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Promark Technology and Astute Networks Announce Distribution Agreement to Delive r High Performance Flash VM Storage Appliances Promark

and Astute Join Forces to Distribute Game Changing ViSX Storage Solution s that Eliminate I/O Performance Bottlenecks for Virtual Desktop and Server Envi ronments ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION, MD and SAN DIEGO, CA, November 21, 2012 - Promark Technology Inc., a premier value added distributor (VAD) and Astute Networks, Inc., the le ading provider of performance storage for virtual machines, today announced a ne w distribution agreement. As a member of the AstuteNET Partner Program, Promark will distribute Astutes innovative and affordable ViSX Flash VM storage appliance s to value added resellers (VARs) and system integrators via a two-tier distribu tion model. Under this agreement, Astute Networks will provide Promark VARs with its industr y-leading, ViSX Flash VM Storage Appliance product family. With its Networked Fl ashTM architecture and game changing, patented 10G DataPump EngineTM, Astute ViS X appliances eliminate the critical virtual infrastructure I/O bottlenecks by gi ving virtual server administrators a simple to deploy, application performance a cceleration appliance that non-disruptively boosts virtual machine datastore per formance by up to 10x. We are delighted to have Promark as a marquee distribution partner to assist us i n partner recruitment and enablement, said Steve Kucker, vice president of sales, Astute Networks. They have the partner knowledge, storage and virtualization exp ertise and valued relationships that will help expand our channel business expon entially. Astute ViSX Flash VM storage appliances are purpose-built to deliver unprecedent ed random IOPS performance and unprecedented IOPS per dollar value, helping to u nleash the full potential of virtualized environments. ViSXs Networked Flash archi tecture combines ultra-reliable eMLC flash solid state storage modules with Astu tes own custom designed high-performance, 10/1GbE DataPump Engine protocol process or to completely offload and dramatically accelerate network (TCP) & storage (iS CSI) protocol processing. Tightly fused, they eliminate all critical I/O bottlen ecks that affect virtualized application and VDI performance and provisions shar able flash performance to all VMs on all hosts over standard Ethernet networks. The result is a virtual infrastructure that is high performance, free of oversub scriptions and simplified for less data protection layers and complexity. Astute Networks has architected a unique flash storage appliance that is purposebuilt to meet the key requirements for virtualized environments and will help ou r VARs deliver greater value to their clients, said Charles Bass, vice-president of alliances, Promark Technology. ViSX eliminates the critical I/O constraints re lated to server virtualization and VDI and can be non-disruptively deployed in m inutes by the virtual server or storage administrator. This is a combination th at our VARs will find very attractive Tweet this: @AstuteNetworks announces distribution partnership with @PromarkTec h Follow Astute on Twitter at ABOUT ASTUTE NETWORKS Astute Networks is the leading provider of high-performance virtual machine stor age appliances. The companys ViSXTM family of Networked Flash appliances, powered by its patented DataPump Engine, overcome virtualization performance limitations by non-disruptively delivering shared performance to all virtual machines, acros

s all hosts, over pervasively deployed Ethernet networks. With ViSX, IT organiza tions have the power to confidently virtualize and deploy business-critical appl ications while eliminating costly over-provisioning of IT infrastructure. ViSX i s available through the companys network of authorized channel partners. For more information, visit ABOUT PROMARK TECHNOLOGY Promark Technology is one of the premier value added distributors of data storag e products and solutions in the United States. Promark uses a two-tier distribut ion network; selling to value added resellers (VARs) and system integrators. Pr omark supports its distribution channel by offering sales and technical training , trade show and seminar support, leads, and demo equipment. Promark also suppor ts its channel with its GSA Federal Supply Schedule contract, which enables Prom arks resellers to leverage its GSA Schedule for government sales opportunities. w Astute Networks, Networked Flash, ViSX G4, DataPump Engine, and FlashWRX are tra demarks or registered trademarks of Astute Networks, Inc. All other trademarks a re property of their respective owners. Contact : Sabrina Sanchez The Ventana Group for Astute Networks Chantilly, VA (925) 785-3014