BakBone Software Announces Support for 64-Bit Linux On IBM eServer pSeries Systems

Apr 13, 2004, 01:00 ET from BakBone Software

    SAN DIEGO, April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BakBone Software(TM)
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   BKBOF; TSX: BKB), a global provider of data protection
 software, today announced BakBone's NetVault(TM) software is now supported
 across all IBM eServer(TM) pSeries(TM) systems running 64-bit Linux on IBM's
 Power Architecture(TM) processors. This announcement follows IBM's recently
 announced support for BakBone's Linux Advantage program, a joint marketing and
 development initiative.
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     BakBone's support for the IBM eServer pSeries platform helps ensure data
 protection solutions for enterprise applications running on Linux.  As more
 users consolidate Linux and Open Source applications to meet the on-demand
 computing needs of today, NetVault allows customers to migrate to Linux
 without sacrificing their data protection strategies. This solution provides
 customers the flexibility of Linux and the performance of IBM's Power
 Architecture technology.
     "BakBone is recognized as the leader in Linux-based backup and recovery,"
 said Adrian Jones, senior vice president, Worldwide Alliances and OEMs at
 BakBone Software.  "Our collaboration with IBM and its pSeries platform
 extends BakBone's support for Linux in the data center.  Both companies
 realize that customers are demanding solutions that deliver the lowest total
 cost of ownership coupled with superior ease of deployment.  Whether your
 business is a small, medium or large enterprise, you can scale Linux-based
 data protection on "Power" technology with BakBone's NetVault."
     BakBone utilizes Linux as the base development platform for NetVault,
 which ensures the entire NetVault product stack runs on Linux.  By combining
 BakBone's data protection expertise with the IBM eServer pSeries server,
 customers can maximize the benefits of Linux on pSeries.  BakBone's solution
 is designed to help reduce costs, consolidate workloads and integrate
 customers' on-demand computing environments without having to sacrifice their
 data protection strategies.  Through BakBone's advanced data protection
 solution for storage networks, customers are able to back up and restore
 greater amounts of data with less disruption and increase the level of
 protection for critical information.
     IBM's Power Architecture(TM) technology is a leading industry solution for
 64-bit applications.  IBM's Power Architecture technology offers customers
 open, innovative technology solutions using either the AIX 5L(TM), OS/400(R)
 or Linux operating systems that complement the growing demand for 64-bit
 applications.  In addition to being at the core of the powerful IBM eServer
 systems, the Power Architecture technology can be found in Nintendo game
 consoles, Apple computers, and some of the world's most powerful
 supercomputers and storage systems.
     About BakBone Software, Inc.
     BakBone Software is a leading international data protection solution
 provider that develops and distributes data backup, restore, and disaster
 recovery software for network storage and open-systems environments.  BakBone
 delivers scalable solutions that address the complex demands of large
 enterprise environments, as well as small to medium sized businesses.  Founded
 in 2000, BakBone products are used by Fortune 1000 corporations and domestic
 and international government entities.  Distributed through a select global
 network of OEM partners, resellers and solution providers, interested
 customers can learn more information about BakBone's products and services at or email
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