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Scott Wenders

Grande Vitesse Systems



January 2004

Grande Vitesse Systems Introduces Newest Nomadic Storage Solutions

The Best Combination of Performance, Reliability and Low Ownership Cost

San Francisco, CA - Known for high performance servers, storage and network systems, GVS will be showcasing its newest Nomadic Storage Solutions this week at Macworld Expo San Francisco 2004.

The Nomadic 1U, a high-performance, 1U Form Factor rack-mounted disk storage system, offering scalability with capacities up to 2.5TB, features hot swappable power supplies and other design innovations ideal for demanding video, medical, scientific and government applications.

The system provides a range of host interface options, including (2GB) Dual Fibre Channel, Ultra SCSI320, Firewire800, SATA and ATA. The Nomadic 1U incorporates 4 hot-swap drive bays, hot-swap cooling system and Dual redundant N+1 power supplies.

Supporting Linux, NT, Mac OS9 and Mac OSX and other Unix based systems, the new solution is completely versatile, with RAID 0, 1, 3, 5 and 0+1 capabilities.

The Nomadic 1U is part of a family of GVS storage solutions which include the new Nomadic Cube, a compact storage solution with 4 ATA drives, up to 1.2TB in storage, FireWire 400 and 800 host interfaces, as well as hardware RAID 5 capability.

"These two new products meet the market's rapidly growing demand for affordable and reliable storage solutions offering top speed and other performance characteristics," says Jano Avanessian, V.P. of Marketing for GVS.

GVS is a leading supplier of custom storage and workstation/server solutions offering a full range of high value products, and supporting its customers with a very robust service program including optional 24/7 live support and advanced replacement capabilities.

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