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StarWind Software, Inc. Announces Distribution Alliance and Co-Branding Agreement with Paragon Software Group

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS Is Available as Part of the Paragon Software Group Portfolio in the US

Burlington, MA – February 6, 2013 - StarWind Software Inc., an innovative provider of storage virtualization software, announced today a strategic sales distribution alliance and co-branding agreement with Paragon Software Group (PSG), a leader in data backup, disaster recovery, and data migration solutions. By the arrangement, marketing, distribution, and sale of StarWind storage virtualization software – StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS will be provided by Paragon Software Group under the "Paragon StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS" brand name in the US.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS is a cutting-edge storage virtualization technology that was developed for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix XexServer virtual infrastructures. It delivers everything that is expected from a high-end storage appliance: reliability, great performance, and enterprise-level features, such as: High Availability, Synchronous Data Mirroring, Asynchronous Replication over WAN, Clustered scale-out NAS, Global Deduplication, Thin Provisioning, High Speed Caching, etc., but, at the same time, this solution is also well suited to SMBs and cost-conscious businesses due to its affordable price and cost-effectiveness.

"We are very pleased to enter into a co-branding agreement with Paragon Software Group that has such great authority and worldwide recognition in the data storage market," said Artem Berman, Chief Executive Officer of StarWind Software. "We are confident that this new relationship will provide StarWind with an opportunity to maintain and increase its presence in the United States. Paragon Software Group is a team of professionals with 20 years of experience in the marketplace and we are going to learn a lot from their extensive experience."

"We've leveraged over 20 years of expertise in the storage and data management space and combined that with the proven technology from StarWind Software to bring a truly innovative high availability, enterprise-class storage product to our customer and reseller community," said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group.

About Paragon Software Group
Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage, and management for PCs, servers, and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software has offices in the US, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia, and China, delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors, and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Cisco Systems, Dell, HP, Western Digital® Corp., ASUS, Seagate, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer, EMC/Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information, please visit the company website at www.paragon-software.com.

Media Contact
Deanne Hollis
Paragon Software Group
Phone: (951) 934-3919

About StarWind Software Inc.
StarWind Software is a global leader in storage management and SAN software for small and midsize companies. StarWind's flagship product is SAN software that turns any industry-standard Windows Server into a fault-tolerant, fail-safe iSCSI SAN. StarWind iSCSI SAN is qualified for use with VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer and Linux and Unix environments. StarWind Software focuses on providing small and midsize companies with affordable, highly availability storage technology which previously was only available in high-end storage hardware. Advanced enterprise-class features in StarWind include Automated HA Storage Node Failover and Failback (High Availability), Replication across a WAN, CDP and Snapshots, Thin Provisioning and Virtual Tape management.

Since 2003, StarWind has pioneered the iSCSI SAN software industry and is the solution of choice for over 30,000 customers worldwide in more than 100 countries and from small and midsize companies to governments and Fortune 1000 companies.

For more information on StarWind Software Inc., visit: www.starwindsoftware.com

Press Contacts:
StarWind Software Inc.
+1 (617) 449-7717
info@starwindsoftware.com

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