StarWind Software Announces Channel Distribution Agreement with Lifeboat for its Storage Virtualization Products

New Resellers Can Now Deliver Affordable Storage Virtualization Software with Enterprise-Class Features, Reliability, Manageability and Data Protection

BURLINGTON, Mass. – March 17, 2009 – StarWind Software, a leading global provider of iSCSI SAN and storage virtualization solutions, today announced that they have entered into an agreement with Lifeboat Distribution, a leading specialty software distributor. Under terms of the agreement Lifeboat will distribute StarWind's full line of software solutions throughout North America and Europe to reseller partners that are focused on delivering storage products for disaster recovery and business continuity projects as well as data center virtualization initiatives with solutions such as VMware ESX and VMware ESXi.

StarWind’s partnership with Lifeboat is the company’s next step to increasing product availability through the channel and developing relationships with VARs on a global scale. StarWind is committed to building very strong partnerships with resellers on a consistent basis, and is looking to do so worldwide.

“We’re very pleased to work with Lifeboat Distribution,” said Zorian Rotenberg, StarWind president and CEO. He continued, “Our StarWind Server is a truly affordable storage virtualization solution that Lifeboat’s reseller partners can integrate into their virtualization and business continuity initiatives. We also sincerely hope to build strong relationships with each VAR because we look at resellers as an extension of our own sales force and treat each one as a partner.”

StarWind is dedicated to providing storage virtualization solutions to small and midsize companies and is expanding their operations, marketing and product offerings. Their signature product, StarWind Server 4.0, is a hardware-agnostic and open iSCSI SAN software solution that installs on any industry-standard Windows Server and converts it into a reliable, fast and powerful SAN. It is designed to work with leading virtualization solutions such as VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V or Citrix XenServer. It also supports high availability cluster environments with Microsoft Windows Server Clusters for application solutions such as Oracle, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange Server. StarWind fully leverages iSCSI and all the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 storage capabilities to provide a robust storage platform for these applications.

“We’re pleased to add StarWind’s storage virtualization software to our virtualization portfolio, providing more choices for our reseller partners,” said Dan Jamieson, vice president and general manager, Lifeboat Distribution. “StarWind iSCSI SAN solution is an ideal product for VARs, who want to provide business continuity, disaster recovery and integration services along with a high quality SAN storage solution to their customers.”

StarWind Server 4.0 trial is available for download through the company website www.StarWindSoftware.com and takes less than 20 minutes to download and install. To learn about becoming an authorized StarWind Reseller, please visit http://www.starwindsoftware.com/channel-partners.


About StarWind Software Inc.

StarWind Software is a leading global provider of reliable, powerful and affordable iSCSI SAN and storage virtualization solutions. StarWind Server is an iSCSI SAN software that converts any Windows Server 2008 into a powerful SAN and is designed for use with solutions such as VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server clusters for databases applications such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint Server. StarWind is an affordable IP SAN solution and combines an ease of use with enterprise-class features such as Mirroring and Replication, CDP and Snapshots, Thin Provisioning and Virtual Tape Library (VTL). Since 2003, StarWind has pioneered the iSCSI SAN industry and has been the solution of choice for thousands of global customers in over 50 countries, from small and mid-size businesses, to governments, and to Fortune 1000 clients.

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