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US Army Corp Wins SNW Award

BOULDER, Colo. -- LeftHand Networks, the leader in open iSCSI SANs, today announced that its customer, the Huntington District Army Corps of Engineers, has been honored by Storage Networking World in the “Best Practices in Storage” Awards Program in the category of Selecting and Deploying Storage Networks. The awards honor organizations that have accomplished extraordinary business challenges and have delivered strategic advantage to their enterprise through the deployment of innovative storage networking solutions.

“We are pleased to have been selected for this coveted IT recognition,” said Mark Kash, IT specialist for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, West Virginia. “LeftHand Networks’ open iSCSI SAN solution gave us an incredibly flexible, full-featured enterprise-level SAN that was affordable and provided us with significant investment protection. The beauty of the new LeftHand Networks system – which takes advantage of clustering technology – is that reliability and uptime has increased to 100%. It is hard to top that.”

By installing LeftHand Networks open iSCSI SAN the Army Corps of Engineers solved the critical challenges it faced, including increasing its disk capacity and utilization, simplifying its data storage administration and replacing its aging backup and recovery solution as well as its 23 aging file and print servers.

“We were able to consolidate 23 servers down to four servers, while tripling our available disk space for end-users with the LeftHand iSCSI SAN solution,” added Kash. “It also eliminated the complexity and utilization challenges we had previously been facing with both DAS and fibre channel solutions, while giving us more scalable capacity and advanced capabilities such as thin provisioning.”

LeftHand Networks Inc.