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Roman Kichorowsky
EqualLogic, Inc.
603-579-9762 x7761
roman@equallogic.com

UK
Kerry Sims
Infrasys Ltd
0121 506 9237
kerry@infrasys.co.uk



CA Certifies EqualLogic PS Series Storage Arrays as Interoperable with BrightStor ARCserve Backup Option
Certified Solution Helps Customers Manage and Protect Data in iSCSI SANs

Nashua, N.H., March 21, 2005 - EqualLogic, Inc., a leading provider of iSCSI-based, self-managing networked storage solutions, today announced that Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) has certified the PS Series family of storage arrays as interoperable with the BrightStor ARCserve Backup Enterprise Option for Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Hardware Snap-Shot.

The integrated solution will enable customers to simplify storage area network (SAN) management and data protection processes. It has received the ca smart seal of excellence, which is awarded to products that integrate seamlessly with CA solutions, enabling customers to take advantage of best-in-class enterprise technologies while minimizing cost, time-to-benefit and risk.

"As data volumes continue to grow and storage budgets remain constrained, customers continue to seek storage environment solutions that are less expensive to build and own," said Anders Lofgren, vice president of BrightStor storage management at CA. "The interoperability of EqualLogic's PS array and CA's BrightStor ARCserve Backup ensures that our mutual customers can take advantage of iSCSI SAN technology to achieve the economy and scalability they need without sacrificing manageability or reliability."

With its iSCSI-based PS Series networked storage solutions, EqualLogic delivers what customers really need: reliable, self-managing, scalable pools of storage that can respond nimbly to user demands. EqualLogic is the only standards-compliant IP SAN solution provider to offer a comprehensive and fully integrated standard feature set at no additional cost to the customer. Each PS Series storage array comes with fully redundant fault-tolerant hardware and includes full-featured automatic storage-management software. Multiple arrays can be combined to form a scalable enterprise storage grid of more than 100 terabytes.

CA's BrightStor ARCserve Backup Enterprise Option for Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Hardware Snap-Shot helps Microsoft Windows Server 2003 customers to cost-effectively implement and manage the nearly instantaneous backup and recovery offered by hardware snap-shot technology.

"EqualLogic's enterprise-quality iSCSI SAN solution simplifies storage and makes data management and protection as efficient and effective as possible," said Eric Schott, director of product management for EqualLogic. "By integrating with CA's BrightStor ARCserve Backup Enterprise Option for Volume VSS Hardware Snap-Shot, we help our customers create more intelligent SANs with better management and backup processes to protect data and enable rapid recovery."

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About EqualLogic
EqualLogic, Inc., is the leading provider of intelligent, all-inclusive iSCSI storage area network (SAN) solutions that enable businesses - from Fortune 100 to small and mid-size organizations - to realize the economic benefits of consolidated, self-managing storage. The EqualLogic PS Series of storage arrays, based on the company's patented peer storage architecture, is the industry's first automatic storage platform that delivers operational simplicity, comprehensive data management services and high data availability in a single, scalable pool of storage. EqualLogic's headquarters are located in Nashua, New Hampshire. For more information, please visit http://www.equallogic.com.


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