SOURCE: BlueArc

August 15, 2007 08:00 ET

BlueArc and Scentric Enhance Product Compatibility to Help Customers Drive More Value From Data

Storage, Data Classification Solutions Support Information Lifecycle Management

SAN JOSE, CA and ALPHARETTA, GA--(Marketwire - August 15, 2007) - BlueArc® Corporation, a market leader in scalable, high-performance unified storage, and Scentric, an innovative provider of universal data classification solutions, today announced they will work together to enhance their award-winning products' compatibility. Mutual customers will benefit from powerful storage and retrieval capabilities for information lifecycle management, ranging from e-discovery and governance initiatives to support for digital files that are massive in size, such as video and audio files, or profuse in volume, such as e-mail.

BlueArc and Scentric will collaborate on the development of new features for tighter integration between their respective products. BlueArc's Titan 2000 series unified storage technology consolidates and manages up to 512 terabytes of data in a single storage pool, and supports thousands of concurrent users with dramatically higher access rates and performance, scalability and reliability that are well in excess of conventional storage systems. Scentric Destiny is the world's first solution for cataloging, classifying and controlling all types of data regardless of where it is stored in the enterprise.

"By working to more tightly integrate our products with BlueArc storage systems, we strengthen our ongoing commitment to address all of our customers' data classification needs," said Hemant Kurande, CTO and Founder, Scentric. "BlueArc offers the fastest storage systems tested in the Scentric lab, and our development efforts will help our customers take advantage of that extraordinary performance."

"Data classification is essential to the industries we serve, where data drives business -- whether that's oil and gas discovery, millions of online transactions or sophisticated digital animation and special effects," said Steve Daheb, senior vice president, marketing and business development, BlueArc. "We expect that greater compatibility between BlueArc and Scentric products will be welcome news for our customers."

BlueArc recently earned the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Award for NAS systems, and Scentric Destiny was named "Editor's Choice for 2007" for Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) tools by Network Computing.

About Scentric

Scentric is an innovative provider of universal data classification solutions for Information Governance and IT infrastructure optimization. The company's flagship solution, Scentric Destiny, is the world's first universal solution for cataloging, classifying and controlling all types of data regardless of where it is stored in the enterprise and is designed specifically to fill the gap between business users and storage administrators. By using Scentric Destiny, enterprises can significantly mitigate information security and privacy risks resulting from unmanaged data growth, optimize existing infrastructure investments and translate regulatory requirements into established IT processes.

Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Scentric is led by a team of storage veterans committed to solving real business problems related to Information Governance requirements and explosive data growth demands. For more information, please call 678-325-2150 or visit Scentric at http://www.scentric.com/.

About BlueArc

BlueArc is the performance, scalability and simplicity leader in world-class network storage systems and software. BlueArc solutions enable customers to accelerate applications, reduce costs and enable infrastructure consolidation through a unique, patented platform architected well beyond today's market offerings. Information about BlueArc solutions and services can be found at www.bluearc.com.

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