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Silicon Graphics delivers SGI infinatestorage data lifecycle management server-industry's most capable DLM solution



New offering reduces cost and complexity of compliance and data retention without sacrificing productivity

Addressing the intensifying challenges of managing increasing amounts of data over time, Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI) the world's leader in high-performance computing, storage and visualization today announced the SGI InfiniteStorage Data Lifecycle Management Server (DLM Server). Available today, the DLM Server automatically implements users' DLM policies and ensures data is cost-appropriately stored based on its changing value over time. Virtualizing multiple storage assets with different price and performance capabilities, the DLM Server ensures data is always available to users, applications and administrators without the complexity and delay of traditional archiving approaches, and at a much lower cost than high-performance storage alone.
Leveraging more than a decade of experience in managing the largest and most demanding data environments in the world, the SGI DLM Server is built on proven technology to deliver:
* Lower cost of storage acquisition and management with virtualization and policy automation
* Superior data protection with proven data integrity features
* Higher productivity with industry-leading data access performance
* Investment protection with virtually limitless scalability
* Easy to size and deploy with pre-set configurations for NAS and SAN environments
* Provides multi-OS DLM support for heterogeneous environments
"For years, SGI has been solving the DLM challenges in the most data intensive environments," said Gabriel Broner, senior vice president and general manager, Storage and Software Group, SGI. "Data Lifecycle Management Server brings superior capabilities as well as seamless integration with SGI's storage offerings with support for all major platforms in a single DLM solution."
A number of leading companies look to SGI for its DLM solutions, including NASA Ames, UCLA LONI, Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center, The Scripps Research Institute (TRSI) and Australia's Commonwealth scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). These customers can attest to the powerful migration performance SGI's DLM products offer.
"In our industry managing massively complex data successfully is critical," commented Arthur Toga, Professor of Neurology, Director, Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Co-Director, Division of Brain Mapping for UCLA LONI. "With SGI's DLM solutions, we have increased process efficiency while lowering our total cost of ownership."
"As an established vendor in the HPC market, supplying both server and storage technologies, SGI is uniquely positioned to offer customers tailored data lifecycle management solutions for data intensive environments," explained Joseph Zhou, senior analyst, D.H. Brown. "In addition, SGI DLM Server is optimized for specific application environments rather than operating systems, which differentiates it from proprietary solutions from other vendors." DLM Server integrates with the complete line of SGI InfiniteStorage solutions and products including scalable high-performance NAS and SAN, world-record backup, high-availability and disaster recovery. The underlying capabilities of the SGI InfiniteStorage Filesystem XFS and SGI InfiniteStorage Shared Filesystem CXFS(tm) ensure the utmost in high I/O bandwidth and data availability among IRIX, Solaris(tm), Windows, AIX, Linux and Mac OS X systems making it a true heterogeneous offering.
DLM Server allows for a blend of Serial ATA, Fibre Channel disk storage, tape and other storage media to create cost-optimized environments. DLM Server is also compatible with additional InfiniteStorage backup capabilities including Serial ATA, Fibre Channel disk storage and tape library products.
Availability and Support
Available today, SGI DLM Server configurations start as low as one terabyte and expand to multiple petabytes to near infinite growth and investment protection. The DLM Server starts at $89,140 (U.S. list price).
SGI InfiniteStorage Solutions are available directly from SGI or through SGI Solution Providers worldwide. Complementing InfiniteStorage are SGI Technology Solutions, that custom design, deliver and support storage solutions, and SGI Managed Services that provides comprehensive installation and configuration services to provide immediate return on storage investment. SGI's SAN Design Review board, comprised of the company's top storage experts, provides customers and partners an unparalleled depth of expertise in real world, high-performance SAN design and implementation.
About SGI InfiniteStorage
With InfiniteStorage, SGI is changing the rules in network storage by delivering hardware and software solutions specifically developed for the unique and demanding needs of data-intensive enterprises. The company's commitment to innovation enables timely availability of new technology, investment protection for existing technology, and a thriving partner community. SGI offers customers a complete family of network storage systems and software that enables customers to match solutions to their data-intensive enterprise needs while providing scalable capacity, management and performance in a cost-effective architecture.
SGI InfiniteStorage capabilities will be on display at Storage Networking World, Booth No. G18. Additional information on InfiniteStorage solutions is available at www.sgi.com/storage <http://www.sgi.com/storage> .
SILICON GRAPHICS | The Source of Innovation and Discovery(tm) SGI, also known as Silicon Graphics, Inc., is the world's leader in high-performance computing, visualization and storage. SGI's vision is to provide technology that enables the most significant scientific and creative breakthroughs of the 21st century. Whether it's sharing images to aid in brain surgery, finding oil more efficiently, studying global climate or enabling the transition from analog to digital broadcasting, SGI is dedicated to addressing the next class of challenges for scientific, engineering and creative users. With offices worldwide, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and can be found on the Web at www.sgi.com.
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