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Studio Network Solutions Announces Ellipse(TM) Enterprise HBA for Mac OS X Now IBM System Storage Proven(TM)

ST. LOUIS, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Studio Network Solutions (SNS), a premier provider of post-production SAN systems for the Media and Entertainment storage market, today announced that its Ellipse Enterprise Fibre Channel HBA for Mac OS X has successfully completed interoperability testing with IBM System Storage DS4000. The Ellipse Enterprise HBA is now confirmed as IBM System Storage Proven under Mac OS X.

ST. LOUIS, June 24 /PRNewswire/ — Studio Network Solutions (SNS), a premier provider of post-production SAN systems for the Media and Entertainment storage market, today announced that its Ellipse Enterprise Fibre Channel HBA for Mac OS X has successfully completed interoperability testing with IBM System Storage DS4000. The Ellipse Enterprise HBA is now confirmed as IBM System Storage Proven under Mac OS X.

The Ellipse Enterprise Fibre Channel HBA (Host Bus Adapter) delivers an industry breakthrough: the ability for Macintosh servers and workstations to take full advantage of RDAC — the fault tolerant, multi-pathing I/O and failover/failback features found in enterprise-class storage systems from IBM.

"In many ways, the Macintosh platform has the leading role in the overall production process for media and entertainment businesses. Many of those companies, especially the largest, consider the accessibility of their creative assets to be just as mission-critical as everything else in the data center," said Gary Holladay, President of Studio Network Solutions. "There's no longer a need for compromise. Our mutual SNS/IBM customers will now have the advantage of integrating their Macintosh systems into the SAN and knowing their Macs will have equivalent storage fault tolerance as their Linux and Windows servers."

The IBM System Storage Proven program builds on IBM's already extensive interoperability efforts to develop and deliver products and solutions that work together with third party products. The IBM System Storage Proven program supports the ability of independent hardware and software vendors to build high-quality solutions with the latest technology on leading storage platforms as well as reduce solution design time when multiple, tested building blocks have already been pre-tested.

The Ellipse Enterprise HBA is compatible with Mac OS X Leopard and Tiger. It is now available worldwide and can be ordered in single-, dual-, and quad-port configurations of PCIe or PCI-X. It is compatible with Intel- and PowerPC-based Mac servers and workstations. For more information, visit http://www.studionetworksolutions.com

For more information on SNS, please contact: Amy Di Giulio, Studio Network Solutions, T: +1 877.537.2094 x.216, E: adigiulio@studionetworksolutions.com

About Studio Network Solutions

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) is a leading developer and provider of technologies for production storage, networking and workflow efficiency for the media and entertainment industries. The company offers proven software and hardware solutions for digital artists working in production companies, studios, and corporate media production. Products include Evo, Ellipse, Ellipse Enterprise, globalSAN, A/V SAN PRO, SANmp, and The Postmap Operating Environment. For more information please visit the company's website at http://www.studionetworksolutions.com.

(C)2007 Studio Network Solutions LLC. All rights reserved. Studio Network Solutions, Ellipse, Ellipse Enterprise, Evo, globalSAN, A/V SAN PRO, SANmp, and Postmap are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Studio Network Solutions, LLC. Other names of companies and/or products mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners.

For further press information, please contact: In the United States: In Europe and APAC: Sharon Adcock, The Adcock Group Wendy Mattock, Bubble & Squeak T: +1.310.545.9731 T: +44 (0)7912 300 231 E: SkiAdcock@aol.com E: wendy@bubblesqueak.co.uk

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