BiTMICRO to Advance iSCSI Target Appliances with Cutting -Edge Solid State Flash Disk Technology

SSD pioneer BiTMICRO Networks bared plans that they will be introducing solid state disk-based iSCSI target appliances.

FREMONT, California - September 7, 2004 - BiTMICRO® Networks, a pioneer in IDE/ATA, SCSI, USB, VME, PMC, CompactPCI, FireWire, Ethernet and Fibre Channel intelligent flash disk solid state storage solutions, announced today that they will be introducing solid state disk -based iSCSI target appliances.


BiTMICRO is responding to the growing market demand for a consolidated, interoperable and manageable flash -based network storage solution that is scalable over long distances, provides easy connectivity to SANs, allows shared access for multiple users and handles existing user applications with ease.

Under this initiative, BiTMICRO will introduce a family of iSCSI target appliances that fuses several dominant standards, Internet Protocol (IP) and Ethernet for networking and SCSI for data storage. Integrating this solution into existing storage networks allows business enterprises to reap the benefits of SAN without getting bogged down by distance and cost limitations associated with Fibre Channel solutions.

By utilizing the Fibre Channel, Ultra320 SCSI, PATA, or SATA versions of the E -Disk® solid state flash disk, the iSCSI appliance also creates ruggedized storage capabilities for extreme industrial and military applications, thereby facilitating iSCSI deployment in remote locations and making it easier to consolidate, backup and securely erase mission -critical data recorded from the field.

Whether used for military, industrial or enterprise applications, a low total cost of ownership is guaranteed since BiTMICRO`s iSCSI appliance is COTS/MOTS -based and built upon a widely used networking standard. This combination of features reduces installation and maintenance costs by minimizing the need for extensive staff training.

`iSCSI is revolutionizing data transmission and storage management practices by taking advantage of a widely popular network protocol,` states Rudy Bruce, President of BiTMICRO® Networks. `Solid state disks offer the best fit for this technology, bringing secure access to rugged and high performance storage within reach through mature and well understood internetworks,` adds Bruce.

For E -Disk® technology information, pricing and availability, call +1 510 -74E -DISK / +1 510 -743 -3475, e -mail sales@bitmicro.com or visit http://www.bitmicro.com.

About iSCSI

Developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), iSCSI is an IP -based storage networking standard for linking SCSI devices to computers. iSCSI is used to facilitate data transfers over intranets and to manage storage over long distances via the transmission of SCSI commands over TCP/IP networks. With the widespread implementation of TCP/IP networks, iSCSI users can easily perform data storage and retrieval via local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and the Internet.

About BiTMICRO Networks

BiTMICRO® Networks (http://www.bitmicro.com), a privately held California corporation, is the leading provider of rugged and high performance non -volatile solid state disk, flash disk drive, and network storage and management solutions. E -Disk® storage solutions are offered with SCSI, IDE / ATA, Fibre Channel, USB, FireWire, Compact PCI, VME, PMC and Ethernet interfaces in 2.5 -inch and 3.5 -inch hard disk drive footprints, single -wide PMC, 3U and 6U board, and 19 -inch rack mount configurations scalable up to several terabytes of pure solid state storage.

E -Disk® and BiTMICRO® are registered trademarks of BiTMICRO Networks, Inc. Other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

High -resolution photo images of BiTMICRO`s product line are available at http://www.bitmicro.com/press_multimedia.php.

BiTMICRO Networks, Inc.
Jun Alejo, (510) 623 2341
jun.alejo@bitmicro.com

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