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30th November 2004

BridgeHead Software joins StorageTek’s TekAlliance Partner Program

HyperTape enterprise backup software tested for certified interoperability1 with the StreamLineTM SL8500 modular library system

Woburn, MA – 30th November 2004 - BridgeHead Software, developer of the HyperTape enterprise storage management platform, and StorageTek®, the leading provider of enterprise information lifecycle management, announced the certification1 of HyperTape on the new StreamLine™ SL8500 modular library system.

BridgeHead and StorageTek tested the integration – driven by ACSLS Manager™ V7.1 software – at the StorageTek Europe test laboratory in Toulouse, France, after their mutual customer GISA, of Halle (Saxony-Anhalt), Germany, announced plans to purchase the SL8500 for its facility. GISA has been a HyperTape/StorageTek customer for many years, and the integration was a critical factor in the decision to upgrade to the new SL8500.

“We did our research before we initially purchased the BridgeHead/StorageTek storage solution, and it is crucial that both companies continue to provide an integrated solution,” said Jens Gillmeister, system manager for backup and recovery at GISA GmbH. “We are pleased that BridgeHead’s talented development team continues to provide us with the most robust features and performance advantages coupled with the leading edge StorageTek solutions,” continued Gillmeister. GISA plans to install the new SL8500 fully integrated with HyperTape.

“We are very pleased that BridgeHead developed an interface to our newest library system, the SL8500,” said Cameron van Orman, StorageTek director of Corporate Alliances. “We are highly impressed with their technology and we look forward to continuing to work with BridgeHead on other storage solutions.”

“GISA asked us to provide the interface when they purchased an SL8500 from StorageTek,” said Tony Cotterill, CEO at BridgeHead Software. “BridgeHead’s development team is dedicated to providing software solutions geared to our customers’ needs, and the HyperTape/StorageTek integration is a key combination,” continued Cotterill.

HyperTape Enterprise Backup Technology
The HyperTape enterprise backup system provides automatic, unattended backup of PCs, workstations, departmental servers, and enterprise systems across networks or to local tape drives or tape libraries. It is designed for highly efficient, network wide backup to automated high capacity peripheral systems. BridgeHead lowers the cost of protecting and managing data by providing a single system that a central administrator can use to perform data protection, compliance archiving, content accessibility, and nearline/offline storage resource management for all data, across all platforms and applications from any location in the enterprise. Our unique architecture gives customers an unmatched ability to consolidate storage management resources, automate and simplify procedures, and guarantee failure-resistant operations.

StreamLine SL8500 Modular Library System
The StreamLine SL8500 modular library system is the first offering in the newest StorageTek family of data protection and archiving solutions. With its true mixed-media support and interfaces and its many continuous-operation features, the SL8500 library system provides an ideal solution for consolidating enterprise and midrange computing infrastructures. The SL8500 is ideal for consolidating data from backup operations. Seamless heterogeneous attachment and support for mixed media provides the ability to share the library across servers, applications, and media types without requiring partition management.


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BridgeHead Software, Inc.
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About BridgeHead Software
BridgeHead Software is a technology company with a complete focus on intelligent storage management. Over the past 10 years, BridgeHead has supplied innovative technology to large application and hardware vendors like Connected Corporation, Dell, MEDITECH, EMC, HP, and IBM, to facilitate their customers’ storage management needs.

Founded in 1994, with corporate offices in the UK, USA, and Germany, BridgeHead Software‘s multi-platform software provides an integrated intelligent storage management approach. The solutions are designed for archive, enterprise backup, media management and disaster recovery.
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About StorageTek
StorageTek is a $2 billion global company that enables businesses, through its information lifecycle management strategy, to align the cost of storage with the value of information. The company’s innovative storage solutions manage the complexity and growth of information, lower costs, improve efficiency and protect investments. For more information, see, or call 1.800.877.9220 or 303.673.5151.

1 “Certified interoperability,” “certified” and “certification” are not a guarantee, but are an indication that very specific configurations of each company’s product(s) have been tested together, on a specific platform (OS), if applicable, and have been found to be a working, supportable configuration by both companies.

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