Jan 17, 2003

Seagate Joins Linux SAN Alliance

MUNICH, Germany - Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) has joined the Linux-SAN-Allianz. Seagate's membership of this alliance underscores the Company's determination to increase its Storage Area Network (SAN) commitment. The Linux-SAN-Allianz offers free training courses for participating system vendors and system integrators. Initiated by Zeta/Triangel Computer GmbH and ACE-Peripherals GmbH, the organization is devoted to delivering independent instruction featuring in-depth technical content. Courses focus on Linux in server and storage environments.

"Seagate's support boosts our alliance tremendously. We are extremely happy to welcome the Company as a sponsor", explains Werner Habicht, Product Manager at Zeta / Triangel Computer. "Our courses meet the needs of system integrators and system vendors when dealing with Linux in respect of servers and storage. With Seagate's help we feel very confident that we will create even more interest and maintain the superb level of excellence in our course offerings."

"SAN technologies are hot, and we want to increase our presence in this arena. We think the Linux-SAN-Allinaz is an ideal platform to do so", adds Henrique Atzkern, senior field application engineer at Seagate. "It was critical for us to find an opportunity that meets our high quality standards. Zeta/Triangel and ACE have been distributing our products for more than ten years, and we have had the chance to witness their expertise at work more than once. So we know the Linux-SAN-Allianz is the right choice for us."

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives for Enterprise, PC and Consumer Electronics applications. The Company is committed to delivering award-winning products, customer support and reliability, to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.