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April 19, 2011 09:15 ET

Mezeo Software Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm

Vendors Selected for the "Cool Vendor" Report Are Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - Mezeo Software (www.mezeo.com), the leading provider of deployable cloud storage solutions, today announced it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the Storage Technologies report by Gartner, Inc.1

Gartner reports that designing a storage infrastructure that meets service-level agreements (SLAs) is no longer enough. Additional design objectives now include risk minimization, infrastructure extensibility, total cost of ownership (TCO) optimization, green considerations and living within budget and staff and facilities constraints. Add unconstrained data growth, server and desktop virtualization, conflicting demands on the IT budget and market chaos, and we have the perfect storm. The Gartner research details six emerging private storage vendors that can assist organizations in meeting their data center modernization and cost containment initiatives.

"The cloud storage market continues to mature, and Mezeo considers our inclusion in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner confirmation of our efforts to provide a differentiated cloud storage solution for service providers and enterprise IT centers acting as internal service providers," said Steve Lesem, President and CEO of Mezeo. "The MezeoCloud storage platform uniquely enables organizations to offer on-demand cloud storage as a private or public cloud, with easy access from any Web browser, Windows® desktop, iPhone, iPad or BlackBerry®."

MezeoCloud is a software-only "white label" cloud storage platform that enables IT service providers to quickly enter the market with a competitive, attractively-priced branded cloud storage offering and large enterprises to stand up a private storage cloud behind the firewall. Storage agnostic, it allows organizations to transform any Linux mountable storage into object based cloud storage.

1 Gartner, Inc. "Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2011," by Dave Russell, Sheila Childs, Pushan Rinnen, Adam W. Couture, Stanley Zaffos, Joseph Unsworth, John Monroe; April 13, 2011.

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About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a Cool Vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About Mezeo Software
Mezeo is the industry's leading provider of a deployable platform for cloud storage. Service-enabled, the MezeoCloud platform is easy to deploy, multi-tenant, highly scalable and secure, with an Interoperability API for platform extensibility. With Mezeo, IT Service Providers can rapidly monetize Storage as a Service with a branded offering, and large enterprises can implement a private cloud behind the firewall. Mezeo offers white label clients for the desktop, Web, iPad, BlackBerry® and iPhone. For more information, visit www.mezeo.com.

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