Enterprise Storage Group Names AMCC's No-Reboot HBA Driver ``A Smart Bet;'' Leading
Storage Research Firm Cites Product for Innovation and IT Cost Savings
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2004--Enterprise Storage Group (ESG), a leading storage research firm, has
recognized Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) (NASDAQ:AMCC) for its Fibre Channel (FC) No-Reboot HBA Driver in a recent
report, describing the product as a "significant competitive advantage" in the FC HBA market.
"AMCC has a unique and extremely useful technology that can save time, money and weekends for Solaris system
administrators," said ESG Senior Analyst Tony Asaro, referring to AMCC's No-Reboot HBA in the report. "In a mature market
like FC HBAs, having an innovative and competitive advantage that actually solves a major headache is hard to accomplish.
AMCC has that with its No-Reboot FC Driver for Solaris."
AMCC's No-Reboot HBA Driver capability enables users to change HBA parameters without ever having to reboot the server,
saving valuable time and money. With LUN discovery and mapping, auto topology detection and auto negotiation features, it
enables users to simply install and configure the HBA to optimize storage network performance. Available for Sun Solaris and
Windows operating systems, the No-Reboot PCI-X HBA features full backwards compatibility to 32-bit PCI.
According to ESG, the key benefits of eliminating reboots for storage provisioning include:
● Cutting the need for IT staff working off hours and weekends
● Reducing the number of steps when provisioning storage
● Reducing the number of configuration file errors
Increasing application availability by decreasing the number of planned reboots
● Preventing reduced application performance that occurs when one node of a server group is taken offline for a reboot
"AMCC is giving IT administrators their weekends back with the No-Reboot HBA," said Asaro. "This, in itself, is a valuable
proposition to corporations that are constantly looking for ways to overcome the c