The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2004-05-20T04:00:00Z INTERMINE AND XSI DATA SOLUTIONS SIGN RESELLER AGREEMENT 2004-05-20T04:00:00Z intermine-and-xsi-data-solutions-sign-reseller-agreement Intermine, a niche software company specialising in enterprise data management today announced the appointment of XSI Data Solutions as a storage reseller partner for Australia. Intermine FileCensus is a solution designed to give systems administrators and storage architects greater visibility into the data on their storage network. By utilising FileCensus, large organizations can for the first time understand their entire corporate data profile and manage it effectively towards better utilization and information lifecycle management. The FileCensus ROI is usually achieved quickly through capacity recovery, data migration and departmental chargeback. XSI Data Solutions was founded 18 years ago and is the largest Australian-owned and managed data storage company. XSI specialises in disk, tape and network-based storage solutions and is an expert in both NAS (network attached storage) and SAN (storage area network) strategies. Mr Tim Mallyon - Associate Director, Infrastructure Technology Services at Macquarie Bank says that FileCensus empowers Macquarie Bank's infrastructure managers to manage their storage needs properly. ?Before FileCencus we had limited knowledge about stored files. Now we are completely proactive and can see in an instant the types and quantities of files on our servers. It delivers us control of these files in respect of age, duplication, relevance, historical comparisons and completeness of data migration.&quot; Greg Scholten, VP Sales &amp; Marketing Intermine said that ?XSI are well positioned to offer Intermine solutions to large organisations in the Australian market. Their knowledge of the storage industry and ability to architect cost effective multi-tiered storage solutions is well proven&quot;. XSI?s co-founder and CEO Max Goldsmith said that Intermine would offer his company significant opportunities in providing superior levels of storage management to our clients. We?re very pleased to have partnered with Intermine and look forward to working closely with them on many new opportunities.? About Intermine Intermine is a software development company that aims to ease the workload of data storage administrators and managers. Established in 1999, the company currently has offices in Australia and the United States. Intermine products have a proven track record, with installations in US, Europe and South-East Asia. The company?s customer base includes EDS, McDonalds, Schering Plough, Novell, MLC, Time Warner, ABN AMRO, Zurich and Macquarie Bank. Intermine?s FileCensus is fast becoming the industry standard for storage resource reporting and management in high availability heterogeneous computing environments. FileCensus has particular advantages for companies in the financial services, healthcare industries and government environments, due to its minimal drag on network resources, awesome scalability and true cross platform nature. It is equally suitable for small to medium sized enterprises, as it installs and runs extremely fast, and does not require the installation of dedicated database or web servers. www.intermine.com.au About XSI Data Solutions XSI Data Solutions is one of the strongest organisations in the Australian Data Storage market place. XSI is a leader in the disk, tape and network based solutions segment and has a premier position in the SAN and NAS marketplace. XSI is part of UXC Limited, an Australian-owned ASX Top 300 company with market capitalisation of over $7million and employs more than 1,000 staff. For further information visit www.xsi.com.au XSI joins the local storage networking industry association (SNIA) 2004-05-04T21:17:00Z xsi-joins-the-local-storage-networking-industry-association-snia The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) ANZ today announced XSI Data Solutions, the largest Australian-owned and managed Data Storage company, as the latest member to join the association. Founded 18 years ago, XSI specialises in disk, tape and network-based storage solutions and is an expert in both NAS (Network Attached Storage) and SAN (Storage Area Network) strategies. XSI co-founder and CEO, Max Goldsmith, commented: The SNIA is the only industry recognised authority on storage networking and represents most key players within the global storage community. XSI is proud to be one of these players. Our inclusion shows our commitment to the storage industry and to our valued customers. We look forward to taking an active role in developing storage networking industry standards and sharing best practice training and experience with the market. SNIA ANZ, chairman, Mark Heers commented: On behalf of the SNIA ANZ, I welcome XSI and look forward to their participation as we continue our goal to increase awareness of storage networking solutions across the region. We hope that by having an Australian company like XSI on board it will encourage other local organisations to get involved and help drive our mission. XSIs membership brings the local membership numbers up to 20. Current Voting members include: Acer, Brocade, Computer Associates, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Imation, Network Appliance, Quantum SSG, Sun Microsystems and VERITAS Software and Non-Voting members: Adaptec, Cisco, eiStream, HdS NZ, Infinity I/0, Markom Marketing and Microsoft. Companies interested in joining the SNIA ANZ can visit the website at: www.snia.org.au or email to: membership@snia.org.au for further information. About XSI: XSI Data Solutions is one of the strongest organisations in the Australian Data Storage market place. XSI is a leader in the disk, tape and network based solutions segment and has a premier position in the SAN and NAS marketplace. The company has 45 software and hardware engineers who operate from branches in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide. XSI has more than 600 customer sites Australia-wide, including many of the Top 200 companies. XSI is part of UXC Limited, an Australian-owned ASX Top 300 company with market capitalisation of over $7million and employs more than 1,000 staff. For further information visit www.xsi.com.au About the SNIA: The Storage Networking Industry Association is a not-for-profit organisation made up of more than 300 companies and individuals worldwide spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA members share a common goal: to set the pace of the industry by ensuring that storage networks become efficient, complete and trusted solutions across the IT community. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For information about the SNIA ANZ, please e-mail to enquiries@snia.org.au or visit the SNIA ANZ Website at http://www.snia.org.au Alacritechs top performing SES1001 iSCSI HBA qualified as network appliance supported solution 2004-04-28T15:57:00Z alacritechs-top-performing-ses1001-iscsi-hba-qualified-as-network-appliance-supported-solution Alacritech Inc., the innovator of data acceleration solutions that enable the highest performance and efficiency in networked systems, today announced its new line of Alacritech SES1001 iSCSI Accelerators have been qualified for use with Network Appliance (NASDAQ: NTAP) storage systems. Having completed extensive tests for enterprise performance, resiliency and manageability at an independent testing facility, Medusa Labs (a division of Finisar), Network Appliance awarded Alacritech iSCSI Accelerators NetApp-supported status. The proven, powerful NetApp and Alacritech iSCSI solution enables customers running data-intensive environments with fast, reliable access to data, and an economical, scalable SAN consolidation strategy. Alacritech is the leading supplier of TCP offload and iSCSI HBA solutions, and our qualification with Network Appliance, the leading supplier of iSCSI storage systems, reinforces Alacritechs commitment to delivering superior solutions to the IP SAN market, said Joe Gervais, director, Marketing, Alacritech Inc. Achieving NetApp-supported qualification through a well-respected outside testing