Northern Storage Suite 2005 Officially Released

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Northern Storage Suite 2005 consolidates Northern’s entire family of storage software products into one universal SRM solution, integrating disk quotas, reporting, charge-back, automation and end-user interaction. The suite facilitates smooth migration and easy scalability - unlike competitive offerings, which offer an array of add-on modules and confusing pricing schemes, users can now simply turn on features as needed in response to changes in their storage environment. Northern Storage Suite 2005 now offers complete NAS support, is cluster-aware, expands storage self-management though an enhanced end-user portal, simplifies multi-server configuration, and more.

Northern, global providers of flexible, easy to administer, Windows-based storage resource management software solutions, today announces the release of Northern Storage Suite 2005. Built around Northern’s Quota Server technology, the suite consolidates Northern’s entire family of storage software products into one universal SRM solution, integrating disk quotas, reporting, charge-back, automation and end-user interaction. The suite facilitates smooth migration and easy scalability - unlike competitive offerings, which offer an array of add-on modules and confusing pricing schemes, users can now simply turn on features as needed in response to changes in their storage environment. Northern Storage Suite 2005 now offers complete NAS support, is cluster-aware, expands storage self-management though an enhanced end-user portal, simplifies multi-server configuration, and more.

“Northern Storage Suite 2005 is the result of over ten years of providing innovative, real-world storage solutions to companies of all sizes around the world," said Northern President Thomas Vernersson. "It offers what companies want most: comprehensive, cost-effective storage resource management that can be aligned with business objectives on an organizational or departmental level. Ultimately, Northern Storage Suite 2005 is more than a robust tool for storage management – it’s a critical business tool that emphasizes the correlation between efficient storage management, high availability and uninterrupted business processes -- all of which goes to increased productivity and competitiveness.”

New Features At-A-Glance:

• NAS Support: All components of Northern Storage Suite are now fully functional on NAS devices through the CIFS standard

• Cluster Aware: All components of Northern Storage Suite are now cluster aware.

• Microsoft Excel® Templates: Customizable Microsoft Excel templates enhance reporting, cost projection and billing functionality

• Extended End User Interaction: Two additional report types and enhanced reporting options enhance end user self-management. Reports now include duplicate files and media files, based on true binary file type.

• Optimized Multi-Server Management: One time configuration for multiple server reports and charge-back jobs.

Core Functionality:

• Real-time Usage Control – Storage policies are implemented and enforced using Northern’s Quota Server technology. This eliminates waste, maximizes capacity, and blocks file types to remove the risk of legal exposure and ensure that storage usage is always under control.

• End User Interaction – End users are provided with the knowledge and tools needed to manage their own storage use, reducing help desk calls.

• Full Reporting Functionality – Comprehensive reports and trend analysis.

• Automation and Optimization – Scheduled/automated operations include, delete, move, copy files, replicate directories or execute programs.

• Spreading Cost Awareness – Chargeback technology automates billing based on actual storage use and specific hardware costs.

The new price for Northern Storage Suite 2005 is $1,095 for a standard server (up to 3TB) and $3,995 for an enterprise server (unlimited capacity) – representing up to 40% savings from previous pricing.

About Northern

Northern is an international software company specializing in the development of reliable, flexible and easy to use storage management solutions for Windows Server Systems. The company serves a global market through its two bases of operations, Tampa [FL] and Stockholm [Sweden]. Over 25,000 organizations, in 52 different countries are using Northern software solutions.

The Northern Storage Suite, as well as the company’s full complement of network administration utilities, is available through resellers worldwide (spanning 86 countries), authorized distributors and from Northern directly. Customers in North America should contact Northern [US Operations] at 1.800.881.4950 or sales@northern.net. Customer's in other parts of the world should visit Northern's Reseller page on http://www.northern.net to find their local Northern software supplier, or contact Northern [European Operations] at +46 8 457 50 00.    

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