Silverback Systems is a well-funded start-up that is developing a new breed of processors to enable and capitalize on the emergence of IP Storage. The solution provides a state of the art architecture that carefully balances the combination of silicon and software for the next generation of networked storage and data centers. The Silverback Systems approach to the acceleration of IP storage is two-dimensional. First, we accelerate the design and performance of storage networking equipment through a comprehensive package of silicon, firmware and software. Second, because we offer a complete development platform, we accelerate the adoption of IP storage by helping equipment vendors provide a cost effective deployment solution for small, medium and eventually, large enterprises.