November 27, 2007 08:00 ET

BlueArc Extends High Performance Titan Storage System Family to the Midrange With Addition of Titan 1100 Model

New System Expands Customer Accessibility With Lower Entry Point While Maintaining Unique Architecture, Modularity and Broad Software Suite

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - BlueArc® Corporation, a leader in scalable, high-performance unified network storage, today announced the introduction of the Titan 1100 storage system, the latest addition to its flagship Titan family of storage products. The Titan 1100 brings small to medium enterprises and vertical customers the performance advantages of proprietary hardware-based architecture at a competitive price point, starting at $75,000, a 25% reduction from the company's lowest list price on existing offerings.

BlueArc's Titan 1100 can serve both as a building block or the centerpiece of a growing company's network storage infrastructure. The 1100 offers support for two-node clustering and can scale up to 128 terabytes of data. Unlike many competitive solutions, which often reduce software capabilities in mid-market offerings, the Titan 1100 offers the same robust software, data management and virtualization suite featured in BlueArc's Titan 2000 product line. Integrated with recent archiving, clustering, security and disaster recovery enhancements, BlueArc's Titan 1100 provides a foundation for superior performance and cost-effective use of multiple storage solutions in a system that scales easily with file size, volume, users and applications.

"It is important to consider that BlueArc has a feature-rich, field-proven, easy to manage, scalable storage system that is an excellent solution for a wide range of applications and data types," said Tony Asaro, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "This type of value is appropriate for any market as long as it fits within budget constraints. The Titan 1100 presents a greenfield opportunity for BlueArc with a price point that opens up new markets and it provides accretive value to its existing customers through tiered storage and remote/branch office environments. This should dispel the notion that BlueArc is only for large environments and will cement the idea that BlueArc also provides value to the mid-market as well."

"The introduction of Titan 1100 demonstrates BlueArc's commitment to delivering high performance unified network storage without compromise to data-driven markets. We are pleased to now make the quality and performance of BlueArc's Titan accessible to customers at a lower point of entry in the increasingly important mid-market, for mid-sized organizations and fast-growing companies on the way up," said Steve Daheb, senior vice president of marketing and business development for BlueArc. "We didn't design the 1100 to simply compete with traditional solutions in its price class. As with the Titan 2000 family, the 1100 is in a class by itself, ready to scale with a customer's business over time."

Advantage for Enterprise Storage Networking Strategy

Whether the customer's priority is storage consolidation for core IT services or a dedicated research project or business function, BlueArc Titan 1100 helps businesses address the needs of different locations with a scalable solution for nearline and archive storage as well as remote replication.

The new offering from BlueArc expands the storage provider's portfolio by extending the performance and reliability advantage of BlueArc technology in the data center to remote and branch offices and lines of business. Featuring the same components and form factor as the rest of the Titan family of products, the Titan 1100 functions as part of a modular storage network that can be upgraded where and when a business demands increased capability.

Value, Performance for Small, Medium-Size Businesses

Data-driven businesses and small and medium-size companies now have access to BlueArc technology that can evolve seamlessly with their growth, ultimately providing the industry's fastest performance when they need it. In addition to its modular design for fast and easy upgrades, BlueArc Titan 1100 support for clustering affords these customers an extensible measure of disaster recovery that is more efficient than conventional solutions, such as tape.

Its functionality and price point make BlueArc Titan 1100 an attractive option for a host of applications -- such as electronic design and e-commerce -- that are demanding and data-intensive, and a fairly specialized function within a larger enterprise or industry.

Technology Highlights

BlueArc's Titan 1100 shares the same modular four-blade chassis as the Titan 2000 series and uses the same firmware release version.

Product specifications include:

--  Maximum performance of 50,000 IOPS
--  Maximum capacity at 128 terabytes (usable)
--  Support for two-node clustering configurations
--  Four Gigabit Ethernet data ports


BlueArc Titan 1100 systems are available immediately, starting at $75,000. For more information, please call 866 864-1040 or e-mail

About BlueArc

BlueArc is a leading provider of high performance unified network storage systems to enterprise markets, as well as data intensive markets, such as electronic discovery, entertainment, federal government, higher education, Internet services, oil and gas and life sciences. Our products support both network attached storage, or NAS, and storage area network, or SAN, services on a converged network storage platform.

We enable companies to expand the ways they explore, discover, research, create, process and innovate in data-intensive environments. Our products replace complex and performance-limited products with high performance, scalable and easy to use systems capable of handling the most data intensive applications and environments. Further, we believe that our energy efficient design and our products' ability to consolidate legacy storage infrastructures dramatically increases storage utilization rates and reduces our customers' total cost of ownership. Information about BlueArc solutions and services can be found at

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