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NAS System Passes Compatibility Tests with Windows 2000, Exchange Server 5.5 &
Other Microsoft Applications, Ensuring Performance in Microsoft Environments

Santa Clara, CA, August 8, 2001 — Auspex Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASPX), a provider of Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions, announced today that its new NS3000 series of enterprise data servers has passed verification tests confirming the filers’ compatibility with Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Exchange Server 5.5, SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition and Internet Information Server 5.0. The tests were conducted by VeriTest, a service of Lionbridge Technologies (Nasdaq:LIOX). VeriTest is the sole authorized certification lab for applications running on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server and Datacenter Server.

The test results confirm that Auspex NS3000 file servers work reliably with Microsoft servers. Consequently, organizations operating in Windows or shared Windows/UNIX environments can take advantage of the data consolidation, optimized file management and low ownership costs of the NAS architecture provided by Auspex storage appliances with confidence that their data will be safe.

The tests were based on compatibility specifications published by Microsoft and test plans developed by VeriTest for the specific Microsoft applications involved.

The full VeriTest report can be downloaded at

“Large companies that have many users accessing enterprise data simultaneously are attracted to Network Attached Storage because it not only consolidates data into a central storage pool for easy management but also provides significant performance benefits by relieving general-purpose servers of file-serving duties,” said Jim Garvey, Vice President of Engineering for Auspex Systems. “By verifying that it is safe to store Windows 2000, Exchange 5.5 and SQL 2000 files on NAS servers, these test results confirm the dependability of Network Attached Storage for the Windows community.”

The VeriTest testing is part of an ongoing commitment by Auspex to ensure that its enterprise data servers are optimized for the Windows environment. Auspex is also a member of the Microsoft Certified Partner Program and is involved in additional initiatives to address the need for Windows customers to benefit from robust data storage and delivery solutions.

“The ‘Verified by VeriTest’ independent testing program sets a simple standard for quality assurance, giving enterprise end users confidence that a defined software and hardware solution works properly,” said Rory Cowan, CEO of Lionbridge. “Only products that pass rigorous compatibility, functionality and stability verification earn the right to leverage the ‘Verified by VeriTest’ logo.”

Full information can be found at

Auspex file servers are used by industries and enterprises to optimize storage management infrastructures and provide fast, reliable access to multi-terabytes of consolidated UNIX and Windows data. The new NS3000 series scales up to 68 TB of storage on a single server and offers file serving power exceeding 19,755 I/Os and 55 MB per second for a single node for UNIX and Windows environments, with proportionately faster performance in full three-node configuration — the highest scalability and fastest performance in the industry. The series also offers a rich range of data management tools for ensuring high availability, high-speed backup and replication, and maximum uptime.

Fast and seamless file sharing between UNIX and Windows clients is facilitated by native support by both platforms, eliminating the performance penalties and security violations that can occur when emulation software is required. This architecture ensures that restricted file permissions are enforced, preventing unauthorized users from accessing protected UNIX or Windows files across platforms.

About VeriTest Services from Lionbridge

VeriTest is setting new standards in global outsourced testing. With datacenter-equipped labs in North America and Europe, VeriTest delivers test consulting, test plan development, and test execution services. With VeriTest services from Lionbridge, customers have a single global partner for outsourcing specialized technical services associated with global product releases, including software localization, quality testing, and logo certification. Among other services, VeriTest is the only lab providing authorized certification for Microsoft Windows 2000 applications.

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About Auspex Systems

Auspex introduced the world’s first NAS server a decade ago and is the network storage server of choice for Global 500 companies, including customers in the software development, oil and gas exploration, semiconductor, manufacturing and Internet industries. Auspex’s enterprise-level, multi-terabyte solutions are designed for storage applications requiring secure Windows and Unix data sharing from a single data image, server consolidation or continuous data availability.

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