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|BakBone Software Announces Support for 64-Bit Linux On IBM eServer pSeries Systems|
SAN DIEGO, CA - April 13, 2004 - BakBone Software™ (TSX: BKB; OTCBB: BKBOF), a global provider of data protection software, today announced BakBone's NetVaultTM software will be supported across all IBM eServer™ pSeries™ systems running 64-bit Linux on IBM's Power Architecture™ processors. Beta will be available June 3 with general availability on August 15. This announcement follows IBM's recently announced support for BakBone's Linux Advantage program, a joint marketing and development initiative.
BakBone's support for the IBM eServer pSeries platform helps ensure data protection solutions for enterprise applications running on Linux. As more users consolidate Linux and Open Source applications to meet the on-demand computing needs of today, NetVault allows customers to migrate to Linux without sacrificing their data protection strategies. This solution provides customers the flexibility of Linux and the performance of IBM's Power Architecture technology.
"BakBone is recognized as the leader in Linux-based backup and recovery," said Adrian Jones, senior vice president, Worldwide Alliances and OEMs at BakBone Software. "Our collaboration with IBM and its pSeries platform extends BakBone's support for Linux in the data center. Both companies realize that customers are demanding solutions that deliver the lowest total cost of ownership coupled with superior ease of deployment. Whether your business is a small, medium or large enterprise, you can scale Linux-based data protection on "Power" technology with BakBone's NetVault."
BakBone utilizes Linux as the base development platform for NetVault, which ensures the entire NetVault product stack runs on Linux. By combining BakBone's data protection expertise with the IBM eServer pSeries server, customers can maximize the benefits of Linux on pSeries. BakBone's solution is designed to help reduce costs, consolidate workloads and integrate customers' on-demand computing environments without having to sacrifice their data protection strategies. Through BakBone's advanced data protection solution for storage networks, customers are able to back up and restore greater amounts of data with less disruption and increase the level of protection for critical information.
IBM's Power Architecture™ technology is a leading industry solution for 64-bit applications. IBM's Power Architecture technology offers customers open, innovative technology solutions using either the AIX 5L™, OS/400® or Linux operating systems that complement the growing demand for 64-bit applications. In addition to being at the core of the powerful IBM eServer systems, the Power Architecture technology can be found in Nintendo game consoles, Apple computers, and some of the world's most powerful supercomputers and storage systems.
About BakBone Software, Inc.
BakBone Software is a leading international data protection solution provider that develops and distributes data backup, restore, and disaster recovery software for network storage and open-systems environments. BakBone delivers scalable solutions that address the complex demands of large enterprise environments, as well as small to medium sized businesses. Founded in 2000, BakBone products are used by Fortune 1000 corporations and domestic and international government entities. Distributed through a select global network of OEM partners, resellers and solution providers, interested customers can learn more information about BakBone's products and services at www.bakbone.com or email email@example.com.
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