SOURCE: Compellent Technologies, Inc.

Compellent Technologies, Inc.

February 26, 2009 09:00 ET

Compellent Completes Microsoft Simple SAN Partner Certification to Reduce Complexity of Data Storage Management

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN--(Marketwire - February 26, 2009) -

News Highlights

-- Compellent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Arca: CML) today announced it completed the Microsoft's Simple SAN (storage area network) program in a joint effort to reduce storage management complexity for end-users in a Windows enterprise environment.

-- Microsoft's Simple SAN program was created specifically to address storage management challenges for growing mid-sized enterprises. Compellent reduces the complexities traditionally associated with data center administration by integrating seamlessly with Windows Operating Systems, supporting key attributes required to deploy and run a SAN and providing access to both Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity via the Microsoft Initiator.

-- The Compellent Storage Center SAN reduces complexity and improves efficiency of the data center environment. The goal of Microsoft's Simple SAN technology initiative is to simplify the process of utilizing SANs, HBAs and SAN switches in Microsoft Windows environments.

-- Long recognized as a leader in easy-to-use storage, Compellent's latest validation as a designated partner in the Microsoft Simple SAN program is yet another step the company is taking to ensure interoperability and support for Compellent and Microsoft enterprise customers.

Supporting Quotes

-- "The Compellent SAN offers unparalleled ease-of-use for IT administrators working in Windows-based enterprise environments," explained Steve Anderson, director of alliance marketing, Compellent. "This latest validation further demonstrates our commitment to providing Windows users an intuitive solution to simplify data management with the highest possible availability, and we do this with the most efficient SAN available."

-- "By joining the Microsoft Simple SAN program and successfully completing the testing requirements, Compellent can enable customers to easily deploy validated storage solutions, contributing to the overall goal of a simplified customer experience," said Bala Kasiviswanathan, Director, Storage Solutions Marketing at Microsoft.

Additional Information

-- Compellent's Microsoft Alliance

-- Microsoft Partner of the Year for Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Storage Solutions

-- Microsoft-Certified Gold-Level Partner profile and the Microsoft Partner Solutions Center (MPSC) Sponsor-level partnership

-- Compellent's Failover Cluster Configuration Program for Microsoft and Storage Center Command Set for Microsoft Windows PowerShell

-- Press release on the MPSC's virtual data center and disaster recovery strategy

-- Compellent News and Compellent's "Around the Block" Blog

About Compellent

Compellent is a leading provider of enterprise-class network storage solutions that are highly scalable, feature rich, and designed to be easy to use and cost effective. Compellent Technologies' principal offices are located in Eden Prairie, Minn. For more information, please visit:


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