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MOVIDIS INTRODUCES NETWORKED UNIFIED STORAGE CONTROLLER SOFTWARE PACKAGE FOR x16 NETWORK APPLIANCE PLATFORM

New software package combines NAS and iSCSI functionality on OCTEON-based appliance platform to create a turnkey universal storage system for OEMs

ORLANDO, Florida (Storage Networking World, Booth #429) – April 7, 2008
– Movidis, Inc. today announced the availability of Universal Networked Storage (UNS) system for the company’s x16 Network Appliance Platform (NAP). The Movidis NAP leverages the OCTEON™ CN38xx and CN58xx 16-core MIPS network processor from Cavium Networks to create an OEM platform that offers unrivaled performance in NFS, Samba, and iSCSI applications. The OCTEON-based NAP is being demonstrated in Cavium Networks’ booth #429 at Storage Networking World taking place April 7-10, 2008 at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orland, Florida.

Storage is growing at a rapid pace, with a recent report from IDC highlighting the adoption of iSCSI alone in the fourth quarter of 2007 at a 74.9% growth rate compared to the prior year's quarter. Multi-core MIPS network processors help address the challenges that come from this accelerated growth by enabling servers to move data faster and offering the best performance available on the market today. The new MIPS-based UNS system for the Movidis NAP x16 offers OEMs unparalleled simplicity, cost and performance so that they can bring new storage products to market faster.

The UNS system provides the following functions:

  • Linux, Debian kernel v2.6.x.x
  • Network file system (NFS)
  • Samba
  • iSCSI target
  • Logical volume manager (LVM)

Additionally, it offers mdadm RAID management utility, OpenSSH Server, and tcp_wrappers. All of the software supplied in the UNS package ships pre-loaded on the NAP’s on-board flash. As a result, building a networked storage system is as easy as installing the standard form factor motherboard in any chassis, and adding disk drives. The main system includes a motherboard, and a SATA/SAS expander, which will allow the NAP to control up to 28 drives. The system can support hundreds of SATA or SAS drives, and be configured to support all networked storage protocols, without sacrificing performance, including the open source management utilities familiar to IT professionals.

“We designed the UNS software to provide two key benefits to OEMs. The first is to enable high performance network applications – without a custom board or ASIC design. The second is to provide a flexible platform that speeds new products to market,” said Ken Goldsholl, CEO of Movidis. “The applications for this software are broad, and the fact that it ships running Linux makes it incredibly easy for users to take advantage of the variety of open source opportunities available today.”

Pricing and Availability
The Movidis x16 NAP with the UNS system is available now, with prices starting at $1,499 in OEM quantities, depending on speed and version of the Octeon.

For more information, visit booth 429 at Storage Networking World or go to www.movidis.com.

About the Movidis x16 Network Appliance Platform
The Movidis single-board x16 Network Application Platform (NAP) enables the fast development of high performance next generation networking appliances. Based on the Cavium Networks CN3860 OCTEON™ 16-core MIPS64 processor, the Movidis x16 NAP provides OEMs with unequalled performance in a cost-effective, power-stingy design.

With its multi-purpose, powerful design, the Movidis x16 NAP also includes integrated acceleration engines for TCP, encryption, and compression, so that most of the 9.6GHz of processing power can be freed up for your applications – like network security, encryption, load balancing, WAN optimization and caching, or network access control. The x16 NAP allows you to fully exploit the power of the OCTEON with a 133 MHz/64-bit PCI-X bus, which is connected to an 8-port SATA II/SAS controller and a full speed expansion slot. Eight 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports are provided, along with four sockets for DDR2 registered SDRAM DIMMs. All of these features, and more, fit onto an industry standard extended ATX PCB, so it can be installed in any standard 1U rack mount chassis.

About Movidis, Inc.
Movidis Inc. develops high-performance, secure and power-efficient networking equipment to the OEM and enterprise markets. Movidis was founded in 2001 and is privately funded. To learn more about the company and its products, visit www.movidis.com or call (805) 966-5211.

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, storage and security applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium Networks principal offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts and India. For more information, please visit:http://www.caviumnetworks.com

Movidis Contact:
Heather Fitzsimmons
Mindshare PR for Movidis
Phone: 650-947-7400
Email: heather@mindsharepr.com


Cavium Networks Contact:
Angel Atondo
Marketing Manager
Cavium Networks
805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: 650-623-7033
Email: angel.atondo@caviumnetworks.com

 

 

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