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26th January 2005

Bridgeworks provides iSCSI and Fibre Channel connectivity for new M5 Data storage products

Christchurch, UK – 26th January 2005 - Storage innovation company M5 Data has revealed an OEM agreement to incorporate Bridgeworks’ Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity technology into M5 Data’s new line-up of storage products.

Bridgeworks’ connectivity products include the Potomac iSCSI Bridges, Tamar Fibre Channel Bridges. All Bridgeworks products are based on open, industry standards and protocols, ensuring that M5 Data’s products will operate seamlessly with other standard-based systems.

Founded in 2003, M5 Data – whose core team has been together for many years – will currently not reveal details about the new range of products. It does say, however, that those products will provide world-beating capacity and flexibility when launched during 2005, and that a number of innovative features will separate them clearly from current competition.

“When a team of M5 Data’s calibre selects a product to incorporate into its own, you can be quite sure the homework has been done first,” said David Trossell, Bridgeworks’ CEO.

“That they’ve qualified Bridgeworks is a welcome affirmation that our products offer the right quality, reliability and performance at the right price for today’s storage market, where iSCSI and IP-based SANS is clearly the growth area,” he added.

Eric Lowe, marketing director of M5 Data, said: “In developing our new range we’re focusing on our technological strengths - innovative storage product design and development, not the connectivity element. We intend to use Bridgeworks’ expertise to provide connectivity options beyond standard SCSI and to ensure we come to market with products whose ability to fit into a range of environments is the best it can be.”


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Notes to editors

About M5 Data
M5 Data Ltd is based in Wells, Somerset. The senior development team has been together for many years and has been responsible for a number of major innovations in the storage market. The company was founded as M5 Data in 2003 and is now in the final development stages of its new range of products. For further information, please contact Eric Lowe. or +44 1749 683800

About Bridgeworks (
With over twenty years' experience in the protocol bridge and SCSI market, Bridgeworks' mission is to enable both large and small organisations to embrace technologies that have traditionally been beyond their financial reach.

Bridgeworks provides its customers with maximum return on investment from existing storage infrastructures, offers the highest levels of performance and reliability, and unmatched value. The resulting improvements enable users to manage their data archives with ease while focusing on running the business rather than the technical infrastructure.

From its UK base, Bridgeworks has already helped businesses worldwide in government, education, financial, and other vertical sectors to adopt the latest standards by making their existing storage systems compatible with technologies such as Fibre Channel and iSCSI without disruption and with minimal investment.

Bridgeworks products include the Tamar Fibre Channel Bridge, Potomac iSCSI Bridges, SCSI Converters, and Library Partitioning Modules. For further information please contact +44 (0) 870 121 0708 or

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