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Xiotech's Emprise 7000 Edge Storage System Wins 2009 Gold Award for Best Midrange Hardware from Tech Awards Circle

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Xiotech Corporation announced today that Tech Awards Circle has selected Xiotech's Emprise(TM) 7000 Edge storage system featuring patented Intelligent Storage Element (ISE(TM)) technology as the winner of its 2009 Gold Award for Best Midrange Hardware.

"This award is further validation that our Emprise storage systems, and the ISE technology they are built upon, are delivering superior value to end users," said Xiotech President and CEO Alan Atkinson. "We look forward to talking more with organizations implementing virtual servers and desktops to ensure they're deploying the right storage for their particular needs. With blazing performance, 100 percent usable capacity, a five-year hardware warranty and dramatically lower energy costs than other products on the market, our Emprise systems offer unique solutions and benefits for virtualized environments."

Tech Awards Circle celebrates the products, services, vendors and individuals making a difference in the industry today. The winners represent a broad range of achievements, from hardware to software to services in consumer/SOHO, SMB, midrange and enterprise markets. Gold, silver and bronze awards were given out in each category.

"Despite overwhelmingly strong competition, Xiotech exhibited true industry excellence to be recognized with our Gold Award for Best Midrange Hardware," said Kevin Anderson, awards program coordinator. "Our judges were pleased at the level of submissions from all the vendors entering this year's competition, so to be named a winner of this prestigious award is a testament to the quality and innovation unrivaled in the high-tech community."

The Emprise 7000 Edge storage area network (SAN) solution supports up to 10 ISE (160 terabytes). It can be easily upgraded as needs evolve to Xiotech's Emprise 7000 system, which supports up to 64 ISE (1,024 terabytes), providing true investment protection. In addition, Emprise 7000 Edge includes Web Services-based management via ICON Manager and simplified provisioning and management of storage in virtualized server environments via Virtual View.

More information about Tech Awards Circle, including the full list of winners, is available online at http://www.techawardscircle.com or by email at info@techawardscircle.com.

About Tech Awards Circle

Tech Awards Circle was established this year to truly honor the best of the best in technology. Tech Awards Circle is not affiliated with an analyst firm or a media company, both of which are directly supported by tech vendors through consulting relationships or advertising sales, so it is uniquely unbiased and immune to conflicts of interest. Entries are judged by an independent circle of journalists, including product reviewers, each with at least a decade of experience covering technology from consumer electronics to enterprise-class computing. To prevent these judges from being unduly influenced by vendors, they have agreed to remain anonymous. For more information or to be added to the mailing list please visit www.techawardscircle.com.

About Xiotech

Xiotech Corporation delivers the highest storage value available today based on its Intelligent Storage Element (ISE(TM)) technology. With ISE, Xiotech® products deliver 100 percent usable storage capacity with no drop in performance. Drives are fully utilized, provide more performance with less hardware because of their efficiency and enable organizations to scale their storage infrastructures up and out with unmatched flexibility. Additionally, Xiotech significantly reduces storage operation and management costs with the patented self-healing technology of ISE and the industry's only five-year hardware warranty. Also, the ICON Manager user interface integrates and automates storage operations across the array, server and virtual machine layers. With these technologies, Xiotech stands alone in its ability to lower an organization's total cost of ownership for storage.

Xiotech is based in Eden Prairie, Minn., and maintains major facilities in Colorado Springs, Colo. and Hyderabad, India. For more information, visit www.xiotech.com, email info@xiotech.com or call toll free 1.866.472.6764.

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