Adaptec and Network Appliance Bring Enterprise SAN Capabilities to Small and Midsize Businesses
Milpitas and Sunnyvale, Calif. - October
21, 2003 -- Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a global leader in
storage solutions, and Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a
leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions, today
announced the availability of an IP storage area network (SAN)
solution that enables small and midsize businesses to deploy
cost-effective, easy-to-manage SANs for enterprise-level
applications such as online transaction processing, email and
enterprise resource planning.
Small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) with growing storage demands
require cost-effective solutions that allow them to easily deploy
workgroup and departmental SANs for applications typically
associated with large organizations. The Adaptec-NetApp® IP
SAN solution leverages the proven performance of SCSI and the low
cost of Ethernet to give these businesses a simple, affordable way
to deploy SANs for enterprise-level applications. The solution
features central technical support to reduce total cost of SAN
"Adaptec and Network Appliance are reducing the cost and complexity
of deploying SANs for business and storage applications including
email, database, CRM and ERP, consolidation and disaster recovery,"
said Ram Jayam, vice president and general manager of Adaptec's
Storage Networking Group. "Together, we are combining the
scalability, availability and utilization benefits of iSCSI-based
SANs with integrated world-class support to bring enterprise-class
network storage capabilities to a broader range of
"NetApp is building on its leadership in shared storage solutions
for small and midsize organizations by delivering block-based IP
SAN capabilities that power enterprise-level storage capabilities,"
said Rich Clifton, vice president of the SAN/iSAN business unit at
Network Appliance. "By teaming with Adaptec and Arrow Electronics,
we are making it easier and more affordable for customers to deploy
networked storage for enterprise applications."
Adaptec, NetApp Target SME Customers Through Arrow
Arrow Electronics, one of the world's largest distributors of
electronic components and computer products and a leading provider
of services to the electronics industry, simplifies SAN deployments
for small and midsize businesses by providing storage consulting,
design, configuration, interoperability testing and performance
benchmarking services. Arrow offers the Adaptec-NetApp solution
with its storage services to simplify SAN deployments.
"Arrow Electronics has deep relationships with enterprise resellers
and integrators who focus on delivering SAN solutions to small and
midsize businesses and will give Network Appliance and Adaptec a
direct channel to this market," said Mike Arends, vice president of
sales, Arrow Enterprise Storage Solutions. "The Adaptec-Network
Appliance IP SAN solution has passed extensive hardware testing and
qualification, allowing resellers to offer an interoperable
solution that simplifies deployment for end users."
The Adaptec-NetApp solution consists of two Adaptec 7211 iSCSI
adapters and a NetApp FAS250 system with 250 gigabytes of storage
capacity. The Adaptec 7211 completely offloads TCP/IP processing to
reduce CPU utilization and increase the performance of network
storage applications. The NetApp FAS250 is an entry-level storage
system that provides high levels of reliability, availability and
performance and scales up to 1 terabyte to meet the growing
capacity needs of small and midsize businesses.
The Adaptec-NetApp IP SAN solution is now available to resellers
through Arrow Enterprise Storage Solutions, (800) 322-3475.
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions
for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992,
Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner
firsts that continue to drive "The evolution of storage.™"
Information about Network Appliance solutions and services is
available at www.netapp.com.
Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT) provides end-to-end storage solutions
that reliably move, manage and protect critical data and digital
content. Adaptec provides software and hardware solutions for
storage connectivity and data protection, storage networking and
networked storage subsystems through OEMs and distribution channels
to enterprises, medium and small businesses and consumers
worldwide. Adaptec is an S&P Small Cap 600 Index member. More
information is available at
Jaime Leigh Le
Network Appliance, Inc.