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StarWind Software, Inc. Enters Into an OEM Agreement with WD®

StarWind Extends the List of OEM Relationships to Deliver Advanced, Comprehensive, High Performance Solution to SMBs


Wakefield, MA – April 8, 2013 - StarWind Software Inc., an innovative provider of storage virtualization software, announced today that it has signed a strategic Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partnership agreement with WD, a world leader in external storage and connected home solutions. Under the terms of this agreement, the released software upgrade v1.5.7.30 adds the new ability for WD Sentinel™ DX4000 small office storage server to act as an iSCSI target. The support for iSCSI Storage Area Network (SAN) with newly introduced iSCSI target capability is powered by StarWind™.

With the integrated solution, customers will benefit from a comprehensive set of mission critical storage services, including active-active failover, mirroring, replication, snapshot, and a key-based authentication feature to ensure an unparalleled level of business continuity, off-site disaster recovery capability, and total storage access security.

"As we consider OEM partnerships to be a very important aspect of our strategy, we are very pleased to partner with WD to further expand the StarWind storage virtualization solution across a broader range of markets." said Artem Berman, Chief Executive Officer of StarWind Software. "We are confident that the WD Sentinel DX4000 storage server working in conjunction with StarWind iSCSI SAN will enable high performance, scalable, and cost-effective business continuity environments."

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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