BakBone Software and Network Appliance Team to Deliver a Simplified Backup and Recovery Nearline Solution
San Diego and Sunnyvale, CA - October 29,
2002 -- BakBone™ Software (OTCBB: BKBOF, TSE: BKB), a
global provider of storage management software, and Network
Appliance, Inc (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise
storage solutions, today announced that BakBone's NetVault™
is compatible with the Network Appliance NearStore product line.
The joint solution provides enterprise customers with a
cost-effective, easy to manage, and reliable backup and recovery
nearline solution that significantly improves backup performance
and data availability at a lower total cost of ownership.
The NetApp NearStore R100 provides economical, scalable, and easily
managed nearline storage that integrates seamlessly within
enterprise network infrastructures. When combined with NetVault,
backups are consolidated from customer's primary storage devices to
a NearStore R100 appliance, providing customers' with a simplified
yet powerful solution that increases the availability of servers
and storage for applications and reduces the impact to back up and
recover mission-critical data.
"Network Appliance has partnered with BakBone to deliver a fully
integrated nearline solution providing instant access to data
enabling customers to restore and recover their data on demand,"
said Michael Marchi, senior director of enterprise marketing at
Network Appliance. "Combining NetVault with NearStore R100 gives
enterprises the flexibility to cost-effectively protect their data,
using proven technologies that work together seamlessly, reducing
administration overhead and resulting in a lower TCO."
NetVault is built upon an advanced modular architecture that
provides IT managers the flexibility required to support continued
growth and incorporate new enhancements rapidly as information
storage needs expand and change. NetVault is able to operate in
multi-vendor networks and supports a broad range of platforms,
applications, and high performance tape and networked storage
"In today's enterprise, customers are demanding a robust, scalable,
and reliable data protection solution that will increase their ROI.
Building on our relationship with Network Appliance, we now are
offering a seamless integrated solution that improves backup
performance without adding complexity," said Randy Batterson, vice
president of strategic alliance and OEM. "NetVault ensures that
Network Appliance customers can leverage their NearStore R100
throughout their enterprise."
About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions
for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992,
Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner
solutions that continue to drive the evolution of storage.
About BakBone Software, Inc.
BakBone Software (OTCBB: BKBOF, TSE: BKB) is an international
storage management software company that develops and globally
distributes high-performance software solutions to the network
storage and open systems markets. BakBone's backup/restore and
near-line archival software suites provide scalable data protection
from the workgroup to the enterprise. Founded in 2000, BakBone
Software's products are used by companies worldwide, and are
distributed through a network of OEMs and solution providers.
BakBone's corporate headquarters is located at 10145 Pacific
Heights Boulevard, San Diego, California 92121. Its stock is listed
on the Toronto Stock Exchange. For more information on BakBone
products, call (866) 484-2663, e-mail
access BakBone's web site at
Jaime Le Jinks