Wednesday, February 18, 1998

Ontrack and Sungard Recovery Services partner in service offering

Ontrack® (Nasdaq: ONDI) and SunGard® Recovery Services Inc., the nation’s premier provider of total business recovery solutions, today announced a strategic alliance that will provide SunGard’s customers with comprehensive data recovery services from Ontrack.

This alliance will provide SunGard’s customers with a proven solution for data loss disasters from the world leader in data recovery. SunGard will market and sell Ontrack data recovery solutions to its new and existing customers. Through the agreement between the two companies, Ontrack will deliver the comprehensive support to meet the data recovery requirements of SunGard’s customers.

Robert Powell, vice president of marketing partners at SunGard, commented, “Teaming up with Ontrack further exemplifies SunGard’s commitment to provide our customers with total business recovery solutions. The state-of-the-art technology and dedicated resources offered by Ontrack give our customers a proven and unparalleled solution for their data recovery needs.”

Marshall Warwaruk, vice president of business development at Ontrack, said, “We believe that this partnership will work to provide more comprehensive data recovery solutions for corporate computer users. Moreover, with its unique understanding of the importance of rapid recovery during data loss disasters, SunGard is ideally suited to help raise awareness about the availability and value of recovery services for mission-critical data.”

About SunGard Recovery Services Inc.SunGard Recovery Services is the disaster recovery unit of SunGard Data Systems Inc. (NYSE:SDS), the only large specialized provider of proprietary investment support systems, comprehensive computer disaster recovery services, and health care information systems. SunGard Recovery Services founded the industry in 1978 and provides recovery services for all major computing platforms. Comprehensive Business RecoverySM services include: computer hotsites and coldsites; electronic vaulting; the SunGard National Network; remote testing and recovery; and work group recovery services for voice, data, and LAN systems. Services are delivered through SunGard’s network of MegaCenters and MetroCenters as well as its fleet of Mobile Data Centers. Business resumption planning, consulting services and PC-based contingency planning tools are furnished through the company’s SunGard Planning Solutions division. For further information on SunGard Recovery Services, the company’s home page can be accessed at

About Ontrack Ontrack, the world leader in data recovery, specializes in software and services that help computer users protect and manage their valuable data. Using hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques, Ontrack is able to recover lost or corrupted data from all operating systems and types of storage devices. Ontrack can be reached through its World Wide Web site at or by calling 800-872-2599 (612-937-5161). In addition to its Minneapolis headquarters, Ontrack operates data recovery labs in Los Angeles, San Jose, Washington, D.C., Tokyo, London and Stuttgart, Germany.###

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