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Adaptec Launches MaxIQ(TM) SSD Cache Performance Solution for Maximum Application Acceleration in Data Center Environments

Intel(R) Solid-State Drives and Adaptec Software and Controllers Provide I/O Intensive Data Centers with Faster Application Performance Resulting In Reduced Capital & Operating Costs

MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Adaptec, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADPT) today announced the first solution for building and managing High-Performance Hybrid Arrays (HPHAs) - storage arrays that use both solid-state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives (HDDs) - delivering up to five times the I/O performance, up to 50 percent savings in capital and operating expenses, and a dramatic reduction in power consumption over HDD-only arrays. Adaptec's new MaxIQ(TM) SSD Cache Performance Solution integrates a tuned 32GB Intel((R)) X25-E Extreme SATA SSD, used as high-performance cache, with Adaptec's MaxIQ SSD caching software to provide I/O intensive data center and cloud computing customers with cost-effective scalability without disrupting existing operations.

The Adaptec MaxIQ SSD Cache Performance Solution represents the next phase in Adaptec's Data Conditioning Platform strategy, an innovative approach to deliver business value to data center managers by intelligently routing, optimizing and protecting data as it moves through the I/O path. The strategic decision to partner with Intel underscores Adaptec's commitment to developing easy-to-integrate, standards-based I/O solutions to meet large-scale computing challenges in demanding IT environments.

"By incorporating Intel's SSDs into our MaxIQ solution, we're able to offer data center managers, particularly those running massive on-demand cloud computing data centers, a non-disruptive, scalable approach to managing storage with maximum application performance and reduced capital and operating costs," said S. "Sundi" Sundaresh, Adaptec president and CEO. "Adaptec MaxIQ underscores the potential that we see for significant future management and conditioning of data through the I/O path, which is central to our new Data Conditioning Platform strategy." "We have entered an era in data center operations where escalating performance and energy demands requires the integration of technologies to ensure uninterrupted system performance and ongoing financial viability," said Pete Hazen, director of product marketing, Intel NAND Solutions Group. "Data center managers will have the opportunity to easily leverage the value and extreme performance of the Intel high performance SSDs to dramatically scale performance to meet the needs of their growing user base, in a non-intrusive and affordable manner."

Adaptec MaxIQ SSD Caching Software and High-Performance Hybrid Arrays (HPHA)

HPHAs built on the Adaptec MaxIQ SSD Cache Performance Solution deliver up to five times more IOPS than HDD-only arrays, and can provide capital and operating cost savings of up to 50 percent by improving system resource utilization. Depending on individual data center requirements, an HPHA can consist of any combination of high-capacity, low-cost SATA (Serial ATA) drives or higher-performing SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) drives, plus SSDs. The result is a cost-effective, scalable hybrid storage solution that can deliver the highest I/Os per dollar at the lowest dollars per gigabyte.

The MaxIQ SSD Caching Software includes a patent-pending "Learned-Path(") algorithm that identifies frequently (hot) read data blocks and optimizes subsequent "reads" by moving "hot" data directly into the SSD cache for lower latencies and higher system performance. By leveraging its unique presence in the data path to create a "read cache pool", a high-performance hybrid array with a single MaxIQ SSD cache can deliver up to five times the IOPS (input/output per second) of comparable SAS-only deployments. The result is a dramatic acceleration in application performance, alleviating the bottleneck that can occur between server processors and hard drives, allowing data center managers to increase the number of users hosted per IT dollar, reduce the need for additional equipment acquisition and significantly cut data center energy costs.

MaxIQ is ideal for data centers running applications with high "read" demands such as web serving, file serving and databases. MaxIQ can be deployed using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, allowing data centers to convert industry-standard servers into cost-effective, high-performance, scale-out application storage appliances that require no modification of existing storage architectures, application software or operating systems for easy integration. It also offers simple and flexible expandability allowing up to four additional SSDs to be added to, or removed from, the cache pool without impacting data integrity or operations.

