete site failures and without the need for IT intervention or reconfiguration. — Optimized Storage Virtualization — V-Switch solutions provide storage virtualization optimized to complement any server virtualization environment. — Easy iSCSI to Fibre Channel SAN — V-Switch solutions offer iSCSI to Fibre Channel protocol conversion to easily and economically manage FC SAN storage for hundreds of iSCSI attached servers. — Non-Disruptive Data Protection and Migration — SANRAD's open architecture enables migration of data from any storage array to any other storage array in real time while keeping business applications running.

"Disaster recovery and virtualization are a critical part of our overall IT strategy," said Victor Rodriguez, IT administrator of Valmesa. "As one of the largest property and asset valuation companies in Spain, we needed to replicate our data and services to a remote data center in order to start our core services in four hours or less in case of a disaster in our main data center. We also needed a solution that would be resilient to transient network failures in the replication path and that would give us the ability to create a flexible virtual storage and server infrastructure with 24×7 uptime. SANRAD clearly offered the best disaster recovery and virtualization solution."

Availability

The SANRAD V-Switch 3440 is available this month and V-Switch 3840 will be available in June through SANRAD's global network of channel and technology partners.

About SANRAD

SANRAD transforms the way that enterprises implement and manage storage solutions by providing any physical or virtual server with low-cost, robust SAN connectivity and management. SANRAD delivers intelligent storage networking switches with integrated virtualization, management, and disaster recovery services. SANRAD V-Switch and unique software technology provide open, high-availability solutions optimized for storage consolidation and server virtualization. For more information, please go to http://www.sanrad.com/.

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