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Open-E Empowers VMware

BOSTON -- Open-E, Inc., a leading developer of storage management software, announced today that its flagship Data Storage Server (DSS) IP-Storage operating software has now been certified to work with VMware ESX Server 3.5.

Open-E's DSS is an all-in-one, fourth generation operating system software solution for centralized IP-storage management, combining full NAS and iSCSI SAN functionality.
DSS is a powerful enabler for storage consolidation and is an effective alternative for enterprises to consolidate server virtualization resources, providing a dramatic improvement in cost of ownership.

VMware's ESX Server 3.5 is a key highlight of its award-winning, established infrastructure suite: the company's third-generation, production-ready virtualization series. An industry standard and widely integrated in enterprises across a wide range of industries, VMware's ESX features a robust, production-proven virtualization layer that abstracts processor, memory, storage and networking resources into multiple virtual machines.

Seamless integration of Open-E with the VMware ESX Server delivers significant ease of use, provides for consolidation of storage resources and enables organizations to automate and simplify their data management environment across both physical and virtual environments.

"We are very pleased that our comprehensive testing of VMWare's ESX Server 3.5 with DSS have resulted in an industry 'must-have' solution for enhancing storage consolidation and complete data protection for organizations operating in a VMware environment," said Krzysztof Franek, president and CEO of Open-E. "VMware ESX delivers the highest levels of performance, scalability and robustness required for enterprise storage environments - and our combined solution will now allow datacenters to provision their storage easily and cost-effectively. Moreover, the solution offers enhanced functionality with built-in data protection; virtualization; backup and recovery; and volume replication for disaster recovery - all with virtually any connectivity."

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