Exar Delivers Performance and Scalability Enhancements to BitWackr™ for Windows and Linux

BitWackr 2.1 Raises the Bar in Advanced Data Reduction Solutions

Oct 25, 2010, 07:45 ET from Exar Corporation

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Exar Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAR) today announced the latest generation of  Exar's BitWackr for Windows and Linux, offering double the performance, scalability to over 250TB and improved resiliency.  BitWackr 2.1 provides OEMs a developmental shortcut to incorporating data deduplication, compression and/or encryption features in their products that operate in-line with imperceptible performance impact.

According to Bob Farkaly, director of marketing, Storage Systems for Exar, "Exar's data reduction and security processors are the heart of all BitWackr products and provide the advanced CPU offload required to reduce latency and enable in-line data reduction and encryption without a performance penalty.  Additionally, BitWackr-enabled volumes incorporate an end-to-end data integrity capability that operates throughout the data lifecycle.  In the case of unexpected downtime, BitWackr can reconstruct volumes within minutes of the interruption, allowing enhanced data recovery, serviceability and fault resilience."

Exar's patent-pending Virtual Block Device (VBD) technology allows BitWackr to remain transparent to applications, operating systems, file systems and volume managers, enabling OEMs to quickly and easily incorporate BitWackr and offer a comprehensive suite of advanced data reduction features.  A key advantage and differentiator of Exar's BitWackr 2.1 is the use of industry-leading PCIe hardware acceleration technologies, which enable the in-line performance required for Tier-0 and Tier-1 storage deployments.

About BitWackr

Exar's BitWackr incorporates specialized ultra-low latency hardware that provides a distinct deduplication and compression performance advantage and enables primary storage advanced data reduction techniques to operate in-line with little or no performance impact. BitWackr is a developmental shortcut to the incorporation of advanced data reduction into primary and nearline storage products. BitWackr customers implementing deduplication, compression, encryption and thin provisioning retain the ability to add their own development efforts to deliver distinctive value-added functionality. BitWackr is on the leading edge of technology and is the only product available today that enables the construction of the next generation of advanced data reduction solutions quickly for Windows and Linux, with minimal development and integration effort.


BitWackr 2.1 is available immediately for evaluation and incorporation into OEM products and solution offerings.

Please visit http://www.exar.com/common/content/default.aspx?id=7490 or email sales@bitwackr.com for additional information and to schedule an evaluation.

About Exar

Exar Corporation delivers highly differentiated silicon, software and subsystem solutions for industrial, datacom and storage applications. For nearly 40 years, Exar's comprehensive knowledge of end-user markets along with the underlying analog, mixed signal and digital technology has enabled innovative solutions that meet the needs of the evolving connected world. Exar's product portfolio includes power management and interface components, communications products, storage optimization solutions, network security and applied service processors. Exar has locations worldwide providing real-time customer support to drive rapid product development. For more information about Exar, visit: http://www.exar.com/.

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