DataDirect Networks Provides World's First High Performance Integrated Disk Pool and Tape Library Data Access Solutions

Industry's First SANappliance(TM) Delivers Broad Business Continuance

Capability With Leading Open System Tape Library Solutions



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from DataDirect Networks Inc.

    CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 DataDirect Networks, Inc., leading the delivery of next-generation Storage
 Networks, announced today a new capability on its SAN DataDirector
 SANappliance(TM) which provides DataDirect customers with high-performance
 integrated disk pool and tape library data access solutions.  This feature
 significantly reduces backup windows and improves application and data
 availability and supports tape libraries from leading vendors StorageTek and
 Advanced Digital Information Corporation (ADIC).
     "StorageTek understands that when our data-rich customers digitize and
 archive their accumulated analog video, they have a more efficient way of
 managing and delivering their content on demand.  StorageTek's strategic focus
 on 'Business Critical Computing' for the entertainment, broadcast, cable and
 broadband Internet areas promotes long-term partnerships and integrates
 market-leading partner products into open-systems storage solutions," said
 Gary Francis, StorageTek vice president and general manager, Automated Tape
 Solutions.  "These activities assure our customers a high degree of security,
 efficiency and protection, plus cost-optimized operations."
     "DataDirect's industry-leading SANappliance combined with StorageTek's
 automated tape library solutions will improve business-critical computing
 while seamlessly integrating data archiving into the customer's video
 repository.  This intelligent management of storage delivers the right
 combination of cost and capacity and performance so our customers are assured
 of three times the performance and value at less than one-half the price,"
 Francis said.
     "The doubling of data each year in the enterprise, both in traditional
 data sets and in specialized rich-media applications such as streaming video,
 is driving the rapid adoption of SAN technology," said Jonathan Otis, ADIC
 senior vice president of Technology.  "And the value of this data makes it
 critical for corporations to establish effective data protection and business
 continuance programs.  The combination of DataDirect's revolutionary
 SANappliance with ADIC's intelligent, SAN-enabled Scalar tape libraries
 provides a high-performance, effective solution based on proven SAN
 technology."
     "Network backup today is a very serious challenge for most organizations
 due to the explosion in data combined with a very limited backup window.  With
 the SANappliance's new disk pool and tape library network consolidation
 capability, we are providing significantly faster backup and restore
 capability to information technology environments," Alex Bouzari, chief
 executive officer, DataDirect Networks, said.  "In addition, partnerships with
 industry leading companies such as StorageTek and ADIC, enable us to bring
 more robust and broader storage network management capabilities to our
 customers."
     The SAN DataDirector was the first in a series of SANappliances released
 by DataDirect.  DataDirect's SAN DataDirector is an industry-leading
 intelligent network infrastructure device designed to provide high bandwidth
 and cost-effective scalability to network computing environments.  The
 company's SAN DataDirector has been optimized for the high bandwidth
 requirements of Internet and rich media networks and provides shared access to
 (and backup of) large banks of data.  Based on its strong feature set, the SAN
 DataDirector brings significant Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on
 Investment (ROI) benefits to all businesses requiring scalable network
 installations.
     SAN DataDirector offers an easier way to deploy Storage Area Networks by
 creating an intelligent platform that combines necessary infrastructure and
 intelligence in one self-contained, pre-configured and tested solution.  The
 SAN DataDirector enables access to a heterogeneous environment comprised of
 standalone and clustered servers, workstations and PCs and the ability to back
 up data stored in centralized or distributed storage devices in an easy, cost
 effective and reliable manner.  The SAN DataDirector also provides flexibility
 to connect additional resources to the highly optimized appliance by simply
 plugging into external ports.
 
     About DataDirect Networks, Inc.
     DataDirect Networks is the world's leader in the rapidly growing market
 for intelligent SAN network infrastructure solutions.  The company's products
 address the most demanding requirements of high bandwidth, highly scalable
 heterogeneous shared data access and integrated data management services.  The
 company pioneered the concept of "shared network data access."
     DataDirect Networks' SAN solutions deliver fast, reliable and
 cost-effective access to network-stored data and enable simultaneous shared
 access for UNIX, Linux, Windows NT and the World Wide Web.  For more
 information, call DataDirect Networks at (818) 700-7600 or visit their web
 site at www.datadirectnet.com
 
     SAN DataDirector, SANappliance, DataDirect Networks and the DataDirect
 Networks logo are trademarks of DataDirect Networks, Incorporated.  (C) 2001
 DataDirect Networks, Inc.  All other names are property of their respective
 owners.
 
