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StarWind Software Launches Easy to Manage and Efficient Backup Solution for VMware®

StarWind VMware Backup Plug-in, Fast, Reliable, and Affordable Data Protection Tool for VMware Virtual Machines

Burlington, MA – November 15, 2012 - StarWind Software Inc., an innovative provider of storage virtualization software and VM backup technology, announced today the release of the VMware Backup Plug-in, a powerful backup solution for small and medium-sized businesses with growing data storage, backup, and recovery needs.

VMware Backup Plug-in is an agentless backup solution for easy and fast VM backup and recovery, developed specifically for VMware-based environments. It fully supports VMware vSphere® 5.1, making StarWind one of the first vendors to support this new hypervisor platform.

VMware Backup Plug-in stores VMware virtual machine data in the original VMDK file format, thereby enabling archives to be transparent to the third-party software. Besides the full VM backup, this technology provides an incremental backup option. It stores only those blocks that have changed since the last backup operation and ensures a considerable reduction of storage space requirements. VMware backup provides such essential tools as sandbox that permits running virtual machines from an archive in an isolated environment for testing or troubleshooting, and auto testing tool for already created archives.

Another significant feature is a built-in Global Deduplication providing the elimination of redundant data in both individual VM archives and between all VMs located on the connected ESX hosts within the same storage pool. Furthermore, VMware Backup Plug-in offers a cross-hypervisor support that enables the management and protection of both VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines from a Single Management Console.

"Today, we introduce the global community to a new reliable, flexible, and affordable backup solution for VMware," said Artem Berman, Chief Executive Officer of StarWind Software. "We ensure that only a couple of minutes are sufficient for understanding how it works and to realize that the ultimate protection of your virtual machines with mission-critical data has never been so easy."

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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