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Diogenes Publishes Thorough Review of VERITAS CommandCentral™

Provides IT Buyers With an Objective Evaluation of Storage Resource Management software
BOULDER, Colo. - March 15, 2005 - Diogenes Analytical Laboratories, Inc., the IT industry's foremost independent laboratory for objective storage product reviews announces availability of its review of VERITAS' CommandCentral Storage and CommandCentral Service storage management products. CommandCentral received the "Diogenes Shortlist Candidate" designation because of its comprehensive feature set combined with a high degree of manageability. A free summary of the report may be found by visiting www.diogeneslab.com, where the full 14 page report can be purchased as well. Neither the evaluation nor the report was funded or sponsored by VERITAS Software Corporation or any other vendor.
Storage resource management and SAN management products are highly differentiated, and as a result, often confusing. Diogenes' method is to produce experience-based product evaluations that provide answers to questions that IT buyers must know in order to make an informed purchase decision. The company's goal is to create informed consumers who are able to select the best product for their specific situation.
"Diogenes' methodology was surprising for its depth and detail," said Danny Milrad, senior product marketing manager, VERITAS Software. "Whenever an article is not funded by the vendor, you never know how it will turn out. Diogenes' evaluation was thorough and comprehensive. We've always thought that we had a strong product, and are pleased to receive the Diogenes Shortlist Candidate designation."
Diogenes is quickly gaining industry recognition from IT consumers and vendors alike for producing fair and accurate product reviews. The company has the most stringent ethics policy in the industry. Consumers get real-world product insight from the "out of the box" experience through installation, configuration, testing, usability, and documentation. Diogenes' reports deliver a complete review highlighting advantages and disadvantages of various offerings as discovered by the lab tests.
"No product is right for every client, and we want to help IT organizations avoid expensive mistakes," said Phil Goodwin, president and founder of Diogenes. "Clients gain in-depth knowledge about a product in less than 20 minutes rather than scouring the web and wasting hours or days researching inappropriate products. The vendor gets an objective perspective from someone who doesn't have an agenda."
Founded by industry veterans from research firms, customers, and vendors, Diogenes' was created to address the gap left by existing contemporary firms that claim to provide these services but lack the ability to be truly objective since their reports tend to be based on vendor marketing collateral versus in-depth, hands-on experience.

About Diogenes Analytical Laboratories

Diogenes Analytical Laboratories, Inc., based in Colorado, was founded to help IT buyers reduce the inherent risk and uncertainty associated with technology purchases. Working exclusively with IT organization, Diogenes provides objective research, whitepapers, and product and technology review free of vendor conflict of interest. Research is based on actual experiences, not a collection of anecdotes. More information about the company can be obtained at www.diogeneslab.com.

For More Information Contact:

Phil Goodwin , Diogenes Analytical Laboratories
303-402-9900 x103 , phil.goodwin@diogeneslab.com

Jill Stevenson , Corporate Communications , VERITAS Software
(650) 527-3011 , jill.stevenson@veritas.com

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