Neterion, Inc.

Neterion, Inc.

September 13, 2005 08:00 ET

Neterion's ``Test Drive 10 Gigabit Ethernet'' Evaluation Program Confirms Latest Industry Trends

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Sep 13, 2005) -

Feedback from Over 6,000 Senior Corporate, Lab and IT Directors Reached at Fortune 500 Companies Leads Neterion to Extend the Evaluation Program

Neterion, Inc., the industry leader in the 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter market, announced they are extending their end user evaluation program called "Test Drive 10 Gigabit Ethernet," launched in June. The program has reached over 6,600 CIOs, CTOs, IT directors, data center managers, system architects and lab directors at Fortune 500 companies. The success of this program in revealing the latest end user trends has led to the decision to continue the evaluation program.

"We are very impressed with the degree of detail and relevancy of the information that we are receiving from the senior management of these Fortune 500 companies," stated Dave Zabrowski, President & CEO of Neterion. "We reached thousands of end users via mail, email, and then talked directly to over 500 of them. We learned that 10 Gigabit Ethernet is ready for prime time in a variety of mainstream datacenter applications and Neterion looks forward to leveraging this data by driving even greater business to our OEM customers and channel partners."

Based on the responses, awareness of 10 GbE technology is growing rapidly as many data centers of Fortune 500 companies are currently conducting cost studies, implementation planning or evaluation testing. Examples of the applications driving these activities are: data warehousing, back-up and other networked storage solutions, video-on-demand, oil and gas exploration, complex life sciences, manufacturing data modeling, etc.

The research reveals that leading factors in determining migration decisions include cost and application performance advantages that 10 GbE can deliver over existing solutions such as trunking 1 GbE links. In addition, many organizations are seeking to upgrade their systems and networks to deliver increased levels of productivity, better meet the demands of business in a zero-latency market, while minimizing disruptions to their existing infrastructure.

In order to provide data that directly addresses these considerations, Neterion is releasing a case study that describes the real-world migration to 10 Gigabit Ethernet by a high performance data center and the process that was undertaken to cost effectively achieve this upgrade.

As more feedback is received from participants of the 10 GbE Evaluation Program, Neterion will publish industry papers and case studies that illustrate specific cost and application performance advantages that end users are receiving by upgrading to 10 Gigabit Ethernet.

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/.

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