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  • 07 September, 2004 11:08

<p>~ Customers Gain Greater Freedom and Flexibility When Defining Their Storage Infrastructure for Information Lifecycle Management ~</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia. -- Sept. 7, 2004 -- Storage administrators have spoken and all they want is their freedom. Freedom of choice. Freedom to mix disk drives behind a single controller and freedom from server or CPU lock-in.</p>
<p>Today, StorageTek® (Storage Technology Corporation, NYSE:STK), the leading provider of enterprise information lifecycle management, announced the worldwide availability of SANtricity™ 9.1 Storage Management Software for StorageTek's D-Series™ and B-Series™ information lifecycle management solutions portfolio. SANtricity's enhancements provide stronger data protection and manageability and offer customers an adaptable, agile disk portfolio that delivers genuine options in designing a flexible storage infrastructure.</p>
<p>"Reliable, flexible and cost effective storage management is at the core of an effective information lifecycle management strategy," Philip Belcher, Managing Director for StorageTek Australia / New Zealand. "The addition of SANtricity 9.1 allows StorageTek to provide our customers with the best of all worlds: choice, flexibility and investment protection for the long term as they classify, manage and move their most important asset -- mission critical information."</p>
<p>StorageTek's D-Series and B-Series systems enable customers to flexibly protect and manage their critical data while reducing disk management resources. High-performance disk based storage supports demanding IOPS requirements for transaction and/or bandwidth intensive applications. Affordable, high-capacity disk-based storage allows customers to keep their frequently accessed backup and fixed content data online to reduce total cost of ownership through a tiered-storage approach. StorageTek's D-Series and B-Series systems provide customers with a full portfolio of storage options to meet their unique needs at every stage of growth to eliminate inefficiencies and maximise management efficiency.</p>
<p>SANtricity 9.1 management software from StorageTek provides IT users with the following benefits:</p>
<p>* Enhanced data protection and management -- Allows for ability to manage all D-Series and B-Series products with a single application and intuitive management interface. Providing a single point of control for multiple tiers of storage and allowing different tiers of storage within a single cabinet.</p>
<p>* Unprecedented flexibility with Drive Mixing -- The ability to mix different drive types behind a single controller and simplify through a single interoperability matrix. Users can easily repurpose existing controllers and capacity types as business needs change.</p>
<p>* Easier and More Cost Efficient Remote Backups -- Enhanced Remote Volume Mirror (RVM) software now makes disaster recovery and remote backups available and affordable to more customers. Aysnchronous writes allow greater distances between sites for more robust business continuity. RVM support for midrange systems also lowers the overall cost of remote disaster recovery deployments.</p>
SANtricity 9.1 software suite will be available to StorageTek customers worldwide in early October for the D-Series and B-Series disk subsystems. SANtricity management software and all of StorageTek's information lifecycle management solutions are available through a network of value added distributors, value added resellers and partners as well as direct through local StorageTek sales teams.</p>
StorageTek is a $US2 billion global company that enables businesses, through its information lifecycle management strategy, to align the cost of storage with the value of information. The company's innovative storage solutions manage the complexity and growth of information, lower costs, improve efficiency and protect investments. For more information, see</p>
<p>TRADEMARKS: StorageTek and the StorageTek logo are registered trademarks of Storage Technology Corporation. Other names mentioned may be trademarks of Storage Technology Corporation or other vendors/manufacturers.</p>
<p>NOTE: StorageTek has not yet released the SANtricity 9.1 for general availability. Release dates and launch schedules for SANtricity 9.1 are subject to change.</p>
David Sanday
Bowes Communications
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