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Datalink and Spectra Logic Corporation Form Strategic Partnership to Deliver Robust Data Protection Solutions Integration and manufacturing expertise partner to protect mission-critical data MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 8, 2000-- Datalink Corporation (NASDAQ:DTLK - news) and Spectra Logic© Corporation announced today a strategic partnership to provide customers with robust data protection solutions that include leading automated tape technologies for direct-attached, network-attached storage (NAS), and storage area network (SAN) environments. Spectra Logic is a leading manufacturer of high-performance tape automation products providing mission-critical data protection for companies worldwide. Datalink, a premier provider of data storage solutions for 13 years, develops, implements and supports networked storage solutions for open systems computing environments. Under the terms of the agreement, Datalink will integrate Spectra Logic's tape automation products into its suite of offerings. Spectra Logic's automated tape libraries use Sony's AIT family of tape technologies, providing maximum backup capacity in the smallest amount of space, saving valuable datacenter resources. Spectra Logic tape libraries are available with a wide range of interfaces, including SCSI and Fibre Channel and offer capacities from 60 Gigabytes to hundreds of Terabytes. ``We are pleased to announce our selection of Spectra Logic as a partner, which enhances our offerings by providing tape automation products that deliver an unmatched combination of storage density, performance, and capacity,'' said Greg Meland, President and Chief Executive Officer, Datalink. ``Spectra Logic libraries provide viable, cost-effective options as we design and deploy robust data protection solutions that address the unique needs of our customers.'' ``Spectra Logic is excited to be partnering with Datalink to provide comprehensive data protection solutions for direct-attached, network-attached storage (NAS), and storage area network (SAN) environments,'' said Nathan Thompson, CEO of Spectra Logic. ``With Datalink's technical expertise in areas such as design, configuration, installation and support, the partnership brings real value to customers by allowing them to leverage existing investments in hardware while taking advantage of new technologies as they develop.'' ABOUT DATALINK: Datalink Corporation (NASDAQ:DTLK - news), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the industry's premier 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit datalink.com. ABOUT SPECTRA LOGIC CORPORATION: Spectra Logic Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high-performance tape automation products providing mission-critical data protection for companies worldwide. Spectra Logic tape library products offer capacities from 60 Gigabytes to hundreds of Terabytes. The Boulder, Colorado-based company's products operate on a broad range of platforms and utilize a wide range of interface configurations to take advantage of rapidly evolving SAN, NAS, and direct-attached storage architectures. For more information, contact Spectra Logic by phone at (800) 833-1132, or visit the company's web site at spectralogic.com. Forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 are ``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.