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GlassHouse Acquires MBI

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- GlassHouse Technologies, the global leader in independent storage services, today announced it has acquired MBI and its sister companies, MBI Turkey and Integrity Systems. The acquisition expands the service offerings and depth of expertise offered by GlassHouse, and extends its geographical reach into the European and Middle Eastern markets.

Founded in 1985, MBI Group is the leading provider of integrated storage and backup/recovery solutions in Israel. MBI has expertise in data protection spanning storage, servers and database environments. MBI Turkey was established in 2004 as a subsidiary of MBI and is an active solutions provider for the largest finance, telecommunications and defense organizations in Turkey and the Middle East. Integrity Systems, the sister company of MBI and also headquartered in Israel, was founded in 1995 and specializes in providing services related to infrastructure software and proactive monitoring of applications, databases and operating systems, as well as backup and recovery software solutions.

MBI and Integrity Systems will be operated as wholly-owned subsidiaries of GlassHouse Technologies. The acquisition brings GlassHouses total number of consultants to 430 and expands its infrastructure expertise in servers and database systems.

“GlassHouse’s strategy is to be a global company and broaden our services within IT infrastructure. This was the next logical step after establishing our brand in the U.K.,” said Mark Shirman, president and CEO, GlassHouse Technologies. “We are now able to offer our unique IT transformation methodology to markets in the Middle East and Europe. Increasingly, our customers are asking us to help optimize their database and server environments, in addition to their storage environment, and the MBI Group acquisition allows us to do that. One of the main reasons for our interest in the MBI Group is their unique IP (intellectual property), which will allow us to offer to our customers new, unique and exciting managed services options for database systems.”

GlassHouse Technologies Inc.