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Adaptec Launches New Snap Servers Providing Centralised Data Management and Protection at Affordable Price Points

  • 05 October, 2006 13:50

<p>New Snap Server Network Storage Systems Make High Performance, Cost-Effective Capacity and Enterprise-Class Software Features Available to Small/Medium Businesses and Remote Offices</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – October 5, 2006 - Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions, today introduced three new network storage systems, the Snap Server 110, 210 and 410, that provide cost-effective capacity from 160GB to 2 TB in compact desktop or rack mount formats and leverage the powerful GuardianOS™ operating system -- the same software platform that runs on the midrange Snap Server product line. Extremely easy to set up and maintain, these systems are designed for use in situations with minimal or no IT resources, making them ideal solutions for small/medium businesses (SMBs) and remote or branch offices. The Snap Server 110, 210 and 410 are also the first offerings priced between A$999 and A$5,000 to offer unified block (via. iSCSI) and file support, as well as optional enterprise-class applications for data replication, disk-to-disk backup and disaster recovery.</p>
<p>The Snap Server 110, 210 and 410 deliver exceptional performance as measured by VeriTest™, the testing service of Lionbridge, which reported that these solutions outperformed competitive offerings by up to 62 percent1. Combined with the midrange Snap Server product line or used on a standalone basis, the Snap Server 110, 210 and 410 allow companies to quickly deploy a centrally managed network storage solution that distributes enterprise-class data management and protection services throughout an organisation.</p>
<p>The Snap Server 110 and 210 are compact desktop storage systems that offer single and dual drives respectively and a single gigabit network interface. The Snap Server 210 also provides RAID 0 and 1 data protection. The Snap Server 410 is a rack mount model with four disk drives and two gigabit network interfaces. In addition to RAID 1 and 0, the Snap Server 410 also supports RAID 5.</p>
<p>"Unlike companies that are just now paying attention to the needs of the SMB customer, Adaptec with its Snap Server line has always been focused on this market, delivering value-added storage solutions for SMBs and remote offices that provide the capacity, level of protection and ease-of-use they need -- at a price that fits within their budgets," said Demetri Christodoulou, Regional Manager for ANZ and South Asia at Adaptec. "Our desktop storage solutions have consistently been some of the most popular network storage systems available. Now with the Snap Server 110, 210 and 410, the entire Snap Server product line is based on our award-winning GuardianOS operating system, providing a common platform for managing, moving and protecting multiple data types across the distributed enterprise."</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability</p>
<p>The Snap Server 110, 210 and 410 (640GB) are currently shipping and available. The Snap Server 410 in configurations of 1TB and 2TB will be available by the end of the year. Pricing for the Snap Server 110 (160GB, 250GB or 500 GB) starts at a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of A$999, A$1,245 and A$1819 including GST respectively while the Snap Server 210 (500GB or 1TB SATA configurations) starts at an RRP of A$2,152 and A$3,557 including GST respectively. The Snap Server 410 (640GB, 1TB or 2TB configurations) starts at an RRP of A$3,611 including GST. For more information, go to www.snapserver.com or call +61-2-95031515.</p>
<p>About Adaptec</p>
<p>Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT) provides trusted storage solutions that reliably move, manage, and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec's software and hardware-based solutions are delivered through leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and channel partners to provide storage connectivity, data protection, and networked storage to enterprises, government organisations, medium and small businesses, and consumers worldwide. More information is available at www.adaptec.com.</p>
<p>Note: Adaptec, the Adaptec logo and Snap Server are trademarks of Adaptec, Inc., which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.</p>
<p>1 All efforts were made to utilise products that are available with similar price points, features and functionality for comparison testing. Full product specifications and test configuration details are available by downloading the referenced report at www.snapserver.com or www.veritest.com/clients/reports/default.asp on October 3, 2006.</p>
<p>MEDIA CONTACT:</p>
<p>Rob Stirling
Markom Marketing
+61 2 9977 8922
rob_stirling@markom.com.au</p>
<p>Demetri Christodoulou
Adaptec Australia
+61 2 9503 1555
demetri@adaptec.com</p>

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