facility assures NetApp and Alacritech customers of a reliable iSCSI solution that provides the highest performance and efficiency levels in IP SANs available today. Medusa Labs is known for its rigorous iSCSI testing program, and their third-party qualification validates the Alacritech SES1001 iSCSI Accelerators meet or exceed industry standards for enterprise-class storage solutions, said Rich Clifton, vice president, SAN/iSAN Business Unit, Network Appliance. Alacritechs iSCSI HBAs withstood every test, and were pleased to have their robust, feature-rich cards available to our customers. Medusa Labs qualified both copper and fiber versions of Alacritechs new SES1001 iSCSI Accelerators through its extensive testing program. Alacritech iSCSI HBAs are the only Accelerators to offer seamless hardware acceleration for the Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator along with the critical resiliency and systems management functionality customers require. Based on Alacritechs patented SLIC Technology Data Path Offload (DPO) architecture, the Alacritech SES1001 enables wire-speed performance and quadruple the transaction rate over all other ASIC-based iSCSI HBAs. To ensure interoperable IP-based SANs, all Alacritech Accelerators are compatible with all iSCSI storage targets that have received the Microsoft Designed for Windows Logo. Leading Data Storage Resellers Recommend NetApp and Alacritech iSCSI Solutions As a leading, national storage consulting and system integration firm, SANZ large customer base relies on us to recommend proven technology that meets their growing network and application performance requirements, said George Crump, vice president, Technology Solutions, SANZ. We have had tremendous success with both NetApps and Alacritechs leading iSCSI technology. With Alacritechs NetApp-supported qualification, IT managers looking to consolidate and centralize storage management are further assured of seamless interoperability and maximum functionality in their IP SANs. XSI Data Solutions is the largest Australian owned data storage reseller and we provide a broad range of iSCSI solutions to small-to-medium size SANs up to enterprise-wide deployments consisting of thousands of servers, said Max Goldsmith, CEO, XSI Data Solutions. Our customers recognize both NetApp and Alacritech as leaders in this space, and the qualified solution assures customers of a best-in-class implementation and should further accelerate the deployment of iSCSI SANs. About Alacritech Acceleration Technology As systems and servers move increasing amounts of network data, new solutions are needed to solve both efficiency and throughput challenges. Alacritech Accelerators are a complete line of Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet TNIC products and iSCSI HBA products based on SLIC Technology, Alacritechs patented Data Path Offload (DPO) architecture. Alacritechs SLIC Technology supplements the TCP software control plane with distributed hardware data planes to maximize data movement through Ethernet-based networks. This revolutionary architecture is designed to maximize server and storage performance and efficiency. All Alacritech products offer industry-standard failover and link aggregation. Availability Alacritechs SES1001 iSCSI HBAs in both copper and fiber versions are immediately available from Alacritechs channel partners worldwide. About Network Appliance Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for todays 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. Information about Network Appliance solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com. About Alacritech Inc. Alacritech Inc. is the worlds leading supplier of TCP Offload Engine (TOE) solutions that enable the highest performance and efficiency in networked systems. Alacritechs complete line of Accelerators is based on the companys patented SLIC Technology to optimize data delivery in servers, network-attached storage and iSCSI storage devices. SLIC Technology, the basis of industry-accepted TOE solutions, ships in storage and server products worldwide. Alacritech is a privately held company based in San Jose, California. For more information about Alacritech and its products, please visit the companys Web site at www.alacritech.com. Alacritech, the Alacritech logo, SLIC Technology, SLIC Technology logo and Accelerating Data Delivery are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Alacritech, Inc. in the United States. NetApp is a registered trademark and Network Appliance and The evolution of storage are trademarks of Network Appliance, Inc, in the U.S. and other countries. Other marks belong to their respective owners. CommVault Systems appoints XSI Data Solutions as New Australian Storage Reseller Partner<BR> 2004-02-04T15:11:00Z commvault-systems-appoints-xsi-data-solutions-as-new-australian-storage-reseller-partner-br CommVault Systems, a leading developer of solutions for unified enterprise data management, today announced the appointment of XSI Data Solutions as an Australian Value Added Reseller (VAR). The appointment reinforces CommVaults strategic commitment to broadening its sales channel in Australia and New Zealand, providing greater growth opportunities for its leading storage solutions. CommVault Systems, Inc. provides unified enterprise data management solutions to ensure high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of complex storage networks. The CommVault QiNetix platform, based on CommVault's Common Technology Engine, provides the ultimate data protection: managing data throughout its lifecycle via integrated backup/recovery, migration, archiving, replication and storage management. XSI Data Solutions was founded 18 years ago and is the largest Australian-owned and managed data storage company. XSI specialises in disk, tape and network-based storage solutions and is an expert in both NAS (network attached storage) and SAN (storage area network) strategies. The company has 45 software and hardware engineers who operate from branches in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide. XSI has more than 1500 customer sites Australia-wide, including many of the Top 200 companies. &quot;This relationship firmly establishes CommVault's expertise in the heterogeneous storage marketplace in Australia said Gerry Sillars, Regional Manager, CommVault Systems Australia Pty Ltd. &quot;XSI has long been viewed as a leader in this space and our teaming arrangement is a direct result of CommVault's growth in product offerings, and depth of support for a wide range of technologies.&quot; XSIs co-founder and CEO Max Goldsmith said that CommVault would offer his company a significant opportunity to enhance the storage solutions that are already on offer to customers. We see CommVault as a product that has all the features that users are looking for to improve their backup functionality as well as offering an outstanding price/performance ratio. Were very pleased to have partnered with CommVault and look forward to working closely with them on many new opportunities. Says Goldsmith. Ends Notes for Editors About XSI Data Solutions In May 2002, XSI Technology merged with the e-DataGroup of companies, all specialists in the data storage market. The group was renamed as XSI Data Solutions and includes: Dawn Technologies, Digital Tape Solutions (DTS), e-Data Professional Services and XSI Technology. XSI Data Solutions is Australian owned and run and is one of the strongest organisations in the Australian Data Storage market place. The group boasts 14 of Australias top 20 companies amongst their customers, government and education are also strongly represented. XSI is a division of publicly listed company UXC, which has turnover nearing $200 million. For further information please visit www.xsi.com.au CommVault QiNetix Overview The CommVault QiNetix platform was designed to automate management of data by changing the approach from static to dynamic. It combines traditionally separate products for data movement with data management. Built on the proven CommVault Common Technology Engine (CTE) that moves, manages and catalogues data, the QiNetix platform integrates Galaxy backup and