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|DISC Announces Tivoli Support of Orion Series Library|
MILPITAS, Calif., (April 8, 2002) - DISC Inc. (NASDAQ: DCSR), a manufacturer of automated solutions for enterprise storage, announced today that IBM Tivoli Storage Manager v. 5.1 software now supports the DISC Orion Series NearLine storage devices.
The 5.25 inch Orion Series is built around the Magneto Optical (MO) technology and is a storage medium that offers random access, long shelf life and high data-delivery speeds. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager complements the Orion Series by creating a high- performance solution for protecting and managing your mission-critical business information in data rich environments.
"As businesses seek to streamline their business processes, they are beginning to recognize the need for a complete storage solution," stated Brenda Zawatski, Vice President, Tivoli Storage, IBM Software Group. "Tivoli storage management software is an important piece to solving the storage puzzle and remains committed to working with leading companies such as DISC."
"NearLine storage solutions are poised to become one of the key driving forces behind the next generation of enterprise-wide storage architecture", said DISC President and CEO, Bob Riland. "The integration of both companies' technologies provides IBM Tivoli Storage and DISC's joint customers with a best-of-class solution that delivers the optimum solution for NearLine storage"
DISC's Orion Series products range from 1.2 GB (140 slots) to 9.5 TB (1052 slots) in capacity and supports 2 to 32 drives, and provide industry-leading features such as the Dynamic Automatic Alignment System, Barcode media management system, media exchange times as fast as three seconds and SAN and NAS options.
Orion Series models are designed to meet the demands of today's active network environments. DISC's ruggedized modular architecture includes redundant, hot swappable power supplies and delivers over two million load cycles. The airtight cabinet housing with double-filtered positive airflow system provides an ideal environment for NearLine storage and archived data.