Kaminario Utilizes FreeStor with its K2 All-Flash Arrays to Satisfy Seamless Migrations and Multi-Vendor Environments for Today’s Enterprises

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 14, 2015 FalconStor Software ® Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), a 15-year innovator of software-defined storage solutions, today announced that Kaminario has leveraged its FreeStor® intelligent software defined platform to enhance its latest K2 All-Flash Array offering, providing enterprise-class data migration and multi storage vendor replication features that quickly and efficiently meet the stringent customer requirements of today’s complex datacenter ecosystems.

Kaminario’s K2 v5.5 all-flash primary storage array features home grown native array-based asynchronous replication, based on K2’s native and mature snapshot capabilities, giving users instant benefits at both primary and disaster recovery (DR) sites with K2 deployments. Kaminario is the first vendor to enable customers to implement an all-flash data center at both production and DR sites.

Kaminario’s home grown replication delivers a superior replication solution between K2 arrays. For customers deploying Kaminario in conjunction with other storage arrays FreeStor enables superb data migration and disaster recovery capabilities.

“In today’s complex multi-vendor datacenter ecosystem, applying the most scalable and capable all-flash arrays with the most-effective and capable software-defined storage platform enables customers to better meet the evolving needs of enterprise storage,” said Eyal David VP of Business Development of Kaminario. “FalconStor provides a key accelerator to enter the enterprise-class marketplace by supporting seamless migrations and multi-vendor environments adding some key features on top of our already impressive flash arrays. The ability to quickly and easily migrate workloads onto the K2 allows us to simplify customer adoption of the K2 solution.”

FreeStor combines cutting-edge horizontal platform architecture with the ability to leverage new storage options. The result is greater efficiencies, reduced downtime, lower costs and improved simplicity. By offering FreeStor technology as part of its solution, Kaminario is able to deliver enterprise customers best-in-class price/performance flash without impacting their business through FalconStor’s array-to-array synchronous mirroring technology. When adding new K2 flash arrays into legacy data centers with multiple storage vendors, FalconStor’s migration capabilities allow seamless data mobility across platforms, even within a single application stack to deliver appropriate storage capabilities to workloads at hand.

“The best way to make Kaminario’s K2 All flash array more disruptive is to leverage data services that optimize the control, migration and storage of business-critical information in multi-vendor environments,” said Gary Quinn, FalconStor President, and CEO. “In such environments managing data with FreeStor means greater simplicity, tighter control, maximum efficiencies and lower costs. Offering these benefits through FreeStor’s single, converged platform empowers organizations like Kaminario with the ability to quickly and easily support a broader set of environments and use cases at a lower cost and with unique levels of flexibility.”

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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