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Seanodes Named 'Emerging Vendor' in CRN Magazine Reader Survey
Jul 06, 2009 (08:07 AM EDT)


BOSTON, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- HASH(0x1585410) HASH(0x15855a0) , the creator and leading developer of Shared Internal Storage solutions, today announced it has been named in magazine's the annual list of companies recognized for providing "hands-down greater return on investment (ROI)" for solution providers and their customers.

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"Solution providers say they are driving a higher percentage of their sales and profits from these emerging vendors in the midst of the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression," writes Steven Burke of CRN. "That's because emerging vendors are delivering more innovative solutions at a better price for customers and driving higher profits for solution providers." According to CRN, these emerging vendors are more channel-friendly than their competitors and provide better technical support and service.

"Commitment to the channel pays off as resellers look to offer their customers innovative, high-value storage solutions without the cost and complexity inherent in today's storage environments," said Jacques Baldinger, CEO of Seanodes. "Because these emerging vendors are selected by solution providers, being named to this elite list validates our mission to deliver Storage Virtual Appliances using Exanodes(TM) that are reliable, efficient and easy to manage."

Seanodes has won multiple awards and honors from both top-tier editors and analysts, including Storage Disrupter award, Gartner Cool Vendor, Reader Trust award, Storage Virtualization Product of the Year, 100 award. The company was a finalist for a magazine product of the year award as well as the first-ever Green Strategy Awards from magazine.

Exanodes' Shared Internal Storage design aggregates the performance and capacity of all available disks embedded in Linux-based or ESX application servers, and presents them as a shared storage pool accessible by any server in the infrastructure. By virtualizing application server disks across a server infrastructure, Exanodes eliminates the need for dedicated storage hardware and sets unrivaled standards for performance, reliability, availability and affordability.

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 www.seanodes.com or by calling 866-580-5515.

CONTACT AGENCY: CONTACT CLIENT: Dan Miller Frank Gana JPR Communications Business Development Director 818-386-0403 +33 141 22 1380 danm@jprcom.com gana@seanodes.com

CONTACT: Dan Miller of JPR Communications, +1-818-386-0403, danm@jprcom.com, for Seanodes; or Frank Gana, Business Development Directorof Seanodes, +33 141 22 1380,

Web site: http://www.seanodes.com/