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LEGATO Delivers Policy-based Snapshot Management to Extend Leadership in High-Performance Information Recovery

  • 09 September, 2003 12:19

<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LS3092</p>
<p>LEGATO Delivers Policy-based Snapshot Management to Extend Leadership in High-Performance Information Recovery</p>
<p>NetWorker™ PowerSnap™ with NetWorker 7.1 Provides An Open Architecture and Unified Solution For Heterogeneous Customer Environments</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia September 9, 2003 - LEGATO Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGTO), a worldwide leader in enterprise storage management software solutions and services for Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), today announced the new release of NetWorker PowerSnap and NetWorker 7.1. NetWorker PowerSnap seamlessly integrates instant backup and rapid recovery using third-party snapshots with NetWorker. NetWorker PowerSnap provides simple, policy-based snapshot management, integrating and orchestrating snapshots with applications, such as Oracle and Exchange. LEGATO NetWorker 7.1 also delivers the ability to initiate Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) for backup and recovery.</p>
<p>“As companies look to move up the data protection index, IT professionals are looking at technologies such as snapshots to help them quickly recover critical data. Snapshots, however, do not get IT to a total data protection strategy. They are only part of an overall solution,” said Steve Kenniston, Technology Analyst of the Enterprise Storage Group. “The challenge with having two strategies for data protection and recovery poses a data management challenge. Having a solution that provides the intelligence to automate the management of snapshots as well as backup –the traditional data protection strategy– helps IT operate more efficiently.”</p>
<p>LEGATO NetWorker PowerSnap’s open architecture provides a unified solution for heterogeneous customer environments that simplifies snapshot management across multiple combinations of applications, servers, operating systems, and storage platforms.
With the availability of NetWorker PowerSnap Modules and NetWorker 7.1, customers can leverage the benefits of:
• Comprehensive management of third-party snapshot capability from EMC CLARiiON, IBM FAStT Storage Servers, Sun StorEdge Availability Suite, STK D Series, and coming soon, EMC Symmetrix DMX
• Application protection with snapshot-aware NetWorker application modules for Oracle, Exchange, and at the end of the year, SQL and SAP
• Complete lifecycle management of snapshots as part of LEGATO’s approach to
Information Lifecycle Management (ILM). LEGATO’s ‘cradle-to-grave’ ILM approach focuses on how businesses can more effectively manage, protect, retrieve and use their data in today’s business climate.</p>
<p>In addition to now offering Windows Server 2003 support, NetWorker 7.1 also extends data protection for Linux Enterprise Editions of Red Hat and SuSE on IA32 and IA64 architectures.</p>
<p>“LEGATO NetWorker 7.1 integrates management of snapshot backup and recovery with traditional DAS, NAS, and SAN data protection,” said Victoria Grey, vice president, Information Protection Business Group, LEGATO Systems. “NetWorker 7.1 provides the intelligence and automation to orchestrate third-party snapshots with applications using snapshot management policies to capture logically consistent data for application recovery. This functionality empowers customers to have one information protection solution for their entire environment, reducing IT overhead and delivering lower TCO for data and application protection.”</p>
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<p>About LEGATO NetWorker
LEGATO NetWorker information protection software protects the business-critical data of enterprise customers by simplifying and centralizing backup and recovery operations across UNIX, Windows, Linux, OpenVMS, Macintosh and NetWare platforms. Built upon an open, highly scalable architecture, NetWorker reduces management overhead by automating the protection of storage assets for the largest corporate data centers to the smallest branch offices in DAS (Direct Attached Storage), NAS (Network Attached Storage), and SAN (Storage Area Networks) environments.</p>
<p>Advanced indexing and media management, cluster support, high speed parallelism, cross-platform tape interoperability, comprehensive NDMP support, backup to disk, tape cloning, archive, serverless backup, and dynamic drive sharing are among key components that enable IT organizations to protect storage assets and minimize downtime.
About LEGATO
LEGATO Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGTO) is a global provider of enterprise-class software solutions and services for Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) – helping organizations achieve business continuity, operational efficiency and regulatory compliance. LEGATO’s information protection, automated availability, and messaging and content management solutions are delivered through a worldwide network of strategic partnerships and alliances, as well as a direct sales force. The company's corporate headquarters are located at 2350 West El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040 (650) 210-7000, fax:(650) 210-7032, Web site: www.legato.com
The company’s head office in Australia is located at Level 10, 100 Walker Street, North Sydney NSW 2060. For further information or details on pricing and availability please call Legato Systems on (61 2) 9929 4944.
LEGATO and the LEGATO logo are registered trademarks, and LEGATO NetWorker, NetWorker, SmartMedia, Co-StandbyServer, RepliStor, SnapShotServer, QuikStartz, AlphaStor, ClientPak, Xtender, XtenderSolutions, DiskXtender, ApplicationXtender, ArchiveXtender, EmailXtender, and EmailXaminer are trademarks or registered trademarks of LEGATO Systems, Inc. This is a nonexhaustive list of LEGATO trademarks, and other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Information regarding products, services and offerings may be superseded by subsequent documents. For the latest information and specifications regarding LEGATO Systems, Inc. and any of its offerings or services, please contact your local sales office or the Corporate Headquarters.</p>
<p>This release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding future events regarding the future financial performance of LEGATO that involve risks and uncertainties. We wish to caution you that such statements are just predictions and actual events or results may differ materially. Please refer to the documents LEGATO Systems files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the most recent reports filed Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. These documents contain and identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this release reflect LEGATO's beliefs and predictions as of September 08, 2003. LEGATO disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements as a result of financial, business or any other developments occurring after September 08, 2003.</p>
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<p>Editorial Contacts:
Agency Contact:-
Kirsten Davey
Markom Marketing Pty Ltd
(61 2) 9977 8922
kirstendavey@markom.com.au</p>
<p>Client Contact:-
Stephen Lloyd-Jones
Managing Director Aust/NZ
LEGATO Systems
(61 2) 9929 4944
sljones@legato.com.au</p>

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