StorageTek Strengthens Commitment to Interoperability Through Storage Virtualization

Virtualization Facilitates Communications Across Platforms

And Seamless Adaptation of Emerging Storage Technology



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from StorageTek

    LOUISVILLE, Colo. and PALM DESERT, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 StorageTek(R) (Storage Technology Corp.) (NYSE:   STK), a global leader in tape
 automation, announced today at Storage Networking World its continued
 commitment to interoperability and support for the Storage Networking Industry
 Association's (SNIA) efforts in promoting industrywide vendor
 interoperability.  Through its active involvement in SNIA, StorageTek aims to
 further facilitate deployment of interoperable storage solutions through the
 adoption of storage virtualization technology that not only works across
 multi-vendor host platforms but also seamlessly adapts to emerging storage
 innovations.
     The active promotion of storage virtualization technology allows
 StorageTek to take one step beyond conventional interoperability efforts by
 separating physical storage from the presentation of storage in a way that
 simplifies management while enabling communication between different devices
 and standards.  The result is a vendor neutral storage solution deployable
 across heterogeneous host platforms and capable of adapting to emerging
 storage technology while leveraging on existing digital assets.
     "The explosion in the size of storage coupled with customer demands for
 cost-saving solutions have further intensified the need for cross-industry
 certification and cooperation in developing interoperable solutions," said
 Brad Stamas, StorageTek product manager.  "StorageTek is taking the lead in
 advancing next-generation storage solutions through virtualization technology
 and its active involvement in SNIA's efforts to study, develop and recommend
 storage industry standards."
     As a longtime proponent of multi-vendor cooperation and industry-wide
 interoperability, StorageTek strongly supports SNIA and its initiatives such
 as the recently inaugurated SNIA test center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
 StorageTek aims to contribute to the continued growth of SNIA by encouraging
 wider implementation of storage virtualization technology and partnering with
 leading server storage and connectivity vendors to provide users with
 flexible, reliable and scalable heterogeneous solutions.
     StorageTek's commitment to storage virtualization is reflected in its wide
 selection of virtual tape, disk and storage networking products.  Among these
 products is the acclaimed StorageNet(TM) 6000 series of storage domain
 managers, which use network-based virtualization to enable Unix and NT hosts
 and applications to share multiple storage devices that appear to be directly
 attached to each host.
 
     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.  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 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.
 
 

SOURCE StorageTek
    LOUISVILLE, Colo. and PALM DESERT, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 StorageTek(R) (Storage Technology Corp.) (NYSE:   STK), a global leader in tape
 automation, announced today at Storage Networking World its continued
 commitment to interoperability and support for the Storage Networking Industry
 Association's (SNIA) efforts in promoting industrywide vendor
 interoperability.  Through its active involvement in SNIA, StorageTek aims to
 further facilitate deployment of interoperable storage solutions through the
 adoption of storage virtualization technology that not only works across
 multi-vendor host platforms but also seamlessly adapts to emerging storage
 innovations.
     The active promotion of storage virtualization technology allows
 StorageTek to take one step beyond conventional interoperability efforts by
 separating physical storage from the presentation of storage in a way that
 simplifies management while enabling communication between different devices
 and standards.  The result is a vendor neutral storage solution deployable
 across heterogeneous host platforms and capable of adapting to emerging
 storage technology while leveraging on existing digital assets.
     "The explosion in the size of storage coupled with customer demands for
 cost-saving solutions have further intensified the need for cross-industry
 certification and cooperation in developing interoperable solutions," said
 Brad Stamas, StorageTek product manager.  "StorageTek is taking the lead in
 advancing next-generation storage solutions through virtualization technology
 and its active involvement in SNIA's efforts to study, develop and recommend
 storage industry standards."
     As a longtime proponent of multi-vendor cooperation and industry-wide
 interoperability, StorageTek strongly supports SNIA and its initiatives such
 as the recently inaugurated SNIA test center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
 StorageTek aims to contribute to the continued growth of SNIA by encouraging
 wider implementation of storage virtualization technology and partnering with
 leading server storage and connectivity vendors to provide users with
 flexible, reliable and scalable heterogeneous solutions.
     StorageTek's commitment to storage virtualization is reflected in its wide
 selection of virtual tape, disk and storage networking products.  Among these
 products is the acclaimed StorageNet(TM) 6000 series of storage domain
 managers, which use network-based virtualization to enable Unix and NT hosts
 and applications to share multiple storage devices that appear to be directly
 attached to each host.
 
     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.  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 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.
 
 SOURCE  StorageTek