Neterion, Inc.

Neterion, Inc.

March 14, 2005 08:01 ET

Neterion Xframe Adapters Support Solaris 10; Neterion's 10 Gigabit Ethernet Products Achieve Solaris Ready Certification



MARCH 14, 2005 - 08:01 ET

Neterion Xframe Adapters Support Solaris 10;
Neterion's 10 Gigabit Ethernet Products Achieve
Solaris Ready Certification

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Mar 14, 2005) -

Neterion, Inc. (formerly S2io, Inc.), an industry pioneer in the
emerging 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter market, announced that its
Xframe® family of products will support the Solaris™ 10 Operating
System (OS) for SPARC®, x86 and x64 architectures. Additionally, its
Xframe product line has achieved Solaris Ready Certification. Achieving
the Solaris Ready status allows Neterion to display the programs logo on
its Xframe products. The logo indicates to customers that Neterion's 10
Gigabit Ethernet Adapters have complete in-depth interoperability,
compatibility and functionality testing on SPARC, x86 and x64 platforms
running Solaris.

"The 'Solaris Ready Program' ensures that our products have met some of
the most stringent testing requirements in the industry for system
compatibility, interoperability, ease-of-installation and functionality
as defined by Sun," said Dave Zabrowski, President and CEO of Neterion.
"We look forward to providing 10 Gigabit Ethernet capabilities to help
meet the high performance demands of our customers."

"Solaris Ready partners, such as Neterion, provide reassurance and
investment protection to their customers," noted Juan Carlos Soto,
Software CTO and senior director, market development engineering, Sun
Microsystems Inc. "Neterion's support for Solaris 10 and the work they
have accomplished certifying and qualifying its Xframe family of
products give customers a wide range of high performance networking
choices for the industry's gold standard operating system for Sparc,
x86, and x64 systems. Neterion will continue to be an important partner
as our joint customers deploy 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity within
enterprise data centers."

In addition, Neterion will be working with Sun to deliver an
iWARP-enabled offload engine with RDMA functionality to enhance
performance and scalability in intense server/storage environments.
Further announcements regarding this agreement will be made during the
course of 2005.

About Neterion, Inc.

Founded in 2001, Neterion Inc. has locations in Cupertino, Calif. and
Ottawa, Canada. Neterion delivers 10 Gigabit Ethernet hardware &
software solutions that enable OEMs to solve their customers' high-end
networking problems. The company's line of Xframe® products is based
on Neterion-developed technologies that deliver new levels of
performance, availability and reliability in the datacenter. Xframe and
Xframe II 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 Sun Solaris 9 and
10, Microsoft Windows, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, and 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

About Xframe II

In addition to the better performing bus interface, Xframe II benefits
include ease-of-design and implementation by reusing many of the same
technologies introduced by Neterion's first product. Xframe II also adds
new features including the exclusive technology called "Large Receive
Offload" to remove bottlenecks on the receive side. Xframe II maintains
hardware and software compatibility with the previous generation product.

The Neterion, Xframe, Xframe II names and logos and combinations
thereof, are trademarks of Neterion, Inc. Other names are for
informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris, and The Network Is The
Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems,
Inc. in the United States and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are
used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC
International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Products
bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun
Microsystems, Inc.


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