StorageTek(R) (Storage Technology Corporation), and IXOS SOFTWARE AG announced a worldwide strategic
alliance to integrate a branded IXOS e-mail archival solution and resell IXOS’
archiving and ECM software with StorageTek’s storage management solutions.

Through the alliance, IXOS will enable StorageTek to provide customers
with the IXOS-eCONserver for Exchange and IXOS-eCONserver for Lotus as part of
StorageTek’s Email Xcelerator series of solutions. Additionally, StorageTek
may resell the IXOS(R)-eCON Solution Suite, which manages all documents and
data across the enterprise, including groupware, enterprise content and e-mail
archives. This combined IXOS-StorageTek solution will enable companies to
retain an unalterable archive of email for a fixed period of time, helping
them comply with regulatory requirements as mandated by SEC 17a-4,
Sarbanes-Oxley and Basel II.

StorageTek and IXOS have already integrated the StorageTek Application
Storage Manager (ASM) for Unix with the e-mail solution suite — including
Email ArchiveMaster(TM) and Email AuditMaster(TM) — enabling users to
immediately take advantage of the full StorageTek product line including
compliant media.

“This is an ideal partnership for IXOS and StorageTek — both leaders in
our respective markets,” said Richard Gailer, Chief Sales and Marketing
Officer of IXOS. “With IXOS’ high quality ECM and e-mail archiving solutions
and StorageTek’s deep data storage expertise, this alliance will bring to
market a most comprehensive, best-of-breed solution. StorageTek customers
will be able to simply and cost effectively manage the influx of information
traveling through their businesses, with the capability to comply with the
information retention mandates of the law.”

StorageTek will offer its customers an entire ECM solution. This offering
includes storage devices, professional services to design and implement the
proper infrastructure to optimize StorageTek’s Information Lifecycle
Management(TM) strategy, and the IXOS(R)-eCON Solution Suite, an integrated
platform to securely and reliably manage business documents in SAP(R),
Siebel(R), Microsoft(R) Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server, and
Lotus(R) Notes environments, and custom applications. StorageTek will offer an
ECM solution that enables customers to efficiently create, manage, and
distribute Web content. In addition, the suite allows internal and external
enterprise users to receive individualized access to important data and
documents — in real-time — using a standard Web interface that is customized
to match their corporate identity.

“Together, StorageTek and IXOS can offer customers one integrated storage
archive platform for all of their Enterprise Content and e-mail archiving
needs — eliminating the need to work with multiple vendors. This alliance
enables StorageTek to continue to build out its extensive hierarchy of
Information Lifecycle Management solutions,” said Angel Garcia, StorageTek
corporate vice president of Global Services and International Operations. “We
are pleased to add IXOS’ high quality platform to our comprehensive portfolio
of solutions to help customers better manage information from creation to