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Cirtas Systems, Inc.

January 20, 2011 14:36 ET

Cirtas Systems Named a Finalist for Enterprise Data Storage Product of the Year by SearchStorage.com and Storage Magazine

Cirtas Bluejet Cloud Storage Controller Recognized in Best of Backup Hardware Category

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - January 20, 2011) - Cirtas Systems, the first company to make cloud storage work like onsite enterprise storage arrays, today announced that its Bluejet Cloud Storage Controller has been named a finalist for the 2010 Enterprise Data Storage Product of the Year in the Backup Hardware category by Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.com.

In its eighth year, the Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com Product of the Year Awards recognizes the greatest achievements in enterprise storage innovation. The editorial staff of Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.com selected 43 finalists in a range of categories out of approximately 200 entries. Finalists in the competition are distinguished by their innovation, value and capabilities. Three winners -- gold, silver and bronze -- will be announced in each category in the February issue of Storage Magazine.

The Cirtas Bluejet Cloud Storage Controller is the world's first enterprise-grade cloud-enabled storage system. Bluejet supports both backup and tape replacement to the cloud, as well as primary data storage in the cloud, giving end-users a path to begin using cloud storage as a secure off-site repository for backups and leverage the same infrastructure for Tier 2 and 3 primary storage. Primary data stored on Bluejet is fully protected with Cirtas' CloudSnap technology and doesn't require separate backup processes, delivering substantial cost savings and management efficiency for storage administrators. 

"We are honored to be a finalist in the Storage Magazine and SearchStorage.com Enterprise Data Storage Product of the Year Awards. This recognition further validates our Bluejet Cloud Storage Controller as a viable and effective enterprise-class solution for data storage and backup applications," said Josh Goldstein, VP of marketing and product management for Cirtas Systems. "Backup has been a popular first use case for enterprise organizations looking to implement a cloud storage initiative -- but it isn't the end-game. Bluejet offers two key capabilities with respect to backup: move the backups to the cloud for safekeeping or move the data itself to the cloud in a manner that eliminates the need for backup. Our customers see the potential and power of Bluejet and are now targeting primary data sets to be offloaded to the cloud."

For more information about the Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com 2010 Product of the Year awards and a complete list of finalists, visit: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid5_gci1525950,00.html

About Cirtas Systems
Cirtas solves the challenges associated with storing data in the cloud, making cloud storage work like onsite enterprise storage arrays. Deployed in the data center, Cirtas Bluejet Cloud Storage Controllers simplify storage management and vastly reduce data storage TCO, while addressing the long-standing challenges associated with data backup and disaster recovery for medium and large enterprises. Cirtas supports a variety of cloud provider platforms, including Amazon S3, Iron Mountain, EMC Atmos and AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service(SM). Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in San Jose, California and backed by NEA, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Amazon. For more information, visit www.cirtas.com.

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Cirtas and Bluejet Cloud Controllers are trademarks of Cirtas Systems Inc., and may be registered in some jurisdictions. All other trade names or trademarks used herein are recognized to be the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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