Wasabi Initiates Support for Leading iSCSI Initiators and Adaptors

2/5/2004 - As part of establishing a broad ecosystem of compatible networked storage components, Wasabi Systems announced that its Storage Builder(tm) for iSCSI Appliances supports the market's leading software initiators and key hardware storage adaptors and accelerators. Adaptors supported by Storage Builder include the Intel PRO/1000 T IP Storage Adaptor and the Adaptec 7211C host bus adaptor. The Alacritech 1000x1 IPP TCP/IP Offload adaptor has also been tested and is fully supported with the Microsoft iSCSI initiator. Fully supported and tested initiators supporting Windows and Linux have been validated in Wasabi's Performance & Validation labs.

OEMs that use Wasabi Storage Builder now have an exceptionally broad array of implementation choices and options in deploying native iSCSI target appliances with the market-leading server operating systems. By using Wasabi's reference designs and choosing from its list of pre-certified off the shelf hardware components, the up-front engineering cost and time to market is minimal. Wasabi's eco-system also includes the latest server motherboards from Intel and SuperMicro, drive technology from Seagate, Western Digital and Maxtor; and RAID acceleration technology from Adaptec and 3Ware.

"It's very rewarding to see how well key OEMs are receiving the Wasabi Storage Builder product line", said Frank Logan, CEO of Wasabi Systems. "With several well-known OEMs and storage integrators on the verge of releasing native iSCSI target appliances powered by Wasabi Storage Builder, we expect a dramatic increase in end-user acceptance of iSCSI enabled products."

The iSCSI initiator for Microsoft's Windows server and standard operating systems may be downloaded free at (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/). The Linux iSCSI software initiator is available from the SourceForge developers' site. Leading distributions from SuSE and Red Hat are fully supported.

About Wasabi Storage Builder
Wasabi Storage Builder for iSCSI Appliances is a compact flash based solution that enables OEMs to produce high-performance native iSCSI target appliances. Modular, scalable, and able to run on off-the-shelf components, Storage Builder is the most advanced operating platform for creating advanced, iSCSI-enabled networked storage devices available today.

About Wasabi Systems
Wasabi Systems, Inc. provides software components and operating systems support for developers of network device and server applications. Based on the Wasabi Certified NetBSD operating system, Wasabi's Storage Builder offers a complete turnkey solution for building native iSCSI target appliances with off-the-shelf components. Founded in January 2000, Wasabi's investors include Himalaya Capital, Hudson Ventures, Intel Capital, and Newlight Associates. To learn more about Wasabi Systems, visit www.wasabisystems.com, call 757.248.9601, or contact the Company's headquarters at 500 E. Main Street, Suite 1520, Norfolk, Virginia 23510.

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