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Basingstoke, UK – 16th October 2007 - FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), the market leader in disk-based data protection solutions, today announced that ADS Portal, a London-based computing and IP telephony service provider, has completed deployment of FalconStor® IPStor® software to meet the rigorous requirements of their business continuity and disaster recovery plans. IPStor software has additionally enabled storage consolidation and the introduction of centralised storage management, improving the overall ease of management of the storage infrastructure.

Initially, ADS Portal brought in FalconStor Solution Provider, Intercept IT and FalconStor, to review and improve its storage architecture, but ended up meeting additional business continuity and disaster recovery objectives.

Gary Collins, Technical Director, ADS Portal, explains: “Being a service provider, it is paramount to our success that every aspect of our service is stable and reliable. In reviewing the options available to us in our storage disaster recovery plans, it was clear that IPStor software could provide a scalable platform that meets our current and future needs with minimal disruption.”

In the post-deployment environment, two IPStor appliances at ADS Portal’s primary centre in London replicate data to a site in Milton Keynes, 50 miles (80km) away, providing disaster recovery capabilities in case of a site-level incident.

Also at the primary site, the IPStor Synchronous Mirroring option has brought the required stability to the storage subsystem there, protecting against disk outages and other device, cabinet or frame-level failures. IPStor TimeMark®/TimeView® (disk-based nearline backup/restore) options provide ADS Portal with up-to-the-minute protection and granular recovery using low-cost disk: the TimeMark option provides snapshots with transactional integrity and point-in-time consistency during data replication for instant recovery to a known good point in time.

FalconStor Snapshot Director for VMware® also adds significantly to the data protection for ADS Portal’s VMware ESX Server 3.0 virtual machines by providing transactionally consistent recovery - an important enhancement to the crash consistency inherent to VMware.

Steve Whitfield, Sales Manager at Intercept IT, said: “This project is a case of a company being prompted to review the storage status quo for one reason and then finding they could simultaneously address a host of other things a lot more easily than they originally thought. It’s more cost-effective and causes lower levels of disruption to operations too.”

Thomas Barrett, Northern Europe Regional Director, FalconStor EMEA, said: “What started out as a need to ensure stability seamlessly and painlessly grew into a project to provide full and comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities. This is typical of the flexibility of IPStor software.”


About FalconStor Software, Inc.

FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is the market leader in disk-based data protection. We deliver proven, comprehensive data protection solutions that facilitate the continuous availability of business-critical data with speed, integrity, and simplicity. Our technology-independent solutions, built upon the award-winning IPStor® virtualisation platform, include the industry leading VirtualTape Library (VTL) with Single Instance Repository (SIR) for de-duplication, Continuous Data Protection (CDP), Storage Virtualisation, and Replication for disaster recovery and remote office protection. Our products are available from major OEMs and solution providers including EMC, SUN, Brocade, H3C, and COPAN and are deployed by thousands of customers worldwide, from small businesses to Fortune 1000 enterprises.

FalconStor is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific regions including Paris, Tokyo and Taiwan. For more information, visit or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

About Intercept IT

Intercept IT is one of the UK’s leading Solution Providers, their consultants being acknowledged as experts in their fields by many leading vendors, such as Microsoft, HP, Citrix, VMware and Softricity.

The business is focused on enabling organisations to harness the power of Centralisation and Virtualisation technologies, in order to reduce IT management time and cost, whilst providing an enhanced user experience.

By empowering a workforce with location and device independent access to the information and services they require, businesses are able to make faster, smarter decisions, leading to increased productivity and measurable operational benefits.

Centralisation, Virtualisation and Optimisation are the three core pillars around which the business is built.
About ADS Portal

ADS Portal provide subscription based (per user, per month) computing and telephony services through their OnlineDesktop, OnlineVoice and OnlineOffice solutions. Privately held, ADS Portal was established in 2002 and OnlineDesktop is already used by a wide variety of organisations, whose size varies from just a few users to multiple hundreds. Customers represent a broad spectrum of business sectors and industries, including Finance, Property, Legal and Insurance.

Media contact for ADS Portal
Jane Rimmer
+44 (0) 118 9349 935


FalconStor, IPStor, TimeMark and TimeView are trademarks or registered trademarks of FalconStor Software, Inc. All other company and product names contained herein may be trademarks of the respective holders.

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