Gateway Delivers Instant Network Storage to Small and Medium Businesses

New Storage System Delivers Twice the Storage per Dollar Compared to Leading

Systems; Removable Hard Drives Enable Businesses to Increase Capacity

As Storage Requirements Grow



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Gateway, Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Gateway, Inc.
 (NYSE:   GTW) today announced the Gateway(TM) GS 400 storage system, the first
 in a series of Network Attached Storage products designed to give growing
 businesses and institutions quick, reliable storage capacity that won't strain
 their resources or budget.
     The GS 400 is a storage appliance that delivers maximum value with high
 storage capacities, flexibility and reliability features typically found in
 more expensive, higher-end systems.  With prices starting at less than
 $12.00 per gigabyte, the GS 400 is a cost-effective way to instantly add
 storage to any computer network.  The GS 400 is available now in three models:
 
     -- Model 140 with 40GB of storage, expandable to 160GB, is priced at $999.
     -- Model 260 with 120GB of storage, expandable to 240GB, is priced at
        $1,999.
     -- Model 460 with 240GB of storage is priced at $2,799.
 
     Unlike competitive offerings in this class, the three models of the GS 400
 can be expanded with additional hard disk drives to increase capacity as
 businesses' storage needs grow.  Upgrading the products with additional
 storage capacity is simplified through the system's easy-to-access
 front-loading hard drive bays.  This feature also provides an additional level
 of security, as the drives can be removed and stored in a separate, protected
 location.
     "As the digital office becomes a reality, gigabytes of network-based files
 replace file cabinets as the storage medium of this century," said Chris
 Norman, director of server product marketing, Gateway.  "The GS 400 is an
 economical way for any growing organization to quickly and easily increase
 storage capacity to handle their expanding computing needs."
     Norman added, "The GS 400 offering extends the company's commitment to
 provide our customers with value-based solutions that are easy-to-use and
 maintain.  Gateway's entry into this market space shows that the company is
 dedicated to meeting our customers' real-world business needs."
     According to Gartner Dataquest, a San Jose-based research firm, the market
 for Network Attached Storage appliances is expected to grow from $1.4 billion
 in 2000 to $7.4 billion in 2004, as demand for greater network storage
 increases dramatically by a range of organizations.
     The GS 400 storage system is ideal for small and medium businesses,
 workgroups of large corporations, educational and government institutions and
 small and medium Internet Service Providers and Application Service Providers.
 "While organizations such as engineering firms, pre-press companies, and
 design firms have high storage needs because of the graphic-intense nature of
 their data, mainstream businesses also have a greater need for storage due to
 email, increased use of graphics and data-intense files such as
 presentations," concluded Norman.
     The GS 400 storage system is based on a Network Attached Storage
 architecture, which bypasses the host server and connects directly to the
 network, eliminating the need to compete with the server for resources.
 Through the GS 400 system, individual computer users have direct access to
 data, allowing them to quickly access their important information.
     Flexibility and ease-of-use make Gateway's GS 400 an ideal solution for
 any business.  A quick connection to the network cable followed by a simple
 guided software installation has the storage system up and running in
 10 minutes.  Additionally, the GS 400 can be used to provide multi-platform
 support, file server functionality or even as a back-up device for the
 network's servers.
     High-reliability features were designed throughout the system to ensure
 businesses have a high performance product that requires very little on-going
 maintenance.  System management and monitoring are browser-based, for
 anytime/anywhere system checking.  Support for RAID levels 0, 1 and 5 are
 built into the GS 400 storage system for enhanced reliability.
     The new GS 400 storage system can be stored and accessed conveniently; the
 slim 1U form-factor appliance can be stacked on a desktop or placed in an
 industry-standard 19-inch server rack.  Gateway supports its business,
 government and education customers with a host of services.  Free on-site
 consultation helps customers get the solutions that are right for their needs.
 An optional four-hour on-site response service program ensures maximum up time
 for critical business applications, while installation and integration
 services assist companies who have limited IT resources.
     For more information about Gateway computers call 800-846-2106, visit the
 company's Web site at www.gateway.com or stop in one of the Gateway Country(R)
 stores located nationwide.
 
     About Gateway
     Gateway (NYSE:   GTW) a Fortune 500(R) company founded in 1985, focuses on
 building lifelong relationships with consumers, small and medium businesses
 and government and education institutions by helping clients meet all their
 technology needs.  Gateway is ranked as the most admired American company in
 the Computers and Office Equipment industry in a Fortune Magazine survey(1)
 and is the top brand in customer loyalty and for first-time home computer
 purchases of Wintel-based PCs(2).  The company had total global revenue of
 $9.6 billion in 2000.  For more information, visit Gateway's Web site at
 www.gateway.com.
 
