Troika Networks Executives Appointed DAFS Collaborative Working Group Leaders

Appointments Further Demonstrate TROIKA's Extensive VI Expertise, Industry Leadership For Bringing Networking Features and Capabilities to the Data Center

Westlake Village, CA - December 6, 2000 -- Troika Networks (TROIKA™), a fast-growing private company driving the convergence of storage networking and clustering for improved availability and performance of e-business applications, today announced that Tracy Edmonds, vice president, Controller Division for TROIKA has been appointed to lead the DAFS Collaborative Application Programming Interface (API) Working Group focused on identifying priorities and driving issues to consensus resolution for a Direct Access File System Protocol API. TROIKA's leadership in DAFS extends to the marketing organization with Mike Dutch, marketing for TROIKA serving as co-leader for the DAFS Marketing Working Group, with the charter to promote growth and development of a market for DAFS.

The DAFS protocol is a new method for providing application servers with low-latency, high-performance file access to shared pools of storage in data center environments utilizing the Virtual Interface (VI) architecture as its transport mechanism. The DAFS API is an essential element for providing a single interface to common functions for interoperability of DAFS solutions once the protocol standard is complete.

"TROIKA's leadership in developing and delivering the host bus adapter (HBA) API to the industry, combined with our experience in delivering the industry's only standards-based VI solutions, lends unique expertise to the development of the DAFS API," said Edmonds. "We are committed to driving the convergence of Storage Area Networks (SANs) and Network-Attached Storage (NAS), providing consumers with comprehensive, yet simple storage networking solutions. Our contribution will be an essential element for delivering a high-performance file-oriented data transfer mechanism bringing consumers file-level access at block-level speeds."


AFS Protocol Spec v1.0

DAFS API Spec v1.0
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