OTG Software's Sheila Childs Elected Vice-Chair Of the Storage Networking Industry Association

- Interoperability Veteran Honored at SNIA Kick-Off Meeting -

Oct 22, 2001, 01:00 ET from OTG Software Inc.

    ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- OTG Software Inc. (Nasdaq:   OTGS),
 a leading provider of online data storage, data access and email management
 solutions, announced today that its Director of Product Management for Storage
 Products, Sheila Childs, was elected Vice Chair of the Storage Networking
 Industry Association (SNIA).  The selection was made at the SNIA's annual
 kick-off meeting, which took place yesterday prior to the Fall 2001 Storage
 Networking World conference in Orlando, Fla.  Childs was elected to this
 position for her outstanding contribution to the storage networking industry,
 as well as her past and continued leadership in driving interoperability
     "OTG congratulates Sheila on this honor.  As a company, we are committed
 to interoperability, and therefore have actively worked with and certified our
 software solutions on over 800 devices, including SAN and NAS devices," said
 Michael Del Rosso, CTO of OTG Software.  "We continue to enable data
 management and access by leveraging our open architecture and support for
 today's complex, heterogeneous, multi-vendor environments."
     As co-chair of the SNIA interoperability committee, Childs has been a
 driving force in establishing and implementing guidelines for consistent
 interoperability testing.  Her leadership has led to the overwhelming success
 of the interoperability labs at the bi-annual Storage Networking World
 conferences and other major storage events.
     As Director of Product Management for Storage Products for OTG, Sheila is
 spearheading the Company's charge in developing, certifying and promoting
 interoperable solutions in the storage networking environment through
 partnerships, participation in SNIA working groups, and through internal
 development.  With OTG's interoperable solutions spanning multiple device,
 media and network types, OTG customers can maximize their existing hardware
 investment and minimize their overall IT infrastructure cost.
     "I would like to thank the SNIA for choosing me for this position," said
 Childs.  "Only through interoperability can we, as an industry, help our
 customers achieve the values of storage networking -- ease of use, management
 and lower cost."
     About OTG Software
     OTG Software provides next-generation data management and collaboration
 solutions that virtualize storage for any type of data, including files,
 messages and databases, while providing easy and transparent access.  OTG's
 application-oriented approach supports all platforms with open architecture
 solutions that scale from the department to the enterprise, and integrate
 seamlessly to store, track and retrieve information.  Headquartered in
 Rockville, Maryland, the company has a customer base of over 15,000
 organizations and a global network of VARs, distributors, and OEMs.
 Infinite Storage. Immediate Access.(TM)  http://www.otg.com
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