Wasabi Offers Native Support for Adaptec's ICP Vortex RAID Controller

10/29/2003 - Wasabi Systems Inc. announced its native support of Adaptec's ICP Vortex brand 4-port Serial ATA RAID Controller, (GDT8546RZ) in Storage Builder for iSCSI AppliancesTM. Storage Builder is a software development framework and Storage Operating Environment that allows OEM's to leverage off the shelf components to design and rapidly bring IP enabled iSCSI storage devices to market.

Storage Builder provides a web based configuration tool and graphical user interface (GUI) for the configuration and management of IP enabled storage arrays and devices. The GUI provides configuration and management of ICP Vortex controllers that are seamlessly integrated with Wasabi's Storage Builder SDF for iSCSI Appliances.

The integral hardware RAID controller support for Storage Builder expands the reference design for market-leading iSCSI target functionality. This provides OEMs with a standards-based platform that is more open, modular, flexible and inter-operable, offering greater ease of design and testing of IP enabled storage-related devices and peripherals. The RAID Controller is a key component for high-performance enterprise servers and data-intensive applications that demand a crucial level of reliability.

"Wasabi Storage Builder offers exceptional flexibility to OEM.s that wish to deploy an iSCSI target solution," said Frank G. Logan, III, the Company's President and CEO. "Our support for the ICP Vortex RAID Controller is yet another example of Storage Builder's extensive hardware support, and our commitment to offering our customers the widest possible range of design options."

Each hardware component that is added to the library of Storage Builder development framework and storage operating environment undergoes extensive integration testing and validation in Wasabi's Norfolk, VA validation center. Hardware OEM's interested in gaining validation or certification of their products should contact Wasabi for details about how to gain validation.

About Wasabi Systems
Wasabi Systems Inc. provides software components and operating systems support for embedded systems and storage networking OEMs. Founded in January, 2000, Wasabi's investors include Himalaya Capital, Hudson Ventures, Intel Capital, and Newlight Associates.

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