SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Alacritech Inc., the leader of innovative data-delivery technology, today announced the broadest and most advanced family of Scalable Network Accelerators (SNAs) to offload TCP processing on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Storage Server 2003. Alacritech SNAs enable network servers to produce higher aggregate performance supporting more users, more storage and higher application performance. The innovative Dynamic TCP Offload technology has been natively integrated with Microsofts TCP Chimney Offload architecture, which is part of its Scalable Networking Pack for Windows Server 2003. In addition, Alacritech has unveiled a Scalable Storage Server Reference Design specifically for partners.
As a key partner in Microsofts Scalable Networking initiative, Alacritech continues to deliver innovative TCP/IP offload technologies that help our customers cost-effectively embrace high-speed networking with Windows, said Mike Schutz, Director of Product Management for Windows Server Networking, Microsoft Corporation. Our Windows Server customers will benefit from the improved network application performance and scalability made possible through the combination of Microsofts TCP Chimney Offload architecture and Alacritechs latest Accelerators.
Alacritech is targeting its enhanced offering at the fast growing Windows, Windows Server and Windows Storage Server segments where its SNAs can increase both file and block transport while achieving significant system scalability. Deploying Alacritechs Dynamic TCP Offload and SNAs results in fewer servers being required, meaning less capital, fewer licenses, fewer support requirements, and less power consumed.
According to recent analyst reports, data will continue to explode with storage and server growth reaching 12 million units by 2010. Microsoft OS platforms are expected to dominate the market with 8 million units by 2010. As enterprises experience growth in data they are continually looking for solutions that allow increased server utilization, better network manageability and assurance that data latency will not impact business operations.
Alacritech is clearly known for its innovation in the area of TCP Offload, and the fact that Microsoft has integrated Alacritechs model in TCP Chimney Offload speaks to its acceptance as a key Windows technology, said Arun Taneja, founder and analyst of The Taneja Group. The extensibility of Alacritechs Offload technology to NAS, including Windows Storage Server, makes a great deal of sense. They clearly understand the execution of Offload for both iSCSI and front-end file traffic and have the deep NAS systems expertise stemming from Larry and his design teams previous experience at Auspex to make them credible with the market and OEM partners.