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Tivoli Storage Manager Delivers Increased Performance for Networked Applications

Customers Able to Cut Backup and Restore Time in Half With New Patented Technology

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 22, 1999--Tivoli Systems Inc. today announced Tivoli Storage Manager, successor to the IBM and Tivoli ADSM storage management software product set. By leveraging the combined resources of IBM and Tivoli Systems, Tivoli Storage Manager delivers new patented technologies and integration with Tivoli Enterprise in support of today's information-intensive business environment.

``Tivoli Storage Manager has always been a workhorse with a reputation of dependability and integrity, it now delivers the increased performance that customers need for businesses to survive in the modern e-business environment,'' said Paul Mason, vice president of Infrastructure Software Research, International Data Corporation. ``The promised delivery of additional features puts Tivoli on the right track for a viable, long distance performance winner. This is not a sprint, but a marathon that Tivoli is positioning themselves to win.''

Tivoli Storage Manager provides the only application-centric approach to information management by delivering a true end-to-end solution spanning the entire enterprise. Tivoli Storage Management solutions handle the increasing amounts of data that enterprises are now experiencing, helping turn IT functions from a cost center to a key business driver. Tivoli Storage Manager is part of Tivoli Storage Management's Information Integrity Initiative, announced earlier this year and being adopted by some of the world's largest enterprises as a way to maximize and protect the value of their data. When combined with Tivoli Enterprise Solutions, Tivoli Storage Management becomes a key component of an integrated management suite that transforms IT into a strategic business resource.

Industry Leading Platform and Application Support

Tivoli Storage Manager is an enterprise-wide solution integrating automated network backup, restore and archive, storage management and disaster recovery functions utilized by more than one million systems worldwide. Tivoli Storage Manager protects more than 30 platforms including Windows NT, UNIX, Linux and OS/390. Popular groupware, e-mail, databases and applications such as Lotus Notes, Lotus Domino, Netscape, Microsoft IIS, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Oracle and DB2 are supported, as are enterprise line of business systems like SAP R/3.

Tivoli Storage Manager is scalable from small and medium-size organizations to very large and complex environments, helping customers meet the challenges of rapid growth and increasing complexity of networked applications. Additionally, Tivoli Storage Manager provides advanced SAN functionality such as tape resource sharing and LAN-free data transfer over traditional IP and fibre channel networks.

``As corporations enter the next millennium, the potential revenue contributions to be realized from e-business continues to grow,'' said Richard L. Ptak, vice president and research director, Hurwitz Group. ``Hurwitz has been focused on increasing the awareness of the importance of E2K, or networked e-applications to revenue generation. With this announcement, Tivoli shows it is well positioned to support successful e-business implementations.''

Industry Leading Performance Enhancements

Both back-up and restore rates have been improved to meet the increasing demands of the global networked economy. In the area of client transfer, Tivoli Storage Manager's Dynamic Multi-Threaded Transfer capability has increased client availability in one case by over 10 hours in a 40-50 hour week. The new Image Backup/Restore feature improves client transfers by almost 500 percent. In the area of NT server performance, Tivoli has demonstrated a 200 percent improvement, dramatically increasing application availability for e-business and web serving. Tivoli Data Protection for Domino R5, delivers a 2000 percent (20 X) improvement over the Lotus 4.X ADSM connect agents.

``Our number one rankings in storage management by Meta Group, and in SAN by the Computerworld IT Intelligence Unit Survey on IT Leaders, coupled with our 100 percent annual growth confirms that the focus and strategy we have is on target with customer requirements.'' said Jim Hilbert, vice president and general manager, Tivoli Systems. ``We will continue to offer our customers leading innovations such as Adaptive Differencing Technology that will continue to bring more value to key applications.''


Tivoli Storage Manager 3.7 will be available September 30, 1999. Pricing is based on server and client configurations. For current ADSM customers, a seamless upgrade path protecting the customer's original investment is provided. For more information on Tivoli Storage Management, call 1-800-2Tivoli (1-800-284-8654), 512-436-8000 or visit the Tivoli Storage Manager World Wide Web site at storage.

About Tivoli Systems

Tivoli Systems Inc. provides the industry's leading open, highly scalable and cross-platform management solutions those span networks, systems, applications and business-to-business e-commerce. Leading companies around the world use Tivoli software and Tivoli Ready products to reduce the cost and complexity of managing networks, systems, databases and applications. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Tivoli is an IBM Company. Tivoli distributes its products worldwide through a network of global sales offices, systems integrators, resellers and IBM sales channels. For more information, visit Tivoli's World Wide Web site at

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