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FalconStor Announces VirtualTape Library Support for Sun Solaris 10 Operating System

  • 03 August, 2005 09:11

<p>FalconStor’s First VTL Based on 64-Bit Architecture, and First Time Available on Solaris OS</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – August 3, 2005-FalconStor Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: FALC), a leading developer of network storage software solutions, today announced that it has extended its VirtualTape Library (VTL) solution to include support for Sun Microsystems’ Solaris™ 10 Operating System (OS).</p>
<p>Solaris 10 is an advanced UNIX® OS with a flexible, modular architecture designed to grow to meet the demands of today's enterprise environments. The Solaris 10 OS reflects the latest in network and application performance, file systems management, and security. FalconStor’s VTL, in its first version based on 64-bit extension technology, and available for the first time on the Solaris OS, provisions high-speed disk as virtual tape drives/libraries to backup servers attached to a SAN.</p>
<p>“Sites buy in to 64-bit computing because it allows more data into memory, and provides faster computation, more precise analysis, and advanced features such as rapid data encryption and compression. Additionally, its native high-end applications can produce larger amounts of data accessed as a single file, which can exceed one terabyte in size,” said Mike Karp, senior analyst with Enterprise Management Associates. “FalconStor’s VTL technology offers tremendous value for such environments, and will readily answer any backup and recovery challenges associated with managing such data.”</p>
<p>“The needs of customers must always come first, and we are looking forward to leveraging our solutions with FalconStor’s VTL to support Solaris 10 in our VORTECHX Tape Library Storage Appliance,” said David Vena, director of sales &amp; CMO, VORTECHX Applied Technologies, a Certified Sun Microsystems Strategic iForce Commercial and Federal Government Solutions Provider. “The 64-bit architecture of the Sun Fire™ AMD-Opteron platform promises tremendous system performance gains that will allow us to drive further cost efficiencies and simplify the management of storage backup for our customers.”</p>
<p>FalconStor’s VirtualTape Library software consolidates the management of backup resources while enhancing the reliability of backup operations and accelerating the speed of recovery. FalconStor’s VTL leverages and provisions industry standard high-speed disk as virtual tape drives/libraries to backup servers attached to a SAN via Fibre Channel (FC), iSCSI or NDMP protocol to maximise performance and return on investment.</p>
<p>“Our flagship IPStor Enterprise Edition software has been available on Solaris for some time now, and the addition of VTL completes the availability of our solutions on the Solaris platform,” said John Lallier, FalconStor vice president of technology. “The security, open source and 64-bit performance of Solaris makes it an ideal platform for our VTL solution.”</p>
<p>About FalconStor</p>
<p>FalconStor Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: FALC) is a leading developer of network storage software designed to optimise the storage, protection and availability of enterprise data. FalconStor's flagship product, IPStor, enables corporate IT to deploy a hardware-agnostic, network-centric foundation to maximise operating efficiency and business continuity, and to meet the availability requirements of mission-critical applications. IPStor-powered network storage solutions are available and supported by major OEMs, as well as system integrators and resellers worldwide.
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.</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 network storage 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.</p>
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<p>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>Media Contacts:</p>
<p>Rob Stirling
Markom Marketing
+61 2 9977 8922
rob_stirling@markom.com.au</p>
<p>Joel Norton
FalconStor Software
+61 2 8912 2153
joel.norton@falconstor.com</p>

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