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JNI Corp Shows InfiniBand Products and Solutions; iSCSI Tech Demo and 'Best-of-Breed' Solaris 2 Gb Storage Network At COMDEX.

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COMDEX Fall 2001

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 8, 2001

JNI(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:JNIC), a leading provider of enterprise storage connectivity products, will feature its new InfiniBand HCA Modules and its drivers in a working InfiniBand demonstrations; a technology demonstration of its iSCSI storage adapter; and a high-performance 2 Gb Ready(TM) FibreStar(R) Fibre Channel host bus adapters in a 'Best of Breed' Solaris 2 Gb Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) demonstration at COMDEX Fall 2001, Nov. 12-16 in Las Vegas.

JNI's demonstration is in two locations, HRM-08 in the Las Vegas Hilton, and in the FCIA Fibre Channel Solutions Area, booth number L2029 in the North Hall of the adjacent Las Vegas Convention Center.

JNI is demonstrating products and technologies focused on three major areas:
-- InfiniBand -- JNI is showing its new InfiniStar(TM) 2.5 Gb and 10 Gb HCA
Modules, which were announced earlier this week at the InfiniBand Solutions
Conference in Los Angeles. The result of joint development between JNI and
Mellanox Technologies, the new JNI InfiniStar HCA Modules offer a method of
clustering servers and connecting to storage through and InfiniBand-enabled
switch. (For more information on JNI's InfiniBand strategy and products, please
see the news releases from Nov. 7, or log into www.jni.com/Products/ib.cfm.)

-- Fibre Channel -- JNI is showing its 'Best of Breed' 2 Gb Fibre Channel SAN,
which features JNI's 2 Gb Ready(TM) FCC-6460 CompactPCI host bus adapters; a
Sun Microsystems 3800 Midframe server; a Brocade 3800 2 Gb Fibre Channel
switch; a Hitachi Data Systems 9200 2 Gb RAID; and a StorageTek 9840B 2 Gb tape
backup device. The SAN is managed with the latest version of Veritas SANpoint
Control and JNI's EZ Fibre configuration and management software. The package
represents a complete enterprise-quality SAN using industry-leading components
with 2 Gb speeds enabled from end-to-end.

-- iSCSI -- JNI is showing a technology demonstration of its enterprise-quality
storage networking software running on an iSCSI host bus adapter, all supported
by JNI.


"In April JNI pledged to show customers products in Fibre Channel, InfiniBand and iSCSI at COMDEX, and we have delivered on that promise," said Neal Waddington, president and CEO of JNI Corporation. "Fulfilling the strategy I have outlined since that time, we are first to market with a 10 Gb InfiniBand HCA Module, first to market with 2 Gb CompactPCI and SBus Fibre Channel HBAs; and producing iSCSI solutions on a time-to-market basis with the rest of the industry. Comdex attendees will be the first to see these public demonstrations, which reinforce our commitment to expanding on our core Fibre Channel base, to encompass enterprise-quality connectivity solutions that includes InfiniBand and iSCSI technology."

About JNI Corporation

JNI Corporation is one of the leading manufacturers of connectivity product for the enterprise data center and the leading provider of Fibre Channel-based host bus adapters (HBAs) for Solaris servers. JNI offers a broad line of HBAs, ASICs and software for storage area networks, as well as HCA Modules for InfiniBand. JNI's PCI products operate on Solaris, Windows 2000, Windows NT, HP-UX, AIX, Novell, Linux and Mac OS systems. JNI's SBus and CompactPCI products run on Solaris. JNI customers, distributors and strategic partners include Acal FCS, Avid, Bell Microproducts, Brocade, Chaparral, Compaq StorageWorks, Consan, Crossroads, EMC, Eurologic, Gadzoox, GE Access, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, Info X, LSI Logic, McDATA, Mellanox Technologies, Nishan Systems, StorageTek, Sun Microsystems, TidalWire and Veritas. Company headquarters are in San Diego, with offices throughout the U.S. and Munich (Munchen), Germany.

JNI -- enterprising solutions(TM)

Forward-Looking Statements

With the exception of historical information, the statements set forth above include forward-looking statements (including, without limitation, express or implied statements about JNI's ability to timely develop InfiniBand and iSCSI products that achieve market acceptance) that involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These risks include: the rapidly changing technology in JNI's markets; the evolving industry standards; frequent introductions of new products and enhancements; the very early stage of development of the InfiniBand market; the company's reliance on certain contract manufacturers, OEMs, distributors and key customers and the other risks discussed in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

JNI, JNIC, FibreStar, InfiniStar, '2 Gb Ready', and 'enterprising solutions' are trademarks or registered trademarks of JNI Corp. Mellanox is a registered trademark of Mellanox Technologies. InfiniBand is a servicemark of the InfiniBand Trade Association. All other registered trademarks and trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
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