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VMware Certified Enhance’s iSCSI IP SAN Arrays for Storage Virtualization

UltraStor RS8 IP-4 & RS16 IP-4 Series Increase Efficiency, Flexibility, Performance, & Scalability

Santa Fe Springs, CA. January 29, 2009 – Enhance Technology, the pioneer in design and implementation of hybrid input/output technology in the storage systems is proud to announce that its UltraStor RS8 IP and RS16 IP Series iSCSI storage arrays have passed VMware’s Certification Program for VMware ESX Server 3.5. The combination of VMware’s storage virtualization and Enhance Technology’s Quad GbE iSCSI Enterprise RAID protected Storage systems allow Enhance users to make the best use of their existing storage to improve resource utilization. VMware allows IT customers various benefits such as less energy consumption, simplify management, and flexible & scalable network storage environment for enterprise & SMB.

As the leader in server virtualization, VMware provides users for saving overall cost by its green nature with fewer servers required, reducing downtime and energy usage, increase flexibility and the efficiency of the storage subsystems. The efficient setup of using VMware ESX server along with the Enhance Tech UltraStor RS16 Storage Array will directly contribute to savings on IT operating cost. VMware ESX 3.5 enables multiple virtual machines to run simultaneously on a single server, and it can isolates each virtual machine from its host and other virtual machines leaving them unaffected when an application in a virtual machine crashes. VMware supports a variety of operating systems for use on most of the applications and its VMotion feature also provide live migration of virtual machines in the case of unexpected computer failure event providing a robust server and network environment.

Enhance Technology’s UltraStor RS8 IP-4 and RS16 IP-4 iSCSI SAN Arrays feature industry-leading performance on Intel IOP platform with quad channel GbE iSCSI ports and throughput of up to 400MB/sec. The UltraStor RS8 IP-4 and RS16 IP-4 are powered by Intel Xscale IOP342 processor supporting both the high-performance SAS and high-capacity SATA drives. With the capability of expanding to four (4x) more UltraStor RS16 JS SAS JBOD Arrays through a built-in SAS JBOD expansion port, the UltraStor RS8 IP-4/RS16 IP-4 storage solutions can be expanded to a total capacity of 120TB using the latest 1.5TB Seagate Barracuda HDDs. With the implementation on green technologies, such as, auto disk spin-down and 80 plus dual-redundant power supply, Enhance Technology strives to achieve high power efficiency while minimizing total operating costs. With the VMware certification, Enhance customers will be able to take advantage of all the excellent features provided by the ESX servers in the virtualized computing environment with a peace of mind.


About Enhance Technology, Inc.

Founded in 1997, Enhance Technology designs and manufactures high performance storage systems for digital content creation, medical imaging, security surveillance, post production, data archive and IT market places. Headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California with Asia branch in Taipei, Taiwan, Enhance Technology has become the world leader in designing and developing hybrid I/O storage solutions. For more information about Enhance Technology and the UltraStor™ RS Series, please visit


About VMware

VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter. Customers of all sizes rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2007 revenues of $1.3 billion, more than 120,000 customers and more than 20,000 partners, VMware is one of the fastest growing public software companies. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is majority-owned by EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC). For more information, visit



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Mary Huang

Enhance Technology, Inc.

562-777-3488 ext. 107

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Aptilo Guest Internet Services: Hosted Wireless Guest Internet Access for Large Global Enterprises

STOCKHOLM – January 29, 2009 – Aptilo Networks, the global leader in integrated management solutions for control of billing, user services and access in WiMAX™ and Wi-Fi networks, has launched Aptilo Guest Internet Services™, a secure, next-generation wireless Guest Internet Access solution for multinational companies and large domestic corporations looking to provide temporary Internet access for visitors, whether at a single large campus or across multiple office locations.

Aptilo Guest Internet Services is a hosted, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution.  It is currently deployed with several Fortune 500 companies including global telecom and information technology leaders.

“We are proud to be one of the very few vendors that can offer this kind of service on a global scale,” said Torbjorn Ward, chief executive officer, Aptilo Networks.  “This is a proven solution that delivers secure guest Internet access to some of the world’s largest corporations. New enterprise customers will benefit from this best practices development.”

Aptilo Guest Internet Services utilizes a company’s existing wireless infrastructure to extend the benefits of Internet connectivity to contractors, customers and business partners while complying with corporate security and legal policies.  Its flexibility makes it uniquely suited for global multi-site deployments, across a variety of types of offices and each with its own distinct infrastructure.

For enterprises that prefer to take the operation in-house (either at the start of the installation or at a later stage), Aptilo offers the same functionality as a software license via the Aptilo Guest Internet Access System™.

Both Aptilo solutions work seamlessly with any standard Wi-Fi infrastructure products. Aptilo has conducted extensive interoperability testing and made the necessary adaptations for different wireless access points and access point controllers allowing deployment in heterogeneous networks with equipment from many different vendors, including the leading vendors in the enterprise segment Aruba, Cisco and HP Procurve.

About Aptilo Networks

Aptilo Networks is the global leader in integrated management solutions for control of billing, user services and access in WiMAX™ and Wi-Fi networks.  Selected by premier business partners such as Nortel, Cisco and HP, Aptilo has become the provider of choice for service providers, enterprises and municipalities in need of a rapidly deployable, scalable multi-service solution to easily manage data and voice services over these networks.Aptilo’s comprehensive platform delivers exceptional flexibility for successful operations and a superior user experience.  Its cost-effective solutions boast extensive pre-integrated functionality for fast and reliable time-to-market, yet are also available with unique modularity for seamless integration to external additional systems of choice.  Customers can enjoy the option of a hosted delivery using Aptilo’s managed service (Software-as-a-Service) from one of our many regional data centers located worldwide, or utilize a software license model.  From smaller installations to large carrier networks, Aptilo’s solutions have been deployed in more than 40 countries.

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For further information please contact:

Hillary Call, Public Relations Manager

Aptilo Networks AB

c/o Call Communications

P: (917) 414-9262

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