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Nimbus to Leverage LSI Serial Attached SCSI Technology in Leading-Edge Solutions

Nimbus Unified IP Storage Products Utilize LSI Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Technology

San Francisco, CA, May 3, 2006 – Nimbus Data Systems, a rapidly-growing developer of unified IP storage systems, controllers, and software, today announced that the company’s products will incorporate advanced SAS technology from LSI Logic (NYSE: LSI). Nimbus solutions will utilize LSI SAS host bus adapters in its Breeze MX4 and 10G line of Unified IP Storage Systems as its expandable, high-performance SAS architecture. By utilizing SAS technology, these Nimbus systems offer the flexibility of supporting both enterprise-grade 15,000 RPM SAS hard drives and cost-effective high capacity Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives in one versatile storage solution. Recognizing that LSI is at the forefront of storage technology, Nimbus chose its SAS technology for its flexible adapter options as well as its broad range of SAS controller and expander silicon solutions, according to Thomas Isakovich, President and CEO of Nimbus Data Systems.

“With the LSI SAS technology, Nimbus can offer customers one system to meet primary and nearline data storage requirements. This simplifies storage operations and reduces costs through storage consolidation and fewer hardware/software products to buy and manage, ”said Isakovich.

“LSI has played a critical role in the progression of SAS, and today we clearly see market adoption accelerating, ”said Charlie Kraus, director of the Host Bus Adapter business unit, LSI Logic. “As this occurs, LSI continues to collaborate with companies such as Nimbus to further advance SAS market penetration and deliver the benefits that SAS has to offer end customers. We’re delighted Nimbus has chosen LSI technology — the most comprehensive in the industry—for its IP storage networking solutions.”

About Nimbus Data Systems

Nimbus Data Systems is a leader in IP storage solutions for today’s rapidly-growing businesses. Nimbus develops industry-leading products that simplify storage management and improve the availability and security of digital information. Nimbus solutions include high-performance and scalable IP SAN storage systems, innovative iSCSI server software, and a ground-breaking line of IP storage controllers designed for global OEMs. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Nimbus products are available through a worldwide network of authorized system integrators, distributors, and OEMs. For more information, visit