SOURCE: Raid Incorporated

March 25, 2008 10:00 ET

RAID Inc. Extends Popular Falcon Series

New 48-Bay Falcon III Storage Device Offers Exceptional Price, Performance and Scalability in a Small Footprint

METHUEN, MA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - RAID Inc., a customer-centric storage solutions provider specializing in custom manufacturing of leading edge storage solutions, today announced the extension of its popular Falcon series with the 48-bay Falcon III solution. This compact yet powerful Fibre Channel storage device can store up to 48 terabytes of data on a single unit.

The Falcon III houses 48 SATA-2 drives in 4U of rack space, with expansion up to 48 additional drives via a companion 4U JBOD, which gives users a total of 96 terabytes in just 8U of space. Customers also gain the bandwidth needed for disk-to-disk backup, archiving and other storage-intensive applications. By leveraging SAS full duplex and point-to-point architecture, organizations can maximize their data throughput. The Falcon III also offers high reliability, as well as hot swappable components for fault tolerance. With no single point of failure, two RAID controllers per chassis, and host-based dynamic multi-pathing, users are assured of continuous access to application data.

"We are pleased to be able to extend this highly popular storage product that provides our customers with a compact design and increased performance, while keeping power consumption low," stated Bob Picardi, Chief Operating Officer at RAID Incorporated. "With the demands of the storage market driving exponential performance and scalability needs, we wanted to deliver on a product that meets and exceeds the industry's expectations. The 48-Bay Falcon III is that product."

Additional features and benefits of the 48-bay Falcon III:

--  Green design: The Falcon III has the lowest power consumption, with 50
    percent more terabytes per kilowatts of power. In addition, it offers the
    highest density of any nearline storage RAID device on the market.
    
--  Availability and flexibility:  The Falcon III combines 4Gb Fibre
    Channel RAID connectivity with Serial ATA II disk drives, and Serial
    Attached SCSI expansion technology, offering affordable RAID storage
    combined with high performance capabilities.
    
--  Easy to manage storage and recovery: RAID Inc.'s StorageWatch
    management software makes it easy to configure and administer the Falcon
    III storage system. Its automated control of individual controller's cache,
    arrays and devices via a web-based interface simplifies storage
    administration, while the fully functional Command Line Interface allows
    for integration of array management into existing operational procedures.
    
--  RAID support: The Falcon III supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 50.
    

The 48-Bay Falcon III is available to the public, and for more information about the product, please go to http://www.raidinc.com/falcon_III_48bay.php. RAID Inc. will also be an exhibitor (booth# 15) at the High Performance Computing Conference on March 25-26, 2008 www.hpcc-usa.org.

About RAID Incorporated

Headquartered in Methuen, MA, RAID Incorporated is a managed storage service provider (MSSP) and designs customized storage systems and solutions. RAID Incorporated's flagship service StorageWatch® is the industry's only real-time monitoring and managed storage service which reduces customers total cost of ownership by reducing operational costs associated with maintaining and administering storage systems while increasing data availability. Since 1994, RAID has been devoted to researching and developing leading edge technologies while providing twenty-four hour support services to become one of the industry leaders. RAID specializes in solving compute, application, and disaster recovery needs with a unique platform combining hardware, software, and services. www.raidinc.com

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