The Planet Announces Promotional Pricing on Direct Attached Storage

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The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced the final three days of promotional pricing on Direct Attached Storage (DAS). For customers who require enhanced database performance and increased file storage capacity, DAS offers an ideal solution.

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With clustering and failover capabilities, DAS provides customers with enhanced redundancy for their online operations. Our new promotional pricing provides businesses with an even more cost-effective method for protecting critical data.

Through Dec. 31, The Planet has lowered the list price of its DAS products by $150. Regularly priced from $450 to $800, DAS is now available for as little as $300 per month. DAS is available in three configurations, each based on Dell's MD series, which can be used as primary storage or for backup and archiving.

"As businesses ramp up for the New Year, it's critical they have adequate storage in place to keep their Web sites running at peak performance," said Rob Walters, The Planet's general manager for storage and data protection. "With clustering and failover capabilities, DAS provides customers with enhanced redundancy for their online operations. Our new promotional pricing provides businesses with an even more cost-effective method for protecting critical data."

DAS Pricing Overview

DAS provides customers with improved performance and increased security for their servers by virtue of its high availability, serial-attached SCSI (SAS) architecture:

The MD 1000 is now priced at $300 per month, down from $450. The MD 3000 Single Port is priced today at $500, down from $650 per month. The MD 3000 Dual Port, formerly $800 per month, is now $650. To learn more, please visit the Web site at http://www.theplanet.com/dedicated-servers/server-specials/.

About DAS

Direct Attached Storage is a versatile and scalable solution that addresses several storage problems. Commonly used for server expansion and low-cost clustering, its scalable design allows for daisy-chaining, so customers can add one or two additional DAS units to support up to 45TB of storage. The device also improves database and application performance by increasing spindle count and application throughput. Operating at 3Gbps, The Planet's DAS features a Serial-Attached SCSI/SAS architecture that provides higher performance than traditional SCSI technology. DAS is scalable, so customers can add drives and devices as their needs expand.

For more information on DAS, visit the Web site at http://www.theplanet.com/dedicated-servers/hosting-products/storage-data-protection/direct-attached-storage/.

About The Planet

The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 25,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 14.1 million Web sites worldwide. The Planet Alpha division provides the widest array of self-managed dedicated servers and advanced services backed by 24x7x365 support. The Planet Northstar Managed Hosting division combines a proactive methodology and seasoned IT experts to deliver a fully managed hosting solution. With the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class support, backed by state-of-the-art facilities and an enterprise-class network, The Planet turns IT into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to grow their businesses. For additional information, visit http://www.theplanet.com.

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