Adaptec Wins Well-Connected Award with iSCSI Host Bus Adapter

5/12/2004 - Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions, announced that the company's iSCSI host bus adapter, a solution that bolsters cost-effective, easy-to-deploy IP storage area networks (SANs), has won Network Computing's prestigious Well-Connected Award for the networking industry's best products and services.

The award goes to products selected by Network Computing technology editors and evaluated by the magazine over the past year. In a head-to-head evaluation last year, the Adaptec 7211 iSCSI adapter topped two competitors in key performance and usability criteria including installation and setup, data throughput and server CPU utilization to win the magazine's Editor's Choice Award. Network Computing praised the Adaptec 7211, which "won outright on throughput," as "downright stingy" in CPU utilization and for its ease of use in the evaluation at the magazine's test facility. For full details on the review see

"Adaptec is clearly a leader in iSCSI technology," said Peter Gerr, an analyst at Enterprise Storage Group. "This award from Network Computing further validates Adaptec's leadership in the networked storage industry and underscores the growing need for low-cost, easy-to-use IP storage networking solutions among companies of all sizes."

"Network Computing's Well-Connected Award is an important recognition of Adaptec's leadership in making it simple and inexpensive for companies to deploy high-performance, high-availability IP storage area networks," said Ram Jayam, a vice president and general manager at Adaptec. "Adaptec is delighted to receive this honor as we near the introduction of our next-generation iSCSI controller, a solution that will deliver new levels of throughput, data security and integrity for IP SANs, and continue to expand our suite of end-to-end solutions that gives companies a seamless growth path from direct-attached to networked storage."

Adaptec's IP storage networking solutions enable organizations to use standard Ethernet infrastructure to deploy cost-effective storage area networks for database, disaster recovery, LAN-free backup, consolidation and other storage applications. For more information, visit

Adaptec iSCSI Performance Wins With Cross Country Healthcare
More organizations are deploying Adaptec iSCSI host bus adapters to simplify a variety of storage applications and consolidate their storage infrastructures. Cross Country Healthcare, a provider of healthcare staffing services, recently deployed an IP SAN powered by an Adaptec iSCSI adapter to centralize storage management and reduce related costs.

"Adaptec's iSCSI host bus adapter significantly outperformed all of the other solutions we tested," said Mike MacNeill, Director of Technical Operations at Cross Country Healthcare. For more information on the deployment, visit

Adaptec IP Storage
Adaptec's growing suite of IP storage solutions includes host bus adapters and plug-and-play storage systems that give organizations a cost-effective way to deploy network storage for e-mail, database, disaster recovery, consolidation, backup and other storage applications. The solutions include the Adaptec iSA1500 Storage Array, an iSCSI-to-Serial ATA RAID subsystem that combines high levels of data protection and capacity allocation flexibility with other advanced storage area network (SAN) capabilities, and the Adaptec File Saver ESA1500, an application-specific storage array that automatically backs up corporate PC and laptop information unprotected by standard server backups and gives users an easy way to restore lost files.

About Adaptec
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 to leading OEM and distribution channel partners. Adaptec solutions are in use by enterprises, ISPs, medium and small businesses and consumers worldwide. Adaptec is an S&P Small Cap 600 Index member.

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