SNS announces Ellipse Enterprise HBA for Mac OS X now IBM System Storage Proven™

Broadening Macintosh Compatibility with the Enterprise SAN

St. Louis, Missouri, June 24, 2008 – Studio Network Solutions (SNS), a premier provider of post-production SAN systems for the Media and Entertainment storage market, today announced that its Ellipse Enterprise Fibre Channel HBA for Mac OS X has successfully completed interoperability testing with IBM System Storage DS4000. The Ellipse Enterprise HBA is now confirmed as IBM System Storage Proven under Mac OS X.

The Ellipse Enterprise Fibre Channel HBA (Host Bus Adapter) delivers an industry breakthrough: the ability for Macintosh servers and workstations to take full advantage of RDAC – the fault tolerant, multi-pathing I/O and failover/failback features found in enterprise-class storage systems from IBM.

“In many ways, the Macintosh platform has the leading role in the overall production process for media and entertainment businesses. Many of those companies, especially the largest, consider the accessibility of their creative assets to be just as mission-critical as everything else in the data center,” said Gary Holladay, President of Studio Network Solutions. “There’s no longer a need for compromise. Our mutual SNS/IBM customers will now have the advantage of integrating their Macintosh systems into the SAN and knowing their Macs will have equivalent storage fault tolerance as their Linux and Windows servers.”

The IBM System Storage Proven program builds on IBM’s already extensive interoperability efforts to develop and deliver products and solutions that work together with third party products. The IBM System Storage Proven program supports the ability of independent hardware and software vendors to build high-quality solutions with the latest technology on leading storage platforms as well as reduce solution design time when multiple, tested building blocks have already been pre-tested.

The Ellipse Enterprise HBA is compatible with Mac OS X Leopard and Tiger. It is now available worldwide and can be ordered in single-, dual-, and quad-port configurations of PCIe or PCI-X. It is compatible with Intel- and PowerPC-based Mac servers and workstations. For more information, visit

About SNS

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) specializes in the development of shared storage hardware and software solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Since day one we’ve applied unmatched ingenuity and experience to create outstanding products that exceed industry expectations while providing outstanding support to our customers.

Our customers range in size from individual freelance engineers to multinational media powerhouses. Our solutions are used to produce everything from books on tape to full track scoring for major Hollywood films. Our products have been at the technical core of the music you listen to, the games you play, the shows you watch and the movies you see.

We have a valued network of resellers located throughout the United States… and the world. Whether you have a product question or you’re ready to place an order, we encourage you to contact us today.