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GreenBytes GB-X Series Storage Appliances Qualified for Backup Exec With Symantec OpenStorage Technology

High-Performance, Energy-Efficient Inline Deduplication Data Storage Appliances Integrated With Market-Leading Data Protection Solution (December 06, 2011)

ASHAWAY, RI -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/11 -- GreenBytes®, Inc., a developer of high-performance, energy-efficient inline deduplication data storage solutions, today announced that the company's GB-X Series of utility storage appliances have been qualified for use with Backup Exec through the Symantec OpenStorage Technology (OST) program. By using GreenBytes' GB-X Series storage appliances in combination with Symantec OST, users will be able to fully enjoy the integrated deduplication capabilities of the GB-X Series along with the performance, scalability and ease-of-use that GreenBytes' appliances offer, providing a complete storage solution designed to deliver the lowest TCO and highest ROI for the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market.

GreenBytes and Symantec customers benefit from the OST integration by utilizing Backup Exec, which provides a single point of management for all data protection operations. GB-X Series appliances are completely administered from Microsoft Management Console (MMC) using custom plug-ins to enable simple administration of even the most complex data storage scenarios.

"Deduplication is one of many key features that drives real value for Symantec Backup Exec customers," said Amit Walia, vice president of product management for Backup Exec, Symantec. "We are impressed by GreenBytes' deduplication capabilities and power savings and are pleased to qualify the GB-X Series for use with our industry leading data protection software as part of Symantec's OpenStorage Technology program."

Purpose-built for deployment in utility storage environments, GreenBytes' GB-X Series features a next generation Hybrid Storage Architecture (HSA) that combines high-performance solid-state storage technology for tunable I/O performance, enterprise-grade 24/7 duty cycle drives, inline and real-time data deduplication, and simultaneous SAN and NAS protocols via 1GbE or 10GbE connectivity to create a high-performance, highly flexible architecture that is also extremely power-efficient and affordably priced.

GreenBytes' GB-X Series appliances are easily and efficiently scalable from 8 TB up to 360 TB.

"By receiving this product qualification from Symantec, GreenBytes is pleased to offer the small and mid-sized business market strong integration with Backup Exec," said Bob Petrocelli, CEO of GreenBytes. "Symantec's OST protocol is the optimal method for managing backups to disk with Backup Exec, enabling customers to create policy-based backup jobs that optimize network resources and therefore reduce backup windows significantly. All GreenBytes GB-X Series systems come with our complete software suite, including OST-powered Backup Exec interface."

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About GreenBytes, Inc.
GreenBytes, Inc. is a provider of high-performance, energy-efficient inline data deduplication storage solutions. Designed for high availability primary storage and utility storage missions, GreenBytes technology features a next-generation Hybrid Storage Architecture (HSA) that combines SSD performance with magnetic density for the industry's highest levels of performance, scalability and reliability in an easy-to-use, cost-effective package purpose-built to bring the efficiencies of data deduplication beyond data protection and into the primary storage market. GreenBytes was founded in 2007 and is based in Ashaway, Rhode Island, USA. For more information, visit:

GreenBytes and the GreenBytes logo are registered trademarks of GreenBytes, Inc. All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective firms. Symantec and Backup Exec are trademarks of Symantec Corporation.

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