iStor Achieves Microsoft Qualification

iStor Networks flagship product iS325 storage system achieves Microsoft Designed for Windows qualification

September 19, 2007

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IRVINE, Calif. -- iStor Networks, Inc. , an innovative technology leader in the development of network storage solutions today announced qualification of the iS325 iSCSI storage system under the Microsoft Designed for Windows Logo Program for iSCSI target devices. With this logo qualification, iStor confirms that all products utilizing the GigaStor Technology delivers verified iSCSI connectivity and interoperability with Microsoft® Windows Server 2003 SKUs including Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 , the operating system used in the majority of servers sold worldwide.

iStor’s flagship GigaStor product is a highly integrated network storage controller enabling the creation of cost effective iSCSI RAID storage solutions. The company’s comprehensive line of products enables customers to build flexible, secure, affordable and high performance IP SANs that address business-critical information systems to the masses. The Microsoft Windows logo qualification is an important designation not only insuring customer’s quality experience but also recognizing the ability of the Microsoft iSCSI software initiators to keep pace with 10Gb connectivity including the iStor GigaStor.

iSCSI leverages existing IP networks to connect servers to storage using TCP/IP to transport SCSI commands and data between the host initiator and the storage target. iSCSI is attractive to both large and small customers who want to leverage a ubiquitous IP network utilizing standard mainstream Gigabit Ethernet components such as the Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator along with standard Ethernet Network Interface Cards (NIC) and network switches to complement the iStor GigaStor storage target system for a cost effective end-to-end solution. The Designed for Windows Logo Program promotes quality product development practices and ensures that customers have a wide choice of tested iSCSI hardware components designed to interoperate with Windows and the Microsoft iSCSI architecture. As a qualified "Designed for Windows" product, the GigaStor has undergone rigorous testing and demonstrated a quality assurance and proven interoperability with Windows and Microsoft iSCSI architecture to meet the needs of all Microsoft Windows customers.

Microsoft recognizes the value in working with the industry leading network storage companies to ensure interoperability with the Microsoft Windows iSCSI infrastructure. “Microsoft and iStor share a common vision of Windows as the best host to a SAN and look forward to a long term relationship in bringing the value of high end iSCSI storage capabilities to organizations of all sizes,” said Bala Kasiviswanathan, Director of Windows Server Product Management, Microsoft Corporation.

iStor Networks Inc.Microsoft Corp.

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