Beijing, China (PressExposure) March 17, 2009 -- KernSafe Technologies (KernSafe), the leading iSCSI Target provider and storage virtualization technology provider, announced the release of a free version of their iSCSI target software, iStorage Server and a free version of the iSCSI Initiator, TotalMounter.
About the iStorage Server iSCSI Target
iStorage Server is a network based storage virtualization software powered by KernSafe Technologies. Being a powerful, full-featured and software-only iSCSI Target, iStorage Server is an IP SAN solution that can quickly convert existing Windows computer into IP SAN. Storage media of iSCSI Target can include existing storage devices such as the entire hard disks or partitions, CD-RWs, tapes and USB storage devices, as well as disk image file or CD image files including ISO9660(,iso), .bin, .mdf, .cdi, .b5i, .nrg, .ccd, .sub, .img, .raw and other image file formats.
iStorage Server an run on any version of Microsoft Windows above 2000. Which allows any server and workstations (Windows, Linux, MacOS, Unix etc).
About the TotalMounter iSCSI Initiator
KernSafe TotalMounter is an advanced and powerful virtual CD/DVD-ROM/RW/RAM emulator, and it is full-featured free software for windows. TotalMounter is also a free full-featured iSCSI initiator, virtual disks emulator, and a client of INetDisk. Its goal is to mount everything, you can not only mount a CD/DVD images (such as iso, bin, cdi, mdf, ccd, nrg etc.) as a virtualized drive, and also make these images by creating a CD/DVD-RW virtualized drive and burning data into it by burning software.
Additionally, KernSafe TotalMounter has also provide virtual write technology into iSCSI Initiator and INetDisk Client, so that you can copy files into a read-only drive and do not affect the other peoples.
The free version of iStorage Server allows any customers around the world to try iSCSI storage and get benefits form iSCSI technology, it is also a good solution for personal user, he/she can share data between workstation and his/her laptop computer with iStorage Server will bring more convenience.
For this case, the free version of iStorage Server is enough. The free version of iStorage Server also allows any customers in small-scale environment, build a production environment before deciding on the best configuration for a more robust enterprise solution.
And customers and change to free version at any time, when the trial expires. The free version of iStorage Server also supplies the following features:
Support for x86 and x64 machines. Support sparse image file on NTFS file system. It allows the size of disk image file only depend on its content used. Support any features on file system, such as in NTFS, a image file can be encrypted, compressed, or shared with other computers. Supports a variety of partition table format, such as the MBR, GPT. Provides "Hold and Update" mechanism that allow you can update data file from initiators to targets...