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Exanet Introduces Exastore To Newspaper Industry At Nexpo 2004

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June 16, 2004, — Exanet, Inc., the developer of ExaStore, the world’s first automated scalable storage access system, will introduce ExaStore to the newspaper industry together with Kodak Polychrome Graphics at the forthcoming NEXPO newspaper conference to be held on June 19-22 in Washington, DC. ExaStore provides a fully redundant, highly reliable and available system with no single point of failure.   “ExaStore is ideal for the newspaper industry because the built-in redundancy ensures that mission-critical newspaper deadlines are never compromised as a result of data access obstacles,” says Melvin A. Ettinger, President of Exanet’s Digital Media Division. “Our system’s architecture is set up to meet the unique needs of the newspaper industry – no single point of failure and with software specifically tuned to the high-time pressure, high-system activity occurring on a daily, if not hourly, basis by this industry.” ExaStore provides easy file sharing for all applications across virtually every system platform, including Apple, Windows, UNIX, and Linux. ExaStore software, deployed on industry-standard, off-the-shelf hardware, offers a wide range of unique features including complete scalability with enhanced performance and automatic management. Its standard features include: · High availability with no single point of failure · Single distributed file system image with single global name space · Support of Apple File Protocol, NFS, and CIFS · High-performance architecture · Easy capacity and performance scalability · Dynamic, application-tuned performance · Automated resource utilization tools · Low-cost, centralized management · Uses standard NAS protocols “ExaStore is already used in production demanding sites at numerous publications,” Ettinger continued. “ExaStore’s compatibility with most newspaper software application providers, such as Adobe, Quark, Xinet, Prinergy and others, makes it a plug-and-play storage solution for newspapers.” In addition, ExaStore is designed to meet the specific needs of the newspaper industry, with features such as: • ExaStore is the first and only fully distributed, highly available and truly scalable storage solution supporting both MacOS9 and MacOSX at native performance speeds • ExaStore’s system management is enhanced with an administrator-managed quota system, which allows storage space management, tracking, and enforcement of capacity usage policies across all protocols, including NFS (Unix), CIFS (Windows), and AFP (Apple) Dr. Giora Yaron, CEO and Chairman of Exanet, stated, “The totalcost of ownership of data storage systems has always been an issue. The ExaStore system, based on a ’no single point of failure‘ architecture running on industry-standard off-the-shelf hardware, has solved all those problems while improving productivity and reducing costs." ExaStore has been successfully installed in a wide range of configurations and storage sizes in companies around the world. With ExaStore, Exanet’s customers ensure their clients that their mission-critical production work will always be secure and available to meet their critical deadline schedules. Our customers’ clients include, The New York Times, Newsweek magazine, McGraw-Hill magazines, and Saatchi & Saatchi, just to name a few. ExaStore is available today in a wide range of configurations starting at a single terabyte and scalable to hundreds of terabytes. Complete ExaStore systems are available from Exanet and its worldwide distributor, Kodak Polychrome Graphics.