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Flexiant and SolidFire Integrate to Help Customers Build Differentiated Cloud Services

Integration of SolidFire's all-SSD storage and Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator combines high performance storage technologies with cloud management software to deliver better value and improved experience for service providers' customers

London, UK and Boulder, Colorado - 22 January 2013 - Flexiant and SolidFire today announced the integration of SolidFire's all-SSD storage system with Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator. Using this combined solution, customers can now build cloud service offerings that are uniquely differentiated across both cost and quality of service.

SolidFire's unique blend of storage performance and quality-of-service, when paired with Flexiant's mature, reliable and feature-rich management software, offers service providers ready-to-use cloud infrastructure. With the integration announced today customers can now granularly provision storage performance (IOPS) and capacity across the SolidFire cluster on a per volume basis from within Flexiant's Cloud Orchestrator console.

With SolidFire and Flexiant's integrated capabilities, customers can accelerate deployment of their private or public cloud infrastructure services and address three of the most frequently encountered challenges in managing cloud infrastructure today; consistent performance, provisioning flexibility and management automation.

Tony Lucas, Product Champion and Founder, Flexiant said, "SolidFire has addressed the problems of delivering predictable multi-tenant cloud storage in a way that existing storage systems cannot. The SolidFire / Flexiant integration gives customers the storage system to be a high-performance leader, and the orchestration software for on-demand, fully automated provisioning of cloud services. This combination will enable cloud services providers to gain a competitive business edge through differentiated service offerings."

"A key aspect to any of our partnerships is helping customers accelerate time to value," said Dave Wright, CEO, SolidFire. "Integrating with key cloud building blocks like Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is a critical piece of this equation."

"Integration with SolidFire was quick and very straight forward through the use of their REST based APIs," added Lucas. "It has allowed us to offer cloud service providers a level of storage provisioning, automation and scale that simply cannot be achieved by any other solution on the market."

With similar heritages, Flexiant and SolidFire were both founded to solve the headaches encountered when companies are forced to use legacy tools to deliver cloud services. Tony Lucas developed Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator to solve the cloud management issues faced as he delivered cloud services in prior roles. Similarly, Dave Wright founded SolidFire after witnessing first-hand the unique storage challenges in a multi-tenant cloud infrastructure. Together, this integration and partnership combines best of breed products designed to solve real world cloud infrastructure challenges in a market ready package.

About Flexiant
Flexiant is a leading international provider of cloud orchestration software for on-demand, fully automated provisioning of cloud services. Flexiant's software gives cloud service providers business agility, freedom and flexibility to scale, deploy and configure cloud services, simply and cost-effectively. Vendor agnostic and supporting multiple hypervisors, Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is a software suite that is service provider ready, enabling cloud service provisioning through to granular metering, billing and reseller management. Used by over one hundred organisations worldwide, from small hosters to large Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is simple to understand, simple to deploy and simple to use. Flexiant customers include Cartika, FP7 Consortium, IS Group, ITEX, and NetGroup. Visit www.flexiant.com.

About SolidFire
SolidFire delivers high-performance data storage systems for cloud service providers. Leveraging an all-flash scale-out storage architecture with patented volume-level quality-of-service (QoS) controls, providers can now guarantee storage performance to thousands of applications within shared infrastructures. By using real-time data reduction techniques and system-wide automation, SolidFire is fueling new and profitable block-storage services that are advancing the way the world uses the cloud.

Learn more: www.solidfire.com | www.twitter.com/solidfire | www.facebook.com/solidfire.

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Carol Carrubba
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415.963.4174 ext. 3

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