SOURCE: ADIC

July 31, 2006 08:00 ET

ADIC Strengthens StorNext Archiving Capabilities

New Enhancements Verify Integrity of Archived Data; Boost Performance

REDMOND, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 31, 2006 -- Advanced Digital Information Corporation (NASDAQ: ADIC), a leader in Intelligent Storage™ solutions for the open systems market, announced today upgrades to its StorNext data management software, including security and performance enhancements to its archiving functionality. Key new features in the StorNext 2.8 release make it easier for users to guarantee the long-term integrity of their archived data, as well as improve transfer performance when the data is migrated from primary to secondary storage. The end result is that users can increase the integrity of their data by building an important data security feature into the archive process and make it faster and easier to implement an archiving strategy to reduce overall storage management costs.

"Expanding data sets and the need to store key digital assets for extended periods is making archiving a critical need for most companies," said Paul Zuhorski, Executive Director, ADIC Advanced Solutions Group. "Because these assets are often core to business operations, the integrity of the data is paramount. StorNext 2.8 addresses this issue by building a data integrity verification process into its iMover™ technology so that users can know that the files retrieved from archive tiers are identical to the original data that was archived. This new capability allows users to deploy an archive strategy for excellent long term data management and low costs, while giving them certainty about the integrity of their digital assets, without regard for its age."

iMover is the core technology that gives StorNext the ability to move data across multiple storage tiers -- both disk and tape -- while maintaining transparent access to the files for multiple hosts and operating systems. In the new release, StorNext automatically generates a unique signature for each file before it is moved from primary to secondary storage, and then performs a comparison check when that data is retrieved.

A second new archiving feature in StorNext 2.8 improves archiving performance and allows users to take better advantage of the storage characteristics of open system tape technologies by utilizing the performance characteristics of tape more effectively.

Also included in StorNext 2.8 is new operating environment support including Opteron/ EM64T on RedHat 4 and SUSE Linux 9 for StorNext Storage Manager, and updates for RedHat 3, RedHat4 and IRIX. New drive support was added for IBM TS1120 in the ADIC Scalar 10K tape library, and Sun/StorageTek T10000 in the Sun/StorageTek 9310 tape library.

Availability

StorNext 2.8 is available now from ADIC and ADIC software channel partners.

About ADIC

Advanced Digital Information Corporation (NASDAQ: ADIC) is a leading provider of Intelligent Storage™ 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, storage networking appliances, and disk-based backup and restore solutions 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, OEMs and partnerships, including Apple, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu-Siemens, HP, IBM, and Sun.

On May 2, 2006, ADIC announced that it entered into an agreement to merge with Quantum Corporation (NYSE: DSS). Further information about ADIC and the proposed merger is available at www.adic.com.

*Market Share: Gartner Dataquest, Tape Automation Systems Market Shares, 2004, F. Yale, August 2005. 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.

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