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24 June 1998

Legato NetWorker for Microsoft Windows NT Server to Protect Data of

World's Largest Database on the Web

Legato Systems, Inc., a leader in the enterprise storage management
software market, today announced that Microsoft Corporation has selected
Legato's products, with enhancements provided by Compaq Computer
Corporation, to back up Microsoft TerraServer database, the world's largest
database on the Web. NetWorker sets the standard for mission-critical data
protection and disaster recovery for enterprise computing.

John Nordlinger, lead project manager for Microsoft SQL Server at
Microsoft, said, "The Microsoft TerraServer database required a storage
management solution that delivered scalable performance, along with
strong multi-CPU and network capabilities, coupled with powerful
programmability. NetWorker was chosen to protect the Microsoft
TerraServer database not only for these characteristics, but also for its
wide device support."

Lou Cole, Legato's president and CEO, said, "NetWorker for Microsoft
Windows NT Server, Enterprise Edition is being used to back up Microsoft
SQL Server, Enterprise Edition 7.0 database holding up to three terabytes
of geospatial data. The Microsoft TerraServer database, the
terabyte-size, 140 million record database multi-processor system, maps
the earth to within 20 feet using mapping and aerial photo information
from the US Geological Survey and the former Soviet space agency,
Sovinformsputnik (SPIN-20). Legato is excited to be a part of the
Microsoft TerraServer database project," concluded Cole.

Microsoft TerraServer consists of Compaq's AlphaServer 8400 with 8 Alpha
CPUs and 10 gigabytes of RAM, StorageWorks ESA 10000, and a new version of
NetWorker software that is a result of a collaboration between Compaq
Computer Systems and Legato Systems.

NetWorker for Microsoft Windows NT Server operating system is a high
performance storage management solution for customers with very large
Windows NT-based servers, or the requirement to drive specific high-speed
devices. NetWorker provides an enhanced local architecture that
dramatically increases local throughput, while minimising use of system
resources. NetWorker addresses the storage management needs of today's
heterogeneous, ever-changing enterprise.

NetWorker delivers the manageability, availability, performance and
scalability necessary to protect multi-platform environments with one
uniform solution. By offering the capabilities of heterogeneous platform
support, automated media handling, consistent interoperable tape format,
data stream parallelism, remote management, and client-server frameworks
for storage management, NetWorker is the most flexible and scalable storage
management solution available.

"As Microsoft's prime integrator for Windows NT solutions, Compaq
Computer Corporation works with leading-edge companies, like Legato
Systems, to deliver superior applications," said Gerard van de Aast, vice
president, Digital Global Alliances. "Because we have been licensing
NetWorker technology from Legato Systems since 1990, we are pleased to have
been able to collaborate with them on storage management software to manage
and protect massive on-line databases."

"StorageTek's hardware and Legato's storage management software combine to
provide an enterprise-class solution to meet Microsoft's needs for
high-performance, reliable backup of the Microsoft TerraServer database,"
according to Don Kleinschnitz, vice president for strategy and alliances in
StorageTek's multiplatform business group. "We are pleased to be
participating with Legato to demonstrate this type of mission-critical
storage management in a Windows NT environment."

NetWorker works in conjunction with the Legato BusinesSuite Module for
Microsoft SQL Server to provide a complete "database-aware" backup and
recovery solution. The Legato BusinesSuite Module for Microsoft SQL
Server performs on-line (hot) backup of Microsoft SQL Server databases,
thus negating the need to disrupt end-users by taking the database
off-line to perform backup. In addition, users have the option of
performing full or incremental backups. The Legato BusinesSuite Module
for Microsoft SQL Server is a member of the Legato BusinesSuite family of
products that provide high-performance data protection for leading
databases and applications.


Notes to Editors:

About Legato Systems

Legato Systems, Inc. develops, markets and supports an integrated set of
enterprise storage management software products for heterogeneous
client/server computing environments. The company's solution is selected
by large customers around the world because of its reliability,
platform-independence and unique ability to seamlessly integrate with
existing and future computing environments. Legato's storage management
software has become the recognised de-facto standard with the largest
installed base, representing over 15,000 customers, protecting more than
2,000,000 systems. 23 of the world's largest system and applications
vendors have chosen Legato's software as their preferred storage management
solution for their customers, including Banyan,
Compaq/Digital, Compaq/Tandem, Data General, Fujitsu/Amdahl, Fujitsu/ICL,
Groupe Bull, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Informix, NEC, Netscape, Network
Appliance, Nihon-Unisys, Oracle, Siemens Nixdorf, Silicon Graphics, Sony
and Sun Microsystems. The company's NetWorker, BusinesSuite and GEMS
products are also licensed, resold, or endorsed by other major vendors,
including: BMC Software, Computer Associates, IBM/Tivoli, Microsoft
Corporation, MTI, Novell and SAP. Legato's home page address on the World
Wide Web is

Legato NetWorker is a registered trademark, and NetWorker Archive,
NetWorker HSM, ClientPak, SmartClient, SmartMedia, StorSuite,
BusinesSuite, Power Edition, Legato Data Backup Utility, Legato GEMS, and
OpenTape are trademarks of Legato Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other
countries. All other product, trademark, company, or service names
mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

For further information, please contact:

Brian Haynes / Penny Wright Alex Laity / Richard Merrin
Legato Systems UK Spreckley Pittham Ltd
Pescara House 214 Great Portland Street
Unit 2 London
Vanwall Business Park W1N 5HG

Tel: 01628 597 900 Tel: 0171 388 9988
Fax: 01628 629 691 Fax: 0171 388 8588
Email: or Email:

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