Irvine, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2005
Zetera Corporation today announced that the first product to incorporate its breakthrough Z-SANÂ technology is now commercially available from NETGEARÂ®, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR).
The product, called Storage Central (SC101), is a network storage system for the consumer/residential market, and represents the first true Storage-over-IP (SoIP) solution available from any manufacturer. (Please refer to NETGEAR's news release dated September 12, 2005 or visit http://netgear.com/pressroom/press_releases.php)
Since announcing its innovative Z-SAN technology at CES in January 2005, Zetera technology has been acknowledged throughout the storage industry as the first to deliver a true SoIP architecture by using Internet Protocol (IP) itself as the storage fabric. According to David Reinsel, IDC's program director, storage research, "Zetera's innovative storage architecture appears to simultaneously optimize all four critical success factors - performance, cost, reliability and scalability."
Dedicated to making network storage practical and affordable for mass markets, Zetera's inventors were inspired by the simplicity and scalability of the Internet. "Home consumers have been accumulating vast quantities of digital photos, videos, music and personal archives," said Chuck Cortright, Zetera president and CEO. "Now they need a simple way to store, share and ensure the safety of these precious assets. NETGEAR's Storage Central is the ideal solution, delivering business-class technology to the home and small business consumer."
Based on industry-standard Internet Protocol (IP), Zetera's Z-SAN network storage technology eliminates the need for costly controllers, gateways and RAID controllers that have limited network storage to the enterprise. Z-SAN's highly efficient protocol delivers storage area network performance over standard IP networks. By virtualizing storage at the IP layer (e.g., SoIP), Z-SAN eliminates the physical transport gateways and disk controllers that have made storage area networks so costly and cumbersome.
SoIP storage solutions enabled by Z-SAN can reside anywhere on the network, and can be shared, spanned or mirrored to any local or remote location. By being fully IP compliant, Zetera protocols handle all IP network structures including LAN, wireless LAN, PTPP, Bluetooth and UWB.
Zetera's Z-SAN technology scales smoothly from consumer applications to massive data center arrays, addressing the price/performance needs and scalability concerns of all segments of the storage market. Wherever Zetera technology is deployed, the resulting storage systems perform better, cost less, and scale more fluidly.
About NETGEARÂ®, Inc.
NETGEARÂ® (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that address the specific needs of small and medium business and home users. The company's suite of over 100 products enables users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. NETGEAR is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.netgear.com or call (408) 907-8000.
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About Zetera Corporation:
Zetera Corporation is the developer of Z-SANÂ technology that enables networked storage to be realized at unprecedented price-performance levels. The technology was invented by the creators of the IDE and ATAPI disk drive standards, which have shipped in billions of disk drives. Leveraging the latest IP advances, Zetera has created a new class of network storage technology that is superior in performance, cost, scalability and compatibility to all other types of network storage. Based in Irvine, California, Zetera licenses its technology to leading storage, computer, peripheral and device manufacturers worldwide, including NETGEAR and StorCase. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.zetera.com.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.:
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's new network storage products and their expected performance characteristics, specifications, availability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses and user feedback, and the general market position of NETGEAR and its products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor.
These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR's network storage products may not met the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers, the performance of NETGEAR's network storage products may be adversely affected by real world conditions, the ability of NETGEAR to successfully incorporate the Zetera technology into its new storage products and timely release such products for general availability, the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology, the impact and pricing of competing products and the introduction of alternative technological solutions.
Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Risk Factors Affecting Future Results", pages 15 through 22, in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended October 3, 2004, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 17, 2004. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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