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Hifn, Cofio Create Fastest VTL

LOS GATOS, Calif. -- Hifn (NASDAQ: HIFN), the catalyst behind storage and networking innovation, today announced a partnership with Cofio Software Inc. to create advanced Virtual Tape Library (VTL) solutions for Small and Medium Enterprise Customers. The Hifn-Cofio VTL platform leverages Hifn’s Express DR™ data reduction cards and Cofio’s ViStor VTL software to create backup solutions that deliver market-leading, VTL performance with the industry’s only hardware-accelerated capacity optimization.

ViStor™ 2.0 VTL platform, incorporating Hifn’s Express DR card technology, provides an enterprise-class, yet cost-effective, VTL solution designed to meet the performance, reliability and affordability requirements of the SME secondary storage market. The combination of disk-based backup, Hifn’s hardware-advantaged and patented capacity optimization technology, and Cofio’s powerful ViStor VTL software enables SMB and SME customers to dramatically improve their backup reliability, ensure data integrity and shrink the backup window while leveraging their existing backup infrastructure, polices and procedures.

“Containing data growth and improving backup reliability are two of the biggest storage challenges facing SME IT operations, and the Cofio ViStor VTL with integrated Hifn Express DR capabilities addresses both of those issues in a single integrated solution,” said John Matze, vice president of business development at Hifn. “With the massive data loads facing SMEs and the huge processing overhead required for software-based data compression, it is inconceivable that any company would willingly deploy a VTL solution that lacks hardware-advantaged capacity optimization.”

Hifn Inc.