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NSI Announces Support For Rapidly Developing iSCSI Storage Protocol

HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 19, 2004--

  Double-Take Software Passes Rigorous Testing Process with Flying Colors and Brings Benefits of Data Replication to iSCSI Storage Devices  

NSI Software, Inc. (NSI(R)) today announced that it has approved its flagship Double-Take(R) data replication software product for use with any iSCSI storage device. The testing process combined Double-Take with iSCSI host bus adapters and devices from leading iSCSI storage vendors such as Alacritech, Emulex, Intel, Intransa, Network Appliance, Overland, SANRAD, and Maxxan.

NSI and iSCSI device customers now have an added degree of assurance that they can combine the highly complementary data protection products from NSI and advanced IP-based storage devices from virtually any iSCSI vendor.

iSCSI is a storage protocol from the Internet Engineering Task Force designed to transport SCSI commands and data blocks over IP networks. Its economical implementation and interoperability have rapidly contributed to the adoption of storage area networks (SANs) in corporate enterprises and the mid-market. According to Gartner Dataquest, iSCSI will connect nearly 1.5 million servers to SANs by 2006.

"The combination of NSI Double-Take and iSCSI storage devices provides a powerful continuous data replication solution," said Bob Guilbert, vice president of marketing and business development for NSI. "As more enterprises look to the iSCSI protocol as a key enabler in lowering costs and enhancing interoperability of their storage networks, we look forward to helping them protect and safeguard their corporate data."

Companies of all sizes can deploy NSI Double-Take software in conjunction with iSCSI for cost-effective, highly reliable data protection and consolidation of key business applications and storage devices. NSI Double-Take allows organizations to avoid downtime by maintaining up-to-the-second copies of data that are accessible the instant an outage occurs.

In addition to ensuring continuous data availability, Double-Take can be used to easily transfer backup responsibilities at branch offices to a single, central corporate data center.

"IP-based storage is dramatically changing the value models for storage area networks, and the market for ISCSI devices in the data center is poised for large scale growth," said Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst of Enterprise Storage Group. "By providing interoperability with ISCSI, NSI Software is well positioned to capitalize on this opportunity and expand the market for its data replication software."

More than 180 of the Fortune 500 and industry leaders in international banking, finance, legal services and government utilize NSI Double-Take to ensure minimal data loss and rapid recovery from any disaster or system outage.

About NSI Software

Established in 1991, NSI Software, Inc. is a leading developer of patented, award-winning and the most widely deployed data replication technologies and services. NSI products, including Double-Take(R), GeoCluster(R) and Balance(TM), enable companies to recover quickly and easily from disasters and continue to provide business-critical information for demanding customer environments. Privately funded, NSI has strategic technical and marketing relationships with industry leaders including Microsoft(R), IBM(R), Dell(R), HP(R), SunGard(R) and many others. NSI works with its OEM partners and reseller channels to deliver comprehensive solutions and support to business users.

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