The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2010-05-13T06:01:00Z New Adaptec MaxIQ Storage Controllers with SSD Caching Offer Data Centers Up to 8X Faster Performance and 70 Percent Savings 2010-05-13T06:01:00Z new-adaptec-maxiq-storage-controllers-with-ssd-caching-offer-data-centers-up-to-8x-faster-performance-and-70-percent-savings Adaptec MaxIQ SSD Caching Solution with Microsoft Technology Demonstrates Dramatic I/O Acceleration 2010-03-25T20:50:00Z adaptec-maxiq-ssd-caching-solution-with-microsoft-technology-demonstrates-dramatic-i-o-acceleration SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - March 26, 2010 — Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a global leader in data centre hardware and software storage solutions, today revealed benchmarking results for its MaxIQ™ SSD Cache Performance Solution. Integrating an advanced solid state storage control technology developed by Microsoft Corp., the solution is licensed and has been further enhanced by Adaptec. Using a simulation of a dynamic brokerage application environment, Adaptec consistently demonstrated a 3.2 times increase in system I/O (input/output) performance over the best results of a similar system without SSD caching. An increase in performance of 3.2 times can translate into a savings in capital and operating costs of up to 70 percent. “These benchmark tests provide data centre managers working with high-traffic transactional workloads with quantifiable evidence that storage controllers utilising SSD caching in SSD/HDD High-Performance Hybrid Arrays can dramatically increase system performance,” said Jon Flower, vice president of Advanced Technology, Adaptec. “Accelerating throughput, particularly during peak transactional periods, along with reducing capital and operating costs, minimising system footprint, and consuming less energy are critical issues for data centre managers today. Adaptec MaxIQ SSD Caching solutions were designed to address all of these issues.” This application is a database application benchmark which models a brokerage firm with customers who generate transactions related to trades, account inquiries, and market research. The brokerage firm in turn interacts with financial markets to execute orders on behalf of the customers and updates relevant account information. Simulating a 50,000 user environment, Adaptec MaxIQ consistently achieved system I/O performance that was 3.2 times greater than the best results for a hard disk drive-only system without SSD caching. “When our data centre team came up with some innovative ideas around using solid state devices as read caching devices, we determined it made good sense to license these advances to Adaptec because Microsoft itself doesn’t sell these types of products,” said David Kaefer, general manager of Intellectual Property Licensing at Microsoft. “By collaborating through licensing, Adaptec customers benefit from a product that delivers impressive performance and cost savings over alternatives in the market.” Adaptec’s MaxIQ SSD Cache Performance Solution creates High-Performance Hybrid Arrays (HPHAs) by pairing tuned 32GB Intel X25-E Extreme Solid-State Drives, used as high-performance cache, with Adaptec’s MaxIQ SSD caching software and standard hard disk drives. The hybrid SSD/HDD solution provides I/O intensive data centre and cloud computing customers with maximum I/O performance, up to 70 percent savings in capital and operating costs and cost-effective scalability, all without disrupting existing operations. More information about Adaptec MaxIQ can be found at www.adaptec.com/MaxIQ. About Adaptec Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT) provides innovative data center I/O solutions that protect, accelerate, optimize, and condition data in today’s most demanding data center environments. Adaptec products are used in IT environments ranging from traditional enterprise environments to fast growing, on-demand cloud computing data centers. The company’s products enable data center managers, channel partners and OEMs to deploy best-in-class storage solutions to meet their customers’ evolving IT and business requirements. Around the world, leading corporations, government organizations, and medium and small businesses trust Adaptec technology. More information is available at www.adaptec.com, on its blog, storageadvisors.adaptec.com, and at adaptec.com/facebook and twitter.com/Adaptec_Inc. # # # Adaptec is a registered trademark and Unified Serial is a trademark in the United States and other countries. Other company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Adaptec disclaims any and all rights in these trademarks. Media Contact: Rob Stirling Markom Marketing +61 2 8007 6692 rob_stirling@markom.com.au Demetri Christodoulou Adaptec Australia +61 2 9503 1555 demetri@adaptec.com Adaptec MaxIQ™ Accelerates Performance of MySQL By Up To 8X 2009-11-04T23:44:42Z adaptec-maxiq-accelerates-performance-of-mysql-by-up-to-8x MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 3, 2009 – Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT) today released the results of third-party performance testing