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Lynx Technologies chooses Exabyte's VXA-2 automation.

Exabyte Corporation (OTCBB:EXBT) has announced that Lynx Technologies, the leading Australian storage solution distributor, will resell VXA-2 automation solutions to its customers.

Lynx has fully certified VXA-2 and has begun marketing the ten-slot VXA-2 autoloader under the well-respected Lynx brand through its extensive network of channel partners.

"VXA-2 has excellent automation support and offers affordable solutions for the rapidly increasing number of corporate departments and small-to-medium-sized businesses that are outgrowing standalone tape drives," said Gary Farrow, product manager at Lynx. "These customers find it difficult to justify the step up to LTO Ultrium technology--which is why VXA-2 automation products are exciting. The ten-slot VXA-2 autoloader gives our customers a way to upgrade to a fully automated solution that reduces the time they spend managing backups. And because it uses VXA tape technology, our customers get enterprise-level capacity, performance and reliability at a very low price."

"Lynx is one of the most prominent OEMs of storage solutions in the rapidly growing Australian market, and its selection of VXA-2 automation products is a major endorsement of VXA-2 as the tape technology with the best automation support for the SMB/departmental market," said Richard Giddey, country manager of Australia and New Zealand at Exabyte. "Lynx's evaluation process is very rigorous and their test results demonstrated how big an advantage VXA-2 has in reliability, capacity, speed and automation support over other technologies in the same class."

The Lynx ten-slot VXA-2 autoloader--a Lynx-branded version of the Exabyte AutoPak 1x10 with VXA-2--is the most affordable, compact automated data storage for users with space and budget constraints, providing up to 1.6 TB (compressed)(a) of automated data storage and data transfer speeds up to 43.2 GB/hr (compressed)(a) in a slim design. With one VXA-2 drive and up to 10 VXA tapes, the 2U AutoPak 1x10 leads in capacity and price over other rack mounted autoloaders, making it the preferred storage companion for top-selling Compaq, HP, IBM and Apple 1u and 2u servers. For those with lower capacity requirements, the AutoPak 1x10 is also available with VXA-1. The AutoPak 1x10's no-hassle operation will dramatically reduce down time, user error and resource obligations for organizations.

VXA-2 dramatically increases the capacity and performance available to tape users who seek an alternative to DDS technology at similar pricing for drives and media. The VXA-2 drive can record up to 160 GB (compressed)(a) to a single cartridge at a data transfer rate of up to 12 MB/sec (compressed)(a)--which is 4x the capacity and 2x the speed of DDS-4, and 2x the capacity and 2x the speed of DDS-5. Three interface options are available including Ultra2 Wide SCSI, IDE/ATAPI, and FireWire, providing support for a wide range of computing platforms and operating systems.
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Publication:EDP Weekly's IT Monitor
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Date:Jun 16, 2003
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