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    CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 DataDirect Networks, Inc., leading the delivery of next-generation Storage
 Networks, announced today a new capability on its SAN DataDirector
 SANappliance(TM) which provides DataDirect customers with high-performance
 integrated disk pool and tape library data access solutions.  This feature
 significantly reduces backup windows and improves application and data
 availability and supports tape libraries from leading vendors StorageTek and
 Advanced Digital Information Corporation (ADIC).
     "StorageTek understands that when our data-rich customers digitize and
 archive their accumulated analog video, they have a more efficient way of
 managing and delivering their content on demand.  StorageTek's strategic focus
 on 'Business Critical Computing' for the entertainment, broadcast, cable and
 broadband Internet areas promotes long-term partnerships and integrates
 market-leading partner products into open-systems storage solutions," said
 Gary Francis, StorageTek vice president and general manager, Automated Tape
 Solutions.  "These activities assure our customers a high degree of security,
 efficiency and protection, plus cost-optimized operations."
     "DataDirect's industry-leading SANappliance combined with StorageTek's
 automated tape library solutions will improve business-critical computing
 while seamlessly integrating data archiving into the customer's video
 repository.  This intelligent management of storage delivers the right
 combination of cost and capacity and performance so our customers are assured
 of three times the performance and value at less than one-half the price,"
 Francis said.
     "The doubling of data each year in the enterprise, both in traditional
 data sets and in specialized rich-media applications such as streaming video,
 is driving the rapid adoption of SAN technology," said Jonathan Otis, ADIC
 senior vice president of Technology.  "And the value of this data makes it
 critical for corporations to establish effective data protection and business
 continuance programs.  The combination of DataDirect's revolutionary
 SANappliance with ADIC's intelligent, SAN-enabled Scalar tape libraries
 provides a high-performance, effective solution based on proven SAN
 technology."
     "Network backup today is a very serious challenge for most organizations
 due to the explosion in data combined with a very limited backup window.  With
 the SANappliance's new disk pool and tape library network consolidation
 capability, we are providing significantly faster backup and restore
 capability to information technology environments," Alex Bouzari, chief
 executive officer, DataDirect Networks, said.  "In addition, partnerships with
 industry leading companies such as StorageTek and ADIC, enable us to bring
 more robust and broader storage network management capabilities to our
 customers."
     The SAN DataDirector was the first in a series of SANappliances released
 by DataDirect.  DataDirect's SAN DataDirector is an industry-leading
 intelligent network infrastructure device designed to provide high bandwidth
 and cost-effective scalability to network computing environments.  The
 company's SAN DataDirector has been optimized for the high bandwidth
 requirements of Internet and rich media networks and provides shared access to
 (and backup of) large banks of data.  Based on its strong feature set, the SAN
 DataDirector brings significant Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on
 Investment (ROI) benefits to all businesses requiring scalable network
 installations.
     SAN DataDirector offers an easier way to deploy Storage Area Networks by
 creating an intelligent platform that combines necessary infrastructure and
 intelligence in one self-contained, pre-configured and tested solution.  The
 SAN DataDirector enables access to a heterogeneous environment comprised of
 standalone and clustered servers, workstations and PCs and the ability to back
 up data stored in centralized or distributed storage devices in an easy, cost
 effective and reliable manner.  The SAN DataDirector also provides flexibility
 to connect additional resources to the highly optimized appliance by simply
 plugging into external ports.
 
     About DataDirect Networks, Inc.
     DataDirect Networks is the world's leader in the rapidly growing market
 for intelligent SAN network infrastructure solutions.  The company's products
 address the most demanding requirements of high bandwidth, highly scalable
 heterogeneous shared data access and integrated data management services.  The
 company pioneered the concept of "shared network data access."
     DataDirect Networks' SAN solutions deliver fast, reliable and
 cost-effective access to network-stored data and enable simultaneous shared
 access for UNIX, Linux, Windows NT and the World Wide Web.  For more
 information, call DataDirect Networks at (818) 700-7600 or visit their web
 site at www.datadirectnet.com
 
     SAN DataDirector, SANappliance, DataDirect Networks and the DataDirect
 Networks logo are trademarks of DataDirect Networks, Incorporated.  (C) 2001
 DataDirect Networks, Inc.  All other names are property of their respective
 owners.
 
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