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Sanbolic Does Shared Storage

HOUSTON -- Sanbolic today announced that Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtual machines can now be stored on a single shared storage area network (SAN) storage volume using Sanbolic Kayo File System. The virtual machines can then be moved independently between physical host servers using Quick Migration because all host servers have shared access to the virtual machines files. Kayo FS will be price at $299 per host server and sold in a 5 license bundle.

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V is Microsofts new hypervisor-based server virtualization solution, which is available as part of select versions of Windows Server 2008. Windows Server 2008 Enterprise and Datacenter editions also provide integrated failover clustering at no additional charge, when used in combination with Hyper-V allows customers to easily move virtual servers between physical hosts.

“Kayo FS is a new product that provides file-level shared access to a SAN volume from multiple physical host servers and is designed specifically to provide a cost-effective shared LUN solution for Hyper-V virtual machines,” said Momchil Michailov, Sanbolic’s founder. “Sanbolic is already shipping Melio FS, which is an advanced clustered file system with byte-range locking that can also provide concurrent read/write access to application data on SAN storage from multiple Windows physical or virtual servers. Kayo FS is aimed at a much broader group of customers who we expect will adopt server virtualization now that it is component of the Windows Server 2008 platform.”

Sanbolic Inc.