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To: bob gauthier who wrote (21)3/20/2000 8:24:00 AM
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Title: LSI Logic and Datalink Form Strategic Alliance To Deliver Leading-Edge
Storage and Services Solutions
Date: 3/20/00

MILPITAS, Calif., and MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., March 20 /PRNewswire/ --
LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc. and Datalink Corporation (Nasdaq:
DTLK) today announced they have formed an alliance to deliver
advanced networked storage solutions. LSI Logic Storage Systems is
a leading supplier of high performance, highly scalable open
storage systems and storage management software for the
enterprise. Datalink, a premier provider of networked data storage
solutions for more than ten years, develops, implements, and
supports high performance networked storage solutions for open
systems computing environments.
Under the terms of the agreement, Datalink will integrate the
MetaStor(R) product family into its suite of storage area network
(SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) solutions. The MetaStor
family of products by LSI Logic Storage Systems includes Fibre
Channel- and SCSI-attached storage systems, NAS offerings, and
storage management software. Interoperability testing, conducted
by both Datalink and LSI Logic, delivers robust SAN and NAS
solutions, promoting 24 X 7 customer access to business-critical
"We are pleased to join with LSI Logic Storage Systems as a
channel partner representing the MetaStor line of scalable storage
systems," said Greg Meland, president and chief executive officer,
Datalink. "Our independence gives us the flexibility to choose
from the best technologies available in the industry. The high
performance and unique functionality of the MetaStor products
enhances our ability to provide state-of-the-art solutions for our
customers. LSI Logic is not only positioned to provide high
quality products today, they also have a well-developed roadmap
for future products, which is important to us as we build systems
that can expand to address future customer needs," Meland added.
"We expect this new relationship to be very successful and
beneficial to our mutual customers by delivering proven,
interoperability-tested, networked storage solutions," explained
Allen Yuhas, senior vice president of worldwide sales and service,
LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc. "With their strong solutions and
services orientation, Datalink is an ideal partner to offer the
MetaStor family of open storage products to satisfy even the most
demanding storage needs."
About LSI Logic Storage Systems
LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of LSI Logic
Corporation (NYSE: LSI), is a leader in delivering high
performance, highly scalable, open storage solutions for the
enterprise. Available through leading OEM suppliers and a
worldwide network of resellers under the MetaStor(R) brand name,
LSI Logic offers a complete line of robust Fibre Channel, SCSI and
network-attached storage products integrated with centralized
storage management software. Additionally, the MetaStor Open SAN
Initiative offers certified, interoperability-tested storage area
network (SAN) solutions. For MetaStor product information, please
call 1-888-METASTOR or visit The e-mail address
for product information is
About LSI Logic
LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI), is a leading supplier of
communications chips for broadband, data networking, wireless and
set-top box applications. In addition, the company provides chips
and boards for network computing and supplies storage network
solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1551
McCarthy Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 95035, 408-433-8000,
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. SOURCE LSI Logic Storage
Systems, Inc.; Datalink Corporation
/NOTE TO EDITORS: The LSI Logic logo design and MetaStor(R) are
registered trademarks of LSI Logic Corporation. All other products
or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes
only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners./
CONTACT: Joanna Tschiffely of LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc.,
970-206-5882,; or Donna Grover of
Datalink Corporation, 952-944-3462,