OTG Software Joins BMC Software's Application-Centric Storage Management Consortium to Deliver Application-Driven Storage Management

BMC Software to Build Interface to Link OTG's DiskXtender

With BMC Software's Storage Management Solution



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from OTG Software

    PALM DESERT, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- OTG Software (Nasdaq:   OTGS),
 a leading software provider of online data storage, data access and patent-
 pending email management software, today announced that it is now a Strategic
 Partner in BMC Software's (NYSE:   BMC) Application-Centric Storage
 Management(TM) (ACSM)(TM) Consortium, a partner program that provides a
 competitive edge and additional avenues to members for market development,
 customer services and market expansion.
     BMC Software, a leading provider of e-business systems management, has
 selected leading storage management partners to help deliver ACSM, the
 industry's first solution to link storage assets to the application to
 optimize business processes. As a participating vendor in the ACSM Consortium,
 OTG will leverage this opportunity to further expand its storage market reach
 by developing and integrating solutions for the entire storage platform.
     "We are excited to join with BMC to deliver a robust data management and
 access solution that has already had an application-centric storage focus,"
 said William Caple, Executive Vice President, OTG Software.  "OTG
 differentiates itself through its data access approach to storage management,
 so our participation in ACSM will help us leverage that strength and provide a
 significant value-add to BMC and its customers."
     "Teaming with OTG Software was a natural for us.  As a market leader in
 storage virtualization, OTG is developing products that will help customers
 maximize their storage resources, based on what their applications need," said
 Chris Gahagan, vice president and general manager, Recovery and Storage
 Management, BMC Software.  "This is right on target with the Application-
 Centric Storage Management solutions BMC provides so that our customers can
 ensure application availability."
     In addition to joining the ACSM Consortium, OTG will work with BMC
 Software to develop PATROL(R) Knowledge Modules(TM) (KM) for OTG's storage
 solutions.  Knowledge Modules interface with BMC's ACSM solution and allows
 for centralized storage management of heterogeneous environments.  For
 additional information on ACSM, please visit
 http://www.bmc.com/products/storage/index.html?p041001er .  Future plans
 include taking advantage of the APIs in OTG's DiskXtender and SANXtender to
 further extend both products' application-centric capabilities.
     OTG's DiskXtender(R) provides infinite storage of enterprise data by
 virtualizing primary and secondary storage into an "infinite disk."
 DiskXtender enables administrators to increase their storage capacity without
 limitation, leverage existing storage assets, and reduce complexity.  The
 company's products provide virtualization services across heterogeneous
 operating systems including Windows NT/2000, UNIX and Linux.  DiskXtender also
 provides storage virtualization for consolidation of storage resources within
 an organization, and provides NAS aggregation for Windows NT/2000 and Linux-
 based NAS devices.  DiskXtender is certified with over 750 SCSI and fibre
 channel storage devices, including tape, magneto-optical, CD and DVD libraries
 enabling scaleable, media-independent storage solutions.  With heterogeneous
 operation and open system support, these solutions easily fit into any
 enterprise storage environment.
     OTG's SANXtender provides data movement and access at SAN speed by
 providing server-less data movement in a distributed framework where storage
 capacity is managed and controlled via a SAN.  SANXtender features an
 application-centric approach that provides bi-directional access to data
 stored in the SAN, enabling applications to read directly from SAN devices,
 and reducing the load on application servers.  SANXtender is certified with
 leading SAN hardware devices, including fabric switches, routers, HBAs and
 directors.
     At Storage Networking World, OTG is demonstrating its email message
 management and storage solutions at EXPO Booth #3.  In addition, OTG is the
 Overall Theme Leader at the SAN Interoperability Lab and Demo sponsored by the
 Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) where, in collaboration with
 over 60 storage solution providers, OTG will show how its EmailXtender,
 DiskXtender and SANXtender products integrate and complement other leading
 technologies by managing the storage and access of email and other data in SAN
 and NAS environments.
 
     About OTG Software
     Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, OTG Software is a provider of online
 storage management and access solutions, including EmailXtender, its patent
 pending dynamic email management solution.  OTG's software enables enterprises
 to store, track and retrieve data over a variety of network architectures,
 including the Web and storage area networks.  Through its application-centric
 product suite, OTG offers a Web and e-commerce solution that provides robust
 functionality across many industries.  OTG empowers storage by combining
 storage with access and email management.  OTG's products support over 750
 storage devices, are easy to install and use, and can manage storage systems
 ranging in size from a single storage device to an enterprise-wide network
 storage system.  OTG Software's products are used by over 15,000 organizations
 worldwide and are available through a network of over 450 VARs, distributors,
 and OEMs.  For more information, visit the company's web site at
 http://www.otg.com or call 800-324-4222.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of the federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Statements
 contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to
 be forward-looking information.  Without limiting the foregoing, references to
 future growth or expansion are forward-looking, and words such as
 "anticipates," "believes," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may,"
 "might," "should," "will," and "would" and other forms of these words or
 similar words are intended to identify forward-looking information.  You
 should read statements that contain these words carefully because they discuss
 our future expectations, contain projections of our future results of
 operations or of our financial position or state other forward-looking
 information. There may be events in the future that we are not able to predict
 or control accurately, and any forward-looking statements are subject to risks
 and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially.
 These risks and uncertainties include: (i) the ability to recruit and retain
 qualified technical and other personnel in a highly competitive market, (ii)
 market acceptance of our new and future products, (iii) the growth and
 adoption rate of Windows NT and Windows 2000, (iv) growing competition and (v)
 our ability to maintain and manage our growth. For additional information
 regarding risk factors that could affect our future results, please refer to
 the discussions of "Risk Factors" in our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended
 September 30, 2000, filed with the SEC on October 20, 2000, and our Form S-1/A
 Registration Statement Amendment filed on November 19, 2000.
 
