|MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2000--|
Independent Storage System Architect Demonstrates Expertise
in Deploying Enterprise-Class SANs
At the Fibre Channel Technologies Conference and Expo (FCTC 2000)
in San Jose next week, Datalink Corporation (Nasdaq:DTLK) will
demonstrate a live, switched-fabric Storage Area Network (SAN)
providing high-speed, high bandwidth connections. A SAN enables
more powerful access and protection of business critical
information--making it a key component for enterprise storage
management. Deployed with fibre channel, SANs deliver greater
scalability, reliability, availability, and recoverability.
Datalink is at the forefront of heterogeneous SAN deployments in
open systems enterprise environments.
Datalink's exhibit (booth 307/309) showcases a live SAN featuring
heterogeneous shared disk, heterogeneous shared tape, clustered
servers, dynamic tape allocation, LAN-free backup, and LUN
management--a solution that enables companies to achieve cost-
saving, high-speed, high performance data access and storage
management capabilities. Datalink will demonstrate its open
systems expertise by integrating industry-leading technologies
from ATL, BROCADE, Emulex, Hitachi Data Systems, JNI, MetaStor,
and VERITAS Software in a multi-platform environment. During
exhibit hours, a Datalink SAN expert will be available to answer
questions and discuss the company's information storage
In addition, Datalink's Chief Technology Officer, Scott Robinson,
will present a tutorial entitled "Enterprise Heterogeneous SAN
Deployment: A Case Study," to conference attendees. Scheduled from
? 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12th, the tutorial presents
the evolution of storage area networks from departmental,
homogeneous environments to enterprise class, heterogeneous
deployments. Attendees will learn about: shared storage
including consolidation and LUN management and on-the-fly
storage scaling; LAN-free backup issues including library
sharing, dynamic allocation of tape resources, and migration
to server-free backup; high availability/clustering
including I/O path fail-over and multi-node clustering
configurations; and business continuance issues including
remote vaulting, remote mirroring, and wide area clustering.
FCTC 2000, held October 10-12 at the San Jose Convention Center,
provides practical information on Fibre Channel system-related
design issues including storage area networks, and more. For more
information about FCTC 2000, log on to www.fibreconference.com.
Datalink Corporation, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the
nation's leading independent architect of enterprise-class
information storage infrastructures. As an independent, Datalink
designs, builds, and supports information storage architectures
using the best possible technologies. Datalink's customized
storage infrastructures ensure information availability, storage,
protection, and continuity for clients worldwide.
For more information on Datalink, call 1-800-448-6314, e-mail
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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Datalink Corporation, Minneapolis
Donna M. Grover
(952) 944-7869 (fax)