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November 22, 2013 12:54 ET

Exablox Wins Silver for Most Innovative Service of the Year Category and Silver for Best New Product for SMB in the 2013 Best in Biz Awards

Company Recognized for Reducing Cost and Complexity in Storage

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 22, 2013) - Exablox®, the company re-imagining storage, today announced that its OneSystem® has been named a silver winner in the most innovative service of the year category in the 2013 Best in Biz Awards. OneSystem -- a multi-tenant cloud-based management service -- proactively manages the company's OneBlox scale-out storage array, nearly eliminating the typical time required to manage storage. The company's OneBlox™ appliance also won silver in the best new product for the SMB category. OneBlox is a clean-sheet approach to storing unstructured data that provides enterprise features including inline deduplication, continuous data protection and zero-configuration storage expansion at a fraction of the cost.

The Best in Biz Awards are the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. This year's judges, from top tier publications and analyst firms, have the unique perspective of hearing about many of the top companies in the world providing them with valuable context when judging on innovative services and products.

"The winning entries this year show a high degree of innovation combined with a keen focus on business and consumer services," said Jack M. Germain, ECT News Network, who returned to the Best in Biz Awards judging panel for the third time. "Often products seek a novel way to repurpose an already successful idea. This year's competition proves that products which bring new approaches to solving vendor and consumer needs can build a better business environment. This certainly raises the bar for next year's contestants.

Exablox's cloud managed, scale-out, object-based storage appliance solves businesses' common storage pain points: complicated installation, cumbersome storage management, lack of data security and forklift upgrades. The OneBlox architecture enables organizations to start with exactly the needed capacity, install OneBlox in less than five minutes and add additional drives or OneBlox at any time with zero configuration.

The third annual Best in Biz Awards program, focusing on companies based or operating in North America, was the most competitive in its history, with the highest number of awards submissions to date and the most distinguished judging panel yet assembled. More than 500 entries were received this year, from a wide array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada.

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2013 were determined by an independent panel of 50 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as Accounting Today, Arizona Daily Star, Atlanta Tribune, Bloomberg Businessweek, Cascade Business News, Chicago Tribune, Chip Design Magazine, Computerworld, Crain's New York Business, CRN, Dallas Morning News, Dayton Business Journal, Detroit Free Press, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek Channel Insider, Executive Travel Magazine, Fast Company, Financial Times, Fortune, Hartford Business Journal, Hartford Courant, Inc. Magazine, King Features Syndicate, Lab Reviews, Law Technology News, Miami Herald, Memphis Business Journal, Network World, NorthBay Biz, Orange County Register, PC Magazine, Phoenix Business Journal, Pittsburgh Business Times, Prairie Business Magazine, Quad-City Times, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Savannah Morning News, Small Business Digest, South Florida Business Journal, Tech.Blorge, Tech-Gaming, Times (Munster, Indiana), Upstart Business Journal and USA Today.

"Businesses are experiencing phenomenal growth in their unstructured data," said Douglas Brockett, CEO of Exablox. "This data explosion is so extreme that many companies can easily generate more data than their staff and budgets can support. Exablox addresses this crisis by doing what no other storage company has -- delivering a cloud-based management service and a low-cost storage appliance that consolidate the leading enterprise storage features into a scale-out, zero configuration solution."

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2013, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2013-winners.

About Exablox
Exablox is the company re-imagining storage. Exablox solves businesses' runaway storage costs and information management nightmares by providing a cloud-managed scale-out object-based solution that is affordable and easy to use. OneBlox is an inclusive storage offering that combines an elegant hardware architecture and integrated, enterprise-grade software, including inline deduplication, continuous data protection, and disaster recovery. Founded in 2010, Exablox is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. and backed by leading Silicon Valley venture firms. Visit Exablox online at www.exablox.com and join the conversation at www.twitter.com/exablox.

About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs annually: North America, EMEA, and International. Entries are currently being accepted in the third annual Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) program, until the final entry deadline on January 24, 2014. Any organization from any industry operating in EMEA may enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the EMEA program, please visit: http://emea.bestinbizawards.com.

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