SOURCE: BlueArc

February 21, 2006 08:01 ET

BlueArc Partners Express Support and Interoperability for Titan 2000 Storage System Announcement

New NAS Lineup Delivers More Than Three Times the Performance of Competing Solutions and Unprecedented Scalability, Enabling Application Consolidation

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2006 -- BlueArc Corporation, the world leader in network storage innovation, today announced significant partner and industry support for the company's Titan 2000 storage system family, unveiled earlier this month. BlueArc partners extend the benefits of Titan 2000 through customers' infrastructures, through their innovative approach to cutting-edge solutions.

"BlueArc technology and solution partners are embracing this new approach to network storage, and the ability for customers to achieve more with less," said Steve Daheb, vice president of marketing for BlueArc. "We are excited about the dramatic opportunities available as a result of this release."

BlueArc's Titan 2000 family embraces open standards and protocols, enabling simplified integration into customers' existing infrastructures, and accelerating interoperability with existing vendors. Titan also features the ability to be utilized as a NAS gateway to existing SANs and storage arrays, maximizing opportunities to obtain leading performance, reliability and scalability, while reducing cost and complexity.

"By leveraging Stratix series devices in a groundbreaking programmable logic-based architecture, the Titan 2000 family demonstrates how storage industry innovators like BlueArc apply the highest-performance FPGAs to deliver impressive results," said Don Faria, senior vice president of application business groups at Altera Corporation.

"Brocade supports BlueArc in providing 4 Gbit/sec SAN connectivity for the full family of Titan 2000 storage systems," said Tom Buiocchi, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Support at Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. "We share BlueArc's commitment to providing high-performance, scalable storage solutions that help simplify data management."

"We have chosen BlueArc as a premier storage partner for the speed, resiliency, and dedication to quality in their products. Together, CommuniGate Systems (CGS) and BlueArc have numerous customers and have achieved the Specmail world record together. With the new Titan 2000 we are pleased to see the gains in performance that will help customers deploying large scale Internet Communications on CGP," said Jon R. Doyle, VP, Business Development, CommuniGate Systems (CGS).

"We are pleased with the introduction of BlueArc's Titan 2000 series," said Dave West, CommVault's vice president of Business Development and Marketing. "By having both the Titan 2000 advancements and our QiNetix unified data management software, enterprise IT managers can leverage the performance and scalable data management and protection that customers have grown to depend on to keep data highly available at the lowest possible costs."

About BlueArc

BlueArc is the world leader in network storage innovation. BlueArc's Titan storage system family delivers unparalleled performance, scalability and simplicity, enabling customers to accelerate their digital world. Utilizing a unique patented architecture, Titan customers can achieve tasks impossible with alternative systems, implementing tomorrow's solutions today. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, California with European operations based in Bracknell, England. More information on BlueArc is available on the Internet at www.bluearc.com.

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