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PROMISE Technology

January 22, 2014 10:00 ET

PROMISE Technology Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation in the Storage Industry

HSINCHU, TAIWAN and MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 22, 2014) - Building on its commitment to developing high-performance, customer oriented solutions, PROMISE Technology Inc. celebrates 25 years of innovation and leadership in the storage industry. Founded in San Jose, California by CEO James Lee, PROMISE has transitioned from a storage component designer and manufacturer to one of the industry's leading developers of storage solutions for the cloud/IT, rich media and video surveillance markets.

"PROMISE's core foundation has been built over the past quarter-century on a passion for high-performance, easy to use products and solutions that transform the industry and this will continue to be our driving force for the next 25 years," said James Lee, CEO and co-founder of PROMISE Technology. "25 years is a great achievement and it would not have been possible without the unparalleled support from PROMISE's customers, partners and employees."

In its early days, PROMISE developed Cache Disk Controllers which were produced in its manufacturing facilities in Taiwan. A significant breakthrough came for PROMISE in 1993, when it developed the world's first VESA IDE chipset which captured 90 percent of the market by 1994. In 1997, PROMISE developed the world's first ATA RAID controller, which was installed in nine out of 10 motherboards produced by the industry's top manufacturers.

PROMISE Technology was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 3057) in 2002 and, in order to better meet the needs of its customers, the company transitioned from designing and manufacturing components to developing storage systems. As PROMISE was recruiting to build a foundation for its new strategy, IBM was selling off one of its RAID teams and PROMISE acquired several senior engineers and managers to serve as a building block of its storage system engineering department. By 2005, PROMISE released the VTrak M-Class, its first iSCSI and Fibre Channel RAID subsystem. In 2007, PROMISE launched the VTrak E-Class RAID subsystem, which soon became the Fibre Channel storage product of choice for the world's leading rich media companies. This paved the way for many more high-performance storage products from PROMISE for rich media professionals, such as Pegasus and Pegasus2, the world's first Thunderbolt™ and Thunderbolt 2 storage enclosures.

PROMISE began another significant transformation in its history in 2010 as it began its progression to a storage solutions developer by creating customer oriented solutions that integrated hardware and software, including the VTrak A-Class SAN filesystem solutionn, which was launched in 2013.

Over the next five years, PROMISE is committed to developing cloud based distributed and scalable object and block storage platforms which will be increasingly integrated with its solutions for rich media, video surveillance, data centers, and IT. Additionally, PROMISE will start to offer efficient enterprise-level file synchronizing and sharing cloud solutions for the government and education markets, as well as application specific cloud storage solutions for today's leading businesses. Previously, PROMISE's storage solutions for the rich media market were primarily deployed in post-production environments, however, by working closely with the world's leading software vendors, PROMISE looks to expand and build on its solutions to target backup, archiving, content delivery, and asset management solutions. In video surveillance, PROMISE is already working very closely with industry leading VMS companies in preparation for the next generation of surveillance storage solutions, which will be highly customizable to meet the unique demands of its customers.

For more information on PROMISE's products and services, please visit www.promise.com or follow PROMISE Technology on Facebook or Twitter.

About PROMISE Technology Inc.
PROMISE Technology is a recognized global leader with 25 years of experience in the storage industry. PROMISE has developed its own enterprise-class hardware and software storage architecture, in addition to complete SAN, NAS and Unified storage platform product lines. PROMISE is also committed to providing dynamic software defined storage solutions for vertical markets, including cloud and IT storage solutions, video surveillance storage solutions, rich media storage solutions and much more. With industry leading technology and research and development capabilities, combined with highly experienced global sales and after sales service teams, PROMISE is at the forefront of the industry with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. PROMISE Technology is an ISO-9001:2008 and ISO-14001:2004 certified manufacturer with operations and sales and support teams throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions providing unparalleled service and support to customers around the globe.

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