recovery, DataMigrator migration and archiving, Quick Recovery high data availability and QNet enterprise data and storage management products into an integrated, automated platform with a global catalogue and index, data movement and management. The interaction and integration of these components offer you many business and operational advantages, such as superior ROI, better use of storage resources, higher staff productivity, maximum data availability and reduced Total Cost of Ownership. About CommVault Systems, Inc. CommVault Systems, Inc. provides unified enterprise data management solutions to ensure high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of complex storage networks. The CommVault QiNetix platform, based on CommVault's Common Technology Engine, provides the ultimate data protection: managing data throughout its lifecycle via integrated backup/recovery, migration, archiving, replication and storage management. CommVault is coveted Gold Medal winner by SearchStorage.com and Storage magazine in the category of: Backup &amp; Disaster Recovery Software. Judges gave their highest marks to CommVault Systems Inc.'s QiNetix in the areas of functionality, value and innovation. Information on CommVault is available on the World Wide Web at www.commvault.com or by calling (732) 870-4000. CommVault's corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the United States Overland &quot;Technician On a Disk&quot; Now Shipping with Overland LoaderXpress and PowerLoaders, Saving Time for Customers 2004-01-12T23:22:00Z overland-quot-technician-on-a-disk-quot-now-shipping-with-overland-loaderxpress-and-powerloaders-saving-time-for-customers Beginning immediately, the Overland &quot;Technician On a Disk&quot; CD (also known as TOD) will be shipped with all Overland branded LoaderXpress and PowerLoaders. TOD will be provided free of charge and will mean fewer and shorter calls to technical support teams and will also assist technical support in trouble shooting/diagnosing the customer's loader or library issue therefore saving time for the customer and the vendor. Technician On a Disk is a software utility for Win NT 4.0 / Win 2000 / Win XP and was designed to assist the user with the basic installation, operation, functional testing and registration of their newly purchased LoaderXpress and PowerLoader configurations. TOD also features a trouble shooting guide providing tips on simple library configuration issues, optional on-line warranty registration and installation log (if internet access available), and assistance with the diagnosis of loader and library issues. Victor Koshka, Sales Manager of Overlands distributor Digital Tape Solutions says The introduction of Technician On a Disk will mean fewer and shorter calls to our technical support team and will also assist technical support in trouble shooting &amp; diagnosing the customer's loader or library issue. This should give the customer much higher confidence in the Overland product overall. Overland Storages Director, APAC Sales Philippe Cazaubon says We are very excited to be releasing this software utility and are confident that it will exceed expectations in the area of increased customer satisfaction as well as a reduction in the number of phone calls to Overlands Technical Support. The driving force behind the TOD concept is Overland's continued focus on customer satisfaction. TOD offers the right mix of training and functional testing to help ensure our users have a great &quot;out of the box&quot; experience with their new Overland loader. About Overland Storage Overland Storage, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVRL) is a leading global supplier of innovative hardware and software storage solutions for mid-range computer networks. The Company delivers high availability products, including award-winning automated storage libraries that set the standard for intelligent, automated and scalable storage. Overland sells its products worldwide through leading OEMs, commercial distributors, storage integrators and value-added resellers. For more information, visit Overland's Web site at www.overlandstorage.com. About Digital Tape Solutions (DTS) DTS has over 9 years experience in the storage market and specialises in providing storage and data management solutions to major channel partners in the Australian marketplace. DTS leverages the distribution model to supply its products to major storage channel partners throughout the region and is the primary distributor for a number of complementary products including Overland Data tape robotic libraries. DTS is unique as it offers not just a product or service but a tailored solution for data storage problems. DTS has office locations in Sydney and Melbourne and serves the entire Australian marketplace. For further information please visit www.dlt.com.au Mainframe software leader Syncsort appoints XSI to resell Backup Express 2003-11-20T15:14:00Z mainframe-software-leader-syncsort-appoints-xsi-to-resell-backup-express Syncsort, a leading developer of high-performance software, today announced the appointment of XSI Data Solutions as their open systems partner for Australia. The appointment reinforces Syncsorts strategic commitment to broadening its sales channel in Australia and developing the multi-platform, open systems enterprise-wide backup and restore market with particular emphasis on the NOVELL segment. Syncsorts Backup Express product now supports Novell's NetWare 6.5. Backup Express and NetWare 6.5 allow you to quickly back up your information anytime and make file recovery for users and businesses a simple process. Syncsorts Backup Express also supports Novell's Netware 6.5 including Clustering, GroupWise 6.x, eDirectory 8.7 and takes full advantage of Netware 6.5's SnapShot capabilities. Backup Express is fully cluster aware and provides uninterrupted support of backups of Novell. It is the only product that supports failover and full dynamic drive sharing of Netware machines. XSI Data Solutions was founded 18 years ago and is the largest Australian-owned and managed data storage company. XSI specialises in disk, tape and network-based storage solutions and is an expert in both NAS (network attached storage) and SAN (storage area network) strategies. The company has 45 software and hardware engineers who operate from branches in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide. XSI has more than 600 customer sites Australia-wide, including many of the Top 200 companies. Jocelyn Carpenter, International Channel Manager for Syncsort says Syncsort has spent many years building a reputation for providing high performance software products worldwide. Our sort products are used by some of the most well respected organizations within Australia and around the world. The wealth of experience XSI brings to this partnership in the enterprise network storage market is the ideal companion to Backup Express, our high performance enterprise backup and restore software. XSIs co-founder and CEO Max Goldsmith said that Syncsorts Backup Express product would offer his company significant opportunities to provide Syncsorts excellent open systems backup solutions. NOVELL users particularly will be offered a new level of functionality not previously available to their platform. Were very pleased to have partnered with Syncsort and look forward to working closely with them on many new opportunities. About XSI Data Solutions In May 2002, XSI Technology merged with the e-DataGroup of companies, all specialists in the data storage market. The group was renamed as XSI Data Solutions and includes: Dawn Technologies, Digital Tape Solutions (DTS), e-Data Professional Services and XSI Technology. XSI Data Solutions is Australian owned and run and is one of the strongest organisations in the Australian Data Storage market place. The group boasts 14 of Australias top 20 companies amongst their customers, government and education are also strongly represented. XSI is part of a publicly listed company, which has turnover nearing $200 million, no debt and cash in the bank. This years dividend will be more than 8% fully franked. For further information please visit www.xsi.com.au About Backup