      (1) Fortune Magazine, "America's Most Admired Companies," February 19,
          2001.
      (2) From the Harris Interactive Consumer TechPollSM study of 140,000 PC
          owners who use the Internet, released March 5, 2001.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
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SOURCE Gateway, Inc.
    SAN DIEGO, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Gateway, Inc.
 (NYSE:   GTW) today announced the Gateway(TM) GS 400 storage system, the first
 in a series of Network Attached Storage products designed to give growing
 businesses and institutions quick, reliable storage capacity that won't strain
 their resources or budget.
     The GS 400 is a storage appliance that delivers maximum value with high
 storage capacities, flexibility and reliability features typically found in
 more expensive, higher-end systems.  With prices starting at less than
 $12.00 per gigabyte, the GS 400 is a cost-effective way to instantly add
 storage to any computer network.  The GS 400 is available now in three models:
 
     -- Model 140 with 40GB of storage, expandable to 160GB, is priced at $999.
     -- Model 260 with 120GB of storage, expandable to 240GB, is priced at
        $1,999.
     -- Model 460 with 240GB of storage is priced at $2,799.
 
     Unlike competitive offerings in this class, the three models of the GS 400
 can be expanded with additional hard disk drives to increase capacity as
 businesses' storage needs grow.  Upgrading the products with additional
 storage capacity is simplified through the system's easy-to-access
 front-loading hard drive bays.  This feature also provides an additional level
 of security, as the drives can be removed and stored in a separate, protected
 location.
     "As the digital office becomes a reality, gigabytes of network-based files
 replace file cabinets as the storage medium of this century," said Chris
 Norman, director of server product marketing, Gateway.  "The GS 400 is an
 economical way for any growing organization to quickly and easily increase
 storage capacity to handle their expanding computing needs."
     Norman added, "The GS 400 offering extends the company's commitment to
 provide our customers with value-based solutions that are easy-to-use and
 maintain.  Gateway's entry into this market space shows that the company is
 dedicated to meeting our customers' real-world business needs."
     According to Gartner Dataquest, a San Jose-based research firm, the market
 for Network Attached Storage appliances is expected to grow from $1.4 billion
 in 2000 to $7.4 billion in 2004, as demand for greater network storage
 increases dramatically by a range of organizations.
     The GS 400 storage system is ideal for small and medium businesses,
 workgroups of large corporations, educational and government institutions and
 small and medium Internet Service Providers and Application Service Providers.
 "While organizations such as engineering firms, pre-press companies, and
 design firms have high storage needs because of the graphic-intense nature of
 their data, mainstream businesses also have a greater need for storage due to
 email, increased use of graphics and data-intense files such as
 presentations," concluded Norman.
     The GS 400 storage system is based on a Network Attached Storage
 architecture, which bypasses the host server and connects directly to the
 network, eliminating the need to compete with the server for resources.
 Through the GS 400 system, individual computer users have direct access to
 data, allowing them to quickly access their important information.
     Flexibility and ease-of-use make Gateway's GS 400 an ideal solution for
 any business.  A quick connection to the network cable followed by a simple
 guided software installation has the storage system up and running in
 10 minutes.  Additionally, the GS 400 can be used to provide multi-platform
 support, file server functionality or even as a back-up device for the
 network's servers.
     High-reliability features were designed throughout the system to ensure
 businesses have a high performance product that requires very little on-going
 maintenance.  System management and monitoring are browser-based, for
 anytime/anywhere system checking.  Support for RAID levels 0, 1 and 5 are
 built into the GS 400 storage system for enhanced reliability.
     The new GS 400 storage system can be stored and accessed conveniently; the
 slim 1U form-factor appliance can be stacked on a desktop or placed in an
 industry-standard 19-inch server rack.  Gateway supports its business,
 government and education customers with a host of services.  Free on-site
 consultation helps customers get the solutions that are right for their needs.
 An optional four-hour on-site response service program ensures maximum up time
 for critical business applications, while installation and integration
 services assist companies who have limited IT resources.
     For more information about Gateway computers call 800-846-2106, visit the
 company's Web site at www.gateway.com or stop in one of the Gateway Country(R)
 stores located nationwide.
 
     About Gateway
     Gateway (NYSE:   GTW) a Fortune 500(R) company founded in 1985, focuses on
 building lifelong relationships with consumers, small and medium businesses
 and government and education institutions by helping clients meet all their
 technology needs.  Gateway is ranked as the most admired American company in
 the Computers and Office Equipment industry in a Fortune Magazine survey(1)
 and is the top brand in customer loyalty and for first-time home computer
 purchases of Wintel-based PCs(2).  The company had total global revenue of
 $9.6 billion in 2000.  For more information, visit Gateway's Web site at
 www.gateway.com.
 
      (1) Fortune Magazine, "America's Most Admired Companies," February 19,
          2001.
      (2) From the Harris Interactive Consumer TechPollSM study of 140,000 PC
          owners who use the Internet, released March 5, 2001.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X57724346
 
 SOURCE  Gateway, Inc.