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Telco Chooses Compellent

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Compellent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Arca: CML) today announced Whidbey Telecom, a regional telecommunications and security services company, has rolled out a series of improved e-mail services to its residential and business customers. These services utilize Compellents sophisticated feature set and easy-to-use interface to provide highly-scalable storage and provisioning that can quickly adapt to increased customer demand.

Whidbey provides e-mail and Web services to thousands of residential and business customers in Washington state. With competitors like Comcast and Verizon, and Web-based e-mail services like Google, Yahoo and Hotmail all rapidly increasing e-mail storage capacity for clients at no cost, Whidbey needed to find a way to quickly and cost-effectively scale its storage.

In the past, Whidbey customers had to download e-mail to their computer. Utilizing Compellent’s scalability and performance, Whidbey now stores every message and allows customers to access e-mail from anywhere via a Web-based interface. Customers’ mailbox storage has increased from 20MB to 250MB of space without a performance or significant cost impact to Whidbey. As a result, client satisfaction has increased and new subscribers continue to sign up at a rapid rate.

“To maintain our loyal residential customer base and attract new users, we needed to increase the level of service we were offering,” said Rich Sandberg, System Administrator for Whidbey. “We wanted to let customers can do whatever they want with their mailbox without limits. With Compellent, we have the tools, technology and time to make it all work.”

Compellent Technologies Inc.