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Compellent Customers Lower TCO

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Compellent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Arca: CML) today announced its customers have lowered total cost of ownership by implementing the companys storage area network (SAN) as the foundation for virtual data centers. By utilizing Compellent technologies and VMware server virtualization, Gaston County, North Carolina, the eighth-largest county in the state, significantly increased productivity while lowering operating and capital expenses.

Data center virtualization reduces costs through the consolidation of data and applications onto fewer physical servers, increasing IT flexibility. Combining server virtualization with advanced storage virtualization allows enterprises to achieve the full promise of a virtual data center. Compellent seamlessly integrates with the industry’s leading virtual server platforms, enabling servers to share centralized storage resources and unmatched virtualization functionality to help lower costs, simplify management and provide robust disaster recovery.

Within one year of virtualizing its data center with Compellent and VMware, Gaston County saved more than $100,000 in hardware costs and downtime and $152,500 through workgroup application consolidation on the SAN. Adding VMware, a second Compellent SAN for remote replication, an electronic documentation system and other modernization initiatives have contributed to an annual savings of more than $512,000 in productivity gains.

“Compellent has enabled our team to measurably reduce IT costs, while increasing the efficiency, utilization and flexibility of our storage infrastructure,” explained Brandon Jackson, CIO of Gaston County, North Carolina. “The Compellent SAN has perfectly complemented our strategic initiatives to virtualize our data center and implement a cost-effective, enterprise disaster recovery plan.”

Compellent Technologies Inc.