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Fibrenetix launches Fibre Channel RAID/JBOD solution providing up to 16 Terabytes of storage

Fibrenetix, the recognised European market leader in high-performance, cost-effective IDE RAID solutions, has announced the introduction of the Atlantis AT-1400 Fibre Channel series of products to meet high availability, capacity, performance and scalability storage requirements.

Jes Nagel, Managing Director of Fibrenetix, said, “Despite offering a staggering capacity of up to three Terabytes of storage capacity per enclosure in our IDE range of RAID products, Fibrenetix has encountered demand from a number of blue-chip and enterprise customers who require an
even greater level of availability, performance and scalability. In response to this demand, we have introduced a number of high-end features to our product range which can now provide up to sixteen Terabytes of storage capacity.”

The AT-1400 series offers Fibre Channel RAID or JBOD (Just a Bunch of Drives) storage solutions, making it an ideal component for use in any SAN-based or Server-attached mass storage environment. Optional Dual Active/Active RAID controllers provide the highest levels of availability
and ensure minimum downtime. For Clustering or SAN applications, the AT-1400 features Multiple host and Host LUN support.

The AT-1400 JBOD is based around a superior quality, fault-tolerant, Fibre Channel disk enclosure featuring 14x drive caddies. Combined with the 1u controller box, featuring single or dual loop Fibre Channel, the AT-1400 is a high-end, mass storage device. The product’s scalable design enables up to
seven AT-1400 JBOD’s, supporting up to 112x Hot Swap drives, to be cascaded in a single-loop offering a massive 16 Terabytes of high availability storage (using 146GB drives).

To maximise reliability and system up-time, all critical components are hot swappable, including PSUs, fans and RAID controllers. Other components, including the bypass module and the SES environment module are cool-swappable, ensuring high availability and ease of maintenance.

Certified by most Fibre Channel Switch and HBA manufacturers, the AT-1400 supports RAID levels 0, 0+1, 3 and 5. Its cableless design offers superior reliability and performance and a versatile monitoring system, alerts administrators to any system irregularities.

“Fibrenetix plans to announce further Enterprise products during Q4-2002.” Jes Nagel added. “The Enterprise market is an increasingly important growth area for Fibrenetix. With an expected growth rate of 30% this year and 40% next year, the company expects to become one of the key players in this
market.”

About Fibrenetix

Fibrenetix Ltd is the market leader for cost effective storage systems. Established in 1976, initially to serve the IT Networking industry, it has since become a leading supplier in the storage industry.

With over 4,000 RAID systems installed in the last four years, Fibrenetix Storage Ltd is recognised as a pioneer of IDE and cost effective RAID solutions. The Company has also expanded its product line to cover key technologies like SAN, NAS and Storage Virtualisation.

Fibrenetix was an early supplier in the market for network attached storage (NAS) technology and the Company currently delivers a state of the art product range of high performance NAS appliance products.

The storage capacity of its products ranges from 200GB to 3.2 Terabytes in a single 4U high enclosure. The Company’s largest single storage installation is currently a 120 Terabyte “grid” computer installation.

Fibrenetix is dedicated to introducing new cutting edge technologies to the market place, achieved by in-house development and working closely with long standing technology partners such as Accusys Inc.

The Fibrenetix range of storage products is sold indirectly through vertical markets and to general-­purpose distributors in more than 17 countries. Key markets include Germany, United Kingdom, France, Benelux, Scandinavia, Spain, Italy and Israel. In addition, it has established increased product
sales and service in the North American and South American markets.

The Group is headquartered at 9 Magellan Terrace, Gatwick Road, Crawley,

RH1O 9PJ West Sussex, United Kingdom. Tel: 01293 400 515 Fax: 01293 400 525.

With Regional sales offices in Spain and Holland.

http://www.fibrenetix.com

For further information please contact:

Paul Calderwood

Kingswood Public Relations

Tel: 020 8763 2241 Fax 020 8763 2245

Email:kingswoodmktg@btinternet.com


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