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EXABYTE AND DANTZ TO PROVIDE CROSS-PLATFORM STORAGE DATA PROTECTION FOR SMB
Exabyte VXA Automation Certified with Dantz Retrospect Software for Windows
BOULDER, CO, March 25, 2003 – Exabyte Corporation (OTCBB: EXBT), a
performance and value leader in tape backup systems, and Dantz Development
Corporation, the leading provider of backup and restore software for small
and midsize businesses (SMB), today announced that they are teaming to
provide storage data protection solutions for the SMB market. Dantz has
certified Exabyte’s AutoPak 1×7 and AutoPak 1×10 tape autoloaders, as well
as the 430 tape library with VXA-2, with Dantz Retrospect=AE backup software
for the Windows and Macintosh platforms. Now SMB customers have superior
storage data protection solutions that are automated and exceptionally easy
The AutoPak 1×7 desktop tape autoloader with VXA-2 provides highly
affordable and convenient automated data storage in a compact design for an
MSRP of $3,299. The product offers more than 1 TB* of storage capacity and
performance of up to 43.2 GB/hr. Available with a SCSI interface, the
AutoPak 1×7 provides automated access to seven data cartridges and one
VXA-2 tape drive. The seven-cartridge magazine is removable, facilitating
convenient media loading/unloading and offline storage.
The AutoPak 1×10 2u rack mount autoloader with VXA-2 is designed to
complement low-cost, low-profile 1u and 2u rack-mount servers. With an MSRP
of $3,499, the AutoPak 1×10 optimizes the use of valuable rack space.
Supporting one VXA-2 tape drive and up to 10 data cartridges, the AutoPak
1×10 provides capacity of up to 1.6 TB and performance of up to 43.2 GB/hr.
Highly data-intensive applications can benefit from the unattended
operation provided by the Exabyte 430 Tape Library with VXA-2. Designed to
support a variety of system architectures, the 430 supports up to four
VXA-2 tape drives and 30 cartridges for a maximum capacity of 4.8 TB and
performance of up to 173 GB/hr. The 430 tape library comes standard with a
SCSI interface, entry/exit port for secure access to individual cartridges
and a bar code reader for enhanced media management.
Designed specifically for small and midsize businesses, Retrospect backs up
business-critical information on networked file servers, 24×7 application
servers, desktops, and notebooks running Windows, Macintosh=AE, and selected
Unix=AE-based operating systems. Retrospect utilizes proven automated
technology to make backups and restores easy, fast, and 100% accurate.
“Exabyte’s VXA automation products and Dantz’ Retrospect backup and restore
software are both designed to meet the needs of the SMB market, and
together they form a very powerful storage solution,” said Kelly Beavers,
vice president of marketing at Exabyte. “What is most exciting about our
Exabyte-Dantz autoloader solutions is that the price is comparable to many
standalone drives. This means that customers can now afford all the
benefits of automation – including easier management, greater capacity and
better performance – with the same budget they have allotted for a single
“Dantz works closely with leading hardware manufacturers to provide our
customers with outstanding storage data protection solutions that meet the
unique needs of the SMB market, and our collaboration with Exabyte has been
excellent,” said Tony Barbagallo, vice president of marketing at Dantz.
“The result is an outstanding cross-platform storage solution that provides
an affordable way for customers to protect their business critical data.”
Founded in 1984, Dantz Development Corporation is the leading worldwide
provider of backup and restore software focused on small and midsize
businesses. The Dantz Retrospect family of backup products employs patented
technologies and has earned numerous awards for protecting business
critical information on file servers, line-of-business24x7 application
servers, desktops, and notebooks. Customers of Dantz include small and
midsize businesses, as well as workgroups and departments of larger
companies, including British Telecom, Daimler Chrysler, Motorola, Nortel,
Pixar, and Walt Disney. Dantz is a privately held company located in
Orinda, Calif. and backed by leading venture capital firms Mobius Venture
Capital, ARCH Venture Partners, and Madrona Venture Group. For more
information, please visit www.dantz.com or call 925.253.3000.
About Exabyte Corporation
Exabyte Corporation (OTCBB: 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. Exabyte’s high-performance Mammoth-2
(M2T) tape drives for the mid-range market have a strong performance-price
ratio, Exabyte’s VXA-2 tape drive technology provides DDS users with
significantly higher capacity and performance at a similar price point, and
Exabyte’s storage automation products are rugged, reliable automation
solutions for users of VXAtape, MammothTapeT and LTOT (UltriumT). Exabyte
has a worldwide network of OEMs, distributors and resellers that share
Exabyte’s 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 1-800-EXABYTE or visit www.exabyte.com.
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