Nirvana Storage Announces SRB 2006 for Enterprise Data Virtualization and Management

Nirvana Storage Announces SRB 2006 for Enterprise Data Virtualization and Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jul 14, 2006

Storage Resource Broker® (SRB®) connects heterogeneous and distributed data resources, and enables data sharing, integration, publishing, archiving and repository.

San Diego, CA – July 14, 2006 – Nirvana Storage, a division of General Atomics, today announced the release of Storage Resource Broker 2006 (SRB 2006). SRB is infrastructure middleware for enterprise data virtualization and management. Typical applications include data grids, digital libraries, document management, archives, portals, data integration, discovery, mining, organization and repository, metadata management, legacy system access, ILM, and SOA.

A major revision over the last version, SRB 2006 introduces bulk operations for vastly enhanced performance, Virtual Collections™ for taxonomy building and data organization, modular authentication mechanisms, and advanced ILM support. In addition, SRB 2006 has expanded its connectivity and compatibility beyond Windows and UNIX (including Linux and MacOS), and now provides support for WebDAV and Web Services.

Since 1995, SRB has been under continuous development and is now widely deployed at US government agencies, leading research institutions, and commercial sites. Its metadata capabilities fit well with fast-growing unstructured data such as images, audio, video, email, presentations and office documents. Over 1.4 petabytes of data is currently under SRB management.

According to Nirvana Storage, SRB can help resolve--

  • Discovery problems
  • Idle storage resources
  • Inaccessible legacy data
  • Data sharing incompatibility
  • Vendor lock-in and dependence
  • Under-utilization of unstructured data
  • Data scatter and loss with personnel change

"SRB 2006 is the latest release of the most powerful data grid implementation in the market," said Constantin Scheder, Director and Chief Architect of Nirvana Storage. "Its enhanced power will benefit our customers around the world."

More information on SRB 2006 is available at http://www.nirvanastorage.com or http://www.ga.com/srb.

About Nirvana Storage

Nirvana Storage is a division of General Atomics established in 2000. It commercializes data grid technology originally developed at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), which was founded and operated by General Atomics. Nirvana Storage is located in San Diego, California, and provides advanced data solutions to government, research and industry customers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, India and other countries around the world.

About General Atomics

Founded in 1955 as a division of General Dynamics, General Atomics is now a privately owned technology and product company headquartered in San Diego, California. With over 20 locations worldwide, General Atomics and its affiliated companies develop and manufacture a variety of high technology products for commercial and government applications. General Atomics and its affiliates supply services ranging from research in magnetic fusion and inertial fusion energy, to defense programs, high power lasers, UWB communications, and manufacturing of the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle.

For Further Information Contact:

Nirvana Storage:

Joel Zhou, Director, Business Development

(858) 455-2500

joelz@ga.com

Public Relations:

Doug Fouquet

(858) 455-2173

Doug.Fouquet@ga.com