ATLANTA and EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – January 25, 2007 – VeriStor Systems, leaders in evaluating and implementing innovative data storage technologies, announces an agreement with Compellent Technologies, a provider of modular, affordable storage solutions distributed exclusively through a national network of select business partners, to market and deliver Compellent’s Storage CenterTM product.

“Partners, such as VeriStor, are critical to helping Compellent meet customers’ unique, evolving needs with the best offering. Together, we expect to expand the use of storage area network technologies that were beyond the reach of many businesses for reasons of cost and complexity,” says Bruce Kornfeld, vice president of marketing for Compellent. “The design of Compellent Storage Center brings advanced, affordable storage capabilities to small and mid-size enterprises for the first time.”

Storage Center is the first modular storage area network (SAN) that integrates enterprise-level capabilities into a single, comprehensive solution that every company can afford and any administrator can use.

“Data Progression and other unique features of the Compellent Storage Center Platform are saving our customers a lot of money,” said Ashby Lincoln, President & CEO at VeriStor. “Compellent delivers an easy to implement, easy to use, and easy to scale storage solution in a modular footprint that includes all of the fundamental building blocks for an enterprise SAN. From Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and ATA to snapshots, replication, thin provisioning…It’s all there.”

VeriStor provides product evaluation, solution architecture, and implementation services utilizing innovative storage technologies to greatly reduce expenditures, minimize risk, and streamline storage administration.

“Compellent’s Data Progression technology is absolutely unique in the industry,” said Steve Bishop, VP of Technology at VeriStor. “While everyone is talking about implementing Tiered Storage or Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), Compellent is the first to deliver fully automated, policy-driven tiering at the block level, built into the storage system. Administrators can now enable automated storage tiering to dynamically migrate data between more expensive high-performance tiers and less expensive, lower-performance tiers as data lifecycle demands dictate…all without any modification to the application.”

Storage Center builds on its Dynamic Block Architecture™ to deliver a scalable, open-systems hardware platform allowing businesses to mix and match any number of drives, controllers and enclosures; an integrated foundation of core storage capabilities providing functionality previously available only in high-end systems; a powerful suite of software applications optimizing utilization, automating replication and speeding data recovery; and a single, intuitive, centralized management interface streamlining all storage administration.

About Compellent

Compellent delivers affordable, modular storage solutions exclusively through business partners that provide companies of all sizes enterprise-level storage capabilities without big system costs or complexities. Designed by network storage and virtualization pioneers, Compellent enables any business to cut storage expenditures in half, recover from data hazards within minutes, scale to any capacity across any technology and easily manage its storage without adding staff. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn., Compellent has raised more than $54 million in financing from leading investors including Cargill Ventures, Centennial Ventures, Crescendo Ventures, El Dorado Ventures, and The Nomura. For more information, visit

About VeriStor

VeriStor, an enterprise storage consulting firm, delivers cost-effective and performance-enhancing storage technologies that meet the customer needs now and in the future for their critical business operations. Over 250 enterprise, mid-market and government organizations have chosen VeriStor to research, validate, and implement leading edge storage technologies and solutions, including Fibre Channel and iSCSI Storage Area Networks (SANs), Network Attached Storage (NAS), Backup & Recovery, Data Replication, Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) and Compliance Archiving. Clients enjoy robust storage solutions at the right price through a range of services from advice to turnkey data storage implementation.

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA VeriStor was recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as the 37th fastest growing privately held company in America for 2006.

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