Neterion, Inc.

Neterion, Inc.

June 27, 2005 08:01 ET

Neterion Launches a 10 Gigabit Ethernet Evaluation Program for Data Centers; Program Allows Users to Measure the Benefits of 10 Gb Ethernet in Real-World Applications

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Jun 27, 2005) -

Today Neterion Inc., the industry leader in the 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter market, announced that it is launching an evaluation program to allow IT managers to "test drive" its Xframe® technology at their own locations.

The program is intended to broaden the adoption of 10 Gigabit Ethernet to mainstream datacenters, expanding on its success in High Performance Computing environments including government and civilian research centers, university labs and defense installations. For less than 50% of Xframe's list price, Neterion offers a special evaluation kit that includes two adapters with the appropriate fiber cables and documentation, and comes with dedicated telephone, email and web support.

"Based on feedback from end users and our OEM customers that include SGI, Cray and HP, there is growing demand for the performance and low latency offered by 10 Gigabit Ethernet, but IT managers want a cost effective means to determine where the technology will provide the most benefit to their company," said Dave Zabrowski, President & CEO of Neterion. "This program will enable them to run real-world applications in their own data centers and evaluate improved performance numbers that users can rely on for running their businesses."

Neterion's Xframe is designed to provide ease of installation for new 10 GbE users. With support built in for all major operating systems -- MS Windows, Linux, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, IBM's AIX, SGI's Irix, etc. -- Xframe is "plug-and-play" and allows users to take advantage of new levels of performance within minutes. Real-life applications expected to be deployed in the evaluation program include upgrading from multiple "trunked" 1 GbE connections, consolidating servers, delivering HDTV-quality streaming video-on-demand (VOD) and running iSCSI SANs on Linux and Windows.

Neterion is also launching a communication campaign to promote the offer. The campaign targets 6,000 datacenter managers, system architects and lab directors in Fortune 500 companies and US government agencies, through a combination of emails, direct mail and phone marketing. Users registering online can win various prizes, including speed racing training at a prestigious driving school, all travel and hotel expenses paid.

Neterion is planning to leverage this program for its partners as part of its recently announced channel program.

For more information on Neterion's evaluation program, and to register to win, click on: www.neterion.com/eval.

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, Hewlett-Packard's HP-UX, IBM's AIX, Sun's Solaris and SGI's Irix. Neterion has raised over $42M in funding with its latest C round taking place in June 2004. Formerly known as S2io, the company changed its name to Neterion in January 2005.

Further information on the company can be found at http://www.neterion.com/.

Xframe II is a registered trademark of Neterion, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. IRIX is a registered trademark and SGI is a trademark of Silicon Graphics, Inc. AIX is a registered trademark of IBM Corporation. HP-UX is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company.

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