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TriSys Ltd, the Luton-based storage systems specialist and UK
distributor for ADIC, have introduced FastStor® 22, a new DLT
autoloader with 50% more capacity and 25% lower cost than the next largest
competitors' - a product designed to bring enterprise-class levels
of backup automation and price/performance to entry-level tape
FastStor 22 will improve information management, increase data
security, and reduce administrative overhead by providing the tape count
required to support a full month or more of unattended backup.

The 22-tape FastStor 22 can store more than 1.5TB of data at
normal 2:1 compression, capacity needed to match the rapidly growing storage
needs of remote offices, LANs, multi-server workgroups and data centres.
The new autoloader will enable these sites to backup data at up to 600
MB/minute and to easily leave a full month of data in the library
for rapid, low-overhead recovery. With a list price beginning at
£5100, FastStor 22 offers by far the highest value tape storage among all
entry-level and mid-level automated storage devices. The new tape
library is based on the architecture of the ADIC FastStor
seven-tape DLT tape autoloader, introduced in late 1997.

"The original FastStor was one of the most successful DLT
libraries ever introduced into the client-server market, spawning record
first-year shipments, international product awards, copy-cat designs, and a
range of OEM relationships," said Richard Jackson, Marketing Director of

"But with continued triple-digit data growth and increased server
performance, our customers are facing entry-level storage
requirements that simply can't be met by 7-, 10-, or 15-tape libraries. So ADIC
have built on the FastStor architecture to create a 'big brother' that
totally changes what people can expect from an entry-level
FastStor 22 has all of the ease of use, small size, reliability,
and low cost that we built into the original FastStor, but it adds enough
capacity to handle large and rapidly growing network data
requirements- enough to keep a full month of data active in the library. It is
the first product to bring data centre benefits to distributed storage
environments. It is a really affordable solution for customers in
a wide variety of situations and greatly increases the choice of storage
solutions we have to offer our customers."

FastStor 22 offers a capacity of 22 DLT tape cartridges and a
choice of DLT4000 or DLT7000 drive in a compact case that can either sit on
a desktop or rack-mount in only 5 vertical units in standard 19-inch
systems. With a 2:1 capacity of up to 1.5 TB, FastStor 22 can back
up weeks of data without requiring that an administrator touch the
unit. With a DLT7000 drive the unit transfers data at up to 600
MB/minute, allowing it to easily handle information from multiple servers.
FastStor 22's larger tape count also allows for additional functionality.
In addition to the 22 data slots, there is space for a bar-code
reader, and an extra position is provided for use as an import/export slot,
for a cleaning tape-or for additional storage.

FastStor builds on the successful FastStor architecture, offering
the same levels of flexibility and ease-of-use and using many of the
same components. FastStor 22 uses the same drive assembly for
field-levelupgradeability, the same bar-code reader, the same intuitive user
interface, and the same auto-cleaning feature. Like its sibling,
FastStor 22 also supports all major backup software packages and
open system platforms. Sharing a user-installable drive sled will also
allow ADIC to offer a low cost FastStor 22 chassis without a drive as an
upgrade for existing FastStor owners.

FastStor 22 is available now from TriSys at a list price beginning
at £5100.

TriSys is on 01582-733133 or


Further information for Editors from:
Tom Hohenberg Richard Jackson
The Marketing Department TriSys Ltd
Tel: 01494-764858 Tel: 01582-733133
Email: Email:

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