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PROCOM'S NETFORCE CERTIFIED WITH
SYNCSORT’S BACKUP EXPRESS
IRVINE, Calif. – Date, 2001 – Procom Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRCM), a leading
manufacturer of information storage appliances and a pioneer in network attached storage
(NAS), announced that its NetFORCE™ product line has been certified for Syncsort's Backup
Express, providing LAN-free NAS backup operations using the Network Data Management
Backup Express, the powerful enterprise-wide backup and restore solution, supports
UNIX, Linux, Windows NT/2000/9x, Novell as well as NDMP V2, V3 and V4. The combination of
NetFORCE and Backup Express enables LAN-free backup operations, reducing the backup
window and improving network performance by offloading backup traffic from the LAN.
With the NetFORCE-Backup Express NDMP solution, data is sent from disk storage to a
locally attached tape loader or library rather than moving data across the network. It also
supports multiple-tape drive libraries, addressing both the capacity and speed requirements of
users for backup and recovery functions.
"Shrinking – often nonexistent – backup windows make LAN-free backup a necessity for
today's 24/7 environments," said Parsa Rohani, Vice President of Marketing at Procom.
"Network backup is made simpler by the seamless integration of software and storage devices.
The combination of Backup Express and NetFORCE delivers a cost-effective, safe and powerful
backup and storage solution for the end user.”
”With today’s explosion of data, it is important to users to have a fast, dependable and
efficient storage solution,” said Vic Werner, director of marketing for Syncsort. “Procom’s
NetFORCE works with Backup Express to provide an exceptional answer to the needs of the
The cross-platform capability of NetFORCE complements Backup Express's wide range
of supported OS platforms including HP-UX, IBM AIX, SGI IRIX, Sun OS, Sun Solaris, Windows
NT/2000/9x and Novell. Both products support a number of database products including
Oracle, MS Exchange, SQL Server, Informix, Sybase and Lotus Notes.
Backup Express supports a full range of backup configurations with the NetFORCE
Series, including tape library multi-hosting with NetFORCE storage appliances and/or UNIX, NT,
and NetWare servers sharing local drives within a multi-drive tape library. Additionally, users
can perform "three-way" backup, where the backup of a NetFORCE appliance takes place over
the network to a tape device attached to another filer, eliminating the expense of installing
dedicated backup devices on each filer.
About Backup Express
Syncsort's Backup Express is an advanced, enterprise-wide backup and restore solution
that supports NAS, NDMP, Storage Area Networks (SANs) and other network configurations.
Its distributed architecture allows it to back up to any device in the network, whether it is running
UNIX, Windows, or NetWare, while maintaining a single central catalog for the entire enterprise.
Backup Express can cluster tape drives, including large automated libraries, at any server on
the enterprise; dynamically allocate drives within a SAN; provide three different backup options
for NDMP-based systems; keep sensitive data off the network; and allow on-line backups of
large database servers such as Oracle, SAP, MS Exchange, and SQL Server.
The NetFORCE product family addresses the full spectrum of enterprise storage
requirements with scalable solutions ranging from 72 gigabytes to 1.8 terabytes for the
NetFORCE 1000 Series and to more than 17 TB with the NetFORCE 3000 Series.
Every NetFORCE product features best-in-class performance and simple plug-and-play
installation. Procom’s latest NetFORCE innovations include the new NetFORCE 1700
appliance, that shatters industry standards by offering the highest storage density – 1.8 TB in
5U of space – at the lowest cost per megabyte in its class; and the highly-acclaimed NetFORCE
3100 HA, which deploys Fibre Channel storage technology, offering advantages in speed,
reliability and ease of scalability.
Syncsort Incorporated is a leading developer of high-performance data warehousing
software for mainframe, UNIX and Windows environments. For more than 30 years, Syncsort
has built a reputation for superior product performance and reliable technical support. An
independent market research firm has named Syncsort as one of the top Data Warehouse 100
Vendors for three years in a row. Over 95 percent of the Fortune 100 companies are Syncsort
customers, and Syncsort's products are used in more than 50 countries to back up and protect
data in distributed environments, speed data warehouse processing, improve database loads
and speed query processing.. For more information, visit the Syncsort web site at
About Procom Technology
Procom Technology is a pioneer in network-attached storage (NAS). The company
designs and produces information storage and management solutions based on Procom's
Adaptive Network Storage Architecture (ANSA) which features optimized embedded software
for seamless integration into all major networking environments. Procom's products are used
by a number of Fortune 2000 companies. Information about Procom, its products and services
can be found at http://www.procom.com.
This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the
Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including
statements about market acceptance of NAS appliances, future growth of NAS product sales
and adoption of NAS as a storage standard. Because such statements are subject to risks and
uncertainties actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. For a more detailed discussion of factors that affect the Company’s
operating results, interested parties should review risk factors set forth in the Company’s filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission.