Corporate Profiles

Business/Corporate Description

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Cranel offers complete end-to-end storage management solutions that meet today's complex requirements to manage, access, and protect business-critical information. Utilizing more than fourteen years of experience, Cranel designs, integrates, implements and supports storage solutions on open systems platforms, that are flexible, reliable, scalable and automated. Cranel's services span from the first pre-sale consulting engagement through design, installation, and comprehensive post-implementation support.

Cranel's focus on storage management includes, but is not limited to...

  • Backup/ Restore * Storage Area Networks (SAN)
  • Storage/ Data Management * High Availability/ Clustering
  • Business Continuance * Systems Perfromance Audits

Product Description

Cranel offers storage solutions without bias to single-vendor approaches. Cranel partners with the best hardware and software vendors in the storage management industry. Cranel partners are ADIC, BROCADE, Crossroads, Gadzoox, Hitachi Data Systems, Legato Systems; Quantum| ATL, Storage Tek, and. VERITAS.

Cranel applies its Professional Consulting Services expertise to integrate best-in-class hardware and software technologies. Storage solutions are rigorously tested for performance and interoperability at Cranel's engineering labs prior to implementation. Through Cranel's structured Solutions Assurance Methodology (SAM), Cranel helps customers implement storage management technologies that deliver business value.

Cranel offers a single point of responsibility for hardware and software, professional consulting services, and ongoing maintenance and support. Cranel's storage solutions offer the following:

DATA MANAGEMENT - Solutions designed to decrease cost and improve utilization of technology and human resources.

DATA ACCESS - Solutions designed to obtain maximum utilization of system resources while ensuring high availability.

DATA PROTECTION - Backup and recovery solutions that are scalable and that ensure non-interruption of daily workflow as well as disaster recovery preparedness. All for the purpose of business continuance.

Headquarters: Cranel, Inc.
8999 Gemini Parkway
Columbus, OH 43240
Western Regional Office:
Cranel, Inc.
23 Brookline
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Eastern Regional Office:
Cranel, Inc.
116 Village Blvd., Suite 200
Princeton, NJ 08540-5799

Year Founded: 1985
Key Executives:
James Wallace, President; Craig Wallace, V.P. Service; Scott Slack, V.P. Marketing; Mark Bramel, V.P. Sales; Nick Cellantani, V.P. Operations and Engineering, John Lowden, V.P. Finance; and Steve Wine,
Chief Technology Officer
Employees: 185

Business/Corporate Description

Chaparral Network Storage Inc. of Longmont, CO develops innovative products that move and store data over networks. Chaparral's products offer the best in price performance, delivering high-availability and advanced data protection for both departmental servers and enterprise storage networks.

Gary Allison
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Chaparral is a premier provider of intelligent storage networking solutions for data-intensive, enterprise applications. Its products provide vital connectivity between SCSI and Fibre Channel storage devices. Chaparral Intelligent Storage Routers and External RAID Controllers offer advanced data protection and high-performance, ensuring reliable and continuous access to data.

Founded in 1998, Chaparral is a privately held company and employs 75 employees.

Product Description

  • Intelligent Storage Routers

Chaparral Intelligent Storage Routers provide seamless connectivity across disk, tape and optical systems. Chaparral routers offer high performance, reliability and fault tolerance for enterprise-class storage and expanding SAN environments. Chaparral routers feature Extended Copy capability, which offloads the LAN and servers to enable a high-speed server-free backup application over Fibre Channel.

  • External RAID Controllers

Chaparral's Fibre Channel and SCSI external RAID controllers provide unprecedented performance, availability and data protection for RAID storage systems. Chaparral offers both the K-Series and G-Series controllers. The K-Series is the price performance leader for data intensive applications such as digital video, CAD, seismic research, and 3-D imaging. The G-Series is designed for maximum data throughput and data protection, for customers requiring outstanding performance, availability, and a simplified configuration and management.

Corporate Headquarters
1951 S. Fordham Street
Longmont, CO 80503
Phone: 303-684-3200
Fax: 303-684-3201

Year Founded: 1998
Key Executives:
Gary Allison, chairman and CEO; Michael Gluck, president and COO; Jerry Walker, executive VP of engineering and operations
Employees: 75

This article was originally published on April 01, 2000