HP Ultrium Tape Drives Certified to be Linux Compatible

Nov 21, 2000, 00:00 ET from Enhanced Software Technologies, Inc.

    PHOENIX, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Enhanced Software Technologies, Inc.
 (EST) and Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:   HWP) today announced that HP's
 Ultrium tape drives are certified to run under Linux.  EST is the sponsor and
 administrator of the Linux Tape Device Certification Program.
     Tape drive certification through the program entails the use of a static,
 open set of test procedures that is Linux distribution- and
 application-independent.  This process ensures that the testing is not biased
 and that all devices are appraised on a level playing field.
     "EST is providing a valuable service to the Linux community by creating
 the tape certification program," said Jon Hall, Executive Director of Linux
 International.  "Their position as Linux backup experts gives them great
 insight in answering the question: What tape drives work with Linux?  This is
 the program's benefit to Linux users."
     "For optimum backup performance, tape drives need to work on all legacy,
 current and future platforms and configurations," said Jack Trautman, general
 manager of HP's Data Protection Organization.  "HP's industry leading,
 intensive testing provides out-of-the-box compatibility for Ultrium with one
 of the broadest arrays of backup software available."
     Tape drive manufacturers are awarded the use of the Linux compatible logo
 for each tape drive that is certified.  The logo can be used on manufacturer's
 marketing materials and serves as a testament to their support of Linux.
     "The acceptance of Linux is fostering a growing number of tape drive
 options to choose from," said Ted Cook, president of EST.  "The certification
 program is designed to provide information to support tape drive purchase
 decisions and to highlight those drive manufacturers committed to the Linux
 movement."
     "As part of the certification program, EST maintains a site at:
 http://www.linuxtapecert.org where the test results of the company tape drives
 will be posted.  The test scripts are also available for download by end-users
 to allow testing of their existing tape drives for Linux compatibility.
 
     ABOUT HP
     Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing and
 imaging solutions and services -- is focused on making technology and its
 benefits accessible to individuals and businesses through simple appliances,
 useful e-services and an Internet infrastructure that's always on.
     HP has 86,000 employees worldwide and had total revenue from continuing
 operations of $42.4 billion in its 1999 fiscal year.  Information about HP and
 its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com.
 
     ABOUT ENHANCED SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
     Enhanced Software Technologies, Inc., is located in Phoenix, Arizona, and
 is a subsidiary of Atipa Corporation based in Kansas City, Missouri.  As the
 leading provider of Linux backup solutions, EST is fast becoming a major force
 in the backup software industry and is known for both product excellence and
 outstanding customer support.  EST is the developer of BRU(TM) Backup &
 Restore Utility, the #1 award winning backup solution for Linux systems.  EST
 has been continuously developing BRU for the Unix market since 1985 and for
 Linux systems since 1994.
     EST is a corporate sponsor of Linux International (LI), the Linux
 Professional Institute (LPI), and is the sponsor of the Linux Tape Device
 Certification Program (www.linuxtapecert.org).  EST also produces QuickStart
 Data Rescue(TM), the PC crash recovery utility that supports most x86 PC
 operating systems.  Contact EST at PH: (800) 998.8649 or (602) 470.1115,
 FAX: (602) 470.1116, E-mail: info@estinc.com, or on the Web at:
 http://www.estinc.com .
 
     Service Marks, Trademarks, and/or Registered Trademarks are the properties
 of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Enhanced Software Technologies, Inc.
    PHOENIX, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Enhanced Software Technologies, Inc.
 (EST) and Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:   HWP) today announced that HP's
 Ultrium tape drives are certified to run under Linux.  EST is the sponsor and
 administrator of the Linux Tape Device Certification Program.
     Tape drive certification through the program entails the use of a static,
 open set of test procedures that is Linux distribution- and
 application-independent.  This process ensures that the testing is not biased
 and that all devices are appraised on a level playing field.
     "EST is providing a valuable service to the Linux community by creating
 the tape certification program," said Jon Hall, Executive Director of Linux
 International.  "Their position as Linux backup experts gives them great
 insight in answering the question: What tape drives work with Linux?  This is
 the program's benefit to Linux users."
     "For optimum backup performance, tape drives need to work on all legacy,
 current and future platforms and configurations," said Jack Trautman, general
 manager of HP's Data Protection Organization.  "HP's industry leading,
 intensive testing provides out-of-the-box compatibility for Ultrium with one
 of the broadest arrays of backup software available."
     Tape drive manufacturers are awarded the use of the Linux compatible logo
 for each tape drive that is certified.  The logo can be used on manufacturer's
 marketing materials and serves as a testament to their support of Linux.
     "The acceptance of Linux is fostering a growing number of tape drive
 options to choose from," said Ted Cook, president of EST.  "The certification
 program is designed to provide information to support tape drive purchase
 decisions and to highlight those drive manufacturers committed to the Linux
 movement."
     "As part of the certification program, EST maintains a site at:
 http://www.linuxtapecert.org where the test results of the company tape drives
 will be posted.  The test scripts are also available for download by end-users
 to allow testing of their existing tape drives for Linux compatibility.
 
     ABOUT HP
     Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing and
 imaging solutions and services -- is focused on making technology and its
 benefits accessible to individuals and businesses through simple appliances,
 useful e-services and an Internet infrastructure that's always on.
     HP has 86,000 employees worldwide and had total revenue from continuing
 operations of $42.4 billion in its 1999 fiscal year.  Information about HP and
 its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com.
 
     ABOUT ENHANCED SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
     Enhanced Software Technologies, Inc., is located in Phoenix, Arizona, and
 is a subsidiary of Atipa Corporation based in Kansas City, Missouri.  As the
 leading provider of Linux backup solutions, EST is fast becoming a major force
 in the backup software industry and is known for both product excellence and
 outstanding customer support.  EST is the developer of BRU(TM) Backup &
 Restore Utility, the #1 award winning backup solution for Linux systems.  EST
 has been continuously developing BRU for the Unix market since 1985 and for
 Linux systems since 1994.
     EST is a corporate sponsor of Linux International (LI), the Linux
 Professional Institute (LPI), and is the sponsor of the Linux Tape Device
 Certification Program (www.linuxtapecert.org).  EST also produces QuickStart
 Data Rescue(TM), the PC crash recovery utility that supports most x86 PC
 operating systems.  Contact EST at PH: (800) 998.8649 or (602) 470.1115,
 FAX: (602) 470.1116, E-mail: info@estinc.com, or on the Web at:
 http://www.estinc.com .
 
     Service Marks, Trademarks, and/or Registered Trademarks are the properties
 of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Enhanced Software Technologies, Inc.