Adaptec Becomes CA Smart with iSA1500 IP SAN Storage Array

5/26/2004 - Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions, announced that Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:CA) has certified the Adaptec iSA1500 Storage Array as ca smart with CA's BrightStor ARCserve Backup to enable backup solutions built on low-cost, simple-to-deploy IP storage networks.

The Adaptec iSA1500 Storage Array leverages standard IP networks, existing network management skill sets and low-cost Serial ATA storage to provide organizations with networked storage that is easy and cost-effective to install and manage. The iSCSI-to-Serial ATA RAID subsystem combines high levels of data protection, capacity allocation flexibility and other advanced storage area network (SAN) capabilities with an easy-to-use management tool to reduce total cost of ownership.

CA's BrightStor ARCserve Backup product family ensures high levels of data storage availability, scalability, interoperability and performance and simplifies storage management to give businesses a cost-effective way to protect growing amounts of electronic information.

"Rapid information growth is increasing the demand for cost-effective, easy-to-deploy networked storage solutions with robust backup capabilities that can truly protect mission-critical data and ensure continuous business operations," said Jim Geronaitis, vice president of product marketing for BrightStor storage management at CA. "The integration of the Adaptec iSA1500 Storage Array with BrightStor ARCserve Backup delivers these capabilities for organizations of all sizes."

Solutions designated ca smart are certified to integrate seamlessly with CA products. The Adaptec iSA1500 Storage Array met CA's rigorous interoperability testing requirements with BrightStor ARCserve Backup for backup and restore capabilities.

"Organizations are increasingly deploying iSCSI storage arrays to enable easy, reliable backup and restore capabilities as they work to protect their storage capacity," said Ram Jayam, a vice president and general manager at Adaptec. "We're pleased to combine the Adaptec iSA1500 Storage Array with CA's BrightStor ARCserve Backup to provide customers with a networked storage backup solution that is simple and cost-effective to deploy."

Adaptec IP Storage
Adaptec's IP storage 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

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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