StarWind Joins the System Center 2012 vNext Technology Adoption Program (TAP)

StarWind has become a member of the System Center 2012 vNext TAP

Burlington, MA – February 20, 2012 - StarWind Software Inc., an innovative provider of iSCSI SAN software and VM backup technology, announced today that the company accepted an invitation to join the System Center 2012 vNext Technology Adoption Program (TAP). TAP is an early beta program for selected Microsoft partners and customers. These partners and customers receive access to news about new features and the development status of relevant products.They can offer input on interfaces, APIs, and other product elements.

Microsoft System Center 2012 is a cloud and datacenter management solution that provides a common tool set to manage private and public cloud applications and services.System Center is designed to streamline the company's cloud management portfolio. It brings together eight different products under the management product's portfolio: App Controller, Operations Manager, Orchestrator, Service Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Data Protection Manager, Endpoint Protection, Configuration Manager, and Cloud and Datacenter Management. The idea is to simplify customer tool acquisition so they can begin to build the cloud.

As a participant in the Microsoft Technology Adoption Program, StarWind will provide feedback as well as suggest software enhancements during the Microsoft developmental phases.

"StarWind is a Microsoft Virtualization Partner and our storage virtualization solutions are designed to work especially on the Microsoft platform. Since becoming a member of the System Center 2012 vNext TAP Program, we have a great opportunity to enjoy a close working relationship with Microsoft," said Artem Berman, Chief Executive Officer of StarWind Software, Inc. "Our participation in this TAP allows us to be one of the first to know about new product features, to have an experience in deploying and using as well as an opportunity to test new features and enhancements of our software to be certain that it is totally integrated with the Microsoft environment."

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.

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