The shared storage business unit of Mercury Computer Systems (Chelmsford, MA) has signed a software distribution agreement with Intergraph Computer Systems (Huntsville, AL) to supply Intergraph with SANergy software to enable heterogeneous distributed file sharing on storage area networks (SANs).
Mercury's shared storage business unit develops and markets software products that manage shared access to common storage in heterogeneous environments. The software supports high-throughput I/O environments such as digital video, digital prepress, and enterprise computing.
Under the terms of the non-exclusive agreement, Intergraph will sell and support SANergy through its direct and indirect sales channels. Customers will be able to purchase SANergy independently or as a component of storage and/or systems solutions offered by Intergraph worldwide. SANergy will also be available through other distributors and sales channels. Intergraph is the first major computer systems company to offer an integrated data-sharing solution to its customers based on Mercury's SANergy.
The SANergy product provides file-based data sharing across a SAN for a range of I/O-intensive applications. By transparently managing concurrent access to SAN-based storage without the need for an intermediary file server, SANergy enables high-speed file sharing.
The latest release of SANergy supports full file-level and byte-range locking across heterogeneous networks of Windows NT, Sun Solaris, SGI IRIX, and Mac OS-based systems. As an extension to industry-standard file systems and networking protocols, Mercury's SANergy supports most network-aware application without the need for programming or systems administration changes.