StoneFly Awarded Patent for Storage
December 11, 2007
StoneFly's Pioneering Storage Virtualization Engine
Classifies Communications for Efficient Network Routing
Hayward, CA –– StoneFly, Inc., a leading supplier of
integrated IP storage area network (SAN) systems and a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc.
(DNF), today announced that the United States Patent and
Trademark Office has granted the company U.S. patent
7,302,500, entitled "Packet-Based Storage Processing." The
patent was awarded for the technology driving StoneFly's
storage virtualization engine, which is a core component of
all of the company's IP SANs.
The patent, the first issued to StoneFly, is for technology
developed by engineers at StoneFly's development center in
San Diego. This invention decreases latency and eliminates
I/O bottlenecks, allowing communications to be classified
into data or command "packets" for more efficient internal
routing. The StoneFly innovation offers a scalable way to
process communication requests, taking full advantage of the
available system or network bandwidth.
StoneFly's storage virtualization engine resides at the core
of StoneFly StoneFusion, an IP-based, block-level
provisioning appliance that centralizes storage management,
control and monitoring of logical storage volumes.
StoneFusion 6.0 provides enhanced VMware and Xen support for
fast integration of networked storage with virtual servers,
and also includes StoneFly Reflection™ for local and campus
mirroring, and StoneFly Snapshot™ for fast, efficient data
recovery. StoneFusion is integrated into all StoneFly IP
The storage virtualization engine operates seamlessly behind
the scenes, allowing for efficient, concurrent processing.
It powers StoneFly services such as clustering, replication,
mirroring (via StoneFly Reflection) and other iSCSI storage
According to Mo Tahmasebi, CEO for StoneFly's parent
company, DNF Corp., "This valuable invention has provided an
important foundation for our IP SAN solutions since StoneFly
pioneered the market for iSCSI storage," said Tahmasebi. "We
will continue to leverage and build upon this technology as
we further advance our product offerings."
About StoneFly, Inc.
StoneFly, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, was founded in
April 2000 to deliver upon the vision of simple and
affordable storage optimization and disaster recovery
protection through IP SAN solutions. StoneFly is a
subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), a leading
maker of high-performance network attached storage, storage
area networks, RAID and iSCSI systems. For more information
on StoneFly, please visit www.StoneFly.com
Dynamic Network Factory, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF) is a
privately held company based in the Silicon Valley (Hayward,
Ca.). DNF carries a variety of products to assist companies
in meeting their mission-critical storage needs with
cost-effective, high performance solutions. DNF started as a
U.S. subsidiary of the publicly traded Japanese IT
conglomerate, CSK Electronics, in 1989. In 1998, the company
refined its strategy and began to focus the hardware group
on storage solutions. Within a year, DNF's rapid growth
resulted in its emergence as an independent, privately held
spin-off. DNF has thousands of customers ranging from
consumers and small-to-medium businesses, to government
agencies, universities, hospitals, financial institutions
and Fortune 500 companies. In 2006, DNF completed its
acquisition of StoneFly Networks, an iSCSI storage pioneer
and developer of complete, turnkey IP SAN solutions. For
more information, visit www.DNFstorage.com
StoneFly, StoneFusion, StoneFly Reflection, StoneFly
Snapshot and Storage Concentrator are trademarks or
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