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Nirvanix unleashes CloudNAS!

SAN DIEGO – October 13, 2008 – Nirvanix, the premier “Cloud Storage” platform provider, today announced that its CloudNAS™, enterprise-class storage software, is now available to companies seeking instant access to secure global storage on the Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network™ (SDN). The revolutionary software instantly turns a standard 1U server into an infinite-capacity NAS filer accessible by popular applications and immediately integrates into an organization’s existing archive and backup processes.

“Up until recently, cloud storage has primarily served as an on-tap back end for application developers,” said Adam Couture, principal analyst at Gartner. “Today, we’re starting to see enterprises begin to consider cloud storage as a low-cost storage tier for selective applications such as backup and archiving.”

“We were looking for a way to easily store our archive and backup data in a cost effective way without purchasing additional hardware or needing specialized knowledge to install or maintain it,” said Brad Larson, IT Manager at Crary Industries, an agriculture hardware manufacturer. “We also had a requirement to securely move encrypted data offsite but still needed the data to be immediately available. The CloudNAS fulfilled these requirements and enables us to focus on maintaining other key aspects of our business instead of worrying about maintaining and expanding IT infrastructure.”

The Nirvanix CloudNAS for Linux mounts the Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network as a virtual drive that can be accessed via NFS, CIFS or FTP. After installation, storage administrators can apply standard file, directory or access permissions and users on the network can then access the Nirvanix-mapped drive from their existing applications or storage processes. Additionally, storage administrators get access to the robust Nirvanix SDN functionality such as automated policy-based file replication, single global namespace that scales to petabytes, and storage of secure, encrypted data on one or more of Nirvanix’s globally clustered storage nodes.

Benefits of CloudNAS
• 80-90% cost savings over managing traditional storage solutions
• Eliminating large capital expenditures while enabling 100% storage utilization
• Encrypted offsite storage that seamlessly integrates into existing archive and backup processes
• Built in data disaster recovery and automated data replication on up to 3 geographically dispersed storage nodes for a 100% SLA
• Immediate availability to data in seconds, versus hours or days on offline tape

Nirvanix CloudNAS is ideal for companies that maintain repositories of archival, backup or unstructured data that requires long-term, secure storage, or organizations that use automated processes to transfer files to mapped drives. Example use cases include long-term archiving of data leveraging an established backup/archival solution; departments using a centralized, shared data repository; disk-to-disk-to-cloud replacing tape for archival of data; and simple back-up of all computers within a department.

“Today, all organizations must focus on cost management yet also address the challenges of long-term retention of critical digital assets,” said Karim Toubba, VP Marketing and Product Management at Atempo. “By combining the power of Atempo data protection software with the Nirvanix Cloud NAS, companies can add a scalable, global and cost effective archive within minutes.”

“CloudNAS is a turnkey onramp for the secure and cost effective storing of data on the award-winning Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network,” said Patrick Harr, founder and CEO of Nirvanix. “In these tough economic times, CloudNAS significantly reduces the costs of maintaining in-house storage solutions for archiving and backup, easily integrates into existing storage processes, and eliminates the need for organizations to purchase expensive hardware. Just as important, CloudNAS enables a company to accommodate exponential growth in storage while shifting CAPEX to OPEX.”

Availability and Pricing
CloudNAS is free to use for companies who have a 2 TB or greater contract with Nirvanix and optional 24x7 support is offered at $200 per month per server. Companies who don’t have a Nirvanix Account are invited to Experience Nirvanix Now – and have unlimited use of any of Nirvanix’s tools including CloudNAS and up to 50 GB for 15 days, risk free. For more information on CloudNAS contact [email protected] and to sign up for ‘Experience Nirvanix Now’ visit, http://www.nirvanix.com/ExperienceNirvanix.aspx.
About The Storage Delivery Network
Nirvanix has built a global cluster of storage nodes collectively referred to as the Storage Delivery Network (SDN), powered by the Nirvanix Internet Media File System (IMFS). The SDN intelligently stores, delivers and processes storage requests in the best network location, providing the best user experience in the marketplace. With the ability to store multiple file copies in multiple geographic nodes, the SDN enables unparalleled data availability for developers, businesses and enterprises.

By using the Nirvanix SDN versus alternatives such as adding network storage systems or using first generation online storage platforms, businesses are guaranteed a shorter time-to-market, 80% savings over building their own storage operations, and also benefit from better flexibility and control for their operations.
About Nirvanix
Nirvanix is the premier global “Cloud Storage” platform provider. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Nirvanix is privately held and has raised more than $18 million in funding from world-class investors including Intel Capital. Nirvanix customers include Fortune 50, media and entertainment and leading Web 2.0 customers. For more information about the company and its services, visit www.nirvanix.com.

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