of its new MaxIQ™ SSD Cache Performance Solution in MySQL environments. AppLabs, the world’s largest independent testing and quality management company, found that Adaptec MaxIQ (with MaxIQ SSD cache enabled) improved read and write throughput by eight times and increased transactions per second by 6.9 times when compared with a non-cached environment. Adaptec’s MaxIQ SSD Cache Performance Solution integrates up to four tuned 32GB Intel X25-E Extreme SATA SSDs, with Adaptec’s MaxIQ SSD caching software and its Series 5Z, Series 5 or Series 2 Storage Controllers to provide I/O intensive data center and cloud computing customers with cost-effective scalability and increased performance without disrupting existing operations. It is the first solution for building and managing High-Performance Hybrid Arrays (HPHAs) – storage arrays using both solid-state drives and hard disk drives – which dramatically increase I/O performance, reduce capital and operating expenses by as much as 50 percent, and can deliver significant savings in power consumption over hard disk drive-only arrays. MaxIQ can be deployed using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, requiring no modification of existing storage architectures, application software or operating systems for easy integration. AppLabs evaluated the performance of MaxIQ in its MySQL Testing Environment and found that read and write throughput increased eight times with MaxIQ SSD cache enabled. Transactions per second improved 6.9 times, going from 346 transactions per second with SSD cache disabled to 2374 transactions per second with SSD cache enabled. A total of 1.6 million transactions were executed during each test run. These increases result in higher levels of performance, allowing data center managers to increase the number of users hosted per IT dollar, reduce the need for additional equipment acquisition and significantly cut data center energy costs. “Data centers running applications with high ‘read’ demands such as databases running MySQL are continuing to grow at an exponential pace,” said Marc Lowe, Adaptec vice president of marketing and business development. “The testing results from AppLabs’ MySQL environment demonstrate that Adaptec’s MaxIQ SSD Cache Performance Solution is ideal for cost-effectively addressing the I/O bottleneck and maximizing performance for data centers in today’s economy. AppLabs’ testing expertise and experience allowed us to ensure everything met the highest standards.” “This is a testimony of the best-in-class performance testing services offered by AppLabs. We help our clients identify performance bottlenecks early to ensure that their applications have near-zero defects,” said John Carmody, senior vice president and head of Americas, AppLabs. “Through AppLabs rigorous Performance Testing procedures with MySQL server, Adaptec’s MaxIQ SSD Cache Performance Solution demonstrated that throughput increased significantly when SSD caching was enabled.” The Adaptec MaxIQ SSD Cache Performance Solution is the latest product within Adaptec’s Data Conditioning Platform strategy, an innovative approach delivering business value to data center managers by intelligently routing, optimizing and protecting data as it moves through the I/O path. The Data Conditioning Platform is at the core of the company’s strategic goal of lowering costs, maximizing performance and achieving Green IT objectives in next generation enterprise and cloud data centers. Adaptec customer solutions built on the Data Conditioning Platform provide data center managers, system integrators, and storage and server OEMs with improved hardware and software utilization, along with non-intrusive technology integration to lower the risks traditionally associated with adopting new data center technologies. For additional information, and more testing details, download the AppLabs report from Adaptec’s Web site. About AppLabs AppLabs is the world’s largest software testing and quality management company. With over a decade of experience, AppLabs has become a trusted partner to more than 600 companies, providing both quality assurance and third-party validation. Clients include American Airlines, Experian, JP Morgan, VocaLink and National Australia Bank among others. AppLabs goes beyond technical expertise when it comes to IT services and offers customers rigorous risk mitigation processes, a singular focus on quality, expert project management, communication and global delivery capabilities. It is the first software testing company to get appraised at SEI CMMI Level 5, the highest quality standard attainable in software engineering. