BakBone Delivers Multi-Platform Data Protection Solution for NetApp® StoreVault

San Diego, Calif. - April 17, 2007 -- BakBone Software® (BKBO.PK), the leading provider of integrated data protection solutions for Linux, today announced an alliance to deliver BakBone's NetVault®: Backup software solution for StoreVault, a NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) division. NetVault: Backup for StoreVault, immediately available, is designed specifically for customers running the StoreVault™ S500 network storage solution, which was recently voted Best Product of the Year among storage hardware products in the 2007 Small Business Computing Excellence in Technology Awards. NetVault: Backup for StoreVault leverages BakBone's award-winning Linux® data protection solution, which was recently awarded the Datamation 2007 Product of the Year award in the Enterprise Linux category.

The combination of NetVault: Backup and StoreVault provides small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with an easy-to-use and flexible storage solution for both Linux and Windows® environments. This offering enables the flexibility of disk-based and tape-based backup and restore, specifically tailored for the data protection needs of the SMB marketplace.

"The StoreVault S500 was developed specifically for the SMB market as a robust networked storage solution with enterprise-proven strength," said Sajai Krishnan, general manager at StoreVault. "We continue to focus our development on affordable solutions that bring simplicity, scalability, and reliability to this fast-growing segment of the storage market. BakBone's Linux support and simple-to-use data protection solution are natural complements to the StoreVault S500."

"From an IT perspective, SMB customers are often faced with budget, staffing, and time constraints. As a result, growing numbers of customers are moving to Linux for cost-effective computing," said David Schneider, vice president of the strategic partners group at BakBone. "Paired together, our two award-winning data protection and storage solutions now provide world-class, simplified management, scalability and enterprise-proven functionality to the SMB market at a very attractive price point."

Tested and approved for StoreVault, NetVault: Backup for StoreVault is available exclusively for the StoreVault S500 network storage appliance through qualified channel partners that can provide expert consulting to the SMB market.

About BakBone Software, Inc.
BakBone Software is a leading international data protection solution provider that develops and distributes heterogeneous data backup, restore, disaster recovery, replication and storage reporting software for network storage and open-systems environments. BakBone delivers scalable solutions that address the complex demands of large enterprise environments, as well as small- to medium-sized businesses. Founded in 2000, BakBone products are used by Fortune 1000 corporations and domestic and international government entities. Distributed through a select global network of strategic partners, resellers and solution providers, interested companies can learn more information about BakBone's products and services and its IDP vision at or email

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 to simplify data management. Information about Network Appliance solutions and services is available at

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