(August 09, 2001)
MILPITAS, Calif. -DISC, Inc. (Nasdaq:DCSR - news), a manufacturer of
automated solutions for enterprise storage, today announced that it has
been awarded Internet World's Best of Show in the Infrastructure category,
for its DISCSTOR/naS product. This scalable solution can be used in departmental,
workgroup, or even enterprise networks, and also has automated data and
file migration. The DISCSTOR/naS product line allows companies to seamlessly
add scalable storage to existing storage networks.
``We view Internet World's Best of Show as a strong vote of confidence
for our work with cutting-edge entertainment companies,'' said DISC CEO
and President Dick Ellis. ``This endorsement speaks volumes to our technology
and accelerates the adoption of it in the broad-based storage market.''
The winners were judged by a panel of writers and editors from Internet
World Magazine, who visited with exhibitors on the Best of Show floor.
The judges carefully explored new products, services and technologies
and placed priority on a product's ability to work with existing standards,
as well as the degree to which it contributes to the development of future
Internet products and services.
``As evidenced by the products and services we reviewed in our selection
process, it's clear that the DISCSTOR/naS product embodies the ongoing
innovation in our industry,'' said editor-in-chief Tony Rizzo. ``I highly
recommend taking a close look at the best-of-breed solutions being offered
by our award winners.''
Established in 1986, DISC, Inc., a 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, CA, DISC,
Inc. can be found on the World Wide Web at www.disc-storage.com. Sales
and development offices are located in Northern California, Chicago, Boston,
Dallas, Tampa, New York, Washington D.C., Bingen, Germany, London and
Asia. 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 and South America,
DISC can be reached by calling (800) 944-3472 or (408) 934-7000. For all
other locations, please contact DISC at the European office at +49 (0)
6721.964.430. DISC can also be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This press release includes forward-looking statements, including statements
about DISC's and NSM's product capabilities and leadership, the combined
strength of DISC and NSM, the range and capabilities of and potential
markets for the combined company's products and services, the development
and availability of future products, and the potential for rapid growth
and increasing market share. These statements are subject to risks and
uncertainties, which could cause future events to differ materially. These
risks and uncertainties include, among others, the ability of DISC to
successfully integrate NSM and its operations, the compatibility of the
combined company's products and services, the combined company's dependence
on successfully developing, introducing and commercializing new products
and/or developing enhancements to existing products, potential defects
in the products to be developed, the acceptance by the market of these
products and services, rapid technological change and competitive developments,
the ability of the combined company to successfully market its products
and services, risks related to the growth prospects of the markets that
the combined company serves, the loss of customers or distributors, increased
competition and pricing pressure, and DISC's ability to obtain additional
financing which it anticipates will be required to continue to finance
its operations in light of DISC's and NSM's history of losses.
Further information on these and other factors is provided in DISC's
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2000. All forward-looking
statements are based on information available to DISC on the date hereof,
and DISC assumes no obligation to update such statements.