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LEGATO Announces Cost-effective Replication Solution for Windows-based Network Attached Storage Devices

  • 11 September, 2003 16:18

<p>LEGATO Announces Cost-effective Replication Solution for Windows-based Network Attached Storage Devices</p>
<p>LEGATO RepliStor® for Windows Storage Server Ensures Data Availability Through Power Outages, Fires and Other Types of Failures and Disasters</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia. September 11, 2003 - LEGATO Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGTO), a worldwide leader in enterprise storage management software solutions and services for Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), today announced availability of LEGATO RepliStor for Windows Storage Server. This solution provides a simple, cost-efficient method of keeping data stored on Microsoft Windows®-powered Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices available by replicating it to a second NAS device.</p>
<p>“There are tremendous growth opportunities for data availability and protection in the SME market,” said William Hurley, senior analyst for Enterprise Application Group. “At AUS$2,420, LEGATO RepliStor for Windows Storage Server sets a new standard for affordability, value and function. By adding to their strong line of Windows availability solutions which includes AppPanel, Co-StandbyServer and RepliStor, LEGATO is beginning to build a reputation of extending Microsoft's strategy of offering enterprise-ready capabilities at SMB prices.”</p>
<p>LEGATO RepliStor for Windows-Powered NAS enables data stored on a NAS device to be constantly available through power outages, fires, and other types of failures and disasters. This product provides one-to-one, bi-directional replication of data stored on one NAS device to another NAS, over any LAN or WAN distance. When one NAS device becomes unavailable, RepliStor automatically fails over, switching Windows file system services to the second NAS. This preserves the ability for business users to access and use the data stored on the NAS.</p>
<p>Key NAS-to-NAS capabilities provided by this version of RepliStor include:
• Faster and easier deployment of replication capabilities, through simplified configuration of NAS-to-NAS replication with built-in defaults tuned to NAS devices including:
o Data Directory default
o Silent install
o Percentage of memory available on the NAS is used by default for the RepliStor cache
• Continued access to NAS-stored data when failures occur, through NAS-to-NAS bi-directional failover of Windows file system services
• Flexible configuration options enable easy migration to Windows Storage Server 2003
• Central management across all one-to-one pairs of Windows Storage Server 2003 and Windows Server Appliance Kit (SAK) 2000 devices</p>
<p>“Microsoft is focused on meeting the needs of NAS customers facing tightened budgets and increased storage requirements. Offering enterprise-ready capabilities combined with lower total cost of ownership for data storage is a key benefit of the Windows Storage Server 2003 introduction,” said Rakesh Narasimhan, general manager of the Enterprise Storage Division at Microsoft Corp. “RepliStor for Windows Storage Server represents LEGATO’s commitment to meet the needs of our mutual customers for enterprise-ready and cost-effective data replication solutions.”</p>
<p>“This version of RepliStor provides simplified, one-to-one replication and failover capabilities that make it even faster and easier for users to deploy and administer,” said Ulf Zetterberg, vice president, Automated Availability, LEGATO Systems, Inc. “RepliStor for Windows Storage Server is offered at an attractive, entry-level price and makes this product the most cost-effective replication solution available for organisations of all sizes.”</p>
<p>RepliStor for Windows Storage Server is available October 2003, and pricing starts at AUS$2,420.</p>
<p>About LEGATO RepliStor
RepliStor is a market-leading solution for software data replication on Windows, which was named as the only replication product finalist for the Windows and .NET Magazine Best of Show Award at this year’s Microsoft Tech Ed show in Dallas, Texas. RepliStor uses patented, asynchronous, real-time data replication to copy Microsoft Windows data across LAN and WAN networks. RepliStor can make any number of copies of data, at unlimited distances between Windows servers, and on any type of Windows storage.</p>
<p>About LEGATO
LEGATO Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGTO) is a global provider of enterprise-class software solutions and services for Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) – helping organisations achieve business continuity, operational efficiency and regulatory compliance. LEGATO’s information protection, automated availability, and messaging and content management solutions are delivered through a worldwide network of strategic partnerships and alliances, as well as a direct sales force. The company's corporate headquarters are located at 2350 West El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040 (650) 210-7000, fax:(650) 210-7032, Web site: www.legato.com</p>
<p>The company’s head office in Australia is located at Level 10, 100 Walker Street, North Sydney NSW 2060. For further information or details on pricing and availability please call Legato Systems on (61 2) 9929 4944.</p>
<p>LEGATO and the LEGATO logo are registered trademarks, and LEGATO NetWorker, NetWorker, SmartMedia, Co-StandbyServer, RepliStor, SnapShotServer, QuikStartz, AlphaStor, ClientPak, Xtender, XtenderSolutions, DiskXtender, ApplicationXtender, ArchiveXtender, EmailXtender, and EmailXaminer are trademarks or registered trademarks of LEGATO Systems, Inc. This is a nonexhaustive list of LEGATO trademarks, and other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Information regarding products, services and offerings may be superseded by subsequent documents. For the latest information and specifications regarding LEGATO Systems, Inc. and any of its offerings or services, please contact your local sales office or the Corporate Headquarters.</p>
<p>This release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding future events regarding the future financial performance of LEGATO that involve risks and uncertainties. We wish to caution you that such statements are just predictions and actual events or results may differ materially. Please refer to the documents LEGATO Systems files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the most recent reports filed Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. These documents contain and identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this release reflect LEGATO's beliefs and predictions as of September 10, 2003. LEGATO disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements as a result of financial, business or any other developments occurring after September 10, 2003.</p>
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Editorial Contacts:
Agency Contact:-
Kirsten Davey
Markom Marketing Pty Ltd
(61 2) 9977 8922
kirstendavey@markom.com.au</p>
<p>Client Contact:-
Stephen Lloyd-Jones
Managing Director Aust/NZ
LEGATO Systems
(61 2) 9929 4944
sljones@legato.com.au</p>

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