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FalconStor’s VirtualTape Library Software Completes Interoperability Testing with VERITAS NetBackup Software, Now from Symantec

  • 12 September, 2005 15:30

<p>FalconStor’s VTL Certified with NetBackup on Sun Solaris, HP-UX and Windows Platforms</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – September 12, 2005--FalconStor Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: FALC), a leading developer of network storage software solutions, today announced that the company’s award-winning VirtualTape Library (VTL) software has successfully completed interoperability testing with VERITAS NetBackup software, now from Symantec. The certification ensures customers will gain added benefit from the combined use of NetBackup software and FalconStor’s VirtualTape Library software.</p>
<p>“We are pleased to welcome FalconStor to the VERITAS Enabled Technology Partner Program,” said Ravi Sundararajan, senior director of strategic alliances, Symantec. “The combination of FalconStor’s VirtualTape Library and VERITAS NetBackup provides customers with flexibility in the solutions or platforms they choose to protect their mission-critical data for business continuity and disaster recovery.”</p>
<p>Under the VERITAS Enabled™ Technology Partner Program, products are jointly tested and validated to help customers manage complex, heterogeneous storage environments, ease multi-vendor implementations and reduce costs through improved storage utilisation and management. FalconStor and Symantec engineers worked together to ensure seamless interoperability between solutions.</p>
<p>VERITAS NetBackup software, now from Symantec, redefines the boundaries between data backup, data recovery, and data management. In addition to centrally managing and rapidly recovering data, NetBackup software also enables the management and recovery of systems across heterogeneous UNIX, Windows and Linux environments. FalconStor’s VirtualTape Library software consolidates the management of backup resources while enhancing the reliability of backup operations and accelerating the speed of recovery.</p>
<p>“The certification gives our customers an enterprise-ready backup option to efficiently manage and maintain the integrity of their data, whether on Sun Solaris, HP-UX or Windows Platforms,” said Bernie Wu, vice president of business development for FalconStor Software. “Software compatibility is essential in today’s storage IT environments, and the combined solutions offer customers additional options to archive and protect their data.”</p>
<p>FalconStor VTL leverages industry standard high speed disk to provision virtual tape drives and libraries via the Fibre Channel (FC), iSCSI, and NDMP protocols to backup servers attached to an iSCSI/IP or FC storage area network (SAN) to maximise performance and return on investment.</p>
<p>About FalconStor</p>
<p>FalconStor Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: FALC) is a leading developer of network storage software designed to optimise the storage, protection and availability of enterprise data. FalconStor's flagship product, IPStor, enables corporate IT to deploy a hardware-agnostic, network-centric foundation to maximise operating efficiency and business continuity, and to meet the availability requirements of mission-critical applications. IPStor-powered network storage solutions are available and supported by major OEMs, as well as system integrators and resellers worldwide.
Founded in 2000, FalconStor is headquartered in Melville, NY, with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific regions including Paris, Tokyo and Taiwan. FalconStor is an active member of the Technical Support Alliance Network (TSANet), Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA). For more information, visit www.falconstor.com.</p>
<p>This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include: delays in product development; market acceptance of FalconStor's products and services; technological change in the storage and networking industries; competition in the network storage software market; the potential failure of FalconStor's OEM partners to introduce or to market products incorporating FalconStor's products; intellectual property issues; and other risk factors discussed in FalconStor's reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.</p>
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<p>FalconStor is a registered trademark of FalconStor Software, Inc. All other company and product names contained herein may be trademarks of the respective holders.</p>
<p>Media Contacts:</p>
<p>Rob Stirling
Markom Marketing
+61 2 9977 8922
rob_stirling@markom.com.au</p>
<p>Joel Norton
FalconStor Software
+61 2 8912 2153
joel.norton@falconstor.com</p>

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