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Cable & Wireless Connect with FalconStor for Storage Consolidation, Centralised Management and Business Continuity

  • 02 February, 2005 15:44

<p>Leading Global Telecommunications Company Chooses IPStor to Bring Order to its Former Direct-Attached Storage Environment</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – February 2, 2004-FalconStor Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: FALC), a leading developer of network storage infrastructure software solutions, today announced that Cable &amp; Wireless, a leading global telecommunications company, has chosen FalconStor's IPStor® Enterprise Edition software as the storage foundation to manage its newly implemented storage area network in Spain.</p>
<p>Cable &amp; Wireless' storage environment consisted of direct-attached storage and isolated islands of storage area network, with one StorageTek L180 tape library responsible for storing all backups in the allotted backup window. Numerous servers with their own local storage left the telecommunications company vulnerable to incomplete backups and potential data loss. Combined with a data growth rate doubling each year, Cable &amp; Wireless determined to find a solution streamlining their storage environment, while laying the groundwork to achieve their objectives for centralised storage management, high availability and business continuity.</p>
<p>"The growth and nature of our business places a great demand on our IT environment, and the previous storage infrastructure became chaotic and a management drain for our IT staff," said Juan Miguel Poyatos, Southern Region GM at C&amp;W. "IPStor has proved to alleviate the burden on our IT administrators by leveraging our existing resources and expertise, and pooling and provisioning storage capacity according to specific needs, while centralising our storage management."</p>
<p>FalconStor teamed with Storage &amp; Networking, a leading solutions integrator in Spain, to overhaul and optimise the storage environment of Cable &amp; Wireless. The telecommunications company's multiplatform SAN environment now consists of Windows, Linux, and Solaris, with IPStor provisioning storage to application servers from Compaq, InfoTrend and EMC Clarion storage arrays. Cable &amp; Wireless is planning to leverage FalconStor's VirtualTape Library solution, to consolidate the management of backup resources while enhancing the reliability of backup operations and accelerating the speed of data recovery, as well as remote replication between two data centers for additional data protection.</p>
<p>"Flexible and resilient storage infrastructures are essential for global telecommunications companies, such as Cable &amp; Wireless, to protect their high-volume data operations," said Guillaume Imberti, president &amp; general manager, FalconStor EMEA Operations. "Cable &amp; Wireless wanted a solution to solve its current storage pains, while flexible enough to meet future storage requirements, and their choice of an IPStor-powered solution from FalconStor and Storage &amp; Networking has enabled them to precisely and cost-effectively manage their storage resources, while improving the efficiency of their operations."</p>
<p>IPStor software delivers an intelligent SAN/NAS infrastructure across heterogeneous environments by providing a comprehensive set of storage services for enterprise applications - simplifying management, ensuring data availability and recoverability, and optimising I/O performance.</p>
<p>About Cable &amp; Wireless</p>
<p>Cable &amp; Wireless is one of the world's leading international communications companies. It provides voice, data and IP (Internet Protocol) services to business and residential customers, as well as services to other telecom carriers, mobile operators and providers of content, applications and Internet services.</p>
<p>Cable &amp; Wireless' principal operations are in the United Kingdom, continental Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Panama and the Middle East.</p>
<p>For more information about Cable &amp; Wireless, go to www.cw.com.</p>
<p>About FalconStor</p>
<p>FalconStor Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: FALC) is a leading developer of network storage software designed to optimise the storage, protection and availability of enterprise data. FalconStor's flagship product, IPStor, enables corporate IT to deploy a hardware-agnostic, network-centric foundation to maximise operating efficiency and business continuity, and to meet the availability requirements of mission-critical applications. IPStor-powered network storage solutions are available and supported by major OEMs, as well as system integrators and resellers worldwide.</p>
<p>Founded in 2000, FalconStor is headquartered in Melville, NY, with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific regions including Paris, Tokyo and Taiwan. FalconStor is an active member of the Technical Support Alliance Network (TSANet), Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA). For more information, visit www.falconstor.com .</p>
<p>This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include: delays in product development; market acceptance of FalconStor's products and services; technological change in the storage and networking industries; competition in the storage networking software market; the potential failure of FalconStor's OEM partners to introduce or to market products incorporating FalconStor's products; intellectual property issues; and other risk factors discussed in FalconStor's reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.</p>
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<p>FalconStor and IPStor are trademarks or registered trademarks of FalconStor Software, Inc. All other company and product names contained herein may be trademarks of the respective holders.</p>
<p>Media Contacts:</p>
<p>Rob Stirling
Markom Marketing
+61 2 9977 8922
rob_stirling@markom.com.au</p>
<p>Joel Norton
FalconStor Software
+61 2 8912 2153
joel.norton@falconstor.com</p>

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