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Sanbolic Debuts Unified Scale-Out Architecture Platform

New SDS Solution Delivers Storage-Agnostic Management and Hyper-Scale Data Center Economics to the Global Enterprise

Waltham, MA – May 13, 2014 – Sanbolic today announced the general availability of a new software-defined storage (SDS) solution that addresses the complexity and cost of managing growing and often geo-distributed data and workloads. Sanbolic’s patented software platform allows businesses to manage scale-out of converged and legacy storage architectures and efficiently weave server-side storage into their environment.

“Not only has Sanbolic helped us significantly decrease storage management complexity, but we’ve also been able to get the most from our existing infrastructure investments and save in operating and capital costs,” said Gabriel Gallardo, IT Manager at Grupo Latino Radio.

Sanbolic’s host-based storage scale-out technology is enterprise-validated and in production at hundreds of government organizations and enterprises around the globe, addressing the need to tune storage performance, availability, and services to the needs of each workload.

“Sanbolic is enabling IT organizations to benefit from a much-desired new approach to managing and optimizing their data center infrastructure. Its enterprise-grade solutions can not only create new agilities and efficiencies, but can also do so with dramatic cost savings,” noted Mark Peters, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “The Sanbolic solution already bridges the gaps between traditional enterprise hardware and the open platforms used in many hyper-scale data centers; and this latest offering gives enterprises a way to centralize and scale out hybrid storage resources for distributed environments – essentially making both data and workloads simultaneously highly available and yet elastic – in order to meet changing business demands.”

Available for Windows, Linux, Xen, KVM, Hyper-V and integration with OpenStack, Sanbolic now provides fluid, responsive storage resource management at the compute layer that scales out and ensures SLAs based on the growing workload and data needs of global businesses. The new SDS solution offers storage-agnostic management, optimization and dynamic block and file scale-out across all leading on-premise and cloud storage vendors (EMC, NetApp, HDS, AWS), including commodity storage, to ensure the fluid availability and responsiveness of enterprise data and mission-critical applications as business needs grow and change.

“Hyper-scale architecture has proven its economical and architectural benefits for the large cloud providers. The ability to independently scale compute and storage on an as-needed basis using best-of-breed components is essential for the transformation toward software-defined data centers. The hurdle for today’s enterprises in adopting next-generation Server SAN software platforms is lack of maturity compared with the traditional hardware appliance model,” added David Floyer, CTO and co-founder of Wikibon. “Unified management and scale-out Server SAN platforms such as Sanbolic’s offer an exciting path to the cloud-defined future – gradually layering software-defined services on top of existing IT infrastructure and non-disruptively migrating into a modern data center architecture that supports the exponential data growth and fluid workload demands of global businesses. The addition of Linux, XEN, KVM and OpenStack to Sanbolic’s platform is a major extension, and will allow Sanbolic to manage and provision enterprise compute, storage and data management across geo-distributed data centers.”

Running in physical, virtual or cloud server instances to manage any data center environment at hyper-scale, the new host-based storage controller drives efficient storage aggregation and centralizes management. Consolidating a heterogeneous, highly-available pool of legacy storage arrays into a storage abstraction layer, customers can now
• Access centralized services, including: Dynamic provisioning, Quality of Service (QoS) at all RAID levels; Data tiering, read-and-write snapshots, cloning and WORM
• Achieve systems capability and scale-out on server-side and commodity storage using Flash, SSD, HDD and legacy storage
• Create virtual active-active shared resources from existing external storage and server-side storage, flash arrays and JBOD storage into the storage pool
• Eliminate multiple points of management and increases storage efficiency

“We’re in the midst of a major infrastructure market shift as enterprises realize they can no longer rely on legacy data and storage management tools. We’re giving enterprises a simplified way to manage their entire data center operations in a centralized platform – regardless of how geographically distributed or siloed their current IT infrastructure may be,” noted Momchil (Memo) Michailov, CEO of Sanbolic.

About Sanbolic, Inc.
Sanbolic is a next-generation provider of scale-out architecture solutions for the modern data center. Sanbolic’s software platform manages scale-out of converged architectures of compute and storage. With more than 13 years of building scalable architecture solutions for the global enterprise and in production at hundreds of government organizations and enterprises across the globe, Sanbolic brings hyper-scale data center economics to the enterprise by making enterprise data and workloads highly available and elastic based on business demands. More at: www.Sanbolic.com. To request a demo, please visit here: http://sanbolic.com/platform/demo/

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Sanbolic Now Verified for Citrix Ready VDI Capacity Program

Sanbolic Platform is Trusted to Address the Storage Needs of Customers Implementing VDI Using Citrix XenDesktop

