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Xiotech&aposs Virtual View Solution is Finalist for &aposBest of VMworld&apos Award

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- VMWORLD BOOTH #1134 -- Virtual View, a storage and server administration solution launched by Xiotech in May, today was selected as a finalist for the "Best of VMworld" Award in the Storage Software for Virtualization category. Through the end of VMworld, Virtual View is available for demonstration at booth #1134.

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ — VMWORLD BOOTH #1134 — Virtual View, a storage and server administration solution launched by Xiotech in May, today was selected as a finalist for the "Best of VMworld" Award in the Storage Software for Virtualization category. Through the end of VMworld, Virtual View is available for demonstration at booth #1134.

Virtual View, designed for users of Xiotech's Emprise(TM) 7000 and Magnitude 3D(R) 4000 storage systems, enables administrators to manage storage in their virtual server environments from a single interface, dramatically simplifying storage monitoring, management and provisioning tasks. Users can have a global view of the three storage layers (array, physical server and virtual machine) from a single console and then automate configuration across all layers. As a result, storage management becomes faster and easier with less risk of misconfigurations.

"We are very pleased that Virtual View was chosen to receive this award," said Eric Lomascolo, Director of Product Management at Xiotech. "This award recognizes the substantial, everyday impact that Virtual View has on a virtual server environment, an IT system and an organization as a whole through increased operational efficiency, reduced costs and time savings."

The Virtual View plug-in expands the simplicity of Xiotech's ICON Manager user interface, enabling administrators to explore and map all physical server hosts, storage relationships and properties in a unified view. As a result of Virtual View's tight integration with virtual server APIs, it can automate the creation and expansion of virtual disks, logical unit number (LUN) assignments and datastore creation for physical server systems and clusters — performing all in as few as three simple steps. Virtual View also helps reduce operational errors and ensures storage is accessible by automatically managing interdependencies across the three different storage layers.

About Xiotech

Xiotech Corporation, an innovator in data storage and protection solutions, is delivering the new foundation of storage with unprecedented reliability, performance and scalability. Xiotech's Emprise(TM) storage family is built on patented Intelligent Storage Element (ISE(TM)) technology, which virtually eliminates drive-related service events, while delivering industry-leading performance. Both the Emprise and Magnitude(R) families of storage systems are feature rich, with optimal storage virtualization, Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity, grow-as-you-go scalability, unmatched ease of use and integrated customization via Web services. Additionally, Xiotech's TimeScale(R) line offers comprehensive, modular solutions for data protection and availability.

Xiotech is based in Eden Prairie, Minn., and maintains major facilities in Colorado Springs, Colo., 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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