Express Syncsort's Backup Express is an advanced, enterprise-wide backup and restore solution that supports NAS, NDMP, Storage Area Networks (SANs), NetWare clusters and other heterogeneous network configurations. Its distributed architecture allows it to back up to any TCP/IP node in the network whether it is running UNIX, Windows, or NetWare, while maintaining a single central catalog for the entire enterprise. Backup Express can cluster tape drives, including large automated libraries, at any server on the network; dynamically allocate drives within a SAN; provide four different backup options for NDMP-based systems; keep sensitive data off the network; and allow on-line backups of large database servers such as Oracle, SAP, MS Exchange, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2 and Lotus Notes. About Syncsort Syncsort Incorporated is a leading developer of high-performance data management and data warehousing software for mainframe, UNIX, and Windows environments. For more than 30 years, Syncsort has built a reputation for superior product performance and reliable technical support. An independent market research firm has named Syncsort as one of the top Data Warehouse 100 Vendors for six years in a row and the company was recently chosen as the leading provider of Data Acquisition and Integration products. Over 98 percent of the Fortune 100 companies are Syncsort customers, and Syncsort's products are used in more than 60 countries to back up and protect data in distributed environments, speed data warehouse processing, improve database loads and speed query processing. For more information, visit the Syncsort web site at www.syncsort.com/. St. Bernards UpdateEXPERT Patch Management Solution Certified for HP OpenView Management Software 2003-06-11T13:18:00Z st-bernards-updateexpert-patch-management-solution-certified-for-hp-openview-management-software St. Bernard Software, a global provider of security solutions that protect against data loss, system threats and Internet abuse, today announced the availability of St. Bernard UpdateEXPERT Smart Plug-in for HP OpenView, the first patch management solution with certified integration for the HP OpenView Operations for Windows platform. St. Bernards UpdateEXPERT effectively inventories, deploys, tests and validates the increasing number of Microsoft Windows patches released on a regular basis. St. Bernard has developed the integration as a Solution-level member of the HP OpenView Solution Alliance Program. UpdateEXPERT is one of the industrys most reliable and flexible patch management tools for keeping servers and workstations up-to-date, said Gary Stowell, vice president of Product Management at St. Bernard Software. The security of the IT infrastructure is dependent on deploying hotfixes and service packs quickly and accurately. St. Bernard UpdateEXPERT Smart Plug-in provides HP OpenView administrators with an extremely efficient way to administer, deploy and report on patch management activities. The integration developed between UpdateEXPERT and HP OpenView Operations for Windows enables administrators to scan, research, take inventory, deploy and validate security and performance patches for mission-critical Microsoft programs, including Windows NT/2000/XP, Terminal Server, IIS, SQL Server, Exchange, Internet Explorer, Media Player, NetMeeting, NetShow, Office, MDAC and Outlook. Future releases of St. Bernard UpdateEXPERT Smart Plug-in for HP OpenView will support UNIX and LINUX environments. Patch management is a critical function in the process of securing business infrastructures from malicious attacks, data loss and identify theft, said Todd DeLaughter, vice president and general manager of the HP OpenView Business Unit. St. Bernard Software and its UpdateEXPERT solution allow HP OpenView users to solve the immediate need for patch management on Microsoft operating systems and applications. The recent outbreak of the Bugbear.B worm clearly demonstrates the need for effective patch management. BugBear.B spread rapidly by taking advantage of a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer that enabled the worm to be executed by users merely viewing the infected email in Microsoft Outlook. The worldwide proliferation of Bugbear.B could have been greatly reduced had network and security administrators known that a patch for the Internet Explorer vulnerability had been available for almost two years. However, many IT administrators were unaware the patch existed and took no steps to repair the security flaw. On the other hand, administrators who were aware might have resisted deploying a fix because they could not afford the time and effort required to discover what patches were necessary and to research their interdependencies. Patch management and remediation is a complex process that HP OpenView customers can now easily and effectively manage with St. Bernards UpdateEXPERT. St. Bernard Software will reveal its integrated solution at the HP Software Forum 2003 in Chicago on June 16 - 20, 2003, which showcases HP OpenView offerings for enterprise and communications service provider customers and partners. For further details on the conference, please visit http://www.hpsoftwareforum.com. About St. Bernard Software Inc. St. Bernard Software Inc. is a global provider of security solutions that protect against data loss, system threats and Internet abuse. Through its products and services, St. Bernard Software helps companies protect their bottom line by securing networks against major risks before they happen. The companys products include Open File Manager, which captures open and in use files that would otherwise be skipped during the backup process; UpdateEXPERT which solves system and application security problems by keeping software patch levels current; and iPrism, an Internet access management appliance solution that monitors, filters and reports on inappropriate Internet usage and helps organizations enforce an Internet Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP). Founded in 1995, St. Bernard Software is a privately held corporation with corporate headquarters in San Diego and an international office in London. Ranked by Software Magazine as one of the world's 500 largest suppliers of software and services, St. Bernard Software's award-winning products are sold and supported through key solution partners worldwide. For more information call 1-800-782-3762 or visit www.stbernard.com. St Bernard Software is distributed in Australia by Digital Tape Solutions (DTS). For further information please contact your account representative on (02) 9496 1111. About Digital Tape Solutions DTS has over 13 years experience in the storage market and specialises in providing storage and data management solutions to major channel partners in the Australian marketplace. DTS leverages the distribution model to supply its products to major storage channel partners throughout the region and is the primary distributor for a number of complementary products including Overland Data tape robotic libraries. DTS has office locations in Sydney and Melbourne and serves all of the Australian market including Sydney (NSW), Melbourne (Victoria), Canberra (ACT), Brisbane (QLD), Adelaide (SA), Perth (WA) and Darwin (NT). DTS is unique as it offers not just a product or service but a tailored solution for data storage problems. Emulex PCI-X Fibre Channel Host BUS Adapter Achieves Solaris Ready Certification From Sun Microsystems 2003-04-07T13:28:00Z emulex-pci-x-fibre-channel-host-bus-adapter-achieves-solaris-ready-certification-from-sun-microsystems Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), the world's leading supplier of storage networking host bus adapters (HBAs), today announced that its LightPulse 2Gb/s LP9802 PCI-X HBA has achieved Solaris(tm) Ready Certification from Sun Microsystems, Inc. Emulex HBAs that have previously obtained Solaris Ready Certification include its 2Gb/s LP9002L, the SBus LP9002S, the dual channel LP9002DC and the CompactPCI LP9002C host bus adapters. The Solaris Ready program provides customers with a recognizable symbol for tested Solaris network server solutions from third-party providers. To