Waltham, MA. – (April 17, 2014) – Sanbolic today announced that its Sanbolic Platform has been verified as part of the Citrix Ready® VDI Capacity Program Verified for Citrix XenDesktop®. The Citrix Ready VDI Capacity program is designed specifically to address the storage needs of customers who already have or are thinking about implementing VDI using XenDesktop.
VDI presents multiple types of data, each with its own unique requirements to the storage infrastructure tier. Storage in turn can cope with these requirements using various hardware and software-based approaches, some of which can be combined into hybrid solutions.
The Citrix Ready VDI Capacity program helps guide customers regarding VDI storage needs. The program enables Citrix storage partners to test their solutions against a turnkey “VDI Capacity” test environment that contains the necessary compute resources needed to generate a 750-user reference XenDesktop deployment, and thus demonstrating the appropriate amount of storage performance and capacity with a cost-efficient design. Partners whose technology satisfies the test criteria are determined to be verified as part of the Citrix Ready VDI Capacity Program Verified for 750 users.
“Sanbolic has satisfactorily completed the testing requirements to join the Citrix Ready VDI Capacity program,” said Greg Fox, director, Citrix Ready program at Citrix. “Through this program, we are working with our storage partners to help provide our joint customers with guidance in choosing storage solutions for their XenDesktop VDI deployments. By taking part in the program, Sanbolic is helping customers make informed product purchasing decisions.”
“As a member of the Citrix Ready program, we are able to offer customers intelligent solutions that combine our SDS software platform with Citrix XenDesktop,” said Andy Melmed, VP, Enterprise Architecture. “The offering clearly demonstrates our plans to work closely with trusted partners through the Citrix Ready partner ecosystem in order to provide the highest quality experience for our customers.”
About Sanbolic
Sanbolic is a provider of next-generation scale-out architectures for the modern data center. With over 14 years of experience building scalable architecture solutions for the global enterprise and supporting hundreds of government organizations and enterprises world-wide, Sanbolic delivers hyper-scale company economics to the enterprise by making enterprise data and workloads highly available and elastic based on business demands. To learn more about Sanbolic’s scale-out architecture solutions, visit http://sanbolic.com/.

About Citrix Ready
The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including XenDesktop®, XenApp®, CloudPortal™, XenServer®, NetScaler®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third-party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety customer needs, and currently incorporates partners who have demonstrated more than 25,000 product verifications. It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at www.citrix.com/ready. Reach Citrix Ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.

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Sanbolic Clustering Solution for Microsoft SQL Server Now Available Via AWS Marketplace

Enables Clustering and High Availability for Windows SQL Server Deployments

Waltham, MA – (January 28, 2014)   Sanbolic announced today that its distributed storage controller and application availability platform, Melio, is now available as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) via AWS Marketplace for Microsoft SQL Server deployments. The Melio AMI includes Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition. Clustering SQL Server using Melio provides high availability for business-critical workloads on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform.
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Sanbolic Adds Key Features and Patented Technology to Melio Platform

New release supports storage hardware agnostic scale-out, data protection and SLA management
to meet the most rigorous demands of today’s mission-critical enterprise workloads

WALTHAM, Mass., November 5, 2013 – Sanbolic announced today the availability of Melio® Release 5.5, an enhanced version of the company’s software-defined data acceleration platform. Melio5.5 supports massive-scale distributed storage architectures and introduces new enterprise-class features designed to optimize and enable scale-out of solid state and flash memory usage. Melio5.5 also adds support for Write Once Read Many (WORM) devices in cross-datacenter, geo-distributed applications.
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Sanbolic to Present at Computerworld SNW 2013

CEO Momchil Michailov will discuss how organizations can eliminate application bottlenecks and optimize their storage infrastructures to make data highly accessible, agile and more useful

WALTHAM, Mass. October 8, 2013Sanbolic, global provider of the Melio software-defined data acceleration platform, today announced that CEO Momchil Michailov will present at the Computerworld SNW 2013 conference, taking place October 15-17 in Long Beach, Calif. SNW is the world’s largest independently produced conference series focused on the evolution of architecture for the new world of mobility, Big Data and business agility.
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Sanbolic’s Melio Software Increases Availability of Mission Critical Data at Katholisches Klinikum Ruhrgebiet Nord

Symmetrical clustered file system accelerates data access; reduces unplanned downtime by 90 percent

WALTHAM, Mass., October 1, 2013  Sanbolic announced today that Katholisches Klinikum Ruhrgebiet Nord (KKRN) GmbH is utilizing the company’s Melio FS clustered file system to assure on-demand, high availability of its mission-critical data. The 1,000 bed hospital located in North Ruhrgebiet Germany selected Sanbolic’s Melio FS in 2012 as a direct replacement for its legacy Microsoft CSV system. With the deployment of the Melio data acceleration software, KKRN immediately realized a 10 percent increase in the performance of its clinical and operational applications and has reduced unplanned downtime by 90 percent. Continue reading

Sanbolic HA Solution for Microsoft IIS Web Servers Now Available Via AWS Marketplace

Sanbolic Melio Enables Website Scale Out, Clustering and High Availability across AWS Availability Zones for Windows Server IIS Deployments

WALTHAM, Mass. – July 9, 2013 Sanbolic announced today that its Melio software enabled storage and application availability platform is now available as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) via AWS Marketplace for Windows Server website deployments. Melio allows users to cluster and scale out websites on IIS Servers incorporating multiple AWS availability zones, offering a high level of website availability with IaaS economics.
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Citrix XenDesktop 7 and Sanbolic Melio5 Accelerate VDI Adoption!

With the upcoming releases of Citrix XenDesktop 7 and Sanbolic Melio5, the two companies are on course to continue leading the charge in the adoption of VDI in the enterprise. By combining the advanced technologies found at the core of both products, customers of all sizes will be able to deploy desktop and application virtualization faster, easier and with lower cost than ever before!
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Premier Real Estate Company, Accolade, Fortifies Citrix XenApp Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with Sanbolic Melio

Melio Software-Enabled Shared Storage Provides High Availability and Scale-Out for Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS)
Sanbolic to Demonstrate Melio VDI Solution at Citrix Synergy 2013

Waltham, MA – (May 15, 2013) – Sanbolic®, announced today that Accolade, the premier provider of real estate rental services to the people of Northern Holland, has chosen its Melio™ VDI solution to enable it to meet its high availability (HA) objectives for its PVS-based Citrix XenApp environment. Using Melio with Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS), Accolade now enjoys a highly available, highly scalable and robust platform from which to centrally create, manage, maintain and deliver XenApp server images throughout its entire data center.

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