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News is flying fast of Teradactyl's backup software

PITTSBURGH (April 23, 2002) -Teradactyl, LLC is gaining a name across the country for the reliability of its backup software.

This three-year-old Pittsburgh-Albuquerque company is developing revolutionary answers to backup system problems. Through a streamlined backup process, Teradactyl's True incremental Backup System (TiBS) conserves network resources by not saturating the network with redundant data. It saves time and work hours by eliminating regular full network backups.

With the increased attention being paid to disaster recovery, word is spreading of Teradactyl's innovative technology.

Teradactyl's current contracts include two with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The company's cost-effective software is helping to manage backup for the university's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (top-ranked by U.S. News and World Report) and its School of Computer Science. Teradactyl CTO Kristen Webb said the economy and flexibility of the company's software allows businesses to grow while solving their backup problems.

TiBS is the brainchild of Webb, a former Swissvale resident and Carnegie Mellon graduate. The seed for the technology was planted when he recognized the need for more efficient backup strategies. "TiBS merges changed data from the network with previous backup data on a backup server to generate new tape volumes," he explained. "This process allows companies to transfer much less data over their networks, minimizing the impact of the backup function."

At Carnegie Mellon, which has been at the forefront of computer technology for decades, minimizing the impact of backups means fewer headaches for staff and students. Lou Anschuetz, network manager for Carnegie Mellon's E.C.E. department, said Teradactyl's technology has eased the burden of taking network backups.

"The main issues for me are cost, reliability and invisibility," Anschuetz said. With 1650 computers running 24 hours a day, the process of taking backups must have little effect on network traffic, he noted. "The amount of storage we're doing is tremendous. You can't do backups that'll impair the computer at 2 a.m., because that's when the students are working."

By providing a technology that cried out to be developed, Teradactyl is filling a critical niche.

"Everybody, from investors to the top brass, has their eye on disaster recovery," Teradactyl CEO John N. Riley III said. "People are looking for a reliable, economical alternative to the high cost of backup solutions. A single TiBS server can support hundreds of millions of files, lowering total cost of ownership."

About Teradactyl LLC.

Teradactyl has offices in New Mexico, USA. The company was founded in 1999 to provide innovative backup technology in anticipation of the tremendous growth in hard disk storage capacity. The company is headquartered at 2450 Baylor Dr. S.E., Albuquerque, NM, 87106. (505) 338-6000, www: www.teradactyl.com

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