AlphaStor Media Management Solution Supports Legato Co-StandbyServer(TM) for Windows NT

Integration of Co-StandbyServer and AlphaStor software provides NetWorker

users with enterprise media management, high availability, and no

single point of failure.



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from AlphaStor Software

    CINCINNATI, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- AlphaStor(TM), a worldwide storage
 management software and services provider, today announced that it has
 integrated its AlphaStor media management software with Legato's(R) Co-
 StandbyServer(TM). The integration means that, in the event of an NT server
 failure, AlphaStor will resume processing on another system without user
 involvement.
     The AlphaStor suite is a next-generation enterprise media management
 software solution that provides expanded functionality to traditional backup
 applications. AlphaStor's "out of the box" support for Legato NetWorker(R)
 enables NetWorker users to fully utilize and share existing tape device and
 library resources across multiple data zones, and to reduce costly downtime
 due to misplaced off-site tapes. By supporting Legato's Co-StandbyServer,
 AlphaStor now provides additional benefits to NetWorker users.
     Legato's Co-StandbyServer utilizes Legato's new data mirroring technology.
 It enables two functioning NT servers to fail over to each other in the case
 of operating system or hardware failure. In the case of such a failure, Co-
 StandbyServer migrates the applications, data, and users from the failed
 server to the mirrored server.
     The integration of AlphaStor with Co-StandbyServer provides NetWorker
 users with highly available media and device management operations, ensuring
 the most effective use of their storage resources. AlphaStor's Co-
 StandbyServer support also ensures that there is no single point of failure
 for NetWorker users utilizing AlphaStor. In the event of an NT server failure,
 the failover occurs transparently to the NetWorker backup application and
 without user involvement.
     "NetWorker users have implemented AlphaStor software due to its extended
 functionality and tight integration with NetWorker," stated Denise Reier, Vice
 President of Marketing for AlphaStor. "AlphaStor's Co-StandbyServer support
 provides even tighter integration, allowing customers to ensure high
 availability across all aspects of their backup environment. Eliminating a
 single point of failure is extremely important for NetWorker users, and
 AlphaStor supports this goal."
 
     About the AlphaStor Solution
     The AlphaStor suite is a next-generation enterprise media management
 software solution that provides open systems environments with mainframe-class
 media management; device and library management in traditional as well as SAN
 environments; and a universal interface for managing device and media requests
 from a single, web-based console. AlphaStor's "out of the box" support for
 Legato NetWorker backup products enables NetWorker users to fully utilize and
 share existing tape device and library resources across multiple data zones,
 and to reduce costly downtime due to misplaced off-site tapes.
     AlphaStor provides full tape life cycle management, including on-site and
 off-site tape tracking and management, enabling users to quickly locate tapes
 and improve recovery times, reducing the need for manual intervention. With
 AlphaStor's storage resource sharing capabilities, users can better utilize
 their devices and libraries because they can be shared across multiple servers
 or data zones, and across a number of hardware platforms. AlphaStor also
 simplifies administration by providing consolidated reporting of all media,
 device, and library usage across all data zones via its web-based interface.
 From one place, administrators can view all information, including media usage
 by data zone, scratch pool reporting, and other management reports.
 
     About the Company
     AlphaStor Software develops, globally distributes, and services advanced
 storage management software solutions to the open systems market. These
 solutions provide enterprise-class media life cycle management, and tape
 device and library sharing in a SAN environment. AlphaStor solutions reduce
 costs by allowing customers to maximize the use of storage assets, keep track
 of onsite and offsite tapes, and access a consolidated view of media, device,
 and library usage. AlphaStor is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is an
 affiliate of SCH Technologies. For more information on AlphaStor Software,
 call 888-724-6736 or 513-579-0455, email info@alphastor.com, or visit
 AlphaStor.com.
 
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    CINCINNATI, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- AlphaStor(TM), a worldwide storage
 management software and services provider, today announced that it has
 integrated its AlphaStor media management software with Legato's(R) Co-
 StandbyServer(TM). The integration means that, in the event of an NT server
 failure, AlphaStor will resume processing on another system without user
 involvement.
     The AlphaStor suite is a next-generation enterprise media management
 software solution that provides expanded functionality to traditional backup
 applications. AlphaStor's "out of the box" support for Legato NetWorker(R)
 enables NetWorker users to fully utilize and share existing tape device and
 library resources across multiple data zones, and to reduce costly downtime
 due to misplaced off-site tapes. By supporting Legato's Co-StandbyServer,
 AlphaStor now provides additional benefits to NetWorker users.
     Legato's Co-StandbyServer utilizes Legato's new data mirroring technology.
 It enables two functioning NT servers to fail over to each other in the case
 of operating system or hardware failure. In the case of such a failure, Co-
 StandbyServer migrates the applications, data, and users from the failed
 server to the mirrored server.
     The integration of AlphaStor with Co-StandbyServer provides NetWorker
 users with highly available media and device management operations, ensuring
 the most effective use of their storage resources. AlphaStor's Co-
 StandbyServer support also ensures that there is no single point of failure
 for NetWorker users utilizing AlphaStor. In the event of an NT server failure,
 the failover occurs transparently to the NetWorker backup application and
 without user involvement.
     "NetWorker users have implemented AlphaStor software due to its extended
 functionality and tight integration with NetWorker," stated Denise Reier, Vice
 President of Marketing for AlphaStor. "AlphaStor's Co-StandbyServer support
 provides even tighter integration, allowing customers to ensure high
 availability across all aspects of their backup environment. Eliminating a
 single point of failure is extremely important for NetWorker users, and
 AlphaStor supports this goal."
 
     About the AlphaStor Solution
     The AlphaStor suite is a next-generation enterprise media management
 software solution that provides open systems environments with mainframe-class
 media management; device and library management in traditional as well as SAN
 environments; and a universal interface for managing device and media requests
 from a single, web-based console. AlphaStor's "out of the box" support for
 Legato NetWorker backup products enables NetWorker users to fully utilize and
 share existing tape device and library resources across multiple data zones,
 and to reduce costly downtime due to misplaced off-site tapes.
     AlphaStor provides full tape life cycle management, including on-site and
 off-site tape tracking and management, enabling users to quickly locate tapes
 and improve recovery times, reducing the need for manual intervention. With
 AlphaStor's storage resource sharing capabilities, users can better utilize
 their devices and libraries because they can be shared across multiple servers
 or data zones, and across a number of hardware platforms. AlphaStor also
 simplifies administration by providing consolidated reporting of all media,
 device, and library usage across all data zones via its web-based interface.
 From one place, administrators can view all information, including media usage
 by data zone, scratch pool reporting, and other management reports.
 
     About the Company
     AlphaStor Software develops, globally distributes, and services advanced
 storage management software solutions to the open systems market. These
 solutions provide enterprise-class media life cycle management, and tape
 device and library sharing in a SAN environment. AlphaStor solutions reduce
 costs by allowing customers to maximize the use of storage assets, keep track
 of onsite and offsite tapes, and access a consolidated view of media, device,
 and library usage. AlphaStor is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is an
 affiliate of SCH Technologies. For more information on AlphaStor Software,
 call 888-724-6736 or 513-579-0455, email info@alphastor.com, or visit
 AlphaStor.com.
 
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