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
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, 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.