The first general release of DSNA
products will be in November 1997.
DLT libraries can take full advantage of Impactdata's DSNA through the NPA.
Coupling Breece Hill's DLT libraries with Impactdata's DSNA extends the capabilities of high capacity, high performance automated storage to network users," said Bob Farkaly of Impactdata.
DSNA is an integrated architecture that represents a breakthrough in addressing the most demanding needs of users in high-performance scientific, technical and commercial computing.
With DSNA, information can be captured, stored and accessed anywhere on the network with the assurance that it will be secure, responsive and consistent, at the rates for which the network was designed.
DSNA is an integrated storage architecture that addresses the demanding needs of users in high-performance scientific, technical and commercial computing systems.
DSNA embodies a number of technological breakthroughs, including high-performance hardware drivers for network-device interfaces, including HIPPI, Fibre Channel, ATM, Ethernet, FDDI and others; distributed object storage management supporting Java and ActiveX; the Common Peripheral Interface (CPI) to ease integration into existing environments; extended security for access control and management; and user-friendly, graphical network data management.
The framework for these breakthroughs is the innovative DSNA network storage protocol, which ensures fast, error-free data transmissions and ease of integration into existing distributed systems.
DSNA is a truly open solution that is scalable for both capacity and performance, and it takes advantage of commercial, off-the-shelf PCI hardware to provide a cost-effective, high-value storage solution.
Recognizing this, Impactdata developed DSNA as a network storage solution that can be integrated without changes to currently used application programs, thus protecting an organization's investment in hardware and software.
Enterprise computing users will benefit from a DSNA implementation, since applications operating anywhere on a network can access and use data as if it were stored locally.
DSNA is a truly open solution that is scalable for both capacity and performance, while taking advantage of commercial, off-the-shelf PCI technology to provide a cost-effective, high-value storage solution.