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FalconStor Provides SAN for der Spiegel

HAMBURG -- FalconStor Software Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), the market leader in disk-based data protection solutions today announced that German media company Spiegel, owner of Der Spiegel, Germanys leading magazine, has implemented the FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS) solution powered by the FalconStor IPStor® Enterprise Edition software to deliver a Storage Area Network infrastructure to provide increased flexibility, central administration and application-aware backup for its Lotus Notes server cluster and other file servers. The solution was implemented together with Hamburg-based partner, Itiso.

Spiegel required backup and storage capabilities for massive amounts of data in excess of 35 TB. For Spiegel, one of the NSS solution’s key advantages over potential alternatives was the FalconStor Storage Service Enabler option which allows adoption into an NSS storage pool of existing storage devices, together with their existing data, in order to enable them with advanced storage services. Residing on an infrastructure comprised of a Storage Area Network using both Fibre Channel and iSCSI, Spiegel’s new, post-deployment environment is both virtualized and storage service-enabled, across two sites.

Robert Kiehne, Systems Manager at Spiegel, said: “As a 24/7 media organisation with a large volume of data, we can afford neither downtime due to any sort of failure, nor downtime in order to migrate vast amounts of data to a new infrastructure. FalconStor’s ability to deliver advanced storage services within these constraints was exactly what we were seeking.”

FalconStor Software Inc.