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Cybernetics' miSAN® D Series iSCSI SAN is VMware Certified

Oct 1, 2008, Yorktown, Virginia – Cybernetics, a leading provider of highly available iSCSI SAN solutions, today announced that it has successfully completed VMware certification for its miSAN®® D Series IP SAN RAID. Now, organizations virtualizing their servers with VMware can choose a VMware-certified virtual storage solution that will further optimize data center resources, while delivering the increased performance, functionality, and reliability that virtual server environments demand.

"Server consolidation is just half of a virtualization project," says Steven T. Stallman, Cybernetics' President. "Virtual storage becomes critically important to realizing virtualization's savings and benefits; so the demands placed on storage are great." The miSAN® D Series was built with consolidated server environments in mind and it offers an unmatched combination of performance, reliability, flexibility and affordability. And now, with VMware's certification, customers can choose the miSAN® D Series with even greater confidence that VMware's server virtualization software and Cybernetics storage hardware will work seamlessly together to deliver the greatest return on investment.

Introduced in 2004, the miSAN® D Series is a powerful iSCSI SAN RAID that delivers terabytes of block level storage to heterogeneous hosts across Ethernet networks, using the standard IP protocol. Incorporating Cybernetics' exclusive SANDR engine - with its revolutionary on-board data protection features - Cybernetics customers can take advantage of greater performance and functionality than has ever been available in a single virtual storage solution. Operating system independent, and providing full support for Exchange, SQL and other popular applications, the miSAN® D Series gives IT managers the power to monitor and allocate disk capacity across the network from a central console or via web browser.

The miSAN® D Series provides three levels of protection against every threat to data over its lifetime. Live storage using RAID 5 + Hot Spare, plus hardware level mirroring with automatic failover, delivers the highest reliability and availability for mission critical applications. A secondary level of data protection is assured with miSAN®'s ability to take instantaneous point-in-time Snapshots - on demand or at scheduled intervals - while SANDR's Active Deduplication Backups (ADB) provide the continual transport of changed blocks to secondary storage over a WAN. Finally, miSAN® D Series' on-board backup feature can write data stored on the miSAN>® to a virtual tape library or to removable tape for long term storage and disaster recovery, without the need of third-party backup software or a dedicated backup server.

With a starting price well within reach of S MBs, miSAN® is particularly compelling in light of savings that go beyond virtualization alone. The elimination of third-party software, the reduced dependence on and time associated with tape handling and tape restore, as well as miSAN's® ability to provide backup and restore services to main and remote locations from a central console or web browser, not only saves money and resources but reduces IT requirements and boosts productivity overall. Moreover, the ability to recover almost instantaneously from data loss due to common events like operator error, software error or virus attack can be incalculable.

Based in Yorktown, Virginia, Cybernetics manufactures, sells, supports and services a complete line of backup and storage solutions. Established in 1978, Cybernetics is recognized in the US and across the world as a pioneer in data storage technology and is well renowned for highly innovative storage features while ensuring top reliability and interoperability of systems.

For more information, please call (757) 833-9000 or visit www.cybernetics.com.

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