BSDi to Become iXsystems, Inc.

Company Will Focus on Providing the Most Reliable and Scalable Rackmount

Server Solutions for the Internet Infrastructure

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from iXsystems, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- BSDi announced today that it
 intends to adopt a new name and business focus following the signing of a
 definitive agreement for the sale of the company's BSD operating systems units
 to Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   WIND).  To be known as iXsystems, Inc.,
 the company will focus on developing and marketing the world's most reliable
 and scalable rackmount servers, server appliances, and advanced systems
 offerings especially for Internet data centers, content providers, and Web
 hosting providers.
     Upon closing of the sale to Wind River, which is expected by the end of
 April, the company will change its name to iXsystems; will be licensed to use
 the BSD operating system, networking and Internet technologies; and will gain
 access to Wind River's industry-leading embedded software and development
 tools.  This will enable iXsystems and third-party developers to leverage a
 range of advanced technologies when building solutions for iXsystems
 platforms.  iXsystems will maintain BSDi's corporate and manufacturing
 operations in the Silicon Valley.  SVB Securities, Inc., a subsidiary of
 Silicon Valley Bank, advised BSDi on the transaction with Wind River Systems.
     "We're very excited about this opportunity to focus exclusively on the
 growing systems segment of our business with our iXtreme Series of Internet
 infrastructure-grade server solutions," said Gary J. Johnson, CEO of BSDi.
 "Going forward, iXsystems will be in an excellent position to deliver advanced
 server solutions based on both BSD and Wind River technology streams."
     iXsystems Products
     iXsystems, Inc. offers a full range of state-of-the-art, rackmount server
 systems and related products and solutions at competitive prices and backed by
 professional services and support.  All iXsystems products feature:
     -- Open Intel architecture
     -- Configure-to-order customization of systems and solution software
     -- Preloaded with the customer's operating system of choice: BSD/OS
        FreeBSD, Red Hat Linux, Slackware Linux, Windows NT/2000, or Solaris
     -- Lowest total cost of ownership
     The iXsystems product line currently includes the iXtreme 1250 , 1270 and
 1300 1U rackmount servers, offering low cost and high density; the
 iXtreme 2200 and 2300 2U rackmount servers, offering uninterrupted access and
 top performance; the iXtreme 4380 4U rackmount server, offering high
 flexibility and scalability; and the iXtreme FRS 1100 and FRS 4200 4U RAID
 sub-systems, offering reliability and high availability.  iXsystems plans to
 introduce a line of rackmount server appliances in the near future.
     About iXsystems, Inc.
     iXsystems, Inc. (formerly BSDi) emerges as a leading provider of rackmount
 server solutions for the Internet infrastructure.  Available in a range of
 built-to-order configurations, the company's iXtreme(TM) Series servers power
 the Internet, running the Internet's highest-traffic Web sites and
 highest-volume service networks.  For more information, call 408-535-6800.

SOURCE iXsystems, Inc.