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the company maintains advanced testing facilities in the US, India and Europe. For more information, visit www.applabs.com. About Adaptec Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT) provides innovative data center I/O solutions that protect, accelerate, optimize, and condition data in today’s most demanding data center environments. Adaptec products are used in IT environments ranging from traditional enterprise environments to fast growing, on-demand cloud computing data centers. The company’s products enable data center managers, channel partners and OEMs to deploy best-in-class storage solutions to meet their customers’ evolving IT and business requirements. Around the world, leading corporations, government organizations, and medium and small businesses trust Adaptec technology. More information is available at www.adaptec.com, on its blog, storageadvisors.adaptec.com, and at adaptec.com/facebook and twitter.com/Adaptec_Inc. # # # Adaptec is a registered trademark and Unified Serial is a trademark in the United States and other countries. Other company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Adaptec disclaims any and all rights in these trademarks. Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. Media Contact: Rob Stirling Markom Marketing +61 2 8007 6692 rob_stirling@markom.com.au Demetri Christodoulou Adaptec Australia +61 2 9503 1555 demetri@adaptec.com Adaptec Launches Max IQ™ SSD Cache Performance Solution for Maximum Application Acceleration in Data Centre Environments 2009-09-09T23:19:00Z adaptec-launches-max-iq-ssd-cache-performance-solution-for-maximum-application-acceleration-in-data-centre-environments SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA –September 10, 2009 — Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT) today announced the first solution for building and managing High-Performance Hybrid Arrays (HPHAs) - storage arrays that use both solid-state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives (HDDs) - delivering up to five times the I/O performance, up to 50 percent savings in capital and operating expenses, and a dramatic reduction in power consumption over HDD-only arrays. Adaptec’s new MaxIQ™ SSD Cache Performance Solution integrates a tuned 32GB Intel X25-E Extreme SATA SSD, used as high-performance cache, with Adaptec’s MaxIQ SSD caching software to provide I/O intensive data centre and cloud computing customers with cost-effective scalability without disrupting existing operations. The Adaptec MaxIQ SSD Cache Performance Solution represents the next phase in Adaptec’s Data Conditioning Platform strategy, an innovative approach to deliver business value to data centre managers by intelligently routing, optimising and protecting data as it moves through the I/O path. The strategic decision to partner with Intel underscores Adaptec’s commitment to developing easy-to-integrate, standards-based I/O solutions to meet large-scale computing challenges in demanding IT environments. “By incorporating Intel’s SSDs into our MaxIQ solution, we’re able to offer data centre managers, particularly those running massive on-demand cloud computing data centres, a non-disruptive, scalable approach to managing storage with maximum application performance and reduced capital and operating costs,” said S. “Sundi” Sundaresh, Adaptec president and CEO. “Adaptec MaxIQ underscores the potential that we see for significant future management and conditioning of data through the I/O path, which is central to our new Data Conditioning Platform strategy.” “We have entered an era in data centre operations where escalating performance and energy demands requires the integration of technologies to ensure uninterrupted system performance and ongoing financial viability,” said Pete Hazen, director of product marketing, Intel NAND Solutions Group. “Data centre managers will have the opportunity to easily leverage the value and extreme performance of the Intel high performance SSDs to dramatically scale performance to meet the needs of their growing user base, in a non-intrusive and affordable manner.” Adaptec MaxIQ SSD Caching Software and High-Performance Hybrid Arrays (HPHA) HPHAs built on the Adaptec MaxIQ SSD Cache Performance Solution deliver up to five times faster performance than HDD-only arrays, and can provide capital and operating cost savings of up to 50 percent. Depending on individual data centre requirements, an HPHA can consist of any combination of high-capacity, low-cost SATA (Serial ATA) drives or higher-performing SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) drives, plus SSDs. The result is a cost-effective, scalable hybrid storage solution that can deliver the highest I/Os per dollar at the lowest dollars per gigabyte. The MaxIQ SSD Caching Software includes a patent-pending “Learned-Path” algorithm that identifies frequently (hot) read data blocks and optimises subsequent “reads” by moving “hot” data directly into the SSD cache for lower latencies and higher system performance. By leveraging its unique presence in the data path to create a “read cache pool”, a high-performance hybrid array with a single MaxIQ SSD cache can deliver up to five times the IOPS (input/output per second) of comparable SAS-only deployments. The result is a dramatic acceleration in application performance, alleviating the bottleneck that can occur between server processors and hard drives, allowing data centre managers to increase the number of users hosted per IT dollar, reduce the need for additional equipment acquisition and significantly cut data centre energy costs. MaxIQ is ideal