Adaptec Demonstrates iSCSI Interoperability For IP Storage Networks With Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server

10/29/2002 - Adaptec, the global leader in IP storage networking, demonstrated iSCSI interoperability with the Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server operating system in an IP Storage environment. The demonstration at this week's Storage Networking World (SNW) conference shows how companies can combine Windows 2000-based servers with storage using the iSCSI protocol to create simple, affordable SAN solutions for their growing storage needs. The demonstration also highlights the interoperability of Adaptec's iSCSI technology with the Microsoft Windows platform.

"Adaptec's demonstrating its iSCSI HBA on the Windows platform is an illustration of Microsoft's continued commitment to enabling highly interoperable storage solutions for our customers," said Zane Adam, director of product management and marketing, Enterprise Storage Division at Microsoft Corp.

"We view Microsoft's Windows server platform as a key enabler for broader adoption of iSCSI," commented Ram Jayam, vice president and general manager of Adaptec's Storage Networking Group. "We are delighted to work with Microsoft to ensure the success of this endeavor."

The demonstration in Microsoft's booth (#G12) features multiple Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition servers running the Windows 2000 Advanced Server operating system. The servers include Adaptec's iSCSI adapters and are connected via a storage router and accessible through a standard Gigabit Ethernet switch. iSCSI-based solutions provide a robust storage infrastructure option for SQL Server deployments such as order fulfillment for e-commerce, enhanced web services, CRM and data mining.

Adaptec is also showcasing its iSCSI solutions in other areas of the SNW expo floor. In Adaptec's Booth #C17, the company is showing an iSCSI SAN running a joint IP Security demonstration with Microsoft. In the SNW Interoperability Lab exhibit, Adaptec is participating in an iSCSI SAN demonstration with NEC's S4100 IP-SAN storage system. Adaptec is also exhibiting its iSCSI adapters in a multi-vendor demonstration in Stonefly Networks' booth #PP12.

Adaptec IP SAN Solutions
Adaptec's storage networking products include a family of IP Storage ASICs and adapters with protocol acceleration for iSCSI and TCP/IP connectivity and the industry's first iSCSI HBA. Adaptec's IP Storage technology is currently being designed into products from several leading OEMs.

About Adaptec
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.

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