MILPITAS, Calif., (March
19, 2002) - DISC Inc. (NASDAQ: DCSR), a manufacturer of automated
solutions for enterprise storage, announced today a partnership with Government
Micro Resources, to sell its NearLine Storage Solutions to federal agencies
on NASA's Scientific and Engineering Workstation Platform (SEWP) III contract.
"We are pleased that we will be working with DISC, Inc. and representing
their product line to the government market," said Bob Keigley, GMR's
Vice President of Vendor Relations. "DISC has designed its solutions
to provide the reliability, performance and capacity needed for mission
critical storage applications."
GMR was awarded contracts by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA) in two classes of the Scientific Engineering Workstation Procurement
III (SEWP III) program. SEWP III was a full and open competitive procurement,
and GMR is the only small business to receive an award. DISC's Storage
libraries are now available to all federal agencies on the NASA SEWP III
contract through resellers like GMR.
"This partnership is perfect for DISC because of GMR's strong presence
in the government market," said Bob Riland, DISC's President and
CEO. "Together we will provide affordable, reliable and scalable
storage solutions that address the demanding and increasing needs of government
end users today."
DISC will be exhibiting at the FOSE show March 19-21 at the Washington
Convention Center, in booth #519.
GMR offers a vast portfolio of large-scale open systems and enterprise
storage solutions for large or small organizations. GMR's services include
Web based applications and e-commerce systems design and development,
mass storage and complex computing architecture, design and implementation
services, and enterprise information technology services. For more information
on GMR solutions and services, please call 1-800-232-4671 or visit our
web site at www.gmri.com.
Established in 1986, DISC, 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 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 email@example.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant
to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. These statements are made based on our current beliefs and
expectations. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements
involve risk and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from
the results predicted. Risk factors that could affect our future include
business conditions, economic conditions and growth in the data storage
market, market acceptance of our products, our ability to keep pace with
technological innovation and competitive developments, our ability to
respond to changes in the data storage market, our ability to raise further
capital which we anticipate will be required to finance our operations,
the loss of key personnel, our history of losses, the loss of customers
or distributors and increased competition and pricing pressure. For more
information about factors that could potentially affect our financial
results, please refer to our fillings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, copies of which may be accessed through the SEC's web site
at http://www.sec.gov/. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking
statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of DISC.