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COPAN Systems Signs Helio Solutions to Growing Reseller Program.

Helio to Sell COPAN'S MAID Solutions to Companies With High Capacity, High Availability Storage Requirements in Western Region

LONGMONT, Colo., and SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- COPAN Systems, the leader in intelligent, enterprise-class MAID (Massive Array of Idle Disks) storage solutions, today announced the addition of technology solutions integrator Helio Solutions to its growing reseller program. Helio Solutions will work with COPAN Systems to deliver high-capacity data storage platforms for long-term and persistent data to its network of enterprise clients throughout the West.

"The demand for scalable, reliable, power-efficient, high capacity storage solutions has never been greater," said Bert Condensa, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Helio Solutions. "COPAN Systems' enhanced MAID solutions is one of the most efficient and reliable platforms available for managing this new class of persistent data. The challenges facing our clients in high-volume data markets such as financial services and telecommunications only reinforces the need for Helio Solutions to continually seek out solutions for vital data issues and delivering superior results. We have identified COPAN as a company that provides critical answers to managing these persistent data challenges."

COPAN recently announced industry-leading density of 44 TB per square foot and leading capacity of 448 TB in a single cabinet, with the addition of 500 GB drives to its Revolution Series storage platform. Helio Solutions will be partnering with COPAN to sell the company's enhance MAID platform-based series of products that deliver massively scalable, reliable, and responsive disk-based storage solutions for backup/restore, archive, and disaster recovery applications at an affordable cost. The Revolution 220T, Revolution 220TX, and Revolution 220A are purpose-built for the challenges of storing long-term, persistent data.

"Helio is a perfect partner for COPAN with its strong record of results delivering enterprise-class solutions to a wide range of clients with large-scale storage requirements," said Morrie Nelson, COPAN Systems Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales. "We have been impressed with their knowledge and experience helping customers find the best answers to some of the most challenging issues in the storage market. We are already seeing results from this new partnership."

About Helio Solutions

Helio Solutions is a premier provider of IT and data center solutions for Fortune 1000 companies. Helio Solutions provides unparalleled products and expertise to deliver highly available, high-performing data center solutions that maximize its customers' IT investments and meet short- and long-term business needs. Helio Solutions is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with offices in San Jose, CA; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; and Phoenix, AZ. For more information, call 866-44-HELIO or visit http://www.heliosolutions.com/.

About COPAN Systems

COPAN Systems is the leading provider of intelligent, enterprise-class, enhanced MAID storage solutions that unlock the value of long-term, persistent data. The company is led by storage industry veterans from Hitachi Data Systems, Sun/StorageTek, Dell, HP/Compaq, EMC, and others, and is privately held with investments by Austin Ventures, Globespan Capital, Pequot Ventures, and Credit Suisse. COPAN Systems' storage solutions have been shipping since March 2004, with customers spanning the healthcare, financial, government, media, and service provider industries. Solution implementations include backup/restore, archive, and disaster recovery. More information is available at http://www.copansys.com/ .

CONTACT: Jason Knadler, Analyst and Media Relations Manager of COPAN Systems, +1-303-532-0242, or Jason.knadler@copansys.com

Web site: http://www.heliosolutions.com/ http://www.copansys.com/
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