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Bridgeworks Intros Bridge

CHRISTCHURCH, U.K. -- Bridgeworks a leader in data storage connectivity solutions, announced today that it is launching the world's first iSCSI to Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) protocol bridge: The launch of the Potomac ESAS2800 is the first step in a major expansion of the Bridgework's product range. The new products, which will share a common platform, have been designed to support the rapid adoption of new protocols together with those that already exist including iSCSI, Fibre Channel, SCSI and SAS. The Common Platform Architecture (CPA) will also allow rapid adaptation of products to meet specialized OEM needs.

The iSCSI and SAS markets are booming, and recent IDC figures indicate that iSCSI-based storage will be 30% of the SAN market by 2009. Given that SAS is becoming the connectivity format of choice for the enterprise, the Bridgeworks' ES2800 will be ideal for those customers, end users and OEMs wishing to use these technologies together.

David Trossell, CEO of Bridgeworks states, "We have always prided ourselves on opening up the SAN market to those users that historically felt excluded because of high prices. Our iSCSI to SAS bridge with its CPA architecture is the first product in our new broad range of lower cost high performance SAN bridging solutions."

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