Snap Appliances Uses Aqueduct's e-Commerce Platform to Open Online Channel To Sell Full Line of Network Attached Storage Appliances

- Server Manufacturer Teams With Leading e-Commerce Service Provider

To Make Buying Network Attached Storage Online Easy and Reliable -



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Aqueduct, Inc.

    ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Aqueduct, Inc., a leading
 provider of outsourced sell-side e-commerce services to brand name product
 manufacturers, announced today the launch of an online store for Snap
 Appliances, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quantum Corporation (NYSE:   DSS)
 and manufacturer of the Snap Server, the industry standard in workgroup
 Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions.  The store at www.snapappliances.com
 provides customers with the option to purchase the Snap Server product line
 and accessories directly from Snap Appliances.
     Snap Appliances opened the online store to offer its customers another
 purchasing option for its complete Snap Server product family, which includes
 the portable Snap Server 1000 20GB ($499 MSRP) and 40GB ($799 MSRP), the
 desktop Snap Server 2000 80GB ($1,399 MSRP), and the rack-mountable Snap
 Server 4100 160GB ($2,999 MSRP) and 300GB ($4,499 MSRP).  The Snap Store will
 use Aqueduct's complete e-commerce solution to sell to consumers, small
 businesses and large corporations.
     "The decision to launch the online store was made, in part, from customer
 requests to purchase Snap Servers directly from the manufacturer," said Jim
 Simon, director of channel marketing for Snap Appliances.  "While a majority
 of our sales are through our many VARS and select direct marketers, Aqueduct's
 e-commerce platform offers our customers an additional quick and easy
 purchasing option."
     In addition to the Snap Server product line, Snap Appliances will sell
 Snap Server accessories including carrying and shipping cases for the Snap
 Server 1000 and 2000 models, power supplies for the Snap Server 1000 and a
 Snap Stacker, a vertical-stacking unit for up to three Snap Server 1000s.
 Prices for these accessories can be found online at the Snap Store.  Online
 store customers will also have access to Snap Appliances product data sheets,
 comparison shopping charts, news and product reviews.
     "Snap Appliances is proving once again that it is responsive to customer
 demands by offering convenient, one-stop access to its products and product
 information," said Corey Hutchison, CEO for Aqueduct, Inc.  "Aqueduct's
 platform will provide the infrastructure, functionality, customer service,
 reporting capabilities, and online selling expertise that Snap Appliances
 needs to expand its e-commerce channel."
 
     About Snap Appliances, Inc.
     Snap Appliances, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quantum Corporation,
 manufactures the Snap Server, the industry standard in workgroup Network
 Attached Storage (NAS) appliances.  The Snap Server family of storage
 appliances delivers file-serving solutions for the small to medium business
 and large corporate workgroup markets.  The Snap Server is an affordable NAS
 appliance that delivers multi-platform, file-sharing support to Windows,
 NetWare, Macintosh and UNIX/Linux users on the same network.  Snap Appliances,
 2001 Logic Drive, San Jose, CA 95124, (408) 232-6831.  More information on the
 Snap Server series is available at www.snapappliances.com.
 
     About Aqueduct, Inc.
     Aqueduct, Inc. is the leading provider of outsourced sell-side e-commerce
 services to brand name product manufacturers.  Aqueduct's e-commerce platform
 enables product manufacturers to sell their products online to consumers and
 businesses both directly and through their existing channel partners.  The
 end-to-end Aqueduct service platform offers clients online store planning and
 design, hosting infrastructure, store management, order processing, payment
 processing and risk management, e-marketing, warehouse logistics and
 fulfillment.  The company currently has relationships with 40 major high tech
 manufacturers including Toshiba, Sharp and Compaq.  More information about
 Aqueduct can be found on its Web site at www.aqueduct.com.
 
 

SOURCE Aqueduct, Inc.
    ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Aqueduct, Inc., a leading
 provider of outsourced sell-side e-commerce services to brand name product
 manufacturers, announced today the launch of an online store for Snap
 Appliances, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quantum Corporation (NYSE:   DSS)
 and manufacturer of the Snap Server, the industry standard in workgroup
 Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions.  The store at www.snapappliances.com
 provides customers with the option to purchase the Snap Server product line
 and accessories directly from Snap Appliances.
     Snap Appliances opened the online store to offer its customers another
 purchasing option for its complete Snap Server product family, which includes
 the portable Snap Server 1000 20GB ($499 MSRP) and 40GB ($799 MSRP), the
 desktop Snap Server 2000 80GB ($1,399 MSRP), and the rack-mountable Snap
 Server 4100 160GB ($2,999 MSRP) and 300GB ($4,499 MSRP).  The Snap Store will
 use Aqueduct's complete e-commerce solution to sell to consumers, small
 businesses and large corporations.
     "The decision to launch the online store was made, in part, from customer
 requests to purchase Snap Servers directly from the manufacturer," said Jim
 Simon, director of channel marketing for Snap Appliances.  "While a majority
 of our sales are through our many VARS and select direct marketers, Aqueduct's
 e-commerce platform offers our customers an additional quick and easy
 purchasing option."
     In addition to the Snap Server product line, Snap Appliances will sell
 Snap Server accessories including carrying and shipping cases for the Snap
 Server 1000 and 2000 models, power supplies for the Snap Server 1000 and a
 Snap Stacker, a vertical-stacking unit for up to three Snap Server 1000s.
 Prices for these accessories can be found online at the Snap Store.  Online
 store customers will also have access to Snap Appliances product data sheets,
 comparison shopping charts, news and product reviews.
     "Snap Appliances is proving once again that it is responsive to customer
 demands by offering convenient, one-stop access to its products and product
 information," said Corey Hutchison, CEO for Aqueduct, Inc.  "Aqueduct's
 platform will provide the infrastructure, functionality, customer service,
 reporting capabilities, and online selling expertise that Snap Appliances
 needs to expand its e-commerce channel."
 
     About Snap Appliances, Inc.
     Snap Appliances, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quantum Corporation,
 manufactures the Snap Server, the industry standard in workgroup Network
 Attached Storage (NAS) appliances.  The Snap Server family of storage
 appliances delivers file-serving solutions for the small to medium business
 and large corporate workgroup markets.  The Snap Server is an affordable NAS
 appliance that delivers multi-platform, file-sharing support to Windows,
 NetWare, Macintosh and UNIX/Linux users on the same network.  Snap Appliances,
 2001 Logic Drive, San Jose, CA 95124, (408) 232-6831.  More information on the
 Snap Server series is available at www.snapappliances.com.
 
     About Aqueduct, Inc.
     Aqueduct, Inc. is the leading provider of outsourced sell-side e-commerce
 services to brand name product manufacturers.  Aqueduct's e-commerce platform
 enables product manufacturers to sell their products online to consumers and
 businesses both directly and through their existing channel partners.  The
 end-to-end Aqueduct service platform offers clients online store planning and
 design, hosting infrastructure, store management, order processing, payment
 processing and risk management, e-marketing, warehouse logistics and
 fulfillment.  The company currently has relationships with 40 major high tech
 manufacturers including Toshiba, Sharp and Compaq.  More information about
 Aqueduct can be found on its Web site at www.aqueduct.com.
 
 SOURCE  Aqueduct, Inc.