Express DR Card family doubles storage capacity -

Express DR Card family doubles storage capacity


Los Gatos, Calif.—Hifn launched what it is calling the industry's first hardware-advantaged, capacity optimization solution for Windows-based storage systems.

Hifn's Express DR cards for Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 enable highly-efficient IT operations by lowering overall system costs and doubling the storage capacity for DPM 2007 systems, according to the company.

Providing disk-to-disk compression, Hifn has leveraged its capacity optimization capabilities and designed them to seamlessly integrate with Microsoft Windows for Continuous Data Protection, disk-to-disk and network attached storage applications. The cards feature a drop-in Windows software driver, which enables storage and server OEMs, and System Integrators to quickly add value by bringing Enterprise-class capacity optimization to the mainstream Windows Server market.

The Express DR cards for DPM 2007 address the needs of IT administrators who are struggling with escalating costs of data storage, management and power in their data center. With Express DR for DPM 2007 solutions, administrators realize a 2x ” 3x savings in storage, power and related management costs. The Express DR cards for DPM seamlessly integrate the key functions of data reduction, data integrity and high-performance with Windows Server advanced technologies to deliver efficient, rapid and reliable storage.

the Express DR cards for DPM 2007 are available in two models ” the DR 655 and DR 1055. The Express DR 655 for DPM 2007 is a half-height card that offers up to 600 MB/sec throughput and the Express DR 1055 for DPM 2007 is a full-height card that offers up to 1,000 MB/sec throughput.

Pricing: DR 655 costs $2,395 and the DR 1055, $3,395. OEM quantity pricing is available.
Availability: Third quarter of 2008.
Product brief: click here.

Hifn, 408-399-3500,

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