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Sphere 3D Partners with Entisys Solutions to Deliver Virtual Desktop and Application Products and Services

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ:ANY), a containerization, virtualization and data management solutions provider, today announced it has partnered with Entisys Solutions and it’s Southern California division, Agile360, a top-tier consultancy and integrator of virtualization solutions that are also certified as a premier solutions provider of VMWare, Microsoft, and Citrix products among many other key technology vendors. Through this new partnership Entisys will serve as a Certified Value-Added Reseller (VAR), as well as provide installation, integration and technical consulting services for Sphere 3D’s V3 virtual workspace infrastructure solutions.

“Sphere 3D has compelling virtualization offerings that provide new levels of functionality for businesses of all sizes looking to migrate physical desktop and legacy applications to modern IT virtual environments,” said Michael Strohl, CEO and President at Entisys Solutions and its Southern California division, Agile360. “We are looking forward to helping our customers get up and running with Sphere 3D’s V3 virtualization family, so that they can immediately take advantage of its unique, value-add capabilities, like their scale-out and scale-up appliance architecture and workload optimized approach to virtualization,” said Matt General, Vice President and CTO of Entisys Solutions and Agile360.

“Our recently-launched, next-generation V3 virtual application and desktop solutions make modernized IT infrastructure accessible to every company, no matter how large or small, and are a key part of our strategy to deliver a complete cloud solution - private, public and hybrid,” said Eric Kelly, CEO Sphere 3D. “Our unique approach to the delivery of virtual desktops, containerized applications and hybrid cloud storage, coupled with the Entisys team’s exceptional skills and end-to-end sales and service capabilities, gives customers a clear path to success.”

Sphere 3D has created a portfolio of vertically-integrated solutions that address the needs of organizations of all sizes looking to move from the physical environment to a virtual infrastructure. The recently-announced V3 virtual workspace families provide unmatched flexibility for organizations that have distributed workforces and require secure, easy data access and simplified management of virtual desktops and applications.

The V3 families leverage and combine storage, server and virtualization services. They come pre-provisioned with Sphere 3D’s Desktop Cloud Orchestrator™ (“DCO”) software to enable users to quickly deploy and easily manage their infrastructure. The V3 product portfolio is segmented into three categories: V3 Smart Nodes for large, centralized enterprises; V3 End User Computing (EUC) Nodes for decentralized and Remote Office, Branch Office (ROBO) locations; and V3 Flex Nodes for smaller businesses and branch locations - even locations with as few as ten users. The new V3 family can also be integrated with Sphere 3D’s Glassware 2.0™ containerization technology as well as the Snap family of private, public or hybrid cloud storage solutions, delivering complete cloud capabilities for end user computing needs. Additional details can be found at the V3 Appliance Features Web Page.

About Entisys Solutions
Entisys Solutions, Inc., along with its Southern California division, Agile360, deliver state of the art methodologies and broad solution offerings around converged infrastructure systems and is a certified solutions provider for VMware® Virtualization; Microsoft® Virtual Infrastructure and Management solutions; and Citrix® Desktop and Application Delivery Virtualization among others. Entisys Solutions and Agile360 are also members of M7 Global Partners, a network of leading IT consultants dedicated to delivering datacenter and desktop solutions with an emphasis on virtual desktop solutions.

With more than two decades of experience, Entisys Solutions and Agile360 have become a trusted advisor to many prominent companies. Offering comprehensive Professional Support Services, complementary managed services and consulting and engineering services, Entisys Solutions serves mid-tier and enterprises within the healthcare, financial services and legal services sectors, as well as educational institutions and government agencies.

The corporate headquarters for Entisys Solutions are located in Concord, Calif., with its public sector division located in Sacramento, Calif. Agile360 is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with offices in Pasadena, Calif. For more information, visit www.entisys.com or www.agile360.com, or call 1-877-ENTISYS (877-368-4797).

About Sphere 3D
Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ:ANY) delivers containerization and virtualization technologies along with data management products that enable workload-optimized solutions. We achieve this through a combination of containerized applications, virtual desktops, virtual storage and physical hyper-converged platforms. Sphere 3D’s value proposition is simple and direct—we allow organizations to deploy a combination of public, private or hybrid cloud strategies while backing them up with state of the art storage solutions. Sphere 3D, along with its wholly-owned subsidiaries Overland Storage and Tandberg Data, has a strong portfolio of brands including Glassware 2.0™, SnapCLOUD™, SnapScale®, SnapServer®, V3, RDX®, and NEO®. For more information, visit www.sphere3d.com. Follow us on Twitter @Sphere3D or @overlandstorage.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, the possibility that the contract will not be fully implemented due to changes in Entisys or Agile 360 requirements or other reasons, unforeseen changes in the course of Sphere 3D’s business or the business of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, including, without limitation, Overland Storage and Tandberg Data; any increase in Sphere 3D’s cash needs or our inability to obtain additional debt or equity financing; market adoption and performance of our products; the level of success of our collaborations and business partnerships; possible actions by customers, partners, suppliers, competitors or regulatory authorities; and other risks detailed from time to time in Sphere 3D’s periodic reports and other filings with Canadian securities regulators (www.sedar.com) and in the periodic reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov). Sphere 3D undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

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Source:Sphere 3D Corporation