StoneFly, emBoot Team on SAN

StoneFly and emBoot will deliver software-based boot from SAN capabilities to reduce the total cost of IP SAN ownership through improvedIT resource consolidation for StoneFly customers worldwide

May 3, 2007

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SAN DIEGO -- StoneFly, Inc., a leading supplier of integratedIP storage area network (SAN) systems and a wholly-owned subsidiary ofDynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), today announced a technologypartnership with emBoot, Inc. that delivers software-based boot from SANcapabilities to reduce the total cost of IP SAN ownership through improvedIT resource consolidation for StoneFly customers worldwide.

When IT departments can implement servers that boot from volumes on the IPSAN, they gain a number of benefits, according to Mo Tahmasebi, CEO of DNF."Boot from SAN offers customers the ability to recover servers quickly aswell as deploy diskless and virtualized servers, while also making it easierfor organizations to centralize IT management," he said. "By partnering withemBoot, StoneFly extends its capabilities in this area with a provensoftware-based approach that also reduces costs for our customers."

iSCSI boot capability is ideal for data centers, server rooms, gridcomputing, corporate desktops, educational desktops and call centers, saidGeorge Kostiuk, CEO of emBoot, Inc. "emBoot's partnership with StoneFly, aniSCSI market pioneer, further validates the growing importance ofsoftware-based iSCSI boot capabilities in the marketplace," said Kostiuk."Our boot from SAN capabilities for both Linux and Windows platformscomplement StoneFly's field-proven IP SAN product line and also represent animportant value-add for StoneFly customers."

StoneFly has completed testing and certification of its IP SANs for use withemBoot's winBoot/i, for Windows environments, and netBoot/i, for Linuxplatforms. StoneFly customers can now leverage these products to centralizestorage as well as disk images, operating systems and virtual servers,significantly reducing the time required for tedious IT tasks, such asreplacing failed servers. emBoot's solutions also eliminate the need topurchase cost-prohibitive new hardware to perform these same functions, andoffer users the ability to take advantage of TCP/IP Offload Engines (TOE),10Gb adapters and standard Ethernet cards to further advance their IP SANdeployments. In addition, they meet compliance standards such as HIPPA andSarbanes-Oxley, and support SEC rules.

StoneFly Inc.

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