Hifn to Demonstrate a Unified Storage Platform at Intel Developer Forum 2008

2008-08-19 07:45:00

As a New Affiliate Member of the Intel(R) Embedded Communications Alliance,

   Hifn Leverages Intel(R) Architecture and Support to Demonstrate a new

                              Storage Platform

    LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 19 /EMWNews/ -- Hifn(TM) (Nasdaq:

HIFN), the catalyst behind storage and networking innovation, will

demonstrate a Unified Storage Platform, highlighting the consolidation of

multiple Enterprise-class storage applications onto a single

high-performance storage system at the Intel Developer Forum 2008, August

19-21 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco, Booth #136. The Unified

Storage demonstration reflects the benefits and opportunities available to

Hifn customers, as an affiliate member of the Intel(R) Embedded

Communications Alliance (Intel(R) ECA), which brings together

market-leading technologies and third party solutions using Intel(R)



    The Unified Storage platform demonstration combines key storage

applications such as high-performance de-duplication, continuous data

protection, back-up and secure distributed file services (DFS) all based on

an Intel(R) 5100 MCH Chipset platform. The power of Intel architecture

enables the Unified Storage Platform to support multiple storage

applications on one platform. The purpose of a Unified Storage Platform is

to eliminate the need for multiple single function storage devices thus

freeing up space in the data center, reducing power consumption and cooling

requirements, simplifying management, and significantly reducing total cost

of ownership. The Unified Storage Platform as a solution is ideal for

small- to medium-sized enterprises, and remote and distributed offices, as

it provides Enterprise-class storage capabilities in an easy-to-manage,

high-performance platform.

    The Unified Storage demonstration combines key enabling Intel

technology as well as Hifn's Applied Services Processors and Express family

of PCIe based cards. By supporting Intel(R) QuickAssist Technology, Hifn's

family of card accelerators provides system vendors using Intel(R)

architecture with significantly improved time to market advantages. The

demonstration also utilizes the power of an Intel 5100 MCH Chipset

platform, which features Intel(R) quad-core processors, Intel(R)

Virtualization Technology (Intel(R) VT), Intel(R) I/O Acceleration

Technology (Intel(R) I/OAT) and high-performance PCIe*. Hifn's Applied

Services Processors (ASPs) and Express family of cards off-load the

computational intensive functions of encryption, compression, and hashing

for security, and data-reduction and -de-duplication features. The

continuous data protection and back up functions are supported by

Microsoft's DPM* and Symantec's NetBackup* respectively.

    "We are showing a new storage platform that is enabled through the

processing power of Intel architecture and the purpose-built,

hardware-advantaged capabilities from Hifn," said Russell Dietz, VP and CTO

at Hifn. "This demonstration is an example of how our support for the

Intel(R) QuickAssist Technology initiative brings together complementary

technology for the benefit of innovation."

    "The Unified Storage Platform demonstration is a good example of

reducing space in storage applications by utilizing Intel(R) architecture,"

said Troy Smith, director of marketing, Intel Embedded and Communications

Alliance. "Being a member of the Embedded and Communications Alliance,

which brings together market-leading technologies and third party solutions

using Intel(R) architecture, enables Hifn to offer innovated solutions to

meet market requirements."

    Hifn also plans to make additional information regarding the Unified

Storage Platform demonstration available in the Intel ECA solutions

directory following IDF.

    About Hifn

    Hifn (Nasdaq: HIFN) delivers the key channel and OEM ingredients for

21st century storage and networking environments. Leveraging over a decade

of leadership and expertise in the development of purpose-built Applied

Service Processors (ASPs), we are a trusted partner to industry leaders for

whom infrastructure innovation in storage and networking is critical to

success. With the majority of secure networked communications flowing

through Hifn technology, the 21st century convergence of storage and

networking drives our product roadmap forward. For more information, please

visit: http://www.hifn.com.

    "Safe Harbor" Statement under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation

Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements

within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Specifically, statements regarding the Company's future financial

performance including, without limitation, statements related to the

Unified Storage Platform significantly reducing total cost of ownership is

a forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor that may

cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking

statements contained herein. Factors that could cause actual results to

differ materially from those described herein include, but are not limited

to: dependency on a small number of customers; customer demand and customer

ordering patterns; and orders from Hifn's customers may be below the

company's current expectations. These and other risks are detailed from

time to time in Hifn's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Hifn expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise its

forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future

events or otherwise.

    Intel, Xeon, and Intel Architecture, are trademarks of Intel

Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

    *Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others

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