Adaptec

Adaptec

Infobox_Company
company_name = Adaptec, Inc.
company_
company_type = Public: NASDAQ|ADPT
foundation = 1981
location =
key_people = S. "Sundi" Sundaresh, CEO
num_employees = 1,560
industry = Computers
products = Data equipment, most notably SCSI host adapters
revenue =
homepage = [http://www.adaptec.com/ www.adaptec.com]

Adaptec is a computer hardware company based in Milpitas, California that primarily produces host adapters for connecting storage devices to computers. Products are made to interface with USB, FireWire, SCSI, iSCSI, FibreChannel, Serial ATA, as well as audio/video. Some accessory hardware such as USB hubs are also produced by the company. It also sells network-attached storage devices, including the Snap Server product line.

Adaptec Easy CD Creator is a now-obsolete suite of CD/DVD authoring and associated programs bundled with many early CD writers. It is now supported by Roxio.

Recently Adaptec has made several significant inroads into the SAN with its dedicated SAS-based iSCSI storage appliance which provides cost-effective, high-performance, highly reliable RAID storage for mission-critical application servers. The Snap Server 720i was named “Best Entry-Level SAN" for 2008 by InfoWorld.

External links

* [http://www.adaptec.com/ Adaptec home page]

References

* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9507E0DF123BF931A35752C1A96F958260 The New York Times: November 2, 1999 - Adaptec Looks To Strengthen Data-Storage Line]
* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9502E3DE1E3EF934A35752C1A9649C8B63 The New York Times: November 7, 2002 - News Watch: Digital Recorders; An Afterlife on Disc For That Fading Video] "Adaptec is one of several companies selling kits for converting analog tapes to digital video at affordable prices."



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