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Astute, Sun Offer ATCA Solution

SAN DIEGO -- Astute Networks, Inc, the leading provider of bladed storage solutions optimized for the most demanding applications on the edge of the network, today announced the availability of the first high-performance bladed storage solution for the ATCA market, the award-winning Astute Networks Caspian R1100 Edge Storage Blade (Caspian R1100). In support of this announcement, Sun Microsystems and Astute Networks are demonstrating a high-performance, highly scalable ATCA platform at the NXTcomm 2008 show in Las Vegas. The demonstration is based on Suns MySQL™ Cluster database, the world’s most popular open source database, and is implemented utilizing Sun’s market-leading Netra™ CT900 ATCA bladed server chassis, the Astute Networks’ Caspian R1100 Edge Storage Blade, and the Sun Netra CP3260 UltraSPARC® T2 blade server. This solution provides the communication and media industries with a highly scalable, highly available COTS platform that increases processing capacity, helps reduce costs through consolidation, and provides a platform for future expansion.

“As we pursued a best-in-class storage blade offering for our communication and media customers, we realized the advantages of coming to market with an ATCA storage blade with the features robust enough to handle the demands of the next generation IP based network,” said Darrell Jordan-Smith, Vice President, Global Communications and Media Industry Practice, Sun Microsystems. “After we learned of the Caspian R1100 Edge Storage Blade from Astute Networks, we quickly recognized the combination of the Sun Netra CT900, the Caspian R1100 and MySQL Cluster is the ideal solution to help OEMs and NEPs migrate from their proprietary implementations to a flexible, highly available, open systems platform.”

Astute Networks Inc.