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Adaptec Selected for Innovative CDW Corporation Partner Program

MILPITAS, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Adaptec Inc., (Nasdaq: ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions, today announced that it has been selected by CDW Corporation, a leading provider of technology products and services to business, government and education, for its Sapphire Partner Program, a proactive approach to embracing breakout technologies and the companies that offer them.

MILPITAS, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Adaptec Inc., (Nasdaq: ADPT), a global leader in storage solutions, today announced that it has been selected by CDW Corporation, a leading provider of technology products and services to business, government and education, for its Sapphire Partner Program, a proactive approach to embracing breakout technologies and the companies that offer them.

Adaptec works with CDW to provide its enterprise and integrator customers with entry-level and high-performance Unified Serial(TM) (SATA/SAS) RAID controllers enabling them to easily enhance the performance, scalability and reliability of their storage solutions. Adaptec RAID controllers are designed for both cost-effective, high-capacity SATA disk drives and high-performance SAS drives across existing networks or within a single system. These controllers are also supported by more than 300 third-party systems and storages devices, and support multiple operating systems including Windows, VMWare, Linux, UnixWare, FreeBSD, OpenServer, and Sun Solaris.

"As the demand for higher-performing and ever more scalable storage systems grows virtually unabated, we will continue to work closely with CDW to meet the needs of our shared customers," said Suresh Panikar, director, Worldwide Marketing, Adaptec. "Becoming a member of CDW's Sapphire Partner Program is an elite honor and underscores Adaptec's industry leading position in both the enterprise and SMB storage marketplaces." "CDW is pleased to include Adaptec in our Sapphire Partner Program," said Matt Troka, CDW vice president of partner and product management. "The Sapphire Partner Program underscores CDW's commitment to work with market players that are shaping the technology landscape."

The inclusion of Adaptec in the CDW Sapphire Partner Program is a testament to the value Adaptec places on the channel market. Over the past year, Adaptec's channel program has expanded to include new relationships with more than 20 new strategic storage ecosystem partners worldwide. The Sapphire Partner Program will provide Adaptec with the opportunity to work closely with CDW to offer specific training and recommendations regarding Adaptec product and market benefits as a value-add for customers.

CDW designed the Sapphire Partner Program to increase customer access to industry players that represent emerging trends in the technology marketplace, allowing CDW to stay ahead of product life cycles and meet customer needs as innovative products and services reach maturity. Companies designated as CDW Sapphire Partners work closely with CDW account managers and technology specialists to provide information, advice and support for products and solutions of increasing interest to CDW customers.

About Adaptec

Adaptec, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADPT) provides trusted storage solutions that reliably move, manage, and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec's software and hardware-based solutions are delivered through leading channel partners and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to provide storage connectivity, data protection, and networked storage to enterprises, government organizations, medium and small businesses worldwide. More information is available at http://www.adaptec.com.

Contact: Andrew Staples Walt & Company for Adaptec 408-369-7200 ext. 1056 astaples@walt.com

SOURCE Adaptec Inc.

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