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Globalstor Demonstrates Fibre Channel, SAN-Ready Enterprise Data Warehouse Solution at NAB

Enterprise Data Warehouse Solution Supports Scalability from 7.2TB to Over 20TB

LAS VEGAS, NV April 8, 2002:

At NAB 2002 this week, Globalstor Data Corporation, a leading provider of high-end mass storage solutions, will demonstrate their new ExtremeStor FC (Fibre Channel) at their booth, (#S6572).  The company’s first SAN-ready and host-independent, enterprise data warehouse solution, ExtremeStor FC includes a Fibre Channel interface and scaleable access to data capacities ranging from 600GB to 1.44TB.  Available as either a compact desktop or rack mount solution, ExtremeStor FC supports RAID 0, 1, 0 +1, 3, and 5 for unsurpassed data redundancy, security and availability. 

ExtremeStor FC’s Fibre Channel interface combines the benefits of both channel and network technologies, resulting in a computer communications protocol designed to meet even today’s busiest broadcast environment’s never ending demand for high bandwidth (100MB/s and beyond).  By incorporating Fibre Channel, the ExtremeStor FC enables a broad range of protocols to run over the same shared physical interface and media, simultaneously and across a span of several kilometers.  The end result is enhanced data access and increased distance tolerance between networked devices.

"With video applications in particular, much of the work is shared across distributed networks which raise the expectations for what is considered acceptable bandwidth," said Scott Leif, President of Globalstor Data Corp.  "What keeps most environments from implementing the support they need, is cost.  ExtremeStor FC provides enterprise class, SAN-ready, fault tolerant storage for under $7,700.00 per Terabyte."

Globalstor’s ExtremeStor FC is host-independent to ensure complete network compatibility with NT, Solaris and UNIX-based environments.  Ideally suited for applications such as content preservation and distribution, medical image generation, and video archival, the ExtremeStor FC enhances information sharing and management capabilities by offering compatibility with a broad range of software applications available through both Globalstor as well as several third-party suppliers.

Globalstor Data’s ExtremeStor FC will be demonstrated at Globalstor’s Booth #S6572during NAB April 8th through 11th, 2002, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pricing and Availability

Available for direct sale through Globalstor Data or to OEMs for development into specific applications, ExtremeStor FC offers one of the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) with an MSRP of only $11,000 for 1.4TB of storage.  The ExtremeStor FC is now shipping with a two-year factory warranty.

About Globalstor Data

Headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, Globalstor Data Corporation is a leading distributor of high-end mass storage solutions and is widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support.  An OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support, the firm’s competitively priced product line includes technically advanced DVD-RAM and Magneto-Optical (MO) drives and libraries for solutions scalable in excess of 20TB of capacity.  Globalstor also provides a comprehensive range of tape, CD, RAID and Fibre Channel solutions with complete integration for all major operating systems.  Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California and internationally through a strong foundation of over-seas resellers.