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ULTERA SYSTEMS SIGNS CAMBRIDGE COMPUTER SERVICES AS NORTHEAST DISTRIBUTOR OF TAPE ARRAY TECHNOLOGY

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., August 16, 1999.....Ultera Systems, the leading tape array controller and tape array system supplier, today announced that it has further expanded its network of resellers in a deal with Cambridge Computer Services Inc., a specialized Boston-based VAR providing customized mass storage and backup solutions to customers throughout the Northeast.

Cambridge Computer Services (http://www.cambridgecomputer.com) is one of the nation’s leading specialists in backup products and services, offering customers turnkey storage solutions including needs analysis, design, installation, optimization and training. The company offers a comprehensive line of backup products, featuring automated tape libraries from ADIC (NASDAQ: ADIC), ATL Products (NYSE: DSS), Qualstar and StorageTek (NYSE: STK), along with Legato Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGTO), VERITAS Software (NASDAQ: VRTS) and Computer Associates (NYSE: CA) backup software.

According to Nathan Hugenberger, Director of Storage Technologies at Cambridge Computer, "Ultera is a natural fit, as the Ultera tape array controllers operate seamlessly with backup hardware and software platforms, providing our current customers with an easy upgrade path to the unmatched performance, reliability and data security enabled by tape RAID technology without having to scrap their investment in backup hardware and software.

"As our clients deploy SANs, they will be installing more centralized and larger backup systems that will be aching for the performance benefits of Ultera's products," said Hugenberger. "Equally important is Ultera's ability to create mirrored copies of media in a logical, effort-free manner. Hardware-based tape mirroring will allow our customers to keep a full set of tapes onsite for quick recovery and a full set of tapes offsite for safekeeping."

"Cambridge Computer Services has the ideal profile for an Ultera reseller, with a proven record of technical excellence for both hardware and software storage solutions through consultative selling, and most recently having been recognized as Legato's leading training facility, they are well-equipped to convey the benefits of tape array technology," said Fred Bedard, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Ultera Systems. "Their reputation for skillfully integrating backup from the workgroup to the enterprise ensures Ultera a powerful sales presence in the Northeast."

Ultera Systems provides unprecedented tape performance with its innovative line of tape array controllers. Ultera controllers can be configured for RAID-1 operation, mirroring data to a pair of drives, or RAID-3, with data and parity information striped across a set of two or four drives. This configuration offers fault-tolerance, allowing tape backup operations to continue even in the event of a drive or media failure, as well as the fastest available performance by utilizing the cumulative bandwidth of all attached tape drives. An optional parity drive can be added to maximize reliability of the tape array.

The Ultera product line includes the following models:

Striper™ Series: high-end tape array controller that stripes data across up to five independent parallel array channels allowing for fast – up to 40 MB/sec. – flexible and highly reliable data protection.

LibraryMaster™ Series: extends the tape array paradigm to the library level, creating an array of multi-drive libraries utilizing Ultera’s third-generation Tape RAID technology to provide the highest tape performance, backup/restore automation and fault-tolerant data protection while complementing existing tape technologies.

Imager™ Series: allows simultaneous creation of two or more identical backup tapes in real time with no additional system overhead or software changes necessary.

Shadow Master™ Series: provides real-time data mirroring across multiple tape loaders and libraries for the ultimate in data reliability and disaster recovery.

About Ultera Systems
Ultera Systems, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of RAID Tape Array controllers and subsystems designed for high-speed backup, archive and high-speed data acquisition applications. All industry standard tape drives, tape libraries and storage management software are compatible with the Ultera Arrays. Its tape array product lines are marketed under the trade names "Striper," "Imager," "LibraryMaster" and "Shadow Master," and sold through OEMs, VARs and Systems Integrators worldwide. Ultera is based in Laguna Hills, Calif. 

For further information, call (949) 367-8800, email inform@ultera.com or visit Ultera's web site at http://www.ultera.com.

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