Spectra Logic Offers Entry and Midrange Libraries with Symantec Backup Exec Included

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STORAGE DECISIONS, NEW YORK, September 27, 2006—Spectra Logic today announced it has entered an agreement with Symantec in which Spectra will offer Symantec Backup Exec 10d QuickStart Edition for Windows Servers with Spectra’s entry and midrange tape library products. The bundled hardware-and-software solution is available immediately.

Customers receive complimentary, full-featured Backup Exec 10d QuickStart software for one individual Windows server when they purchase any of the following Spectra Logic products: Spectra® T120, T50, T24, 20K, 2K, RXT D150, RXT D350.

“IT managers worldwide have managed backups with Spectra Logic libraries and Symantec/VERITAS software in their networks for nearly a decade,” said Mike Garcia, Backup Exec product manager at Symantec. “Bundling our products is a natural step to offer easier access to proven technology.”

Spectra Logic products help users save time, reduce risk and lower cost. Spectra’s entry and midrange library suite and RXT disk solutions are available with various management and scalability features, including a capacity range from 500 gigabytes to 96 terabytes. Backup Exec 10d QuickStart provides the gold standard in Windows Data protection – simple, comprehensive and certified backup and recovery.

“Windows users can now access an entry point into automation from one vendor and support contract—and the software is free of cost,” said Sharon Isaacson, a senior product manager for Spectra Logic. “Together we can offer proven tape library hardware with easy-to-use continuous data protection.”

About Spectra Logic CorporationSpectra Logic Corporation is the leader in innovative hardware-driven data backup and archival solutions for companies worldwide. Spectra Logic’s tape, disk and encryption libraries help organizations save time, lower costs and reduce risks while protecting and storing data. Spectra® products support AIT, LTO, SAIT and SDLT tape, provide capacities ranging from 60 gigabytes to multiple petabytes, and integrate encryption and RAID. Today, the company has tens of thousands of libraries installed worldwide with customers that include NASA and Verizon Wireless. Spectra Logic has introduced many industry first products including: first to automate AIT in a library; first with all-native Fibre Channel and iSCSI libraries; first to integrate tape and disk in a single-frame library; first to offer hardware-based, encryption-enabled libraries. Spectra Logic’s data protection products are available through a global network of resellers and OEMs.  For more information, contact Spectra Logic at (800) 833-1132, or visit http://www.SpectraLogic.com.

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Contact: Leigh Grace, Spectra Logic, 704-543-9283, leighg@spectralogic.com

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