Reliaty and Network Appliance Deliver Restartable Backup for Fault Tolerant Data Protection

Amherst, NH and Sunnyvale, CA - March 4, 2003 -- Reliaty, a prominent developer of advanced data protection solutions, and Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leading provider of enterprise network storage solutions, today announced "Restartable Backup," designed to increase reliability in data protection solutions to meet enterprise customers' stringent backup requirements. Co-designed and codeveloped by Network Appliance and Reliaty, the Restartable Backup NDMP v4 extension provides automatic continuation of backups disrupted by system, network, or media errors. This saves time and staff resources, and ensures prompt data protection of mission-critical information.

This solution ensures the successful completion of data backups during a predictable backup window. When a disruption to a backup job occurs, Restartable Backup resumes the backup at the point of error, rather than at the beginning of the backup job. Reliaty Backup is the first data protection solution on NetApp® storage systems to provide this feature.

"Reliaty is committed to simplifying the lives of our customers through easy, fast, and reliable data protection," said Jim Ward, president of Reliaty. "NetApp and Reliaty together provide fail-safe, cost-effective data protection that meets customers' requirements for performance and reliability."

"Restartable Backup is yet another step in Network Appliance's drive to resolve customers' data protection issues using standard protocols like NDMP," said Suresh Vasudevan, senior director of software at Network Appliance. "By working with backup vendors like Reliaty, we are able to deliver solutions that address and anticipate customers' critical data protection needs."

Restartable Backup is available immediately as a feature within Reliaty Backup 3.1 and Data ONTAP 6.4. The Restartable Backup NDMP specification is also available immediately to all backup software vendors via the NDMP.org website.

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 firsts that continue to drive the evolution of storage. For more information on Network Appliance™ solutions visit www.netapp.com.

About Reliaty

Reliaty delivers the industry's first data protection software founded on NDMP to safeguard vital enterprise information and ensure business continuity. Reliaty is a leader in the NDMP Backup Working Group, defining the architecture and standardization of NDMP V4 and V5.


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Sue Myers
Reliaty, Inc.
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Jaime Leigh Le
Network Appliance, Inc.
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