Neterion, Inc.

Neterion, Inc.

October 24, 2005 08:00 ET

Neterion and String Bean Software Team to Establish New Level of Performance for iSCSI SANs on Windows

CUPERTINO, Calif. and MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md.--(CCNMatthews - Oct 24, 2005) -

10 Gigabit Ethernet Throughput Delivers New Options for iSCSI Storage Area Networking Applications

Neterion Inc., the industry leader in the 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter market and String Bean Software, Inc., a leading developer of software-based iSCSI Storage Area Networking (SAN) solutions for the Microsoft Windows platform, today announced that the Neterion Xframe® II 10 GbE adapter using PCI-X 2.0 bus architecture with Double Date Rate technology and String Bean's WinTarget™ 2.0 software achieved breakthrough performance for a 10 Gigabit Ethernet iSCSI-based Storage Area Network.

The performance testing was conducted at Neterion's facility with the assistance of String Bean Software demonstrating iSCSI storage throughput of 8.9 Gb/s using the Microsoft iSCSI Initiator v2.0, WinTarget v2.0 and the Windows Server 2003 operating system.

"This level of performance is a clear indicator that 10 Gigabit Ethernet has the speed, scalability and low latency requirements to meet the demand for iSCSI-based Storage Area Networks," noted Dave Zabrowski, president & CEO of Neterion. "IT management now has the ability to effectively create IP-based SANs for the enterprise in the widely adopted and proven MS environment."

A key requirement of the testing was to demonstrate 100% compatibility and interoperability with Microsoft Windows and the Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator in order to meet the storage needs of small to medium businesses. In addition, the new levels of performance provide the low latency and scalability to support enterprise-class applications.

"These results clearly demonstrate that iSCSI SAN solutions based on WinTarget will scale to meet the more demanding needs of enterprise customers without sacrificing the ease-of-use and cost-effectiveness of WinTarget valued by small and medium businesses," said Mickey McIntire, CEO of String Bean Software.

"The combination of 10 GbE speeds from Neterion and the scalability of WinTarget software on the Windows platform will provide a wider choice of high performance SAN solutions for companies seeking cost-effective and flexible storage solutions that leverage IP technologies," said Dr. Claude Lorenson, Group Product Manager, Storage Technologies, Microsoft Corporation.

Details regarding the testing performed and detailed performance results are available in a white paper titled Breakthrough Windows iSCSI Performance Using Neterion Xframe 10 GbE and String Bean Software WinTarget available from each company's respective web site: www.neterion.com and www.stringbeansoftware.com.

Further information will be distributed at the upcoming Storage Networking World Fall 2005 Conference in Orlando, October 24-27.

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/.

About String Bean Software, Inc.

String Bean Software, Inc., develops easy-to-use, affordable, and full-featured storage area networking solutions for the Microsoft computing environment. String Bean Software's WinTarget™ allows any business to cost-effectively deploy and manage storage as an asset to reduce costs, increase productivity, improve application reliability, protect critical data, implement disaster recovery (DR) and contingency planning solutions, and address regulatory compliance requirements. More Information: www.stringbeansoftware.com.

Xframe II is a registered trademark of Neterion, Inc. WinTarget™ is a trademark of String Bean Software, Inc. Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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