SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 11, 2006 — Targeting the ongoing growth of data and need for availability and protection of storage, Intel Corporation today announced a new storage server hardware platform that can be customized for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). System builders and integrators can couple the Intel® Storage System SSR212CC with various software solutions to create a network attached storage (NAS) or storage area network (SAN) appliance.

‘Working with key ecosystem members to develop the Intel SSR212CC Storage System, Intel now provides a standards-based hardware platform for system integrators and resellers,’ said Mike Wall, general manager, Intel Storage Group Marketing. ‘With Intel’s extensive network of channel partners who sell to SMBs, the new Intel storage system enables them to provide customizable solutions to meet ever-increasing customer demands for data availability and protection.’