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Open-E GmbH Opens US Company - Positions for Continued Growth in US, Europe and Asia

Open-E launches US subsidiary to take advantage of growth in NAS and iSCSI

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Open-E GmbH., a leading developer of innovative storage management software, today announced the opening of Open-E, Inc. in the US to position the company for continued growth and expansion around the world. The company recently opened an office in Tokyo, Japan to expand its presence in Asia.

IDC predicts a 75.8% increase in iSCSI revenue between 2005 and 2010, according to the company's Worldwide Disk Storage External Revenue by Installation report. The firm estimates that by 2010, iSCSI revenue will be around $5.1 billion or 20% of the external disk storage market, up from $305 million or 3% of the external disk storage market in 2005.

"The market timing is perfect to establish a US base of operations in order to take advantage of the increasing growth in the NAS and iSCSI markets," said Krzysztof M. Franek, president and CEO of Open-E. "Our immediate priorities are to expand our sales, marketing and channel support initiatives in the US, while further establishing ourselves as the leading provider of NAS/iSCSI storage management software solutions for performance, capacity and availability driven applications in the global SMB and SME markets. Our ever-increasing market acceptance, with over 8,000 customers for our Data Storage Server technology continually validates our almost decade long commitment to providing the best-in-class NAS and/or IP-SAN/iSCSI storage management solutions to help companies simplify their storage needs and increase their workflow efficiency and ROI."

Part of Open-E's success is attributed to its compatibility with multiple storage connectivity standards like SCSI/iSCSI, GbE/10GbE, FC, InfiniBand, and software and hardware vendors worldwide. Open-E's software solutions work with Database applications from Oracle, MS SQL, MySQL, etc.; Virtualization applications from Xen, VMware, Virtual Iron, etc.; Backup-to-Disk applications from Danz, CA, Acronis, Veritas/Symantec, etc.; and Cluster applications from MS Windows Server 2003 Cluster Edition, Linux HA and others. Further, its solutions are hardware compatible with leading vendors like Adaptec, AMCC, Areca, ASI, Asus, ATTO, Broadcom, Celeros, Chelsio, D-Link, Emulex, HighPoint, ICP Vortex, Intel, LSI Logic, Marvel, Nvidia, Promise, Qlogic, Rorke Data, SiS, Supermicro, Tekram, Tyan, Xyratex, and 3Com to name a few.

About Open-E

Open-E, Inc. is a pioneering leader and developer of IP-based storage management software with headquarters in the United States, Europe and Japan. Open-E GmbH, located in Puchheim near Munich, Germany, houses the company's development and European sales/marketing functions.

The company has over 60 employees worldwide and 8,000 plus customers.

Its DSS, NAS-R3 and iSCSI-R3 product lines, aimed at the SMB and SME markets, enjoy a multi-national reputation for best-in-class performance, flexibility, reliability, scalability and return-on-investment. The company's tested, high-performance software is made simple, allowing system integrators to build massive, stable, secure and easy to use storage systems.

Open-E distributes its products through a worldwide partner network that are established in the storage and networking markets. For more information about Open-E and Open-E products please visit http://www.open-e.com/.

Open-E

CONTACT: Curtis Chan of Chan & Associates, Inc., +1-714-447-4993,
ext. 100, fax, +1-714-447-6020, [email protected], for Open-E

Web site: http://www.open-e.com/

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