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Rorke Data Ships 10,000th Galaxy Raid Storage System

Storage Hungry Applications Embrace Purpose-Built, Scalable Storage Solutions (April 08, 2010)

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN -- (Marketwire) -- 04/08/10 -- Rorke Data Inc., a data storage-centric, end-to-end solutions provider that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell Microproducts (NASDAQ: BELM), today announced that it has surpassed a major milestone: The company has shipped 10,000 of its Galaxy® RAID storage systems worldwide.

Rorke first introduced the Galaxy Series as a Fibre Channel RAID solution on April 19, 1999. The products were first deployed to meet the rigors of storage intensive applications for video editing and broadcast, but have since grown into an ideal solution for customers requiring value-based, performance-driven storage solutions that include superior service and support. Galaxy products have shipped to a wide variety of customers across a wide range of industries including healthcare, video and government.

"We have been tracking this goal since we shipped our 1,000th system just four years ago," noted Rorke Data's president, Joe Swanson. "This great accomplishment is a testament to all of the hard work and dedication to quality from everyone across the entire Rorke Data and Bell Micro organizations."

"Our success is tied to providing a quality-driven product that addresses the ongoing high growth storage needs of both Rorke Data and Bell Micro customers," continued Swanson. "Our OEM and VAR partners see the Galaxy RAID offering as an ideal way to address their customers' budget and performance demands -- in a manner that higher priced, competing storage solutions simply cannot deliver."

Rorke Data continues to build on the success of the Galaxy line by unveiling new products -- including the 2009 introduction of the Galaxy Aurora RAID storage line. According to Swanson, "Aurora is the fastest growing product in the Galaxy family, primarily due to its unique ability to deliver high-performance, low-cost storage in Fibre Chanel and Infiniband storage area networks for video, post-production and high bandwidth computing applications."

The combination of the global storage buying power of Bell Micro and the technical integration and support capabilities of Rorke Data give the Galaxy product line a distinct competitive advantage. Galaxy products include RAID, NAS and storage servers purpose built using Rorke's world class ISO 13485-2003 technical manufacturing and support center in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. According to Swanson, "Based on our past success and the future needs of our customers, we anticipate achieving the next milestone of 20,000 Galaxy units shipped in record time."

Galaxy storage solutions are available at and through Bell Micro, please visit or call 1-800-800-1513 for more information.

About Galaxy
Galaxy provides customers with the most cost-effective, scalable and easy to use purpose-built RAID storage solutions and NAS solutions available.

Galaxy RAID and NAS solutions are manufactured by Rorke Data Inc. All Galaxy solutions are delivered only after a rigorous test and approval process preformed by trained technical teams, and systems arrive to customers pre-formatted and ready to install. All systems are backed with a broad range of services including interoperability testing, complete system integration and pre- and post-sales support. Galaxy has been successfully installed by thousands of customers in a wide variety of fields, from video editing to healthcare imaging. Galaxy RAID is an FDA registered device.

About Rorke Data
Rorke Data is an ISO 9001:2000 & 13485:2003 certified data storage-centric, end-to-end solutions provider with expertise in primary and tiered storage architecture, integrating RAID, NAS, SAN, tape, and optical libraries with software and support. Rorke leverages certified expertise in Linux, Windows and Mac platforms delivering high bandwidth storage and network solutions for fixed content and rich media application environments and can provide custom integration outsourcing capabilities. Founded in 1985, Rorke Data is a subsidiary of Bell Microproducts and is composed of five divisions: Healthcare & Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, Digital Surveillance, Digital Prepress & Publishing, and Professional Services & Engineering. More information about Rorke Data can be found at

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