receive the Solaris Ready designation, products must complete a rigorous testing process conducted by an independent testing laboratory. Products are evaluated for interoperability, platform support, Solaris platform compliance, ease-of-installation, driver compatibility and product documentation. &quot;The Emulex LP9802 has successfully passed the rigorous testing that is required to achieve the Solaris Ready Certification which is a great indication of their commitment to deliver products that are interoperable, driver compatible and support the Solaris platform,&quot; said Patric Chang, director, Market Development Engineering, Sun Microsystems, Inc. Emulex's LP9802 Fibre Channel PCI-X HBA is optimized for Sun Microsystems servers providing support for 2Gb/s Fibre Channel data rates, while delivering industry-leading performance. The LP9802 features automatic speed negotiation capability, which allows for complete compatibility with existing 1Gb/s Fibre Channel SANs and allows seamless upgrades to higher speed, more complex 2Gb/s SANs. &quot;Sun continues to provide leading products that help meet the needs of today's enterprise customers,&quot; said Mike Smith, executive vice president of Worldwide Marketing for Emulex. &quot;Emulex is pleased that yet another HBA from its LightPulse family has achieved Solaris Ready certification, and we will continue to exhibit our commitment of interoperability and platform support by offering a product line based on open-standards.&quot; The Emulex family of HBAs offers firmware-based architecture and operating system driver compatibility across Emulex's entire HBA product line, which provides customers with a simplified upgrade path, reduced management complexities and also ensures a lower total cost of ownership. The award-winning LP9802 PCI-X HBA is fully compatible with drivers that support Emulex's new centralized HBA management suite, HBAnyware, which incorporates driver-based technology to enable complete management of Emulex HBAs and the ability to upgrade firmware anywhere in a SAN from a single console. About Emulex Emulex Corporation is a leading supplier and developer of storage networking host bus adapters based on both Fibre Channel and IP networking technologies. The Emulex product families are based on internally developed ASIC, firmware and software technologies, and offer customers high performance, scalability, flexibility and reduced total cost of ownership. The company's products have been selected by the world's leading server and storage providers, including Dell, EMC, Fujitsu Siemens, Groupe Bull, HP, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, NEC, Network Appliance and Unisys. In addition, Emulex includes industry leaders Brocade, Computer Associates, INRANGE, Intel, Legato, McDATA, Microsoft and VERITAS among its strategic partners. Emulex markets to OEMs and end users through its own worldwide selling organization, as well as its two-tier distribution partners, including ACAL, Avnet, Bell Microproducts, Info-X, Netmarks, Tech Data, TidalWire and Tokyo Electron. Corporate headquarters are located in Costa Mesa, California. News releases and other information about Emulex Corporation are available at www.emulex.com. EMULEX We network storage Major Features full duplex 2Gb/s Fibre Channel delivering up to 400MB/s automatic speed negotiation automatic topology detection full fabric support using F_Port and FL_port connections onboard hardware context cache for superior fabric performance support for use of multiple concurrent protocols (SCSI and IP) full support for both FC service class 2 and 3 full fabric boot support in x86 and Sparc environments to multiple LUNs support for FC-Tape (FCP-2) devices 66/100/133 MHz PCI-X 1.0a and PCI 2.2 compatibility end-to-end parity protection for high data integrity Buffered data architecture to support over 50km cabling at full 2Gb/s bandwidth robust suite of software supporting Windows 2000, Windows NT, HP-UX, Linux, NetWare and Solaris optical small form factor (LC) interface For over 17 years XSI has been a leader in data storage and networking, by leveraging long term relationships with leading technology developers to bring to Australian resellers, products that demonstrate significant advantages in operation and cost savings Emulex expands certification efforts with Quantum to include next generation PCI-X host bus adapters 2003-03-07T16:40:00Z emulex-expands-certification-efforts-with-quantum-to-include-next-generation-pci-x-host-bus-adapters Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX), the world's leading supplier of storage networking host bus adapters (HBAs), today announced that Quantum Corp. has qualified Emulex's LightPulse PCI-X and 2Gb/s family of Fibre Channel HBAs for use with its ATL P-Series, ATL M-Series, and Quantum DX30 in Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Solaris operating system environments. New certifications are comprised of Emulex's award-winning LP9802, LP982 and LP9402DC PCI-X HBAs, as well as the LP9002L, dual channel LP9002DC and SBus LP9002S. &quot;Emulex's robust suite of storage networking connectivity solutions provide a terrific platform for the Quantum enhanced data protection and tape library families to provide customers with a highly reliable and scalable SAN environment,&quot; said Dean Morash, manager of business alliances for Quantum's Storage Solutions Group. &quot;We look forward to continuing our relationship with Emulex and are confident that our two companies' industry-leading products will deliver the robust features and functionality that our joint customers demand.&quot; Emulex's LightPulse family of Fibre Channel HBAs is ideal for SANs utilizing Quantum ATL P-Series and ATL M-Series tape libraries, and the Quantum DX30 disk-based enhanced backup solution, providing support for 2Gb/s Fibre Channel data rates, while delivering industry-leading performance. The Emulex family of HBAs offers firmware-based architecture and operating system driver compatibility across Emulex's entire HBA product line, which provides customers with a simplified upgrade path, reduced management complexities and also ensures a lower total cost of ownership. Emulex HBAs, including the LP9802 PCI-X and 2Gb/s family, are fully compatible with drivers that support the company's new centralized HBA management suite, HBAnyware, which incorporates driver-based technology to enable complete management of Emulex HBAs and the ability to upgrade firmware anywhere in a SAN from a single console. &quot;Quantum's qualification of our Fibre Channel HBAs reinforces that Emulex delivers the industry's leading SAN connectivity solutions that enterprises require for high performance data storage environments,&quot; said Mike Smith, Emulex Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. &quot;Emulex is fully committed to ongoing collaboration with Quantum to ensure not only the highest levels of interoperability, but the broad and successful deployment of industry-leading SAN solutions.