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Exanet Announces Full Compatibility Between Exastore And Xinet Workflow Solutions

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK, February 28, 2005— Exanet, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance, award-winning, clustered, network-attached grid storage solutions, is pleased to announce the integration of the ExaStore data storage and access system integrates with the Xinet family of workflow solutions. This provides customers with seamless and scalable access to their mission-critical data, 24/7, with no downtime. “Exanet’s goal is to provide full information access to the entire premedia and publishing industry,” said Exanet’s Michael Chazot, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Americas. “Compatibility with Xinet is another step forward. By creating complete system compatibility with Xinet’s products, we ensure that our customers have the best digital solutions for workflow and storage information access.” “The Xinet solution is a highly integrated production environment combined with Internet-based collaboration, digital asset management, and database driven automation,” said Steven Fruhwirth, Xinet’s Director of Strategic Partnerships. “ExaStore’s compatibility with Xinet will provide our customers with flexibility in addressing their demanding networking and storage needs.” Compatibility with Xinet allows Exanet’s customers to leverage Xinet’s extensive functionality with ExaStore’s unique features and benefits. ExaStore, the award-winning highly automated scalable storage grid solution, is specifically tuned for pre-media applications used by the graphic arts industry and digital media markets. It provides easy file sharing across a wide range of system platforms including Apple, Windows, Unix, and Linux. Installed on industry-standard, off-the-shelf hardware, ExaStore software enables printers and prepress shops to integrate disparate storage pools into a single, complete, high-performance, low-cost system that is highly reliable and highly automated with dynamic capacity and client load-balancing. ExaStore seamlessly scales to virtually any storage capacity or bandwidth level, while providing significant performance levels because its distributed file system eliminates storage access bottlenecks. Xinet software products – FullPress, WebNative, WebNative Venture, and K-AShare – address a variety of challenges in production, collaboration, and asset management. The Xinet solution has been leading the industry since its introduction in 1995, and today, it provides the backbone for thousands of printing, publishing, advertising and corporate customers worldwide. ExaStore is available today in a wide range of configurations starting at a single terabyte and scalable to hundreds of terabytes. Complete ExaStore systems are available from Exanet and its major distributors worldwide, including Kodak Polychrome Graphics.