X-IO and FalconStor Announce Global Reseller Agreement

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MELVILLE, N.Y., April 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Storage industry innovators FalconStor Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:FALC) and X-IO Technologies today announced they have signed a reseller agreement. Effective immediately, the agreement allows X-IO's global network of resellers to package and sell FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS). By combining X-IO's Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) solutions with FalconStor NSS, customers can achieve a flash-enabled high performance, reliable, scalable storage solution that includes a suite of data protection and DR solutions.

Over the past few years, X-IO and FalconStor established a strong partnership, undergoing vigorous certification testing to ensure shared customers realize the full benefits of the combined technology to design their storage infrastructure. Today's announcement of a formal reseller agreement makes FalconStor the key storage virtualization provider for X-IO. The two solutions can now be purchased as a package with X-IO's standard five-year warranty and backed by five years of support and service from FalconStor, including major version upgrades to the software.

Gary Quinn, CEO, FalconStor, said: "X-IO has proven to be a valuable technology partner to FalconStor over the years. We are excited to extend our relationship to further allow X-IO, FalconStor, our mutual partners, and thousands of customers to free themselves from vendor lock-in to support heterogeneous storage portfolios. Together, we deliver a scalable, highly available software solution that has proven to enable storage virtualization and business continuity in nearly any environment."

With a foundation based on reliability, performance and scalability, X-IO's ISE solutions optimize price and operational efficiency. Solutions focus on consistent and accelerated performance via both hard disk drive based solutions and real-time tiered hybrid solutions with enterprise class solid-state media and traditional hard disk drives. X-IO's unique "Zero Touch" approach and proven five-year warranty significantly reduce TCO – resulting in strong customer environmental credentials via low power and cooling requirements as opposed to alternate high performance platforms.

FalconStor's data protection solutions go beyond other storage management systems by optimizing and enabling storage virtualization, continuous data protection, business continuity and data analysis within physical, virtual and heterogeneous environments in multiple locations. Businesses can deploy comprehensive data protection and DR while creating a secondary storage repository for data mining and other uses without any impact on production storage.

Dave Ornstein, VP Sales at X-IO, concluded: "Combining X-IO with FalconStor offers scalability with many options for high-performance and capacity combinations for customers and resellers globally. As part of the agreement X-IO will be offering the NSS software to its customers and providing installation plus first call support. The bundled solution will also include our five-year warranty, which ensures low cost zero touch as standard."

About X-IO

X-IO Technologies is the only hardware company to have solved some of the fundamental challenges of Enterprise Storage. X-IO's Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) architecture, invented as a division of Seagate Technology, addresses the demand of customers for long duty cycle storage, the demand of 100% capacity utilization without loss of performance, and uniquely does not require service intervention during its lifetime.

Based in Colorado, the organization has offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa and has a proven installation of over 6,000 units across in excess of 1,200 customers worldwide.

About FalconStor

FalconStor Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:FALC) is transforming how enterprises move, store, protect and optimize data. Founded in 2000, FalconStor offers an award-winning platform for data migration, business continuity, disaster recovery, optimized backup and deduplication. FalconStor helps maximize data availability and system uptime to ensure nonstop business productivity, while simplifying data management to reduce operational costs. Our open, integrated software solutions reduce vendor lock-in and give enterprises the freedom to choose the applications and hardware components that make the best sense for their business. FalconStor solutions are available and supported by OEMs, as well as leading system integrators and resellers worldwide. FalconStor is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

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CONTACT: Media Contacts: Emily Gallagher / Laura White Touchdown PR on behalf of X-IO Technologies +44 1252 717040 x-io@touchdownpr.com Jackie Savage Epoch 5 Public Relations on behalf of FalconStor Software 631-427-1713 Jsavage@epoch5.com

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