&quot; About Emulex Emulex Corporation is a leading supplier and developer of storage networking host bus adapters based on both Fibre Channel and IP networking technologies. The Emulex product families are based on internally developed ASIC, firmware and software technologies, and offer customers high performance, scalability, flexibility and reduced total cost of ownership. The company's products have been selected by the world's leading server and storage providers, including Dell, EMC, Fujitsu Siemens, Groupe Bull, HP, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, NEC, Network Appliance and Unisys. In addition, Emulex includes industry leaders Brocade, Computer Associates, INRANGE, Intel, Legato, McDATA, Microsoft and VERITAS among its strategic partners. Emulex markets to OEMs and end users through its own worldwide selling organization, as well as its two-tier distribution partners, including ACAL, Avnet, Bell Microproducts, Info-X, Netmarks, Tech Data, TidalWire and Tokyo Electron. Corporate headquarters are located in Costa Mesa, California. News releases and other information about Emulex Corporation are available at www.emulex.com http://www.emulex.com/&gt; . EMULEX * We network storage &quot;Safe Harbor&quot; Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: With the exception of historical information, the statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. The company wishes to caution readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors include the rapidly changing nature of technology, evolving industry standards and frequent introductions of new products and enhancements by competitors; fluctuation in the growth of Fibre Channel and IP markets; changes in economic conditions or changes in end-user demand for technology solutions; fluctuations or delays in customer orders; the highly competitive nature of the markets for Emulex's products; Emulex's ability to gain market acceptance for its products; the company's ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; the company's reliance on third-party suppliers. These and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are also discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Forms 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q. ------------------ This news release refers to various products and companies by their trade names. In most, if not all, cases these designations are claimed as trademarks or registered trademarks by their respective companies. # # # Volume of Nasa satellite data managed by ADIC Software soars past 1 petabyte mark 2003-02-26T20:34:00Z volume-of-nasa-satellite-data-managed-by-adic-software-soars-past-1-petabyte-mark At NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS), where the world's largest set of data about the earth's environment is stored, storage management software from Advanced Digital Information Corporation (NASDAQ: ADIC), leader in Intelligent Storage(tm) solutions, is now giving scientists around-the-clock access to more than 1.8 petabytes of important information about the Earth's environment. ADIC's AMASS for UNIX is storage management software that transforms libraries, typically considered &quot;off-line&quot; storage, into truly online direct-access mass storage - enabling users, administrators, and applications to effortlessly archive terabytes or petabytes of data. AMASS presents an automated optical, tape, or DVD library as one device and one mount point, through a standard UNIX file system interface consisting of directories and files. Users or applications can save or access files residing on libraries in the same way they would with disk devices. AMASS manages disk cache, maintains metadata online in highly available server clusters, and scales to manage an effectively unlimited number of files. The core components of EOSDIS were developed by Raytheon Imagery and Geospatial Systems. &quot;When we designed EOSDIS, we knew we needed a robust storage system that could scale to handle massive data sets stored on multiple types of media,&quot; said Steve Fox, Raytheon Project Technical Director for EOSDIS. &quot;We also needed a stable solution that could support our 24/7 operation. The storage system has given us the performance we need and it has been consistently reliable. We have also been extremely pleased with the support the project has received from our primary storage solution vendors.&quot; Every day the EOSDIS system receives 3 terabytes of new data from its five satellites and distributes 2 terabytes of data to researchers around the world. The data is managed through a combination of disk storage, used primarily as caching, and several high capacity automated tape systems in four separate data centers. ADIC's AMASS is the software that ties the whole system together and enables both EOSDIS staff and users to access it effectively. To the users who access the data through the EOSDIS Web site - and these range from high school students to international climatologists - data appears as though it were stored in a single database. &quot;EOSDIS views the data it collects as a national treasure that can't afford to be lost,&quot; said Bill Yaman, ADIC Vice President, Software. &quot;At ADIC, we are extremely proud to be part of an effort that is helping scientists gain important insight into how the earth is changing. By the end of the current decade, EOSDIS will have as much as 10 petabytes of data stored, and I have complete confidence in the ability of ADIC's robust storage management software to continue to provide access to any of that information at any time.&quot; About AMASS AMASS is specialized storage management software that lets users, administrators, and applications archive large data sets on automated storage libraries and retrieve all or any portion of the data at any time. AMASS provides users with enormous storage capacity and cost savings with the look and feel of a hard disk, transforming devices typically considered &quot;off-line storage&quot; into truly online direct-access mass storage. AMASS software is used in more than 1000 organizations worldwide to manage some of the industry's largest and most challenging data storage environments. About ADIC Software ADIC data management software provides enterprise-scale access and protection for critical digital assets throughout their lifetime, automatically managing data on different platforms, operating systems, and media types to give users the maximum performance and utilization from their storage resource investment. ADIC data management software is used in more than 1000 organizations worldwide to manage some of the industry's largest and most challenging open systems data storage environments. About ADIC Advanced Digital Information Corporation (NASDAQ: ADIC) is a leading provider of Intelligent Storage(tm) solutions to the open systems marketplace. ADIC is the world's largest supplier of automated tape systems using the drive technologies most often employed for backing up open system, client-server networks.* The Company's data management software and storage networking appliances provide IT managers innovative tools for storing, managing and protecting their most valuable digital assets in a variety of disk and tape environments. ADIC storage products are available through a worldwide sales force and a global network of resellers and OEMs, including Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Sun. For more information, visit www.adic.com. *IDC 2001 worldwide revenue and unit market share data for all automated systems using DLT, SDLT, LTO, 8mm or AIT drives, and Gartner Dataquest, 2002 Market Shares and Forecasts for Tape Automation Systems, F. Yale, August 2002. ADIC andAMASS are registered trademarks and Intelligent Storage is a trademark of Advanced Digital Information Corporation. All other trade or service marks mentioned in this document should be considered the property of their respective owner. ADIC Scalar 24 Selected as Product of the Year by Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.Com 2003-02-20T20:43:00Z adic-scalar-24-selected-as-product-of-the-year-by-storage-magazine-and-searchstorage-com Advanced Digital Information Corporation (Nasdaq:ADIC), leader in Intelligent Storage(TM) solutions for the open systems market, announced today that the company's Scalar(R) 24 tape library has been named a Product of the Year award recipient by Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.com in their first annual storage product awards. The winners were selected by a panel of independent storage analysts, storage specialists from the IT community, and technical journalists who made their choices based on a combination of product features that included performance, ease of use, integration, innovation and overall value. Award recipients were judged &quot;must&quot; entrants on any IT department's list of products to evaluate. Winners were announced in five storage categories from among 39 entrants. The judging panel called the Scalar 24 &quot;tough to beat&quot; in the backup harder category based on its combination of value and performance. Other storage product award winners include products from Network Appliance, Fujitsu, Veritas and Brocade. &quot;This award confirms Scalar 24 as a premier entry-level library with an industry leading combination of enterprise-class performance and high value,&quot; said Bill Britts, ADIC Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. &quot;We are pleased to have it recognized by the broad IT community as an innovative contribution to network data protection.