StarWind Spins Off Storage Division

StarWind Software announces spinoff from Rocket Division, secures first round of investment funding

February 5, 2009

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BURLINGTON, Mass. -- StarWind Software Inc., a provider of iSCSI SAN and Storage Virtualization software, today announced their spin-off from Rocket Division Inc. and their first round of investor funding, led by ABRT Venture Fund. Rocket Division, a leader in storage solutions for the consumer and corporate markets will continue to serve the consumer market, while StarWind Software will be dedicated to developing storage software for small and midsize companies.

StarWind will expand their product offering capabilities, with a strong commitment to small and midsize companies, and will become an independent developer of StarWind product lines including iSCSI SAN (Storage Area Network) software solutions that have enterprise-class performance, reliability and manageability while still being affordable to SMBs. While StarWind products have been available globally via online sales, the investment by ABRT Venture Fund will help accelerate the company's growth by hiring a new management team that will expand sales, channel distribution and marketing efforts.

Currently, their flagship product StarWind Server, a fourth generation iSCSI SAN software solution, installs on any Windows server and converts it into a scalable, reliable, high-performance SAN. It runs on existing, industry-standard infrastructure without the need for proprietary networking or storage systems. StarWind Server software will offer SMBs a cost-effective and very affordable SAN solution that protects data against failures.

"Based on their storage industry domain expertise and positive customer feedback, we feel that StarWind will be in a unique position to be a global leader in iSCSI SAN and Storage Virtualization markets," said Ratmir Timashev, a General Partner at ABRT Venture Fund. "StarWind solutions are ideally positioned to benefit from the significant growth trends in server virtualization in the SMB market with VMware ESX and ESXi as well as with Microsoft Hyper-V."

StarWind Software Inc.

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