SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - Nirvana, a division of General Atomics (GA), today announced that it has completed the integration of the Sun StorageTek™ 5800 with Nirvana's Storage Resource Broker® (SRB®) software. This powerful combination of the world's most advanced data grid software and the scalable, intelligent storage system from Sun delivers unique capabilities and unprecedented value to users in complex systems environments.

The StorageTek 5800 represents an entirely new software-driven storage architecture designed to address the unique information storage requirements of fixed content, serving key collaborative and archiving applications such as digitization and preservation, medical imaging and records, Web harvesting, and federated repositories.

Nirvana is experienced in serving customers in federated HPC/ NIC, with digital libraries and archives, and some of the world's largest and most advanced image, sensor and forensic data federations. GA founded and managed the San Diego Supercomputer Center for more than two decades.

"The StorageTek 5800 is a natural fit for the most demanding grids and repositories. It is a large-scale product, with an attractive TCO, and the SRB Federation will simplify its introduction into the most complex distributed environments," according to Constantin Scheder, General Director of the Nirvana division.

"An SRB federation really simplifies the most urgent initiatives where we expect the StorageTek 5800 to play a role for our customers, such as cross-domain and cross-system security, archiving, tiered storage, disaster recovery, replication, technology refresh and mass migrations," said Gail Truman, senior product manager for the StorageTek 5800 system, Sun Microsystems.

About Nirvana and General Atomics

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


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Contact Information: For Further Information Contact Nirvana Storage: Greg Granello (214) 515-9862 Public Relations: Doug Fouquet (858) 455-2173