Adaptec Announces IP Storage Networking Beta Program
Milpitas, CA - March 5, 2003 -- Adaptec, Inc.
(NASDAQ:ADPT), the global leader in IP Storage Networking, today
announced a beta program for IP Storage Networking solutions built
on the company's groundbreaking iSCSI technology. In conjunction
with leading OEMs, Adaptec is working with a broad range of
customers including Trimble, Sandia Labs and the University of
The program includes Storage Area Network (SAN) deployments to
support a broad set of applications including Microsoft Exchange,
Microsoft SQL Server, CRM and ERP applications, databases and
collaboration and messaging solutions on both Windows and Linux
platforms. The installations include Adaptec iSCSI host bus
adapters and leverage servers and storage systems from leading OEMs
including Eurologic and Network Appliance.
"Adaptec is pleased to be working with industry leaders such as
Network Appliance, Eurologic, Trimble, Sandia Labs and the
University of Michigan to complete the first real-world deployments
of IP storage networks," said Ram Jayam, vice president and general
manager of Adaptec's Storage Networking Group. "The availability of
Adaptec's iSCSI host bus adapters along with iSCSI storage systems
from leading OEMs such as Network Appliance is a major milestone in
the advent of the IP storage market."
Trimble, a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS),
optical and laser technologies, is deploying an iSCSI storage
network incorporating a Network Appliance storage system and
Adaptec iSCSI adapters to support storage pooling for both
engineering and Microsoft Exchange.
"For Trimble, fast and reliable access to engineering data is
critical to delivering successful products to our customers," said
Bob Denis, chief information officer at Trimble. "Managing,
protecting and scaling our storage resources using traditional
in-server solutions is resource intensive and time-consuming. We're
pleased to be working with Adaptec and Network Appliance to deploy
iSCSI to support both our engineering and messaging infrastructure,
and we look forward to the ability to more easily manage, allocate
and protect our storage resources on an IP SAN."
Network Appliance recently announced its first iSCSI storage
solution and is working closely with industry leaders including
Adaptec on their initial customer deployments.
"iSCSI represents a chance to accelerate customers' evolution from
direct-attach and internal storage to networked storage," said Phil
Williams vice president of marketing for Network Appliance.
"Solutions based on iSCSI help reduce connection costs, remove
complexity from a variety of storage applications and enable
enterprises to consolidate their storage infrastructures. Working
closely with Adaptec will accelerate the delivery of truly open and
interoperable storage networks."
Eurologic has been at the forefront of iSCSI development, with
IP-SAN solutions that offer users the benefits of networked
storage, while leveraging the ease of use and cost advantages of IP
"Eurologic is pleased to be working with Adaptec to accelerate the
adoption of this new generation of storage. We see IP based
solutions as the ideal fit for the demand for cost effective
storage solutions for mid-sized companies," said Mike Stolz, vice
president of Sales and Marketing, Eurologic Systems. "The
combination of Adaptec's full ASIC-based iSCSI adapters and
Eurologic's family of IP-SAN solutions will allow users to enjoy
the availability and scalability offered by shared storage
configurations, as well as the large skill base and low cost
infrastructure of existing IP based Ethernet networks."
Sandia National Laboratories develops science-based technologies
for national security. The organization's data-intensive
engineering and scientific work requires highly reliable,
high-performance storage solutions.
"Fast, highly reliable access to data is mission critical for our
work at Sandia," said Sandia spokesman Mike Janes. "We're pleased
to be working with Adaptec in this beta program to deploy and test
IP storage solutions that can support our efforts at Sandia."
Adaptec IP Storage
Adaptec's storage networking products include a family of IP
Storage ASICs and ASIC-based adapters with protocol acceleration
for iSCSI, Fibre Channel to IP, Fibre Channel to iSCSI and TCP/IP
connectivity. The Company's adapters and ASICs enable integrated
iSCSI connectivity for storage and server platforms, providing
efficient, high-performance data transfer rates of up to 2Gbits per
second (full duplex). More information about Adaptec's IP Storage
initiatives is available at
Adaptec Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT) provides highly available storage
access solutions that reliably move, manage and protect critical
data and digital content. Adaptec's storage solutions are found in
high-performance networks, servers, workstations and desktops from
the world's leading manufacturers, and are sold through OEMs and
distribution channels to ISPs, enterprises, medium and small
businesses and consumers. Adaptec is an S&P SmallCap 600 Index
member. More information is available at
David A. Young