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Tricord Systems Announces Availability of Lunar Flare NAS

Tricord Systems, Inc. today announced the general availability of its Lunar Flare(TM) NAS product, a clustered server appliance.

Joan Wrabetz, President and CEO, Tricord Systems, said, "Lunar Flare NAS is designed to address a crucial issue for companies of all sizes - managing growth. By clustering server appliances together and managing them as one resource, Lunar Flare NAS allows for seamless growth and continuous access to content. This not only provides for much easier scalability as a company expands, but also helps to minimize the cost of growth."

The company says Lunar Flare NAS is ideal for organizations, workgroups, corporate departments, or e-businesses that are experiencing rapid growth, yet need to keep storage management and equipment costs under control. Enabled by Tricord's patented Illumina(TM) software, multiple Lunar Flare NAS appliances aggregate to create a cluster, managed as a single resource. Clusters of up to 16 units provide seamless scalability from 129 GBs of raw capacity up to two terabytes. This unique solution solves critical storage management problems for IS staff by eliminating many of the management tasks associated with managing and growing storage systems.

Each 129GB Lunar Flare appliance lists for $5,700.00 - or $ .04 per MB - which includes a 1-year warranty and service contract. Tricord is currently offering a "try-before-you-buy" program to allow qualified customers to try the product for a limited time with no cost or obligation.