&quot; Introduced in September 2002, the Scalar 24 offers the industry's best value for enterprise-class performance, with a price point low enough to reduce the cost of high performance backup by 30% or more. The library combines easy-to-use, scalable management, a trouble-free upgrade path, the latest SDLT/LTO technology and a complete storage networking architecture to deliver an ideal solution for any business that has outgrown the capabilities of autoloaders or stand-alone drives. About ADIC Advanced Digital Information Corporation (Nasdaq:ADIC) is a leading provider of Intelligent Storage(TM) solutions to the open systems marketplace. ADIC(R) is the world's largest supplier of automated tape systems using the drive technologies most often employed for backing up open system, client-server networks.(a) The Company's data management software and storage networking appliances provide IT managers innovative tools for storing, managing and protecting their most valuable digital assets. ADIC storage products are available through a worldwide sales force and a global network of resellers and OEMs, including Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Sun. For more information, visit www.adic.com. (a)IDC 2001 worldwide revenue and unit market share data for all automated systems using DLT, SDLT, LTO, 8mm or AIT drive, and Gartner Dataquest, 2002 Market Shares and Forecasts for Tape Automation Systems, F. Yale, August 2002. ADIC and Scalar are registered trademarks and Intelligent Storage is a trademark of Advanced Digital Information Corporation. All other trade or service marks mentioned in this document should be considered the property of their respective owners. Exabyte announces availability of VXA-2 with firewall for Mac users 2003-01-08T18:11:00Z exabyte-announces-availability-of-vxa-2-with-firewall-for-mac-users Exabyte Corporation (NASDAQ: EXBT), a performance and value leader in tape backup systems, today announced the availability of VXA-2 with FireWire, a new version of its VXA-2 tape drive specifically designed for Mac users intensive multimedia storage needs. The release of VXA-2 with FireWire affirms Exabytes commitment to provide high-performance, high-value storage products to the Apple market. Exabyte is unveiling its newest product at the Macworld Conference &amp; Expo 2003, where storage trends will be among the hottest topics. VXA-2 is the next-generation of Exabytes VXA tape drives, which have been popular among Mac users since the release of VXA-1 with FireWire in early 2001. VXA-2 with FireWire provides a faster data transfer rate and larger capacity than the previous version, making it an even more powerful storage solution and a greater value for Mac users. The VXA-2 tape drive is designed to deliver a native capacity of up to 80 GB and a compressed capacity of up to 160 GB, while maintaining full read and write compatibility with the first generation VXA-1 tape drive. These characteristics make VXA-2 with FireWire a more convenient and cost-effective storage solution than CDs and DVDs, which have limitations in providing adequate data backup and retrieval for data-intensive applications in an Apple environment. For users of data-intensive applications such as Digidesign Pro Tools or Final Cut Pro on powerful Apple systems such as the G4 workstation, The VXA-2 with FireWire is the ultimate storage solution. VXA-2 with FireWire is the best storage solution on the market for Mac users who want impeccable reliability when backing up data from digital video, audio tracks, multimedia graphics and other storage-intensive applications, said Tom Ward, president and CEO of Exabyte. VXA-2 with FireWire combines the capacity and reliability of Exabytes proven VXA tape drive technology with the flexibility of a FireWire connection. Its a great storage product for the Mac community, and our demos at Macworld will show off its tremendous speed and its unmatched ease of use. Mac users have very specific, demanding storage needs, and Exabyte is proud to have such a strong reputation among the discriminating customers in this market. There is a clear need for more powerful storage solutions in the Apple market, where there is such a concentration of professionals using data-intensive applications, continued Ward. Data storage on media such as CDs and DVDs are no longer ideal for many of these applications, creating a need for solutions like Exabytes VXA-2 tape drive. The VXA tape drive provides the reliability that Mac users demand, along with speed and capacity that provide optimal storage for the sizable data files that are utilized in Apple applications. Pricing &amp; Availability The VXA-2 with FireWire has an MSRP of $1693 VXA-2 with FireWire includes support for Jaguar, and is available through all the major distributor and reseller channels. About VXA Tape Technology First introduced in 1999, award-winning VXA tape products offer a unique combination of reliability, performance, and value. VXA drives are the ideal replacement for drives based on the popular DDS tape technology, which has reached the end of its product roadmap. With the DDS product cycle ending, millions of DDS users must migrate to alternative tape backup technologies. VXA offers them the ideal solution with higher capacity and performance at the same price point as DDS. VXA also offers superior reliability, based on an innovative read/write architecture with a highly reliable Internet-like packet format, designed for 100% data restore. The published VXA roadmap extends through successive generations into VXA-4, ensuring long-term protection of users investments in drives and media. About Exabyte Corporation Exabyte Corporation (NASDAQ: EXBT) provides innovative tape storage solutions to customers whose top buying criteria is value maximum performance, quality and ease-of-use at a price they can afford. Exabyte is the recognized value-leader in tape storage and automation solutions for workstations, midrange servers and enterprise storage networks, and has been an industry innovator since 1987. Exabytes high-performance Mammoth-2 (M2) tape drives for the mid-range market have a strong performance-price ratio, Exabytes VXA-2 tape drive technology provides DDS users with significantly higher capacity and performance at a similar price point, and Exabytes storage automation products are rugged, reliable automation solutions for users of VXAtape, MammothTape and LTO (Ultrium). Exabyte has a worldwide network of OEMs, distributors and resellers that share Exabytes commitment to value and customer service, including partners such as IBM, Compaq, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Bull, Toshiba, Apple Computer, Tech Data, Digital Storage Inc., Ingram Micro and Arrow Electronics. For additional information, call +65-6271 6331 or visit www.exabyte-asiapacific.com. For investor relations inquiries, e-mail investor@exabyte.com. ### Data capacities and transfer rates for VXA drives assume a compression ratio of two-to-one. Actual compression will vary depending on the nature of the data and the drive and media quality. The foregoing contains forward-looking statements related to the companys products and business prospects. Such statements are subject to one or more risks. The actual results that the company achieves may differ materially from such forward-looking statements due to risks and uncertainties related to customer dependence, competition, product development, market demand, management of business and product transitions and other such risks as noted in the companys 2001 Form10-K. Please refer to the companys Form 10-K and Forms 10-Q for a description of such risks. Exabyte, VXA and M2 are registered trademarks, and, MammothTape is a trademark of Exabyte Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. UXC Company Update 2002-11-14T21:07:00Z uxc-company-update The purpose of this announcement is to update UXC Ltd shareholders with recent developments following the