Sanbolic Announces Enterprise Clustered Storage Solutions: Melio FS 2008 increases performance and availability for large clustered NAS and virtual server solutions and adds support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008

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Sanbolic, Inc., a leading developer of software to simplify and share SAN storage, today announced Melio 2008 and LaScala 2008, which add several new features to increase performance and availability of enterprise shared clustered storage solutions. These products also support Windows Server 2008, which will release to manufacturing in the first quarter of 2008. Sanbolic's products are designed to support Windows applications which benefit from central administration of a large virtual storage pool accessed by multiple physical or virtual servers, and to provide concurrent shared read and write access to a shared file system from multiple servers.

Our customers are looking for efficiency and scale as they adopt distributed storage infrastructure.

    Sanbolic has enhanced the scalability and availability of this storage infrastructure platform by adding support for unlimited LUN sizes and for Basic and GPT disk structures in LaScala Clustered Volume Manager. LaScala's architecture is also chkdsk-ready. Melio Clustered File System adds support for Multilayer chkdsk, which can run simultaneously on multiple nodes as a background operation. The new release also implements network oplocks and adds support for up to 16 processors per server.

The new features enable customers to implement very large, centrally managed, highly available storage environments for both physical and virtual servers. Performance in applications like clustered NAS using Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 scales linearly as additional servers are added to the storage cluster. An eight-node cluster of the Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 platform has demonstrated 200,000 IOPS/second. Up to 64 nodes in a cluster have been demonstrated, and the company expects the products to scale to at least 256 nodes in a single cluster.

The new releases also improve support for Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 and VMware Server solutions.

"Our customers are looking for efficiency and scale as they adopt distributed storage infrastructure." said Bala Kasiviswanathan, Director, Storage Solutions Marketing, Microsoft Corp. "Sanbolic support of the Windows platform with its Melio 2008 Clustered File System and the LaScala 2008 Volume Manager will help our customers achieve this goal."

Sanbolic software currently supports Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2008 Beta 3. Sanbolic distributes its product solutions worldwide through a network of distributors, OEMs, VARs and system integrators.

Sanbolic will be exhibiting this solution at the Microsoft Partner Pavilion at Storage Networking World in Dallas October 15-18.

About Sanbolic, Inc.

Sanbolic, Inc is a Watertown, Massachusetts-based company that provides software for simplifying and sharing SAN storage. Sanbolic's product extends the capability of Windows applications by allowing SAN storage to be easily administered, expanded and reassigned, while supporting shared data access to improve application availability and/or application scalability. Further information about Sanbolic can be found on its website

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