SOURCE: Neterion, Inc.

October 09, 2006 19:00 ET

Hitachi Selects 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter From Neterion and HHT

New Solution Provides High-Performance, High-Availability and Reliability to BladeSymphony Server Blade Customers

CUPERTINO, CA and TOKYO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 9, 2006 -- Neterion, Inc., the industry leader in 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters for server and storage environments and its exclusive partner in Japan, Hitachi High-Technologies (HHT), the leading Japanese distributor of technology-based products, announced that they will supply the Hitachi BladeSymphony Blade Server with a new low profile 10 GbE adapter card developed by Neterion. The Hitachi PCI-X 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter is designed for space-constrained data center environments. It is compatible with both PCI-X 1.0 and 2.0 (DDR) bus interfaces for maximum throughput, and includes Neterion's Hyperframe™ exclusive suite of features, enabling the implementation of shared I/O in the datacenter.

The adapter will be included in Hitachi's BladeSymphony BS1000 server blade platform that reduces TCO and offers investment protection with its ability to scale up and scale out, to match blade power to application performance and variable cost requirements. In addition, it offers a full suite of centralized management software.

The BladeSymphony BS1000's flexible, modular design offers 8-way scalability, with up to 16 PCI-X and PCI-e slots and features both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

"High-speed Ethernet adapters are an indispensable component to build reliable, high performance systems such as Hitachi's enterprise-class blade server platform -- BladeSymphony," stated Mr. Akio Yamamoto, General Manager of Server Development, Enterprise Server Division, Hitachi, Ltd. "This is why Hitachi will adopt Neterion's 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter for the BladeSymphony. It allows us to improve the system performance for our customers for both high-speed and bulk data transfers, further elevating the competitiveness of BladeSymphony."

"We are very pleased that Hitachi BladeSymphony has selected Neterion's 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter, and is the first company in the blade server market in Japan to embrace this great new technology," noted Yasuhiro Suzuki, General Manager, Net Solutions Department, IT Solutions Division of Hitachi High-Technologies. "We expect 10 Gigabit Ethernet to play a key role in blade server performance and efficiency, which should greatly accelerate the market adoption for Hitachi's industry-leading BladeSymphony products."

"Neterion is honored to have been selected by Hitachi, the leading Japanese IT technology provider," said Dave Zabrowski, President and CEO of Neterion. "Hitachi's adoption of 10 Gigabit Ethernet is an industry breakthrough that will greatly promote this technology in Japan. Neterion is fully committed to blade server platforms, and we designed this new low profile adapter specifically for this market segment. Our unparalleled 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology will provide BladeSymphony servers with distinct performance, size and I/O sharing advantages."

HHT is leading the Japanese sales effort for Neterion. Since signing an agreement in February 2005, HHT has been the exclusive distributor in Japan for the Neterion family of Xframe adapters which addresses the growing demand for 10 Gigabit Ethernet in servers and storage devices. HHT is a global company with 22 offices in Japan and 77 offices outside of Japan in twenty-four countries.

About Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation

Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation is a global company that has specialized in development and marketing in the cutting-edge technologies in a broad range of fields from leading-edge materials, a core emphasis on biotechnology products, semiconductor production systems, IT solutions and products. Hitachi High-Technologies is a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. Founded in 1947, the Headquarter is located in Tokyo and there are 22 offices in Japan and 77 offices outside of Japan in twenty-four countries. The company has earned a reputation as a "high-tech" integrator. Consolidated Net Sales is 8B (US$) in 2003. Founded in 1947 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation is the exclusive sales and marketing representative for Neterion, Inc in Japan. Visit the company's Web site at: http://www.hitachi-hitec.com/oversea/

About Neterion, Inc.

Founded in 2001, Neterion, Inc. has locations in Cupertino, California and Ottawa, Canada. Neterion delivers 10 Gigabit Ethernet hardware & software solutions that solve customers' high-end networking problems. The Xframe® line of products is based on Neterion-developed technologies that deliver new levels of performance, availability and reliability in the datacenter. Xframe, Xframe II and Xframe E include full IPv4 and IPv6 support, and comprehensive stateless offloads that preserve the integrity of current TCP/IP implementations without "breaking the stack." Xframe drivers are available for all major Operating Systems, including Microsoft Windows, Linux, HP-UX, IBM's AIX, Sun's Solaris and SGI's Irix. Further information on the company can be found at http://www.neterion.com/.

The Neterion, Hyperframe, Xframe, Xframe II and Xframe E names and logos and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Neterion, Inc. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Red Hat is a trademark of Red Hat, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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