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SMC TigerSwitch 10G Managed L2 Switch (SMC8708L2) and StoneFly’s Advanced IP SANs Deliver High-Availability and Support Emerging Datacenter Technologies Such as Server and Storage Virtualization

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ — SMC Networks®, a leading provider of advanced, high performance networking solutions for the SMB and enterprise markets, today announced at the SC Conference (booth 1741) that StoneFly, a leading supplier of integrated IP storage area network (SAN) systems and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), has completed qualification of its IP SAN Product Families on the TigerSwitch™ 10G Managed L2 Switch (SMC8708L2).

StoneFly, a leading maker of high-performance network attached storage, storage area networks, RAID and iSCSI systems, has proven the compatibility of its ISC, HSC and OptiSAN product families. StoneFly’s full line of scalableIP SAN appliances with redundancy, with 10GbE network infrastructures based on SMC’s TigerSwitch 10G solutions. The combination of SMC’s high-performance managed 10GbE networking solutions with StoneFly’s advanced IP SANs provide a solution that supports emerging datacenter technologies and enables companies of all sizes to realize the vision for a unified datacenter or infrastructure through technologies such as server and storage virtualization.

“The qualification of our ISC with SMC’s 10GbE switch is important as it validates the capability of our IP SAN product to support the high-bandwidth, high-performance requirements of cutting-edge datacenter technologies,” stated Bahman Jalali, Director of Product Management at StoneFly. “Our scalable solutions, from entry-level to the top-of-the-line models, all support 10GbE to support companies of all sizes. By integrating 10GbE into our family of IP SAN products, we’re leading the emergence of the new datacenter with IP at the core.”

“Businesses of all sizes are demanding a network infrastructure that can support the high-bandwidth and faster data transfer rates that are required to support cutting edge technologies such as virtualized applications which introduce cost-savings, operational efficiencies and increased security to their operations,” explained Iain Kenney, Director of Product Marketing at SMC Networks. “The qualification of the StoneFly Integrated Storage Concentrators with our 10G managed switch is of particular interest to companies that are looking for a complete high-performance, highly reliable storage and network infrastructure solution.”

About StoneFly, Inc. and Dynamic Network Factory, Inc.
StoneFly, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, was founded in April 2000 to deliver upon the vision of simple and affordable storage optimization and disaster recovery protection through IP SAN solutions. StoneFly is a subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF), a leading maker of high-performance network attached storage, storage area networks, RAID and iSCSI systems. For more information on StoneFly, please visit or .

Founded in 1989, Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF) is a privately held company based in Silicon Valley (Hayward, Ca.). DNF started as a U.S. subsidiary of the publicly traded Japanese IT conglomerate, CSK Electronics, in 1989. In 1998, the company refined its strategy and began to focus the hardware group on storage solutions. Within a year, DNF’s rapid growth resulted in its emergence as an independent, privately held spin-off. In 2006, DNF completed its acquisition of StoneFly (re-incorporated as StoneFly, Inc.), an iSCSI storage pioneer and developer of complete, turnkey IP SAN solutions. Since its inception, DNF has designed custom solutions for organizations of all sizes and built products for many major computer manufacturers. Today, DNF consists of seven business divisions including StoneFly, DNF Security, DNF Professional Services, DNF Medical, DNF Defense, DNF Systems and DNF Storage. DNF has thousands of customers ranging from consumers and small-to-medium businesses, to government agencies, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit .

About SMC Networks

SMC Networks is a leading provider of affordable, easy-to-use, high-performance networking solutions for the consumer, small- and medium-sized businesses, and enterprise markets. With a global presence that supports customers throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, SMC leverages its heritage of over 35 years to deliver to market a level of quality, reliability and technological advancement that has established it as one of the premier network companies in the industry.

Since 2003, SMC has maintained a Green portfolio of networking products demonstrating its commitment to the environment at a very early stage. In 2008, In-Stat confirmed SMC’s commitment to go beyond cursory attempts at power management when it stated that SMC was one of the top five most energy efficient in the 24/48 port managed switch category. SMC’s Green Policy is a key component of the company’s core strength that can be leveraged by its install base.

SMC Networks is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at or call (800) SMC-4YOU.

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