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|DISC WINS BEST OF SHOW AT GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE|
MILPITAS, Calif., (May 22, 2002) - DISC Inc. (NASDAQ: DCSR), a manufacturer of automated solutions for enterprise storage, announced today that it was awarded Best of Show in the storage category at the Government Technology Conference.
The Award recognized a solution that was developed for a specific customer, not an off-the-shelf application. The solution needed to be done in partnership with a customer and resulted in benefits such as saved time, money or headaches. DISC was selected for its installation at the US Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
The Army is required to store and maintain criminal investigation and military police records for 40 years. These records were traditionally stored in paper form and housed in a room the size of a basketball court. These records grow by an additional 55 to 60 thousand records per year, with each record containing as many as 50 pages. The Army needed to recruit a storage solution that was reliable, scalable and affordable.
DISC was tasked with providing a complete archival solution for many years worth of files. Recognizing the exponential growth of their data, the Army selected two DISC Orion Series storage libraries, giving them up to 20 TBs of seamless storage, and reduced necessary floor space to two compact storage libraries the size of file cabinets.
Savings provided by DISC permitted the Army to adopt the project within other departments, including the Crime Records Center, where they receive an average of 10 thousand requests for names, and criminal history checks per month. To date, the Army has archived over six million images using DISC NearLine storage.
"We are honored and pleased to be chosen for our NearLine storage libraries and our Army installation. The fact that we were recognized as one of the top companies defining data storage, speaks volumes to our proven solution," said Bob Riland, CEO and president of DISC Inc. "Winning this award validates that we are continuing to deliver on our mission to provide more capacity to networks, for a fraction of the total cost of RAID."