Los Gatos, Calif.Hifn has added two members to its Express DR card family, the Express DR 250 and 255, specifically designed to accelerate data de-duplication and data reduction applications.
According to Hifn, the Express DR 250/255 cards are the industry's first hardware accelerated data de-duplication cards. With today's geometric explosion of data volumes, keeping IT budgets from increasing requires that redundant information in data files be reduced as much as technically possible. Hifn's Express DR 250/255 accelerator cards accomplish this goal in two ways: first, with built-in powerful and fast SHA-1 or MD5 hashing algorithms, and second, single-pass LZS 2.5:1 data compression (on average) with an optional encryption engine.
The 250-Mbyte/s throughput of the Express DR 250/255 is suitable for IP SAN and NAS appliances running data-de-duplication. The DR 250/255 family is offered in a full height PCI-X 64 bit slot or a low-profile, four-lane PCI-e form factor, respectively.
Express DR 250/255 cards also support hardware-advantaged, data security and authentication function combined with AES 256 bit encryption (Advanced Encryption Standard) at more than 250-Mbyte/s to support real-time protection of sensitive data. It also provides a high-quality hardware ANSI X9.17 random number generator.
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