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David Huntingdon,

M4 Data

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Paul Liggett,

CommVault Europe

Tel: 01189 880 243


London, 13 November, 2000, - M4 Data, a leading designer and
of tape drives and tape libraries, and CommVault Systems Inc.®, an
industry-leading provider of enterprise data and storage management
software solutions, today announced that M4 Data's MagFile family of
libraries are now fully supported and certified with CommVault's
next-generation Galaxy Enterprise 2000 software. This certification
allows M4 Data customers to take advantage of the CommVault Galaxy
software's advanced functionality, ease-of-use and unified single
management console across the complete range of MagFile tape libraries.

"CommVault is clearly an industry leader in the data storage software
market," said David Huntingdon, Sales and Marketing Director, M4 Data.
"Announcing the certification of MagFile with CommVault's Galaxy
Enterprise 2000 software will provide our mutual customers with advanced
management capabilities that provide a reliable and scalable storage
"CommVault's support for M4 Data's highly scalable MagFile family of
libraries demonstrates our continued commitment to providing customers
with enterprise-class data protection and availability that effectively
scales to meet their needs," said Paul Liggett, UK and Ireland country
manager, CommVault Systems. "We are pleased to be working with
like M4 Data to provide superior data reliability and lower storage
administration costs - at the same time."

MagFile is the only tape library currently on the market providing true
incremental scalability, which allows the library to expand by sliding
modules, whilst maintaining optimum performance, resilience and high

CommVault's Galaxy Enterprise 2000 product is the only fully integrated
enterprise storage management solution built from the ground up on
Microsoft's Windows platform and designed specifically for managing
heterogeneous environments from a Windows console. By presenting a
logical interface for viewing and managing stored information, the
CommVault Galaxy solution eliminates many of the management difficulties
that traditional backup products encounter due to their physical device
orientation. This approach is especially important as increasing
of today's data-intensive enterprises move from server-centric to
data-centric solutions, such as Network Attached Storage (NAS) and
Area Networks (SAN).

About CommVault Systems

CommVault Systems, Inc. ® is a worldwide leader in providing
enterprise-wide storage management solutions for client/server
environments. The company's singular focus is creating and implementing
fast, reliable, and easy-to-use storage management solutions to meet
customer's data management requirements. The company's software products
seamlessly ensure the reliable, rapid restoration of files,
business-critical applications, and today's most popular databases.
Information on CommVault is available on the World Wide Web at

CommVault, CommVault Systems, CommVault Galaxy, CommServe
MediaAgent, iDataAgent, CommCell and the CommVault logo are trademarks
may be registered trademarks in some jurisdictions of CommVault Systems,

About M4 Data:

M4 Data provides data storage solutions to the computer community. Its
primary goal is to provide customers with the most cost-effective, high
performance data storage solutions based on innovative design and
technology, customer-focused quality manufacturing, and backed by a
responsive world-wide support network. M4 Data has over twenty years
experience in developing and manufacturing tape drives and automation
products for the midrange and mainframe data storage market to meet the
needs of some of the most demanding customers in the world. With over
40,000 units field installed, M4 Data has the experience to effectively
address all mainframe data interchange and high-speed backup
no matter how demanding the application, providing connection to
any host platform by virtue of its multiple interfaces. M4 Data also provides comprehensive support on its products internationally through
various offices and agents. The Company's fully qualified ISO9000
production facilities assure the finest quality standards.

M4 Data's corporate headquarters and Research and Development facilities
are located in Wells, Somerset, UK. The manufacturing facility is
in Yateley, UK. The Company received the Queen's Award for Export in
and was a Finalist in 2 categories at the 1999 Information Management
Awards. MagBak, MagStak and MagFile are all registered trademarks of M4

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