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Globalstor Expands Scaleable Capacity of New NAS/iSCSI Servers to 9.6TB Broad RAID Support and up to 24 400GB SATA Hard Drives for Under $21,500


Chatsworth, CA August 10, 2004:

Globalstor Data announced today the immediate availability of the ExtremeStor-iNAS400, an expanded version of their popular line of NAS/iSCSI servers. Incorporating as many as 24, 400GB hot-swappable SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) hard drives, ExtremeStor-iNAS400 provides IT managers with up to 9.6TB of scaleable fault-tolerant storage and low-cost, high-performance iSCSI file access in a single, consolidated centralized storage management solution. Supporting RAID levels 0, 1, 5 and 0+1, ExtremeStor-iNAS is ideal for today’s data-intensive enterprises offering storage pools for both workgroup and departmental configurations.

“These days, information-intensive environments come in all sizes; but they all want to maximize the efficiency of their enterprise storage resources,” said Scott Leif, President of Globalstor Data. “The ExtremeStor-iNAS line of NAS/iSCSI server solutions easily integrates with existing networks enabling IT managers to effortlessly consolidate multiple file servers. ExtremeStor-iNAS was build to ensure backplane compatibility, speed, reliability and cost efficiency. By expanding the individual drive capacity to include the latest 400GB SATA hard drives, we are able to offer an even higher capacity line of solutions for even greater scalability.”

Integrating Dual Intel® Xeon™ 2.4Ghz processors, the ExtremeStor-iNAS400 ensures maximum computing power over a dual gigabit network interface for more efficient file retrieval. For ultimate reliability, the ExtremeStor product line incorporates a Linux minimized OS on a solid state flash disk and comes standard with Ultra 320 SCSI. For even greater scalability organization have the option to add Fibre Channel HBA. Well-equipped to safe guard businesses of virtually any size against downtime and critical data loss, ExtremeStor virtually guarantees uptime integrating three hot-swappable power supplies and three hot-swappable fans. Integrating up to 24, 400GB hot-swappable SATA hard drives, ExtremeStor-iNAS400 product line presents a faster, more efficient transfer rate of 150 Mbyte/s and connects the drive directly to the host.

ExtremeStor-iNAS400 Features:

Linux Minimized OS 
Web interface control, 128bit SSL, Mini SSL web server
Error reporting – Email notification, SNMP
Network Protocol Support – CIFS/SMB, NFS, AppleTalk, Network Trunking, Load Balancing, Fail over, HTTP, FTP 
XFS Journaling File System
Access Control List
Windows Active directory and Unix NIS Support
Dynamic Volume Resizing
Storage Virtualization
Clustering/Fail Over support
SCSI allows both Block I/O and File I/O
IP-Storage and IP-SAN
OS Mirroring with Automatic Fail Over support

Pricing and Availability

Available for direct sale through Globalstor Data or to OEMs for development into specific applications, ExtremeStor-iNAS is available now with three-year factory warranties. Prices for the ExtremeStor-iNAS start at $21,500 with (24) 400GB SATA drives.

About Globalstor Data

Headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, Globalstor Data Corporation is a leading distributor of high-end mass storage solutions and is widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support. An OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support, the firm’s competitively priced product line includes technically advanced DVD-RAM and Magneto-Optical (MO) drives and libraries for solutions scalable in excess of 20TB of capacity. Globalstor also provides a comprehensive range of tape, CD, RAID and Fibre Channel solutions with complete integration for all major operating systems. Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California and internationally through a strong foundation of over-seas resellers.