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New York, NY, September 11, 2007--Globalstor Data Corporation, a leading OEM Integrator of high performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers, introduces ExtremeStor-iTrax at AES 2007 (Booth #1140).


Equipped with a solid state 64-bit iSCSI and NAS operating system, the new iTrax expands on Globalstor‘s popular line of ExtremeStor products. Featuring a wide range of servers designed and optimized for every level of professional audio recording, it provides multi-room recording facilities with a flexible, secure and competitively-priced solution that allows multi-user access to consolidated, centralized and fully searchable data.


“With the ExtremeStor-iTrax, Globalstor introduces the same technology used by Jet Propulsion Labs and NASA to professional audio recording,” says Scott Leif, president of Globalstor Data. “Our development of iSCSI- and NAS-based solutions has opened new doors in the production, organization and storage of the music industry‘s singular asset. The evolution of recording facilities, both commercial and private, has been set in motion with iTrax.”


Using an iSCSI initiator, the iTrax appears as a local disc drive on any computer connected to the LAN or WAN. Windows users can download the free Windows iSCSI initiator offered by Microsoft. Globalstor solutions can also be used as NAS (Network Attached Storage) servers in conjunction with iSCSI.


Once iSCSI initiators are loaded, every host system on the network can see and share all stored data. Engineers on separate workstations can simultaneously edit and mix different sessions stored on any iTrax server.


With the iTrax, audio professionals have centralized storage and retrieval of multiple sessions at their fingertips. In addition, users can remotely log into sessions from anywhere in the world using any Internet Protocol-based GUI.


iTrax servers are available in various configurations, ranging from an 8-drive solution with RAID protection on board to a 36-drive version with multiple levels of RAID redundancy on board. Among the high profile music companies using iTrax include Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA), which has employed a 16-drive solution with two independent RAID controllers on board to accommodate the label group‘s multiple projects and operators.


Globalstor‘s ExtremeStor series of robust and flexible server platforms represents a quantum leap forward from the “sneaker net” of removable FireWire or USB hard drives or an expensive and cumbersome Fibre Channel infrastructure. This solution delivers a comprehensive, centralized, and searchable database. In the professional audio industry, Globalstor data storage solutions are used in conjunction with Pro Tools and other digital audio workstation software on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.


Available through Globalstor Data authorized partners, to find an authorized partner in your area visit Globalstor online at www.globalstor.com. ExtremeStor-iTrax is available now with three-year factory warranties. Prices for the ExtremeStor-iTrax start at $4,995.00 US MSRP with 1TB of usable storage.


Globalstor Data Corporation is a leading distributor of high performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers. Widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support, Globalstor is an OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support offering a broad spectrum of broadcast and video professional solutions including DVD-R Digital Video Dailies solutions, 2K and 4K Digital Intermediate solutions, and high-performance hi-definition video servers offering scaleable storage up to 24TB‘s in a single server. Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California and internationally through a strong foundation of over-seas authorized resellers.

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