NuView and Network Appliance Team to Deliver Robust Disaster Recovery Solution

Houston, TX - July 24, 2002 -- NuView, Inc., a provider of software that simplifies enterprise computing, and Network Appliance (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions, today announced they have expanded their technology and marketing relationship to deliver an integrated disaster recovery solution focused on ensuring business continuance. The combination of NuView StorageX™ software, NetApp® filers, and NetApp SnapMirror software enables enterprise customers to have near-continuous access to data and multi-site failover in the event of a disaster.

Companies today place a high priority on implementing disaster recovery solutions. However, most disaster recovery solutions focus mainly on data protection and recovery and typically incur a significant amount of client downtime during a disaster event. The combination of StorageX for Disaster Recovery and NetApp SnapMirror is the only disaster recovery solution available today that enables multi-site failover and provides near-continuous client access to data in the event of a disaster. This joint solution can help companies easily and effectively prepare for and manage disaster recovery.

NuView CEO, Rahul Mehta, said, "With StorageX for Disaster Recovery, we're helping change the way companies think about disaster recovery. We define a disaster as anytime a user is separated from his or her data. StorageX can provide clients virtually uninterrupted access to data in spite of a disaster. We're happy to be working with Network Appliance to deliver an industry-transforming disaster recovery solution that ensures business continuance by focusing on increasing data availability for users."

NetApp SnapMirror allows customers to set up a multi-site disaster recovery environment by replicating critical data in the primary data center to one or more backup data centers. In case of a disaster at the primary data center, StorageX for Disaster Recovery enables Windows® customers to automatically fail over to the backup data center without losing client access to data. Clients who attempt to contact NetApp filers in the primary data center are transparently redirected to filers in the remote data center. No client reconfiguration or network rerouting is required. The elapsed time between failure and restored client access to files is seconds, not minutes, hours, or in some cases, days. This combined solution is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways a company can prepare for unplanned events of any magnitude.

Ray Villeneuve, vice president of marketing at Network Appliance, said, "We are very pleased to be working with NuView to bring this innovative disaster recovery solution to our mutual customers. Using StorageX, NetApp filers, and NetApp SnapMirror to prepare for and manage disaster recovery is a very important and cost-effective step a company can take to increase data availability and ensure business continuance."

Mehta said, "We are delighted to expand our relationship with Network Appliance, not only because they are one of the world's leading storage providers, but also because our mutual customers will appreciate being able to achieve the benefits and cost savings of a disaster recovery solution that includes NetApp filers."

About NuView

NuView ( is a provider of software that simplifies enterprise computing. In partnership with some of the world's leading companies, NuView is delivering enterprise technology that makes it easier for companies to find and manage the information they need when they need it while also reducing the cost and complexity of distributed computing. With an experienced management team drawn from leaders of the technology and Internet industries, NuView is a rapidly growing, privately held company with headquarters in Houston, Texas.

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