for data centres running applications with high “read” demands such as web serving, file serving and databases. MaxIQ can be deployed using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, allowing data centres to convert industry-standard servers into cost-effective, high-performance, scale-out application storage appliances that require no modification of existing storage architectures, application software or operating systems for easy integration. It also offers simple and flexible expandability allowing up to four additional SSDs to be added to, or removed from, the cache pool without impacting data integrity or operations. Paired with Adaptec Series 5Z, Series 5 or Series 2 Unified Serial (SATA/SAS) Storage Controllers, the MaxIQ SSD Cache Pe Adaptec Introduces Series 5Z RAID Controllers with First Maintenance Free, Flash-Based Cached Data Protection for On-Demand Cloud Computing Data Centres 2009-06-24T14:00:00Z adaptec-introduces-series-5z-raid-controllers-with-first-maintenance-free-flash-based-cached-data-protection-for-on-demand-cloud-computing-data-centres Adaptec Introduces Series 5Z RAID Controllers with First Maintenance Free, Flash-Based Cached Data Protection for On-Demand Cloud Computing Data Centres Innovative, High-Performance Adaptec Series 5Z Unified Serial RAID Controllers Reduce Data Centre Operating Costs, Enhance Data Protection, and Minimise Environmental Hazards SYDNEY, Australia, June 25, 2009 — Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a global leader in data centre hardware and software storage solutions, today announced the availability of the Adaptec Series 5Z Unified Serial (SATA/SAS) RAID controller family. These high-performance controllers integrate an industry first, flash-based Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection module that provides data centre managers with a single controller solution for data protection in the event of both power loss and drive failure. Designed to replace a current generation of Lithium Ion battery-based cache back-up devices, the Adaptec RAID Series 5Z is an integrated solid state solution that significantly reduces annual data centre operating costs and environmental impact. The controllers offer an integrated, maintenance-free design, eliminating the need to monitor battery charge levels or shut down servers for battery replacement. “As enterprise storage demands skyrocket, we see an enormous need for feature-rich, maintenance-free data storage I/O solutions that work to lower overall IT costs and provide significant environmental advantages,” said Scott Cleland, director of marketing, Adaptec. “For both SATA and SAS drives, the Adaptec Series 5Z family not only delivers the performance, scalability and power efficiency that our customers demand, but with Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection, it offers a simple, maintenance-free solution that provides a critical layer of data protection that is often overlooked.” Built on the industry-leading Adaptec RAID Series 5 high-performance architecture, the Adaptec Series 5Z family offers an innovative approach to protecting at-risk data held in controller cache and addressing common battery back-up deficiencies. Since the quickest way for a RAID controller to fulfil a read or write request is to serve data out of its cache, enabling and protecting the RAID controller cache offers significant performance benefits while also safeguarding against the loss of cached data during a power or system failure. With approximately 1 TB of data residing in cache for every 3,000 servers, a reliable, easy-to-use back-up solution is invaluable in case of a system power failure. The Adaptec Series 5Z’s Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection protects data stored in controller cache for up to 10 years with no installation, monitoring, maintenance, disposal or replacement costs. Unlike Lithium Ion batteries, Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection protects cached data immediately, instead of hours after battery conditioning, providing instant protection and immediate optimized RAID performance. Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection enhances performance without the hassles of traditional battery-backup devices. Environmental & ROI Advantages The Adaptec Series 5Z family underscores Adaptec’s commitment to developing power-efficient and environmentally-conscious products. Adaptec’s Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection eliminates the need for Lithium Ion battery hazardous waste disposal previously required in cache-critical computing applications. In addition, these controllers are exempt from special International Air Transport Association (IATA) Lithium Ion packaging and shipping regulations, eliminating the need for costly labelling, testing and extensive documentation. The Adaptec Series 5Z family also features Adaptec’s innovative Intelligent Power Management, which reduces storage power and cooling costs by up to 70 percent. “IT managers and system architects today must identify new technologies that will both handle the increasing influx of data and offer