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DataDirect Networks launches certified storage area network application suites

Leading the delivery of interoperable Storage Area Networks (SAN) to the marketplace, DataDirect Networks Inc. has introduced SANware, a series of certified SAN application suites that incorporate hardware, software, professional services and support to solve customers' unique storage management needs. The company's SANware Application Suites were developed as a turnkey solution to address end-user requirements of proven and tested SAN solutions that minimize system downtime and ensure smooth implementation.

"Companies are looking at shared storage resources as a way to increase productivity, reduce total cost of ownership and increase utilization of production assets, but are cautious in taking their first steps toward implementing a storage area network," Bob Woolery, senior director of marketing, DataDirect Networks, said. "With SANware Application Suites, customers can have total confidence that they will receive a customized SAN solution that is optimized, fully tested and certified to work with their application production environment with a net result of increased availability and productivity."

DataDirect Networks SANware components include sharing technologies, interconnect products (including Fibre Channel infrastructure products encompassing HBAs, switches, hubs and cabling), secondary and front-end storage products, data management software and other elements which will allow DataDirect Networks to design the best possible SAN solution for its customers.

DataDirect Networks SANware Application Suites are ideal for information-centric environments where intense amounts of images and data are employed, such as video and film production, pre-press, medical imaging, oil and gas exploration, academic and research computing and Internet content provision. The solution offers a robust growth path to other SANware Application Suites with upward scalability in performance, capacity, storage and network management, platform support and heterogeneous platform capability.

For more information contact Jim Hughes, DataDirect Networks, Inc., via phone: (818) 700-7600, ext. 4066, or via email:

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