 

SOURCE OTG Software
    PALM DESERT, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- OTG Software (Nasdaq:   OTGS),
 a leading software provider of online data storage, data access and patent-
 pending email management software, today announced that it is now a Strategic
 Partner in BMC Software's (NYSE:   BMC) Application-Centric Storage
 Management(TM) (ACSM)(TM) Consortium, a partner program that provides a
 competitive edge and additional avenues to members for market development,
 customer services and market expansion.
     BMC Software, a leading provider of e-business systems management, has
 selected leading storage management partners to help deliver ACSM, the
 industry's first solution to link storage assets to the application to
 optimize business processes. As a participating vendor in the ACSM Consortium,
 OTG will leverage this opportunity to further expand its storage market reach
 by developing and integrating solutions for the entire storage platform.
     "We are excited to join with BMC to deliver a robust data management and
 access solution that has already had an application-centric storage focus,"
 said William Caple, Executive Vice President, OTG Software.  "OTG
 differentiates itself through its data access approach to storage management,
 so our participation in ACSM will help us leverage that strength and provide a
 significant value-add to BMC and its customers."
     "Teaming with OTG Software was a natural for us.  As a market leader in
 storage virtualization, OTG is developing products that will help customers
 maximize their storage resources, based on what their applications need," said
 Chris Gahagan, vice president and general manager, Recovery and Storage
 Management, BMC Software.  "This is right on target with the Application-
 Centric Storage Management solutions BMC provides so that our customers can
 ensure application availability."
     In addition to joining the ACSM Consortium, OTG will work with BMC
 Software to develop PATROL(R) Knowledge Modules(TM) (KM) for OTG's storage
 solutions.  Knowledge Modules interface with BMC's ACSM solution and allows
 for centralized storage management of heterogeneous environments.  For
 additional information on ACSM, please visit
 http://www.bmc.com/products/storage/index.html?p041001er .  Future plans
 include taking advantage of the APIs in OTG's DiskXtender and SANXtender to
 further extend both products' application-centric capabilities.
     OTG's DiskXtender(R) provides infinite storage of enterprise data by
 virtualizing primary and secondary storage into an "infinite disk."
 DiskXtender enables administrators to increase their storage capacity without
 limitation, leverage existing storage assets, and reduce complexity.  The
 company's products provide virtualization services across heterogeneous
 operating systems including Windows NT/2000, UNIX and Linux.  DiskXtender also
 provides storage virtualization for consolidation of storage resources within
 an organization, and provides NAS aggregation for Windows NT/2000 and Linux-
 based NAS devices.  DiskXtender is certified with over 750 SCSI and fibre
 channel storage devices, including tape, magneto-optical, CD and DVD libraries
 enabling scaleable, media-independent storage solutions.  With heterogeneous
 operation and open system support, these solutions easily fit into any
 enterprise storage environment.
     OTG's SANXtender provides data movement and access at SAN speed by
 providing server-less data movement in a distributed framework where storage
 capacity is managed and controlled via a SAN.  SANXtender features an
 application-centric approach that provides bi-directional access to data
 stored in the SAN, enabling applications to read directly from SAN devices,
 and reducing the load on application servers.  SANXtender is certified with
 leading SAN hardware devices, including fabric switches, routers, HBAs and
 directors.
     At Storage Networking World, OTG is demonstrating its email message
 management and storage solutions at EXPO Booth #3.  In addition, OTG is the
 Overall Theme Leader at the SAN Interoperability Lab and Demo sponsored by the
 Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) where, in collaboration with
 over 60 storage solution providers, OTG will show how its EmailXtender,
 DiskXtender and SANXtender products integrate and complement other leading
 technologies by managing the storage and access of email and other data in SAN
 and NAS environments.
 
     About OTG Software
     Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, OTG Software is a provider of online
 storage management and access solutions, including EmailXtender, its patent
 pending dynamic email management solution.  OTG's software enables enterprises
 to store, track and retrieve data over a variety of network architectures,
 including the Web and storage area networks.  Through its application-centric
 product suite, OTG offers a Web and e-commerce solution that provides robust
 functionality across many industries.  OTG empowers storage by combining
 storage with access and email management.  OTG's products support over 750
 storage devices, are easy to install and use, and can manage storage systems
 ranging in size from a single storage device to an enterprise-wide network
 storage system.  OTG Software's products are used by over 15,000 organizations
 worldwide and are available through a network of over 450 VARs, distributors,
 and OEMs.  For more information, visit the company's web site at
 http://www.otg.com or call 800-324-4222.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of the federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Statements
 contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to
 be forward-looking information.  Without limiting the foregoing, references to
 future growth or expansion are forward-looking, and words such as
 "anticipates," "believes," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may,"
 "might," "should," "will," and "would" and other forms of these words or
 similar words are intended to identify forward-looking information.  You
 should read statements that contain these words carefully because they discuss
 our future expectations, contain projections of our future results of
 operations or of our financial position or state other forward-looking
 information. There may be events in the future that we are not able to predict
 or control accurately, and any forward-looking statements are subject to risks
 and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially.
 These risks and uncertainties include: (i) the ability to recruit and retain
 qualified technical and other personnel in a highly competitive market, (ii)
 market acceptance of our new and future products, (iii) the growth and
 adoption rate of Windows NT and Windows 2000, (iv) growing competition and (v)
 our ability to maintain and manage our growth. For additional information
 regarding risk factors that could affect our future results, please refer to
 the discussions of "Risk Factors" in our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended
 September 30, 2000, filed with the SEC on October 20, 2000, and our Form S-1/A
 Registration Statement Amendment filed on November 19, 2000.
 
 SOURCE  OTG Software