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Storage and Security Among the Top Markets Planning to Migrate to the New Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 Family

  Storage and Security Among the Top Markets Planning to Migrate to the New                     Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 Family  NEI Survey Reveals that Nearly 40 Percent Intend to Transition Within a Year  PR Newswire  CANTON, Mass., June 4, 2012  CANTON, Mass., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --NEI (NASDAQ: NEI), a leading provider of application platforms, deployment solutions and lifecycle support services for software technology developers and OEMs worldwide, today announced key findings from a recent survey conducted on companies' plans for making the transition to the new Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 Family. Respondents included those from the storage, security, medical, telecom and network management industries.  Results indicate that nearly 1/3 of all respondents plan to migrate to the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 Family within the next 12 months, with storage and security among the top industries reporting to make the switch. This includes 40% of the storage companies polled, followed closely by 36% in the security industry, 35% in telecom and 23% in network management. Additionally, 68% of security companies plan on converting to the E5-2600 Family within the next two years, followed closely by 60% in the storage market, approximately 58% in telecom and 44% in network management.  Other findings from the survey include the key perceived benefits of the new Xeon E5-2600 family, the most important of which respondents identified as its dramatic performance increases and improved memory access and speed. Greater power efficiency and stepped-up bandwidth increases were also cited as key considerations, along with the Xeon E5-2600's increased data and infrastructure security.  Concerns raised with the Intel Xeon E5-2600 family were centered on the costs and resources to implement, including tests and evaluation. Respondents were less concerned with the potential of significant application rewrite/revisions and incompatibility with existing compilers, libraries, and profiler tools.  NEI is the largest independent pure-play provider of enterprise-ready appliances, offering hardware, OS and system management integration capabilities on a global basis to assist software developers in efficiently bringing solutions to market. NEI's field application engineering experts have a broad range of experience working with early adopter customers to assist them with their conversion to Intel's Xeon E5-2600 processor family and its feature-rich values. NEI provides comprehensive validation and optimization services to ensure a smooth migration to this and future Xeon processor upgrades.  NEI's customers and partners include market-leading companies in the security, data storage, and telecommunications markets. A white paper describing the critical approach ISVs need to adopt when transitioning to Intel's new Sandy Bridge microarchitecture and Xeon processor E5-2600 family is available online at www.nei.com/sandybridge.  About NEI  NEI is a leading provider of server-based application platforms and lifecycle support services for software developers and OEMs worldwide. Through its expertise and comprehensive suite of solution design, system integration, application management, global logistics, support, and maintenance services, NEI is redefining application deployment solutions to provide customers with a sustainable competitive advantage. More than a decade of appliance innovation with the ability to provide physical, virtual and cloud-ready solutions makes NEI one of the most trusted software deployment partners in the industry. Founded in 1997, NEI is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts, with facilities in Plano, Texas and Galway, Ireland, and trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol NEI. For more information, visit www.nei.com.  NEI and the NEI logo are trademarks of Network Engines, Inc. All other names, brands and trademarks are the property of their respective holders.  For additional information, contact:  Jill Colna or Laura Nelson SVM Public Relations 401-490-9700 jill.colna@svmpr.com laura.nelson@svmpr.com  SOURCE NEI  
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