SOURCE: BlueArc

January 25, 2007 08:00 ET

BlueArc's Titan 2200 System Honored as Finalist in Storage Products of the Year Award

Editors of Storage Magazine Highlight Titan 2000 as One of the Most Important Storage Products of 2006

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 25, 2007 -- BlueArc® Corporation, the world leader in network storage innovation, today announced the company has been selected as a finalist for the Disk and Disk Subsystems category of the "2006 Storage Products of the Year" by Storage Magazine. The awards will be presented by the editors of TechTarget's Storage Media Group on February 5, 2007.

Introduced in February 2006 with record-breaking storage system performance and scalability, Titan 2000 previously won the Byte and Switch Big Bytes award for NAS product of the year. Being nominated a finalist for Storage Magazine's Product of the Year continues the recognition of the company's innovation in the marketplace. As a company BlueArc also recently announced that it exceeded expected revenue growth for year-end 2006, achieving seven consecutive record sales quarters. The company has shown a track record of capitalizing on its technology leadership and customer-focused strategy.

"Being a finalist for the Product of the Year Awards by Storage Magazine is another sign that our hardware-accelerated architecture is a powerful solution that offers consumers capabilities far beyond anything on the market today," said Steve Daheb, vice president of marketing for BlueArc. "BlueArc's Titan 2000 storage systems provide real, critical, benefits for customers in a variety of industries and have been the driving force of our success."

The awards are judged by the Storage Magazine-SearchStorage.com editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts, and consultants. Judges will select the 15 "Products of the Year" from among enterprise storage-related products introduced, upgraded, and shipped between October 27, 2005 and November 3, 2006. Winners are selected according to innovation, performance, ease of integration into existing environments, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value.

The Titan 2000 storage system family delivers world-record performance on multiple third-party benchmarks, scalability to 512 terabytes on a single node, and the introduction of a clustered namespace with the ability to span multiple Titans. The Titan 2000 series features an enterprise class software suite, including policy based data migration and replication, iSCSI, enhanced data protection, disaster recovery tools and a WORM file system, alongside a leading virtualization framework, including virtual storage pools, virtual servers, and virtual volumes. It offers customers the ability to consolidate multiple systems down to a platform offering industry-leading performance, scalability and throughput, while protecting long-term investment through a uniquely modular architecture.

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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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