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Xiotech Magnitude 3D 4000 Storage System Selected Disk and Disk Subsystems &aposStorage Products of the Year&apos Finalist

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Xiotech Corporation, a provider of data storage management solutions, today announced that its Magnitude 3D(R) 4000s storage system is a finalist for the Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com 2007 "Storage Products of the Year" award. The Xiotech(R) system was recognized in the disk and disk subsystems category by Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com for the publications' annual awards.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Xiotech Corporation, a provider of data storage management solutions, today announced that its Magnitude 3D(R) 4000s storage system is a finalist for the Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com 2007 "Storage Products of the Year" award. The Xiotech(R) system was recognized in the disk and disk subsystems category by Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com for the publications' annual awards.

The awards are judged by the editors of TechTarget's SearchStorage.com and Storage magazine, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants. There were more than 200 entries for this year's "Products of the Year." Of the entrants in the disk and disk subsystems category, 10 finalists were selected to represent the year's best-of-class technology solutions, with the winners announced on Feb. 5, 2008. The judges evaluate each product's ease-of-integration into existing environments, functionality, innovation, manageability, performance and value.

SearchStorage.com and Storage magazine editors highlighted how Xiotech's Magnitude 3D 4000s system combines virtualization and clustering for ease-of-use and reliability. In addition, the system was noted for its improved management capabilities, such as automated storage provisioning, as well as enhanced performance.

"We're thrilled Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com selected Magnitude 3D 4000 as a finalist for this annual award," said Mike Hoch, vice president of Marketing, Xiotech. "Our latest system was designed to address the needs of midsized organizations by adding several new capabilities, while bringing simplicity to a new level through ICON Manager, our new user interface."

Announced in October 2007, Xiotech's Magnitude 3D 4000 line of storage systems includes three models: Magnitude 3D 4000s, which is a finalist for this award; Magnitude 3D 4000e; and Magnitude 3D 4000e Edge. As a result, users can select the system that provides them with the specific capacity, availability and performance their businesses require.

The Magnitude 3D 4000 line expands upon the virtualized distributed cluster architecture of its predecessor, Magnitude 3D 3000. At the same time it builds on Xiotech's legacy for ease of use, reliability and adaptability with several new features including ICON Manager, ICON Services, Intelligent Provisioning and Full Spectrum Data Protection. The systems offer advanced, yet easy-to-use, management with both storage-centric and server-centric views; storage provisioning that maximizes utilization without the risk of over-subscribing; simplified integration and customization; and Xiotech's comprehensive Full Spectrum Data Protection program.

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About Xiotech

Xiotech is a leading provider of data storage and business continuity solutions to midsized organizations. Xiotech's easy-to-use, reliable and adaptable data storage and data protection solutions minimize risk, maximize value and provide organizations with a low total cost of ownership. Xiotech's Magnitude(R) line of midrange storage solutions includes scalable and easy-to-use Fibre Channel and iSCSI-based systems and a comprehensive set of data protection solutions. Xiotech is based in Eden Prairie, Minn., and maintains major facilities in Colorado Springs, Colo.; Norwich, Ct.; Vancouver, Wash.; and Hyderabad, India. For more information, visit http://www.xiotech.com, email info@xiotech.com or call toll free 1.866.472.6764.

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