ADIC Data Management Software ADDS SUPPORT For Major New Platforms and Devices

Advanced Digital Information Corporation (NASDAQ: ADIC), a leading supplier of Intelligent Storage solutions to the open systems market, today announced the availability of StorNext 2.6.

ADIC StorNext storage management software allows business applications to
benefit from archive management and shared workflow. Version 2.6 features
interoperability with an expanded range of operating system (OS) platforms
and devices, extending StorNext's lead in heterogeneous Storage Area Network
(SAN) file sharing and policy-based data migration. Support for
heterogeneous environments allows StorNext customers to easily add new
applications, platforms, and storage systems to their business processes
without complicating data sharing or reducing productivity.

Lance Hukill, ADIC vice president of software sales said, "Today's
organisations are challenged to unify data access across business processes
running on different platforms and storage technologies. StorNext enables
IT departments to share data while at the same time utilising archiving
functionality to balance cost and performance based on the business value of
information. Through StorNext's open architecture, organisations can insert
and manage new technologies into their environment at any time. This
interoperability provides great flexibility and scalability for our

With its 2.6 version, StorNext offers interoperable support for all leading
UNIX, Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X operating environments, all major 32-bit
and 64-bit hardware platforms, and the industry's largest list of storage
devices. New StorNext File System support in the 2.6 version includes
AMD32, Opteron, SGI Altix, and Xeon EM64T platforms, and Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 4.0, IBM AIX 5.3, SGI IRIX 6.5.27 and 6.5.28, and Novell SUSE Linux
Enterprise 9 operating systems. For the Storage Manager, StorNext 2.6 also
includes support for ADIC's Pathlight VX disk backup solution, IBM's 3584
tape library, and for LTO-3 and 3592 tape drives.

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