RAID Inc. Releases Highest Performance System in Its Class

New X-Class Fibre Channel RAID Head Provides Unprecedented Speed and Performance

METHUEN, MA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - RAID Inc., a customer-centric storage solutions provider specializing in custom manufacturing of leading edge storage solutions, today announced the availability of the new X48 Fibre Channel RAID Head. This tiered solution has the best in class performance in the industry.

The X48 features (12) 4Gb Fibre Channel bandwidth, making it ideal for SAN and direct attached storage initiatives. The system provides superior performance and redundancy with dual loop technology. Complete with a backplane-based enclosure with redundant, hot swappable component pairs, the X48 ensures continuous support of massive application performance in a true end-to-end Fibre Channel solution for primary storage and cost-effective SATA-2 for secondary data requirements.

"For clients pushing the limits of high performance computing, the X48 offers impressive speed and dependability," stated Bob Picardi, Chief Operating Officer at RAID Incorporated. "Today for those organizations facing the demands of high performance computing, database applications, video streaming, data center application, and e-commerce, they now have a highly reliable solution."

Additional features and benefits of the X48:

--  StorageWatch® capable: The X48 is compatible with RAID Inc.'s
    StorageWatch management software, a powerful tool for reducing
    infrastructure TCO and operating costs of today's data assets.
--  InfiniBand Networking: RAID Inc. has qualified several director-class
    InfiniBand-based switches that provide a virtual gateway for environments
    demanding extreme performance. This provides users with a low latency,
    multi-protocol interconnect fabric that supports cluster inter-process
    communication, shared storage, and networking I/O access.
--  High availability: With redundant, hot swappable FRUs, subsystem self-
    diagnostics, battery backup units, and UPS status detection, the X48
    ensures continuous availability.
--  Scalability/flexibility: The X48 was designed to support both DAS and
    SAN configurations and to be interoperable with all standard FC4 or FC2
    host and switch interfaces. In addition, the X48 control head supports up
    to (12) 4Gb FC4 ports, eliminating the need for a 4Gb Fibre Channel switch.
    This interoperability ensures that all standard host cards and switches
    work seamlessly with the system.

The X48 is available now. For more information about the product, please go to

About RAID Incorporated

Headquartered in Methuen, MA, RAID Incorporated is a managed storage service provider (MSSP) and designs customized storage systems and solutions. RAID Incorporated's flagship service StorageWatch® is the industry's only real-time monitoring and managed storage service which reduces customers total cost of ownership by reducing operational costs associated with maintaining and administering storage systems while increasing data availability. Since 1994, RAID has been devoted to researching and developing leading edge technologies while providing twenty-four hour support services to become one of the industry leaders. RAID specializes in solving compute, application, and disaster recovery needs with a unique platform combining hardware, software, and services.

Contact Information: PR contact Lisa Rivero PAN Communications 978-474-1900