NeoPath Networks CEO to Speak at ILM Summit West 2005; Rajeev Chawla Named Panelist of ILM Standards Session

NeoPath Networks CEO to Speak at ILM Summit West 2005; Rajeev Chawla Named Panelist of ILM Standards Session

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — NeoPath Networks, Inc., the technology leader in Network File Management (NFM) solutions, announced today that its founder, president and chief executive officer, Rajeev Chawla, will be a featured speaker at ILM Summit West 2005 at the Atrium Hotel in Irvine, California February 8 – 9.

Chawla will be a panelist at the Birds-of-a-Feather session on information lifecycle management standards February 8 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. He will address ILM’s effects on storage and file servers within the enterprise, as well as his vision of how ILM can be used to efficiently manage data by transparently migrating low priority or infrequently accessed information to lower-cost Tier 2 storage while promoting critical or frequently accessed files to high-performance Tier 1 servers.

“ILM is quickly becoming a preferred method of solving real-world issues of storage management because of its ability to reduce storage costs, ensure data availability and support regulatory compliance,” said Chawla. “We at NeoPath Networks understand how this data deluge dilemma impacts organizations and their storage networking decisions. Attendees of the ILM Summit will come away with a better understanding of how they can implement ILM-oriented data placement and tiering policies in a practical and effective fashion after my presentation.”

NeoPath’s File Director(TM) is an intelligent appliance that seamlessly integrates with existing file servers and network-attached storage (NAS) devices to efficiently manage unstructured file data and allow the creation of highly scalable, simple-to-manage, heterogeneous file storage infrastructures.

The File Director’s policy engine is an enabler for ILM solutions by performing transparent file migration, while users are reading and writing to their files, based on combinations of file attributes such as access frequency, date, size and location.

Gigabytes and even terabytes of low priority, seldom accessed files that are spread across servers (identified by the File Director’s real-time reporting functionality) can be easily migrated via a policy to older, lower cost servers that are backed up on a less frequent schedule. With the File Director, users will still see these files in their original location, but in this case, administrators are able to free up expensive Tier 1 storage and associated backup resources for high priority files and the best possible performance.

The ILM Summit West 2005 program includes practical information on the latest advances in ILM and demonstrations of the latest new products and solutions for hierarchical storage systems, multi-platform file systems, content management systems, security, availability, regulatory and compliance issues, document and record management, and business continuity planning. For more information, visit the conference website at www.ilmsummit.com.

About NeoPath Networks

Founded in April 2002, NeoPath Networks is leading the development of Network File Management (NFM) solutions for transparent scaling and management of network file storage resources. NeoPath’s appliances deliver solutions which allow performance and capacity scaling of network storage, better utilization of existing storage resources, and intelligent, policy-based placement of files to optimize access and protection – while lowering administration and storage costs for businesses everywhere. For more information, contact NeoPath Networks at (408) 970-0300 or visit www.neopathnetworks.com.

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