SOURCE: Adaptec

January 16, 2008 13:14 ET

Adaptec Wins 2008 Technology of the Year Award From InfoWorld

Snap Server 720i iSCSI Appliance Named "Best Entry-Level SAN"

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - January 16, 2008) - Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions, today announced that its Snap Server 720i SATA-based iSCSI storage appliance has won the "Best Entry-Level SAN" category as part of the InfoWorld 2008 Technology of the Year Awards. InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT decision makers, recognized 45 products across nine general categories in its 2008 Technology of the Year honors.

InfoWorld's 2008 Technology of the Year award winners represent the cream of the 2007 storage crop. Chosen by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, they include the best file system, best SAN solution, best iSCSI SAN, best entry-level SAN, best unified storage solution, best backup solution for SMBs, and best portable drive with encryption.

According to the InfoWorld reviewer, "The Adaptec Snap Server 720i combines great scalability, reassuring high-availability features, and excellent management tools, all at a very affordable price and with a three-year warranty on hardware. Few arrays in its class can even come close to that."

Don Chouinard, director of product management and marketing for the Storage Solutions Group at Adaptec, said: "The Snap Server 720i has been designed to provide cost-effective, high performance, highly reliable RAID storage for mission critical application servers or backup servers. Winning this award category confirms the status of the Snap Server 720i as the best overall SAN available for mid-size companies."

"InfoWorld tests upwards of 200 IT products every year, and we see many, many good ones," said Doug Dineley, InfoWorld's Test Center Executive Editor. "Our Technology of the Year award winners represent the best products in the most important product categories."

InfoWorld's Technology of the Year Awards are not open to outside nominations. Winners are drawn from all of the products tested during the past year, with the final selections made by InfoWorld's Test Center staff. All products reviewed by the Test Center are eligible to win. Full results appear on www.infoworld.com

About Adaptec

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 organizations, medium and small businesses worldwide. More information is available at www.adaptec.com.

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.

About International Data Group

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.