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Outstanding data transfer bandwidth meets the demands of I/O-intensive applications such as Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Exchange or SAN storage for virtualized environments.

Storage Expo, London, UK – 17th October 2007 – AxStor, a UK based storage company, announces the family of iStor inAbled Ai-ProSAS iSCSI storage solutions, which offer data transfer rates well in excess of 1100MB/s - the industry’s leading performance to date. All Ai-ProSAS systems support both high-performance SAS and SATA drives, and are designed to meet the demands of I/O-intensive applications such as Microsoft SQL and Microsoft Exchange servers. The Ai-ProSAS family also offers an ideal SAN storage solution for virtualized environments such as VMware. The family starts from as little as Β£6,839 for a 2TB system, and scales to 128TB.

The systems are supplied in a 12-bay chassis, and can support up to 128 drives through the use of AxStor high-performance expanders, enabling a single system to provide up to 128TB of storage. AxStor Ai-ProSAS systems can be configured with either high-performance SAS or SATA drives, allowing users to select the best disk technology for their requirements, whether they need high random-access performance, or low cost-per-Gigabyte. The family offers a choice of either a single 10GB or eight 1GB Ethernet iSCSI ports.

The Ai-ProSAS family is iStor inAbled, ensuring outstanding performance, and enabling industry-leading data transfer bandwidth. With a performance of more than 80,000 IOPs and a data transfer rate of well in excess of 1100MB/s, the family sets a new benchmark in iSCSI performance, and out-performs typical 4Gbps Fibre Channel systems. For even greater reliability and performance, systems can be configured with a second controller, providing fault tolerance with a true active-active architecture.

β€œThe iStor engine offers stunning performance that drives the performance of the Ai-ProSAS systems,” said Alan Shepherd, Managing Director of AxStor. β€œOur partnership is an essential factor in AxStor’s success, as their leading-edge technology allows us to tailor systems for customers that demand high performance, huge capacity or reduced costs.”

β€œAxStor creates industry-leading iSCSI solutions that allow SMBs, enterprises and the public sector to solve their storage challenges,” commented Tim Beck, Director of EMEA Sales at iStor Networks. β€œWe’re proud to partner with a company that is able to use our technology to create such compelling solutions for end users.”

The Ai-ProSAS products will be showcased on the AxStor stand (number 208) at Storage Expo, the UK’s largest dedicated data storage event. Storage Expo takes place from 17th to 18th October at the National Hall, Olympia, London, UK.

About AxStor
AxStor is a major provider of iSCSI storage solutions that provide reliable, high-performance β€œinAbled” systems at a cost-effective price point. The company offers a high level of technical support to help customers take advantage of technologies including iSCSI, TCP acceleration, 10Gb Ethernet switching and HBA for SAS and SATA RAID applications. AxStor is also a Microsoft OEM Partner, offering NAS solutions based on Microsoft WUDSS Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 and 3ware SATA and SAS RAID Controllers. AxStor offers products designed to fit a wide range of enterprise applications, as well as solutions that meet the demands of the most challenging end-users such as financial institutions, ISPs and the military. For more information www.AxStor.com

About iStor Networks, Inc.
iStor Networks, Inc., is an innovative technology leader providing network storage solutions to OEM’s, value-added Resellers and system integrators. The company’s comprehensive line of products addresses business-critical needs for flexibility, affordability and high performance. Headquartered in Irvine, California, iStor has established a global presence with offices in the United States, UK, Germany and operational facilities in Asia. For more information visit www.istor.com

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For further information please contact:

Company Contacts
Alan Shepherd
AxStor
Tel: +44 (0)870 33 00 77 0
E-mail: alans@axstor.com

Media Contact
Mike Maynard
Napier Partnership Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)1243 531123
E-mail: mike@napier.co.uk

Company Contacts
Jennifer Sparks Bocchino
iStor Networks, Inc
Tel: +1 949-887-7480
E-mail: jsparks@istor.com.

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