merger with DVT Holdings Ltd. Effective today, 13 November 2002, the ASX ticker for UXC Ltd will be UXC. Also effective today UXC commences trading ex dividend. The 3 cent fully franked dividend will be paid on or about 25 November 2002. The new UXC web page (www.uxc.com.au) is currently being propagated and will be fully functional within days. In the interim shareholders may also access information via the previous Utility Services Corporation Ltd web page at www.utilityservices.com.au. Among recent additions to the web page is a research report prepared by Aegis Equities Research, which examines UXC following the merger. The report concludes that: UXC has a high growth, low risk organic earnings profile and is poised to record significant earnings growth following a series of recent acquisitions UXC continues to seek acquisition and growth opportunities and expects to have further announcements in this regard in the near future. For more information please contact: Mr Geoff Lord Executive Chairman UXC Limited Tel: (03) 9941 3100 Mr Mark Hubbard Company Secretary UXC Limited Tel: (03) 9224 5777 Toll Free Shareholder Information Line: 1800 092 092 About UXC Limited UXC Limited is an ASX listed Australian Technical Services company with a market capitalisation of over $70 million, revenue running at an annual rate of $150 million and approximately 850 employees. UXC is engaged in the provision of Business and IT services (Consulting, Applications, Integration and Maintenance), Infrastructure Support Services (Desktop, Server, Network, Storage, Voice) and Utility Asset and Data Management (inspection and maintenance of electricity distribution assets and the provision of utility meter installation, reading, and related data management services). Adic Scalar 24 selected as product of the year 2002-11-14T20:57:00Z adic-scalar-24-selected-as-product-of-the-year Advanced Digital Information Corporation (NASDAQ: ADIC), the leader in Intelligent Storage(tm) systems, announced today that the company's Scalar 24 entry-level tape library was selected as the Product of the Year in the backup hardware category at the sixth annual Forum Stockage 2002, held last month in Paris. This international conference, which focuses on all aspects of storage and data protection, is the largest European exhibition and conference dedicated to storage and storage management topics. &quot;The Scalar 24 is the first product in the industry designed to combine enterprise-class performance and features with a price point that can save IT departments 30% or more on their backup hardware costs and a guaranteed growth path that preserves 100% of their investment,&quot; said Bill Britts, ADIC Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. &quot;We are pleased that the distinguished panel of judges at this prestigious conference recognized the innovation and value that the Scalar 24 represents.&quot; The ADIC Scalar 24 &quot;incorporates the latest LTO or Super DLT technology with advanced management features usually found in high-end solutions,&quot; noted Richard Trilling, president of the award jury, which included leading technical journalists, IT consultants and end-users. It was, he explained, &quot;the logical choice for the award.&quot; At this year's Forum Stockage, 33 products were nominated for awards in six categories. Other award winners included Adaptec, Network Appliance, and Hewlett-Packard. Introduced in September 2002, the Scalar 24 offers the industry's best value for enterprise-class performance, with a price point low enough to reduce the cost of high performance backup by 30% or more. The library combines easy-to-use, scalable management, a trouble-free upgrade path, the latest SDLT/LTO technology and a complete storage networking architecture to deliver an ideal solution for any business that has outgrown the capabilities of autoloaders or stand-alone drives. The Scalar 24 helps protect user investments with a trouble-free upgrade path that includes easy-to-add drives and storage networking components, a next-generation drive-ready architecture, and a no-risk trade-up program that preserves 100% of a customer's investment. The Scalar 24 is backed by the industry's most complete 3-year warranty and 24-hour FastExchange service coverage. The Scalar 24 is part of ADIC's award-winning Scalar family of intelligent tape libraries. Scalar libraries provide high performance tape storage for a wide range of environments, supporting from 15 to more than 15,000 data cartridges and from one to hundreds of drives. Scalar libraries pioneered barrier-free growth, capacity-on-demand scalability, and advanced, integrated storage networking support that enhances the performance and reliability of SAN backup. The Scalar 24 is available now at a suggested list price starting at less than $12,500 (USD). About ADIC Advanced Digital Information Corporation (NASDAQ: ADIC) is a leading provider of Intelligent Storage(tm) solutions to the open systems marketplace. ADIC is the world's largest supplier of automated tape systems using the drive technologies most often employed for backing up open system, client-server networks.* The Company's storage management software and storage networking appliances provide IT managers innovative tools for storing, managing and protecting their most valuable digital assets. ADIC storage products are available through a worldwide sales force and a global network of resellers and OEMs, including Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens, Hewlett-Packard and IBM. For more information, visit www.adic.com. *IDC 2001 worldwide revenue and unit market share data for all automated systems using DLT, SDLT, LTO, 8mm or AIT drive, and Gartner Dataquest, 2002 Market Shares and Forecasts for Tape Automation Systems, F. Yale, August 2002. ADIC and Scalar are registered trademarks and Intelligent Storage is a trademark of Advanced Digital Information Corporation. All other trade or service marks mentioned in this document should be considered the property of their respective owners. Australian Data Storage Leaders Join Forces 2002-09-19T21:30:00Z australian-data-storage-leaders-join-forces In May 2002, XSI Technology merged with the e-DataGroup of companies, all specialists in the data storage market. These businesses included Dawn Technologies, Digital Tape Solutions (DTS) and e-Data Professional Services. The group has been renamed as XSI Data Solutions Pty Ltd and is now the largest Australian Data Storage specialist. XSI Data Solutions is part of a publicly listed company, which has turnover in excess of $150 million, no debt and $40 million cash in the bank. This years dividend will be more than 8% fully franked. XSI Data Solutions comprises a number of businesses all specialists in the data storage marketplace. They include: Dawn Technologies Australias largest Open Systems Data Management specialist, selling directly to the end user market. Digital Tape Solutions (DTS) is exclusively focused on the distribution market place and supplies to the Australian computer reseller market. e-Data Professional Services provides expert pre and post sale service as well as hardware and software consulting to organisations and customers of the group. XSI Technology remains a leader in the disk, tape and network based solutions segment and has taken a premier position in the SAN marketplace. With the storage market expertise of Dawn, DTS and e-Data Professional Services added to XSIs proven performance and stability, the company has effectively strengthened its resources and increased its customer base. Background Eighteen years ago nine Australian data storage innovators formed a company to bring leading edge Data Storage solutions to the Australian marketplace. The nine members were all ex employees of Remington Australias System Industries division (SI) thus the name XSI arose. XSI Data Solutions is proud to be one of the strongest organisations in the Australian Data Storage market place and that 8 of the 9 founders remain as part of the business today. The group boasts 14 of Australias top 20 companies amongst their customers, government and education are also strongly represented on the client list.