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Seanodes Signs Topsec, Ireland's Leading IT Security & Communications Distributor
Jun 17, 2009 (12:06 PM EDT)

BOSTON, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- HASH(0x14d4fe0) - creator of Exanodes(R) and inventor of the Shared Internal Storage (SIS) concept announced today an agreement with Topsec Distribution, Ireland's leading supplier of IT security and communications solutions. Topsec will distribute and configure Exanodes(R) Standard Edition and Exanodes(R) VM Edition for VMware environments.

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"We are eager to assist Topsec bring Exanodes based storage solutions to their market and to provide the benefits of high-end storage without its costs and complexity," said Frank Gana, Business Development Director at Seanodes. "Topsec's expertise in data management and virtualization makes them an ideal partner to carry out our message of simplicity, affordability and scalability."

"We see storage virtual appliances as a key enabling technology in the server virtualization world thanks to its cost-effectiveness and simplicity, and Exanodes(R) is the best product we've encountered for delivering these advantages," said Colin Reid, Commercial Manager at Topsec. "Seanodes has demonstrated through many successful implementations that it is up to the challenge of supplying our largest customers, as well as small to midsized enterprises, service and solution providers."

Topsec invested time and effort in the search for the ideal storage virtual appliance for their customers. "Some have the performance and reliability, but the costs are high and the management is complex. Only Exanodes(R) had the simplicity of installation and ease of management we were looking for and had the performance and reliability we needed," Alan Roche, Technical Services Manager at Topsec.

Exanodes is ideal for small to mid-sized businesses that are transitioning to network storage, high-performance computing, and hosted storage services such as cloud computing that need to maximize capacity, reliability and performance at a lower cost than traditional network storage. Exanodes creates a virtualized storage pool that leverages server-attached storage assets and makes them available as part of a shared, scalable, and resilient storage network and enables companies to maximize the ROI of their current storage technology. Deploying an Exanodes-based storage back end allows companies running VMware for server virtualization to derive the same cost, flexibility, simplicity and other benefits in a fully virtualized computing infrastructure.

Topsec Distribution is Ireland's leading supplier of IT security and communications solutions and is the longest established anti-virus specialist in the country. Based in Dublin, Topsec's customers include major telecommunications companies, and a range of IT resellers throughout Ireland. Topsec's focus areas include network security and management, anti-virus, internet access and provisioning, firewalls and VPN, intrusion detection, encryption, data loss prevention (DLP), consultancy, managed services and support. The company markets major brand names in IT security and communications through reseller channels, and benefits from the highest level of partner accreditation with global vendors such as Symantec, McAfee, Watchguard, Ruckus Wireless and ZyXEL, for unrivalled access to researchers, product expertise and support resources. Topsec Distribution is part of Top Security Group, an international privately-owned company employing approximately 2000 people in Ireland, the UK and South Africa.

The inventors of Shared Internal Storage (SIS), Seanodes is changing the face of network storage technology. Seanodes' SIS platform Exanodes runs as a Storage Virtual Appliance and radically alters the economics and possibilities in data storage and server virtualization. Seanodes, a Gartner 'Cool Vendor,' has earned multiple awards from industry analysts and media for its outstanding technology that virtualizes storage assets to convert unused internal disks and Direct Attached Storage (DAS) into a shared storage array. Founded in 2002, Seanodes is headed by storage industry veterans and backed by a number of private equity firms. More information can be found at or by calling 866-580-5515.

CONTACT AGENCY: CONTACT CLIENT: Dan Miller Frank Gana JPR Communications Business Development Director 818-884-8282 +33 141 22 1380

CONTACT: Dan Miller of JPR Communications, +1-818-884-8282,, for Seanodes; or Frank Gana, Business Development Directorof Seanodes, +33 141 22 1380,

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