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MARCH
02
2012

BOSTON Presents Certified Solution with Open-E, Adaptec and STEC at CeBIT -- Boston Server & Storage Solutions shows Igloo E-Storage certified by Open-E with top hardware components

Marietta, GA -- March 1, 2012 -- Storage specialist Boston offers a variety of industry leading solutions at CeBIT 2012. A special highlight is the Boston Igloo E-Storage platform certified by software developer Open-E which will be presented in Hall 2 at stand E51 of Supermicro.

The Igloo Open-E Storage Appliance is the core of an integrated and consolidated network storage infrastructure. By combining the Adaptec 6805Q RAID Controller and STEC's enterprise-class MACH16 SATA Solid-State Drive, data transfer rates can be increased up to 12 times compared to conventional hard drive-based RAID configurations in combination with the MaxCache 2.0 SSD caching software.

The system uses the storage management software DSS V6 by Open-E, which enables flexible network connections for NAS and iSCSI as well as for NDMP and WORM. For use in high availability scenarios the solution additionally offers software features for data security as well as complementary hardware equipment like redundant RAID controllers and power supplies.

Janusz Bak, CTO of Open-E, about the Igloo E-Storage: "Our lab tests showed that we can have a 12 times higher IO/s with this SSD Cache solution -- which means an excellent performance at a relatively low financial investment."

"STEC's enterprise-class MACH16 Solid-State Drives are ideally suited to bring the raw performance, required for implementations like those from Open-E," said Kim Gardner, STEC's senior sales director for EMEA. "We recognize that high-throughput solutions like Open-E Storage Software on the Boston Igloo E-Storage platforms can take advantage of advanced STEC CellCare(TM) Technology features to bring the endurance and reliability to the platform."

"The Storage Management Software from Open-E complements our Igloo Storage Systems perfectly. Through our co-operation with Open-E we can offer our customers Storage Appliances which can be instantly implemented and are best-in-class at price, performance, flexibility and security," states Wolfgang Walter, CEO of Boston Server & Storage Solutions GmbH.

Visitors of CeBIT can learn more about Igloo E-Storage at stand E51 and attend live demonstrations. More information about the system can be found here.

About Open-E

Open-E, Inc. is a pioneering leader and developer of IP-based storage management software with headquarters in the United States and Europe. Founded in 1998, the company sells its line of storage management software exclusively through a world-wide network of system integrators and reseller partners. The Open-E DSS V6 line of products are aimed at the SMB and SME markets and enjoy a reputation for best-in-class performance, flexibility, reliability, scalability and return-on-investment.

With an extensive network of Open-E certified partners, customers have the flexibility to work with the hardware solution provider of their choosing, allowing Open-E to focus on its core competency of storage software development. With over 23,000 customer installations since 2003 in over 90 countries, Open-E Data Storage Software is used by Fortune 500 customers world-wide.

For further information about Open-E, its products and partners, visit http://www.open-e.com/.

About Boston Limited

With nearly 20 years of trading within the distribution and OEM marketplace, Boston continues to lead the way in providing the latest high-performance, power-optimized technologies into the data centre, HPC, ISP, Military, VFX, Enterprise and Broadcast markets with multi-award winning server, storage, workstation and clustered solutions. Since the successful launch of Boston IT Solutions (India) Private Limited in 2009, we announced the launch of Boston Server & Storage Solutions GmbH in 2010. Expansion into both regions has been driven purely by market demand for alternate vendors providing high-performance and high value-add systems. As our global reach continues to expand we plan on opening further global facilities to improve and expand the services we offer. For more information about Boston, please visit www.boston.co.uk.

For more information and review samples please contact James Gorbold, Technical Product Marketing Manager, james.gorbold@boston.co.uk

About STEC

STEC, Inc., The SSD Company™, is a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and solutions tailored to meet the high-performance, high-reliability needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). With headquarters in Santa Ana, California and locations worldwide, STEC leverages almost two decades of solid-state knowledge and experience to deliver the most comprehensive line of SSDs to the storage industry. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.stec-inc.com.

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