DNUK Selects Chelsio's T210-CX iSCSI Target Solution

Feb 23, 2006, 00:00 ET from Chelsio Communications

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Chelsio Communications Inc.,
 the leading provider of iSCSI acceleration adapter and ASIC solutions, and
 DNUK, one of the UK's leading suppliers of Linux workstations, server and
 storage systems, today announced that DNUK is offering Chelsio's T210-CX4
 10GbE TOE/iSCSI acceleration adapters as a component of its line of
 next-generation storage systems targeting Linux enterprise environments.
     Chelsio's T210-CX4 TOE/iSCSI adapter and iSCSI Target software v1.0 is a
 proven turnkey solution set that offers significant cost savings for storage
 target systems by leveraging the volume, scalability, and simplicity of
 off-the-shelf server platforms, standard Ethernet connectivity, and copper
 CX-4 cabling.  T210-CX has been measured to deliver more than 600K IOPS and
 7.9G (limited by PCI-X 1.0 bandwidth) throughput when used with the Chelsio
 iSCSI Target stack running in RAMdisk mode and Microsoft initiators.
     Using Chelsio T210-CX and iSCSI Target v1.0, DNUK has created a complete
 line of iSCSI and direct attached storage (DAS) systems.  The products can
 easily scale to meet the resiliency, storage performance and capacity
 requirements of Linux enterprise and data center applications, ranging from
 e-commerce to scientific applications.  The DNUK systems will be available in
     "Chelsio is happy to have DNUK as an innovative OEM offering storage
 solutions based on our T210-CX line of products," said Kianoosh Naghshineh,
 president and CEO of Chelsio.  "DNUK's use of our T210-CX4 and commercial
 grade iSCSI target stack for its novel DAS and SAN connectivity offering is
 additional validation of the storage value proposition of 10 Gigabit
     "We view the T210-CX as a critical enabler for our IP SAN and DAS storage
 solutions to shatter performance limitations of existing approaches," said Lee
 Chisnall, director of DNUK. "We're excited about the opportunity to bring high
 value 10GbE-based storage solutions to enterprise Linux users.  Our Teravault
 storage systems combined with industry-leading RAID and Chelsio 10GbE offer an
 unbeatable price/performance solution."
     The Chelsio T204 and T210 in combination with the Chelsio iSCSI Target
 software are complete, turnkey iSCSI target solutions that enable OEMs to
 deliver high-performance iSCSI target appliances.  Modular and scalable, the
 T204 and T210 are the most advanced iSCSI acceleration solutions available
 today for creating iSCSI-enabled network storage devices.  The T204 and T210
 are compatible with all IETF compliant initiators and have been thoroughly
 validated with initiators available with Microsoft Windows and various Linux
     About DNUK
     DNUK is one of the UK's leading suppliers of workstations, servers and
 storage systems designed and optimized for the GNU/Linux based operating
 systems. From scientific to e-commerce applications, DNUK's products can be
 used as building blocks to create complete solutions. DNUK has been building
 Linux computers since September 1998.  For more information, visit DNUK at
     About Chelsio Communications
     Chelsio Communications is leading the convergence of networking, storage
 and clustering interconnects with its robust, high-performance and proven
 protocol acceleration technology.  Featuring a highly scalable and
 programmable architecture, Chelsio is shipping 10-Gigabit Ethernet and
 multi-port Gigabit Ethernet adapter cards with protocol offload, delivering
 the low latency and superior throughput required for high-performance
 computing applications.  More than 100 customers in 20 countries are using
 Chelsio products in a multitude of applications including high-performance
 cluster computing, server networking, network monitoring, digital media
 storage, video editing and post-production.  For more information, visit the
 company online at www.chelsio.com.

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