the lowest total cost of ownership,” said Roger Cox, research vice president, Storage Research unit, Gartner Group. “Innovative new I/O solutions that optimize system performance, while at the same time eliminate the need for maintenance, use less energy and reduce hazardous waste will be highly-valued in today's data centres and fast growing cloud computing market.” In private traditional data centre environments or across massive scaled-out virtualized data centre server environments running VMware software or Xen, the Return-On-Investment (ROI) potential of the new Adaptec Series 5Z controllers is significant. This approach can provide substantial savings by eliminating costly functions, such as: 1) the year-to-year expense of purchasing replacement batteries, 2) the ongoing costs associated with downtime when installing/re-charging batteries, and 3) the disruption costs when a power failure occurs resulting in the loss of data. With the typical four-year cost of using Lithium Ion batteries adding up to more than $2,000[i] per server, the Adaptec Series 5Z family offers the industry’s most cost-effective, complete and efficient data protection solution. About Adaptec RAID Series 5Z Unified Serial Controllers The Adaptec RAID Series 5Z family is ideal for storage systems and bandwidth intensive storage applications in data centres, such as online transaction processing servers, web servers, digital surveillance, and streaming applications. The family consists of three products: Adaptec RAID 5445Z with 8 ports (4 internal and 4 external), Adaptec RAID 5805Z (8 internal ports) and Adaptec RAID 5405Z (4 internal ports). Each member of the Adaptec Series 5Z family is supported by Adaptec Storage ManagerTM (ASM), which centralizes management of all Adaptec RAID products and allows for local and remote browser or application-based management across the network from a single console. The Adaptec Series 5Z energy-efficient, low-profile controllers feature a dual core RAID on Chip (ROC), DDR2 533MHz write cache and an x8 PCI Express host interface bus connection.Pricing and Availability All three Adaptec Series 5Z controllers are shipping and available through worldwide distributors and resellers. The controllers are priced at the following AUD RRPs including GST: Adaptec RAID 5405Z (A$1,159), Adaptec RAID 5805Z (A$1,409), Adaptec RAID 5445Z (A$1,649). About Adaptec Adaptec provides innovative data centre I/O solutions that ensure data protection, improve energy-efficiency, and maximize system performance, resulting in reduced capital and operating expenses. Recognized globally as a leader in storage technology and solution innovation, Adaptec products are currently used in IT environments ranging from emerging growth markets such as on-demand or cloud computing to traditional enterprise data centres. Adaptec’s forward-thinking products and technologies enable data centre managers, channel partners and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to deploy best-in-class data centre storage solutions to meet their customers’ evolving IT requirements. Around the world, leading corporations, government organizations, and medium and small businesses trust Adaptec technology. More information is available at www.adaptec.com. Additional insight into Adaptec can be found on its blog, http://storageadvisors.adaptec.com, on Facebook, www.adaptec.com/facebook and Twitter, http://twitter.com/Adaptec_Inc. # # # Adaptec is a registered trademark and Unified Serial is a trademark in the United States and other countries. Other company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Adaptec disclaims any and all rights in these trademarks. Industry Support for Adaptec Series 5Z Innovation Codonics (http://www.codonics.com) “Ensuring long-term data integrity in the medical industry is critical, and at Codonics, we strive to design products that deliver a new level of data protection while improving our customers’ operating expenses by reducing or eliminating field service costs,” said Gary Keefe, vice president of new product development, Codonics. “The Adaptec Series 5Z RAID controllers with Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection provide a cutting-edge approach to eliminating the costs and environmental burdens associated with the legacy battery-backup devices that many medical storage solutions currently design in. Codonics is excited to continue its partnership with Adaptec and develop innovative medical products that deliver performance, reliability and value to our customers.” Penguin Computing (www.penguincomputing.com) “Until now, customers operating Penguin’s High Performance Computing clusters and associated storage resources had to pay special attention to regular maintenance of the backup batteries in RAID controllers, resulting in additional operational costs,” said Jussi Kukkonen, director of product management, Penguin Computing, provider of High Performance Computing clusters based in San Francisco, Calif. “Adaptec’s new Series 5Z RAID Controllers with Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection eliminate the battery from this equation without