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Customers Mull Storage Market Consolidation Announcements -- Look to Vendors That Deliver Cross-Platform Storage Solutions

Concern Over Big Data Growth and Need for Highly-Scalable Storage Solutions With Strong Price/Performance Ratios Dominates U.S. Tech News in 2010 (November 30, 2010)

MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/30/10 -- In the wake of the recent major storage vendor's acquisition of yet another storage company, PROMISE Technology Inc., a leading supplier of versatile RAID storage solutions catering to customers from enterprise to consumer, today addressed the North American customers' market apprehensions. Access to faster data, more efficient storage solutions, greater price/performance and increasingly complex data issues are playing a significant role in nearly every IT department deploying a storage solution. Adding to the confusion is the issue of vendor lock-in with customers concerned that big players' consolidation moves will hamper their ability to make storage decisions.

"Cross platform functionality, support and availability of robust solutions is key in these times of severely constrained CapEx and OpEx budgets; entry, mid and enterprise level customers can no longer rely solely on vendors who support only one or two of the major operating systems," said Ray Bahar, vice-president, sales, marketing and strategic alliances, the Americas, PROMISE Technology. "To be able to gain the most competitive advantage from their IT investments, customers need to have a choice. Linux, Windows or Mac OS all have their place in support of the myriad of applications and workloads currently being deployed. To be locked into a vendor who does not natively provide these options can severely limit both the productivity and responsiveness to their client base."

Bahar continued, "PROMISE delivers on this demand with its VTrak family of storage platforms and subsystems designed to meet the needs of the most demanding IT organizations. Our newest offerings, the VTrak Ex30 and VTrak S3000, both have been architected for Linux, Windows and Mac OS environments, making us one of the few storage vendors to proactively address the concerns of the end-user."

PROMISE continues to help customers address their critical business challenges focused around unstructured data, virtualization, cloud storage, constrained CAPEX and OPEX budgets, compliance and regulatory mandates and helps avoid vendor lock-in.


The PROMISE VTrak S3000
The PROMISE VTrak S3000 solution tackles these challenges by providing organizations with enterprise-level storage services to protect their entire data set. It has been designed to provide industry leading performance and reliability for mission-critical environments and applications. Powerful, easy-to-deploy and manage, the VTrak S3000 allows IT administrators to solve data management growth and disaster recovery issues all at an affordable price. In a fully redundant configuration the design provides data protection and availability even if a component should fail.

The PROMISE VTrak Ex30
The VTrak Ex30 Series represents a dramatic new direction as demand for low-latency, greater performance and high-compute capabilities take center stage in the market. With the introduction of the VTrak Ex30 series, we are building on our 20-plus year legacy of excellence as we work to redefine the traditional approach to storage solutions.

About PROMISE Technology, Inc.
With a long history of innovation, PROMISE Technology develops and manufactures sophisticated RAID solutions recognized worldwide, ranging from a complete line of RAID controller cards to FC/iSCSI/SAS/SATA RAID subsystems. Catering to enterprise, mid-range, entry-level consumer data protection needs, PROMISE products are distinguished by their Unified Common RAID Core and management software and unparalleled support. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., PROMISE has operations throughout Asia and Europe. For more information, visit PROMISE Technology's website at www.PROMISE.com.

© 2010 PROMISE Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. PROMISE, the PROMISE logo, VTrak, SmartStor, SuperTrak, FastTrak, VessRAID, Vess, PerfectPATH, PerfectRAID, SATA150, ULTRA133 VTrak S3000, BackTrak, HyperCache, HyperCache-R, HyperCache-W, DeltaScan and GreenRAID are registered or pending trademarks of PROMISE Technology, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Intel and Xeon are registered trademarks of the Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Information regarding products, services and offerings may be superseded by subsequent documents and are subject to change without notice. For the latest information and specifications regarding PROMISE Technology, Inc. and any of its offerings or services, please contact your local PROMISE office or the corporate headquarters. Visit www.promise.com for more information on PROMISE products.

Contacts -- The Americas
Douglas Gruehl
PROMISE Technology, Inc.
408.228.1432
Douglas.gruehl@promise.com

Nancy Pieretti
PROMISE Technology, Inc.
603.268.8007
nancy.pieretti@promise.com


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