ADIC and Network Appliance Team to Deliver Proven Data Protection Solutions
Redmond, WA and Sunnyvale, CA - March 20,
2002 -- Advanced Digital Information Corporation (NASDAQ:
ADIC), the leader in Intelligent Storage™ solutions, and
Network Appliance (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise
storage solutions, today announced comprehensive mutual support for
multitiered data protection applications using ADIC's scalable line
of automated tape storage systems and the new Network Appliance
NearStore R100 storage platform.
The NearStore R100 provides very large-scale network storage
capacities using inexpensive disk technology. ADIC's tape libraries
provide a full range of intelligent automated systems for backing
up and restoring data to tape in a broad range of SCSI, SAN, and
NAS environments. Together, the Network Appliance NearStore R100
and ADIC tape libraries will allow end users to cost-effectively
consolidate backup of multiple NetApp® filers and other
storage devices into a unified system that combines proven
long-term data protection with rapid data recovery and ease of
The new, multitiered data protection system allows users to
consolidate backups from multiple NetApp filers to a NearStore
R100, using Network Appliance SnapVault™ software, then back
it up to an ADIC tape library in background mode using
industry-standard data protection software. The data is protected
in a centralized ADIC library with full media management, off-site
vaulting, and media rotation control, while duplicate copies of
recent data are kept on NearStore R100 to provide rapid recovery.
The system gives end users a centralized backup system with a
single management interface, and it provides faster access to the
most recent backup data.
"The NearStore R100 is an innovative tool for IT departments
struggling to protect their data in the most cost-effective way,"
commented Bill Britts, ADIC executive vice president of sales and
marketing. "Our ongoing development and support work with Network
Appliance has proven that using large, inexpensive disks as active
cache and a medium-term storage location can play a key role in
many users' backup plans, saving them time and money while
increasing their overall data security."
"ADIC and Network Appliance are working together to deliver
advanced, complementary solutions that provide greater levels of
data protection while reducing administrative overhead as well as
TCO," said Mark Santora, senior vice president of marketing at
Network Appliance. "We continue to broaden the scope of our storage
solutions to meet expanding customer needs and believe that
combining our solutions offers enterprises extended functionality."
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance, Inc., a leader in enterprise network storage,
has been providing data access solutions since 1992 and is a member
of both the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ 100 index. Major
corporations and service providers, including Citicorp Securities,
Lockheed, Merrill Lynch, Oracle, Texas Instruments, and Yahoo!,
utilize NetApp global data management solutions.
The company pioneered the concept of the "network appliance," an
extension of the industry trend toward dedicated, specialized
products that perform a single function. NetApp storage platforms
(NetApp filers, NearStore, and NetCache® appliances) are
coupled with powerful data management, content distribution, and
reporting software, offering seamless storage management from the
corporate data center to the remote office. The Network Appliance
product portfolio utilizes the company's innovative data access
software, known as the Data ONTAP™ operating system, as well
as standards-compliant hardware. It also offers multiprotocol
support and transparent integration for UNIX® and
Advanced Digital Information Corporation (NASDAQ: ADIC) is a
leading storage solutions provider to the open systems marketplace,
offering a broad range of Intelligent Storage™ products
designed to enhance organizations' abilities to store, protect,
manage and use their rapidly growing network data. ADIC products
include automated storage systems, specialized storage management
software, and multiple-protocol storage networking (SAN/NAS)
connectivity and management tools. ADIC storage products are
available through a worldwide sales force and a global network of
resellers and OEMs, including Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens and IBM.
Further information about ADIC is available at
Network Appliance, Inc.