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ONStor and Tek-Tools Announce Global Strategic OEM Partnership

CAMPBELL, Calif. and DALLAS, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- ONStor Inc., a leading provider of clustered NAS solutions for primary and value-tier storage for enterprises and content-rich organizations, and Tek-Tools, a leading provider of IT resource management solutions, today announced a global strategic alliance to provide enterprise IT managers with a simple, clear, and accurate solution for optimizing ONStor storage performance. The two companies have signed an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement to integrate Tek-Tools' heterogeneous storage management software solution, Storage Profiler, with ONStor's NAS gateways and filers. ONStor will make Tek-Tools Storage Profiler available as ONStor Profiler.

CAMPBELL, Calif. and DALLAS, June 25 /PRNewswire/ — ONStor Inc., a leading provider of clustered NAS solutions for primary and value-tier storage for enterprises and content-rich organizations, and Tek-Tools, a leading provider of IT resource management solutions, today announced a global strategic alliance to provide enterprise IT managers with a simple, clear, and accurate solution for optimizing ONStor storage performance. The two companies have signed an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement to integrate Tek-Tools' heterogeneous storage management software solution, Storage Profiler, with ONStor's NAS gateways and filers. ONStor will make Tek-Tools Storage Profiler available as ONStor Profiler.

ONStor Profiler will deliver automated reporting and highly customizable, centralized report views across both physical and virtual storage resources to improve peak performance of ONStor storage environments. Customers rely on ONStor NAS Gateways to consolidate heterogeneous SAN storage under a single file management framework. With ONStor Profiler, customers will now benefit from a comprehensive and unified view across the entire storage stack.

"We are always on the lookout for technologies that complement ONStor's mission of lowering storage costs while reducing the complexity of handling massive amounts of data," said Narayan Venkat, vice president, marketing at ONStor. "The unique analysis and effective reporting capabilities of Storage Profiler provides a wealth of actionable information that empowers IT organizations to further reduce operational expenses, maximize their storage investment, and lower TCO. We're very excited about the benefits this partnership will bring to our customers."

Benefits of Using ONStor Profiler Working with ONStor's NAS solutions, the ONStor Profiler automates: — Storage capacity trending and forecasting — Storage resource management (SRM/file analysis) functions — Configuration discovery — Event reporting — Report generation and delivery

"With this alliance, ONStor and Tek-Tools continue to provide market leadership in IT infrastructure management and extend their market reach," said Don Purkey, vice president of business development at Tek-Tools. "ONStor's storage technology coupled with Tek-Tools monitoring and reporting software form a complete solution that helps organizations cost-effectively manage increasingly complex infrastructures composed of both physical and virtual IT assets."

About ONStor

ONStor provides clustered NAS solutions for both primary and value-tier storage, focusing on enterprise data centers and content-rich organizations, and giving customers the ability to cost-effectively manage the accelerating growth of unstructured data. ONStor's award-winning solutions deliver flexible data management, protection, and file server consolidation for a new generation of data-intensive applications through a combination of advanced technologies including virtualization and energy-efficient design.

Proven at customer sites worldwide, ONStor's Pantera clustered NAS systems and Bobcat clustered NAS gateways offer the broadest choice of storage and enable customers to easily scale storage with a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). ONStor solutions are available through a global network of resellers and distribution partners. More information about ONStor can be found at http://www.onstor.com.

About Tek-Tools

Tek-Tools Software, Inc. is a leading provider of IT resource management solutions serving customers from the Fortune 50 to the Fortune 5000 across every major vertical market. Its flagship Profiler Suite delivers end-to-end visibility and specific actionable insights on the entire IT infrastructure enabling proactive IT infrastructure management in support of critical business operations. The company is privately-held with offices in the U.S., the U.K. and India. For more information, visit http://www.tek-tools.com or call (972) 980-2890.

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