XIO’s Hyper ISE a Finalist in Microsoft Best of Tech•Ed 2011 Awards Program

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – May 13, 2011 – Xiotech Corporation, the ISE Company, today announced that Hybrid ISE was named as a Finalist in the Hardware and Storage category of the Best of Tech·Ed 2011 awards program. Xiotech will be showcasing Hybrid ISE in Booth #1615 at the Microsoft Tech·Ed North America 2011 conference taking place May 16-19 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hybrid ISE is a storage blade purpose built to eliminate the capacity and performance trade-off inherent in traditional storage solutions. By intelligently integrating HDDs and SSDs into a single “logical drive,” Hybrid ISE delivers high performance in random I/O workloads like virtualization, data warehousing and messaging.

The first enterprise hybrid approach to combine HDDs and SSDs in an “Active-Active” storage pool, Hybrid ISE serves all volumes and improves overall application performance. Through Xiotech’s Continuous Adaptive Data Placement (CADP) technology – providing continuous monitoring, statistics collection, ROI calculations, bi-directional dynamic data movement and utilities that predict potential performance gains – all applications’ data hot spots are automatically migrated to and from SSDs offering “best-in-class” capacity and performance.

“We received a record number of nominations this year – more than 300 – and determining an array of finalists from that large, diverse field was difficult,” said Jason Bovberg, Senior Editor at Windows IT Pro. “The mix of products and services from year to year is ever-changing and exciting. We look forward to our show-floor interviews, which will lead to the determination of winners. For all categories, as always, our judging process involves three criteria: strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage and value to customers. Our winners will be particularly strong in those areas.”

“Acquiring storage is no longer an either-or proposition. Hybrid ISE fulfills organizations’ performance and capacity demands – at an extremely attractive price,” said Steve Sicola, CTO at Xiotech. “Delivering unmatched reliability, performance, scalability and value – the hallmarks of Xiotech’s ISE storage blades – Hybrid ISE is a compelling solution that supports the business applications – Exchange, SQL Server, Hyper-V – that drive today’s enterprises.”

Produced by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Magazine, DevProConnections and SharePointPro, the Best of Tech·Ed 2011 awards recognize companies that offer innovative products for the industry. Winners will be announced at an invite-only evening reception at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, May 18.

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About Xiotech, The ISE Company

Xiotech, the ISE Company, is the world’s leading provider of high-performance storage blades, purpose built for today’s cloud and virtual desktop-to-data center initiatives. With more than 1,200 customers across all major industries, including 28 of the Fortune 50, ISE delivers storage that scales from the mid-market to the largest enterprise and government organization. The company’s patented storage blades provide the industry’s best combination of performance, capacity and scale, filling the ever-widening gap between performance-limited traditional storage arrays and capacity-limited emerging memory solutions. The company is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado with an engineering and development center in Hyderabad, India. Field sales and system support teams are located in many other cities across the United States and United Kingdom. Visit Xiotech at www.xiotech.com, or follow us on Twitter @xiotech.