SOURCE: Solarflare

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February 14, 2011 08:00 ET

Solarflare Signs Partnership Agreement With Advanced HPC, Further Expanding Its VAR Program

Leading 10 Gigabit Ethernet Provider Enhances Channel to Help Higher Education, Government, Defense and Private Firms Build Low-Latency Network Clusters

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - February 14, 2011) - Solarflare Communications, the company pioneering 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), today announced a reseller agreement with Advanced HPC, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance computing platforms and Linux clusters, as well as data storage and backup solutions. Targeting corporate and public-sector customers, Advanced HPC will enhance Solarflare's ability to reach an important segment of end customers and IT buyers in the education, government and defense sectors. Together, the companies will enable organizations to build low-latency network clusters to address the latest performance and bandwidth demands.

"In order to help capture 10GbE server adapter market share, locate valuable customers worldwide and grow revenue, we've sourced strong reseller partners that focus on high performance computing and data storage practices," said Mike Smith, vice president and general manager of host solutions at Solarflare. "We are happy to continue to expand our long-term strategic partnerships and reach customers through our new relationship with Advanced HPC."

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Advanced HPC is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions with a special focus on high-performance computing platforms. Its line of products include Linux cluster solutions, high-performance servers and workstations, disk storage products such as Storage Area Networks (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS), and Direct Attached Storage (DAS), tape backup solutions from external tape drive to enterprise-class libraries, disk-to-disk-to-tape solutions and data deduplication solutions, backup software and virtualization solutions. With over 50 years of experience in the technology industry, Advanced HPC ensures that customers get the best solution to fit their needs.

"We view Solarflare as a key strategic partner, as the company's compelling product portfolio opens the door to a multitude of opportunities," said Joe Lipman, vice president of sales at Advanced HPC. "Our customers are looking for high-speed networking solutions that provide low-latency results and Solarflare provides the performance we require to meet these new demands."

First launched in September 2010 with one master VAR partner, Solarflare's channel program has grown 90% in 6 months and has added 19 partners spanning various market segments worldwide. Built as a tiered program, Platinum, Gold and Silver, Solarflare provides its VAR partners with a unique combination of features and benefits based on their primary business needs to help them generate and close new business at an accelerate pace. The company also offers partners direct support from its technical support and sales channel team.

Partners can quote and purchase Solarflare's SFN5000 line of 10GbE server adapters through the company's two-tiered distribution channel. Solarflare's products deliver the industry's highest-performance, lowest-latency (4 microseconds), and lowest-power (2.5W per port) solutions on both 10GBASE-T for installed twisted pair copper cabling and SFP+ for installed optical fiber. It also delivers five times the application performance of other server adapters by accelerating virtual I/O for Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper V and VMware.

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About Solarflare Communications, Inc.
Solarflare Communications is the leading provider of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) silicon and server adapters. Solarflare's robust and power-efficient solutions are cost effective and easy to deploy. Ready for primetime, Solarflare 10GbE products make possible next-generation applications such as low-latency networking (with OpenOnload) for high frequency trading applications, cloud computing, server virtualization, and network convergence. Solarflare 10GbE adapters have proven their performance in testing conducted by Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) Research with Cisco switches and IBM servers. Solarflare silicon can be found in switches, adapters and test equipment shipping from Dell, SMC Networks and others. The company has announced partnerships with Arista Networks, Citrix, Cloudsoft, CommScope, Delta Networks, Panduit, SR Labs and VMware. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, has an R&D site in Cambridge, UK and sales offices in Taiwan and China. For more information, please visit www.solarflare.com

About Advanced HPC, Inc.
Advanced HPC is a provider of HPC platforms and Linux clusters. Their product scope spans Linux cluster solutions, high-performance servers and workstations, disk storage products such as Storage Area Networks (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS), and Direct Attached Storage (DAS), tape backup solutions from external tape drive to enterprise-class libraries, disk-to-disk-to-tape solutions and data deduplication solutions, backup software and virtualization solutions. Advanced HPC's team has over 50 years of experience in the technology industry and their staff includes industry veterans in sales, customer service and production to ensure that customers get the best solution to fit their needs. For more information, please visit www.advancedhpc.com

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