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Astute Networks to Showcase All-Flash ViSX Storage Appliance at Midmarket CIO Forum

Attendees to Learn How to Live Within Strict Budgetary Guidelines, Without Having to Sacrifice IT Performance, Reliability or Availability

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/03/14 -- Astute Networks™, Inc., the leading provider of Networked Flash™ appliances, today announced it will showcase its ViSX all-flash storage appliance during next week's Midmarket CIO Forum, taking place April 6-8 in Pointe Vedra Beach, Florida (Astute Networks Booth #302). During the highly focused event, Astute Networks will join with IT executives, industry analysts and technology innovators to discuss the specific challenges being faced in today's midmarket datacenters, as well as the technologies and methodologies best suited to overcome them.

"As most savvy IT executives recognize, there are a range of factors that contribute to an IT investment's true cost and ROI that extend far beyond the price tag associated with the initial purchase," said Jeff Whitney, Vice President of Marketing, Astute Networks. "Even small infrastructure choices -- especially in a midmarket datacenter -- can have a very meaningful and extended reach throughout an organization from the device, to IT services, to the business bottom-line."

He continued, "We look forward to the opportunity to further debunk the misperception that flash storage is a luxury best suited for enterprise datacenters, and demonstrating how midmarket organizations around the world are already enjoying Ferrari fast speed, as well as the highest levels of reliability and availability -- at the cost of traditional spinning disk."

The ViSX All-Flash Storage Appliance - A Perfect Fit for the Midmarket
The ViSX all-flash performance storage appliance was architected from the ground-up to deliver unprecedented speeds and reliable performance at prices associated with conventional spinning disk. This enables IT professionals to unlock the full potential of their organization and convert it into competitive advantage -- whether addressing critical application performance issues, deploying a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), or moving into the cloud.

Today's ViSX now also supports the OpenStack Cinder standard as both an iSCSI target and NFS server, enabling end users and cloud service providers (MSPs) alike to leverage it as a flexible and highly cost effective means for meeting storage and application requirements, when deploying infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Moreover, ViSX's latest OS release, which added Network File System (NFS) v2, v3, and v4 to its current iSCSI support, enables its users to boost Tier 1 applications and VDI performance by as much as 10x, while supporting existing NAS and SAN infrastructure investments. Its patented DataPump Engine makes that performance possible by offloading and accelerating network and storage protocol processing, while leveraging its industry unique networked flash architecture.

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About Astute Networks
Astute is the leading provider of Networked Flash™ appliances that accelerate application performance by 10x or more, enhance user productivity and lower IT costs for physical, virtual and cloud environments. The company's ViSX family of Networked Flash appliances is based on a 100% solid state flash technology that cost-effectively delivers a high number of sustained IOPS to dramatically increase application performance. Powered by its patented DataPump Engine™, ViSX overcomes performance limitations by non-disruptively delivering shared performance to all servers and virtual machines over pervasively deployed Ethernet networks. ViSX is available through the company's network of authorized AstuteNET channel partners. For more information, please visit www.astutenetworks.com.

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