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To: bob gauthier who wrote (18)12/28/1999 4:18:00 PM
From: bob gauthier  Read Replies (1) of 48
Title: Datalink Selected for Internal Storage Area Network Implementation At
Date: 12/28/99

Systems Integrator to Deliver State-of-the-Art SAN with LAN-free
Backup and Shared Disk Capabilities
Datalink (Nasdaq: DTLK), a leading, independent networked storage
solutions provider, announced today that BROCADE Communications
Systems, Inc. (BROCADE(R)) has selected Datalink to implement a
state-of-the-art internal Storage Area Network (SAN) at the
BROCADE headquarters in San Jose, California.
Tailored to support BROCADE's rapid growth as the leading supplier
of Fibre Channel fabric solutions, Datalink will implement an
advanced storage management solution for BROCADE in a multi-phase
approach. Phase one includes the integration of LAN-free backup
(with dynamic tape allocation) and shared disk capabilities in a
homogeneous, multi-server environment. In phase two, Datalink will
build upon this infrastructure, incorporating multi-node
clustering and scaled storage systems for BROCADE's heterogeneous,
multi-server environment. Datalink's SAN provides the
infrastructure to support BROCADE's data assets into the future by
accommodating growth and ensuring availability and recoverability.
"Expanding our storage area network capabilities is an important
part of our IT strategy during this period of rapid market growth.
As the leading provider of fabric switches to enable fast,
reliable connectivity for storage area networks, expanding our own
internal SAN infrastructure will help support our ever-increasing
storage and information needs," said Michael Jones, BROCADE chief
information officer.
"We are pleased BROCADE selected Datalink to integrate a multi-
phase SAN solution," states Greg Meland, Datalink president and
CEO. "BROCADE's selection of Datalink for this project is an
important testimony of our SAN integration expertise."
About Datalink
Datalink Corporation, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the
industry's leading independent provider of networked storage
solutions for Open Systems computing environments. Designed to
store, access, and protect business critical information, the
Company's solutions are developed using best-of-breed technologies
and professional services. A comprehensive suite of services -
analysis, design, integration, implementation, training, technical
support, and maintenance - are delivered by Datalink's multi-
tiered professional services organization.
For more information on Datalink, call 1-800-448-6314, e-mail or visit
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding
Datalink Corporation's business which are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties.
For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could
cause actual results to differ from those contained in the
forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's
Prospectus and information contained in reports filed with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Datalink Corporation, Minneapolis
Donna Grover
(612) 944-3462
(612) 944-7869 (fax)

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