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DISC Inc. & Sun Microsystems, Provide Cost-Effective Way to Store Large Images Online
 

MILPITAS, Calif., (February 13, 2002) -DISC Inc. (NASDAQ: DCSR), a manufacturer of automated solutions for enterprise storage, along with Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) announced today the successful implementation of DISC's storage libraries with Sun servers.

Recently, UCSF Radiology upgraded its Picture, Archive and Communication System (PACS). The PACS incorporates the radiology and the hospital information systems to create an intelligent patient resource. At the core of the PACS are DISC libraries and Sun Enterprise ™ servers.

Sun Enterprise servers, Solaris Operating Environment, and Java(TM) software provide the reliability, interoperability, and connectivity UCSF Radiology needs to help power its radiology solutions and integrated hospital environment. Sun's platforms and solutions have transformed radiology from science to innovation to informatics. Java software has helped Picture Archiving Communication Systems (PACS) become a viable and pervasive solution for small-to-large medical facilities.

The DISC/Sun implementation offers the UCSF Radiology Department an environment that delivers multi-processing and multi-threading capabilities for computer-intensive graphics. With this architecture, DISC and Sun customers can be confident that their stored images are secure and can be deployed quickly and efficiently.

For the storage portion of its PACS infrastructure, UCSF Radiology is using two DISC NearLine storage libraries. The complete DISC NearLine solution acts as an archival system to store digital images from multiple sources. Capable of storing up to 20 Terabytes of data, the DISC storage libraries hold all the University's medical images from the past seven years.

"With the upgraded PACS, we can take all the images from every digital modality (CAT Scans, MRIs, Ultrasounds, mammograms, etc.), store them on DISC's libraries and send them to Sun's central servers. Then, based on the type of study it is, the digital image is routed to review stations (PCs) located in radio clinical rooms. The uptime is 99.9 percent and it is rock solid", explains Todd Bazzill, Computing Resource Manager for UCSF Medical Teaching Hospital, Radiology. Working with industry-leading medical imaging equipment manufacturers, Sun and DISC provide the enabling platform for next-generation diagnostic imaging to deliver, globally, a higher-level of patient care.

For more information about DISC's NearLine storage solutions, please visit our web site at www.disc-storage.com

About DISC:

Established in 1986, DISC, Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of automated library solutions, provides companies with storage devices that add capacity to networks for a fraction of the total cost of RAID. DISC's storage solutions range in capacity from 40 GB to 9.5 TB. Headquartered in Milpitas, California, DISC, Inc. can be found on the World Wide Web at www.disc-storage.com.
Sales and development offices are located in Northern California, Minneapolis, Dallas, Tampa, Phoenix, New York, Washington D.C., Bingen, Germany and London. In addition to these offices, the company also has authorized resellers, distributors and service partners for sales of NearLine storage solutions and local customer support in 40 countries. In North America, DISC can be reached by calling (800) 944-3472 or (408) 934-7000, and in Europe; DISC can be reached by calling 49 (0) 6721.964.430. DISC can also be reached by e-mail at sales@disc-storage.com.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer[tm]" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to take their businesses to the nth. Sun can be found in more than 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com.

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