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Press Release April 21, 2003

Aberdeen Unleashes A Monster
Backup Storage Will No Longer Be a Nightmare

Santa Fe Springs, California - Aberdeen is proud to unveil the revolutionary all-inclusive storage and backup hybrid server solution.  This "Backup Monster" can support 2TB (terabytes) of IDE hot-swap disk storage.  Aberdeen's Backup Monster storage solutions are designed to provide a range of scalable and cost-efficient backup and storage solutions for a diverse range of shared network environments.

In the past, small business organizations have had few alternatives to ensure flexible data protection solutions and cost efficient centralized control of mission-critical data.  Mid-sized organizations with a single facility, utilizing many servers, face a similar challenge in regard to consistent secure backups.  The Backup Monster storage solution comes in four models specifically designed to suit the various challenges facing the cost conscious businesses of today.

The primary benefit of the "Backup Monster" server is it provides a hard disk backup solution, which is exponentially faster and more accurate than the traditional tape backup.  By utilizing the disk backup feature, routine progressive or full backups can easily be scheduled. Backup Monster servers are compatible with multiple OS platforms for full interoperability in heterogeneous environments.     

"Small businesses and mid-level organizations are notoriously vulnerable to the loss of data and have traditionally considered backups as cumbersome inconveniences that are frequently postponed or ignored altogether," says Aberdeen President, Moshe Ovadya.  "We have created a virtual backup monster by integrating our Backup Monster server with Dantz Development's Retrospect™ backup software.  Businesses can now safely guard against downtime and the loss of critical data with the Backup Monster." 

Aberdeen has designed every 3U rackmount Backup Monster model to provide; 8 hot-swap IDE hard disk drive bays, dual Gigabit LAN connections, support for RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 configurations and easy installation and management with minimal impact on network availability.  For added security and redundant data backup, the Backup Monster can provide both an optional CD-RW and an optional internal tape drive.

The cost-efficient Backup Monster S38i entry-level backup storage server is equipped with an Intel® Pentium® 4 processor and can handle data security, disaster recovery and file storage sharing needs by running Retrospect™ software.  To accommodate the multi-faceted backup needs of larger companies, the dual Intel® Xeon™ processor based Backup Monster X38i is available.  Every configuration includes a storage capacity of up to 2TB and utilizes the Retrospect™ software for secure data backup at a cost less than any other SCSI or NAS applications.

Availability and Support:
The entry-level Backup Monster S38i and the Backup Monster X38i models are currently shipping and can be configured for under $7000 via the Aberdeen Web site ( or by contacting a sales executive at (800)552-6868.  The ultra fast SATA hard drive versions of the Backup Monster "Backup Monster" storage solution, the S38sa and the X38sa, are scheduled to ship through the same channels during Q2, 2003.  Aberdeen currently offers an industry leading 5 year limited warranty and a free 10-day trial assessment program with all of its branded server solutions.


Media Contacts:
Charles E. Stevens
Marketing Manager
562-903-1500 x184

Jack Tateel
VP of Sales
562-903-1500 x157

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About Aberdeen:
Aberdeen is a leading direct marketer of servers, computers and hardware. Voted among The Direct 100 vendors by PC Computing magazine. Aberdeen designs, manufactures and customizes award-winning Aberdeen brand computer systems and rackmount servers while offering an extensive selection of high performance peripherals. For product sales, service or company information, call 800-552-6868 or visit

About Dantz:
Founded in 1984, Dantz Development Corporation is the leading worldwide provider of backup and restore software focused on small and midsize businesses. Dantz is a privately held company located in Orinda, Calif. and backed by leading venture capital firms. For more information, please visit or call 925.253.3000.




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