iVivity Introduces First 10 Gigabit Ethernet iSCSI Host Bus Adapter with Application Programmability; Demonstration with Continuous Data Protection Appliance Planned for Storage Networking World

ATLANTA—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 31, 2006— Leveraging its award winning iDiSX 2000 storage network processor architecture, iVivity is announcing the availability of a full 10 Gbps application programmable iSCSI, TCPIP and UDP Host Bus Adapter (HBA) for array, appliance and server OEMs. iVivity will be demonstrating this technology with a continuous data protection appliance at the Storage Networking World Conference in San Diego, California, April 3-6.

The 10 Gbps full line rate throughput, very high IOPS and low power characteristics combined with the standards based programming power of iVivity's iDiSX 2000 HBA provides OEMs with an easily integrated, superior means of differentiating their iSCSI array and appliance systems -- improving application performance and functionality without changing their system architectures.

"iVivity's new application programmable HBA offers storage systems manufacturers a remarkable value proposition and we expect that it will change the way storage systems are built and deployed," said Zulfiqar Qazilbash, Chief Strategy Officer of iVivity. "We are empowering our OEM customers with the ability to offload application agents, save CPU cycles and automate the delivery of products to end users. Our introduction of a new class of HBA will help OEMs increase functionality and performance for their end users while making it easier to install, manage and provide end user technical support."

In a recent report, Gartner stated the market for 10 Gbps HBA ports will have a calculated annual growth rate of 122 percent through 2009. iVivity's latest offering is poised to take advantage of this high growth market.

"The delivery of third party application agents has traditionally been a very significant pain point within the industry because deployment complexity can significantly impact business critical operations," said Arun Taneja, Founder and Consulting Analyst, Taneja Group. "Storage OEMs should find an intelligent HBA that embeds application agents while reducing host CPU utilization a welcome addition to their toolkit. This is the first HBA I have seen that offers unprecedented programmability (due to its Linux kernel) and yet delivers wire speed 10Gbps for a variety of protocols."

About iDiSX 2000 PCIX HBA

The iDiSX PCI-X Host Bus Adapter provides full network protocol controller functionality along with standards based programmability that can be used to enhance the performance and functionality of a wide variety of applications including CDP, VTL, snapshots, data migration, virtualization, WAN optimization etc. Basic capabilities include:

-- Accelerated Full ISCSI/UDP/TCPIP processing at wire-speed for 10Gbps and multi-port 1Gbps

-- Initiator and Target capability for supported storage protocols

-- Embedded MIPS processor with Linux and standards based SDK

-- Ability to manipulate data and metadata on the fly

About iVivity

Founded in 2000, iVivity has recently brought to market a revolutionary new storage network architecture named iDiSX(R) that is accelerating the trend toward a more intelligent and higher performance storage network. iDiSX storage network processor based systems are higher performance, more compact, less costly, and easier to design and develop than comparable custom ASIC and/or software on general purpose platforms. iVivity designs and provides HBA and system boards based around its storage network processors per custom OEM specifications. Additional services include integration of custom or third-party software stacks for data protection, data management, information life cycle management and disaster recovery. iVivity headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia. Company and product information is available by calling 1-678-990-1550, or at www.iVivity.com.



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