SOURCE: Dynamic Network Factory

November 06, 2007 08:00 ET

Dynamic Network Factory Partners With Bell Microproducts to Launch StorMacX NAS and iSCSI Products to Deliver Advanced Enterprise Storage to Apple Business Users

Bell Microproducts Partnership Adds Strength to DNF's Channel Sales Strategy

HAYWARD, CA--(Marketwire - November 6, 2007) - Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), a leading maker of high-performance network attached storage (NAS), storage area networks (SANs), RAID and iSCSI systems, today introduced its new StorMacX product line consisting of two new enterprise storage systems designed to augment Apple's easy-to-use Xserve RAID platform with advanced storage functionality at a cost-effective price. DNF has also announced a partnership with Bell Microproducts Inc. (NASDAQ: BELM), one of the world's largest value-added distributors of storage and computing technology, to offer the StorMacX line through Bell Microproducts' network of more than 1,300 independent Apple-authorized resellers across the U.S.

"DNF's StorMacX gives Apple business customers the enterprise storage capabilities that they need -- such as advanced synchronous mirroring, replication, storage provisioning, clustering and 10G Ethernet connectivity -- in two flexible solutions that support heterogeneous environments," said Mo Tahmasebi, CEO of DNF. "We are very pleased to be joining forces with Bell Microproducts to leverage their long history of storage expertise as well as their strong Apple reseller network to make a big impact with StorMacX."

The two StorMacX products consist of the StorMacXi100, a unified network attached storage (NAS) and iSCSI system that supports up to 30TB of storage and three Xserve RAID devices; and the StorMacX i4000S/i4000D, which supports up to 100TB of storage and 10 Xserve RAID devices.

"With StorMacX, DNF builds upon the strengths of Apple's Xserve RAID by adding value that will appeal to tier one and tier two organizations in traditional IT and scientific markets," said Gary Gammon, senior vice president of marketing, enterprise products for Bell Microproducts. "In addition, StorMacX is a fraction of the cost of alternative storage solutions, which makes it a great offering for our resellers."

IntraServe Systems, a San Jose-based certified network integrator and Apple-authorized reseller, is now evaluating the StorMacX products. According to George Massoud, president and CEO of IntraServe, StorMacX fills a market void. "StorMacX was easy to set up and deploy in our OS X environment, allowing us to leverage the Xserve RAID platform, while providing all the advanced functionality that Apple business customers are now demanding," he said.

DNF's StorMacX is now available, through Bell Microproducts, starting at $22,000 for a 10TB configuration. Please call 1-800-800-1513 or visit www.bellmicro.com for more information.

About Bell Microproducts Inc.

Bell Microproducts (NASDAQ: BELM) is an international, value-added distributor of a wide range of high-tech products, solutions and services, including storage systems, servers, software, computer components and peripherals, as well as maintenance and professional services. An industry-recognized specialist in storage products, this Fortune 1000 company is one of the world's largest storage-centric value-added distributors. In 2006, the company celebrated the sale of its 50 millionth hard disk drive, setting a significant industry milestone.

Bell Microproducts is uniquely qualified with deep technical and application expertise to service a broad range of information technology needs. From design to deployment, its products are available at any level of integration, from components to subsystem assemblies and fully integrated, tested and certified system solutions. More information can be found in the company's SEC filings, or by visiting the Bell Microproducts Web site at http://www.bellmicro.com.

About Dynamic Network Factory and Stonefly, Inc.

Founded in 1989, Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF) is a privately held company based in the Silicon Valley (Hayward, Ca.). DNF carries a variety of products, ranging from network attached storage, direct attached storage solutions and IP SAN solutions, to assist companies in meeting their mission-critical storage needs with cost-effective, high-performance storage equipment. DNF has designed custom solutions for organizations of all sizes and manufactured products for many major computer manufacturers. DNF has thousands of customers ranging from consumers and small-to-medium businesses, to government agencies, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Key customers include UC Berkeley, MIT, the Federal Aviation Administration, FBI, Lockheed Martin, Bank of America, Citibank, Wells Fargo, Fujitsu, Honda Corporation of America, SBC, BAE Systems, and General Dynamics.

DNF started as a U.S. subsidiary of the publicly traded Japanese IT conglomerate, CSK Electronics, in 1989. In 1998, the company refined its strategy and began to focus the hardware group on storage solutions. DNF emerged as an independent privately held organization after a year of rapid growth. In 2006, DNF completed its acquisition of StoneFly Networks, an iSCSI storage pioneer and developer of complete, turnkey IP SAN solutions. StoneFly, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, was founded in April 2000 to deliver upon the vision of simple and affordable storage optimization and disaster recovery protection through IP SAN solutions. StoneFly is a subsidiary of DNF, Inc. For more information, visit www.DNFcorp.com

Dynamic Network Factory, DNF and DNF Storage are trademarks of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc.

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