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EqualLogic Unveils NAS Gateway

NASHUA, N.H. -- EqualLogic, the leading provider of enterprise-class iSCSI storage area network (SAN) solutions, today announced a Windows Storage Server Network Attached Storage (NAS) gateway solution that is optimized for EqualLogic SANs. The NAS gateway is manufactured by AMS Storage using Microsoft’s Windows Storage Server 2003 R2. It allows EqualLogic customers to cost-effectively consolidate, scale and protect all data with an iSCSI SAN while maintaining tight integration of Windows-based file services with Windows server and client systems as well as UNIX, Linux and Apple systems.

Combining an EqualLogic PS Series SAN with a Windows Storage Server NAS gateway lets IT managers leverage NAS and SAN functionality in a consolidated yet simplified environment. This approach provides customers an alternative to existing 'unified' storage architectures. EqualLogic’s integration with Microsoft’s Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 NAS products includes seamless interoperability with Microsoft data protection and management features via Simple SAN Solution certification. The combination of the two products lets customers scale SAN and NAS services independently and gives customers a choice of NAS services based on application needs and client operating system selection.

"Windows Storage Server gateways combined with enterprise-class EqualLogic SANs are a perfect fit for mid-tier businesses that need flexible and full-featured NAS services," said John Joseph, vice president of marketing for EqualLogic. "These solutions are especially well-suited for businesses that rely on Microsoft Windows clients and applications."

EqualLogic Inc.