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Xiotech Introduces New Entry-Level Storage Solution - Emprise 7000 Edge - at Interop

Storage System Delivers All the Benefits of ISE Technology and Web Services Management to Businesses Trying to Do More With Less

LAS VEGAS, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Xiotech Corporation introduced its latest storage solution for organizations who want affordability with flexible, scalable architectures - the new Emprise(TM) 7000 Edge system - today at Interop in Las Vegas. This storage system is built upon Xiotech's patented Intelligent Storage Element (ISE(TM)) technology, which delivers a new universal storage foundation with a combination of self-healing characteristics, the industry's most efficient performance and scalability and unparalleled reliability backed by a five-year hardware warranty.

The Emprise 7000 Edge storage area network (SAN) solution supports up to 10 ISE (160 terabytes). It can be easily upgraded as needs evolve to Xiotech's Emprise 7000 system, which supports up to 64 ISE (1,024 terabytes), providing true investment protection. In addition, Emprise 7000 Edge includes Web Services-based management via ICON Manager and simplified provisioning and management of storage in virtualized server environments via Virtual View.

According to a Xiotech survey of more than 400 storage administrators conducted this month, 77 percent of respondents said their storage budgets are staying the same or decreasing in the next 18 months. At the same time, organizational demand for storage is projected to dramatically increase again this year, meaning that administrators will need to find solutions to satisfy their unique organizational challenges without increased funding.

"We also saw from our survey that organizations greatly value a flexible, adaptable storage system architecture - it's one of the top three characteristics respondents said they look for when buying a new storage system," said Xiotech(R) Vice President of Marketing Mike Hoch. "Because ISE technology moves cache, management and drive functions close to the storage itself, it allows for component-designed storage solutions which scale as users' business needs change and protect those users' initial investment in storage. These are the ultimate in flexible storage architectures, and when you add in the superior reliability the systems offer, they become a tremendous value-add to the small or medium-sized business."

"Any company that is serious about chasing cost out of IT infrastructure has to begin with the fastest growing and most expensive component - storage," said Toigo Partners International Founder and Senior Analyst Jon Toigo. "The Emprise array family, built on ISE technology and W3C Web Services management standards, delivers what other vendors in the industry have only been talking about: an affordable building-block model for storage that can be customized to each application you own but managed in an intelligent and unified way. I am thrilled by Xiotech's continued innovation in this space."

ISE technology offers 100 percent usable storage capacity with no vendor holdbacks or drops in performance as capacity utilization increases, and significantly minimizes disk-related service events through a combination of preventive and self-healing capabilities. In addition, ISE technology achieves the industry's most efficient performance and scalability, and enables users to cut their ongoing storage costs in half through its five-year hardware warranty and lower overall management costs.

Emprise 7000 Edge is on display at Interop Las Vegas, at Xiotech booth #2255. Show attendees are welcome to stop by for more information and system demonstrations.

About Xiotech

Xiotech Corporation, an innovator in data storage solutions, delivers the highest storage value available today based on its Intelligent Storage Element (ISE(TM)) technology. With ISE, Xiotech(R) products deliver 100 percent usable storage capacity with no drop in performance as drives are fully utilized, and provide more performance and flexibility with less hardware because of their efficiency and scalability. Additionally, Xiotech significantly reduces storage operation and management costs with the patented, self-healing technology of ISE, the industry's only five-year hardware warranty and the ICON Manager storage management tool which integrates and automates storage operations across the array, server and virtual machine layers. With these technologies, Xiotech stands alone in its ability to lower an organization's total cost of ownership for storage.

Xiotech is based in Eden Prairie, Minn., and maintains major facilities in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Hyderabad, India. For more information, visit www.xiotech.com, e-mail [email protected], or call (866) 472-6764.

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