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Adaptec, Open-E Team

Adaptec and Open-E join forces to deliver iSCSI target solutions for the SME market

MILPITAS, Calif. -- Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a global leader in trusted storage solutions, today announced that it has joined forces with Open-E, a leading developer of iSCSI software, to offer a reliable, advanced RAID management solution designed for system integrators developing iSCSI target solutions for small to mid-size enterprise (SME) customers. The iSCSI storage solutions support distributed, Ethernet-based, storage infrastructures using applications that generate significant data growth including email, Web applications, Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server.

To address the needs of this growing market segment, Open-E, developers of the most widely deployed iSCSI infrastructure solution on the market today, and Adaptec, have ensured seamless integration of Open-Es iSCSI target software (Open-E iSCSI-R3, Open-E NAS-R3, and the unified storage solution Open-E DSS) with Adaptec’s Unified Serial™ SATA/SAS RAID controllers and host bus adapters (HBAs). Open-E customers will now have remote access to the advanced data protection and superior management services offered in Adaptec’s Unified Serial SATA/SAS RAID controllers, including RAID 6, which safeguards against the simultaneous failure of two disk drives and RAID 5EE, and high-performance RAID 5 with hot space – via the intuitive Adaptec Storage Manager™ (ASM). ASM is a next-generation storage management software that runs on all Adaptec controllers for optimizing RAID data volumes, disk utilization, provisioning, diagnostics and storage expansion.

Krzysztof Franek, CEO and President of Open-E, stated: “Adaptec was the only vendor capable of delivering solid integration with our iSCSI software solutions. By working together, we were able to build on our combined expertise and credibility to deliver a unified solution that would fully support our channel partners as they respond to market demands for affordable and highly functional storage networking solutions.”

Adaptec Inc. (Nasdaq: ADPT)

Open-E GmbH

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