John Yang, FalconStor Vice President and GM of Asia, spoke at the Huawei Cloud Congress 2015, Shanghai Expo Center in Shanghai, China about the FalconStor approach to modernizing the data center .

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 21, 2015 FalconStor Software® Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), a 15-year innovator of software-defined storage solutions, today announced it will showcase its approach to modernizing the data center, delivering unified data services, and deploying cloud/hybrid cloud storage at the Huawei Cloud Congress 2015, the largest IT conference in China. In addition, John Yang, FalconStor Vice President and GM of Asia, has been selected for a coveted speaking slot in the Enterprise Core Storage Applications track on Saturday September 19th in room 618 from 3:00 to 3:30pm.

At the Huawei Cloud Congress, elite industry professionals from around the world discuss the latest technological innovation, ideas, and trends for the future. Cloud computing and big data, now widely used in all industries, are pushing forward an industry transformation, and creating new values and benefits. At Huawei Cloud Congress, attendees learn to build up their core competency in the Cloud area and enhance their own agility so they are positioned to take advantage of business opportunities. Huawei will also release its cloud strategies for telecom, government, education, energy and transportation, and demonstrate cloud and big data innovations and breakthroughs. For more information see http://hcc2015.huawei.com/en/.

“I am honored to join a select group of important industry luminaries at the Huawei Cloud Congress, and to have been invited to present FalconStor’s vision for modern infrastructures in China and the value of software-defined storage,” said Yang. “As FalconStor actively expands its presence in China, we are seeing firsthand the growing appetite for flash and cloud storage, and congratulate Huawei on the success they have had with the OceanStor Dorado2100 G2/5100 all-flash SAN array.”

Customers in China, one of the largest potential markets for IT services, are increasingly shifting to new storage platforms to meet challenges like data protection, recovery, and integration of virtual and non-virtualized resources. FalconStor, jointly with Huawei and independently through FreeStor™, offers improved efficiency, reduced costs, and business-critical data services for evolving infrastructures.

FreeStor’s horizontal architecture enables these modernized data centers, to deliver common data services across heterogeneous environments while allowing simplified access to cloud, hybrid cloud, and flash storage. Software-defined storage helps users add new technology with less disruption, and optimize existing storage, as well as move, synchronize and protect data seamlessly across virtual and physical storage platforms.

“Software-defined storage should know no boundaries, whether they be technological or geographic, and this helps account for the rapid acceptance and adoption of FreeStor in China,” said Gary Quinn, FalconStor President and CEO. “We believe our ability to modernize IT data centers with cloud and flash advancements, especially with our partner Huawei’s new flash-based storage, opens up a world of opportunities in China’s marketplace and helps users solve critical IT issues.”

FalconStor and Huawei are presenting the FreeStor technology at the event with Huawei’s OceanStor Dorado2100 G2/5100 all-flash SAN array (AFA) storage systems to deliver software-defined data services for their flash customers. FreeStor will enable data migration, continuity, and synchronous replication capability on the Dorado array platform. This will extend the data services available on Huawei’s flash storage, delivering a well engineered and tightly integrated storage solution with high performance, high availability, low latency, and advanced features like remote replication and snapshots.

About FalconStor

FalconStor® Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is a leading software-defined storage company offering a converged data services software platform that is hardware agnostic. Our open, integrated flagship solution FreeStor™ reduces vendor lock-in and gives enterprises the freedom to choose the applications and hardware components that make the best sense for their business. We empower organizations to modernize their data center with the right performance, in the right location, all while protecting existing investments. FalconStor’s mission is to maximize data availability and system uptime to ensure nonstop business productivity while simplifying data management to reduce operational costs. Our award-winning solutions are available and supported worldwide by OEMs as well as leading service providers, system integrators, resellers and FalconStor. The company 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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