For Immediate Release January 31, 2001
Grande Vitesse Systems
Web Site: www.gvsweb.com
Grande Vitesse Systems Targets Publishing and Entertainment
Industries With the Introduction of StarNet ™ : Their Explosive NEW IP
Over Fiber Network Storage Architecture.
San Francisco, C.A., January 31, 2001 – Grande Vitesse Systems, a leader
in end-to-end business systems solutions promises to generate a great deal of
excitement in the digital storage and network communities with the introduction
of their all NEW StarNet Fiber/Gigabit storage area network technologies.
StarNet benefits virtually any operation that demands transparent access to
common file storage at speeds faster than the typical LAN, including streaming
digital multimedia, video post production, complex large-file/multi-server workflows,
and multi-system web hosts and/or file servers.
Utilizing the latest in fiber channel RAID and Gigabit technologies, True Fiber
Network Topology (TNT), and their own customized SAN application, Grande Vitesse
Systems’ StarNet solution delivers unparalleled performance, flexibility,
and data integrity. Our failsafe and/or redundancy features enable mission critical
environments the security and availability they require for their 24/7 operations.
What truly sets StarNet apart, from other SAN packages available on the market,
is GVS’ unique Fiber/Gigabit integration which allows (for the first time)
access to the shared/stored data volumes using standard IP (Internet Protocol)
over Gigabit and Fiber. In other words, shared storage volumes can now be accessed
via Fiber and/or Gigabit Ethernet simultaneously.
Network administrators now have the flexibility to allocate the appropriate
network bandwidth to match the unique needs of their network clients. Clients
with more data intensive tasks may be given direct fiber access, with data transfer
rates of up to 3.2Gbit/Sec. Network clients with lesser data throughput requirements
can be connected via Gigabit; offering 10/100/1000 Base• T access to the
same data stores.
GVS’ StarNet technology leverages industry standard file system and network
security implementations to ensure maximum compatibility with current and future
operating systems, applications, and management software. StarNet’s open
architecture allows the user to extend StarNet’s capabilities to meet
specific applications, platforms, and other data/network management demands.
Information about GVS’ StarNet or other system solutions and services
can be found on their web site www.gvsweb.com.
Live demonstrations of the product are offered (by appointment) at their facility,
located in San Francisco’s financial district .