SOURCE: iStor Networks, Inc.

December 11, 2007 06:00 ET

iStor Networks Achieves Microsoft's Simple SAN for Windows Server Partner Designation

integraStor Product Earns Designed for Windows Logo for Microsoft VDS and Microsoft Simple SAN Designation for Windows Server 2003 Users

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - December 11, 2007) - iStor Networks, Inc. ®, a leader in high performance iSCSI solutions, has achieved the Microsoft® Simple SAN for Windows® Server partner designation as a Microsoft Simple SAN Component as well as the Designed for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 logo for Microsoft Virtual Disk Service (VDS) for the iS325. The program provides the framework to help drive robust, serviceable and easy to use multi-vendor storage area network (SAN) solutions on the Windows Server 2003 platform.

"Microsoft is excited to work with innovative companies like iStor to build next generation solutions that deliver all the benefits of SANs while simplifying the installation, configuration, and provisioning of storage," said Bala Kasiviswanathan, Director of Storage Systems Division at Microsoft. "By working closely with partners like iStor, we are able to deliver incredibly robust shared storage systems for IT Administrators -- an especially significant benefit for the small to medium business (SMB) market."

"iStor is committed to working with Microsoft to create Simple SAN solutions for Windows Server 2003 users," says Kevin Daly, CEO of iStor Networks. "Simple SAN partners must meet a number of strict design requirements. Our customers can be assured that the integraStor product family works seamlessly in a Windows environment, providing ROI by lowering IT operating expenses and increasing business productivity. The combined efforts are streamlining and delivering on the promise of SANs throughout the storage lifecycle."

The integraStor family of SAN appliances will feature the "Compatible with Simple SAN for Windows Server 2003" designation. Each appliance comes pre-loaded with support for out-of-the-box Simple SAN solution integration with Microsoft iSCSI software initiator, Microsoft Multi-Path Input/Output (MPIO), Microsoft Virtual Disk Service (VDS) and iStor's Management Console. The integraStor is ideal for a wide range of customer applications including primary, near line and tiered storage. Scaling from single boxes to multi-chassis 100 TB solutions, the integraStor family also supports Microsoft storage technologies, such as Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS), Distributed File System (DFS) and Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. The integraStor family supports full wire speed connectivity with single 10GbE or 8 ports of 1GbE, as well as Boot from SAN for further consolidating & simplifying SAN management, thus increasing IT administrator productivity. The first integraStor product with Simple SAN designation is the iS325; in addition iStor continues its Simple SAN compatible product line with the introduction of the iS512 scalable RAID solution shipping in December.

About iStor Networks, Inc.

iStor Networks, Inc. is an innovative technology leader providing network storage solutions to OEMs, value-added Resellers and system integrators. The company's comprehensive line of products addresses business-critical needs for flexibility, affordability and high performance. Headquartered in Irvine, California, iStor has established a global presence with offices in the United States, UK, and operational facilities in Taiwan. For more information visit

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