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Globalstor and Breece Hill Demonstrate Scalable Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape Solution at SWC

Solution Offers Replication, Backup, Recovery, and Archival Support for Small, Medium and Enterprise-Level Businesses

LONG BEACH, CA June 30, 2004:

Globalstor Data Corporation, a leading distributor of network storage solutions, and Breece Hill LLC, a manufacturer of tape autoloaders, libraries and integrated information storage appliances, announced today it will demonstrate Breece Hill’s iStoRA 4000 Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape (D2D2T) data protection product in its booth at the annual Storage World Conference (SWC). Developed to provide small to medium business (SMB) and enterprise (SME) customers with enterprise-level replication, backup, migration, and individual file recovery utilizing disk, tape and other removable media, iStoRA combines the best features of both disk and tape technology for a complete, easy-to-use, affordable data storage solution.

Based on Breece Hill’s Information Storage and Retrieval Architecture, the iStoRA 4000 is a 4U rack mountable, data protection appliance featuring a 1.5 TB Serial-ATA disk array and tape autoloader providing a choice of tape formats for capacities reaching 13 TB. iStoRA 4000 integrates an Intel-based server with data protection software that performs policy- (or rules-) based data traffic and storage management. To best exemplify a typical SMB installation, Globalstor will demonstrate the iStoRA on a SAN with an SGI system using Windows 2000.

“Today’s small to medium sized businesses and enterprises need information storage that economically meets complex business and regulatory requirements for data protection and retention," said Scott Leif, President of Globalstor Data. "This product will be a powerful addition to our family of fully integrated storage solutions, ensuring ease of deployment, ease of use, ease of management, and reduced requirements for IT resources — all in single rack-mountable enclosure.”

Shipping pre-configured with management software, Breece Hill’s product integrates the storage capabilities normally found in larger and more expensive storage solutions. This includes automated data lifecycle management—with staged disk-to-tape backup, file migration and replication and file tracking—in a point-and-click solution that anyone can manage.

"The iStoRA 4000 delivers seamless integration of tape, disk and software to help SMBs and enterprise departments manage automatic data replication, backup, archiving, and recovery," said Phil Pascarelli, President of Breece Hill, LLC. “Paired with the scalable storage solutions, integration and support offered by Globalstor Data, today’s ‘small’ businesses can use sophisticated storage management without overstretching their IT dollars.”

During SWC, Globalstor Data and Breece Hill will demonstrate the product’s unique capabilities in Globalstor’s booth #308 at the Long Beach Convention Center

Availability and Support

 Breece Hill products are available through Globalstor Data, one of Breece Hill’s exclusive network of domestic and international Value Added Resellers and Integrators. For more information, please visit www.breecehill.com/partners.

About Breece Hill

Breece Hill (www.breecehill.com) is a leader in cost-effective and innovative solutions for information storage and retrieval, including tape appliances, autoloaders and libraries for the small to medium enterprise (SME) and workgroup sectors. The Breece Hill tape automation line, continuously marketed and supported since 1993, spans from entry-level autoloaders to mid-range libraries, with more than 25,000 units shipped worldwide. Breece Hill’s disk-to-disk-to-removable storage product, introduced in 2003, is a disk-to-disk-to-removable storage platform. For more information, contact Breece Hill at www.breecehill.com or (303) 664-8295.

About Globalstor Data

Headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, Globalstor Data Corporation is a leading distributor of high-end mass storage solutions and is widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support. An OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support, the firm’s competitively priced product line includes technically advanced DVD-RAM and Magneto-Optical (MO) drives and libraries for solutions scalable in excess of 20TB of capacity. Globalstor also provides a comprehensive range of tape, CD, RAID and Fibre Channel solutions with complete integration for all major operating systems. Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California and internationally through a strong foundation of over-seas resellers.