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Auspex Systems  (Stock symbol: ASPX ) Acquired by Glasshouse (2003)

2800 Scott Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Website Company Summary Management Team

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) James Anderson (Merrill, Pickard, Anderson & Eyre);  John Downer (Prudential Equity Investments);  James L Patterson (Clarify);  Wendell G Van Auken (Mayfield Fund)

Business description: Auspex introduced the world’s first Network Attached Storage (NAS) server shortly after its founding in 1987, creating a new breed of storage appliance offering significant performance and administrative benefits over general-purpose file servers. Auspex’s enterprise-class network servers are used worldwide for consolidated information storage and delivery. Auspex also is leading the convergence of NAS with Storage Area Networks (SANs) with the NSc3000 Network Storage Controller, the first multivendor SAN-to-NAS gateway.
Customers include: Cirrus LogicHPIntelKindred HealthcareLSISun MicrosystemsXerox;  Aviation Weather Center;  University of Texas;  University of Toronto
Partners include: AtempoBlue Coat SystemsCadence Design SystemsCisco SystemsHitachi Data SystemsIBMLegato SystemsLegato SystemsMicrosoftMicrosoftMylexNissho ElectronicsOracleProactiveNetStorageTekStorageTekTivoli SystemsVeritas Technologies;  ATL Products;  Brocade Communications Systems Fabric Threads;  Chaparral Network Storage;  Fugi;  GeoQuest;  JNI;  Mellanox;  Spectra Logic;  UGS

Rounds: 4
Capital raised: 33.8M
Ownership: Acquired by Glasshouse (2003)
Stock Symbol: ASPX
Angels/other VCs: James L Patterson (Quantum)
Corporate investors: Nissho Electronics;  Fuji-Xerox;  Stanford University

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Sector: Storage
Year Founded: 1987
Headcount: 201-300 as of Jun 2003
Rounds: 4
Capital Raised: 33.8M
Ownership: Acquired by Glasshouse (2003)
Stock Symbol: ASPX