StarWind Software Wins Sprout Award from Everything Channel

StarWind, Developer of iSCSI SAN Software and Storage Virtualization technology Wins Sprout Award from Everything Channel at XChange '09 in Washington DC

Burlington, MA - August 20, 2009 - StarWind Software today announced that it has been selected as a Sprout Award winner from Everything Channel. The Sprout Award spotlights companies that are have promising technology and product development in areas including Client application, Client hardware, Server application, Server hardware, Cloud computing, Storage, Networking, Wireless, Mobility, Social Networking, Consumer Electronics and more. StarWind is a provider of Storage Virtualization and iSCSI Storage software that turns any Windows Server into a SAN, putting enterprise-class data storage features into the hands of small and midsize companies at a truly affordable price. The award program was created in conjunction with The Sightline Group to recognize leading technology startup companies. The Sprout Awards were revealed at XChange '09, which took place August 17-20 at the Gaylord National Hotel in Washington, DC.

StarWind's flagship product, StarWind Enterprise Server 4.0, is an open iSCSI SAN software that converts any 32-bit or 64-bit Windows server into a SAN. StarWind allows customers to deploy a full-featured iSCSI SAN on Microsoft Windows Server 2008, delivering advanced, enterprise-class functionality. It can be used as shared storage for high availability server clusters and for virtualized environments running Hyper-V or VMware.

"We're really honored and excited to be recognized by CRN," said Zorian Rotenberg, StarWind president and CEO. He continued, "StarWind is a truly affordable storage virtualization product that our channel partners have been integrating into their virtualization and business continuity initiatives. We are really grateful that CRN recognized us and we hope that this award will help introduce us to new resellers who focus on storage and virtualization."

"We created The Sprout Awards to introduce promising new technologies to marketplace and learn why they are on track to become the next hot company," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel. "All of the startups and technologies that were introduced to us were very impressive. However, StarWind Software was the cream of the crop. We congratulate them on a job well done and wish them continued success as they bring their technology to market."

The Sprout Award winners were chosen by the CRN editorial department and the CRN Test Center. Selection criteria was based upon a variety of aspects such as the type of product or service, the compelling story of the company and its founders, to the back-story of "born in a garage" or "designed on a coffee shop napkin."

While StarWind Software was formed in November 2008 when it spun off from Rocket Division Inc, the actual software solution is a fourth generation product that has been selling since 2003 and, during the past six years, has been a storage solution of choice for thousands of small and midsize companies in over 100 countries, selling primarily through StarWind's channel partners.

For additional information on StarWind Software visit: www.starwindsoftware.com


About StarWind Software Inc.
StarWind Software is a leading global provider of Storage Virtualization and iSCSI Storage Software. The flagship product, StarWind Enterprise Server, is a storage virtualization software that turns any Windows server into an enterprise-class SAN it is designed to create shared storage used by server clusters within high availability environments for server applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint Server and others. It is also designed to provide shared storage for virtualization environments with Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi and VMware vSphere 4.0. Its enterprise-class features include Synchronous Data Mirroring, Remote Replication, CDP / Instant Snapshots, Thin Provisioning and Virtual Tape Library (VTL). Since 2003, StarWind has pioneered the iSCSI storage industry and has been the solution of choice for thousands of global companies in over 100 countries, from small and midsize companies, to governments, and Fortune 1000 clients. For additional information regarding StarWind Software, please visit www.StarWindSoftware.com.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)
Everything Channel is the one-stop shop for managing and accelerating technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

About The Sightline Group
The Sightline Group offers sales and marketing strategy, execution assistance and product launch expertise across numerous consumer technology product categories. The firm works with clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. The firm has earned an unparalleled reputation for forging vital alliances. Using its strong relationships with key executives across all major channels -- retailers, e-commerce vendors, catalogers, VARs, SIs and OEMs -- the Sightline Group can quickly introduce clients and their products to the right people. Past clients include Logitech, iRobot, Acer, Qualcomm and Eye-Fi. For more information, visit sightlinegroup.com.

About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists - with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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Allison Cohen
Everything Channel
516 562 7870
accohen@everythingchannel.com
John Welch
StarWind Software Inc
1-617-449-7717
media@starwindsoftware.com
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