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Incipient's iNSP Gets GA

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Incipient, Inc. today announced that its flagship software product, the Incipient Network Storage Platform (iNSP™) software suite, achieved general availability (GA) on December 21, 2006. The iNSP suite is the industry’s first storage virtualization solution that is embedded on industry standard director-class intelligent Fibre Channel (FC) switches. For the first time, users will be able to migrate data within a storage area network (SAN) using switch-based storage virtualization software without disruption to applications. iNSP supports the Cisco MDS 9000 Series of intelligent FC switches with the 32-Port Storage Services Module (SSM). This integrated solution greatly reduces the complexity and cost of managing SAN storage and is the first true enterprise-class storage virtualization solution on the market. Incipient has certified iNSP’s interoperability with arrays from top tier storage vendors that include EMC, HP, HDS and IBM. iNSP is now available through Incipient and its business partners.

“We are very pleased to have the Incipient Network Storage Platform software as one of the intelligent fabric applications that can be hosted on our market-leading Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches,” said Buck Gee, vice president and general manager of Cisco’s storage business unit. “As a strong supporter of open standards, Cisco has helped to develop the Fabric Application Interface Standard (FAIS), a standard for intelligent network-based storage applications. We look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with Incipient as it introduces its solution to the marketplace.”

Incipient Inc.