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Advanced Digital Information Corporation (Nasdaq:ADIC), leading supplier of Intelligent StorageTM solutions to the open systems market, and Compagnie Generale de Geophysique (CGG) announced today that the companies have signed a global agreement that allows CGG to resell ADIC's StorNext® data management software and Scalar tape libraries and to install and manage systems based on ADIC products in customer sites on a worldwide basis. The agreement allows CGG to deliver on-site collaborative workflow and policy-based data management products and services to organizations in the oil and gas industry.

In 2002, CGG chose ADIC software and hardware to provide management of hundreds of terabytes of data in CGG's own seismic processing centers. "CGG integrated ADIC's StorNext data management software and libraries into our processing architecture," said Guillaume Cambois, Executive Vice President of Processing Reservoir & Services, CGG. "It allowed us to build a flexible system linking heterogeneous workstations and large clusters of parallel Linux nodes. The end result was faster delivery of seismic information to our customers. We are pleased to now be able to offer our clients the same kind of capabilities to meet their local processing needs."

"CGG has shown impressive leadership in the development of processing applications, the creation of supporting infrastructure, and the global management of outsourcing services," said Christo Conidaris, Regional Director, ADIC Software. "CGG continues to offer innovative solutions to geophysical processing problems, and we are pleased to be working with them as they expand the ways they support their customer base, including offering a storage foundation that can support their customers' ILM strategies."

StorNext® is ADIC's policy-based data management software that provides an Information Life Cycle (ILM) foundation for organizations whose business-critical data must be accessed, protected, and retained appropriately as its value changes over time. ADIC Scalar tape libraries provide an intelligent family of scalable automated tape storage platforms for the protection and long-term retention of key digital assets.

CGG's GeoclusterTM runs on parallel cluster computing power to process high-volume datasets through intensive workflows (e.g. Prestack Depth migration) and leverages the latest generation of PCs to address the growing need of geophysicists to have greater autonomy to run increasingly computer-intensive applications, involving the visualization of large data volumes and detailed graphic interpretation. GeoclusterTM runs on major UNIX platforms as well as on economical Intel and AMD servers using the Linux operating system.

About CGG

The Compagnie Generale de Geophysique group is a global participant in the oilfield services industry, providing a wide range of seismic data acquisition, processing and geoscience services and software to clients in the oil and gas exploration and production business. It is also a global manufacturer of geophysical equipment.

About ADIC

Advanced Digital Information Corporation (Nasdaq:ADIC) is a leading provider of Intelligent StorageTM solutions to the open systems marketplace. ADIC® is the world's largest supplier of automated tape systems using the drive technologies most often employed for backing up open system, client-server networks The Company's data management software, storage networking appliances, and disk-to-tape data protection solutions provide IT managers innovative tools for storing, managing and protecting their most valuable digital assets in a variety of disk and tape environments. ADIC storage products are available through a worldwide sales force and a global network of resellers and OEMs, including Cray, Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens, HP, IBM and Sun.

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ADIC and StorNext are registered trademarks and Intelligent Storage is a trademark of Advanced Digital Information Corporation. All other trade or service marks mentioned in this document should be considered the property of their respective owners
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