StorageTek Strengthens Commitment to Enterprise Disk Storage With New Linux Support

Release of SVAA Software Enables Use of V960 Shared Virtual Array (SVA)

Disk Storage System in Fast-Growing Linux Market Segment



Feb 26, 2002, 00:00 ET from Storage Technology Corp.

    LOUISVILLE, Colo., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- StorageTek(R)
 (Storage Technology Corp.), (NYSE:   STK), an expert in high-performance,
 efficient, digitized data storage, today announces the release of SVAA
 software for Linux RedHat Version 7.1.  SVAA configuration and management
 software enables Linux users to deploy the workhorse power of the StorageTek
 V960 Shared Virtual Array(TM) (SVA(TM)) to simplify and optimize their storage
 management.  SVAA is the first of a series of software enhancements by
 StorageTek that will address the Linux market.
     "StorageTek is committed to enterprise disk storage, so we are
 aggressively enhancing our product offerings to support competing operating
 systems, like Linux," said Karen Fox, StorageTek director, Online Product
 Marketing.  "According to a recent IDC report, Linux-based servers are
 expected to garner 40 percent market share by 2005.  The release of our SVAA
 software for Linux brings the advantages of StorageTek's virtual storage
 architecture to this important market segment and strategically positions our
 disk offerings for the future."
     The explosive growth of Linux is fueled by the competitive advantages
 companies gain through significant total cost of ownership savings, improved
 service levels, and faster time-to-market.  StorageTek's SVAA software offers
 Linux users additional competitive advantages like, heightened connectivity,
 management, and the power of SnapShot, which eliminates the need for space for
 physical copies.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     StorageTek's SVAA software connectivity for Linux on the V960 SVA disk
 offering is available immediately to customers worldwide.  Starting at
 $15,000 (USD), SVAA can be acquired by contacting local StorageTek sales teams
 or purchased online at www.storagetek.com .
 
     About StorageTek
     StorageTek (NYSE:   STK), a $2 billion worldwide company with headquarters
 in Louisville, Colo., delivers a broad range of storage solutions for
 digitized data.  StorageTek solutions are easy to manage and allow universal
 access to data across servers, media types and storage networks.  StorageTek
 is the innovator and global leader in virtual storage solutions for tape
 automation, disk storage systems and storage networking and is a voting member
 of the SNIA.  Because of StorageTek, customers can manage and leverage their
 digital assets as their businesses grow and can maximize IT productivity to
 ensure enterprise-class business continuity.  For more information, see
 www.storagetek.com , or call 1.800.786.7835.
 
     TRADEMARKS: StorageTek is a registered trademark and Shared Virtual Array
 and SVA are trademarks of Storage Technology Corp.  All other products or
 company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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SOURCE Storage Technology Corp.
    LOUISVILLE, Colo., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- StorageTek(R)
 (Storage Technology Corp.), (NYSE:   STK), an expert in high-performance,
 efficient, digitized data storage, today announces the release of SVAA
 software for Linux RedHat Version 7.1.  SVAA configuration and management
 software enables Linux users to deploy the workhorse power of the StorageTek
 V960 Shared Virtual Array(TM) (SVA(TM)) to simplify and optimize their storage
 management.  SVAA is the first of a series of software enhancements by
 StorageTek that will address the Linux market.
     "StorageTek is committed to enterprise disk storage, so we are
 aggressively enhancing our product offerings to support competing operating
 systems, like Linux," said Karen Fox, StorageTek director, Online Product
 Marketing.  "According to a recent IDC report, Linux-based servers are
 expected to garner 40 percent market share by 2005.  The release of our SVAA
 software for Linux brings the advantages of StorageTek's virtual storage
 architecture to this important market segment and strategically positions our
 disk offerings for the future."
     The explosive growth of Linux is fueled by the competitive advantages
 companies gain through significant total cost of ownership savings, improved
 service levels, and faster time-to-market.  StorageTek's SVAA software offers
 Linux users additional competitive advantages like, heightened connectivity,
 management, and the power of SnapShot, which eliminates the need for space for
 physical copies.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     StorageTek's SVAA software connectivity for Linux on the V960 SVA disk
 offering is available immediately to customers worldwide.  Starting at
 $15,000 (USD), SVAA can be acquired by contacting local StorageTek sales teams
 or purchased online at www.storagetek.com .
 
     About StorageTek
     StorageTek (NYSE:   STK), a $2 billion worldwide company with headquarters
 in Louisville, Colo., delivers a broad range of storage solutions for
 digitized data.  StorageTek solutions are easy to manage and allow universal
 access to data across servers, media types and storage networks.  StorageTek
 is the innovator and global leader in virtual storage solutions for tape
 automation, disk storage systems and storage networking and is a voting member
 of the SNIA.  Because of StorageTek, customers can manage and leverage their
 digital assets as their businesses grow and can maximize IT productivity to
 ensure enterprise-class business continuity.  For more information, see
 www.storagetek.com , or call 1.800.786.7835.
 
     TRADEMARKS: StorageTek is a registered trademark and Shared Virtual Array
 and SVA are trademarks of Storage Technology Corp.  All other products or
 company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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