SOURCE: Compellent Technologies

Compellent Technologies

April 12, 2010 10:25 ET

Compellent Storage Center 5 Named Top Midmarket Product by Everything Channel's CRN

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN--(Marketwire - April 12, 2010) -  Compellent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: CML) today announced its Storage Center 5 storage area network (SAN) has been recognized by Everything Channel's CRN as a Top Midmarket Product. 

The Compellent Storage Center SAN provides a Fluid Data™ storage solution that dynamically automates data management and movement, allowing organizations to easily adapt to ever-changing business requirements, reduce IT expenditures and protect data against downtime and disaster. Fluid Data storage is enabled by a persistent hardware and software architecture that intelligently manages data at the block level. The Compellent SAN combines a powerful data movement engine, virtualized software applications and an agile hardware platform to redefine efficiency, productivity and protection in a scalable enterprise storage solution.

"The midmarket has the same data storage requirements and demands as the largest enterprises and should have access to an enterprise-class storage solution with features they can actually use that reduce costs, save time and minimize risk," said Michael Beach, vice president of sales operations, Compellent. "This recognition validates our commitment to this growing segment, and we're honored to receive this award."

Built on its Fluid Data architecture, Storage Center 5's features include: Portable Volume replication, scalable SAS storage, automated tiered storage with RAID 6 protection, Virtual Ports I/O technology, Server Mapping provisioning and space-efficient Consistency Groups. With Compellent's persistent, scalable design and block-level virtualization, end-users can mix different storage tiers from SAS to SSD in a single, virtualized pool of storage as the core of a Fluid Data environment.

"With midmarket IT spending growing, vendors are aggressively targeting the CIOs of midsize organizations," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "The vendors on this year's list have positioned their technology for midsize enterprises and have proven their commitment to the technology channel. Congratulations to all of the vendors on this year's list."

The Top Midmarket Product winners were selected through a nomination process from Everything Channel editorial, Solution Providers and Chief Information Officers (CIOs) of midsize companies. The groups collectively nominated more than ten products per category based on how well their technology fits a midsize enterprise, customer service and the technology vendor's commitment to Solution Providers serving midmarket customers. For each category, a smaller subset of the nominating group selected the winner and runner-up. All the winning products were approved by Everything Channel editorial.

A list of the CRN Top Midmarket Products can be found at www.channelweb.com.

About Compellent
Compellent Technologies (NYSE: CML) provides Fluid Data storage solutions that automate the movement and management of data at a granular level, enabling organizations to constantly adapt to change, slash costs and secure information against downtime and disaster. This patented, built-in storage intelligence delivers significant efficiency, scalability and flexibility. With an all-channel sales network in 35 countries, Compellent is one of the fastest growing enterprise storage companies in the world. For more information and news, visit www.compellent.com and www.compellent.com/news.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)
 Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company. Through its "Complete Technology Channel Solution," Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.

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