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LeftHand Networks Completes 2007 NSM Portfolio Expansion with Next Generation NSM 2120 SAN Platform

LeftHand Networks
December 4, 2007

High-Density NSM 2120 Delivers Space-Efficient Capacity in a Highly Available iSCSI SAN; Expanding Customer Choice and Flexibility

Boulder, CO -- LeftHand Networks®, the leading provider of highly available open iSCSI SANs, today announced the availability of its NSM 2120, the latest addition to its portfolio of next generation storage platforms. The NSM 2120 completes the company’s 2007 portfolio expansion of LeftHand-branded products, delivering a high-density enterprise-class SAN and providing enterprise and SME customers with significant flexibility and scalability as they deploy SANs across corporate data centers, regional and remote offices.

"The NSM 2120 is the latest example of LeftHand’s commitment to provide the channel with a broad choice of storage platforms and solutions,” said Tom Cahill, director of product & partner management at CDW. “LeftHand’s complete family of products provides highly available, performance-driven iSCSI SANs that deliver excellent customer value. We look forward to offering the NSM 2120 along with LeftHand’s full portfolio of physical and virtual SAN solutions to our customers."

The NSM 2120 delivers a rich, fully-integrated feature set, advanced data protection and centralized management, and provides a best-in-class solution for optimizing performance and manageability in virtualized server environments. LeftHand Networks’ portfolio of next generation SAN platform products includes the NSM 2060, NSM 2120 and NSM 4150, as well as the NSM 160, all of which leverage the capabilities of LeftHand’s award-winning SAN/iQ® clustered storage software.

"LeftHand Networks’ comprehensive portfolio of next generation SAN platforms provides customers with significant choice and flexibility, allowing them to easily select a storage system that is ideally-suited to their business needs – all in an affordable, easy-to-scale package,” said Larry Cormier, vice president of marketing, LeftHand Networks. “LeftHand Networks remains committed to the success of its channel partners, and will continue to deliver leading-edge SAN solutions that allow their customers to easily and non-disruptively scale their solutions as business needs dictate.”

With its high density and low power and cooling requirements, the NSM 2120 is fully integrated and simultaneously scales capacity and performance making it a perfect fit for server virtualization projects. The NSM 2120 provides up to 9 TBs of storage capacity in a 2U form factor, and is available in five configurations: 1.8 TB 15K SAS, 3.6 TB 15K SAS, 3.0 TB SATA, 6.0 TB SATA, and 9.0 TB SATA, each with 12 hot swappable disk drives. The NSM 2120 also includes centralized SAN/iQ management and a full feature set including advanced thin provisioning 2.0; distributed clustering; snapshots; synchronous multi-site SAN replication; asynchronous remote copy replication; volume migration and volume cloning.

The NSM 2120 is available Fourth Quarter, 2007 through LeftHand Networks’ resellers and VARs, with prices starting at $22,000.

About LeftHand Networks
LeftHand Networks pioneered IP-based storage area networks (SAN) in 2001. SANs built using LeftHand’s SAN/iQ® software are uniquely able to distribute and protect data across a cluster of industry-standard storage servers. The company’s patented architecture increases data availability, allows users to start small and grow the SAN seamlessly, and simplifies management. The LeftHand SAN is ideal for storage and server consolidation, multi-site SANs, and disaster recovery. LeftHand SANs are available in the U.S., Canada and throughout Europe. For more information, contact LeftHand at