SOURCE: Adaptec

July 10, 2007 08:35 ET

Leading On-Demand Hosting Provider Standardizes on Adaptec Serial Raid Controllers

SoftLayer Selects Adaptec Solutions for Reliability and Depth of Technology

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - July 10, 2007) - Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT), a global leader in trusted storage solutions, announced today that SoftLayer Technologies, an industry leading on-demand hosting provider offering world-class datacenter capabilities, has standardized on Adaptec Unified Serial RAID controllers for their unique network infrastructure. Adaptec Unified Serial RAID controllers help ensure optimum I/O performance, expanded scalability and high throughput for SoftLayer's next generation virtual IT environments. SoftLayer currently leases thousands of servers to small to medium-sized enterprise customers around the world.

Adaptec is the only vendor currently offering a comprehensive family of serial RAID controllers for the PCI Express (PCIe) interface which consists of five different products and includes 4- and 8-port low-profile models, as well as the industry's only 12- and 16-port designs.

"Adaptec RAID solutions have earned a reputation for proven reliability, which is extremely critical for a network infrastructure supporting over 8,000 active servers," said Jacob Linscott, SoftLayer director of IT systems - UNIX. "In addition to rock solid dependability, Adaptec was the sole vendor that enabled us to completely standardize on a single family of controllers. We looked at LSI and 3ware solutions, but only Adaptec offered a broad line of low- and high-port Unified Serial RAID controllers, which we absolutely needed to help scale and maintain our IT infrastructure and better support our rapidly growing customer base."

Ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications including media servers, email databases, and application servers, Adaptec's Unified Serial RAID controllers will enable Softlayer to mix and match Serial ATA (SATA) and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives within their infrastructure to achieve a superior balance of capacity, price and performance for their customers.

"The customer response to our new Unified Serial RAID controllers since we introduced them earlier this year has been extraordinary," said Suresh Panikar, director of marketing, Data Protection Solutions Group at Adaptec. "We're very pleased that SoftLayer, one of the fastest growing hosting companies in the industry, has chosen to standardize on Adaptec solutions, and we look forward to supporting their continuing efforts well into the future."

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

About SoftLayer Technologies

Located in the INFOMART in Dallas, Texas, SoftLayer was formed in June 2005 by a team of industry executives seeking to deliver low cost next generation on-demand hosting services for the small to medium enterprise (SME). Utilizing proprietary software, coupled with the industry's first network-within-a-network topology, the company delivers unprecedented power and control to securely manage IT environments while providing unparalleled scalability. For more information please visit or call 866.398.7638.