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Incipient Releases Software Suite

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Incipient, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise-class network storage virtualization and data migration software, today announced a new release of its Incipient Network Storage Platform(tm)
(iNSP(tm)) software suite. This latest release is in direct response to feedback from global financial services companies with large enterprise-class SAN environments. iNSP software simplifies storage related operations which drives efficiencies across SAN infrastructures without disruption to 24x7 business operations. The new enhancements in iNSP specifically address the challenges of rapid SAN storage growth and data center migration/optimization projects at large financial services companies. Added to iNSP is increased product scalability and availability, optimized data migration management capabilities, support for Active Directory, non-disruptive software upgrades and broader interoperability.

iNSP software runs natively on high performance Cisco MDS 9000 Storage Services Modules (SSMs) that are designed to work with intelligent fabric applications. SSMs work with any Cisco MDS 9500 Director or 9200 fabric switch which provides investment protection for Cisco MDS customers while allowing these customers to leverage new storage services applications, including iNSP, to optimally move, manage and protect data within an enterprise SAN.

Enhancements in iNSP include:

  • Support for four node iNSP Clusters resulting in higher
    performance when performing large data migration projects. An iNSP Cluster is made up of two or four Cisco MDS 9000 SSMs.
  • Usability and data migration-specific enhancements for iNSP
    Administrator, the management application for iNSP software. A single installation of iNSP Administrator can manage multiple two and four node iNSP Clusters, thereby scaling exponentially with business growth.
  • Non-disruptive iNSP software upgrades for Cisco SSMs that
    eliminates path failover when SSMs need software upgrades. iNSP software can be upgraded while the fabric remains online.
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