Open-E Partners With Lifeboat

Open-E boosts North American market presence with Lifeboat Distribution

June 5, 2008

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BOSTON -- Open-E, Inc., a leading developer ofinnovative storage management software, announced today that its premiereData Storage Server (DSS(TM)) IP-Storage operating system will expand itsincreasing presence in the North American market through a partnership withLifeboat Distribution, a leading specialty software distributor forvirtualization, security, application and network infrastructure.

Open-E's high-in-demand, enterprise class storage software solutionwill boost Lifeboat's solution set by enabling critical capabilities fordata protection, SAN/NAS migration and disaster recovery.

A wide base of North American users may now cost-effectively andquickly add storage to an existing network, consolidate storage and backupsfor multiple servers, as well as centralize storage management through theDSS solution. With enterprise level innovations at competitive prices,Open-E's DSS will also allow Lifeboat's customer base to provide snapshotcapabilities, backup and recovery, virtualization and volume replication --all with virtually any connectivity.

DSS is an all-in-one, fourth generation OS software for centralized IP-storage management, combining full NAS and iSCSI SAN functionality. Thesolution offers outstanding price-performance, massive data throughputrates, enhanced manageability, superior reliability and increasedproductivity for a variety of applications.

In addition, DSS supports a wide variety of hardware RAID platformsfrom the industry's leading names. The solution's versatility also allowsthe user to combine NAS systems with iSCSI SAN systems, and allows for theteaming of multiple Network Interface Controllers, including GigabitEthernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel and Infiniband. Furthermore, abuilt-in virus protection system protects the system and its rich featureset without recurring subscription costs."We are very pleased to partner with Lifeboat," said Krzysztof Franek,president and CEO of Open-E. "Lifeboat's extensive reseller base willenhance our rapidly growing North American market presence, assist us ingaining penetration into previously untouched market segments and allowthem to benefit from the strength of our established storage managementsolutions."

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