BakBone Supports Sun StorageTek(TM) 5800 System for Enterprise-Class Disaster Recovery Capabilities

    Storage Innovators Continue Close Collaboration on Leading Data
Protection Solutions

    SAN DIEGO, November 13 /CNW/ - BakBone Software(R) (Pink Sheets:  BKBO),
the leading provider of heterogeneous integrated data protection solutions,
today announced that BakBone will now offer support for the Sun StorageTek(TM)
5800 System as an extension of BakBone's global distribution agreement with
Sun Microsystems.

    The combined solution of NetVault: Backup, BakBone's flagship data
protection software, with the Sun StorageTek 5800 System provides disaster
recovery and archival capabilities for the types of large data repository
applications used by healthcare, scientific and educational communities to
ensure that fixed content is protected around the clock. Additionally,
BakBone's worldwide technology licensing and distribution agreement with Sun
provides customers with greater choice for advanced data protection solutions.

    BakBone's innovation with the award-winning NetVault: Backup solution
allows enterprises to reduce the cost and inherent complexity of managing the
expanding volumes of data they generate. Coupling the Sun StorageTek 5800
System with NetVault: Backup software delivers faster, continuous access to
enterprise data assets.

    "BakBone represents an opportunity for Sun to offer our customers not
only an excellent solution for archiving their fixed data, but a method for
retrieving and protecting that data if lost during a major disaster or
crisis," said Gail Truman, senior product manager for the StorageTek 5800
System, Sun Microsystems.

    "As the majority of content generated today remains unaltered when
stored, the requirements for holistic digital consolidation and preservation
for large scale archives within organizations increases in order to
successfully manage their growing consumption of raw data," said David
Schneider, vice president of Strategic Partners Group, BakBone. "This new and
cost-effective solution created in tandem with Sun addresses the significant
need that enterprises have for storing and protecting vast amounts of fixed

    BakBone's global distribution agreement with Sun builds on a relationship
that began over a decade ago. Since that time, the collaboration between the
two companies has fostered a more integrated relationship, which includes
membership in Sun's elite StorageTek Ready Partner Program.

    About BakBone Software, Inc.

    BakBone Software is a leading international data protection solution
provider that develops and distributes heterogeneous data backup, restore,
disaster recovery, replication and storage reporting software for network
storage and open-systems environments. BakBone delivers scalable solutions
that address the complex demands of large enterprise environments, as well as
small- to medium-sized businesses. Founded in 2000, BakBone products are used
by Fortune 1000 corporations and domestic and international government
entities. Distributed through a select global network of strategic partners,
resellers and solution providers, interested companies can learn more
information about BakBone's products and services and its Integrated Data
Protection vision at or email

    Safe Harbor

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, which, if they do not
materialize or prove correct, could cause BakBone's results to differ
materially from historical results, or those expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties may include,
but are not limited to: competition in our target markets; potential capital
needs; management of future growth and expansion; the development,
implementation and execution of the Company's Integrated Data Protection (IDP)
strategic vision; risk of third-party claims of infringement; protection of
proprietary information; customer acceptance of the Company's existing and
newly introduced products and fee structures; and the success of BakBone's
brand development efforts. Also, risks associated with strategic alliances;
reliance on distribution channels; product concentration; need to develop new
and enhanced products; potential product defects; our ability to hire and
retain qualified employees and key management personnel; and risks associated
with changes in domestic and international market conditions and the entry
into and development of international markets for the Company's products. Our
forward-looking statements should be considered in the context of these and
other risk factors disclosed in our most recent report filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, which may be found at, as well
as those risk factors disclosed in our current report filed with the Canadian
Securities Administrators, which is available on SEDAR at All
future written and oral forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf
are also subject to these factors. BakBone assumes no obligation to update any
forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances arising after the
date on which it was made, other than as required under applicable securities

    The common shares of BakBone Software are currently subject to cease
trade orders in the Canadian jurisdictions of Alberta, British Columbia and
Ontario due to delays in the filing of the Company's financial statements.
Although these cease trade orders do not prevent investors, who are not
resident in or otherwise subject to the laws of Alberta, British Columbia or
Ontario, from trading the common shares of BakBone on the Pink Sheets in the
United States, investors are encouraged to obtain legal advice to ensure that
these trades are not violating the cease trade orders. BakBone continues to
work to resolve all outstanding issues which have prevented filing of its
financial statements, however an exact date for filing of these financial
statements cannot be determined at this time.

    BakBone(R), BakBone Software(R), NetVault(R), Application Plugin
Module(TM), BakBone logo(R), Integrated Data Protection(TM), Redefining Data
Protection(TM), Constant Data(TM), Constant Data logo(TM), Constant
Replicator(TM), OnDemand Replicator(TM), and Constant HA Cluster(TM), are all
trademarks or registered trademarks of BakBone Software, Inc., in the United
States and/or in other countries All other brands, products or service names
are or may be trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of, and used
to identify, products or services of their respective owners.

    Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo and StorageTek are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other

For further information:

For further information: BakBone Software Amber Winans, 858-795-7584 or Nikki Snowhite, 858-795-7552

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