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Xiranet introduces iSCSI and InfiniBand SAN storage solutions for OEM customers

June 5, 2007

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DRESDEN, Germany -- Xiranet Communications, a leading developer of high

performance storage solutions, today announced the availability of storage area network (SAN)

system software for iSCSI and native InfiniBand storage appliances.

iSCSI allows to carry storage data over ubiquitous Ethernet infrastructure. Thus, SANs can be build

that are more cost effective and easier to manage than Fibre Channel based installations. Today,iSCSI is typically implemented to meet lower end storage requirements. But combined with 10 Gb

Ethernet it can provide very high performance as well.

InfiniBand is a new universal, high performance network. With up to 20 Gb/s it provides higher

bandwidth, reduced latency and lower CPU utilisation due to RDMA based data transmission.

Xiranet supports the SCSI RDMA (SRP) protocol for storage over InfiniBand. It allows to build

very capable SANs directly over InfiniBand to support very demanding applications.

The Xiranet SAN storage solutions for OEM customers target standard off-the-shelf x86-64 serverhardware. Both software and hardware RAID via standard controllers can be utilised. For host I/O

1/10 Gb Ethernet and Mellanox InfiniBand HCAs are supported.

The storage system personality is defined by firmware which resides on a flash based Disk-on-

Module (DOM). Thus, all disk drives are available for user data. Depending on the configuration

iSCSI, SRP or mixed storage protocol solutions can be build.

Xiranet Communications GmbH

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