Paired with Adaptec Series 5Z, Series 5 or Series 2 Unified Serial((R)) (SATA/SAS) Storage Controllers, the MaxIQ SSD Cache Performance Solution provides the following industry leading features:

  • Adaptec Intelligent Power Management (IPM) - user-directed power management allowing for 3 levels of hard disk drive power modes
  • Adaptec Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection - flash-based cache protection in the event of both power loss and drive failure, eliminating battery back-up (Adaptec Series 5Z only)
  • Adaptec Storage Manager(TM)(ASM) - centralized management by local/remote browser or application-based interface across the network from a single console

Adaptec's Data Conditioning Platform Strategy

The Adaptec Data Conditioning Platform is at the core of the company's strategic goal of lowering costs, maximizing performance and achieving Green IT objectives in next generation enterprise and cloud data centers. Leveraging its 28 years of I/O innovation, Adaptec developed its Data Conditioning Platform to serve as the foundation for intelligent, high-payback I/O solutions that protect, accelerate and optimize data as it moves through the I/O path. Adaptec customer solutions built on the Data Conditioning Platform provide data center managers, system integrators, and storage and server OEMs with optimal hardware and software utilization, simplified, non-intrusive technology integration, and minimal risks and performance hits traditionally associated with incorporating new data center technologies.

"The data centers of the future will require technologies that can provide transformative increases in performance while efficiently decreasing power consumption and space requirements," said John Monroe, a research vice president at Gartner, Inc. "We believe that new generations of cost-effective enterprise-grade solid-state drives (SSDs) will deliver orders-of-magnitude enhancements of speed and efficiency in storage infrastructures that require less space and power. Integrating high-performance SSDs in a variety of enterprise environments with new storage management techniques will help to overcome the 'I/O bottleneck,' which has grown at greater rates in recent years as the power of multi-core processors has accelerated in scale compared to the performance of traditional hard disk drives (HDDs)."

Pricing and Availability

The Adaptec MaxIQ SSD Cache Performance Kit (MSRP US$1,295) includes one MaxIQ-tuned 32GB Intel(R) X25-E Extreme SATA SSD used as high-performance cache and MaxIQ SSD Caching Software, and is currently available through worldwide distributors and resellers.

About Adaptec

Adaptec is the global leader in I/O innovation. The Company provides innovative data center I/O solutions that protect, accelerate, optimize, and condition data in today's most demanding data center environments. Adaptec products are used in IT environments ranging from on-demand cloud computing to traditional enterprise data centers. Its products enable data center managers, channel partners and OEMs to deploy best-in-class storage solutions to meet their customers' evolving IT requirements. Around the world, leading corporations, government organizations, and medium and small businesses trust Adaptec technology. More information is available at www.adaptec.com, on its blog, storageadvisors.adaptec.com, and at adaptec.com/facebook and twitter.com/Adaptec_Inc.

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements such as "will," "believe" and similar expressions are statements regarding future events or the future performance of Adaptec, and include statements regarding projected operating results. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. These risks include: general economic conditions; that if we do not meet our operational objectives, we may have to continue to implement additional plans in order to reduce our operating costs; achieving necessary support from the contract manufacturers to which we have outsourced manufacturing, assembly and packaging of our products; Adaptec's ability to launch new products; difficulty in forecasting the volume and timing of customer orders; reduced demand in the server, network storage and desktop computer markets; our target markets' failure to accept, or delay in accepting, network storage and other advanced storage solutions, including our SAS, SATA and iSCSI lines of products; decline in consumer acceptance of our current products; the timing and volume of orders by OEM customers for storage products; our ability to control and manage costs associated with the delivery of new products; and the adverse effects of the intense competition we face in our business. For a more complete discussion of risks related to our business, reference is made to the section titled "Risk Factors" included in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 3, 2009 on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Adaptec assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information that is included in this release.

Adaptec is a registered trademark and Unified Serial is a trademark in the United States and other countries. Other company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Adaptec disclaims any and all rights in these trademarks.

Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

    Contact:
    Cyndi Babasa
    Walt & Company for Adaptec
    408.369.7200 x1062
    [email protected]

SOURCE Adaptec, Inc.

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