January 10, 2005 08:30 ET

At Macworld, BakBone Introduces Enterprise-Class Data Protection Features for Mac OS X Environments



OTC Bulletin Board SYMBOL: BKBOF

JANUARY 10, 2005 - 08:30 ET

At Macworld, BakBone Introduces Enterprise-Class Data
Protection Features for Mac OS X Environments

SAN FRANCISCO--(CCNMatthews - Jan 10, 2005) -

BakBone Showcases Industry-First Storage Backup Configurations Which
Simplify Integration, Reduce Costs and Enhance Performance

BakBone Software™ (TSX:BKB)(OTCBB:BKBOF) announced today at MacWorld
in Booth #617, new storage backup solutions to help small- and
medium-sized companies, data center users and education and digital
media departments address the challenges of data protection in Mac OS X
environments, including those built around Xserve, Xserve RAID and Xsan.

Building on BakBone's commitment to support Apple's move into the
enterprise, NetVault provides both server and client support for Mac, as
well as Application Plugin Modules including Oracle 10g and MySQL. For
those Mac users looking to make a successful transition to Mac OS X,
NetVault is designed to address the new reality of multi-terabyte file
storage, as well as help users implement and manage a robust
enterprise-class data protection solution that is high performance,
easily integrated and cost-effective to deploy.

"Since BakBone announced general availability of NetVault for Mac OS X
in September, we're seeing Mac OS X gain significant traction in the
enterprise marketplace," said Adrian Jones, senior vice president,
worldwide OEMs and alliances group, BakBone Software. "We are excited to
introduce industry-first data protection features and functionality that
perfectly meet Apple users' enterprise storage needs. BakBone's NetVault
software provides IT administrators the enterprise-class reliability,
scalability, price and performance their businesses need to remain

Supporting the broadest range of tape hardware devices in the industry,
BakBone will showcase several unique backup configurations using
NetVault in various enterprise environments including Oracle 10g. With
solutions for either managing a completely Mac-based shop or simply
supporting Mac clients in a Unix or Windows network, major
feature-enhancing additions to NetVault for Mac OS X environments

Virtual Tape Library -- Providing a structured backup to disk,
NetVault's Virtual Tape Library (VTL) operates and functions just like a
physical tape library. Storage administrators can take advantage of the
high performance, low-cost attributes of Xserve RAID for rapid backups
and restores in data intensive environments. With or without the aid of
a physical tape library, an administrator can quickly allocate disk
space to create a virtual tape library for backup. If needed, multiple
network clients can be backed up simultaneously to a virtual tape
library on Xserve RAID. Backups can then be migrated or duplicated to or
from a virtual library to a physical tape library for off-site storage.

Policy Based Job Management -- Comprehensive job management tools help
storage administrators create data protection policies that are used to
efficiently define and manage backup strategies for all of your clients
and critical applications. Policy Management tools allow job templates
to be created and easily applied to a single client or an entire group
of clients, simultaneously. Once defined, policy-based administration
allows you to monitor, manage and edit a group of jobs as a single
entity. This ultimately improves productivity and reduces the human
error associated with manual job management.

User Level Access -- To ease storage administration, the User Level
Access feature allows users to be defined with a specific set of
privileges on an individual or group basis. For example, you may grant
the ability to run reports and define backup jobs to your database
administrators, while limiting all other users to restoring only their
clients' files. User Level Access is ideal for extending a subset of
NetVault's features to other members of the IT staff as well as end
users and helps free network administrators for more critical tasks.

Designed to meet users' current and future data protection needs with
advanced features for the backup and recovery of multiple terabytes of
data, BakBone and Apple engineers have jointly tested and
cross-certified Apple's full range of networked storage solutions
including Xserve, Xserve RAID and Xsan to provide seamless
interoperability and performance for Apple customers.

To learn more about the backup configurations described above, BakBone's
enterprise-class data protection features, and future application and
development plans for Mac OS X, please visit BakBone at Booth #617 or
visit BakBone's web site at

About BakBone Software, Inc.

BakBone Software is a leading international data protection solution
provider that develops and distributes data backup, restore, and
disaster recovery 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 size 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 OEM partners,
resellers and solution providers, interested companies can learn more
information about BakBone's products and services at or

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