Ships iSCSI Storage Server Solution for Microsoft Windows
Storage Server 2003
NEW YORK --(Business
Wire)-- April 26, 2004 -- Company Launches Partner Program
for Windows Storage Server Appliance Providers to Deliver
Simple, Affordable Fully Featured iSCSI Network Storage
FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), a leading
developer of network storage infrastructure software, today
announced availability of iSCSI Storage Server, powered by
IPStor, the first fully-featured, seamlessly integrated
solution designed specifically for the Microsoft(R) Windows
Storage Server 2003(R) platform. The iSCSI Storage Server
software will be made available via providers of Windows
Storage Server 2003-based devices.
The iSCSI Storage Server leverages FalconStor's award
winning IPStor(R) enterprise level software, and is designed
specifically to transform the Microsoft Windows Storage
Server 2003 into a unified storage platform, providing both
file and block level services. The iSCSI Storage Server
addresses the needs of SMB/departmental customers seeking to
centralize and consolidate their storage, improve
availability, consolidate backup, and provide offsite
replication. The iSCSI Storage Server also includes support
for Microsoft's Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).
Organizations that have been unable to move to a Fibre
Channel SAN due to cost or complexity issues will now be
able to consolidate storage for Microsoft Exchange Server,
Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and other application servers.
Texas Tech University selected the iSCSI Storage Server on a
Dell PowerVault 775N cluster to consolidate storage onto an
iSCSI SAN for many of the school's web servers and
departmental applications. "FalconStor has
intelligently leveraged Microsoft technology, and has
enabled us to establish portability and enhance backup
capabilities and reliability for our web server farms and
departmental web-based applications using the iSCSI Storage
Server," said Dustin Jordan, manager of Server
Administration for Texas Tech University. "The synergy
between the Microsoft and FalconStor products will allow us
to take full advantage of breakthrough capabilities that
will enable us to manage our data stores more effectively.
During this time of tight budget constraints, the iSCSI
Storage Server will provide a flexible mechanism for meeting
the storage needs of student, facility and staff
applications with very little time, money and effort."
"Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 is already a
leading NAS solution for the SMB customer, and we have seen
encouraging adoption of the Microsoft iSCSI architecture,
VSS, and Microsoft MPIO for Exchange and SQL users to
improve their storage management," stated Marcus
Schmidt, senior product manager at Microsoft Corp.
"Microsoft is pleased to be working with FalconStor to
enable affordable storage solutions based on Windows Storage
Server 2003 and the Windows platform."
In addition to centralized disk capacity provisioning, the
iSCSI Storage Server enables Windows Storage Server 2003 to
offer SAN-based snapshot, delta replication and zero-impact
backup and restore services to application hosts attached to
an IP/iSCSI network.
To read the complete release, including the Safe Harbor
agreement, visit www.falconstor.com/iscsistorageserver.asp.