FRAMINGHAM, Ma. & OAKDALE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 26, 2002--
GlassHouse will Use Imation's Storage Networking Lab for Client
Proof-of-Concept and Validation Testing Services
GlassHouse Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of
vendor-neutral storage services, and Imation Corp. (NYSE:IMN), a
worldwide leader in removable data storage media, today announced an
agreement to work together to provide vendor-neutral storage
networking guidance. Under terms of the agreement, GlassHouse will
utilize Imation's Storage Networking Lab for proof-of-concept and
validation services for GlassHouse clients. In addition, GlassHouse
will utilize the lab for training and special projects.
The Imation Storage Networking Lab, which Imation launched in
April 2000, is located at Imation headquarters in Oakdale, Minn. The
lab is a world-class facility that offers vendor-independent testing
and services to help companies and equipment manufacturers develop and
evaluate data-storage solutions in an objective environment.
"Our clients have expressed a need for independent testing
services," said Mark Shirman, CEO and President of GlassHouse. "This
agreement will allow GlassHouse to draw on Imation's Storage
Networking Lab, one of the leading testing facilities in the market
today. We can now better ensure that our clients will be able to get
the unbiased, vendor-neutral guidance and testing they need to help
them formulate and implement storage strategies for their businesses."
"Imation's Storage Networking Lab fully supports the need in the
market for independent storage networking testing," said Bill Monahan,
Chairman and CEO of Imation. "We will continue to support and utilize
this state-of-the-art facility, and anticipate that GlassHouse
Technologies and its clients will benefit by being able to test and
validate real-world storage networking architectures. The fact that
GlassHouse provides top-tier, vendor-neutral consulting services makes
them an ideal long-term client for Imation's lab."
About Imation's Storage Networking Lab
Imation's Storage Networking Lab provides a hands-on testing
environment that makes integrating storage networking solutions into
business environments as risk-free and cost-effective as possible.
The Imation Storage Networking Lab has over 150 pieces of
equipment from over 60 manufacturers in 6,000+ square feet of
dedicated lab space. Interested parties can take a "virtual" lab tour
on Imation's website at http://www.imation.com/snltour and can
download the latest equipment list.
About Imation Corp.
Imation Corp. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of
magnetic and optical removable data storage media. With one of the
broadest product lines in the industry - spanning from a few megabytes
to hundreds of gigabytes of capacity in each piece of media, Imation
serves customers in more than 60 countries, in both business and
consumer markets. From large data centers to distributed networks,
Imation's tape cartridges are used in data processing, security,
business continuity, backup and archiving applications. Customer needs
for reliability, convenience and portability to store and manage
business data, photos, video, images and music on professional and
home desktops and increasingly in consumer electronics devices drive
demand for Imation's optical and diskette products. With approximately
300 technology scientists and nearly 300 patents in the U.S. alone,
Imation continues to pioneer today's proven magnetic and optical media
As of September 2002, Imation employed approximately 2,800 people
worldwide. Revenues from outside the U.S. contribute approximately 49
percent of total sales. Additional information about Imation
(NYSE:IMN) is available on the company's website at www.imation.com,
or by calling (888) 466-3456.
About GlassHouse Technologies, Inc.
GlassHouse Technologies, Inc. provides services that help
organizations solve the business problems of enterprise storage. From
strategy through deployment and support, GlassHouse partners with
clients to transform storage into a strategic advantage.
Headquartered in Framingham, MA, GlassHouse Technologies offers
guaranteed, vendor-neutral storage services focused on technology and
organizational effectiveness. From strategic assessments to solution
maintenance, GlassHouse works with clients to maximize the
organizational value of storage and backup technologies, enhancing
client environments and meeting their business needs. For more
information about GlassHouse Technologies, visit the company's
website, www.glasshousetech.com, or call (508) 879-5729.
||GlassHouse Technologies, Inc.
||Ann Dalrymple, 508/879-5729
||Fleishman-Hillard, for Imation Corp.
||Sarah McNeil, 612/573-3124