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Nishan Systems chooses ACAL FCS for European distribution partnership
Interconnectivity expertise is a key focus for Nishan’s distribution

Bracknell, UK – 13th May 2003 – Nishan Systems (, the
world’s first supplier of native IP storage solutions, has appointed ACAL
FCS as a distribution partner throughout Europe. This announcement is a key
part of Nishan’s 100% indirect channel strategy in the UK.

Nishan Systems chose ACAL FCS because of its proven track record in
fulfilling connectivity business, its strong support model and its excellent
relationships with EMC and StorageTek, two vendors that are very important
to customers of Nishan Systems.

Bjarne Poulsen, General Manager, EMEA, Nishan Systems said: “We are
extremely pleased to be working in partnership with ACAL FCS, as it has such
a well earned reputation of expertise in the area of connectivity. It’s
customers have come to expect the best in technology solutions in the Fibre
Channel space so we are confident that we will work very well together.”

Nishan Systems has already begun working with ACAL FCS to implement a
training and support infrastructure to ensure that resellers can begin to
work with ACAL FCS immediately.

Andy Litherland, Director Of EMEA, ACAL Fibre Channel Solutions, said: “The
Nishan Systems Storage switches, with their multi-protocol capabilities, are
delivering real solutions today and are ideally positioned to exploit the
evolution and convergence of storage networking technologies. We are ideally
placed and ready to fulfil the needs of those customers looking to connect
and extend Fibre Channel networks using the robust solutions Nishan Systems
have brought to market.”

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About Nishan Systems

Nishan Systems, the world's first supplier of native IP Storage solutions,
builds open storage networking products based on IP and Ethernet, the
international networking standards. Nishan's Multi-protocol Storage
framework supports iSCSI, iFCP, FCIP, iSNS, and Fibre Channel.

The highly reliable and manageable IP Storage fabric extends seamlessly from
the data centre to the metro area and beyond. Nishan's products are fully
compatible with the millions of LAN, MAN, and WAN routers and switches
already installed and mastered by IT professionals. Nishan Systems has been
named to top company rankings in Computerworld, Red Herring Magazine, and
the San Francisco Chronicle, and Nishan's IP Storage switches recently
received the

InfoWorld Readers' Choice Award for best new storage products. Nishan
Systems, a full voting member of the Storage Networking Industry Association
(SNIA), is based in San Jose, California, and can be reached at and at +44 (0) 1344 742 873.

About ACAL

ACAL FCS specialises in storage connectivity - no servers, no storage, just
connectivity. This independence means that unlike some other distributors,
ACAL FCS supports heterogeneous infrastructures, independent of the servers
and storage that you are supplying.

ACAL FCS carries the widest portfolio of best of breed storage connectivity
vendors, so you can be sure that the solutions we recommend are based on the
best technology fit for your customers’ needs.

ACAL FCS is a subsidiary of ACAL plc, one of the largest value added
distributors in the world. With 22 European offices and a comprehensive
global presence, ACAL is in the perfect position to support resellers and
integrators worldwide.

More information on ACAL Fibre Channel Solutions can be found at:

Nishan Systems press contacts:
Rose Ross/Hannah Knowles, Omarketing
T: +44(0) 20 8255 5225
E: /

ACAL press contact:
Lawrence Roberts
Channel Marketing Manager
ACAL Fibre Channel Solutions
T: +44 (0) 1252 858080

ACAL investor contact:

Andy Litherland
Director of EMEA
ACAL Fibre Channel Solutions
T: +44 (0) 1252 858080

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