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FalconStor Unveils Family of Turnkey, Self Contained Network Storage Solutions Delivering Intelligent Backup and Rapid Recovery Services

  • 18 August, 2004 11:55

<p>New Line of Network Storage Server (NSS) Appliances Powered by IPStor, Available Through Westan Storage &amp; Systems Division visit stand A2 @ Storage World Darling Harbour August 23 &amp; 24th.</p>
<p>MELVILLE, N.Y., August 17, 2004—FalconStor Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: FALC), a leading developer of network storage infrastructure software solutions, today announced its new product family of turnkey, self-contained (software, plus server including integrated disk array) solutions—Network Storage Server (NSS) Appliances, powered by IPStor, the company’s flagship product.</p>
<p>FalconStor’s line of NSS Appliances deliver ready-access data retention and retrieval services via a turnkey appliance, and are cost-effective, scalable, and easy to deploy and manage. More significantly, NSS Appliances address the needs of organizations ranging from small to medium to the enterprise with departmental requirements, seeking intelligent backup and rapid recovery services to optimize business continuity and maximize return on investment.</p>
<p>“The nature of storage in today’s business environment puts new demands on business-critical data, and requires that storage systems deliver bulletproof backup capabilities, near-instant restore functionality, and constant data access and availability,” said Nancy Hurley, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “FalconStor’s VTL solution provides a compelling approach to data recovery and backup by bringing to market high-capacity, easy-to-use solutions that deliver enterprise-level storage services at a cost affordable to businesses of all sizes.”</p>
<p>FalconStor is working with a number of solution integrators to deliver NSS Appliances on a global basis. In the U.S., FalconStor is working with Dynamic Network Factory, ION Computer Systems, and the Storage Server Group. In Europe, FalconStor has established a strategic business relationship with Evesham Technology Limited, and in the Asia/Pacific market, with Westan Pty Ltd in Australia, as well as Systex Corp and Acer, Inc. in Taiwan.</p>
<p>NSS Appliances currently offered include a VirtualTape Library Appliance, available with support for either Fibre Channel or IP/iSCSI, and a DiskVaultä Appliance, available in either a Server Edition or Workstation Edition. FalconStor will continue to develop turnkey storage solutions with partners throughout the world based on market and customer requirements.</p>
<p>“Information is the lifeblood of the global business community. FalconStor recognizes our customers’ need for efficient, standalone storage solutions that can cost-effectively manage data across environments of all sizes,” said Wendy Petty, FalconStor vice president of sales. “We are collaborating with and leveraging solution integrators to offer storage solutions that address and protect the availability of data, sparing corporations from the exorbitantly high business cost of downtime.”</p>
<p>The VirtualTape Library Appliance (VTL) appears to 3rd party backup software over Fibre Channel (FC) or an IP/iSCSI SAN as an ordinary (virtual) tape drive/library. In addition to centralizing the management and provisioning of backup resources, the VTL Appliance enhances the reliability of backup operations and accelerates the speed of recovery.</p>
<p>The DiskVault Appliance – Server Edition (SE), is driven by policy, and collaborates with FalconStor’s DiskSafe and Snapshot Agent technology residing on the application server (Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange or IBM Lotus Notes) to perform real-time delta snapshots with 100% database integrity. If the application server experiences data loss due to soft or hard errors, the DiskVault Appliance SE can provision the selected disk, designated by time, over an IP/iSCSI network. If the application server is equipped with a bootable iSCSI HBA, the DiskVault Appliance SE can boot the application server over an IP/iSCSI network when its boot disk fails.</p>
<p>The DiskVault Appliance – Workstation Edition (WSE), collaborates with FalconStor’s backup agent technology residing on the workstation to deliver delta-based file backup and restore services. The DiskVault Appliance WSE maximizes availability by protecting the files in the workstation’s boot and data drive. Upon disk failure, the DiskVault Appliance WSE uses the industry standard PXE protocol to boot the respective workstation and resume operation with minimal downtime. MSRP for the NSS VTL Appliances start at US $14,500 for the IP/iSCSI Edition, and $19,900 for the Fibre Channel Edition. The MSRP for the NSS DiskVault Appliance starts at US $9,000 for the Workstation Edition, and US $10,000 for the Server Edition. All NSS Appliances are available through authorized FalconStor solution integrators.</p>
<p>Supporting Industry Quotes:</p>
<p>Westan Storage &amp; Server Division: “Westan has been emerging as an important player in the data storage and protection solutions marketplace in Australia, and by working with industry leaders such as FalconStor, we are now in a position to set longer term projects and goals that will provide enormous business and operational benefits for our customers,” said Ken Anderson, director for Westan’s Storage &amp; Server Division, part of Westan Pty Ltd., a major supplier of IT products in the Australia/NZ market. “Our immediate goal is to offer our valued SME/SMB customers the latest storage technologies that provide enterprise level performance and reliability, using products and services that meet their requirements and budgets. I have absolutely no doubt that the relationship between FalconStor and Westan will prove to be of tremendous benefit to our business partners and customers”</p>
<p>Westan can be contacted on (03) 9541 8888 or email Kanderson@westan.com.au</p>
<p>About FalconStor</p>
<p>FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is a leading developer of network storage infrastructure software solutions designed to optimize the performance and availability of today's complex IT infrastructures. Deployed by a wide range of Fortune 1000 enterprises, FalconStor's flagship product, IPStor, optimizes storage utilization, accelerates backup and recovery, maximizes I/O performance and ensures business continuity via sophisticated data replication services. It is available and supported through major OEMs, system integrators and resellers worldwide.</p>
<p>Founded in 2000, FalconStor is headquartered in Melville, NY, with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific regions including Paris, Tokyo and Taiwan. FalconStor is an active member of the Technical Support Alliance Network (TSANet), Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA). For more information visit www.falconstor.com or call 1-631-777-5188.</p>
<p>This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include: delays in product development; market acceptance of FalconStor's products and services; technological change in the storage and networking industries; competition in the storage networking software market; the potential failure of FalconStor's OEM partners to introduce or to market products incorporating FalconStor's products; intellectual property issues; and other risk factors discussed in FalconStor's reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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FalconStor and IPStor are registered trademarks of FalconStor Software, Inc. All other company and product names contained herein may be trademarks of the respective holders.</p>
<p>About Westan Pty Ltd</p>
<p>Westan Pty Ltd was established in 1989 as a distribution company specializing in components and peripherals for the information technology (IT) markets. The addition of a Communications Division in 2001 and a Storage Division in 2002 continue to grow Westan's future vision in the Australian market. In 2004 Westan continues to review our market focus in order to position ourselves for new emerging markets including AV &amp; Lifestyle.</p>
<p>For more information, please visit http:// www.westan.com.au
Press contact: Philip Jackson National Marketing Director. email Pjackson@westan.com.au
Enquiries: Kanderson@westan.com.au
Director Systems &amp; Storage Division
Phone: (03) 9541 8888</p>

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