Bus-Tech Joins the NetApp® Partner Program

Burlington, MA - September 29, 2005 - Bus-Tech, Inc., a market leader in mainframe tape-on-disk controllers and data center connectivity products, today announced its Mainframe Appliance for Storage (MAS) tape controller is qualified with NetApp NearStore® and FAS (or Fabric-Attached storage) systems, and Decru DataFort™ encryption appliances. With this announcement, Bus-Tech, NetApp, and Decru, a NetApp company, are providing customers that are considering mainframe tape replacement a solution with qualified interoperability, greater reliability, and enhanced "military-grade" security.

Additionally, Bus-Tech also announced membership in the NetApp Partner Program. As a member of the NetApp Partner Program, Bus-Tech will provide a complete mainframe tape-on-disk solution for standard tape operations through collaboration with NetApp and Decru. Additionally, as a member of the program, Bus-Tech is providing WORM (or write once, read many) virtual tape capability by supporting NetApp SnapLock®, helping customers to meet the stringent storage requirements of SEC Rule 17a-4. The solution is also qualified with the Decru DataFort storage security appliance and NetApp SnapMirror® data replication, providing a highly secure solution for data replication and disaster recovery.

"We look forward to working with NetApp to offer customers new releases of our MAS product that will firmly position Bus-Tech as a comprehensive enterprise storage solution," said Al Brandt, vice president of Operations for Bus-Tech, Inc. "The MAS solution is well positioned in the mainframe storage market, and we are thrilled to be a part of the NetApp Partner Program to continue providing solutions for forward-thinking mainframe installations."

The MAS is a tape-on-disk controller that attaches directly to the mainframe FICON or ESCON input/output channels and uses standard Gigabit Ethernet IP or Fibre Channel to attach to NetApp storage systems. To the mainframe, the MAS emulates up to two-hundred fifty-six 3480/3490 tape drives, allowing mainframe-based applications to transparently store data on NearStore storage systems by writing files to an emulated tape device. Through the joint solution customers will receive the benefits of the MAS with NearStore, specifically fast data retrieval, cost competitive disk economics, large capacity in a small footprint, and industry leading options for data replication. DataFort appliances can be deployed transparently to provide wire-speed AES-256 encryption for data before it is written to disk or transferred to tape.

"We welcome Bus-Tech to the NetApp Partner Program," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and Partners at Network Appliance. "The performance, scalability and security of the combined solution will greatly reduce the backup window and accelerate the average time to restore data in a typical mainframe environment. These customers are also protecting themselves-and their customers-by reducing the risk of unauthorized data access with Decru's industry-leading encryption and security platform."

About the NetApp Partner Program
The NetApp Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information, and marketing and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breed partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on the NetApp Partner Program is available at http://partners.netapp.com/.

About Bus-Tech, Inc.
Bus-Tech, Inc. founded in 1987 is the industry's leading provider of state-of-the-art connectivity solution for the data center to Original Equipment Manufacturers. The company's powerful suite of adapter and platform solutions satisfy even the most rugged demands of data processing professionals for high-bandwidth, high-availability, and high-performance connectivity. With more than 15,000 installed sites worldwide, Bus-Tech is a recognized leader in the data center interconnect market. Headquartered in Burlington, MA, the company is privately held with locations around the world. For more information about Bus-Tech and its products, please visit the Bus-Tech World Wide Web site at http://www.bustech.com, send email to info@bustech.com, or call 800-284-3172 or 781-272-8200.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include the anticipated benefits to be obtained from Bus-Tech's certification with Network Appliance's NearStore® and FAS products with Bus-Tech's Mainframe Appliance for Storage (MAS) tape controller. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could vary. Factors that could impact Bus-Tech's ability to achieve our goals include our ability to successfully integrate Network Appliance's products with the future success of both companies' product lines, general economic and industry conditions, including expenditure trends for storage-related products; our ability to deliver new product architectures and products that meet market acceptance; our ability to design products that compete effectively from a price and performance perspective; and other important factors as described in Network Appliance, Inc.'s reports and documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including 10-K and 10-Q submissions.

Press Contacts:
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Bus-Tech Inc.
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