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Intel Selects Wind River Technology for IP-Based Storage Networking

Agreement Ushers in New Growth Area for Wind River in Storage Networking

Intel will integrate Wind River's award-winning Tornado for Intelligent Network Acceleration (TINA) into the Intel PRO/1000 T IP Storage Adapter.

  • TINA will enhance Intel's efforts to deliver high-performance products to customers interested in IP storage solutions.
  • The Intel PRO/1000 T IP Storage Adapter is part of the iSCSI host bus adapter (HBA) market segment, which Gartner expects to grow from a 2003 market value of $130 million to $605 million in 2005. Overall, Gartner predicts the iSCSI-based storage networking market segment will increase from a 2003 market value of $252 million to $1 billion in 2005.
  • Wind River's Tornado for Intelligent Network Acceleration won the 2002 "Best of Interop" award at Networld+Interop, Las Vegas.

ALAMEDA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2002 - Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND), a leading provider of software and services for connected devices, today announced that Intel Corporation will use Wind River's Tornado for Intelligent Network Acceleration (TINA) for iSCSI Initiators platform in its Intel PRO/1000 T IP Storage Adapter.

"Wind River's TINA software technology enhances the benefits to be gained from the iSCSI and TCP/IP offload functions on the Intel PRO/1000 T IP Storage Adapter," said Tim Dunn, general manager for the Intel LAN Access Division. "The flexibility of the Intel PRO/1000 T IP Storage Adapter allows companies to build cost-effective iSCSI storage-area networks over existing Ethernet infrastructure."

"We believe that IP-based storage networking represents a significant new growth opportunity for Wind River," said Dave Fraser, group vice president of products for Wind River. " TINA will help ensure the Intel PRO/1000 T IP Storage Adapter's ability to provide the high performance required by leading storage networking OEMs. We firmly believe that this agreement will help further the adoption of IP-based storage networking."

About TINA for iSCSI Initiators
Wind River's TINA for iSCSI Initiators bundles Wind River's TINA TCP/IP offload engine with the iSCSI protocol layer, providing network equipment manufacturers with all necessary hardware and software components needed to develop IP-based storage networking devices. The solution is comprised of the Tornado integrated development environment including the VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) specifically designed for high-throughput I/O environments.

The iSCSI protocol enables TCP/IP and Ethernet to be used for storage networking, enabling users to eliminate the need for specialized, expensive storage infrastructure and support staff while removing the distance restrictions associated with traditional storage area networks since the protocol can be transmitted over the global TCP/IP network. IT staff are able to use iSCSI-enabled devices to implement disaster-recovery strategies by easily backing up data in disparate locations.

For More Information
To learn more about Intel products, go to http://www.intel.com/network/connectivity. To learn more about Wind River's TINA for iSCSI Initiators platform, including technical specifications and a related white paper, go to http://www.windriver.com/products/tina_isci/index.html.

Availability Wind River's TINA software will be available on a future version of the Intel PRO/1000 T IP Storage Adapter. Existing Intel PRO/1000 T IP Storage Adapter customers will be able to obtain the software through Intel Customer Support.

Wind River's TINA for iSCSI Initiators is currently available. To purchase TINA for iSCSI Initiators please contact your local Wind River salesperson or go to www.windriver.com.

About Wind River
Wind River is a worldwide leader in integrated embedded software solutions for creating reliable and innovative connected devices. Wind River provides development tools, operating systems, and advanced connectivity software for use in products in network infrastructure, digital consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, and aerospace/defense markets. Wind River is How Smart Things Think. Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide.

Wind River Systems, the Wind River Systems logo, and How Smart Things Think are trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc.; Tornado and VxWorks are registered trademarks of Wind River Systems, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective companies.

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Jessica Miller
Director, Global Communications