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Adaptec Snap Server 4500 Awarded Technology & Business Editor’s Choice in Medium Enterprise NAS Comparison

  • 23 May, 2005 13:30

<p>High-performance NAS Server Beats Industry Giants</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – May 23, 2005 - Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions announced that the company’s mid-range NAS solution, the Snap Server 4500, has won Technology &amp; Business magazine’s test and comparison of NAS storage devices suited for the medium enterprise.</p>
<p>The review, conducted by RMIT IT Test Labs, published in the May issue of Technology &amp; Business (an Australian ZDNet publication) examined three NAS devices from EMC, Sun and Adaptec that: had a capacity of 1TB; were capable of plugging directly into a Gigabit Ethernet network; supported a variety of clients such as Unix, Windows, Linux and Apple, were able to extend capacity and have the ability to connect to a SAN via iSCSI at a later date.</p>
<p>The Snap Server 4500 won the Editor’s Choice award against the competing NAS servers, which were up to four times more expensive than the Adaptec Snap Server. Not only did the Snap Server 4500 match the EMC and Sun units in features, it also out-performed the competition in simultaneous Read/Write performance testing.</p>
<p>“We congratulate Adaptec on its impressive win,” said Technology &amp; Business Editor Natalie Hambly. ”We set a budget of $A40, 000 for the 1TB NAS; and were surprised that an $A7, 299 Snap Server 4500 from Adaptec out-performed the more expensive units.”</p>
<p>To quote from the review: “Given its low price, the performance of the Snap Server 4500 was also a surprise. The 4500 was at times quite close to the Sun in terms of throughput per second, and during the simultaneous Read/Write test it was slightly faster than the Sun. It was by a large margin the lowest price of all units tested at just $9.73/GB. In the end, the Snap Server 4500’s low cost, good performance, and feature set are enough to carry it through to win the Editors Choice.”</p>
<p>“This Technology &amp; Business award recognises Adaptec as a strong leader in NAS solutions,” said Demetri Christodoulou, Adaptec Country Manager for Australia &amp; New Zealand and South Asia. “This award confirms our strategy in providing simple, affordable and comprehensive data protection and management. It also goes to show just how much more we deliver against the competition, especially in terms of value for the customer.”</p>
<p>Since the review, the Snap Server 4500 is now even more robust with an improved, 3.0GHz Pentium processor as well as better storage scalability. The Snap Server 4500, available in 1TB or 1.6TB configurations, can scale up to 13.6TB with the addition of Adaptec Snap Disk 30 expansion arrays. For more information, go to www.adaptec.com.</p>
<p>About Technology &amp; Business</p>
<p>Technology &amp; Business magazine was launched in November 2001 and uniquely provides the IT business decision maker insight into the strategies that are crucial to the smooth running of enterprise IT infrastructure and examination into critical IT management issues.
Technology &amp; Business is the only title to provide independent lab testing and analysis via the RMIT IT Test labs, looking not only at product performance but also at interoperability, future proofing, and service as testing criteria.</p>
<p>Further, Technology &amp; Business is the only corporate IT title to submit a demographic circulation audit, guaranteeing via a third party the validity of the Technology &amp; Business audience.</p>
<p>Technology &amp; Business's circulation was last audited at 19,564 (CAB April 04 - September 04). All readers are renewed every 12 months and as a result Technology &amp; Business enjoys unrivalled response rates.</p>
<p>Technology &amp; Business is accompanied by vertical industry-specific titles focusing on one specialist area of IT. These titles include C|Level, Builder magazine, IT in Government, and IT in the Supply Chain.</p>
<p>About RMIT IT Test Labs</p>
<p>RMIT IT Test Labs is an independent testing institution based in Melbourne, Victoria, performing IT product testing for clients such as IBM, Coles-Myer, and a wide variety of government bodies. In the Labs' testing for T&amp;B, it is in direct contact with the clients supplying products and the magazine is responsible for the full cost of the testing. The finds are the Labs' own - only the specifications of the products to be tested are provided by the magazine. For more information on RMIT, please contact the Lab Manager, Steven Turvey at stevet@rmit.edu.au</p>
<p>About Adaptec</p>
<p>Adaptec Inc. (NASDAQ:ADPT) provides end-to-end storage solutions that reliably move, manage and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec provides software and hardware solutions for storage connectivity and data protection, storage networking and networked storage subsystems to leading OEM and distribution channel partners. Adaptec solutions are in use by enterprises, ISPs, medium and small businesses and consumers worldwide. Adaptec is an S&amp;P Small Cap 600 Index member.</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 8875 7874
demetri@adaptec.com</p>

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