compromising cache protection or performance. It provides significant new design flexibility for our conventional Linux file servers and distributed file system building blocks used in high performance scalable storage solutions. This is a real win-win-win for customers, the environment and Penguin.” Silicon Mechanics (www.siliconmechanics.com) “As a leading provider of data centre servers, storage and high-performance computing cluster solutions, Silicon Mechanics is committed to integrating advanced, innovative technologies that offer our customers proven cost efficiencies and performance advantages,” said Mike Dusche, Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Products for Silicon Mechanics. “Adaptec's new Series 5Z is a great example. Its Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection provides our customers with another level of data protection, and eliminates the hassle of maintenance, support and the headache of battery disposal.” SoftLayer (www.softlayer.com) “In our growing on-demand cloud computing environment, the loss of any mission-critical information found in controller cache – financial transactions, supply chain instructions, a customer order – during a power failure or any other type of system interruption, is particularly vulnerable and can be catastrophic to our customers and to our reputation,” said Jacob Linscott, director of IT systems - Linux, SoftLayer. “Adaptec’s new Series 5Z RAID Controllers with Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection provide an easy, economical, and environmentally sound solution to virtually eliminate the possibility that loss of cached data will ever happen.” [i] Refer to the Adaptec Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection Feature Brief at www.adaptec.com/5Z for details Media Contact: Rob Stirling Markom Marketing +61 2 8007 6692 rob_stirling@markom.com.au Demetri Christodoulou Adaptec Australia +61 2 9503 1555 demetri@adaptec.com ADAPTEC SERIES 5 UNIFIED SERIAL (SATA/SAS) RAID CONTROLLER FAMILY to SUPPORT VMWARE vSPHERE 2009-04-22T14:00:00Z adaptec-series-5-unified-serial-sata-sas-raid-controller-family-to-support-vmware-vsphere Contact: Edwin Chong Adaptec Inc +65-65710181 Edwin_Chong@adaptec.com ADAPTEC SERIES 5 UNIFIED SERIAL (SATA/SAS) RAID CONTROLLER FAMILY to SUPPORT VMWARE vSPHERE™ Adaptec Works with VMware to Further Next-Generation Computing and Enable Customers to Benefit from the Cloud OS SYDNEY, Australia, April 23, 2009 — Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions and VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program member, today announced immediate support for VMware vSphere™. Adaptec’s Series 5 Unified Serial (SATA/SAS) RAID Controller Family is supported natively via an in-box driver, ready for immediate installation. Launched today, VMware vSphere is the industry’s first cloud operating system, transforming datacenters into dramatically simplified cloud infrastructures to enable the next generation of flexible, reliable IT services. VMware vSphere gives customers uncompromising control, with greater efficiency, while preserving customer choice. By supporting VMware vSphere, Adaptec can further extend the value of its Series 5 Unified Serial (SATA/SAS) RAID Controller Family into customers’ next-generation datacenters and help enable customers to manage large collections of infrastructure — including CPUs, storage and networking — as a seamless, flexible and dynamic cloud environment. “We are pleased that Adaptec has taken this next step to helping provide customers with a more flexible, reliable and scalable computing environment,” said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware. “By supporting VMware vSphere, our partners can further enable increased efficiency, control and choice for customers.” “Virtualization and cloud computing environments are constantly changing and adapting to meet the demands of growing enterprises, and VMware vSphere provides the most feature-rich solution available today to meet and exceed these growing needs,” said Scott Cleland, director of marketing, Adaptec. “Our support of VMware vSphere is an indication of our commitment to our customer base, allowing customers to easily enhance the scalability and reliability of cloud computing data centers, and thereby delivering cost-effective, high-performance solutions for increasing data storage access in virtualization environments.” About Adaptec Adaptec provides trusted storage solutions that reliably move, manage, and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec’s software and hardware-based solutions are delivered through leading channel partners and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to provide storage connectivity, data protection, and networked storage to enterprises, government organizations, medium and small businesses worldwide. More information is available at www.adaptec.com. # # # Adaptec is a registered trademark and Unified Serial is a trademark in the United States and other countries. Other company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Adaptec disclaims any and all rights in these trademarks.