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Mezeo Software Joins Storage Networking Industry Association Cloud Storage Initiative

Supports Effort to Encourage Education, Collaboration for Cloud Storage and Standards (March 09, 2010)

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 03/09/10 -- Mezeo Software™ (www.mezeo.com), a leading provider of a deployable cloud storage platform for service providers, today announced it has joined the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Cloud Storage Initiative. The Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI), which launched in October 2009, is an initiative of industry leaders committed to driving the growth and success of the emerging cloud storage market. Mezeo has been a SNIA member since July of 2009.

The CSI promotes awareness of cloud storage through education efforts for the vendor and user communities. The group is also helping to bring specifications and technical developments to international standards development organizations. For example, the CSI promotes the SNIA Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) specification, which defines the functional data services that applications will use to secure, store, share and protect data in a cloud.

"The Cloud Storage Initiative was established to set programs that highlight the virtues of cloud storage," said Val Bercovici, Chairman of the SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative. "Mezeo's experience and expertise will help us to advance the knowledge and acceptance of cloud storage and drive the adoption of cloud storage standards in the market."

Mezeo enables IT service providers to quickly and efficiently enter the cloud storage market with a branded solution. The Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform is service-enabled, with a multi-tenant architecture and white label Web 2.0, Windows® desktop, and iPhone and BlackBerry® native clients. Mezeo features end-to-end encryption, advanced file sharing and collaboration, content tagging and access anywhere with white label. Mezeo is easy to deploy, highly scalable and highly secure, with REST Web Services APIs for platform extensibility.


"Cloud storage is a rapidly evolving technology, and Mezeo joined the Cloud Storage Initiative to collaborate with other industry leaders and support SNIA's commitment to promoting cloud storage education and standards," said Mezeo President and CEO Steve Lesem. "The IT Service Provider market will be essential in the widespread adoption of cloud storage, and Mezeo understands the wants and needs of that market."

Mezeo will be participating in the SNIA CSI Cloud Storage Pavilion at the SNW Spring 2010. The event is scheduled April 12-15 in Orlando, Fla.

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About the SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA's mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA web site at www.snia.org.

About Mezeo Software

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Mezeo is the industry's leading provider of a deployable platform for cloud storage that enables IT Hosting providers, Managed Service Providers, SaaS Providers, and converged Telcos to immediately monetize Storage as a Service. Our Cloud Storage Platform Solutions include Cloud Storage with Web services APIs, Access Cloud, SaaS Cloud and Personal Cloud Storage. These solutions feature secure file storage, advanced file sharing and collaboration, content tagging and true anywhere access from an integrated Windows desktop, rich Web 2.0 browsers and iPhone and BlackBerry® native client access. Mezeo is easy to deploy, highly scalable and highly secure, with well-designed APIs for platform extensibility. Mezeo was named in CRN's list of the 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Products and Top 25 Coolest Emerging Vendors of 2009. For more information about the Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform visit www.mezeo.com.

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Mezeo Software
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